OPENINGS AND THE ARTS IN SYDNEY 18/04/2011 – 24/4/2011

Congratulation to the following:

Ben Quilty – Winner: The Archibald Prize 2011
Richard Goodwin – Winner: The Wynne Prize 2011
Peter Smeeth – Winner: Sir John Sulman Prize 2011
Vincent Frantauzzo – Winner: Packing Room Prize 2011

The opening night was very fun and full of great speeches…

It’s quite a busy one this week hard to pick which ones to see, check out Kudos on Tuesday with Paul Williams.

Anyway thanks for all the arty folks that have subscribed over the last week.. keep it coming.

As you know without you we don’t get the information so thank you for all your information

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Have a great week.

Monday 18th April
Bookings essential: (02) 9351 6883
When: 10am-12pm

Camera Levata ala Richard Baron and Lanfranchis Memorial Discotheque
When: 7-10pm
@ Serial Space – 33 Wellington St Chippendale

Tuesday 19th April
The Bald Archies

When: 6-8pm
@ TAP Gallery – 45 Burton Street, Darlinghurst

The Art of The Nude – Art Sale Exhibition artist Sobrane
When: 6-8pm
@ TAP Gallery – 45 Burton Street, Darlinghurst

Art and War: Australia’s War Artists
When: 12:30-1:30pm
@ Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts – 280 Pitt Street, Sydney


When: 5-7:30pm
@ Kudos GallerY – 6 Napier Street, Paddington

David O’Brien – Stepping on Cracks
When: 6-8pm
@ Damien Minton Gallery – 61-63 Great Buckingham St, Redfern

Wednesday 20th April
Sarah Newall – Faux Harp
When: 6–8pm
@ James Dorahy Project Space – Suite 4 – level one, Minerva Building – 111 Macleay street, Potts Point,

Samantha – Marionettes
When: 6–8pm
@ Dickerson Gallery – 34 Queens Street, Woollahra

Term 1 Workshop Exhibition
When: 6-8pm
@ ACP – 257 Oxford Street, Paddington

Seats of the Soul, Fiona Edmeades Solo Exhibition
When: 6-8pm
@ Bondi Pavilion Gallery – Queen Elizabeth Drive

Daniel Askill – Modern Worship
When: 6-9pm
@ Gallery A.S. at The Christian Science Church – Cnr Liverpool Street & Forbes Street, Darlinghurst

13 Dolls. Art by Amarie Daisyjaw
When: 6-9pm
@ Global Gallery – 5 Comber St, Paddington

Thursday 21st April
When: 6-8pm
@ The Manly Art Gallery & Museum – West Esplanade Reserve, Manly

Gallery 0ne – Transmute
Gallery Three – DREAD/HOPE
When : 6-8pm
@ Gaffa Gallery – 281 Clarence Street (Town Hall stn is closest), Sydney
Friday 22nd April

Saturday 23rd April
The Pineapple Cafe
When: 4-6pm
Sheffer Gallery – 38 Lander street, Darlington

Free Rubbish Showbag for all Children
Giant Bunny at RG from Monday 18th April.
Make Reverse Garbage your FUN money saving destination this Easter.
Entertaining, educational and FREE!
When: 9:00am – April 24 at 4:00pm
@ Reverse Garbage – Marrickville (Sat & Sun) and Taylor Square (Sat only), Sydney

Connecting – (all the same but different) – A Public Installation Project
When: 12-3pm
@ Gloucester Gallery and Streets
(SEE things of interest below for more details)

Sunday 24th April
Garden Market in Surry Hills
When: 11am-5pm
@ Dear Pluto – 5a Wilshire Street, Surry Hills

As part of SCUM VS SCUM, 11 day exhibition and think tank.
This is an arvo of layzing around telling squat stories and zine making. The result a zine for us to share!
Sharing squat stories is important to learn from, laugh about, remember, be herd or make a political point!
If you cant make it to the workshop or your over seas please email your story to
or send a hard copy to 60 Earlwood ave, Earlwood NSW
If sending email or post please do so by the 18th of April!
Make your story about squatting : creative/documentive/images/drawing
as long or as short as u like make it in any way you like!!!!!!
Other wise see you @ plump on the Sunday the 24th April 5pm till 8pm
When: 5-8pm
@ PLUMP GALLERY – 240 Enmore Rd, Enmore

PRIZE: Lethbridge $10 000 Small-scale Art Award
When: Submit by: 29 April 2011
$44 per entry
@ 136 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington, QLD 4064 – 07 3369 4790

The John Fries Memorial Prize is an emerging artist non-aquisitive award of $10,000.
This annual prize is open to all visual artists resident in Australia and New Zealand
who are not enrolled students and whose work is not represented in the collection of a
regional, state, territory or national public art gallery. Artists of all ages and
disciplines, whether members of Viscopy or not, are eligible to enter.
The prize has been donated by the Fries family in memory of former Viscopy director
and honorary treasurer, John Fries, who made a remarkable contribution to the life
and success of Viscopy.

Guest Emerging Curator EOI close 21 April 2011
This year Viscopy is looking to commission a guest emerging curator to assist with
the John Fries Memorial Prize 2011.
Commissioning brief:

Entries for the John Fries Memorial Prize close 6 June 2011
The winner will be announced at the opening of the exhibition of the finalists’
work in August 2011.
Entry form:

Last year Hannah Bertram won the inaugural John Fries Memorial Prize and Melanie
Irwin was awarded a second prize.
Their work is currently being exhibited in Trace Elements at Viscopy’s Gallery –
Blackfriars off Boardway until 27 May 2011

The Human Rights Arts and Film Festival 2011 Program has just been released!
See for details.
To stay up to date with all the festival news, announcements and giveaways
join our page at

Stewart F Hobbs
More Info
all the same, but different…

In a gesture of openness, connection, shared experience and exchange, I’m inviting people to participate in
‘Art in the Making’… as part of the Opening to my Exhibition / Installation event and my ‘connectivity project’…

…Please join me at midday on the 23rd of April 2011 in the first of an ongoing public installation project.

In a show of unity, art and connectivity… I’m calling on everyone to come and join with me, hand in hand to
make a live ‘people chain’ (plus one Rabbit!)… on the streets of Gloucester. When in this chain, I’d like
you to turn to the person on either side of you and ask for a word of thought from each other and have a dialogue…
Though my own experience, I’ve found this simple idea to be enrich, enlightening and a powerful exchange…

I will be documenting this event (photographing/videoing) so that it will continue in an evolution of
‘Art in the Making’… you will become part of my art… assisting in the notion that art is not just a
static thing to be admired, but a growing, evolving, creative entity. A shared experience of
participation and community…

After this event (I estimate it will take about half an hour) there will be drinks with me (Stewart F Hobbs Esq.)
at the Gallery, which will mark the official opening of my Exhibition & Installation. Here I will invite you to
take something from my sculptural garden, so that the ‘Garden of Art and Community’ will continue to grow in a
world of possibilities… I’m also hoping for a few artistic and creative surprises to happen, so keep your eyes open…

In addition I’m asking those who would like to contribute to the ever growing evolution of my ‘Sculptural Community’…
to donate any old keys, old locks, old credit cards, bank cards (cut up is fine) that you have no further use for…
these items will become part of two new ‘sculptural people’.



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