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Sydney Contemporary

Sydney Contemporary: Discover, Love, Buy Art

10 Sep - 13 Sep, 2015

By Niall Roeder We love art. We’re literally obsessed with it… But maybe not as much as the good people putting on Sydney’s very own high-end art fair, Sydney Contemporary. They REALLY love art. After it’s very successful inaugural event in 2013, Sydney Contemporary is making a triumphant return as Australasia’s champion art fair. Once […]

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Drew Bickford

Drew Pickford’s gruesome trespass drawings

17 Aug - 28 Aug, 2015

From Rebecca Gallo… Drew Bickford takes us to places where many dare not trespass. To the murky corners of the imagination and the subconscious where hideous spectres lurk, where animal and human flesh coalesce in gruesome conflations of object and subject. In Bickford’s latest ink and graphite drawings, beastly hybrid figures are wedged between bold […]

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Ryan Hoffman’s post internet painting

17 Aug - 05 Sep, 2015

From Sharne Wolff… Artist Ryan Hoffman is a self-confessed image hoarder. Sourced mainly from the Internet, Hoffmann’s stored pictures grow into a stockpile of readymade ideas that might be later adapted in his painterly style. In Third Person, his first solo exhibition, thirty new paintings cover a broad range of themes. A salon-style group of accidental […]

Art & Design
Imperial Slacks

Cosmic Love Wonder Lust: The Imperial Slacks Project

14 Aug - 18 Oct, 2015

Imperial Slacks, is the artist collective and uncontrolled social experiment that has since somewhat turned into Sydney art folklore. The project was started by 16 art hooligans in an old industrial building with the words “Imperial Slacks” plastered on the front. From 1997 – 2002 the budding artists lived, worked and blossomed in the creative den, […]

Art & Design, Society
Jim Lambie

Jim Lambie’s Zero Concerto

13 Aug - 26 Sep, 2015

By Niall Roeder There is a scene from Interstellar known as the Tesseract scene, where Cooper is swallowed by a fractal and seemingly infinite five dimensional space. Lines of varying width and colour run in all directions, creating the very fabric of the dimension. It’s spellbinding, really trippy… and just plain awesome. When you stare at Jim Lambie’s […]

Art & Design, Society
Andrew Styan

A video installation that makes the ugly beautiful

10 Aug - 29 Aug, 2015

From Rebecca Gallo… Earlier this year, Newcastle-based artist Andrew Styan was awarded the major prize at the PICA Hatched National Graduate exhibition. The Bell Buoy is a mature and memorable graduating work from this former metallurgist and climate change researcher. A spot-lit lump of coal spins slowly on a motor; a small mounted camera zooms […]

Art & Design
Joan Ross

Joan Ross’s multimedia art experience…

10 Aug - 29 Aug, 2015

From Rebecca Gallo… The personal and political are examined in tandem in the darkly amusing, painfully ironic and disarmingly intimate work of Joan Ross. I made this for you is an expansive new body of work that includes drawings, prints, video, custom wallpaper and a giant kangaroo-pelt facsimile of a luxury handbag. Combined, these works […]

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Martin King’s postage stamps inspiration

10 Aug - 22 Aug, 2015

From Sharne Wolff… Superb mimic, top firefighter and star of our silver ten-cent piece, the Australian lyrebird features in Martin King’s Dawn Survey #3. With over 40 solo shows under his belt, King’s work has often drawn inspiration from native birds. The hero image for this show, Green Mist Black retouched adapts a valuable mid-20th […]

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Traffic directs colourful abstract paintings

10 Aug - 29 Aug, 2015

From Sharne Wolff… John Nicholson’s Traffic series might well be titled after the coloured trails made by vehicle lights as they dissolve in a distant blur of motion. Comprising seven individual framed works and a separate wall installation, Nicholson continues his exploration of the physical qualities of light by converting it to plastic tangible objects. […]

Art & Design
Sydney Fringe Festival

Independant Art @ Sydney Fringe Festival

01 Sep - 30 Sep, 2015

By Niall Roeder In September, the largest independent arts festival in NSW, Sydney Fringe Festival, returns for its sixth consecutive year. The Inner West is well and truly set to “celebrate the irreverence and rebelliousness of Sydney’s creative community”. That means theatres, pubs, hangouts, haunts and public spaces areas across Newtown, Enmore and Marrickville will […]

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