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...

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...

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...

Kate Loncar
Yusi Zang + Andre Franco: Altered Routine<br>Jacquie Owers-Gayst: { ~~~~~~~~~ }

Yusi Zang and Andre Franco: Altered Routine

Jacquie Owers-Gayst: { ~~~~~ }

7 – 24 August 2019

Kate Loncar

Ascending the seven flights of stairs to Blindside gallery in the historic Nicholas building primes gallery viewers for a shock when they finally step into Andre Franco and Yusi Zang's stark white minimalist installation. Upon entering the space, gallery-goers are met with the chemical smell of freshly painted pristine white walls. In fact, the scene is so off putting I...

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...

Anador Walsh
Relics of Survival

Relics of Survival

Bus Projects
7 – 31 August 2019

By Anador Walsh

Bus Projects' current exhibition Relics of Survival evokes private emotions and experiences, and situates them in the public realm. Curated by artists Zoë Bastin and Kari Lee McInneny-McRae, Relics of Survival makes tangible the intangible so that it cannot be dismissed or ignored. In Bastin's own words: "I wonder what it means to make a record of existence, to push up against the systems we exist within that silenced...

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...

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...