Friday, 24 August 2007

Colour by numbers - 1234men

Each week, I will present some artistic options for unplanned weekends with either friends, family or perhaps something to do on your own! I will envisage to bring some of the gay art news I find out about as well. This week though, just a run down on some of the big galleries in our world. Enjoy!

The PM

MCA, Sydney

Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney is currently showing Primavera, their annual exhibition of Australian artists under 35 years of age.

They are open 10am to 5pm daily and admission is free.

Art Gallery of NSW

The Arts of Islam is a showcase of artistic achievement from the rich cultural history of the Persian empire from the 7th to the early 20th century. I don’t think there has been a more relevant or better time to learn and appreciate something wonderful from a part of the world currently under intense pressure. They have their extremists just like we have the KKK, The Religious Right and George Bush. Go along, embrace an artistic connection with your fellow man and find something worthwhile to not tear each other apart over. Education can only lead to understanding and positive change.

AUD$15 exhibition entry for adults. Gallery open from 10am to 5pm daily. General gallery entry is free and actively encouraged!

Art Gallery of Queensland

Howard Arkley, contemporary Australian Artist whose fastidious studies of Melbourne suburban homes and portraits makes for compelling viewing.

Howard Arkley 
Family Home -- suburban exterior 1993 
synthetic polymer paint on canvas 
203.0 x 254.0cm 
Monash University Collection 
© The Estate of Howard Arkley
Licensed by Kalli Rolfe Contemporary Art

MOMA New York is currently highlighting pieces from its collection of David Smith sculptural works. Take a deep breath and brave the crowds.

David Smith. (American, 1906-1965). Australia. 1951. Painted steel on cinder block base, 6' 7 1/2" x 8' 11 7/8" x 16 1/8" (202 x 274 x 41 cm), on cinder block base 17 1/2 x 16 3/4 x 15 1/4" (44.5 x 42.5 x 38.7 cm). Gift of William Rubin

Salvador Dali is drawing huge crowds to the Tate Gallery
in London. Time will melt before your very eyes.

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