Visual Arts

Posted 29 Oct 2015 @ 1:01pm

It’ll be no case of wishful thinking when James Dive unveils his latest installation Make A Wish at Barangaroo’s The Cutaway this weekend as part of Barangaroo’s Welcome Celebration.


We catch up with Dive to find out what’s in store.


Your new artwork, Make A Wish, will be on display throughout November at Barangaroo’s The Cutaway. What can visitors expect?

Posted 28 Oct 2015 @ 2:21pm

The LOCO Project is an initiative that exhibits local artists while creating networks for collaboration between artists and supporters. The latest LOCO will take place in Glebe, showcasing artists from the inner city and Inner West in association with the Glebe Street Fair this November and December.


Exhibited works will include paintings, photography, collages and digital...

Posted 23 Oct 2015 @ 11:49am

Two solo art exhibitions will be held in a Sydney car park by Alaska Projects at the end of the month.


Adam John Cullen's exhibition Burnout will feature objects associated with car parks - namely "ice-cream, empty handbags, butts, blowjobs, scrapes, paint flecks, dividers, guides, markers, anxiety, triumph, passage and dead ends".


Meanwhile, Gary Carsley's The...

Posted 16 Oct 2015 @ 12:33pm

Shaun Gladwell's internationally recognised body of art will be displayed in a more local setting in his latest exhibition The Inspector Of Tides at Anna Schwartz Gallery.


The exhibition isn't just limited to art and will combine all mediums including video, paintings, photos and installations by Gladwell.


Gladwell is an internationally recognised artist whose...

Posted 16 Oct 2015 @ 11:54am

Young award-winning artist Clara Adolphs is launching her exhibition Thursday this November.


Adolphs is only in her 20s, yet has already been a finalist in multiple national art awards including the Moran Prize, the Mosman Art Prize, the Portia Geach Memorial Award and the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship.


Adolphs describes herself as a "figurative...

Posted 15 Oct 2015 @ 2:16pm

Sydney photomedia artist Luke Hardy's latest exhibition, Patina, explores the change of surface as a result of change and exposure.


"Japanese aesthetic is at the core of Hardy’s passion. Alongside this is the presence of the male body ... he is an artist who is a master of beauty," says curator Sandy Edwards.


Drawing heavily from Japenese culture, Hardy's...

Posted 14 Oct 2015 @ 3:25pm

Ahead of the State Library of New South Wales’ upcoming exhibition What A Life! Rock Photography By Tony Mott, a month ago we asked Mott to name his five favourite artists to photograph.


He replied with Chrissy Amphlett, The Rolling Stones, Tex Perkins, Sarah McLachlan and You Am I. However, speaking just prior to the exhibition’s opening weekend, Mott is having second thoughts...

Posted 9 Oct 2015 @ 10:58am

Sculpture In The Vineyards, now in its 13th year, is back this October, bringing the perfect mix of wine and sculpture to the Hunter Valley for all art-lovers allike.


Sculpture In The Vineyards is completely free and held on the Wollombi Valley Wine Trail in the Lower Hunter Valley Region. The festival features over 100 international and domestic artists and is held over four...

Posted 8 Oct 2015 @ 1:57pm

World-renowned French choreographer Xavier Le Roy's newest project Temporary Title, 2015 will premiere at Eveleigh's Carriageworks this November.


In collaboration with Hong Kong-based choreographer and dancer Scarlet Yu and 18 Australian performers, dancer, performance artist and former molecular biologist Le Roy unveils his latest work to Sydney audiences.



Posted 7 Oct 2015 @ 1:17pm

In 1989 and 1990, photography student Berylouise Mitchell travelled to the remote Austalian outback town of Birdsville to photograph the iconic Birdsville Races.


To celebrate the 25-year anniversary of these photos being taken, Mitchell has created a book of the images, with all proceeds from sales of the book going towards the Royal Flying Doctor Service.



Posted 2 Oct 2015 @ 1:03pm

This month will see the opening of Virago Bare: The Woman, a celebration of the female naked body using black-and-white pastels on paper and canvas.


Artist Naomi Brooker's drawings are starkly realistic, exploring the contours of the body and the vulnerability and rawness of emotion of the women drawn.


The show will run for a month and all artworks are avaliable...

Posted 30 Sep 2015 @ 3:48pm

Frank Ockenfels is a kind of wizard.


His arcane powers (presumably acquired from forbidden books bound in human flesh) are the stuff of legend, even if few – or any – would agree with my assessment of his magic. Some might even suggest he isn’t magical at all; that in fact, the world of photography doesn’t involve small demons trapped inside torture boxes but are instead...

Posted 17 Sep 2015 @ 1:43pm

World renowned American artist Matt Mullican is bringing his original performance under hypnosis to Sydney audiences.


Since the '70s, Mullican has used his brand of visual arts to investigate the human relationship with the world of images, questioning how we establish meaning and how symbols serve as representations of identity.


Mullican's most famous...

Posted 17 Sep 2015 @ 12:08pm

Tell us about the concept behind your fascinatingly named Spew Bag Challenge.


I was looking for something to pass the time on a flight; I had the bag and some kids’ pencils, and started doodling. I thought ‘Fully Sick’ would be an appropriate name for it. From then, every time I took a flight I would draw on...

Posted 16 Sep 2015 @ 3:55pm

Since 2002, the Art & About festival has engaged Sydneysiders and visitors alike with its diverse and eclectic range of art stuffed into every nook and cranny of the city. Like a smaller, less tourist-guzzling version of Vivid, it splashes a blend of performance, music, installation art and exhibitions across the CBD for the whole of September.


Until now, that is. Art...

Posted 16 Sep 2015 @ 3:44pm

Rainbow-coloured candy, Minnie Mouse ears and Lolita sunglasses – they’re hardly the images one would expect to find coming from a former student of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. But Justyna Kisielewicz is no ordinary European artist, and this princess of pop culture is about to prove to Sydney just how rebellious the colour pink can be via her latest body of work, Growing Up Is...

Posted 16 Sep 2015 @ 1:26pm

The Art Gallery of New South Wales will adorn its walls with a number of never-before-seen in Australia old master European paintings as part of the Sydney International Art Series 2015-2016.


In a rare move, the Art Gallery of NSW will transfer its gallery space into a series of octagonal rooms, complete with sumptuous red walls - the traditional manner in which to hang old...

Posted 10 Sep 2015 @ 1:41pm

Artist Patricia Casey's unique hand-embroidered photographic works are on exhibition for the month of September.


Murmur focuses on the exploration of memory in an almost tactile way.


"My work is primarily located within photography yet it combines embroidery and crochet to create works that produce a unique combination of high end digital technology and old...

Posted 10 Sep 2015 @ 10:38am

Have you ever seen four Mini Coopers wrapped in artworks? This is just one surprising thing you’ll find if you head to The Other Art Fair this month. The BRAG speaks to co-directors Emilya Colliver and Zoe Paulsen about bringing this artist-led fair from the UK to Sydney for the first time, and the extensive four-day program that’s planned.


[Above: Start The Riot by Kim...

Posted 3 Sep 2015 @ 3:23pm

Barry Keldoulis is an uncommonly busy man. When we speak, he is almost out of breath, having been run off his feet sourcing panel speakers for the 2015 iteration of Sydney Contemporary, the international art fair.


Regardless, he is gracious in both his time and his answers, and impresses with his almost encyclopaedic memory for the names of all involved.


This is...

Posted 28 Aug 2015 @ 12:39pm

YouTube sensation Natalie Tran and former triple j Breakfast host and comedian Tom Ballard are among the talent featuring at this year's This is Not Art Festival.  


A multidisciplinary festival of many guises, TiNA is currently comprised of The National Young Writers Festival, Crack Theatre Festival and Critical Animals. Between them, these three factions have put together a...

Posted 27 Aug 2015 @ 1:55pm

Newtown's Archive Space will be shutting its doors for good, but aims to go out with a bang. 


Airway curated by Francesca Heinz and Tomorrow Things by Connie Anthes will mark the passing of yet another vibrant artist-run space in Sydney. These will be the last two shows in a series of 58 spanning more than two years. 

Posted 19 Aug 2015 @ 12:20pm

In a major retrospective, What A Life! Rock Photography By Tony Mott will take to the State Library of NSW to showcase Mott's incredible contribution to photography and journalism.


From earning his first break photographing Chrissy Amphlett of the Divinyls in the early '80s, the British-born chef proceeded to stake his place as the rock photographer of choice around the world...

Posted 5 Aug 2015 @ 6:10pm


Your portrait of Sunnyboys’ Jeremy Oxley has been accepted into the Salon des Refusés exhibit on the back of the Archibald Prize. How did you come to paint Jeremy?


I’m a Sunnyboys fan and I knew the legendary stories about Jeremy. After a few weeks of searching for contact details I finally was given his wife’s email address. I sent her an email and in a few...

Posted 5 Aug 2015 @ 5:14pm

Helen Eager's new work Intersections will be exhibited at Utopia Art Sydney during September and will play with colour and space, all the while showcasing her distinct brand of abstraction.


There's a reason that major galleries around Australia including the National Gallery, the Museum Of Comtemporary Art, and the Art Gallery Of New South Wales - as well as private collections...

Posted 30 Jul 2015 @ 3:32pm

Here to give you your fix of bimonthly girl power, The Ladies Exhibition brings female artists together to show off their skills.


It started as a way to create a community where female artists could be supportive and feel supported, and has turned into something much bigger. The bimonthly exhibitions are organised entirely by women for women, generating an inclusive bubble for...

Posted 24 Jul 2015 @ 11:38am

The Inner West is getting all painted up again with Perfect Match, a council project that pairs artists with buildings. 


Marrickville Council has called on local and internationally renowned artists alike to buddy up with property owners, transforming some of the Inner West's public spaces into grand-scale artworks. The two days of events will involve public celebrations,...

Posted 24 Jul 2015 @ 11:35am

An exhibition from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London is coming to Sydney, showcasing the work of influential 19th century photographer Julia Margaret Cameron.


Cameron is known for her portraits that captured the likes of Alfred Lord Tennyson, Charles Darwin, Sir John Herschel, and Virginia Woolf's mother Julia Jackson, who was also Cameron's niece. Her style embraced...

Posted 23 Jul 2015 @ 2:14pm

Over 75 artists, including two artist collectives, are uniting for the inaugural Sydney edition of The Other Art Fair.


Branching off from the UK's original event, Sydney's first ever artist-led fair will see a milieu of mediums, spanning installation, sculpture, mixed media, printmaking, painting, video works and photography.


The immersive program will be held ...

Posted 23 Jul 2015 @ 1:00pm

Imperial Slacks, an artist collective of the late 1990s, will reunite next month in a new exhibition jointly presented by Sydney College of the Arts (SCA) and Campbelltown Arts Centre.


Cosmic Love Wonder Lust: The Imperial Slacks Project, co-curated by Nicholas Tsoutas, Zelda Stedman and Michael Dagostino, reconnects 15 artists known as ‘The Slackers’ who formed the Imperial...