BYO Culture Guide May 21 - 27

Landscape, time and memory bring this week’s collection of exhibitions together. From the light of Sydney’s waterways to the darkness of Belanglo forest, artists are taking inspiration from our natural environment as well as the social implications and associations tied to these landscapes.

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Presence – A Sense of Time + Space

This group show curated by Sophie Vander showcases the works of four painters and two sculptors. With this collaboration comes a focus on form and shape, with landscape, architecture and scenery comprising the subjects of many of the artworks. The final element tying these works together is the capturing of a moment of movement.

Opening May 23, 6 - 8 pm
Comber St Studios
5 Comber St
Mon – Sun, 10 am – 6 pm

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Another group show, yet this time focusing on our associations with the infamous, eponymous forest. Through a diversity of techniques, including textiles, painting and mixed media, all the artists on show here have developed a unique lens to reimagine this natural environment, so laden with emotion and meaning. Only running over one weekend, get in quick to see the works of these emerging artists.

Opening May 24, 6 – 9 pm
aMBUSH Gallery
4A James St
Fri – Sun, 12 – 4 pm

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Viola Dominello – Recent Works

Drawing together two bodies of water, Dominello’s recent works depict the harbour waterways around Mosman where she was invited to engage with the artist studios along the foreshore, as well as the Hawkesbury river, where Dominello resides. Bridging the colours of the water and the land, reflection and light play a large role in Dominello’s paintings.

Opening May 26, 3 – 5 pm
Stella Downer Fine Art
1/24 Wellington St
Tues – Fri, 10 am – 5 pm
Sat, 11 am – 5 pm