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Visual Art: MASSING

SMH Spectrum
7-8 October 2017

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Ashleigh Garwood explores landscape and its shifting forms in this exhibition of analogue and digital photography. Garwood created these mostly black-and-white images after completing a residency in astrophotography at the astrophysics department of the University of Idaho.


Splash Out

SMH
16-17 September 2017
John McDonald

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Everywhere one looked the galleries were making a tremendous effort. It was brave of Brenda May to fill her booth with a massive wall drawing of a house by Cath O'Donnell, but the effect was stunning.


Sydney Contemporary seduces with animated flowers, charcoal houses and a live dingo

The Guardian
9 September 2017
Andrew Frost

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The highlights of Sydney Contemporary are split between those works by artists you might already know but go beyond expectation, or artists unknown to you who have a mature and interesting practice. Of the first category, Catherine O’Donnell’s Urban Perspective installation at MAY SPACE is a delight. O’Donnell draws on paper with charcoal, producing exact, delicate 1:1 scale drawings of the windows, doors and screens of suburban fibro houses.

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Declan Greene's 'Moth' at the Australian Theatre for Young People

BLOUIN ARTINFO
8 September 2017

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The Australian Theatre for Young People presents playwright Declan Greene's "Moth," directed by Rachel Chant, with art by award-winning artist Todd Fuller. Todd Fuller produced 2600 charcoal drawings of moths for his hand-drawn animation to be projected across the rear of the set of "Moth." Rather than fluttering constantly throughout the play, the moths punctuate particular moments in the play and illustrate the "mental descent" of one of the characters, Fuller said. Fuller's work can be seen at the Sydney Contemporary art fair at Carriageworks through September 10, 2017.

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Todd Fuller's moths are drawn to the footlights

The Daily Telegraph
6 September 2017
Elizabeth Fortescue

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RACHEL Chant shares a desk at Waverley Council with award-winning artist Todd Fuller. Chant is council's theatre producer and Fuller is council's gallery and curatorial assistant.

So when Chant was chosen to direct Moth, a play by the Australian Theatre for Young People, she naturally turned to Fuller to help with the way the play would look.

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Catherine O'Donnell

Art Collector Special Edition
September 2017
Jessa Melicor

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Catherine O'Donnell is a keen observer of everyday architectural forms and urban environments. She renders these subjects with precision. Her works often omit the presence of humans and in doing so, O'Donnell emphasises the elegance of the building structures themselves.

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News from Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

Western Advocate
17 August 2017
Penny May

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Bathurst Regional Art Gallery will be re-opening its doors to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Bathurst Art Fair on Thursday, September 28 at 6pm.

Following the Bathurst Art Fair, BRAG will present a major exhibition, The Unflinching Gaze: Photo Media And The Male Figure, of more than 200 photographs and videos by 62 artists (24 Australian and 38 international) dealing with how the male figure has been represented in photo media over the past 140 years.

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The Quarterly 3.4

August 2017
MAY SPACE

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Exhibition information and news for the fourth quarter -September-December 2017 - at MAY SPACE.


Art: One Day I will Live in a Forest

SMH
11 August 2017
Elissa Blake and Katie Milton

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Emerging artist Mylyn Nguyen's practice often adopts a whimsical approach. The autobiographical poem with this show presents as a playful description of living in a forest with animal characters. The story is materialised via the exploits of the koi fish in a series of painted paper sculptures including A Gift, pictured.


Scientific Manipulation of Art at May Space Gallery, Waterloo

2ser 107.3
8 August 2017
Alex James

Scientific manipulation in Art. How could this encourage questions about humanity and our relationship with the environment? Coming up next we would be chatting to Claire Anna Watson about how her exhibition explores this. Claire Anna Watson's Neoplasm exhibition was designed to explore our humanity through our relationship to the environment and the scientific relationship of our food consumption.

Here to talk to us about her exhibition, the artist herself.

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Something Else is Alive: Sydney and the Animal Instinct

Art Almanac
August 2017

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Glenn Barkley and Holly Williams o the Curators' Department write, "urbanised and sprawling, Sydney is deeply urbane yet paradoxically wild", arguing that our lives, architecture and intuition are tightly woven with the animal kingdom. Artists Mechelle Bounpraseuth, Blak Douglas, Mylyn Nguyen and Garry Trinh present cross-media works in street photography, video and ceramics alongside a collection of animalia gifts received by the City of Sydney, and objects from the Australian National Maritime Museum.


Robert Boynes: Modern Times

Art Almanac
August 2017

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White canvas breathes through silk-screened layers of black, red, and yellow paint to form compositions that suggest urban landscapes. Robert Boynes draws inspiration from contemporary photographs, his own and from other sources, and interprets the effects that technology, fast-paced living, transience, displacement, public surveillance, war and climate change have on society both in the private and public domains. This vibrant and telling body of work made over two decades expresses the fragilities of human existence in contemporary society.