APRIL ARTS POP-UP NEWSLETTER. Daylight saving over, beautiful light, fresh mornings, chilly nights and lots of art… Lots coming in May too, so for the last weeks of April enjoy wandering around the city or catch some last beach days – although water is chilly and a bit rainy today, it has been crystal clear. I recently caught the Nostalgia Vintage Fair in Kurri Kurri, drove around the green back paddocks of the Lower Hunter Valley, explored the old colliery at Richmond Vale and loved being in the country for a few days! Next trip out of town will be to Melbourne and then to Mudgee… ______________
IN MELBOURNE until 03 May…
Stephen Dupont. The White Sheet Series No.1
Heather Dinas. The Space Between.
Untitled #18, Stephen Dupont Wandering Bark ll, Heather Dinas
Stephen Dupont. The White Sheet Series is a selection of portraits made at Kumbh Mela, India’s most important Hindu festival, where thousands descend on the Ganges River to purify their souls and spiritually cleanse. Considered the largest peaceful gathering in the world, these photographs were taken in Haridwar of pilgrims and sadhus chosen randomly during the festival. The borders of the photographs are made with antique Indian woodblock textile stamps Stephen has collected during his travels. Heather Dinas. The Space Between navigates the shores of intimacy and traces the fragile lines of relationships. The narrative explores the tentative exchanges that shape our identity, memory and sense of belonging. Covered faces, pretty dresses in caravan doorways, intimate embraces.
WHAT’S ON IN SYDNEY… 19th Biennale of Sydney. Until 09 June
Carriageworks, MCA, AGNSW, Cockatoo Island.
Installation at Museum of Contemporary Art for 19th Biennale of SydneyI got myself to Carriageworks last weekend, now a few more sites to tackle. Figure I have some time. Enjoyed CW but not overwhelmed. Make sure you are not rushed though as mostly video installation. Looking forward to what the other sites have to offer. I have heard the AGNSW is the best, although a trip to Cockatoo Island is always fun. http://www.biennaleofsydney.com.au
OUT OF TOWN… until 20 April
24th Muswellbrook Photography Award
$10,000 Acquisitive Prize won by Edward Gillan (my ex neighbour!)
Man with Camera, winning prize photograph by Edward Gillan