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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 […]

Online arts workshop set to help Sydney unlock creativity

By Lucinda Garbutt-Young The online-based arts organisation, The Art of Flow, is offering a Five Day Creative Adventure Workshop later this month. Run by artist Gabbi Lancaster, the program seeks to unlock artistic flow in even the most skeptical of participants.  Lancaster has been teaching arts programs to children and adults for 15 years. Online […]

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, […]

Sydney’s brightest shining again with the return of Vivid 2021

By GEMMA BILLINGTON Vivid is set to shine on Sydney’s streets this August as the city continues to recover from closures as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The festival at this stage has the green light following Sydney's June/July stay-at-home orders, with restrictions lifting July 10th. James Hancock was one of the artists effected […]

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, […]

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 […]