Do You Know About The Upcoming Exhibitions In Sydney?
Granted, two decades ago, exhibitions were a corporate tool mainly employed to launch a new product or service. With the advent of the internet and mobile devices, companies have switched to the online medium, as the web can easily outperform any old fashion exposition in terms of time and data quality.
Nevertheless, exhibitions are not only for showcasing new products and services. In fact, as many of the participants will point out, attending an exposition is mostly about the social experience, learning something new and the unique opportunity to interact with real objects and people. If you count yourself among the people who shares this view and you happen to be in Sydney between February and April, then here are some exhibitions worth checking out.
Established by Greta and Doug Moran in 1988 for the purpose of celebrating the country’s bicentennial, the Moran Arts Foundation has the primary role of supporting arts and talented artists across Australia. In case you didn’t have the chance to check out the amazing works entered by school-aged photographers, don’t worry because you still have time until February 15. Similarly to last year, the Moran Arts Foundation will be organizing a people’s choice award for both MCPP and DMNPP contestants, and offers a $1,000 prize for the lucky winners.
Silent Poetry: Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition
In case you’re passionate about the Chinese culture and arts, then the Silent Poetry exhibition is surely one of the events you don’t want to miss out on. Held between January 13 and February 7, the Chinese Contemporary art exposé features over 40 works from 18 talented artists. Take note that the artists featuring in this exposition have different backgrounds; because some are experienced sculptors and oil painters, while others can do wonders with ink, paper and silk, Silent Poetry promises to be unique: it reflects the contemporary life in China as seen through the eyes of the nation’s youngsters.
Taking It All Away: MCA Collection
Inspired by the early 20th century avant-garde movement in Russia, including Suprematism and Constructivism, Taking It All Away aims to explore the various effects of erasure, abstraction and the social impact of contemporary art. Featuring works by Peter Cripps, Robert Hunter, Gordon Bennett, Rose Nolan and Christian Capurro, the exhibition is still available until February 22 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney.
While the Constructivism viewed art as a social activity, and focused on architecture and industrial design, Suprematism refers to the art’s capacity of transcending through a geometric abstraction. As you can see, the two artistic currents have their roots in utopian ideals and aim to inspire new ways of thinking in terms of the role of art in society and the abstraction concept.
In the event that you’re travelling to Sydney with your children until April 19, then one of the activities to consider while here is visiting the Towers of Tomorrow with Lego Bricks exhibition. Held at the Museum of Sydney, the towers are built at a 1:200 scale replica, an element that makes the event truly magnificent. After all, as reported by people who have already been there, the finesse of the architectural details in the Asian and Australian towers is spectacular.
The idea behind Towers of Tomorrow belongs to Ryan McNaught, one of the very few people in the world that holds a LEGO certification. Nevertheless, the exhibition also features a hands-on experience where youngsters and adults can create their own towers. With over 200,000 loose LEGO bricks available, you will only be limited by your imagination. On a side note, if you want to take part in this hands-on session, then don’t forget to pre-book in advance.
Held between February 17 and March 12 at The Muse, Sydney TAFE, Seeking Humanity aims to show you a not-so-liked part of Australia. A ground breaking exhibition, Seeking Humanity wants to bring the public face to face with an aspect of the country that is mostly hidden. Wendy Shrape, the genius behind the exposition has sat down with 39 refugees and asylum seekers, and the result is seen in the amazing masterpieces showcased at Seeking Humanity.
Visitors should know that behind each portrait here there is a real person with a unique story of how he/she fled from the danger in their mother country in search of the comfort and safety provided in Australia.
Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Exhibition
Starting on March 28, the Australian Museum welcomes people of all ages to check out the famous Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition. Featuring over 100 pictures and celebrating its 50th edition, the event is one of the most prestigious photography events in the world. This year, Australia is proud to have two talented photographers in the competition.
Matthew Smith, one of the most respected Aussie photographers, entered the competition with a stunning picture of a bluebottle washed ashore after sunset. Take note that this is just an example of the kind of pictures showcasing the diversity and wonder of the natural world that you will see at this honored international competition.
Emerging Digital Design Exhibition
If you’re a diehard fan of the Night at the Museum kind of events, then Emerging Digital Design Exhibition might be just the thing for you. Taking place at the JMC Academy, Wednesday 4th of February, the event includes food, music, drinks and digital art printed all around the room for you to enjoy.
While this surely represents the perfect opportunity to meet people who share you passion, rest assured that the exhibition also includes screen projections of thousands of marvelous works. In addition, if you feel creative or simply want to test your skills, keep in mind that you can take part in the Live Drawing session on the same night.
There is nothing worse than being stranded during your travel trip in Sydney, so it would be wise to consider renting a coach or a mini bus for your exhibition visit. Once you get your transportation booked, you can sit back, relax and enjoy the day. Museum-hopping will be a breeze, folks!