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Addi Road Writers’ Festival 2021 – Disruption, Idealism, Promise

By Mark Mordue The inaugural Addi Road Writers’ Festival announced itself as ‘An Unruly Idea’. Our slogan captured an undercurrent of idealistic disruption that charged the day with energy, marking out the nature of what will now be an annual event. Festival t-shirts sold like hot cakes, flagging our unruly manifesto beneath the artist Satyr’s image […]

Reg Mombassa – Simplisticism III: Shadowland

Reg Mombassa's 24th exhibition, Simplicistism III: Shadowland contains his iconic cartoon-like imagery with distinct sardonic tones that harken to our seemingly dystopian, surveillance reality. Characterised by his emblematic Robot with Australian FJ Holden grill as mouthpiece, this exhibition talks to both domestic and global political themes like, economics, climate change, the pandemic, alpha-male egocentricity, totalitarianism vs. democracy, […]

Kirsten Coelho – The Return

Ceramicist Kirsten Coelho is set to display her largest collection of works at the UNSW Galleries from this weekend through until the end of July. For more than 30 years, Kirsten Coelho has worked in porcelain, producing distinctive forms and vessels that fuse the precious and the everyday. As she describes, the medium of porcelain […]

Stanley Street Gallery – saplings

A group show curated by Emma Pinsent has taken over the Stanley Street gallery as it showcases the saplings of Sydney's art scene. The exhibition showcases works by artists Anna May Kirk, Tamara Marrington, Chrystal Rimmer, Catriona Secker, and Rebecca Selleck. Across their works these artists explore ideas relating to the Anthropocene, natural and social […]

Addi Road Writer’s Festival 2021

Aspiring writers in the Inner West of Sydney are about to have an annual literary and storytelling event right on their doorstep. Thanks to the fine folks over at the Addison Road Community Organisation this event will act as an unofficial fringe festival and creative alternative to the Sydney Writers Festival. The festival's inaugural event […]

The Museum Of Self Love

The world’s first physical Museum Of Self Love is coming to Sydney this weekend - with pop-up locations in Bondi, Manly and the University of Sydney. The roaming museum from The Body Shop features intimate objects which convey the self-love stories of 12 inspiring Australians, including  Abbie Chatfield, Clementine Ford, Chantelle Otten, Deni Todorovic and Allira […]

Supernova

By Mark Morellini The reality of dementia is depicted in this powerful and highly emotional gay-themed tearjerker that stars Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci delivering absolute career-best performances. Suffering from dementia middle-aged Tusker (Tucci) is on a road trip holiday with his loving partner Sam (Firth), possibly their final holiday together as dementia slowly consumes […]

Concrete Jungle By Yasmin Mund

Multi-award winning freelance photographer Yasmin Mund's second ever photographic exhibtion is set to open at the Tamarama Surf Life Saving Club this week. Concrete Jungle explores and documents the experience of residents living in the iconic Glenview Court apartment block where Yasmin resided prior to its closure for re-development. The exhibition explores the themes of […]

Arthouse Gallery – I Am Here

The fully-booked launch of I Am Here at Arthouse Gallery featured an intergenerational panel of female artists involved in different mediums: Katherine Hattan, an artist with the rigour of decades of experience; Jo Bertini, who has dedicated her work to the love of desert landscapes around the world; and a curious figure dressed in a balaclava […]

Monet & Friends – Life, Light And Colour

Monet was the founder of French impressionism, which was all about expressing perceptions before nature with paintings done, En Plein Air, a technique which still resonates with artists all around the world. The impressionists rebelled against the grand masters and were persistent in their determination to paint a scene as they saw it rather than […]