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Sullivan+Strumpf becomes first Australian gallery invited to West Bund Art & Design, Shanghai

7 – 10 November 2019

[Friday, 18 October 2019] Sullivan+Strumpf Sydney | Singapore is the first Australian gallery to be invited to attend the prestigious international art fair West Bund Art & Design in Shanghai on 7 – 10 November 2019.

The leading contemporary art gallery will join a blue-chip line-up of prominent international galleries selected by West Bund Art & Design according to importance in the global contemporary art scene and program relevance in China.

Sullivan+Strumpf will present work by six artists from its Sydney and Singapore galleries, including Sydney Ball Estate | Lindy Lee | Dane Lovett | Tim Silver | Dawn Ng | Karen Black.

Australian artists Lindy Lee and Karen Black will travel to Shanghai to present new works at the fair.

Sullivan+Strumpf, co-founder and director, Joanna Strumpf said the gallery is delighted to present works by an extraordinary group of artists at different stages of their career in the heart of Shanghai’s thriving art district.

“We are honoured to have been invited to make our debut presentation at West Bund Art & Design and to be showing works by internationally recognised artists like Lindy Lee and Dawn Ng, alongside young Australian artists like Dane Lovett, who is showing work in the region for the first time,” said Strumpf.

“We are particularly excited to present works by the late Australian abstract painter Sydney Ball, who was deeply influenced by Chinese culture. As a practicing Buddhist, Ball travelled extensively in Asia in the 1970s and we look forward to presenting a selection of his works from this period at West Bund Art & Design,” she said.

Renowned as one of Australia's leading colour abstract painters, Ball (1933 – 2017) lived and worked in New York in the 1960s and 1970s where he immersed himself in the New York School of abstract expressionism and colour field painting, and worked in the studio of legendary American abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko.

Sullivan+Strumpf collaborated with curatorial advisor, Asia, Dr Lynne Howarth-Gladston and cultural historian and critic, Professor Paul Gladston to curate the presentation for West Bund Art & Design.

“Advising Sullivan+Strumpf on their presentation at West Bund Art and Design has been enormously rewarding. The work included in the presentation – much of which resonates with Asia’s artistic and cultural traditions – reflects Sullivan+Stumpf’s continuing commitment to the quality, diversity and aesthetic richness of contemporary art in the Asia-Pacific region,” said Lynne Howarth-Gladston.

Now in its sixth year, West Bund Art & Design presents a diverse range of artworks by established and emerging artists from 97 leading galleries from 18 countries across Asia, Europe, North America and Oceania.

For more information, please visit www.sullivanstrumpf.com/art-fairs/west-bund-art-and-design/art/works.

West Bund Art & Design, Booth N303
7 – 10 November 2019
West Bund Art Center, 2555 Long Teng Avenue, Xuhui District, Shanghai


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About Sullivan+Strumpf
Sullivan+Strumpf is one of Asia-Pacific’s leading contemporary art galleries, representing the most engaging Australian and international artists of our time. Founded in 2005 by co-directors Ursula Sullivan and Joanna Strumpf, Sullivan+Strumpf has spaces in Sydney and Singapore and represents 38 established and emerging artists and artist estates from across the Asia-Pacific and East Asia. The gallery presents an ambitious program of diverse exhibitions, publications and talks, and an international art fair schedule spanning Australia, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan. Sullivan+Strumpf has proudly helped to foster the careers of some of the most significant contemporary artists in the region and remains dedicated to supporting artists to realise their visions and forge long-term artistic careers. www.sullivanstrumpf.com