Lots happening up in Sydney this week, not least of which is this group show opening up at aMBUSH Gallery this Thursday night – a whimsical look at that most beloved time period of ours – the vacation!
"Always on Vacation is a group show that seeks to showcase the work of thirteen Sydney-based emerging visual artists and musicians.
The exhibition will provide a platform for them explore and articulate their response to the concept of Vacation, and to present their creative practise to a concentrated audience. Some of these artists have interpreted the concept literally, depicting their signature characters in scenes and landscapes derived from destinations associated with travel and adventure. Others have dissected the concept further, treating our capacity for dreaming and imaginative escapism as an opportunity for vacation that never leaves us. However, regardless of their approach, the Vacation artists share in the search for the glimmering moments of reprieve that can be attained simply through creative expression.
Always on Vacation is the collective result of those moments, and you are invited to join the artists on their adventure. The exhibition launches on Thursday 12 July at aMBUSH Gallery, Waterloo from 6-10pm, with live music from 8pm. Complimentary ice cold Viking Beer from Iceland will be served on the night."
As always AMBUSH Gallery looks set to rock out with this show, and if you haven’t ever been to an opening at the gallery, this is your chance. If you have, well, you know what to expect – great art and good times!
Who: Dejon, Birdhat, Tdub, Wet Lungs, Wolfkid, David Crystalface, Mr French/Refic, L E W, Skulk, Jael, Guy Verge Wallace and DABS BMX. Live music performances: Guerre, Albatross, Vacation. Lighting display: Optic Soup (Jobe Tobias Williams)
What: Always on Vacation group show
Where: aMBUSH Gallery, 4a James St, Waterloo, Sydney
When: Opening night Thursday 12 July, 6-10pm and runs until Sunday 15 July, 12-4pm daily