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Virtual fantasy meets art at the MCA

The parameters of reality are redrawn in a new exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Ultra Unreal - New Myths for New Worlds is a collection of five installations that interrogate accepted norms of society, religion, cultural constructs, art, and reality itself, using mediums that range from complex CGI to film to latex sculptures. […]

Sidney Nolan’s untold story of Auschwitz

The Sydney Jewish Museum is holding a very special exhibition of Sidney Nolan paintings: Shaken To His Core: The Untold Story Of Nolan’s Auschwitz”. Known best for his depictions of bushrangers, Nolan also produced  a series of paintings of Nazi monster Adolf Eichmann during his trial in 1961. Nolan had been invited to attend the […]

From the Hungry Mile to Barangaroo

Jane Bennett’s paintings have been recording the gentrification of neglected industrial heritage. In 2003, the State Government announced that the East Darling Harbour Wharves would be transformed into Barangaroo. Once an area for dockworkers and wharfies, it is now a hub of waterfront luxury. Bennett says: “I wanted to paint its hidden heritage before it […]

Joel Tarling – The Trees That Are Special To Me

In recent years the importance of the natural environment around us has become increasingly important. For visual artist Joel Tarling his new exhibition The Trees That Are Special To Me explores this idea by highlighting some of the local trees that he encounters everyday in Sydney's Inner West. As Joel explained, "the trees of the […]

MCA Australia to host Do Ho Suh’s first large-scale solo exhibition in the Southern Hemisphere

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA Australia) has announced that they will play host to South Korean-born, London-based artist Do Ho Suh as part of the Sydney International Art Series. Do Ho Suh at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia will be the first large-scale solo exhibition in the Southern Hemisphere for the artist. Do […]

Bondi Festival Returns In 2022 To Warm Up Winter

Sydney's most exciting winter event, the Bondi Festival, has announced dates for its return this year. In July the three week, all-ages festivities will take in various locations across Bondi from July 1-17, celebrating local artists, immersive performance and more; all programmed for ultimate play. Featuring performers, storytellers and creators from Sydney and beyond, sharing everything from […]

Inner West Council’s EDGE Art Camp On The GreenWay

By Marcus Haar If you’re looking to scratch that artistic itch, the Inner West Council has brought back EDGE Art Camp on The GreenWay, a 12-day on-site live art experience hosting over 20 pop-up art interventions from May 11-22. Reconnect with a community of creatives and artists by participating in free art workshops, tours, exhibitions, […]

Town & Country Hotel To Hold Breast Cancer Awareness Drawing Event

By Erin Modaro. The Town and Country Hotel in St Peters will be holding a special drawing event on June 4 for breast cancer awareness and fundraising. Pub owner and breast cancer survivor Helen Filips will be modelling topless for the attendees to draw. Approaching 10 years of breast cancer survivorship, Helen and collaborators are running […]

The Greens election pledge to deliver an Artists Wage

Australian Greens Spokesperson for the Arts Senator Sarah Hanson-Young joined NSW senate candidate David Shoebridge at the TAP Gallery in Surry Hills yesterday to announce an artists funding pilot program called The Artists Wage. The creative funding initiative will provide 10,000 established or emerging artists and arts workers with the ability to be free to […]

400-Year-Old Dutch Master Artwork Uncovered In The Blue Mountains

A 400-year-old painting from the 17th century – which may now be worth up to AUD $5 million – has been uncovered in a Blue Mountains property that’s managed by National Trust of Australia (NSW). A recent art restoration project commissioned by the National Trust (NSW) has revealed a remarkable find. In amongst one of […]