There’s another amazing lineup of artists both local and international showing around town(s) this week including Anthony Lister, Luke Taaffe, Tomoo Gokita, Marcus Oakley, Stefan Marx, the brothers MOFFITT.MOFFITT and heaps more. Here’s our picks for this week…
Who ANTHONY LISTER
What Brisbane born Anthony Lister is a veritable celebrity of local contemporary art – street art bible ‘Beyond the Street’ just named him as one of the 100 Leading Figures in Urban Art and he’s recently done solo shows in Canada, New York and Italy. He also a madcap adventurer on a loose spree so while he’s back in town let’s make the most of it. He’s getting together with Meggs, Ears and webuyyourkids for Project 5 – a pop up art and live music event where the artists create their works live then they’re auctioned off for charity. Tres philanthropic.
When Friday 20 August (6-9pm), Saturday 21st (12 – 3pm) & Sunday 22nd (12 – 3pm).
Where Presented by aMBUSH Gallery – Promenade Level Cockle Bay Wharf, Sydney NSW
Who LUKE TAAFFE
What Luke takes his inspiration from 60’s pop culture, vintage signage, clothing and the Australian coastline as influence and he prefers recycled timber for a canvas. He’s showing a collection of new works in a double header with his good pal Beastman.
When Opens tomorrow (Thursday) 19 August 2010 until 31 August
Where the OLD Nine Lives – 694A Ann Street, Fortitude Valley QLD
Who MEGGS, NUMSKULL, EARS, ANDREW KIDMAN, JUMBO, ZAP, PHIBS, BEASTMAN, CREEPY, YIMMY YAYO, EASLINN, FAFI, JEREMYVILLE, DEBS, ELANA MULLALY, SOFLES, KAREENA ZEREFOS, MIA TANINAKA, JOEL BIRCH, HELEN MYCROFT, TRENT WHITEHEAD, PUDL, ONSHOW, TWO ONE, BEN FROST, BRIDGE STELHI, BRENT SMITH, BONES…
What The creators of Go Font Ur Self bring you LO – FI Collective, Sydney’s new Pop up gallery in the heart of Darlinghurst. The LO-FI Collective is a week-to-week showcase of Australia’s leading low brow artists, designers and photographers. The 6 month initiative is a rare move to support this exceptional home-grown art movement. With such a smorgasbord of artists, I know my palette is thirsty to see them all, don’t miss out.
When Opens Thursday 19 August and runs for three months.
Where LO-FI BAR – 383 Bourke St Darlinghurst, Sydney NSW
Image by Yimmy Yayo
Who KATE FAULDS & KAERIN HAGLEY
What Kate Faulds and Kaerin Hagley will present a collaborative installation that explores the notion of an ‘interior landscape’. Blending Kate’s video projections and Kaerin’s hand-size sculptures, the exhibition titled “Re: Birds and Chairs” is influenced by situations where projection meets object, inside meets outside and fantasy meets reality.
When Friday Aug 20 and runs til Aug 29
Where Free Range Gallery – 339 Wellington Street, Perth WA
Who TOMOO GOKITA
What The amazing Tomoo Gokita joins a crew of artists so damn fine it will near take your breath away. Group show Disorder Disorder: Ulterior Motives In Contemporary Art curated by Joe Allen Shea is well worth a road trip or plane ticket I wager.
When Now open and runs til14 November
Where Penrith Regional Gallery – 86 River Road, Emu Plains NSW
Who FRENCH, STEFAN MARX and MARCUS OAKLEY
What Clever Monster Children gallery, very clever. Riding on the coattails of Disorder Disorder (see above) Monster Children have prepped another killer sideshow of works from French, Stefan Marx and Marcus Oakley in Draw: An Exhibition.
When Opens tomorrow night (Thursday) 19 August
Where Monster Children gallery – 20 Burton Street, Darlinghurst NSW
What NO, MORE is the first solo show from brothers Andrew and Mark Moffitt, exploring excess and restraint within music culture. These talented siblings work together on a range of projects with expertise in Branding, Creative Direction, Art Direction, Graphic Design, Digital Motion and Online Design, but will be bringing their own inspiring work to the table with their debut show this year, challenging what is constructive and destructive for music culture.
When Opens tomorrow (Thursday) 19th August til 28 August.
Where MART Gallery – 156 Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills NSW
Who CAROLINE ROTHWELL
What Transmutationism, is the latest collection for artist, Caroline Rothwell. Through the creation of her hybrid animals and plants, with their twisted sense of scale and environment – a sort of ‘nature on acid’ – Rothwell’s works cross-examine the relationships between humans and the natural environment. Says Curator Clare Lewis, ‘Rothwell devises fantastical species and ambiguous narratives which mimic the naïve exuberance of Disney, with a toxic edge’.
When Opens 21 August til 11 September
Where TOLARNO GALLERY – Level 4, 104 Exhibition Street, Melbourne VIC
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