OPENINGS AND THE ARTS IN SYDNEY 16/05/2011 – 22/05/2011

Hello, just a little bit of info before you see what’s happening in the Sydney Art  scene this week!

Here is a blog we check out, take a look:

The Rocks has transformed their empty spaces into popup arts venues check out the site for more details:

Check out our friends:

Artlife – For everything arts and much more.

sixtoeight – A team that videos and reviews the sydney arts.

Strobed – The place to go if you miss a show, a photographic review.


Save the books! Disturb the dust! Mass book borrowing & READ IN 18/05

Wednesday, May 18 · 1:00pm – 2:00pm
@ Foyer – Fisher Library – University Of Sydney
See details at bottom of post!

Have a great week. The SAGAAC team.

Monday 16th May
BOOKINGS: $28/$22- or call 1300 306 776 – 16-29th May 2011.
When: 8pm
@ Tap Gallery – 278 Palmer Street Darlinghurst, Sydney

Tuesday 17th May
As brave as you – Curated by Gemma Messih

Artist talks and Clairvoyant Tuesday 24 May 5 – 7:30pm
Artists: Tully Arnot, Ally Bisshop, Charles Dennington, Dara Gill, Benjamin Holdstock, Gemma Messih and Yiwon Park.
When: 5-7:30pm
@ Kudos Gallery – 6 Napier Street Paddington

Mandy Martin  Wanderers in the Desert of the Real
When: 6–8pm
@ Australian Galleries – 15 Roylston Street, Paddington NSW 2021

Christopher Gill – Modern Art
When: 6-8pm
@ Sheffer Gallery – 38 Lander St, Darlington, Sydney

T V Moore Open Studio Day
When: 12-3pm
@ Waverley Woollahra Art School – 138 Bondi Road, Bondi, Sydney

Running The Gauntlet (Paper Cut) ALEXANDRA BYRNE
When: 6-8pm
@ The Paper Mill – Gallery and Studio – Angel Place (Corner Ash St) Sydney CBD

ONCE UNDER A SKY by Freya Sant & Kate Sherman
When: 8:00pm
@ The Old Fitzroy – 129 Dowling Street, Woolloomooloo

Wednesday 18th May
Tracey Clement – (1+1=1)

When: 6-8pm
@ James Doraahy Project space – Suite, level One, 111 Macleay St, Potts Point

Social Media with Stuart Buchanan
Want to brush up on your business skills? This series is designed for artists who are
interested in the Pop Up Parramatta initative. Learn the tricks of the trade in social media.
When: 11-1:30pm
@ ICE – Information + Cultural Exchange Parramatta (Pop Up Parramatta)

Three New Shows Opening at Firstdraft! (Williams, Pettifer, Leslie)
When: 6-8pm
@ firstdraft gallery – 116-118 Chalmers St, Surry Hills

Secret Wars Sydney Round 4 – Shannon Crees v Vars One
When: 6:30-11:30pm

GALLERY BURLESQUE & HEAD ON PHOTO FEST “looking at you look at me”

When: 7:30pm
@ Tone – 16 Wentworth Avenue, Surry Hills

artalks: Anthony Bond
When: 1-2pm
@ Seminar Room 4, Level 1, Building 24, Sydney College of the Arts, Balmain Road Rozelle (enter opposite Cecily Street)

Thursday 19th May
David Begbie Genus
When: 6–8pm
Australian Galleries – 24 Glenmore Road, Paddington NSW 2021

Gallery One: M. Preston and S. Nolan – Preson Nolan Artlist#1
Gallery Two: Marc Burlace – Postcards from Cuba *In conjunction with HEAD ON 2011
Gallery Three: Peter Eastway – Rockhopper: Islands of the Southern ocean *In conjunction with HEAD ON 2011
Meet the Artist Sat 21 May from 3pm
SPI Space: Heath Franco and Jodie Whalen – Collaborative works

When: 6-8pm
@ Gaffa Gallery 281 Clarence Street Sydney CBD

Alisa Morgan – A Stitch In Time
Melissa Becker – Point of Departure
When: 6-8pm
@ Charles Hewitt Gallery – 335 South Dowling Street, Darlinghurst

When: 6-8pm

Marley Dawson – RELAX
Whne: 6-8pm
@ db project – 19 Phelps Street Surry Hills

Jack Condon & Max Gosling – PART ONE
When: 6-9pm
@ Kaleidoscope Gallery – 84 William Street, Paddington

Lay of the land
When: 2-4pm
@ The UWS Art Gallery – Building AD, Werrington North, (Penrith Campus)

James Kerr: No Way Back
When: 6pm
@ general store for contemporary art – 1st Floor, 77-83 William St, Woolloomooloo

Archimedean solids, temple of kitsch – solo art exhibition
When: 6-8pm
@ Mils Gallery – 15 Randle St, Surry Hills

Rachael Everitt, The other side of the Rainbow
When: 6-8pm
@ At The Vanishing Point – Contemporary Art Inc – 565 King Street, Newtown

give heART exhibition – Japan & NZ fundraiser
When: 6-9pm
@ Lo Fi collective – Floor 3, 383 Bourke St Surry Hills

Friday 20th May
Vinyl 2011 – art on vinyl records

When: 6-9pm
@ Plump Gallery 240 Enmore Rd – Hardware Gallery – 263 Enmore Rd, Enmore

fastBREAK – Read Much?
Tickets are $10 and include a delicious breakfast from Black Star Pastry.
@ The Transport Gallery – Powerhouse Museum – 500 Harris St, Ultimo

When: 7-11:30pm
@ Sydney Writers Festival – Pier 2/3 Club Stage

Saturday 21st May

Art Gallery of NSW – Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd
launch the John Kaldor Family Collection and New Contemporary Galleries!

ART ATRIUM  presents LAURENS TAN – Happy Toy.
To be launched Lisa Havilah, Director, Carriageworks
The blanding of urban China and the erosion of identity
When: 2.30–4.30pm
@ Art Atrium – 181 Old South Head Road, Bondi Junction

Chris Antico “Fugue State” Exhibition
When: 3-4pm
@ Danks Street Depot – 2 Danks St, Waterloo

Anthony Bourdain Sydney Writers Festival
When: 2:30-5:30pm
@ Sydney Theatre At Walsh Bay

Book Launch: Talk Back with Penguin Plays Rough
When: 7-10pm
@ Sydney Dance Cafe

Sunday 22nd May
MCA Zine Fair
One of the most anticipated events of the year, our annual Zine
Fair is ON! Buy, browse and barter for zines and other goodies.
The Zine Fair is presented with the fabulous Sydney Writers’ Festival.
When: 11-2pm
@ MCA – Museum of Contemporary Art

150 Poets | 150 Reasons to celebrate | Brett Whiteley Readings
When: 2-4pm
@ Brett Whiteley Studio – 2 Raper Street, Surry Hills, Sydney


When: 2-5pm
@ Plump Gallery – 240 Enmore Rd, Enmore

“THE BELLY’OFF” A night of magical dance!!!
When: 7:30pm
@ Tone – 16 Wentworth Avenue, Surry Hills


BooHoo’s vision is to promote emerging local independent filmmakers and artists. We
do something different to other film festivals and events by providing regular film
screenings and performance opportunities.

In doing so BooHoo films have become an integral link in Sydney’s contemporary
filmmaking community as members gather and participate in our yearly programs.
Since 2006 we have been organising monthly screening events in the Inner City, and
have screened over 150 locally produced films and given performers opportunities.

In 2011 BooHoo films is back again, and commencing in May we are holding monthly
competitions culminating in our August grand final where the BooHoo filmmaker of the
year will be awarded. Audience popularity determines the finalists and industry panels
determine the overall winner, with cash and prizes to win along the way.

We are also excited to announce our new screening venue and partnership with Queen
Street Studio. QSS is an award winning member-based, non-profit Incorporated
organisation which provides subsidised studio space – all run by artists for artists.

Get involved and enter your film now or come along to a screening and support the local
filmmaking community. Visit for more details.

Heat 1 – Wednesday 25 May – Entry Deadline: Closed

Heat 2 – Wednesday 29 June – Entry Deadline: Wednesday 8 June

Heat 3 – Wednesday 27 July – Entry Deadline: Wednesday 6 July

Final – Wednesday 31 August

Queen Street Studio
10-14 Kensington Street
For further information please contact:
Cass Chester – 0410 513 176


WHERE: 118 Terry St, Rozelle
WHEN: Applications due COB Friday 27/05/2011

Serial Space & Anyplace Projects are offering 3 month residencies at our
complex in Rozelle, beginning June 6th, ending August 31st.
Studios are open to application from individuals, OR groups of people who
would like to share a studio. Costs will be divided among studio inhabitants.
Successful applications will be required to pay a $100 security bond
in addition to a $20/week participation fee.

Applications are to be submitted as a 1 pg PDF containing the following;
– Description of the work you intend to undertake over the period
– Possibilities for public outcomes from your work, whether performance,
exhibition, online, or other forms of mediation.
– How you and your practice will benefit from the space, and vice versa
(we aim to create a vibrant, active space)

Projects with the following characteristics are highly sort after:
– We would like to maximise use of the space, so applications from multiple
artist wishing to share a studio will be highly regarded.
– Working with experimental and unconventional creative practices
– Willingness to collaborate with other artists in residence
– Projects that will have a tangible outcome at the end of the residency period.
Support material (required)
– 2 pg maximum artist CV (one for each artist in a group)
– 5-10 digital images and/or if you wish to provide multimedia examples
of your work please provide a URL.

All applications are to be emailed to with
“Anyplace Application_Your Name” as the Subject header.

Applications that do not have the required information, or do not adhere
to our application guidelines will not be considered.


currently preparing the coming issue of Tangent Magazine #7 ‘UNCENSORED GLAMOR’.

Photographers, stylists, creatives are welcome to enter their work now
(fashion editorials, fashion videos, illustrations).

If you wish to be part of this coming issue, send us an email at with a sample of your work, or alternatively
the address of your online portfolio.

We will provide you with full conditions of entry and mood board.

All submissions are closing May 20th 2011.

Be quick and creative!

Wednesday, May 18 · 1:00pm – 2:00pm
@ Foyer – Fisher Library – University Of Sydney

Come disturb the dust on “old” books at Fisher library!

The University of Sydney has announced they are discarding half a million
books in a move to downsize library and make room for a new cafe.
The University is proposing that items which have not been borrowed
in the last 5 years be discarded. Our strategy is to borrow as many
“old” books as possible at lunchtime on Wednesday, to highlight the
ridiculous notion that books have… an expiry date. We want to send
a message USYD administration that the library’s valuable collection
should not be discarded, and certainly not to make way for an internal
coffee shop (see the article below)!

Since the University has claimed they can do a “dust test” to determine
if a book is worth keeping or not, we want to unsettle the dust on as
many books as possible. We also plan to protest the University
Administration’s decision to downsize the library by cutting 30 staff positions.

Come disturb the dust and save the books!.
Mass Book Borrowing Bonanza & READ IN
Fisher Library Foyer
1pm Wednesday 18th May 2011.

The more USYD library card holders (without borrow-blocking fines)
at the action, the better.


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