Why seek contemporary Australian artwork when you're in Sydney? There's one compelling reason. You'll 'get' Australia better through an artist's practised eyes. New Australian Art Exhibition You know about the Sydney Biennale, held on even years. From 2017 Sydney will also … [Read more...]
Art in Sydney
From Australian Aboriginal to international contemporary art Sydney museums and galleries showcase our country, our history and our time, both the good and the bad.
Explore indigenous art and culture through the works of Australian Aboriginal artists, working in centuries old traditions, re-interpreting them in today's materials. And don't forget my list of questions to ask before you buy an Aboriginal painting, to ensure that both you and the artist get a fair deal.
Don't overlook the smaller galleries. Like the White Rabbit in Chippendale which specialises in contemporary Chinese art. Or the Brett Whitely gallery in Surry Hills, for an intimate look at one of Sydney's own sons.
Most public galleries offer free entry to their permanent collection. Special exhibitions are almost inevitably ticketed (paid).
The painting above, from the permanent collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney, is 'First-class Marksman' (1946) by Sidney Nolan. One of his many paintings referencing Ned Kelly.
#20BOS 'must sees' The Sydney Biennale 2016 is very much about ideas. Interpretations of the future, the present and the past. How we see reality, how we translate it across time and cultures and who gets to participate. In the words of science fiction author William … [Read more...]
The Sydney Biennale 2016 is on from 18 March to 5 June. #20BOS aims to create 'embassies of thought' and discovery spaces in-between. Virtual and physical interfaces to ask 'what's real?' I love the idea. Here's what to expect. #20BOS Theme The Sydney Biennale 2016 is … [Read more...]
Trying to find urban Aboriginal art? Here's an Artists Co-operative gallery in Sydney that features contemporary Aboriginal art and crafts from NSW. Most Aboriginal art you'll see for sale in Australia is the art of the central or western deserts. There's also quite a bit … [Read more...]
A guide to buying an Australian Aboriginal painting in Sydney. What to look for, what to ask, what to know and what not to do. Aboriginal art is big business. And there are many unscrupulous middlemen involved. Here are the simple things you can do to protect yourself … [Read more...]