OPENINGS AND THE ARTS IN SYDNEY 05/09/2011 – 11/09/2011

Spring, can’t you just feel it in the air?
A couple of interesting shows,

Dale Frank @ Rosyln Oxley

jude Rae @ Jensen,

 Claire Flannery @ Gaffa

This week also sees the start of the 2011 Sydney Fringe Festival, check out their website for more details, or the end of this post –
Have a great week, We will see you as usual at one, two or more galleries!

Sorry, no pictures this week, as I’m working on a very old computer and it doesn’t want to play!


Monday 5th September

Tuesday 6th September
Dangar Island – A Slice of World History FREE PUBLIC TALK
When: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
@ Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts – 280 Pitt Street, Sydney

Dark Night – Walking with McCahon
When: 6-8pm
@ Damien Minton Gallery – 61-63 Great Buckingham Street, Redfern,Sydney

Wednesday 7th September
TIC TAC TOE – Bridie Connell
When: 6 – 8pm
@Paper Plane Gallery – 727 Darling St, Rozelle


Fur is a group exhibition: Yulia Pustoshkina, Carl Ahearn, West
and many more of Sydney’s most dynamic and talented contemporary artists
When: 6-8pm
@ monstrosity Gallery – 93 Bourke St, Woolloomooloo


Wendy Sharpe speak on German Expressionism and its influence on her work.
c/o King Street Gallery
When: 6.30 in the entrance foyer
@ AGNSW – Domain raod, Domain


@ Factory49 – 49 Shepherd street, Marrickville


Hyun-Hee Lee- Confessions, Vilma Bader- Who’s Talking? and Tom Loveday-Textwords
When: 6-8pm
@ Artereal Gallery – 747 Darling Street, Rozelle


Agar Dish –  the launch of Verge Festival at SCA
When: 6:30-9:30pm
@ The ceramics garden – SCASS – Sydney College of the Arts Student Society


PERformANce POEtry & MUSic | Tuning in the World | Sydney Fringe 2011
When: 7-11:30pm
@ Camelot Lounge – 19 Marrickville Road, Cnr Railway Parade, Marrickville


VERGE: Down the Rabbit Hole: Film Underground
When: 7:30-10:30pm
@ Verge Tent – squash courts on Manning Road.


Thursday 8th September
Gallery ONE: DRAWING TIME – Curated by Daniel Smith
Gallery TWO: LISTEN CLOSELY – Claire Flannery
Gallery THREE: A RED BUBBLE CONSPIRACY – Group exhibition
When: 6-8pm
@ Gaffa Gallery –  281 Clarence Street, Sydney


GALLERY 1, 2 & 3 – Helen Gory Galerie  showcases a dynamic selection of its represented artists:
Chris Aerfeldt, Abbey McCulloch, Tim Moore, Jacqui Stockdale, Carmel Seymour and Lorene Taurerewa.
When: 6-8pm
@ MOP – 2 / 39 Abercrombie Street, Chippendale


JOURNEY – A solo exhibition by Phibs
When: 6-8pm
@ Plump Gallery – 240 Enmore Road, Enmore


5 Easy Pieces
When: 6-8pm
@ Defiance Gallery I – 47 Enmore Road, Newtown


Mirror Mirror
When: 6-8pm
@ Kaleidoscope Gallery – 3-7 Danks Street, Waterloo


Leah McPherson / Julia Rochford / Peloton Performance Month
When: 6-8pm
@ Peloton Gallery – 25 Meagher Street Chippendale, Sydney


Solo Ehibition. “Guadian/ Child”
When: 6-9pm
@ Mils Gallery – 15 Randle street. Surryhills, Sydney


Georgina Pollard “Through line”
When: 6-8pm
@  191 Wilson St Newtown, Sydney


Sydney Underground Film Festival – 5th annual
When: 6pm – opens, 6-7pm Entrees Served, 7pm-7:30pm Welcome Speeches, Plus a special live performance, 7:30-9:30pm SUPER
@ The Factory Theatre, Marrickville


Jude Rae
When: 6-8pm


Friday 9th September
Jaguar is Jaguar – DIENA GEORGETTI
When: 6-8pm
@ Sarah Cottier Gallery – 3 Neild Avenue, Paddington


When: 6-8pm
@ Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery – 8 Soudan Lane, (off Hampden Street), Paddington


Warning Language+ – Ganbold Lundaa (aka. Gawaa), and Dirk Kruithof
When: 6-8pm
@ Alpha House Gallery – 226 Union Street Newtown, just off King Street South


Sydney’s independent festival for the performing & visual arts
When: 12:30am – October 2 at 11:30pm
@ Sydney! The Fringy Bits.


MEAT SLAP – A night dedicated to all the video art and film produced by SCA students
When: 5:30-8pm
@ Sydney College of the Arts, Grass behind lecture theatre


EXHIBITION OPENING High & Lofty: the Ecclesiastical Banner Project
@ Parramatta Artists Studios – 45 Hunter St, Parramatta


Being – Joanna O’Toole and Rieteka Geursen
When: 6-9pm
@ ASW-ART SYSTEMS WICKHAM – 40 Annie St,Wickham, Newcastle


Rules of Play
When: 6-8pm
@ Tin Sheds Gallery – 148 City Road – Faculty of Architecture Design and Planning, Wilkinson Building, The University of Sydney


Saturday 10th September
The Necessity of Ornament – Nuha Saad
When: 3-5pm
@ James Dorahy Project space – Suite 4, level 1,  111 Macleay Street, Potts Point


When: 6-8pm
@ GALLERY NTK – Shop 2/90-100 Edwin St Nth, Croydon


What’s behind the studio door? How do artists go through the creative process? During the Sydney Fringe Festival, ESP Gallery shows you with FREE demonstrations of different art media by local practising artists including:
Interpretative Ink, Lou Steer and Jane Trethewey
When: 1-4pm
@ ESP Gallery – 228 Illawarra Rd, Marrickville


Un-named – a solo exhibition of installation works –  Tianli Zu
When: 2.30pm
@ Art Atrium – 181 Old South Head Rd, Bondi Junction


Firstdraft Depot Workshops –
Liam O’Donnell – 1.30 -3pm – ‘The Second Annual Handball Handslam’
3.30-5.30pm – Lila Afiouni – Will be presenting “My place in the city”, a collage on paper workshop called.
Places are limited. Please RSVP at depotmanager@firstdraftgal
When: 1:30-5:30pm
@ Firstdraft Depot, 13-17 Riley Street, Woolloomooloo


COAT HANGER performance by Jim Shirlaw sort of feat. Sex Tape
When: 2-4pm
@ Peloton Gallery – 19 + 25 Meagher St, Chippendale


Sunday 11th September
Festival Of the Winds
@ Bondi Pavilion – Bondi Beach


M E R G E Exhibition
When: 6pm
@ The Italian Forum, Leichhardt – 23 Norton Street, Leichardt


Fringe Arts at the Seymour: Connect
@ Seymour Theatre Centre Courtyard – City Road, Chippendale

WHEN:  September 9 – October 2 2011
WHAT: The Seymour champions cultural exploration, arts education and audience engagement. In association with The Sydney Fringe the Seymour will be hosting a group visual arts exhibition. The Sydney Fringe’s objective is to bring independent artists to new audiences and this exhibition will bring artists as well as The Sydney Fringe to a new stage. Participating artists will be exhibiting a selection of their latest body of works in the mediums of painting and drawing.
WHO:Artists Nigel Sense, Jessica Geron, Gustavo Balboa and Steven Bradley will transform the space, complimenting performances that will be taking place throughout the duration of the Fringe in The Reginald Theatre and Sound Lounge.

Fringe Arts at Carriageworks: Immerse
@ Bay 19 Carriageworks, Eveleigh

From Saturday 10th September, Bay 19 in CarriageWorks will be exhibiting contemporary art across a variety of different mediums including printmaking, photography, painting and drawing, video, performance and live art. It will be a dynamic, multi-disciplinary exhibition offering audiences a taste of what independent Sydney artists are creating now.
WHO: Artists include Susannah Williams, Simon Wall, Patrick Cremin, Ari Zainal, Susan Bui, Andrew Ensor, Elodie Silberstein, Deborah Wilkinson, Adrian O’Connell, Lucien Alperstein, Beth Dillon, Gabrielle Dillon, Dirty Hands Printmaking Collective, Spagyeti and Archrival.
WHEN: Join us for the official exhibition opening day on Saturday 10th September and watch art unfold as part of the 11th hour design competition and performances The Lost World and Housebound. The exhibition is open until the 17th of September.

Fringe Arts at the Forum: Merge
@ The Italian Forum, Leichhardt

The Italian Cultural Centre at the Italian Forum in Leichardt was opened in 2009 as a channel for the promotion and presentation for not only Italian culture and the arts in Sydney, but for the wider community.
The Sydney Fringe, in this diverse group exhibition will celebrate a vast selection of Sydney artists working across a range of different mediums. The exhibition will reaffirm the importance of the Italian Cultural Centre as part of the wider cultural community and provide artists with a wonderful opportunity to showcase their work to a broad audience. Outdoor sculpture, photography, painting, drawing and performance art will completely transform the centre, presenting an engaging contemporary art exhibition that will appeal to all audiences.
WHO: Featuring work from Kassandra Bossell, Kurt Sorensen, Vince Vozzo, Mark O’Ryan, Emma Desira, Tom Steyer and Jiang Liu (Liu Balboa Studio).
Join us on opening night for live painting featuring artists Mike Watt from Dirty Hands Printmakers and konsumterra, Boots, Houl and Bunkwaa from ST2K.
WHEN:  Official exhibition opening Sunday 11th September from 6pm. The exhibition will run until the 2 October.

Fringe Arts at The Concourse: Awakening
@ The Concourse,Victoria Avenue, Chatswood

WHAT: The Sydney Fringe comes to Chatswood this year in the form of a curated visual arts exhibition in the gallery space within the newly opened venue, The Concourse. The Governor of New South Wales, Her Excellency, Professor Marie Bashir AC, CVO will officially open The Concourse on September 17th.
This curated exhibition explores the relationship between the artist and the hidden landscape, each artist unearthing new perspectives through their practice.
WHO: Sandi Rigby explores Australia’s bush lands gathering inspiration and imagery that reflect her crossing through the landscape.
Simone Lambert scours junkyards in rural Australia, using found objects from the man made landscape of the country to create her large-scale pieces.
Local based artists enliven this brand new venue in an exhibition that is not to be missed.
WHEN: 17 September – 2 October 2011
Exhibition Opening Hours:
Monday – Friday: 10am – 5pm
Saturday – Sunday: 10am – 4pm

Fringe Arts at Riverside: Reveal
@ Parramatta Riverside Theatre, Corner Church and Market Streets, Parramatta

WHAT: Parramatta Riverside Theatre will host a group exhibition of artists who are based in western Sydney and beyond. Lee Severn, Irena Conomos and Howard Cluff will be exhibiting their latest body of works across the mediums of painting, drawing and photography. This exceptional exhibition is diverse, locally inspired and not to be missed.
WHEN: 9 Sep – 25 Sep 2011

Gaffa is currently seeking proposals from emerging and established artists and curators to exhibit in our 2012 program.

Our new space at 281 Clarence St features four galleries for which we are seeking proposals from contemporary artists, whose work is dynamic and engaging. As an interdisciplinary space, Gaffa strongly encourages creative practitioners from all disciplines to apply.

Your proposal should include:

~Your contact details
~The proposed title of your exhibition
~A statement about the exhibition concept (max. 400 words)
~Your preferred month
~Your preferred gallery space (1,2 or 3)
~Any special installation requirements (or queries)
~A description of how you physically plan to use the space should your proposal be successful (one A4 page max.)
~2-3 images representative of the work to be exhibited (JPEG format max. individual file size 300KB)
~Your CV (one A4 page max)

Please see information at the following link for more detailed applicant information

Stencil making with class
When: 12-5pm
@ Moon Age – 255b crown street , Surry Hills, Australia
Moon Age is proud to present from the streets and alleyways of Melbourne, a class A stencil super heroine Boo. Here to deliver her second Sydney workshop in stencil cutting and spraying, she will teach you the D.I.Y steps to immortalize your fav headline honey or whatever you can dream up. This is a street art class with a difference so don’t miss out!
it will cost you only $45 for a few hours of stencil making fun
spaces are extremely limited so email to secure your space




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