Gallery & Museums

New Gallery Brings Life to Inner Sydney

Beginning on Friday, January 28 a vibrant new Surry Hills gallery will present exhibitions, artist talk dinners, music and life drawing sessions each and every week. Guy Morgan, the well-known, award-winning local artist with multiple hangings in Australian art exhibitions including the Archibald Prize - opened his 531 Crown Street Gallery last year. Now that […]

Carriageworks unveils installation by Wiradjuri artist Karla Dickens

Carriageworks, one of Australia’s largest multi-arts precincts, has unveiled a new large-scale wall assemblage titled Return To Sender by acclaimed Wiradjuri artist Karla Dickens. Installed in the Carriageworks public space and presented free to the public until January 30, the installation reworks found postcards picturing First Nations people from the turn of last century with contemporary representations of First Nations […]

Art Gallery Of NSW Acquires New Masterpiece

The Art Gallery Of New South Wales has acquired Spanish Baroque master Jusepe de Ribera's 17th century masterpiece Aesop. Painted in Napes, Aesop c1625–31 is a portrayal of Aesop, the legendary ancient Greek storyteller, and one of Ribera’s very first representations of so-called ‘beggar philosophers’. Purchased in 2021, the Art Gallery of New South Wales Foundation […]

Michael Reid Gallery Showcases Coming in 2022

Today we glance forward to a handful of exhibition highlights that will reach Sydney in 2022 thanks to the wonderful team at the Michael Reid gallery. Brett Weir: Combining geometric precision with frenzied high-intensity colour, Brett Weir's chorus of new paintings will push the artist's work to new heights. Showing at the new Michael Reid Sydney Gallery in February, This […]

Peach Black Gallery moves to larger space with big benefits 

BY LUCINDA GARBUTT-YOUNG Artist-run Peach Black Gallery began as a collaborative space for various artistic disciplines. Now in its third year, owners Matteo Bernasconi and Anna Griffiths are moving the gallery to a larger premise. For Bernasconi and Griffiths, this move marks an expansion of Chippendale’s art scene. Along with increased scope for diverse exhibits, […]

Discover the history of Taronga Zoo in ‘How To Move A Zoo’

There is a little-known history about Sydney, when in 1916, the zoo at Moore Park was moved to Taronga. Animal by animal, strategy by strategy, they were transported through the streets of Sydney and across the harbour, decades before the construction of the Harbour Bridge. It was a pretty wild operation, and attracted an excited […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]