Tag: sydney art

Sydney is getting a new gallery space in Surry Hills

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Ames Yavuz will open a second Australian gallery space at 114 Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills to the public this month! Located near the first Sydney gallery on Reservoir Street, this marks a significant milestone for Ames Yavuz, amplifying its programming in Australia across two dynamic sites. Founded as Yavuz Gallery in Singapore in 2010 by Can Yavuz, the gallery expanded to Sydney in 2019, becoming the first commercial art gallery from Asia to establish a permanent space in Australia. This year, Yavuz Gallery was renamed Ames Yavuz, incorporating the surnames of Can Yavuz and Glen Ames to reflect their Asia-Pacific and European heritage, and their relationship both in life and business. Spanning an area of 300 square metres and featuring 3.5 metre-high ceilings, the new location has a rich heritage, formerly a petrol station and part of the bustling hub of the rag trade and textiles industry in Surry Hills. The raw interior of this historic warehouse provides a unique exhibition space for Ames Yavuz. The gallery’s inaugural presentation, MEMORY/MYTH features contemporary and historic films and video installations by 26 internationally renowned artists from across the world, including 20 works never-before-seen in Australia. Curated by London-based Director of Ames Yavuz, Ananya Mukhopadhyay, the program includes works by Thania Petersen (South Africa), Stanislava Pinchuk (Ukraine), Richard Bell (Kamilaroi, Kooma, Jiman and Gurang Gurang, Australia), Brook Andrew (Wiradjuri, Ngunnawal/Australia) and Joy Gregory (UK). The screening program explores experiences of indigeneity, diaspora and the intersecting global legacies of colonialism, and emphasises Ames Yavuz’s commitment to showcasing international artists… Read More

Sydney Contemporary new galleries to the FUTURE sector

Roslyn Oxley Gallery

Sydney Contemporary is thrilled to announce the inclusion of esteemed galleries ACAE Gallery from Melbourne, Five Walls Gallery also hailing from Melbourne, and Minerva based in Sydney, into the illustrious FUTURE sector of the Fair for the year 2024. These new additions join the ranks alongside returning favourites Jennings Kerr from Robertson, NSW, and LON Gallery from Melbourne. The art aficionados and enthusiasts are invited to secure their tickets for Sydney Contemporary through the online portal at: Sydney Contemporary Tickets Sydney Contemporary takes immense pride in its association with the NSW Government, receiving steadfast support from the state’s tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW. This collaborative effort ensures the continued success and vibrancy of this cultural extravaganza, solidifying Sydney’s position as a hub for contemporary art and creativity. Tickets to Sydney Contemporary are available to purchase online: https://sydneycontemporary.com.au/tickets/

Public performance in Randwick Sydney by artist Lauren Brincat

Lauren Brincat When Do I Breathe 2024. Performer Jasmin Lancaster. Photographer Zan Wimberley. Courtesy of the artist

This week, the Randwick Health & Innovation Precinct will experience an exceptional infusion of art and community spirit through a public performance by the celebrated multidisciplinary artist Lauren Brincat. Scheduled for one-night only, on Wednesday, 24 April 2024, Brincat’s performance marks the launch of the new Laneway Art Program. This initiative, commissioned by the Randwick Health & Innovation Precinct and supported by Transport for NSW’s Safer Cities program, seeks to enhance perceptions of safety for women, girls, and gender diverse people navigating the streets and laneways of the Precinct. Brincat, along with Rochelle Haley, another leading Australian artist, has been entrusted with the mission to improve night-time connectivity and comfort within the precinct through performance-based and site-specific artwork. Both artists have engaged directly with health workers in the area to shape their projects, aiming to make the public spaces more welcoming and to strengthen the sense of community, safety, and inclusiveness across the site. The artwork, titled When do I breathe?, is an ambitious collaboration with sound artist Evelyn Ida Morris, UNSW Choral Director Sonia Maddock, and choreographer Charmene Yap. It invites the public to actively participate in shaping new paths across the precinct, offering a unique experience that encompasses three activation sites within the UNSW Kensington and the hospital precinct. The performance, beginning at 5:00 pm on the UNSW Scientia Lawn, is a reflection on the interconnectedness of local communities, especially those separated by differing work shifts and daily rhythms. Aiming to reclaim public space through collective action, When do I breathe? presents an… Read More

What to expect at Biennale of Sydney

Sydney Biennale dancer

The vibrant city is set to host the 24th edition of the Biennale of Sydney, aptly titled “Ten Thousand Suns,” from 9 March to 10 June 2024. As a free public event, it shines as a beacon of contemporary artistic expression and is the largest of its kind in Australia. Art enthusiasts will be drawn to venues like the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Artspace, the Chau Chak Wing Museum at the University of Sydney, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, the Sydney Opera House, and the revitalized White Bay Power Station to experience this cultural phenomenon. Led by artistic directors Cosmin Costina? and Inti Guerrero, “Ten Thousand Suns” invites celebration into its core, weaving joy with the threads of collective resistance and unity against historical injustices. Taking inspiration from First Nations technology, Queer resilience, and global carnival traditions, the festival delves into the current climate emergency while steadfastly rejecting a dystopian vision of the future. This year, marking the Biennale’s 50th anniversary, the program challenges the western narrative of an apocalyptic end and chooses to embrace a future filled with collaborative joy and shared success. The festival will feature 96 artists and collectives hailing from over 50 countries, each bringing a personal touch rooted in diverse communities and artistic vernaculars. Many of the artworks act as commentaries on global issues while honoring the power of personal and collective stories. One featured commission is Yankunytjatjara artist Kaylene Whiskey’s ‘Kaylene TV,’ a testament to her joyous and unique vision, displayed on a grand scale. The Fondation… Read More

Sydney Contemporary art fair returns to Carriageworks Sydney

Sydney Contemporary art fair

Sydney Contemporary is back, and it’s bigger than ever! This art fair, established in 2013, regularly attracts over 25,000 visitors and has recorded more than AU$100 million in art sales since its launch. This year, the fair will feature 96 emerging and established galleries from Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Indonesia, and Singapore, making it the pre-eminent meeting place for the art world in Australasia. It will run from September 7th-10th, 2023, at Carriageworks, Australia’s largest multi-arts center. Presented in partnership with MA Financial Group, Sydney Contemporary is proud to promote contemporary art, provide a platform for over 500 emerging and established artists, and offer visitors the chance to experience the best of Australian, Indigenous, and international art. The Galleries will showcase artists from over 35 countries, including Australia, China, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. The fair highlights not to be missed include presentations from Alcaston Gallery, Chalk Horse, Gow Langsford Gallery, and Yavuz Gallery, as well as solo presentations by acclaimed British artist Antony Gormley, Yol?u artist Dhambit Munu?gurr, and Australian photographer Murray Fredericks. The fair will feature an expanded footprint of galleries, programming, and supporting events, including installations, performances, and talks. For collectors and the art-loving public alike, Sydney Contemporary promises an incredible week of art, not to be missed. Tickets are available for purchase online at https://sydneycontemporary.com.au/.

Lindy Lee’s Latest Exhibition: A Deep Dive into Humanity, Nature and the Cosmos

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Sullivan+Strumpf is proud to announce their forthcoming exhibition featuring new works by acclaimed Chinese-Australian artist, Lindy Lee. “Lindy Lee: A tree more ancient than the forest it stands in” will be on display at their Zetland, Sydney premises from Thursday, May 4, until Saturday, May 27, 2023. Known for her contribution to contemporary art in Australia, Lee has gained international recognition over the years with her works increasingly moving into the public domain. She has undertaken numerous large-scale public commissions throughout Australia and internationally that focus on creating spaces of belonging and community. The upcoming exhibition presents an exciting opportunity to experience Lee’s latest creations in a more intimate gallery setting. Lee’s multi-disciplinary practice delves into the connections between humanity, nature, and the cosmos, and her process is one of co-creation with the universe. The artist interprets elemental materials of fire, water, metal, and wood, crafting her works accordingly. Informed by her evolving sense of self, as well as Daoism and Ch’an (Zen) Buddhism philosophies, Lee’s diverse works have garnered international recognition for translating and transmuting deeply personal experiences into the universal. Her works evoke a sense of wonder and intimate connection to existence. “In a career spanning more than 40 years, Lee has exhibited in over 150 exhibitions around Australia and internationally. She has created more than 40 public artworks, including large-scale sculptural commissions,” said a Sullivan+Strumpf spokesperson. The exhibition will showcase Lee’s latest body, including new sculptural forms in steel, bronze, and wood, in addition to works on paper. It’s the perfect opportunity… Read More

At last, Sullivan+Strumpf art gallery opens in Melbourne

Sullivan Strumpf art

Melbourne’s reputation around the country and the world as the artistic and cultural centre of the Australian continent is hardly debated. So, despite the long waiting time, there’s no surprise that finally, Sydney gallerists behind Sullivan+Strumpf have decided that now’s the time to join the crowd. Further to their hometown of Sydney and second expansion into Singapore, Melbourne will now welcome a gallery in the northeast Collingwood, opening with exhibition by Tony Albert, Remark – a follow up to his sellout 2021 exhibition, Conversations with Margaret Preston. Opening in October 2022, the new 300sqm will showcase works by Sullivan+Strumpf’s impressive stable of leading contemporary Australian and Asia Pacific artists – amongst them Lindy Lee, Polly Borland, Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran, Tony Albert, Angela Tiatia, Alex Seton, and Darren Sylvester. For more and to plan a visit, head to the Sullivan+Strumpf website

Bill Henson’s first solo exhibition in seven years in Sydney at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery

Bill Henson

On Friday 17 May, Sydney’s Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery will present a solo exhibition of new works by Bill Henson marking the first exhibition of Henson’s first in Sydney in seven years. Henson had his first solo exhibition, at the age of 19, at the National Gallery of Victoria in 1975. The gallery now has over 100 Henson works and his work is held in every major public collection in Australia and many overseas collections including Los Angeles County Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Solomon R Guggenheim Museum and so many more. Reviewing the Bill Henson exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria in 2017, the critic John McDonald wrote: “…Entering the transformed gallery from a room of French 19th century art, the impact is stunning…. Ineffability is the keynote of Henson’s work. Even the most detailed description would not prepare viewers for the experience of standing in front of these images in a darkened room…. The landscapes are deceptively straightforward at first glance….Yet the complexity of taking the picture from exactly the right position with the right quality of light is immense. It’s one of the miracles of art that the most difficult and complicated processes result in works of pristine simplicity…” Exhibition opens Friday 17 May 6-8pm and continues until Saturday 8 June 2019.