To wrap up what might have been the busiest month on the Sydney art calendar, we’ve brought together a performance, an art fair, an opening and a guided tour. With a broad perspective on what art and culture can look like, this week promises to be a kicker for seeing what’s next for art in Sydney.
If you’ve been keeping tabs on Backyard Opera’s Art and Culture section you’ll know that March is Art Month and so for this week’s Culture Guide we’re spotlighting some of the kick-ass events that are happening around our city.
Men and birds falling out the sky, the hallowed halls of English academia and the dense slums of Nairobi, Kenya. These might all sound totally disconnected but in Flight Paths, a new play written by Julian Larnach, all these things come together.
This week’s culture guide looks at abstraction and the artistic process. Where do we draw inspiration from and how do we express that in a visual format are some the questions that the artists and shows that are featured this week ask.
Since opening in 2014, AirSpace projects has developed a program of exciting and challenging contemporary art. Now, beginning its fourth year, the gallery has incorporated as a not-for-profit and a committee is taking over the reins from co-curators Sally Clarke and Brenda Factor.
Ahead of the world premiere of WILDEBEEST and the Australian premiere of Valley, we sat down with dancer and choreographer Omer Backley-Astrachan, who is the creative force behind both of these works, to find out more about the human nature, growing up in Israel and the nature of contemporary dance.
Taking an off-kilter look at the world around us is one of the things that draws us into the works of artists and creatives. This week’s Culture Guide brings together four different takes on daily life, from a doctor’s office to questions of photography and urban or suburban environments.
In the sphere of art galleries, unless you’re a major public institution, to keep on going after three to four years is a feat. Usually, in this time, the gap in the art world that the gallery intended to fill will no longer feel so gaping, and the individuals who founded the gallery may instead turn to other projects.
This week we’re back with a bumper Culture Guide, two new exhibitions and two talks across Sydney. With topics ranging from Blacktown to Bondi via the Boomalli Co-operative, no part of the city is left out of the gaze of this week’s selection of artists.
This week we return to the canvas, but don’t let anyone tell you that this means that Sydney’s art and culture scene is dying down before the end of the year. As these three shows demonstrate, there’s a wealth of new and exciting works at your fingertips and so this week we’re looking at painting in all its contemporary forms.
While this week monitoring group Global Carbon Project announced that carbon emissions will continue to rise in 2017 after a three-year plateau, Elon Musk announced that his massive battery project for South Australia is over 80% complete, on track to be finished within 100 days.
Cover Line: Prizes, pelicans and postal ballots. Grab a paddle for this week’s Backyard Opera Culture Guide as we take you up the Cooks River and across Sydney for the latest in this city’s creative scene.
Michel Foucault - the 20th century French philosopher and historian - in his seminal work Discipline and Punish asked, “Is it surprising that prisons resemble factories, schools, barracks, hospitals, which all resemble prisons?”