It’s October already! Now that’s amazing! This year is going way too fast.
Can you feel the change in the air? Summer is coming to town.
There are some interesting things happening this week, like THE INAUGURAL OXFORD ART PRIZE. We’ve also heard there is a PARKERS SYDNEY FINE ART SUPPLIES PRIZE coming soon too.. we love prizes.
This week we also see the return of Ma.Gallery! Welcome back.
Check out Deborah Beck’s show, Mirrored,
also Watters Gallery for Paul Selwood and Rod McRae
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Take it easy SG
Monday 27th September
Tuesday 28th September
Lezlie Tilley – Patchwork Arranged According to the Laws of Chance
Patsy Payne – Freefall
@ Brenda May Gallery – Dank Street
When: 6-8 p.m
@ flinders street gallery – 61 Flinders Street, Surry Hills
THE SECRET TO CHINESE INK PAINTINGS
by Cong Min Sun, Dong Pu Xu, Li Zhang, Kang Xu
@ TAP Gallery – 278 Palmer St Darlinghurst
Flight – Rew Hanks – chooses the theme for 2nd and 3rd students
@ Hardware Gallery – 263 Enmore Road, Enmore
Wednesday 29th September
Into View – paintings by Amy Jones, Sandra Kiris, Adrienne Overall & Marie Schlederer
@Bondi Pavillion Gallery
@ ARTHOUSE – 66 McLachlan Avenue Rushcutters Bay
6 new solo exhibitions.
Nana Sakata, Meredith Cooper, William Mobbs,
ShuXian Wong, ShiWa Tse and Rebecca Painter .
@ Global Gallery
Paul Selwood New Sculpture
Rod McRae Paintings
@ Watters Gallery – 109 Riley Street East Sydney
Jedda Daisy Culley – Bits of Pink
@ Sheffer Gallery – 38 Lander Street, Darlington 2008
THE SOPHIA EXCHANGE
The Sophia Exchange project aims to create enduring
relationships between the people who live in the neighbourhood
surrounding the College of Fine Arts (COFA) and Kudos Gallery,
and the students and teachers at the campus and gallery.
(SEE DETAILS BELOW IN THINGS OF INTEREST)
Alison Currie, Jelena Telecki and Blaine Cooper & Lillian O’Neil
@ Firstdraft – 116-118 Chalmers St, Surry Hills
Vera Moller – New Paintings 2010
@ Tim Olsen Gallery – 63 Jersey Road
Art & About Sydney: Artist Conversation Series
Share ideas and a cool drink with Sydney’s leading public
artists throughout the month of October as they discuss their
work on Art & About Sydney and other projects
@ Burdekin Hotel, Oxford Street Darlinghurst
GALLERY BURLESQUE …RESURRECTION… a.k.a “just got darker”
DsVision.net is proud to present GALLERY BURLESQUE
When: 7:00pm – September 30 at 1:00am
@ Tone – 16 Wentworth Avenue
ICELAND. An Uneasy Calm
@ Meyer Gallery 269 Bourke Street Darlinghurst
Dates: 29 September – 24 October, 2010
Thursday 30th September
13 Printmakers – Curated by Max Taylor
Barbara Davidson, Tanya Crothers, Jon Crothers, Denise Scholz-Wulfing, Mirra Whale, Randall Sinnamon
Greg Hyde, Bernhardine Mueller, Judy Cassab, Angela Gill, Graham Marchant, Claude Jones, Mark Rowden.
@ ESProjects – 228 Illawarra Rd Marrickville
G 1 – DANIEL MUDIE CUNNINGHAM,
G 2 – MICHAEL BUTLER,
G 3 – CHRISTOPHER DEAN
@ MOP – 2 / 39 Abercrombie Street Chippendale
Matt Huynh, Chinatown Comics
@ 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art – 181-187 Hay St, Sydney
ma. gallery is “Back From The Dead” – Group Exhibition
ma. gallery is Back From The Dead stalking you like a long lost lover.
Show casing new & favourite artists from our little black book.
Come celebrate our second death rattle at Kaleidoscope Gallery
When: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
@ Kaleidoscope Gallery – 84 William St, Paddington
The Artists for Final Episode
Come and celebrate the launch of online store Final
Episode with an exhibition by Ben Frost, Jonathan Zawada,
Lyn & Tony and Canvas Group.
Music will be provided by Hole in the Sky DJs.
@ aMBUSH Gallery 4a James Street, Waterloo
Arcade Project Launch!
The Finders Keepers will be taking over the Arcade Project
at Gaffa from September to December this year.
The Arcade project is a unique opportunity for emerging designers
to have their own small retail pop up spaces for a short term,
hosted by contemporary art space Gaffa in their amazing Gallery
space right in the heart of Sydney’s CBD.
@ Gaffa – 281 Clarence Street, Sydney
ABSOLUT Stairwell Gallery Launch – COFA KIDS
‘COFA KIDS’ – An exhibition featuring work from this city’s greatest
laboratory of artistic talent – The College Of Fine Arts (COFA)
@ Sugarmill Stairwell – 33 – 37 Darlinghurst Road, Downtown Kings Cross
LAST CHANCE STUDIO : EXCELLENT ADVENTURE
FACE PALM YOUR DEMONS
DAEK / CREEPY / KID ZOOM / SEAN MORRIS / RYAN BOSERIO / TIM ROLLIN
@ Oh Really Gallery – 55 Enmore Rd, Newtown
Kurt Sorensen – There is no one. What will take care of you?
@ At The Vanishing Point – Contemporary Art Inc – 565 King Street, Newtown
CRY ME A RIVER – The Williams River Artist’ Project
‘Cry me a River: Williams River Valley Artists’ Project’
Artists challenge the Tillegra Dam
Up near Barrington Tops (200km north of Sydney) lies the
glorious Williams River valley – 22 kilometres of pristine
winding river flanked by rich dairy pasture, primeval forest
and national park.
@ Tin Sheds Gallery
MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival
Film lovers in Sydney will get the chance to
unite with audiences spanning 6 continents in watching and then
voting for the short film – from 10 selected – they think should
become the winner of the Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival to take
place at the Chauvel Cinema on Thursday Sept 30th at 6:30pm.
TICKETS $13 each or 10 tix (group) for $120!(for 10 tix for $120,
please call the box office 02 93615398) Tickets available in person
from the box office, or online :
@ Chauvel Cinema – Cnr Oxford St and Oatley Rd, Paddington
Friday 1st October
Adventures Aboard Oscar Alpha Zulu
Photographs of remote Australia by Hal Epstein
@ The Archetype Gallery, level 2, The Chauvel Cinema
Cnr Oxford St and Oatley Rd, Paddington
Distant Lights: film night and postcard art exhibition
Sure to be entertaining and exciting the night offers a
mixture of art films and postcard size artworks from uow
students and local artists.
Distant Lights is a fund raiser for the 2010 UOW grad show ‘Belljar’
entry is only $5!
When: 6:30pm – 10:30pm
@ Gallery 5 Crown Lane, Wollongong
Saturday 2nd October
Graham Kuo: Reflected
When: 2:30, by Mr Edward Chin from the WA Oriental Culture and Art
Association who will speak on the technique of Chinese calligraphy.
@ Mossenson Galleries
Incoming Something –
Ali LAwson, Anthony Farrel, Danny Ford, Fiona Cockfield, Katie Whyte, Tarn McLean
@ SNO 64 – Level 1, 175 Marrickville RoadS
Much lead – is an installation created by Felicity Gartelmann
and Claire McCaughan of Sam Crawford Architects. Inspired by
their Surry Hills studio neighbourhood, the work explores the
idea of the pencil as a simple yet essential tool.
When: 9:30am – October 10 at 6:30pm
@ Object Gallery – Main Gallery – 417 Bourke St
MIRRORED – Deborah Beck
Steeped in the textures of a decorative age,
these intricate and tactile paintings
speak of time-worn beauty and intimate memories.
When: 4:00pm – October 24 at 5:00pm
@ Wilson Street Gallery – 30-34 Wilson Street, Newtown
Sunday 3rd October
The Australia Council for the Arts and Sound Summit
presents the Soundclash Showcase featuring previous grant recipients…
kyü, Holy Balm and Collarbones
Soundclash is an initiative of the Australia Council’s Music
Board that supports the creation or development of innovative,
risk-taking contemporary popular music. Information about the
initiative including category guidelines and closing date can
be found here –
@ This Is Not Art Festival Club – 267-269 King St, Newcastle
THINGS OF INTEREST
ESP Gallery is seeking expressions of interest to become a director
of ESP Gallery & ESProjects. ESP is an artist run initiative (ARI),
running on a not-for-profit, volunteer basis, to ensure the long term
survival of this vibrant art space, we are implementing a revolving director program.
(Photo: Andrew May)
We are creating 3 new director positions; as a director you will be responsible for:
– running of the gallery’s day to day operations
– the volunteer program
– curatorial control of the exhibition program
– the ESProjects website
– grant and other sponsorship applications
– special projects and PR
This is a role is expected to run for 2 years, and would require an average weekly
commitment of approx 10 hours. The role requires dedication to the ARI cause, as well
as ownership and responsibility to the future direction of the art space.
Please email a short letter about yourself, and your CV to:
Applications close 10 October, 2010
Australia’s Most Prestigious Small Sculpture Prize
The finalists have been announced for the Woollahra Council’s prestigious Woollahra Small
Sculpture Prize. Now in its tenth year, the prize attracted 552 entries from around Australia
and internationally including New Zealand, Italy, USA, UK, Romania, Canada, China, Denmark,
Japan, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Germany.
The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, the only national prize for free-standing sculptures up to
80cm, draws dedicated support from artists, critics and collectors alike. The award of $10,000 will
be announced on Friday 22 October, followed by a free public exhibition showcasing finalists
which will run for two weeks from 23 October until 7 November. This year the exhibition and
opening hours have been extended due to public demand and to celebrate the tenth anniversary.
The predominate themes of entries in 2010 involve animals, figures and landscapes and use a
vast array of materials including marble, glass, wood, metals, woven materials and found objects.
Some of the memorable entries are humorous and outrageous, cheekily poking fun at the art
market and asking viewers to question the value of art.
Finalists include well known artists such as John Nicholson, Nike Savaas, Kathy Temin and
Christopher Hodges. This year’s exhibition will also feature the work of indigenous artists from
the Northern Territory including Dulcie Sharp, Mary Pan and Dinni Kunoth Kemarre who lives and
works in the Utopia community.
The 2010 Prize will be judged by John Kaldor AM, Principal of Kaldor Public Art Projects, Monica
McMahon, Curator, University of Western Sydney and Glenn Barkley, Curator, Museum of
The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize totals $13,000 across 3 categories:
· The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: an acquisitive award of $10,000
· The Special Commendation: a non-acquisitive award of $2,000
· The Viewers’ Choice: a non-acquisitive award of $1,000
The Viewers’ Choice Award will be announced at the conclusion of the exhibition.
Opening: Friday 22 October at 6pm (by invitation only)
Winner and the Special Commendation Award announced
Woollahra Council’s historic Redleaf building, 536 New South Head Road, Double Bay.
Exhibition: 23 October to 7 November 2010 (9am-6pm weekdays; 10am-4pm weekends)
Woollahra Council’s historic Redleaf building, 536 New South Head Road, Double Bay.
Artist Floor Talks: Saturday 23 October at 2pm
A selection of 2010 finalists will be conducting free community floor talks at the exhibition
between 2 and 4pm. Entry is free, but bookings are essential on 9391 7166 or email
THE INAUGURAL OXFORD ART PRIZE
THEME: CELEBRATING THE CULTURE QUARTER (2101 POSTCODE)
DEADLINE: FOR ENTRIES 18TH OCTOBER
$25/ENTRY (INCLUDES CANVAS TO BE PICKED UP FROM TAP GALLERY)
SIZE MUST BE 16″X20″ ON STRETCHED CANVAS (UNFRAMED)
PORTRAIT PRIZE: $1500
LANDSCAPE PRIZE: $1500
PEOPLES’ CHOICE: $500
SATURDAY 23RD OCTOBER 1PM
AT TAYLOR SQUARE NORTH, DARLINGHURST
ANNOUNCing the inaugural OXFORD ARTS FESTIVAL.
CELEBRATE SYDNEY’S CULTURE QUARTER
TAP Gallery, with support of the 2010 Business Partnership,
has announced the Oxford Arts Festival 2010 in the active cultural
precinct of Darlinghurst and Paddington, from the 19-30 October.
The festival will promote the creative diversity captivated by
local artists, arts organisations, restaurants and entertainment venues in the area.
Oxford Arts Festival aims to boost the local economy, support local
businesses and venues, as well as enhance and share a general interest in the creative arts.
events including The Oxford Art Prize, Women’s Comedy Festival,
Art in Shopfronts, Live music events, Gallery & Historical Walking Tours,
Green Screen film night, Sketch Club Night, Colourful Characters:
Life Stories of Darlinghurst, Fashion Parade from local designers, Spanish
Food & Movie night, Poetry, Prose & Song Writers Night and a grand finale
Halloween Ball. More events are yet to be confirmed by other participating venues.
For further information contact; Lesley Dimmick
Ph: (02) 8603 5486
Facebook: Oxford Arts Festival
Polymorph Piercing September 22 at 5:47pm Reply
Polymorph Body Piercing/Art Gallery would like to invite applicants
Curator Position Available
Polymorph Body Piercing/Art Gallery has a curator position available with the possibility of working counter for the piercing studio.
NB: This is not an avenue into becoming a piercer. We are looking for an experienced Curator not a Piercer. So please don’t apply if you’re interested in becoming a piercer.
We are looking for a stable, organised and friendly person to curate the Polymorph art gallery. It is a paid role not voluntary.
The right person must:
• Have experience working in or for an art gallery.
• Be computer literate and experienced in Microsoft Office programs such as Word and Excel.
• Be able to work competently by themselves and with others.
• Be flexible with hours of work. (Some work will have to be done out of normal business hours)
• Be passionate, self motivated and well organised.
• Have exceptional people skills and be prepared to up hold our 17 year reputation.
Mobile phone is supplied
Laptop will be supplied
Paid role (this will be discussed in interview process)
To apply contact Dave to set up an interview
Contact: David Valenti
The Sophia Exchange project aims to create enduring relationships
between the people who live in the neighbourhood surrounding the
College of Fine Arts (COFA) and Kudos Gallery, and the students
and teachers at the campus and gallery.
It was praxis – and still is in villages and rural communities –
that neighbours exchange items and products on a daily basis,
which allows them to build relationships based on care for each other
. …COFA and Kudos Gallery are integral parts of the neighbourhood
in Paddington and we hope that by asking our neighbours to actively
participate in the project we will forge lasting relationships with them.
The project will ask that members of the surrounding neighbourhood
donate a household item such as a piece of furniture, print, textile
or other object which they are willing to let an artist from COFA
transform. The creatively refurbished item will be exhibited at
Kudos Gallery before being returned to its original owner to enjoy a
new lease of life.
PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE OPENING 5-7.30PM TUESDAY 5 OCTOBER
EXHIBITION DATES 29 SEPTEMBER TO 9 OCTOBER 2010
Wed-Fri 11-6pm Sat 11-4pm
Closing of Fraser Studio Projects residency program
deadline extended 5/10
Wednesday, September 29 · 6:30pm – 8:30pm
@ Kaleidoscope Gallery, 84 William Street, Paddington
Fancy a couple of calming hours life drawing then come along to
kaleidoscope gallery this Wednesday night at 6.30pm.
Tuition, Wine and materials are provided, $20 entry.
Spaces are limited to please contact the gallery to book your place.