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19 KAREN and our artists have been featured in selected media outlets:

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Have a look at the beautiful.bizarre for a great article about Jared Fountain's debut solo show at 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace - 'The Velvet Revolution'.
Read the article here.
In the latest edition of Artist Profile, 19 Karen artist Johnny Romeo is mentioned favourably in an article on Phil James.
Read the article here.
'Inspirational Colour Art by Go Suga' as featured on The DNA Life Website on 17th March 2015.
Read the article here.
Have you seen beautiful.bizarre Magazine? Their latest edition (Issue 008 March 2015) features the beautiful Melissa Hartley and a write up about her upcoming show at 19 Karen.
Have a look at the story on their website here.
What a night! Opening night of our February show featured in Coast Weekend in the Gold Coast Bulletin on Saturday 28th February.
See the article here.
Issue #19 March 2015 of Gold Coast Magazine Blank Life featured an article on Peter Nowotny's show 'Reflection Ornaments and the spirit of Gold Coast'
Read the article here.
Johnny Romeo is one of 11 artists selected to participate in a museum curated exhibition in Florida, USA. 
The Cornell Museum of Art in Delray Beach is presenting "Language Art - Artwork with a Typographical Element", where nine of Johnny Romeo's works spanning from 2008 to 2014 will be on display. 
The show will run until 8th March 2015.
Since May 2014 Dan Withey has been researching the representation of mortality in traditional European art at the Art Gallery of South Australia. From this, Dan has produced a new painting, 'Wake', that confronts the subject of mortality in an eclectic storm of religious symbols, material possessions and emblems of renewal. 
'Wake' can be seen in Gallery 16 in the Melrose Wing, Art Gallery of South Australia until 18 January 2015.
See the website here.
U Magazine in the Sunday Mail featured Agostino Iacurci in their Arts section on 16th November 2014
"Whimsy Springs to Life" by Fiona Purdon
See the article here.
August 2014 - Have a look at Find Art Magazine's website to see a great article about artist Claudio Ethos.
Read it here.
A beautiful interview with artist Carolyn O'Neill is featured on the ArtBookGuy website!
Have a read here.
Yosi Messiah was featured in Friday August 15th's edition of The Australian Jewish News.
'Creations of Colour' - Arts/Lifestyle section
US artist Jennifer Mondfrans has been featured in the August edition of BROAD magazine - a student-run feminist and social justice publication supported by the Women's Studies & Gender Studies department at Loyola University Chicago - for her series on women in science.
Words Are Useless - Expression/commentary through art
Opening night of our design show in conjunction with Queensland College of Art - Griffith University - Today's Ways as featured in Coast Confidential in the Gold Coast Bulletin on Tuesday 19th August 2014
Monique Van Steen features in July 2014's edition of We Are Magazine from Ibiza in Spain.
Johnny Romeo is featured in an article by A J Edwards titled The Soft Approach in Issue 28 of Artist Profile Magazine (August 2014)
U On Sunday in Brisbane's Sunday Mail on Sunday 18 May 2014 featured a wonderful review by Fiona Purdon on our A Tribute to Michael Jackson's 10 Best Film Clips group show at The Sofitel Gold Coast.
Opening Night of our A Tribute to Michael Jackson's 10 Best Film Clips Group Show at the Sofitel Gold Coast.
Featured in Coast Confidential in the Gold Coast Bulletin on May 6 2014
Our Group Show - A Tribute to Michael Jackson's 10 Best Film Clips - featured in Art Guide May/June 2014
Auguste Blackman's new solo show 'Floral Tribute' Show was featured in the 16 March 2014 U On Sunday edition by arts writer Fiona Purdon.
Featured in the 'What's On' section of the Gold Coast Bulletin 1st March 2014, on page 34 is an article on artist Hugh Ford and his solo show 'Nostalgic For Now'
Johnny Romeo's new solo show POPism:The Andy Warhol Show was featured in the 11 November 2013 UOn Sunday edition by arts writer Fiona Purdon.
Will Duncan's solo show 'WIZZARDS' featured in the Gold Coast Bulletin Weekend Magazine - 'Gold Coast Eye' on 12th October 2013
Will Duncan's second solo show at 19 Karen featured on page 5 of the Gold Coast Eye magazine on October 12.
Gracing the front cover of The Gold Coast Bulletin on 13thMarch 2013 was 19 Karen artist Claudio Ethos, painting a huge mural on the Sofitel Hotel at Broadbeach.
This mural was done as part of a collaboration between The Sofitel Broadbeach and 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace, ahead of Claudio's solo show at the gallery.
Johnny Romeo a 'must visit' for Gold Coast Panache Magazine
Johnny Romeo's New York solo show preview at 19 KAREN has been dubbed as a 'must visit' in the latest issue of Gold Coast Panache Magazine (Jan/Feb 2013).
Homage to Hollywood Group Show in Coast Confidential
Work it for the camera! Our Homage to Hollywood Group Show Opening Night was featured by Regina King and Peter Flowers in the Gold Coast Bulletin's Coast Confidential on Wednesday 5 December 2012, p.23.
Homage to Hollywood Group Show in Paradise Magazine
Hooray for Hollywood! Our Homage to Hollywood Group Show was featured in the Gold Coast Bulletin's Paradise Magazine by Tim Hannaford (4 December 2012, p.23). It is another great article by this talented writer.

Solo Shows by Ben Sheers and Clare Toms in Paradise Magazine

October Solo Shows by Ben Sheers and Clare Toms was featured by Tim Hannaford in The Gold Coast Bulletin's Paradise Magazine (10-11 November 2012 p.23)
19 KAREN on No Cure Magazine blog
Thanks to Mark of No Cure Magazine for a brilliant write up on the gallery!

Solo Shows by Abigael Whittaker, Hilton Owen, Cristina Troufa and Masha Vereshchenko in Paradise Magazine 

The four September solo shows by Abigael Whittaker, Hilton Owen, Cristina Troufa and Masha Vereshchenko was featured by Tim Hannaford in the Gold Coast Bulletin's Paradise Magazine liftout (22 - 23 September 2012)
The Art of Spain in Grind Magazine
The Art of Spain Group Show has been featured in Zarraffa's Grind Magazine (2012 Issue 7, page 29)!

The Art of Spain in Paradise Magazine

The Art of Spain Group Show was featured by Arts Editor Marina Saint Martin in The Gold Coast Bulletin's Paradise Magazine(23 - 24 June 2012 p.23)

The Art of Spain Opening Night in Coast Confidential!

On the Opening Night of The Art of Spain Group Show we were very lucky to have Regina King and Peter Flowers from The Gold Coast Bulletin's Coast Confidential come along and take photographs of all the wonderful people who came and saw the show! As a result we were featured in The Gold Coast Bulletin on Wednesday 13 June 2012 p.23.
The Art of Spain featured in U on Sunday - The Sunday Mail
Our upcoming group show, The Art of Spain, has been featured in the 'U on Sunday' lift out of The Sunday Mail (3 June 2012, p.38). The full article talks about our Director and Curator Terri Lew's love affair with Spain and showcases works by Johnny Romeo, David Green, Richard Denny and Clare Toms.
19 KAREN Gallery Director Terri Lew has been featured in Gold Coast Panache Magazine's Culture issue! Terri discusses opening the gallery, her taste in art and her vision for the future of culture on the Gold Coast.
The Sun features Jesse Dolman's solo show
Jesse Dolman's first solo show, Under A Blue Moon, has been featured in The Gold Coast Sun (Wednesday 21 March 2012, page 63)

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The Sun features Luke Yocum's solo show
Luke Yocum's first Australian solo show, Champagne Hipster, has been featured in The Gold Coast Sun (Wednesday 14 March 2012, page 55)
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Sonya G Peters was featured in this month's issue of Gold Coast Panache Magazine. In the interview Sonya talks about her solo show '21 grams of graphite', opening at 19 KAREN on Saturday 24 March 2012, and what inspired this particular collection of works. If you have a copy of the magazine turn to page 26, if not you can read the article here.
Anne Smerdon's Solo Show featured in Paradise Magazine
Anne Smerdon's first solo show, Symbiosis, has been featured in the Gold Coast Bulletin's Paradise Magazine (18 - 19 February 2012)
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The Sun features Anne Smerdon's solo show
Anne Smerdon's first solo show, Symbiosis, has been featured in The Gold Coast Sun (Wednesday 8 February 2012, page 60)
Stan + Maureen Duke Prize 2011
The Stan + Maureen Duke Prize has been featured in the Gold Coast Bulletin's Paradise Magazine (3 - 4 December), including works by 19 KAREN artists, Midge Johansen and Sarah Beetson.
19 KAREN Director Terri Lew Nominated in Gold Coast Bulletin's 50 Best Dressed 2011!
19 KAREN Director Terri Lew has been nominated as one of the Gold Coast Bulletin’s 50 Best Dressed

September Solo Shows featured in Paradise Magazine
Our latest solo shows from Beck Wheeler, Kate McCarthy and Mica Still have been featured in the Gold Coast Bulletin's Paradise Magazine (17 - 18 September)
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19 KAREN on Channel 9's Getaway
Last year we had a visit from Channel 9 Getaway‘s Jules Lund (thanks to The Naked City Guide) and the episode airs on Saturday 23 July 2011 at 5.30pm! You can also watch the Gold Coast segment on the Getaway website.
The Cove Magazine Gallery Guide
Local Gold Coast publication, The Cove Magazine, has featured our upcoming August solo shows by Joshua Smith and Simone Maynard in their latest edition (Issue 26, August - September 2011) as part of their gallery guide.
Terri Lew Judge in Art & Craft Exhibition
Terri Lew, director and owner of 19 KAREN, has been invited to accompany Mr John Walsh from the GCAC and Mr Richard Blundell from Griffith University, to be judges for this year's 'Art & Craft' Exhibition at Trinity Lutheran College. The event will feature over 500 paintings and 1,500 pieces made by local, national and international artists and artisans. Click here for more information. 
'Homage to Frida' 2 page Feature in Paradise Magazine
Gold Coast arts writer Marina Saint Martin featured our 2011 group show, Homage to Frida, in the Gold Coast Bulletin Paradise Magazine (11 – 12 June) over a 2 page spread, showcasing artworks by Nolwenn Stephan, Joshua Smith and Ben Sheers. Click here to read article.
'Homage to Frida' Featured on Frankie Magazine Blog, LeeLoo Blog and Pattern Pulp Website
'Homage to Frida' Group Exhibition was featured on the Juxtapoz Magazine website, Frankie Magazine's Blog, LeeLoo Blog and on Pattern Pulp Website - Thanks guys !
Porter Contemporary launch and 'A Portrait Apart' Group Show New York
Our New York Partner RAANDESK Gallery is expanding and has changed names to Porter Contemporary http://portercontemporary.com/ The gallery launch will coincide with the opening night of 'A Portrait Apart' a portraiture-based group show which four of our artists are part of: JME Pool, Nolwenn Stephan, Anne Smerdon & Jessica Charlotte.
Jeremy Piert is featured in Paradise Magazine
Jeremy Piert and his solo show 'Saints to $aints' which runs from 30th April through till 28th May was featured in Paradise Magazine.

Australian Art Collector | Issue 56 | April - June 2011

14 Page Advertising Feature in Australian Art Collector, Issue 56, April - June 2011, pages 216 - 229! Buy a copy today at your local newsagents! See the spread here.
March 2011 - Dan Withey Full Page Feature in Paradise Magazine
Dan Withey has a full-page feature in Paradise Magazine on his solo show 'Milk & Honey' exhibiting until 19th March.
March 2011 - 19 KAREN Director Terri Lew Featured in Coast Confidential
Terri Lew, the owner and director of 19 KAREN, is featured in The Gold Coast Bulletin's - Coast Confidential.
March 2011 - 19 KAREN & Artists in GCCC Documentary
March 2011 - Midge Johansen Speaks About Gold Coast Cultural Precinct
March 2011 - Group Show 'Chapter 1:Menagerie' Featured in GC Magazine
Rohan Fraser, Thom Buchanan & Peter Drew were mentioned in the Gold Coast Panache Magazine (March/April) - please note that the exhibition opens on March 26th and ENDS on April 23rd.
March 2011 - 19 KAREN ADD in GC Property Guide
19 KAREN publishes a new ad in the Gold Coast Property Guide (10/3/2011)
January/February 2011
Johnny Romeo & Bernard Ollis are featured in Australian Art Collector Magazine for January-March ed.
Donna Sharam was interviewed on Bay FM with Phil Daly on Byron Business.
EASTON PEARSON sale at 19 KAREN featured on 'Happy Stylish' Blog
Jason Bryant named 'Artist of the Year' by F.A.M.E Magazine
Sarah Beetson, Dan Withey & Donna Sharam are featured on Juxtapoz Blog for their solo shows

June 2011
CONGRATULATIONS TO Anne Smerdon, Jessica Charlotte, JME Pool & Nolwenn Stephan for being chosen to participate in a group show hosted by our New York partner Raandesk Gallery.  The show is entitled A Portrait A Part and will examine contemporary portraiture historically but moreso as a true representation of contemporary art as a whole. The show kicks off on the 4th of June 2011.
December 2010
Congratulations to Amaya Iturri and Sarah Beetson as they have both been selected for the Brunswick Street Gallery $10,000 Small Works 2010 Prize.
Congratulations to Michael Candy for being selected as a finalist in the Stan & Maureen Duke Gold Coast Art Prize
Congratulations to Anne Smerdon, as she is a finalist in the 2010 Border Art Prize with her work Camden Vonnegut Baby.  This year the prize is held at the Tweed River Art Gallery.  
December 2010

Congratulations to Richard Denny for winning the ADFAS YARRA Encouragement Prize for his collaborative work with Ralf Kempken  “Otto Goes To Brown Town”.

November 2010
Will Duncan is featured on Frankie Magazine website!
19 KAREN and our partnership with Raandesk Gallery was feautured in their newsletter.
October 2010
August 2010
Congratulations to Ben Sheers for winning People's Choice in the Metro Art Award for his work 'Sleeper'
Abigail Whittaker is featured in the Gold Coast Bulletin Paradise Magazine: 'Understanding The Shadows'
Marina Saint Martin, p. 17, 21 - 22 
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July 2010
Congratulations to Ben Sheers for being chosen as a finalist in the 2010 Metro Art Award.  The Metro Art Award is an annual prize for Australian artists under 35 years of age.  The Award now in its’ eighth year, is Australia’s richest prize for painting for emerging artists.
Damien Kamholtz is featured in the Gold Coast Bulletin Paradise Magazine: 'Family Tree Blossoms' 
Marina Saint Martin p. 17, 3 - 4 

June 2010
Congratulations to Sonya G Peters for being shortlisted in the Clayton Ulz Art Award
Sonya G Peters exhibition at Tweed Gallery "Beyond The Given" opens
Congrats to Jesse Dolman for being accepted as a Finalist in the Paul Guest Prize at the Bendigo Art Gallery
May 2010 

Abigael Whittaker & Sonya G. Peters were chosen as a Finalist for the Lethbridge 10000 Small-Scale Art Award. The Lethbridge Gallery has established a strong reputation for exhibiting works demonstrating exceptional detail and creativity. With the intention of fostering the next generation of artists, Lethbridge Gallery is now hosting the Lethbridge 10 000. This is an exciting new art competition open to national and international artists for small-scale artworks.
Lightmares Residency project is featured in the Gold Coast SUN, Art Monthly June issuePedestrian and Fourthousand.
Fiona Kennedy Altoft's new work is featured in The Courier Mail

Mymo and Mariam Arcilla are interviewed on 91.7 Coast FM.
April 2010

Marco Wagner's work has been Selected to appear in the American Illustration 29 annual. From an impressive 8,033 pictures entered by over 1,200 illustrators, magazines, agencies and publishers, the jury selected only 388 images by a majority vote or better to appear in the book and represent the best images from 2009. AI29 will be printed in full color and distributed world-wide in hard-cover immediately after The Party, November 11, 2010, again as part of Illustration Week in New York City.
March 2010
Johnny Romeo was recently commissioned to paint a 9-metre media wall in front of a live audience and streamed live on TV. This event celebrated the launch of STVDIO, a new channel by SBS and Foxtel, focusing on the arts. Footage from the live painting event and Johnny's studio can be watched here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Skd8ontZ4w
View opening night/installation images featuring Solo shows by: MARCO WAGNER, LEIGH PEARSON and RYUZO KOJIMA. Hundreds of local and international visitors were a-buzz with entertainment by Japanese drumming band Kizuna, while our photographer Nicola rollerskated around to get shots of guests and works from these three talented artists.
Marco Wagner has been selected to create a limited edition work for the Alfa Romeo 100 Year Anniversary in Berlin. Marco is currently exhibiting his first Australian solo show, on display until April 24.
Rebecca Murphy is featured in the latest Cleo Magazine - read the article here.
Rebecca is exhibiting her first solo show on the Gold Coast 16 October - 13 November, 2010 at 19 KAREN.
Congratulations to Damien Kamholtz for being selected as a finalist in the 2010 Sulman Art Prize.
Damien will be exhibiting his first solo show on the Gold Coast on 26 - June - 24 July, 2010 at 19 KAREN.
February 2010
View opening night/installation images from our well-received group show 19 MOOD SWINGS.  What a great start to the year, with our show attracting over 900 visitors, who viewed over 70 new works by 20 artists, including Vitor Dos Santos, Jessica Charlotte, Guy L. Warren, Ben Frost, Natasha Zraikat, Sonya G. Peters, Ben Sheers, Ghost Patrol and more. See complete list here.
Jessica Charlotte has been interview by NOISE Young Artists Network.  Jessica is exhibiting in the upcoming group show 19 Mood Swings. Read the interview here.
Mariam Arcilla will be on ABC radio 91.7FM on February 11 to discuss discuss the upcoming  group show 19 MOOD Swings, showcasing over 70 works that explore the playful complexities of mood and emotion.  Dload Media Release PDF | Dload 24-page E-Catalogue