ARTEXPRESS 2017, now on at the Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney

Monday, 30 January, 2017

Artwork by Peggie Pantsos

ARTEXPRESS 2017 is now on at the Art Gallery of NSW, until 23 April. The exhibition features the best works created by arts students studying the Visual Arts component of the Higher School Certificate (HSC) course, during their final year of high school in New South Wales.

The show seldom disappoints, and is well worth checking out if in you’re in Sydney. The above artwork, by the way, is by Peggie Pantsos, and is titled “Illusione verniciato”.

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Okuda San Miguel, Madrid based multidisciplinary artist

Friday, 28 October, 2016

Artwork by Okuda San Miguel

Okuda San Miguel is a Madrid based multidisciplinary artist, who is fortunate enough to have work that takes him around the world. This is a painting titled “Venus Muses”, that was exhibited at one of his recent solo shows.

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The Stanley Kubrick Exhibition, San Francisco

Wednesday, 20 July, 2016

How many people would ever wonder, even for an instant, whether the tools and equipment, the papers and the books, they worked with during their lives, would ever end up as part of a museum display, or an exhibition?

I wonder if Stanley Kubrick might have had such a thought? Would he ever have envisaged The Stanley Kubrick Exhibition, currently taking place in San Francisco?

For those of us with an interest in Kubrick and his work though, the show is surely a boon, but if you’re unable to attend, this video tour of the San Francisco show, hosted by Adam Savage, will give you an idea of what it’s about.

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Atty’s human animal hybrid artworks, blank_space, Sydney

Thursday, 17 September, 2015

The week before last, Sydney’s blank_space art gallery was decked out in black for Skel’s Please Stand By show, but this week it’s back to its more usual white colour scheme for an exhibition of works by Atty, or Graham Atwell, a Sydney based artist and illustrator, who was drawn to art through a love of the digital medium.

Vibrant colours, stencils, and street art elements, all go into the mix, to create Atty’s human animal hybrid creations, such as Steve the Eurasian eagle owl. More paintings can seen in his portfolio, or Instagram page, and of course at blank_space, where is his work is on show from now, until Friday, 9 October 2015.

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“Please Stand By”, by Skel, opening at blank_space, Sydney

Thursday, 10 September, 2015

Artwork by Skel

For the past six weeks Australian pop, graffiti, and collage artist, and Stupid Krap founder, Ben Frost has been presenting the Blank Generation series of art shows, an eclectic collection of art goodness, at hole-in-the-wall art gallery blank_space, in Surry Hills, Sydney.

Artwork by Skel

By the end of August the work of Australians Holly Fewson, 1337, Phoenix, Hayley Arjona, and Denial from Canada, had been featured, and last Saturday, 5 September, saw the opening of “Please Stand By”, the final show of the series, by Sydney pop art and street artist Skel.

Artwork by Skel

There’s no missing the influences of Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein in her work, or, of course, the graffiti elements, and the painted especially for the occasion black walls and floor of blank_space, served only to add to the dynamic of the paintings on display.

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Brainstrom Zine launch, Goodspace, Sydney

Tuesday, 8 September, 2015

Artwork by Will Sweeney

Bring together ten artists, all of who have a different artistic style, and ask them to contribute artworks for a single magazine, and what is the result? Brainstrom Zine, that’s what, which was launched last Wednesday, 2 September, at the Goodspace art gallery, in Chippendale, Sydney.

Artwork by Daniel Cantrell

On display were the works from contributing artists Marcus Oakley, Chrissie Abbott, Derek Albeck, Daniel Cantrell, Ashley Lande, Ragnar Persson, Richard Gilligan, Richard “French” Sayer and Stefan Marx, Will Sweeney, that will feature in the sixty-four page publication.

Artwork by Chrissie Abbott

Brainstrom will soon be available for purchase, but in the meantime check out images of the artworks that will be part of it, where you might even see a few more of my photos, together with photos from the launch event on the Goodspace, and Brainstrom Zine, Instagram pages.

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Wes Anderson; A Group Exhibition, in Adelaide, South Australia

Thursday, 26 February, 2015

Wes Anderson; A Group Exhibition

It’d be fair to say I’m a fan of the work of US film director Wes Anderson, so it’s a little unfortunate that I’ll more than likely miss Wes Anderson; A Group Exhibition, unless I can get myself to Adelaide, at a point between the time the art show opens on Thursday, 5 March, through to its close on 1 April.

Lisa King is among artists whose work will be featured at the show, being held at Sugar Nightclub, Level 1, 274 Rundle Street, Adelaide.

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A photo collection that takes us into the twilight zone

Thursday, 17 April, 2014

Photo by Julien Mauve

After Lights Out, a photo collection by Paris based artist and photographer Julien Mauve, is both captivating and mildly chilling.

Via Design is Kinky.

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“MA” exhibition of new work by Matt Huynh, at Glebe, Sydney

Monday, 3 February, 2014

MA exhibition, Matt Huynh

Come 6PM this Wednesday evening, 5 February, I’ll be setting course for Sydney art gallery The Tate, located at 345 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, to check out “MA”, an exhibition, and comic book launch, of new work by New York City based Australian artist and illustrator Matt Huynh:

MA tells the story of a young married couple forced to flee their home and families by the escalating Vietnam War. In Malaysia’s Pulau Bidong refugee camps, they treasure pockets of silliness and romance as they learn to raise two boys and await news from home and of their uncertain future.

Read more about the show here.

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Australian Infront Visual Response “Fifteen” exhibition

Thursday, 12 December, 2013

VR7, Fifteen, exhibition

Last night The Tate art gallery in Glebe, Sydney, hosted an exhibition of the top works submitted for the Australian Infront’s latest Visual Response (VR) design challenge.

The theme word was fifteen, as in it is almost fifteen years since the Australian Infront was established, in 1999, but you knew that already, right?

All submissions can be veiwed here, a list of the top ten works, as selected by the VR judges, are here, while I’ve posted a few more photos of proceedings here.

Otherwise it was to good to catch up with those of the old Infront crew present. Infront membership has its benefits I believe, no one looked barely a day older than they did in 1999.

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