MOON by Dinah Johanson

8th - 27th October

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Sydney is fast becoming the new city of laneways; snaking streets that were once avoided and ignored, now, celebrated as the city’s new and evolving canvasses. Art is being taken to the people, inviting them to twist and turn down corners and alleys that have been transformed into the galleries for artists of now. This October long weekend, two young artists, at the forefront of this movement are showcasing not only their works, but holding a workshop where they will inspire others to do the same. Young Blood Exhibition opens Friday 4th October 2013. 6pm ‘til 8:30pm. Street Art Workshop Sunday 6th October 2013.

The Dirt work in progress

The Dirt:
Often painting on a large scale his work revolves around a more realistic style with thought provoking concepts. The Dirt’s murals can be seen throughout Sydney and was recently involved in the City of Sydney’s 75 meter long mural along Foley Street in Darlinghurst.”


His work is a psychotic mix of pop cultural references/hallucinations, thin black lines, vibrant colour, and adrenalin fuelled late nights. If you haven’t seen his work then you must be living under a rock.

Although both artists have been classically trained they approach their genre with varied and distinctive style.

‘YOUNG BLOOD’ Kaleidoscope Gallery and adjoining laneway.
Original art works by The Dirt & Bafcat
Opening reception:
Friday 4th October, 2013. 6pm ‘til 8:30pm.
Exhibition continues until Sunday Oct 6th

Street Art Workshop:
Sunday 6th October, 2013: 2-5pm
Conducted by both artists with hands on art production, artists talk and a live mural collaboration by both artists. The workshop and mural painting is a ticketed event.

Tickets are $50 and can be purchased here:

For more information contact

Artist Talk by Saffaa

Join us at KaleidoscopeGallery HQ for a talk by Sydney-based Saudi artist, Saffaa.

As part of Homeland Festival, this talk is an exciting opportunity to find out about some of the issues at the heart of artwork being made by our exhibiting artists.

Saffaa is an MFA candidate at Sydney College of the Arts. Her art practice largely revolves around female empowerment and is aimed at dispelling myths about Saudi women and Saudi Arabia. In her talk, Saffaa discusses her ever evolving love-hate relationship with art and how her continued cultural activism has shaped and continues to shape her art practice. For more information on the artist please

Limited seats available so please RSVP only if attending. Entry by gold coin donation. All proceeds go toward Kaleidoscope Gallery’s Converge Initiative – providing urban opportunities for multicultural artists from regional areas

On the 8th of September, the wonderful artists from the Homeland exhibition are hosting a lunch here at the gallery on Sunday 8th of September. For more information visit:

Tickets to the lunch can be purchased at

Homeland exhibition// Festival


For three and a half weeks, Kaleidoscope Gallery will be the home of a range of activities from diverse cultural producers.

Kicking off on opening night, the Homeland exhibition will be a mixed media collection of work that responds to the concept of homeland from a global perspective.
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Brad Robson// New works

After his New York debut ot the start of 2013, Robson’s work has gone from strength to strength exploring new abstract forms that are both thought provoking and emotionally evocative. Robson, known for his urban landscapes and expressive style, has been working solidly since returning to Australia, honing his craft and creating a solid body of work that Kaleidoscope Gallery is proud to showcase this August. Whether you are an existing collector or looking to start an art collection, ‘New Works’ is a show not to be missed.


Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros – Album Installation

Mart Gallery in association with Kaleidoscope gallery present Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros Album Installation. Be the first to hear the band’s latest album while immersed in the sights and sounds of the entire Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros catalogue, including an exclusive photo exhibition direct from the band.




As part of Head On Photo Festival, Kaleidoscope Gallery presents the work of three photographic artists: Simon Bernhardt, Florence Kumar and William Spiers. From the abstract to the highly subjective, these powerful images depict a common boldness and asperity that manifests in totally unique ways.

3 artists, flo is more abstract, simon is portraiture of stockmen, reportage – all fairly raw, bushmen, bodily deconstruction, aesthetic rawness in wills.
fascination with the minutiae of the urban wilderness, searching for beauty in the most unlikely places.

Opening reception Thursday, 30th of May 6–8.30pm. Exhibition concludes Sunday the 12th of May.

‘The Collective 01′

Part of the wider 2013 Head On Photo Festival, ‘The Collective 01′ seeks to highlight what some of the industry’s top commercial and portrait photographers are producing outside of their professional client briefs. Curated by Sydney-based photographer Simon Bernhardt, the exhibition features creative portraiture by Robin Sellick, Fiona Wolf, Toby Burrows, Graham Monro, Liz Ham, Ingvar Kenne, Sean Izzard and Bernhardt himself.


New Contemporary Abstraction



These contemporary artists now based in Sydney are united in their art practice by a crystalline way of imaging the world around them. Their painting explores the medium of paint, its surfaces and interior meanings.

Kaleidoscope Gallery is committed to the exposure and exhibition of committed emerging to mid career artists from Sydney and beyond, presenting them in a professional and flexible environment, matching artists with art lovers across all art forms.

Exhibition opens Thursday 16th May from 6- 8.30pm in our brand new location 30 O’Connor Street Chippendale. Exhibition concludes 28th May 2013.