Friday, June 21, 2024




Koalas at the fore of fight for preservation

The Tipping Point team, who develop projects for Friends of the Earth Australia, commissioned Blak Douglas to paint Coalface, his latest mural in Redfern in the heart of the electorate of the Minister for the Environment and Water.

‘Research and art practice inform each other’ Artist Profile: Konstantina

Gadigal artist Konstantina (Kate Constantine) has published an extraordinary book.

Some artworks are bound by frames, some bounce around the walls

Bridget Kelly is an abstract colourist artist, with a...

Healing and many other things Artist Profile: Sharon Smith

Sharon Smith is a descendant of the Wiradjuri people of western NSW. She was born in Erskineville in 1957, the fourth of Eleanor and Matthew James Smith’s five children. As a child, Sharon was very close to her extended family.

Art of intuition and composition Artist Profile: Hillary Monckton

Image-maker Hillary Monckton is newly enrolled in a visual arts program at the University of Sydney. “I feel I am more of an art student than an artist,” she says. “There’s so much reading to do!”

‘A celebration of blackness by queer black artists’

Boomalli’s 2024 Mardi Gras exhibition, My Sovereign Black Body, explores First Nations identity “stripped back to the basics”.

Fair to fund workshop teachers

WATERLOO: The inaugural Orchard Gallery Spring Fair was held...

Life caught on camera takes top award

The Australian Life photography competition crown has gone to...

‘The drawings were made at lightning speed’

Bondi-based artist Danielle Joy Golding’s exhibition Ethical Expressions 2 opened at the Orchard Gallery in Waterloo on Saturday July 22.

Latest Newtown mural chronicles the past and present

A youthful vignette of the Inner West’s history has...

In Redfern exhibit, Elders explore the meaning of home

Nine studio portraits of Aboriginal Elders hang from the...

Art exhibition celebrates neighbourliness

The L.O.C.A.L. art exhibition opened on May 13 at...

Naming people and places, finding common ground

Dhungatti artist Blak Douglas returns to Manly Art Gallery & Museum to present Inverted Commoners, his first public solo exhibition since winning the 2022 Archibald Prize.

‘Hope from the wreckage’

Newtown-based artist Russell Carey says his exhibition Collisions at Rogue Gallery in Redfern is about the collision of humans with other humans, with animals, and with the landscape. It's also about his love of paint.

Iconic Frida Kahlo exhibition a ‘must-see’ in Sydney Festival

Sydney Festival 2023 has today opened the doors to...

Artist’s activist voice rises in Ethical Expressions exhibition

Local artist Danielle Joy Golding was inspired to create the works that feature in her new exhibition at the Orchard Gallery in Waterloo after being chosen as a winner of the Blak & Blu pen-on-paper award in 2022.

Blak’s mural highlights ‘community and complex mental health’

Local indigenous artist and 2022 Archibald Prize winner Blak...

SSH cartoonist chosen for Absolutely Queer exhibition – Sydney Worldpride 2023

We’re so proud that South Sydney Herald’s cartoonist Norrie has been...

‘Ethical expressions’ Artist Profile: Danielle Joy Golding

The photos in Bernadette Smith's exhibition Light Interactions at Ironbark gallery in Strathfield are of light waves interacting within heritage glass at close range revealing an “aurora-like display”.

‘Aurora-like play of light in glass’ – an interview with Bernadette Smith

The photos in Bernadette Smith's exhibition Light Interactions at Ironbark gallery in Strathfield are of light waves interacting within heritage glass at close range revealing an “aurora-like display”.

Blak & Blu celebrates the bravery of using ballpoint

Four prize winners were chosen from 20 finalists in the second Blak & Blu art award for drawings which use black and/or blue biros on A4 paper announced on September 10.

LOCK’D unlocked – an interview with Dirk Kruithof

CAMPERDOWN: Darlinghurst-based artist Dirk Kruithof’s solo exhibition LOCK’D is fun,...

Grab your pens and enter Blak & Blu

Blak Douglas, Archibald Winner 2022, is sponsoring the second...

Vivid images

Lighting of the Sails, 12th Vivid Sydney, June 2022. The...

AMPLIFY brings large-scale art to Carriageworks

Over four days in September, Carriageworks will host Sydney Contemporary’s AMPLIFY, which is staging 16 large-scale installations from renowned contemporary artists.

Australian premiere of ‘Pissarro: Father of Impressionism’

The Australian premiere of Pissarro: Father of Impressionism is in May. The 90-minute documentary, celebrates an incredible artist, without whom the Impressionist movement may never have begun or endured.

Introducing Nauha Dabboussy

Nauha Dabboussy will present a selection of original works at the Orchard Gallery in Waterloo from May 28 to June 30. Her work includes bright-lit landscapes in oils and watercolour (European and Australian scenes) and richly textured still lifes, nudes and portraits.

Blak & Blu art award draws passionate responses

Blak & Blu art award for ink on A4 paper showed just how passionate the artists who entered are about social justice said judge and multiple Archibald Prize Finalist Kathrin Longhurst.

This is the moment to seize

Jacob Nash’s large-scale artwork Future Dreaming – in which HOPE faces CHANGE – calls for urgent social, political and cultural change ... now.

Painters shed light on lockdown drear

With galleries closed during lockdown, I hankered after colour...

Local artists express community concerns

The inaugural Blak & Blu art award for ink on A4 paper nears its official launch on December 11, 2-4pm, at the Orchard Gallery in Waterloo.

Cartoon show – ‘norrie has social justice in her sights’

The SSH Cartoon Show launched on December 1 was a long time coming – but it was worth the wait.

Buzz builds (again) for cartoon show – opening December 1!

The hotly anticipated SSH Cartoon Show, postponed for months due to stay-at-home health orders, has been rescheduled and will open on Wednesday December 1, from 5pm. Don't miss it!

Blak & Blu – it’s happening

Entries are now closed for the Blak & Blu pen on paper art prize, to be awarded at the Orchard Gallery in Waterloo on December 11 (the exhibition was originally planned to open September 11).

How to draw – online tutorials

Due to Covid lockdown the SSH Cartoon Show opening has been postponed (date TBA), and the exhibition extended indefinitely.

Local art groups support and inspire

Art is expressive, therapeutic, political and historical as shown...

Pride Month show depicts diversity

As part of Pride Month, Pride Sydney and TAP Gallery put on an art competition allowing artists from all backgrounds to display their works with a chance of winning a prize.

Wildlife photography exhibition captures beauty and fragility

If you’re looking for a day out that will inspire you and your family the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition on at the Australian National Maritime Museum is the perfect pick. Great for the school holidays – but go anytime, really. Highly recommended.

Creativity at the centre of our neighbourhood

WATERLOO: On May 15 the Orchard Gallery at South...

Announcing the Blak & Blu prize

The Orchard Gallery is excited to announce its first art prize – the Blak & Blu prize – with $1,000 on offer to the winning artist.

‘Stop killing the canary in the coalmine’ – Q&A with artist Bettina Kaiser

Sydney-based artist Bettina Kaiser’s Natura Morta exhibition challenges viewers to recognise the climate crisis and to act on it in several ways, including collecting rubbish off their local streets in return for one of her artworks.

Dead Nature: a reckoning in the face of the climate crisis

CAMPERDOWN: Natura Morta, an exhibition of drawings, mixed media...

New mural celebrates local connections

DARLINGTON: Annandale-based artist Sharon Billinge has been collaborating with...

‘Conversations with Margaret Preston’

ZETLAND: In its second major show of the year,...

‘Paint like no one is watching’

Toni Clarke has been painting for many years and...

Displaced artists unpack meanings of Motherland

Social Justice print sponsor AC Law Group in memory...

Exhibition evokes how Sydney’s waterways nurture belonging

A Surry Hills ceramics and pottery instructor has joined forces with a Balmain-based visual artist to create a unique exhibition exploring Sydney’s waterways.

In and out the windows

In this Q&A, Catherine Skipper reveals how Covid-19 isolation prompted a popular Instagram project that brought people’s imaginative life and home life together in art and spawned ‘This Time 2020’, the Orchard Gallery’s current exhibition in Waterloo.

The artist and the banker

Ray Saunderson was an artist who felt his lifestyle,...

Colourful odyssey

On the day before the opening of Landscapes of Survival and Reconciliation by Jim Anderson I went to 107 Projects hoping to sneak a peek. I got lucky.

Trash makes a splash in Redfern

Passionate campaigner against single-use items Julz Strykowski aka PluckFastic...

Just making faces

An important condition of the Archibald Prize is that...