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UNSW Art & Design Annual

Once again the University Of New South Wales’ (UNSW) art and design faculty will celebrate the latest batch of incredible graduates. The A&D Annual is the largest national showcase of graduate contemporary art and design. This exhibition launches the next generation of artists, designers, makers and digital media creators across a wide range of mediums. […]

Ginger Ren Jones-Evans

In the eyes of every parent, their child is an artist. Just look at any fridge around the country, they’re all adorned with paintings and drawing from little ones. For six-year-old Ginger Ren Jones-Evans though her artistic ability has far exceeded the ‘fridge gallery’ as she is now set to open her first ever solo […]

City of Sydney shows her age

BY ISABELLE BASTIAN The City of Sydney Council has compiled Our City: 175 years in 175 objects, a major exhibition of 175 objects representing Sydney’s past, to celebrate the council’s 175th anniversary. The exhibition shows the immense growth of the city from 1842 until the present. “Sydney has transformed from a penal colony in 1788 […]

Locals protest WestConnex with art

BY GEORGIA CLARK After 6 years of staunch opposition, the pushback against the WestConnex motorway has spearheaded a new era of expression as locals this week launch an exhibition showcasing heritage items salvaged from the development’s 33km path of destruction. The exhibition features a myriad of multimedia artworks including printed photos, 3D films and costumes […]

The Dark Matters

The Dark Matters is an exhibition which showcases the artworks of 34 talented artists. Many of these works have not been viewed in Australia and they draw from traditional and contemporary Chinese methods. Ranging from photography and digital videos to unique forms such as wood carvings and nail gun artworks, they immerse the viewers into […]

Black Eye Gallery Presents: Extracts by McLean Stephenson

Black Eye Gallery Darlinghurst is proud to present Sydney photographer Mclean Stephenson’s latest solo exhibition, coinciding with the release of his photo book Extracts. The Gallery’s commitment to representing the photographic artform and all lens-based media is well established, and it is the perfect venue for showcasing this artist who is on the cutting edge of […]

DAVID NOONAN

I like the Roslyn Oxley9 space. It’s immediately atmospheric, attuning you to whatever show inhabits it at the time. Currently it's a David Noonan sculptural work, and on this occasion atmosphere is crucial to the show’s success. The main room is populated with larger than life screen-printed sculptures, or free-standing paintings. They have a strange, […]

DYLAN MARTORELL’S DUPPY MUSIQUE POVERA

Walking into artist-musician Dylan Martorell’s Duppy Musique Povera is somewhat like walking into the dusty old corner of some crumbling museum. The small ‘Project Space’ at Object Gallery is a jumble of seemingly incongruous items – wooden shoes, old bits of plumbing, plants, balls, globes, tubes and old clothes –brought into strange assemblages. But these […]

AN EDWARDIAN SUMMER

In the interests of full disclosure, I should say that I love old photographs – of anything really, but especially of strangers in fashions of the past. As I entered the Museum of Sydney’s newest exhibition An Edwardian Summer, therefore, I was ready to be pleased. Thankfully, there was plenty to be pleased about. An […]

EXHIBITION: PATHS TO ABSTRACTION

The emergence of Dada towards the end of the First World War represents for many the birth of modern art. The 50 odd years of labour leading up to this point however, were seminal, heralding a shift from subject, realism and narrative to abstraction and experimentation. Paths to Abstraction, currently showing at the AGNSW, is a […]