Ex­hi­bi­tion

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Out & About -

Syd­ney Opera House. Ben­ne­long Point. Mon­day, 7pm. Tick­ets: $44$299. Book­ings: (02) 9318 8200 or on­line. Un­til Au­gust 13. Archibald Prize 2016 This year’s Archibald Prize was won by Mel­bourne-based Louise Hear­man for her por­trait of co­me­dian, satirist and ac­tor Barry Humphries. The Pack­ing Room prize was awarded to first-time Archibald en­trant Betina Fau­vel-Og­den for her por­trait of celebrity chef and MasterChef judge Ge­orge Calom­baris. These paint­ings, along­side the 50 fi­nal­ists, will be dis­played at the Art Gallery of NSW for three months be­fore trav­el­ling the coun­try. Art Gallery of NSW, Art Gallery Road, The Do­main, Syd­ney. Thurs-Tues, 10am-5pm; Wed, 10am-10pm. Tick­ets: $8-$18. Book­ings: (02) 9225 1744. Heavy Ar­tillery This ex­hi­bi­tion in­cludes Xu Zhen’s Euro­pean Thou­sandArmed Sculp­ture (2013-14), in which mas­sive clas­si­cal sculp­tures align in the form of a Bud­dhist de­ity; a replica of a Soviet-Chi­nese tank made from hand-stitched leather by He Xiangyu ti­tled Tank Project (2011-13); Flotage-Tec­ton­ics (2014), a translu­cent screen­printed “float­ing” wall by Ja­panese artist Shinji Oh­maki; Polit-Sheer-Form-Of­fice group’s archive of all-blue books ti­tled Li­brary (2008); and Liu Chen­grui’s per­for­mance video Guazi Moves Earth (2008). White Rab­bit Gallery, 30 Bal­four Street, Chip­pen­dale. Wed-Sun, 10am-5pm. In­quiries: (02) 8399 2867 or on­line. Un­til Au­gust 9.

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