OPENINGS AND THE ARTS IN SYDNEY 01/08/2011 – 07/08/2011

Yet another great Artist passed away in July this Year,

our thought go out to Margaret Olley’s friends and family RIP.

RIP - Margaret Olley

Check out GEMMA SMITH – Tangle paintings this Friday see below for details.

MCA’s new site –

Say goodbye to July and hello to August.. Spring is in sight…one more month.

Monday 1st August
SAY IT IN CHINESE – A Video Project with Ka-yin Kwok
When: 12:00pm – August 7 at 12:00am
@ Chinatown, Sydney – 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art

Exhibition opening of Double Effect
When: 5-7pm
@ SBW Stables Theatre – Griffin Theatre, Sydney

Serial Space Call Out: On-site Artist Residencies

For details see information at end of this post.
When: 5-8pm
@ Serial Space –

CINEMATHEQUE, New Season – Stalker
When: 6:30pm
@ CHAUVEL CINEMA – Cnr Oxford St and Oatley Rd, Paddington

Tuesday 2nd August
DOGS DINNER, CATS MEOW – Illustration students have teamed up with the RSPCA,

to create a series of diverse and unique works celebrating our animal friends.
UNDER CONSTRUCTION – An exhibition of surrealistic photographs by Yves HERNOT
When: 6-8pm
@ Tap Gallery – 278 Palmer Street, Darlinghurst

Tom Keneally – A Writer’s Library
When: 2:30-1:30pm
@ Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts – 280 Pitt Street, Sydney

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

Design GreenUps – August
When: 6-9pm
@ Muse Gallery at TAFE NSW – 695 Harris Street, Ultimo, Australia

PETER GARDINER – The Ravensworth Series
When: 6-8pm
@ Damien Minton Gallery – 61-63 Great Buckingham St, Redfern

Wednesday 3rd August
Elegant Surrender

When: 6–8pm
@ Michael Reid at Elizabeth Bay – 44 Roslyn Gardens, Elizabeth Bay

Verte Film, Picnic, Whimsy
The world has been turned upside down, the earth is now planted on the
ceiling while picnic goers sip tea and consume cake in the constellation below.
Featuring “the Mirror” a film by Tarkovsky, delicious cakes baked with love and secret poem fish.
When: 7pm
@ The Red Room Company Clubhouse – 77 George St basement

A touch of class
When: 6-8pm
@ Somedays Gallery – 72B Fitzroy St, Surry Hills

Thursday 4th August
HATTAH – The Murray River in Flood
When: 6-8pm
@ Depot II Gallery, 2 Danks Street, Waterloo

When: 6-8pm
@ Lo-fi collective lv 3, 383 bourke st, darlinghirst


When: 6-8pm
@ iain dawson gallery – 443 oxford street, paddington

Knitted and Looped – large scale interactive art installation
Book here –​​nd-looped-2
When: 10am
@ Powerhouse Museum – 500 Harris St, Ultimo, Sydney

Art and Fashion: Valerie Steele in conversation with Adam Geczy
Further Information: E​u T +61 2 9351 1008
When: 11-12:30pm
@ Auditorium, Sydney College of the Arts, Balmain Road Rozelle (enter opposite Cecily Street)

Bauhaus to Our House
When: 4-5:30pm
@ Auditorium, Building 21, Sydney College of the Arts, Balmain Road Roselle (enter opposite Cecily Street)

Fringe Program Launch @ Fringe Drinks
When: 4-8pm
@ Addison Road Art Gallery – Marrickville

When: 4:00pm
@ China Heights Gallery – Lvl 3, 16-28 Foster St, Surry Hills

Neues Bauen International 1927 / 2002 – Curated by Professor Karin Kirsch
When: 6-8pm
@ Sydney College of the Arts, Balmain Road Rozelle (enter opposite Cecily Street)

Hattah NP – The Murray River in Flood

When: 6-9pm
@ Depot II Gallery, 2 Danks Street, Waterloo

The Third Dimension
When: 6-9pm
@ traffic jam galleries – 41 Military Rd, Neutral Bay

Friday 5th August
GEMMA SMITH – Tangle Paintings
When: 6-8pm
@ Sarah Cottier Gallery – 3 Neild Avenue, Paddington

Red Room Company presents Stacks Poetry Reading
As part of the STACKS Poets in Libraries series a special poetry reading featuring participating poets and librarians.
Stacks is part of a large scale project that explores the role of the library in the public space.
For the month of August, City of Sydney libraries will display a new poem and poetry writing exercise every day.
The public are invited to write their poems on site and leave them in a box on display in the library.
When: 6pm
@ Red Room Company Clubhouse – 77 George St basement

Knit in 2011
The ninth annual Knit In event is here…
It’s the event where we encourage knitters and crafters to help
support the charity Wrap with Love’s pledge to provide warm wraps for people suffering from extreme cold.
In 2010, about 27,617 squares and 7,039 wraps were created by ABC listeners and volunteers across the state.
Help us break all previous records this year!
To find out more, head to our Knit In page at:​ey/knitin
When: 7-11am
@ ABC Studios Ultimo – 700 Harris Street, Ultimo

When: 6-8pm
@ Articulate Project Space. Leichhardt – 497 Parramatta Rd, Leichhardt

New paintings by Sue Millson

When: 6-8pm
@ Galleryeight – 12 Argyle Place, Milleres Point

Platform August Exhibitions
When: 6-8pm
@ Platform Art Spaces, Campbell Arcade

Saturday 6th August

When: 4-6pm
@ BRENDA MAY GALLERY – 2 Danks Street, Waterloo

Green Bans Art Walk and Exhibition (in 2 parts)
Opening talks:
When: 2pm – Jack Mundey, environmentalist and former BLF Secretary
When: 4pm – Edmund Campion, writer and former WRAG secretary
@ 2pm at The Cross Art Projects – 8 Llankelly Place, Kings Cross 2011 (off Orwell Street)
@ 4pm at The Firstdraft Depot – 13 Riley St, Woolloomooloo 2011 (beside PCYC)

When: 9am-12pm
@ 387 Illawarra Road, Marrickville,Sydney,NSW

Live Portrait Painting with Studio ARTES
When: 11am-3pm
@ Thepapermill – Angelplace, martinPlace

Star Shelters – Ruark Lewis
Das Gelbe im Gelb – Karin Lettau
When: 3-6pm
@ SNO Centre – first floor, 175 Marrickville Road, Marrickville

Sunday 7th August
Art Excursion Morning Delight
Indulge yourself in an experience that pops open some of Sydney’s most freshest creations.
Starting with a coffee in a 150 year old former bank, delve into The Rocks Pop Up Project’s maze of creative minds
temporarily residing in four vacant heritage buildings. Snuggle up to a screening of ICE’s DigiDiaries or perouse
unique art and design at 47 George St; let your inner poet plant its seeds at the Red Room Company’s Clubhouse
in the old puppet shop basement; dream up a bespoke waistcoat at Son of a Master Tailor; and push the ethos of asserting humble,
sometimes depreciating honesty through Gaffa’s kinetic sculpture, text and video work in 85 George St.
When: 11:30-12:30pm
@ 47 George St and exploring all The Rocks Pop Up Project spaces

THINGS OF INTEREST – Let them know where you heard about them from. thanks

Kaleidoscope gallery will be offering a 6 class life drawing
session at the gallery – until Wednesday the 12th October – – Classes cost $200
When: 6:30-8:30pm
@ kaleidoscope gallery – 3-7 danks st, waterloo, nsw 2017


ICA Publishing is accepting submissions for the third volume of International Contemporary Artists.
This publication will feature works which offer a unique sensibility and approach to art.
It will be an exploring journey to painting, photography, sculpture and other media with the most
talented artists all over the world creating works and experimenting with new innovating techniques.

This book will provide an in-depth look at global culture of visual arts, appealing to established
and emerging artists opening out the world of visual arts to a wider audience.
A juried committee has already started reviewing the submitted works on an ongoing basis
and selecting the best works that will be presented in the book.
All media are accepted and early submissions are recommended.
All artists interested in participating should send 4-5 images of their work
in jpg format and a short statement or essay, no more than 100 words by email.
The book will be published in the end of October.
Further information about the book can be found here:

If you want to submit your work or if you have any questions about I.C.A Publishing,
contact them. 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


Dear Artists, An Entry Form for The d’Arcy Doyle Art Awards 2011 is now available
to download
and print your copy from our website.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We look forward to exhibiting your artworks again this year.
Earle Hinschen – Event Director


Celebrated British artist Michael Landy wants to hear your stories to create an
ambitious new work for the 24th Kaldor Public Art Project!

Have you seen someone be kind or thoughtful to a stranger?
Have you helped someone you didn’t know? Did someone do something kind for you?
For his new Kaldor project later this year, Michael Landy is calling for stories
of everyday acts of kindness, past or present, that you have seen or experienced
in and around Sydney city. Acts of Kindness reflects on the meaning of kindness in today’s
fast-paced world – stop for a moment now to tell us your story! – (



We are thrilled to introduce the MCA Collection Online,
a web-based pilot to showcase selected works from the Museum’s Collection.
Launching with 28 works from the recent exhibition MCA Collection: New Acquisitions in Context 2010,
this online project will be developed into a key resource for the presentation of the MCA’s expanding
collection of contemporary Australian art. We would love to hear what you think and get your feedback
on this exciting new online resource via Twitter and Facebook.

Visit the MCA Collection Online


Serial Space is currently inviting applications from individuals or groups for on-site artist residencies.

In the 2nd half of 2011 Serial Space is offering 2 x on-site residencies focused on the development
of a new work. Artists/collectives will be given the whole space for 3 weeks, supported by a $1200 artist’s fee.

Serial Space will also contribute professional photographic/video/audio
documentation to the residencies and facilitate a public outcome in the space.

The selected dates for these residencies are:
Residency 1: Sept 6 – Sept 25
Residency 2: Oct 4 – Oct 25
Applications must be in the form of a single PDF containing:

– 1 page CV
– 200 wd project description
– outline potential public outcomes
– preferred dates
– up to 10 images and/or or links to your online portfolio/video/blog/websi​te

Applications that do not adhere to these quidelines will not be considered.
Application deadline: 1 August (5pm) and should be emailed to applications@serialspace.o​rg
Space specs:​ut/
For more info:


Kings Proposals 2012
When/by Friday, August 26th – 6-9pm
Proposals for the January – June 2012 exhibition program are due
5pm Friday 26th of August.

Applications via email or post are both welcome.

Kings ARI encourages:
Artists at all stages or their practice are encouraged to apply.
Technically ambitious or large-scale projects. Our fantastic volunteers are at your disposal.
Conceptually ambitious projects.
Curated exhibitions.
Written engagement with its exhibitions in the form of both catalogue essays
commissioned by the artists and critical responses to be published on the Kings
ARI website accompanying the exhibition. Kings ARI can put you in touch with writers.




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