Life is the Visualisation of a Dream
by Kocha Worapon

Exhibition runs 16th to 21st May.
Official Opening: 6-9pm Thursday 18th May

As part of Head On Photo Festival, Kocha Worapon presents his solo photography exhibition.

“I have been a foreigner for nearly ten years. By living this different concept of life, I feel the space and time differently. ‘Life is the Visualisation of a Dream’ is a photography series that express my first experience of Australia, a place where I still get lost in the cultural transformation. Everything was/is just like a distorted shape of a dream, and my photography functions as an everyday recording device that captures a unique, fragmented, abstract form of memories. This series has visualised the scenes that make me recall lost memories and I reposition myself into the spot so that I can have a better point of view and see my true self clearly.”

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2 Minds by Naoras Alkarkhey and Emad Dhahir

Exhibition runs from 25th April to 7th May 2017.
Opening Event: 6-8pm Wednesday 26th April
(Please note that Tuesday 25 April is Anzac Day and the exhibition will not open until after 1pm that day)

This show features Naoras Alkarkhey (in her first exhibition) and Emad Dhahir coming together as “2 Minds”. Their work is visually related in the exploration of the human form but conceptually has different focus.

Alkarkhey says “My artworks are a personal expression of my own dreams and experiences. I discover beauty in the feminine figure and the delicate structure of a woman’s curves. The infamous Raven is my representation of strength and recovery. It is symbolic of my own experiences and the challenges I have encountered throughout my life. I rejoice in the power of women and encourage a sense of individuality. Through my artworks, I aim to create a message in which women must embrace their body and sexuality; to accept themselves wholeheartedly.”

Dhahir says “The main sources of inspiration for my sculptural body of work comes from the mythology of my own culture – the ancient Mesopotamia which are blended with rituals of my daily life – my dreams and my memories. I borrow the beauty from formal and aesthetic qualities of old ancient sculptures as well as the languages and forms of modern sculpture such as those of Giacometti, transforming them into new contemporary language and spicing them with an ‘Iraqi style’. This ‘style’ often contains and interprets serious subject matter in form and content which provide to my sculptures different humanistic and aesthetic qualities. While facing these honestly made small-size sculptures, the viewer should comprehend that they are just creative and playful foundation for bigger sculptural artistic projects waiting to be created in public space.”

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Two Birds of a Feather

Two Birds of a Feather

Exhibition runs 11th to 23rd April 2017.

This special Easter exhibition showcases two of our resident artists – Katerina Apale and Emily Valentine. Both feature feathers in their work, however they interpret this theme in distinctively different ways.

KATERINA APALE
Katerina was born and raised in Riga, Latvia, where she painted from an early age. She has exhibited works in many solo and group shows all over the world. Katerina has exhibited in Gauge previously for Interiors, where her works were admired and purchased for their vigorous use of colour, and portrayal of animals and nature.

EMILY VALENTINE
Emily Valentine studied Object Design at Sydney College of the Arts. Many have purchased her beaded jewellery from Glass Artists’ Gallery. Since then, she has earned national and international recognition for her unique, hybrid creatures where she uses “feathers” as her paint.

Please note the gallery will be closed on Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday.

 

Ocean Vibes

Ocean Vibes
by THE SPACE gallery

Exhibition runs from 28th March until 9th April 2017.
Opening Night: 6-8pm Thursday 30th March.

Group show inspired by the ocean, featuring artists Lorna Ballantyne Epps, Ella Krestensen, Nina Norden, and Pascale Reuter-Rajek.

The four artists will be organising workshops over both weekends, please see as follows…
Workshops  |  10.30am-2.30pm

- Alcohol Inks with Lorna Ballantyne Epps  |  Saturday 1st April  |  Event Details/Book Ticket
- Design with Collage with Ella Krestensen  |  Sunday 2nd April  |  Event Details/Book Ticket
- Expression with Nina Norden  |  Saturday 8th April  |  Event Details/Book Ticket
- Abstraction with Pascale Reuter-Rajek  |  Sunday 9th April  |  Event Details/Book Ticket
NB: Please contact yourgallery@thespacegallery.com.au for more information and to RSVP as spaces are limited.

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Through Thai Eyes
by Kaikwan

Exhibition runs from 14 – 26 March 2017.
Official Opening: 6-8pm Saturday 18 March.

This is the first solo exhibition by young Thai artist Traijak Poolkasikorn, known as “Kaikwan”.

Kaikwan now lives in Sydney and is a self-taught artist who has drawn all his life before exploring other media and moving from representation art to abstraction. He grew up in rural Thailand and together with the Australian bush, these influences are strongly felt through much of his work.

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Kelvin Taylor

Power + Pop
by Kelvin Taylor

Exhibition runs from 28th February to 12th March 2017.
Exhibition Opening & Reception: 6-8pm Wednesday 1st March
Artist Talk: 2pm Saturday 4th March
Exhibition Celebration Closing Event: 3-6pm Saturday 11th March 2017.

A solo exhibition of photopolymer printmaking on paper that brings together the notion of popularity and power viewed through the filter of the celebrity mug shot.

The style of the works generally reflect the communication and artistic philosophies of the pop art and punk eras of the 1960’s and 1970’s, married with snippets of contemporary street art. The predominant print medium is photopolymer plate intaglio printmaking.

The plates have been overworked with relief printing, colourful rollups, chine-colle and collage applications adopting the instant media of applied photocopies and spray stencils, hand drawing and assembly. (Even the old Dymo embossing labeller gets a run.)

The exhibition will feature over 24 framed and 50 unframed works as well as large-scale reproductions on aluminium, books, cards and clothing.

Opening Hours:
Tuesday 28th February: 10am – 6pm
Wednesday 1st March: 10am – 8pm (opening night)
Thursday 2nd March: 10am – 7pm
Friday 3rd March: 10am – 7pm
Saturday 4th March: 10am – 6pm
Sunday 5th March: 1pm – 5pm
Monday 6th March: Closed
Tuesday 7th March: 10am – 6pm
Wednesday 8th March: 10am – 6pm
Thursday 9th March: 10am – 7pm
Friday 10th March: 10am – 7pm
Saturday 11th March: 10am – 6pm
Sunday 12th March: 1pm-5pm

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Mary Karananos

From City to Sea
By Mary Karananos

Exhibition runs from 14th – 26th of February 2017
Opening Party: 6-9pm Wednesday 15th of February.

A photographic exploration of the contrasting beauty between cities and seas, and the magic that occurs when the two meet.

From the moody streets of Paris and the architectural puzzle that is New York, to the magical seascapes of Sydney.

This exhibition promises to take the viewer on a journey around the world and back home again; where city meets sea.

Mary is a creative in the advertising media industry by day, photographer and artist thereafter. She has previously featured work in group exhibitions such as the recent ’20|20 Vision’. This is her first major solo exhibition. Not to be missed.

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Walking Together
by St Scholastica’s College

Exhibition runs from 7th to 12th February.

Opening Night: 6-8pm Tuesday 7th February.

St Scholastica’s College is a Day and Boarding school, the students come from vast and diverse areas across Australia and Internationally. The students of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage have been working in an extra curricular art program that aims to provide a platform for fostering the development of cultural exchange and celebration of cultural heritage. The students have demonstrated exemplary artistic abilities in the production of artworks.

The Walking Together exhibition aims to exhibit the artworks the students have been developing as a visual documentation of their cultural background and provide a visual cultural exchange of stories and histories from the St Scholastica’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

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Scruffy Unicorn

No More Unicorns
by Scruffy Unicorn

Exhibition runs from 10th to 29th January 2017.

Opening Hours:
Tue-Sat 10am -8pm
Sun 12pm-5pm

“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.”
J.M. Barrie

For one week only artist Scruffy Unicorn is taking his art to Gauge Gallery for his first ever solo show in Sydney. In this exhibition Scruffy will try to examine the loss and struggle in trying to recapture childhood innocence & imagination using watercolours and other mixed mediums. No More Unicorns will feature 20+ new paintings that Scruffy has been working on for the past 6 months.

2016 has been a great year for Scruffy, with pieces featured in shows from Melbourne to New York and in art magazines such as Numinous. So don’t miss your chance to see his work in person and ​​up close this January.

Attendance is free and all are welcome to attend. Scruffy will be there all week to meet and sign. Original art and limited edition prints will be available for purchase.

Special Private Reception: 6-8pm Saturday 14th January 2017.

A small reception will be held on the Saturday night, with free drinks and food. Scruffy will also be on hand painting live and signing. Admittance is free, but there are limited tickets. Please RSVP scruffyunicorn76@gmail.com.

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