John Akomfrah, ‘Vertigo Sea’ 2015, 3-channel HD video installation, 7.1 sound, 52 mins. © Smoking Dogs Films; Courtesy Lisson Gallery, London. John Akomfrah, A Perth International Arts Festival event supported by Visual Arts program partner Wesfarmers Arts, John Curtin Gallery Curtin University, Building 200A, Kent Street, Bentley, Western Australia, 7 February – 30 April 2017
Ben Ali Ong, ‘And his is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart’, 2016, archival pigment inkjet print, edition of 5 + 2 AP, 60 x 40 cm. ‘Ben Ali Long: This Flood of Love Drowned Me’, Artereal, 747 Darling Street, Rozelle, Sydney, NSW, 1–25 February 2017
Michael Doolan, ‘Prince’s Castle’ 2012, ceramic, wood, polymer, auto enamel, 34 x 40 x 25 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Michael Reid Sydney + Berlin. ‘World Without World’, Castlemaine Art Museum, 14 Lyttleton Street, Castlemaine, Victoria, 15 January – 26 February 2017
Luke Cornish (Elk.), ‘Road to Damascus’ 2017, sublimation print and aerosol on brushed aluminium, 40 x 60cm. ‘Luke Cornish (ELK.): Road to Damascus’, Nanda Hobbs, Level 1, 66 King Street, Sydney, NSW – 2 – 10 February 2017. This exhibition will travel to the Damascus Opera House, Damascus in March, 2017
Robin Hungerford, ‘Same As It Ever Was (Educational Prop)’ 2016, fibreglass, acrylic paint. Courtesy the artist. ‘Nice One Picasso’, SCA Galleries, Sydney College of the Arts The University of Sydney, Kirkbride Way, off Park Drive, Lilyfield, NSW – 9 – 11 February 2017
Heather Shimmen, ‘Swamp lady’ 2008-16, linocut and organza on paper, 191 x 112 cm, edition 15. ‘Heather Shimmen: Time Warps’, Australian Galleries Melbourne, 28 Derby Street Collingwood VIC, 21 February – 4 March 2017
Heather Shimmen, ‘SOS’ 2015, linocut and organza on paper, 112 x 72 cm, edition 25. ‘Heather Shimmen: Time Warps’, Australian Galleries Melbourne, 28 Derby Street Collingwood VIC, 21 February – 4 March 2017
Hiroki Morimoto (Goma), is being brought to Sydney for the first time by The Japan Foundation, Sydney, for a special performance of his didgeridoo music for one night only on Saturday, 25 February. Born in Osaka, Japan in 1973, Goma first encountered the didgeridoo in 1994 when his friends brought one home from England’s Glastonbury music festival. Three years later, when he was working in a didgeridoo shop in Darwin, an Aboriginal friend took him to Arnhem Land where he studied the instrument under master Djalu Gurruwiwi and went on to become the first non-Indigenous person to win the Northern Land Council prize at the 1998 Barunga Didgeridoo Competition. During this time, Goma lived with the Yolngu people and was adopted into the Galpu clan. Goma will perform in Sydney only, Saturday 25 February, 2pm (90 minutes), John Painter Hall at the Australian Institute of Music, 1-55 Foveaux Street, Surry Hills, NSW, FREE admission.
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