Visual Arts

Posted 3 Aug 2016 @ 5:19pm

British art is back in town as the UK's largest artist-led fair The Other Art Fair returns to Sydney for its second instalment at a new venue.


The Other Art Fair will present 100 of Australia’s most talented emerging artists. ‘Making Art Fair...

Posted 3 Aug 2016 @ 5:16pm

The winner of the 2015 Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize, Trent Mitchell, will open an exhibition of his work entitled Australia Seriously? later this month.


Queensland photographer Mitchell won the $50,000 prize for his work Boy In...

Posted 29 Jul 2016 @ 2:31pm

The free exhibition Sixth Sense by 13 artists investigates the realms of the senses at the National Art School.


The exhibition is curated by Djon Mudine OAM, and presents work by cross-generational Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and non-Aboriginal artists who consider aspects of the spiritual and the senses through their respective approaches.


The works come...

Posted 29 Jul 2016 @ 11:17am

Artists working with colour in diverse styles and across mediums will be on show at the 541 Gallery in the CBD this August.


The exhibition Re:coloured features works by Meghan Rauch, Claire Nakazawa, Doug Schofield, Mie Nakazawa and Daniel O'Toole. Together they will address the possibilities of pigment and the emotive narratives that grow from colour. 


541 is a...

Posted 28 Jul 2016 @ 1:03pm

Sculpture At Barangaroo will present sculptures from Sean Cordeiro and Claire Healy, Marley Dawson, Lucy Humphrey and more. 


The new exhibition is in partnership with Bondi's famous Sculpture By The Sea and will also be free to the public. 


The exhibition will showcase 14 outdoor artworks by 15 Australian arists including senior, established, emerging and...

Posted 27 Jul 2016 @ 1:21pm

King Island Stories looks to raise money from the sales of the works of Sydney-based artist Katie Ravich to raise funds for the creative community of King Island, Tasmania. 


An exclusive assortment of Ravich's King Island-inspired oil...

Posted 22 Jul 2016 @ 1:42pm

Katthy Cavaliere: Loved is a retrospective survey of the Sydney artist's practice (1972-2012), displaying objects that have aquired love and trauma and unique stories about life. 


The exhibition is curated by Daniel Mudie Cunningham and will provide insight into a life presented to the public through objects, videos, photographs, mixed media installations and more. 


Posted 22 Jul 2016 @ 10:54am

Sydney local Harley Oliver is showcasing his new exhibition at Stanley Street Gallery, exploring time, memory and narrative.


The oil paintings in Dad Took A Picture depict families and friends enjoying days out on the beach, and through them Oliver explores how time erodes and narratives fade. What is left are obscure faces and gaps in contexts. 


Henry Oliver...

Posted 21 Jul 2016 @ 12:17pm

The Art Gallery of New South Wales has announced the exhibition Close To Home, the second event of its kind that celebrates the tradition of the Dobell Prize for Drawing.


This curated exhibition presents the work of six Australian artists...

Posted 20 Jul 2016 @ 2:22pm

The Inner West's favourite street art festival, Perfect Match, is set to once again play creative cupid as it returns to Sydney next month.


The Perfect Match contemporary arts program returns to the Inner West for its third year of committed celebrations of bold and diverse art in public spaces...

Posted 15 Jul 2016 @ 2:00pm

It's an all-female victory this year at the prestigious Archibald Prize, and its associated exhibitions the Wynne and Sulman Prizes. 


Melbourne artist Louise Hearman has won the 2016 Archibald with her portrait of iconic Barry Humphries.


Best known for this alter ego Dame Edna Everage, Humphries is a favourite sitter for artists entering work to the Archibald...

Posted 14 Jul 2016 @ 4:30pm

The Sydney Collage Society will celebrate turning one with artworks, music and drinks. 


A limited edition print exhibit will take place, featuring 50 works from SCS collage artists. All prints will be for sale in limited edition sets of five with artist's signatures. 


Music will be supplied by We Play Records and drinks by Poor Tom's Gin and Young Henry's. 

Posted 13 Jul 2016 @ 1:39pm

From acclaimed Italian contemporary artist Francesco Clemente comes his first major Australian exhibition, Francesco Clemente: Encampment, hosted by Carriageworks.


The second major international artist announced in the Schwartz Carriageworks series, this free public presentation will include six of Clemente’s...

Posted 13 Jul 2016 @ 11:56am

Ever wondered how tattoo art got as good as it is? If you love ink on skin, aMBUSH Gallery has the answers with a brand new exhibition.


Behind The Lines gets under your skin as it explores the art of tattooing across history and cultures with a...

Posted 8 Jul 2016 @ 11:50am

Live entertainment, street art, market stalls and authentic food will come together for one day in August when Liverpool Council hosts its first Street Art Festival next month.


The free event will showcase some of Sydney's leading street artists, musicians, artists and designer stalls, plus a variety of food and drinks from Liverpool's diverse cuisines. The festival will also...

Posted 7 Jul 2016 @ 8:00am

Barangaroo, the new Sydney harbourfront precinct, will get its own version of Bondi's famous Sculpture By The Sea this year.


Sculpture At Barangaroo will take place in August, with 12 outdoor artworks by 15 Australian artists dotting the coastline of Barangaroo Reserve in the Sydney CBD.


The announcement comes on the eve of the 2016 Sculpture By The Sea this...

Posted 6 Jul 2016 @ 1:03pm

Opening in August, UTS Gallery will present Over Many Horizons, a major new solo exhibition by multimedia artist Keith Armstrong.


Seeking to explore the ecological and social justice issues of our time, Armstrong's multimedia practice will incorporate electronic arts, interactive installations and art-science...

Posted 6 Jul 2016 @ 12:26pm

Just when you thought you could already do all the cool things possible with your smartphone, the Apple Store has announced a special masterclass to help you become a pocket filmmaker.


Expand your smartphone knowledge at Adventures In Pocket Filmmaking, and learn how to create films of the world around you with a masterclass from acclaimed director and pocket filmmaker ...

Posted 6 Jul 2016 @ 12:24pm
This winter, Casula Powerhouse Art Centre presents a landmark exhibition, Refugees, bringing together more than 65 works by 22 world-renowned artists.


The exhibition seeks to stimulate discussion around the contentious issue of refugees and asylum seekers and work towards humanising the current refugee crisis.


Posted 30 Jun 2016 @ 3:33pm

Dominik Mersch Gallery will host the works of two emerging artists, Julian Day (Vibrant Matter) and Emma Fielden (Dark Matter). 


The debut exhibition offers a unique and immersive experience, as both works expore interdisciplinary art: Fielden by using the space-time continuum and magnetic fields to sift through ideas of religion and quantum entanglement; Day by examining the...

Posted 23 Jun 2016 @ 4:25pm

Australia's Million Dollar Mermaid will celebrate Annette Kellerman - pioneer of health, sport and female empowerment around the world.


Kellerman pioneered competitive swimming for women, fashioned one of the first full body swimsuits in the world, starred in American silent films and was one of the first Australians to crack the Hollywood industry with her mermaid characters....

Posted 23 Jun 2016 @ 4:24pm

Local artist Nancy Trieu presents her photographic collections The Making Of An Empress and Parlez-Vous Absinthe? at the Barometer Gallery. 


The exhibition delves into the ideas of complex human emotions in relation to the social condition. The two different but inherently linked collections juxtapose each other with light and dark. The artist's statement explains that:...

Posted 23 Jun 2016 @ 12:38pm

The fifth edition of Freda's after pARTY features performance artists Caroline Garcia and Claudia Nicholson. 


after pARTY is a monthly official-unoffical afterparty kicking on from the exhibition openings of galleries in the Chippendale area. Held on the first Wednesday of each month, after pARTY celebrates contemporary artists and their practices, featuring a different artist...

Posted 16 Jun 2016 @ 3:00pm

The City of Sydney is inviting established and amateur photographers across the country to take part in one of its biggest competitions.


Capturing the big picture, Australian Life showcases images of Australia in all its forms, with finalists' images blown up into giant...

Posted 16 Jun 2016 @ 12:37pm

Sydney artist Geoff Levitus will host his interpretive works at a new exhibition, A Foreigner's Glimpse. 


Discovering the cultural effects of interconnecting histories in Europe and Asia, Levitus uses paintings and drawings to retell stories of much older cultures than his native Australia with exquisuite...

Posted 9 Jun 2016 @ 12:45pm

For one night only, Electrofringe will present New Terrains, a program of experimental electronic art and sound. 


Featuring artworks by Joe Hamilton, Danny Wild and Grace Blake, with new music by Skyline, Kynan Tan and Hviske, New Terrains refashions familiar landscapes and pervasive technological platforms to explore...

Posted 8 Jun 2016 @ 4:53pm

Come this weekend, the Clipped: Music Video Festival in partnership with Vivid is set to promote and celebrate the awe-inspiring talents of up-and-coming creatives in the music video industry. 


Clipped has found its stride in being an event for creatives, music-lovers, filmmakers, fans and industry aficianados to unite for a weekend all about the music video. Its debut event is...

Posted 26 May 2016 @ 12:46pm

The Wealth Of The Land is the new creative project of artist and writer Chips Mackinolty.


Having already been featured in Palermo, Italy - The Cross Art Projects' latest exhibition The Wealth Of The Land provides a look into the natural wealth of Sicilian horticulture through Chips Mackinolty's series of prints. 


The exhibition raises questions about the...

Posted 25 May 2016 @ 4:58pm

Renegade artist Matthew Gillett is gearing up to deliver his powerful new work My Art Kills Monsters, pulling no punches when it comes to delving in transparently and openly about mental illness. 


Over 45 artworks will descend on the aMBUSH Project Space as part of Gillett's new and bold work My Art Kills Monsters. For...

Posted 19 May 2016 @ 12:39pm

Marking the 30th anniversary of Sydney's sisterly relationship with Guangzhou, China, a two-stage exhibition will be hosted across both cities. 


Sydney's 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art will collaborate with the Observation Society, Guangzhou to bring together a unique project accross two art spaces. The two spaces are removed by their geography, but will be linked through...