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Sydney Christmas 2014

27 Nov - 25 Dec, 2014

By Benjamen Judd Book Accommodation Visit Website Is there any better time of year than Christmas? The weather is warm, the beaches are full of happy bodies and the shopping becomes an almost nirvana-level sensory overload. One of the best parts, however, is the annual display of festivities that transforms the city into a huge […]

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Best Before: Nathan Taylor’s Trash Paintings

20 Nov - 13 Dec, 2014

From Sharne Wolff… Reminders of death’s inevitability and the fleeting nature of human life were prevalent in the vanitas paintings of the Renaissance. Featuring skulls, decaying fruit, dying flowers and other time-based symbols, the seductive nature of these beautifully painted still-life freeze frames leant greater power to their underlying moral guidance. Similarly, Nathan Taylor’s latest […]

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Sydney Ball, 'Infinex #47,' automotive enamel on aluminium, 143 x 342 x 4 cm

Infinex III: Syd Ball’s colourfield paintings…

20 Nov - 20 Dec, 2014

From Sharne Wolff… Blurring the line between painting and sculpture, the 1960s witnessed many young artists experimenting with geometric abstraction using flat blocks of colour and ‘shaped canvases’. It’s from these roots and his lifelong exploration of colour that artist Sydney Ball, whose artistic career began at that time, developed the groundwork for his latest […]

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Chuck Close: Prints, Process and Collaboration

20 Nov - 15 Mar, 2015

From Andrew Frost… Working for nearly four and half decades American artist Chuck Close has dedicated himself to portraiture. Often working from the same source images photographed decades ago, Close explores what seems like an exhaustive range of possibilities in various print making methods from lithograph, etching and aquatint to woodcuts, silkscreen and linocuts. Close […]

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Stephen Ormandy: Digital Organic

20 Nov - 07 Dec, 2014

From Andrew Frost… Looking at Stephen Ormandy‘s Digital Organic at Olsen Irwin, one might reasonably ask: just how abstract is abstract anyway? Ormandy has an eye for organic shapes and arresting colour combinations, a gorgeous and elegantly simple sequence of elements that are recombined in a variety of sizes and materials in his latest collection […]

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Dinner en Blanc in Sydney

29 Nov, 2014

By Benjamen Judd Book Accommodation Visit Website If you needed an excuse to go out and invest in a brand new outfit, here it is. The annual Dinner en Blanc is being held this Sunday, November 29, giving you the perfect reason to spend some hard earned cash on some delicious new threads. Just make […]

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Burlesque Grand Finals at the Factory Theatre

29 Nov, 2014

By Benjamen Judd Book Accommodation Visit Website Feathers, crystals, tassels and twirls galore will be on show at the annual Miss Burlesque and Mr. Boylesque Grand Finals at the Factory Theatre on Saturday November 29 and we intend to be front and centre. State winners from all over the country will be heading to Sydney […]

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The 2014 ARIA Awards

26 Nov, 2014

by Benjamen Judd Book Accommodation Visit Website The annual celebration of musical talent is again upon us – the 2014 ARIA Awards at Sydney’s Star Casino will be outshining the stars on Wednesday, November 26. With one of the best line-ups in years, including Triple J favourite Chet Faker, Hilltop Hoods, teen sensations One Direction […]

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GQ Men of the Year Awards 2014

by Sas Lyon Being the official accommodation partner of the GQ Men of the Year Awards brings us a lot of perks. From brilliant shout outs in the media, to access to host some of the most gorgeous (inside and out) stars of the Australian cultural landscape. Needless to say, when the GQ Awards roll […]

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Playing With Fire

14 Nov - 07 Dec, 2014

From Andrew Frost… Mandy Martin‘s Playing with Fire is a series of paintings that come from a two year study in the Paruku Indigenous Protected Area around Lake Gregory in the south east Kimberly. The paintings are for the most part very large indeed, three coming in at 300×300 centimetres, two at 200×200 and nine […]

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