OPENINGS AND THE ARTS IN SYDNEY – 21/2/2011 – 27/2/2011

Hello arty folk.. Firstly thankyou for all your emails this week, hopefully we got back to all of you, a quick note to say make sure you get your openings and shows to us at! We will get all of them up for you, but make sure you get them to us in good time, the week before if possible.

This weeks sees The Bear Artspace at Monstrosity Gallery opened by Clover Moore… If you can ‘bear’ the short work to Woolloomooloo Bay, then pop along..

Enjoy your week and if you have any offers for our members give us a shout.. we’d love to hear from you.

Take care.

Mark @ Sydney art galleries and art community.

Monday 21st January
Bear Essentials 15 – It’s a Bear’s World
The Bear Artspace has been growing over the last few years giving Bear
Artists the opportunity to exhibit their works to a local and international audience.
In 2011, the Artspace will be held at Monstrosity Gallery, a contemporary art space
nestled between debauched Kings Cross, beautiful Woolloomooloo Bay, and Sydney’s CBD,
just 4 minutes walk from the world famous Art Gallery of NSW.
Monstrosity Gallery will be transformed into a Fur Gallery as some of the world’s
most talented Bear Artists exhibit their works.
The Bears Artspace will be launched by Clover Moore MP, Lord Mayor of Sydney with
a cocktail party-style atmosphere at 6.30pm on Monday 21 February, 2011.
Come and experience the vibrant creativity of the Bear Art World.
FREE entry – Everybody is welcome.
This is an official Bear Essentials 15 event – part of the 2011 Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras.
When: 6.30pm
@ Monstrosity Gallery, 93 Bourke St, Woolloomooloo

Tuesday 22nd February
Innocent Arctic – Emma Rowan-Kelly
When: 6–8pm
@ Depot II Gallery – 2 Danks St. Waterloo

Blackfriars off Broadway – Viscopy’s exhibition space
John Fries Memorial Prize – 2010 Winners – Trace Elements
When: 6-9pm
@ 1 Blackfriars Street, Chippendale

Tina Fiveash: Grace
When: 5:00-7:30pm
@ Kudos Gallery – 6 Napier Street, Paddington

When: 6:30pm
@ Urban Uprising Gallery – 314 Crown St, Darlinghurst, SYDNEY NSW

Wednesday 23rd February
Surface tension
Nairn Scott  surface tension is the programmed exhibition for Art Month Sydney 2011

When: 6-8pm
@ James Dorahy Project Space – Suite 4 Level One, Minerva Building, 111 Macleay , Potts Point

Erased – contemporary Australian drawing
Natasha Bullock, Curator, Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of New
@ National Art School, Forbes St, Darlinghurst (cnr of Forbes and Burton Sts)
When: 6-8pm

SALLY SMART – In Her Nature
When: 6–8pm
@ Breenspace – 289 Young Street, Waterloo

Gallery Burlesque “DESIRED OUTCOME”
When: 7:30pm – February 24 – 1:00am
@ Tone – 16 Wentworth Avenue, Surry Hills

Cinnabar, Alizarin + French Ultramarine
When: 5:30pm – 6:30pm
@ COFAspace – Ground Floor, E Block, Cnr of Oxford St and Greens Rd

Mia Oatley’s
When: 6-8:00pm
@ 98 holdsworth Street, Woollahra

Leading Sydney Artists Support QLD Disaster Relief
When: 8-11pm
Arthouse Gallery – 66 McLachlan Avenue, Rushcutters Bay, Sydney

World Bar Final show – Lucid Delirium – Group Art Exhibition
When: 8-11pm
@ World bar – upstairs

Thursday 24th February
ABOVE – HERE TODAY GONE TOMORROW – Above’s debut Australian exhibition.
A series of new arrow mobiles, stencils & wordplays.

@ Lo-Fi Collective – Floor 3, 383 Bourke St, Surry Hills

Gary Heery -Photography show
When: 6-8pm
@ Shapiro Auctioneers – 162 Queen Street, Woollahra

A solo exhibition of illustrated work by Australian artist Anton Pulvirenti
When: 6-8pm
@ Salerno Gallery – 70 Glebe Point Road, Glebe

SEE-SAW by Goran Tomic
When: 6-8pm
@ At The Vanishing Point – Contemporary Art Inc – 565 King Street, Newtown

YES I CAN/NO CAN DO exhibition opening
When: 6pm
@ Blacktown Arts Centre – 78 Flushcombe Road, Blacktown

Connection Lost Exhibition Launch
Clothe the wold and meet the sky
When: 6-8pm
@ Gaffa Gallery 281 Clarence St, Sydney

Friday 25th February
BEYOND RAIN – Michael van Langenberg and Janet Reinhardt
When: 6-8pm
@ The Watch House – 179 Darling Street, Balmain

Project 5 Live Art Event
When: 6-9pm
@ aMBUSH Gallery –  Cockle Bay Wharf, Sydney

“Positive Feedback” Solo Exhibition by Luke McMaster
When: 6-8pm
@ PSH GALLERY – 118 Terry Street. Rozelle

Decade of the Rabbit

When: 6:30-9pm
@ White Rabbit Gallery – 30 Balfour Street, Chippendale

Saturday 26th February
BEAT ZODERER’s exhibition ‘Still Abstraction’.
The Swiss artist will attend the opening
When: 3-5pm

When: 3-5pm.
@ Stella Downer Fine Art – 2 Danks Street Waterloo

Lisa Madigan- Aphrodisia

When: 2:30-5:30pm
@ Loft Gallery, Above Bowral Art Supplies – 8 Banyette Street

Enjoying life, making things
When: 3-5pm
@ Reverse Garbage 2010 – 1 Flinders Street on Taylor Square, Darlinghurst

Sunday 27th February
Art Atrium hosts 2010 Archibald Prize finalist, Khue Nguyen.
In Search of Sensuality showcases not only Khue’s sound anatomical
knowledge but also an intriguing use of the Vietnamese palette including brown,
black and ochre. The exhibition will be opened by photographer and artist William
Yang on Saturday 26 February 2010.
When: 2.30-pm – 5.00pm
@ Art Atrium, 181 Old South Head Road, Bondi Junction

In April 2011 SCASS is hosting an exhibition at Verge Gallery-
located in the Jane Foss Russell Building on Main Campus.

The exhibition is to be curated by SPI lecturer Adam Geczy
and FDA lecturer Mahalaya Middlemist.
Adam Geczy will also be writing a catalogue essay on the show.
The theme of the exhibition is to be ‘Art is an Irritant’.
Your proposal may respond to this theme in any medium,
including performance and temporal works.
As this is a union run exhibition, participants will have to
be ACCESS members. However, you can apply without an ACCESS
card under the condition that you apply if accepted.

Please email all applications to

Application forms will shortly be available in PDF form on the SCASS Facebook page.

Entries Close Friday the 11th of March.

This is your chance to show your talent, compete and tour around the
world and all for the love ofart!
Namethisbar is proud to announce the launch of Artbattles Australia.
The search begins forthe most creative and talented artist that are
ready to take on the challengeand represent our country.
We are looking for a talentedand passionate team that is truly committed
and ready to not just competenationally but fly to NYC and Barcelona on
an international Art Battle tour andcompete against the best of the world.
Do you have what ittakes to represent Australia’s most talented Artists?
Send us through yourprofile and some work samples.
@ NAME THIS BAR – 197 Oxford Street Darlinghurst

The theme will be decided in advance by thecrowd preference
and must be reflected in the art work on thenight
Judging will be based on relevance, creativityand crowd reaction.
All styles and all mediums are welcome
(except for spray paint and other forms oftoxic products).
First Prize in Cash
TheArtBattles Mission is to produce live art events and competitions
that exposeemerging artists to the masses. By presenting the creative
process as a form ofentertainment, we are going to change the way
artists display their talent andcreated a new model for exhibition and sales.
Artists must register their interest to
Films to projected onto the largest wall in the gallery space. Yummy food and drinks provided.
$6 for 1 feature
$8 for 2 features
…$10 for 3 features
$22 for a Festival Pass (four day pass to all features)
Children under 10 years of age are FREE

Screening 1 at 5:30pm – PONYO 2008
Screening 2 at 7pm – TWICE APON A TIME
Screening 3 at 8;30pm – DO THE RIGHT THING

Free artist talk: Richard Long
Join us after opening hours, to hear Richard Long in conversation
with the Gallery’s Tony Bond, assistant director and head curator
of international art.

Richard Long is one of Britain’s most well known land artists.
In the 1960s he helped to redefine traditional approaches to sculpture
and existing studio practices by creating objects and performing actions
in the natural environment. Photographs of these intangible experiences
a…re often the only evidence of these activities, becoming art objects themselves.

In 1977 Long created “A straight hundred mile walk in Australia” as the
7th Kaldor Public Art Project. In this work he walked daily for a set period
of time in a remote area outside Broken Hill in NSW, each night returning to
the same campsite. The hundred miles refers to the cumulative total of these
daily walks, which were recorded in a series of photographs of the same name.

In May 2011, Long’s sculpture and a new wall drawing will be on display in
the new contemporary galleries as part of the John Kaldor Collection.

Free, bookings required.
Please book early as seating is limited. Doors open at 5.10pm.
Late-comers will not be admitted.
BOOK ONLINE by 24 February:

Call out for Stories for Matt Huynh, Chinatown Comics
Monday, February 28 · 11:00am – 6:00pm

@ 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art – 181-187 Hay St, Sydney, Australia
4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art has embarked on a series of new community
initiatives, encouraging artists to work collaboratively within the local Chinatown area.
We’ve invited local comic creator Matt Huynh to uncover untold stories of Chinatown
through the engaging, poetic and visual form of short comic strips.
Matt’s seeking Chinatown’s visitors, residents, students and workers who would like
to have their experiences featured in “Chinatown Comics”
If you have stories about Chinatown that you would like to share with Matt or you would
like to find out more about this project email us at



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