Wednesday, July 20, 2016

About Art Last Night - 4 in a Row on William Street..

Not that I am counting.. but really, is there anywhere else with an art scene as vibrant as Sydney has? It is a real question as I am not art-scene world-wide savvy enough to answer it myself - though I do hear there is never enough time to see what Berlin has to offer - it seems to me to be the same here. Strobed listed 7 openings and there were two shows I attended that were not on that list.. Art last night saw the launch of a new ARI space ARO gallery with a group show at 51 William Street, the city end. Of course the gallery in a car park, Alaska (maybe named as such because its so cold in Winter) now has a space Alaska Projects on, you guessed it, on William Street too, 73-75 though it has been going for a while now. 16 (5 artists) curated by Bradley Vincent. You didn't need to guess where either gallery was. A visible phalanx of people out front of both spaces only about 50 meters apart looked like a human bar graph saying Art Here! Heading back towards the Cross King Street Gallery on William (at 177) was showing Jenny Sages wonderful sculptural paintings/drawings.. On the Memory of the Imagination. Then up and over the Potts Point side 220 Creative Space (its above the bookshop) was showing Still/Dynamic. And that is just last night, it's been a very busy week, more already seen and yet to come so stay tuned for more over the weekend.. Now enough of the words, it's art it's about looking, so here's the pictures about art last night.

VOGUE - Karl Lagerfeld Tee Shirt, ARO Gallery opening, Street Fashion Sydney photographed by Kent Johnson.
ARO Gallery opening night - street view - Street Fashion Sydney photographed by Kent Johnson.
ARO Gallery opening night.
ARO Gallery opening night Street Fashion Sydney photographed by Kent Johnson.
ARO Gallery opening night crowd - Street Fashion Sydney photographed by Kent Johnson.
Street view at Alaska Projects - Street Fashion Sydney photographed by Kent Johnson.
Street view at Alaska Projects
Art crowd at Alaska Projects - Street Fashion Sydney photographed by Kent Johnson.
Winter womans style with colour. Street Fashion Sydney photographed by Kent Johnson.
People and reflections at Alaska - Street Fashion Sydney photographed by Kent Johnson.
Striped shirt afro and overalls. Street Fashion Sydney photographed by Kent Johnson.
KSGOW street view. Street Fashion Sydney photographed by Kent Johnson.
Artist portrait of Jenny Sages at King Street Gallery on William. Street Fashion Sydney photographed by Kent Johnson.
Artist portrait of Jenny Sages at King Street Gallery on William.
Art works by Jenny Sages, king on William gallery. Street Fashion Sydney photographed by Kent Johnson.
Jenny Sages in conversation, King on William. Street Fashion Sydney photographed by Kent Johnson.
Art crowd, 220 creative space. Street Fashion Sydney photographed by Kent Johnson.
220 creative space. Street Fashion Sydney photographed by Kent Johnson.
https://www.facebook.com/arogallery/?fref=ts
http://home.alaskaprojects.com/
http://kingstreetgallery.com.au/
https://www.facebook.com/220creativespace/

Telling Stories in Pictures all over Sydney..
Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
0433 796 863

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Six Shows, 6 Artists - LOTS of Winter Street Fashion - Sydney Style.

Has it been cold in Sydney? Hell yeah! Of course depending on your exact GPS location and perhaps depending on your Inner Warmth.. you may or may-not be feeling the cold. Of course in Sydney, a closed door to your storefront even on the coldest day is tantamount to confessing you are not there/closed, have gone outofbusiness.. so its all about an open door policy; so rug up or be one of those people who can wear sandals in all weather conditions (examples (plural) below). All these shows are on NOW but if you want to catch Julie Williams at Barometer gallery you need to go this Sunday as its part of the Art Here quick turnaround 7 shows 7 weeks thingamejig. So here's to staying warm in shops and galleries with open Winter doors, and here's your/my weeks art round-up along with the fashion too! There's 30 pictures, and although it's been suggested I make the whole picture thing look too easy and should show less.. practice helps - ink and paper!!! So Gutenberg - whatever - so here they are, I hope you enjoy and do check out the shows! Mouse over pictures for details, links below.
Plaid winter coat with Faux long fur collar - Street Fashion Sydney - Photographed by Kent Johnson.
All in black, leggings, dress leather jacket, long geometric scarf and Russian winter fur hat. Street Fashion Sydney - Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Red wool coat, scarf and gloves with wool cream colour felt cloche. Street Fashion Sydney - Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Artist portrait, Louise Whelan - Two Views: Landscapes of a Plastic Universe & The Agricultural Shows of Australia. Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Louise Whelan - Two Views at Juniper Hall.
Kevin McKay, So Bondi at Brenda May Gallery. Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Kevin McKay, So Bondi at Brenda May Gallery.
Dion Horstmans, Heavy Metal at Brenda May gallery. Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Dion Horstmans, Heavy Metal at Brenda May Gallery.
Julie Williams THE TEARS at Barometer gallery. Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Julie Williams THE TEARS at Barometer gallery.
Peter Sharp 'The Shape I'm In' at Liverpool Street Gallery. Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Peter Sharp 'The Shape I'm In' at Liverpool Street Gallery.
Geoff Levitus A Foreigner’s Glimpse at Stanley Street Gallery. Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Geoff Levitus A Foreigner’s Glimpse at Stanley Street Gallery.
Opening speech, Julie Williams curated by Sandy Edwards THE TEARS at Barometer gallery. Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Wind swept salon styled hair. Opening speeches at Juniper Hall. Street Fashion Sydney - Photographed by Kent Johnson.
On the wall, a view of Dion Horstmans, Heavy Metal at Brenda May gallery. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Art patrons view work. Kevin McKay, So Bondi at Brenda May GalleryStreet Fashion Sydney - Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Classic English womans Punk Rock style - Leather jacket tartan pants SKA haircut. Street Fashion Sydney - Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Gentleman in brown winter trench, young girl in shiny yellow gold jacket jeans and long boots at Juniper Hall. Street Fashion Sydney - Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Him, walking boots with red laces. Her, jumper, red pants and open black leather sandals. Street Fashion Sydney - Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Duffle coat, geometric patterned pants in earth tones, accented by a woven leather bag and worn brown RM Williams boots. Street Fashion Sydney - Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Moshe from Head On photo-bombs a lady in a Pucci style blue dress and sort navy coat. Street Fashion Sydney - Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Genevieve Bernadette Craig furs and knee high socks at Liverpool Street Gallery. Street Fashion Sydney - Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Her, chunky black low cut boots leggings plaid black jacket and top, orange hair. Street Fashion Sydney - Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Black bags, him business lace up shoe, fun blue 'happy' socks. Her, unusual half sock open toe black bling sandals.. Street Fashion Sydney - Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Men's style, all cotton winter, G-Star cowboy shirt, denim jacket green hand knit scarf, sports cap. Street Fashion Sydney - Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Women's art student style, Jeans prints and hats - Street Fashion Sydney - Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Heads down for winter style, coats on, guys war jeans, she wears a long crochet skirt. Street Fashion Sydney - Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Tango style, asymetric skirt, black lace stockings, leather jacket and animal print scarf at Juniper Hall, Marie Mansfield paintings in background. Street Fashion Sydney - Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Men's style. Dreadlocks, black jacket pants, hemp motif tee shirt. Street Fashion Sydney - Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Two stylish women view a catalogue at Liverpool Street Gallery. Black Jackets, Orange headscarf. at Street Fashion Sydney - Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Red and black and white spots headscarf,Street Fashion Sydney - Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Code Red! Red beret, and oversized bag, vintage 1930's navy jacket with red-line check, black leggings and boots at Juniper Hall. Louise Whelan photograph in background. Street Fashion Sydney - Photographed by Kent Johnson.

http://juniperhall.com.au/gallery/louise-whelan/
http://juniperhall.com.au/gallery/marie-mansfield/
http://www.brendamaygallery.com.au/
http://www.barometer.net.au/
http://www.liverpoolstgallery.com.au/
http://stanleystreetgallery.com.au/

Telling Stories in Pictures all over Sydney..
Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
0433 796 863

Thursday, July 7, 2016

OMG - It's Thursday Already! (Friday Edition) Art + Style.

And that was only yesterday; how could I be at a gallery launch on Saturday only to find it's Thursday already?!! By way of explanation this will be the first of who knows how many - I Saw, blog posts; There's Art, There's Fashion + Street Style, There's Nudes in Winter (whats that about) to kick off with.. Read on, scroll down, let the days unfold.. Click (On NOW) for details.
Niki Gudex & her photography exhibition Wild at Barometer Gallery. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
 I Saw - Niki Gudex and her photography exhibition Wild at Barometer Gallery (ON NOW).
Iva Pfeiffer (and friends) auctions her designer dresses for UNHCR.
 I Saw - Iva Pfeiffer auction her designer dresses for UNHCR - Details Here.
Jon lewis (right) at his show at Australian galleries
 I Saw - Jon lewis (right) at his show at Australian galleries (On NOW).
Moshing Art - Another auction, this time art for First Draft ARI in Woolloomooloo
 I Saw - Another auction, this time art for First Draft ARI in Woolloomooloo..
Cropped artwork, auction for First Draft ARI in Woolloomooloo
Catherine Clayton-Smith with her work 'Desktop Tiles (Matisse) 2016' at Gallery 9 New Strokes exhibition.
Catherine Clayton-Smith with her work 'Desktop Tiles'
 I Saw - a very lovely show at Gallery 9 and met the artists too. (On NOW)
Eytan Messiah - New Strokes - Gallery 9
Eytan Messiah - New Strokes - Gallery 9.
Lottie Consalvo at Gallery 9  with her painting in the background, New Strokes exhibition.
Lottie Consalvo at Gallery 9.
 I saw this great Tee Shirt - She's a Pervert' so I just took the shot and didn't ask. Street Fashion Sydney.
 I Saw this great 70's inspired Tee Shirt - 'She's a Pervert' so I just took the shot and didn't ask..
Group show at the launch of the new Wagner Contemporary art space
 I Saw - the group show at the launch of the new Wagner Contemporary art space. (On NOW)
Artist Neil Taylor and lu at Wagner Contemporary Art Space.
Artist Neil Taylor and lu at Wagner Contemporary Art Space.
Max Markson MC a Burger eating completion.
 I Saw - Max Markson MC a Burger eating completion and had a couple of (free) Baste'd's myself!
Sir Eats-A-Lot at Baste'd on Oxford Street after winning the burger eating comp.
 I Saw - this guy win, on Oxford Street and he's still eating!
Kendall Jenner 'liked' on of my model portfolio Tweets.. I guess that makes me Official
 I Saw - Kendall Jenner 'liked' one of my model portfolio Tweets.. I guess that makes me Official..
Surface Phenomena by Bartolomeo Celestino at Olsen Irwin gallery.
 I Saw - a sea of people at a show of pictures of the sea by Bartolomeo Celestino. (On NOW)
Priscilla anf her blonde mane of hair teamed with short black faux fur coat. Street Fashion Sydney.
 I Saw - the best ever combination of a mane of hair and long hair coat I think I will ever see!
I Saw - Jenny Watson taking about her painting at Roslyn Oxley 9 last night. (On NOW) And I took a proper portrait too; but you will have to wait for that one. And I saw all these stylish people out and about too!
Him - Gym boots, jeans, black leather biker jacket, red floral scarf, baseball cap. Her - Large striped pants green leather tote, bulky jacket and turban. Street Fashion Sydney.
Black dress over black butterfly patterned pantyhose, balck geometric bag, long black hair; black lace up leather shoes. Street Fashion Sydney.
Him - Plaid 'lumber' jacket with embroidered patches, black jeans and RM Williams boots. Him & Her, black leather jackets. Street Fashion Sydney.
Alpha 60 matching gingham dress and pants with white plimsols seen at Roslyn Oxley9 gallery. Street Fashion Sydney.
Him - green parka black pants, Her - black tights, denim skirt blue jumper. Street Fashion Sydney.
Chunky scarf, car motif tote, denim jacket black tights and ankle boots, Street Fashion Sydney.
Artist Mark Hislop at the 'new' Wagner Contemporary
And I got to catch up with my friend the artist Mark Hislop who is part of the group show at the 'new' Wagner Contemporary (On NOW)!

Telling Stories in Pictures all over Sydney..
Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
0433 796 863