OPENINGS AND THE ARTS IN SYDNEY 12/09/2011 – 18/09/2011

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

The Launch of Lo-Fi Collectives new renamed home THE STANDARD
RSVP’s are essential for you and your guest
RSVP by the 10th of Sept
When: 6.30pm

FOCALELAND – Live at Jurassic LoungE
Focaleland will present a live audio visual skeletal spectacular
When: 6-10pm
@ Jurassic Lounge at the Australian Museum – Cnr William & College Streets, Sydney

Uncanny Valley – 5th Annual Google Exhibition
When: 6-8pm
@ Hardware Gallery, 263 Enmore Road, Enmore

Madeleine Preston, Thomas C. Chung, Harriet Body, Claire Flannery,
Stephanie Tsai, Eloise Kirk, Justin Balmain and Simon Esling.
When: 6-8pm
@ The Paper Mill – 1 Angel Place (Cnr Ash St)

When: 6-8pm
@ UTS –
Level 4, 702 Harris Street, Ultimo

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

Wednesday 14th September
When: 6-9pm
@ TAP Gallery – 278 Palmer St Darlinghurst

When: 6-8pm
@ Martin Browne – 15-21 Hampden Street, Paddington

Portal Pow Wow with Vanessa Berry!
When: 6-9:30pm
@ Vibewire Enterprise Hub – 525 Harris Street, NSW 2007, Ultimo

When: 6-9pm
@ Firtsdraft Gallery – 116 Chalmers St, Surry Hills

Gallery Burlesque “The Fringe Edition”
When: 7:30-11:30pm
@ Tone – 16 Wentworth Avenue, Surry Hills

Thursday 15th September

When: 6-8pm
@ Liverpool Street Gallery – 243a Liverpool Street, East Sydney

The Soundscapes of Henry Mayhew
When: 5-7pm
@ UNSW (The University of New South Wales)

When: 6-8:30pm
@ Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts – 280 Pitt Street, Sydney

wHEN: 7-10:30pm
@ Name this bar – 197 oxford street, Paddington

Friday 16th September

Thomas C. Chung & Amanda Humphries
When: 6-8pm
@ Galleryeight – 12 Argyle Place, Millers Point

Saturday 17th September

Guerilla Textile Art, Chris McKendry
When: 1–4pm
@ 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.
When: 7-10pm
@ Paper Plane Gallery, 727 Darling Street, Rozelle

‘Scarlet Road’ Screening
All ticket proceeds will go to Touching Base Inc (
Please book as soon as possible as the tickets will go fast.
When: 11-2pm
@ 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
More details in the listing “things of interest” below.
When: 11:30-8pm
@ Balmain Road, Rozelle (entrance is opposite Cecily Street)

Material Immaterial
When: 4-6pm
@ Harrison Galleries – 294 Glenmore Rd, Paddington

Open Studio: Michele Barker + Anna Munster
When: 4-6pm
@ Serial Space – Wellington St, Chippendale
Sunday 18th September


Helping you find your way is the Primavera 2011 mobile site at
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


The team at Vibewire are starting a new monthly event for young writers around Sydney!

Workshop Details:
-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
-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
7:00pm: Work-shopping
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.


SUFF+PLUS (Sydney Underground Film Festival presents)
Program for the day

11:30am –
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 –



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