Monthly Archives: February 2011

One Night Only: Sean Rafferty VIOLENT LIGHT

Not to be missed, screening for one night only this Friday 25 Feb between 6 – 9pm is Sean Rafferty’s VIOLENT LIGHT.

Chauvel Cinema, Paddington Town Hall
Cnr Oxford St and Oatley Rd, Paddington

Listen to Sean’s interview on 2SER

Sean will be speaking about the work tomorrow on FBI 94.5FM Canvas at 10:30am.



Leave a comment

Filed under News, Sean Rafferty, Sydney

Art-in-the-round opening Wednesday 23 Feb

Anna Kristensen’s eagerly anticipated exhibition opens on Wednesday. The centrepiece of the show is the astonishingly beautiful Indian Chamber – an 11 metre long, 360 degree painting of the Indian Chamber at the Jenolan Caves.

Gillian Serisier previewed the Indian Chamber for the new issue of Artist Profile:
“Kristensen’s hand is perhaps at its best in her depiction of those folded ribbons of striated limestone that unfurl from above. Artificially lit, the light of the Indian Chamber is both luminescent and slightly jarring in reality, as it is in Kristensen’s depiction. More telling though is the augmentation of forms to swell and recede through shifts in scale and perspective, which drive one side of the interior forward while the other swims from view.  The result is a work that pulls through the space and signals the viewer’s presence within the work.”

Leave a comment

Filed under Anna Kristensen, Contemporary Art, Gallery 9 exhibition, News, Sydney

Adam Norton: Mars Gravity Simulator

In April, Adam Norton will present a new large scale performance for the exhibition ʻAwfully Wonderful: Science Fiction in Contemporary Artʼ, at Performance Space, Sydney.

Mars Gravity Simulator is based on the Apollo lunar simulators of the 1960ʼs where astronauts were suspended parallel to the Earth by cables and a series of harnesses. The object of the simulator was to test spacesuits and allow astronauts to practise manoeuvres in reduced gravity circumstances.

Adam Norton has taken the design and updated it for Mars-like conditions and constructed a simulator in the foyer of Performance Space. The artist will be suspended in his spacesuit and make a number of test space walks each Saturday during the exhibition.



1 Comment

Filed under Adam Norton, Artwork of the day, Contemporary Art, News, Sydney

Violent Light: Cinema and Sunbleaching

Sean Rafferty uses sunlight to make images on paper and he is working on a new project which will be presented in association with Gallery 9 at Chauvel Cinema, Paddington on 25 February 2011. Here is the work in progress… stay tuned!

Leave a comment

Filed under Artwork of the day, News, Sean Rafferty, Sydney