Exhibitions

BUDDHIST EXHIBITION 2017 : UNCOVERING THE LIGHT OF BUDDHISM

Buddhist Exhibition is an exhibition that  has been organised by the University of NSW Buddhist Society (UNIBUDS) to showcase Buddhist artefacts and artworks to the public.

In accordance with this year’s theme, “Uncovering the Light of Buddhism”,  the exhibition will explore the original purpose and meaning behind some Buddhist artefacts, by delving into the influence of time and culture in shaping the current perceptions of these artefacts.

How did Buddhism come about? What items did monks use back in the day of the Buddha? Who distilled the Buddha’s teachings from oral communication into written form and how were they recorded? Come and find out as you navigate your way through artefacts and exhibits as art, history and Buddhism intertwine.             Continue reading BUDDHIST EXHIBITION 2017 : UNCOVERING THE LIGHT OF BUDDHISM

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN : THE ARTIST’S GARDEN : AMERICAN IMPRESSIONISM

“An artist’s interest in gardening is to produce pictures without brushes.” Anna Lea Merritt

The latest luminous film from Exhibition on Screen is from the Florence Griswold Museum in Connecticut located at the former boarding house in Connecticut where the artists gathered .

Narrated by Gillian Anderson and directed by Phil Grabsky, with some voice over of artist’s letters of the time, it documents how the American impressionist movement followed its own path, whilst taking heed of leading French impressionists such as Renoir and Cezanne.

It also puts the art movement in context of the development of America at the time with the adoption of Impressionist techniques by US artists and it examines the way the movement interacted with changing attitudes to gardens, as well as the many other upheavals in American society at the time. Continue reading EXHIBITION ON SCREEN : THE ARTIST’S GARDEN : AMERICAN IMPRESSIONISM

BRAZIL DREAMING ON A SYDNEY SUMMER’S DAY

 

ARTIST STATEMENT –  FLAVIA JULIUS

I was born and grew up in São Paulo, an extremely busy city, full of contrasts. I have always loved to wander around the old downtown, amongst high rises, noisy traffic and people from all walks of life.

Bossa Nova is forever the rhythm that calms me down; and samba is in my blood. Maybe in a past life I lived in Africa. Drums hypnotise me, and Carnival is a sublime elation.

I wish Brazil did not have the major social inequality it does. There´s a lot of suffering around, but funnily enough through suffering huge creativity flourishes. Natural beauty and an aura of excitement: even in its dull moments, Brazil is a party place, where you can have fun and find love.

Speaking about love! I met my Aussie husband on the Amazon, and yes, it was true love! I moved to Sydney, which quickly turned into another passion.

Aboriginal art and culture became an inspiration as much as Indigenous and African culture were inspirations in Brazil.

My soul is forever divided by my original and new roots, however through painting I feel complete, I´m able to connect my two beloved countries, or indeed all the amazing places I have visited around this planet, and the ones I hope to see in the future.

When I can´t travel physically, I travel through my art.

On this particular trip, I couldn´t go anywhere else but deep into Brazil. It´s a combination of art, design, nature, culture, music, people, the spiritual, the raw and the mundane. It´s Brazilian Dreaming.

.Flavia is extending an invitation to readers to see her exhibition on display at the Penny Farthing Design House, 51 Darling Street, East Balmain from the 3-11 March.

For more about brazilian dreaming, visit https://www.pennyfarthingdh.com.au
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Featured image – Brazilian/Australian artist Flavia Julius at work.

Opening Exhibition “Shift from within” by the artist Haruyo Morita

Le Petit Bateau art collective is pleased to invite readers to the opening exhibition of the talented artist HARUYO MORITA on Saturday 11th February, between 7 pm and 10 pm at the Vincent and Dupree’ Salon 248 Bronte Road, Waverley.

The title of the exhibition is Haruyo Morita : Shift From Within.

Whatever word or label we use to describe the oneness of our universe, we are all inescapably participating in it. Haruyo Morita’s works explore the connected nature of this existence, recalibrating our perception of ourselves by focusing on our spiritual similarities, whilst accepting our man-made differences.

“Just because people believe in different things, they are no better or less – we are just made differently to keep the balance in this universe.”

Haruyo’s paintings reflect this understanding by stripping away our human forms and figures to reveal the shared essence of what it actually means to be a human being below the surface.

Haruyo seeks to replace judgement, malice and confusion with a gentle understanding and calm observation. Her planetary orbs of human experience sit suspended in ethereal whiteness; peaceful, egoless and beautiful.

In a world where many resolve themselves to negative energy and the perceived drudgery of existence, Haruyo reaches for more by focusing on acceptance and embracing the poetry in everything around her.

There is no instruction on how to feel, only an effort to inspire by showing us one possibility and prompting us to make our own decision, to create the changes we desire for ourselves, from within.

Haruyo Morita is a Japanese artist who began her study of visual arts at Tajimi Technical High school (Japan) in 1994.

Morita’s passion for art soon took her around the world to further refine her style at the National Art School (Sydney) and at the ‘Villa Bastille’ Art School (Paris).

Morita is currently based in Parramatta working with Sumi (calligraphy ink) ‚ traditional mineral pigments‚ gold leaf‚ shell powder‚ acrylic and oil paints.

LIST OF EXHIBITIONS –

2017 -Group show ‘Palingenesia’ (Surry Hills Sydney)

2016 – Parallax art fair( London)

2016- Group Show ‘Resonance’ Blacktown hospital, Nepean Hospital

2015- Group show ‘Vision’ M2 Gallery (Surry Hills Sydney)

2015 – Group show ‘Transcend’ Japan Foundation Gallery (Chippendale Sydney)

2015 – Group show Quarrymans Hotel (Pyrmont Sydney)

2015- Solo Exhibition Soul Portraits (Shh centre 4 Hybrid Art-Parramatta)

2015- Group Exhibition Do what you love (Soma Studio-SurryHills)

2014- Group Exhibition Ritratto dell’anima-Soul Portrait (Rome)

2013 – Group exhibition 4A Center for Contemporary Asian art(Sydney)

2013 – ‘Origin of O’ – Performance Art: Zen-Circle Calligraphy

2012 – Solo Exhibition at MarsHill Cafe‚ -Magnolia therapy(Parramatta)

2011 – Group Exhibition at MarsHill Cafe (Parramatta) 2009 – Solo Exhibition at MarsHill cafe -Flowers(Parramatta).

Haruyo Morita’s website is http://www.haruyomoritaart.com/artist.html

Entry to the exhibition is free. Food and drinks are provided by donation. There will be live music by Billsbry. The exhibition will be open to the public until the 17th March.

For more about Opening Exhibition “Shift from within” by the artist Haruyo Morita, visit http://www.haruyomoritaart.com/artist.html

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Danny Eastwood Photography Exhibition @ Black Eye Gallery

Liquēre – Latin verb meaning – to be fluid

Photography is often a literal transposition of reality, but it can also blur boundaries.

The images in this exhibition aim to confound the viewer.

Submerged, reflected & refracted; figures are presented in an almost abstract way. The pared back form becomes sculptural with the subtle modulations of light and motion.

These are transitory moments of movement – the figure and the water perfectly meeting each other in a moment of flux.

Danny Eastwood is a fine art and commercial photographer sought after for his attention to detail and creative vision.

Eastwood has been recognised internationally at D&AD, the New York Advertising Festival and features in Luerzer’s Archive Top 200 Advertising Photographers.

Eastwood is a member of The POOL COLLECTIVE, a creative cooperative comprising of seven artists working in the mediums of motion and still imagery.

DATES
Opening Night: Thursday 16 February 6pm – 8pm / Exhibition runs: 14 February – 5 March

For more about Danny Eastwood Photography Exhibition – Black Eye Gallery, visit https://blackeyegallery.com.au/
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EGYPTIAN MUMMIES – EXPLORING ANCIENT LIVES @ THE POWERHOUSE

Allow plenty of time to explore in this huge, sprawling, fascinating exhibition that has just opened at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney. Elegantly designed, the exhibition is situated on the street level, right near the entrance.

The exhibition features six mummies from the British Museum’s collection, dating from 900 BC – 180 AD, all scanned using the latest CT technology. Interactive, 3D visualisations and allows visitors to explore the mummies, whilst displaying over 200 objects which help place each mummy in its historical context.

The exhibition asks – what lies beneath the wrappings of each mummy ? Who were they, how old were they when they died and what caused their death?! Continue reading EGYPTIAN MUMMIES – EXPLORING ANCIENT LIVES @ THE POWERHOUSE

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN : THE CURIOUS WORLD OF HEIRONYMUS BOSCH

Who was Hieronymus Bosch? Why do his strange and fantastical paintings resonate with art lovers now more than ever? How does he bridge the medieval and Renaissance worlds and continue to influence artists even today?! Where did his unconventional and timeless creations come from? These and other questions were answered in this fascinating film.

The film is based on the critically acclaimed, once-only exhibition which brought together practically all Bosch’s major paintings and drawings from around the world to his home town of Den Bosch, Netherlands.

This is a striking exhibition that saw almost half a million visitors marveling at Bosch’s quirky creations and imagination. The Museum had to remain until after midnight every night. Continue reading EXHIBITION ON SCREEN : THE CURIOUS WORLD OF HEIRONYMUS BOSCH

PLATFORM 72 GALLERY PRESENTS ‘PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP SHOW’

Facebook-event-page-photo-PhotographyThis exhibition will feature the works of local photographers: Shannon Cotterill, Jennifer Chua, Paul Foley, and Angela Robertson-Buchanan and will take place between the 3rd and 17th December.

The official opening with the opportunity to meet the artists will take place on Saturday 3rd December between 1-3 pm.

VENUE
Platform 72 Gallery is located at 62 Atchison Street St Leonards.

For more about Photography Group Show, visit http://platformstore.com.au/collections/photography-group-show
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SUSAN O’DOHERTY’S EXHIBITION ‘PINNED TO THE WALL’ @ SPOT 81 GALLERY CHIPPENDALE

PINNED TO THE WALL is a highly charged series of new work by Sydney artist Susan O’Doherty that uses discarded domestic items to explore themes of gender inequality and family violence.

Working across assemblage, painting and sculpture, O’Doherty has purposely collected familiar and nostalgic objects to help map her contemporary storytelling and to bring the private into a public message.

Susan O’Doherty began working on this exhibition three years ago collecting objects by design. Her trademark use of vintage items was intentionally chosen and placed to convey harmony or dissonance or something intangible in between. Continue reading SUSAN O’DOHERTY’S EXHIBITION ‘PINNED TO THE WALL’ @ SPOT 81 GALLERY CHIPPENDALE

HORIZON – ENCAUSTICS BY TRICIA TRINDER @ PLATFORM 72 GALLERY ST LEONARDS

Meet the artist Tricia Tinder and join her  for drinks on Saturday 12th November between 1 and 3pm.

The exhibition runs from 12th to 26th November 2016 at Platform 72 Gallery, 62 Atchison Street, St Leonards.

For more about “Horizon” – Tricia Trinder Solo Show, visit http://platformstore.com.au/blogs/upcoming-exhibitions/upcoming-exhibitions

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UNDERWATER NUDES PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION @ JOEL COLEMAN GALLERY MANLY

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Acclaimed photographer Joel Coleman’s latest collection, “Nereids” : Underwater Nudes, is being exhibited at his gallery in Manly from 11th November to 21st November.  

The Opening Night will take place on  Thursday 10th November from 6 pm.

The 12 Limited Edition artworks that make up Coleman’s latest series are limited to just three prints of each image.

Coleman has spent his entire adult life photographing the ocean and this series is no exception with the entire collection featuring model Lauren Vickers underwater. Continue reading UNDERWATER NUDES PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION @ JOEL COLEMAN GALLERY MANLY

MITZI VARDILL’S NEW SOLO SHOW @ PLATFORM72 GALLERY ST LEONARDS

This exhibition will feature 11  exquisite artworks by artist Mitzi Vardill, exploring notions of memory and the transience of human existence.

Mitzi’s latest charcoal drawings are fragmented memories within landscapes. These deeply layered works celebrate a life well lived. Cherishing the earth from which we all come from and from which we shall all return.

The exhibition runs from 25 October – 5 November at Platform72 Gallery – TWT Creative Precinct – 62 Atchison Street, St Leonards, 2065, N.S.W.

Readers are invited to join the artist for drinks at the Official Opening which will take place on the  29th October between 1 and 3 pm.

 

 

FEATHERED FRIENDS – A CELEBRATION OF AUSTRALIAN BIRDS @ PLATFORM 72 GALLERY ST LEONARDS

What do you get when you mix a photographer, graphic designers & a fine art illustrator? An eclectic mix of bird art in the form of an exhibition titled Feathered Friends.

Combining 45 pieces of individual bird art, featuring Angela’s close up macro bird headshots, Eggpicnic’s uniquely graphic bold birds & Lamice’s delicate bird & feather drawings, carefully curated to inform about our wonderful Australian birdlife. Continue reading FEATHERED FRIENDS – A CELEBRATION OF AUSTRALIAN BIRDS @ PLATFORM 72 GALLERY ST LEONARDS

GABBI LANCASTER’S JADE @ m2 GALLERY SURRY HILLS

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SANCTUARY

This is a solo exhibition by artist Gabbi Lancaster which  commemorate the Moreton Bay fig trees of Sydney. Jade is an expression of the artist’s love and respect for nature, highlighting the magnificence, beauty and vulnerability of trees and the birds that rely on them.

The collection captures the detail and majesty of the Moreton Bay Fig trees of Anzac Parade and Randwick. The unnecessary destruction of these significant trees, by the NSW government, has compelled the artist to spend many hours under their canopies, leading to the creation of these works. Continue reading GABBI LANCASTER’S JADE @ m2 GALLERY SURRY HILLS

MONUMENTALISM CURATED BY ANTHONY BAUTOVICH @ KUDOS GALLERY PADDINGTON

Our collective memory is shaped by the ideology of the day. The politics of memory enables a regime to record its version of the past. History is conditioned by this shared remembrance.

The decaying monuments from Tito’s Yugoslavia form the backdrop for ‘Monumentalism’ – an exhibition curated by Anthony Bautovich at Kudos Gallery in Sydney opening on Tuesday the 8th of November 2016.

Currently undertaking his Masters of Curating at the University of New South Wales Art and Design (UNSWA&D) Anthony has been awarded the 2016 Kudos Gallery Early Career Curator Award. The son of migrants from the former Yugoslavia, the curator’s interest in art from Eastern Europe was the catalyst for ‘Monumentalism’. The exhibition will bring together International and Australian artists to respond to the emotional, political and social impact of the failings of the single party state.

The exhibiting artists are Croatian multimedia artist Igor Grubić (film), Dutch photographer Jan Kempenaers, Sydney artists Tim Bruniges (sound), Biljana Jancić (installation), Kuba Dorabialski (video), Kusum Normoyle (video and performance) and Vienna based artist Marko Lulić (video).

The images featured in Jan Kempenaers’ 2010 book release, ‘Spomenik’, – a Croatian word meaning monument – created an Internet frenzy. The alien like modernist structures in ‘Spomenik’ captured the curiosity of the West. Memorials from the past, these abstract monuments were commissioned by President Josip Broz Tito to convey a sense of confidence and strength in the new Socialist Republic. Designed and built in the ‘60s and ‘70s by leading architects and sculptors from Yugoslavia including Vojin Bakić and Bogdan Bogdanović, these landmarks of modernism are located at sites of battles and concentration camps commemorating the victims of fascism in WW11.

The aesthetic beauty of these brutalist memorials challenges their innate and commemorative intention. Devoid of signs of ideologies, war heroes or religions, these abstract forms were symbols of a modern and unified future. Established as recreational areas to visit and cultivate a sense of national and cultural togetherness, these remote and isolated memorials now lay idle.

As the Balkans War took hold in the early ‘90s and Yugoslavia fell apart, the monuments became touchstones for the inherent hatreds from the past. Many of the monuments have been destroyed and even today the remaining memorials are being dismantled for their raw materials. The authorities turn a blind eye. From triumph to tragedy, these abandoned and decaying forms are a reflection of a broken and disbanded state. The original intention for the creation of the monuments has resulted in their demise. Politics created the monuments and politics has destroyed them.

For a detailed synopsis and press images of the exhibition or further information on the exhibiting artists please contact Anthony Bautovich at homeat735@gmail.com

EXHIBITON DETAILS:
Where: Kudos Gallery, 6 Napier St, Paddington 2021. (02) 9326 0034
When: Opening 5-7pm on Tuesday the 8th of November.
Live performance on opening night by Kusum Normoyle at 6pm.

The exhibition runs from the 9th to the 19th of November. Gallery hours are Wednesday to Friday 11am – 6pm and Saturday 11am to 4pm.

Curator Tour of the exhibition on Saturday the 12th of November from 2-3pm.

DATES
Opening Tuesday 8th of November 5-7pm

For more about monumentalism, visit http://www.anthonybautovich.com/curatingwriting/
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VERNISSAGE!! THIS WEDNESDAY @ CONNY DIETZSCHOLD GALLERY DARLINGHURST

Sally Gabori, Blue Fish

VERNISSAGE!! This Wednesday 5th October 2016, from 6pm till 8pm.@ Conny Dietzschold Gallery, 99 Crown Street, Darlinghurst.

Sydney artist Ann Thomson and collector Philip Harding will open the exhibition of paintings by SALLY GABORIIAN BETTINSON, DAVID RANKIN and DJIRRIRRA WUNUNGMURRA (YUKARA).

Exhibition dates are from 5th October till 29th October.

Exhibition times are Wednesdays to Fridays 11am to 5pm, and Saturdays 11am to  4 pm.

Venue is the Conny Dietzschold Gallery, 99 Crown St., Darlinghurst, Sydney.

For more about Vernissage!! Wednesday 5th October @ Conny Dietzschold Gallery – SALLY GABORI, visit http://www.connydietzscholdgallery.com

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MACHINE VERSUS MANKIND BY ANTON OLEA @ GALLERY LANE COVE

This is an exhibition of painting and mixed media works exploring the impact of technology on humanity and our imagination.

Of the exhibition artist Anton Olea says, “I want to convey how technology has become part of mankind’s day-to-day activities; so far that we have delved into dangerous waters where we risk losing our very human essence, our human touch.”

The exhibition officially opens at Gallery Lane Cove, Longueville Road, Lane Cove on Wednesday 7 September at 6 pm and runs until Saturday 1 October. Gallery hours are weekdays 10 am to 4.30 pm and Saturdays 10 am to 2.30 pm.

For more about Machine vs Mankind, visit https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/anton-olea-machine-versus-mankind

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OSCAR WILDE’S THE NIGHTINGALE AND THE ROSE

 

The Student with the Red Rose
The Student with the Red Rose

In 2010, acclaimed artist Del Kathryn Barton and renown filmmaker Brendan Fletcher had a casual conversation about working Barton’s series of Oscar Wilde inspired artworks into a short film.

Six years later, Oscar Wilde’s The Nightingale and the Rose, was born.

Currently showing at ACMI, the 14-minute adaption of Wilde’s tale of the same title is now open to the public.

The film took three years to produce with Barton and Fletcher working closely with award-winning post-production house, Method Studios. The team used a mix of handmade props and post-production animation techniques to meticulously craft the piece.

What they have created is an intense and beautiful rendition of Wilde’s original, featuring a chilling score by Sarah Blasko and the voices of some of Australia’s most celebrated actors including Geoffrey Rush and Mia Wasikowska. Continue reading OSCAR WILDE’S THE NIGHTINGALE AND THE ROSE

THE ‘REFUGEES’ EXHIBITION @ CASULA POWERHOUSE ARTS CENTRE

Casula Power House Art Centre presents a landmark exhibition Refugees bringing together more than 65 works by 22 world- renowned artists – including Yoko Ono, Ai Wei and Anish Kapoor – each of whom share a refugee background. The exhibition was opened the last July 29th and will run until September 11th 2016.

 Last Friday I attended this interesting exhibition, where the focus is on “Refugees” a combination of modern and contemporary art, are expressed through of great artists whose experiences are reflected in one of the themes that has until now been very controversial and politicised.

 Artists like Khadim Ali, Frank Auerbach, Christian Boltanski, Yosl Bergner, Judy Cassab, Marc Chagall, Max Ernst, Lucian Freud, Mona Hatoum, Ludwig Hirschfeld Mack, Guo Jian, Anish Kapoor, Inge King, Dinh Q. Lê, Nalini Malani, Helmut Newton, Yoko Ono, Aida Tomescu, Danila Vassilieff, Ai Wei Wei, Ah Xian and Anne Zahalka. Continue reading THE ‘REFUGEES’ EXHIBITION @ CASULA POWERHOUSE ARTS CENTRE

AUSTRALIAN CENTRE FOR THE MOVING IMAGE PRESENTS THE SCORSESE EXHIBITION

-Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro on the set of TAXI DRIVER in New York City in 1976.
-Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro on the set of TAXI DRIVER in New York City in 1976.

The Martin Scorsese exhibition is in Melbourne, celebrating and showcasing the body of work of one of the world’s most renowned filmmakers.  I went to the exhibition’s opening, keen to  learn more about this great American filmmaker.

From the dark, gritty streets of New York City in Taxi Driver, to the boxing ring in Raging Bull, to the biblical surroundings in The Last Temptation of Christ, Martin Scorsese continues to wow audiences in an amazing career spanning nearly six decades.

Martin Scorsese was born in New York City in 1942 to observant Catholic Italian immigrant parents. After studying at the prestigious New York University film school, Scorsese moved to Hollywood and began making and writing short, incisive cinema.

He was part of the New Hollywood generation, also known the American New Wave that originated in the early to mid-1960s and comprised of Francis Ford Coppola, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and  Peter Bogdanovich. This was the generation of young filmmakers who were the first to grow up with television, be influenced by European cinemas, experience the counterculture of the early 1960s, were film school-educated, young, and energetic and ready to make their own mark on the industry.

Hollywood was slowly moving away from its traditional studio system and shifting its focus on the director and writer.

Now showing at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) is the Martin Scorsese Exhibition.

I spoke to Fiona Trigg, the exhibition’s curator, on how she perceives history will judge him.

“Scorsese has made a number of films that are well accepted as masterpieces, including Taxi Driver, Raging Bull and Goodfellas. Even if he had made just those 3 films, he would still have a towering reputation ….  Over the last fifty years he has made many wonderful documentaries  … He remains an iconic director whose films always have this incredible, complex, surging, vital energy to them and he has the ability to sweep an audience away, in a way that very few other filmmakers are able to.

“Even in his mid-seventies, Scorsese shows no signs of slowing down, currently directing his new film, Silence as well as a HBO series called Vinyl.

“He’s obsessed with his work and his films. Martin is a workaholic and he loves cinema and what else is he going to do with his time? He would rather be making films than do anything else.”   

Melbourne based actor and director Josh Diaz was at the exhibition and I asked him for his take on the great man.

“Scorsese really opened up my acting in a sense of honesty and being fearless, and it’s there in all of his films, so Martin had a huge influence on me, especially when I was started out. Scorsese is one of those guys who will always be the same as a storyteller and never shy’s away from his decisions as a filmmaker and storyteller.”

With more than a hundred items on show at the exhibition, many from Scorsese’s personal archive, such as never before seen film outtakes and extracts, photos, handwritten notes, scripts, props, costumes, posters are on display, offering a close up view of his working process and creative instincts as a screenwriter, director and producer, this exhibition is well worth visiting.

The Martin Scorsese Exhibition is on display at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image at Federation Square, Melbourne until Sunday 18th September.

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Andjana Pachkova. Disintegration Anxiety. Paintings & Drawings.

 

mixed media on pastel paper
mixed media on pastel paper

New York Wall Street corporate lawyer gives up law for a new life in art.

Beautifully crafted & textured paintings & drawings.

Ukainian-Russian-American artist, Andjana Pachkova, now finds greater happiness when painting the surrounding landscape of her Sydney home and looking after her young family of boys, than practising corporate law on Wall Street.

Growing up in communist Soviet Union was tough, she says, but her parents, although poor, were well educated and ambitious for their daughter. Following Perestroika in the early 1990s, Andjana took classes at the Stroganov Moscow State University of Art & Industry.

In 1997 she won a prestigious Davis Fellowship and moved to the US to study Political Science at Dartmouth College. All the while taking visual art classes. Andjana holds a Bachelor of Law from Moscow International University, a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH) and a Master of Law from Harvard University (Cambridge, MA). After moving to Sydney she further continued with her art studies with courses at Northbridge Visual Art School, Willoughby Art Centre and Woollahra Waverley Art School. She cites artist Tony Tozer her greatest mentor and teacher.

The artist’s personal life has been both greatly blessed and equally challenged.

I did not come to art early or directly or easily but I am here to stay because this path is deeply felt, thought-through and wished for. Besides being an artist is probably one of the few careers where having a life of experiences is a positive thing – a thing that gives you meaning and context. (from Artist Statement – full statement on Press Release).

Seeing the Australian landscape from a non-Australian perspective is not a new theme. But for this Ukrainian-Russian-American artist, this new landscape is also her greatest inspiration. Many of the works are painted around the myriad of bays and bushland around her home in Northbridge on Sydney’s leafy north shore, others of the far western plains of NSW, from Bathurst to Dubbo and then others imagined Australian landscapes and contours.

Andjana is interested in the mutual interaction between people and the landscape and how both are shaped and altered by this interconnection. She explores in her work a sense of uncertainty, perhaps anxiety, “…that how we experience our natural surroundings is changing rapidly”, she says.

In 2013 she relocated to Sydney with her husband and their three young sons. At this time she gave up Law and began her new artist life.

DATES
11-20 May 2016. Open Tue-Sat 11am – 5pm

For more about Andjana Pachkova. Disintegration Anxiety. Paintings & Drawings., visit http://www.andjanapachkova.com
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Ingo Bracke ‘Worlds of Light’ and Daniel Schumann ‘International Orange’

                      INGO BRACKE

Ingo Bracke is an installation artist who works with light to create large format light art projects on landscapes and monuments.

Bracke  combines technology and nature to demonstrate that gentle human intervention in nature is possible without causing irreparable damage. The photographs in Worlds of Light depict the spellbinding nocturnal art experience Bracke created in the spectacular Kiefersfelden Canyon.

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WAR – A PLAYGROUND PERSPECTIVE @ NEWINGTON ARMORY SYDNEY OLYMPIC PARK

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WAR – A Playground Perspective is a FREE exhibition to be displayed for the first time at Newington Armory at Sydney Olympic Park from 10am-4pm between Saturday 14 May-Sunday 14 August 2016 – weekends only.

The exhibition will provide the opportunity for some of Australia’s leading contemporary artists and audiences to seriously examine an aspect of human nature that is deeply embedded in our communal psyche – territorialism. Continue reading WAR – A PLAYGROUND PERSPECTIVE @ NEWINGTON ARMORY SYDNEY OLYMPIC PARK

JURASSIC WORLD : THE EXHIBITION @ MELBOURNE MUSEUM

Jurassic World Gates

In 1993, Steven Spielberg amazed audiences around the world with the epic blockbuster that was Jurassic Park based on the based selling series by Michael Crichton. It was the highest grossing film of all time up and until that point, taking in over $900 million at the box office. Its stunning visual effects, scenery and CGI dinosaurs leaping across the screen were breathtaking. A successful billion dollar franchise followed and now Jurassic World: The Exhibition, a touring exhibition show that is open at the Melbourne Museum in time for the school holidays and Melbourne is the first in the world to see it.

The theme park exhibition that took nearly 8 years in the making or 65 million as jokingly said by the Imagine Exhibitions chief executive Tom Zaller, is structured as a walk through tour of Jurassic World’s fictional dinosaur island Isla Nublar. Animatronic dinosaurs such as a Brachiosaurus and a Parasaurolophus, Pachyrhinosaurus Sr come to life, terrifying and entertaining visitors with their roars, prowling and creeping up close to audiences in the darkened room and even pushing a car over as seen in the movie. Continue reading JURASSIC WORLD : THE EXHIBITION @ MELBOURNE MUSEUM