Artist Talk – Nyk Sykes

Date: 15 May 2020
Time: 1:30pm
Locations: Online

Cost: Free, donations welcome


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Inspired by the ancient Roman goddess, Venus, my work here explores classical beauty in a modern context. It has contrast, transformations and narrative. It is sensual, erotic and emotional. This body of work references the long history of the portrait and the nude in painting and photography and reflects on that tradition in our multi-cultural world.
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Available after 1 May 2020
Nyk Sykes was born in Sydney and raised in Australia and the UK. He has won awards from New York, London and Paris for his fashion, nude, portrait, arts and entertainment photography. Last year, Sykes’s work featured the artbook Nudes 5, by the prestigious New York publisher Graphis. His work was published alongside such acclaimed contemporary photographers as Albert Watson and Howard Schwartz. Sykes’ photography has been exhibited in Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Sydney, Venice and Zurich. His work has been published in the USA, China, Germany, France and Russia as well as Australia. Sykes was educated at the Australian National University (ANU) and trained in photography at Ultimo TAFE.

How live sessions work

Once you’ve registered, you’ll receive an email confirmation. The next steps are: 

  1. We will send you an email with a hyperlink to join the session at least 24 hours before the class start time  
  2. We will open the room 5 minutes before the scheduled start of the session  
  3. You will be able to listen through your computer speakers and view the presenter(s) and their images on the screen  
  4. You will be able to ask questions through the ‘live chat’ during the session. We will answer the questions towards the end  
  5. In some sessions, you will be able to ask live questions via your webcam and microphone (depending on your system, you may have to click on permissions or change settings)  
  6. We will let you know within 48 hours when the recording is available 


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