Firstdraft was established in 1986 as a non-profit, artist managed organisation.
This year Firstdraft turns 25 and continues to evolve as an artist run initiative
supporting Australia’s emerging and experimental artists, curators and writers.
To celebrate the longevity of this significant ARI, Firstdraft will be auctioning
off works by some of Australia’s most desirable emerging and established artists.
Have a great week & we’ll see you around the galleries.
Monday 12th September
Tuesday 13th September
FOCALELAND – Live at Jurassic LoungE
Focaleland will present a live audio visual skeletal spectacular
@ Jurassic Lounge at the Australian Museum – Cnr William & College Streets, Sydney
Uncanny Valley – 5th Annual Google Exhibition
@ Hardware Gallery, 263 Enmore Road, Enmore
AS IT STANDS
Madeleine Preston, Thomas C. Chung, Harriet Body, Claire Flannery,
Stephanie Tsai, Eloise Kirk, Justin Balmain and Simon Esling.
@ The Paper Mill – 1 Angel Place (Cnr Ash St)
THE FALL BEFORE FALL
@ UTS –
Level 4, 702 Harris Street, Ultimo
Wednesday 14th September
Ro Cook’s SHADOWPLAY
@ TAP Gallery – 278 Palmer St Darlinghurst
ANDREW BROWNE – PURLIEUS
@ Martin Browne – 15-21 Hampden Street, Paddington
Portal Pow Wow with Vanessa Berry!
@ Vibewire Enterprise Hub – 525 Harris Street, NSW 2007, Ultimo
Gallery Burlesque “The Fringe Edition”
@ Tone – 16 Wentworth Avenue, Surry Hills
Thursday 15th September
The Soundscapes of Henry Mayhew
@ UNSW (The University of New South Wales)
WESTERN SAHARA: THE UNTOLD STORY – A FILM NIGHT
@ Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts – 280 Pitt Street, Sydney
JAMIE IS IN ART BATTLES
@ Name this bar – 197 oxford street, Paddington
Friday 16th September
Saturday 17th September
Guerilla Textile Art, Chris McKendry
@ ESP courtyard or foyer of ESP Gallery – 228 Illawarra Rd, Marrickville
The Sydney Fringe at Rozelle presents TIC TAC TOE Performance Night
The Hula Hooping ‘female trouble’ of Juicey Biggun,
spoken word performance by Jim Shirlaw, the Girls with Curls theatrical slippage
into the surrealist world of Salvidor Dali, cross-genre sound compositions by Neon City Wasteland,
the neo-beat jazz poetry and story-telling of Onur Karaozbek, tranny techno musical by La Donna Rama,
the drone and electronica of Ghost, and the ‘Eat My Meat’ burlesque of Bonnie La Toosh.
@ Paper Plane Gallery, 727 Darling Street, Rozelle
‘Scarlet Road’ Screening
All ticket proceeds will go to Touching Base Inc (http://www.touchingbase.org/).
Please book as soon as possible as the tickets will go fast.
@ Domain Theatre, Art Gallery of NSW – Art Gallery Road, The Domain, Sydney
SUFF+PLUS (Sydney Underground Film Festival presents)
For a map and more information http://www.sydney.edu.au/sca
More details in the listing “things of interest” below.
@ Balmain Road, Rozelle (entrance is opposite Cecily Street)
@ Harrison Galleries – 294 Glenmore Rd, Paddington
Open Studio: Michele Barker + Anna Munster
@ Serial Space – Wellington St, Chippendale
Sunday 18th September
THINGS OF INTEREST
Helping you find your way is the Primavera 2011 mobile site at PV11.com.au.
Log on with your mobile device when you’re in The Rocks to access a map,
special features and prizes. Or check it out from your desktop to explore
multimedia content about the artists and more.
Sydney, Australia: The floors, walls and ceilings of the CarriageWorks foyer
will act as a giant canvas for a one-night only exhibition exploring the intersection
between avant-garde film, art and architecture,
as part of the 2011 Sydney Architecture Festival.
The Expanded Architecture exhibition presents the work of 12 collaborative teams and
individual local artists, filmmakers and architects. Participants have each created
an original moving image work to be projected onto the floors, walls and ceilings
of the CarriageWorks foyer in Sydney’s Eveleigh.
“Expanded Architecture explores the intersection of art and architecture,
which is one of the key themes of the 2011 Sydney Architecture Festival,”
said Sarah Breen Lovett, co-curator of Expanded Architecture.
“We invited collaborative proposals from local artists, architects and film-makers
for moving image projections and film installations that responded to the foyer space
of CarriageWorks or its immediate urban environment,” explained Ms Breen Lovett.
Expanded Architecture is part of the official program of the 2011 Sydney Architecture
Festival and will be presented for one night only at CarriageWorks from 7pm until 10pm
on Wednesday 26th October 2011. It is free entry although bookings are required through
-If you want to workshop your piece you need to email us (with the piece of writing attached)
at least 2 days before the event. Simply send your pieces to firstname.lastname@example.org
-It must be one A4 sheet or less
-There will 5-10 minutes for work shopping each piece.
-Don’t be scared! This is a completely relaxed environment and we are all looking to share ideas,
help each other with their writing and most of all have FUN.
Tickets are $5 and can be bought on the door. Drinks will be provided, non alcoholic
or alcoholic for those who want to loosen up their pen.
6pm: Open Doors
6:15pm: Writers Speech
6:30pm: Writing Games
7:30pm: Networking and mingling until everybody clears out
Event Date: 14th of September
Cost: $5 Tickets
Remember to bring paper and a pen!
You can check out Vanessa’s blog here
And here is a link to Vanessa’s great upcoming zine event at the Red Rattler.
doors open + enjoy complimentary cake, coffee and tea prior to the first session.
12 noon – 1:40pm –
TABLE OF THE ELEMENTS FILM SERIES(Tyler Hubby, USA, 2011, 101 mins) World Premiere
2:45pm – 4:00pm –
X – In conversation – Cult Directors/writer Jon Hewitt and actor/writer Belinda McClory
join Jack Sargeant for an onstage discussion on their film X, exploring the history of the Cross and it’s
relation to the film and the processes behind writing, producing and making the best low budget Australian thriller for years.
Hewitt and McClory’s wisdom, experience and their insights into the art of independent filmmaking
are essential for anybody wanting to produce feature films.
4:15pm – 5:30pm –
OF DOLLS AND MURDER(Susan Marks, USA, 2010, 70 mins)
6:00pm – 7:30pm –
ALL OF MY FRIENDS ARE FUNERAL SINGERS (Tim Rutili, 2010, 84 mins)