DIENA GEORGETTI
  • » 02/06/2021:  Interview with Diena Georgetti by Nick Miller in The Age over her being awarded the 2021 Geelong Contemporary Art Prize.
  • » 01/06/2021:  Congratulations to Diena Georgetti announced last night as the winner of the 2021 Geelong Contemporary Art Prize. The $30,000 acquisitive award was given for her 2020 painting, AMPERSAND. "The selection panel included eminent art historians and curators, Jenepher Duncan and Grazia Gunn and Geelong Gallery Director & CEO, Jason Smith, who were drawn to AMPERSAND for its conceptual poise and eloquent formal composition." Georgetti was one of 28 finalists chosen from over 600 entries. In Geelong Gallery’s 125th anniversary year, the 2021 iteration of the Geelong Contemporary Art Prize is the latest in a series of acquisitive painting prizes that have been staged since 1938. Georgetti was awarded the Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize in 2017 and the Sunshine Coast Art Prize in 2019, all acquisitive prizes.
  • » 25/05/2021:  The National Gallery of Australia today announced the artist list for the second chapter of its landmark exhibition, Know My Name. Included are major works by Agatha Gothe-Snape, Diena Georgetti and Jude Rae from the permanent collection. Know My Name is "the National Gallery's ongoing gender equity initiative, is a celebration and a commitment to women artists - intending to recast a male-dominated art history and reimagine a more inclusive future at the Gallery and beyond." exhibition dates: 12/06/21 - 26/01/22
  • » 13/04/2021:  Congratulations to Diena Georgetti announced today as one of 28 finalists in the $30,000 acquisitive Geelong Contemporary Art Prize with her painting AMPERSAND (2020). The selection panel included eminent art historians and curators, Jenepher Duncan and Grazia Gunn together with Geelong Gallery Director & CEO, Jason Smith. Other finalists include Julia Gorman, Helga Groves, Rose Nolan, Stieg Persson, Jenny Watson and Louise Weaver. exhibition: Geelong Gallery 28/05/21 - 22/08/21  
  • » 25/02/2021:  It is a pleasure to announce that Diena Georgetti's four-part painting SUPERSTUDIO (2015 - 2017), has been acquired by the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.
  • » 18/05/2020:  The Commercial will be open 11am - 4pm for the final two Saturdays of our current group exhibition, The Humanity. The exhibition presents two new works each by Diena Georgetti, Patrick Hartigan, Oscar Perry, Jude Rae and Yasmin Smith and two late works by Gunter Christmann. Saturdays 23/05/20 and 30/05/20.
  • » 22/04/2020:  As part of the program for The Humanity, a group exhibition with new work by Diena Georgetti, Patrick Hartigan, Oscar Perry, Jude Rae and Yasmin Smith and late work by Gunter Christmann, Oscar Perry will be presenting a music set on The Commercial’s Instagram, from 3pm AEST Saturday 25/04/20. We hope you can join us. The artists in the exhibition will be taking over The Commercial’s Instagram each week of the exhibition: Oscar Perry: 29/04/20 - 02/05/20; Patrick Hartigan: 06/05/20 - 09/05/20; Yasmin Smith: 13/05/20 - 16/05/20; Jude Rae: 20/05/20 - 23/05/20; Diena Georgetti: 27/05/20 - 30/05/20.
  • » 13/02/2020:  It is a pleasure to announce that Diena Georgetti’s FORT, recently exhibited in Conscious Intuition at Margaret Lawrence Art Gallery, Melbourne, been acquired by Griffith University Art Museum, Brisbane.
  • » 02/09/2019:  The Commercial looks forward to exhibiting at Sydney Contemporary at Carriageworks 11-15 September. We are presenting a three-artist exhibition with new works by Archie Moore, Stephen Ralph and Amanda Williams in booth F06. The gallery will be open during regular hours (Wednesday-Friday 12-5, Saturday 11-5) throughout the fair. We look forward to welcoming interstate visitors who have not yet seen the new space in Marrickville. A solo exhbition, RADIO is RADIO, by Diena Georgetti will be on view. Please contact the gallery for a preview of works to be exhibited at Sydney Contemporary.
  • » 30/08/2019:  Huge congratulations to Diena Georgetti announced last night as winner of the 2019 Sunshine Coast Art Prize. The $25,000 acquisitive award was judged by Alison Kubler, editor of Vault Magazine and Member of the Council of the National Gallery of Australia. “This work is a reminder that painting can be a vital force. In terms of abstraction it describes the tension between objective painting and the expressive gesture. I love how it is both controlled and flamboyant, compartmentalised and loose, at once an homage to modernist art history and a declaration of the relevance of painting now. Diena Georgetti is undeniably one of our great female artists.” Alison Kubler. Georgetti’s 2018 painting TALISKA will join the Caloundra Regional Gallery collection. Supported by Sunshine Coast Council and Argon Law. Exhibition continues until 15/09/19.
  • » 24/08/2019:  Diena Georgetti is exhibiting in New Women at the Museum of Brisbane. The exhibition reveals ‘the art, personal stories and enduring legacies of Brisbane’s most significant and ground-breaking women artists between 1920-2019 reflected in painting, photography, sculpture, performance and installation works on a scale never before seen.’ Exhibition dates: 13/09/19 – 15/03/20.  
  • » 22/08/2019:  Diena Georgetti is presenting new paintings in a two-person show Conscious intuition – Diena Georgetti & Eugene Carchesio at the Margaret Lawrence Gallery, University of Melbourne, curated by Dr David Sequeira. ‘Both highly influential artists make work that connects contemporary art, art history and human experience in profound ways. Often creating imagery within the formalist context of geometry and colour, intuition – the ability to understand something instinctively – plays a large part in each of their working processes.’ Opening: Thursday 05/09/19, 5:30pm. Exhibition: 06/09/19 - 05/10/19.  
  • » 13/05/2019:  Congratulations to Diena Georgetti announced today as a finalist in the 2019 Sunshine Coast Art Prize for her painting TALISKA. The $25,000 acquisitive award is presented by Caloundra Regional Gallery. Exhibition dates 24/07/19 - 15/09/19. The judge of this year’s prize is Alison Kubler. Winner announced 29/08/19.
  • » 18/02/2019:  Works by Diena Georgetti from the Michael Buxton Collection will be exhibited in the group exhibition, A New Order, at Buxton Contemporary. Curated by Linda Short, the exhibition includes works by Stephen Bram Tony Clark, Daniel Crooks, Emily Floyd, Marco Fusinato, Rosalie Gascoigne, Diena Georgetti, John Nixon, Rose Nolan, Mike Parr, Daniel von Sturmer, Constanze Zikos. Exhibition opens 08/03/19.
  • » 19/09/2018:  It is a pleasure to announce that Diena Georgetti’s Hexer, recently exhibited at Melbourne Art Fair, has been acquired by The Michael and Janet Buxton Collection, Melbourne.
  • » 29/07/2018:  The Commercial is excited to be exhibiting at the new Melbourne Art Fair in the Southbank Arts Precinct, 2-5 August. We are presenting an exhibition of works by Diena Georgetti and Oscar Perry that approaches both artists' interests in architectural and social contexts and constructed languages. A publication has been produced to accompany the exhibition. We are Stand A9 in the Riding Hall. Tickets available from Melbourne Art Fair website.
  • » 06/02/2018:  Diena Georgetti’s work Stadium, 2017 has been acquired by the City of Stonnington. Recent works brought into the collection are on display at 12 Little Chapel Street, Prahran, Melbourne. The exhibition continues until 25/02/18
  • » 19/01/2018:  Diena Georgetti can be heard in conversation with artist Tai Snaith in 'A World of Her Own: Painting Yourself out of the Dark'. Listen to the discussion on what it is like to live with a mental ilness and make art. Snaith and Georgetti speak about how difficult it can be to make art when we are critical not only of our work but of ourselves. They talk about painting as a way of existing when life itself is really hard, and finding consolation in the making of successful artworks. The conversation project has been produced as a part of Unfinished Business, currently exhibiting at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) and co-curated by Paola Balla, Max Delany, Julie Ewington, Annika Kristensen, Vikki McInnes and Elvis Richardson.
  • » 18/01/2018:  The opening of the Michael Buxton Centre of Contemporary Arts (MBCOCA) has been announced to take place in March. The new, purpose-built museum on the University of Melbourne’s Southbank campus is the product of a $26 million gift from Michael Buxton, a Melbourne collector known for his extensive collection of Australian contemporary art. Curator Melissa Keys has put together the inaugural exhibition, titled The Shape of Things to Come, including work from twenty artists within the collection. The Michael Buxton Collection includes more than 300 works by 53 of the country’s most significant Australian artists, including Diena Georgetti, Hany Armanious, Benjamin Armstrong, Peter Booth, Daniel Boyd, Pat Brassington, Nadine Christensen, Juan Davila, Destiny Deacon, Virginia Fraser, Mikala Dwyer, Emily Floyd, Marco Fuscinato, Tony Garifalakis, Shaun Gladwell, Jess Johnson, Helen Johnson, Nicholas Mangan, James Morrison, David Noonan, Mike Parr, Patricia Piccinini, David Roseetzky, Ricky Swallow, Peter Tyndall, and Francis Upritchard.     
  • » 06/11/2017:  A review of Diena Georgetti's recent solo exhibition, FUTURclassic, at The Commercial, on Frieze.com.
  • » 01/11/2017:  It is a pleasure to announce that Diena Georgetti's Self Portrait, exhibited in her recent solo exhibition at The Commercial, FUTURclassic, has been acquired by the Wesfarmers Collection, Perth.
  • » 12/09/2017:  It is a pleasure to announce that Diena Georgetti's painting, Stadium, currently on exhibition at Heide Museum of Modern Art as part of Call of the Avant-Garde: Constructivism and Australian Art, has been acquired by the City of Stonnington Art Collection, Melbourne.
  • » 17/08/2017:  An interview with Diena Georgetti by Sara Savage, 'Diena Georgetti: Art and Artifice', features in the current issue of Vault magazine, Issue 19.
  • » 17/07/2017:  The Commercial is looking forward to exhibiting at Sydney Contemporary at Carriageworks, 7-10 September, 2017. We are presenting our largest art fair stand to date with all new works by Bonita Bub, bonMitch Cairns, Diena Georgetti, Patrick Hartigan, Anna Kristensen and Oscar Perry. Please contact the gallery to receive a preview of works in the lead up to the fair.  Stand E06
  • » 05/07/2017:  Works by Gunter Christmann and Diena Georgetti are included in Call of the Avant-Garde: Constructivism and Australian Art at Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne. The exhibition is curated by Sue Cramer and Lesley Harding. A 162 page catalogue has been produced to accompany the exhibition. exhibition dates: 05/07/17 - 08/10/17.
  • » 01/06/2017:  Diena Georgetti and Narelle Jubelin have works in the exhibition Every Brilliant Eye: Australian Art of the 1990s at the National Gallery of Victoria. Curated by Jane Devery and Pip Wallis, Every Brilliant Eye explores a decade in Australian art, drawn from the NGV Collection. NGV Federation Square. exhibition dates 02/06/17 - 01/10/17.
  • » 08/05/2017:  Early paintings by Gunter Christmann and a mix of recent paintings borrowed from private collections together with a series of new paintings by Diena Georgetti will feature in the large survey of Australian Constructivism curated by Sue Cramer and Lesley Harding at Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne. Call of the Avant Garde: Constructivism and Australian Art exhibition dates: 5 July 15 October 2017.
  • » 28/03/2017:  Huge congratulations to Diena Georgetti for being awarded the 2017 Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize for her work THE HUMANITY OF CONSTRUCTION PAINTING. The $ 25,000 acquisitive award is in its 21st year and is this year guest curated by Callum Morton. Judges of the 2017 prize were Judith Blackall (Director NAS Gallery), Mark Harpley (Visual Arts Coordinator, Redlands School) and Justin Paton (Head Curator of International Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales). Following the tradition of the prize, Morton invited twenty established artists to participate in the exhibition who in turn each invited an emerging artist. Previous winners of the prize include Vernon Ah Kee, Gordon Bennett, Pat Brassington, Mikala Dwyer, Callum Morton, Ben Quilty, Julie Rrap and Imants Tillers. The Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize is on exhibition at the NAS Gallery, National Art School, Sydney until 20/05/17.
  • » 23/03/2017:  It is a pleasure to announce that Diena Georgetti's CABLE (2016), exhibited in ART as COMPANION at The Commercial in 2016, has been acquired by the Art Gallery of Western Australia. CABLE joins Georgetti's BLOK PLASTIK/Division (2007) already in the AGWA collection.
  • » 17/03/2017:  Diena Georgetti and Agatha Gothe-Snape have been invited by guest curator, Callum Morton, to present new works as part of the acquisitive $ 25,000.00 Redlands | Konica Minolta Art Prize at the National Art School Gallery. The 2017 exhibition marks the 21st year anniversary of the high profile prize. Each year a guest curator invites a number of established artists to participate who in turn each invite an emerging artist. For the 2017 exhibition, Georgetti has invited Brisbane-based Spencer Harvie and Gothe-Snape has invited Sydney-based Ella Sutherland. Exhibition dates 28/03/17 - 20/05/17.
  • » 03/03/2017:  Review of group exhibition Harvest - Diena Georgetti, Patrick Hartigan, Robert Pulie - at The Commercial by Claudia Arozqueta on New York-based Art Agenda.
  • » 10/10/2016:  It is a pleasure to announce that Diena Georgetti's ARMOUR, recently exhibited in Painting. More Painting at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, has been acquired by the UQ Art Museum, University of Queensland, Brisbane.
  • » 04/07/2016:  Mitch Cairns and Diena Georgetti are two of fourteen focus artists whose work will be given solo presentations in the larger exhibition Painting. More Painting at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, curated by Max Delany, Annika Kristensen and Hannah Mathews. "Painting. More Painting will be the first major institutional exhibition of contemporary Australian painting in over a decade. The work of fourteen influential Australian painters will be presented in a series of solo studies offering in-depth insights into the evolution of these artists’ interests, techniques and approaches. These will be complemented by an extensive panoramic survey presented in ACCA’s main exhibition hall that brings together works by over sixty senior, mid and early-career Australian artists, offering audiences the chance to draw on the many diverse conceptual, polemic and stylistic connections that exist between generations." Painting. More Painting. will be presented in two chapters: Chapter 1: 29 July – 28 August 2016, Chapter 2:  1 – 25 September 2016. Cairns and Georgetti are both producing a series of new works that will be presented in Chapter 2 of the exhibition.
  • » 31/03/2016:  The Commercial is looking forward to exhibiting at Auckland Art Fair 25-29 May 2016. Presented will be a group exhibition of all new works by Mitch Cairns, Gunter Christmann, Diena Georgetti, Agatha Gothe-Snape, Narelle Jubelin and Clare Milledge. (Stand A5)
  • » 16/09/2015:  It is a pleasure to announce that Diena Georgetti's works COMMUNITY of the people / Nordic and COMMUNITY of the people / Bouquet have been acquired by the Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery, Toi o Tamaki, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • » 25/08/2015:  The Commercial is exhibiting for the second consecutive year at the biennial Sydney Contemporary art fair, 10/09/15-13/09/15, at Carriageworks. It will present a group exhibition in the Current Contemporary section - Booth A01 - with all new works by Mitch Cairns, Diena Georgetti, Emily Hunt, Narelle Jubelin, Clare Milledge, Lillian O'Neil and Robert Pulie. In addition to the gallery's stand, Stephen Ralph has been selected for the Installation Contemporary section, curated by The Curators' Department (Glenn Barkley, Ivan Muñiz Reed and Holly Williams). A large group of Ralph's cast concrete sculptures will be exhibited. Information about fair opening hours and tickets for opening night is available on the Sydney Contemporary website.
  • » 01/07/2015:  It is a great pleasure to announce that The Commercial now represents Diena Georgetti. Georgetti (b. 1966) has been a significant figure in Australian contemporary art, making paintings that cut through expectation since the outset of her career in the late 1980s. Her work emerged within the context of the artists and curators surrounding Store 5, the influential artist-run-initiative in Melbourne, though Georgetti has gone on to mark out an idiom entirely her own, inspiring a pronounced and dedicated following particularly amongst the art cognoscenti. An overview of key exhibitions has been developed on The Commercial website. The Commercial presented two new paintings by Georgetti as part of a group exhibition at Sydney Contemporary Art Fair in September 2015 both of which were acquired by the Chartwell Collection (housed by Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki). Georgetti's first solo exhibition at The Commercial will be in mid-2016.