BYO Culture Guide

Take some time out this week to see what Sydney’s art world has to offer.

Fabian Freese 'Fast Forward'

In a time of seemingly unstoppable events happening at an ever increasing speed, art provides a way to think about what is going on, and how we might understand it outside of the tornado of news media. Factory 49’s solo exhibition of German artist Fabian Freese’s works will highlight the minimalism of his practice and his use of broad spectrums of colour.

Tom Carment, New paintings – old habits

Open until December, this exhibition showcases the work of Tom Carment, a Darlinghurst-based painter who captures the movement and flow of life in and around Sydney. Carment’s works are often composed en plein air, which give the paintings a feeling of being located at a particular place, in a particular moment. To get a feel of Carment’s subject matter, check out his recent essay in the Sydney Review of Books, where he ruminates on the changes that he’s observed taking place around Kings Cross.

Paris, Texas at Down/Under Space, Chippendale

Continuing their series of free film screenings, this week After Hours will screen the cult-classic Paris, Texas in an homage to Harry Dean Stanton. A work of art in its own right, this film captures the cinematic vision of director Wim Wenders.