COOL CORROSION Mod­ern ar­chi­tec­ture and clas­si­cal fres­coes have in­formed Ma­son Kim­ber’s ap­proach to ab­strac­tion. Cor­nice/con­tour (Sap­phire) (left) forms part of his de­but at So­phie Gan­non Gallery. May 9-26. so­ph­ie­gan­non­gallery. com.au Me­dia watch

Belle - - Art R I Ght Now - Cur­rent af­fairs in the art sphere.

CONG RATULATIONS TO THE WIN­NERS of Belle Artstart 2018! Spon­sored by Belle Prop­erty and Stu­dio Gallery Mel­bourne, the com­pe­ti­tion awarded first prize of $10,000 to An­gus Hamra for his work Sleep­walker, se­cond prize of $5000 to Joshua Chara­dia for Un­ti­tled, and third prize of $2500 to Alessan­dra Joseph for Ellery Creek. Belle Artstart en­trants must be aged 16-25, paint on the same size can­vas and be will­ing to sell their work. Of the 80 en­tries re­ceived, a record num­ber sold on the night at the Fe­bru­ary event held at Totem Road’s fur­ni­ture and home­wares emporium in Padding­ton, Syd­ney. Judges were Don Gar­van, owner of Totem Road; Michael Reid, art ex­pert and di­rec­tor of Michael Reid Gallery; Fiona Biondi, di­rec­tor of client ser­vices, Belle Prop­erty; Kerry Arm­strong, artist and owner of Kerry Arm­strong Art; and Belle ed­i­tor Tanya Buchanan and deputy ed­i­tor Harry Roberts.

MEL­BOURNE CULTURE CAP­I­TAL More than a sur­vey of Mex­ico City’s art stars, ‘Dwelling Poet­i­cally’ is an at­tempt to sketch the metropo­lis it­self via the prac­tice of its denizens, in­clud­ing ek­tor garcia, Me­lanie Smith and An­drew Birk (right). As cu­ra­tor Chris

MEL­BOURNE MELO­DRAMA ‘Great Move­ments of Feel­ing’ from cu­ra­tor Zara Sig­glekow turns on the “some­times messy, al­ways fas­ci­nat­ing politics of emo­tion”. Work by artists such as Sue Wil­liamson – whose Plea­sure To Meet You (right) is an oral history of life und

SYD­NEY TIME WARP From Baroque wall­pa­per to Mayan fres­coes, Belem Lett weaves dis­parate dec­o­ra­tive mo­tifs in ‘Pipe Dream’. Ro­coco em­bel­lish­ment by way of sci­ence fic­tion, his graphic com­po­si­tions (right) be­lie a sen­si­tiv­ity to the sub­tle vari­a­tions of his

SHEP­PAR­TON GET UP, STAND UP RAQUEL ORMELLA WORKS AT THE JUNCTION OF ART AND AC­TIVISM, US­ING VAR­I­OUS ME­DIA TO IN­CITE EN­GAGE­MENT WITH THE PO­LIT­I­CAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CON­CERNS OF OUR TIME. HER TEXT-BASED IN­STAL­LA­TIONS (ABOVE) INVOKE IDEAS AROUND NA­TION­AL­ISM

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En­tries in this year’s Artstart award were dis­played at sus­tain­able fur­ni­ture and home­wares emporium Totem Road’s flag­ship store in Syd­ney’s Padding­ton.

These pages, clock­wise from top left The awards were held at Totem Road’s Padding­ton store. The dis­play formed part of Art Month Syd­ney. Kerry Arm­strong, Don Gar­van, Tanya Buchanan, Fiona Biondi, Michael Reid, Harry Roberts. Alessan­dra Joseph, Joshua Char

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