Step into another world at aMBUSH Gallery this September, where art and technology collide, where creativity reigns supreme, and practical effects take centre stage. The new group exhibition, ‘SideFX 2023’ is your chance to witness the magic that breathes life into the entertainment industry.

In an age where AI’s dominance raises questions about human creativity, ‘SideFX 2023’ stands as a testament to the power of human hands and minds. Back by popular demand, this year’s exhibition builds on the success of last year’s, featuring the finest works from over 30 Australian artists from the film, television and entertainment industries.

From practical effects designers to sculptors, painters to fabricators, technicians to craftspeople, ‘SideFX 2023’ celebrates the hidden talents that bring our favourite on-screen moments to life. These artists are the wizards behind the curtain, crafting illusions that leave us in awe.

Delve into a world of artistry as you explore a diverse array of 2 and 3-dimensional pieces. Intricate sculptures, captivating paintings, detailed scale models, enchanting props, and dynamic kinetic artworks await your discovery. What makes ‘SideFX 2023’ unique is its fusion of past-production creations and the artists’ personal projects – works that break free from the confines of commercial demands.

Curated in collaboration with Steve Katz, and produced and presented by aMBUSH Gallery, ‘SideFX 2023’ features the intriguing creations of these artists whose imagination and efforts are unrestrained in the gallery environment.

Opening night for ‘SideFX’ is Thursday 7 September from 6-9pm at aMBUSH Gallery, with drinks from Capital Brewing Co.

‘SideFX 2023’ will then be on show daily, 12noon until 4pm, from Friday 8 September until Sunday 10 September. Entry is free.

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Adriana Narai, Aron Dosiak, Assaf Carmeli, Cameron Smith, Chad Atkinson, Colin Wilson, Courtney Hudson, Dane Hallett, Dillon MacEwan, Emma George, Gab Facchinei, Gabrielle Paananen, Gavin Kyle, Georgina Ryland, Grant Biffin, Gustavo Balboa, Hunter Depalo, Jac Charlton, Jacqui Hudson, James Woodley, Jason Baird, Kala Harrison, Kat Lynch, Katyani Tumahai, Kim Strudwick, Lacey Malice, Leroy Knight, Luke Brown, Mariel McClorey
Micheala Macrea, Nathan Larsson, Odd Studio, Ramie Moussa, Saara March, Sean Genders, Sean Genders, Sludgemachine, Stanislav Pacavra, Steve Katz, Thomas Van Koeverden, Zara Long, Zeb Tilden

Waterloo Gallery
4A James Street
Waterloo, Sydney
NSW 2017

Visiting by Public Transport: Train to Green Square Station or Bus 309, 310 or 355.
Accessibility: please call the gallery prior to visiting if special assistance is required.
Interstate Visitors: please view aMBUSH’s Curated Guide to Sydney.




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