Ex­hi­bi­tion

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Out & About - Elias Visontay EV

Mad Max: Fury Road — Cre­at­ing the Apoca­lypse The Academy award-win­ning cre­ator of the sem­i­nal Mad Max films, Ge­orge Miller, will make a one-off ap­pear­ance in Syd­ney next month as part of the Graphic Fes­ti­val. Miller, con­cept artist Bren­dan McCarthy, who helped de­velop the il­lus­tra­tive aes­thetic, and dra­maturge Nico Lathouris will re­count the latest film’s 12-year jour­ney from sto­ry­board to screen. Un­seen footage, de­signs and im­agery will in­vite au­di­ences to ex­plore the process be­hind the cre­ation of the post-apoc­a­lyp­tic waste­land. trib­ute to the com­po­si­tions of Ben­jamin Brit­ten, Les Il­lu­mi­na­tions. Cos­tumes by fash­ion de­signer Toni Mat­icevski, with mu­sic from Katie Noo­nan and ACO2. Roslyn Packer Theatre, 22 Hick­son Road, Walsh Bay. Tonight, 8pm. Tick­ets: $45-$79. Book­ings: (02) 9250 1999 or online. Un­til Oc­to­ber 10. Frank Ockenfels One of the world’s lead­ing por­trait pho­tog­ra­phers presents his first ex­hi­bi­tion in Aus­tralia. A reg­u­lar col­lab­o­ra­tor with Time, New York Mag­a­zine and Rolling Stone, Frank Ockenfels has worked with ev­ery­one from An­gelina Jolie and Rus­sell Brand to Barack Obama and Scar­lett Jo­hans­son, never stick­ing to one pho­to­graphic style but con­tin­u­ally ex­per­i­ment­ing over three decades of prac­tice. Black Eye Gallery, 3/138 Dar­linghurst Road, Dar­linghurst. Opens Wed­nes­day. Tues-Sun, 10am-6pm. In­quiries: (02) 8084 7541 or online. Un­til Oc­to­ber 25. Belem Lett: Tun­nel Vi­sion Com­bin­ing ab­stract paint­ing with ar­ti­san frames, artist Belem Lett ex­plores the re­la­tion­ship be­tween colour, shapes and empty space, ex­am­in­ing the role of the dec­o­ra­tive bor­der. Elon­gated can­vases and play­ful fram­ing al­lude to win­dows and por­tals, us­ing brush­work, me­tal­lic pig­ments and ex­panses of colour to cre­ate im­pres­sions of flat­ness and depth. they emerge from, are si­t­u­ated within a broader ex­pe­ri­ence of a resur­gent global south, within which peo­ple ques­tion ideas of iden­tity, cul­ture and power,” says cu­ra­tor Ni­cole Fore­shew. Por­tia Geach Me­mo­rial Award Natasha Bie­niek’s self-por­trait ti­tled Sa­hara (pic­tured) won this year’s Por­tia Greach Me­mo­rial Award, which Bie­niek re­ceived soon af­ter win­ning this year’s Wynne Prize for her minia­ture oil paint­ing Bio­philia. The $30,000 an­nual por­trai­ture award was es­tab­lished in 1965 in mem­ory of artist Por­tia Geach to celebrate fe­male artists. In­cludes por­traits of Rosie Batty, Katie Noo­nan, Ju­dith Lucy and Marieke Hardy. SH Ervin Gallery, Wat­son Road, Ob­ser­va­tory Hill, The Rocks. TuesSun, 11am-5pm. Ad­mis­sion: $5-$7. Book­ings: (02) 9258 0173 or online. Un­til Oc­to­ber 25. “Re­search pro­vides the back­drop against which to ob­serve how pat­terns and pro­cesses have in­ter­acted with each other to shape the mod­ern world,” says Truswell. Bel­con­nen Arts Cen­tre, 118 Emu Bank, Bel­con­nen. Tues-Sun, 10am-4pm. Ad­mis­sion free. In­quiries: (02) 6173 3300 or online. Un­til Oc­to­ber 18.

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