Opening: Mark Alsweiler ‘Port of Call’ at Koskela – Sydney

Mild Manners are teaming up with the iconic sustainable furniture and design store Koskela to present a special off site exhibition and window installation with NZ born, Sydney based artist Mark Alsweiler. Port of Call features a selection of new hardwood sculptures and paintings.

‘Port of Call’ by Mark Alsweiler
Where: Koskela, Sydney
Opening: Saturday 21st May, 3pm

Mark Alsweiler

Opening: ‘A Parallel Vision’ by Nadia Hernandez & Chrissie Abbott at RVCA Corner Gallery – Sydney

Presented by Mild Manners, A Parallel Vision presents a chaotic celebration of new work by artists
Nadia Hernandez & Chrissie Abbott. Connected through symbols depicting nature, the subconscious and moments in time Abbott and Herna?ndez create individual narratives that harness themes of progress, rebirth and nostalgia.

‘A Parallel Vision’ by Nadia Hernandez & Chrissie Abbott
Where: RVCA Corner Gallery, Melbourne
Opening: Friday 28th August

Nadia Hernandez

Opening: ‘High Contrast’ solo exhibition by Elliott ‘Numskull Routledge at MMPG – Sydney

Opening this Friday night at MMPG in Sydney, this will be Numskull’s first Sydney exhibition in over three years.

Since his last Sydney exhibition in 2012 Elliott Routledge, or Numskull as he’s been known as for the past 15 years, has been working on large scale murals and outdoor installations for the likes of Art & About Festival, and most recently his month long residency at the prestigious Museums Quartier in Vienna, Austria.

Working across both bold, expressive canvas work and hand made sculptures, Elliott’s practice uses a variety of mark making techniques, strategic colour pairing and abstract composition. Hard edged blocks of pattern sit next to smears of multicoloured paint, and tangled scribbles of colour sit next to gradient filled shapes.

High Contrast is the artist’s reaction to human conditioning in regards to materialism & consumerism. These artworks are embedded with shapes and symbols that have been chosen to represent certain aspects of human culture and the potential future we live in. With subtle references to rave culture, the work uses imagery and lyrics from classic songs as a vehicle to highlight these conditions and ultimately encourage a new way of thinking.

For a preview catalogue

Opening Friday May 8, 6-8pm
Showing May 8 – 16 (Thursday to Saturday 12-6pm)
L1, 499 Crown St
Surry Hills NSW 2010

Elliott Numskull Routledge exhibition Sydney

Elliott Numskull Routledge

Elliott Numskull Routledge

Elliott Numskull Routledge

Elliott Numskull Routledge

Opening: Mark Alsweiler ‘The Sun and The Season’ at MMPG – Sydney

It’s a busy year ahead for NZ born, Sydney based artist Mark Alsweiler. The next few months he’s preparing for a debut solo exhibition in the United States and month long artist residency in Ireland.

In the lead up to these milestones, Mild Manners is proud to present an exhibition of studio drawings, in essence they’re the working ideas for paintings and sculptures Alsweiler will then start making later in the year.

‘The Sun and The Season’ by Mark Alsweiler
Where: MMPG, Sydney
Opening Hours: Thursday 2nd April, 6 – 8pm

Mark Alsweiler

Opening: Rae Begley’s debut photo exhibition ‘Annapurna’

Sydney artist Rae Begley’s incredible photographic series, Annapurna opens tomorrow night at Mild Manners Project Gallery in Surry Hills. It’s the last exhibition for a busy 2014 for the gallery.

Captured entirely on 35mm film, Begley’s work is a reflection on the contrasting elements seen in the extremes of nature. Majestic and spiritual, the sacred valleys and ranges are captured around an altitude of 4000m in the heartland of the Annapurna ranges and they depict a rapidly evolving landscape.

Opening Tuesday, December 16th 5-8pm
Exhibition continues daily until the 20th. 

Level 1, 499 Crown St 
Surry Hills (above Title Store)




Recap: Trent Whitehead – If Not Now, When?

Trent Whitehead’s first exhibition in over four years has just wrapped up at the new M.M.P.G. space in Sydney’s Surry Hills. The exhibition featured mind blowing painting and sculptural works, with a meticulous detail that he’s developed a reputation for. The exhibition heads south to Melbourne in a couple of months time but before then, you can view all of the remaining work HERE.


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Opening: James Jirat Patradoon – Hydra

Sydney based illustrator James Jirat Patradoon‘s new exhibition opens this week, featuring a series of large scale graphite works on paper aiming to channel the manic energy of the way we experience imagery online. Some incredible images below of these works in progress from the past few weeks. You’ll see these finished and in all their glory at the opening.

‘Hydra’ opens Thursday 28th of August at the RVCA Corner Gallery in Melbourne before moving up to Sydney next month.






Outdoors: Shida in Brisbane

Job done, nothing is stopping this guy of late! Mik Shida, making the most of his last couple of weeks in Australia before another European stint has just completed this incredible tunnel installation in Brisbane’s CBD. If you’re up that way, his solo exhibition Mythographies is still on show at the Brisbane Powerhouse until September 8. 






Mik Shida wraps up at the Brisbane Powerhouse

TAMARA AND THE DEMON by SHIDAHaving toured this exhibition through Melbourne and Sydney, it’s fitting that it’s final stop is his hometown of Brisbane at the iconic Powerhouse. Mythographies is a multi-layered record of Shida’s progress as an artist, these painting and hardwood sculptural works let his imagination lead the path, creating a series of self proclaimed ‘spiritscapes’.

Mythographies, presented by Mild Manners Gallery and The Brisbane Powerhouse opens tomorrow evening, Wednesday 13th and then continues until September 8.

More details here. 

Never one to rest for long, he’s also mid way through an impressive mural covering the Creek st tunnel in Brisbane City before he jets of to Europe. Below is a picture taken this morning, still very much a work in progress, we’ll post some images of the completed wall next week.




Sneak Peek: Mark Alsweiler ‘Gold Moth’ – RVCA Sydney

Mark Alsweiler is opening his next solo show titled ‘Gold Moth’ at the RVCA Gallery space in Paddington this week. A much anticipated collection of work from the New Zealand born artist, which will see a heap of new work including paintings on paper and hand caved sculptures.

Full of duality, Mark Alsweiler’s acrylic paintings and wooden sculptures are both rudimentary and developed, blending raw painted areas with minuscule details.

Born in the mountainous South Island of New Zealand, Alsweiler now resides in Sydney, Australia. This locational shift is evident in his work where imagery of the countryside is contrasted with metropolitan scenes, his always evident characters keeping unity.

‘Gold Moth’ displays a mix of his hand carved figurative sculptures, made from salvaged hardwood and acrylic on paper paintings.

Click below for the full set of photos.

“Gold Moth” by Mark Alsweiler
Opening: Thursday 19th June
RVCA Gallery – 84 Oxford Street, Paddington

Mark Alsweiler

Mark Alsweiler

Mark Alsweiler

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