Across the month of September we have a range of FREE Visual Arts events throughout the city for you to explore.
Stencil Art Prize 8 Sep 2017 to 17 Sep 2017 Stirrup Gallery
Showcasing 67 stencil artists from 24 countries, the Stencil Art Prize is the world's largest stencil event. Influenced by the ephemeral nature of street art, these stencil-based works blend pop-culture imagery and global politics to highlight the growing concerns of a socially engaged generation of artists.
Clare McShanag Exhibition 5 Sep 2017 to 16 Sep 2017 HPG Festival Hub - The Exhibition Space, 225 Euston Rd
I make my Art to channel my inner and outer awareness as an expression of creation and colour - spilling out into image. My vision is to convert my passion into a medium that ignites a very fuelling and awakening experience for the eyes of the beholder. My inspiration is life and movement: - to be able to capture life as dynamic moments - a picture conveying a vigorous story, with all its undertones, highlights and shadows. "I feel I have a true blessing to see through my eyes". The representation of my work is art reflecting life; capturing the true character and colour of life. A germane visual explosion - relevant to life, to our human-ness. My work is very personal; I would have you look closer into the image to the fine detail that unfolds upon each viewing. Dark and beautiful at the same time - a mixture of surreal and the abstract. Photographs that are distorted yet still discernable. Visible, soft, natural, yet a sharp edge. Intermittent encounter between the viewer and myself. I want us to be on a rollercoaster together. Beginning the visual process is to document a moment, research my point of subject. This will then take me into how I can expand the story with 3 to 4 different angles into a photograph. Abstraction becomes apparent, my ability as a technician with a camera shines - I feel at my rawest state. So my artwork is of its purist form. I want to enable an interactive experience with a conscious intent to attract deeper thoughts, exposing mixed memories and imagination from a visual pleasure.
Wildeornes Land by Nicole Welch 1 Sep 2017 to 30 Sep 2017 May Space
Nicole Welch's Wildeorness Land is an ambitious, monumental cinematic exhibition combining installation, photography and moving image that investigates the Blue Mountains wilderness from a historical, cultural and ecological viewpoint. The exhibition draws upon archival records that illuminate early European romantic notions of Australian wilderness juxtaposed with contemporary ideas and concerns that reflect the inherent loss and uncertainty we now face for our natural environment. Welch's artistic process involves traversing through areas of bushland, where she locates historically and environmentally significant landscapes to create compositions using large-scale projectors, generators, spotlights and research-inspired objects. Installations are enacted and recorded in situ, resulting in a truly incongruous image that records in real time both past and present ideologies. She spent several weeks at BigCi artist residency near the Wollemi National Park where she researched and created works for this exhibition. Contemporary art photography.
shaun McGrath Wig Exhibition 2 Sep 2017 to 1 Oct 2017 Broadway Shopping Centre
Come and check out our five fringe wigs as part of a wider collection of wigs made from a range found materials. Come down on Thursday nights between 6-9pm and jump in our Fringe photo booth and put your face inside one these great wigs.
Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative is celebrating 30 years of existence in 2017. Boomalli's end of year exhibition "Boomalli Biennale" will showcase the depth of talent and level of ingenuity of Aboriginal Artists from New South Wales language groups. The exhibition will open on Wednesday 13th September 6pm and will continue until Sunday 22nd October 2017. The exhibition will be held at Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative, 55-59 Flood St Leichhardt NSW 2040. Image Credit: Arone Meeks (in collaboration with Glen Mackie and Theo Tremblay). Dialogue 1/1. Oil based ink on Arches paper (Printed by Editions Tremblay). 109 x 167 cm. Photography by Sharon Hickey.
Missing 5 Sep 2017 to 30 Sep 2017 HPG Festival Hub - The Exhibition Space, 225 Euston Rd
The Sydney Teapot Show 1 Sep 2017 to 17 Sep 2017 Kerrie Lowe Gallery
After 28 years The Sydney Teapot Show comes to Newtown. Inspired, ridiculous, comical and intriguing teapots - all hand made by Australian and international Ceramicists. Come and see the fantastic range. Teapot obsessives welcome!
The Chronic Diaries 5 Sep 2017 to 30 Sep 2017 HPG Festival Hub - The Exhibition Space, 225 Euston Rd
Exploring the emotions and experiences of being a chronically ill child, teenager and adult, this visual chronicle follows the artistic maturing of emerging artist Tyler Grace. Tackling both the seen and unseen impacts of chronic illness, this ongoing self-portrait series is both beautiful and dark, taking the viewer inside the often unbearable world experienced by the artist. The images in this exhibition explore both physical and mental illness, and specific themes include, but are not limited to chronic pain, isolation, anxiety and loss of identity. Tyler's aim for this exhibition is to not only tell his story, but for those stories to help others who don't suffer gain a small insight into what it can be like being chronically ill, and to also help others that do suffer with the topics covered realise that they aren't alone, and that they can achieve their dreams despite their limitations. --------------------- Tyler Grace was a finalist in the 2016 MAMA National Photography Prize and a shortlisted finalist in both the Australian Photography Awards 2016 and the Contemporary Art Awards 2017. He was also awarded the Susan Moorhead Memorial Award in the 2016 edition of the MAMA Art Prize and was a recipient of the $10,000 Young Regional Artist Scholarship from Create NSW in 2016. His first solo exhibition was held at The Murray Art Museum in Albury in May and June this year with his series "The Chronic Diaries", which he is excited to be bringing to the Sydney Fringe Festival in it's current form.
INSA Interactive 'Gif-iti' Exhibition 2 Sep 2017 to 1 Oct 2017 World Square
SFF is proud to announce a world first interactive art exhibition. World renowned UK artist INSA will exhibit a retrospective of his GIF-ITI works throughout World Square Shopping Centre in the city.
His innovative GIF-iti concept takes art pieces painted on street walls and converts them into animated GIFs. He creates the works from murals painted on walls, photographed, re-painted and then re-photographed before being converted into the digital format.
Visitors to the exhibition are encouraged to download the 'Gif-Iti' app to interact with the artworks, with the works coming to life when patrons hover their phone screens in front of the suspended artworks. Download at gif-iti.com
UTS Design Showcase 17 Sep 2017 to 24 Sep 2017 HPG Festival Hub - The Exhibition Space, 225 Euston Rd
Students of Lighting Design, Animation and Photography display site-specific Light Art works and animations created for Sydney Fringe and Vivid plus recreate an immersive installation exhibited in Germany in July. Opening night Sunday 17, 6.00PM.