Want to see art that’s out of this world? Then run – don’t spacewalk – to the Bein’ Narly Sci-Fi Group Show at aMBUSH Gallery Sydney this March. It’s the second event in this year’s ‘Bein’ Narly’, the underground arts festival featuring eight shows over eight weeks around Sydney.
Join in this family-friendly sci-fi themed weekender for more fun than you can poke a laser gun at. A diverse range of art depicting broad intergalactic and sci-fi themes will bring the cosmos into aMBUSH Gallery in an explosion of colour, design, texture and most likely some odd characters.
The selected muralists, musicians, illustrators, fine artists, painters, photographers, projectionists, prop makers and sculptors have produced a mixed bag of works with strong sense of playfulness.
Curated by Australian multi-disciplinary artist Glenno, and produced and presented by aMBUSH Gallery, this group show features work from over 40 emerging and established Australian artists including Tim Malloy, Dane Hallet, Gina Monaco, Reg Mombassa, Lee McConnell, Blair Sayer, Ben Brown, Pterodactylman, Birdhat and many more.
In addition to the official exhibition, this massive group extravaganza will be enhanced by a timely Friday 13th-dated multimedia spectacular from Jay Katz and Miss Death from 6–8pm, featuring the Mu-Meson UFO archives. With plenty of eye candy on offer, their presentation – entitled Science Fiction, Flying Saucers and Consensus Reality – will take you through a fascinating exploration of film, televisual and print media propaganda to demonstrate how science fiction has long been used by governments to engineer social thinking and was never, in fact, your own. Mind. Blown!
Opening night for the Bein’ Narly Sci-Fi Group Show is on Thursday 12 March from 6-9pm at aMBUSH Gallery (4a James Street, Waterloo) and features drinks from Young Henrys and music from DJ Jay Katz. The gallery will also be open from noon on Friday 13 March and will stay that way until all our perceptions are blown by 8pm (thanks to Jay Katz and Miss Death).
Saturday 14 March (from noon until 5pm) sees the little tackers take over. This vibrant kids’ day will boast tasty bites courtesy of Beach Burrito Co. and a live screen-printed T-shirt event. Any little groover who turns up dressed up in sci-fi gear will get a T-shirt of their choice for free until stocks run out … so get there hungry and early! There are four great designs to chose from by some of Australia’s best T-shirt artists (Ben Hutchings, Annie Walter, Anton Emdin and Adrian Repeti), printed onsite by the skilful Aisle6ix team.
The Bein’ Narly Sci-Fi Group Show wraps up on Sunday 15 March with a last minute window to see the show between noon and 2pm.
Tim Malloy, Dane Hallet, Gina Monaco, Reg Mombassa, Kim Bronowski, Sindy Sinn, Lewis Morley, Lee Mcconnell, Peter Valentine-Smith, Jesse Chick, Edward Ward, Tim Mcewen, Jasmine Grieve, Ben Hay, Louise Graber, Ross Tesoriero, Clint Cure, Mike Foxall, Glenno, Sam Mcewen, Poncho Army, Aaron Craig, Blair Sayer, Ben Brown, Joe Bell, Annabelle Mcewen, Tony Papesh, Brendan Ninness, Joel Cameron, Mulga, Pterodactylman, Birdhat, Le Grizz, Steve Katz, Lyndon Pike, Jo Shand, Gavin Kyle, Beak Foundry, Ray Ahn, Anton Emdin, Adrian Repeti, Ben Hutchings, Annie Walter, Lewis Morley, Craig Bunker and more still to come.