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August 6, 2018

Sydney Architecture Festival 2018 announces program and welcomes New York-based architectural critic, writer, editor Karen Stein as Orator for World Architecture Day

The 12th annual Sydney Architecture Festival returns to the heart of the city this September, with events unfolding over four days from Friday 28 September until Monday 1 October 2018. The Festival presents a program of talks, tours and exhibits exploring ‘what makes a building truly great’ from Saturday 29 to Sunday 30 September and is bookended by The Architecture Symposium, presented for the first time in Sydney on Friday 28 September, and the annual World Architecture Day Oration on Monday 1 October.

The 12th annual Sydney Architecture Festival returns to the heart of the city this September, with events unfolding over four days from Friday 28 September until Monday 1 October 2018. The Festival presents a program of talks, tours and exhibits exploring ‘what makes a building truly great’ from Saturday 29 to Sunday 30 September and is bookended by The Architecture Symposium, presented for the first time in Sydney on Friday 28 September, and the annual World Architecture Day Oration on Monday 1 October.

2018 marks the centenary of Jørn Utzon’s birth, 45 years since the opening of Sydney Opera House, the 30th anniversary of Canberra’s Parliament House, and one hundred years of the architecture program at the University of Sydney. These major milestones underpin a weekend program of talks and events that explore the heritage and future of two of the greatest examples of our built environment, with all talks to be held in the Utzon Room of Sydney Opera House.

New York based critic, writer, editor and architectural consultant Karen Stein delivers this year’s World Architecture Day Oration on Monday 1 October, in the Utzon Room of Sydney Opera House. Drawing on almost decade of experience as a juror of The Pritkzer Architecture Prize and as editor and contributor to some of the most respected design publishers and publications including Phaidon Press and Architecture Record, Stein explores the fundamentals of architecture as a public act – asking what is architecture? Who makes architecture? And why is it meaningful?

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August 3, 2018

Sydney Contemporary announces over 25 Australian and international artists for its anticipated Installation Contemporary and Performance Contemporary programs

Sydney Contemporary, presented by Deutsche Bank and Carriageworks, one of Australasia’s most significant and celebrated art events on the cultural calendar, has announced over 25 Australian and international artists for their Installation Contemporary and Performance Contemporary programs. Spanning a range of mediums from painting and sculpture, sound and ceramics, through to installation and video, as well as performances, the artists will present ambitious, large-scale and interactive works across the entire Carriageworks multi-arts precinct in Redfern, Sydney for the Fair being presented from 13 to 16 September 2018.

Sydney Contemporary, presented by Deutsche Bank and Carriageworks, one of Australasia’s most significant and celebrated art events on the cultural calendar, has announced over 25 Australian and international artists for their Installation Contemporary and Performance Contemporary programs. Spanning a range of mediums from painting and sculpture, sound and ceramics, through to installation and video, as well as performances, the artists will present ambitious, large-scale and interactive works across the entire Carriageworks multi-arts precinct in Redfern, Sydney for the Fair being presented from 13 to 16 September 2018.

Now approaching its fourth edition, Sydney Contemporary welcomes Installation Contemporary back this year as one of the significant highlights of the Fair, presenting Australian and international artists, whose innovative and often site-specific installations range from the handcrafted to the digital.

Performance Contemporary will showcase bold performance pieces for this year’s Sydney Contemporary by artists including Lauren Brincat, Michaela Davies, River Lin, Julie-Anne Long and Emily Parsons-Lord. Performance Space curators Jeff Khan (Artistic Director) and Tulleah Pearce (Program Manager) have curated a program that will take place throughout Carriageworks over the four Fair days, with the greatest concentration of performative events on Opening Night on Thursday 13 September.

Image: Julie-Anne Long, The Invisible. Image Heidrun Lohr, courtesy of Sydney Contemporary

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August 3, 2018

New work to feature in Charles Blackman – The Evening is The Morning exhibition to celebrate the artist’s 90th year

Australian artist Charles Blackman’s daughters Christabel Blackman and Bertie Blackman have been newly appointed co-managers of the Charles Blackman Foundation.

Blackman’s artistic practice spans painting, prints, drawing, sculpture and tapestry, using his multidisciplinary approach to explore the female psyche, poetry, music, aesthetic philosophies and the mysticism of cats. In The Evening is the Morning Blackman brings these familiars forward through bronze maquettes and illustrations from Mark Twain’s A Cat’s Tale. WATCH AN INTERVIEW WITH CHRISTABEL & BERTIE 

Australian artist Charles Blackman’s daughters Christabel Blackman and Bertie Blackman have been newly appointed co-managers of the Charles Blackman Foundation.

Blackman’s artistic practice spans painting, prints, drawing, sculpture and tapestry, using his multidisciplinary approach to explore the female psyche, poetry, music, aesthetic philosophies and the mysticism of cats. In The Evening is the Morning Blackman brings these familiars forward through bronze maquettes and illustrations from Mark Twain’s A Cat’s Tale. WATCH AN INTERVIEW WITH CHRISTABEL & BERTIE 

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August 2, 2018

Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize announces 2018 finalists

The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, presented by Woollahra Council, today announced 48 emerging and established artists as finalists for the 18th annual Prize and exhibition. The finalist group was selected from 666 entries this year including artists from Australia, India and the United Kingdom, highlighting the Prize’s growing international reputation.

The innovative submissions – each for a freestanding sculpture of up to 80cm in any dimension – were selected by a judging panel comprised of Australian arts administrator Michael Lynch AO CBE and Director of independent art advisory LoveArt, Amanda Love.

The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, presented by Woollahra Council, today announced 48 emerging and established artists as finalists for the 18th annual Prize and exhibition. The finalist group was selected from 666 entries this year including artists from Australia, India and the United Kingdom, highlighting the Prize’s growing international reputation.

The innovative submissions – each for a freestanding sculpture of up to 80cm in any dimension – were selected by a judging panel comprised of Australian arts administrator Michael Lynch AO CBE and Director of independent art advisory LoveArt, Amanda Love.

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