Artworks by Local Artists
KAYU provides gallery space to showcase artworks by local artists. KAYU specializes in artistic photography but also caters to industrial 3D art as well as lights, metal and wood work.
We have the choice of 2 spacious sets to display the artworks, within KAYU showroom for the bigger items or in our upstairs gallery space.
Located in Alexandria, KAYU has been created by our team of designer and artists. KAYU team have a passion for developing and promoting contemporary art and work with our client’s requirements to develop a unique and personal collection.
Tell us about you
KAYU welcomes submission from local artist and curators. Submissions are only accepted via email. Please note that due to the large amount of submissions we receive, only successful applicants will be contacted for further details.
Tales of the Blue Rust
Tales of the Blue Rust is the associative work of 3 artists working in industrial sites in and around Sydney, and use the scenery as well as obsolete metal to produce unique photographs as well as light fixtures.
We create out of industrial sites in and around Sydney. Our vision is a modest homage to all workers.
Short Artists Bio
“He who works with his hands is a laborer.
He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.
He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.”
My name is Agnes Durbet. I am a diverse and creative event and customer relations specialist with over 20 years combined experience in a broad range of dynamic environments, I only started to sell my photographs this year in France and in Canada to private estates. One of my work is now part of an exhibition in Provence, it illustrate a gesture as an inspiration of a writer‘s quote. I was a winning recipient for Photographer Forum Magazine in 2013.
Ape. The artist is secretive and full of surprise. He fancies calling himself an ape, probably because humanity isn’t meant for him. Traveler, gems seeker, Ape was raised in Morocco from a French background. He came to Australia almost 40 years back and lived on and off a bush life for over 20 years to finally settle down in Sydney. He has his own contracting company and has been working for Sydney Water since 1992.
Ape tells ephemeral stories on gravel, boards and walls, and captures them in time with his unique images adding a layer of mystery for you to discover. He is inviting the public into a guessing game full of humor and magic. There is a definite playfulness in his tableaux. The result has a primitive feel, amazing depth, complex colors scheme, extravagant imagination and a definite creativity.
Ape ‘scenes are all telling fantastic stories from a different time and place, born in his imagination. Beasts, fairies, demons and gods are hiding in all his photographs inviting your reason, your sight and your ability to escape from reality. Ape’s Art was exhibited in Los Angeles by the 1650 Gallery in August 2014 under the theme “in motion”.
Together, Ape and Agnes photographs were exhibited in December 2013 and September 2014 in Sydney. The catalog of the exhibition is available online at http://au.blurb.com/b/5193471-tales-of-the-blue-rust.