April 14, 2015

The Other Art Fair, UK's largest artist-led fair, set to launch in Sydney

The United Kingdom’s largest artist-led fair, The Other Art Fair, will launch into the southern hemisphere this September with an inaugural event presented in Sydney from 10 until 13 September 2015, following eight successful editions presented in the United Kingdom between London and Bristol over the past four years.

Showcasing new work by 100 of Australia’s leading emerging artists, the Fair has a unique model that connects buyers directly with emerging artistic talent. The four-day event will be supplemented with a dynamic program of workshops, immersive theatre, live music and performance art.

Representing a pioneering platform for uncovering emerging artistic and ambitious talent, The Other Art Fair aims to make art accessible to everyone, offering artworks for sale from as little as $100.

The Other Art Fair  was established in 2011 by Fair Director Ryan Stanier the Fair has grown rapidly to become a favourite on London’s art calendar. The most recent presentation of the Fair in London in October 2014 attracted more than 13,000 visitors and featured high profile artists including internationally renowned Tracey Emin who created a series of  limited edition works exclusively for the Fair.

Carriageworks & BresicWhitney commission Sam Hodge to create series of photographic works inspired by #redfernlife

Samuel Hodge Tin Mask 2015
Carriageworks, together with visual arts program partner BresicWhitney, have commissioned Sydney-based contemporary artist Samuel Hodge to create a series of 30 photographic works celebrating the diverse communities and unique character of inner-Sydney’s Redfern. The commissioned works will be shared as part of an Instagram competition encouraging people to share their own images inspired by Redfern with the hashtag #redfernlife.

The initiative marks the first collaboration between Sydney-based lifestyle property group BresicWhitney and Redfern-based Carriageworks, Australia’s most ambitious contemporary art and cultural precinct. BresicWhitney are the inaugural Carriageworks visual arts program partner supporting a range of Australian and international art projects throughout 2015.

April 10, 2015

One of world's leading architects Amanda Levete to design second annual MPavilion

Award-winning British architect Amanda Levete of London-based studio AL_A will design the second annual MPavilion, to be presented free to the public from 6 October 2015 until 7 February 2016 in Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Gardens. Amanda Levete has created a practice widely regarded as laying down the agenda for architecture in the twenty-first century.  Projects include the highly anticipated expansion of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the Stirling Prize-winning Media Centre at Lord’s Cricket Ground and Comme des Garcons stores in New York, Paris and Tokyo. 

Amanda Levete commented: "The brief from the Naomi Milgrom Foundation is a great opportunity to design a structure that responds to its climate and landscape. I’m interested in exploiting the temporary nature of the pavilion form to produce a design that speaks in response to the weather. Rooting the pavilion in its parkland setting, I am seeking to create the sensation of a forest canopy in the heart of the city that gives shelter to a program of events.”