Thursday, July 25, 2024



Life caught on camera takes top award

The Australian Life photography competition crown has gone to photographer Samuel Ferris for their image “On the Way to Inspections”. The image of Ferris’s family rushing...

‘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.

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.

‘Home is where you can sink your roots’

Public housing residents and renters across inner Sydney are...

Astonishing, deeply moving

Powerhouse Ultimo’s spectacular exhibition of queer creativity curated to...

‘Braving Time’ celebrates the diverse voices of LGBTIQA+ people

Braving Time: Contemporary Art in Queer Australia celebrates the work...

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.

SSH cartoonist chosen for Absolutely Queer exhibition – Sydney Worldpride 2023

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

‘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,...

Look sharp – here come the sharks!

In the Australian Museum’s new exhibition, Sharks, visitors can explore the diversity of these ancient predators with 11 life-size shark models, interactive experiences and specimens from the Australian Museum collection.

Water theme flowed at 23rd Biennale

From March 12 to June 13, the 23rd Biennale of Sydney, titled rīvus, was staged at the Cutaway (Barangaroo) and Stargazer Lawn along with a handful of other venues in Sydney and Parramatta. Rivers, wetlands and other salt and freshwater ecosystems featured as dynamic living systems with varying degrees of political agency.

Australian photographers dazzle at Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Australian photographers feature prominently amongst Winners and Highly Commended...

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.

Chippendale local SJ Norman wins 67th Blake Prize

Sydney artist and Chippendale local, SJ Norman, has won...

Powerhouse propels 100 Climate Conversations

The Powerhouse Museum launched 100 Climate Conversations in March to connect audiences with the action and innovation happening in Australia to address the climate crisis.

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!

Uplifting Sydney images snapped by young photographers

Zoe Morris’s photo “Grumpy Cat”, shot in South Eveleigh,...

Creativity at the centre of our neighbourhood

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

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 Australian Museum is revamped and free

The Australian Museum (AM) reopened to the public on...

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...

Wilde-inspired watercolours

Kim Carpenter has been collaborating with Oscar Wilde’s famous...

Art that flies beyond borders

Japanese-Australian artist, Hiromi Tango, says the series that make...

Beauty, compassion – and a fierce message

Carriageworks was placed into voluntary administration on May 4....

Artist Andy ventures into the blue

Following the success of her first sell-out show, artist...

Painting the suburbs

Hayley Megan French’s small (9 x 11 cm) painted-over...

The Warhol of Darlo

After 20 plus years in New York City artist David Art Wales is back in Sydney. Earlier this year he returned to his favourite inner-city suburb and since then the “Warhol of Darlo” has been voraciously busy.

Winning photos paint picture of recent drought and bushfires

The winner of this year’s Head On Photo Award...

Forbes’ photos unfurl beauty and intricacy in the ordinary

“Sometimes we just need the time and space – physical and emotional – to be able to pause to experience them … to soak in the details that can go unseen in everyday life.”

‘Night Glow’ captures bigfin reef squid

Teenager Cruz Erdmann was on a night dive with his dad when he saw a pair of bigfin reef squid in the shallow water ...

‘Act urgently to save the world’s wild and wonderful creatures’

Urgent cooperative action is needed to prevent further destruction of the world’s reefs, including the Great Barrier Reef, and of the Arctic and Antarctic oceans on which many creatures and ecosystems depend.

Art casts light on human connection

EVELEIGH: Carriageworks feels very different from my previous visits thanks to the colourful hues of Rebecca Baumann’s “Radiant Flux” shifting across the walls and floors in response to sunlight.

‘Love of the living’ shines in retro exhibition

WATERLOO: In 2018, when Australian environmentalist Bob Brown called...

Parker’s art explodes your view

Cornelia Parker’s genius finds its perfect expression in her...

Gentrification from local perspectives

The Redfern-Waterloo Tour of Beauty features prominently in the...

Hope Butterflies swarm in Surry Hills Library

Two thousand Hope Butterflies swarmed into the Surry Hills...

Two artists draw the line together

Two artists on two afternoons. Watching the water and...

Artists from the heart of the Cross

Six hours after Taz lost everything in a 2018...

Brittany’s ‘Back to Earth’ keeps curiosity afloat

Newtown-based artist Brittany Johnson launched her first solo exhibition at the Orchard Gallery in Redfern in October as part of Sydney Craft Week.

The uplift of water and light

After a series of personal losses, Balmain artist Naomi Downie found that painting water and nature was soothing. “By the end, I started to lift off, like the water had done its job.”

Street photography conjures lost lives

SYDNEY CITY: Flick back through your old family photo...