With a Rebel Yell!

The peaceful crush of the Velvet Revolution; the black power salute from the winners’ podium; diggers on the barricades at Eureka, their demands for democracy cleaving an old order in two. The Arab Spring with its 24/7 media updates; Fidel and the fight of his life; the Bastille stormed to the howls of the underclass… Our world is riven by… Read more →

ECHOES: a group show for ART MONTH 2017: 3rd-15th March

The past has a constant echo. It is a reverberation of time with a diaphanous yet insistent tenure on the present that tugs and weaves us back, retelling the story, laced with remembrance and reminiscence. Wearing memory like a shawl, the present has splinters of the past poking through threadbare patches, velvet-soft portals that spiral and curl time to a… Read more →

DYSTOPIA : a Tortuga Studios Group Show – August 19th-26th 2016

With its cult of corruption, squealing media hysteria, myopic surveillance and the ripe stench of political totalitarianism, dystopia has arrived, the flailing prelude to an apocalyptic oblivion. Long a sci-fi darling, dressed up in a dread and brooding oppression, dystopia has always fed our collective imagination. But that brave new world is no longer a future projection. It is reality.… Read more →

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JUGGERNAUT: A solo show by Karen Bloomfield at Tortuga Studios March 10-14

Ferrous – By Karen Bloomfield JUGGERNAUT Works by Karen Bloomfield March 10-14 at Tortuga Studios As a child of Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs in the 1970’s, family entertainment often consisted of ice cream walks through Kings Cross or mammoth (and somewhat terrifying) pilgrimages to the Three Sisters and Jenolan Caves. My favourite, however, were the aimless sightseeing drives through Port Botany.… Read more →

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Charged – Sculptures By The Sea

Created by Cameron (Ran) Stanton and Rachael Lafferty. In a post-apocalyptic world you need your senses – wound taut – to survive. More pressing, however, is how you charge your phone in order to update your Facebook status when the grid goes down… With the scientific romance of Jules Verne and the retro-futuristic invention of H G Wells, CHARGED is… Read more →

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In The Night Garden 2015

Into the lucid translucency of the Night Garden stomps the carnie, pie juice and fag ash smeared indelicately through his aura. Beneath gossamer skeins of light, bathed in iridescence, the candy butcher picks his teeth with a rusted safety pin before contemplating and consuming his juicy find… Burnishing the inky darkness for just one night the Night Garden is diaphanous,… Read more →

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Sumfink from Nufink at Tortuga Studios solo exhibition opens 17th April 2015

SUMFINK FROM NUFINK at TORTUGA STUDIOS SOLO EXHIBITION Splayed on the relics of our culture – the rusted the disregarded, the wantonly useless – NUFINK’s work comprises some of the most recognisable street art/ stenciling around, raw images honed with finesse and an acute eye for detail. And it begs the ultimate question, how does humanity crawl from its warm… Read more →

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Subversion – 27th March

Cloaked in a wily shroud of deception, subversion looks the part, all straight lines, bowler hats and tucked-in undies. But beneath her chameleon cape a covert insurgency unravels wantonly, a ticking time-bomb set to blow the boundaries to bits… As part of ART MONTH 2015, Tortuga Studios slips beneath society’s mantle into the shadowy realm of the subversive. In a… Read more →