ART FIX | Art entertainment for isolation
“If Paris is the city of light,
Sydney is the city of fireworks”
– Baz Luhrmann
To enjoy this weekend:
Vox Docs with The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age
If you do just one thing this long weekend, make sure you grab a copy of The Good Weekend Magazine in either The Sydney Morning Herald or The Age. This issue is dedicated entirely to the arts and features the brand new initiative Vox Docs – extraordinary short films expressing big ideas through different voices.
A heartfelt thanks and congratulations to Ian Darling’s Shark Island Institute and Documentary Foundation Australia for highlighting again the vital importance of not only the performing arts but indeed all segments of the arts industry in our country.
Click here to watch some of the incredible films on the SMH website.
To auction and support the STC:
Lights Up: Online Fundraising Auction with the Sydney Theatre Company
‘Lights Up’ is Sydney Theatre Company’s first ever online fundraising auction taking place from the 1st of October until the 15th of October.
This is your chance to brighten up your 2020 by taking a private music class with Ben Folds, diving into STC’s incredible costume collection with stage and screen star Mia Wasikowska, or take a private tour with Justin Miller Art around Paddington’s gorgeous art precinct. Place your bids online via the STC website and help get the ‘Lights Up’ again at Sydney’s phenomenal Theatre Company.
Click here to view the prizes and place your bids.
To marvel at underwater photography:
Matt Draper at Sydney Contemporary 2020
Matt Draper, Abstraction 2020, archival pigment print, 61 x 91.5 cm, Edition of 24
Sydney Contemporary is back with an incredible new virtual platform that showcases over 450 artists and a search engine that helps find your perfect art piece. Justin Miller Art is pleased to present a selection of fine underwater photographs from the exceptional Matt Draper, an artist who brings his creative vision to existence through unconstrained immersion, revealing life beneath the surface.
By patiently navigating through untamed environments, Draper seeks to better understand each individual species with which he interacts. Working with only natural light on a series of single breaths, he manoeuvres concept to creation with minimal disturbance. Draper’s art breaks barriers between human and animal, merging realms and revealing distinct characteristics of unfamiliar physicality and hidden intuitive behaviours – resulting in a dynamic balance of vastness and intimacy.
Click here to view this stunning series of photographs from Matt Draper.