Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Art and About: Menagerie

Susan George 'Nyinbu (Echidna), pair'. 2008
Danie Mellor 'Red, White & Blue'. 2008

A great exhibition which opened at the beginning of this month is 'Menagerie', a collection of contemporary indigenous sculpture at Object Gallery and the Australian Museum.

The exhibition features 33 established and emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists representing every state and territory of Australia.

The theme of the sculptures is animals and there is an incredible diversity of media used to depict them including ceramics, wood carving, bronze and aluminum castings, and mixed media assemblages all making up an interesting palette of textures.

'Menagerie' will be open until the 15th of November so be sure to check it out.

Images Courtesy of Waralungku Arts, Caruana and Reid Fine Art.

Photos take by the Australian Museum

Out and Abroad - The Highline

During a recent outing to New York, the opportunity to break free from the intensity of the city's centre and experience something a little more meditative was presented in the form of The Highline. Formerly a goods railway which operated above the streets of the city, The Highline is a new public landscape which has given the abandoned tracks a new lease of life. These photos were taken on a lazy afternoon walk along its paths.

For more info on the park head to its website at http://thehighline.org

Monday, 7 September 2009

'All of Aus'

We recently had the opportunity to work with News Limited and Qantas on the national publication ‘All of Aus’.

As a keepsake of the thoughts and opinions gathered on www.allofaus.com.au, this one-off magazine represents the spirit of Australia in 09. Pride, teamwork, community, fun and freedom are the 5 key themes celebrated through a diverse mix of photography and uniquely Australian voices.

We are thrilled the magazine has received a great response.

“Ikon conceived the design fundamentals and executed the project with speed, insight and attention to detail. The unique end product was of the highest standard.” Michael Wilkins, Group Editorial Business Manager News Limited.

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Art and About: Kate Scardifield and Luke Sciberras

Over the past month, all of us at Ikon have turned our heads towards the work of Kate Scardifield. Her unique style is definitely something to be witnessed first hand as her assemblages contain worn garments and second hand domestic furnishings 'cut, stretched and wrapped into figurative compositions.'

Her most recent exhibition, 'False Narratives' opened at Peloton Gallery on the 13th August and wraps up this Saturday (5th September), so be sure to head down there if you get the chance.

Luke Sciberras' exhibition 'More Than The Desert Reveals' will open upstairs at the Tim Olsen gallery in Woollahra tonight.

The exhibition will include a collection of his most recent works and will run until the 20th September.

For more info head to the gallery website at http://timolsengallery.com.au/.