‘ArtExpress 2012’ at The Art Gallery of NSW.

‘ArtExpress 2012’ is a showcase of the best works produced by art students in NSW high schools during 2011.

See the exhibition in Sydney until 22 April at The Art Gallery of NSW and read my review ‘Young People Today’ on The Art Life.


Georgia McGlennon 'Stigmata' 2011

[Image reproduced with permission from The Art Gallery of NSW].


Laith McGregor’s latest Sydney exhibition ‘Ohne Titel (Them Listless Folk from Apocryphal)’

According to critic and writer Andrew Frost, in his latest show artist Laith McGregor ‘ups the weirdness’ [Sydney Morning Herald 2 March ’12]. Read our full review of the exhibition ‘Ohne Titel (Them Listless Folk from Apocryphal)’ at Sullivan and Strumpf Fine Art (Sydney) at The Art Life.

Laith McGregor 'Drunken Boat' 2012 oil on linen 183 x 274.5cm

[Image courtesy Sullivan and Strumpf Fine Art, Sydney].

‘The Chairs’: Try sitting on Louis, Carol or Henry…

On Tuesday I stumbled into an exhibition in Sydney with the title ‘The Chairs’. Yan Fletcher and Josh Murray (who met via facebook a few years ago) have collaborated to bring their respective talents of design and drawing to this show.

Beginning with a chair discarded by the road or purchased on ebay, Yan takes each chair and interprets it in its most simple form – in charcoal on paper. Josh then goes about the restoration process using materials that keep the original character but add some personality and a dose of quirkiness to each one-off piece. High gloss black paint, grey felt upholstery and pieces of natural leather are over-stitched to make ‘corsets’ for the chairs. It all started with Louis (a Louis XV salon chair) and now Bentley, Henry, Belle, Greaney and Carol have joined the bunch.

See them all on the joshandlouis website or visit them in person at Depot II Gallery at 2 Danks Street, Waterloo before the exhibition closes on 3 March 2012.

[Image courtesy Josh Murray at joshandlouis.com].