Friday, March 2, 2012

woah... ART MONTH!

come one, come all & help kaleidoscope gallery celebrate ART, hurrah!

to our utter delight, ART MONTH 2012 has invited Kaleidoscope Gallery to participate and support their splendid month long art celebration! 

we have a very special exhibition for you, involving 10 KG hand-selected emerging artist who we think (...know) have an incredibly strong & unique artistic style, reflecting just some of the ah-may-zing talent Sydney has to offer the world!

in the name of speciality, we would like to invite you to our 10:12 exhibition grand opening, on Saturday 10th March 2012 from  3pm to 5:30pm. please join us for inspiration and drinks with the artist.

kg -hearts- art x x

Sunday, November 20, 2011

we heart OUTPOST!

Dear XXXX, 

If you have not seen, heard, loved 'OUTPOST: art from the streets' at cockatoo island, well, er, you have now? This colossal event brings you a variety of street-ART, music, food, bars, interactive projects for all ages & skateboarding events, all for your consuming pleasure at one of the most diverse gallery spaces Sydney has to offer (oh, you get the ferry from Circular Quay, YAY FERRIES)! This baby shuts-shop on the 11TH December. Attendance compulsory! 


     WILL COLES                                                EARS

                        BENNET                          DEB

*Pictured works are past examples and may not be featured at OUTPOST.(i 'borrowed' these from the website:

this is what the organiser have to say:

The OUTPOST PROJECT is all set to transform the gritty industrial spaces of Cockatoo Island into an explosion of urban art. An impossible outcome, without the talent, commitment and energy of more than 150 artists, all willing to come on a journey with curators Sydney Harbour Federation Trust and aMBUSH Gallery, in a first for the Southern Hemisphere.

Artwork, Exhibitions and Installations:
Monday - Thursdays: 10am - 5pm
Fridays: 10am - 8pm
Saturdays & Sundays: 10am - 5pm
Bars and Entertainment: 
Fridays: 12pm - 9pm 
Saturdays: 11am- 10pm
Sundays: 11am - 7pm

Thursday, September 22, 2011

when we ponder...

My life flows between confines, but knowledge has no confines. If we use the confined to follow after the unconfined, there is danger that the flow will cease; and when it ceases, to exercise knowledge is purest danger. (tran. Graham 2001:62) - Zhuangzi

Friday, September 2, 2011

a little rant.

I find myself constantly chanting Sartre’s (oh Sartre!) doctrine in which one should always refuse the compromise of certainty. How can one be certain what the right way is? more so, what is right? It was suggested to me that one must choose who they think to be more right than the other, even if you think both or none right in the same instance. Does this mean in acting so we are going against certainty with the attempt to portray it? I then start to question Sartre’s ontology and i find it problematic due to its confining nature; If I always refuse certainty am i not compromising in the very act of always refusing? I feel i am only too aware of how far my very own mind is from comprehending the definition of ‘right’ - surely that in itself is certain. 
  It seems the mysteries of nature will always triumph over our attempts to comprehend them.  

sartre, oh sartre

Thursday, August 25, 2011

something old, something new, something borrowed & something-something.

we adore an array of art at kaleidoscope gallery, and like back to the future part 2, we too like to take a small step back in time to fall head-over-sneakers-with-infatuation at some of our influences from the past few decades. If you haven't been to the new contemporary galleries at the magnifique art gallery of new south wales then step away from the box of tee-vee snacks (okay, one more, then move away slowly) and re-love the likes of the bechers, carl andre, gursky, frank stella, bill viola & many (oh so many) more. It is completely free for your roaming pleasure. sigh, we like.

bernd & hilla bercha, framework houses, (1959-71)
bill viola, memoria (2000)

carl andre, steel-copper plain (1969)

take a sneak-peek x kg

tick & a-tock

what a delectable mad-tea mishmash we are arranging here at le petite kaleidoscope galerie. we have a myriad of enchanting eclectic compositions made especially for your indulgences. don't be late, late for a very important eve of tea drinking with us & our very talented artist (and by tea drinking we obviously mean a mead or three)! see you at tea time (6pm - 8:30pm) at 5-7 Danks Street, Waterloo my pretty little dormice fury friends friends. 

here is just a *taste* of what you'll be seeing tonight. 

tilly leahy, dementia I 
c type on german etch paper. ed. 10

meghan brewster, spring
pen & watercolour on paper

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Whole in One.

As an artist run gallery it is important for everyone on the Kaleidoscope team to maitain a healthy art practice.  Apart from pursuing our own goals and passions it is crucial for us to keep abreast of "what it is like to be an artist." The highs and lows of exhibiting, the all-nighters, the stress and the wonderful feeling of being involved in an exhibition to be proud of.  Sometimes it seems that gallerist lose that sense of how special it is to be given a platform to express your thoughts and impressions of the world around you and I hope it is something that we never lose sight of at KG.  Being an artist allows one to share an important insight into the personal and public sphere... a form of commentary that is at one level inherently personal and subjective but by the same token open for such external and objective interpretation.  I feel blessed to be an artist and to be involved in the exhibition of like minded individuals, to be able to provide a space for their self and worldly expression. 

Continuing my somewhat diary-entry post, yet still relevant when revealing insights into my personal artistic practice, I would like to share with you some of the works by artists that inspire me; as I apply the finishing touches to my Masters thesis which is due at the end of September, I am in the company of such heavy weights every day... their constant inspiration reminds me why I chose to pursue this life and not another...

 James Turrell (US)

 Max Sudhues (GER)

Peter Kennedy (AUS)

If you are interested in light based or temporal art I encourage you to look at these three artists.  All are contemporary and are helping shape this relatively new (in the grand scale) art form into a force to be reckoned with.  Light based and temporal art is becoming more and more collectable (hurrah!) as the world embraces the synaesthetic responses that these works can evoke. We are now accustomed to allowing artworks to engage with us on more than a mono-receptive level. Thank you for letting me share 3 of my all time favourites with you (of course there are plenty more where that came from but sadly I have a thesis that I am procrastinating from!)

From now on the lovely Kate will be taking over our blog.  With her finger on the pulse of all things arty and interesting, the Kaleidoscope Gallery blog will be in very fine hands indeed. I look forward to reading her lovely tales of visual and philosphical whimsy.

In the meantime, remember that although it is sometimes difficult to find the time, we all need to remember why we chose our particular paths.  If your career is not driven by your passion, then perhaps it was chosen for the freedom to return to whatever it is that excites you in your downtime.  Dont lose sight of what makes you 'whole'. 

Love and light, 
Sam x