July 30, 2015

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery presents first Australian solo exhibition by Glaswegian artist Jim Lambie

Jim Lambie Metal Box (Tea Tree Orchid) 2015

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery presents Zero Concerto by Jim Lambie, in what is to be his first ever Australian solo exhibition. Presented free to the public from 13 August to 26 September, the installation invites audiences into a frenzy of multi-coloured potato sacks, bicycle wheels and a psychedelic palette of vinyl tape. Working with the existing architecture of the room, Lambie installed continuous lines of tape to the floor, adhering to his trademark style collectively titled 'Zobop'.

Raised in the 1970s, Lambie’s work is influenced by his passion for music and his installations often comment on fantasy, glamour and notably, popular culture. His work was most recently shown in Australia in 2014 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, as part of the 19th Biennale of Sydney, You Imagine What You Desire.

July 13, 2015

Design renders for MPavilion 2015 revealed

The renders for the second MPavilion, designed by British architect Amanda Levete's studio AL_A, have been revealed. Described as "a forest canopy", the design will utilise the latest technology in nautical engineering to create seemingly fragile and translucent petals, supported by columns that will sway gently in the wind. AL_A is collaborating with Australian specialist mouldCAM and using cutting-edge technology to form petals that are five metres in diameter, but only a few millimetres thick. 

Founded in 2014, MPavilion is an architectural and design event commissioned by Naomi Milgrom Foundation in Melbourne, Australia. Every year for four years, an outstanding architect is selected to design a temporary pavilion for the Queen Victoria Gardens. Naomi Milgrom, Chair of Naomi Milgrom Foundation notes that MPavilion 2015 is marked by a meaningful Australian-British collaboration. 

MPavilion will be officially opened on 5 October 2015 by Martin Roth, Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London. A meeting place for ideas, MPavilion 2015 will be accompanied by a free, four-month public program of talks, workshops and performances from October to February. 

July 8, 2015

Sydney Contemporary returns in 2015 with Sydney Art Week

Monica Rohan Deliberating 2015

Australasia’s largest international art fair, Sydney Contemporary, returns this September to take over the entire Carriageworks precinct in Redfern. Presented over four days from 10 to 13 September, the major biennial art event will feature over 75 respected galleries, over 30% of which are international. The strong gallery line up will be supplemented with a dynamic, four-day public program including contemporary video and innovative art installations.

Sydney Contemporary 2015 will also see the inaugural launch of Sydney Art Week, a new initiative of art-inspired activities for all ages held at Carriageworks and across Sydney. 

Campbelltown Arts Centre and Sydney College of the Arts to collaborate on new Imperial Slacks exhibition

Campbelltown Arts Centre (CAC) and Sydney College of the Arts (SCA) will be collaborating on a new exhibition that reunites an artist collective who formed the Imperial Slacks group at the turn of the century in Sydney. To be presented at both venues from 14 August until 18 October 2015, Cosmic Love Wonder Lust: The Imperial Slacks Project will exhibit artworks previously shown during the Imperial Slacks Project alongside newly commissioned works.

Established in 1997 within an urban cultural environment, Imperial Slacks operated over five years as a social and cultural experience which functioned as the home, studio and gallery space of sixteen artists. The artist-run space generated a new form of cultural production and inspired forthcoming contemporary art in Australia. Fifteen of these artists will be returning to exhibit in Cosmic Love Wonder Lust. The exhibition will also re-present a number of videos from the personal collections of all the artists, allowing audiences access to the history of Imperial Slacks