Rosslynd Piggott: Gardenia, gardenia and vapour window
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...
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...
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...
Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality
Cai Guo-Qiang: The Transient Landscape
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...