OPENINGS AND THE ARTS IN SYDNEY 19/09/2011 – 25/09/2011

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There are two shows to watch out for both on Tuesday:

It began somewhere else – Nick Hall, Shalini Jardin, Peter Nelson, Kurt Schranzer, Clare Thackway@ Flinders Gallery

& Kyra Henley – Apartment @ Robin Gibson

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Monday 19th September
1st Birthday Double Feature!
Gondry + Kaufman!
When: 6.30-11:30pm (7pm start)
@ Dear Pluto – 5A Wilshire Street, Surry Hills

Tuesday 20th September

Kyra Henley – Apartment
David Eastwood – Decoy Décor
When: 6-8pm
@ Robin Gibson Gallery – 278 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst

It began somewhere else – Nick Hall, Shalini Jardin, Peter Nelson, Kurt Schranzer, Clare Thackway
Clare Thackway Video work –
When: 6-9pm
@ Flinders Street Gallery – 61 Flinders Street, Surry Hills

Sydney Harbour: An Illustrated History FREE PUBLIC TALK
When: 12:30-1:30pm
@ Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts – 280 Pitt Street, Sydney

Ampersand Magazine Launch – Issue 4
@ The State Library of New South Wales, Ballroom

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

Wednesday 21st September

James McGrath – Ex Libris
When: 6-8pm
@ Tim Olsen Gallery – 63 Jersey Road Woollahra

YES, WE’RE MAD. NO, WE’RE NOT JOKING – a talk by Michael Landy
When: 1-2pm
@ Sydney College of the Arts, Balmain Road Rozelle (enter at Cecily Street)

Kate Mackay – One and the Same
When: 6-8pm
@ Factory 49 – 49 Shepherd Street, Marrickville

When: 6-8pm
@ Sheffer Gallery – 38 Lander st. Darington, Sydney

SLIDE BOX OFFICE: 02 8915 1899
When: 7-10:30pm
@ Slide – 41 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst

Thursday 22nd September

Ian Waldron  Bloodwood Totem
When: 6-8pm
Seminar with Q&A to follow
When: 6.30-7.00pm
Places are limited so booking is essential
@ Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery, 31 Lamrock Avenue, Bondi

When: 6-8pm
@ Wagner Art Gallery – 39 Gurner Street, Paddington

When: 6-8pm
@ 55 SYDENHAM RD MARRICKVILLE NSW 2204 AU – 55 Sydenham Road

National Art School students, lecturers and curator join forces in presenting a night of eclectic DJ sets, video works and
art installations. Abandoning the studio and gallery for turntables, unlikely DJs spin their favourite music in the historic
When: 6-8pm
@ CELL BLOCK THEATRE – National Art School, Forbes Street (at Burton Street), Darlinghurst

SURFACE – marnie ross & julia kennedy bell
When: 6-8.30pm
@ Kaleidoscope Gallery – 3-7 Danks Street, Waterloo

Calm Abiding
when: 5:30-7:30pm
@ Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick – Big Pond Star Cafe, Level 0 (High St Entrance)

Hossein Valamanesh, Tom Polo and Owen Leong
When: 6-8pm
@ Grantpirrie Gallery – 86 George Street, Redfern

When: 6-8pm
@ Gaffa – 281 Clarence St, Sydney

DEBORAH MARKS – Unspoken Moments
DAVID WELCH – Eclectic, The Artist’s Eye
When: 6-8pm
@ CHARLES HEWITT GALLERY – 335 South Dowling Street, Darlinghurst

10,000 BEERS
BOOKINGS: (02) 8356 9987
When: 8pm
@ Darlinghurst Theatre – 19 Greenknowe Ave, Potts Point

Friday 23rd September
When: 6-8pm

Phil James exhibition ‘A Moth in a Chandelier’
When: 6-8pm
@ Damien Minton Annex Space – 583 Elizabeth St, Redfern

Saturday 24th September
When: 3 – 5pm
@ Stella Downer Fine Art – 2 Danks Street Waterloo

Panel Discussion: ‘Happiness and the City’ at
Artist Michael Landy will be joined by three lively panellists:
Tanveer Ahmed, Lisa Havilah and David Marr, to discuss the meeting points of compassion,
altruism and art in the public realm for this free event. Bookings essential
When: 3pm
@ Art Gallery of New South Wales

When: 3-5pm
@ Dominik Mersch Gallery – 2 Danks Street Waterloo

Circularity – Hanna Kay
When: 3-5pm
@ Wilson Street Gallery at Danks – 2 Danks Street, Waterloo

100 thousand Poets for Change: 400 cities: 95 Countries: 1 Day
When: 6-10pm
@ Plump Gallery – 240 Enmore Rd. Enmore, Sydney / Pimmon, Jeremy Tatar, Oscillateur
When: 2-5pm
@ PSH Gallery – 118 Terry Street, Rozelle

Sunday 25th September



For Acts of Kindness, Michael Landy has selected 200 stories of kindness from Sydney and has
incorporated them into his monumental new installation for sites across the city. Centred in
lower Martin Place, near the Pitt Street crossing, Landy will present his hand-drawn map of
Sydney as a 13-metre-long jigsaw puzzle. Each of the puzzle’s 200 pieces indicates where a
story of kindness can be found in the streets, creating a new way to navigate and experience
the city. Landy’s drawing provides a background for the stories, adapting the visual language
of urban street signage to present an alternate vision of the ‘central business district’,
focusing on its social interactions and humanity.

Acts of Kindness opens in lower Martin Place and 200 city sites from
Friday 23 September and runs until Sunday 23 October


firstdraft gallery
3 Shows in 3 Weeks! Please take note of the dates for this one as this is no normal show!

I Can Draw You A Picture : Culture Lab
Open: Wed 21 Sept – Sat 24 Sept, 2011
Lab open: Wed-Fri 12-9 & Sat 12-4
Closing Drinks: Sat 6-9pm

According to Wikipedia, Micronational activities were disproportionately common throughout
Australia in the final three decades of the 20th century. In keeping with Australian tradition,
Firstdraft Gallery will be declared a Micronation of I Can Draw You A Picture (ICDYAP)
from the 19-25th of September, 2011.

For this, I Can Draw You A Picture’s third project, the collective have curated a range of
thinkers and artists to create interactive games that will generate the culture of the new micronation.

The culture lab will explore the spectacle of nation, cultural typologies &
utopian futures with games from Angela Bowne SC, Ben McCready, Chris Fox,
Dane Mccammey, Eddie Sharp, James & Benja Harney, Katherine Brickman & Kate Mitchell
(Greedy Hen), Nick Coyle & Phil Young.

I Can Draw You a Picture (ICDYAP) is Esther Chung, Alice Gage, Mikie Inglis and
Simone Mandl; an arts collective that seeks to create a portrait of the collective
conscious and individuality of participants by inviting play.

As such ICDYAP install, document and publish the results of in-situ games labs.
These labs seek to study, across a broad spectrum of the population, creative
responses to a series of set rules and stimuli.

The collective’s primary interest is in developing methods by which to profile
creativity through cognitive response rather than through the analysis of developed / finished artworks.


Tamsin Green : Relay

Open: Wed 28 Sept – Sun 2 Oct, 2011
Opening Night Performance: Wednesday 29th Sept, 7pm
Participatory Performances: Fri & Sat, 4pm
Artist Talks: Sun, 4pm

All works carry the capacity to transfer actions, energy and knowledge. Between objects,
between people. Between the artist and the audience, between the work and its place in history,
between all these points and back again. This exhibition collates works that bring this capacity to the fore.

The gallery will be the site of temporary groupings and negotiations, and their inevitable residues.
The exhibition presents a workshop, a meetingspace, a book that is a sculpture produced through writing,
and actions that are recorded and suggested. Like a workshop, Relay is model for continuous dissemination;
an activation that generates new accomplices.

Included in Relay is Kel Glaister ‘Attractive Futures, an unfinished fable on the Aesthetics of Joy,
or the Joy of Aesthetics’, Therese Keogh ‘Mobile Meeting Room’, Katie Lee ‘Making Sense’
and Alex Martinis Roe ‘Anti-Vertical Demonstration Expanded Workshop’.


Kate Campbell & Jamie Gerlach : SOUTHLESS

Open: Wed 5 Oct – Sun 9 Oct, 2011
Workshops: Wed 5 Oct & Fri 7 Oct, 6-8pm
Closing Drinks and Screening: Sun 9, 5-8pm

SOUTHLESS is an experiment in collaborative process. Challenging the familiar hierarchical
structure of film-making and trading it for a more collaborative model, where heads of departments
become participating artists and directors become curators. SOUTHLESS examines the concept of introduction,
both in the process and the creative outcomes whilst investigating the complex physical space that
is constructed around a film set. The project explores the goals of filmmaking, with strong emphasis
on the relationships of scale and communication that lay between the primary workspace (the set)
and the secondary workspaces (editing, motion graphic, sound and set design & production)

The artists and curators using a round table format conceptualise the creative world of SOUTHLESS
and in doing so engage with each other across departments, developing a greater understanding and
ownership of the work as a whole. The focus of the production week will be to install, shoot and
edit the opening title sequence of what has been created through the collaborative round tables
all in a week and all on site in the first draft gallery.

SOUTHLESS has been conceived and curated by Kate Campbell and Jamie Gerlach. The artists
collaborating on the SOUTHLESS project are Ross Giardina, a Sydney based cinematographer;
Esther Chung a motion graphics and craft practitioner and member of the collective
I Can Draw You A Picture; Que Minh an freelance editor working in film and television
and executive producer for radio station FBi; Jai Pyne a musician and the lead singer
and guitarist of unique Sydney band, The Paper Scissors; Laura Pike a producer, designer,
teacher and director of The Paper Mill Gallery; Jessie Cox a sculptor, educator
and Radio producer and announcer.


The Paper Mill
The Sydney Guild are an emergine curatorial and artistic collective consisting of Amelia Wallin,
Christopher Hodge and Hossein Ghaemi. They collaborate as artists and curators to produce large scale
immersive installations. They are interested in changing spaces to inform the way a work is viewed,
and creating harmonious environments for contemplation and reflection.

Sydney Guild are undertaking a four week residency at The Paper Mill in October during which time
they will be using the studio space to produce a publication, which will feature the contributions
of a range of Sydney based artists. Contributors will be asked to respond through visuals and
writing to the central theme of ‘outa place’. Along side this publication, Sydney Guild will
be working on their curatorial project – Sundown – an exhibition to be opened at The Paper Mill.
Sydney Guild will also be curating Listen, Hear a night of performative presentations open to the public.
Sundown Launch
Wednesday 12th October, 6-8pm

Outta Place Publication Launch
Wednesday 12th October, 6-8pm

Listen, Hear: a night of performative presentations
Saturday 29th October, 5-7pm

Group Residency Exhibition
(featuring resident artists from The Paper Mill: Studio Artes, Gemma O’Brien, Sydney Guild and Fbi: All the best)
Tuesday 22nd November – Monday 28th November
Sydney Guild Facebook page
Sydney Guild Pozible fundraising page


Get your words into the next Kudos Gallery Zine!
Here’s your chance to be published in Kudos’s zine, which is sent to a large number of art institutions,
galleries and artist run initiatives. All you need to do is write 500 words on the arts-related
subject of your choice by Friday the 24th of September… Too easy!

(Might I recommend some critical feedback on exhibitions at any one of Sydney’s many wonderful
Artist Run Initiatives…? We’re all in this together peeps!)



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