Ambush has yet again showed us they know how to put on an incredibly luscious group show. 13 up and coming Sydney artists explored the theme of vacation through painting, mixed media, installation, light and sound. The incredible range of work on show was eclectic, energetic, colourful and in parts sublime. Some of the most vibrant corners of the room showcased the efforts of Birdhat, Wet Lungs, Wolfkid, and Skulk. It’s pretty exciting to walk into a packed gallery with so much interesting work, and with so many red dots, dope to see the Sydney art scene vibing as it should.
Words and photos by Takie. Find her on instagram: @takie_takie
Always on Vacation is a group show that seeks to showcase the work of thirteen Sydney-based emerging visual artists and musicians. The exhibition will provide a platform for them explore and articulate their response to the concept of Vacation, and to present their creative practise to a concentrated audience. Some of these artists have interpreted the concept literally, depicting their signature characters in scenes and landscapes derived from destinations associated with travel and adventure. Others have dissected the concept further, treating our capacity for dreaming and imaginative escapism as an opportunity for vacation that never leaves us. However, regardless of their approach, the Vacation artists share in the search for the glimmering moments of reprieve that can be attained simply through creative expression.