Artists in Cahoots

Last week we visited the Fremantle Arts Centre to see the current exhibition, “In Cahoots” which runs through to 28 January.

We especially liked the series of photographs based on Star Wars and comic book superheroes, by Tony Albert, David C Collins and collaborators.

And also this demonstration of how to turn a dead car door into an artwork, by Sean Cordeiro, Claire Healy and Kumpaya Girgiba.


Social Moores

On the weekend we went to the Moores Building in Fremantle to see “The Modern Scribe” – an exhibition of contemporary calligraphy.

There were many different takes on the idea of calligraphy, with artworks in many different styles.

We liked all of them, including “Chaos Book” by Martin Dickie (below). Unfortunately the exhibition ended yesterday, so if you didn’t go to see it, you’ve missed out!

Sydney on the Fly 2

These two artworks caught our attention in the “Glorious” exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, which we featured yesterday. The large and rather Chinese style painting above is “Blossom gatherers II” by Indian/English artist Raqib Shaw. The 17th century Japanese screen below depicts Flowers of the four seasons” starting with the New Year on the right.

Sydney on the Fly

We recently had a one day layover in Sydney, breaking the long journey between Perth and Los Angeles. As usual, our first port of call in Sydney was the Art Gallery of New South Wales. After having coffee and pear slice in the cafe, we looked around the “Glorious” exhibition.

This exhibition features a wide range of interesting artworks and artforms from many parts of Asia. We even folded some simple origami. The exhibition runs through to next year and is well worth a visit.

Ghostly Light

While we were in Fremantle a few days back, we called in at the Fremantle Arts Centre (above) to catch the “Light Geist” exhibition. Over the years the historic building has served as a mental asylum, homeless shelter, technical school and military headquarters.

Light Geist features illuminated artworks/installations that are in darkened rooms, creating a rather intriguing, disorienting and mysterious atmosphere – but all entertaining and well worth a visit. The exhibition runs through to 22 January.

Another Model City

As well as yesterday’s model of Los Angeles, we saw another model city at the Long Beach Museum of Art, in the current exhibition titled “Vitality and Verve in the Third Dimension”.

The artwork is part of an installation by Kiel Johnson, titled “Hold Fast”. It depicts many scenes around Los Angeles’ port city. The exhibition runs through to Oct 16.