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Visual Arts

Posted 6 May 2015 @ 4:30pm

The annual Vivid festival brings out the best in Sydney. Each year, it invites locals and visitors to swim in a sea of dazzling technicolour light, alongside a wider program bursting with thought-provoking seminars, sharp beats and interactive art. 

 

Now in its sixth year, the ever-visible Vivid Light program continues to pull in a whole range of local and international artists...

Posted 6 May 2015 @ 2:18pm

If you've been looking for the perfect outlet for your inner child, this is it.

 

The Brick Man Experience is an exhibition made entirely out of Lego bricks. 60 pieces made up of over five million bricks will be on display at Sydney Town Hall in June, as well as a number of opportunities to build your own creations as well. If you're lucky, you'll also be able to get a picture...

Posted 1 May 2015 @ 12:47pm

In collaboration with the 62nd Sydney Film Festival, Sydney Contemporary will be introducing a new initiative for the upcoming festival in June.

 

Featuring the works of 12 video artists from across the globe, the Sydney Contemporary Video Exhibition will set out to offer a different approach to the medium of film. Ranging from cinematic views to more abstract explorations of...

Posted 1 May 2015 @ 11:25am

Redfern's Carriageworks venue is set to be taken over by the Sydney Contemporary event in September this year, which will feature works from over 75 galleries from around the globe.

 

Sydney Contemporary returns to Carriageworks for the second time in September since its inaugural event in 2013. Set to exhibit works from 11 different countries outside of Australia as well as...

Posted 29 Apr 2015 @ 5:25pm

Debby Doesn't Do It For Free is an intergenerational sex worker art collective inspired by the '70s porn film Debby Does Dallas, and formed in 2002 as a celebration and homage to sex work.

 

The collective's art honours sex workers of the past and celebrates those in the present. Each artist is given a 'Debby' moniker for confidentiality and privacy. As Deep-Dish Debby, one such...

Posted 29 Apr 2015 @ 5:19pm

It's hard to believe that in almost 20 years of trading, Soho Art Gallery has never exhibited photography.

 

That's all about to change, and its first-ever photography exhibition will be worth the wait. Somewhere In Jaffa by Australian photographer Nathan 'Natti' Miller will feature at the gallery as part of Head On Photo Festival 2015. The series of photos captures the essence...

Posted 24 Apr 2015 @ 12:49pm

Australian photojournalist Ilana Rose will be showing some of her works in conjunction with World Vision this May.

 

The exhibition will host an array of images that Rose has taken of mothers and women in impoverished communities around the world. The images tell stories of women who are pillars of their community; holding them together even in the harshest of conditions.

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Posted 22 Apr 2015 @ 1:16pm

Drawing on an ongoing series of balloon-inspired sculptures, Experiments In Natural Philosophy continues Todd Robinson's inquiry into sculptural presence, materiality and audience reception.

 

The exhibition features a series of rope sculptures which challenge gravity, rising up to the roof in defiance of the laws to which they are subjected. Alongside these sculptures are large...

Posted 20 Apr 2015 @ 1:39pm

Lucas Davidson's third solo exhibition Untitled (Flat Screens) will be showing at Dominik Mersch Gallery in May.

 

The exhibition features an array of dissembled and reassembled screens that the artist has found. The pieces examine and explore modern society's obsession with screen-based technolgy and challenges the audience to view screens as devices that displace us. The...

Posted 16 Apr 2015 @ 4:27pm

In keeping with the one hundredth anniversary of the ANZAC landing at Gallipoli, the Art Gallery of NSW presents Mad Through The Darkness: Australian Artists And The Great War exhibition.

 

The exhibition includes works by official Australian war artists, including Will Dyson, George W Lambert, Arthur Streeton, Fred Leist and Septimus Power, who were assigned the task of creating...

Posted 16 Apr 2015 @ 12:36pm

The Art Gallery of NSW is set to showcase a selection of Gene and Brian Sherman's private collection of contemporary Asian art.

 

The new exhibition, Go East: The Gene & Brian Sherman Contemporary Asian Art Collection represents a major project collaboration between the Gallery and private art contributions. It features artists from China, India, Indonesia, Japan, the...

Posted 15 Apr 2015 @ 4:54pm

The Other Art Fair was launched in London in 2011 as a platform for emerging artists across the world to showcase and sell their work.

 

After eight successful fairs in England, The Other Art Fair will be launching its first international exhibition in Sydney in September. The fair is likely to attract a wide variety of creatives with an interest and a passion for art. The artist...

Posted 15 Apr 2015 @ 1:32pm

Head On Photo Festival is set to showcase some of the most talented photographers in Australia and internationally.

 

Over 50 exhibitions will be presented during the month-long festival in May. The exhibitions are diverse; some dreamy and some daring. Audiences will be spoilt for choice with a wide variety of subjects to choose from.

 

Georges Pacheco's exhibition...

Posted 10 Apr 2015 @ 12:28pm

Coinciding with the 40th anniversary of International Women's Year, the Art Gallery of NSW has announced a photographic exhibition of women by women.

 

Consisiting of nine powerful pieces, the exhibition will contain the works of artists: Miwa Yanagi, Yvonne Todd, Anne Zahalka and Rosemary Laing. The photographs showcase femininity in different lights, diverging from mainstream...

Posted 10 Apr 2015 @ 11:33am

Art for the Theatre will offer a rare look into the works of Australian theatre artist, Kim Carpenter.

 

For 25 years, Carpenter's works have been confined to his studio drawers, but will now be released to the public. Coinciding with the release of Monkey... Journey To The West, his lastest theatre design currently showing at the Sydney Opera House, the exhibition will show...

Posted 2 Apr 2015 @ 10:33am

In their recently redesigned gallery, Artspace is exhibiting An Imprecise Science, a group exhibition featuring the works of thirteen Australian and international artists.

 

An Imprecise Science showcases installations, videos, performances, sculptures, paintings, sounds and words that aim to explore how we determine our own processes for tracking our life and memories. Executive...

Posted 31 Mar 2015 @ 1:11pm

In celebration of a career that has spanned some 40 years, the Art Gallery of NSW is paying homage to Ronnie Tjampitjinpa, one of Australia's leading Aboriginal artists.

 

The exhibition will feature major paintings and prints from the gallery's collection, as well as a number of works from private collections. As one of the founders of the Papunya Tula Artists Group,...

Posted 27 Mar 2015 @ 2:17pm

Stanley Donwood's exhibition The Panic Office will be heading to Australia in late May until early June, showcasing some of Radiohead's most iconic visuals.

 

Famous for his collaborations with Radiohead lead singer Thom Yorke, Donwood's The Panic Room will feature 5,000 pieces of artwork ranging from Radiohead's album covers for classics such as OK Computer and Kid A as well as...

Posted 25 Mar 2015 @ 3:54pm

The Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize is upon us once more. The unique premise of this annual award is that participating artists are permitted to invite an emerging artist to exhibit with them. The aim is to foster mentoring relationships, open up new spaces for dialogue and enhance the connectedness of Australia’s art scene. 

 

Curated by distinguished painter Tim Johnson,...

Posted 24 Mar 2015 @ 1:53pm

As social media management goes, this New York artist has got it down to a T.

 

The Instagram user @micahnotfound, part of the New York-based ART404 collective, has been gradually building a giant collage artwork, one post at a time, on his page.

 

Posting a new 'tile' a few times a week, the artist has been taking...

Posted 23 Mar 2015 @ 3:14pm

Swedish furniture and homeware gurus IKEA are launching a new range of posters inspired by some of the best street artists in the world.

 

The range is being launched at 107 Projects in Redfern on Monday March 23. Attendees will have the opportunity to preview the posters and enjoy some food and music.

 

The works will showcase the diversity and incredible technique...

Posted 18 Mar 2015 @ 2:17pm

Australian artist Nigel Sense will be displaying his art at Flinders Street Gallery this April.

 

Flowers From A Servo is an explosion of colour, sarcasm and flowers as painted from the male perspective. Returning from a sold-out exhibition in Perth, the series features paintings of flowers purchased from local suburban petrol stations – the kind of flowers that are purchased as...

Posted 16 Mar 2015 @ 2:19pm

Over 40 Sydney artists will have their work showcased in a pop-up gallery at Bondi throughout April.

 

The folks over at LOCO project will be presenting a pop-up exhibition to showcase the talents of local artists in Sydney. The exhibition will take place in a recycled shipping container on Bondi's beachfront. The prime location of the pop-up gallery means that artists will be...

Posted 6 Mar 2015 @ 12:34pm

Mambo, everyone's favourite surf company, is hosting an exhibit full of iconic artwork and designs.

 

Renowned around Australia for its instantly recognisable humourous, laconic and visual style, this is the work that drove the Mambo brand into the hearts of all Australians – the farting dog and the surfing Jesus especially. Launched in 1984, Mambo is to celebrate its 30th...

Posted 4 Mar 2015 @ 12:06pm

The award-winning Late Night Library program is returning to Sydney in 2015, as inner-city libraries throw open their doors after dark for nights of art, music, readings, laughter and more.

 

Newtown Library will be running some stand-up comedy nights and live music performances. Surry Hills Library will be having their ‘Innagruel’ Adult Spelling Bee and FBi Radio’s Sad Boys...

Posted 4 Mar 2015 @ 11:58am

“Art Month is like a gateway drug,” says artistic director Glenn Barkley. “You go to Art Month to work out what happens behind the scenes and get some pointers. Then the rest of the year becomes like Art Year.” In other words, it’s an exercise in art enthusiasm? “Exactly, it’s really not hard to do,” he says. 

 

Only a few days out from Sydney’s month-long celebration of...

Posted 3 Mar 2015 @ 2:32pm

The Northern NSW artist and Portia Geach Memorial Award finalist Carmel Debreuil will open her latest solo show at the M2 Gallery on Thursday April 16. 

 

Debreuil creates brightly coloured paintings of children with stern faces peering out from vintage glasses in all manner of play, a call-back to childhood worlds that play out mostly in the imagination. Her use of acrylic paint...

Posted 27 Feb 2015 @ 1:06pm

Acclaimed European photographer Elger Esser is coming to Australia for a project and is having some of his works on display.

 

The Dominik Mersch Gallery in Rushcutters Bay will be host to some of the German's work. Esser uses landscapes and often with derelict and abandoned human-made structures. Esser engages with bleak colour palettes and long shots to explore disassociation,...

Posted 25 Feb 2015 @ 3:00pm

To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of International Women’s Day, the University of Sydney is showcasing a moving archive of art, film, and social history projects entitled Future Feminist Archive.

 

From the tales of institutionalised women in past centuries and pioneering Australian filmmakers of the '70s to a 2005 time capsule of 100 Sydney artists’ interviews, the Sydney...

Posted 25 Feb 2015 @ 2:56pm

Hijinks, Sydney’s only underwater party event, takes over Sydney Aquarium yet again next Friday the 13th, transforming the space into an underwater House of Horrors.

 

Hijinks' March edition will feature live sideshow acts by Dangerboy, a twisted fortune telling by Celia Curtis, gory face painting, an Ouija Board room, and a live horror-themed AV set by Michela Ledwidge and...

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