OPENINGS AND THE ARTS – 11/10/2010 – 17/10/2010

Firstly congratulations on the FBI art auction a fabulous night and some well deserved money for the radio station.

Next, check out the ‘things of interest’ at the bottom of this weeks info, there is something for everyone!

Regards to shows this week check out ‘Beyond the field’ @ Bondi Pavilion Gallery on Wednesday
a small group of artists come together with some very interesting works.

Marisa Purcell, anicca , Oil on Linen, 152 x 137 cm, 2010

Also check out Oliver Watts @ Chalkhorse this Thursday.

Hope you have a good week, thank you for all your emails last week. If you have any interesting projects/info or questions send us an email –

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Thanks Mark

Monday 11th October
Tuesday 12th October
Exhibition of sculpture & etchings + book launch
Jutta Feddersen Secrets from the Attic: 40 Years of Art Practice
When: 6-8pm
@ Mary Place Gallery – 12 Mary Place Paddington

Alix Fairbairn and Jane Stapleford watercolours, Jules Hunt ceramics
When: 6-8pm
@ Frances Keevil Gallery‏ – Bay Village 28-34 Cross St, Double Bay

SIN-ergy – A smorgasbord of seductive, devious and mischievous
feminine proposition.A one night only exhibition
RSVP- Email:
When: 7.45 – 10pm (Mimi Monroe: 8pm)
@ The Lincoln 36 Bayswater Rd, Potts Point Sydney

Justin van den Berg – solo exhibition
celebrating fine food and great paintings.
When: 6-9pm
@ Hardware Gallery – 263 Enmore Rd, Enmore

Artworks inspired by Vintage childrens Annuals – Linus Dean
When: 6-8pm
@ The arts Bar – 27-33 Oxford St, Paddington

When: 5pm
@ Kudos Gallery – 6 Napier Street, Paddington

Wednesday 13th October
Beyond the Field – Maria Gorton, Marisa Purcell, Matthew Allen
When: 6-8pm.
@ Bondi Pavilion Gallery – Bondi Pavilion Community Cultural Centre
Queen Elizabeth Drive Bondi, 2026

Child’s Play – Installation and works on paper
Madeleine Preston – Marrickville Council’s Chrissie Cotter Gallery
will become a distorted playhouse for Madeleine Preston’s exhibition
When: 6-8pm
@ Chrissie Cotter Gallery – Pidcock Street Camperdown

Chromin’ – Tully Arnot Solo Exhibition
Tully Arnot’s second solo exhibition Chromin’, shows works developed
during a 7-day intensive studio residency. It involves the playful
experimentation with incidental sculptural forms that emerge from a
visceral initiation into the field of paint and painting.
When: 6-8pm
@ Serial Space – 33 Wellington Street

Stripes on cotton, lines on paper
solo exhibition by Sydney-based artist Lauren Webster
When: 6-8pm
@ Somedays Gallery – 72b Fitzroy St, Surry Hills, Australia

Come re-live your childhood as artist Jesse Willesee converts
a Sydney club into a grown-up childhood paradise of cubby houses,
cowboys and Indians, games, party bags – and some very adult
colourful drinks!
When: 7pm
@ NAME THIS BAR 197 Oxford st Taylor Square

When: 7:30pm
@ TONE – 16 Wentworth Avenue, Surry Hills

Thursday 14th October
Joseph Breikers: Acoustic and Luminous Effects
(curated by Amanda Rowell)
When: 6-8pm
@ db project – 19 Phelps Street Surry Hills

Afghanistan, Stephen Dupont; 2010 Nikon-Walkley Press Photo Exhibition
When: 6-8pm
@ Australian Centre for Photography – 257 Oxford Street, Paddington

Auguste Blackman – Bouquet Garni
Vanessa Stockard – Quiesce
When: 6-8pm
@ Charles Hewitt Gallery – 335 South Dowling Street, Darlinghurst

OLIVER WATTS – I am Tristan Tzara
When: 6-8pm
@ Chalk Horse Gallery – 94 Cooper Street, Surry Hills

Drawing From Painting Opening 14 October
When: 6:30-7pm
@ ANNANDALE GALLERIES – 110 Trafalgar Street Annandale, Sydney

When: 6-7pm
@ The Chauvel Cinema – Oxford Street, Paddington

Joan Ross: Enter at your own risk
When: 6-8pm
@ Gallery Barry Keldoulis – 285 Young st, Waterloo

Project 5 Art Auction Event for Charity
RSVP by Wednesday 13 October, 2010 to
Contact aMBUSH Gallery for further details on 02 8399 0707.
When: 6-9pm
@ Leonard Joel Auctions – 7 Anderson Street, Double Bay

Friday 15th October
3 Exhibitions Opening – Arena, Shen Jaiwei and Love Sick
When: 6-9pm
@ Hazelhurst Regional Gallery Foyer

I Know Where I’m Going!- Elke Reinhuber
New work that examines the complexity of choice.
When: 6-8pm
@ galleryeight – 12 Argyle Place, Millers Point, Sydney

Saturday 16th October
When: 6-8pm
@ GALLERY NTK – Shop 2, 90-100 Edwin St Nth, Croydon

Open Studio: Recent Works in Progress – Funwari
When: 1-5pm
@ Gallery or space Exhibition ARTSPACE (2nd level, studio11) 43 – 51 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo

New work that examines the complexity of choice.
Held across Sydney within the ART & ABOUT festival, artists of various
mediums will open their doors to the public on Saturday 16th & Sunday
17th October 2010.
START Fest offers a rare opportunity to penetrate the magical world of
an artist’s studio in which visitors of all ages will be able to see
the starting point of the creative journey.
When: 10:00am-5pm
@ Studio 134, Building 6, 2nd Floor, 70 Edith St, St Peters

Life Takes Place on Foot: Sylvia Schwenk
When: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
@ Meet at the Archibald Fountain, Hyde Park, St James Road and Elizabeth Street

Artereal Gallery together with the City of Sydney’s Art and About, invite you
to a new performance, ‘Life takes place on foot’ by the international artist
Sylvia Schwenk.
When: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
@ The performance will start at the Archibald Fountain Hyde Park.

Michael Keighery Performance “TURNING A TRICK ON THE BOULEVARD OF ART”
One performance only
When: 3:30pm-5pm
@ Damien Minton Gallery, 61 Great Buckingham St, Redfern

Homefront aims to blur distinctions between traditional notions of high
art and craft, women’s work and the art hero; showcasing the often
overlooked art objects which fill our rooms
When: 4-6pm
@ Sheffer Gallery 38 Lander St, Darlington, Sydney

Sunday 17th October
Live Red Art Awards festival & exhibition
A day-long grassroots arts festival of punchy, political art that aims
to inspire, call to action and agitate for social change.
Featuring a broad spectrum of live, interactive art that engages and
excites – land art, installations, time-based art, street theatre,
culture jamming….an art show that busts through the boundaries and
really prompts audiences to imagine a world without racism, sexism,
homophobia, war, poverty and in…justice, and not just think, but ACT
for social change.
– mini zine fair
– political poster exhibition
– live graffiti art performance
A fearless, inspiring convergence of all those who are interested in
the collision of social change and jaw-dropping art.
When: 11:00am – 3pm
@ Addison Road Community Centre, Marrickville – 142 Addison Rd Marrickville

Serial Space is extremely lucky to be hosting Tomutonttu
So come down 6:30 sharp!
When: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
@ Serial Space – 33 Wellington St

you are invited to exhibit your artwork at the OXFORD ART FAIR
When: Saturday 23rd October 11am – 4pm
Exhibition fee only $10/work + 25% com
(you can exhibit more the one)
Any subject, any medium
Works must be presented on stretched unframed canvas
Size limit: artworks must be under 1metre square
Deliver your works to TAP Gallery by Monday 18th October 12-6pm
PH: 93610440


Invitation to participate
Gaffa would like to extend a warm invitation to all the artists
who have been in our recent programs, to participate in our end
of year Christmas exhibition.
This is a significant end of year show for us, having moved to
our new home in February, and we’d like to celebrate with all of
you, who have made this year so enjoyable.
This exhibition will be hung salon style, with the focus being
on showcasing the diverse plethora of work that Gaffa features
and supports.

-Each artist will be allocated 80 X 80cm in size (wall space OR
floor space)
-All mediums welcome
-Entry fee is $50 per person (one entry only)
-Work can be for sale or not for sale (all profits go to the artist)

-Drop off work – Tuesday 14th December (2pm – 6pm)
-Opening night reception – Thursday 16th December (6-8pm)
-Bump out – After Christmas day (date to be confirmed)

-Please email Kelly at
*PLEASE NOTE inclusion in a past Gaffa exhibition is not compulsory
and if you know an artist who would like to participate but has not
shown at Gaffa, please feel free to extend the invitation!

Polygallery is in a new phase of it’s growth and we are working
alongside up and coming artists as well as established artists to
create shows that both promote and encourage art of every type.
Shows will be run monthly each with a different focus. We welcome
any submissions for solo exhibitions or ideas for group shows.

We are calling on photographic artists to submit work for our November
show called Camera Obscura. The brief for this show is:

‘Reaching for the light & capturing mood on film. Photographers delve
into the fascinating imagery of human emotion. Sex, gender, sadness,
elation, loneliness, sin and beyond. Seizing that brief moment in time
where narrative can be relayed through a single expression.’

If you think your work can contribute to this idea then please contact
us for further information.

Contact: Tokyo Pink
We will be selecting 10 artists for this show.
Those unsuccessful with this exhibition will be kept on file for
future exhibitions.
PolyGallery aims to promote art of all types and due to space restrictions
we may not be able to show the work of everyone who applies but we hope
to include unselected artists for this show in other shows we are planning.


• Artists interested in participating need to register their interest on
or before Friday 15th October.
• Please email a brief outline of your work, how many pieces you would
like to show and their rough size, your details (phone number, email etc)
and 2 examples of your work.
• Artists will be notified no later than Monday 18th October regarding
who has been chosen to exhibit.
• Selected artists must come in to the gallery no later than Monday 25th
October to sign the artist agreement and finalize details for the show.
• An artist meeting will be scheduled at a time convenient for all to
discuss and the details of the show and meet with the curator.

We look forward to hearing from all you talented artists out there!

artalks: Daniel Peltz
Sydney College of the Arts artist in residence, Daniel Peltz will
provide a talk about his practice on Wednesday 13 October, 1 to 2pm.
Daniel Peltz is a U.S. based conceptual artist and educator. The projects
he conducts often deal with the complexity of cross-cultural/cross-class
encounters, local/international media production and media infrastructures.
Over the last six years, he’s been developing a model of public art at the
intersection of fine art, design and anthropological practices. He will
present three interventions, including a public installation in Cameroon,
West Africa and two large-scale public art projects, for the City of
Denver, CO [2008] and the City of Cambridge, MA [2010] in the U.S.
Peltz has also worked on a number of large-scale pedagogic projects,
including an ongoing research project exploring the potentials of
networked media environments to develop dialogic video practices

@ Seminar Room 1, Sydney College of the Arts, Balmain Road Rozelle (enter opposite Cecily Street)
When: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Doodle Day

Thursday, October 14 · 6:30pm – 9:30pm
@ Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street Chippendale.
Doodle Day is an attempt to develop a body of interactive drawing games to create a
new version of Theatre Sports just for visual artists.
Beijing Doodles is an artists’ version of Chinese Whispers
(no racism intended). Artists will take three minutes to create a scene
and then show it to the next artist for five seconds so they can attempt to make their
own copy. The process is repeated till each artist has made a copy.
Obviously… the mutations from the original produce hilarious results.

We’re hoping to get 31 participants so we can put together a 12-month

Anyone who fancies themselves as a compulsive doodler are invited to
join in with artists being recruited from zinesters and comic makers,
graffiti artists, animators or anyone with the gall to face the public
with their doodles proudly in hand.

We will provide markers and A6 paper but bring your favorite fineline
pen anyhow. Artists must be registered by 6pm with the action starting at 6:30.
Anything could happen and we hope it does. Dont be shy –show us your


Firstdraft is currently accepting proposals for its 2011 Exhibition, Emerging Artist Studio Residency,
Emerging Curators Programs and Emerging Arts Writers Programs.

Firstdraft is a non-profit gallery run on a voluntary basis by a group of practicing artists. It is one
of the longest running and most successful artist-run initiatives in Australia. Firstdraft asserts the
importance of contemporary art prod…uction, dissemination and discussion in society, providing a stimulating
exhibition space that is professional and accessible for a diverse range of artistic practices and projects.
Alongside its exhibition program, Firstdraft runs a variety of other programs and projects and has recently
launched a second venue, Firstdraft Depot.

Exhibition Program:

* Exhibition proposals are invited from individuals and groups, artists and curators for exhibitions showcasing
emerging, experimental and innovative practices
* Firstdraft does not charge any commission on works sold during the exhibition
* Gallery rental fees include all promotional, opening and gallery-running costs

Emerging Curators Program:

* A fully subsidised three-week exhibition in the whole gallery (including promotion and opening costs)
* Access to and assistance with Firstdraft’s equipment and resources
* Funding and assistance for the production of a small catalogue to accompany the show and towards curatorial costs

Emerging Artists Studio Residency Program:

* A studio space at Firstdraft’s new off-site studio complex, the Firstdraft Depot in Riley Street,
Woolloomooloo, for ten weeks
* A fully subsidised three-week exhibition at Firstdraft upon completion of the program
* A flat artist fee for work completed as part of the program
* Firstdraft encourages proposals from artists working across interdisciplinary, new media and
collaborative practices for its Studio Program

Emerging Arts Writer in Residence:

* A 3-month writing mentorship with an established arts writer – Firstdraft will negotiate the
mentorship with your nominated arts writer on your behalf
* The opportunity to interview Firstdraft Studio artists to be published on the Firstdraft
Studio blog and/or the annual Firstdraft Studio Publication
* Writers’ fee of $500.

Please return applications in digital format [on a CD or DVD] to Firstdraft gallery on or before: 6pm Friday, 15 October 2010

For more info and to download application forms:

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