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IN FEAR OF BOMBS – by ROBERT (BOB) SMITH

OPENING NIGHT FRIDAY 23rd AUGUST Plucked from the darkened reaches of a salacious psyche, the scratched pen and ink work of Robert Smith is utterly compelling. The product of a decreasingly addled mind, this libertine collection spirals through Escher-like distortions, surrealism and pop-art schlock, and is streaked with a dark humour that is peppered with rancor. Inspired by Beckinsky, Dali,… Read more →

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IN FEAR OF BOMBS

Plucked from the darkened reaches of a salacious psyche, the scratched pen and ink work of Robert Smith is utterly compelling. The product of a decreasingly addled mind, this libertine collection spirals through Escher-like distortions, surrealism and pop-art schlock, and is streaked with a dark humour that is peppered with rancor. Inspired by Beckinsky, Dali, Zappa, Pink Floyd and The… Read more →

Mongolia to Marrickville opening Thur 20th June 2013

MONGOLIA TO MARRICKVILLE Presented by Ganbold Lundaa (Gawaa) and Tortuga Studios As part of Open Marrickville Born in Mongolia, Ganbold Lundaa has experienced the very heart of the Gobi desert, an observer as both nomadic herdsman and artist. Today, Gawaa (as he is known) calls Marrickville home, and his exhibition, From Mongolia to Marrickville TORTUGA STUDIOS, THURSDAY 20 JUNE, 6-9pm)… Read more →

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MONGOLIA TO MARRICKVILLE

MONGOLIA TO MARRICKVILLE Presented by Ganbold Lundaa (Gawaa) and Tortuga Studios As part of Open Marrickville           Born in Mongolia, Ganbold Lundaa has experienced the very heart of the Gobi desert, an observer as both nomadic herdsman and artist. Today, Gawaa (as he is known) calls Marrickville home, and his exhibition, From Mongolia to Marrickville TORTUGA STUDIOS, THURSDAY 20 JUNE,… Read more →

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Transition platforms – by Sergio Abugattas Tenaud

Transition platforms My work deals with the creation of platforms or spaces upon and within which change might dare to happen, spaces that spark discussion, encourage and engage in conversation and maybe incubate projects that will benefit society. In this measure art can act as a tool for social advancement and to contribute in creating awareness and sparking necessary dialogue… Read more →

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Perceptions of the Miraculous – Rowena Post – Solo Show

Tortuga Studios is proud to present PERCEPTIONS OF THE MIRACULOUS – New Paintings by Rowena Post We invite you to the Opening Night Friday the 19th April 2013. Skeletons of recollections past emerge from the marks Rowena Post has nurtured into the surface of her artwork. The shifting hues and line work speak to the viewer of both our and others’ realities.… Read more →

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Painting Grounds 2012

Opening Night: Friday the 14th February 5pm – 9pm Last years’ Painting Grounds exhibition was pretty epic! This year we decided to amp it up with more live art, a bigger mob of artists, the irrepressible Charlie McMahon launching his new EP, Didj Heart, plus Deadbeat & Hazy. Painting Grounds is a yearly exhibition exhibiting art by street artists and… Read more →

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HOPE – Charles Clapshaw

TORTUGA STUDIOS IS PROUD TO PRESENT NEW WORKS BY CHARLES CLAPSHAW HOPE Hope is looking up the hill, getting back on that horse and riding with a smile. It’s a short wink. Raising the hairs on the back of your neck when you know something good is about to happen. Never give up on hope. In this exhibition, Charles Clapshaw… Read more →

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Skein: Bound and Unravelled – Andrea Davies and Garth Knight

Skein: Bound and Unravelled for Art Month 2013 As part of ART MONTH 2013, TORTUGA STUDIOS is proud to present Skein: Bound and Unravelled March 22nd-31st 2013 Featuring the work Garth Knight and Andrea Davies, two of Sydney’s most intriguing artists. Tangled, knotted, woven, twisted, coiled and unpicked with nervous fingers, Skein examines the threads that hold our existence together… Read more →

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VARS CITY

VARS CITY Friday June 22nd Vars is a Sydney-born graffiti artist who made his first million when he was eight years old and bought his mumma a solid gold Benz. He has exhibited extensively in Australia and internationally. In a former life, whilst working out of France, he wrote for the online graffiti source fatcap.com. Using iron birds he has travelled… Read more →