There was unexpected drama last night — 22 February — at the Noel Lothian Hall in the Adelaide Botanic Garden. As the audience were lining up for Jden Redden’s ‘jden redden: The Expert at the Card Table’ — which incidentally won the BankSA Adelaide Fringe BEST MAGIC Weekly Award the previous night; for the second consecutive year — the deafening alerts of the smoke alarms began to wail, joined with flashing red lights.
Acclaimed artist Brett Weir returns to his native Australia to unveil his first major solo exhibition in Sydney. To be exhibited at the art gallery Michael Reid Sydney from Thursday 28 February to 30 March 2019, this new series is widely anticipated on the back of Weir’s successful career in Europe where his profile continues to grow from his adopted home in Zürich.
Holly Grace’s new exhibition explores the history and motivations behind early European settlement in the Australian Highlands. She examines their search for material wealth within a landscape of immaterial beauty, juxtaposing the two through imagery painted, etched and projected onto glass objects.
“In my art, glyphs are the language of the landscape, a very intimate process of mark making that comes from the land itself. It is a visible and physical collaboration with nature in all of its forms and moods, the shapes of rocks, mountains, trees and dry lakes, the grasses and the wind in the grass as well as the changing conditions of light.” In all variations of her work, GW Bot marries a mastery of technique with unlimited creativity and intuition.
The biennial Footscray Art Prize is now open for entries, giving artists from across Australia the opportunity to showcase their art in the thriving creative hub of Footscray, and share in $17,500 worth of prizes.
Second Sight: Witchcraft, Ritual, Power brings together artists who conjure ideas related to witchcraft, sorcery and magical practices. The exhibition offers a space for intuition, rituals, collective happenings, incantations, and peripheral activity — practices recurrently dismissed as mere magical phenomena.
After recently dropping their first new material in over five years, beloved Melbourne outfit Monnone Alone returns for kick-ons with new single ‘Do It Twice’.
Let’s talk about Melanie Jame Wolf, an artist with over ten years’ experience in theatre and performance who has debuted at The Substation with her first solo exhibition called CHORUS, emerging a new stream of creative energy into video installation.
Breuer’s work borrows motifs from key literature, philosophy and art movements of the 20th Century, including decorative art, futurism, minimalism and pop art. His body of work ranges from abstract and figurative paintings to text based installations. Often working with a self-designed grid-like typography, Breuer encourages the viewer to shift between viewing his work as an abstract pattern, or searching for the meaning behind his chosen text and symbols. Breuer’s exhibition coincides with the unveiling of a public art installation by the artist across MARS Gallery’s ten metre high, east facing external wall, proudly supported by the City of Stonnington.
Visions, re-examines the way images elicit self-reflection and analysis. Namely, how photographs change the experience of being and living. McKenzie's paintings ultimately unpick moments of the past, reassessing them to form new meanings in the present.
Renowned Japanese-Australian artist Hiromi Tango (courtesy of Sullivan + Strumpf) has joined forces with Andy Dinan and her gallery MARS to create and exhibit a series of photographs in celebration of International Women’s Day this March.
Oxana Shevchenko returns to Australia. Sydney International Piano Competition (‘The Sydney’) is pleased to announce the return of 2016 finalist Oxana Shevchenko for two exclusive recitals in Melbourne and Sydney this April.
Westerly: The ‘zhuzhed-up’ coffee shop comedy complete with ugly shoes, Bloody Marys, Beyoncé, love’s ‘Eternal Flame’, and a Spanish speaking not-so-creepy man.
PACT presents a syrupy sanctum amalgamating a diverse selection of experimental art practices positioned to engulf audiences into a multi sensory overload
Featuring a different person each night, Onstage Dating pushes the boundaries of audience participation right to the edge- and then a little bit further...
What if a woman was drafted in the men’s AFL? This is the provocative question at the heart of Jane e Thompson’s play FIERCE which tracks the career of Suzie Flack, an extraordinarily talented Australian Rules Football player who achieves her lifelong dream of being drafted to play alongside her male counterparts in the AFL. This raw but imaginative play explores the impact of this success on Flack and on her family, her relationships, her team and the sport as a whole.
The Gallery is delighted to present two exhibitions that bring art, surfing and contemporary Australian culture together with a dose of wry humour in the touring exhibition Gerry Wedd: Kitschen Man and Ripped Off.
Moosehead Award Winner 2019 Tanya Losanno brings her new show to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
Entries are now open for the Bayside Art Awards, entry is FREE with over $70,000 in prize money on offer!
'Three comedy goddesses' (Theatre People) return with an all-new champagne-fuelled sucker punch at Melbourne International Comedy Festival.