Art Month Sydney is taking over the streets of… you guessed it.
If you like art, happy month long birthday. Also, on that note, did you hear what Van Gogh said to the guy that asked if he could buy him a drink? He said ‘No thanks, I’ve got one ear”. Anyway, here are a few art exhibitions to check out over the next month in the city.
(11 March – 8 April – The Commercial, Redfern)
If you’re partial to a bit of cut and paste, Lillian O’Neil’s solo exhibition of large format photographic collages may be right up your alley. The Melbourne artist masterfully brings unexpected combinations together in her work to somehow live in harmony. Opening this weekend!
(Now til 30 April, Customs House, Sydney)
Sudanese born Melbourne based photographer Atong Atem’s exhibition of photos, Us, explores her heritage, the relationship between public and private spaces and the notion of blackness and identity through staged portraiture. Striking both conceptually and visually, her photos also manage to include just about every single shade on the advanced colour wheel.
(22 March, Gallery 9 Darlinghurst)
Australian born, German based painter David Ralph focuses on architecture and space in his works, and his brilliant off-kilter colour palettes transform an otherwise drab scene into something vibrant and fresh. This time round, he’s focusing on spaces owned and transformed by artists and musicians. Très Berlin.
(Now til April 2, Manly Art Gallery & Museum)
If you find yourself over the bridge, drop into this tribute exhibition for the late and great influential art teacher and artist Rod Milgate who passed away two years ago. For over two decades Milgate used shape and line to express his connection to the Northern Beaches region he called home.
Down in the dumps
Now till 8 April, Stills Gallery Paddington
This one puts down the brush and picks up the camera to exhibit Glenn Sloggett’s decades-old commitment to shooting the less glamorous side of life. Think large scale prints of rusty abandoned cars and houses, or creepy unridden children’s rides like this one. Cheery.