ESP - Thomas Mukoya - Australia for UNHCR

Photographs by award-winning Kenyan photographer, Thomas Mukoya, will be on show at ESP Gallery Marrickville from  27 September to 12 October. 

There are currently 51 million displaced people across the world forced to flee their homes because of conflict, famine and war. This exhibition, through the poignant photos of photographer Thomas Mukoya, shows refugee life as it is experienced in some of the major humanitarian emergencies across Africa

You are invited to attend a special exhibition launch from 4pm on 27 September, with the National Director of Australia for UNHCR, Naomi Steer, presented by ESP Gallery Marrickville.

Thomas Mukoya is based in Nairobi, and has worked with Thomson Reuters News Agency, and has worked extensively with many humanitarian organisations, including Australia for UNHCR since 2004.

Thomas will be sharing his dramatic images from some of Africa’s major emergency areas.

This very special photographic exhibition will reflect on the situation of refugees and displaced people, images from conflict zones and the humanitarian assistance provided by Australia for UNHCR and the generous support of Australian donors.

Thomas Mukoya is a Photojournalist with the Thompson Reuters News Agency in East Africa. A highly acclaimed photographer, he has been awarded:

  • The KUJ Photojournalist of the year 2003
  • The 2010 Photographers Giving Back (PGB) award of Sweden
  • The Media Council of Kenya Photojournalist of the year 2013
  • The Kenyan Photographers Association, Photographer of the Year 2013.

Thomas has worked extensively with various humanitarian organisations including Australia for UNHCR, UNICEF and MSF.


Opening Launch: 4pm to 6pm,  Saturday 27 September

Exhibition: 27 September to 12 October

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Thomas was interviewed on Radio National :

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ESP - Popup Show - Tony B. Conscious

ESP presents a popup show Tony B. Conscious - Opening Sat 5 July, 4pm - 6pm

Tony B. Conscious is a spray & stencil artist, rapper, poet, busker, and author, from Los Angeles. Inspired by Jean Michael Basquait, Tony uses aerosols and hand made stencils to make portraits of inspirational figures, musicians and rappers.

In 2012 he toured Australia and performed in Melbourne, Adelaide Arts Festival, & Byron Bay Bluesfest.

In Sydney, Tony performed live painting at ESP Gallery, and poetry & rap at The Blue Space.

ESP Gallery presents a popup show of Tony's paintings, T-shirts and books.

Opening night: Sat 5 July, 4pm - 6pm

Exhibition: Sat 5 July - Sun 6 July, 11am - 4pm

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ESP - "Into the Unknown" - Dean A. Smith

ESP Gallery presents "Into the Unknown" - Opening SAT 14 JUNE 4 - 6PM

Dean A. Smith creates an imaginative world where landscape merges into dream. Dean is a designer and inventor and after 6 years of painting he is now having his first solo exhibition.

Opening Night: Sat 14 June 4- 6pm
Exhibition from : 12 - 15 June 2014  *** NOW EXTENDED TO 22 June ***

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Geoffrey Goodes - "Glimpses" at Newsagency Gallery

"Glimpses" features works on paper by Geoffrey Goodes, opening night 6:30pm Fri 23 May, exhibition runs from 23 May to 8 June. At Newsagency Gallery 332 Stanmore Rd Petersham. Geoffrey runs the life drawing group at Glebe, & is rarely without a sketchbook in his hand.


Liza + Lola Kaplan - "Purring Art" at M2 Gallery

see another side of Liza Kaplan ("Femmexhibition" at ESP Gallery) in a joint show with Lola Kaplan, at M2 Gallery, Surry Hills, showing till 14th May ... featuring Lola's soft sculptures and Liza's cat portraits "Purring Art"


ESP - Femmexhibition - sexuality and gender identity

"Femmexhibition" shows the works of 4 emerging Sydney artists : Amaya Lang, Colin J. Thompson, Stephanie Ohlback, Liza Kaplan.

The artists share an interest in the spaces between formal sexuality and gender identity : the old woman, no longer seen as a sexual being, the transgender woman confused and trapped between gender lines, and the mythological fantasy of women caught in film and graphic novels. The exhibition will be playful and subversive, R. Crumb meets John Waters, showing bold depictions of the sexuality of the "unsexy".

Exhibition from : Thurs 1st May to Sun 11th May

Opening night : Sat 3rd May from 4pm to 6pm

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Amaya :, Liza :