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THE ROOSTER The Rooster is a five-metre public art installation designed by artist Valerie Khoo and commissioned by the City of Sydney for the Sydney Lunar Festival. Gracing the shores of Sydney Harbour at its iconic location by the Sydney Opera House, it is set against a dramatic background of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The...
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It’s been a privilege to have a solo exhibition in Sydney. ‘Beyond the Screen’ is my  exploration into the screens that act as facades and shields in our lives. These screens can evoke a sense of mystery, or prevent the world from seeing who we really are.  This series looks at what is beyond those...
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I’m both excited and nervous about my first solo exhibition and would love to invite you to the opening night!  When: Tuesday 3 March 2020 from 6pm to 8pm Where: ArtSHINE @ Darling Square Community Branch of Bendigo Bank Corner of Harbour and Littler Pier Streets, Haymarket A lot of blood, sweat and tears has...
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Thanks to everyone who came to the Sydney Lunar Festival in 2020. This incredible event is produced by the City of Sydney and celebrates the arts and culture associated with Lunar New Year. This time-lapse video shows some of the spectacular Lunar Lanterns, an open-air public art exhibition that featured 12 sculptures lining the foreshores...
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Artists have opportunities to create and be commissioned for public art projects. But how does this happen? And where do you start? I’ll be talking to talented artists Claudia Chan Shaw, Nancy Liang and Fiona Lu on this topic. Together, we have all created public art projects in this year’s Sydney Lunar Festival for the...
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It’s been my dream to be represented at Surtex in NYC (the world’s biggest art licensing event) and it’s finally happened. This is the result of my wonderful agents at Artshine Licensing. Led by dynamic duo Vinh Van Lam and Stuart Horrex, they are at the Javits Center NYC from 2 to 5 February 2020....
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I’m honoured to be included in this group exhibition at Artshine in February 2020. It includes some wonderful artists who I have admired for years. I’ve followed – and been inspired by – some of these talented artists for some time, so it’s truly a “pinch me” moment to be in a show with them!...
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I’m sooooooo excited to launch my new collection of cushions from The Enchanted Orchid series. There’s nothing like a set of gorgeous cushions to provide just the right accent for a space. And I’ve designed these to bring a pop of colour to your home or office.  They are created in bold colours and will...
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When I come across great tools/resources, I love sharing them in case you might find them useful, interesting or even game-changing. So here are my latest three! 1. Learn a new language with your own tutor at Italki.com There’s nothing like learning a new language to stretch your creative muscles. So I am completely obsessed...
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Huge thanks to Business Chicks for this article in Latte magazine.   Click on the image below to read the article   By Valerie Khoo
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