OPENINGS AND THE ARTS – 31/1/2011 – 6/2/2011


So this weeks sees February with..heat, breeze, shows and fun.
The galleries and in full swing and having some great shows.
Check out this weeks list.
Have a good one!


Message from Sydney Festival:
Last chance for the Festival today! And have we mentioned the air conditioning?
Tix still available for Food Chain (5:15pm),
If you’re after East London West Sydney (6:30pm),
Entity (5:15pm) or
Super Night Shot (9pm),
there are still seats but they’re limited, so hurry. Have a great last day whatever you’re up to!

Monday 31st January

Tuesday 1st February
HENRY LAWSON—A Transformative Journey
Few writers have captured the imagination of Australians as did Henry Lawson (1867-1922).
His harrowing journey through the drought-affected west of New South Wales in 1892 was a
seminal event in his life and supplied him with experiences which would inform his writing
for years.
When: 12:30-1:30pm
@ Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts

First. One. Thing. Then. Another
When: 6:00-9pm
@ Gallery Barry Keldoulis -285 Young St

@ Breenspace – 289 Young Street, Waterloo, Sydney

Anla Courtis and Peter Blamey
Acclaimed Argentinean experimental guitarist, Anla Courtis’s discography is an epic collectors
dream/nightmare featuring numerous solo works and a long list of collaborations including
KK Null, Birchville Cat Motel, Bruce Russell, Lee Ranaldo, Damo Suzuki and Yoshimi (Boredoms)
to name but a few. In addition, Anla co-founded REYNOLS who themselves have created over
100 releases.
COST: $10
When: 8-10pm
@ Serial Space – 33 Wellington St Chippendale

Wednesday 2nd February
William Yang
Old New Borrowed Blue
@ STILLS GALLERY – 36 Gosbell Street Paddington

Group exhibition: SCAPE (Carla Hananiah, Jessica Mackney, Petra Svoboda)
SCAPE brings together three approaches to landscape.
@ Artereal Gallery – 747 Darling Street, Rozelle
Thursday 3rd February
Gallery 1&2 – Polixeni Papapetrou: Tales from Elsewhere – A Retrospective
Gallery 3 – The Communications Council
Gallery 4 – Catherine Nelson: Creation
When: 6-8pm
@ Australian Centre for Photography – 257 Oxford Street, Paddington

When: 6-8 pm
@ Sheffer Gallery – 38 Lander Street, Darlington

Gallery Burlesque “OUT OF THE WOODS”
When: 7:30pm
@ Tone – 16 Wentworth Avenue, Surry Hills, Australia

Friday 4th February
Opening of LEGACY by KC Adams
When: 6-8pm
@ Parramatta Artists Studios – 45 Hunter Street, Parramatta

INTERSECTIONS, curated by Adrian Clement
When: 6-8pm
@ At The Vanishing Point – Contemporary Art Inc – 565 King Street, Newtown

When: 8:30-10:30pm
@ Chauvel Cinema – Cnr Oxford and Oatley Rd, Paddington

Saturday 5th February
Sally Stokes- It’s all about the colour
When: 4-6pm
@ Depot Gallery II – 2 Danks Street, Waterloo

Dream Worlds Floor Talk
Polixeni Papapetrou and Catherine Nelson take us on a guided tour through two
enchanting exhibitions, conjuring dream worlds of great visual beauty. Gael Newton,
Senior Curator of Photography at the National Gallery of Australia, will host the event.
When: 1-2pm – Free admission
@ Australian Centre for Photography – 257 Oxford Street, Paddington

Susan Collis – Looking South
Susan Collis’ exhibition, Looking South, features the Tasmanian artist’s latest works.
Discover her contemporary landscape and abstract paintings, inspired by classical Chinese
philosophy, and featuring Chinese brush and ink techniques in the Ch’an (Zen) tradition.
Opened by Dr Ian Johnston AM
When:2.30 – 5.00pm
@ Art Atrium, 181 Old South Head Road, Bondi Junction NSW 2022

Picture Story: Axel Poignant, photographer, the years 1929-1942.
Curated by Roslyn Poignant
Talk: by Martin Thomas, on Axel Poignant’s modernism, naturalism and
cross-cultural encounters
When: 3pm
@ The Cross Art Projects – 8 Llankelly Place Kings Cross

Sunday 6th February



When: Until February 6 at 12:00pm
Paper Plane Gallery – 727 Darling street, Rozelle
Are planning to open our doors in March 2011 and are looking for some
exciting/incredible/extraordinary artists, designers and curators to exhibit
in our opening season.
Located on Darling Street near Artereal Gallery and Sydney College of the Arts,
Paper Plane Gallery is right in the middle of the busy neighbourhood that is Rozelle, Sydney.
They offer a professional yet affordable space perfect for solo or small group shows.
If you’re interested in having an exhibition check out-
P.S. Please send this to people you think might be interested…

2011 Das500 Writers Callout


When: Until February 7 at 2:30am
Got something to say about contemporary art? is place of critical discussion, centered around emerging and contemporary
artists and their work. Give light to a theory you have been brewing, air your ideas
on an exhibition you have seen or an artist who floats your boat. All writing must be
less than 500 words. is the sister site to the printed fine arts magazine,
Das Superpaper and online t.v station for the arts, Das Cinema.
Send your one line proposal of what you would like to write about to the Editor –
Bronwyn Bailey-Charteris at or call her on 0416 858 606.
All proposals will be considered.

Offering adult sculpture classes, studio space, workshops, artist residency,
profesional development programs, exhibitions as well as creating an artist community.
Eramboo is a Reserve Trust situated on 1.5 acrces of bushland bordering on the
Kur-ring-gai National Park.
Term 1 2011 adult sculpture classes commencing next week
Mon evening classes 31st Jan 6-10pm & Wed 2nd Feb classes 9am-3pm
Classes run for 8 weeks.
Visit our website for more info
304 McCarrs Creek Rd, Terrey Hills  P:  9450 2550  E:

Call for Proposals

un Magazine volume 5 issue 1
Deadline: 14 February 2011

For submission guidelines and application form, visit:

All submissions and editorial enquiries should be emailed to the Editor of un 5.1,
Kyla McFarlane

please do not send extended or finished texts without prior consultation

Artist Studio Space available in Surry Hills
Wednesday, January 26 · 8:00pm – 11:00pm
@ Kippax St Surry Hills
This studio has had almost every good, bad and ugly artist in
Sydney residing during it’s 5 yr history…

3.1 x 3.7 studio space
*24hr ACCESS
*Close to all MOD CONS
*Nice people

$320 Per Calender Month inc. all outgoings.

Please call
Jonny on 0414 678 381
or email



When: Untill February 28 at 5:00pm
@ Serial Space
Serial Space is an Artist Run Initiative dedicated to supporting the development
and presentation of interdisciplinary and hybrid art practices.


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