Visit the acclaimed pop art show - Pop to Popism - currently taking Sydney by storm in the company of other
art-lovers by booking a seat on a special bus trip being laid on by Coffs
Harbour Regional Gallery.
‘Pop to Popism’ at the Art Gallery
of NSW showcases more than 200 pieces including works by the major American and
British artists - Warhol, Lichtenstein, Koons, Haring and Hockney alongside Australia’s
very own pop artists Howard Arkley, Martin Sharp, Brett Whiteley and Maria
Pop art exploded onto the cultural
scene in the early 1960s as a new generation of artists rebelled against ‘high
art’ to embrace the world of advertising, film stars, pop music and
consumerism. The show includes masterpieces such as Roy Lichtenstein’s first
comic-style painting Look Mickey, Andy Warhol’s Triple
Elvis and David Hockney’s Portrait of an artist.
The trip also includes a visit to
the Museum of Contemporary Art to see ‘Chuck Close: prints, process and collaboration’ America’s highly acclaimed photo-realist painter known for his
large-scale portraits of celebrities and high profile public figures. Included
among his many iconic portraits are Brad Pitt, Kate Moss, Lou Reed, Roy
Lichtenstein and President Obama.
The MCA event
is the largest exhibition of Close’s work ever presented in the southern
hemisphere and is exclusive to Sydney.
The bus departs Coffs Harbour
Regional Gallery on Wednesday February 25 at 6am, returning at 9.30pm on
Thursday February 26. Twin share per person costs $225 or single occupancy
$290. The price includes transport, entry to the exhibitions, accommodation (at
the Great Southern Hotel), breakfast and morning and afternoon tea on the bus.
Bookings are essential and close on
Thursday January 22.
Bookings and payment can be made through
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery Reception, which is open Tuesday to Saturday,
10am-4pm, or call 6648 4863/6648 4861.