White Rabbit: Heavy Artillery
Contemporary Chinese art specialists White Rabbit’s Heavy Artillery exhibition is in its final weeks – see it before it’s too late!
By Benjamen Judd
White Rabbit’s critically acclaimed exhibition Heavy Artillery is wrapping up on August 7 and if you haven’t seen it already make sure you don’t miss out.
Curated by David Williams, Heavy Artillery explores the nature of political power in totalitarian regimes and the role of art in both challenging it and supporting it as propaganda.
According to John McDonald in the Sydney Morning Herald, the collection draws upon draws on Mao Zedong’s pronouncement at the Yenan Forum of 1942 that works of art must “operate as powerful weapons for uniting and educating the people and for attacking and destroying the enemy.”
If this sounds all a little too out of reach for the average punter, the exhibition can be approached from a far simpler angle – it’s aesthetically astounding.
Large-scale installations, sculptures and a series of multi-dimensional sculptures that make for the most Instagramable art will have your friends and relatives convinced of growing your cultural clout.
And once you’re done with the art, head downstairs to the White Rabbit Teahouse and treat yourself to a selection of the finest Chinese and Taiwanese teas in Sydney.
Entry into the gallery is free.
Heavy Artillery is showing at White Rabbit Gallery until August 7.
30 Balfour Street
You may also be interested in
The Big Design Market
Kicking off on November 24 for three colour-filled days, The Big Design Market is back in Sydney just in time for Christmas.
Taking over the Royal Hall of Industries aka Showbag...
SummerSalt at Bondi Beach
Surf, sun, sound and all-round good vibes – SummerSalt is the pre-summer festival you want to get tickets to ASAP.
Taking place on November 26 at Bondi Beach, SummerSalt is a new ...
Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium
Opening at the Art Gallery of New South Wales on October 27 and running until March 4, 2018, Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium will showcase a selection of the provocative...
Muriel’s Wedding The Musical
One of Australia’s most iconic films, Muriel’s Wedding is a much-loved fixture of Aussie cinema. Now, fans are able to experience the joys – and lows – of Muriel Heslop in an...
Cirque du Soleil presents “Toruk: The First Flight”
The magic and intensity of the Cirque du Soleil takes us back to James Cameron’s epic Avatar with their latest production, “Toruk: The First Flight”.
Starting on October 19 and...
Surry Hills Festival
Kicking off on Saturday, September 23, the annual Surry Hills Festival will fill Ward Park, Devonshire Street, Shannon Reserve, Crown Street, laneways with pop up creative spaces, ...
Sculptures by the Sea
One of the city’s most beloved art exhibitions, Sculptures by the Sea, will once again arrive in October to transform the Bondi to Tamarama walk into a fantastical adventure....
Sydney Fringe Festival
Kicking off on September 1 and running the entire month, the annual Sydney Fringe Festival will take you to the edge and back – creatively speaking.
Now in its eighth year, the...
Primavera at the Museum of Contemporary Art
As galleries go, there are none in Australia that can compare to both architectural controversy and quality of exhibition as the Museum of Contemporary Art.
And their annual...
Badu Gili at The Sydney Opera House
Badu Gili is a stunning new art instillation taking place each night across the sails of the Sydney Opera House that celebrates the art and history of First Australians.
Art and About presents Australian Life
With the coming of spring, one of the city’s greatest free-to-the-public events takes over the walkways of Hyde Park – Art and About presents Australian Life.
The Archibald Prize at the Art Gallery of NSW
The Face That Stops a Nation – that’s how they’re describing the most anticipated art event of the year, The Archibald Prize.
Now showing at the Art Gallery of New South Wales...