August 16, 2012

Daniel Crooks new solo exhibition

Daniel Crooks #14 (Chris) Courtesy the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery

Daniel Crooks’ inaugural exhibition at Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney opens 22 August, featuring dramatic, photographic portraits, up to 4m x 4m in size. For almost a decade Crooks has been at the forefront of cutting-edge Australian video art. 

Following successful presentations in the MCA's Marking Time exhibition and in Parallel Collisions at the Adelaide Biennial, this exhibition will feature photographic and video works that manipulate the very notions of the portrait, the landscape and of space and time. Crooks’ engaging and mesmeric street scenes reflect the complexity of urban life; the laneways breathe - contracting and expanding; creating a seemingly impossibly world of perpendicular streets.

August 7, 2012

13th International Venice Biennale of Architecture

Eight Sydney architecture students have been awarded the annual Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship that will support their travel to the 13th Venice International Architecture Biennale, running from 29 August until 25 November 2012. The architecture students awarded the 2012 Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship are: Harry Catterns; HY William Chan; Jonathan Combley; Michael Ford; Tracey Hau; Linda Matthews; Jennifer Mc Master; and Joanne Taylor.

The students each receive a scholarship valued at $5,000 to support their course of study, research, or other activity that must involve travel either within Australia or overseas. This year, all scholarship recipients will travel to Venice for a period of one to two weeks during the Architecture Biennale, which is recognized as one of the world’s most important events on the global contemporary architecture calendar.