The stars, the moon, they have all been blown out. Sydney-based painter Leah Fraser depicts ‘ocular poetry’ through her latest exhibition In the beginning there were stars – a visual exploration of memory, time, and the unfurling of the individual human experience. Fraser effortlessly fuses human with nature, mystic with mortal and chaos with calm by layering symbolic iconography with elements of the earth in a series of works that are as striking to the viewer alone as they are in a group, compelling audiences to pause and question why we are living, what is deemed vital in this life and how the ‘dust of the universe’ will shift to form our future selves. In the beginning there were stars launches at Arthouse Gallery, Sydney, from August 23 and will run through September 15.
To celebrate the launch of Tiffany & Co.’s new Sydney flagship space and its ongoing commitment to the Australian artistic landscape, three artists take us behind the scenes of their creative process in the lead up to their own in-store installations.
Make it a date. From an afternoon at the AGNSW to vintage shopping on King Street, Ilkin Kurt shares postcards from a dreamy weekend in Sydney.
Listen to your instincts; artist Clare Plueckhahn will show you how. In her latest exhibition, Running with Wolves, Plueckhahn explores the trope of the wild woman, seeking to rekindle the marriage between the feminine and natural realms on beautiful medium format film.