Category: Visual Art

RAW: Roads By Night, Lanes By Light – Gary Cockburn

Documentary and arts photographer Gary Cockburn has returned to the streets of Edinburgh to continue capturing ‘the scenes behind the scenes’ for his ongoing photo-essay Into The Fringe, which intimately documents the people and places of the world’s two largest Fringe festivals.

RAW: SALA – How Do We Love Thee – Fine Art Kangaroo Island – Nat Wine Centre – 4.5K

There are many, many art works that will catch your eye and Fleur and Fred Peters are to be congratulated on their efforts in putting this exhibition together – it is one of the standout displays of this year’s SALA. 4.5K

RAW: Waterhouse Natural History Art Exhibition – SA Museum

As with previous years, the exhibition attracts a diversity of styles that matches the world it attempts to portray. Also, as with past years, the five person judging panel has not confined its credit to particular methods or movements

RAW: SALA – Ruby Chew – Magazine Gallery

At just 22 years of age, Ruby Chew’s talent is phenomenal and the future of this artist is looking bright. An exhibition of excellent quality, I highly recommend seeing the portraits of Ruby Chew first-hand and sampling a taste of this other world.

RAW: SALA – Rachel Lobban and Bill & Bob Botten – The Maid

The standout and perhaps for the all the works being shown in the hotel is Bill Botten’s Theme Park which for anyone who has driven past the theme parks on the M1 near the gold Coast will be instantly recognisable.

RAW: SALA – White Rabbit – Samstag – 4K

There are many provocative works to enjoy but my favourite is Wang Zhiyuan’s Object of Desire, a huge fibreglass construction of a piece of pink lady’s underwear. 4K

RAW: SALA on Hindley Pt 1 – Ruby Chew, Meg Cowell

This first solo exhibition has 32 pieces, five large oil canvasses and the remainder as small water colours. With her oils, the standard motifs are colourful large red lily like plants with black veins (that set off her subjects’ lips) adorning burnt orange backgrounds (use to compliment skins tones on others), with white dresses and hats carrying black zigzag like patterns.

RAW: SALA – Ducks & Nonsense – Wendy Fantasia – Hotel Richmond

Wendy Fanstasia is Adelaide’s leading body painter and one of the nation’s most acclaimed and her first solo exhibition Ducks and Nonsense at the Hotel Richmond is a retrospective of her best work over the past few years, work that has won prizes for both body painting and photography.

RAW: SALA – Two Countries, Two Cameras By Ben McGee and Nerissa Stanley – Urban Cow Studio – 4K

For Ben McGee this is his second exhibition following on from the successful Wanderlust and here he has taken time off from his Geology PhD studies to travel to Cuba, live with locals and observe the country. And what a fine job he has done. 4K

RAW: Saatchi Gallery In Adelaide – British Art Now – AGSA – Part 1 – 4K

For the contemporary art lover, as well as those with a great intellectual curiosity, this a fascinating exhibition, well curated to cover a range of styles and ideas. 4K