This week’s culture guide looks at the way artists use the world around them to create moving, calming and interesting art. They use architecture, recycled material, landscapes and the natural environment to inspire them. A showcase of how art can be created from anything.
Loribelle Spirovski - Incognito
To many artists the human face is still considered to be the ultimate unknown, hence why it is often drawn. This exhibition strips back what we normally associate with human form and encourages a reconsideration of our own identity.
July 31, 6 - 8pm
Frances Keevil Gallery
28-34 Cross St
Tues – Sat, 10am – 5pm
Sun, 11am – 4pm
Wanderings at Sheffer Gallery
This exhibition considers the nature of contemplation and the ways the we consider the world around us. It features works from: Nadia Aurisch, Jane Collins, Michelle Connolly, Libby Cusick, Julia Flanagan, Ben Gallagher, Linda Greedy, Maddyson Hatton, John Heaney, Helene Leane, Shelagh Lummis, Paul Maher, Lydia Miller, James Murphy, Olivia Parsonage, Susan Ryman, Malcolm Sands, Michelle Teear, Kara Wood.
Opening August 1, 6 - 8pm
28 Lander Street
Wed – Sat, 11am – 6pm
Brenda Tye and Peter Sharp - Give and Take
Brenda Tye and Peter Sharp use their fifteen years of experience printing together to create a new exhibition about the ubiquitous eucalyptus tree. Focusing primarily on mono-printing, this exhibition uses layering and stencils to showcase this Australian natural icon in new abstracted ways.
Opening August 1, 6- 8pm
191 Victoria Street,
Thu – Sat, 11am – 6pm
Sun, 11am – 4pm
Shu Kwan - Degrees of Possibility
Kwan recycle objects considered as waste and re-purposes them for his art exploring the interplay between art and space. Focusing on the objects, their shapes and properties Kwan re-imagines them and harmonises them to create calm and striking new pieces.
Opening August 2, 6 - 8 pm
Door 108, Bourke & Stanley Street,
Thu, 4 - 7pm
Fri – Sat, 11am – 5pm
The Wild Things
The latest in the salon series of performances at Erskineville’s PACT Centre for Emerging Artists sees multidisciplinary artist James Nguyen collaborate with visual artist Digby Webster. Questioning whether the wildest things are indeed within ourselves, the artists present an immersive project that draws on the talents of a range of friends and collaborators.
August 4, 6 – 10pm
107 Railway Parade,