OPENINGS AND THE ARTS IN SYDNEY 08/08/2011 – 14/08/2011

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Welcome to the last month of winter, we are loving this weather, though a drop of rain is here or there is ok..

So many shows but a couple to check out this week, one is the first solo show of Anne-Laure Druais at Gaffa Gallery this Thursday, Click on the image below to see her website.

Then the other Luke Sciberras and John Olsen…Sure to be a big turn out! This Wednesday at Tim Olsen Gallery.

One last point, this week there are a lot of points of interest at the end of the blog.

Take care and Play safe.

Anne-Laure Druais

Luke Sciberras

Monday 8th August


Tuesday 9th August
Jo Shand
Clyth Hoult
When: 6-8pm.
@ Hardware Gallery – 263 Enmore Road, Enmore

Peter Churcher – Recent Paintings
When: 6–8pm
@ Australian Galleries – 15 Roylston Street, Paddington

John Fries Memorial Prize 2011 – for emerging visual artists
RSVP: or (02)9310 2018
When: 6-8pm
@ Viscopy’s exhibition space: 1 Blackfriars Street, Chippendale

Eric Ng
When: 6-8pm
Tight Space – 33 Roslyn st, Kings Cross

When: 6-9pm
@ Katipo Cafe – 101 Bondi Rd, Bondi

Interpretations III
When: 6-8pm
@ Damien Minton Gallery Annex Space – 583 Elizabeth St, Redfern

Wednesday 10th August
John Olsen & Luke Sciberras

When: 6-8pm
@ TIM OLSEN GALLERY – 63 Jersey Road Woollahra

Max Creasy – Paintings
When: 6-8pm
@ James Dorahy Project Space –     Suite 4, Level One, Minerva Building, 111 Macleay Street, Potts Point

The Difference –  PicLe
When: 6-8pm
@ global gallery 5 comber st paddington nsw 2021

Quit your day job – Joel Birch
joint mural by Roach
When: 6-8pm
@ Lofi – Floor 3, 383 Bourke St, Surry Hills

When: 6-8pm
@ DOMINIK MERSCH GALLERY – 2 Danks Street Waterloo

Shine On You Crazy Diamond curated by Meghan Rheynolds
When: 5-8pm
@ DedSpace Gallery – Callan Park/Sydney College of the Arts, Balmain Rd (enter opp. Cecily St), Rozelle

Michelle Hanlin Marked Resemblance
When: 6-8:30pm
@ GALLERY 9 – 9 Darley St, Darlinghurst

Gallery 1: Weather Underwater with ELF Balaclava Fascinators – Jacquelene Drinkall
Gallery 2: Man Crush, Seth Birchall
Gallery 3: Second City – Stella Rosa McDonald
When: 6-8pm
@ Firstdraft –     116—118 Chalmers St, Surry Hills

Thursday 11th August
Gallery One: Anne-laure Druais – Hitchcock & co4

Gallery Two: David Granger – Bears
Gallery Three: Ana Anderson – Child’s Play
INTER PROJECTS: Aesha Henderson – Technological Warfare
When: 6-8pm
@ Gaffa – 281 Clarence Street, Sydney

Samantha Tidbeck – Recent Allegories and Studies
When: 6-8pm
@ CHARLES HEWITT GALLERY – 335 South Dowling Street, Darlinghurst

Louise Hearman

Teppei Kaneuji – Post-Nothing
When: 6-8pm
@ Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery – 8 Soudan Lane, Sydney

When: 6-8pm

clouds & roses launch
When: 6-9pm
@ Rex Livingston Art Gallery – 59 Flinders Street, Sydney

When: 6-9pm
@ aMBUSH Gallery – 4a James Street, Waterloo

Film NIght and Workshop with Gary Foley
When: 6pm
@ Tin Sheds Gallery – 148 City Rd, Sydney University Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning

Contested Territory, curated by Luisa Velasco
When: 6-8pm
@ At The Vanishing Point – Contemporary Art Inc – 565 King Street, Newtown

Friday 12th August
FACES BEHIND THE SELF – an ongoing series by Monica Epstein

When: 6-8pm
@ Sheffer Gallery – 38 Lander Street, Darlington, Sydney

Andrew Antoniou  – Theatre of Chance & Enchantment
When: 6–8pm
Austarlian Galleries works on paper – 24 Glenmore Road, Paddington NSW 2021

Saturday 13th August

When: 3-5pm
@ FRANCES KEEVIL GALLERY – Bay Village, 28 – 34 Cross Street  Double Bay

Rather Be Naked’
When: 6:30-9pm
@ Tortuga Studios – 31 Princess Hwy St Peters

When: 6-8pm
@ Soho Galleries – Corner Crown & Cathedral Sts., SYDNEY

I Heart Gallery DIY Markets Take Two
When: 11-7pm
@ I Heart Gallery – 643 King St, Newtown

Sunday 14th August


Onur Ka from Gallery Burlesque (see facebook or website) is
looking for artists that are interested in exhibiting
at our October night! No hire cost at all… get more exposure in an art friendly
environment and met fellow creative people!!!
October 12 exhibition night is open for proposals!!!
(contact him for more info)

Help celebrate Glen Eira’s Cultural Diversity

To celebrate Victorian Multicultural Week, Glen Eira City Council’s Living Together
Cultural Day will be held in March 2012 in picturesque Caulfield Park.
We are calling for expressions of interest from cultural groups and
individuals in and around the City of Glen Eira, including:
• artists;
• performers;
• musicians;
• community groups — to conduct performances, activities, information stalls, food stalls;
• sporting groups and associations;
• food vendors and businesses; and
• retailers.
All the above must be culturally specific and relevant to the overall
theme of the event which is the many and diverse cultures of the City of Glen Eira.
The 2012 event will be open to all cultural groups and is a non-religious cultural celebration.
Spaces are limited so please get in early with your expression of interest.
For further information or to register your interest, contact Council’s
Service Centre on 9524 3333 or email


The guidelines and entry forms for the 2011
Glebe Art Show are now on the web site at
They are also available in all of Sydney Council’s libraries.
There are a few changes this year:
– We have reduced the commission from 33% to 25% ,
– We have new sponsors for the Peoples Choice Prize, Robert Forbes and Assoc and
Glebe Picture Frames, and so are able to put that prize up to $500 this year,
– The Lord Mayor, Clover Moore will be opening the show at 5pm and not the usual
6pm on Friday 23 September,
and I want to stress that we will only accept one work in any one category this year
with a mazimum of 2 works from any artist becasue we are limited with space.
I look forward to seeing you there
Fiona Verge


Fur is a group exhibition showcasing some of Sydney’s most dynamic and talented
contemporary artists. The show opens at Monstrosity Studios
on September 7th and continues until September 15th.

Entries close September 1st, 2011. Please see info below.
In an attempt to keep it simple:
Theme: Any interpretation of “Fur”, any medium.
Entry fee: $5 per person. Selection fee: $25 (Total $30 if selected)
Perks: Prize TBA (non-acquisitive)
How to enter: Form here:
Exhibition Dates: September 7-15, 2011
Submission deadline: September 1st, 2011, via email.
All works must be for sale.
Commission: 30%

More about Monstrosity:
More about West:

The power of people: organisational psychology for the arts    August 2011

3.30-7.00pm, Monday 29 August 2011

Australia Council, 372 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills

People are the key to the success of any organisation.  This is particularly true in the arts sector –
an industry that enjoys the benefits of a community that cares passionately about its work,
even if it doesn’t always enjoy the benefits of big budgets.

SAMAG thinks the topic of Organisational Psychology in the arts sector is so important that
we’re breaking with our standard format and offering an intensive afternoon seminar
on understanding people and their potential.

The session will cover motivation and productivity, learning and growth, working with
groups and teams, and the impact of and solutions to stress.  The session is geared
toward all arts workers, be they from volunteer groups to major institutions.
The session will be run by Eliza Muldoon, an awarded lecturer at the School of Art
History and Art Education within the College of Fine Arts (COFA).

Eliza’s fascination with processes and people led her to a Bachelor of Science,
Psychology (hons) degree. She now indulges this fascination as an awarded lecturer
at the School of Art History and Art Education within the College of Fine Arts (COFA)
and also recently at the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS).
In addition, Eliza is the founder and director of, a new web resource
dedicated to the discussion of Australian arts workers organisational practices and experiences.
Eliza’s various professional ventures explore the interaction of art and psychology and
their combined potential to influence the development of individual, community and arts industry wellbeing.

RSVP essential:
Janelle Prescott or (02) 8250 5722 (msg only)
$30 – 2011 SAMAG Members / $50 – non-members.
Please pay at the door – cash or cheque only

Half yearly memberships now available email:
Visit us on facebook  I  twitter
Sydney Arts Management Advisory Group E
T  (02) 8250 5722  W P  PO Box 18, Leichhardt 2040


SNO is offering 3 and 6 month studio residencies in the upcoming months.
If you are interested, please forward recent images of your work along with your CV to

The studio spaces are offered to selected emerging artists for free, on the basis
of being in attendance at the gallery on a regular basis, and to help out with the
week-to-week running of the gallery. It is assumed that a residency at SNO involves
being part of the group, and that our interests are shared.

We look forward to hearing from you.
SNO curatorial team



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