OPENINGS AND THE ARTS IN SYDNEY 25/07/2011 – 31/07/2011

On a sad note we lost artist Lucian Freud this week, thoughts go out to the family and friends. RIP

you can check out some of his work at Rex Irwin Gallery,  some beautiful prints..

This week there are a few points of interest at the end of this post, and t00 many shows to mention.

We hope to see you at some of them, don’t forget email us at,

with any ideas, thoughts,  shows openings and comments! Thanks for supporting the arts and us. SG

Monday 25th July

Tuesday 26th July
Seth Birchall, Cash Brown, Gina Bruce, David Capra, Nick Collerson, Criena Court,
Lawrence Daws, John Di Stefano, James Dorahy, Marian Drew, David Eastwood,
C & R Eaves, Elwyn Lynn, Addison Marshall, Flora Parrott, Jason Phu, Helen Poyser,
Brett Whiteley, Maryanne Wick

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

The Age of Expressionism 1900 – 1929 –

To be opened by Dr Jacqueline Strecker Curator of Special Exhibitions, AGNSW
When: 6-8pm
@ Rex Irwin Art Dealer – First Floor, 38 Queen Street, Woollahra

JULIE BURKE: “Plus Push to Cancel…”

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

Dorkbot-Syd : July 2011 : Light Scythes + Homicidal Robots!!!
When: 7pm for a 7:30 start
@ Serial Space – 33 Wellington St, Chippendale

Wednesday 27th July
Idris Murphy – Interrograting Appearances

When: 6-8pm
@ King Street Gallery on William – 177 William Street, Darlinghurst

Gallery 1 – Birthing things in the Spirit – David Capra
Gallery 2 – Prototype for Simulated Orbit (Contact #2) – Benjamin Holdstock
Gallery 3 – Sharawadji – Ian Stevenson
Gallery 4 – Errant – Sherry McLane Alejos
When: 6-8pm
@ Firstdraft – 116—118 Chalmers St, Surry Hills

When: 6-8pm
@ Paper Plane Gallery – 727 Darling St, Rozelle

Thursday 28th July
GALLERY 1 – SAM SMITH -Objects and Slides

GALLERY 2 – DAN MOYNIHAN – It’s Not You, It’s Me
When: 6-8pm
@ Grantpirrie Gallery – 86 George Street, Redfern

GALLERY 1 – Peloton Directors Show
GALLERY 2 – Treelines – Helen Poyser
When: 6-8pm
@ MOP –  2 / 39  Abercrombie  Street  Chippendale

Jonathan Hochman – HAMBURGER COMET

When: 6-8pm
@ db project – 19 Phelps Street, Surry Hills

new glass effigy – mark wotherspoon
When: 6-8pm
@ Kaleidoscope Gallery – 3-7 Danks Street, Waterloo

Gallery One – See-Saw – Mend, make-do and build anew
Gallery Two – See-Saw: Symposium – INTER-PROJECTS – Liesl Hazelton – Lure With Bait, Strike With Chaos
INTER-PROJECTS – Liesl Hazelton – Lure With Bait, Strike With Chaos
When: 6-8pm
@ GAFFA – 281 Clarence Street, Sydney

Design & The City 1:30-5:30pm
$33 including afternoon tea and celebration drinks. Bookings essential, places are limited.
FULL DETAILS & BOOKINGS: Contact Gaffa or (+61) 02 9283 4273
@ GAFFA – 281 Clarence Street, Sydney

Gallery 1 + 2 – Disappeared but Remained – Woon-Gu KANG, Ki-Chan KIM, Gap-Chul LEE
Curated by: The Museum of Photography, Seoul
Gallery 3 – Entropy – Lloyd Godman
Gallery 4 – 100 Portraits
When: 6-8pm
@ Australian Centre for Photography – 257 Oxford Street, Paddington

Open Call: Exhibition Opening
When: 6-8pm
@ Verge Gallery – Jane Foss Russell Plaza, City Rd, University of Sydney, Sydney

Reprise: opening and artist talk from Wayne Pearson
When: 6-8pm
@ Glass Artists Gallery – 68 Glebe Point Road, Glebe

Jess Bradford and Beth Josey
When: 7-10pm
@ Bohemian Grove – Level 2/ 66 Sophia street, Surry Hills

Friday 29th July
fastBREAK – Is Old New Again?
BOOK: http://www.powerhousemuseu​​hp
This monthly series of rapid-fire interactive talks served on the last
Friday of each month mixes innovation into every recipe on the fastBREAK menu.
When: 8-9am
@ Transport Gallery – The Powerhouse Museum – 500 Harris Street

Kung Fu & Ray Guns (what a clever title)
When: 6-8pm
@ Shop 11 131-145 Glebe Point Rd. (on the corner where the subway is)

When: 6-8pm
@ PSH Gallery – 118 Terry Street, Rozelle

Reports of Crime, Etc., Etc.,
When: 6:30pm
@ The Cube, Mosman Art Gallery – Corner Art Gallery Way and Myahgah Road, Mosman

Saturday 30th July

When: 4–6pm
@ CONNY DIETZSCHOLD GALLERY – 2 Danks Street, Sydney, Waterloo

New Stories – Shelley Burnham solo exhibition

When: 2:30–4:30pm
@ Art Atrium, 181 Old South Head Road, Bondi Junction

Ongoing every Saturday morning OPEN STUDIO
meet the artist…9am to 12pm
When: 9am-12pm
@ 387 Illawarra Road, Marrickville,Sydney,NSW

When: 2-4pm
@ Gone Fishing Gallery – 1858 Pittwater rd Church point

Christopher McVinish: Silent Observations
When: 3-6pm
@ Eva Breuer Art Dealer – 83 Moncur Street, Woollahra

Creative Lane
Creative Lane is a platform for Australia local independent artists
When: 10am-3pm
@ Marrickville Townhall – 303 Marrickville Road, Marrickville

Sunday 31st July
FraserStudios Open Day + Exhibition
When: 1-5pm
@ FraserStudios – 10-14 Kensington Street / Defektro, Anomie, Dale Gorfinkel + Mike Majkowski
PSH Gallery presents; a monthly program of performance, discussion and
documentation of experimental and unconventional sound and music.
When: 2-5pm
@ Anyplace – 118 Terry Street, Rozelle, Australia

The Colors Tribute Website Prototype Launch Part 2 – Sydney
The Original Sydney Colors Tribute Band reunite, with some special guests,
to celebrate the launch of the new Colors Interactive Website.​content/events
When: 8-11pm
@ 401/342 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills, Australia

Dear artists,
ESP Gallery is planning its program for 2012 and is looking for solo or group proposals.
If an artist does not wish to hire the whole gallery, we suggest you plan a group show
with friends, which will reduce your costs and maximise your audience.

We have a centrally located gallery in Marrickville, with 4 rooms and hallway available
for individual or group hire. Professional hanging system is installed.
Plinths and multi media equipment available.

ESP Gallery is an artist run initiative supported by Marrickville Council.
Our costs are low as all team members are volunteers, giving their time freely
for the love of art. Exhibiiting artists are asked to contribute at least 50%
of operating time as volunteers so that ESP can continue to offer its services
to the artists of Sydney.

Opening hours Thurs/Fri 3-6pm, Sat/Sun 11am-4pm.
Please send proposals with 3- 5 jpegs per artist  to:

An application pack (ESP Gallery agreement and invitation template) is
available at our website:
Lou Steer – President, ESP Gallery

Artist in Residence
Coming EventsSchool of Arts
Artist in Residence Program 2012

Applications for Waverley Council’s Artist in Residence program are now open.
Please read
the guidelines
carefully before completing the application form

Guidelines – (
Application form – (

For an informal chat or discussion on your community benefit project, please phone Wendy Hee 02 9386 7919.
Closing date is Wednesday 31 August 2011.
June – August 2011
The Waverley Postcard Project
2010 Waverley Artist in Residence Maz Dixon examines how our relationship with the landscape is
mediated by mass-produced tourism such as maps, postcards and cheap souvieners. Dixon has
produced a series of postcard paintings in response to the landscape of Waverley highlighting
some of the lesser known spots of beauty and fame in the area. These postcards are free and
available through out local  businesses across Waverley from June through to August 2011.

The Artists

For 2011 Council has endorsed the artists Emma Anna, Kate Mitchell, TV Moore, Todd Fuller,
Joanne Mulcahy-Zubani and Sue Saxon as Artists in Residence. Funding has been received from
Arts NSW for development of the visual arts industry in Waverley. We encourage community members
and businesses to contact our Artists in Residence directly to explore commissioning opportunities.

Wendy Hee
Cultural Development Officer
(02) 9386 7919 or
Celebrated British artist Michael Landy wants to hear your stories to create an ambitious new work
for the 24th Kaldor Public Art Project!

Call out for Arts Writers for the Kudos Gallery Zine

Friday, July 29 at 11:30pm – July 30 at 2:30am

Kudos realise that art isn’t only for artists.
They aim to provide a forum for discussion, appreciation and criticism (particularly regarding emerging practice)
by allowing space for budding writers. all COFA students are welcome and encouraged to apply. Just write us 500
words on a topic of your choice by the 29th of July for your chance to be published in this zine.


Here are the events coming up this week at The Rocks Pop Up Project.

Meet savant artist Ping Lian Yeak and watch him work

Eighteen-year-old autistic savant artist Ping Lian Yeak’s work in charcoal, acrylic, watercolour and oils is a powerful display of talent and confidence well beyond his years. Ping Lian’s work has been exhibited around the world but most recently he’s discovered that he’s at his happiest drawing on paper and drawing a crowd at his new studio in The Rocks Pop Up Project.

Wednesday – Friday, 3:30pm – 6pm

47 George St


Elle a Donne exhibition by Barbara Doran

Known for a diverse mix of skills, studies and experiences, Barbara Doran’s artwork similarly employs inter-disciplinary mediums including costume, film, photography, installations and food. Her artwork revolves around questions of personal, collective and environmental health. Elle a Donne is a photographic exhibition in the style of Dutch still life painting looking at weeds that were introduced by colonisers, not just from an environmental but also a cultural perspective.

Wednesday – Thursday, 12pm – 6pm

Friday – Saturday 12pm – 7pm

Sunday 12pm – 5pm

Pop Up Gaffa, 85 George St


Moving Upwards Small Business Forum: emerging businesses

The Moving Upwards Forums are a series of three gatherings where the real story of what’s involved in having your own business is discussed and explored. The first event is entitled: “Emerging Businesses” and focuses on how to successfully implement and run a business from early stages. The forum will feature presentations by Belinda Stinson from The Rocks Pop Up Project’s very own Creatively Belle, Yolanda Vega of the Women Chamber of Commerce & Industry (AWCCI), and Shane Warren.

$25 including wine and cheese, free small business checklists USB and 101 Social Media.

For more info and to purchase tickets head here.

Wednesday 27 July, 5:30pm

47 George St


What’s Pop To Wear with Son of a Master Tailor

Pop down on your lunch break and join us for some tips on how to personalise your style, express your inner artist and have fun all in one. This week sees Mark Marrone from Son of a Master Tailor share his secrets in the fine art of male chic.

Friday 29 July, 1pm

77 ½ George St


Sunday Shrines

Join Tamara from Red Room Company as she creates shrines glorifying the object of various clubs and societies’ affections.

Sundays, 11am – 2pm

Red Room Company Clubhouse


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