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Visual Arts

Posted 24 Feb 2016 @ 12:39pm

Anna McMahon's floral themed exhibition provides a perfect opportunity to stop and smell the flowers. (That was terrible. We know.)

 

On The Turning Point Of Becoming And Returning, a brand new two-part exhibition from McMahon, is set to hit Sydney later this year. The work straddles the worlds of traditional Japanese art and contemporary practice, exploring the metaphorical...

Posted 18 Feb 2016 @ 12:51pm

Africultures, Sydney's only annual festival celebrating the wonders of African culture, returns this March with a festive and exciting event. 

 

Big, colourful and fun, Africultures showcases the best in cultural diversity, celebrating the vibrance of African community in Sydney and across the...

Posted 18 Feb 2016 @ 12:45pm

Sydney-based painter Anthony Bartok returns with a solo exhibition of developed maturity and humourous undertones.

 

His first solo show in six years, Bartok's series of paintings and prints have developed as a result of his recent studies at the National Art School. 

 

The new exhibition sees the seasoned painter and printmaker return to humour within his work,...

Posted 17 Feb 2016 @ 2:44pm

The work of acclaimed indigenous artist Kitty Napanangka Simon is set to be showcased at a new exhibition presented by Coee Gallery.

 

Simon's work combines vivid colour and simple geometric patterns to stunning effect. She first started painting in the early '80s, but took a break from the art world in order to raise her family. Her re-entrance to creative spheres in 2008 was...

Posted 17 Feb 2016 @ 12:59pm

Hold onto your decks and prepared for the second annual Deckchair Arts Festival.

 

With a bumper crop of musicians, performers and acrobats, the Deckchair Arts Festival is looking to be bigger than ever this year. Presented in association with the Spectrum Now Festival, the event will feature shows from 11-piece jazz band Hot Potato, dancer Kaleb Taylor and the physical comedian...

Posted 16 Feb 2016 @ 1:49pm

The work of Roger Ballen will feature in an exhibition titled Roger Ballen's Theatre Of The Mind at the Sydney College of the Arts this March and April.

 

Coinciding with the 20th Biennale of Sydney and in what will be the South African photographer's first major Sydney exhibition, it will feature 75 contemporary works created by Ballen over the last two decades (including his...

Posted 12 Feb 2016 @ 12:42pm

The Perth-born and Melbourne-based artist Matlok Griffiths is showcasing his paintings at his first solo exhibition with Waterloo's Darren Knight Gallery.

 

Buffoon Seeks Pleasure is a 19-painting-strong exhibtion, and it showcases Griffiths' vibrant oil and acrylic-based talents.

 

Griffiths will also be giving an artist talk at the gallery on Friday March 11...

Posted 11 Feb 2016 @ 5:53pm

The 2016 MAASive Lates program has been announced, with four free after-hours events for adults only, including an extra special opening night to appease your inner child.

 

Don a superhero cape and fly on over to the Powerhouse Museum in March for a night of superpowers and Lego. ...

Posted 27 Jan 2016 @ 1:13pm

Ever wanted to be on three continents at the same time? No, us neither, but it sounds pretty cool now you start to think about it, right?

 

The Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation is to serve as the home for a new exhibition from Mikhael Subotzky titled WYE. Subotzky, an internationally renowned artist, filmed the work in South Africa, Australia and Britain, and the piece is...

Posted 22 Jan 2016 @ 1:15pm

Destination Chippendale is launching its first Explore Chippendale: Free Gallery Walking Tour for the year. 

 

Professional arts curator Suzannah Smith leads the charge, guiding the tour through the galleries of The Japan Foundation, The Old Rum Store and Kensington Contemporary 1 & 2.

 

Participants are encouraged to engage with Chippendale's art scene in a...

Posted 20 Jan 2016 @ 12:20pm

What's the difference between Sydney and an expired pot of yoghurt? Absolutely nothing. They both have culture. So there.

 

Incoming artistic director Barry Keldoulis has announced his very first Art Month Sydney lineup, and it's pretty killer. With events stretching out across Sydney, covering every imaginable practice, it's a celebration of Australia's creative rising stars....

Posted 18 Jan 2016 @ 7:34pm

The Art Gallery of NSW have just unveiled an exciting new mixed media show, titled Imprint: photography and the impressionable image.

 

Designed to put the mediums of photography and sculpture in 'direct dialogue', it is already shaping up to be one of this young year's most exciting art events yet. The exhibition aims to illuminate the way photography and sculpture influence and...

Posted 13 Jan 2016 @ 11:01am

Whiteley: Other Places serves as a kind of visual trip across the world, with a legendary artist serving as tour guide.

 

The one-time working space of legendary Australian artist Brett Whiteley is to serve as the home for a new exhibition. The works included within are collected from across a number of years, and were created by Whiteley in response to a number of cities he...

Posted 6 Jan 2016 @ 1:21pm

Discover a very distinct set of dada pleasures with Places To Find Beauty.

 

The new exhibition from Samantha Hornitzky and Emily Boulton is to take place at the Brand X gallery throughout January. Following in the great surrealist tradition of collage, the works combine a playful sense of anarchy with striking, assured tonal contrasts.

 

The art is unlike much else...

Posted 6 Jan 2016 @ 1:03pm

Vince Vozzo's Dreaming Of Galileo and Peter Dittmar's An Outsider Between Two Cultures are both set to hit the Manly Art Gallery.

 

Award-winning Sydney-based artist Vozzo's exhibition Dreaming Of Galileo and Peter Dittmar's An Outsider Between Two Cultures have found their home at the Manly Art Gallery and Museum. Vozzo, a multi-disciplinary artist well known for his profoundly...

Posted 17 Dec 2015 @ 4:15pm

This summer, the National Art School at Darlinghurst will feature its latest exhibition Luminous World: Contemporary Art from the Wesfarmers Collection.

 

Opening free to the public, Luminous World presents a unique opportunity for audiences to engage with a collection of extraordinary works by some of...

Posted 10 Dec 2015 @ 2:55pm

What’s the idea behind the newly formed Sydney Collage Society?

 

The idea behind SCS is to push the boundaries of cut-and-paste collage art. We focus on celebrating the creative community of Sydney, while also promoting and fostering a healthy appreciation for the art of collage across the whole of Australia through sharing, exhibiting and supporting the works of artists at home...

Posted 9 Dec 2015 @ 1:10pm

The Art Gallery Of New South Wales will host a series of free events, including talks and live music, in order to celebrate its new exhibition The Greats: Masterpieces From the National Galleries of Scotland.

 

Up Late With The Greats will run on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout January. Bow-tie clad comedian Hannah Gadsby is already a confirmed guest, as is five-...

Posted 9 Dec 2015 @ 1:00pm

The "Biggest Little Play Festival In The World", the annual Short + Sweet Festival, proves that brevity remains the key to wit.

 

Now in its 15th year, the festival showcases the best of Australia's theatrical and comedic talent, with bite-sized plays performed from January all the way through to March. A whopping 160 ten-minute plays will grace the stage at the Depot Theatre in...

Posted 9 Dec 2015 @ 12:56pm

Described as "one of the most exciting visual artists of our time", El Anatsui uses unconventional tools such as chainsaws to craft his sprawling, tactile sculptures.

 

His Carriageworks exhibition will open on Thursday January 7 and will feature over 30 of the artist's pieces. Serving as a celebration of El Anatsui's entire body of work, some of the sculptures will date back to...

Posted 4 Dec 2015 @ 4:17pm

The Sydney East Art Walk is returning for DoDarlo’s Xmas Party, but it’s been around for some time. Where did the concept come from and how does it work?

 

The Sydney East Art Walk was the brainchild of fellow gallerist Conny...

Posted 2 Dec 2015 @ 3:03pm

In addition to having a name divinely suited to the detective novels he reads to unwind, Grayson Perry is about as colourful as they come.

 

The Turner Prize-winning artist has been celebrated across the globe, and now the Museum of Contemporary Art is staging the very first major exhibition of Perry’s work in the Southern Hemisphere. Best known for his vibrant, occasionally...

Posted 26 Nov 2015 @ 3:56pm

Your photo exhibit Danced To Guitars is about the mini-subculture that developed in The Depot nightclub in Brisbane more than ten years ago. For those of us who weren’t there, what was it like?

 

It was like coming home each Friday and Saturday night. You’d walk in and even if you went alone, you knew all your friends would be there. The music would always be spot on and you were...

Posted 26 Nov 2015 @ 12:11pm

Three Sydney public art galleries, nine iconic Australian artisits, one exhibition. 

 

Mosman Art Gallery, Manly Art Gallery & Museum and S.H. Ervin Gallery will combine efforts in a unique collaboration dedicated to some of Australia's most iconic artists.

 

Spread over the three galleries, Destination Sydney will exhibit the works of Lloyd Rees, Brett...

Posted 25 Nov 2015 @ 11:41am

A bunch of Sydney artists have really taken the art of collaging to the next level through the creation of The Sydney Collage Society.

 

Made up of a diverse group of artists from around town, the Sydney Collage Society represents the many different styles and forms that collage can take. These artists set out to question the traditional definition of high art through...

Posted 20 Nov 2015 @ 12:48pm

A mirror will be held up to Australia's clubbing culture in a new photo exhibition called Danced To Guitars.

 

Daniel Grendon's photography reveals the experiences of a tight-knit Brisbane tribe which formed in the midst of the early 2000s clubbing culture.

 

The indie club cult dubbed themselves The Depot, the name of the club which they once frequented. The...

Posted 19 Nov 2015 @ 1:19pm

Entitled Dead Man's Penny, Michael Keighery's latest exhibition and installation is dedicated to Frank Keighery, the artist's great uncle who died at Gallipoli in 1915. 

 

The project centres around the diary kept by Keighery's great uncle, Frank Keighery, during Gallipoli. Written in Pitman shorthand, the diary was taken from Frank Keighery's body after his death, and sent his...

Posted 19 Nov 2015 @ 12:18pm

Murruwaygu: following in the footsteps of our ancestors is the latest exhibition from the Art Gallery of NSW and explores the traditional line work specific to Aboriginal men from south-east Australia and its translation across generations.

 

Curated by former Art Gallery of New South Wales curator Jonathan Jones, the exhibition identifies the shared experiences, relations and...

Posted 19 Nov 2015 @ 12:14pm

The National Art School will this month open its graduate exhibition, running with the tagline 'Own an icon before it becomes one'.

 

Over 90 of Australia's up-and-coming contemporary artists will have their works on exhibit across the NAS Gallery and Rayner Hoff Studio, featuring a range of cutting-edge contemporary artworks by students working in ceramics, drawing, painting,...

Posted 11 Nov 2015 @ 5:16pm

Guy James Whitworth’s fifth solo Australian show Artist/Activist/Arsehole is named in reference to the three separate elements Whitworth believes any good artist needs to create: the practical ability, the wish to make social change and the ego and ambition needed to put that work out into the world.

 

Coincidentally opening on the same night as a documentary made about Whitworth...

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