Photos: ‘The Screaming Hand art show’ at Ambush Gallery – Sydney

The Screaming Hand art show recently opened at Ambush Gallery in Sydney, so we braved the rain and checked out this amazing (and large!) collection of both old and new original art, all based on the famous Jim Phillips icon, The Screaming Hand!

The show, curated by Eddie Zammit and Produced by Santa Cruz AUS, was really well presented and jam packed full of amazing work by both local and international artists. Too many to name… A great opportunity for the local artists to be given free reign over a classic image, plus an honour for most to have their work presented next to some of the world’s most renown (skate related) artists such as Mark Gonzales, Steve Olson, Mike Giant, Thomas Campbell, Andy Jenkins and many many more including original artwork by the creator himself, Jim Phillips.

With multiple rooms (our favourite was the video / process room), this show is definitely one not to miss, and make sure you don’t because it’s only open for a short amount of time!

Find out all the details here. (All photos below by Enzo Amato) Click below for the full set of photos…

Screaming Hand art show Sydney - Jim Phillips

Screaming Hand art show Sydney - Jim Phillips

Screaming Hand art show Sydney - Jim Phillips

Screaming Hand art show Sydney - Jim Phillips

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Opening: ‘Ninety Five Percent’ group show at District 01 – Sydney

NinetyFive Percent is a movement and a community concerned about Climate Change; creating awareness through art.

Opening Night – Thursday 5th of November 6 – 9 pm.
Open Daily – Friday 6th – Saturday 7th 10am – 5pm
@ District 01, 7 Randle Lane, Surry Hills Sydney.

“On October 8th 2015 scientists confirmed a Global Coral Bleaching event is underway, only the third of its kind in recorded history.This event is expected to impact 38% of the world’s coral reefs by the end of this year and kill over 12,000 sq km of reefs.” – NOAA.

Bringing together 20 talented artists who will showcase their interpretation of ocean warming and coral bleaching. Curated by Jaimee Paul

Luschia Porter // Thomas Jackson // George “ Apeseven” Hambov // Cat Lee // Annabel Scanlen // Anne Bourne // Courtney Brims // Arquette Cooke // Brent Smith // Carly Casey // Lani Paxton // Caspian de Looze “The Master Blaster ” // Jaimee Paul // Kareena Zerefos // Jonny Steiner // Kirsten Duncombe // Laura Ives // Lyn Hammond // M-Lon

Ninety Five Percent

Ninety Five Percent

Ninety Five Percent

Ninety Five Percent

Ninety Five Percent

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Photos: ‘Pools’ by Annalisa Ferraris and Lucy O’Doherty at China Heights – Sydney

China Heights recently opened a duo show by young female artists Annalisa Ferraris and Lucy O’Doherty, titled ‘Pools’. If you missed the show, you can view a full catalogue of works on the China Heights website.

“Abandonment is a recurring theme in Annalisa Ferraris and Lucy O’Doherty’s work. In the current exhibition, that abandonment comes in the form of empty swimming pools. Annalisa Ferraris finds their immediate redundancy and strange shifts of space interesting; for Lucy O’Doherty, it’s the implied narrative behind them, the fact that something sinister or sad may have happened for them to be empty – the sense of mystery is alluring. The artists, who met while studying at the National Art School and now work out of the same studio, exhibit together wherever possible.”

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Pools at China Heights Gallery

Pools at China Heights Gallery

Pools at China Heights Gallery

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Photos: ‘Scented Intoxication’ by Lyn Balzer & Tony Perkins at Australian Design Centre – Sydney

The Australian Design Centre has recently opened another great exhibition showcasing the remarkable work of Lyn Balzer and Tony Perkins. A mix of photography, sculpture and jewellery, this show highlights how artists and designers can work across many different mediums.

Scented Intoxication is inspired by the small details that exist in nature and explores the material lifecycle of leather, wood, and marble, benchmarked by their signature scent. With a strong emphasis on using offcuts, re-using materials, and testing object resilience, the exhibition straddles the spheres of fashion, lifestyle, and design with inherent flavours of the Australian landscape.”

More info on the ADC website. Read a recent interview with the artists here.

Click below for the full set of photos.

Australian Design Centre

Australian Design Centre

Australian Design Centre

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Video: Wonderwalls Wollongong 2015 full recap

We are proud to present the finally recap video for Wonderwalls Wollongong 2015. A short video documenting the four day event which brings together artists from all over Australia and the world. Massive thanks to all of our sponsors, supporters and volunteers… and of course Simon from Verb Syndicate. The response we get from both the public and the artists each year is so inspiring. Here’s to many more Wonderwalls to come…

For more info on Wondwerwalls, visit the website here.

WONDERWALLS WOLLONGONG // 2015 from Verb Syndicate on Vimeo.

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Photos: ‘The Greats’ at the Art Gallery of NSW – Sydney

We were lucky enough to get an invite to the recent Empty Meet (#emptyagnsw for those in instagram) at the Art Gallery of NSW. A private viewing of the gallery’s exhibition ‘The Greats’ before opening hours, in a completely empty building. Free of the busy public viewing times, it was an amazing way for us to view some of the most reknown paintings, by the Masters.

We saw paintings by the likes of Botticelli, Leonardo, Cézanne, El Greco, Gauguin, Monet, Poussin, Raphael, Rubens, Titian, Turner and Vermeer! An amazing chance to view some of the classics, up close
and in detail…

The exhibition is on throughout the next couple of months, 24 Oct 2015 – 14 Feb 2016.
For more info, check out their website.

Art Gallery of NSW - The Greats

Art Gallery of NSW - The Greats

Art Gallery of NSW - The Greats

Art Gallery of NSW - The Greats

Art Gallery of NSW - The Greats

Art Gallery of NSW - The Greats

Art Gallery of NSW - The Greats

Art Gallery of NSW - The Greats

Art Gallery of NSW - The Greats

Art Gallery of NSW - The Greats

Art Gallery of NSW - The Greats

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Opening: Screaming Hand art show at Ambush Gallery – Sydney

In the Sydney leg of the worldwide tour of the Screaming Hand art show, 48 of the world’s most influential artists of the past 30 years and a further exclusive 30+ works of art from some of Australia’s most highly regarded local artists will be exhibiting their take on the iconic Screaming Hand image created by Jim Phillips, at Ambush Gallery.

The Australian artist that have created original pieces are:

Beastman, Dale Bigeni, Ben Brown, Buttons, Otis Carey, Greg Cleveland, Rhys Cooper, Days One, Marcus Dixon, Jack Douglas, Christopher Hancock, Georgia Hill, Idol, Luca Ionescu, Luke Lucas, Marian Machismo, Mayonaize, Meggs, Andy Murphy, Elliott Numskull, Sam Octigan, James Jirat Patradoon, Phibs, Callum Preston, Travis Price, Nicole Reed, George Rose, Glenn ‘Glenno’ Smith, Stay Bold, Ken Taylor, Unwell Bunny, Cat Wall, Mike Watt, Ozzie Wright & 23rd Key.

‘Screaming Hand art show’ group show
Where: Ambush Gallery, Sydney
Opening: Friday 5th November

Jim Phillips screaming hand art show

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Photos: Felipe Pantone at Backwoods Gallery – Melbourne

Felipe Pantone was recently in Australia for Wonderwalls Wollongong 2015, where during his stay in the country also opened a solo show at Backwoods Gallery in Melbourne. The neat body of work reflected the unique futuristic visions of this versatile artist from Spain, whose fascination with modern-day technology and its rapid development continues to influence his vibrant artistic style.

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Felipe Pantone

Felipe Pantone

Felipe Pantone

Felipe Pantone

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Photos: Bootleg Mad Max show at Sydney Opera House – Sydney

As a part of the Graphic Festival at The Sydney Opera House, both The Opening Hours and Good Space were invited to curate and host a group show, inspired by the George Miller film Mad Max Fury Road.

We commissioned works by Paris based ILK, and local artists Georgia Hill, Chris Yee, James Jirat Patradoon and Maddy Young, which were on show for one day only inside the Opera House. Check out the full set of photos below.

Images courtesy of Rocket K Weijers www.rocketk.co

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