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PHIL GRABSKY AND EXHIBITION ON SCREEN

I spoke with Phil Grabsky over a coffee at the lovely Kawa cafe in Surry Hills. Grabsky is the producer of the excellent documentary series. Exhibition on Screen.

This year Exhibition on Screen is in its sixth season and features Degas- Passion for Perfection from 6th June, Young Picasso from the 1st of August, Rembrandt from the National Gallery London and Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam  from 26th September, and Van Gogh in Japan from 21st November. The Rembrandt film is coming back by popular demand, bearing in mind this year is the 350th anniversary of his death.

In previous years Grabsky has covered many of the great artists. Season  One featured Monet, Munch, Vermeer and Leonardo. Season Two featured Matisse, Rembrandt, Girl with a Pearl Earring and other treasures from the Mauritshuis, Vincent Van Gogh: A new way of Seeing and The Impressionists and the Man Who Made Them. Season Three featured Goya: Visions of Flesh and Blood, Renoir- Revered and Reviled, and Painting the Modern Garden; Monet to Matisse. Season Four- The Curious World of Hieronymus Bosch, I, Claude Monet, the Artist’s Garden- American Impressionism and Michelangelo: Love and Death. Season Five: Canaletto and the Art Of Venice, David Hockney at the Royal Academy of Arts and Cezanne- Portraits Of A Life. Continue reading PHIL GRABSKY AND EXHIBITION ON SCREEN

UNTIL : A NEW EXHIBITION BY NICK CAVE @ CARRIAGEWORKS

“UNTIL is about the urgency I feel as an artist, as an African American…and as a resident of Chicago, Illinois. All too often we are faced with  a history…in which gun violence pervades our streets in the hands of both civilians and law enforcement. This abuse of power – and of gun control laws – leads to far too many eulogies of Afro-Americans on the news and in our hearts. Bu ‘UNTIL is also about how it is up to the community to come together…to try and overcome and to offer solutions.” Nick Cave

A turn on the phrase ‘Innocent until proven guilty’ or in the case of Black America ‘guilty until proven innocent’, UNTIL examines the complex issues of race relations, gun violence and gender politics  that fracture the USA and some other communities around the world.

Sydney is fortunate  that Nick Cave and Carriageworks have struck up a relationship whereby we have previously seen other examples  of his beautiful, immersive and thought provoking installations.

This is the most complex exhibition to date. It occupies almost the entire ground floor of Carriageworks. Continue reading UNTIL : A NEW EXHIBITION BY NICK CAVE @ CARRIAGEWORKS

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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ART OF MUSIC @ THE ART GALLERY OF NEW SOUTH WALES

Legendary Aria award winning singer Jenny Morris.
Legendary Aria award winning singer Jenny Morris.

Presented by Jenny Morris, ART OF MUSIC is a gala event combining both visual arts and music. Held at the Art Gallery of New South Wales every two years, a group of prominent contemporary visual artists come together to create a music inspired exhibition with each artist choosing an iconic song to use as the inspiration for an original artwork.

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5 TIPS ON CHOOSING AN ART PRINT FOR YOUR HOME

Now that you are ready to decorate your home and hang up some art work, here are some  tips to help you decide what to buy.

This is an opportunity for you to brighten up your home and give it your unique character. When deciding which prints to choose, you should consider where you propose to hang them to give each room character and style.

The Living Room:

This is  the heart and soul of your home and the room most frequented by your friends and family. The art prints can  be conversation pieces, reflect your personality or some aspect of your past life, like travel or hobbies,  or just be like wall-paper to cover blank spaces on the walls. The choice is yours. There is a vast variety of artwork to choose from, ie abstract or realistic, travel scenes of faraway places, sporting scenes with sailing boats or seascapes suggesting action and vitality.

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