Exhibitions

Galerie pompom’s latest exhibition seen through a looking glass

By Tessa Pelle Galerie pompom will present the talent of four emerging Sydney based artists in its newest exhibition, Confabulations. Despite Sydney's ongoing lockdown, art enthusiasts can still view the exhibition through the gallery's window facing Abercrombie Street in Chippendale. Curator Felipe Olivares is happy the exhibition was still able to go ahead despite COVID-19 […]

Marrickville’s Dorothy Kolentsis’ Advice To Aspiring Artists

By Jarrod Wolfhunter Dorothy Kolentsis wears many different hats in Sydney’s and more specifically, the Inner West’s art community. Dot is a painter, sketching artist, ceramicist. Her role as Art Program Co-ordinator at the Art Gallery of NSW has Dot organising workshops for fledgling and emerging school-aged artists. Dot’s most recent exhibition was at Studio […]

Young Archies Set To Impress With Depictions Of Siblings

By Lucinda Garbutt-Young Winners were announced this week for the ninth Young Archie competition hosted at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.  The contest, inspired by the esteemed Archibald Prize, invites children from 5-18 years of age to submit their portraits. A winner is picked for each of four categories (5-8 years, 9-12 years, […]

Francés Belle Parker: NAIDOC week’s exhibition in Royal Botanic Gardens postponed 

By Sasha Foot Showcasing Indigenous artworks has always been an integral part of NAIDOC week as a way of celebrating Aboriginal culture through artists’ practice.  As many of NAIDOC week’s art events are postponed, City Hub spoke to Indigenous artist Frances Belle Parker about having her exhibition rescheduled due to the COVID lockdown.  “I was […]

Art Habits: Michael Lindeman on creativity and cheeky philology 

With casual humour and mixed mediums, Michael Lindeman is making audiences think.  Most of his work examines personal identity in the wake of artistic commodification. Mixed medium works usually have text as the central subject, prompting audiences to disrupt conventional thinking. Simply, Lindeman asks us what art is and why we view it.  “A lot […]

Catherine Hourihan – Legal Tender

Artist Catherine Hourihan has drawn on her background as a multimedia dance maker in Sydney and New York for her latest visceral and evocative photographic exhibition. Entitled Legal Tender this exhibition is a photographic investigation into the value systems surrounding love and money in a post pandemic world. Working with projected imagery and underwater photography […]

Portrait Of Kate Ceberano Wins Archibald Packing Room Prize 2021

The 30th annual Archibald Packing Room Prize winner, as part of the 100th annual Archibald Prize, is German-born Australian painter, Kathrin Longhurst – as announced by NSW Art Gallery’s Head Packer, Brett Cuthbertson. This year’s Archibald Prize had 2144 entries, a close second to 2020’s record-setting year. 2021 has set records for the highest number […]

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 […]