Tag Archives

THE NAKED CITY – WHERE IS THE FRINGE BIENNALE?

The 22nd Biennale Of Sydney is almost upon us and as always it throws up a multitude of interesting and provocative art experiences. Lots of free events and exhibitions and there’s no doubt it delivers a real buzz to the city. However, it’s always a select group of artists who are chosen to participate and that […]

Bar Fly – Gin Garden

Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art has rolled out the Astroturf, popped the pink umbrellas and created a truly whimsical fairy-lit pop-up leafy oasis called the Gin Garden, that had me feeling like I'd time travelled and gatecrashed a 1950s backyard tea party.

Prints, Process and Collaboration – Chuck Close

Faces of the young and old, famous and infamous, star at the Museum of Contemporary Art this summer as the works of Chuck Close invade the gallery. Close, who has been working since the 1960s, is best known as a creator of hyper-realist portraits. His meticulous technique and use of various media combine to produce […]

motion/emotion – Annette Messager

Annette Messager's motion/emotion is an expedition through the physical to discover the spirit of humanity. The artist's early life in a French village famed as both a convalescent and tourist destination, is clearly connected to these astounding pieces which reflect the conundrum of sickness and celebration. The voyage begins with a dissection of the outer […]

Game of Thrones Exhibition

Fans of HBO’s Game of Thrones can rejoice. It’s likely that you’re filled with crushing ennui after the latest season finale. Mondays suck and Game of Thrones filled them with bloody and backstabbing entertainment that made the week much more bearable. To ease the blow, HBO and Google Play have announced that the Game of Thrones […]

TALKING THROUGH YOUR ARTS – MCA’S YOKOJOBS CAMPAIGN

"Never be embarrassed by anything you do,” states an improv hag from the New York Reality TV School. A higher educational facility where students are rigorously trained to become exciting confident members of reality shows by superseding expectations of cast-mates and audience. It was in 2009 when the school’s doors were opened and I chatted […]

A passion for Primavera

The arts scene has made more than one significant contribution to culture. It is very common to order coffee from an actress, which is then made by a painter and brought to you by a spoken word poet. At the next function you attend, your drinks and nibbles will be circulated by dancers and aspiring […]

WANGECHI MUTU

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) features Wangechi Mutu with a retrospective exhibition spanning the last ten years of her career. As a migrant from Kenya, the New York based artist draws on her cultural heritage exploring ideas of colonisation, famine, violence, representations of the black female body as well as women’s domesticity and labour. […]

RAFAEL LOZANO-HEMMER’S RECORDERS

Christmas has come a little early at the MCA this year, with the gallery opening the doors of its first refurbed exhibition space to showcase their astounding new show, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s Recorders. Recorders is an absolute delight, comprising 12 works – including two new commissions – from the Mexican-Canadian artist, famous for his large scale […]

MCA ANNOUNCES REOPENING

The MCA last week announced the much-anticipated reopening of the Circular Quay space, complete with some $53 million worth of renovations and extensions. The new and improved gallery will open in March next year, seeing an increase in area by almost 50%. The new space will kick off with MCA Curator Glenn Barkley’s Collection Volume […]