REFRACTIONS – Sydney Contemporary Abstraction : Wednesday 10th – Sunday 21st December 2014

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REFRACTIONS – Sydney Contemporary Abstraction : Wednesday 10th – Sunday 21st December 2014


In the domain of painting, the quest of the modernist avant-gardist has been to emphasise the material qualities of the paint that they work with. Refractions, a new group show at Kaleidoscope Gallery, challenges this faithfulness to one’s own material in contemporary abstraction and instead celebrates the changes that occurs in translating art through different processes and materials. Presenting works by emerging artists Akira Lander, Jan Rae, Kang Ning Wang, Ngoc Nguyen and Shireen Mussa, Refractions explores the ways that artists have come to experiment with not only the qualities of their craft but have embraced the transformations that occur between mediums to create ambitious abstract compositions.

Opening night on Friday 12th December 6 – 9pm
Exhibition will be showing until Sunday 21st December at Kaleidoscope Gallery, 30 O’Connor Street Chippendale 2008.

Opening hours:
Wed – Fri : 2 – 6pm
Sat & Sun : 12 – 4 pm
and by appointment


Hold your hashtags, the Kaleidoscope Gallery Shop has re-opened. Check out the last artworks from David J Rose, Kang Ning Wang, Ngoc Nguyen, Jan Rae and Shireen Mussa. Works have been cataloged by artist and exhibition, and we are taking payments by Visa, Mastercard, Amex and Paypal.

Just when you thought Etsy was all the rage, check out the KG Shop here or hit the //GALLERY SHOP// button on the website menu.

Sydney Vision – David J Rose Solo Exhibition

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SYDNEY VISION – David J Rose Solo Exhibition
Wed 3 Dec – Sun 7 Dec
Kaleidoscope Gallery
30 O’Connor St
Chippendale NSW

Opening Hours
Wed – Fri : 3 – 7pm
Sat – Sun 12 – 4 pm

Opening Reception:
Fri 5 Dec 5:30pm

Check out David J Rose’s Portfolio here


Check out David J Rose’s Catalogue at the Kaleidoscope Gallery Shop

Expose – Challenging Modern Concepts : New Exhibition 26 Nov – 1 Dec

expose -challenging modern concepts Expose – Challenging Modern Concepts : New Exhibition 26 Nov – 1 Dec. Featuring Chandini Kapuwatte, Ella Brack Fragale, Eloise Panetta, Hannah Orrock, Jan Rae, Janelle Thomas, Jihye Min and Shiling Wu. Opening Reception Wednesday 26 November 6 – 9pm. Presented by Kaleidoscope Gallery, 30 O’connor st Chippendale.

“CONFLUENCE” UNSW Art & Design International Show 19 – 26 Nov

Kaleidoscope Gallery

Opening Hours

Thursday 3 – 7pm
Friday 3 – 7pm
Saturday 12 -4pm
Sunday 12 – 4pm
Monday 3 – 7pm
Tuesday closed

IDLE HANDS Exhibition Fri 14 Nov

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KG now accepting Exhibition Proposals for December 2014

accepting december submissions

Violetta Strabic Nov 1 – 8


Violetta Strabic’s Beautiful Things Exhibition is her love to illuminate the attractiveness and playfulness of all things beautiful. Wollongong based artist takes inspiration for her works

When playing with art she loves to accentuate subject matter in its interpretation. Creating the synergies of gorgeously flowing still lifes work wirth semi-hidden figurative landscapes like a ‘Where’s Wally?’ poster. Her intention is to draw out the mind’s eye in an appreciative way.
‘Beautiful Things’ runs from 1st – 8th November at Kaleidoscope Gallery. 30 O’Connor St Chippendale Sydney. Open wed-sun and mon-tues by appointment. Call 0435036471, follow Voart on Facebook, visit for details or email


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

MOON by Dinah Johanson

Dinah Johanson is a Sydney based artist specialising in printmaking.

Many of her prints investigate ideas of exploration, memory and alienation, in places such as the Moon or the desert. These works examine the physical and psychological states of endurance in landscapes that have been scoured, bombarded or erased. Often there is one lonely figure or animal.

MOON is her latest collection of exquisite images exploring the Moon. A world of wonder. A world away.