OPENINGS AND THE ARTS IN SYDNEY 04/07/2011 – 10/07/2011

Happy 4th of July

Don’t miss out the Artspace Studio Residency Applications Closing Soon (ADD) see end of post for details.

We have a shout out about Dervian Matisse:

For all you printmakers out there, they have designed a new printing extender that can be mixed with

their structure acrylic paint to make a great range of waterbased printing inks. Send them an email to find out more and let them know where you heard about it. Have a great week,

Please subscribe to this blog if you haven’t already, and email us all your art gossip, art shows, events, competitions and general information, and we will share it for you.

Take it easy and play safe, if not work hard and make stuff! Mark

Monday 4th July
Freedom Riders: Art and activism 1960s to now

When: 6-8pm
@ University Art Gallery, The University of Sydney, War Memorial Arch, The Quadrangle

Tuesday 5th July
Guiding Lights : Solo show Rebecca Coote
When: 6-8pm
@ Artists’ Glass Gallery – 68 Glebe Point Road, Glebe

Bush Foods – Aboriginal People and Plants FREE PUBLIC TALK
When: 12:30-1:30pm
@ Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts – 280 Pitt Street, Sydney

When: 5-7:30pm
@ Kudos Gallery – 6 Napier St, Paddington

Water and Music

When: 6-8pm
@ Hardware Gallery – 263 Enmore Road, Enmore

Wednesday 6th July
Group show  ‘O’

When: 6-8pm
@ Sarah Cottier Gallery – 3 Neild Avenue Paddington

LOCUST JONES’ exhibition ‘Revolt’
Rachel Kent, Senior Curator, MCA, will open the exhibition
When: 6-8pm
@ DOMINIK MERSCH GALLERY – 2 Danks Street Waterloo

FREE Noisemaker Workshop (Children 5-12)
When: 12-1pm
@ Reverse Garbage Marrickville – 8/142 Addison Road, Sydney

When: 5-8pm
@ Artereal Gallery – 747 Darling Street, Rozelle

When: 6-9pm
@ Paper Plane Gallery – 727 Darling St, Rozelle

Thursday 7th July
When: 6-8pm
@ MOP  Projects – 2 / 39   Abercrombie   Street   Chippendale

Sookmyung and Sydney Exhibition

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

When: 6-9pm
@ Lo-Fi Collective – 383 Bourke st darlinghurst, top floor of Kinselas

Nothing is true, everything is permitted

When: 6-8pm
@ ChalkHorse Lacey – 8 Lacey Street Surry Hills NSW 2010

NEXT NEXT | Splinter Orchestra : End of Residency Performance
When: 7-10pm
@ Serial Space – 33 Wellington St, Chippendale

LATE NIGHT LIBRARY – Des Miller, Live At The Library
When: 8:30-11:30pm
@ Surry Hills Library – 405 Crown St, Sydney

Friday 8th July
Time, Space and People Within – Special Talk
For any enquiries please contact:
T (02) 8267-3422
F (02) 8267-3401
When: 11-12pm
@ Korean Cultural Office – 255 Elizabeth Street, Sydney

FREE Noisemaker Workshop (Children 5-12)
Places limited so please book by email to or ring 02 9569 3132
When: 12-1pm
@ Reverse Garbage Taylor Square – 1-5 Flinders Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney

sensitive dependence on initial conditions
When: 6-8pm
@ Articulate Project Space – 497 Parramatta Road, Leichhardt

Naeem Rana & Nusra Qureshi – The Way You Look at Me

When: 6-8pm
@ 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art – 181-187 Hay St, Sydney

Johnny Kovacevic – When Kings were Gods
Ancient ruins brought to life with skill and a sense of awe
When: 6-8pm
@ Monstrosity Gallery – 93 Bourke St Woolloomooloo

Saturday 9th July
Bark Paintings 1930 – 2000 & New Works from Bula’bula Art Centre, NT

SEMINAR 1-3pm prior to Opening (Bookings Essential)
When: 3pm
@ Coo-ee Art Gallery, 31 Lamrock Avenue, Bondi

Desire. Longing. Craving. Lasciviousness.
When: 4-6pm
@ Brenda May Gallery – 2 Danks Street, Waterloo

Lines of Expression
When: 10-3pm
@ North Sydney Community Centre – 220 Miller Street North Sydney

melanie e khava untitled: (16/49. the process of selection)
When: 2-4pm
@ INDEX – 60 Hutchinson street, St Peters

Earth, Art and the Animal – a free talk by Elizabeth Grosz
When: 3-5pm
@ Damien Minton Gallery – 61-63 Great Buckingham St, Redfern

Modern Ritual
When: 4-5pm
@ Delmar Gallery 144 Victoria St, Ashfield

When: 6-11pm
@ Salmagundi Studios – 49 Bonar St, Arncliffe

Sunday 10th July
SPECTRUM 8 at Art Atrium
When: 2:30–4:30pm
@ Art Atrium – 181 Old South Head Road, Bondi Junction NSW 2022.

Nothing but Bikes Beauty in utility
See Mike’s bike films and blog Http://
When: 3pm
@ Tap Gallery – 278 Palmer St, Darlinghurst

Pretty Little Garden Market

Sunshine and good times. Vintage, designer and good quality used clothing. Books, music, bric-a-brac and so much more.
To book a stall shoot us an email at
When: 11-5pm
@ Dear Pluto – 5a Wilshire Street, Surry Hills

International Contemporary Artists: Call to artists

Artists are invited to submit their work for review in order to be
selected for the third volume of “International Contemporary Artists”,
a series of international art books. The book will provide an in-depth
look at global art, appealing to professional and emerging artists,
opening out the world of art to a wider audience.

The publication is already in progress and early submissions are recommended.

If you are an artist or gallery, interested in this project, we would be
delighted to review your submission.  As in volume I the book will include
paintings, sculptures, installations, digital art and photography, showing
in each page the individuality of each artist and different styles of expression as well.

Emerging and established artists are welcome to submit their
work for selection in order to be included to the book.

A juried committee will select the artists who will be able to show their
work in a full-color art book. Each selected artist will be presented in the
book in a one-page layout that will include images of his/her work, an essay
or statement and his/her contact information.
You can find additional information about the book here:

The book is distributed worldwide through major book wholesalers and online shops.

If you want to submit your work for review or if you have any questions
about this publication, please feel free to contact us.

Julia Adison: Assistant Curator
I.C.A. Publishing
US: 380 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY, 10168, US
EU: Athens Towers, 2-4 Messogion Avenue, Athens 115 27, GR

Call For Applications

galleryeight is an artist run initiative that showcases the work of emerging,
innovative and experimental artists. We are located in
Sydney’s new arts precinct, Walsh Bay/Millers Point.

We are now accepting proposals from artists and curators
for new solo or group shows from November 2011.
Exhibitions at galleryeight run for three weeks.

Applications should include a brief proposal (no longer than 500 words)
and five images of the artist’s work.
Applications should be sent to


VOLUNTEERS: galleryeight is also looking for volunteers to assist
with the day-to-day running of the gallery. Our volunteers help
with anything from installation of shows, opening night,
and minding the gallery, or assist with more technical
things such as maintaining the website.

Volunteering is a great way to get experience working in
the arts industry and meeting fellow artists.


After year of exciting blockbuster exhibitions and plenty of building work,
the MCA has closed its doors temporarily and moved offsite whilst the redevelopment continues.
The first of the MCA’s exciting offsite exhibitions, Tell Me Tell Me:
Australian and Korean Art 1976 – 2011 is presented at the National Art School Gallery,
Darlinghurst from 17 June to 24 August. This major new exhibition brings together
Korean and Australian contemporary art to celebrate the 2011 Australian-Korean Year of Friendship.
The exhibition is a first-time collaboration between the MCA and the National Museum of
Contemporary Art in Seoul (NMOCA) and is the first stage in a two-part cultural exchange of art and ideas.

The National Art School Gallery is open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm.

For more information on Tell Me Tell Me click here.

Following the exhibition Tell Me Tell Me the MCA will hold Primavera 2011 –
its annual exhibition of young artists aged 35 years and under. One of the MCA’s
most anticipated exhibitions, this year it will be taking place in Sydney’s historic precinct,
The Rocks. Primavera 2011 is presented in association with Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority.

For more information on the MCA Redevelopment please click here.


We are looking for old, broken or unwanted umbrellas to be recycled
into an artwork for the upcoming exhibition Primavera 2011.
If you have any umbrellas that you would like to donate please


Saturday 22 to Friday 11 November 2011
Applications Close: Monday 1 August 2011

In Situ 2011 is a collaborative sculpture exhibition between Mosman Council,
Mosman businesses, the Mosman Village Business Association, Mosman Chamber of
Commerce and participating artists. It comes under the umbrella of the Festival
of Mosman and is a key event in its calendar.

In Situ 2011 will feature both traditional sculptural works and contemporary
installations or 3D works that respond to place, in venues located along the
Military Road corridor from Spit Junction to Mosman Junction. The Festival
provides a unique opportunity to link the best sculptural practices of the
past with contemporary artistic approaches to interpreting and enhancing public spaces.

Submitted concepts for installation (site specific) works are encouraged to
draw on a variety of contexts. These include current site use, its history,
the streetscape, the architecture, the community, the environment and the
relationships and conceptual links that make a site unique. It is envisaged
that the existing sites and shops could also be used to link motifs, concepts,
and symbols that may already exist in the selected artists’ practices.

Artists, especially those proposing installation works, are strongly advised to
discuss their concepts with the Curator prior to submitting. Contact Cassandra
Hard Lawrie on 0425 327 590.


Prizes will be awarded in each of the following two categories:

1) Sculpture – $3,000
This prize is for a stand-alone object that is recognisable to the general
public as a work of sculpture. Works submitted in this category do not need
to demonstrate any linkages with its site or surrounding environment.

2) Installation (may include sculpture or other 3D work) – $3,000
This prize will be awarded to a work that has been created and modified in
response to the environment it is situated in. Installation may include
group of sculptural objects, site specific work or other 3D work.
A separate Application Form for each of the above categories is attached.
Terms and Conditions are stated under each Form.
Refer to the website for further information or
contact In Situ Curator, Cassandra Hard Lawrie on 0425 327 590.

Please forward on to anyone who may be interested.


The Artspace Studio Residency Program provides  local, national and international contemporary visual  arts practitioners, curators, theorists and writers with subsidised studio facilities for the development of new ideas and work.

Artspace operates four residential and six non-residential studios on-site in the Gunnery Building, Woolloomooloo. These residencies are generally offered for periods of between two and six months. Residency lengths are negotiable, but preference is given to longer-term residencies. Successful applicants are charged a subsidised studio rental. Artspace also operates an Open Studio space where resident artists may be offered the opportunity to publicly present work in progress.


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vacsArtspace is supported by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments.
artsnswcommArtspace is assisted by the NSW Government through Arts NSW; and by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
ozcoArtspace is a member of CAOs (Contemporary Art Organisations Australia) and Res Artis (International Association of Residential Art Centres).
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