Catherine Clayton - Smith Intensive Care / Tarik Ahlip Womanchrist
Last Friday saw the opening of this duo show at Alaska Projects in Kings Cross. On level two of the space is Catherine Clayton-Smith’s Intensive Care whose paintings gradually reveal a multiplicity of forms to the viewer and reward an extended engagement. On level five is Tarik Ahlip’s Womanchrist, where the artist engages with the work of Syrian poet Adunis through deftly textured plaster.
Christie Torrington - Habitat
Her fourth solo show, Christie Torrington’s Habitat asks the viewer to question what lies beneath. The teardrop-shaped forms of her work also resemble icebergs, asking us about the (dis)juncture between what is perceived and what is hidden.
Sydney Asian Art Series - Painting after the Mass - Produced Image: Art in 19th-century Iran by David Roxburgh
This lecture is part of the ongoing Sydney Ideas series, where prominent academics deliver talks for a popular audience. This week’s iteration of the series sees renowned professor David Roxburgh from Harvard speak on Iranian art of the 19th century. This talk will undoubtedly provide the audience with a way in which to approach this under appreciated genre of Iranian art.