Arts News

Posted 16 Sep 2016 @ 4:08pm

The new exhibition, to be opened by Sculpture By The Sea founding director David Handley, will run through October.


An exciting new exhibition curated by Margarita Sampson is set to open at Stanley Street Gallery on Thursday October 6.


Borne, which brings together a varied range of emerging and established sculptors, reconsiders the context and material of body-...

Posted 16 Sep 2016 @ 3:03pm

The glitzy new show celebrates the highlights of Bette Midler's long career.


Bringing the campy spirit of Bette Midler back to our attention is You Bette, a feather-filled, sequin-rich retrospective that looks back on the glitz and glamour of Midler's decades in show business.


Responsible for many lasting moments in Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway (...

Posted 16 Sep 2016 @ 3:02pm

With a grand-heritage style renovation recently revealed, the Leichhardt establishment has restored much of its original grandeur.


Norton Street's The Royal has recently opened its doors after undergoing significant remodelling and restoration, and it looks bloody great.


The 60-seater grand heritage-style wraparound balcony overlooking Norton Street revisits ...

Posted 16 Sep 2016 @ 2:55pm

Frenchy, Neel Kolkhatkar and Khaled Khalafalla will all perform in November.


Comedy is very much returning itself to the public eye in Australia, and the announcement of shows from Frenchy, Neel Kolkhatkar and Khaled Khalafalla will be sure to please those keeping tabs on the new wave of comedians.


YouTube sensations Frenchy and Neel Kolkhatkar, both of whom...

Posted 16 Sep 2016 @ 2:53pm

The Newtown bar have opened their second floor as a display space for artists.


Newtown's The Thirsty Wolf have announced a great new initiative for artists seeking floor space for their artworks. They've just opened their upstairs room as an exhibition space and are inviting artists to exhibit free of charge. Even better, they also have a 2-hour long happy hour running from 7pm -...
Posted 16 Sep 2016 @ 12:05pm

The #IStandUp events will be held simultaneously around the country to raise money for victims of domestic violence.


As part of a wonderful new initiative to raise awareness of the prominence of domestic violence in Australia, not-for-profit organization Share The Dignity have announced a series of comedy specials will be run around Australia on Friday October 14.


Posted 16 Sep 2016 @ 11:29am

Two icons of Australian popular culture are coming together for a great cause.


Ken Done, one of Australia's most celebrated artists, has teamed up with clothing brand Havaianas for a limited edition release of thongs.


The thongs are based off Done's Barrier Reef Garden print from 1984, one of his many colourful and evocative depictions of Australia's beautiful...

Posted 14 Sep 2016 @ 11:51am

To celebrate their sixth birthday those funny folks at The Comedy Lounge have today announced a special series of one-off events.


Called The Headliner Series, the shows will feature several of the club's favourite acts performing extended sets.


Launching the shenanigans are solid favourites...

Posted 14 Sep 2016 @ 11:17am

ARO Gallery is the latest art space to open in Sydney, with its founder Annette Russell opening her own show there this month. 


Working as an artist in Sydney for nearly two decades, Annette Russell's latest body of work Hung And Drawn focuses on botanical...

Posted 14 Sep 2016 @ 10:48am

Drawn from her love of natural sculptural forms, Dorryce Rock will soon unveil her new solo exhibition Sculptural Play.


Presented by Art2Muse Gallery, Rock's latest body of work juggles both serious and whimsical themes. 


With an abstract language in...

Posted 13 Sep 2016 @ 3:07pm

"Oh hi Mark, meet my legal team!"


Tommy Wiseau, director of the cult classic The Room, a film that has more than occasionally been described as one of the worst movies of all time, has reportedly enlisted a legal team in order to "pursue action" against the Sydney Underground Film Festival should they choose to proceed with screenings of Room Full Of Spoons, an expose about the...

Posted 12 Sep 2016 @ 5:40pm

Now in its fourth year, the festival has a quality lineup of golden classics that incorporate British culture, humour and traditions.


The festival will open with the Australian premiere of Amma Asante's drama A United Kingdom, which is based on the book Colour Bar by Susan Williams. It comes directly from its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and is also...

Posted 12 Sep 2016 @ 5:38pm

Get ready for Caturday!


All you Anime-lovers, this one's for you: Neko Nation, a celebration of all things related to the artform is heading to Sydney.


The event will feature a host of different disciplines and showcases for you to enjoy. There will be DJs, opportunities for cosplay, drinks, dancing and so much more. The festival is designed to replicate the...

Posted 12 Sep 2016 @ 5:08pm

An important work based on a true contemporary tragedy.


The Sydney Royal Botanic Garden is set to present Sydney-based Wiradjuri/Kamilaroi artist Jonathan Jones' captivating installation for 17 days.


Jones' installation Barrangal Dyara was inspired by the history of the venue, the site where the Century Palace building went up in flames in the 19th century. The...

Posted 12 Sep 2016 @ 10:04am

The Captain Beefheart enthusiast, comic titan and one of the most profoundly influential figures in pop culture history is heading our way.


The lineup for Graphic 2016, one of the Southern Hemisphere's most significant celebrations of all things, well, graphic, has just been announced, and ho boy is it a doozy.


Leading the charge is The Simpson's own Matt...

Posted 10 Sep 2016 @ 3:09pm

Hope you like your theatre dark and troubled!


Peter Weiss’ The Persecution And Assassination Of Jean-Paul Marat By The Inmates Of The Asylum Of Charenton Under The Direction Of The Marquis De Sade ( or Marquis/Sade if you don’t fancy dropping that lengthy title into casual conversation) is one of the most groundbreaking and influential pieces of theatre to debut in modern times...

Posted 10 Sep 2016 @ 2:58pm

Get ready...


With a tagline like 'what is it?' how could you not be intrigued by Red Billabong? The film, a new entry into Australia's beloved creature feature subgenre, is heading to Event Cinemas George Street in a special one-off screening that will give horror fans a chance to see the epic new flick up on the big screens, which, let's face it, is really the only way to...

Posted 10 Sep 2016 @ 2:48pm

Seems like we can't get enough Kahlo in our lives.


Reacting to a huge outpouring of public support, the Art Gallery of NSW have announced that they will be extending the exhibition dates for Frida Kahlo And Diego Rivera.


Kahlo and Rivera are two towering figures in modern art, with Kahlo in particular well-known for her striking, body positive paintings that...

Posted 10 Sep 2016 @ 2:28pm

David Lynch's masterpiece is returning to the big screen.


Having recently been voted the best film of the 21st century - how's that for props? - David Lynch's surrealist cinematic trip Mulholland Drive is returning to the big screens.


The film stars Naomi Watts, and follows the story of a young ingenue navigating the worlds of success, romance and horrific burnt...

Posted 9 Sep 2016 @ 6:18pm

Wine: How classy people get wasted.


Wine: How classy people get wasted. Let's all give a big cheer to welcome back to Pinot Palooza, returning to Sydney this fall. 


The event is Australia's biggest annual pinot noir and music festival, and will be brought to you by the one and only Bottle Shop Concepts. There'll be lots of wine on offer from over 100 of...

Posted 9 Sep 2016 @ 6:11pm

Art at night: what more could ya want?


The National Art School are set to present an exciting new event titled Nas Nights: Start Making Sense. The evening program will include a curator-led tour of NAS Gallery’s current exhibition Sixth Sense, a ceramics workshop, a silent disco, flower market, virtual reality headsets and much, much more.


The series is a multi-...

Posted 2 Sep 2016 @ 3:36pm

The beloved market returns to Manning Bar for another celebration of Sydney's rock 'n' roll and alternative cultures.


Sydney Rock 'n' Roll & Alternative Market is turning six and they're ready to celebrate with a wonderful array of musicians and DJs. The likes of The Rocksteady Ratpack, Wes Pudsey & the Sonic Aces, The Dan Barnett Swing 5, and Narelle Evans and the...

Posted 2 Sep 2016 @ 11:41am

The longstanding pooch-friendly Marrickville pub will offer dog owners the opportunity to win prizes while giving to a good cause.


The Vic on the Park will host a new weekly membership charity event every Sunday, with all proceeds from the sign ups going directly to Maggie's Rescue, a Marrickville-based animal welfare charity supporting animals in need of homes....

Posted 1 Sep 2016 @ 12:32pm

Have you heard James Nguyen makes art? Really cool art.


After studying at the National Art School and Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney-based artist James Nguyen spent the last year making collaborative docos - 'docos' being the cool kids' term for documentaries - in New York. Talk about movin' on up in the world, eh?


Nguyen has experimented with a range art...

Posted 31 Aug 2016 @ 3:39pm

For her latest body of work, Australian artist Sally Simpson has used ocean debris to craft a series of delicate and intriguing sculptures.


Objects For An Unknown Future Museum uses the detritus of ocean life, both organic and inorganic, to explore the relationship between the human and natural world.


Dried out fish bones, coral and shells are brought together...

Posted 31 Aug 2016 @ 10:56am

Nanda/Hobbs Contemporary is set to present a solo exhibition of exciting new work from the Paris-based Australian artist, Anthony White.


In his latest body of work, Crossing The Rubicon, Anthony White explores the intersection of defining historical moments with issues in the current socio-political climate. White addresses ideas sourced from historical moments of cultural...

Posted 31 Aug 2016 @ 10:19am

Take a look at that lineup, won'tcha?


Get ready to journey to the picturesque community of St Albans, less than 2 hours north-west of Sydney to rub shoulders with the likes of Jane Caro, Les Murray, Sarah Ferguson, Richard Glover and many more, as you wander the festival precinct of this historic village. In its second year, the festival is set to maintain its community focus...

Posted 26 Aug 2016 @ 5:09pm

Happy birthday to them, happy birthday to them...


Gallery 9 is set to look back at ten years of its experimental curation with new exhibition Almost 10, encapsulating the rich, versatile voices that have made up its history.


Among those selfsame voices rank artists as varied as Peter Alwast,  John Aslanidis, Simon Blau, Brett East, Denise Green and Michelle...

Posted 26 Aug 2016 @ 2:44pm

Embrace the unknown with this one-night-only exhibition.


The Sydney Design Festival will play host to Rose Tinted Glasses, a one-night-only exhibition curating female, Sydney-based artists who seek to liberate convention in the art world. Allowing themselves to be consumed by the unknown and the instinctive, the exhibition is founded on subverting the norm and redefining how we...
Posted 26 Aug 2016 @ 10:59am

Light 'em up.


Light the Night, the Leukaemia Foundation's annual fundraising lantern walk, will take place on Friday October 7. The wonderful iniative is designed to raise awareness of the prevalence of blood cancers, with the magnificent surroundings of Barangaroo hosting the event.


Last year 30,000 people attended walks around the country, with each person...