Monday, 27 April 2009

Out and About: Luminous Festival

We were all very excited when we found out that the curator of this year’s Luminous Festival would be none other than legendary music producer and all-round artist; Brian Eno.

As part of Vivid Sydney, Luminous will play an important role in showcasing Sydney as a major creative hub in the Asia Pacific region and celebrating the diversity of the city’s creative industries.

The Festival will feature 30 music acts, performances, light installations and talks across Bennelong Point between May 26 to June 14.

As chosen by Eno; Battles, Ladytron and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry are artists which will take part in the festival, just to name a few.

And a definite highlight of Luminous will be the Australian premiere of Eno's 77 Million Paintings which will run throughout the entirety of the three week festival. Entry to the visual art and sound installation will be free so be sure to check it out.

For more info head to http://luminous.sydneyoperahouse.com/media.htm.

To hear some of Eno's work check his myspace at http://www.myspace.com/ambientlegend.

Friday, 24 April 2009

Out and About: Creative Sydney

Creative Sydney is by no means your average festival, centering itself around a series of public events that celebrate the abbundance and variety of Sydney's creative talent.

It runs for three weeks at the MCA and showcases some of the city's emerging creative talents. Running alongside the festival will be Creative Futures, a conference held at Sydney Opera House which aims to gather renowned local and international cultural figures to begin to explore the creative possibilities of the Sydney community in 2009 and beyond.

For more information head to their website at http://vividsydney.com/creative-sydney.

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Yayoi Kusama: Mirrored Years



With many impressive exhibitions under the belt, the MCA has excelled with Yayoi Kusama: Mirrored Years. This collection of Kusama's work demonstrates her versatility with an array of artworks in different media from painting to collage, and sculpture to film. The main unifying feature of in her work are polka dots, an obsession that began early in her career when she began covering walls, floors and household objects in them. Whether polka dots are your thing or not, she’s clearly made her mark on the artworld. In 2008 she broke the record for the highest selling artwork by a living female artist. The price? $5.1 million.
Images courtesy of the Liverpool Biennale's Flickr Photostream