Signal Presents Lilac City
Jun
12
to Jun 28

Signal Presents Lilac City

Our friends from Signal are presenting Lilac City as part of their curatorial program at The Cube, found within the Oxford Art Factory, Sydney.

We are excited to exhibit our very own Cameron Skelton Wednesday June 12 at 6pm. The exhibition is a series of figure sculptures which have been reduced to a basic skeleton made of pine wood and held together by knuckle nails. They stand, sit, and lean, headless and fleshless. Their gender is not allocated and neither is their identity. They mimic human existence as if to mock us. They are ourselves. Reducing us to our basic existence as physical structures in which we sit, stand, and lean. 


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'Recreation II' Kyra Henley
Oct
26
to Oct 29

'Recreation II' Kyra Henley

Lilac City Studio is pleased to present Recreation II an exhibition of paintings by Sydney artist Kyra Henley.

Henley constructs paintings through a process of collage to create new and absurd narratives. Images sourced from magazines, and books of the 1950s, 60s and 70s are recontextualised to create unfamiliar landscapes of familiar images. These faux-realities become eerie masks to the destruction & darkness of the Post-War World from which the images come, the highly saturated pallet and incredible level of detail adding to this sense of facade.

Opening: Friday 26th October, 6-8pm

Dates: 26th October - 29th October

Hours: Sat & Sun, 11-5pm (or by appointment via email info@lilaccitystudio.net)

Location: Suite 203, 7 Randle Street, Surry Hills (above Ding Dong Dang’s)

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/684412588603453/

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Currency
Oct
13
to Oct 22

Currency

  • Suite 203, 7 Randle Street Surry Hills Australia (map)
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Lilac City Studio is pleased to present 'Currency', an exhibition including works by Ann Hirsch, Signe Pierce & Alli Coates, Marian Tubbs, and JD Reforma. These works are curated around a central theme of VALUE. This theme is explored within gender & sexuality, material & the body.

Opening: Saturday 13th October 6-8pm

Location: Suite 203, 7 Randle Street, Surry Hills, (above Ding Dong Dang Karaoke)

Dates: 13th October - 21st October    
Hours: Sat & Sun 11-5pm, or by appointment via email info@lilaccitystudio.net

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/236099853724566/

video still  American Reflexxx , by Alli Coates & Signe Pierce

video still American Reflexxx, by Alli Coates & Signe Pierce

Ann Hirsch

Anne Hirsch is a video and performance artist, who examines the influence of technology on popular culture and gender. Her immersive research has included becoming a YouTube camwhore with over two million video views and an appearance as a contestant on Frank the Entertainer...In a Basement Affair on Vh1. She was awarded a Rhizome commission for her two-person play Playground which debuted at the New Museum and was premiered by South London Gallery at Goldsmiths College. Hirsch has been an artist in residence at Yaddo, Atlantic Center for the Arts, and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Recent solo shows include MIT List Visual Arts Center and the New Museum’s online project space First Look.



http://therealannhirsch.com/

Signe Pierce

Signe Pierce is an American multimedia artist working between New York and Los Angeles. She has worked in performance, photography, video and digital art. Her work has been shown at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, at the New Museum, New York, and at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. Pierce has a BFA in photography from the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan.

http://www.signepierce.com/

Alli Coates

Alli Coates is a multimedia artist based in New York City and Los Angeles. She has been privileged to work with some of the top international brands and publications in the world, including Helmut Lang, Theory, Uniqlo, MAC Cosmetics, Diane Von Furstenberg, L'Oréal, and many others. Her photography and design work has appeared in Vogue, W, Dazed and Confused, VICE Magazine, GQ, New York Magazine, Complex, and ELLE.

People Who Are dubbed her a "Creative Ninja," due to her flexibility in mediums: photography, video art, print design, window installations, web design, and art direction.

Alli grew up in Manassas, VA, graduated with a BFA from George Mason University in Washington DC, and now works between New York City and Los Angeles.

https://www.allicoates.studio/


Marian Tubbs

Marian Tubbs' assemblage-based installations and digital works critique cultural ascriptions of value and act to slow down accelerated modes of looking. Her work unveils poetic and political power inside an emotional reservoir of discarded images, poor materials, and ‘small’ talk. Natural and ‘fake’ imagery is captured in numerous randomised fluid and static visions. Discarding the use of hierarchy to preference various elements, the fragile and found are assembled to defiantly assert: ‘the poor material is my agent because it is set to fail at being ‘fine’’.

Selected recent exhibitions include “Hypersea”, 2018, Monaco; “Looking Without Seeing”, 2018, Benalla Art Gallery, Vic; ”STATION, Sydney", 2018; "Another Dimension”, McClelland Gallery, 2018; “Apocalypse Summer”, 2017, ltd los angeles, LA; ”In Practice”, 2017, SculptureCenter, NY; “quiet revolutions and les enfants terribles”, 2017, Station, Melbourne; "Zona Maco", 2017, ltd los angeles, Mexico City; “Contemporary Monsters”, 2016, Minerva, Sydney; "Abstract Sex*”, 2016, Bard CCS, New York; "Pleasure and Reality", 2015-16, National Gallery of Victoria; “Contemporary Print Culture”, 2015, National Gallery of Australia; “riven”, 2015, Station, Melbourne; "Relational Changes", 2015, Christine König Galerie, Vienna; “NADA”, 2015, New York, Minerva; “Hairy Plotter and the Polygrapher's Tones", 2015, Toves, Copenhagen; "Primavera 2014: Young Australian Artists", 2015, MCA, Sydney; "Quake 2", 2015, Arcadia Missa, London; "Glean", 2014, Minerva, Sydney.

Tubbs has recently curated shows including "Care" (with Dana Kopel) at Interstate Projects, NY and "Witness" at Minerva, Sydney. In 2017 Tubbs was the recipient of the Marten Bequest Scholarship for sculpture, and in 2015 MCA's 'Online Commission'. Tubbs’ work is held at the National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Museum of Contemporary Art and International institutional collections. In 2017 her work was included in the recent anthology 'Australiana to Zeitgeist' publishied by Thames and Hudson. In 2014, she contributed as an author to the philosophy volume "Deleuze and Guattari and the Arts: Intensities & Lines of Flight,” published by Rowman & Littlefield International. In 2015 she completed a PhD at UNSW Art & Design. She is a lecturer in Photomedia at the National Art School. Right now she is working on her first artist publication and an music video for rapper DonChristian.

http://www.mariantubbs.com/

JD Reforma

JD Reforma is an interdisciplinary artist who mines personal and public histories to explore the decolonising potential of the Filipino. His works occupy the interstice between the popular and the political, collecting and collaging narratives of diasporic experience as a methodology towards unpacking and unlearning cultural shame.

Exhibitions include Coconut Republic, 2017, Firstdraft, which was awarded the Contemporary Prize at the 2017 Campbelltown Arts Centre Fisher’s Ghost Art Award; Halò, 2017, with Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan, curated by Katrina Cashman, Bayanihan Philippine Art Project, Mosman Art Gallery; Club Ate, 2017, Blacktown Arts Centre, curated by Bhenji Ra and Justin Shoulder; En-suite, 2017, curated by David Attwood; and 48HR Incident, 2015, curated by Aaron Seeto, Pedro De Almeida and Toby Chapman, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney. He has exhibited extensively throughout NSW, including Firstdraft, MOP Projects, Alaska Projects, Kudos Gallery, 55 Sydenham Rd, Breezeblock, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery; as well as Success, Fremantle, Western Australia and Fake Estate, Brisbane.

In 2018, he participated in the 4A Beijing Studio Program, alongside Rainbow Chan, Dean Cross and Andrew Liversidge. Upcoming projects include the 2018 NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship, curated by Alexie Glass-Kantor, Michelle Newton and Lola Pinder, Artspace, Sydney; The TV Show, curated by Daniel Mudie Cunningham, Wollongong Art Gallery; and Neo-Filipino, with Caroline Garcia, Verge Gallery, University of Sydney.

http://www.jdreforma.com/

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BODY/BLOOD
Aug
17
to Aug 20

BODY/BLOOD

BODY/BLOOD brings together the work of artists; Dylan Batty, Dominic Byrne, Athena Thebus and Siena White. 

These artists’ assemblages create atmospheres of intimacy through the curation of their installations. Their practices involve an experimental and expansive use of materials and an exploration of the meaning embedded within them to enrich the content of their work. Between the artists lies an interest in identity, representing the self & the body’s implication within this.

The works each explore themes upon which their experience of self-representation is contingent, including personal heritage, gender, and the mediums through which self- representation takes place. The playful way in which the artists explore these ideas is cut by the weight of an underlying eeriness that exposes the complexities in exploring the body & self.

By placing these practices in conversation we hope to provide a space of contemplation on how material, text, tension & texture can create works rich & thick with feeling.
 

Opening:
Friday 17th August 6PM

Gallery Hours:
Saturday 18th August 12-5PM
Sunday 19th August 12-5PM
Monday 20th August 12-5PM

 


Dylan Batty is an interdisciplinary artist, writer and racing car designer living and working on occupied Darramurragal Land. Sovereignty was never ceded. Their practice is based heavily within the post Internet conceptualism, examining the Internets heavy reliance on intimacy and remediation, while also investigating the logistics of art in a wider context.

https://www.dylanbatty.net/

Athena Thebus’ practice spans sculpture, installation, and writing. Her practice is driven by the desire to generate atmospheres thick with past shame and queer hope. The works have an undercurrent of celestial Catholicism as influenced by her Filipino mother. Presently, her writing practice involves swimming in other people’s waters and learning what it means to be a prince subservient to queens. She is a Scorpio with a Sagittarius rising and a Capricorn moon.

http://www.athenathebus.com/

Siena White is an artist, curator and teacher whose multidisciplinary practice was born from traditional foundations in drawing & sculpture. Her practice is driven by an interest in how identity and perception of self is affected by environment. Siena uses observations from her own life working as an assistant to Stockbrokers to explore the delineation between the ‘performing-self’ & identity and where these two ideas lie in relation to the self.

http://www.sienawhite.net/

Dominic Byrne is a Sydney-based artist who uses both performance and studio- based models of art making to investigate the modes by which people constitute themselves and others online. Originating in video-based performance, Byrne’s practice has recently begun to encompass minimalist-inspired sculptures and wall paintings, linking online representations of desire and queerness within an aesthetic operated by its self-consciousness and physical reality.

https://www.dominicbyrne.net/

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Monstrous/Ordinary
Jul
6
to Jul 8

Monstrous/Ordinary

Monstrous/Ordinary

Opening
Friday 6th July 6-8PM

Gallery Hours
Friday 6th July 11-5PM
Saturday 7th July 12-5PM
Sunday 8th July 12-5PM

 at
Campbell Project Space
78 Campbell St, Surry Hills

‘Monstrous/Ordinary’ is an exhibition curated by Lilac City Studios. The show places together the work of artists from Sydney and abroad including Ben Reid, John Michael Parry, Marian Tubbs & Lewis Hammond.

Tittering between the ordinary and monstrous, the works share a sense of familiarity pierced by an idiosyncratic eeriness. Parry’s ersatz archaeological installation uses everyday objects that stand in for unfamiliar histories, creating deliberate misinterpretations of a ‘human narrative’. The discord of materials used by Tubb’s creates an irksome clash of high and low culture, the eeriness of internet imagery in its anonymity and simultaneous ubiquity, violate the delicacy of the silk they are printed on. Reid’s subtle curation of familiar parts forms an unsettled whole, while the distorted & fragmented bodies of Hammonds paintings are made somehow more ominous by the rich & painterly use of oil paint with which they are represented.

 

The show places these works together with the aim that the audience experience this feeling of a violated ordinariness and how the materials used by the artists communicate this theme.  

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Plastic - Amelia Skelton
Jul
28
to Aug 4

Plastic - Amelia Skelton

Lilac City Studio is pleased to present Amelia Skelton's first solo exhibition - Plastic.

Plastic celebrates the sense of fulfillment and freedom that the act of adorning a mask can allow. For Skelon a mask enables a person to actualise their desires; and to morph into a fantastical reincarnation of them self.

Opening: Friday July 28th, 6-8pm

Gallery Open: Saturday & Sunday July 29th - 30th, 12-4pm
Or by appointment Monday July 31st - Friday August 4th

 

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 Headgear 6LC
Jul
14
to Jul 21

Headgear 6LC

Mils gallery presents its 6th edition of headgear- to be held at Lilac City. Please come

Featuring:
~~~Ida Lawrence~~~h.j.huwman~~~Simone Griffin~~~Adriano Rosselli~~~Eko Bambang Wisnu~~~Roman Stachurski~~~Siena White~~~Amelia Skelton~~~Nick Morzewski & Nabilah Nordin~~~Harrison Witsey~~~ Eva Troyeur-Gibson~~~Joe Wilson & Chanelle Collier~~~Ryan Hancock~~~Nicole Toms~~~Yuta Matsumura~~~And Moré

Opening: Friday July 14, 6-8pm
Gallery Hours: Sat-Sun July 15-16, 12-4pm
or by appointment July 17 - 21

facebook event here
http://milsgallery.com/

artist links here

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LCE4
Jun
30
to Jul 8

LCE4

Lilac City is pleased to present LCE4. A group show coordinated by the Lilac team.


Kit Christian, Michael Cooper, Harry Culy, Ryan Hancock, Jasper Powrie, Athena Thebus and Elena Tory-Henderson

 

Opening night: Friday June 30, 6-8pm
Gallery open: Sat & Sun, July 1 – 2, 12 – 4pm
open by appointment July 3 - 7

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artist links here

 

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NICK MACMAHON ~ CHINA: COUNTRY, FAMILY, FRIEND & LOVER
Apr
28
to Apr 30

NICK MACMAHON ~ CHINA: COUNTRY, FAMILY, FRIEND & LOVER

NICK MACMAHON ~ China: Country, Family, Friend & Lover

Sydney photographer Nick MacMahon's solo show at Lilac City opens Friday April 28th 6-8PM.

A documentary photography series from time spent working with communities in urban and rural areas of China.

Opening Night:  28/04/2017 6-8PM
Open: 29/04/2017 - 30/04/2017 11-4PM

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http://nickmacmahon.com/

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LCE3 31/03/2017
Mar
31
6:00 PM18:00

LCE3 31/03/2017

LCE3 is Lilac City Studio’s third group show.



The show was first conceived as an exhibition of ‘works on paper’, but more broadly incorporates the idea of the works that are preliminary to the larger praxis of the artist. These are, perhaps, works not generally displayed as final pieces, and show a new facet of each artist’s idiosyncratic way of making. 

This year includes 26 artists:
 

ANNA CUTHILL
GEMMA AVERY
MATT BUSTEED
DOMINIC BYRNE
KIT CHRISTIAN
DREW CONNOR
ALEX COOKE
WILL COOKE
SIMONE GRIFFIN
RYAN HANCOCK
KYRA HENLEY
TILLY KUBANY-DEANE
STEVE LATIMER
HUW LEWIS
GUS MACLEOD
NICK MACMAHON
FINN PARKER
CLARE POWELL
KRISTINA SAVIC
FLIN SHARP
CAMERON SKELTON
SAM STEPHENSON
ELENA TORY-HENDERSON
SEAN WADEY
SIENA WHITE
EKO BAMBANG WISNU

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PORCELAIN  11/03/2017
Mar
11
8:00 PM20:00

PORCELAIN 11/03/2017

LILAC CITY STUDIO presents PORCELAIN


Neil Addison Beedie, Alex Kiers, Maeve Parker & Dominic Byrne grace Oxford street & Sydneys dying nightlife with PORCELAIN’s hot new sounds, supported by Dominic Talarico and P Twiggs


***$10 on the door*** 

Doors @ 8PM

Dominic Talarico @8:30PM

Porcelain @ 9PM

P Twiggs (DJ Set) @ 9:30PM

Projections by Kristina Savic

after party @ TBC location

Cheaps drinks by Lilac City Liquors

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The Brandon Trakman Memorial Exhibition/Silent Auction
Feb
24
to Feb 25

The Brandon Trakman Memorial Exhibition/Silent Auction

This year we lost a beloved friend and peer. Brandon Trakman. He was, beyond all things, an artist. An artist who inspired, who challenged and who made us want to be better. This exhibition is for him.

 

The exhibition will include works by Brandon alongside works donated by Tomás Artigas, Tanya Avanus, Marissa Bagley, Jordan Beenken, Melissa Chalker, Annalisa Ferraris, Ryan Hoffmann, Aidan Jansen, Gemma King, Steve Latimer, Lucy O’Doherty, Emily Rogers,  June Sartracom, Eva Troyeur-Gibson and Zoe Young.

 

All proceeds will be put towards an annual art prize in his name.

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Mils Book Launch // 10/02/2017
Feb
10
6:00 PM18:00

Mils Book Launch // 10/02/2017

Since the gallery's closure in July this year, Mils Gallery has been making a mega-catalogue of sorts, which covers the 70+ exhibitions that took place at Mils over its 7 year life span. MILS BOOK: A History of Mils Gallery, 2009-2016 includes over 450 artworks by over 120 artists, as well as two long-form essays by Anna Georgia Mackay and Vladimir Kravchenko about the gallery and that.  

The book has been printed with two different covers, one designed by h.j.huwman, and another by Eko Bambang WIsnu. The body of the book was designed by Indonesian artist - Irfan Hendrian.
 

There are currently only 70 books left, so anyone extra keen to lock down a book before the launch can purchase it on http://milsgallery.com/

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POLLEN Issue 2 Launch Party & Immersive VR Exhibition
Dec
2
6:00 PM18:00

POLLEN Issue 2 Launch Party & Immersive VR Exhibition

POLLEN Magazine launches issue 2 in Sydney with an immersive VR exhibition exploring the theme of “Creaturely Life”.

Expect a collision of flesh, bodies, animals, insects and monsters with VR artwork from

Joey Holder
Sabrina Ratté
Honey Long 
Vex Ashley (Vex Tape, Four Chambers) 
Britt Asch (BRRCH)
INSIDE FLESH

Copies of the new issue will be sold.
Drinks provided.


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The Footy Show
Sep
30
6:00 PM18:00

The Footy Show

It doesn't matter if you have NFI about NRL; lace up your boots, fire up some Tina Turner and get ready for... 

THE FOOTY SHOW

Come on down to 103-105 Oxford Street (above the 7/11) at 6:00 PM, Friday 30th September when Lilac City Studio presents a group exhibition dedicated to the high Shakespearian drama of the greatest game on Earth.

Featuring works by:

Will Akerman, Marissa Bagley, Jordan Beenken, Matt Busteed, Kit Christian, Michael Cook, Anna Cuthill, Nell Ferguson, Annalisa Ferraris, Ryan Hancock, Ryan Hoffman, Aidan Jansen, Gemma King, Steven Charles William Latimer III, Gabriella Lo Presti, Nick MacMahon, Dan Mitchell, Lucy O'Doherty, Gidon Sack, Amelia Skelton, Cameron Skelton, Sam Stephenson, James Stevens, Eva Troyeur-Gibson, Eli Turier, Siena White and Vanessa White

 

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ART SHOW
Jul
29
6:00 PM18:00

ART SHOW

KIT CHRISTIAN   TANGO CONWAY   ELENA ELIAS   RYAN HANCOCK   ANNA HENRY   DREW HOLLAND   CALLUM JEFFREY   MATILDA KUBANY-DEANE   YUTA MATSUMARA   REMY PAJACZKWSKI-RUSSELL   ONNI SEABROOK   FLIN SHARP   AMELIA SKELTON   CAMERON SKELTON   ISIS STAR   SAM STEPHENSON   SIENA WHITE   JUSTINE YOUSSEF   FRANCESCA ZAK

 
Curated by Amelia Skelton

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LCE2
Jun
24
6:00 PM18:00

LCE2

MATT BUSTEED   KIT CHRISTIAN  ALEX COOKE  MICHAEL COOPER   ANNA CUTHILL   NICK FATOURIS   LAUREN GREENHALGH  RYAN HANCOCK   PATRICK HEAD   MATLIDA KUBANY DEANE   STEVEN LATIMER   GUS MACLEOD    NICK MACMAHON   DAN MITCHELL   WILL QUINN   VIC ROLFE
FLIN SHARP   AMELIA SKELTON   CAMERON SKELTON   SAM STEPHENSON   JAMES STEVENS   ELENA TORY-HENDERSON   SEAN WADEY  THOMAS JOHN WHELAN   SIENA WHITE

 

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