OPENINGS AND THE ARTS IN SYDNEY 30/05/2011 – 05/06/2011

Sydney’s art scene is a cool as the weather.. welcome to June!

A week full to the brim, with so many choices… which shows will you go to?

Exhibition: A Dalai Lama Portrait
Artist: David Roberts
Dates:  01 June – 31 July 2011
Gallery:  Red Room, Ground Floor Customs House, 31 Alfred St, Circular Quay, Sydney
Hours:  Weekdays 8am-midnight; Sat 10am-midnight; Sun 11am-5pm
Phone:  (02) 9242 8555

Monday 30th May
Connecting Members – APRA
Learn about royalties as a songwriter
When: 6-8pm
@ Music Farmers – 5 Crown lane, Wollongong

When: 12:00am – June 5 at 3:00am
@ At The Vanishing Point – Contemporary Art Inc – 565 King Street, Newtown

Tuesday 31st May
The Free Market – by Lauren Carroll Harris
When: 5-7.30pm
@ Kudos Gallery, 5 Napier St, Paddington

Geoff Harvey – SO FAR SO GOOD

When: 6–8pm
@ Robin Gibson – 278 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst

Tim McMonagle – Zoo
When: 6-8pm.
@ Rex Irwin Art Dealer – First Floor, 38 Queen Street, Woollahra

The Black Box Sessions – Alex Davies – Exhibition Opening
When: 6-8pm
@ UTS Gallery – Level 4, 702 Harris Street, Ultimo

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea COFA Style!
When: 10-12pm
@ Arc – COFA common room (Upstairs in E Block)

Northern Expressions group exhibition “Love This Life”
When: 9:00am – June 30 at 4:30pm
@ NSW Parliament House, Fountain Court, Macquarie Street, Sydney

Wednesday 1st June
Images of the Wild –
an exhibition of wilderness photographs by  Henry Gold
opened by Bob Carr
When: 6-8pm
@ Bondi Pavilion


When: 6-8pm
@ Arthouse Galelry – 66 McLachlan Avenue  Rushcutters Bay 2011

Julie Burke – Blindlove
When: 6-8pm
Chrissie Cotter Gallery – Pidcock St Camperdown

Philip Hunter – Phantom Surge
When: 6-8pm
@ Tim Olsen Gallery – 63 Jersey Road Woollahra

Elisabeth Cummings – New paintings and Monotypes
When: 6-8pm
@ king Street Gallery on William – 177 William Street, Darlinhurst

Launch of SCA June Exhibitions
When: 6-8pm
@ Sydney College of the Arts, Balmain Road Rozelle (enter opposite Cecily Street)

Exhibition Opening Linda Matthews ‘Lumino City’
When: 6-8pm
@ DAB LAB research gallery – Lvl 4 702 Harrist St, Ultimo

Ken + Julia Yonetani – ‘Still Life: The Food Bowl
When: 6-8pm
@ Artereal Gallery – 747 Darling Street, Rozelle

When: 8pm
@ Bondi Pavilion Theatre – Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach
Thursday 2nd June
Gallery One: Group exhibition – Rhizome
Gallery Two: Barbara Doran – Mini Living Machine
Gallery Three: Matt Granger and Studio Harcourt – Beauté

SPI Space: Peter Mackie – Crossing
When: 6-8pm
@ Gaffa Gallery – 281 Clarence St, Sydney

Lucas Abela, Mix Tape, and Pia Van Gelder, Synchresizer
When: 6-8pm
@ Tin Sheds Gallery – 148 City Rd, University of Sydney

Regina Noakes “Small Stories” Solo
When: 6-9pm
@ Traffic Jam Gallary, Nuetral Bay – 41 Military Rd, Neutral Bay

Rosella Namok & Arone Raymond Meeks
When: 6-9pm
@ Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery – 31 Lamrock Avenue

When: 6-9pm
@ Lo-Fi Collective – 383 BOURKE ST Darlo

I’m not racist but.. – The NSW Reconciliation Council and Vibewire present:
5 young creative speakers talk for 5 minutes on the topic: “I’m not racist but…” followed by a Q and A session
When: 6:30-7:30pm
@ Seymour Centre – Corner City Road and Cleveland Street, Chippendale

DELIA VILHELM – paintings 2011
When: 6:30-8pm
@ ESD GALLERY – 102 BURTON STREET, Darlinghurst

Pecha Kucha –
Bar open from 6.30pm
Tickets $10
When: 7:30-10:30pm
@ Carriageworks, Everleigh, Sydney

Friday 3rd June
When: 6-8pm
@ the Manly Art Gallery & Museum

Human Rights Arts and Film Festival
More details to come, but in the meantime you can keep yourselves occupied by
checking out the website!
When: 5pm
@ Dendy Newtown

Place and Time – Troy Beer and Julie Eisenberg

When: 6-8pm
@ Galleryeight – 12 Argyle Place, Millers Point (next to The Lord Nelson Hotel)

Songs of Rapture and Torture
When: 8pm
@ Serial Space – 33 Wellington Street

Saturday 4th June
To be opened by Glenn Barkley, Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art
When: 4-6pm
@ Arthouse Gallery – 66 McLachlan Avenue  Rushcutters Bay 2011

When: 2.30-4pm
@ Art Atrium, 181 Old South Head Road, Bondi Junction

Show Down – Curated by Peter Fay

When: 2.30pm
@ Sheffer Gallery – 38 Lander St, Darlington, Sydney

Louise Tuckwell – Paintings + Tapestries
When: 2-4pm
@ Damien Minton Gallery – 61-63 Great Buckingham St

Opening – Blood on Silk 1
When: 4-6pm
@ Culture at Work – 6 Scott Street, Pyrmont

Ella Dreyfus exhibition TO SEE BEYOND WHAT SEEMS TO BE
When: 4-6pm
@ ARTICULATE PROJECT SPACE – 497 Parramatta Road (opposite Cass Bros), Leichhardt

Sidewayz 2011 Opening NIght
When: 7-10pm
@ The National Grid – 24 Chard Road, Brookvale

Plump Jam #2
Eclectic mix of weird sounds and raw performance.
Gold coin donation
When: 7-10pm
@ Plump Gallery – 240 Enmore Road, Enmore

Sunday 5th June


Basil Sellers Art Prize 2012

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Four weeks until close of entries

The ‘World Cup’ of art prizes is calling for entries.
The focus is on sport in the broadest possible sense.
Artists are invited to approach the theme in whatever way best
suits both their practice and their attitude to sport:
positively or critically, directly or indirectly. We encourage artists
at any stage in their careers to enter and are seeking artworks in
a range of media and styles. There is no other opportunity like it.

Submissions close 5pm, Friday 24 June 2011
Finalists receive a unique level of recognition and support for
their artistic practice. Shortlisted entries feature in a major
exhibition at the Ian Potter Museum of Art that is supported by a
catalogue, public program and promotional campaign. Finalists each
receive a $3,000 participation fee and also go in the running for
the $5,000 People’s Choice Award and a Basil Sellers Creative
Fellowship at the National Sports Museum, Melbourne.
The major cash prize is $100,000.

Artists shortlisted for the prize in 2008 and 2010 have described their
participation as a career highlight. They include: Vernon Ah Kee,
James Angus, Eric Bridgeman, Jon Cattapan, Daniel Crooks, Kate Daw
and Stewart Russell, Ivan Durrant, Juan Ford, Phillip George,
Tarryn Gill and Pilar Mata Dupont, Shaun Gladwell, Ponch Hawkes, Mark Hilton,
Grant Hobson, David Jolly, Josie Kunoth Petyarre and Dinni Kunoth Kemarre,
Richard Lewer, Noel McKenna, Glenn Morgan, Selina Ou, David Ray, Scott Redford,
Elvis Richardson, Gareth Sansom, Tony Schwensen and Anne Zahalka.

Important dates
Closing date for entries 5pm, Friday 24 June 2011
Shortlisted artists announced August 2011
Submission of artworks for exhibition June 2012
Exhibition August—November 2012

Downloadable entry form and
conditions of entry available at:


OCTOBER 14 – 16, 2011

It is with great sense of pleasure and excitement that Expertise Events launches the inaugural Sydney Art Show. The show is to be held at Sydney’s premier exhibition space, the Sydney Convention   Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour from October 14th to 16th 2011, with a preview evening on October 13th. We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to exhibit with us this year.

Expertise Events has a proud history of holding successful consumer and trade events throughout Australia and New Zealand. We have over 30 events annually which assist more than 3800 businesses connect with
600 000 qualified visitors.

  • Click here to see our brochure and find how exhibiting will help your business.
  • Click here to see the floor plan and find an option that suits your exhibiting needs.
  • Click here to download the booking form and get started.

As a Sydney Art Show launch special, book your exhibition space within two weeks and we will deduct 10% from the cost of your exhibition space.

Come along and join us, exhibit at the Sydney Art Show. To book your space please contact 02 9452 7575 or email . Together, let’s support and encourage the arts industry and create a new wave of artists, collectors and art enthusiast. I am looking forward to seeing you there!

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