Here’s the wrap on art events showing around you this week.
Who MIKE BENNETT
What ‘People, Places, Spaces’ is a solo exhibition from the Sydney artist and curator, with works inspired by those people, places and spaces that fill our daily existence and the humorous ills of modern day life. This collection of paintings, drawings and found object installations has something that we can all relate to. Not like those cryptic art wankers who vomit on a pile of sawdust and wonder why we don’t ‘get it’. On ya Mike!
When Opens tonight and runs til July 20.
Where Nine Lives Gallery – 694A Ann Street, Fortitude Valley QLD
Who TOMMY WATSON
What Only one of the greatest living aboriginal artists in the country people. He has only produced around 150 major works – epic, colourful, grand paintings that are as valuable as they are beautiful. If you have a handy 90 grand lying around the chateau you should pick one up, otherwise get to this special solo exhibition to give yourself an incredible visual treat.
When It kicked off earlier this week and runs til 24 July.
Where Metro Gallery – 1214 High Street, Armadale VIC
What Tim Burton: The Exhibition – a landmark exhibition that brings together Tim’s paintings, drawings, puppets, costumes, storyboards and film. Discover the elements of gothic fantasy, dark humour and motifs that characterise Burton’s work as director, concept artist, illustrator and photographer. Amazing.
When It just opened and runs until October 10th.
Where ACMI – Federation Square, Melbourne VIC
Who SIMON DEGROOT
What The well known Brisbane artist is showing his latest collection called “all in again sometime” for which he has extended his usually restrained palette to make beautifully colourful abstract paintings.
When Last night tonight but it’s open til 6pm. Make haste.
Where Blank Space Gallery – 374 Crown St, Surry Hills NSW