All works are for sale so if you're fortunate enough to afford a Damien Hirst or a original Gilbert and George you are going to be in seventh heaven
It seemed that all of Sydney had turned out for the event, we even heard a couple say they had travelled in from Brisbane especially. Which is why the city is so fortunate to have a venue like Carriageworks in the mix. Having recently reclaimed bays 22-24, once home to hundreds of Kennedy Miller animators making Happy Feet 2, the impressive venue was transformed from dis-used warehouse to the Tate Modern on steroids.
So already taken back by all the innovative works on display, stumbling upon the latest exhibition at resident space the Anna Schwartz Gallery was a absolute revelation
Titled 'Working Class Hero: Portrait of John Lennon', artist Candice Breitz has orchestrated moving portraits of Lennon fans singing in harmony to the music legends definitive album of the same name.
Standing in a cavernous space listening to people sing, with no backing track in perfect harmony with passion demonstrative of years having done exactly that was amazing. In each persons eyes you could see the love for a great man whose words must have resonated with each through some of the happiest and saddest times in their lives. Perfection.
Sydney Contemporary is on 19-22 September at Carriageworks
245 Wilson st,Eveleigh
Working Class Hero: Portrait of John Lennon
Anna Schwartz Gallery
Carriageworks, closes 28 September