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September 23, 2021

SHEPPARTON ART MUSEUM DESIGNED BY DENTON CORKER MARSHALL TO BE UNVEILED 20 NOVEMBER 2021

A new landmark cultural destination, Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) designed by internationally renowned architects Denton Corker Marshall will open to the public on 20 November 2021. The design was unanimously selected from an architectural competition in 2017 and endorsed by Greater Shepparton City Council.

Designed to act as a ‘live’ building where every surface presents an opportunity for display, event or installation, the new art museum is characterised by simplicity and clarity of materials and form and includes an art museum housing over 4,000 artworks, four main gallery spaces including a dedicated Kids Space and Workshops; Visitors’ Information Centre; Kaiela Arts Aboriginal community arts centre; an outdoor amphitheatre and Art Hill; and cafe and 150-person event space and terrace, all within an 5,300m2 cubic building.

A new landmark cultural destination, Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) designed by internationally renowned architects Denton Corker Marshall will open to the public on 20 November 2021. The design was unanimously selected from an architectural competition in 2017 and endorsed by Greater Shepparton City Council.

Designed to act as a ‘live’ building where every surface presents an opportunity for display, event or installation, the new art museum is characterised by simplicity and clarity of materials and form and includes an art museum housing over 4,000 artworks, four main gallery spaces including a dedicated Kids Space and Workshops; Visitors’ Information Centre; Kaiela Arts Aboriginal community arts centre; an outdoor amphitheatre and Art Hill; and cafe and 150-person event space and terrace, all within an 5,300m2 cubic building.

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September 22, 2021

SYDNEY CONTEMPORARY RESCHEDULES TO SEPTEMBER 2022 AND INTRODUCES “EXPLORE SYDNEY CONTEMPORARY” WITH MORE THAN 1,800 ARTWORKS ONLINE

Australasia’s premier art fair, Sydney Contemporary, has announced it will present a digital edition of 2021 Fair from 11 – 21 November due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 restrictions. Providing crucial support for the arts community, Explore Sydney Contemporary will feature 1,800 artworks by more than 450 artists hailing from countries including Australia, China, England, France, Ghana, Germany, New Zealand, South Africa and Thailand, alongside a digital public program to be announced in the coming weeks.

Australasia’s premier art fair, Sydney Contemporary, has announced it will present a digital edition of 2021 Fair from 11 – 21 November due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 restrictions. Providing crucial support for the arts community, Explore Sydney Contemporary will feature 1,800 artworks by more than 450 artists hailing from countries including Australia, China, England, France, Ghana, Germany, New Zealand, South Africa and Thailand, alongside a digital public program to be announced in the coming weeks.

Sydney Contemporary Founder Tim Etchells said: “When rescheduling the physical Fair to the November 2021 dates, we genuinely believed that we could run the Fair as we had always planned but regrettably, as the covid pandemic continues to impact Australia, the Sydney Contemporary team believes that a digital delivery is the safest way for us to support artists and the broader arts community at this time.”

Image: Tomislav Nikolic “To explain how it feels”, 2021 at Fox Jensen Gallery.

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September 16, 2021

SYDNEY DESIGN WEEK 2021 EXPLORES THEME OF ‘HYPERCONNECTED’

Sydney Design Week 2021, presented by the Powerhouse Museum, goes digital with a two-day Design Summit on the 16–17 September 2021. A program of panel discussions and talks will centre on the theme Hyperconnectivity, exploring the ties that bind us today. Curated by writer, editor and Creative Director Stephen Todd, the program connects local and international designers and global design centres including Lindsey Adelman, Ronan Bouroullec, Design Museum London, David Flack, Yasmine Ghoniem, Adam Markovitz, Jennifer McMaster, M+ Museum featuring Tina Pang and Gary Chang, Marc Newson, Ivana Taylor and Jonathan Zawada.

Sydney Design Week 2021, presented by the Powerhouse Museum, goes digital with a two-day Design Summit on the 16–17 September 2021. A program of panel discussions and talks will centre on the theme Hyperconnectivity, exploring the ties that bind us today. Curated by writer, editor and Creative Director Stephen Todd, the program connects local and international designers and global design centres including Lindsey Adelman, Ronan Bouroullec, Design Museum London, David Flack, Yasmine Ghoniem, Adam Markovitz, Jennifer McMaster, M+ Museum featuring Tina Pang and Gary Chang, Marc Newson, Ivana Taylor and Jonathan Zawada.

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September 3, 2021

SYDNEY FRINGE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES THE ESSENCE OF FRINGE

The Sydney Fringe has announced The Essence of Fringe, a digital program that will be presented from 10 September – 1 October 2021 to support and create new opportunities for artists in the wake of the cancellation of the 2021 Festival. The program will feature nine highlight music and theatre events from the planned 2021 physical program, three Australian premieres by award-winning American performance artist Brian Feldman and two works by acclaimed Australian artist Jon Bennett, alongside a masterclass program of seminars and workshops focused on artist career development.

The Sydney Fringe has announced The Essence of Fringe, a digital program that will be presented from 10 September – 1 October 2021 to support and create new opportunities for artists in the wake of the cancellation of the 2021 Festival. The program will feature nine highlight music and theatre events from the planned 2021 physical program, three Australian premieres by award-winning American performance artist Brian Feldman and two works by acclaimed Australian artist Jon Bennett, alongside a masterclass program of seminars and workshops focused on artist career development.

For more detail and to buy tickets visit the Sydney Fringe website HERE.

Image: Symphonie Fantastique by Little Eggs. Courtesy Sydney Fringe.

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