An installation featuring some of the country’s most important Aboriginal songs and a time capsule collection of artwork housed in a brand new building are some of the must-see exhibitions taking place in Sydney in June.
Luke Sciberras: Skyward – Campbelltown Arts Center
From June 4 to August 7, the Campbelltown Center for the Arts (CAC) and the Bathurst Regional Art Gallery (BRAG) celebrate the work of local artist Luke Sciberras in Side of the Sky, a comprehensive look at his 25 years of career held simultaneously in the two galleries. Sciberras’ early career began in Wedderburn, an arts community on the outskirts of Sydney by the Georges River. Since 2000, Sciberras has lived in the historic mining town of Hill End. His work captures the rugged beauty of the Hill End region, a landscape that served as inspiration for such acclaimed Australian artists as Russell Drysdale, Donald Friend, Margaret Olley, Brett Whiteley and John Olsen.
Walk Through a Song – Museum of Sydney
Also known as dream tracks, the song lines represent the ancestral routes of Australian Aborigines, intersecting spiritual, cultural and geographic knowledge passed down from generation to generation. The Songlines are fundamental to the history of the Australian continent and will be represented in an immersive exhibition at the Museum of Sydney until July 17. Walking through a Songline is a multi-sensory digital installation (commissioned by the National Museum of Australia) with light projections. inspired by the seminal songlines of The Seven Sisters, some of the country’s most important creative tracks.
Light and Darkness – Chau Chak Wing Museum
Light and Darkness is an exploration of late modernism featuring 70 works of art from the University of Sydney’s Power Collection, creating a ‘time capsule’ through the sixties, seventies and eighties. The exhibition traces the evolution of social and cultural trends through these decades, starting with the light, op and kinetic works of the 1960s. Housed in the Chau Chak Wing Museum – a new public building designed to house the art collections , science, history and ancient cultures from the university – the exhibition includes works by more than 60 artists, including international stars Bridget Riley and Marina Abramović, and top local talent. like Lindy Lee. The exhibition is on until November 27.
Space in Between – 23rd Biennale of Sydney
Comprising a series of paths linking the various venues of the Biennale – the National School of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Pier 2/3 at Walsh Bay Arts Precinct and The Cutaway at Barangaroo – Space in Between is an exhibition “on foot” which invites us to engage in a “conscious walk” and reconnect with the urban landscape, engaging in activities and recordings created by artists along the way. In Wellington Inn, Julie Gough tells the story of her ancestor, Woretemoeteyenner, who was kidnapped by a seal hunter and gave birth to three of her children; while Tais Rose Wae invites us to pause and observe the world around us in walk like water. José Roca and Juan Salazar Francisco created an interactive “walk” from Walsh Bay Arts Precinct to Barangaroo Reserve, while in Path of the waters, John Kelly and Rena Shein ask us to follow the path of the Tank Stream and reflect on the experience in writing. The walks are accessible to people in wheelchairs and other mobility devices. You can visit the exhibition until June 13. Visit the Galleria Campari pop-up bar at The Cutaway if you need a refresher after all that walking.
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