OPENINGS AND THE ARTS IN SYDNEY 29/08/2011 – 04/09/2011

We see the month of September appear this week, that’s right SPRING is here!

…a time for new starts, new art and a bit of cleaning.

Are you ready for the next selection of shows?  It’s also a big week of art opportunities – check out the end of this post for more information.

Our picks this week are below, please click on any picture for the external sites.

Have a great week and play safe, hope to hear from you all soon with arts news –

Raquel Mazzina – Morhphology

Charlie Sheard – Phoenix


Monday 29 August

Tuesday 30 August

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

Morphogenesis (Pattern Formation and Self Organisation)
When: 6-8pm
@ TAP Gallery – 278 Palmer Street, Darlinghurst

Tom Carment – Places I’ve Been

When: 6-8pm
@ Damien Minton Gallery – 61-63 Great Buckingham St

Wednesday 31 August
Raquel Mazzina – Morhphology

When: 6-8pm
@ Arthouse Gallery – 66 McLachlan Avenue, Rushcutters Bay

EXHAUST – Leo Coyte
DREAMS – Kenzie Larsen
When: 6-8pm‏
@ db Projects – 19 Phelps Street, Surry Hills

Charlie Sheard – Phoenix

When: 6-8pm
@ Tim Olsen Gallery – 63 Jersey Road, Woollahra

Mischa Kuball and Sandra Selig
When: 6-8pm
@ Artspace – 43–51 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo

Michael Goldberg
Off-site exhibition – Project just behind the artspace gallery
When: 6-8pm
@ 56-58 Nicholson Street, Woolloomooloo just behind Artspace

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

M*A*S*K – Mutherfuckers Ask Stupid Kwestions.
When: 6:30-9:00pm
Pine Street Gallery – 64 Pine St

BooHoo films – Short Film Competition FINAL
When: 7pm-10pm
@ FraserStudios – 10-14 Kensington Street, Chippendale

Thursday 1st September

When: 6-8pm

Memory, Myth and the 1/4 Acre Block – Bronek Kozka
Slab City – Claire Martin
When: 6-8pm
@ ACP – 257 Oxford Street, Paddington

The Feeling Will Pass… (‘We Are Here’ Symposium Exhibition )
When: 6-8pm
@ firstdraft gallery – 116 Chalmers St, Surry Hills

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

Friday 2nd September
When: 6-8pm
@ the Manly Art Gallery & Museum – West Esplanade Reserve, Manly

When: 6-8pm
@ China Heights Gallery – 3, 16-28 Foster St, Surry Hills

Psycho/Active, Billie Rose
When: 6-8pm
@ At The Vanishing Point – Contemporary Art Inc – 565 King Street, Newtown

Saturday 3rd September
Tablelands – Loris Quantock & Peter Williamson
Rsvp by 31st August
When: 2-4pm
@ Cudegong Gallery – 102 Herber Street, Gulgong – 02 6374 1630

Peter Tilley – A Passage Through Time

Janet Parker-Smith – Still Alive & Still Well
When: 4-6pm
@ Brenda May Gallery – 2 Dank Street, Waterloo

Chris Browne
Genevieve Branigan
When: 5-7pm
@ Frances Keevil Gallery – Bay Village, 28 – 34 Cross Street  Double Bay

Dreams and Realities – Artist talk
When: 11am-12pm
@ ACP – 257 Oxford Street, Paddington

Sunday 4th September
Catherine Rose’s – the morning mist
When: 1-4pm
@ A.C.Galleries – a virtual gallery –

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Dear Artist,
IMMA wishes to advise that, owing to essential and extensive refurbishing works,
the main building at the Museum will be closed from 1 November 2011 until 31 December 2012.

Exhibitions will continue in the New Galleries and the Artists’
Residency Programme will also continue on site during the closure.
The café, bookshop and grounds will also remain open to visitors.
IMMA will also present exhibitions and projects in an off-site location in Dublin,
while the highly-successful National Programme will continue in venues around Ireland,
North and South.

The Artists’ Residency Programme is an integral part of IMMA’s work and
is programmed until the end of November 2011. For 2012 the ARP is implementing
a programme which will focus on studio based activities incorporating research
and the commissioning of artworks, in light of this 2012 is being programmed
through invitation only. The next open call for applications to the ARP will
be announced in 2012 and will be seeking applications for 2013 programming.

Janice Hough
Artists’ Residency Programme Co-ordinator
Irish Museum of Modern Art
Royal Hospital
Military Road
Dublin 8

Direct line +353 1 612 9905
Switchboard +353 1 6129900
Fax +353 1 612 9999


CHARACTER OF THE CROSS, People & Place / Past & Present

October 5–23 2011

The Kings Cross Photography Prize is an exciting project run by the Kings
Cross Arts Guild. This is its second year of exhibition. Last year’s
Competition was titled Images of the Cross. The Guild has a history of
supporting artists in particular local artists. This year photographer/
curator Sandy Edwards of ARTHERE is Guest Curator.

Please download your Kings Cross Photography Prize 2011 information
and entry form –


ESP Annual Call out for Directors

Interested in shaping the future of the arts in Sydney’s Inner West?

ESP Gallery will be holding its Annual General Meeting in October,
so now is the time to apply. We invite potential directors for the next 12 months.
To ensure the long term survival of this vibrant art space, we run a revolving director program.
We need YOU! ESP Gallery is heavily involved in this year’s Sydney Fringe Festival –
co-hosting Marrickville Contemporary Art Prize 11, hosting Behind the Studio Door
artist demonstrations and auspicing Progtopia – live at the Roxbury.
We also have a vibrant 2012 program planned.

Pls email the attached completed form, a short letter about yourself,
and your CV to: before  23 September 2011 Or
call or text Lou Steer on 0402 167 566 for more information.

Current positions on the ESP Gallery Board are:
President – Lou Steer
Vice President – Chris McKendry
Treasurer – Chris McKendry
Secretary – Brian Martin
Media liaison – Cassandra Daw
Website manager – Madeleine Preston
We can have up to 8 Board positions if there is enough interest.
All positions are available for nomination at the AGM.
ESP is an artist run initiative (ARI) located in Marrickville. ESP is run on a not-for-profit,
totally volunteer basis. It is entirely self funding.It holds 10 – 12 x 3 week  exhibitions per year.
So far since September 2009, ESP Gallery has hosted over 30 group and solo exhibitions,
represented many artists, and is now an integral part of the inner west gallery scene.
ESP Gallery has just installed a full modern hanging system, and has plinths and audio visual equipment too.

Don;t worry if you have no experience, the current directors will help you learn the ropes.
The benefits of being a director of ESP include inclusion in group shows,
support for grant applications and the opportunity for a free solo directors show
(not necessarily the whole gallery, depending on availability and number of directors.)

All positions require assisting and attending openings, involvement in the
selection of applicants for exhibitions, gallery sitting if needed,
assisting the bump-in and out of exhibitions when available and attending monthly meetings.
We are a great team and are committed to maintaining a low cost contemporary exhibition venue for artists.

We are looking for people with the following skills to help out in:
·  replying to exhibition applications in co-ordination with the other directors
·  amending and updating of email contact lists
·  organising exhibition rosters and circulating

ARI liaison in the Greater Sydney area.
·  Assist with grant writing and sponsorship deals.
·  Possibly writing reviews on our exhibitions and other ARI’s in blog form.
·  Promotion of the gallery and exhibitions

Gallery management
· The overseeing of bump-in and out of exhibitions, including prior contact with exhibitors,
collecting of contracts and contacts.

This is a role is expected to run for 1 year, and would require an average
weekly commitment of approx 5-10 hours. The role requires dedication to the ARI cause,
as well as ownership and responsibility to the future direction of the art space.

@ ESP Gallery – 228 Illawarra Rd, Marrickville, NSW 2044 –

“International Contemporary Artists” is a series of art books that promotes and
supports the work of established and emerging artists and connects them
directly with potential buyers and art lovers.
Our purpose is to present exceptional international artists to a
vast audience of collectors, curators, exhibitors, all over the world.
A juried committee reviews the submitted works on an ongoing basis and
selects the best works that will be presented in the book.
The book presents the most exciting and recent artworks of some of the
best artists in the world, along with a short statement or essay.
The process of selecting artists is nearly over and there
are only a few available pages left in the book.

If you are interested to participate
you can apply by sending an email with 4-5 images of your work in
JPEG format and a short statement no more than 100 words.
For further information about the book click here:

The distribution is made through renowned wholesalers bookstores and e-shops all over the world.

Please feel free to contact us for any questions.


Entries close September 1st, 2011. Please see info below.

Call for Artists!
Theme: Any interpretation of “Fur”, any medium.
Exhibition Dates: September 7-15, 2011
Submission deadline: September 1st, 2011, via email.
How to enter:

More about Monstrosity:
More about West:


Applications due COB Monday 29/08/2011

Serial Space & Anyplace Projects are offering 3 month residencies at our
complex in Rozelle, beginning September 5th, ending Nov 30th.

Studios are open to application from individuals, OR groups of people who would
like to share a studio. Costs will be divided among studio inhabitants.

Successful applications will be required to pay a $100 security bond in addition to a $20/week participation fee.


Applications are to be submitted as a 1 pg PDF containing the following;
– Description of the work you intend to undertake over the period
– Possibilities for public outcomes from your work, whether performance,
exhibition, online, or other forms of mediation.
– How you and your practice will benefit from the space, and vice versa

Projects with the following characteristics are highly sort after:
– We would like to maximise use of the space, so applications from multiple
artist wishing to share a studio will be highly regarded.
– Working with experimental and unconventional creative practices
– Willingness to collaborate with other artists in residence
– Projects that will have a tangible outcome at the end of the residency period.

Support material (required)
– 2 pg maximum artist CV (one for each artist in a group)
– 5-10 digital images and/or if you wish to provide multimedia examples of your work please provide a URL.

All applications are to be emailed to
with “Anyplace Application_Your Name” as the Subject header.

Applications that do not have the required information,
or do not adhere to our application guidelines will not be considered.


Matt Huynh
4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art has embarked on a series of new community
initiatives, encouraging artists to work collaboratively within the local Chinatown area.
We’ve invited local comic creator Matt Huynh to uncover untold stories of Chinatown
through the engaging, poetic and visual form of short comic strips.
Matt’s seeking Chinatown’s visitors, residents, students and workers who
would like to have their experiences featured in “Chinatown Comics”

If you have stories about Chinatown that you would like to share with Matt
or you would like to find out more about this project email us at


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