From Andrew Frost…
What say you, good sir or madam, for a Shaun Gladwell work? That’s right, a Shaun Gladwell, world renowned contemporary artist, one time Australian representative at the Venice Biennale, recently seen riding his bike in the desert with Edmund Capon in the latter’s recent TV serial? $10,000? $5,000? How about I tell you can pick one up for a mere $200. That’s right. Two hundred bucks – cheaper than a speeding ticket or a fine for driving your car unregistered! It’s a conversation starter, a curiosity, something to tell your friends about… If that doesn’t interest you there are plenty more – Vernon Ah Kee, Guan Wei, Lindy Lee, Reuben Patterson? No? How about a Tony Schwensen? The bloke who once blew off an entire audience with a leaf blower? All for $200 each!
It’s that time of year again when the 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art stage their annual fundraiser featuring a shed load of art by top drawer artists, all done on A4-sized whatever, and available at a never-to-be-repeated price. The opening night of the show will be hosted by special guest MC Sunil Badami, writer, bon vivant, raconter, flâneur and ABC Radio broadcaster, and guests are encouraged to open their wallets to support the gallery.
Artists works include pieces by Tony Albert, Ali Kazim, Arahmaiani, Dadang Christanto, Gary Deirmendjian, Heri Dono, FX Harsono, Pei Pei He, He Xiangyu, Roslisham Ismail (aka ISE), Jumaadi, Jasper Knight, Hyun Hee Lee, Liu Jianhua, Liu Xiaoxian, Raquel Ormella, Reuben Paterson, Alwin Reamillo, Koji Ryui, Khaled Sabsabi, Shen Jiawei, Phaptawan Suwannakudt, Michel Tuffery, Ruth Watson, Ah Xian, Jun Yang, John Young, YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES, Zhang Xiao, Zhou Xiaoping, and many more.
Member’s Preview, 5.30pm & Public Opening 6.30pm November 7, then until November 30
Gallery 4A, Sydney