Kirtimukhas, a new new series of illustrations by Mega

Wednesday, 9 October, 2013

Kirtimukhas artwork by Mega

Street artist Mega, who is based in both Paris and Bali, is exhibiting works from a new series of illustrations, Kirtimukhas, at the Miscelanea Gallery, in Barcelona, in Spain, until 19 October.

More information about the show, and the Kirtimukhas legend that Mega’s works are based on, can be found here.

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How are big artworks moved from one exhibition to another?

Monday, 6 May, 2013

Staging an art exhibition is no small task, there are no end of arrangements to be made, and then of course there is the minor matter of moving the artworks going on show from point A to point B, something that can become especially complicated if said works are large or of an unusual shape, something that is often be the case.

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maintain pleasure personally, Simon Degroot, blank_space, Sydney

Monday, 25 June, 2012

maintain pleasure personally by Simon Degroot

Brisbane based artist Simon Degroot is holding an exhibition of new works, maintain pleasure personally, at blank_space gallery, 374 Crown Street, Surry Hills, Sydney. Opening on Saturday, 30 June, at 4pm, the show runs until Friday, 6 July.

In these paintings I aim to explore parallels between traditional still life painting, commodity fetishism and the relationship between purchase and status. Employing colour separation techniques, these works are an investigation into the politics of image presentation and representation. Appropriated digital imagery is amplified and hand painted in a distortion of tessellated “pixels” or alternately screen-printed in a suggestion of the multiple and mechanics of contemporary image reproduction. Through the replication and reinvention of what has been, these paintings exhibit aspects of mimesis and ironically act both as objects of fetish and a critique of commodity fetishism. Each work is at the same time both a copy and something unique.

I’ve been to Simon’s shows before so I’m hoping to be in Sydney at the weekend for this one.

To find out more about “maintain pleasure personally” check out the show’s Facebook page.

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Community Service Announcements, an exhibition by Jeremyville

Monday, 28 May, 2012

Community Service Announcements art show poster, Jeremyville

I miss running the Art Show List, work commitments became too great to maintain it, but thought I’d slip in this show.

New York based Sydney artist Jeremyville is holding an exhibition of work from his Community Service Announcements (CSAs) series, where he posts a newly created image online each day.

The show, being co-presented by aMBUSH Gallery, and made up of 20 of the so far 450 CSAs, opens tomorrow at Lane Four at The Galeries, 500 George Street, in downtown Sydney, and runs for three months until 31 August.

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Going native at the Australian Infront’s relaunch

Friday, 18 May, 2012

New Infront logo

Yesterday afternoon Australian design and creative community Australian Infront unveiled a new identity and website, in a revamp that sees the long-standing kangaroo logo/icon replaced with a fresh, all new, look (as above).

Infront VR works

To coincide with the website and brand redesign, an exhibition of the top ten works submitted to Infront’s latest Visual Response (VR) design challenge, “Native”, took place at Lo-Fi Collective in Surry Hills, Sydney, last night.

Infront party

Melbourne based designer Henrik Josefsson took out VR’s top prize from a field of some 170 participants. I’ve posted more photos from the night, including snaps of the top ten VR images, over on my Flickr page.

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Marilyn Monroe is back in London

Thursday, 22 March, 2012

It is almost fifty years since US actor Marilyn Monroe died and to mark the anniversary the Getty Images Gallery in London is currently holding an exhibition of Monroe photos and memorabilia. For those who are able to get along, the show runs until 23 May.

Showcased in London for the first time, the exhibition will feature a number of original dresses and costumes worn by the Hollywood icon, alongside unique and iconic photographs.

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if it’s between death and magic, Ryan McGennisken, Morwell

Monday, 6 February, 2012

if it's between death and magic flyer

Whose work is on show?

Australian artist Ryan McGennisken.

What’s it all about then?

Using ink and watercolour to create worlds based on portions of nostalgia, dreams and current realities, if it’s between death and magic tells a story of survival, intrepidness and the journey of lost soles, on the quest to find a new liveable environment away from a deconstructed, over used planet.

Where is it and when is it on?

The show opens at Latrobe Contemporary Gallery, 209 Commercial Road, Morwell, Victoria, on Saturday, 11 February, 2012 at 6pm, and continues through to Friday, 24 February.

For more information check out the show’s Facebook page.

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Stepping Stones, by Matt Trent, blank_space gallery, Sydney

Monday, 23 January, 2012

Stepping Stones flyer

Whose work is on show?

Matt Trent, former Principal Artist of the Australian Ballet, and the Royal Ballet, turned photographer.

What’s it all about then?

Stepping Stones captures Trent’s love and passion for the beauty of the visual form in three of his favourite subjects, theatre, Yamba NSW, and his adopted home, New York City.

Where is it and when is it on?

The show opens at blank_space gallery, 374 Crown Street, Surry Hills, Sydney on Saturday, 28 January, 2012 at 3pm, and continues until Friday, 3 February.

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Casual Cosmology, by Chrissie Abbott, China Heights, Sydney

Monday, 23 January, 2012

Casual Cosmology flyer

Whose work is on show?

East London artist Chrissie Abbott.

What’s it all about then?

“Casual Cosmology” is a translation of pattern work and found imagery into Abbott’s own predictions of the future we’re headed towards, which is essentially a big dayglow hug.

Where is it and when is it on?

The show opens at China Heights Gallery, Level 3, 16-28 Foster Street, Surry Hills, Sydney, on Friday, 27 January, 2012 at 6pm, and runs until Sunday, 29 January.

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On Film, Group show, Salerno Gallery, Glebe, Sydney

Monday, 23 January, 2012

On Film flyer

Whose work is on show?

Sydney based photographers Tony Peri, Jeff Leaming, Jack Chauvel, and Milena Dekic.

What’s it all about then?

On Film utilises and showcases the unique properties of analogue film photography to express personal perspectives of the exhibiting photographers.

Each individual journey demonstrates a different aesthetic and subject matter, combining to illustrate a broad spectrum of analogue photographic processes from traditional hand made Bromoil prints to modern slide film photography.

Where is it and when is it on?

The show opens at Salerno Gallery, 70 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, Sydney, on Tuesday, 24 January, 2012 at 6pm, and continues until Saturday, 11 February.

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