OPENINGS AND THE ARTS – 14/2/2011 – 20/2/2011

An Allegory with Venus and Cupid

Saint Valentine’s Day, commonly shortened to Valentine’s Day, is an annual

commemoration held on February 14 celebrating love and affection between intimate companions.
The day is named after one or more early Christian martyrs, Saint Valentine, and was established by Pope Gelasius I in 500 AD.

Modern Valentine’s Day symbols include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid.
Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards.

So get out your red pens, oilpastels and paper.. and make some LOVE art… SG

Monday 14th January
Dostoevsky’s Notes from Underground performed by Sydney Chamber Opera
Dostoevsky’s wild and daring novel “Notes from Underground” comes to life in a new opera directed by Netta Yashchin.
Performed by Sydney Chamber Opera.
Monday at 8:00pm – February 20 at 6:30pm
@ Cell Block Theatre, Darlinghurst
8pm Mon 14 & Thu 17 February 2011
Twilight performance 5pm Sun 20 February 2011
Cell Block Theatre, Forbes St Darlinghurst (inside the National Art School)
Tickets available now:
$50 Full
$30 Under 30/Concession/Access card holder
Phone: 1300 GET TIX (438 849)
Or purchase at the door.

Tuesday 15th February
Hard Sleeper. Australian Artists in China
Opening with an address by JOHN MCDONALD art critic and writer who journeyed with the artists in China
When: 6-8pm
@ Damien Minton Gallery -61-63 great buckingham st, redfern

Wednesday 16th February
Recent Paintings: Fathima Nuhumaan
When: 6-8pm
@ general store for contemporary art, Level 1, 77-83 William St, Darlinghurst

When: 6-8pm
@ MILS GALLERY -1/15 Randle st Surry Hills, Sydney

The BOWhouse
A unique fusion of performance art, theatre and installation
Entry Fee is $5.00, doors open at 6:00pm. performance will be approximately 6:30 – 7:00pm
When: 6-8pm
@ INDEX – 60 hutchinson street, St. Peters

Good Art Good Heart
All Profits will go directly to The Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal
When: 8-11pm
@ The Wall – 24 Bayswater Rd Kings Cross
A Fundraiser Exhibition for QLD Flood & Cyclone Appeals.

Thursday 17th February
LUCAS GROGAN – Black + Blue
When: 6pm
@ Iain Dawson gallery – 443 Oxford Street, Paddington

Stephen Gill – Retreat
Ivan Goodacre – Small Towns of NSW & Victoria
To be opened at 7:00pm by Justin Case (award winning filmmaker)
followed by Désiréé Regina (Opera Holland) performing Puccini’s Vissi D’Arte from Tosca
When: 6–8pm
@ CHARLES HEWITT GALLERY – 335 South Dowling Street, Darlinghurst

Ron Adams I AM – db project
Heath Franco – TWO THINGS – db/tp
When: 6-8pm‏
@ db project 19 Phelps Street, Surry Hills, NSW, 2010.

Judith Wright, Nicki Wynnychuk, Jai McKenzie
Gallery 1: Judith Wright, propositions
Gallery 2: Nicki Wynnychuck, Conversations in
Window: Jai McKenzie, Rise (presented by Firstrdraft)
When: 6-8pm
@ GRANTPIRRIE – 86 George Street, Redfern

When: 6-9pm
@ Oh Really Gallery – 55 Enmore Rd, Newtown

Friday 18th February
When: 6-8pm
@ Sarah Cottier Gallery – 3 Neild Avenue, Paddington

When: 6-8PM
@ galleryeight – 12 Argyle Place, Millers Point

Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art-School ANNIE LEIBOVITZ SPECIAL
Tickets NOW ON SALE!!!
When: 6:30-9:30pm
@ MCA – Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney – 140 George Street, Sydney

When: 8:30-11:30pm
@ Chauvel Cinema – Cnr Oxford St and Oatley Rd, Paddington

Saturday 19th February
Sybil Curtis -Inside Outside
Morgan Shimeld – Converge
When: 4-6pm
@ Brenda May Gallery – 2 Danks street, Waterloo

Avantwhatever Presents… Alex White
When: 8:00-11:00pm
@ Serial Space – 33 Wellington St, Chippendale

Sunday 20th February
When: 11:00am-11:00pm
Movie Extra Tropfest 2011 will be held on Sunday 20 February at the Domain,
Sydney, as well as live sites around Australia including Melbourne, Canberra,
Brisbane, Hobart, Adelaide, Surfers Paradise and Perth. Grab a picnic blanket
and some friends as join us for a day of entertainment, live music acts,
and the premiere of the finalist films.

11.00am Grounds Open / Trop Jr 2011 Festival Program Commences
03.00…pm Movie Extra Tropfest 2011 Festival Program Starts
04.00pm Live DJ Set
05.20pm Live performance by Jonathan Boulet
06.00pm Purple Carpet Opens / MAX TropScore Winner’s Performance
06.20pm VIP Purple Carpet Highlights
07.15pm Live broadcast from Sydney around Australia / Telstra Mobile Masterpieces Finalists Films
07:30pm Official Festival Program begins with Adam Spencer and Julia Zemiro
08.00pm Movie Extra Tropfest Finalists – Part 1
08.50pm Intermission
09.10pm Movie Extra Tropfest Finalists – Part 2
10.00pm Judging Timeout
10.15pm Awards Ceremony & 2012 TSI Announcement
10.40pm Live performance by Baby Animals

EXHIBITION   Lampoon: An Historical Art Trajectory 1970-2010
ARTIST Jim Anderson
DATES  18 February – 12 March 2011
GALLERY  Tin Sheds Gallery, University of Sydney, 148 City Road
HOURS  11am – 5 pm Tues – Sat
PHONE  (02) 9351 3115
COST  Free
All artworks are for sale.
Cassandra French, Pop-Up Publicity  0416 209 391 or contact the Gallery

Painting with Acrylic, Art Workshop for Adults
with Jasmin Carter
Held in Art Studio, Shop 9
22 to 26 Addison Street, Shellharbour Village (opposite Tangs)
Eight Week Painting Course Starting 21st February 2011
6pm to 8pm Monday nights
$250 per person all materials included in fee. (early bird discount available)
Explore the acrylic medium and it’s versatility and create pieces of art work on canvas, paper
and board. Open to beginners through to advanced artists.
Limited places so book asap.
Call 0414 829 548 or email


Galleryeight is currently calling for proposals for a themed group show opening April 1.
As the show opens on April fools day, the theme will be “Hoax”. We are accepting proposals
from artists of all disciplines. Artists are encouraged to interpret or explore the theme “Hoax” or “fabrication”.
Hoax: deception: an act intended to trick people into believing something is real when it is not.
– something intended to deceive or defraud.
The show runs for three weeks. Proposals are due by Tuesday the 22nd of February.


Entry forms coming in quick.
Make sure you apply early so you can get a spot!
All info for entry form here:

Medium: Vinyl 2011
Art on a vinyl record – limited places available
20th May – 11th June 2011
Open entry to artists worldwide.

Medium: Vinyl is an annual event at Hardware Gallery, Sydney which sees artists using vinyl records
as the basis for their artwork. Besides a celebration of the vinyl record, it is a fun and vibrant
exhibition that pushes artists slightly away from their standard practice. Each year we see increasingly
adventurous ideas, experiments and artworks, which is why it is one of our most popular shows of the year,
meaning record crowds, large numbers of sales and great media exposure. Coverage in 2010 ranged from Radio
to Print to Internet and TV. Heres a bit of what they said:
“a fantastically diverse show”
“an excellent opportunity for emerging as well as established artists to get some exposure with the media”
“a must for anyone who likes music and art”
“a pure celebration for the senses”
Last year, Medium: Vinyl 2010 attracted 150 artworks by 140 artists from Overseas, around Australia
and from Sydney. All places were filled before the deadline. In 2011 there will be 6 separate categories
with 30 places in each category. Entry fee is AU$30 (inclusive of GST) per piece of artwork
(up to 3 artworks can be submitted per artist). Entry is on a strictly first come first served basis.
(more details available at or by emailing
Or simply phone and ask us any questions. 9550 4595
1. Painting/Drawing: Use your vinyl as a round canvas
2. Print/Stencil: Any work that incorporates an element of printmaking or stencilling
3. 3D/Collage/Sculpture: Use your vinyl as a base or add something to it
4. Photography: As part of the Head On Photographic Festival
5. Musical/Conceptual: Any medium but incorporates the concept of music
6. Youth (under 18s): Discount entry fee of $15 applies
Deadline for artworks is Thursday 21st April
Opening night is Friday 20th May from 6-9pm.
All information is available on the entry form:


To all lovers of art…
Gallery Burlesque is a space that offers the chance for your art and craft to seen by hundreds…
Our followers are keen to experience and appreciate what you can bring to the GB family…
To all VISUAL ARTISTS (or for the ones you know)
March 16 and March 30 dates have artist spots available for group shows. No cost no fee to
be a part of our regular gallery burlesque events. All you need is the drive to show your art to a like minded community…
Please send your emails of interest to

ESP Gallery
Calling Generation X artists:
We’ll be hosting an exhibition in March for Art Month Sydney, and we’re looking to define the artistic creations of a generation.
Gen X is loosly grouped to people born between 1965 – 1980.Check out the Wikipedia definition by clicking here:
If you would like to take part in this cross medium exhibition, you need to have your proposed work(s) to us by 14 February, 2011
Include: sketch or image, artist statement and dimension
There will be a fee of $50 if you are accepted, and ESP Gallery takes 20% commission on sales


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