Flesh in Light
by Matteo Bernasconi

Exhibition runs from 22nd November to 11th December 2016

Opening Party: 6-8pm Wednesday 23rd November.

Matteo Bernasconi is showcasing a large collection of new works in his first major exhibition - Flesh In Light. The exhibition looks at the human condition, exploring the dualism of human nature.

The collection of artworks have been inspired by Matteo’s curiosity in the unpredictability, vulnerability and strength of human nature. Characteristic of his paintings is movement, and he has been always obsessed with the idea of representing it in his paintings.

Matteo’s art asserts that the human being is not completely free. He believes that humans are at the mercy of their reactionary condition: and that, as animals, human reaction is always influenced by environmental circumstance.

“Watercolour can speak in a multitude of ways,  the unpredictable behaviour of the water and the transparent layers make it the most suitable medium to convey my expressions and needs in order to best represent my images and constant research into movement and light.” 

With a background in architecture in Italy, Matteo has set up a successful art business  in Australia and now works with an array of mediums including oil, print and acrylic. The exhibition with show approximately 30 pieces, a mixture of figures and portraits, using mainly watercolour and acrylic on different supports like wood canvases and cotton.

Don’t miss the chance to see this long awaited first mayor exhibition by talented artist, Matteo Bernasconi.

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19 Series view at studio
Five Encaustics on Board

Encáustica Contemporánea
by Randal Arvilla

Encáustica Contemporánea will present the latest encaustic work of Randal Arvilla from 25 October – 6 November.

Opening Reception: 6-8pm Wednesday 26 October
Artist Talk: 2pm Saturday 29 October

Like a palimpsest layered with levels of inscription, effacing and building on the layers beneath, Arvilla’s encaustic paintings and sculptures map a history of layered mark-making in wax. Bold swathes of colour combine with carbon from the printed page and impressed typographic letters and numbers to form landscape spaces and encapsulate memories of the past.

Arvilla considers the history of this ancient painting technique first used to render likenesses on Roman-Egyptian portrait sarcophagi, through a contemporary lens of colour and abstraction, whilst exploring nuanced personal themes of cultural identity, memory, loss and place.

Randal Arvilla is a Costa Rican Australian painter and sculptor. Arvilla studied Painting at the National Art School of Australia and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of San Francisco. Arvilla was awarded the St. Vincent’s and National Art School’s Painting Exhibition Award (2011) and was Runner-Up in the John Olsen Figure Drawing Prize (National Art School, 2011). Arvilla has been an exhibiting finalist in the Fleurieu Food and Wine Art Prize (2016), the Chippendale New World Art Prize (2016), Fisher’s Ghost Award (2015), St. George Art Award (2014, 2012), and Waverley Art Prize (2012).

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Text by writer and curator: Susannah E Smith


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The Valley and Tableaux
by Peter Day

Exhibition runs 11th – 23rd October 2016.

Opening Reception: 6-8pm Wednesday 12th October.
Artist Talk: 11am Saturday 15th October

Paintings of the Capertee Valley from the air and small bronze sculptures of psychological associations and anomalies.

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ANGLE – A USYD Photosoc Exhibition

Theme: ANGLE

PhotoSoc is proud to announce this semester’s exhibition ‘ANGLE’, our annual competition and exhibition to celebrate the best of student photography.

Join us on the 27th September at Gauge Gallery for a night of food, drinks and beautiful images.

We will be looking for photography that creatively explores the theme ‘Angle’ – whether it’s through use of lighting, angles, shadows or shapes – and a wide range of subject matter. Anything ‘from cheekbones to architecture’. Prize details will be announced soon.

Exhibition submission requirements:
- Open to all students currently attending a Sydney-based university
- Free submissions!
- Maximum of 4 entries per person
- Photos must be at least 3300px wide and be 300dpi in JPEG or TIFF format. Finalists will be printed in A4
- Submission to with ANGLE in the subject line
- Successful participants will be notified by e-mail

Entry with food and drink:
Exhibited entrants: Free
USYD Photosoc Members: $5
USU Access: $10
Non-Access: $15

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Exhibition runs 23rd – 28th August 2016

Conversations with Curators: 2pm Saturday 27th August.

Group exhibition by visiting artists from Thailand who celebrate the value of art and culture from their homeland. The artists – Nonthivathn Chandhanaphalin, Decha Warashoon, Worapong Arunrueng, Pallop Wangborn, Wallop Sisen, Jenwit Choothong, Chollada Chanprasopphon, Kanokporn Sirjong, Rattana Waiyarabut, and Piyangkul Jantarakul work in painting, printing and mixed media, exploring the feeling of love, bonding, family, art and culture.

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Paradigm by Chidzey

Exhibition runs 26th July to  14th August 2016

Opening Night: 6-8pm Tuesday 26th July

Chidzey’s new solo exhibition ‘Paradigm’ continues his sculptural journey. Utilizing timber, bronze, and glass, he articulates his latest visual research into the life of St Francis of Assisi and its implications for our lives today.

Francis Bernadone’s radical enlightenment and subsequent response shook the world in ways rarely imagined. His attitude to the dispossessed, his understanding of beauty and creativity, and his radical environmentalism was extreme by the standards of his world.

It can still shake the world today.

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5 Inner West Artists

Exhibition runs 14th-26th June 2016.

Opening Reception: 6-8pm Wednesday 15th June.

Rachel Honnery, Rita Karagelinian, Jeanette Scott, April White and Tony Williams are studio mates at Lennox Street Studios, Newtown. They have come together to create this “pop-up” show and celebrate the depth of creative talent found at Lennox Street Studios.

Rachel Honnery’s work is an investigation into the issues facing humanity in the age of Anthropocene with a focus on human debris in damaged environments. Her paintings are an allegorical metamorphosis of human-generated environmental degradation and modification.

Rita Karagelinian works explore portraits and abstract forms through painting. She is interested in discovery, a breaking through into the unknown. Her work celebrates ethereal and fantastical.

Jeanette Scott explores local landscape colour and the ambience of the vast spaces in the Northern Territories of Australia. The work in this exhibition investigates the Ross River area in the East MacDonnell Ranges.

April White’s inspiration for painting, drawing and digital art making is drawn from personal experience and observation of life.

Tony Williams draws inspiration from this fantastic land we live in – the deserts, mountains, escarpments, cliffs, vegetation, chasms, water and weather of this stunning environment. He translates a personal attachment to this land in his work.

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Visit April White’s website.
Visit Tony Williams’ website.