“CONFLICT” showcases the start of a continuous body of work reflecting upon contemporary issues regarding war and violence.
Posted by thetate on August 18, 2014
Take a psychedelic sci-fi trip into space and back. ‘Alien’ is a body of work drawing influence from ancient alien myths of human creation and Alien existence both on earth and in space.
Posted by thetate on August 11, 2014
“My Life With Momus” (Part One: Colosseum)
Once again painted in situ, this exhibition is an immediate response to the artists situation at that moment in time.
Colosseum; “Should the ground become too soaked with blood, the arena would be covered with a fresh layer of sand and the performance would go on.”
How do horrific news stories impact our otherwise uneventful lives? How do we conduct ourselves, day to day, in the light of worldwide injustice and atrocity? And why should the witness to such suffering deserve to ever dream of personal contentment?
Are we desensitised to the 24 hour media cycle or are we often a little disappointed when the death count isn’t higher? Does it take more deaths to spark outrage these days or are we actually longing for events of magnitude that might provide some distraction from our mediocre lives?
Joel’s response will attempt to render a portrait of contemporary society; compromised, fragmented and bored and seeking entertainment in whatever form that might take.
Posted by thetate on August 4, 2014
“Everything Beautiful’ is Lachlan Hansen’s first solo show. The collection encapsulates his fascination with the divine beauty in nature. This sentiment runs through his work with an effortless flow of colour. Lachlan’s extensive background in graffiti and street art influence his work evidently. He uses a combination of spray paint and acrylic which he energetically splashes across the canvas. This compliments his more contemplative use of line work evoking opposing emotions of chaos and calm.
Posted by thetate on July 28, 2014
A collection of work from artists who practice on the fringes of established notions of contemporary art.
P.I.T.S • PIL PRESS • ZATAN • CL • ZAP
JACK K • ALTER • FISHMANN • WIL MADOX
REMY ROBERT • BATS • DANIEL LETHLEAN HIGSON
CHRIS JAMES • YEHA • RETALI8 & MORE
Posted by thetate on July 21, 2014
The exhibition is a dynamic record of Shida’s development as an artist who envisions infinite worlds. Considering an array of approaches, through Inner Myths, he synthesises styles as diverse as Science Fiction Art, French Post-Impressionism and Russian Symbolist Art in his depiction of ethereal realities. Influenced by the work of Frank Frazetta, Paul Gauguin, Mikhail Vrubel and Nikolai Kalmakov, for Inner Myths, as Australia’s most prolific young street artist, Shida reinvokes two centuries of art history in his characteristic style.
Inner Myths presents a refined body of works, demonstrating that Shida is an asset to Australian contemporary art, who is constantly challenging himself against the sources of his inspiration.
Posted by thetate on July 14, 2014
Posted by thetate on July 6, 2014
This July will mark Voena’s second year and to celebrate the occasion, the photography collective is going offline and showcasing their talent.
REAL PHOTOS YOU CAN TOUCH.
Rather than the usual alcohol-induced body of work, Unexpected explores nightlife and culture through Voena’s distinct vision.
Come join us for a beer. Body shots not included.
Posted by thetate on June 30, 2014
So picture this. You’ve just taken off your work pants and slide into your favourite summer shorts. You pack your bags, fill your car full of chicks and make your way to the Tate, this is “Summer Vacation”, a collection of new works by Cam Walll and Mitch Revs.
Posted by thetate on June 23, 2014
‘DO YOU HAVE THE TIME?’
AN EXHIBITION OF CUSTOM TIMEPIECES BY:
GEORGIA HILL • CHRIS YEE • WILL LYNES • TAKIE • JUMBO • NUMSKULL • HOLLIE MARTIN • NATHAN PICKERING • BAFCAT • FURRY LITTLE PEACH
DAVID CRAGG • WILL COOKE • TOM SCHWAIGER • ANIA GAREEVA • THOMAS JACKSON • SYKE • EMMY LAWLESS • CHRISTOPHER COOPER • LUSCHIA PORTER MADELEINE PFULL • CHRIS LOUTFY • NONI CRAGG
Posted by thetate on June 17, 2014