Posted by Asha Katz on November 23, 2010
They may say “never judge a book by it’s cover” but that rule doesn't apply to Ambit magazine, purvayors of poetry, fiction and art since '59 - or so they tell us. Heck, their covers are just as important as the content.
On 17th November, London’s The Original Gallery held the opening of the Ambit Covers Exhibition. Featuring 50 front covers since Ambit Magazine’s birth, the walls of the gallery framed works by names like David Hockney and Francis Bacon, giving viewers an insight into the inspiration, controversy and innovation that Ambit is famous for. Those in attendance were further honored to hear readings by Liz Berry, Nick Sweeney, Abigail Parry and Sam Riviere, each inspired by a cover of choice.
The exhibition will remain on display until 15th January 2011 at The Original Gallery, London N8.
Posted by Alex Barber on July 2, 2010
Emerging Melbourne artist, Nadine Mannering exhibits her first solo show at Off the Kerb Gallery and Studios from Friday, 2 July. Mask Of Sanity – Portrait of the Female Killer delves into psyche of female serial killers, an unexpected but fascinating theme for the artist.
Opening night kicks off tonight at 6.30 pm and the exhibition runs until July 23. Stop watching Dexter reruns and check it out.
Posted by kluster on May 5, 2009
When Monster Children and Asahi say they are going to put together a group showing there is none of that let’s-pull-Jo-Public-in-from-Sydney’s-COFA-to-fill-the-last-spot mentality. Nosireebob (no offence to COFA students intended – we are certain you have a very bright artistic future).
They venture out into the creative wilds of Australia, Canada, Germany and the US and come back with Jonathan Zawada, Alex Kopps, Stefan Marx, Luca Ionescu and Beci Orpin, ready to create.
In the resulting collection, Roku (six in Japanese), each artist has produced four works motivated by Japanese culture. Six fours are 24, and that’s how many works there will be on display. Add to that a collection of six “exclusive limited-edition” frosted Asahi glasses and you have 32 works. A noble number.
The exhibition opens at 6pm on Thursday 14th May at Monster Children Gallery.
Sydney: May 15 – 30
Melbourne: June 19 – July 4.