David Russell got down to the opening of Backwoods Galleries latest group show, “A Study Of Eyes” – the second in a series of shows (after the wonderful A Study Of Hands) featuring local and international artists producing work around various parts of the human body.
““A Study Of” is a decade-long project by curator Alexander Mitchell aiming to create an archive of anatomical and artistic studies by the world’s leading contemporary artists. The project was launched last year with “A Study Of Hands.”
This year, Backwoods Gallery will present the second installment,“A Study Of Eyes”, an exhibition consisting of 45 pieces of original artwork based on the eye by some of the world’s leading artists.”
I actually never realised it was a decade long project – talk about epic. Check out all the photos from the most recent iteration below, courtesy of David Russell …
This looks epically cool – we’ve been seeing quite a few typography shows on lately, and all of them look amazing. "A Type Of Show" adds to the plethora of type derived art shows, with its own take on the genre and with an amazing cast.
From Desktop Mag – "The exhibition is curated by Like Minded Studio and while featuring a range of brilliant local typographers and artists, also features two international type artists Tony DiSpigna and Alex Trochut. According to Like Minded Studio’s Luca Ionesco, ‘The idea behind the show is to unite the local type and lettering community, but also to welcome to DiSpigna and Trochut to Australia, a rare occasion for our type and lettering community.’"
The show will present some pretty hefty international type stars, as well as some amazing local designers and letters smiths – not to be missed in Sydney.
Who: Timba Smits, Numskull, Jim Parry, Ken Taylor, Atome, Justin Fox, James Arboghast, Phibs, Joel birch, Luca Ionescu, Tristan Ceddia, Carby Tuckwell, Andrew Van Westhuyzen, Paul Nolan, Merda, Dmote, Ron Garsuta, Vince Frost, Deanne Cheuk, Benjamin Henhessy, Toby & Pete, Pudle, Bel Johnstone, Morgan Vaness, Elizabeth Carruthers, Marty Routledge, Dboe, Gemma O’Brien, Will Lynes, Jonathan Zawada, Maud, Wing Lau, Jay Ryves, Yosuke Ando, Brooklyn Whelan, Luke Lucas, Bianca Chang, Jeremyville, Emma Elizabeth, Andy Uprock, Moffit & Moffit, Les Sharpe and Paul McNeil. What: A Type Of Show, typography Exhibition. Where: Kind Of Gallery, 72 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney. When: Wednesday 17th August at 7pm to 28th August
Its been a busy week all round, with my exhibition opening as well as a large number of show announcements and events – I thought I’d try to get a bit more regular with the weekly wraps & roundups, as well as link to a few cool things I’ve seen during the week…
So heres all the stuff thats ‘a happenin … and frak, theres a lot going on at the moment!
Tonights opening is in the form of Exhibit A, a great collection of street artists plying their crafted works at Collingwoods The Projects art space. I’ll be heading to this one after work for sure.
A new gallery in Prahran opens up next Thursday in the form of Signed & Numbered – so glad we are getting more stuff on the southside, and it has a fine range of artists on display.
My first solo show, Inhabited Times, had an awesome opening, and its still running until September 16th. This Sunday, September 12th, I’ll be at the At Large Gallery from 12pm til 6pm, doing some drawing, giving away a few sketches maybe, and chatting to whoever comes in. Come drop by and check it out, and if you have any questions about the blog or anything else, feel free to come spin some shit with me.
I’ll get to next Fridays openings next Friday, coz I’m pretty sure thats enough for anyones brain right now …
Everfresh have their Sydney Black Book Launch tonight at Ambush Gallery– if its anything like how the launch here looked last Friday, its going to be a very cool show. I got my copy of the book this week, and damn it is one fine publication, full to the hilt with some amazing work and a great run down on the crew and what they’ve been up to the past few years. If you’re in Sydney, get to the show or go buy the book.
Alas as last week was a such busy one, I missed putting up a notice about the Collected Thoughts Exhibition in Paddington – it runs until the 22nd of September, and has some wonderful artists in it, so check it out.
Shida & Georg Whelan have their duo show opening tonight, Nec Spe Nec Metu at Nine Lives Gallery – looks dandy as hell – great to see all this stuff happening in brisvegas!
Other news and cool shiz
Heres some cool stuff I’ve seen this week in my meanderings across the web …
Myers in Melbourne has an awesome installation piece from Merda up as part of the Basement project– I’ve been following its construction & progress over the past few months, and damn it looks grand all finished – a total labour of love. This video of the project by Duro Cubrilo is also very cool.
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