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Aspects of Australian Pop & Popism

22 Jan - 08 Feb, 2015

An interest in the evolution of Australian pop art from an emergent type of painting in the early 1960s, through its heyday, eventual decline and perhaps inevitable reinvention, has gained a huge boost from the Art Gallery of NSW’s must-see Pop to Popism. Like many such large-scale shows, the AGNSW’s historical overview is all about […]

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Rustic Deities

22 Jan - 15 Feb, 2015

In Angela Brennan‘s latest exhibition Rustic Deities at Roslyn Oxley Gallery, a single large canvas faces a room of ceramic pieces set atop a brace of plinths. The relationship between the 152cm square painting Untitled and the ceramics – with titles such as Aetna, Artemis and Gaia – is something akin to the relationship between […]

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Summer Theme and Variations

23 Jan - 31 Jan, 2015

And so as the summer break comes to a quiet end, so too the exhibition calendar of most of Sydney’s major commercial galleries awake from hibernation. But not quite yet: Olsen Irwin’s December holdover exhibition Summer Theme and Variations continues until January 31 but it’s probably a case of saving the best for last. Cannily […]

Art & Design


23 Jan - 08 Feb, 2015

Art galleries are like showrooms for ideas and sensations. Galleries are arranged just so with art works lined up in such a way as to highlight their best possible aspect. Then it all gets wiped away for the next show – rehung, relit and restaged from scratch as though the last show never happened [save […]

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Bernard Fanning at Newtown Social Club

29 Jan, 2015

By Benjamen Judd Book Accommodation Buy Tickets If there was ever a reason to leave the house and brave the heat it would be this – Bernard Fanning is performing live at the Newtown Social Club this Thursday, January 29. It’s the perfect way to wind down after what we can only assume will be […]

Entertainment, What's on

Sohn at Oxford Art Factory

29 Jan, 2015

By Benjamen Judd Book Accommodation Buy Tickets English-born Vienna-based musician and producer extraordinaire, Sohn, is coming to Sydney and he’ll be performing at the Oxford Art Factory for one night only on Thursday, January 29. After relocating to Vienna from his native England in 2012, Sohn (real name Christopher Taylor) has been at the forefront […]

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13 Jan - 30 Jan, 2015

Nicole Breedon is an artist who describes herself as someone “…preoccupied with the binaries banality and profundity, objects and ideas that can at once be strikingly beautiful and deficient.” Working with a range of materials and processes from wood and stone carving, textiles, casting, oil painting to video, Breedon puns and plays with words and […]

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Recollect: Models

13 Jan - 31 May, 2015

There’s something magical about the scale model. Be it the humble train set or the visualisation of a yet-to-be-built mega-structure, the model offers the viewer the world in miniature: the eye plays over the contours and spaces of the model in a way that prompts the viewer to speculate on scale and materials, and on […]

Architecture, Art & Design

Zhang Huan: Sydney Buddha

13 Jan - 15 Mar, 2015

Looming out of the darkness of Carriagework’s massive performance/exhibition space is one of the few official art works for this year’s Festival of Sydney – Zang Huan‘s Sydney Buddha. There work comprises of just two, if mammoth, pieces: facing each other are two monumental works, one an aluminium buddha figure, the other another buddha made […]

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Actions for Tomorrow

17 Jan - 07 Mar, 2015

Never to do anything by halves, the 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art launches into 2015 with MASS GROUP INCIDENT a major five-month project that runes from January 17 until May 31. The project is a multi-stage program of exhibitions, site-specific projects, performances, film screenings and public programs at 4A’s Sydney gallery in the heart […]

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