Firstly we want to mention some sad news – Defiance Gallery It is with great sadness that we share the news of Madeleine Halliday’s passing. Madeleine will be greatly missed by all that knew her. RIP
Welcome to this weeks arts listing, it’s that time again ART MONTH is here and full of interesting shows and even speed dating for artist… There are so many shows on this week to see, so if you miss any, check our friends at Strobed for some photos and words on the Sydney shows and check out sixtoeight for a video of select opening nights.
Have a good week and we hope to see you at one or two of the shows.
Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday 28th February
THE BIG LEBOWSKI at dear pluto
Screening the Coen Brothers comedy classic THE BIG LEBOWSKI
Doors open at 7pm for the film’s viewing at 8pm sharp.
Entry by gold coin donation. BYO drinks and cushion(s). Bring your friends, too.
@ Dear Pluto – 5a Wilshire Street, Surry Hills
Tuesday 1st March
@ Rex Irwin Art Dealer – First Floor, 38 Queen Street, Woollahra
Angus Wood – Other Worlds
@ NG Art Gallery – 3 Little Queen St, Chippendale, NSW 2008
FREE PUBLIC TALK: A Greater Guilt—Constance Emilie Kent & the Road Murder
@ Sydney mechanics’ school of arts – 280 Pitt Street, Sydney
The launch of Art Month Sydney and view Erased: Contemporary Australian Drawing.
Hear from creative and inspiring speakers about the amazing things they are doing,
including the exhibition Curator and Gallery Manager Katie Dyer, the team on a biofuel
driving adventure from GreenWayUp http://www.thegreenwayup.com/ and solo ocean rower
and environmental campaigner Roz Savage http://www.rozsavage.com/
Talks will be for 5 minutes each between 6.30 and 7.00.
Then enjoy the rest of the night doing some inspired green drinking and thinking (and talking).
More on Art Month and The National Art School and Erased exhibition here:http://bit.ly/hjqn5R
@ National Art School – Forbes Street (corner of Burton Street) Darlinghurst, Australia
Illustration Exhibition Attempt
@ Pine street creative arts centre, Pine Street, Chippendale
Wednesday 2nd March
Nas Art Forum series: Free lunch time talks featuring
artists, curators and art industry professionals speaking
about their work and interests.
When: 1:00 – 2:00pm
@ National Art School Gallery
Glen Murray – Sculpture and Works on Paper
Potlatch – Bridie Connell, Seamus Heidenreich, Alana Wesley, Josh Boerma,
Madeleine Re & Liam O’Donnell.
By Law performing on opening night. Curated by Lucy Ainsworth
@ Paper Plane Gallery – 727 Darling St Rozelle
Paper Trail – Nic Nieuwoudt, Julia Martin
@ Bondi Pavilion Gallery- Bondi Beach
CHRISTOPHER HORDER – BERLIN ZEIT
The Australian Film Festival Opening Night + The Wedding Party
For more information visit our website http://www.australianfilmfestival.com.au
To see the trailer go to http://www.youtube.com/australianfilmfest1
For tickets visit http://www.ritzcinema.com.au
@ Randwick Ritz
Thursday 3rd March
Mca late nights
8:30pm for Annie Leibovitz: a photographer’s life 1990 – 2005.
@ Museum of Contemporary Art
Art After Work
See artmonthsydney.com for participating galleries
@ Museum of Contemporary Art
Art Bar: Darren Sylvester and fbi dj’s
@ Sullivan+Stumpf Fine Art – 799 Elizabeth St, Zetland
‘Art After Work’ event and the complex will stay open until 8pm.
When: 6pm – 8pm
@ Dank Street
Art Month Sydney Group Show
@ Boutwell Draper Gallery – 82 George Street Redfern
@ Darren Knight Gallery – 840 Elizabeth St, Waterloo
Craig Parkinson – tracks: paintings and qouaches
@ Sheffer Gallery – 38 Lander St, Darlington, Sydney
PETER ATKINS: PHYSICAL SETTINGS
@ Martin Browne Galelery – 57-59 Macleay Street, Potts Point
Ganbold Lundaa – Do you know exactly what you want – Solo show
@ Alpha Gallery – 226 Union St, Erskineville
E.L.K solo Exhibition
@ Oh Really Gallery – 55 Enmore rd, Newtown
Brain Art Exhibition & Unconference
@ Global Gallery – 5 Comber Street, Paddington
@ Plump Gallery – 240 Enmore Rd, Enmore
Remnants in Documentation (group show)
@ General Store for Contemporary Art – Level 1,77-83 William St, Darlinghurst
YINJAA BARNI Exhibition Opening ‘When the world was soft’
DEAN MANNING – MIDGETS AND GIANTS
@ DAMIEN MINTON GALLERY – 61-63 GREAT BUCKINGHAM STREET, REDFERN
Friday 4th March
HIT and MISS by Tom Polo
@ Parramatta Artists Studios, Parramatta – 45 Hunter Street, Parramatta
Leon Hawker – Reinterpretations
Through reproduction, repetition and careful arrangement, Leon Hawker
turns ordinary found objects into works of beauty
that are more than the sum of their parts.
The obsessive compositions in his work bring the texture and
line of our backgrounds to the foreground.
@ Monstrosity Gallery Woolloomooloo – 93 Bourke St, Woolloomooloo
Saturday 5th March
Artc ycle – A free bike tour, organised by art cycle/Gilbert Grace and
led by Mickie Quick, host of On Yer Bike, FBi Radio.
Meeting point: Gallery Barry Keldoulis
To register visit artmonthsydney.com
When: 11.00 – 6.00pm
@ Danks Street – Waterloo – Redfern
When: 11.00 – 11.30am Gallery Talk – Khaled Sabsabi
@ Campbelltown Arts Centre
When: 11.00 – 11.30am Inspiring Collecting: Video art
@ Gallery Barry Keldoulis
When: 11.30 – 12.00pm Gallery Talk: Marc Hundley and Rainoff Books
@ Darren Knight Gallery
When: 12.00 – 12.30pm Gallery Talk: Darren Sylvester
@ Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art
When: 12:30 – 12:45pm Gallery Talk: Collecting on the secondary market
@ Annette Larkin Fine Art
When: 12:45 – 1:00pm Gallery Talk: Karin Findeis
@ Studio 20/17
When: 1:00 – 1:30pm Gallery Talk: Sybil Curtis
@ Brenda May Gallery
When: 1:30 – 2:00pm Gallery Talk: Ivor Fabok and Paul Higgs
@ Stella Downer Fine Art
When: 2:00 – 2:30pm Gallery Talk: Installation art
@ Conny Dietzschold Gallery
When: 2:30 – 3:00pm Gallery Talk: Beat Zoderer
@ Dominik Mersch Gallery
When: 3:00 – 3:45pm Inspiring Collecting: Indigenous art
@ Utopia Art Sydney
When: 3:30 – 4:00pm Gallery Talk: Current exhibition
@ Anna Schwartz Gallery
When: 4:00 – 4:30pm Gallery Talk: Dean Manning
@ Damien Minton Gallery
When: 5:00 – 5:30pm Gallery Talk: Current exhibition
@ Boutwell Draper Gallery
When: 5:30 – 6:00pm Gallery Talk: Craig Parkinson
@ Sheffer Gallery
When: 10:00am –12:00pm Artist Open Studio: Morgan Shimeld
@ Brenda May Gallery: To visit the studio please – register at email@example.com
Morgan Shimeld will be giving a tour of his studio which is
just around the corner from the Gallery at 983 Bourke Street,
Places are limited and the first to rsvp will secure a spot,
please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to attend.
@ Benda May Gallery
Sybil Curtis will be giving a floor talk in the Gallery
@ Brenda MAy Gallery
SERIAL\IN\THEORY – Critically loose engagement
ESP Gallery – 228 Illawarra Rd
Versus: Bonita bub, Biljana Jancic & Kusum Normoyle
@ SNO First floor, 175 Marrickville road, Marrickville
Sunday 6th March
When: 10:00am –12:00pm Artist Open Studio: Michael Snape
@ Australian Galleries: To register contact – Juliet at Australian Galleries on 02 9360 5177 – or email@example.com
When: 2:00 – 4:00pm Artist Open Studio: Peter Alwast
@ Gallery9: To visit the studio register at – firstname.lastname@example.org
BIRDBRAIN – etchings and linocuts by LES LOVE
When: from 11 am
@ GALLERY BLACKHEATH – 44 govetts leap road, blackheath 2785 – (02)4787 8800
THINGS OF INTEREST
Event: March preview for COLLECT 2011
Dates: 1st – 31st March
Summary: Glass Artists’ Gallery of Glebe takes Australia’s finest glass artists to
COLLECT 2011 at the Saatchi Gallery Chelsea, come and see the show before it is whisked of to London.
The Glass Artists’ Gallery of Glebe will once again be taking some of Australia’s
finest glass artists to London for one of the most prestigious events of the
international cultural calendar. COLLECT has established world renown as a premier
annual fair for contemporary art of outstanding appeal held at the Saatchi Gallery,
Chelsea in May.
The Glass Artist’s Gallery is the only Australian Gallery to be selected for COLLECT this year.
Debuting at COLLECT for 2011 are: Denise Pepper whose brightly coloured ‘pate de verre’
flummeries deceive the eye and taste buds, Rebecca Coote’s evocative ‘Lighthouses’ sculptures
of glass, steel, light and shadow and Andy Baldwin’s powerfully graceful blown forms. Come
and see the art before it is whisked off to London.
Heartlands Refugee Art Prize 2011 call for Entries
When: Now until – May 6 at 5:00pm
@ Multicultural Arts Victoria
Multicultural Arts Victoria and AMES are glad to announce the 2011 Heartlands
Refugee Art Prize. We are summoning all Refugee artists (must be Australian
Residents from 1970 to 2011)to apply for entry. There is a total prize pool
of over $15,000.00 in cash and prizes to support artistic output and career
aspirations. The prizes will be awarded on Tuesday, June 14 at an exhibition
at fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne.
For more information, online forms and further details please visit multiculturalarts.com.au/heartlands.
ESP Gallery volunteer call out
When: Now until – March 31 at 4:30pm
@ ESP Gallery – Art Love, InnerWest Style
228 Illawarra Road
What makes an artist run initiative successful? YOU!!
ESP Gallery is a non profit non commercial artist run initiative based in the
Marrickville community and supported by Marrickville Council. It relies on the
support of its volunteers to make its exciting art events so great.
ESP Gallery needs volunteers to: curate shows, install shows, mind the gallery
during opening hours. Opening hours are Thurs/Fri 3-6pm, Sat/Sun 11am – 4pm….
Gallery shifts are 3 hours on Thurs/Fri; 2.5 hours AM or PM on Sat/Sun. You can
choose your shift and how often you want to help out.
What do you get out of it? Practical experience with operating a gallery; FREE
membership of Edith Artists, the non profit organisation which operates ESP Gallery;
FREE public liability insurance while a member of Edith Artists; after 10 shifts,
eligible for FREE entry to one group show at ESP; a written artist reference for
your own projects; invitations to all openings and special events.
Plus you get to hang out with a really great bunch of local experienced artists.
And the warm glow of supporting a community arts organisation.
Please register your interest @ email@example.com