The Next Level: Annual Digital Art Event & Publication Launch
Nov
9
to Nov 18

The Next Level: Annual Digital Art Event & Publication Launch

Duration:  9 – 18 November
Opening Night: Friday 9 November, 6 – 9pm
Hours: 10am – 5pm
Contact: hello@justanother.com.au / 0424459436

Wacom and Just Another Agency are teaming up to bring a one-of-a-kind event to a city near you, exhibiting and launching Wacom's annual artist publication, featuring a range of digital artists' work from across the globe.

Wacom inspires and equips people to make the world a more creative place. They play a massive role in applying digital technologies to creativity. They are a part of a generation that is creating powerful new tools of connectivity and expression that influences every aspect of the human experience.

The exhibition and publication will showcase the 50 winners of 'The Next Level' instagram competition alongside six elite feature artists, whose designs are created using various Wacom tools. This year's feature artists are Kelogsloops, Loretta Lizzio, Mark Conlan, Mateusz Witczak, Nosego and Paul Braddock.

This year the competition attracted over 3800+ entries worldwide, almost twice as many as last year, attracting a range of diverse talent and creativity. We invite you to be among the first to see this years showcase of incredible artists and vote for your favourite artwork. All art will be available for purchase at the exhibition, with profits from sales going to the artist.

Opening night will launch at Comber Street Studios in Sydney on November 9th from 6-9pm Featuring DJ Moses York, along with beverages from Grolsch. Please join us for a night of music and art as we celebrate some of the best talent from digital artists across the globe! 

More detail: wacomnextlevel.com 

Image: Loretta Lizzio

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The Last Resort – Exhibition by Saskia Wilson
Nov
22
to Dec 2

The Last Resort – Exhibition by Saskia Wilson

Duration: 22 November – 2 December
Opening Night: Thursday November 22nd, 6 – 8pm
Opening Hours: Wednesday – Friday 12 – 7pm, Sat & Sun 10am – 4pm 
Contact: info@saskiawilson.com

‘The Last Resort' is a collection of images taken in Greece over 2016 and 2017 documenting the polarity in human experience in a country which is both a global tourism hotspot and a nexus of the European refugee crisis.

All profits from print sales will be donated to Refugee Support Europe and Australian based organisation RISE: Refugees, Survivors and Ex-Detainees

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Altered States
Oct
30
to Nov 5

Altered States

Duration:  30 October – 5 November
Opening Night: Tuesday 30 October, 6pm – 8pm
Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm
Contact: janet.mitsuji@gmail.com

Bringing together five artists working in a wide range of mediums and from diverse backgrounds, Altered States is a group show of students completing their Master of Art at UNSW Art & Design. Allegorical and symbolic approaches act as a catalysts to create perspective and attitudinal shifts towards existing narratives, while social and moral constructs are explored with a nod to time, trauma and loss. While imbued with sense of melancholy, there is an overall optimism to the show - a sense of the human capacity to overcome and transform.

Image: Stephen Lambeth

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SEMBLANCE – A group show by Curatorial+Co.
Oct
19
to Oct 28

SEMBLANCE – A group show by Curatorial+Co.

Duration:  19 – 28 October
Opening Night: Saturday 20 October, 2pm – 5pm
Saturday Drinks: Saturday 27 October, 3pm – 5pm
Hours: Monday – Sunday 10am – 6pm
Contact: sophie@curatorialandco.com / 0400 477 484

Curated by Sophie Vander of Curatorial+Co. SEMBLANCE brings together eight artists, working in a variety of medium, who take everyday forms and imagery, and turn them into objects of desire. Carol Crawford’s sensual alabaster sculptures; Kate Banazi’s multi-coloured acrylic forms of inter-locking geometry; Madeleine Cruise’s painted collages of everyday still-life objects; Isabelle de Kleine's fractured portraits; Jasmine Mansbridge’s two-dimensional architectural elements; Katie Cridge’s abstraction of portraits; Peta Morris’s imagined landscapes and Susie Dureau’s earth-meets-interstellar works in the style of the old masters. This all-female artist show is bold, and engaging, and asks the viewer to step into a created world – a SEMBLANCE of reality.

More details: https://curatorialandco.com/events-page/

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Collab Viewing Day: Lilli Stromland & Douglas Schofield
Jul
28
12:00 PM12:00

Collab Viewing Day: Lilli Stromland & Douglas Schofield

Date: 28 July
Hours: 12am – 5pm
Contact: heather@collabgallery.com / 0416 351 007

Collab presents new paintings by two of Sydney’s most talented young artists.

Lilli Stromland series of Kitchen Compositions playfully explore the still life tradition. Conventional subjects are paired with power chords and bok choy in an intriguing exploration of surface and composition.

Douglas Schofield’s paintings map his inquiry into the definition of Nature in the Anthropocene Epoch. His bright gestural works playfully consider the place of gardening, farming, horticulture and indoor plants in the “natural world”.

More detail: https://www.collabgallery.com/events/
Image: Douglas Schofield, Glasshouse Vista (1st), 2018, acrylic and oil on canvas, 40 x 40cm

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Collab Viewing Day: Adam Oste & Celia Gullett
Jun
23
5:30 PM17:30

Collab Viewing Day: Adam Oste & Celia Gullett

Date: 23 June
Hours: 11am – 5pm
Contact: heather@collabgallery.com / 0416 351 007

Collab presents the latest works by Adam Oste and Celia Gullett. Adam Oste's new landscapes shimmer with winter light as he continues to explore the complex landscape of Sydney's National Parks. Celia Gullett's abstractions offer a meditative pause as her geometric forms slide in and out of focus carving-out unfurling spaces for thought.

More detail: https://www.collabgallery.com/events/

Credit: Adam Oste, Kurnnell Sand Tracks II, 2018

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Time, Place & Identity
Jun
6
to Jun 9

Time, Place & Identity

Duration: 6 – 9 June
Opening Night: Wednesday 6 June, 6 – 8pm
Hours: Wednesday to Saturday 10am – 5pm
Contact: georgiebridge@yahoo.com

Who are we, where are we, why are we here? The universal questions invariably arise when pondering our time on earth and this group of artists completing their Master of Art at UNSW Art & Design, look for ways to articulate their answers visually, sensorially and aurally.

Exhibiting artists: Alan Heung, Andre Da Silva, Caroline Kronenberg, Isidora Vuceta, Jiayi Wu, Jiyuan, Christina Cai, May Hassan, Sinead Davies, Soraya Nematollahi, Tim Kelly, Timba Bridge, Xiang Meng.

Credit: Xiang Meng, Nuance project "#1, table and chair back"

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PRESENCE: A group show by Curatorial+Co.
May
22
to May 31

PRESENCE: A group show by Curatorial+Co.

Duration: 22 – 31 May
Opening Night: Wednesday 23 May, 6 – 8pm
Saturday Drinks: Saturday 26 May, 2 – 5pm
Hours: Monday to Sunday 10am – 6pm
Contact: sophie@curatorialandco.com

PRESENCE: a sense of time + place, a moment of strength + grounding, a stillness + knowing

The works of four painters and two ceramic sculptors come together to form a collection of outstanding artworks grounded in the concept of PRESENCE. Each piece captures a moment in time where real strength and purpose takes place; where the artist seeks to contain an understanding of their environment, self or other in a limited space. Looking into what appears to us to be the everyday – a forest, a train station, an architectural element, a figure or shape whether human or inanimate – the artist stops time to create a stillness and knowing of their surroundings.

Painting: Antonia Mrljak, Kevin Perkins, Maria Kostareva, Rachael McCully Kerwick
Sculpture: Natalie Rosin, Bettina Willner-Browne

Catalogue and more info available here

Pictured: Waiting by Maria Kostareva

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Sillage
Apr
21
to Apr 22

Sillage

Duration: 21 – 22 March 2018
Hours: 9am – 5pm
Contact: alexandra@golightlypr.com

Sillage: (n.) the scent that lingers in the air, the trail left in water, the impression made in space after something or someone has been gone; the trace of someone’s perfume.

For her first solo exhibition, Sillage, Sydney-based artist Vicki Lee explores the ambiguous nature of sensory memory and the challenge of capturing its evasive essence. Immersed in the creative process, Lee describes a prolonged sensation of timeless, formless euphoria – like the final moments of a blissful lucid dream. “Ever since I was a child, I can remember these déjà vu like experiences that would float through me, as if I’ve been transported to another form of existence,” she explains. “I am still myself and remain completely conscious, but it feels like I’m experiencing someone else’s memory.”

For more information please click here.

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Water Everything
Mar
22
to Mar 25

Water Everything

Opening: Thursday 22 March, 6 – 8pm
Duration: 22 – 25 March 2018
Hours: 10am – 6pm
Contact: jess.marie.gibson@gmail.com

Water everything - is a body of work by Jessica Gibson. Emerging from a fascination with water, this ode to mother nature explores form and the elements - in particular light and how it creates an ever evolving and unpredictable picture on the eye.

Through the use of hand cut collage and photography Jessica draws from images  photographed in inspired places once visited, then reimagined into surreal and often subtle adaptations forming new landscapes.

Playing with light and mixed media, this is an attempt to capture the beauty that we often see but cannot obtain.

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40 Years of Queer Art: Rebellion and Subversion
Feb
21
to Mar 8

40 Years of Queer Art: Rebellion and Subversion

Opening: 21 February 6 – 8pm
Duration: 21 February – 8 March 2018
Hours: 11am – 5pm
RSVP: info@78ers.org.au

A celebration of 40 years of queer art in Australia showcasing works by over 20 LGBTQI artists who have created sexy, thought provoking, stylistically varied works that subversively engage with the politics of identity, community and activism.

The exhibition has been curated by artists who participated in the first Mardi Gras. For more information please click here.

Inquiries: info@78ers.org.au  0418 635 590
Pictured: Sam and Mon (2015) by Kim Leutwyler

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La Puissance
Jun
15
to Jun 18

La Puissance

Duration: 15 – 18 Jun
Hours: 10am – 5pm

The power of women is expressed in a myriad of forms and takes diverse approaches. Par Femme and The Fin Collection have come together to present the varied notions of how women perceive power and project this to the world. The female gaze is a powerful thing.

All works will be available for sale on www.thefincollection.com. Works will be live online a few days before the show.

Contact: info@thefincollection.com

Pictured: Femme Fatale (2017) by Dina Broadhurst

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UNSEEN: A Photographic Retrospective by Margaret Zhang presented by Vestiaire Collective
May
13
10:00 AM10:00

UNSEEN: A Photographic Retrospective by Margaret Zhang presented by Vestiaire Collective

Date: Sat 13 May
Hours: 10am – 3pm

39 exclusive, unseen photographs by Margaret Zhang in celebration of the launch of Vestiaire Collective in Australia. The exhibition is specially curated by Margaret, with accompanying Vestiaire Collective product and floral installations making the space come to life.

Prints are now available via the website: www.shinebythree.com
Contact: 0406 764 763

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Wide-Spread
Dec
15
to Dec 19

Wide-Spread

Opening Night: Thursday 15 December, 6 – pm
Duration: 15 – 19 December

Wide-Spread is a group exhibition of emerging female artists brought together in our Nation’s capital. The artist’s use a wide range of mediums including painting, photography, ceramics, sculpture, installation and performance. The interactive nature of the works will intrigue and tantalize your senses.

Come along to the opening night on 15th December from 6pm, to help them lubricate the ongoing discussion surrounding ‘femininity’ and the female form.  

As part the exhibition the group will also be fundraising for ANZGOG’s “Save the Box” campaign, raising awareness for gynaecological cancers. To donate, or for more information see, www.savethebox.org.au.

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At Land, At Bloom
Dec
1
to Dec 7

At Land, At Bloom

Opening Night: Thursday 1 December, 6 – 8pm
Afternoon Drinks: Sunday 4 December, 2 – 4pm
Duration: 1 – 7 December

A Land, At Bloom is a joint celebration of the essence of nature and our cherished interactions within in, presented by textile designer Lauren Cassar of Mirador & photographer Victoria Zschommler.

At Land is the launch of Mirador’s third collection, focusing around Lauren’s modern take on the traditional sarong as a wearable artwork. At Land is rooted in the traditions of the Japanese Zen garden, mirroring its intention to bring to life the intimate essence of nature rather than attempting to reproduce its form. Designed & ethically made in Australia, these exquisite pieces will be available for purchase in-house.

For more information please click here.

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Overture
Nov
17
to Nov 28

Overture

Opening Night: Thursday 17 November, 6 – 9pm
Duration: 17 – 28 November
Hours: Monday - Friday: 10am – 6pm, Saturday & Sunday: 10am – 4pm

Jerico Contemporary is pleased to present Overture, a group exhibition with works by Marion Costentin, Matthew Graeme Johnson, Paige Northwood and Isobel Rayson. Four emerging artists whose practices extend the boundaries of traditional genres and material specificity. While each artist operates within their own framework, they share a penchant for innovative experimentation. 

Illustrated: Matthew Graeme Johnson, Moon On Sea No. 2, 2016, Archival Pigment Print, 155 x 105 cm, Edition 1 of 1. 

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