OPENINGS AND THE ARTS – 04/10/2010 – 10/10/2010

Hello fellow art lovers, what a great week ahead of us!
Firstly, the team @ FBI Radio station are having an art auction to raise much needed funds! –

All details are at the bottom of this post, make sure you RSVP before the 6th of October to so that you can make the auction…!

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So many shows this week, so we will let you decide what to go to, as we cannot, there will be a lot of running around I’m guessing to get to them all.

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Monday 4th October
Tuesday 5th October
Neil Hicks
@ Sheffer Gallery – 38 Lander Street, Darlington

The Belly Rules The Mind – An exhibition of food proverbs
@ NG Art Gallery& Mission Restaurant Bar – 3 Little Queen St Chippendale

David Brook Art Exhibition: “Here and Now”
In his solo exhibition “Here and Now”, David Brook
presents a series of oil on canvas works painted from life.
When: 6-8pm
@ The Depot Gallery – 2 Danks St, Waterloo NSW

October GreenUps at the MCA – ‘Art for a Changing’ –
October GreenUps is at the Museum of Contemporary Art at Circular Quay.
As well as having a drink there, you’ll get a chance to see the exhibition
‘In the Balance: Art for a Changing World’.
We think you’re really going to enjoy this one.
It’s something quite different again for GreenUps.
The exhibition finishes at the end of October
When: 6:00pm – 9:30pm
@ Museum of Contemporary Art – 140 George Street, Sydney

Blank Slate –
Aristotle was the first philosopher to discuss the concept of
humans born as a tabula rasa – or blank slate, i.e. that each
event in our life leaves a mark on us that shapes who we are.
This epistemological idea was later developed by the English
philosopher John Locke and is particularly significant because
it renders the idea of inherent racism or sexism as null, and
that it is nurture, not nature that governs our point of view.
When: 7:30pm – 9:00pm
@ Poly Gallery – Level 1 7/82 Enmore Rd Newtown Sydney NSW

Wednesday 6th October
@ Gallery9 – 9 Darley Street, Paddington

artalks: Diego Bonetto and Lucas Ihlein –
An agricultural-exercise + land-art + drinking-cups-of-tea project,
TENDING weaves itself into the daily life of the campus, bringing to
fruition the latent desire of the grassy soil to be productive in lateral ways.
When: 1-2pm
@ SCA – Sydney College of the Arts – Seminar Room 1, Building 13, Sydney College of the Arts

Kees Dorst DAB Lab Exhibition
When: 6-8pm
@ UTS DAB Lab Research Gallery – 702 – 730 Harris St

Maggy bom-daggy stricken-aggy fi-faggy ni-naggy, how’s about a sh-shaggy –
Paintings and drawings that make your gut think hard & your mind feel
deeply. A different take on Abstract Art, it’s very personal & the colors
scream off the canvas in a way that makes you look.
This is Maggie Aydin’s first solo show and it will be more full of
life than a farm yard in Spring. Her work has both an intensity &
an almost calm knowing of it’s self.
Her paintings fuck your senses by an oily fire place.
When: 6-8pm
@ Plump Gallery – 240 Enmore Rd, Enmore, Sydney

Curated by Marley Dawson and Christopher Hanrahan
Nature, it’s relentless. It goes on and on and on. And on.
I understand the idea of getting back to nature,
I even understand it in the romantic Kantian sublime sense –
it’s all about phenomena. But here’s the thing, everyone gets it,
from early man onwards – it doesn’t stop.
When: 6-8pm
@ SCA Gallery – Balmain Road (enter at Cecily St) Rozelle NSW 2039

Matt Glenn – Six Shooter
@ James Dorahy Project Space – Suite 4, Level One, 111 Macleay St Potts Point NSW 2011

Group exhibition: +/- (Positive/Negative)
Featuring: Vilma Bader, Kevin Chin, Greg Hodge and Chloe Vallance.
Four shape-shifting artists engage and play with ideas of real and
imagined place and positive and negative space. The works bring together
a miscellany of images, shapes and forms, a slew of ambiguous and
ambivalent spatial propositions and notions of
absence and presence in a cryptic push-me-pull-you dialogue.
@ Artereal Gallery – 747 Darling Street, Rozelle

With Love…an exhibition of illustrative work by Kirbee Lawler –
Kirbee Lawler’s debut solo show With Love… is shaping up to
be an exciting event. With 30 works on display, both new never
before seen pieces and old favourites will be for sale in the form
of prints on the night. With Love is a show aimed at the collector
who is after quirky and whimsical art pieces without the high brow prices.
When: 8-11:30pm
@ The Wall, The World Bar, 24 Bayswater Road, Kings Cross

Thursday 7th October
@ Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery – 8 Soudan Lane – Paddington

Rick amor – Paintings watercolours prints
When: 6-8pm
@ Liverpool Street gallery – 243a Liverpool Street, East Sydney

Gallery 1 – Reality Vs Illusion
Gallery 2 – FIRES I HAVE LIT A solo exhibition by Andrew Ensor
Gallery 3 – SATELLITES & SHIPWRECKS A solo exhibition by Andrew Ensor
Keeper gallery – Cast off: Contempoary Jewellery – Curated by Naomi Stewart
When: 6-8pm
@ Gaffa Gallery – 281 Clarence Street, Sydney

Opening of Contemporary Art for Contemporary Kids – a collaboration between
SCAF and the Queensland Art Gallery Children’s Art Centre.
The show will be officially opened by Tim Fairfax AM at 6pm.
Kids of all ages welcome!!!
When: 5:00pm – 7:30pm
@ Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation

The Avid Spectator / Amused
When: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
@ Iain Dawson Gallery – 443 Oxford St, Paddington

Friday 8th October
Meet the Artist – Multi Art Night
When: 7:30am – 10:00pm
@ Mars Hill Cafe – 331 Church St Parramatta
Check it out on the website

The Engine Room –
Object has charmed some of Sydney’s coolest arts and design studios
into opening their doors to the public for the day. You are invited
to come and discover the environments in which creative ideas manifest.
Meet the designer/makers, explore their work spaces, and hear how
and why they do what they do. You might even be given the opportunity
to get your hands dirty.
When: 2:30pm – 4:30pm
@ Participating studios:

Alphabet – Visual communication
Architect Marshall – Architecture
Canvas Group – Visual communication and web design
Cloth Fabric – Textile design
DesignByThem – Product design
Digital Eskimo – Strategic design
Dinosaur Designs – Homeware + jewellery design
Gaffa – Contemporary jewellery + object making
Happy Soldiers – Visual communication and web design
Nigel Buchanan, Lew Keilar, Stuart McLachlan, Christopher Neilsen and Jim Tsinganos – Illustration
KORBAN/FLAUBERT – Furniture and lighting design
LAVA – Architecture
Meta lab – Jewellery + object design
Republic of Everyone – Strategic creative planning
Sam Crawford Architects – Architecture
Schamburg + Alvisse – Eco-furniture design
Part of Art & About Sydney 2010, presented by City of Sydney.

Still Life – FBi’s Art Auction Fundraiser –
Still Life is back! Save the date and put aside some pennies because this
is your chance to access some incredible art from Sydney’s most exciting artists.
When: 6:30-9:00pm
@ Art Gallery of New South Wales – Art Gallery Road, The Domain, Sydney
Check the line up:
Andrew van der Westhuyzen
Christopher Hanrahan
Daniel Askill
David Shrimpton
Deborah Kelly
Del Kathryn Barton
Edward Woodley
Greedy Hen
Greg Hodge
James Gulliver Hancock
Jasper Knight
Joan Ross
Joseph Allen Shea
Leah Fraser
Locust Jones
Marisa Purcell
Mark Rowden
Martin Bell
Melletios Kyriakidis
Perran Costi
Samuel Hodge
Sarah Lanarch
Sean Rafferty
Simon Yates
Sumugan Sivanesan
Tara Marynowsky
Tom Polo
Trent Whitehead
Uri Auerbach
Wade Marynowsky
We Buy Your Kids
RSVP by Weds October 6 to

Saturday 9th October
Open Day and Student Exhibition –
Open Day – Express Yourself Student Exhibition
The North Sydney Community Centre is opening its doors once again for our biannual Open Day & Student Exhibition.
When: 10:00am – 3:00pm
@ 220 Miller Street, North Sydney

Sunday 10th October

FBi Radio’s Art Auction Fundraiser “Still Life”
FBi Radio, Sydney’s centre for music, arts and culture is staging Still Life, a fundraising art auction, for
the second year running.
“Still Life gives people the opportunity to buy work by Sydney’s most exciting artists while
simultaneously supporting FBi,” General Manager Evan Kaldor said.
“The inaugural auction last year was a huge success for FBi, and incredibly valuable for the artists
involved. It provided them with the opportunity to exhibit in one of the country’s finest galleries, and
show their work alongside some of Sydney’s most highly regarded artists,” he said.
“One of the strengths of FBi is that we can curate an exhibition that steps outside the normal
boundaries and bring together a diverse audience from across genres.
This year Still Life will be held at The Art Gallery of NSW on Friday October 8, and will feature work
from more than 30 local artists. The diverse mix, covering visual arts, photography and design, will
aim to promote local talent as well as encouraging further collaboration between artists and the FBi
“Last year the demand was so high we had more buyers than works available, and more artists than
space. This year, in order to ensure as many people as possible get the opportunity to participate, we
have introduced another element, the Class of 2010,” Mr Kaldor said.
Class of 2010 is an initiative aimed at including young artists from local art schools and colleges.
“Works included in the Class of 2010 wall will all be priced at under $200, strengthening our
commitment to making art affordable to all attendees, and making sure more of Sydney’s artists
benefit from the experience,” Mr Kaldor said.

FBi Art Auction Fundraiser – “Still Life”
When: 6.30pm Friday 8 October, 2010
@ Art Gallery of New South Wales
Artists include Del Kathryn Barton, Beastman, Jasper Knight, Rinzen, Joseph Allen Shea, Greedy
Hen, We Buy Your Kids, Deborah Kelly and more. See the full line up at
For further information on the artists involved and to arrange media interviews please contact Anna
Burns (curator):

Crafting Power Hour
Tuesday at 12:30pm – October 8 at 1:30pm
@ Object Gallery – 417 Bourke St
Join members of Knitty, Gritty & Loopy in a series of lunchtime workshops.
Working with plastic shopping bags,
you will learn to craft unique baskets and vessels.

Sunday, October 10 · 2:00pm – 4:30pm
@ Object Gallery – We craft this city
Join us in an afternoon celebration of the exhibition We Craft This City. Share your skills,
swap your wares, sit back and have a cuppa with your friends and neighbours!
Bring your own crafting projects, or come to learn new skills within a relaxed environment.
Some materials will be available for use, but we encourage you to
bring any materials you would like to work with.
Part of Art & About Sydney 2010, presented by City of Sydney.



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