Swell Sculpture Festival hits Gold Coast

Prickles the Unhuggable Bear by Dion Parker and Andrew Cullen

AISHA ISABELLA ULSTRUP-HANSEN The annual Swell Sculpture Festival is back on the Gold Coast on September 13, turning Currumbin Beach into a very unique outdoor art gallery.   Family friendly and free, the Swell Sculpture Festival gives … [Read more...]

Gallery promotes international women’s art

Esmeralda Maximo at One Arts

SIYAN CHEN One Arts Gold Coast is hosting an International Women’s Arts and Crafts exhibition this month that celebrates cultures from around the world through the art and craft of both emerging and professional artists.   The … [Read more...]

Artist takes inspiration from father’s past

International artist Denise Green

LAUREN MARTIN Denise Green grew up down the street from Cavendish Road State High School on Brisbane’s southside and remembers playing in the fields that surrounded Logan Road.   Today she is an acclaimed artist based in New York who … [Read more...]

Artist captures the beauty of the land

The Violet Van by Amanda Penrose Hart

ROMAN KATO Sydney-based artist Amanda Penrose Hart has just finished an exhibition of a new series of her work that focuses on the Australian landscape. The exhibition, titled ‘Beautiful One Day, Perfect the Next’ ran from August 22 to … [Read more...]

Brisbane artist explores the human condition

Stephen Hart with As Time Goes By

ROMAN KATO Brisbane artist Stephen Hart has opened a new exhibition, called ‘Agency: Rare Offerings from the Museum of Spent Time’ at the Jan Manton Gallery in Spring Hill. The exhibition, which contemplates technology, humanity and meaning, … [Read more...]

Byron artists rally to save historic hall

BILLY WALKER A collective of Northern Rivers artists have launched an open art festival to save a 100-year-old town hall -- one of the few remaining galleries in the region. Local artists Marika Bryant and Soren Carlbergg formed the Art 4 Art’s … [Read more...]

Emerging artists feature at pop up exhibition

Artist Laura Horrocks and designer Jaala Alex

TOM ROBERTS Local emerging artists Laura Horrocks and Rachel Farlow have opened an exhibition of their work at Innerspace’s Contemporary Art Pop Up on Ann Street in Fortitude Valley. The opening night of the exhibition, titled 'Slowly, Subtly', … [Read more...]

Crafters taken by the hand on coast

ISABELLA NEAL Art can be a lonely business -- hours spent alone crafting jewellery, sculptures, clothing, paintings and other passion projects, often without connection to an audience or a community of like-minded individuals. Little wonder so … [Read more...]