Category: Art

YOLK Collective Thinking Fiesta

To celebrate the launch of our Collective Thinking e-series, we (YOLK Collective) got together some picnic rugs, balloons and a lots of dips (ie. a picnic)! Keep a look out for the six issues, each featuring a Sydney art collective. They will be published on…

Backstage at Gary Bigeni

Some photos which I recently re-found from fashion week. At the time, backstage was dim – the light coming from the fridge, the bulb-framed mirrors and the big camera flashes all seemed to dull under the veil of reverence, anticipation and the mild onset of…

I Exist, I Insist

Artist Alexander Poulet with his artwork in his exhibition I Exist, I Insist currently on at Kudos Gallery What inspires you? New experiences. Coming across new things and trying to enjoy everything that there is to be enjoyed.

I ‚ô° Sydney Festival

This years Sydney Festival First Night transformed the city into an incredible melting pot of arts, culture, experiments and crowds (lots and lots of them)! The annual festival opening really became somewhat of a phenomenon this year being busier than I can ever remember or…

? by Charles Saatchi

Reading Saatchi’s collection of answers to questions posed by journalists, critics, fans and general members of the public reminded me a lot of eating blue veined cheese – biting, sharp, witty and often surprising (for both good and unpleasant reasons). The questions posed reflected a…

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Recorders

¬†A Review in Rhyme The MCA this summer, reopens some of their doors, to an exhibition that could not be better – or funner for that matter – than Rafael Lozano-Hemmer. With lightglobes that pulse to your heart beat; and a seismoscope which draws to…

The OUTPOST Project

The OUTPOST Project¬†is a collaboration between the curators of the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, aMBUSH gallery and over 150 artists to transform Cockatoo Island into a display of global street art culture. Amidst the industrial remains of previous prison/shipyard/reformatory buildings and machinery are installations, pastemodernism,…

Joshua Sofaer

Joshua Sofaer is an artist based in the UK, particularly acting as a curator, producer and director of many large scale projects and events which explore the ideas of collaboration, public participation, and that of the artist as a leader and leadership as change. Sofaer…

Primavera 2011

As the MCA is currently under some very exciting renovations its annual¬†Primavera¬†exhibition, which showcases young Australian artists, went offsite this year. Scattered around the Rocks precinct, the exhibition featured some highly intriguing works including videos, installations, illustrations and posters. However¬†with works placed in obscure places…

Jen Bern

Fill in the blanks:¬†My name is¬†(Jennifer Bernstein), and I am an¬†(artist)¬†from¬†(Toronto, Canada). The first thing I think about in the morning is (usually yoga and meditation and starting the day off on a good note)¬†and the last thing I think about before I fall asleep…

Day 126: RAFW Day Five

The final day of such an exciting & exhausting week! Lots of waiting, fog machines, photo shooting, people, music that makes your seat thump and your ears ring, the media centre, extra gum, colour blocking, “what did you think?,” late late nights, lace & weaving,…

Day 125: RAFW Day Four

Stolen Girlfiends Club (prints, puff and mesh, crisp white, orange triangle, denim jackets, mini topknots, green bodice, Texan floral, deep purple lipstick), Alistair Trung (vision. Drapery, zipper details, front and back often of completely different construction, five goddesses and a Boticelli), Josh Goot (empty ford…

Day 124: RAFW Day three

Swim and resort wear group show (Foxton Danger, Karen Neilsen Collection, Roopa Pemmaraju, Terri Donna) and Dhini (sheer trenches, orange pops, butterflies, pointy shoulders, birth)

Day 122: Rosemount Australian Fashion Week (RAFW) Day One

Backstage at Arnsdorf (beauty: I serendipitously rolled out of bed looking effortlessly chic. No mascara. A quick smudge of ‘Egyptian Magic’ on the eyelids), the Arnsdorf show (minty colour blocking! leather envelopes and simple strapped sandals and flats), Morrison¬†(burnt orange, deep navy, crisp white and…

Day 117: LIFEwithBIRD and Thurley

Went to the¬†LIFEwithBIRD¬†(the collection was¬†as delicate and beautiful as a silkworm’s cocoon. Every piece had an individual cut, detail or length which made it stand out from the others. Shoes, of milky purple and caramel, were as captivating as the apparel) and¬†Thurley¬†(see¬†my post for on…

Craig Ilott

Craig Ilott is the director and co creator (with iOTA) of¬†Smoke & Mirrors, the acrobatic/musical/theatrical experience which recently featured at the Sydney Festival and is now showing in Melbourne before heading to New Zealand. He has received the Green Room Award for Best Director (2007…

Sydney Festival: First Night

Sydney Festival is an annual celebration of the arts in Sydney and is the largest arts event in Australia, including theatre, music, dance, visual arts, film and artistic performances spanning for about three weeks. The festival’s¬†First Night, being our largest art festival opening,¬†kick starts the…

GOURMET SUPPER CLUB Part 2 by Anna Vu

In May, I attended the MCA zine fair, where I fell in love with Anna’s zine¬†20 Meals in NY. Anna has been so lovely and has kept me up to date with her meals/illustrations, so drumroll please – meals from ‘The River Cafe Cookbook’ by…