Visual Arts

Posted 14 Mar 2017 @ 12:04pm

Vivid Sydney has just announced the program for its 2017 festival of light. And for the first time, Barangaroo has been added to the illuminated list. 


This year's program will brighten up even more of Sydney's beloved cityscape. Our Instagram feeds will have more variety than ever with the announcement that Barangaroo will join the bill for the first time, telling the story of...

Posted 8 Mar 2017 @ 2:13pm

Australian-born, New York-based photojournalist Angus Mordant will present his first photo exhibit at Dominik Mersch Gallery, centered around the Standing Rock protests.


Angus' exhibition of 15 photos covering the controversial protests last year showcases the protesters' unity and their conflict with law enforcement.


The Standing Rock protests have taken place...

Posted 22 Feb 2017 @ 2:07pm

Head down to Freda's Bar in Chippendale and check out the after pARTY, coinciding with this year's Art Month program.


Held on the first Wednesday of every month, after pARTY is the night celebrating local artists and their exhibits around the local area.


Sydney-based musician Chun Yin will kick off the Art Month after pARTY, exploring pop music tropes, nostalgia...

Posted 22 Feb 2017 @ 2:03pm

Ian Strange, who is known for his street art and conceptual projects, is launching his new exhibition Shadow in Chippendale this March.


Strange is an Australian-born, New York-based artist who went by the name Kid Zoom as an emerging street artist. He has previously exhibited at the National Gallery of Victoria, and will now showcase his new pop-up exhibition in Levey Street,...

Posted 2 Feb 2017 @ 12:23pm

As part of Chinese New Year, Ken Leanfore is putting on a photography exhibition that explores Chinese-Australians living with last names that were anglicised generations earlier.


The Leanfore family first came to Australia in the 1890s from China, but at the time, their name was Luen Foh. The name was phonetically translated by NSW officials to Leanfore and it's been like that...

Posted 25 Jan 2017 @ 4:36pm

Cries For Attention is the latest work from established Sydney artist Guy James Whitworth, and coincides with the 2017 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and Sydney Art Month.


On display at Surry Hills' m2 gallery, Whitworth's latest collection focuses around his thought process and rebellion.


Whitworth describes himself as a "queer creative immigrant" with...

Posted 18 Jan 2017 @ 2:59pm

541 Art Space has teamed up with artist Fan Dongwang to present the Icons Of Identity art exhibition, to celebrate the Chinese New Year.


Presented by 541 Art Space, the exhibition showcases artwork exploring Australia's national identity and the rise of Chinese contempary culture. The works of Chinese-born and Sydney-based Dongwang will be on display through the exhibition. ...

Posted 11 Jan 2017 @ 4:21pm

Galerie Pompom is joining forces with Sydney artist Kylie Banyard to present her third solo exhibition, Hereafter.


Banyard has a fascination with capturing more experimental ways of living and learning and channels this through Hereafter, which depicts legacy of the iconic Black Mountain College. Banyard focuses on a number of impressive and often overlooked women from the...

Posted 28 Dec 2016 @ 3:55pm

As part of Sydney Festival 2017, Campbelltown Arts Centre will host the first major exhibition of art by Myuran Sukumaran, a member of the so-called ‘Bali Nine’ who was sentenced to death for drug trafficking in Indonesia.


During Sukumaran’s incarceration, he was visited by award-winning Australian artist Ben Quilty, who took the prisoner under his wing and taught him the art...

Posted 22 Dec 2016 @ 4:45pm

Artist Margaret Olley will be honoured in an exhibition at the S.H. Ervin Gallery in January next year, with multimedia works from her career spanning more than 60 years set to be put on display. 


Guest curated by Renee Porter, Margaret Olley: Painter, peer, mentor, muse is the first in the three-part Margaret Olley Art Series which will be presented at the S.H. Ervin Gallery...

Posted 22 Dec 2016 @ 11:55am

In February 2017, Ben Ali Ong's new collection, This Flood Of Love Drowned Me, will be displayed at Artereal Gallery.


For over a decade, Ong has been creating photo-based artworks, shot entirely in black and white. 


His new exhibition is set to be his most brooding to date as it takes influence from film noir, the subconscious and visual poetry of Chinese...

Posted 14 Dec 2016 @ 12:17pm

The NSW State Library will play host to a large-scale photography exhibition of new works commissioned from 15 artists responding to Australian photographer Max Dupain’s iconic 1937 image, Sunbaker.


Under The Sun will feature works from Peta Clancy, Christopher Day, Destiny Deacon, Michaela Gleave, Nasim Nasr, Sara Oscar, Julie Rrap, Khaled Sabsabi, Yhonnie Scarce, Christian...

Posted 9 Dec 2016 @ 5:04pm

The hilarous exhibition will open at Black Eye Gallery on Sunday December 11. 


Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters is an extraordinary collection of photographs which feature the kooky actor John Malkovich in a number of emulations of famous artists' work. 


US photographer Sandro Miller is a self-taught artist who decided in 2013 to...

Posted 7 Dec 2016 @ 1:19pm

What is The Tribe Art + Design Collective, and what do you do?


The Tribe has a mission to visually engage everyone, with everything from affordable, ready-to-hang artworks and small homewares to large-scale original artworks. We also like to run workshops and networking events, as well as offer mentoring and help to young creatives.


How do you come to work with...

Posted 5 Dec 2016 @ 9:40am

Just don't drink the paint.


Allow us to introduce Cork & Chroma, who run creative nights out, where the wine is BYO and an artist will guide you through creating a visionary masterpiece. 


The price per seat includes your own artist station, with brushes, paints, a canvas and glasses to pour large glasses of your poison of choice. Whilst techniques and basic...

Posted 1 Dec 2016 @ 4:32pm

On Thursday March 30, a large scale, multi-venue exhibition will take over Sydney and show off the best in contemporary Australian art.


For the inaugural edition of The National: New Australian Art, The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Carriageworks and the Museum of Contemporary Art have teamed up to spread modern Australian art around Sydney. They plan to connect The Domain,...

Posted 30 Nov 2016 @ 9:51am

Coo-ee Art Gallery, one of Australia's oldest galleries dedicated to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and artefacts, is celebrating a big anniversary by returning to its roots.


Now based in Bondi, the gallery is marking its 35th birthday by heading back to where it all began on Oxford Street in Paddington.


The pop-up exhibition, curated by Coo-ee's...

Posted 25 Nov 2016 @ 12:39pm

Superposition Of Three Types will feature works by living Australian contemporary artists.


An interdisciplinary and contemporary venue, Artspace will continue to foster experimental artworks with the new exhibition, which will feature 13 artists across a range of generations and mediums. 


A number of artists will work in situ to create works. These include...

Posted 24 Nov 2016 @ 1:07pm

After three years, Drewfunk is back with a new exhibition called Comfort In Tears.


While dealing with depression, Drewfunk was able to find new hope in the artworks he created through the juxtaposition of melancholic scenes with bold and bright colours. 


The show is being presented by aMBUSH Gallery and Central Park Mall. Screen prints will be available to buy...

Posted 23 Nov 2016 @ 11:57am

Balmain's Breathing Colours Gallery is set to host an exhibition of works by the late expressionist artist and Paddington Art School director Stephen Wesley Gorton. 


Gorton was recognised for his use of bold, vibrant colours and his reputation for challenging students to lose their inhibitions in their art. He directed and taught life drawing at Paddington Art School from 1981-...

Posted 18 Nov 2016 @ 12:26pm

The acclaimed arts venue has a whopper year lined up. 


The 2017 program for Carriageworks has just been revealed, and it looks like next year will be huge. 


Highlights of the program include the inaugural edition of The National: New Australian Art, a collaboration between Carriageworks, the Art Gallery of NSW and the Museum of Contemporary Art exploring the...

Posted 16 Nov 2016 @ 2:23pm

More than 100 artworks by 12 young artists as part of Mission Australia's Creative Youth Initiatives Artworks! program are set to go on display at a public exhibition and sale at Paddington’s Kudos Gallery.


The artists, aged between 16 and 25, have collectively spent over 3,500 hours putting the collection together and have produced a quirky, diverse body of work which includes...

Posted 15 Nov 2016 @ 3:49pm

Originally established as a support and leasing program for Australian artists, Artbank is at the forefront of the contemporary art sector in this country, providing direct benefits to local talent through the acquisition of their work and promoting the value of homegrown art to the broader public.


Since 1980, Artbank...

Posted 11 Nov 2016 @ 4:48pm

The two artists will open new shows on Wednesday November 16.


Louise Tuckwell will open a new show called Paintings and Tapestries at Gallery 9 in Darlinghurst. Exhibiting alongside her is Ed Bats, with his exhibition Lake Hayes. 


Tuckwell has produced paintings on board to accompany ten tapestries reflecting her distinctive abstract language. Bats will be...

Posted 11 Nov 2016 @ 12:54pm

Milingimbi artists will be recognised at the Art Gallery of New South Wales this summer.


Back in the 1950s, a group of artists based on the island of Milingimbi, just off Arnhem Land, produced exquisite art that captured the essence of the land, sea and sky. 


Now, this new exhibition will reflect the importance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art....

Posted 11 Nov 2016 @ 12:52pm

Artist Susan O'Doherty makes a statement with her new works.


Mixed media artist O'Doherty will open her new exhibition Pinned To The Wall to highlight domestic violence and inequality within the family. By using discarded domestic items, she hopes to stimulate important conversations about family dynamics.  


O'Doherty aims to put a face to the name and stories...

Posted 10 Nov 2016 @ 11:51am

In a world surrounded by advertisement of impossible bodies, Alun Rhys Jones' new exhibition brings this into focus in his highly detailed charcoal drawings.


His images of youthful, athletic male bodies are drawn onto shopping bags, where they inevitably fold and crumple, morphing and distorting the depictions. 


Jones graduated from the National Art School in...

Posted 9 Nov 2016 @ 1:05pm

Tell us about the work you’re developing for the Artist Flea Market at this year’s Artbank Social Club.


Make or Break’s new work is called One Day Currency, and it involves floating four temporary ‘currencies’ that will remain in circulation throughout the day. Instead of coins or bank notes though, there will be four golden T-shirts that entitle the wearer to a series of free...

Posted 28 Oct 2016 @ 10:27am

An international street art festival heads down to the Gong next month.


The fifth instalment of the Wonderwalls festival will be heading down to Wollongong over the weekend of Friday November 25 - Sunday November 27.


Local and international artists will paint live artworks over 20 walls in the city's West End to celebrate the unique style of street and graffiti...

Posted 19 Oct 2016 @ 3:28pm

Electrofringe is bringing EF16 to 107 Projects this weekend. What is the overarching aim or motto behind the event?


EF16 marks a return to communal, uncensored and non-surveilled spaces to act on free speech. We want to look at how digital networks can be applied to take back the controls of our systems. It’s vital to create new platforms, spaces and networks that continue to...