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7m Robot Dinosaur Takes Over Royal Botanic Garden

Standing over seven metres long and three metres tall, the robot dinosaur will be on show at the Bennelong Lawn in Sydney’s Royal Botanic Garden until February 22. The dinosaur is a life-wife model of a Clawstrider, one of the most fearsome machines from PlayStation's latest release, Horizon Forbidden West. Sydneysiders can come face-to-face with the […]

Barbara Licha – In Progress

Walk into the Up Space Gallery in Marrickville, and you will find yourself surrounded by floating figures, architectural cages, and strangely graceful urban visions that occupy the space between isolation and ecstasy. All of it constructed out of wire. Polish-Australian artist Barbara Licha says her past work involved painting and graphic approaches to drawing that involved […]

Boomalli Arts 30th anniversary

BY ANNA FREELAND In 1987, a group of promising young Indigenous artists banded together to form the Boomalli Aboriginal Arts Cooperative. Heralding from arts schools across Sydney, the 10 multidisciplinary art-makers set up shop in a shabby old warehouse in Chippendale which they gutted, swept, scrubbed and painted to host their very first show ‘Boomalli […]

Hype you can believe in

BY ANITA SENARATNA Unusual and unique items abound at Hypmotive, an artisan community hub based in vibrant Marrickville. For pompom jewellery to tote bags with astronauts on them or prints of labradors, look no further than Hypmotive. The business is the brainchild of Jake and Renee Russo, who describe the space as “part retail, part gallery […]

Eyebrows arch as sculpture’s costs soar skyward

BY ALEC SMART Sydney is renowned for many things, including home to two of the world’s most enthralling pieces of modern engineering: the Opera House and a giant coat hanger bridge that crosses its picturesque harbour. However, one thing for which it has never been known is the manufacture of elastic. In the past week […]

Sex censored from Pop Art exhibition

By Lauren O'Connor Artist and sculptor Michael Kitching claims his artwork ‘Bride & Groom, Kiss Me’ (1978) was censored from a Sydney Pop Art exhibition because it contained a phallus. After an invitation to be shown at Chippendale art gallery Spot 81 Mike Kitching’s work was removed by the apparently ‘disgusted’ curator Peter Pinson. The […]