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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, […]

Street Creatives: The dark horses of Sydney’s art scene

By LUCINDA GARBUTT-YOUNG An acoustic melody travels through Central Station’s commuter tunnel. Further along, a steady accordion hums while the player slouches into conversation with invisible visitors. These patterns repeated themselves on the way to Jai Jaru’s house; a simple yellow place in one of Sydney’s social housing precincts. Jai is proud of this humble […]

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 […]

Council splash cash for community projects

By GEORGIA ROBINSON 89 community projects are starting the year off with a bang after the Inner West Council announced the recipients of the Inner West Council 2020 Grant Program. Through the program the council is providing $500,000 in funding to offer financial support to a variety of different projects, such as arts, community and […]

While There’s Space Between Us

It is no secret that Sydney's creative arts sector has been hit hard by COVID-19 and the subsequent restrictions on public gatherings. So it really should come as no surprise that a new photography exhibition has taken inspiration from this current moment in world history. While There's Space Between Us is a photographic series by Sydney artist, […]

Culture At Work – Tarli Bird

Culture At Work is an artist-led Australian creative hub with a mission and vision to connect art and science through artists and scientists to inspire future generations of creative thinkers through collaborations. In September Culture At Work welcomes Tarli Bird as an artist in residence. By collaborating with her uncle, Professor Trevor Bird, Tarli aims […]

‘Paul Keating’ To Launch Online Arts Hub

Former Prime Minister, ‘The Hon. Paul Keating’ (*comedian Jonathan Biggins) is launching an online initiative called Dunera for members of the community to access live events that bring the world of art and culture online. Brought forward by the Australian Jewish community, specifically Sydney’s Emanuel Synagogue, Dunera is free to all and features a mix of community […]

Concerts In The Cloud

Artists are some of the most innovative minds in our community, so when faced with challenges they are typically the first to find solutions. The current COVID-19 situation and social distancing measures mean many artists are no longer able to showcase their works in a traditional way. However, the Sydney arts and creative communities have […]

Ginger Ren Jones-Evans

In the eyes of every parent, their child is an artist. Just look at any fridge around the country, they’re all adorned with paintings and drawing from little ones. For six-year-old Ginger Ren Jones-Evans though her artistic ability has far exceeded the ‘fridge gallery’ as she is now set to open her first ever solo […]

Art from the Heart

by John Moyle   The ArtHouse Hotel in the CBD is hosting an art exhibition with a difference: all the works are by injecting drug users who are clients of the Uniting Medically Supervised Injecting centre in Kings Cross.   This is the eighth year that the exhibition has been mounted and the second year […]