Offbeat, charming and brimming with character are the most apt descriptions when thinking about QT Hotels & Resorts; anyone who has been a guest at one of their properties around the globe would tell you that broad thinking and artful design have come to define the chain, evidenced by Australian iterations like QT Gold Coast, which will host a new expansive art program this weekend by the name of Hotelling. ... Read More | Share it now!
It’s time to ranch it up! One of the hottest comedians in the world right now, Eric Andre, has just announced that, for the very first time, he’ll be coming down to tour (some of) Australia before the year is over, performing twin stand-up shows in Melbourne and Sydney. The man’s daring and boundary-pushing approach to awkward-as-hell comedy has seen his Adult Swim hit, The Eric Andre Show rise in popularity over the years, and if you’ve been watching then you know this is going to be one unforgettable tour. ... Read More | Share it now!
In between doubling over with belly laughs while watching Adult Swim’s outrageous The Eric Andre Show, you may notice the charming dead-pan Hannibal Buress as the show’s grounded – and relatively sane – co-host. Well that man, who is also well known for his role on Broad City, is set to tour Australia later this year, performing around the country for the first time since 2011 as part of his new stand-up comedy show The Hannibal Montanabal Experience.... Read More | Share it now!
Last month saw Vivid Sydney come and go for another year of spectacular lights, music, and ideas, bringing in eyes from around the world as the Harbour city turned into a palate for more than 150 artists from 23 different countries, 658 speakers, and an impressive lineup of live music acts. Of course, attendance seems to be no problem for the major event, now one of the most celebrated cultural happenings on the city’s calendar, which has once again broken records and attracted 2.31 million visitors from across Australia and around the globe.... Read More | Share it now!
Adorned in a steampunk-esque head-piece made of gold wire and pearls, pioneering Icelandic artist and musician Björk addressed a small group of media ahead of her collaboration with Carriageworks and Vivid Sydney, an exhibition titled BJÖRK DIGITAL. “The music came first and it kind of had that sense of urgency about it,” she said, making reference to her universally acclaimed 2015 record Vulnicura, on which she has based much of the works in this current exhibition. “We then started to develop several visual things, and we just decided to surf that wave and let it be what it is”.... Read More | Share it now!
As part of a massive growth for the eighth annual Vivid Sydney, the now world famous festival of lights, music, and ideas has been expanded to 23 nights throughout May and June, and it all kicked off last night. Beginning with the traditional lighting of the sails, which this year features Songlines by six renowned Indigenous artists, Vivid once again sprung to life with the assistance of a massive crowd descending upon Circular Quay and exploring the area’s surrounds, which includes seven other precincts across Sydney.... Read More | Share it now!
Acclaimed Ghanaian artist El Anatsui’s first major exhibition in Australia has opened at Sydney’s Carriageworks as part of Sydney Festival, marking the first Schwartz Carriageworks project. Running until 6th March 2016, the exhibition showcases more than 30 works from Anatsui dating all the way back to the 1970s, bringing in a range on ceramics, drawings, sculptures, and woodcarvings, displayed by the artist’s renowned, expansive large-scale installations.... Read More | Share it now!
The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) will be hosting an exclusive Sydney exhibition as part of the 2016-2017 Sydney International Art Series, presenting the public with a major showcase of renowned Japanese contemporary artist Tatsuo Miyajima, a man known for his immersive, technology-driven sculptures and installations. This will be Miyajima’s first major solo exhibition in Australia.... Read More | Share it now!
The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) have recently introduced another impressive Australian work to the MCA Collection, acquiring Square Cloud Compound (2010) by Sydney artist Mikala Dwyer, who also has gifted the museum with Spell for a Corner, a new multi-coloured wall painting.... Read More | Share it now!