Opening: The Hours presents ‘Stockroom’ – a group show

We are proud to announce ‘Stockroom’. A group show featuring some of Australia’s finest young artists

Over the years, The Hours (Beastman, Marty Routledge & Numskull) have produced a number of widely acclaimed art events & exhibitions around Australia and have worked with some of the most recognised young artists in a variety of different genres.

To celebrate these ties, The Hours presents ‘Stockroom’. A large group show featuring a host of artists that have either worked with us before, are working with us now, or are someone we’d like to work with in the future. A mix of connections between the artist and us, as purveyors of modern art, we believe this to be a perfect insight into “if we were to own a stockroom, this is who it would be filled with”.

Featuring:
MARK ALSWEILER, TOM FERSON, RONE, TWOONE, DANIEL O’TOOLE, SKOUNT, SCOTT MARSH, JUMBO, CHRIS LOUTFY, BAFCAT, JOEL BIRCH, BRIDGE STEHLI, BEASTMAN, EDWARD WOODLEY, SHIDA, MR PENFOLD, BENNETT, WILL COOKE, THE YOK, BEN FROST, RETRO, THOMAS JACKSON, KYLE MONTGOMERY, JAE COPP, FINTAN MAGEE, PHIBS, MADELEINE PFULL, NUMSKULL, AEDEN LEE, VANS THE OMEGA, ROACH, MAX BERRY, SHERYO, SID TAPIA, DAVID CRAGG, SOFLES & TAKIE

EMAIL bob@theopeninghours.com.au for press info
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“Stockroom” group show
Opening: Wednesday 4th June
The Tate Gallery – Sydney

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Exhibition: Higher Ground Studio group show at Kinokunya – Sydney

Higher Ground Studio is hosting a group show at Kinokunya from this Thursday onwards, until the 5th of January. A treat for Sydney siders, as most shows normally only last for a week these days.

The group exhibition features Beastman, Bennett, Ears, Mark Alsweiler, Max Berry, Neil Tomkins, Numskull, Phibs, Tom Ferson and photographer Tony Kenny (who has, over time, shot in and around the artists in their studios).

Get down and see some of Sydney’s best show off an eclectic mix of their latest work. More details here.

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Photos: Bennett ‘Constant Elevation” at Kind of Gallery – Sydney

Bennett recently opened his show “Constant Elevation” at Kind of Gallery in Sydney. A neat collection work from the abstract artist which boasted a varied mix of large scale and small scale paintings.

The artist gave a talk last night at the gallery where he also screened a short documentary about himself, his work and the show.

For those who missed it, get down while it’s still on.

“Constant Elevation” by Bennett
Continuing till Sunday 6th October, 11-7pm
Kind of Gallery

Bennett

Bennett

Bennett

Bennett

Bennett

Bennett

‘Constant Elevation’ — new works by BENNETT

We’re happy to announce our first show during Art and About will be ‘Constant Elevation’ new works by BENNETT.
We’ll be presenting this show in conjunction with The City of Sydney.

Exhibition opening: Wednesday 25th September, 6-9pm
Continuing till Sunday 6th October, 11-7pm
kind of — gallery
70 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst

Sponsored by Magners Cider.

 

Opening: Joe Wilson, Dan O’Toole & Bennett “Echo Chamber” at Rex Livingston – Sydney

Had to take this one straight from the exhibition statement. Couldn’t have put it better…

The echo chamber effect in media discourse refers to the way information is exaggerated or distorted as it disseminates further from its source. In this environment, echoed opinions reinforce social norms and create barriers to critical discourse. Alternatively, artists often put information and their subject’s through an echo chamber to destabilize normative thinking and create opportunity for discovery and debate.

In this exhibition three contemporaries explore genres of landscape, portraiture, sculpture and abstraction. Joe Wilson, Dan O’toole, and Bennett reinforce each others individual practice through a close working relationship. Visual ties disclose a new generation of experimentation, aimed at developing themes and compositional strategies that seek to define new painting in Sydney.

“Echo Chamber” by Joe Wilson, Dan O’Toole and Bennett
Opening: Thursday 4th July
Rex Livingston

Echo Chamber

Echo Chamber

Higher Ground – Open Studio Weekend

Higher Ground Studio is home to some of Sydney’s most notable street, graffiti and fine artists. BEASTMAN, BENNETT, EARS, MARK ALSWEILER, MAX BERRY, NEIL THOMKINS, NUMSKULL, PHIBS, TOM FERSON.

Every year Higher Ground participates in Leichhardt councils open studio tour. Which will, this year, be a two day event. The public will get to look inside the the studios and even purchase unseen and rare work, directly from the artists.

Open 23rd & 24th March 2013
10am to 4pm both days
251 Parramatta Road, Annandale (Sydney)

More information here. For more information and images, download the press release here.

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Higher Ground Studio

Higher Ground Studio

Higher Ground Studio

BENNETT x Have Skateboards x Halfsleeve Collab Graphic

Halfsleeve recently celebrated their 4th birthday by collaborating with 4 different brands. One of those was local skateboard company Have Skateboards with artist BENNETT. The collection consisted of a t-shirt, limited run of screen printed decks and a super limited run of laser etched decks. The graphic is freeeeeesh, BENNETT always holds it down. Everything is available from Halfsleeve right now so go check it!

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‘Cardboard City’ Group show at Soldiers Rd Gallery

This Thursday, Soldier’s Rd Gallery brings you ‘Cardboard City’ a giant group show featuring a collection of 25 Aussie artists working across a multitude of genres.

With each of the artists contributing 10 pieces priced at $100 a pop, Soldiers Rd will be awash with cardboard (and talent) so head in early and scoop up a piece by your favourite artist before the crowds get going. Doors open at 6.

WHO: Ears, Bennett, Mark Alsweiler, Max Berry, Numskull, Phibs, Jumbo, Bridge Stehli, Tom Ferson, SMC, Houl, Bafcat, Birdhat, Joe Wilson, Chanelle Collier, Ella Condon, Syke, Benjamin Reeve, Claire Nakazawa, Choq, Tim Andrew, Kaffeine, Michael Hazel, Mih Fluhrer and Sid Tapia

More info here.

Cardboard City

Cardboard City

Cardboard City

Cardboard City

Cardboard City

Water For Water Limited Edition Christmas Cards

After a successful run last year, Water For Water are bringing back their Limited Edition Artist designed Christmas Cards. This year The Hours has partnered with Water For Water to curate the limited edition Christmas Card packs, resulting in 5 new designs by Ghostpatrol, Kyle Hughes-Odgers, Bennett, Kareena Zerefos and Sid Tapia.

By purchasing a pack of these Christmas Cards you’ll be spreading Christmas joy further than you think with 100% of the profits from the sale of the cards going directly into Water For Water’s clean water projects, providing communities with access to clean drinking water.

The Limited Edition Christmas Cards are now available in packs of 10 (2 of each design in each pack) from the Water For Water online store – www.waterforwater.com

http://store.waterforwater.com.au/merch/christmascards

Sneak Peek: “Don’t Shoot the Messenger” by Bennett at Soldiers Rd

We dropped by Higher Ground the other day to check out how Bennett was going with his show “Don’t shoot the messenger”, which opens this week at Soldiers Rd Gallery in Sydney. Click below for the full set of photos.

‘DONT SHOOT THE MESSENGER’ is the latest collection of works from Sydney based painter BENNETT. These new abstractions explore the importance of balance and content and composition. Thematically the series hinges on the appropriation of found materials in order to give new meanings and contexts to everyday objects and scenarios

Opens Thursday,1st November, 6-9pm
Continues friday and Sat from 1pm-4pm
Soldiers Rd. Gallery – Suite 405, No 342 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills, Sydney.

Bennett Sneak Peek

Bennett Sneak Peek

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