Visual Arts

Posted 21 Jul 2015 @ 12:34pm

Sue Healey’s On View: Live Portraits is an evocative and interactive production that explores the dimensions of portraiture and challenges our behaviour and how we see ourselves.


Featuring dancers Martin del Amo, Shona Erskine, Benjamin Hancock, Raghav Handa and Nalina Wait, On View takes the audience on a visually breathtaking journey into the intertwined lives of...

Posted 17 Jul 2015 @ 12:59pm

Nigel Milsom has been awarded the prestigious Archibald Prize for a portrait of his former barrister.


The otherworldly rendering of author, filmmaker and barrister Charles Waterstreet has taken out this year's prestigious award, with Milsom explaining he wanted Watershed to appear as a giant. The personal relationship between the pair dates back 40 years to when Milsom's father...

Posted 16 Jul 2015 @ 2:14pm

When it comes to art, the only way forward is by revisitng the past.


At least, that's what curators Ryan McGennisken and Michael Staniak believe, and what their exhibition Future Process exemplifies. The exhibition examines why contemporary artists are increasingly moving away from post-modern thinking in favour of a return to modernism. 


Spanning drawing,...

Posted 16 Jul 2015 @ 2:09pm

Create or Die is putting on an art exhibit and auction with the aim of raising $5,000 for the Asylum Seekers Centre and their vital work.


Newtown's Asylum Seekers Centre supports asylum seekers in finding accommodation, financial aid, legal advice, health care, employment, education, nutrition as well as social support. As the centre relies on charitable grants and donations,...

Posted 16 Jul 2015 @ 11:30am

Choreographer Sue Healey has been working across the platforms of dance, film and portraiture for some time now. On View: Live Portraits is her newest project, created in collaboration with photographer Judd Overton. Presented by Performance Space, it will feature five dance artists, performing on film and live at Carriageworks.


“Because I work in a series format, I’ve been...

Posted 15 Jul 2015 @ 12:26pm

The Macular Disease Foundation Australia's fifth annual mEYE World Photographic Competition returns with the theme 'See My World'.


As macular disease is the leading cause of blindness and severe vision loss in Australia, the aptly titled 'See My World' theme for this year's mEYE World Photographic Competition is an excellent way to highlight the sheer value of sight in daily...

Posted 13 Jul 2015 @ 6:10pm

Ryoji Ikeda is returning to our shores two years after his work test pattern [N°5] made headlines and gained critical acclaim Down Under.


The Japanese audiovisual artist now brings with him superimposition, his 65 minute multi-media work that invites us into an immersive space where uncertainty and probability coexist. 


Posted 2 Jul 2015 @ 1:26pm

Music festivals have become a right of passage for many merrymakers. Now, Australian photographer Nic Bezzina turns his lens from the stage to the masses to capture the quintessence of festival culture.


Bezzina's photography book Release The Crowd documents the mad lives and good times of hundreds of thousands of people across five countries and 11 unique music festivals. This...

Posted 1 Jul 2015 @ 12:52pm

Celebrated wildlife photographer Steve Winter will be sharing the stories behind some of his most iconic images at the Sydney Opera House with My Nine Lives.


My Nine Lives is an opportunity to join Winter as he takes audiences trekking through some of the world's most remote locations to track down big cats. His images of such rare and elusive endangered species often require...

Posted 25 Jun 2015 @ 12:45pm

Sydney-based painter Leo Coyte is set to host his second solo exhibition at Galerie pompom.


Coyte’s Mystic Misfits offers a feast for the eyes, merging realistic renderings of semi-figurative objects and bodies with bursts of colour and abstraction. These otherwordly paintings capture the open-ended narratives and absurd memories that underpin the human consciousness.

Posted 24 Jun 2015 @ 12:23pm

Performance-based visual artist Marina Abramović and Kaldor Public Art Projects will be turning the Walsh Bay Pier into a pop-up gallery to feature Abramović's latest piece, Marina Abramović: In Residence.


Known for transforming the way 'art' is perceived, Marina Abramović: In Residence is no exception. For 12 days, Abramović and her team will be onsite at the Pier to conduct...

Posted 18 Jun 2015 @ 12:55pm

Living with one foot in sea and one on shore, photographer Ronnie Heng invites Sydneysiders to an exhibition of his underwater world.


Heng grew up opposite a ferry terminal in Georgetown, Penang, where he developed a love for water. After moving to Australia in 2000, he's become a regular ocean swimmer, competing annually in the Sydney swims, including the Cole Classic (Manly)...

Posted 18 Jun 2015 @ 10:48am

The Moran Arts Foundation will be exhibiting the work of celebrated Sydney artist Ann Cape at Juniper Hall from Saturday June 27.


The Ann Cape exhibition will be part of a series presented by the Foundation for winners and finalists of the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize and the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize, to recognise and further complement the achievement of...

Posted 17 Jun 2015 @ 4:46pm

With the Ginger Meggs: Australia's Favourite Boy exhibition, Sydney Living Museums invites you to get to know the protagonist of Australia's longest-running comic strip.


Resilient is an understatement for Ginger, having kept us company for over 90 years through newspapers, Golden Books, clothing, merchandise and a feature film. Featuring original strips from all five of Ginger...

Posted 15 Jun 2015 @ 6:49pm

The Art Gallery of New South Wales will bring the work of one of the most influential and innovative photographers of the nineteenth century to Sydney this spring.


The exhibition will feature the work of Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-79), over 100 photographs drawing from the rare and extensive collection of London's Victoria and Albert Museum.



Posted 11 Jun 2015 @ 1:02pm

Brand X has had an active presence on the Sydney scene since its former life as Queen Street Studio. How do you introduce your space to new visitors and customers?

Our space on Campbell Street is a creative retail concept store for artists to experiment with representing themselves in a retail environment. It aims to support creative and social enterprises with three months of free...

Posted 11 Jun 2015 @ 12:19pm

Drawn from the private collection of Sydney-based Lisa and Danny Goldberg, Stars + Stripes: American Art Of The 21st Century From The Goldberg Collection is a vibrant selection of new American art.


The exhibition brings together 51 works across the mediums of painting, drawing, photography and sculpture, exploring the cutting-edge practices of a new generation of American...

Posted 11 Jun 2015 @ 12:14pm

Australian choreographer Sue Healey will combine forces with cinematographer Judd Overton to create a remarkable performance experience this July.


ON VIEW: Live Portraits will give you a fix of dance, film and portraiture in one hit. The creative performance piece exposes diverse ways of thinking through the body, and encourages the audience to get involved.



Posted 10 Jun 2015 @ 2:57pm

The budding theatre and arts collective, The Kings Collective, has launched its first show of the 2015 season with The Sugar Syndrome by Lucy Prebble.


With the group's core made up of four professional young actors in David Harrison, Georgia Scott, Cecelia Peters and Scott Lee – and boasting collective expertise throughout appearances in As You Like It, Black Swan and Home And...

Posted 5 Jun 2015 @ 12:34pm

The forecourt of Sydney's iconic St. Mary's Cathedral will be transformed into a winter wonderland complete with an ice skating rink.


The month-long festivities will include entertainment and themed nights alongside some of your favourite winter treats like gluhwein (warm and spicy wine) and hot chocolate. The winter fiesta, besides the giant ice skating rink, is set to feature...

Posted 3 Jun 2015 @ 11:30am

To celebrate World Refugee Day, the inaugural New Beginnings: Refugee Arts and Culture Festival will showcase the cultural expressions and heritage of refugee and asylum seeker communities.


The free one-day celebration will feature music and dance performances, visual arts exhibits, workshops, and a short film screening. Delicious food and market stalls will also be available...

Posted 28 May 2015 @ 12:00pm

Tell us about the concept behind The Underground Art Markets Party.


The concept is basically to create an artistic space for anyone and everything in an environment that’s fresh and new to Sydney. We really hope to get involved as much as possible with local businesses and create a new artistic hub in Bondi Junction. There is so much potential and we hope to have a place that...

Posted 22 May 2015 @ 12:30pm

The 24 Frames Per Second exhibition is set to open this June with new major artworks from 24 artists around Australia and the world.


The exhibition has been three years in the making and is a statement in reaction to the shifts in the cross-disciplinary nature of choreography, visual arts and film. It is one of the most ambitious exhibitions that the venue has offered so far....

Posted 20 May 2015 @ 12:45pm

The Sydney Opera House has always been one of the main attractions on the Vivid Light Walk. The incredible colour and imagery that lights up the sails every year has become an icon of the festival.


This year, the Opera House will have another part to play in the festival, as the light walk is extended inside for the first time. Universal Everything, the creative collective...

Posted 20 May 2015 @ 12:43pm

Hunter Street: Colours, Textures, Ghosts is an exhibition by artist Phil Tamblyn depicting the architecture and character of Hunter Street.


What seems a regular street in the CBD has a vibrant history. From premiers to lunatics to bomb threats, Hunter Street's past is scattered with dramatic intrigue.


The gorgeous paintings by Tamblyn will be accompanied by word...

Posted 20 May 2015 @ 12:42pm

Partnering up with The Affectors, The Rydges Central Hotel Group will be opening up its doors and unveiling a new and unique art exhibition, Mythology.


Rydges' first ever art event will take place on its rooftop, overlooking Surry Hills and the Sydney city skyline.


Visitors will be invited to explore immersive spaces in the hotel that focus on themes of ancient...

Posted 14 May 2015 @ 12:31pm

Artereal is set to showcase two new exhibitions of local artwork, including a solo project with emerging Sydney-based artist, Sam Holt, and a group collective piece entitled #YOLO.



Up-and-coming local artist Holt will be presenting an all-new solo exhibition, Present Future, that highlights his personal emotive expression and explores the landscape of the mind.

Posted 14 May 2015 @ 11:00am

Afew days after the war broke out in South Sudan, a lady fled the village with her husband and several men. The men were killed, while the woman was shot and left for dead. A boy from the opposing tribe put her in a wheelbarrow and ran hundreds of kilometres to the nearest town, where she received help. That’s just one story being showcased by Australian photojournalist Ilana Rose at her...

Posted 8 May 2015 @ 3:52pm

The Head In The Clouds photo exhibition, an associated part of the Head On Photo Festival, is set to take over Katoomba Street in May.


The outdoor exhibition will feature 20 photographs from local artists which will be printed on street banners and displayed throughout the street in Katoomba. Exhibition curator Ann Nidrie envisioned an outdoor exhibition to showcase the vast...

Posted 6 May 2015 @ 5:26pm

Get your paints out, because Archibald Prize entries are now open for 2015.


If you happen to be excellent at portraiture, you can submit your entry for Australia's most prestigious art prize online now. The prize is now valued at $100,000, up from last year's $75,000.


The finalists and winners of the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes are selected by the Art...