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Artist Talk & Tour: The Cellular Catwalk

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When: Saturday 21st October
Where: 101-115 William Street, Darlinghurst
Time: 11:30am-12:30pm
Cost: FREE

Take a guided talk and tour through the BIOTEXTILOGY exhibition with engineer and artist Professor Melissa Knothe Tate who will discuss her ground-breaking work exploring a new platform for creating scaled-up textiles that mimic the natural cellular weaves of living tissues - the "Cellular Catwalk".

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Article by Australian Design Centre.

Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Prizes 2017 Exhibition

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When: Saturday 29th July - Sunday 22nd October
Where: Art Gallery of NSW, The Domain, Sydney
Time: 10am-5pm
Cost: $8-$18

Get up close and personal with the topical, the influential and the sometimes scandalous portraits of the Archibald Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. The highly anticipated and much loved annual showcase of the who’s who in Australia celebrates its 96th year in 2017. Competing for the Archibald’s $100,000 prize money, artists from across the country embrace the genre of portraiture, creating works, in the terms of JF Archibald’s will, ‘preferentially of some man or woman distinguished in art, letters, science or politics’. Gallery-goers will also be able to enjoy works by finalists in the Wynne and Sulman Prizes, as well as the enchanting entries in the Young Archie competition by children and teenagers aged 5-18 years.

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Article by Claire.

Land Between Water: A Group Exhibition

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When: Saturday 30th September - Sunday 22nd October
Where: Artsite Gallery, 165 Salisbury Road, Camperdown
Time: 11am-5pm, Wednesday to Sunday
Cost: FREE

Land Between Water is a group exhibition by three very strong emerging Sydney contemporary landscape artists: Ross Skinner, Katherine Rooney and Michael Ambriano. These fresh works demonstrate their increasing recognition in finalist prize exhibitions and awards. Purchasing a contemporary Australian landscape, for pleasure or investment, is pure enjoyment when you see the calibre of these works. Ross Skinner explores the intricate plays of light on the bays of Sydney Harbour and beaches of the south coast of NSW. Ross´ very spontaneous manner of painting "en plein aire", in oil and occasionally acrylic paint, captures the fleeting colours and moments the effects of light have on the natural landscape. Katherine Rooney celebrates observing and painting in the Australian landscape in the cattle grazing lands of the Southern Highlands of NSW. Despite being born and raised in Sydney, she describes herself as "a country girl at heart", embarking on long road trips to paint and draw the colours of rural Australia. For Michael Ambriano, this new body of work explores the interaction between place (sky, land, sea) and memory. "I wanted to look out and up at the sky and sea instead of the inwards perspective of the land and the bush. I wanted to revisit the memory of the power, feelings and majesty of these places, to recapture that (which) sea and sky had provoked in me.” Preview and purchase from 11am – 5pm on Saturday, 30th September. Official opening is 3pm Sunday 1st October, and exhibition continues until the 22nd October.

Phone: 8095 9678
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Article by Artsite Gallery.

Making Jewellery on Country

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When: Wednesday 8th November
Where: 101-115 William Street, Darlinghurst
Time: 6pm-8pm
Cost: FREE

Join contemporary jeweller Melinda Young and guest Lucy Simpson to discuss experiences around skilling, community, language and craft around the series of workshops run by Indigenous Jewellery Project, which resulted in the exhibition - BULAY(I). Founded in 2013, the Indigenous Jewellery Project (IJP) is the first nation-wide Indigenous Australian contemporary jewellery project. IJP works with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-owned art centres across Australia, running workshops on country with traditional Indigenous jewellers, founding curator Emily McCulloch Childs and leading contemporary jewellers.

Phone: 9361 4555
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Article by Australian Design Centre.

Biotextilogy: The Cellular Catwalk

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When: Friday 6th October - Wednesday 15th November
Where: 101-115 William Street, Darlinghurst
Time: Tuesday-Sunday, 11am-4pm
Cost: FREE

Renaissance engineer Professor Melissa Knothe Tate turns art and science on their heads. exploring the intersection of cutting edge biomedical science and woven textiles in this transdisciplinary exhibition. She will present her multifunctional textiles, including those that replicate the natural weave of the tissue around human bones, woven with a state-of-the-art computer-controlled jacquard weaving loom. This research into a future of smart materials inspired by nature is complemented by a long-term goal – to weave biological tissues that can be used in the body to replace and repair our failing joints.

Phone: 9361 4555
Official website
Article by Australian Design Centre.

Bulay(i): Indigenous Jewellery Project

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When: Friday 6th October - Wednesday 15th November
Where: 101-115 William Street, Darlinghurst
Time: Tuesday-Sunday, 11am-4pm
Cost: FREE

Bulay(i), meaning rich jewellery, treasure or gold in Yolngu matha, focuses on contemporary Yolngu jewellery from North-East Arnhem Land. The Bulay(i) Project consists of 40 Yolngu jewellers from Buku-Larrnggay Mulka and focuses on maintaining, innovating and documenting traditional Yolngu jewellery practice and expanding jewellers’ practice to include new techniques and materials, such as metals. Workshops are run by Indigenous Jewellery Project’s founding curator Emily McCulloch Childs and contemporary jeweller Melinda Young. Founded in 2013, the Indigenous Jewellery Project (IJP) is the first nation-wide Indigenous Australian contemporary jewellery project. IJP works with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-owned art centres across Australia, running workshops on country with traditional Indigenous jewellers, founding curator Emily McCulloch Childs and leading contemporary jewellers.

Phone: 9361 4555
Official website
Article by Australian Design Centre.

HAKK Installation by Gunjan Aylawadi

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When: Friday 6th October - Wednesday 15th November
Where: 101-115 William Street, Darlinghurst
Time: Tuesday-Sunday, 11am-4pm
Cost: FREE

Object Space is a newly created window gallery located at the offices of the Australian Design Centre at 101-115 William St, Darlinghurst. The exhibition space has direct street frontage and is accessible to view 24/7 from Friday 6 October 2017. The inaugural Object Space exhibition will feature the work of talented paper artist Gunjan Aylawadi. Sydney-based paper artist Gunjan Aylawadi presents HAKK, a large-scale, intricate paper installation. Gunjan draws her inspiration for this work from the patterns she grew up with in New Delhi, which repeat themselves in the city’s temples and mosques, in old architecture and in contemporary design. The work proposes a place where faith, culture and individual identities meet. Gunjan believes that many identities in India co-exist much as threads in a tapestry, where some differences are so striking and other boundaries so blurred that it is difficult to pinpoint where one faith and culture begins and another ends. HAKK means ‘to weave’ in Arabic and the installation is made with thousands of paper strips, cut and curled into paper ropes and glued onto hand-drawn patterns.

Phone: 9361 4555
Official website
Article by Australian Design Centre.

 
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