OPENINGS AND THE ARTS IN SYDNEY 26/09/2011 – 02/10/2011

As one month disappears a new one appears.. October is here and the shows keep on coming!

This week we recommend seeing NICHOLAS HARDING @ Rex Irwin Gallery

GrantPirrie Calls It Quits see for details

Check out these links by clicking on the images

The Art Life



Monday 26th September
Recognising and respecting the culture of Indigenous Australians
Janelle Prescott or (02) 8250 5722 (MSG only)
When: 6-8pm
@ Australia Council – 372 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills

Tuesday 27th September
When: 6-8pm
@ Arthouse – 66 McLachlan Avenue, Rushcutters

Organism – Jack Stahel
When: 5-7.30pm
@ Kudos Gallery – 6 Napier St, Paddington

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

The Buoyancy of Water and Bloody Rats of Sydney – Mertim Golap
When: 6-8pm
@ Tap Gallery – 45 Burton St, Darlinghurst

mirror mirror
When: 6-8pm
@ 574 Crown St, Surry Hills (near corner of devonshire st)

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

Wednesday 28th September

Body Language
When: 6-8pm
@ Brenda May – 2 Dank Street, Waterloo

For media and publicity enquiries, please contact:
Rebecca Lee Williams, Publicist, PAN magazine
When: 7pm
@ The Wall – The World Bar, 24 Bayswater Road, Kings Cross

Gallery Burlesque – The Fringe Edition
The Sydney Fringe Festival –
When: 7:30-11:30pm
@ Civic Underground – 388 Pitt St, Sydney

KINGIES – A play by James Vaughan, Directed by Con Costi and James Vaughan
When: 8:30pm
@ Hellen Rose Schauersberger LabOratorium – 17 Waterloo St, Surry Hills

Thursday 29th September

Gallery 1- CHERINE FAHD,
Gllery 3- MIMI KELLY‏
When: 6-8pm
@ MOP Projects – 2/39 Abercrombie Street, Chippendale

When: 6-8pm
@ CHALK HORSE – 8 Lacey Street, Surry Hills

When: 6-8pm
@ Tap Gallery – 45 Burton St, Darlinghurst

Colour – screenprints by Sydney Ball, Graham Kuo & Alun Leach-Jones
@ SYNDICATE at Danks – 2 Danks Street, Waterloo

Friday 30th September
fastBREAK- Better Together?
When: 8-9am
@ Transport Gallery, The Powerhouse Museum – 500 Harris St, Ultimo

When: 6-9pm
@ ARThive – Level 1, 111 Hunter Street, Newcastle

When: 6-9pm
@ Back to Back Galleries – 57 Bull Street, Cooks Hill

Saturday 1st October

Kent Chuang and Megan O’Brien
When: 2.30-4.30pm While
@ Art Atrium – 181 Old South Head Road, Bondi Junction

When:  8am-11.30pm
@ For more information –

Sunday 2nd October

Artspace announces the 2011 Helen Lempriere
Travelling Art Scholarship Exhibition Participants

Artspace is pleased to announce the 2011 Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship Exhibition
participants: Nathan Babet, Ella Barclay, David Capra, Michaela Gleave, Daniel Hollier, Anna
Kristensen, Kate Mitchell, Tom Polo, Mark Shorter, Soda_Jerk, Justine Varga and Tessa
Zettel & Karl Khoe.
The finalists’ exhibition will take place from 7 to 23 October 2011 at Artspace, Wolloomooloo with
the recipient of the 2011 Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship announced at the exhibition
opening at 6pm, Thursday 6 October 2011


facetnate! : a support program for new visual artists
Deadline for proposals is 5pm, Friday 30 September 2011. Submissions must arrive by this date. Applicants will be
notified of the outcome of their proposal 17 October 2011.
Download Application Form (PDF) –!_Application%20Form_2012.pdf
Download of Sample Layout –
Download of Blank Layout –


Sound Summit 2011
This year, Sound Summit returns to Newcastle with a 4 day program exploring the best in emerging,
experimental and cutting edge ideas around music and it’s many facets.

Sound Summit is proud to announce an expanded musical program, headlined by three innovative and
fearless bands. Headlining the Cambridge Sound Summit Showcase on Friday Sept 30th is Moon Duo (USA),
featuring Ripley Johnson of Wooden Shjips and Sanae Yamada who formed in San Francisco in 2006.
Influenced by Suicide, Royal Trux and Silver Apples, Moon Duo pit space against
form to create a hypnotizing sound experience.

Saturday night features Wet Hair (USA), hailing from Iowa City and releasing on their
legendary label Night People, Wet Hair is analog-heavy, tape scuzziness at it’s finest.
Sound Summit is particularly excited to present an exhibition of Night People and Wet
Hair frontman Shawn Reed’s handcrafted album and cassette artwork, which will be on
display at Emma Soup’s gallery for the duration of the festival.

MONO (JPN) are a band that hardly need introduction, this iconic Japanese art-metal
band have been blurring the boundaries between noise and neo-classical. Hailing from Tokyo,
they have established themselves as the leading voice of epic majestic noise. MONO headline
the Sunday night showcase at the Cambridge Hotel.

Sound Summit is proud to present it’s first Festival-Within-A-Festival, “The Clubhouse”
which will host the countries most exciting independent record labels and curators in a
full day of back to back live performance. The Croatian Club, with it’s European Beer,
woodfired pizza oven and bowling green will host showcases from R.I.P Society, Spring Break,
Bedroom Suck and Ladyz In Noyz. Throughout the festival there will also be a series of showcases
from Siberia Records, Dream Damage, Yes Please and Wormwood, celebrating the best of DIY music
from around the Australia.

Complimenting this live music juggernaut will be a series of panels exploring the ins-and-outs
of the DIY experience, Music Industry 101 workshops to the more advanced Mastering Masterclass,
Sound Summit will focus on sharing the knowledge and resources of practitioners and makers
exploring new avenues for the production, release and touring experiences faced by independent
bands in the brave new world of the 21st Century music industry.

Hands on workshops will be hosted by the modifying master Cubisteffects, who will lead
two practical workshops – including a very exclusive Synth Building Class and a back to
basics workshop for the less solder-skilled.

Space Summit is a full day of talks and discussions around new and emerging venue models
and Artist Run Initiatives. Featuring panels, industry networking opportunities it will
include a range of collectives and collaborators working in indie spaces from Sydney and beyond.

Additionally, Sound Summit looks to enhance the long weekend with a series of relaxing activities.
The Sound Summit Record Fair will draw the most exclusive and original record stores from across
Newcastle and Sydney in a full day of crate digging, while Rock N Roll Trivia in the Lass beer
garden and the ReNew Newcastle Bike Tour should provide plenty of downtime to grab a beer,
a much needed bite to eat and experience Newcastle at its best.

Sound Summit takes place on the October Long Weekend in venues in and around Newcastle and
is proudly supported by ArtsNSW, The Australia Council for the Arts, MusicNSW, APRA and FBi Radio.

This is the first announcement for Sound Summit, over the coming weeks we will announce more bands,
panels, speakers and workshops in what will be the biggest and most expansive festival yet.



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