The BEAMS Art Festival with Brighten Up Sydney This September


The BEAMS Art Festival is back in Sydney next month!
Flashes of colour, form, movement and sound will awaken the streets of Chippendale to illuminate the kaleidoscope of creative talents for a spectacular night of fun and frivolous activity.
Mark it in your calendars – September 17, 5pm – 10pm – and read on to find out all the details.

Ta-ku Has Announced a Week-Long Creative Residency in Sydney


For one week only from April 11 in Sydney, producer/photographer Ta-ku will bring together global creative thinkers to curate a physical incarnation of his artistic process and world.

A gallery exhibit of his Songs To Make Up To photo series will be running through the days, accompanied by nightly talks on different topics that fans can win tickets to.

Hit the photo above to find out all the details.

Creating Portals to Curious Worlds with The Jumboist


Last month, #the5to9life was invited to the launch of ‘Woks of Art’ – a unique art installation curated by James Dive (The Glue Society), who engaged local artists to transform barely-cooled woks from the hawker streets of Singapore into vibrant artworks.
From attending that event, our writer Claire Benito became intrigued with one of the artists featured in the event and proceeded to curate an interview with The Jumboist at his Sydney studio.

Click the above photo and read all about it.

The Vivid 2016 Line-Up Has Been Announced!


The 2016 Vivid program in Sydney includes Spike Jonze, Björk, Bon Iver, Antony and the Johnsons and so much more. It’s a line-up that cements the festival’s reputation globally.
The festival runs from May 27 to June 18 and tickets are on sale now.

^Above photo captured by Michelle Blazevic.

Annie Leibovitz’s New Portrait Series Celebrates 100 Iconic Women


Annie Leibovtiz’s stunning exhibition “WOMEN” is coming to London as part of a grand world tour.

The portrait series is a continually growing project that began 15 years ago as a collaboration with the author Susan Sontag who died in 2004. The photographer has stated that she would like the new images in the collection to reflect the changes in the roles of women in modern society.