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Is This Sydney's Most Intimate Art Exhibition?

Is This Sydney's Most Intimate Art Exhibition?

Broadsheet Sydney
1 March 2018
Kirsty Sier

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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

Art Month Collector's Space 2018

Art Month Collector's Space 2018

Art Collector
January - March 2018
Ashley Crawford

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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.


Like electricity: Todd Fuller and 'Billy's Swan'

Like electricity: Todd Fuller and 'Billy's Swan'

Art Monthly
17 January 2018
Daniel Mudie Cunningham

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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


Artscape

Home Design
21.1
Louise Smithers

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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.


The Quarterly 4.1

The Quarterly 4.1

December 2017
MAY SPACE

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Exhibition information and news for the first quarter - February - April 2018 - at MAY SPACE.


Baby gestures

Baby gestures

Catalogue essay
November 2017
Kent Wilson

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Art | Out of Line

Art | Out of Line

SMH
24 November 2017
Sharne Wolff

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Tomorrow is the last day to catch this display of contemporary drawings. A nod to the fundamental nature of the medium, the exhibition's roll call of over 20 artists includes Noel McKenna, Catherine O'Donnell and Paul White. All are welcome to attend Saturday afternoon's artist panel conversation, Drawing Conclusions.


Visual Art: Out of Line

SMH Spectrum
11-12 November 2017

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Group exhibition Out of Line pays tribute to the fundamental nature of drawing and the depth of potential behind the simple line. Exploring a variety of aesthetics, mediums and technologies, the pieces in this exhibition aim to defy expectations. Featured artists include Margaret Ackland, Edgar Schilter, Mylyn Nguyen and Anastasia Parmson.


What Next: Ashleigh Garwood

Art Collector
October - December 2017
Sammy Preston

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Sydney-based artist and photographer Ashleigh Garwood began 2017 with a residency at the University of Idaho in the Astrophysics Department, deciphering astrophotography, and the myriad scientific lenses used to determine the colour and composition of the universe beyond our sight--radio and gravitational waves, weather patterns, and mapping inferences, for example.

These composite dimensions and systems of information beyond regular vision are what interests Garwood, who is also currently completing an honours year in photography at the University of Technology, Sydney.


Ashleigh Garwood photographs the future in Massing

Ashleigh Garwood photographs the future in Massing

Art Guide
12 October 2017
Tracey Clement

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Ashleigh Garwood is drawn to dramatic landscapes: the frigid majesty of glaciers, the caldera of volcanoes, deep ruptures in the surface of the planet; places that have an otherworldly ambience. But the photographs she presents in her solo show, Massing, are literally not of this earth. Or rather they are and they are not.

Read online: http://artguide.com.au/ashleigh-garwood-photographs-the-future-in-massing

The Unflinching Gaze to open at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

Western Advocate
11 October 2017
Maryanne Jaques

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We had an exciting sneak preview of Bathurst Regional Art Gallery's new exhibition Unflinching Gaze: Photo Media & the Male Figure when Richard Perram spoke at the Arts OutWest arts networking night.


Kitchen-Studio

Concrete Playground
9 October 2017
Lucy McNabb

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Kitchen-Studio is the next Black Box Projects exhibition at MAY SPACE. Curated by Megan Fizell and featuring artists Nina Ross, Miku Sato, Hana Hoogedeure and Luke O'Donnell, Kawita Vatanajyankur, Hanne Nielsen and Birgit Johnsen, and Ana Prvački, the show turns the domestic kitchen into a performance space.

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Read online: https://concreteplayground.com/sydney/event/kitchen-studio/