Suyeon Park
Rosslynd Piggott: Gardenia, gardenia and vapour window

Rosslynd Piggott: Gardenia, gardenia and vapour window

Sutton Gallery
3 – 31 August 2019

By Suyeon Park

Have you ever encountered a moment where you are eager for fresh air, a refreshing sight for your exhausted vision so that you can simply isolate yourself from complex reality? A solo exhibition by Rosslynd Piggott, Gardenia, gardenia and vapour window carefully observes the nature of flowers, reinterprets their presence through their colours as vaporized spaces and encapsulates thei...

Ari Tampubolon
Return Flight MEL>HKG

Going Down Swinging Presents: Return Flight Mel>HKG

The Blender Studios
9 – 25 August 2019

By Ari Tampubolon

Tucked away in West Melbourne's Blender Studios, we land in Hong Kong for the third and final iteration of curator Elizaveta Maltseva's three-year project: Return Flight MEL-HKG. For this iteration of Return Flight, a project dubbed as a cross-cultural exchange between artists and writers and presented by long-running literary journal Going Down Swinging, Maltseva has commission...

Pascalle Bailey
John Young: Silent Transformations

John Young: Silent Transformations

ARC ONE Gallery
31 July – 31 August 2019

By Pascalle Bailey

This month a careful selection of works by artist John Young is on show in the intimate ARC ONE. Young was born in Hong Kong but is an artist frequently exhibited both locally and internationally. Young's abstract paintings appear organic and wholesome, like dappled light and blurry photographs. They are in fact the result of Young's meticulous digital reconstruction  of images translated onto...

Wen Xiao
Terracotta Warriors & Cai Guo-Qiang

Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality


Cai Guo-Qiang: The Transient Landscape

NGV International
24 May – 13 October 2019

By Wen Xiao

"Imagine they all come alive!" says a young schoolboy. His words, along with the highly naturalistic style of terracotta warriors, remind us of Mamoru Oshii's renowned screen production Ghost in the Shell: Innocence (2004). The film discusses the ambiguous boundary between human and anthropomorphous robots, challenging the conventional understan...

Camille Orel
Athena Thebus and Chloe Corkran: Drippy Rock

Athena Thebus and Chloe Corkran: Drippy Rock

TCB Art Inc.
1 – 18 August 2019

By Camille Orel

Drippy Rock is a title that could take on both literal and figurative meaning. Is it a phrase to describe thousand year-old stalactites weeping from the ceiling of a limestone cave, symbolising the passing of time? Or is it mere word play to draw our attention to themes of contradiction and binaries? Regardless of the intended meaning of the title, Athena Thebus and Chloe Corkran's exhibition en...

Celine Saoud
Bauhaus Now!

Bauhaus Now!

Buxton Contemporary Gallery Curated Ann Stephen 26 July – 27 October 2019

By Celine Saoud

One hundred years have passed since the 1919 establishment of the Bauhaus: the widely celebrated German art school dedicated to uniting fine arts, craft, design and technology. To commemorate its centenary year, Buxton Contemporary highlights the artistic influence of Bauhaus within their exhibition, Bauhaus Now!. Curated by Ann Stephen, Bauhaus Now! explores the movement's impact on...

Julia Onufreichuk
Bri Hammond: Nuoto Da Sola (I Swim Alone)

Bri Hammond: Nuoto Da Sola (I Swim Alone)

Brunswick Street Gallery
14 – 27 August 2019

By Julia Onufreichuk

Within the quaint gallery space of Brunswick Street Gallery you will find the current photographic exhibition Nuoto Da Sola (I swim alone) by Bri Hammond. This is Hammond's debut show and it is definitely a step away from her usual commercial and editorial work. With a background in graphic design, Hammond is predominately a lifestyle photographer. She has certainly established h...

Yi Fu
Andrée van Schaik: Paintings

Andrée van Schaik: Paintings

Neon Parc City
7  – 31 August 2019

By Yi Fu

The complexity and variation of time and improvisation are obsessions that dominate Andrée van Schaik's artistic practice, which ranges from music, poetry to visual arts. Van Schaik's solo show at Neon Parc City exhibits experiments with both photographic images and oil painting. Without an obvious theme, the show suggests the spontaneity of production in each artwork.

Fully embracing a personal lens, the artist se...