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Streets: Onejessa (Sydney)

Onejessa recently completed a rooftop mural on top of the Hibernian House in Sydney’s CBD. The piece is a larger than life reproduction of a mixed media piece from her latest collection Violent Harmonies that will be exhibited starting the 14th of March at M2 gallery. Using diverse painting techniques, the Australian artist constructs opulent assemblages of collages which are sometimes immortalized inside transparent resin. These often psychedelic creations are focused on exploring the concepts of mortality, religion and societal hierarchy, as well as human interaction with nature. These […]

Upcoming: Snarkitecture / Daniel Arsham – “The Beach” @ Sydney Festival

For this year’s Sydney Festival, Cofounders Alex Mustonen and Daniel Arsham from Snarkitechture will be bringing their The Beach installation (see last year) back at the The Cutaway at Bangaroo Reserve. The 60m x 23m ball pit may be the world’s largest and will feature 1.1 million balls this time, an ocean of monochromatic fun for visitors to dive into. Head over here for more information. Photo credit: Noah Kalina. Discuss Daniel Arsham here.

Upcoming: Mark Whalen – “Around The Bend” @ Chalkhorse

Tonight in Sydney, Mark Whalen (featured) will be opening a new solo show at Chalk Horse entitled Around The Bend. Continuing to refine his technique and evolve his art, the Australian born artist takes his work to the next level with shaped canvases featuring entangled characters and objects. These complement nicely his recognizable resined paintings with related imagery that continue his satirical commentary of modern society. Discuss Mark Whalen here.

Hot Tea x Bon Iver @ Sydney Opera House

Last week, American indie folk band Bon Ivor performed at the Sydney Opera House under a large suspended installation by Hot Tea. The Minneapolis-based artist, known for his yarn-based work, created a stunning hanging installation that changed colors and imagery when viewed in conjunction with projection, a collaborative project entitled Circle. Take a look at more photos below… Discuss Hot Tea here. Photo credit: Michael Brown., @flora_and_reinhardt, and @rashy_d.

Recap: Barry McGee @ MC06 // Monster Children

Barry McGee has always been known for doing things the unconventional way – from mediums used to installing and organizing shows, he keeps finding new ways to do the unexpected. His recent RVCA–supported show in Sydney, on the 17th of March, at Sydney’s Monster Children Magazine’s MC06 space was an example of that. Back for a show in Australia after an 11 year absence, Barry setup a one night event that lasted for two hours sharp. This time, there was no large installations, flipped vans, big clusters of smaller works or any of the […]

Previews: Barry McGee @ MC06, Monster Children, Sydney

Eleven years since his last Australian solo show, Barry McGee returns “down under” for a one night event. In conjunction with RVCA, this Thursday night, the 17th of March, Sydney’s Monster Children magazine will be opening (and closing) his exclusive solo show at their exhibition space MC06 in Camperdown. For this show, McGee will be exhibiting an extremely limited edition display of new works, including a series of painted surfboards and smaller works on paper. All the pieces on display will be on sale that night with a percentage of profits […]

Recap: Ry David Bradley – “Not to be Digitized” @ Tristan Koenig

In December, Tristan Koenig held a special off-site project in Sydney of Ry David Bradley’s new two-sided paintings. The New York-based artist was recently intrigued by a hand written note Not to be Digitized on a cupboard within the New York Public Library’s “Pictures Collection” which contained things like prints, photographs, posters, postcards and illustrations from books, magazines, newspapers and classifieds. This got Bradley thinking about how the postcard still exists, despite its purpose being supplanted by modern forms of communications like social media. Seeing some parallels in the art of […]

Previews: APAK – “Stardust Dreams” @ Outré Gallery

On Friday (September 13th), the Melbourne and Sydney locations of Outré Gallery will be hosting new works from APAK. Stardust Dreams is the name of the twin showcase from the artistic duo and will feature luminous paintings of their whimsical creatures and their friends in a cosmic setting. Make sure you RSVP here if you are in Australia and plan to attend either of their openings. Discuss APAK here.

Showing: Lister – “The Beautiful Misery” @ Olsen Irwin Gallery

Australian artist Anthony Lister is currently having a big solo at Olsen Irwin Gallery in Woollahra, Sydney, until August 25. After showing his work all over the globe, painting in different motifs, working in various medias and sizes, Lister’s exhibition in his home county combines all those elements and brings to his fans one of the strongest bodies of work we’ve seen from him. With bigger scale works being displayed along with painted frames on the walls of the space, smaller pieces being presented in a form […]

Studio Visit: Mark Whalen – “Maze Walkers” @ Chalk Horse (Sydney)

Mark Whalen’s new solo show, Maze Walkers, just opened at Chalk Horse in Sydney, Australia. His latest body of work displays his hand-painted gridded environments with some new stylistic directions. Working with themes of geometry, ritual, science, and sport, Whalen’s work continues to increase in complexity in both narrative and composition, but with a focused clarity that is well suited to his signature style. In tune with his recurring theme of modern mythology are some porcelain vessels adorned with his stylized figures in cobalt blue. […]
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