LISTEN > Curator Mark Feary on The Financial Report at Artspace


The Financial Report will launch at Artspace in Woolloomooloo on Wednesday 21st August at 6pm. It’s a group exhibition and includes a series of public talks curated by Mark Feary; examining the complexities of contemporary financial systems and how this impacts artists and their work.

Artists include Matthew Griffin, Melanie Gilligan, Denis Beaubois, Andrew Liversidge, Christian Jankowski, Dane Mitchell and Natalie Thomas; and the artworks have neen inspired and influenced by all sorts of aspects of the financial world: the Global Financial Crisis, art markets across the world, personal artist knowlege of finance amongst other things.


LISTEN > Curator Deborah Edwards on Sydney Moderns: Art For A New World

Sydney in the period of 1920s and 1930s was undergoing rapid and dramatic transformation. This was a time artists took bold risks and experimented with their craft – colour, light, lines – to express a response to the changing times and city around them.

Currently at the Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney Moderns is an exhibition representing one of the most innovative and creative periods in both art and history.

Jess caught up with Deborah Edwards, senior curator of Australian Art at the Art Gallery of NSW, to talk about the Sydney Moderns exhibition which Deborah has handpicked. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST.

LISTEN > Tom Polo on uncertain portraiture

To the viewer, what’s really appealing and beautiful about Tom Polo’s art is his expressive use of colour and the energy and movement in his lines. Central to Tom Polo’s work are the themes of uncertainty and anxiety.

His new show Future Figurative (New Personas) just opened on Wednesday and is on now until 10 August at Gallery 9, Darlinghurst.


LISTEN > Interview with Dr Gene Sherman on Feel & Think at National Art School

This big & tall optical punking is by Japanese designers Anrealage. At the Feel & Think show at National Art School

[wideshortslimlong by ANREALAGE. Photo by Jess Scully.]

Dr Gene Sherman, founder of Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, has has a tremendous influence on Sydney’s art world. Her appreciation for Japanese fashion design has also been a boon for the city – first in her donation of a serious Japanese fashion collection to the Powerhouse Museum – and now in the form of Feel & Think, an exhibition of artworks by emerging Japanese designers, on show at the National Art School.

Presenter Jess Scully joined Gene on a walk through the gallery to explore the unique aesthetic and world-view of these kooky creatives.