Arts Review: Mayhem Kings Cross 1945 – Elizabeth Bay House, Sydney (15.02.16)

Black and white image of a woman lounging on a love seat in a gown.

Inspired by events in and around Kings Cross at the end of the Second World War, Mayhem Kings Cross 1945 at the opulent Elizabeth Bay House was a celebration of the end of the war and a way to bid farewell to American GI’s returning home. A coloration between Sydney Living Museums and The Festivalists, guests were encourage to attend decked out in their best 1940s garb or service uniform and explore the stunning rooms of Elizabeth Bay House. There was a secret cellar, admittance only permitted after using the secret code word, where you could view illicit “pornographic” photographs and purchase goods on the black market. In particular, the room set up with a television and headsets where you could view short news reels from the war, was especially interesting.... Read More | Share it now!

Carriageworks hosts major exhibition by renowned Ghanian artist El Anatsui

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!