March 26, 2012

Lauren Brincat's first solo exhibiiton

Lauren Brincat Steady As She Goes 2011, Courtesy the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery

Lauren Brincat’s SHOOT FROM THE HIP is the Sydney based artist’s first solo exhibition. Currently showing at Anna Schwartz Gallery in Sydney, Brincat’s exhibition includes installation and video works. 

A feature piece is a full sized sail suspended from the roof of the gallery to which the artist has attached hundreds of ‘tell tails’ created from collected old cassette mix tapes. Brincat's early works were imbued with references to rock and roll music, and many featured her performing with various pieces of percussion - drum kits, snare drums, and cymbals.

The recipient of the 2009 Helen Lempriere Travelling scholarship, Brincat has exhibited across Australia and internationally. Her work now features in the collections of MONA, the MCA and in winter this year will be featured in a new exhibition at Queensland’s GOMA.

March 15, 2012

Artist Thomas Demand with one of his works in 'The Dailies'
Kaldor Public Art Projects has announced a free after-hours creative program called Parlour where art, music, film, performance and hands-on workshops come together within the context of major international art projects.

Launching on 5 April 2012, the inaugural series of Parlour events will celebrate the major new installation that has been created by renowned Berlin artist Thomas Demand (pictured) as the 25th Kaldor Public Art Project, The Dailies, within the iconic Harry Seidler-designed Commercial Travellers’ Association (CTA) Club building.

Parlour offers after-hours viewings of The Dailies and rare experience of the CTA’s club lounge, dining and meeting rooms over three consecutive Thursday evenings in April. Each Parlour event has a different themeDoppelganger Parlour (5 April), Parlour Kino Sydney (12 April) and Mirror Parlour (19 April). Guests can partake in The Dailies special cocktail and drinks in the CTA club lounge bar, as well as take part in free workshops, talks and other special events hosted throughout the building's subterranean spaces.