A group show featuring the underground artwork of
Sud Juice - Keiran Gordon - Daniel Philip Corboy -
Clancy Derum & Ishi Neve
The Young Ones
An exhibition of Illustrations by Melisah May
This body of work is a bare bones series of watercolour and pencil portraits drawing inspiration from various facets of popular culture. Each portrait aims to create a dialogue between the perception of the beauty of the subjects captured and the frivolity of their characters.
Its aim is to deconstruct the very definition of what is commonly accepted as attractive and the culturally celebrated archetypes we endeavour to emulate.
As an active member of a culture that celebrates the fervent consumption of blogs, social media and fashion magazines, I share a cultural identity with the majority of modern consumers whose ideas surrounding beauty, intelligence, and self-worth are both consciously and subconsciously formed by the steady stream of media and screen/fashion/music personalities that constantly permeate our lives.
Instead of fighting the inescapable onslaught of pretty faces, infectious sounds and trending memes, I am attempting to shift the focus of how we consume these images and ideas and rather than celebrate them as the pinnacles of society, instead highlight their colourful imperfections and celebrate the things that make them average.
Forest From Trees Group Show
Saturday 13th - Friday 19th April
blank_space tenth birthday celebration
Thursday 4th April at Oxford Art Factory
from 6.30 til late and continues
Saturday 6th April at blank_space gallery from 11am
To celebrate 10 triumphant years we will be holding an exhibition by many of Australia’s most amazing contemporary artists & musicians plus a few overseas guests too!
All works will be produced on a supplied, hand cut, 45cm across, circular piece of plywood.
There is no theme for the show although we asked the artists that the number 10 be somewhere in the title of the piece.
A live auction of all the work will be held on the 4th of April free in the gallery bar at Oxford Art Factory and all proceeds after costs will go to ‘Doggie Rescue’ charity.
There will also be bands and entertainment on show from blank_space DJ’s, RABRAB & My Sydney Riot bands!
Come and get into some free drinks and amazing art from 6.30PM
The exhibition will then be moved to blank_space gallery and be on show to the public from Saturday 6th - Friday 12th April.
It’s been a blast on Crown St over the last decade, so many great shows, so many great people.
We wouldn’t have survived without artists and friends such as yourselves.
Please share this event and tell your pals.
We hope to see you there :)
Simon & Albert
Simon Lovelace ‘A little Knowledge Is A Dangerous Thing’
Sat 9th - Fri 15th March
New works on vintage book covers
Gypsy Taylor ‘Playlist’
‘Playlist’ is a series of large-scale paintings, an homage to music and musicians, sex, babes and rock n’ roll.
Each bold piece represents the song of its’ namesake. The lyrics that inspired the imagery in each work are enhanced by Gypsy’s vivacious and instantly recognisable style; deeply embedded in trash culture, pop art and pin-ups.
As a busy working professional Illustrator, Costume and Production Designer, this is a rare week-long exhibition of Gypsy’s original artwork and her second solo exhibition in five years.
Don’t miss the opportunity to acquire some very unique original artwork while it’s still within your budget pal!
Shimon Kato is a creative magician of mystery, and a true multi-faceted artist. Hailing from his native Tokyo, he takes inspiration from all walks of life from traditional art forms to modern and contemporary. On his inaugural trip to Sydney, be one of the few to glimpse of his art.
Shimon, a creative purist at heart, draws true inspiration from diversity in a cross-cultural society from his Italian and Japanese heritage. This exhibition is called A Dragon Rider The Story of Light and he anticipates with excitement to share this with the local art community.
Sherrie Ehrlich Solo Exhibition: 24/7 Surry Hills
Sat 24th – Fri 30th November, 2012
If you’re a Surry Hills local or you frequent the area often, there is a good chance will find yourself - real or imagined - in one of Sherrie Ehrlich’s paintings as a part of her exhibition 24/7 Surry Hills.
24/7 Surry Hills is a solo exhibition of new works by Sherrie Ehrlich, being held at blank_space gallery
(374 Crown Street Surry Hills) open to the public Saturday 24th – Friday 30th November.
“24/7 Surry Hills centres around everyday life in Surry Hills – a place where even seemingly banal activities, like going to work, are brightened and energised by the street art, colourful vintage clothing shops and cafes filled with familiar faces,” said artist, Sherrie Ehrlich.
Sherrie has combined loose and dynamic watercolour painting with detailed, precise graphite drawing to create a vivid and intimate depiction of life in Surry Hills.
“In the 24/7 Surry Hills collection, I’ve set out to convey the diversity, connectedness and liveliness that exist in the area. I wanted my paintings to depict different facets of the neighbourhood that trigger off feelings of pride and nostalgia that often come with thoughts and memories of home.”
Sherrie Ehrlich lives, paints and teaches art within the beautiful Blue Mountains.
Her work can also be regularly found on the web at www.sherrieehrlich.com.au or at Gallery Lane Leura (987 Railway Parade, Leura) from 11am Fridays - Sundays, or by appointment.
24/7 Surry Hills by Sherrie Ehrlich
When: Open to the public 11am-6pm Saturday 24th – Thursday 29th November &
11am-4pm Friday 30th November
Venue: blank_space gallery
Where: 374 Crown St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Contact: Sherrie Ehrlich m: 0429 158 382 e: Sherrie.email@example.com
From The Hip
A photography exhibition by Simon Hardy
Saturday 6th - Friday 19th October
Shooting from the Hip (stamatic)
In 2001 the digital camera revolutionised photography.
In 2006 the iphone revolutionised the mobile phone.
The combination of these two advances revolutionised point and shoot photography. From capture to post production – the entire process now lay in the palm of your hand.
“ In 2010 I started playing with an app on my iphone called hipstamatic. It wasn’t long before I became hooked on the quirky interface and analogue sensibilities.
The app for me was as much fun as shooting on my polaroid and a lot less conspicuous.
I was carrying my iphone everywhere with me, and pretty soon was photographing anything and everything from my daily life, using the hipstamatic app.”
In this exhibition Simon focuses his iphone on landscapes - both natural and manmade - showing us the beauty in both.
“The freedom and immediacy of being able to interchange lenses and film is the ultimate in photographic instant gratification. Obviously – once you become familiar with the effects of certain lens/film combos – you can aim for a certain look or style, but it’s still so much of a lucky dip. I’m constantly surprised with the myriad of interpretations you can achieve with this app.”
This is the 1st in a trilogy of exhibitions under the shooting from the hip moniker.
Meticulously chosen pre-loved garments and objects are lovingly reworked and reinvented so that every piece is a true ‘one-off’.
Supplementing these recycled garments are carefully sourced shoes, handbags, artifacts & artworks.