I'm not sure how long these wonderful street art has been around in Marrickville but I stumbled upon them on my way to the Henson Park in Marrickville over the long weekend. The collage of the two ladies reminds me of the Japanese Ukiyo-e art movement.
I'm a big fan of White Rabbit Gallery in Chippendale. Their latest exhibition - Ritual Spirit is another delightful showcase of modern Chinese art. The artists in Ritual Spirit do not seek to raise men into heaven. But all are trying, in one sense or another, to bring the gods down to Earth. It's interesting to see modern Chinese artists interpret what spirituality means to them when the majority of the Chinese population are Atheists or are often too busy to have time for spiritual practice.
I particularly enjoyed: - Scripting, a high-tech ode to hidden harmonies by Luxury Logico - Mr Sea, by Geng Xue (pictured), in which exquisite porcelain figures act out a classic tale of the supernatural - Joss, a firecracker of a video on material and spiritual values in the consumer age by Cheng Ran and Item Idem