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
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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
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
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