Saturday, 11 June 2011

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Buffer Zone / The Armory Sydney Olympic Park

A fresh exhibition featuring solar-powered, experimental and sustainable art is now on display at Newington Armory at Sydney Olympic Park.

Called Buffer Zone, this FREE exhibition will be opens to the public this weekend and will be open every weekend from 10am – 4pm until 31 July 2011.

Focusing on areas that emerge as a result of environmental, political, military and social friction between two forces, this contemporary art exhibition is situated between an estuarine sanctuary and a de-militarised area in the Newington Armory. Uniquely combining art, technology and environmental sustainability, Buffer Zone includes 13 indoor artworks, as well as five outdoor installations, four of which are solar-powered with technology provided by Silex Solar.

Assembled by noted Canadian curator Ihor Holubizky and Allan Giddy from the College of Fine Arts, the new exhibition is international in its scope and showcases the work of eighteen artists from Australia, Ireland, Canada, Finland, the UK, New Zealand, Hungary and Bulgaria.

The artists featured in Buffer Zone are: Allan Giddy, Annette Mangaard, Atanas Djonov, Bonita Ely, Deborah West, Deirdre Nelson, Eva Barton, Helen Sturgess, Ian Howard, John Gillies, Lyndall Phelps, Mark Brown, Martin Sims, Mr Snow, Peter Woodford-Smith, Pia Männikkö, Richard Goodwin and Sarah Iremonger.

Buffer Zone is presented by Sydney Olympic Park Authority in association with the Environmental Research Initiative for Art at the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales

The Newington Armory Gallery is located alongside the Wharf Entrance on the Parramatta River, at Building 18, Jamieson Street, Sydney Olympic Park. FREE parking is available at Blaxland Riverside Park.

For information, call the Sydney Olympic Park Infoline on 02 9714 7888, visit, or check out the Sydney Olympic Park Page on Facebook or Twitter.

Buffer Zone
Weekends, 10am - 4pm
14th May - 31st July 2011
Newington Armory - Building 18, Homebush
Web Site: Buffer Zone @ Newington Armory  

Buffer Zone @ Newington Armory
Newington Armory - Building 18, Jamieson Street  Homebush New South Wales 2140 Australia
Telephone: 02 9714 7888

Supported by Culture Ireland


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