ART

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Star acts from all over are turn­ing on fine art to tune into and chill out to.

SYD­NEY

B I G T I ME S E N SUA LIT Y

Ice­landic icon Björk (right) is beam­ing into Car­riage­works for this year’s Vivid Syd­ney, where a se­ries of im­mer­sive vir­tual re­al­ity projects will make their de­but. A rad­i­cal syn­the­sis of video and sound, ‘Björk Dig­i­tal’ will be joined by a cu­rated se­lec­tion of ­lms from the artist’s sen­sa­tional 24-year ca­reer, in­clud­ing col­lab­o­ra­tions with Spike Jonze, Michel Gondry and Nick Knight, and a one-night-only DJ per­for­mance. June 4-18. car­riage­works.com.au Edited by

Ni­cholas Hard­ing’s lush im­pasto paint­ings evoke the wild beauty of coastal land­scapes thrown into sharp re­lief by the scorch­ing Aus­tralian sun. Es­tu­ary land­scape ( gure and book) (above) is among the bril­liant, richly tex­tured works com­pris­ing ‘Garden and Land­scape’. June 7-25. so­ph­ie­gan­non­gallery.com.au PERTH

INTO THE LOOK­ING GLASS

THIS YEAR’S ‘WA FOCUS’ PRESENTS A NEW SITE™SPE­CIFIC WORK BY RE­BECCA BAU­MANN, WHOSE PRAC­TICE šBE­LOWœ SPANS SCULP­TURE, PER­FOR­MANCE AND IN­STAL­LA­TION IN PROB­ING OUR SEN­SORY PER­CEP­TIONS OF COLOUR, LIGHT AND TIME. MAY 28™AU­GUST 22. ARTGALLERY.WA.GOV.AU SYD­NEY

HARD CANDY

James An­gus’s metal sculp­tures are mer­cu­rial crea­tures, their writhing con­tor­tions ap­pear­ing, by turns, sin­u­ous and ro­bust from each new an­gle. The artist’s new work (left) is awash with can­died hues that be­lie their tough ma­te­ri­als. Un­til May 28.

SYD­NEY

GHOST STORIES

Com­mis­sioned by SCAF, In­done­sian artist Jom­pet Kuswidananto has con­ceived an an­ar­chic in­stal­la­tion to evoke the en­demic hys­te­ria and trauma wrought by his home­land’s fraught po­lit­i­cal land­scape. Af­ter Voices (right) is a car­ni­va­lesque pa­rade of sound, video, ki­netic sculp­ture and a con­stel­la­tion of cloth­ing and de­tri­tus that sug­gest haunt­ing ‘ghost ­gures’. June 24-Sept 3. sher­man-scaf.org.au Fold

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BRIS­BANE

LI G HT A S A I R

With their uid strokes, dreamy pal­ette and air of ef­fer­ves­cence, Marisa Pur­cell’s can­vases are im­bued with a del­i­cate ephemer­al­ity that stems from her in­tu­itive ap­proach to paint­ing. Her new show ‘Screen’, which in­cludes (left), is redo­lent with deep inky tones. June 11-July 9. ed­wina­cor­lette.com

MEL­BOURNE

BEACH­COMBER

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