Hanging around the galleries.
Star acts from all over are turning on fine art to tune into and chill out to.
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 SITESPECIFIC WORK BY REBECCA BAUMANN, WHOSE PRACTICE BELOW SPANS SCULPTURE, PERFORMANCE AND INSTALLATION IN PROBING OUR SENSORY PERCEPTIONS OF COLOUR, LIGHT AND TIME. MAY 28AUGUST 22. ARTGALLERY.WA.GOV.AU SYDNEY
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.
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
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