Saturday, November 11, 2017

Sydney: Africa - The Wild

Black Eye Gallery is pleased to announce: 


 By photographers Ken and Michelle Dyball.


 ‘AFRIKA – THE WILD’ will be the international first time showing by photographers Ken and Michelle Dyball. The images have been selected from a vast archive of work shot over a ten year period whilst the couple resided in Africa. Unlike most ‘visiting’ image makers of Africa, the Dyball’s knowledge and connection to the land is apparent through their unique and unrepeatable images.

The Dyball’s work has been recognized internationally winning multiple awards, which include include ‘Nature’s Best African Photography Awards’  and ‘BBC Wildlife Photographer of the year’.  The couple will also be the subject of a future publication by the prestigious Natural History Museum  in London, who not only acknowledge the beauty of their work but of its ethological importance.

Black Eye Gallery director Tom Evangelids – “This is a truly unique representation of Africa by two of Australia’s foremost international nature photographers. The work is grand, intimate and most of all emotional- its compelling to see native animals in their natural habitats. Having Nick Brandt’s work in the gallery last year, we are honoured to have another fine body of images from this amazing continent and we are thrilled they are Australian!”

Black Eye Gallery

Located @ 3/138 Darlinghurst Rd, Darlinghurst,
Opening night – Thursday Nov 16, 6-8pm

RSVP for opening:
Exhibition details – Nov 14 – Dec 3, 2017


Tuesday, October 3, 2017

"Without Water" by Photographer Isamu Sawa

"For the first time in Sydney, artist Isamu Sawa is set to exhibit ‘Without Water’, a series of hauntingly beautiful, photographic stills depicting flowers and plants in various states of decay. Inspired by his florist wife, Isamu sources discarded and withered plants and captures them using a sophisticated photographic technique known as focus stacking..."

Exhibition Details: Sept 26 – Oct 15, 2017

Isamu Sawa. He will be exhibiting his "Without Water" exhibition @ Black Eye Gallery in Darlinghurst. (a Contemporary Photography Gallery)

All About the Exhibition

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Irving Penn at The Grand Palais in Paris France

Mouth for L'Oréal © Irving Penn
Irving Penn
September 21, 2017 – January 29, 2018
Grand Palais
3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower
75008 Paris

More information: HERE

This incredible retrospective – which marks the birth, in 1917 – of the American master of photography Irving Penn is to be discovered until January 29 in Paris at the Grand Palais. If you live in Paris or intend to go to France soon, it is an event that shouldn't be missed!

Cuzco-Children © Irving Penn

Saturday, August 19, 2017


Liu Bolin, Hiding in the City - Switzerland Magazine Rack, 2012. Courtesy of the artist.

START art fair, taking place from 14 - 17 September 2017 at Saatchi Gallery

• Curated selection of emerging galleries and artists from 25 countries to
exhibit at fourth edition of START Art Fair
• Special projects include focus on the dynamic Vietnamese and Korean art
• First major UK performance by Chinese artist Liu Bolin
START Art Fair today announced the list of participating galleries and special projects for the fourth edition of the fair, taking place from 14 - 17 September 2017 (Preview 13 September) at Saatchi Gallery. Launching London’s Autumn arts season, START 2017 will showcase the best emerging artists from new, innovative art scenes and developing markets across the globe.

The START exhibitors were selected by a curatorial committee comprising of Serenella
Ciclitira (Co-founder of START and CEO of Parallel Contemporary Art), Nigel Hurst (Cofounder of START and CEO, Saatchi Gallery) and curatorial partners, Mehta Bell Projects.

The fourth edition includes galleries and artists from 25 different countries: Argentina,
Australia, Belarus, Brazil, Denmark, Dubai, Hong Kong, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Nigeria, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, The Netherlands,
Turkey, United Kingdom, Ukraine, United States of America and Vietnam.

START will showcase leading emerging artists and galleries from 25 different countries, bringing exciting global art markets from Brazil to Belarus and Turkey to Taiwan to the fore. I thought you might be interested in a feature on the rising photography stars exhibiting at the fair.

Two specially curated exhibitions at START will feature works by leading Vietnamese and Korean artists, including photographers Duy Phuong, Nguyen The Son and Chan Hyo Bae. Son’s photographs explore the past, present and imagined future of cultural and living spaces in Hanoi, whilst Phuong's works aim to draw the Vietnamese’s attention to the changes taking place in their surroundings, as well as within themselves. Meanwhile Bae's iconic photographic portraits offer a prejudiced Korean view of Western history, drawing attention to the West's own cultural misconceptions of the East.
Photography is also well represented across the exhibiting galleries. Australian photographer (and influential Instagrammer) Sarah Bahbah will be presenting works from her popular series ‘Sex and Takeout’ courtesy of Art Unified (California, USA). Meanwhile Serena Morton Gallery will be exhibiting Anouska Beckwith's photographs, celebrating the seductive power of nature and the feminine.

More information:

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Australia: Black Eye Gallery is pleased to announce the June 2017 exhibition PHOTO - RETRO by George Schwarz

George Schwarz’s oeuvre goes beyond the genre of autobiography to touch on universal
themes of human experience- sex, death and the unconscious.

Schwarz’s PHOTO-RETRO exhibition challenges prevailing canons and histories of
Australian photography. Shown as a collection spanning over four decades, Schwarz’s
images operate as vehicles across the structures of time and memory. They resonate with
sensuality, pathos and humour.

Often at odds to prevailing tastes, Schwarz captures images in colour with painterly
complex compositions with a rich archaeological content. The collage of objects and
unexpected amalgamations of visual influences create surreal layers of meaning, blurring
the line between the real and symbolic, life and art.

“I would like you to absorb these images the same ways as you might listen in a concert,
giving ourselves to the sounds and images it creates before us. Experiences, emotions
and sensations (are) seldom used or half remembered. Let the images work on you.” –
George Schwarz, May 2017

Exhibition details – June 20 – July 2, 2017
Opening night- June 22, 6-8pm

More information: HERE
3/138 Darlinghurst Rd, Darlinghurst NSW 2010, Australia