Action Chippendale – Auction List

Mossgreen Sydney’s Head Auctioneer Paul Sumner auctions works from our most sought after Internationally renowned Australian artists.

Emily Pwerle

Emily Pwerle, Awelye, 2015, Synthetic Polymer paints on Belgian linen, 120 x 90 cm, courtesy of Adam Knight Fine Art and Dr. Patrick Corrigan AM

Emily Pwerle is a famous Aboriginal artist, born in Utopia (a region in Central Australia). Pwerle’s work has been exhibited in several art galleries across Australia, USA and Europe, including Flinders Lane Gallery (Melbourne), Robert Steele Gallery (New York), and Space Gallery (Pittsburgh). She is renowned for her use of colour and free-flowing lines within her work, that pays homage to her ancestors and the land. Emily comes from a family of very talented and acclaimed artists, including sister Minnie Pwerle, and carries on her sister’s work with her own individual style.

Ena Nakamarra Gibson

Ena Nakamarra Gibson, Mina Mina Jukurrpa (Mina Mina Dreaming) – Ngalyipi, Acrylic on canvas, 91 x 61 cm, courtesy of Dr. Patrick Corrigan AM

Spending most of her life in Nyirrpi, a remote Aboriginal community 450km north-west of Alice Springs, Ena Nakamarra Gibson painted with the Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation in Yuendumi, between 2005 and 2010, before she passed away in January, 2011. Nakamarra Gibson’s work draws on sacred stories passed down for millennia, and she often depicted Mina Mina country and her father’s Jukurrpa (Dreamings) of land, plants and animals. This artwork tells of the journey of a group of women who travelled east through the desert to Mina Mina, gathering food, collecting ‘ngalyipi’ (snake vine) and performing ceremonies as they travelled.

Fiona White

Fiona White, Speedo, 2016, Charcoal, acrylic and lacquer, 80 x 86cm, courtesy of Fiona White and Nicky Ginsberg

Fiona White’s work has been included in the Korean International Art Fair, London Olympics Artshow, BHP Billiton Collection, and was a Winner of the “Human Justice Award” for The Blake Prize. Her work is included in private collections in the USA, Italy, UK and Hong Kong. White creates stories from life and imagination that serve as the inspiration for subsequent subject matter. As a result the artwork often has a specific narrative and so can be seen as a comment on the idea of community and belonging, but may also be viewed generically as a depiction of the human condition.

Ian Strange

Ian Strange, Sixty-two Wasley, 2015, digital print, 1500 x 1800cm, courtesy of the artist

Ian Strange is an internationally recognised multidisciplinary artist, working on large scale projects that result in photography, installation, film works, and more. Strange’s work has been published in a wide variety of international publications, including Art World, Dazed and Confused, The Atlantic, Artlink, Art Market, Artist Profile, Oyster Magazine, and The Financial Review. As well as having an ABC series looking at his career and work released this year. This artwork is from his current exhibition ‘SHADOW’ on display right here in Chippendale, which is a continuation of Strange’s ongoing architectural interventions and exhibitions of film, photographic works and sculptural artifacts which have taken place in the USA, Poland, New Zealand, Australia and Japan.

Janet Laurence

Janet Laurence, Medicinal Plant Pages No.3 and Medicinal Plant Pages No.4, 2016, mixed media, 25 x 34 cm, courtesy of the Janet Laurence and Dominik Mersch Gallery

Janet Laurence is one of Australia’s most important environmental artists, being represented in multiple impressive collections worldwide. Her groundbreaking work has lead to being a recipient of the Rockefeller, Churchill and Australia Council Fellowships, and the Alumni Award for Arts, UNSW. As well as being collected nationally and internationally, by many museums and universities, including the National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of NSW, Seibu Collection (Tokyo), Museum Kunstwerk (Germany), MOMENTUM (Berlin), and World Bank Collection (USA). Laurence’s work explores the conflicting relationship between society and the environment. While using various mediums, from video to immersive installations, she expresses her grave concerns for the fragile world that we live in.

Jasper Knight

Jasper Knight, Gluttony, 2016, Enamel on Perspex, 60 x 60cm, courtesy of the artist

Sydney artist, Jasper Knight, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Electronic and Temporal Art) from Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney and a Master of Arts (Painting and Drawing) from the College of Fine Arts, University of NSW. Knight’s broadly coloured, painterly works viscerally depict icons of the urban landscape. An assemblage of plywood, perspex, cardboard boxes, and old signs often make up his work and are remanent of the found objects used in the Dada, Surrealist, Fluxus and Pop Art movements. Knight has been a finalist six times in the Archibald Prize from 2005–07, and again in 2009, 2010 and 2013. He has been a finalist in the 2005, 2006, 2011 and 2012 Wynne Prize for landscape painting, and the 2013 and 2015 Sir John Sulman Prize. He won the Mosman Art Prize in 2008. In 2012 Knight was a finalist for the first time in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize with a portrait of Australian painter Jeffrey Smart and in 2014 with a portrait of David Griggs.

Jeannie Pitjara

Jeannie Pitjara, Bush Medicine, Synthetic Polymer Paints on Belgium Linen, 160 x 140 cm, courtesy of Adam Knight and Dr. Patrick Corrigan AM

Jeannie Pitjara is an established artist from Utopia in Central Australia. She is known for her use of vibrant, fresh colours and her paintings are widely sought after in Australia and overseas. Pitjara has participated in various exhibitions that have toured around Australia and internationally, including the USA, United Arab Emirates, France, Italy, Turkey and China, and her paintings are held in highly regarded collections such as the Holmes a Court Collection and the National Gallery of Australia. She is the niece to the late and great artist Emily Kame Kngwarreye, who encouraged her to continue to paint her family’s ‘Yam Dreaming’ stories which were passed down through the family. The pencil yam plant is used by Aboriginal people for its medicinal properties, which can be used to treat various ailments, and the plant leaves and seeds feature heavily in Pitjara’s work.

Magda Nakamarra Curtis

Magda Nakamarra Curtis, Lappi Lappi Jukurrpa (Lappi Lappi Dreaming), Acrylic on Canvas, 76 x 76 cm, courtesy of Dr Patrick Corrigan AM

Born in Nyirripi, a remote Aboriginal community located 415 km north-west of Alice Springs, Magda Nakamarra Curtis is regarded as one of the most exciting artists of Yuendumu. She has become well-known for her vivid and dynamic depictions of Lappi Lappi Jukurrpa (Dreaming). As a child, Nakamarra Curtis would often watch her grandparents paint and listen to them as they told her stories of their country. This artwork depicts a rock hole that is a permanent source of water in the desert country, and home to a ‘warnayarra’, or rainbow serpent. This story tells how one day women and children were gathered at the Lappi Lappi rock hole, singing and dancing. When the ‘warnayarra’ heard the sound of voices, it rose out of the water and ate them all.

Nick Stathopoulos

Nick Stathopoulos, The Coming Storm, acrylic and oil glaze on wood panel, 38.48 cm x 60.96 cm, courtesy of Nick Stathopoulos and Nicky Ginsberg

A five time Archibald Prize finalist and winner of the Archibald People’s Choice Prize in 2016. Two time finalist in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, finalist in the 2015 BP Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery in London and winner of the People’s Choice Award in the 2014 Salon des Refusés. Paddington born, self-taught artist best known for his hyper-realistic style using predominantly oil on canvas.

Nicole Kelly

Nicole Kelly, Your Farewelled Sun, 2016. Oil on polyester , 113 x 113 cm, courtesy of Nicole Kelly and Nicky Ginsberg

Kelly won the prestigious Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship in 2009, and has also been awarded the Manning Prize 2015, Glebe Youth Art Award 2013, Hazelhurst Gallery Local Artist Award 2011, Gruner Prize 2008 and Robert Le Gay Brereton Drawing Prize 2007. She has been a finalist in awards including the Wynne Prize, Redlands Art Prize, Mosman Art Prize, Black Swan Prize and the Portia Geach Memorial Award.

Kelly’s unique, expressive representation continues to receive high acclaim, and in 2009, drew the attention of art scholar and then director of The Gallery of New South Wales, Edmund Capon, who celebrated Kelly’s work for having “spirit, that intellectual dynamic that comes out of the soul of an artist.”


Ron Adams

Ron Adams, Any colour you are (ten points), 2013, acrylic on linen, 76.2 x 76.2 cm, courtesy of Ron Adams and Galerie pompom

Sydney based artist Ron Adams has exhibited widely in Australia, at galleries including the University of Southern Queensland (Toowoomba), the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (Sydney), Metro Arts (Brisbane), Hazelhurst Regional Art Gallery (Gymea), Dubbo Regional Art Gallery, and University of Technology Art Gallery (Sydney). He has also shown at galleries overseas, including ROOM 103 (Auckland) and Raid projects (Los Angeles). Adams’ work explores social and global issues. He is represented by Galerie pompom, Sydney.

Sophie Cape

Sophie Cape, Untitled, 2015, 40 x 43cm, courtesy of Sophie Cape and Olsen Irwin Gallery

Represented by the Olsen Irwin gallery, Sophie Cape’s thriving and fruitful career has constituted numerous international and domestic residencies, and countless awards, prizes and grants. Some of which include the NAVA Ignition Prize for Emerging Talent & Professional Practice (2010), the Drawing Marathon Scholarship at the New York Studio School (2013) and the Portia Geach Memorial Award & People’s Choice award (2014), to name but a few. Visceral and dramatic, harking back to her past as an elite and damaged athlete, Cape seeks a raw, direct expression through engagement with the body’s physicality in order to render an instinctual and emotional act of expression.

Tracey Luff

Tracey Luff, PPP_3 (pictured left), Cardboard, 45 x 43 x 43cm, courtesy Tracey Luff and Nicky Ginsberg

The evolution of Tracy Luff’s technical expertise in working with the sculptural medium has been enriched by a fine sense of aesthetic and of conceptual investigation. Conceptually, and aesthetically, her work is grounded in her Chinese Malaysian heritage and her life in regional Australia. Luff is known for her amazing two and three-dimensional artworks created from fluted cardboard using the cut edges to create texture and form. Her artistic achievements include winning the National Art Award; Windmill Trust Scholarship; Jennifer Lamb Veolia Creative Art Scholarship and the Goulburn Art Award. In addition to her involvement in countless group exhibitions, Luff has had many solo exhibitions including: Two cubes at Sydney’s Sherman Galleries, East and West Art in Melbourne, The Goulburn Regional Art Gallery; NG Art Gallery, Sydney to name a few, and has exhibited in Singapore, Malaysia and South Korea.

Be in the room & make a booking online now.

or email Paul Sumner for your absentee bid @