26.11.14 ‘TWENTY SIX’ Group Exhibition

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The Tate presents ‘TWENTY SIX’. A show consisting of twenty-six artists and twenty-six letters.

‘TWENTY SIX’ is a contemporary exploration of the alphabet, traversing a number of different mediums and styles. The exhibition represents a balance of both Australian and international artists from varied practices including graffiti, illustration, sign painting and typography.

‘TWENTY SIX’ is also a rare opportunity to view work from international artists who do not often exhibit in Australia.

The exhibition features:

GARY (UK)
PANT (SPA)
ROACH
ROIDS (UK)
GEMMA O’BRIEN
NUMSKULL
TOM SCHWIGS
GEORGIA HILL
WILL LYNES
NATHAN PICKERING
ASKEW (NZ)
MACH
DEMS (SPA)
LACHLAN HANSEN
CHRIS YEE
CALEB REID
BELA ROFE
CHRIS LOUTFY
VANS OMEGA
TOM JACKSON
MIRAYUNA
ELVIS
FREDA CHUI
WONDERLUST
MAYONAIZE
JACQUELINE BUI

The show is open for one night only, the 26th November from 6pm.

WED 19.11.14 ‘SYNCOPATION’ Alexandra Lederman

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In music, syncopation involves a variety of rhythms, which are often unexpected, making the music ‘off-beat’ – a disturbance or interruption of the regular flow of rhythm. The works featured in this exhibition represent the evolution of Lederman’s work but also identify a type of syncopated change in style and mood.

Although differing slightly in medium and style, all stem from the same foundation – the circle. The circle shape continues to anchor all of the artist’s work, as each forms representations of our unpredictable and random, yet seemingly ordered world.

The artist uses bold, geometric lines against negative space, mirroring the strong and weak accents that occur in music.

Syncopation will allow you to experience and interpret the work without forced direction.

WED 12.11.14 ‘OX KING TAKEAWAY’ Ox

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OX is a UK born illustrator and painter working in Sydney. Alternating practise between the studio and street, OX uses psychedelic pop colour to counter point dark humour. A combination of ambiguous text and imagery explore the romance of obsession, desire and addiction.

SHOW:

Ox King Takeaway is an exhibition of the 13 secret spices, dirty pleasures and our addiction to the unnatural, crammed into a poorly sealed fluro wrapper. Takeaway looks the way we consume modern art in the Internet age. Fast food art, cooked quickly, served daily, clean food, good taste!
A new series of large-scale paintings and paper work accompany the launch of Ox Kings new zine detailing work form the street and studio from the past year. Ox King Takeaway opens November 12th 6pm and will continue over the weekend of the 15th and 16th. TATE Gallery. The TOXTETH / 345 Glebe PT. RD. Glebe, Sydney City.

LINKS:

http://www.oxking.com.au

http://www.thetate.com.au

Instagram: @theoxking

WED 5.11.14 ‘DOWN TIME’ Studio 615

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‘Down Time’ is a group exhibition featuring the work of creative collective, Studio 615.
A follow up to last years successful Melbourne show, “Time Flies”, artists Mike Danischewski, Silk Roy, Sam Octigan, Marcus Dixon and Doug Aldrich have come together once again, this time taking what they do to The Tate in Sydney for one night only.

‘Down Time’ features more works on canvas, paper and wood in a broad range of mediums, highlighting the group’s diverse skill set. As well as a range of printed matter available on the night.

Wednesday the 5th of November, 6-9pm 123 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, Sydney. Drinks provided by Cricketers Arms. One night only

WED 29.10.14 ‘HINDSIGHT IN LOW LIGHT’ Tom Ferson

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A mind bending foray into experimental portraiture. Tom Ferson offers a new body of work alongside photographic and video documentation revealing his unique approach to art-making.
“The exhibition is as much an investigation of identity as it is a declaration of his individuality as an art maker.” Ben Frost

The exhibition includes portraits of a selection of artists:

- Tom Ferson
– Mark Alsweiler
– Michael Bennett
– Beastman
– Max Berry
– Numskull
– Dan O’Toole
– Phibs
– Neil Tomkins
– Dave Mason (of Australian band The Reels)

WED 22.10.14 ‘SUN + WATER’ Noni Cragg

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This is the new Generation of First Nations People.

Sun and Water is a body of portraiture work portraying a contemporary connection to the artist herself and her subject’s relationship to their culture.

Noni is exploring blood, heritage and family; what it means to be indigenous.

Noni is exploring what it is to have a dual heritage/identity within today’s society and all the little things in between. Celebrating difference and a crossing over of cultures, expressing Aboriginality being defined by a Culture not a colour.

These subjects are her family, her brothers, her partner and close dear friends – all actively creative, in touch and proud of who they are – they have each played significant roles in shaping Noni into the artist and person she is, a small but profound collective of young Indigenous Australians with a vision to inspire the following Generation of First Nations People.

Noni’s subjects are form Bundjalung, Gambayniggirr, Darug, Kamilaroi, Gamilaraay and Manjilang.
Including – Amrita Hepi, Lauren Eiko Bravo, Otis Carey, Shenay Carey, Jake Gordon, Benn Pigot, Dave Cragg, Trent Rowsell, Georgia Borthwick

15.10.14 ‘Art Wank 2: The Second Cumming’ Curated by Cupco

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ART WANK 2!
The Second Cumming
ARTIST’S REPRESENTATIONS OF MASTURBATION!!
AN EXHIBITION BY CUPCO’S FAVOURITE ARTISTS BRINGING YOU THEIR FANTASIES,
FUCKFESTS, FLAGELLATIONS AND FLAGRANT
FURTIVE DESIRES!

WED 8.10.14 ‘LIMINAL’ Heesco

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Liminal – adjective

1. relating to a transitional or initial stage of a process.

2. occupying a position at, or on both sides of, a boundary or threshold.

With Liminal, there is a hyperfocus at the central point of Heesco’s many and varied influences from graffiti, comics, fantasy and sci-fi illustration to gestural and hard-edge abstraction, surrealism, and age-old figurative painting. It’s an epic clash of opposing ideals and dynamics resulting in works that burst with energy, vibrancy and undeniable artistic skill.

The paintings are visceral and hypnotic, which exude elements and ideas from his Mongolian upbringing clashing with contemporary urban culture. The result is a unique new category that only Heesco can own. These works are a must see in person.

Heesco is an internationally recognised graffiti and street artist based in Melbourne.

for catalogue enquiries contact heesco@heesco.com

WED 1.10.14 ‘SMUT’ Kim Manning

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In an attempt to create work that challenges perspectives and elicits an array of responses from viewers, I incessantly reference pornographic material within my practice. Engaging with this theme requires access to a variety of media, thus the process of my practice is firmly grounded in a contemporary context and simultaneously highlights our current culture’s heavy reliance on and obsession with technology. As I believe art should be a reflection of the times, my work is an exploration of the accessibility of explicit imagery and the extent to which contemporary culture is mediated by images, blurring the line between the real and the represented.

I reference material from pornographic magazines, internet databases and DVDs. I disaggregate the salacious scenarios and reassemble the image by use of a meticulous colour-block technique and an uncalculated, spontaneously vibrant palette. I choose to depict semi-representational erotic scenarios as I believe the subtle veil of abstraction injects the work with an element of seduction, which tends to be absent in explicit pornographic material and replaced instead with hyperreality. Hyperreality is where porn fails us.

I grew up in Tamworth and always favoured visual arts throughout school. I moved to Sydney in 2007 for the opportunity to study a BVA at Sydney College of the Arts. I completed my BVA in 2012 and recently graduated from my BVA (hons) with first class results in 2013. My work has been shown at SCA Galleries, NG Gallery, the Tate, M2 Gallery and most recently my work was selected to show in FECK:ART (an erotic art exhibition as part of Melbourne’s Fringe Festival) in East Brunswick, Melbourne.

24.9.14 ‘FATALE’ Stellar Leuna

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“The middle of a story is the most interesting part for me, I like to depict the moment just before something is about to happen. Characters are either fighting for survival, discovering something strange and amazing, or just hanging out. My idealistic world where fashion-conscious witches and demons blend in with mortals, and teenage girls are allies, not enemies, are created using brush and ink and not much else”

‘FATALE’ will be Sydney illustrator Stellar Leuna’s first solo exhibition showcasing over 20 new artworks.

Show starts at 6pm for ONE NIGHT ONLY

Blog: stellarleuna.tumblr.com
Instagram: stellarleuna

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