March 14, 2011

Potts Point Art windows project

The windows of leading retailers on Macleay Street in Sydney's Potts Point have come alive for the month of March thanks to a return of the Art Windows Project, part of Art Month Sydney 2011.

The above image shows an installation of work by contemporary artist Tracy Luff in the windows of Becker Minty Woman. The works are structural creations made from cardboard and look truly amazing in the space.

Other featured artists include Troy Emery at Arida (see his wonderful pom-pom covered creature below), Pam Aitken at Richardson & Wrench and Justin Trendall at Tusculum. Guided tours of the windows project will be offered on the evening of Thursday 18th March as part of the late night openings for Art Month in the Potts Point arts precinct.

March 11, 2011

Artist Speed Dating returns

Following on from the success of the inaugural Art Month Sydney Speed Dating program in 2010, the event returns in March 2011 giving a fresh batch of young artists the chance to pitch their work to some of the country's leading gallery owners. The winner of the inaugural Speed Dating event in March 2010, artist David Capra, will present a solo exhibition of mixed media works (pictured below) at Gallery II in the Danks Street Arts Precinct from 21 until 27 March 2011. 

March 7, 2011

Antony Gormley presents complete series of MEMES sculptures

Renowned international sculptor Antony Gormley will present his complete MEMES series of 33 small-scale cast iron sculptures, together for the first time, in a new exhibition at Anna Schwartz Gallery running from 17 March until 23 April 2011.

Presented at Anna Schwartz Gallery's Melbourne premises, MEMES continues Gormley's exploration of scale - in this instance focusing on the miniature with no sculpture measuring longer than 38cm in any dimension. The 33 individual sculptures each articulate a different posture or position of the human body. MEMES represents five years of work on the series, with the first MEME created in 2007.

March 3, 2011

What big ears you have...

Artist Tom Polo helped up the level of buzz at the opening party for Art Month Sydney 2011, held at The Ivy on 3 March 2011.

Wearing a large pair of rubber ears and positioned above the crowd on a raise platform, Polo sent a team of 'listeners' into the party crowd to eavesdrop on conversation. Snippets of those conversations were then entered into a computer program by the artist that say them projected on large-scale screen on the walls of the room.

The live artist performance appeared to have little effect on the level of art world gossip. Catch some images of the party crowd courtesy of Habitus Online.

March 1, 2011

'Drunken Clarity': an installation by Sean Cordeiro & Claire Healy

Artist duo Claire Healy & Sean Cordeiro in their Blackheath studio before the install

Installation begins today for a new exhibition by renowned Berlin-based Australian artist duo Sean Cordeiro & Claire Healy at Gallery Barry Keldoulis.

The artists are taking over the gallery space with an installation of literally hundreds of smashed and reconstructed beer bottles for a work titled ‘Drunken Clarity’. Cordeiro & Healy are known for taken utilitarian objects and making them into artworks that are aesthetically extraordinary and this new work is certain not to disappoint.

The installation will be part of the first of four 'Art After Work' events being held every Thursday night during March as part of Art Month Sydney. Late night openings will culminate at an Art Bar in a different arts precinct each week.

Scenes at the first 'Art After Work' in Danks St/Waterloo outside GBK.