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Exhibition Brief: Structures in the Landscape

Art Almanac
November 2014

When travelling through the flat, monotonous country of inland Australia, agricultural and mining structures are often visible for a considerable distance, rising like giant sculptures out of a flat plain: three-dimensional forms intersecting horizontal lines. ...more

Pop to Popism

Art Gallery of NSW
November 2014
Anneke Jaspers and Wayne Tunnicliffe

From the emergence of pop art in the 1950s through to its reinvented forms in the 1980s, Pop to popism explores the dynamic engagement of art with popular culture.

Drawn from major public and private collections around the world, Pop to popism includes 195 works by 73 artists including pivotal works by artists such as Blake, Lichtenstein, Warhol, Richter and Hockney.
Beginning with early pop art in the United Kingdom, Europe and America, it proceeds through the key years of high or classic pop in the 1960s and early 1970s including a substantial Australian component; and finishes with a new generation of artists who began exhibiting in the late 1970s with works dating up to 1990.

Edited by Wayne Tunnicliffe and Anneke Jaspers
with essays by Michael Desmond, Anneke Jaspers, Chris McAuliffe, Justin Paton, Ann Stephen and Wayne Tunnicliffe ...more

Systems of the Intimate

The Sydney Morning Herald (Spectrum)
25-26 October 2014

Suggestions of the microcosms of this world and its infinite spaces come together in the intricate, brightly coloured and kaleidoscopic canvases of Al Munro. Until November 1, Brenda May Gallery, 2 Danks Street Waterloo, ...more

Clock's ticking as sculpture show returns even bigger and better

The Sydney Morning Herald
23 October 2014
Lucy Cormack

As the 2014 Sculpture by the Sea exhibition celebrates the 1000th artist to have featured in the event, one exhibiting artist is hoping to set his own record. ...more

8 Days. Your Sunday to Sunday Planner

SMH - S Liftout
5 October 2014
Nicole Elphick

Tanmaya Bingham's slyly witty installation 'English Tea Party...Gone Wrong' (until November 1) delves into the British obsession with tea through large-scale drawings and images created on found chinaware. ...more

Weekend: Flatline

10 September 2014

Flatline is an interdisciplinary collective, at its core is Brenda May Gallery artist, Todd Fuller and dance/choreographer, Carl Sciberras. Together they merge the values of their respective genres to create a new dance/art hybrid. In Flatline's first solo exhibition and performance in the Gallery, they will present the results of four years of experimentation. ...more

8 Days. Your Sunday to Sunday Planner

SMH - S Liftout
7 September 2014
Nicole Elphick

ART. Carol Murphy's 'La Baigneuse' exhibition of ceramic pieces (until October 4) explores depictions of the bather throughout history. ...more

Bugs Bear Big Burdens

Southern Courier
26 August 2014

Take a journey into another world with Mylyn Nguyen's fantastical insect world. ...more

Art Stage 2014: Art Ascendant

Billionaire Biannual Book
Issue 4
Ian Tan

Southeast Asia's flagship cultural event Art Stage returned to Singapore in January for its fourth outing. Taking on a new format, the fair was arguably the most comprehensive collection of the best Asian contemporary art in the world. ...more

An art obsession

The Daily Telegraph
21 June 2014
Elizabeth Fortescue

Collectors can rarely keep everything, and in this exhibition two Sydney collectors are selling some of their art. Collector Gordon Elliott (pictured) bought some of his paintings directly from the artists' dealers, so this is the first time they have been viewable by the public. ...more

Irish equin-imity

South Sydney Herald
June 2014

James Horan was born in Limerick, Ireland in 1976. Growing up, his family lived on both the Prospect and Moyross housing estates in the city. He remembers as a child other families who kept horses in makeshift stables and rough shelters on the estates. ...more

Australia in Print: NSW

Autumn 2014

ships in the night
Artist's statement: Humble pods pass us by unnoticed, to deliver their cargo of life. They are like ships in the night. Once spent, they varnish, their beauty and importance unacknowledged. In making this work, I wanted to halt their disappearance, pay them close attention, and celebrate their wonder. ...more

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