Visual Arts

Posted 12 May 2016 @ 12:06pm

The latest exhibition at the National Art School will open later this month.


Featuring more than 50 painted, drawn and sculpted works, Ann Thomson & Contemporaries will feature a selection by artists and art teachers from the National Art School in the 1950s and '60s. 


A reflection on Thomson's own body of work, which will be on display upstairs at the NAS...

Posted 5 May 2016 @ 12:47pm

Andjana Pachkova is now based in Sydney, and will present her exhibition of New South Wales landscapes at the Paper Plane Gallery in Rozelle.


Ukranian-Russian-American artist Pachkova spent much of her adult life as a laywer working on Wall Street, but has since transformed her career and moved to Australia as a full-time artist.


Pachkova grew up in the Soviet...

Posted 4 May 2016 @ 2:32pm

Come June, vikings, vampires and werewolves are going to descend on the east and west coasts of Australia. There's not much the human population can do but join in the fray.


The Supanova Pop Culture Expo has come to represent the event where people of all ages can come together and "bring out the inner geek" with passion, pizzazz and pride. The extensive event has been...

Posted 4 May 2016 @ 12:39pm

Carriageworks, in partnership with Mona Foma, will bring Mathieu Briand's interactive turntable bonanza to Sydney. 


Matthieu Briand's : ][SYS*11.MIE>ABE/SOS\][SYS*10][][ AKA THE SPIRAL is set to give Sydneysiders the chance to immerse themselves in waves of rolling sound and ambiance. 


Pragmatically the Carriageworks space will host five turntables that will...

Posted 4 May 2016 @ 12:37pm

A night of immersive culture, talks and art surrounding pertinent First Nations issues is coming to the iconic Sydney Opera House on Bennelong Point, previously known as Tubowgule and a meeting place for the local Gadigal people for thousands of years.


The Homeground Talks event, a mixture of interactive panel events and innovative arts pieces, will feature prominent artists,...

Posted 4 May 2016 @ 12:33pm

On its way to the Art Gallery of New South Wales will be an extensive set of iconic works and photographs chronicling the lives of two of the world's most famous artists of the 20th century. 


More than 30 works hailing from the Gelman Collection will be coming to grace the Art Gallery of NSW come June. The Gelman Collection is widely hailed as the largest private holding of...

Posted 28 Apr 2016 @ 12:39pm

Filipino artist Pio Abad will have his work showcased at the 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art from Saturday May 14.


London-based, Manila-born artist Abad has had his work exhibited around the glove, from London to Singapore and Hong Kong. Now, for the first time, his unique methods of appropriation and replication will be on show in Australia, when his work takes over the...

Posted 27 Apr 2016 @ 3:18pm

Hailing from a land whose environments, cultural values and experiences differ significantly to Sydney's, Mongolian artist Ganbold Gawaa Lundaa has created a body of work exploring his navigation of identity, understanding, tension and confusion. 


Lundaa has sought to explore the complex cultural polarisations and tensions he's faced since immersing himself in Sydney's hive of...

Posted 27 Apr 2016 @ 3:16pm

Featuring professional and rising photographers from around the world, the Head On Photo Festival is a showcase of the profound visual and technical skills of those capturing fleeting moments with their lenses. 


Head On, having grown to a 150-event-strong festival claiming accolades from around the globe, is set to provide Sydney a glimpse of some of the most moving photographs...

Posted 27 Apr 2016 @ 1:09pm

Carriageworks is set to host the work of world renowned Italian artist Francesco Clemente in an exhibition to fulfil tour blanket fort dreams. The exhibit will consist of six impeccably constructed and aesthetically opulent tents transforming the space into the most comprehensive tent village imaginable.


Encampment will see the old factory go through a metamorphosis; the 30,000...

Posted 21 Apr 2016 @ 1:04pm

The inaugural Breakthrough Art Festival charity event is taking place over four days at Chippendale's aMBUSH gallery.


The latest initiative of the NSW Cancer Council, Breakthrough Art Festival will showcase the work of some of Sydney's most talented artists.


Artists were given a brief stating that their work must simply represent what hope means to them, and an...

Posted 21 Apr 2016 @ 1:02pm

Independent arts writer Chloe Wolifson has been recognised for her Tensions/Translations/Transitions exhibition.


Wolifson, fresh off completing a two-year tenure on the board of Runway Australian Experimental Art, has just been announced as the winning curator of the second Dominik Mersch Gallery Curator Award.


Now she will curate her Tensions/Translations/...

Posted 20 Apr 2016 @ 10:46am

Tracey Moffatt, the influential Australian photographer, will be the subject of a new exhibit at the Art Gallery of New South Wales opening next month.


Moffatt was recently awarded an Order of Australia for service in photography and filmmaking, and as a mentor for indigenous artists, and has also been selected to represent Australia at the prestigious Venice Biennale 2017....

Posted 13 Apr 2016 @ 12:31pm

From the historic site of the old Darlinghurst Gaol with its dark past comes a night of light, art, history, tours, delectable cuisine and aromatic wine awaiting your most hearty enjoyment. And it's all for free.


The National Art School set to present its latest instalment of NAS Nights on Thursday April 28. 


Art being a phenomena to be enjoyed by all the senses...

Posted 6 Apr 2016 @ 1:23pm

Rarely do the stars align in such razzle-dazzle fashion. The Sirens, casually being a performance group of four-metre-tall divas, are taking to the Harbourside at Darling Harbour to whirl all your senses for a wild ride. And all for free. 


Among a vibrant and dazzling kaleidescope of flashing lights, The Sirens will be bringing their audio-visual illusions to enthral our...

Posted 6 Apr 2016 @ 12:48pm

If there was ever going to come a time when the art world would get close to having a heart attack, it would be now. Come April 11 and the seven days afterwards, Ta-ku and a slew of creatives and collaborators will be packed close together in Surry Hills. There be something in the water and we'd better all have a drink.


Ta-ku, the self-taught muso coming out the far-flung...

Posted 31 Mar 2016 @ 12:08pm

Coo-ee Art Gallery at Paddington's Australian Galleries will bring together Australia's oldest existing collection of Aboriginal art.


This unique exhibition sees Australia's oldest contemporary art gallery come together with Australia's oldest Aboriginal art gallery for the first time. Featuring more than 40 works from artists including Rover Thomas, Kathleen Pertyarre and...

Posted 30 Mar 2016 @ 4:32pm

The Op Art exhibition is set to hit Sydney, and we won't quite know what we're looking at.


As potent as a good case of inception, the art exhibit Op Art is set to warp reality and perception in one big manipulation of geometrical shapes and repeating colours. 
The exhibition is set to provide art that'll have us squinting with incredulous awe. Flat lines will seem...

Posted 24 Mar 2016 @ 12:25pm

Tusculum House will host a highly anticipated show drawing attention to a contamination disaster on Sardinia.


Combining the art of Australian painter Jason Benjamin and a documentary film by Lisa Camllio, Balentes: A Living Ancient Soul promises to be a powerful cultural event.


Taking place at Tusculum House in Potts Point, Benjamin's paintings will be on show...

Posted 22 Mar 2016 @ 3:25pm

Prepare to be embarassed by the superior artistic talents of teenagers once again!


One of the premiere artistic events of the year, Artexpress, has just opened to the public. As an eye-opening look into the incredible talents of the nation's youth, the event is an unbeatable date on Sydney's cultural calendar.


As ever, the pieces included in the exhibition range...

Posted 22 Mar 2016 @ 11:17am

It's about dust bunnies, the slow passage of time and the very nature of mortality. But mostly dust bunnies.


Remembering Babylon, a new art project by Andrew Christie, is set to hit Waverley Library in 2016. In order to construct the work, Christie has spent months collecting dust and dust bunnies from the library, casting them into moulds resembling some of the library's lost...

Posted 22 Mar 2016 @ 10:19am

Turns out some pretty special things happen at the crossroads between music and art.


Art Of Music, a unique exhibition that will see ten leading Aussie artists composing works inspired by music from our fair land, is all set to return in 2016. Better still, the organisers of the event have unveiled their full lineup, with some of the big names involved this year to include Tim...

Posted 17 Mar 2016 @ 2:13pm

April looks set to be a busy month for this Leichhardt-based art studio.


Skyfire Studio is a new gallery and underground supperclub within Leichhardt's Italian Forum. April will see the studio holding two fantastic social events for lovers of everything art and culture in Sydney.


Skyfire will hold a closing party for its Ides Of Now exhibition on Saturday April...

Posted 15 Mar 2016 @ 12:26pm

A new Live Walls project is taking over Centenary Square in Parramatta for the remainder of March, allowing ten talented street artists to share their skills with Sydney's second CBD.


The area around the Parramatta Square development is hosting live contemporary art until Thursday March 24, and the interest in the event won't just come from passers-by - local schools have been...

Posted 12 Mar 2016 @ 4:00pm

Cut through Hyde Park along William Street, eyes fixed on the distant glow of the Coke sign, and hook left into Kings Cross. What do you see?


Ask some people, and the answer is likely to be strip clubs, prostitution and drunk buffoons beating each other up on the street. But turn off the neon spotlight and you’ll find the Cross is a far more interesting and complicated place....

Posted 3 Mar 2016 @ 12:50pm

Sydney CBD retail and lifestyle precinct The Galeries has joined Art Month Sydney, transforming in to a living gallery for the duration of March.


As part of Sydney's city-wide festival Art Month, which celebrates contemporary art and artists, The Galeries will...

Posted 26 Feb 2016 @ 1:03pm

The 20th Biennale of Sydney has revealed the final artist list for Australia’s largest contemporary art event.


Under the banner of 'The future is already here - it’s just not evenly distributed', the 2016 Biennale will see the participation of 83 artists from 35 countries, as well as more than 200 works presented across 19 locations free to the public.



Posted 26 Feb 2016 @ 12:59pm

Showcasing local artists, arts organisations and other creative industries, Living Art Weekend promises three days of exhibitions, performances, demonstrations, artist talks, open studios, workshops and activities.


Presented by the TWT Creative Precinct, the event aims to highlight the creative landscape developing in the Lower North Shore. Living Art Weekend is a rare...

Posted 25 Feb 2016 @ 1:54pm

Everyone is invited to a major showcase of emerging Australian artists as Marrickville's Create or Die warehouse launches a new pop-up exhibition, Is This Art?


Presented by dLux MediaArts, the Create or Die warehouse space will be taken over by robots, projections...

Posted 24 Feb 2016 @ 2:05pm

Another Kind Of Light explores the very distinct hues we get Down Under, giving the exhibition a uniquely Australian slant.


A new exhibition of work from world-famous painter Virginia Cuppaidge is set to hit Sydney very soon. Though she was New York-based for almost five decades, Cuppaidge was fascinated with the distinct nature of Australian light and it informed a great deal...