31 March 2018
Proving that there's more to Canberra than Parliament House, artist Alexander Boynes curates Straight Outta Canberra. A cutting-edge collection of art (detail, pictured) from the capital, the show features ambitious emerging artists including Tom Buckland, Cat Mueller, Sanne Koelemij and Rebecca Selleck.
The Newcastle Herald
30 March 2018
Peter Tilley’s sculpture at the University Gallery until April 14 covers ground not only new to him, but rarely visited by artists.
The gallery is full of large and small figures, all autobiographically male, accompanied by their shadows. For such an intrinsic aspect of our everyday lives, it is surprising how rarely these dark semi-selves appear in works of art. For how few painters does Light inevitably invoke Darkness?...more Read online: https://www.theherald.com.au/story/5303406/whats-different-about-this-sculpture-exhibit-casts-a-new-light-on-the-form/
23 March 2018
For as much as I always get into trouble from you, dear readers, every time I mention an exhibition outside of Canberra, here is one you shouldn't miss.
Alexander Boynes has curated a fabulous selection of works for Straight Outta Canberra, which will be on show at May Space, in Sydney, until April 14.Read online: https://www.smh.com.au/national/act/whats-on-in-the-canberra-art-scene-march-24-2018-20180320-h0xqja.html
16 March 2018
Todd Fuller presents the third iteration of his video Unite Project. In the wake of the postal plebiscite on same-sex marriage, Fuller animates a drawing he sent to members of the public to colour in. The image depicts two men engaged in a passionate kiss and has been coloured by more than 400 people.
7 March 2018
The first painting Potts Point artist and curator Daniel Mudie Cunningham ever bought was from a Woollahra gallery on Queen Street 20 years ago.
Catherine O'Donnell's 'celebration of the overlooked' transforms humble locations into experiences of significance, writes Vanessa Berry.
Experience Sydney's thriving arts community this month during the ninth annual festival of 'Art Month' on from 1 to 25 March across a multitude of galleries and creative spaces from the city to the suburbs. The program is brimming with exhibitions, performance, workshops, talks, walks and studio tours featuring a vast array of works across all contemporary art forms. Highlights include: 'the Collectors' Space' exhibition at MAY SPACE from 1 to 17 March...
1 March 2018
There's a big difference between viewing art in a gallery and viewing it in someone's home. The first option lends itself to detached study, while art hung on a living room wall often comes hand-in-hand with a human story and personal history. It's an intimate experience few art lovers get to enjoy.
This Art Month, a new exhibition, Collectors' Space, will blur the line between these two formats. Held at May Space in Waterloo, the exhibition plucks art from the homes of artists and curators and opens it up to public viewing.Read online: https://www.broadsheet.com.au/sydney/art-and-design/article/sydneys-most-intimate-art-exhibition
January - March 2018
Curator Kate Britton clearly had a steak of inspiration when she was asked to concoct something for the 2018 Collector's Space at MAY SPACE. As artistic director of Art Month Sydney 2018, Britton will delve into the personal collections of carefully selected artists and practitioners who include Abdul Abdullah, Tony Albert, Tess Allas, Daniel Mudie Cunningham, and Emma Price. Those included all have stellar careers and long-term commitments to the artists they have supported.
17 January 2018
Daniel Mudie Cunningham
When I think about trauma, my thoughts inevitably drift towards musicals. The emotional, physical, spiritual and sexual abuses I've experienced - especially in my youth - somehow shaped who I am today as a queer man who sees the world through music. The genre of the musical thrives from making sunshine of shit. Bad things happen, but transforming them into song and dance makes us feel like everything will be alright in the end.
Read online here: http://www.artmonthly.org.au/blog/billy
Internationally recognised and locally loved, Carol Murphy is a sculptor best known for her figurative sculptural method and textured vessels. With more solo exhibitions under her belt than she has fingers and toes, this well-seasoned artist's work often features thick-limbed figures that dance around the themes of innocence, suggestiveness and fulfilment, or a lack thereof. Whether it's introspective figures in demure tones or coltish characters draped in bold colours, the work produced by Carol Murphy is always exceptional.