marquee

Sydney Unleashed

Sydney's #1 Entertainment & Lifestyle Publication

WAR – A Playground Perspective: FREE ART EXHIBITION AT SYDNEY OLYMPIC PARK

AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS PRESENT THEIR PERSPECTIVES ON WAR AT FREE WEEKEND ART EXHIBITION AT SYDNEY OLYMPIC PARK

WAR – A Playground Perspective is a FREE exhibition to be displayed for the first time at Newington Armory at Sydney Olympic Park from 10am-4pm between Saturday 14 May-Sunday 14 August 2016 – weekends only.

The exhibition will provide the opportunity for some of Australia’s leading contemporary artists and audiences to seriously examine an aspect of human nature that is deeply embedded in our communal psyche – territorialism.

Curated by Allan Giddy and Nick Vickers of the University of NSW Art and Design faculty, the public exhibition will showcase a variety of thought-provoking paintings, installations and digital media projections by 24 acclaimed artists including Sydney Peace Prize Winner 2015, George Gittoes and official war artists who have served with Australian troops: Shaun Gladwell, Wendy Sharp and eX de Medici.

“WAR – A Playground Perspective neither condemns nor condones the conditions of war. Rather, the exhibition explores and interrogates perspectives of war,” said exhibition curator, Allan Giddy.

“Sydney Olympic Park’s Newington Armory is the ideal venue for this exhibition. Not purely due to the loaded history of Newington Armory but also because the exhibition shows nearby the Armory’s playground facilities (Blaxland Riverside Park Playground), which offers a perfect counterpoint for an exhibition that has a lot in common with the playground and an underlying theme which is, of course, much more onerous,” added Mr Giddy.

WAR – A Playground Perspective will be staged within the Armory Gallery (Building 18) – which spans 500 square metres and boasts Australia’s largest continuous gallery wall at 38m x 3.5m – as well as within Newington Armory’s Building 20, which is the Armory’s original 19th Century gunpowder magazine.

Once the Royal Australian Naval Armament Depot, Newington Armory features more than 100 buildings dating back to the 1800s, including cavernous armament depots, hidden explosives bunkers, cottages, tiny train stations, groves, glades and a wharf. Each building, bunker and bomb is accompanied by stories that reveal an interesting piece of Australian history.

Sure to enhance the experience of exhibition attendees at open every weekend, the heritage-listed Newington Armory site today serves as an arts and culture hub of Sydney. Situated between the southern bank of the Parramatta River and the suburb of Newington, the site can be accessed via Jamieson St, with free parking available at Blaxland Riverside Park.

War – A Playground Perspective will feature the artworks of:

Abdullah M.I. Syed
Adam Norton
Alasdair Macintyre
Allan Giddy
Alwy Fadhel
Atanas Djonov
Bonita Ely
Dacchi Dang
eX de Medici
George Gittoes
Günter Hojdyssek
Halin and Jasper Nieuwenhuyse
Helen M Sturgess
Ian Howard
Jamil Yamani and Simon Rippingale
John Aslanidis
Louisa Dawson
Mark Booth
Martin Sims
Nigel Helyer
Prudence Murphy
Rachel Levine
Richard Goodwin
Shaun Gladwell
Thiru
Tony Albert
Wendy Sharpe

 

For more information about WAR – A Playground Perspective, visit: sydneyolympicpark.com.au.

WAR – A Playground Perspective: FREE ART EXHIBITION AT SYDNEY OLYMPIC PARK

WHEN: Every weekend between 14 May – 14 August, from 10am-4pm
WHERE: Newington Armory Gallery (Building 18) and Armory Building 20
Access via Jamieson Street at Sydney Olympic Park

PLEASE NOTE: War – A Playground Perspective contains adult themes and content.
Children aged younger than 15 must be accompanied by an adult to enter the weekend exhibition.

WHAT: WAR – A Playground Perspective: FREE ART EXHIBITION AT SYDNEY OLYMPIC PARK
WHEN: 09/08/2016 - 14/08/2016 (10:00 am - 4:00 pm)
WHERE: Newington Armory Gallery (Building 18) and Armory Building 20

Loading Map....

Sydney Unleashed is one of Australia’s premier entertainment publications exploring the latest in lifestyle trends. From Sydney’s finest restaurants, cafes and bars to the hottest in gadgets, products, and home entertainment, Sydney Unleashed is your one-stop lifestyle platform.