While we (rightly) grumble and moan about Sydney, sometimes in this city, the stars align. This week’s culture guide highlights three exhibitions all on one night and range from the work of local emerging artists to one of Australia’s most successful artists, now based in New York. It takes a special kind of city to bring works like this together.
T E A R - Taming Space
Following on from their show at AIRspace Projects last November, T E A R collective will exhibit their work at 107 Projects in Redfern. Again focusing on the interaction between socio-spiritual and environmental themes, the collective of fifteen artists asks us to reconsider our relationship with nature and how we attempt to fit it into human constructions of language and space.
Opening Wednesday, April 18, 6- 8 pm
107 Redfern St
Tues – Sat 11 am – 6 pm
Sun 11 am – 4 pm
On the opposite side of the tracks from 107 Projects, Goodspace Gallery is continuing its program of one night only gallery shows in 2018. This group show brings together the work of twelve artists who are experimenting with portraiture through the medium of paint. All of the artists have been asked to consider the potential of the anonymous subject, however the rest is left up to the artist. Rather than limiting oneself to the exaltation of the individual subject, the focus on anonymity opens up portraiture to a number of different narratives.
One night only - Wednesday, April 18, 6 - 8 pm
115 Regent St,
Denise Green – War Then and Now
Acclaimed Australian painter Denise Green will exhibit new work of her for the first time this week at Gallery 9 in Darlinghurst. Based in New York City, this exhibition is a rare chance to see Green’s work before it travels the world to critical commendation. Combining the photography taken by her father in North Africa during the Second World War, the works highlight the intergenerational impact of trauma, both personal and national.
Opening Wednesday, April 18, 6 – 8 pm
9 Darley St,
Wed – Sat 11 am – 6 pm