'Wild about whippets' group show

Balmainspace is very excited about the latest exhibition: Wild about whippets.

Featuring established artist James Needham (twice semi-finalist in the Doug Moran Portrait Prize), Wendy Arnold, photographer Magda Greenfield and emerging youngster Emily McPhail, the show includes a variety of media that show why whippets have been captured in art for centuries.

The exhibition will run from the 30th November to the 14th December 2018.

Chris, Suze and Ziggy the whippet invite you along to a fun opening night on Thursday 29th November (from 6pm). Well behaved whippets are most welcome to attend too. There will be prizes for best dressed whippets and some dog bandannas for sale courtesy of local charity Hope for Ollie. The gallery will also have a weekend opening from 10:30am to 2pm on Sat 7th December.

If you can’t make the weekend opening times, then please come by during the week between 9am and 6pm (other times by appointment).

Kirana Haag - 'Familiar stories'

balmainspace invites you to a second exhibition by German artist, Kirana Haag.

Kirana moved to Australia in 1996 where she became a full-time artist based in Sydney. This exhibition captures some of the beauty and personal pain of childhood memories, relationships, love and loss.

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Peter Porteous - 'The Nude'

Balmainspace is excited to showcase Sydney artist, Peter Porteous’ exploration of the nude on paper and canvas.

Peter was born in Sydney and has lived there for most of his life. He is a full-time artist and writer. Previously he has been a solider, an educator and is now a casual university academic. His work is in collections in Australia, Europe and the United States. 

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Kirana Haag - 'We can easily step into another world'

balmainspace invites you to a special exhibition by German artist, Kirana Haag. Kirana moved to Australia in 1996 where she became a full-time artist based in Sydney.  In 2018, Kirana spent two months on a remote Greek Island which is the source of inspiration for her current exhibition.

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Zimmi Forest - 'Conversations with the Sun'

Exhibiting in balmainspace this June is Byron Bay weaver Zimmi Forest. Zimmi’s works utilizes the earth’s natural resources in order to create beautiful sculptures, jewellery and baskets. With an emphasis on weaving, Zimmi showcases the versatility of raw materials and conveys her passion for sustainability and the environment.

Her process is holistic and labour intensive. Zimmi processes, weaves/constructs and on most occasions installs her own work. Her skills are based in basketry, carpentry, floristry, ceramics and welding.

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Zoe Abicht - 'Synthesia'

Zoe’s work is based on her experiences of creativity in reaction to emotion and the world seen through the eyes of a 14 year old. This three week exhibition features 12 pieces and a feature wall documenting her recent travels to Europe.

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Fleur Stevenson - Exhibition Opening

Local emerging artist Fleur Stevenson’s latest body of work is inspired by her recent move to and discoveries of the inner west. The series is a continuation of her exploration in constructing new built environments. Fleur’s works are created by giving form, texture and detail to the shapes of negative spaces between permanent and temporary objects to build up a new urban environment.

Fleur’s paintings are acrylic and spray paint on board and hand framed by the artist using ethically sourced hardwood.

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Jessika Steiner - 'Out of the Flow'

Exhibiting in balmainspace this April is New Caledonian born artist Jessika Steiner. Growing up in New Caledonia, Jessika lived on her Swiss father’s hand-built yacht, before later moving to the Hawkesbury River. Many of her aquatic childhood memories are translated through the use of mixed media, painting and sculpture and through the use of repurposed materials. Audiences are delighted by Jessika’s playful non-figurative works, as they encourage an individual interpretation and require an active imagination.

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Mikas Emil - 'Arabian Sea'

Exhibiting in balmainspace this March is Copenhagen artist Mikas Emil. In his first Australian exhibition, ‘Arabian Sea’, Emil captures evocative seascapes in a new and exciting manner, inspired from his recent return journey from the Middle East to Madagascar on board an oil tanker. Emil has been heralded as a new and forward thinking Danish artist through his ability to intertwine traditional drawing styles with modern technologies.

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Robert Kench - 'Send in the Clowns'

Exhibiting in balmainspace this November is local artist Robert Kench. In his exhibition, ‘Send in the Clowns’, Kench captures the vivid playfulness of the circus, with an emphasis on one of the integral stars of the show: the clown. Depicting his subjects with vibrant colour and brisk brushstrokes, Kench successfully evokes the merriment of the clowns and invites the audience to step into his dreamlike scenes of excitement and adventure.

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Marie Larraine Weir

'Out of the dark' Exhibition by Marie Larraine Weir.

Works inspired from Cockatoo Island, Darwin's secret WWII Fuel Tunnels and Waverton Coal Loader.


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Robyn Chantal

Shaped by both triumph and tragedy, her sculptures capture the dynamic elements of a woman through various facets of life. Sculpting with mediums such as stainless steel and resin allows Robyn to create smooth and delicate finishes, inviting the audience to lean in and appreciate the beauty of the human figure.

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Robert Cameriere Photography

BalmainSpace welcomes a teaser from Rob's 'From 4000 Feet' series where two beautiful 1440x1040mm framed works are hung majestically beside the window of the architecture office. The pictures are captivating and inspiring. Come on down to the office, take a minute to stand in silence and just absorb the beauty of them.

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