Studio A artists Adam Mandarano and Damian Showyin are working to keep Sydneysiders warm in winter, producing woven wraps, loop scarves and sometimes even contemporary cushion covers. These blokes are never happier than when they’re at the loom. On Friday 13 October Adam and Damian will be weaving in store, offering first-hand experience of how their textile works are produced. Come along to see the artists in action and stay for a chat as both Adam and Damian are keen to take questions.
The Big Anxiety’s ambitious program includes over 60 events across Greater Sydney, bringing together leading national and international artists, scientists, thinkers, and the community to talk about and re-imagine the state of mental health in the 21st century.
Visitors will experience immersive environments, exhibitions, theatre shows, intimate performances and interactive media events across an extended season that proudly showcases a diverse range of voices.
Underbelly Arts develops and presents work from the boldest new voices in Australian art. They present visual art, performance, theatre, live art, music, sound, dance, digital practice and ideas, with a focus on emerging artists and experimentation. By creating large-scale events in non-traditional spaces, they bring audiences and artists together for new art experiences unlike any other.
Bird Fox Monster, 2017 is a collaboration between Studio A represented artists, Meagan Pelham, Thom Roberts, and Skye Saxon with Erth Visual and Physical director, Scott Wright, sound artist, James Brown and digital artist, Elias Nohra, artist support by Gabrielle Mordy and Emma Johnston.
Commissioned by Carriageworks for the New Normal National Arts and Disability Strategy, the first stage of Bird Fox Monster was revealed during an intimate, invitation only, multi-sensory dining experience that included performance, video projection and installation, at Carriageworks on 2 September 2016.
Bird Fox Monster has evolved via a number of intensive residencies at Carriageworks, Bundanon Artist Residency and Mud Australia.
Studio A will be showcasing work by Arunan Dharmalingam and Thom Roberts at the 2017 Sydney Contemporary art fair.
Sydney Contemporary is Australasia's premier international art fair. It returns to Sydney in 2017 with the country's largest and most diverse gathering of local and international galleries.
Taking place from the 7-10 September 2017 [VIP Preview 6 September, Opening Night 7 September] throughout Carriageworks, the third edition celebrates five days of curated exhibitions and ambitious programming appealing to the serious collector, art lover and those curious about contemporary art.
Skye Saxon and Thom Roberts will be exhibiting new participatory and performance based installations at Cementa17.
Cementa17 is four days and nights of performance, sound, cabaret, interactive and electronic arts, video, installation and ceramics presented in more than twenty venues across the post industrial town of Kandos NSW. Situated in some of the most stunning countryside in New South Wales, Kandos sits on the side of Coombermelon Mountain, overlooking the surrounding landscape. This brilliant little town provides the background against which over 60 artists will make, exhibit and perform work relating to the social, historical, or environmental context of the town and the region around it.
The Props Collective will be providing the ambiance at the launch event of Art Month Sydney at Cake Wines Cellar Door in Redfern with new decorative artworks and performance.
Studio A presents: Bird Fox Monster, a collaboration between Studio A represented artists, Meagan Pelham, Robert 'Thom' Smith, and Skye Saxon with Erth Visual and Physical Theatre director, Scott Wright, sound artist, James Brown and digital artist, Elias Nohra.
Supported by Carriageworks' 2016 In Development program, the first stage of Bird Fox Monster will be revealed during an intimate, invitation only, multi-sensory dining experience that will include performance, video projection and installation, at Carriageworks on 2 September 2016.
Bird Fox Monster has evolved via a number of intensive residencies at Carriageworks, Bundanon Artist Residency and MUD Australia. The 2016 showcase will inform a larger, ticketed production in 2017.
Please join us on Thursday 1 September, 5:30 - 7:30pm at the Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick for the opening of the Spring Art Exhibitions featuring the work of Studio A represented artists, Annette Galstaun, Arunan Dharmalingham and a collaborative painting between Nadia Lolas and Studio A guest artist, Laura Jones.
The exhibition is all a part of the Sydney Children's Hospital Foundation's Art Program, which aims to use the visual arts to "engage, inspire, and improve the lives of our young patients, their families and carers".
Continuing until 24 November at 1 High St, Randwick, NSW.
Studio A represented artists, Emily Crockford, Damian Showyin, Declan O'Connor, Rachelle Rodriguez and Jeanette Scanes have created new textile-based artworks that will appear on selected garments in the Soto Smith and Spunky Bruiser line. The designers say: "The Studio A artist's artwork have been the anchor point and drive in Spunky Bruiser and Soto Smith label makers' design process - to honor the artists original vision in the artworks and develop the pieces into something completely new and wearable!"
One-of-a-kind, hand-made pieces will be available for purchase, such as the Bomber Jacket pictured above featuring handwoven sleeve design and hand stitched back panel by Damian Showyin. Limited edition garments featuring digitally printed designs on fabric inspired by Studio A artists' paintings, will also be available.
Studio A will be exhibiting work at Sydney College of The Arts as a part of Art Month. 'Studio A: Flying High' will show a collection of bird inspired art works including sculptural pieces and work on paper. The exhibition will also feature a re-vamped Studio A favourite, 'The Bird' – a large suspended centrepiece created by Studio A's Artisan Props Collective. The exhibition will open on Tuesday 15 March.
Meagan Pelham will be teaching an owl making workshop for the Museum of Contemporary Art's Gennext program on Sunday 6 March. The workshop will be a part of Gennext's exploration of Grayson Perry's current exhibition, 'My Pretty Little Art Career'. Gennext is a free program run by the MCA for young people between the ages of 12 and 18 that offers the space and freedom for these people to engage and experiment with creativity and contemporary art.
Peter Dudding exhibiting his work in a solo show at Firstdraft opening on Wednesday 2 March. Titled 'Pig Dog', the exhibition is curated by artist, Paul Williams who mentored Pete over an 8-week period during which they developed a collaborative body of ceramic sculptures and vessels which will be included in the exhibition alongside paintings and drawings spanning Pete's over-a-decade long career. The exhibition will run until Friday 25 March.
Mathew Calandra showing work alongside the likes of Vernon Ah Kee, Fiona Hall and Ben Quilty at the 'Art of Cicada Press' exhibition at 'Grace Cossington Smith Gallery' in Wahroonga. The exhibition presents selected prints from the collection of Cicada Press that have been produced collaboratively with the Cicada Press master printmakers and respected artists. Join the artists for drinks in the gallery on Saturday 13 February from 3pm.