Art Month Sydney returns in March for a massive city-wide celebration of contemporary art and artists, with a diverse program of unique exhibitions, workshops, talks, tours, studio visits, precinct nights, family fun and more.
This exhibition of large oil paintings and drawings are from the country of the Dugion people near Beechworth. Paintings of the mosses and lichen-covered boulders, pines and gum trees. These impressive works reveal the complex interplay of the micro and macro realities in nature where energy seems limitless and each moment explores all possibility.
The exhibition runs 20th February to 11th March with a Meet the Artist event Tuesday 20th February, 6 – 8pm.
THE BEACH is Traffic Jam Galleries opening exhibition for 2018 with the summer theme of ten artists interpretations of ‘the beach’. Artists included are Andrew Grassi Kelaher, Tracy Dods, Nada Herman, Rebecca Pierce, Bruno Mota, Hugh McLachlan, Katherine Wood, Jenny Green, Terry Barclay and Heidi Hereth. Riotous explosive colour and texture are contrasted with far more ominous deep waters in this most exciting exhibition. Continue reading Traffic Jam Galleries – The Beach 2018→
Home@735 Gallery’s Art Month exhibition titled ‘Colour & Form’ will feature wall works and objects by a stellar line-up of Australian artists including Sydney Ball, Tomislav Nikolic, Angela Brennan, Jonny Niesche, Sean Meilak and Louise Tuckwell.Continue reading COLOUR AND FORM AT HOME@735 GALLERY→
The new exhibition at 107 Projects, Redfern is PRIMA BELLA by Sydney artist Bec Litvan.
For Litvan, her mother is her sole inspiration. Diagnosed with a rare form of breast cancer, Bec’s mother underwent a double mastectomy, 26 rounds of chemotherapy and 29 sessions of radiotherapy before finally being declared clear of the disease.
With her mother’s mastectomy bras as a canvas, Litvan began to create sculptures that celebrated the scars and landscapes of a cancer-ravaged body. Her art practice grew from there.
“The fact that there’s a chance that my work could help [my mum’s] self confidence totally validates my art making,” says Litvan who will also be conducting an Art Making Workshop with curator Jackie Terrett .
Japanese theatre director Akira Takayama invites Sydney residents to perform a song or poem that was taught to them by their ancestors handed down through generations and across geographies, on the stage of Centennial Hall in Sydney Town Hall (pictured) on 28 January 2018. The song or poem can be in any language, no prior auditions or rehearsals are required, and participants of all abilities are invited to take part. Continue reading SYDNEYSIDERS INVITED TO SING THEIR HERITAGE→
ARTEXPRESS is one of the Art Gallery of NSW’s most popular annual exhibitions, showcasing outstanding student artworks created by NSW students for the 2017 Higher School Certificate Visual Arts examination.Continue reading ART EXPRESS 2018→
Coming soon to Sydney’s Paddington, Cement Fondu is a new exhibition and live arts space with a difference: a place where art forms, ideas, generations, cultures, perspectives come together to create something new. Continue reading WELCOME TO CEMENT FONDU!→
Froghollow Studios has a long history as a studio for artists in the inner city area of Sydney. Originating near the infamous Frog Hollow Reserve in Surry Hills, it moved to a larger space on William Street in 2000. Smaller in size now, it is one of the few remaining artist studio spaces in the inner city that provides traditional atelier spaces in contrast to the rapid rise of desk-based co-working spaces. The exhibition will celebrate the longevity of Froghollow. Continue reading FROG HOLLOW STUDIOS: ANNUAL EXHIBITION→
THE LADY AND THE UNICORN tapestry series is one of the greatest surviving textiles from the European Middle Ages; a rare masterpiece of French art. Travelling for only the third time outside France since the series was designed in Paris circa 1500, the six magnificent tapestries can be viewed exclusively at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney in 2018. 10 Feb – 24 Jun 2018
Robert Mapplethorpe (1946 – 1989) was one of the most renowned photographers of the 20th century. The Art Gallery of NSW is currently exhibiting Robert Mapplethorpe: the perfect medium . This exhibition is an extensive look at the evolution and themes of Mapplethorpe’s work.
Unfortunately much of the public perception of the artist’s legacy is related to his photographing of the gay S & M scene and the controversy about public funding of controversial works. This exhibition however, while not diminishing the power of those images, gives the viewer a more in depth look at other aspects of his output. Continue reading MAPPLETHORPE EXHIBITION: AGNSW→
On Saturday 6 January, Artspace and Sydney Festival will present an action by Indigenous artist Richard Bell, the first in the 52 ARTISTS 52 ACTIONS series, a year-long online exhibition that will respond to the urgent political circumstances of our times. The exhibition will see the creation of 52 new artworks in 52 unique locations throughout Asia that will be shared globally via Instagram and online. Richard Bell’s first action to launch the exhibition will examine the Australian government’s stance on nuclear weapons and will involve him referencing graphic political posters from the 1980’s. Continue reading 52 ARTISTS 52 ACTIONS : First action January 6→