Event/Exhibition: Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2016

The Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes annual exhibition is back in the Art Gallery of NSW, July 16-October 9.

The exhibition features the artworks of the prize winners and finalists, as well as those of budding artists aged 5-18 on display in the Young Archies.

The Archibald Prize, one of Australia’s most prestigious art award, is given to the best portrait painting. The 2016 winner is Louise Hearman’s ‘Barry’, a portrait painting of entertainer Barry Humphries.

The Wynne Prize is awarded to the best landscape painting of Australian scenery, or figure sculpture, while the Sulman Prize is given to the best subject painting, genre painting or mural project in oil, acrylic, watercolour or mixed media. Wynne’s 2016 winner is Ken Family Collaborative’s ‘Seven sister’, and Sulman’s 2016 winner is Esther Stewart’s ‘Flatland dreaming’.

The trustees of the Art Gallery of NSW judge the Archibald and Wynne, while senior painter Judy Watson was invited to judge the Sulman this year.

Tickets to the exhibition can be bought here.

Event/Exhibition: General Assembly’s Made In Sydney Party

To close up its Made in Sydney series, General Assembly presents ‘Music Makers & Innovators’ discussions, performances, and a closing party.

A panel of leading figures in the city’s music scene will discuss what makes the Sydney music scene unique and unlike any other. A party will follow this discussion, featuring Adi Toohey’s DJ set and drinks from Young Henry’s.

Made in Sydney is an event series celebrating innovators, creatives, products and businesses putting Sydney on the map.

Panel: Chad Gillard (Co-Founder of Future Classic); Mark Gerber (Founder/ General Manager of The Oxford Art Factory Concept); Adam Maggs (Co-founder of Liveschool, Ableton Certified Trainer, Ableton Brand Manager); Katie Rynne (Booking Agent, Select Music Agency Pty Ltd); Dom O’Connor (FBI Radio Presenter); Adi Toohey (Sydney-based DJ / FBI radio host)

aMBUSH Event Space, Central Park

Level 3, 28 Broadway

Chippendale, Sydney 2008

Thursday 29 September, 6-8pm

Exhibition: Yoshitoshi’s ‘One hundred aspects of the moon’ at AGNSW

The Art Gallery of NSW presents the full series of One hundred aspects of the moon [Tsuki hyakushi] by renowned Japanese artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892).

The series, considered as the artist’s masterwork, was created in the last years of Yoshitoshi’s life. His prints draw from stories relating to moon from Japanese and Chinese history, famous legends, literature and theatre as well as folklore and mythology. While Yoshitoshi’s previous works are characterized with grisly and dark themes, many describe One hundred aspects of the moon as “quieter”, with perspective and realism techniques.

Yoshitoshi is recognised as a master of traditional Japanese woodblock printing, known as ukiyo-e, and an originator of manga and anime.

One hundred aspects of the moon runs from August 20 – November 20 at the Upper Asian gallery, AGNSW.

Event/Exhibition: Australian Life Photography Exhibition 2016 at Hyde Park

City Of Sydney has launched an outdoor gallery/exhibition at Hyde Park, showcasing the works of finalists in Australian Life photo competition.

Focusing on the idea of Australian identity, the photographs were chosen by a panel of photographers, artists, and curators, from works submitted by emerging and professional photographers across the country.

The finalists, whose works are featured in the Park, are Marian Abboud, John Appleyard, Kris Baum, Rae Begley, Deb Bonney, Aaron Bradbrook, Simone Cheung, Cameron Cope, Anna Maria Antoinette D’Addario, Ian English, Amy Jean Harding, Taweechai Iam-urairat, Kent Johnson, Jon Lewis, Georgie Mattingley, Nikki McLennan, Darren Saul, Steven Sherwin, Frank Trimarchi, Ess Vaun, Rebecca Webb, and Kerry Wilson.

The outdoor gallery runs September 15-October 9, 7am-9pm at Hyde Park North, near Archibald Fountain.

Event/Exhibition: Liveworks Festival 2016 In Carriageworks

Sydney’s festival of experimental art is coming back on October 27-November 6 at Carriageworks.

Created by arts organisation Performance Space, Liveworks will bring free and ticketed performances, exhibitions and workshops as well as specially-curated series of practice-focused sessions where audience could learn theoretical and practical art skills, and meet other like-minded artists.


Source: Performance Space

Highlights include SoftMachine, performances of contemporary dances from across Asia, and The Talk, Mish Grigor’s participatory theatre work which dissects the relationship between sex, sexuality and family dynamics.

For more information on schedule and ticketing, go to Liveworks website.

Music: Sia’s New Music Video Pays Tribute To Orlando Victims

Sia honours the victims of Orlando nightclub shooting in her new music video, about three months after the tragedy.

The video for Sia’s song, “The Greatest” features 49 young performers (the same number of victims who died at the Pulse nightclub), with lead dancer Maddie Ziegler putting rainbow paints on her face. In one scene, the dancers suddenly fall on the floor, revealing bullet-ridden walls behind them. While Sia has not confirmed this interpretation, a number of dancers featured in the video have voiced out the same messages.

“The Greatest” is the lead single from Sia’s upcoming album, We Are Your Children. The song features Kendrick Lamar, although his verse was cut in the video.

Music: Panic! At The Concert

Do not PANIC! Excuse the pun – but Panic! At The Disco is coming down to Australia for their 2017 tour. With front man Brendon Urie holding the reigns, the group will bring back their successful debut album playing, A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out, which dominated the music world in 2005 and making teen hearts beat faster.

As described by The Rolling Stones, the band is “a mix between Sinatra and Queen. The band will also play their latest album, Death Of A Bachelor – another hit record with fans and critics alike, topping charts and certifying themselves in the US along with their other successful albums:  Too Weird To Live, Too Weird To Die (Gold) and  Pretty. Odd (Gold).


Source: DIY Mag

Source: DIY Mag

They will be touring Australia in January 2017, to see the dates and secure your tickets click here: http://www.ticketmaster.com.au/Panic-At-The-Disco-tickets/artist/1021077

Exhibition: Brett Whiteley Studios

Discover the life of Brett Whiteley in his shoes by visiting his art studio in Surry Hills. Explore his studio by getting closer to his artworks and his materials. Learn about his influences, from writers, artists, poets, musicians, photographers, and painters.
You’ll see his monoprints, drawings and paintings with his tributes including Francis Bacon, Henri Matisse, Vincent van Gogh, Bob Dylan and Arthur Rimbaud as his subjects and inspiration.

Source: Burgess Art Files

Source: Burgess Art Files

The exhibition celebrates the works of Whiteley through his three key themes: visual arts, literature, and music.

Opening and Closing Dates:
13 May – 13 Nov 2016
Fri–Sun only 10am–4pm

Admission is FREE! And made possible by presenting partner, J.P. Morgan

For education groups
Wed & Thu
Bookings are required
Charges apply

Brett Whiteley Studio, 2 Raper Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010

To find out more, click here: http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/exhibitions/brett-whiteley-tributes/

Exhibition: Discover Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera’s Collection in AGNSW

Extended by popular demand, the Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera exhibition is sticking around for a little bit longer at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

As mentioned on their website: “this is a rare chance to see masterpieces by the two leading figures of Mexican 20th-century art.

The exhibition presents 33 artworks from the renowned collection of Jacques and Natasha Gelman, including outstanding self-portrait paintings and drawings by Frida Kahlo, and major examples of Diego Rivera’s canvas paintings.”

Source: Lillenord

Source: Lillenord

“Alongside these works are over 50 photographs by figures such as Edward Weston, Lola Alvarez Bravo and Frida’s father, Guillermo Kahlo, which provide insights into the artists’ worlds and their intriguing relationship.”

Source: AGNSW

Source: AGNSW

To discover the stories and explore the lives of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera through their works of art, book your tickets now: http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/exhibitions/frida-kahlo-and-diego-rivera/

Digital: Adobe Stock Is Here!

Instead of flocking over to pay a fair bit for Shutterstock or iStock photos, Adobe has released its stock services to all creatives and business users.

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According to their website, the service is built right into your favorite Adobe desktop apps, such as Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, and InDesign CC, so you can search, browse, and add images to your Creative Cloud Libraries, and get instant access to your assets across desktop and mobile devices.

Source: Adobe

Source: Adobe

You can enjoy these royalty free, high quality images if you sign up now and get the first 10 images free: https://stock.adobe.com/au/