Visual Arts

Posted 25 Feb 2015 @ 12:49pm

Infectious Desires brings together a significant body of work by Margarita Sampson, which she has created over three years, and marks her first solo show in Sydney in over a decade.


Sampson uses found chairs, which are then altered through carpentry and carving, spending months piecing together and sewing the textiles which are then upholstered onto the works. Her art explores...

Posted 19 Feb 2015 @ 5:27pm

Commencing on Saturday March 7, the Chippendale Creative Precinct will host a free walking tour of galleries around Chippendale. Tours will be hosted by gallerists and guest artists with insightful knowledge into the art scene. 


Continuing on from the BEAMS Art Festival in 2014 that saw 15,000 people flood Chippendale laneways, the Chippendale Creative Precinct (CCP) is...

Posted 18 Feb 2015 @ 12:26pm

The Australian Centre for Photography, Metro Screen and UNSW Art & Design have all joined forces to celebrate 40 years of creative history in Paddington.


The Creative Paddington day will include a large range of exhibitions and activities for young and old, as well as highlighting the creative history of the area. There will be exhibitions from both Australian and...

Posted 13 Feb 2015 @ 12:28pm

The National Art School is set to host a program of mid-week soirees called Twilight Sessions.


The new Twilight Sessions will include showcases from current artists, along with drawing, music and photography workshops. To help you enjoy and take in the art, DJ Mike Who will be on hand with soft beats, and there'll be food and drink from pop-up outlets. On top of that, there'll...

Posted 11 Feb 2015 @ 12:06pm

A new exhibition set to open at Stills Gallery, Bookmarked, aims to celebrate artist books in all their forms.


From handcrafted one-offs, to self-published photobooks and vintage punk fanzines, Bookmarked is a curated group exhbition that celebrates the paper pages. The exhibition includes many prominent names from the art world, including Diedre Brollo, Danny Digby, Stephen...

Posted 11 Feb 2015 @ 12:02pm

The new exhibition to satisfy everyone's inner child, Toys Through Time, will explore the last 200 years of children’s toys, from peg dolls to Barbies.


Featuring over 200 original toys, the exhibit aims to capture the spirit of play, as well as the unique creativity of Sydney’s toy industry. The toys on display range from impressive Lego collections to an impressive doll set...

Posted 11 Feb 2015 @ 12:00pm

Four of Sydney’s best visual artists are forming a band, and while they aren’t playing any gigs anytime soon, they are holding a show at Galerie Pompom through March.


The ‘band’ includes Tim Bruniges, Julian Day, Heath Franco, and Richard Kean. All of these Sydney artists use sound and vision heavily in their projects, and this new show explores the intersection of these themes...

Posted 9 Feb 2015 @ 5:38pm

The Gaffa Gallery in Sydney has announced its latest exhibiton from Australian photographer Nancy Trieu.


The Seven Deadly Sins are perhaps increasingly irrelevant concepts to today's audience, yet Virtuous Decadence looks set to reimagine that old duality of 'sin' and 'virtue' in a modern collection that challenges societal models of femininity and beauty.

Posted 6 Feb 2015 @ 11:00am

The Japan Foundation in Sydney is to present an exhibition from Australian photographer Brett Boardman.


Mono No Aware: The Poignancy Of Things will explore ideas about shelter and home and most notably incorporates images of the Katsura Imperial Villa, a cultural landmark of Japan located smack-bang in Kyoto, the former imperial capital. Boardman is by trade usually an...

Posted 5 Feb 2015 @ 2:01pm

Art Express will return again this year to showcase the most outstanding major works from the 2014 HSC Visual Arts exams at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. 


This year the exhibition will feature 37 student artists, chosen from 10,000 that completed the exam. Art Express allows students to present their work in a professional space to a diverse audience and gives insight...

Posted 4 Feb 2015 @ 12:51pm

The City of Sydney is seeking new contributions from artists, curators and other creatives for one of Australia’s best temporary art festivals.


Art & About is a Sydney festival that celebrates temporary art installations and performances in public and unusual spaces. It looks to cover all of arts disciplines, from visual arts to music and theatre.



Posted 3 Feb 2015 @ 2:16pm

Art Month, the contemporary art festival that takes over Sydney in March this year, has revealed its full program for 2015.


Artistic director Glenn Barkley has announced a program under the theme Where Art Happens. As in past years, Art Month 2015 will invite Sydneysiders to enjoy art in spaces not usually open to the public, as well as attend art tours, artist dinners and the...

Posted 29 Jan 2015 @ 12:51pm

In celebration of the Chinese New Year, the artists from Yangjiang Group will lead a series of live performances at the Chinese Garden Of Friendship, built as a symbol of friendship between Sydney and Guangzhou (the capital of Guangdong province) in 1988.


Yangjiang Group, the contemporary art collective hailing from the coastal city of Yangjiang in China’s southern Guangdong...

Posted 28 Jan 2015 @ 12:25pm

Photographer Louis Whelan has announced a new series called African/Australians to run at Customs House until March.


Whelan is no stranger to art fans, having amassed over 30 national and international awards, including the Julia Margaret Cameron Award, and being a finalist in the National Portrait Prize in 2012 and 2013.

Whalan was inspired towards her new works...

Posted 16 Jan 2015 @ 11:28am

The ever-popular Jurassic Lounge – like Arnold Schwarzenegger, or John Farnham for that matter – is coming back for just a few nights to host a Mardi Gras party.


If you love dinosaur fossils and a good time, then you're in paradise, because Jurassic Lounge has got everything you want. It's hosting a Mardi Gras party where you can check out some dead reptiles and some live ones...

Posted 16 Jan 2015 @ 11:23am

The Sydney College of the Arts (SCA) Galleries are set to stage a multicultural art exhibit. The exhibit will feature works from artists of Aboriginal, Italian and Korean descent, called Blakattak, Bandiera Nera and Strange Associations respectively. 


Installations in Blakattak will include the likes of Blakward Pawn, an outdoor chess set where the black pieces, all pawns, are...

Posted 15 Jan 2015 @ 1:26pm

The Lanterns Of The Terracotta Warriors installation, showing for the first time outside China and the UK, will feature as part of Chinese New Year celebrations in Sydney.


Inspired by the iconic terracotta warriors unearthed in Shaanxi Province in 1974, the instillation features 90 brightly illuminated warriors fashioned out of cloth and wire that each stand 2.1 metres tall. ...

Posted 7 Jan 2015 @ 4:45pm

Sydneysiders have the opportunity to experience the adult side of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences with the announcement of MAASive Lates, a monthly evening series running from January.


January sees Circus Follies take over the Powerhouse Museum’s Circus Factory, with an incredicle fire show from Circaholics Anonymous, as well as live music and delicious food and sweets...

Posted 7 Jan 2015 @ 1:13pm

Galerie Pompom has announced two new exhibitions that will be showcased at the gallery in February and March.


Twelve Paintings by Nicola Smith is a series of works that explore travel and social media through oil paintings. Smith takes photos from her life across the globe and uploads them to Instagram, before transforming and translating the images into stunning oil paintings...

Posted 12 Dec 2014 @ 11:25am

Helen Terinan brings her latest exhibition Farming Without Fences to Australia's oldest Aboriginal and indigenous art gallery.


Landscape, beauty, Aboriginal heritage and cross-cultural interactions are explored in Tiernan's latest exhibition. Combining the aesthetic elements of patterning with themes of land management and cultivation, Tiernan's art encapsulates the conflict...

Posted 12 Dec 2014 @ 10:30am

Australian artist Tom Carment is having his work displayed at a couple of exhibitions this year alongside the release of his latest book.


The recognisable scenes of Darlinghurst, Paddington, Kings Cross and more are brought to life through Carment's latest creations. The works are being showcased across two major exhibitions, first at a solo exhibition at King Street Gallery,...

Posted 11 Dec 2014 @ 12:52pm

Sand Sculpting Australia is set to launch its inaugural international sand sculpting exhibition, titled A Friend In Me.


This year's theme pays tribute to everyone's favourite Disney/Pixar characters. A Friend In Me  will feature 17 life-sized sand sculptures, as well as children's sand sculpting workshops, sand art, a giant sandpit and an interactive Lego play zone that will...

Posted 11 Dec 2014 @ 12:48pm

The Head On photography festival is calling for 2015 submissions to the prestigious art prize, worth $50,000. 


Emerging photographers, photo journalists and artists are given the opportunity to submit their work into one of four categories; portrait, landscape, mobile or moving image. 


Since its launch in 2010, Head On continues to grow, each year showcasing the...

Posted 3 Dec 2014 @ 3:34pm

Matthew Gillett Gallery has announced an inaugural arts market called Mercato Arte, and is calling out for artists from all creative disciplines to exhibit their work.


Since opening at The Scarborough Hotel in April 2013, the gallery has sold over $50,000 worth of art, dedicated to championing artists on the South Coast and promoting their work.


The gallery is...

Posted 27 Nov 2014 @ 1:42pm

Following the closing of the Jurassic Lounge, The Australian Museum will be opening its doors every Thursday evening until the end of January for Tequila Sunsets – a chill night of Mexican food, Latin DJs and a 'pinata installation' by Mexican visual artist Sergio Plata.


The Australian Museum is currently exhibiting Aztecs, an intriguing look at the dramatically short-lived...

Posted 26 Nov 2014 @ 12:00pm

The inaugural Pop Screen Tee competition is set to celebrate screen printing talents from across the land, with close to a hundred entries received for this weekend's event.


In true Quentin Tarantino spirit, the competition is all about taking on pop culture from a different angle – and so the competition's theme is 'Taran-tee-no', with entrants required to design a T-shirt...

Posted 25 Nov 2014 @ 4:44pm

How well do Alt-J, Chet Faker, London Grammar, Phoenix and Banks handle a paintbrush?


Find out with FBi Radio’s second Brush With Fame art auction, for which these musicians and more have contributed their masterpieces to raise money for Sydney’s favourite independent radio station. The hand-drawn artworks show off the talents from those who’ve popped by FBi in 2014, also...

Posted 21 Nov 2014 @ 11:45am

Young artists are set to investigate identity and creativity in a graduate exhibition.


Graduating students from the Design Centre Enmore will be showcasing their work in an exhibition titled Wanted: Who Stole The Show. Illustrations will be available to the public in a display of picture-making, creative thinking and storytelling. 

Posted 14 Nov 2014 @ 2:09pm

Some of Australia's most promising young contemporary artists will have their work showcased at the National Art School Graduate Exhibition 2014.


Ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture will be on display at this year's National Art School Graduate Exhibition. The exhibition highlights a diverse range of intelligent and creative works, all...

Posted 7 Nov 2014 @ 11:10am

Hellen Pynor's unique contemporary art collection is coming to the Dominik Mersch Gallery.


Art, science and humanity collide in Pynor's avant-garde exhibition, The Accidental Primate. Pynor, who has had her work showcased in the likes of the Powerhouse Museum, Science Gallery Dublin and National Centre for Contemporary Arts Russia, has created a stunning series of artworks that...