As far as our artistic taste goes, it’s safe to say that we really are here for it all. This week’s WYD round up features a serious range of artistic talents, and there really isn’t anything we’re not open to. From tiki ceramic heads to exposés on the shift technology has created in our relationships, we’re pretty happy to say that we’ve got a soft spot for it all. So long as there are people out there creating and sharing their work, we want to be there to see it and there’s no better time to get into the art scene than right now with the trend of free beers holding in good stead. Check out the list below and stay tuned because this isn’t all we’ve got in store.
Be it group or solo exhibitions, it's lit either way
01. Rupjamaize - Melbourne
Acting a the next instalment of the Nicholas Projects, Lewis Doherty is set to present his show ‘Rupjamaize’ this coming Friday. The show will be open from September 16 to October 1, so even if you miss the opening night be sure to roll through at some point.
With a focus on the world of advertising and the aesthetic wrapped up in its forms, concepts and materials, Doherty presents sculptures, video, installation and illustration that make up his fresh body of work. Using both industrial and digital technology, the exploration of how this form is affecting our relationship with objects and ourselves, it’s looking like a project worth bringing your friends along too, so be sure to head over to their Facebook event for more details.
02. Bus Projects - Collingwood
Bus Projects are down to host their fourth instalment of group exhibitions, and this one is going to be a killer. From September 20 to 24, the sheer amount of people in this exhibition is probably going to fill our word count in itself so we’ll let the cheeky insta vid do the talking.
Bus projects act as a major fund-raising exhibition with sales of limited edition prints from all 29 participating artists. With a range of established to emerging artists, it’s dope to see such a vast range of talents all in the one place. Also, did we mention it’s supported by Mountain Goat beer? Basically, this event is huge and it’s worth taking a look at their Facebook event because there’s heaps of other pop-up events set to be held in the next coming weeks.
03. Colour Acting - NSW
On September 21, STACKS Projects will be hosting the opening night of Mathew Allen’s exhibition, ‘Colour Acting.’ As a painter, Allen’s work stands as an ongoing inquiry into the actual makings of the paint itself, with emphasis on the materiality of the forum and the aspects, like colour, media and processes, that make it what it is. Composed of a ground colour and built up from there with transparent glazes, the final effect is quite stunning. Be sure to head over to their Facebook page for more details.
04. PNG POP - Melbourne
We had another ’Small Wall Project’ in last week’s WYD from Outré Gallery, and their next showcase is set to switch things up. As one of Australia’s premiere Tiki Artists, Danielle Mann is presenting her series of tiki masks as an exploration of the Papa New Guinean art from her childhood. Opening on the September 23, be sure to make your way down to see the ceramics this Brisbane artist has up for
As one of Australia’s premiere Tiki Artists, Danielle Mann is presenting her series of tiki masks as an exploration of the Papa New Guinean art from her childhood. Opening on the September 23, be sure to make your way down to see the ceramics this Brisbane artist has up for show. Also, we should probably mention at this point that the event is free entry and beers will be supplied by Feral Brewing. So in other words, it’s worth checking out their Facebook event for the full wrap up.
Sneak peek at some of the original ceramic masks from @danmann1979 ‘s “PNG Pop” exhibition that opens on September 23 in Melbourne. Opening at the same time is @weesner1958 ‘s show “Streamlined Dreams” – going to be a good night of art! #tiki #kustomkulture #polynesianpop #juxtapoz #smallwallproject
05. MADE IN CHINA - Sydney
As an artist, Ruth Ju-shih Li is presenting work that acts as a wrap up of her research done in Jingdezhen, China. Her solo exhibition, MADE IN CHINA, is set to run from September 30 at Gallery Klei, and with just one look at her eye-catching art, you can tell it’s going to be impressive to say the least. With an exploration of contemporary life in China and the cross-cultural and social issues that are wrapped up in this, the time she spent on a three-month residency at Taichichuan International Studio was clearly worthwhile. Peep the Facebook event for more details or you can RSVP via their site.