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ON VIEW NOW

25/05/2018

JEREMY SHARMA
fidelity
Until 19 August 2018
Aloft at Hermès, Singapore
541 Orchard Road, Liat Towers, Singapore
Presented by Fondation d'entreprise Hermès

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20/05/2018

BADEN PAILTHORPE
Clanger
UTS Gallery
Until 22 June 2018

Clanger, a solo exhibition by Baden Pailthorpe, explores the aesthetics of power through data, bodies and technology. In an environment that is both physical and virtual, Clanger pairs the statistical tracking of AFL player performance with the emotional intensities of the crowd.

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INVITATION

20/05/2018

EX DE MEDICI
Smithereens
Sullivan+Strumpf | Singapore
25 May - 24 June 2018

Opening on Friday, 25 May 2018, 7-9pm

Sullivan+Strumpf Singapore is delighted to present the first solo exhibition in Southeast Asia by senior Australian artist eX de Medici. eX de Medici's richly ornamented work interrogates the politics of power and gender relations. Working in the demanding medium of watercolour, often on an unusally monumental scale, de Medici's practice engages with politico-economic systems of control and the ways in which there are constructed and distributed through violence. de Medici will present a medium-defying seven-meter-long watercolour from the 2017 series Spies Like Us featuring CCTV encrusted telephone towers, and new "Smithereens" paintings, a series from which the exhibition takes its title. This exhibition extends de Medici's exploration of corporate morality, mass surveillance, data collection and the consequences that accompany the abuse of authority. Art, says de Medici, has no ability to make a difference, but we must raise the alarm. If we don't we are complicit.

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UP NEXT

20/05/2018

GLENN BARKLEY
IMAYIMIGHTIMUST
Sullivan+Strumpf | Sydney
7 - 23 June 2018

Opening on Thursday, 7 June 2018, 6-8pm

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VISIT

19/05/2018

JEREMY SHARMA
fidelity
Aloft at Hermès
541 Orchard Road, Liat Towers, Singapore
Until 19 August 2018

fidelity transports visitors to the heart of different cultural communities from across Southeast Asia. From the nostalgic melodies of the Kristang people, a group descended from Portugese sailors who arrived in Malaysia in the 16th century, to the Persian and Arab sonorities woven into the rhythmic chants of the Rohingya, the artist has recorded songs of love and belief. In his first sound installation, Sharma sculpts voices and language as so many materials bearing the imprint of history.

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ON VIEW NOW

19/05/2018

YANG YONGLIANG
Journey to the Dark
Sullivan+Strumpf | Sydney
Until 26 May 2018

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CHECK OUT

19/05/2018

TONY ALBERT
Visible
Queensland Art Gallery
2 June - 7 October 2018

'Tony Albert: Visible' features the artist's epic appropriations and re-appropriations of kitsch 'Aboriginalia', text-based installations and the award-winning photographic series 'Brothers'.

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DON'T MISS

19/05/2018

GRANT STEVENS
Transboundaries: art + connection
QUT Art Museum
Until June 2018

This triennial exhibition is a wide-ranging exploration of interactions between the social and political, ecological, and psychological. It encompasses the larger vistas of economics, science and nature as well as contemporary subjectivity and language.

Click here to watch the video interview with Grant Stevens.

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18/05/2018

TONY ALBERT
We can be Heroes
GOMA | Childrens Art Centre | Free
19 May - 7 October 2018

Starring the children of Warrakurna, 'We Can Be Heroes' explores how we can all be empowered, by overcoming our fears. Tony Albert collaborated with children and artists from Warrakurna to create a number of the artworks for display in the exhibition space, including the photographic series Warrakurna - Superheroes 2017 and illuminated paintings featuring the Mamu, the fearful trickster spirits found in Warrakurna.

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CONGRATULATIONS

18/05/2018

Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2018
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Until 9 September 2018

Congratulations to our artists who are finalists in this year's prizes:
Angela Tiatia in the Archibald Prize
Karen Black, Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran and Gregory Hodge in the Sir John Sulman Prize
Hiromi Tango in the Wynne Prize

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ATTEND

18/05/2018

SAM LEACH
Birds and Bees
Museum of Discovery, Adelaide
May - October 2018

Birds and Bees, at the recently opened MOD, is a collaborative project between Sam Leach and Professor Mandyam (Srini) Srinivasam (University of Queensland. The project brings art and science together to shine a light on the differences between human and animal perception, spatial navigation and illusion.

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ON VIEW NOW

18/05/2018

KAREN BLACK
Not hours minutes
Sullivan+Strumpf | Sydney
Until 26 May 2018

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UP NEXT

18/05/2018

AUCKLAND ART FAIR
The Cloud / AKL Waterfront
Booth D8
23 - 27 May 2018

Join us at booth D8 for a program of artist talks at 11.30am during the VIP preview on Wednesday 23 May, and from 12.30pm on Thursday 24 May 2018.

Sullivan+Strumpf will be participating at Auckland Art Fair 2018 (Booth D8) with a presentation of works by Glenn Barkley, Sanné Mestrom and Richard Lewer. Richard Lewer presents Redheads, a series of portraits, which explore his own experience growing up as "a ginger" and his continuing interest in cultural representations of redheads and the traditions of portraiture. Sanné Mestrom will show ceramic objects from the series, Homer and the Ancient Poets, each the product of time constrained by motherhood; every form the result of what could be achieved in the short bursts of time allowed. Glenn Barkley will present a selection of coiled earthenware vessels, including obsessively patterned pots with tiny "pox" holes. Angela Tiatia's HD video, The Fall, originally commissioned by the Australian War Memorial in 2017, is presented in Project Space P15. The Fall draws on the accounts of survivors of the Battle of Singapore during the Second World War. We look forward to welcoming you to the fair.

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COMING UP

15/05/2018

EX DE MEDICI
Smithereens
25 May - 24 June 2018
Sullivan+Strumpf | Singapore

Opening on Friday, 25 May 2018, 7-9pm

Sullivan+Strumpf Singapore is delighted to present the first solo exhibition in Southeast Asia by senior Australian artist, eX de Medici.

The watercolours in Smithereens draw on key themes in de Medici's work, exemplified by the panoramic tableaus. Alive to the dangers of governmental control in an increasingly digitised world, she realises our worst nightmares in Spies Like Us (2016), replete with a nest of mobile phone towers, and a cluster of ominously dispassionate surveillance cameras. I killed her with my club (2017) finds her in familiar territory, with the language of flower painting hard up against emblems of power and death. Amongst a field of floral motifs lie deadly rounds of 'expanded ammunition'. Devised to unfurl on impact, the bullets rip through flesh, the spent cartridges bearing an uncanny resemblance to flowers.

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ATTEND

05/05/2018

JEREMY SHARMA
fidelity
17 May - 19 August 2018
Aloft at Hermès Singapore
Presented by Fondation d'entreprise Hermès

fidelity is Jeremy Sharma’s first sound-only project in which he creates an assemblage of experiences, atmospheres and sensations with a bridge of songs which asks of us: can the human voice truly encapsulate an alternated place, time and environment?

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COMING UP

03/05/2018

KAREN BLACK
Not hours minutes
12-26 May 2018
Sullivan+Strumpf | Sydney

Opening on Saturday, 12 May 2018, 3-5pm
The artist will be in conversation with Michelle Newton, Deputy Director of Artspace, Sydney

In Samuel Beckett's play Endgame, the unspoken "pause" leads to an endless play of meanings and indeterminacies. Beckett uses the silent pause to subvert the idea of any singular, rigid meaning; providing a kind of glitch or fracture within which to represent the unfamiliar, unknown and unspoken, "I hesitate, I hesitate to ....... To end," says Hamm.

A negative space full of possibility and mutability, Beckett referred to the pause as the "vast will of unmaking". Like a fracture or crack, the pause splits a moment in two, whilst simultaneously unifying it. Similarly, in Not hours minutes, Karen Black examines the inaudible marks and indeterminate moments within her existing work, revealing the potency of pauses glimpsed in conversation, on a walk, during a train trip, or in fleeting views from the window. Black reinterprets the ambiguities of these silent pauses and pregnant caesuras in expressive painterly gesture on canvas and ceramic vessels.

Following a one-year studio residency at Artspace, Sydney, during which Black worked towards an exhibition for the Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award, these works engage with the physical dynamics of painting, using architectural, historical and everyday references. The exhibition's largest work, Table Manners (acrylic and oil on linen, 210 x 200 cm), mirrors the size of a set of louvred windows in the artist's bedroom; a proscenium space revealing the passing season, the weather and activities of the imagination - an aperture through which to pause for reflection; wherein time seems to stop.

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UP NEXT

02/05/2018

YANG YONGLIANG
Journey to the Dark
12 - 26 May 2018
Sullivan+Strumpf | Sydney

Opening on Saturday, 12 May 2018, 3-5pm

Sullivan+Strumpf Sydney is delighted to present the first solo exhibition in Sydney by celebrated Chinese new media artist, Yang Yongliang (b. 1980 Shanghai). A key voice of his generation, Yang is currently in residence at Dunedin Public Art Gallery as their 2018 International Visiting Artist. The exhibition at Sullivan+Strumpf coincides with his inclusion in Streams and Mountains without End at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (until 12 August 2018) and 2050, A Brief History of the Future, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (until 3 June 2018).

Yang exploits a connection between traditional Chinese art and the complexities of contemporary urban life, conflating ancient oriental aesthetics and literati beliefs with modern language and digital techniques. Born in Shanghai where he now lives and works, his groundbreaking use of photography and new media, including virtual reality and multi-channel video, is informed by Chinese Philosophy and his early training in the inherited traditions of Song Dynasty landscape painting.

Yang's work "speaks to the evolving and ever-changing dynamic of Asia [...] his significance is really that he encapsulates this moment of transition in China so well." - Mikala Tai, Director of 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, quoted in Art Collector, Issue 84, April - June 2018.

Yang Yongliang is included in numerous international museum collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Fine Arts Boston, San Francisco; Asian Art Museum, San Francisco; British Museum, London; Brooklyn Museum, New York; and the How Art Museum, Shanghai. His work has been exhibited at various international museums and biennials, including Karuizawa New Art Museum, Nagano (2017); Somerset House London (2016, 2013); Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (2016, 2011); White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney (2016); Modern Art Museum, Paris (2015); Kunst und Kultur in Neuried e.V (2016); Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan (2015); Daegu Photo Biennale, Korea (2014); Singapore Art Science Museum, Singapore (2014); Moscow Biennale, Moscow (2013); Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2012); National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2012); Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2013). Yang will also be included in a forthcoming group exhibition at Dunedin Public Art Gallery, New Zealand, opening December 2018.

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ANNOUNCEMENT

01/05/2018

Lindy Lee's monumental, The Life of Stars, has been acquired by the Art Gallery of South Australia. The acquisition is dedicated to Nick Mitzevich's tenure as Gallery Director at the Art Gallery of South Australia.

Sullivan+Strumpf is delighted to announce The Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA) has acquired Lindy Lee's monumental sculptural work, The Life of Stars. The AGSA has dedicated the acquisition to the tenure of it's outgoing Gallery Director Nick Mitzevich, who has been announced as the next director of the National Gallery of Australia. The acquisition recognises Lindy Lee as among the most significant artists in the Asia-Pacific region.

The six-meter mirror-polished stainless steel work is currently installed in the AGSA's forecourt as part of Divided Worlds: The Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, curated by Erica Green. Made with the assistance of Urban Art Projects, the epic work has been realised in an edition of five, the first of which forms part of a major corporate collection in Shanghai.

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DON'T MISS

29/04/2018

POLLY BORLAND
Sheer Fantasy
Campbelltown Arts Centre

Until 3 June 2018

A group exhibition curated by David Capra, Sheer Fantasy suspends time to confront the role of the fantastical. In this exhibition, the world as we know it bends and shifts, making room to indulge in our greatest fantasies.

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ON VIEW NOW

28/04/2018

trompe-l'œil
Curated by Dr. Mikala Tai
Sullivan+Strumpf | Singapore

Until 13 May

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28/04/2018

SANNÉ MESTROM
Another Dimension
McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park + Gallery

Now till 15 July 2018

Another Dimension is a group exhibition exploring the dynamic relationship between form and content in contemporary art, by positioning sculpture as part of a broader two and three-dimensional spatial practice.

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ATTEND

27/04/2018

SYDNEY BALL
The Field Revisited
National Gallery of Victoria
27 April - 26 August 2018

Sydney Ball's vibrant colour field paintings represented an approach to abstraction which marked a major shift in Australian art when presented in The Field exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria in 1968. Beckett Rozentals writes in The Australian, that The Field Revisited, opening at the NGV today, reconfirms that "the significance of The Field in Australian art history cannot be overemphasised."

A pioneer of non-objective painting and the development of abstraction in Australia (as well as the designer of the original 1968 exhibition poster) Sydney Ball's inclusion in The Field Revisited coincides with a major presentation of his work in the Biennale of Sydney, SUPERPOSITION: Equilibrium & Engagement, curated by Mami Kataoka, highlighting Ball's continued relevance and influence on generations of contemporary artists.

Sullivan+Strumpf Sydney is delighted to announce that a major exhibition of Sydney Ball's last unseen body of work will be presented at the gallery in October/November 2018.

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LAST CHANCE

27/04/2018

JUDY MILLAR
My Body Pressed
Sullivan+Strumpf | Sydney
Until 28 April

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CLOSING SOON

27/04/2018

GRANT STEVENS
You have within you right now everything you need to succeed
Sullivan+Strumpf | Sydney
Until 28 April

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ATTEND

27/04/2018

HIROMI TANGO
Part of ART|JOG 2018: Enlightenment
Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
4 May - 4 June 2018

Healing Garden: Interactive Flower Performance
4 & 5 May 2018

As part of ART|JOG 2018 at the Jogja National Museum in Indonesia, Hiromi Tango will present an interactive mixed media installation, Healing Garden (Yogyakarta), along with a live interactive flower performance  on 4th and 5th May 2018.

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VISIT

27/04/2018

SAM JINKS
Transition
YU-HSIU Museum of Art, Taiwan
5 May - 26 August 2018

Sam Jinks draws on humankind's fascination with its ever-changing image. Jinks examines the moments of mutability in our lives; in which the mind exists in different states of consciousness.

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DON'T MISS

27/04/2018

JEREMY SHARMA
Aloft at Hermès, Singapore
Presented by Fondation d'entreprise Hermès
17 May - 19 August 2018

Jeremy Sharma's multidisciplinary practice explores ideas around aesthetics and production. His practice investigates various modes of inquiry in the information age, addressing our present relationship to modernity and interconnectivity in the everyday and our place in an increasingly fragmented world.

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GO SEE

27/04/2018

GRANT STEVENS
Transboundaries: Art + Connection
Curated by Kevin Wilson
QUT Art Museum, Brisbane
Until 3 June 2018

Grant Stevens' 2016 series, The Waterfalls is included in this triennial exhibition at QUT Art Museum. The exhibition is a wide-ranging exploration of interactions between the social and political, ecological and psychological. It encompasses the larger vistas of economics, science and nature as well as contemporary subjectivity and language.

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UP NEXT

26/04/2018

KAREN BLACK
Not hours minutes
12 - 26 May 2018
Sullivan+Strumpf | Sydney

Opening Saturday, 12 May 2018, 3-5pm
The artist will be in conversation with Michelle Newton, Deputy Director of Artspace, Sydney

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COMING UP

26/04/2018

YANG YONGLIANG
Journey to the Dark
12 - 26 May 2018
Sullivan+Strumpf | Sydney

Opening Saturday, 12 May 2018, 3-5pm
The artist will be in conversation with Dr Mikala Tai, Director of 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney

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25/04/2018

BADEN PAILTHORPE
Clanger
UTS Art
1 May - 22 June 2018

Opening Tuesday, 1 May 2018, 6-8pm, UTS Gallery

Clanger, a solo exhibition by Baden Pailthorpe, explores the aesthetics of power through data, bodies and technology. In an environment that is both physical and virtual, Clanger pairs the statistical tracking of AFL player performance with the emotional intensities of the crowd.

> MORE INFORMATION
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ON VIEW NOW

25/04/2018

SANNÉ MESTROM
Corrections
Gippsland Art Gallery
Until 20 May 2018

In Corrections, Mestrom expands her focus to the female nude. The exhibition explores the changing physicality of the female body, inspired by the artist's own pregnancy. Through concrete, steel, bronze and clay, Mestrom explores a range of subtle (and not so subtle) bodily 'corrections'.

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READ

21/04/2018

Yang Yongliang on the cover of Art Collector, Issue 84, April–June 2018

"Ancient Chinese art has a great impact on me, it reflects in who I am and what I do as an art maker, but at the same time I'm fascinated by new technologies." – Yang Yongliang in conversation with Andrew Stooke, Art Collector, Issue 84, April–June 2018.

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READ

19/04/2018

JEREMY SHARMA
Ocula X Gillman Barracks: Art-In-Sight
How abstraction can improve your life
by Sherman Sam

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13/04/2018

Sheer Fantasy
Campbelltown Arts Centre
Exhibition: 14 April – 3 June
Opening: 13 April, 6.30pm

Polly Borland is included in Sheer Fantasy, curated by Western Sydney artist, David Capra. "Sheer Fantasy suspends time to confront the role of the fantastical and how it plays within our collective conscious. In this exhibition, the world as we know it bends and shifts, making room to indulge in our greatest fantasies.

The exhibition includes a number of newly commissioned works, where artists have contemplated private and internal landscapes that have long influenced their practice. Manifested in bold architectural additions to the gallery spaces, these backdrops provide an immersive experience of constructed escapisms that are strangely familiar; referencing movie sets of Hollywood Westerns, candy-coloured theme parks and fanciful theatrics. Nostalgic tropes surrounding the notion of make-believe are questioned, loosened and pulled apart, allowing the imagination to run free. The opening night will feature a performance by L’astro ArmonicoString Orchestra, conducted by Mr George Kowalik."

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ATTEND

12/04/2018

Trompe-l’œil
A group exhibition curated by Dr. Mikala Tai
14 April - 13 May 2018
Sullivan+Strumpf | Singapore

Opens this Saturday, 14 April, 5-7pm

Featuring Adeela Suleman, Arslan Farooqi, Georgina Cue, Heo Subin, Kai Wasikowski and Yang Yongliang

"There is something unnerving about a trompe-l’œil. Such trickery of perspective ruptures the trust we place in our vision, our eyes onto the world. Our ability to perceive reality and discern truth is questioned the moment our eye is deceived. No longer able to trust our observations, the once taut veneer of actuality suddenly appears fragile. In this moment, the peculiarities of contradictions allow new perspectives to emerge and we are briefly able to look at the everyday anew.

Trompe-l’œil brings together six artists from across Asia and Australia who seek to reimagine understandings and expectations. Their works, although diverse, all use artistic techniques to recast our readings of the everyday. Through holographic shifts, tessellated shadows and unexpected flickers the works reveal alternative futures and dark realities. With the comfort of expectation lost, the view is invited to consider, in that moment of rupture, the expanded possibilities of new perspectives." - DR. MIKALA TAI, 2018

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GO SEE

10/04/2018

Sanné Mestrom
Corrections
Gippsland Art Gallery 
31 March – 20 May 2018  

In her latest exhibition 'Corrections', Mestrom expands her focus to a subject that has figured prominently in the history of sculpture: the female nude. This collection of inventive and playful sculptures explores the changing physicality of the female body, inspired by her own pregnancy. Describing her work as ‘playable sculpture’, Mestrom uses concrete, steel, bronze, and clay as a means of exploring a range of subtle (and not so subtle) bodily ‘corrections’.

Image: Sanné MESTROM
Untitled (Self Portrait, Underground), 2017
Bronze, concrete and steel
156 x 100 x 83cm

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10/04/2018

Sanné Mestrom at McClellan Sculpture Park+Gallery 
Another Dimension

1 April 2018 – 15 July 2018

Another Dimension explores the dynamic relationship between form and content in contemporary art, by positioning sculpture as part of a broader two and three-dimensional spatial practice. The exhibition showcases six contemporary Australian artists who, working across and between media, have creatively ventured into other dimensions: Benjamin Armstrong, Sanné Mestrom, Robert Owen, Steaphan Paton, Marian Tubbs, and Michelle Ussher.

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ATTEND

06/04/2018

JUDY MILLAR
My Body Pressed
7 - 28 April 2018
Sullivan+Strumpf | Sydney

Opening tomorrow, 3 - 5pm
With the artist in conversation with Grant Stevens from 3.30pm 

In her first solo exhibition in Australia since the acclaimed, Reverse Cinema (Sullivan+Strumpf 2015), Judy Millar returns with a series of new large-scale paintings and works on paper which explore her deep connection to the landscape of the West Coast of New Zealand, where the artist lives and works. The exhibition coincides with Millar's inclusion in Unpainting, a large international overview of abstraction at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney. This precedes a major survey exhibition of her new work next year at Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Zurich.

The golden sunsets, black sands and wild expanse of the Pacific Ocean off New Zealand's Western Coastline, imbue these works with a palpable sense of place; a place which Millar imagines through painted gesture and an ongoing consideration of the relationship between surface, space and time. As with her celebrated immersive environments, these spatial paintings invite the viewer to consider the artist's experience of space and time merging.

"The Land is in everything I do... The sunsets, the evening light on the water, the colours. I think they just go into your brain and you take them up somehow - there's a kind of glowing-ness." - Judy Millar in conversation with Alison Veness for 10 Magazine, February 2018.

The paintings in My body Pressed continue this line of thought, invoking a sense of the body's interaction with nature in their blood-red,jade green, and bruising purple tones, which also recall the bleed of coloured inks in comic books. In this way, Millar draws attention to the often ambiguous and subjective relationship between the real world and the mediated world of images, and the ways in which that uneasy alliance can influence our experience of painting.

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ATTEND

06/04/2018

GRANT STEVENS
You have within you right now everything you need to succeed
7 - 28 April 2018
Sullivan+Strumpf | Sydney

Opening tomorrow, 3 - 5pm
With the artist in conversation with Grant Stevens

In an era of meditation apps, resilience training, and wellness spas, the mastery of one's inner life has never seemed more important. Emotional dexterity and self-enhancement are key personal attributes for anyone hoping to excel as a person, partner, friend or colleague. Coaches, consultants, stylists, nutritionists, gurus, and mentors can all help, but the real work of self-actualisation falls to you.

This exhibition of new moving image and photographic works continues Grant Stevens' exploration of the apathies and contradictions that haunt the aspirational self. Using a variety of digital production processes, these works explore the contemporary confluences of contemplation, digital technologies and obsessions with self-improvement.

In the video, Happiness, for example, mantras and phrases from mindfulness meditation, corporate training, positive psychology, online dating and job applications mingle together on screen. The text combines with an uplifting soundtrack to narrate a celebratory progression towards an idealised self.

Another new video, The Universe, features simple representations of atoms, stars and galaxies as a male narrator describes the history of the universe. Drawing on the conventions of nature documentaries, The Universe condenses the entire history of the universe, blending particle physics with cosmic existentialism.

The Studio Meditation series is a set of lenticular prints in which layers of abstract colour patterns shift and change according to the angle of view. The layers are computer-generated through an automated algorithmic process triggered by the artist meditating in his studio. As the artist undertakes a 10-minute mindfulness meditation, his computer begins a process of creating Photoshop layers according to a set of scripted code. These layers are combined through lenticular printing, which creates an almost infinite array of possible images, evoking an ever-changing visualisation of the meditative experience.

Finally, Phalaenopsis I and Phalaenopsis II depict supermarket-bought phalaenopsis orchids  using product photography conventions. Photographed in a controlled studio environment, these highly staged photographs seem to hover between sentimental and generic, organic and digital, beautiful and banal. Together, these works seem to question the significance and limits of human experience in an era of therapeutic and digital enhancement.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

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UP NEXT

06/04/2018

Trompe l’œil
A group exhibition curated by Dr. Mikala Tai
14 April - 13 May 2018
Sullivan+Strumpf | Singapore

Featuring Adeela Suleman, Arslan Farooqi, Georgina Cue, Heo Subin, Kai Wasikowski and Yang Yongliang

Continuing Sullivan+Strumpf Singapore's focus on bridging the arts between Australia and Asia, Trompe l’œil brings together six artists across Asia and Australia who seek to reimagine understandings and expectations of the everyday.

Dr. Mikala Tai has worked for the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival and Council of Fashion and Textile Industries, before being appointed as the Director of 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art in 2015. Her curatorial projects include Yang Yongliang: On the Quiet Water (2009) at 45 Downstairs, Melbourne; Divine Economy – Structures (2017) for Aicon Gallery, New York; and the critically acclaimed performance program for Art Central Hong Kong (2016 and 2017). Her interview contribution to Gillman Barracks X Ocula “Art-In-Sight” publication also extends her endeavours in strengthening ties between Australia and Asia.

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CONGRATULATIONS

06/04/2018

TIM SILVER
National Photography Prize 2018 finalist

Murray Art Museum Albury
10 May - 22 July 2018

Congratulations to Tim Silver for being selected as a finalist in the MAMA Art Foundation's National Photogrphy Prize with his work, Untitled (Rise and Fall), 2015-2017.

The 2018 National Photography Prize finalist exhibition will be open to the public from 10 May, with the prize announcement and gala celebration taking place on the evening of Friday, 18 May.

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DON'T MISS

06/04/2018

LINDY LEE
Adelaide Biennial, Art Gallery of South Australia
Until 3 June 2018

Lindy Lee's presentation at the Adelaide Biennial includes blackened works on paper from her True Chi'en series and Unnameable, 2017, a large mirror polished bronze.

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06/04/2018

LIAM O'BRIEN
Cocoon
SVA at The Pfizer Building, New York
19 April - 4 May 2018

MA Curatorial Practice at the School of Visual Arts New York presents Cocoon, curated by Lux Yuting Bai, an exhibition that inquires how one "becomes what one is" by examining the concepts of authenticity and absurdity in an existential framework.

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ATTEND

06/04/2018

Chaos and Order: 120 Years of Collecting at RMIT
Curated by Jon Buckingham
RMIT Gallery, Melbourne
13 April - 9 June 2018

With the works of Polly Borland, Sam Jinks and Lindy Lee

Chaos and Order celebrates over 80 Australian and international artists in an ambitious survey of the RMIT Art Collection.

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06/04/2018

HIROMI TANGO
tactile
Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest
7 April - 20 May 2018

tactile is looking to both explore the physicality of installations - either by touch or by prevented touch - within the gallery environment as a singular temptation for the viewer.

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ANNOUNCEMENT

06/04/2018

HIROMI TANGO
Art Dubai
Dubai, UAE

Art Dubai's Little Artists Program commissions Hiromi Tango's Healing Garden, an immersive environment and discovery workshop for children and teenagers.

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ANNOUNCEMENT

21/03/2018

SULLIVAN+STRUMPF at ART BASEL HONG KONG
29 - 31 MARCH 2018
GALLERIES SECTION
BOOTH 3C16

Featuring Yang Yongliang | Alex Seton | Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran | Darren Sylvester | Lindy Lee | Gregory Hodge

Sullivan+Strumpf is delighted to participate in Art Basel Hong Kong 2018 with a presentation of works by Yang Yongliang, Alex Seton, Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran (Encounters Booth 3E10) Darren Sylvester, Lindy Lee and Gregory Hodge. Bringing together six artists with diverse practices in both two and three dimensions as well as new media, the presentation takes the pulse of contemporary visual art practice in the region.

Sullivan+Strumpf's presentation includes some of the region's most exciting artists and intriguing objects, including Alex Seton's, Clothing Bale 02 sculpted in Australian Wombeyan marble, part of a new series in which Seton draws on the second-hand clothing industry. Darren Sylvester's science-fiction-inspired oversize light jet print, Out of Life, features a model dressed in a 1970s mock space suit; the martian setting resonating with Lindy Lee's Horizons growing beyond the visible, a large-scale circular flung bronze sculpture. The virtual world of Yang Yongliang's VR work, Eternal Landscape, is influenced by ancient Chinese Song Dynasty paintings; the work's sense of a future-past providing a counterpoint to Gregory Hodge's acrylic paintings inspired by quotidian materials like carpet samples, but also the geology of the moon. Art Basel Hong Kong opens to the public on 29 March and continues until 31 March, we look forward to welcoming you to our presentation at booth 3C16.

Address:
Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
1 Harbour Road
Wan Chai
Hong Kong, China

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ATTEND

21/03/2018

RAMESH MARIO NITHIYENDRAN
ENCOUNTERS SECTION
CURATED BY ALEXIE GLASS-KANTOR
BOOTH 3E10

For Art Basel Hong Kong 'Encounters' section curated by Alexie Glass-Kantor, Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran will present two monumental works which continue his exploration of the politics of sex, the monument, gender and religion. Nithiyendran's increasingly experimental practice foregrounds an intensive investigation of ceramic technique alongside an increasingly apparent conceptual underpinning. In particular, the potential of scale has been explored in monumental ceramic installations such as Mud Men (National Gallery of Australia, 2017). Recent presentations at Dhaka Art Summit, 2018; The National, Sydney, 2017; Kuandu Biennale, Taiwan, 2016; Adelaide Biennial, 2016; and the Ian Potter Museum in Melbourne, have firmly established Nithiyendran as the region’s most exciting emerging artist.

Address:
Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
1 Harbour Road
Wan Chai
Hong Kong, China

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15/03/2018

SYDNEY BALL in 21st BIENNALE OF SYDNEY
Superposition: Equilibrium and Engagement
Art Gallery of New South Wales
16 March - 11 June 2018

It is with great pleasure that Sullivan+Strumpf announce the inclusion of the late Sydney Ball (1933-2017) in the 2018 Biennale of Sydney, Superposition: Equilibrium & Engagement. A pioneer in the field of painting and the development of abstraction in Australia, Sydney Ball's presentation in the 21st Biennale of Sydney marks forty-five years since his inclusion in its inaugural iteration in 1973, highlighting the level of Ball's continued relevance and influence on generations of contemporary artists. Included in the now iconic survey of abstraction, The Field, shown at the National Gallery of Victoria in 1968, Ball's presentation at the Biennale of Sydney precedes an important restaging of that landmark exhibition which will open at the NGV this April.

Ball's work, Black Reveal (1968-69) from his Modular series will feature in the Art Gallery of New South Wales exhibition alongside the UK-based collaboration, Semiconductor. Black Reveal collapses the space between painting and sculpture, combining sections of shaped canvas painted in matte acrylic with plywood panels in gloss enamel. Accompanying this work, fourteen preparatory studies for the series and Ball's sketch book's from the 1960s and 1970s, will allow visitors to further penetrate Ball's thinking around form, light and the sculptural potential of colours.

Artistic Director Mami Kataoka explains that Superposition: Equilibrium & Engagement "examines the world today through the concept of 'superposition' a term that refers to an overlapping situation." The state of superposition can be applied to all conceptual levels, writes Kataoka, from different climates and cultures to "the meaning of abstraction" - a description pertinent to Sydney Ball's practice in which he explored abstraction to varying degrees over a six-decade-long career.

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UP NEXT

09/03/2018

ART BASEL HONG KONG
Sullivan+Strumpf | Booth 3C16

Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
29 - 31 March 2018

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09/03/2018

RICHARD LEWER
in justiceINjustice
24 March - 20 May 2018
Opening Friday, 23 March 2018, 6pm
The Lock Up, Newcastle

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09/03/2018

SYDNEY BALL
in Modern Currents
24 February - 29 April 2018
TarraWarra Museum of Art
Curated by Victoria Lynn

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UP NEXT

09/03/2018

ART MONTH SYDNEY: ART AT NIGHT
Sullivan+Strumpf Sydney will be open 6 - 8pm, Thursday, 22 March 2018
for the Art Month Sydney 'Waterloo and Green Square Precinct Night'

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ATTEND

09/03/2018

SAM LEACH
Mercury

10 - 31 March 2018
Opening Saturday, 10 March 2018, 3 - 5pm
Sullivan+Strumpf | Sydney

Sam Leach will present an artist talk in conversation with Dr Andrew Frost alongside his exhibition.

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ATTEND

09/03/2018

TONY ALBERT with WARAKURNA ARTISTS
Unity
10 - 31 March 2018
Opening Saturday, 10 March 2018, 3 - 5pm
Sullivan+Strumpf | Sydney

Tony Albert will present an artist talk alongside his exhibition.

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ANNOUNCEMENT

02/03/2018

LINDY LEE
Divided Worlds: Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art
Art Gallery of South Australia
3 March - 3 June 2018

It is with great pleasure that Sullivan+Strumpf announce the inclusion of Lindy Lee in the 2018 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art. Lee’s epic work ‘The Life of Stars,’ made with the assistance of Urban Art Projects, features at the entrance to the Art Gallery of South Australia and will welcome audiences into the Biennial. Curator Erica Green says, ‘the exhibition titled Divided Worlds, recognises that we live in troubled times. However, rather than foretelling conflict, my focus has been on assembling an exhibition that celebrates the enduring role of art and culture. Divided Worlds offers an opportunity to experience an alternative dimension – one where “difference” is the natural order of things, and a strength to be celebrated.’

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UP NEXT

02/03/2018

SAM LEACH
Mercury
10 - 31 March 2018
Opening & Artist Talk on Saturday, 10 March 2018, 3 -5pm
Sullivan+Strumpf | Sydney

Sullivan+Strumpf is pleased to present Mercury, a major new body of paintings by Sam Leach. Leach's works are informed by art history, science and philosophy. He combines the poles of the metaphorical and the empirical, the analogous and the objective, in an ongoing investigation of the relationship between humans and animals. With a distanced, scientific approach, the artist draws connections between data visualisation techniques, semiotics, and formalist abstraction that results in a kind of reductive aesthetics.

"The Russian Cosmists believed in immortality and resurrection for all humanity. The ideas of Russian Cosmism, most famously formulated by Nikolai Fedorov in the late 19th Century included plans for technological development, including space travel, to achieve this goal of immortality. In the early 20th Century Fedorov's student, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, developed the mathematical equations and preliminary designs that were developed and applied to achieve the first human trips to space.

As the editorial of E-flux issue 88 pointed out, the humanist concern of Cosmism marks it as one of the threads of the englightenment. A thread which was cut short by stalin's purges. Since we now see a new era of space exploration in which private interests are funding and building the technology, it is timely to consider the origins of the project of space exploration. The aesthetics of the technology are determined largely, but not entirely, by function. It is this aspect of aesthetic choice in the design that interests me. I speculate that there is a connection between the legacy of the enlightenment found in the philosophy of the Russian Cosmists and the distinctive styles of spacesuits, helmets and associated technology. I want to draw a line connecting the constructed landscapes of the 17th and 18th Century, the utopian ideals of 20th Century formalist abstraction and the future implied by space exploration."

- Sam Leach on Mercury, 2018

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UP NEXT

02/03/2018

TONY ALBERT with WARAKURNA ARTISTS
Unity
10 - 31 March 2018
Opening & Artist Talk on Saturday, 10 March, 3 - 5pm
Sullivan+Strumpf | Sydney

Unity is an expansive new body of work developed by Tony Albert with Warakurna Artists over an eighteen month period of residencies and development. The resulting collaborative photographs and mixed media works are significant contemporary documents of artistic exchange and indigenous creative practices in present day Australia. Striking and bold in their inventive use of materials, Albert and his collaborators interrogate contemporary legacies of colonialism in a way that prompts the audience to contemplate elemental aspects of the human condition.

"I would like to acknowledge the families of Warakurna and the Ngaanyatjarr a Lands of Western Australian for hosting me so generously. Warakurna, a remote community situated 330 kilometres west of Uluru near the border of the Northern Territory, became home for a month. The township of approximately 180 people is nestled amongst the spectacular Rawlinson Ranges in the Gibson Desert." - Tony Albert, 2018

Unity was supported by the In Cahoots Artist Residency Program with Fremantle Arts Centre. Collaborating Warakurna Artists include Carnegie Tjungupi, Lena Dawson Palitja, Andrea Giles, Norma Giles, Sheila Giles, Trudy Holland, Diane Holland, Joyce James, Clarabelle Kendae, Francine Newberry, Nancy Nyanyarna Jackson, Polly Pawuya Butler-Jackson, Eunice Porter Yunurupa, Kristabell Porter, Delilah Shepherd, Dwayne Shepherd, Katherine Shepherd, Selina Shepherd, Dallas Smythe, Noreen Smythe, Dorothy Ward, Rocky William Porter, Billy Willy, Tracy Yates, Judith Yinyika Chambers and the children of Warakurna.

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GO SEE

24/02/2018

ANGELA TIATIA
in Grit!
28 February - 25 March 2018
Official Opening on Saturday, 3 March 2018, 2 - 4pm
Incinerator Art Space, Sydney

Incinerator Art Space presents a Council Curated exhibition that investigates sport and physical endurance as a direct motif or metaphor in contemporary art.

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DON'T MISS

24/02/2018

SAM LEACH / 6600+
Curated by Vanessa Gerrans
Warrnambool Art Gallery, VIC
Until 11 June 2018

6600+ is an abstract representation by Sam Leach of Budj Bim as not only Australia’s earliest and largest aquaculture system but also as a cultural and sacred space that symbolises and celebrates the ingenuity and the ongoing Gunditjmara connection to land. The Gunditjmara have been tireless in their advocacy and ongoing commitment for recognition of the international significance of this remarkable site and we encourage everyone to learn from the rich traditions and history of Budj Bim as a significant story in the narrative of South Western Victoria.

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COMING UP

23/02/2018

SAM LEACH
Mercury
10 - 31 March 2018
Opening Saturday, 10 March 2018, 3 - 5pm
Sullivan+Strumpf | Sydney

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COMING UP

23/02/2018

TONY ALBERT with WARAKURNA ARTISTS
Unity
10 - 31 March 2018
Opening Saturday, 10 March 2018, 3 - 5pm
Sullivan+Strumpf | Sydney

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FINAL DAY

23/02/2018

2018 GROUP SHOW

Until Saturday, 24 February 2018

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COMING UP

18/02/2018

FAISAL HABIBI
fillet
Sullivan+Strumpf | Singapore
24 February - 1 April 2018
Opens this Saturday, 24 February, 5-7pm

fillet presents an extension of Habibi's ongoing series of assemblages titled This Thing, which explores notions from the ubiquity in urban life and the relationship society has with material culture. Habibi's inquiry takes on a formalist approach where elements and forms of common objects, such as a pool ladder or an indigo tinted window glass pane, are deconstructed and proportioned to create Habibi's distinguished style.

Using his own body as a reference for scale, the dimensions of the sculpture are tuned to create a composition that speaks to his viewers on a personal level, inciting individual interpretations and perceptions of not only the artist, but each viewer as well. Through Habibi's observations and inquiries into the spatial elements of his work, the shadows which form from his sculptures prompt a dialogue about the embodied relationship between the forms of his work and the specific spaces it inhibits.

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瞧一瞧

15/02/2018

LINDY LEE
The Garden of Cloud and Stone

Chinatown Public Domain
Corner of Thomas Street and Ultimo Road, Sydney
Official Launch Friday, 16 February, 2.30pm

Lindy Lee's major new public commission in Sydney's Chinatown, The Garden of Cloud and Stone, will be launched on Chinese New Year by Clover Moore, Lord Mayor of Sydney.

Working in collaboration with Jane Irwin Landscape Architecture and Hill Thalis Architecture, Lee and her team at Urban Art Projects have created a 'garden' featuring dramatic clouds floating over Thomas streets, bronze scholars' rocks, a pavement composed of flung bronze components, and a natural stone water feature.

In ancient Chinese philosophy, clouds are considered a sign of good fortune. They represent the union of yin and yang because they are a fusion of the elements of water and air, sky and earth. Stones are a Chinese symbol of longevity, linked to yang energy - energy that is alive and unchanged for an immeasurable amount of time.

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GO SEE

10/02/2018

HIROMI TANGO
Chromosomes
Sullivan+Strumpf | Singapore

Until 18 February 2018

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READ

10/02/2018

RAMESH MARIO NITHIYENDRAN
Dhaka Art Summit
Featured highlight on The Art Newspaper
Dispatch from Dhaka: five highlights from the fourth Art Summit
by Gareth Harris

"A series of garish, in-your-face idols are causing a stir at the Dhaka Art Summit (DAS). The totemic mixed-media statues, by the Sri Lankan-born artist Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran, are described on the wall text as 21st-century “deities in drag” but Nithiyendran points out that the works are multivalent, referencing numerous sources including Hinduism, a religion where “multi-gender idols are a paradigm”, he says (the internet, pornography and fashion are his other sources)."

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Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran's Idols was commisioned and produced by Artspace, Sydney and the Samdani Art Foundation for the Dhaka Art Summit 2018. The project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australian Council for the Arts, its funding and advisory body, and supported by the Australian Government through the Australian Culural Diplomacy Grants Program of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

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ATTEND

10/02/2018

SAM LEACH / 6600+
Warrnambool Art Gallery
Opening on Friday, 23 February 2018, 6 - 8pm

An exhibition exploring the Budj Bim landscape in southwestern Victoria. Sacred to the Gunditjmara people, the Budj Bim National Heritage Landscape includes a system of channels and weirs constructed from the local volcanic rock to manage water flows from nearby Lake Condah to exploit eels as a food source. The exhibition will feature a painting newly commissioned for the Warrnambool Art Gallery Collection, supported by the Robert Salzer Foundation and the Isobel and David Jones Family Foundation.

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ATTEND

09/02/2018

2018 GROUP SHOW
10 - 24 February 2018
Opening tomorrow, 3 - 5pm
Sullivan+Strumpf | Sydney

Join us for the annual S+S Group Show in Sydney, offering a glimpse of our forthcoming 2018 exhibition programme and advance previews of exciting new works by S+S artists.

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COMING UP

09/02/2018

RAMESH MARIO NITHIYENDRAN in ENCOUNTERS
29  - 30 MARCH 2018
Art Basel Hong Kong 2018
Curated by Alexie Glass-Kantor

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LISTEN

25/01/2018

Ally Hilfugur and Steve Hash sat with Australian photographer Polly Borland in her Los Angeles studio and talked about her experiences shooting Nick Cave, Queen Elizabeth II and much more.

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READ

24/01/2018

HIROMI TANGO
Art World Women
Starting from Zero with Hiromi Tango 
by Claire Bridge

'Part of the longing for zero is a desire for a feeling of freedom —  no responsibility attached. We have so much responsibility in life, even as children … I wonder if animals, plants and birds have responsibilities. Through art I want to create a total sense of freedom. Zero.' - Hiromi Tango

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