Contemporary Modern Australian Art (COMODAA) will premiere new and recent works by Australian artists in London this spring with an exhibition entitled 5 By 5. The exhibition, running from 27th May until 5th June 2010 at The Menier Gallery in South London, presents five works by five contemporary Australian artists who collectively represent both emerging and established practitioners.

The featured artists are Tony Lloyd, Laith McGregor, Dennis Nona, Helen Pynor and Anthony White. All will have their London premiere at the exhibition with the exception of Dennis Nona, a respected Torres Strait Islander artist who has shown in the United Kingdom previously. The artists work across diverse mediums ranging from Helen Pynor’s photographic installations, Tony Lloyd’s oil on linen landscapes, Anthony White’s heavy oil abstraction, Dennis Nona’s printmaking and drawings, through to Laith McGregor’s intricate biro and coloured pencil line drawings.

COMODAA is an independent art business developed to promote the work of contemporary Australian artists internationally, established in Sydney in 2009 and relocating permanently to London this May. The exhibition is the second to be presented by COMODAA in London, following on from a successful debut show titled Australia, Now in September 2009. 5 By 5 will be presented at The Menier Gallery, located within the old Menier Chocolate Factory and in close vicinity to London’s Borough Market and the Tate Modern.

Director of COMODAA, Jonny White, commented: The 5 By 5 exhibition gives the UK market an opportunity to build upon their understanding about what contemporary Australian art entails. This exciting and diverse group of artists is evidence of both the quality and talent that exists in Australian contemporary art today and highlights the fact that the genre extends well beyond the more widely known Aboriginal art market.

5 By 5 Exhibition, 27th May “ 5th June, The Menier Gallery, 51-53 Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU. Gallery website: COMODAA website:


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