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Australian Galleries and John Kelly support an arts journalism prize with a special Daily Review offer

Daily Review readers will be familiar with the writings of the UK born, Australian raised and Ireland-based artist John Kelly who this year was nominated for a Walkley award for excellence in arts journalism. Kelly was recognised for his essay in Daily Review which examined the coterie of art dealers and billionaire collectors who act as cultural gatekeepers for Australia’s Venice Biennale representative.

Kelly is no billionaire, but he has generously provided two sets of his famous Moo Brew etchings to Daily Review to support arts journalism at a time when it is fast disappearing from Australia’s cultural landscape.

His dealers, Australian Galleries, have also generously forgone their commission so Daily Review can offer two sets of these striking seven etchings for a special price to our readers.

Prices for the large size etchings (59 x 72 cm) usually sell for $1800 per unframed etching and for $950 for each unframed small edition (40 x 50 cm). But Daily Review is selling the large, unframed etchings for $1100 each and $650 each for the unframed small editions (both sizes include secure postage within Australia in the price).

Each etching is signed, numbered and dated by John Kelly.

All proceeds will be used to support arts writing at Daily Review which will include a $2000 prize for visual arts reporting in 2018.

The Moo Brew Etchings is a series of works (limited to 99) that began over a decade ago when Kelly used the Australian Council logo for an artwork, challenging the council’s strict stipulations about how the elements of the logo were represented. This artwork laid the foundation for a series of works in which Kelly placed elements of the logo into ironic contexts, as a comment on the Australia Council’s ‘branding’ and the corporatisation of art.

All Moo Brew etchings have been created and proofed by the artist at Black Church Print Studio, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland and editioned by Master Printmaker, Johnny Bugler, at Cork Printmakers, Cork, Ireland.

John Kelly is a painter, sculptor and printmaker who received a Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts – Painting) from RMIT University, Melbourne, where he also completed his Master of Arts in 1995. As a winner of the 1995 Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship, he travelled to London to study as an Affiliate Student at the Slade School of Art from 1996 to 1997. John Kelly has exhibited in Australia and the United Kingdom since 1988. He is best known for his paintings and large sculptures of William Dobell’s cows, which were papier-mâché figures used during WWII to confuse enemy aircrafts of the location of the Australian airbases. His sculptures of these cows have made their way to exhibitions of the Champs Elysees, Paris in Les Champs de la Sculpture (2000) and Monte Carlo in La Parade des Animaux, (2002). More recently Kelly’s work has been based on specific motifs, including the logo of the Arts Council of Australia.

See the seven images below and contact Daily Review at for more information to request availability, payment methods and delivery information. You can pay by credit card, PayPal or bank transfer.

The seven images are available in large and small size but those already sold are marked under the images below. 

LIght 2(big)JOHN
‘Light’ AVAILABLE as  40 x 50 cm for $650. (LARGE SIZE ONLY SOLD OUT)
Bubbles2JOHN (big)
‘Bubbles’ AVAILABLE as 40 x 50 cm for $650. (LARGE SIZE ONLY SOLD OUT)
Skull xxxx(big) (1)-2
‘Skull’ SOLD OUT as 59 x 72 cm for $1100. 40 x 50 cm for $650 is STILL AVAILABLE.
Cow Boy 2(big)
‘Cow Boy’ STILL AVAILABLE as 59 x 72 cm for $1100 (Small size SOLD OUT)
Big Foot2 JOHN (big)
Dark Rainbow2JOHN
Roo and Sun JOHN(big)


2 responses to “Australian Galleries and John Kelly support an arts journalism prize with a special Daily Review offer

    1. Yes it is PK! This is our super-steathly way of alerting readers to the fact we cannot afford sub-editors, hence our appeal to readers! Cheers, Rya. (Sorry, Ray):)


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