Tag: Hazelhurst Regional Gallery

Sydney Morning Herald Column

George Gittoes

Saturday, June 7th, 2014 Sydney Morning Herald Column,

George Gittoes has given us the most horrible show in Sydney in 2014, or perhaps it’s the year’s greatest horror show. However one defines it, George Gittoes: I Witness at the Hazelhurst Regional Gallery is a harrowing experience. Gittoes (b.1949) cut his teeth in the early 1970s with psychedelic paintings and puppet shows at Sydney’s […]

Art Essays

Ildiko Kovacs / Simone Fraser

Thursday, May 19th, 2011 Australian Art, Sydney Morning Herald Column,

May is becoming a crowded month, with works for the Head On Photo Festival being shown in more than 80 venues across the city. In addition there is a new round of exhibitions at the Art Gallery of NSW, and also a touch of musical chairs. Sullivan and Stumpf relocated to a spacious new venue […]

Art Essays

Shen Jiawei: the Art of Politics

Sunday, August 1st, 2010 Art Essays, Australian Art, Chinese Art, International Art,

Shen Jiawei became an artist during the Cultural Revolution, making his first major works in the service of the state, embodied in the figure of the Great Helmsman, Mao Zedong. For roughly a decade, from 1966 onwards, every aspect of daily life in China was politicised in a way that seems to defy logic. It […]

Sydney Morning Herald Column

Ben Quilty & Idris Murphy

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009 Sydney Morning Herald Column,

B.S.Johnson, a sadly neglected British novelist, has a short story collection entitled: Aren’t You Rather Young to be Writing your Memoirs? This would have been an appropriate title for the exhibition that goes under the much groovier label: Ben Quilty Live! With an exhibiting career of only seven or eight years it is extraordinary that […]