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Primavera 2014

The most striking thing about this year's Primavera is how much work is in it! It's absolutely chockas! Curated by luminary artist Mikala Dwyer, the ...

Performance Space presents 'SCORE'

I always enjoy watching contemporary dance performances more than I thought I would. There’s something uniquely emotional about watching professional dancers...

Romance Was Born and Rebecca Baumann, 'Reflected Glory'

Romance Was Born have been sewing sequins on rainbows and lolly wrappers and childhood fantasy since 2005, making clothing that makes people smile. They’ve d...

Connie Anthes, 'Ornamental Noise'

What is it with artists looking for meaning in the mundane? They do it like they do breathing and blinking. Today on the train the guy in the seat behind me ...

Sydney Guild presents Emma Finneran

Sydney Guild presents Emma Finneran? Yep, but Sydney Guild presents Emma Finneran and references to/commentary on/invocations of/dialogue with apparently at ...

Larrikins

There is a question at the centre of this exhibition: “What might a non-conservative Australia look like?” The show itself isn't trying to be...

Tim Schultz, 'Ornamental Perversion'

Just a glance at Tim Schultz's work and the mind ticks: Dali, Rococo, Guimard. Of course it does. Exaggeration, disproportion, chimera, reverie. The glan...

French, 'Means To An End'

I wish I'd been a metalhead. They had the best gear! Jean jackets, tight jeans, and shitty sneakers. And the artwork, all those insanely detailed drawing...

Heath Franco, 'Home Town'

A winsome question is asked in a rhetorical way on Berridale's website: “Our town motto is 'Bring it on!' Why?” The answer is, basica...

Adam Geczy, 'S/M Wonderland'

As part of a body of work exploring 2011 pop culture's True Blood and Twilight inflected taste for bloodsuckers, Adam Geczy travelled around Transylvania...

Day for Night

Art that lets you do your own thing is kind of the best. Not that timelines and audio tours can't be great, but often being just plunked down in a show w...

Jonathan Zawada, 'Real 3D'

So weird when you wake up in 2014 and realise that science fiction is IRL non-fiction. Not for Zawada, though. He is 'from the internet', as is what ...

Matthew Hopkins, 'Passages' and Sarah Contos, 'Shado...

Matthew Hopkins and Sarah Contos are giving us an all-out, multimedia, multimodal, multisensory final notice that the 2013/14 Art Summer Holidays ARE OVER. I...

Daniel Boyd, 'Pineapples in the Pacific'

Daniel Boyd is pretty well known for the meticulous and very clever appropriations of iconic historical Australian artworks to reflect an Aboriginal perspect...

Alex Davies, 'The Very Near Future'

How good would a Charlie Kaufman take on Groundhog Day as a noir film be? Alex Davies has put together a mock film set and production that you can walk right...

Emily Hunt, 'Soiled'

Emily Hunt's work has a fairy tale quality. Not so much of the entertaining you with songs kind, more the sort that scared generations of peasants into l...

Elliott Bryce Foulkes, 'Parergon'

Everyone will be in such a good mood at this show. Elliott Bryce Foulkes, whose first solo exhibition this is, has just been announced as one of the 2014-201...

MOD CON

If you take a step back from the curatorial semi-shit-storm of this exhibition (which makes us want to hug this), and think about the work that is being exhi...

'Stockland', Galerie Pompom end of year show

A lot of galleries close out the year with a group show of all their regular artists. This is part 'thanks for spending the year with us, people whose wo...

Paul Williams, 'Hello Ritual!'

Paul Williams has been pushing paint around a canvas for a while now. Drawing, coating, layering, scraping, cleaning, framing. It’s the ritual spoken of in t...

Tele Visions curated by Alex White and Emma Ramsay

According to this friendly looking little cartoon television, analog television is getting switched off all around Australia by the end of this year and it&#...

Brown Council, 'This Is Barbara Cleveland'

To the untrained eye, Brown Council seem like a perfectly innocent collective of nubile, cake-making flirts. For Mass Action, they dedicated four days to bak...

Joel Crosswell, 'Beyond the Thunderdome'

Ask yourself: how into your subconscious are you? (The scale goes from 'getting ulcers from repressing the knowledge that you repress any urge you have t...

Artspace Open Studio Day

If you do a creative thing it is nice to have a place specifically for doing it in. A studio! Those kinds of spaces can be hard to find for artists who want ...

Details announced for 19th Biennale of Sydney

Juliana Engberg is the Artistic Director for BoS this time around. Today she dangled a carrot in front of our faces and revealed details of some of the major...

Joanna Braithwaite, 'Last Resort'

ILLUMINATI MEMENTO MORI. In one sense these paintings are pretty much begging you to go deep conspiracy theory on them, like, mad Dan Brown shit. But you als...

Peter Burgess, 'and ...some text works'

This exhibition is evidence that as Peter Burgess continues to make work “per best urges”, the fact that he “gets peer rubs” for his ...

Keiko Matsui, 'IRO-IRO'

The term 'iro-iro' translates roughly to 'various kinds of things', and those are what Keiko Matsui has incorporated into her ceramics practi...