Current exhibitions

Artist working at an easel

Ridge Street Window Gallery

Olivia Arnold 33.8368° S, 151.2073° E - Tracing North Sydney Through Silhouette | 19 April to 27 May 2024

From June 2023, Olivia began a residency at Council's Ridge Street Artists Studios. Supported by Council's Creative Grants Program, Olivia undertook a 40-week drawing project, recording the suburban silhouettes found around her studio and home. This exhibition and accompanying book have been produced as documentation of the residency and drawing project. The book will be available for purchase, and to borrow from Stanton Library.
 

Olivia Arnold is a multidisciplinary artist working on Cammeraygal land. Since graduating from the National Art School, she has developed a practice that has a strong focus on materiality and observation of her environment. Olivia is one of five artists in residence at Council's Ridge Street Artists Studios.

Image: Olivia Arnold in her studio (image credit Millie Mitchell)

View the Ridge Street Window Gallery from the street until 10pm daily.

 

Inside Outside Sculpture Plinth in Ted Mack Civic Park - Night

Inside Outside Sculpture Plinth


Wong Ching-yee Transience - Cammeray | 19 April to 27 May 2024

earthenware, stoneware, porcelain, nylon lines

“Transience” is a meditation on the states of being: the transformational geomorphic processes from rocks to clay; the maker’s intervention giving forms from clay to vessels; the fleeting traces of heat during the firing captured in the vessels; the ephemerality of the interplay of light and shadows. The work speaks of connections to the land, the place and time. Of permanence and fleeting. Of holding on and letting go.

Wong Ching-yee (Jenny) is a Chinese-Australian working mainly in clay. She is currently based in Sydney, Australia, after a decade of international nomadism. Her arts practice is a conduit through which she learns about the world, connects with people, and better understands herself.

She is particularly drawn to transcultural and multi-layered narratives through explorations in materiality and tactile experiences. Besides exhibiting and giving workshops internationally, Jenny also works in museums using object-based learning pedagogy to encourage participants to connect cross-disciplinary areas and with multiple perspectives.

Jenny holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics from the Australian National University (2018), Master of Laws in Chinese and Comparative Laws (2000) and Bachelor of Business Administration (1996) from universities in Hong Kong. Before her present arts practice, her past working life was in public policies and administration.

 


 

Visit the Inside Outside Sculpture Plinth in Ted Mack Civic Park day or night.

 

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Telephone:02 9936 8100