There’s a lot of interesting and innovative art stuff in sassy Sydney this week. These are my top picks:
Tuesday 24 February – Opens 5:30pm – 8pm
Exhibition runs 26 February – 14 March
COFA, main courtyard
Oxford Street, Paddington NSW
Perran Costi is a remarkable artist and this is his biggest undertaking to date. He is the founder of the ‘permasabi’ movement, a new fusion of permaculture and wabi-sabi. With a Japanese aesthetic and a passion for what grows in the gutters and cracks, this will be an interesting exploration of the urban ethos.
He is also offering free terrarium making classes every weekend of the exhibition so you can keep up with the hipsters. Catch him before he embarks on an international art tour later this year.
Tuesday 25 February – Opens 6pm
Open every day till Saturday March 1st.
Happy Herbs – 127 Oxford St, Darlinghurst, NSW, 2010
Infamous community organiser and St Peters artist Chris Lego opens with a solo show of original works, ranging from the twisted to the pretty. The opening is guaranteed to have a diverse crowd and you can score an artwork from the bargain price of $15. Exhibiting above Oxford Street’s Happy Herb shop, you can watch the world go by and soak up the unique and wonderful thing that is the Sydney Mardi Gras.
Thursday 27 February – Doors 7pm
The Basement – 29 Reiby Place Circ Quay
The bastard child of pictionary and rap, Sketch the Rhyme has to be seen to be believe. The team have been hard at work revamping the show so that it is now tighter than ever with a TV game show flavour. Always a fun night, as part of their residency at the Basement the show features a rotating line up of talented artists and freestylers from around the country.