In the Press

  • Five Years On: Save Our Sirius - Sydney Morning Herald

    Five years after its closure and sale in 2019, the Sirius building on Sydney Harbour remains one of Australia's best known social housing sites and examples of Brutalist architecture.  Emptied of its long-time residents and sold by the NSW then-Liberal government for a pitiful $150 million and views never to be built out, the efforts to save Sirius continue to resonate.This article covers the new Sirius, which will be adapted from the original by Phillip Rossington, a principal with BVN – which won a design competition to adapt the building. He says his firm took on the project only because of a...

  • Blaze, a feature-length movie by Del Kathryn Barton

    A courageous performance by Julia Savage in Del Kathryn Barton's 'Blaze'. 12-year-old Blaze witnesses a brutal sexual assault that leads to her own crisis framed by fear and powerlessness. Alone in her bedroom, Blaze is rescued by her own imagination, bringing to life an inner self, a fantastic dragon and an entire army to stand behind her. Puppetry and stop-motion animation combine with live action to take us into a world that is both Blaze's and Del's, fantasy and reality, and a celebration of the power of the imagination. Premiered at the 2022 Sydney Film Festival, Blaze is a major...

  • Skywhale family and Know My Name exhibition at the National Gallery

    Patricia Piccinini’s Skywhale family of hot-air balloons is about to launch during the National Gallery of Australia exhibition Know My Name.  Patricia Piccinini captured international attention when she exhibited another family, her Young Family which caused a sensation at the Venice Biennale. Her entire body of work before Skywhale is presented in the only book available on her practice. Patricia Piccinini: Nearly Beloved provides an insightful and engaging journey through her major art series. Patricia Piccinini: Nearly Beloved is reduced to $49.95 to celebrate the launch of the Skywhale family and the Know My Name exhibition. Available for purchase: Patricia Piccinini: Nearly Beloved

  • Explorations of Patricia Picinini's Work

    There's been a number of new articles about Patricia Picinini's Work and here's a summary of what we think are some great articles and essays. Caitlyn Burford. "The Empathetic Move: The Spirit of the Carnivalesque" (Medium) Chari Larsson, "What does it mean to be human? Patricia Piccinini’s transgenic creations probe the boundaries" (CNN/The Conversation) Embracing the Monster (The Australian) What inspired Patricia Picinini’s hyperreal art? (The Australian Magazine)

  • William Robinson exhibition opens

    William Robinson is recognised as one of Australia’s most important contemporary landscape painters, celebrated in particular for his original and powerful approaches to depicting the Australian environment through a multi-dimensional viewpoint. William Robinson: Genesis explores the rich experimental spirit and mastery of Robinson’s works on paper to show that rather than being a minor interest, Robinson has produced hundreds of works in watercolour, graphite, gouache, and ink, as well as lithographs and etchings, created both as studies related to paintings and as independent works. The exhibition brings together a selection of works on paper alongside larger paintings, allowing the viewer...

  • Sirius nominated for Cornish Award

    We're pleased to announce Piper Press's book Sirius was nominated in the inaugural Cornish Family Prize for Art and featured in ArchitectureAU.   Credit: ArchitectureAU

This is Sirius: Short film by Agostino Marcello