Gallery Hop 2

Art Travel Life Gallery hopping : SYDNEY John Nicholson : PERTH Mary Hardy : MELBOURNE D*face


From top left: • John Nicholson Box Building #3 2011 plastic, particle board 76 x 35.5 x 24cm • John Nicholson Site Map 2011 plastic, plywood 9 pieces, dimensions variable • John Nicholson Site Plan #1 2011 plastic, particle board 78 x 112cm


Play on the Beach - Guan Wei

A new exhibition by renowned artist Guan Wei at Martin Browne Contemporary celebrates the Tao of the beach: mark it down as a joyful, significant moment in Australian art history, says Susie Burge

Play on the Beach No.12, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 130 x 162 cm (triptych)

Play on the Beach No. 12, 2011 by Guan Wei

Guan Wei lives between two cultures, two countries, two hemispheres … two worlds. His art has a keen morality. It is often luminous. Quirky. Clever. Humorous. Philosophical. Environmental. Socio-politically aware. Symbolic, referential, with strong elements of fable. Exhibitions of his work in Australia and China have included multi-panel paintings that meditate on rising sea levels, colonialism, the concept of home, and even the art of idleness. He’s had numerous solo shows, been included in important international biennials (and triennials), has won several awards and is represented in major public, corporate and private collections, including the National Gallery of Australia and the collection of actress Cate Blanchett who opened his current exhibition at Martin Browne Contemporary, “Play on the Beach”.

ATL Shorts: MONA FOMA 2012 in Hobart, Tasmania

MONA FOMA is an annual festival of eccentric, creative, world famous or little known, new and exciting music & art curated by rock legend Brian Ritchie. Jan 13-22, Hobart, Tasmania.


From top clockwise: PJ Harvey; BalletLab; Mona Foma crowd 2011; Nell performing at Sydney program launch


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