Visual Arts

Posted 19 Oct 2016 @ 3:28pm

Electrofringe is bringing EF16 to 107 Projects this weekend. What is the overarching aim or motto behind the event?


EF16 marks a return to communal, uncensored and non-surveilled spaces to act on free speech. We want to look at how digital networks can be applied to take back the controls of our systems. It’s vital to create new platforms, spaces and networks that continue to...

Posted 19 Oct 2016 @ 2:40pm

Australia's oldest Aboriginal art gallery Coo-ee Art Gallery has today announced the first solo exhibition of renowned Dreaming artist Genevieve Loy Kemarre.


Kemarre's new body of works, entitled A Utopian Vision, focuses on the dreaming of the bush turkey, demonstrated through her carefully handled execution of pain....

Posted 19 Oct 2016 @ 2:36pm

Significant features of the AGNSW 2017 exhibition programs are set to include works by both Australian and international masters.


Works from Andy Warhol, ...

Posted 12 Oct 2016 @ 10:17am

Rites Of Passage, the tattoo festival that's had six popular iterations in Melbourne, is making its Sydney debut this weekend.


This Friday through Sunday marks Sydney's chance to enjoy the Rites Of Passage Festival Tour 2016, celebrating not only tattoo culture but also art, music and live freestyle motocross displays.


More than 250 tattoo talents from Australia...

Posted 5 Oct 2016 @ 5:52pm

Sydney’s cultural life sure does get trash talked a lot these days.


It seems like everywhere you turn there’s another blog or media outlet denouncing our artistic contribution as being almost nonexistent, and any trace of optimism is a hard find. But although it’s fair to say that the lockout laws have a lot to answer for, Sydney’s still got a great deal of kick left, and...

Posted 14 Sep 2016 @ 3:40pm

Katherine Roberts is the senior curator for the Northern Beaches Council, and part of her colourful repertoire is overseeing the development of the 2016 Manly Arts Festival.


Now in its 23rd year, the festival...

Posted 14 Sep 2016 @ 11:17am

ARO Gallery is the latest art space to open in Sydney, with its founder Annette Russell opening her own show there this month. 


Working as an artist in Sydney for nearly two decades, Annette Russell's latest body of work Hung And Drawn focuses on botanical...

Posted 14 Sep 2016 @ 10:48am

Drawn from her love of natural sculptural forms, Dorryce Rock will soon unveil her new solo exhibition Sculptural Play.


Presented by Art2Muse Gallery, Rock's latest body of work juggles both serious and whimsical themes. 


With an abstract language in...

Posted 12 Sep 2016 @ 5:38pm

Get ready for Caturday!


All you Anime-lovers, this one's for you: Neko Nation, a celebration of all things related to the artform is heading to Sydney.


The event will feature a host of different disciplines and showcases for you to enjoy. There will be DJs, opportunities for cosplay, drinks, dancing and so much more. The festival is designed to replicate the...

Posted 12 Sep 2016 @ 5:08pm

An important work based on a true contemporary tragedy.


The Sydney Royal Botanic Garden is set to present Sydney-based Wiradjuri/Kamilaroi artist Jonathan Jones' captivating installation for 17 days.


Jones' installation Barrangal Dyara was inspired by the history of the venue, the site where the Century Palace building went up in flames in the 19th century. The...

Posted 12 Sep 2016 @ 10:04am

The Captain Beefheart enthusiast, comic titan and one of the most profoundly influential figures in pop culture history is heading our way.


The lineup for Graphic 2016, one of the Southern Hemisphere's most significant celebrations of all things, well, graphic, has just been announced, and ho boy is it a doozy.


Leading the charge is The Simpson's own Matt...

Posted 10 Sep 2016 @ 2:48pm

Seems like we can't get enough Kahlo in our lives.


Reacting to a huge outpouring of public support, the Art Gallery of NSW have announced that they will be extending the exhibition dates for Frida Kahlo And Diego Rivera.


Kahlo and Rivera are two towering figures in modern art, with Kahlo in particular well-known for her striking, body positive paintings that...

Posted 9 Sep 2016 @ 6:11pm

Art at night: what more could ya want?


The National Art School are set to present an exciting new event titled Nas Nights: Start Making Sense. The evening program will include a curator-led tour of NAS Gallery’s current exhibition Sixth Sense, a ceramics workshop, a silent disco, flower market, virtual reality headsets and much, much more.


The series is a multi-...

Posted 1 Sep 2016 @ 12:32pm

Have you heard James Nguyen makes art? Really cool art.


After studying at the National Art School and Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney-based artist James Nguyen spent the last year making collaborative docos - 'docos' being the cool kids' term for documentaries - in New York. Talk about movin' on up in the world, eh?


Nguyen has experimented with a range art...

Posted 31 Aug 2016 @ 5:09pm

The hottest tickets on the Fringe…



Jacques Barrett: Is Particularly Good At This

Where: Factory Theatre  When: ...

Posted 31 Aug 2016 @ 3:39pm

For her latest body of work, Australian artist Sally Simpson has used ocean debris to craft a series of delicate and intriguing sculptures.


Objects For An Unknown Future Museum uses the detritus of ocean life, both organic and inorganic, to explore the relationship between the human and natural world.


Dried out fish bones, coral and shells are brought together...

Posted 31 Aug 2016 @ 3:35pm

Zahn Pithers: Photographer


The iconic Australia Street runs from Newtown to Camperdown, straight through the heart of Sydney’s Inner West. It is also commercial photographer Zahn Pithers’ stomping ground, one he is paying homage to in his portrait project Australia Street – Portraits From The Inner West.


“I have been a photographer for 18 years,” he explains, “...

Posted 31 Aug 2016 @ 10:56am

Nanda/Hobbs Contemporary is set to present a solo exhibition of exciting new work from the Paris-based Australian artist, Anthony White.


In his latest body of work, Crossing The Rubicon, Anthony White explores the intersection of defining historical moments with issues in the current socio-political climate. White addresses ideas sourced from historical moments of cultural...

Posted 26 Aug 2016 @ 5:09pm

Happy birthday to them, happy birthday to them...


Gallery 9 is set to look back at ten years of its experimental curation with new exhibition Almost 10, encapsulating the rich, versatile voices that have made up its history.


Among those selfsame voices rank artists as varied as Peter Alwast,  John Aslanidis, Simon Blau, Brett East, Denise Green and Michelle...

Posted 26 Aug 2016 @ 2:44pm

Embrace the unknown with this one-night-only exhibition.


The Sydney Design Festival will play host to Rose Tinted Glasses, a one-night-only exhibition curating female, Sydney-based artists who seek to liberate convention in the art world. Allowing themselves to be consumed by the unknown and the instinctive, the exhibition is founded on subverting the norm and redefining how we...
Posted 25 Aug 2016 @ 3:22pm

Want to win thousands and thousands of dollars? Yeah you do.


Calling all photographers and artists! Virtuosos, your time has come. The winner of The Doug Moran National Portrait Prize will receive $150,000 while the winner of the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize will receive $50,000. Entries for both prizes will close in just one week. Your artworks must be submitted by 4...

Posted 25 Aug 2016 @ 11:10am

Space... The final frontier. These are the artworks of the artist Stormie Mills. His continuing mission: to explore strange new art forms. To seek out creating new ways of art by using startdust. To boldly go where no one has gone before.


Captain's Log, Stardate 43125.8: The Friends of Leon Gallery will present a solo exhibition by Australian contemporary visual artist Stormie...

Posted 18 Aug 2016 @ 4:41pm

My lords and ladies, I give to you the exhibition Queen and Country. Well technically, Paul Ryan is giving it to you. On display at the Olsen Irwin.


Queen and Country is a two part exhibition of new oil paintings by Paul Ryan. It is one part Queen Elizabeth and one part Northern Illawarra landscape but two parts gorgeous – don't judge the math.


The exhibition...

Posted 18 Aug 2016 @ 11:34am

Roll up, roll-up! Calling all patrons of the arts!


'Photographs and Drawings'. The exhibition name says it all really...


If you're an aesthete or just have some spare time to kill, head on down to Katthy Cavaliere's exhibition, which displays a selection of photographs and drawings curated by Grace Buzese. Katthy Cavaliere (1972 – 2012) was an Italian born...

Posted 17 Aug 2016 @ 4:27pm

Your exhibition Australia. Seriously? opens in Paddington this weekend. How did you come to choose the title?


I was working with Girt By Sea for around six months, and after researching the name and learning how it had been used in the past, I let the title go very quickly and started brainstorming for a new one. I wanted the title to include the word ‘Australia’ and I wanted...

Posted 16 Aug 2016 @ 10:57am

Central Park Mall's aMBUSH Gallery is set to open its new exhibit, a love letter to old-school vinyl records called Put It On Wax.


In collaboration with Lord Street Collective, Put It On Wax will feature the work of more than 200 Australian artists who have taken second-hand records and turned them into something (even more) wonderful. All proceeds from sales will go to Heaps...

Posted 15 Aug 2016 @ 2:00pm

A brand new exhibition is heading Sydney way.


A new exhibition by acclaimed artist Rachel Wells is heading to Sydney. The digital and mixed-media artworks in the Reverie – A Place to Contemplate exhibition were created from the Sydney based artist's personal musings, and the exhibition will be opened by renowned mixed-media artist Susan O'Doherty.



Posted 9 Aug 2016 @ 4:24pm

Tell us about the artwork you’re presenting at Liverpool Street Art Festival this month. 


My artwork is a celebration of life and specifically friendship and food and having fun… and pizza, because pizza is the best. I wrote a sweet poem about it, which you can read on Instagram @mulgatheartist.


Posted 4 Aug 2016 @ 11:32am

When you think Bondi Beach Sea Wall, what comes to mind? Let's just say it's a lot brighter than the Wall in the North (Jon Snow anyone?).


A worldwide call-out has been launched for artworks for the Bondi Beach Sea Wall, offering artists the unique opportunity to showcase their skills.


With a bunch of Sea Wall panels up for grabs for six-month stints, the art...

Posted 4 Aug 2016 @ 11:12am

Sydney’s street artists and makers are set to get another platform for their works and wares thanks to Liverpool Council’s newly minted Street Art Festival


The free event is happening this month at the Bathurst Street South Car Park, adjacent to Liverpool’s Eat Street, AKA Macquarie Street (future plans aim to see its lower half turned into an eating and dining precinct, hence...