OPENINGS AND THE ARTS IN SYDNEY 17/10/2011 – 23/10/2011

Welcome to a jam packed week of shows and arty things!!

There is a new gallery opening this week, so go and support them @ HOY-HUB GALLERY

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Monday 17th October
Tuesday 18th October

Stephen Bowers – Larks Tongues in Aspic – ceramics
Katherine Edney – Faraway Places – paintings
When: 6-8pm
@ Robin Gibson Gallery – 278 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst

Exhibition – 10 girls. 10 colours
When: 6-8pm
@ Salerno Gallery – 70 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, Australia 2037 · Get Directions

Hobart Hughes and Tony Twigg
When: 6-8pm
@ Damien Minton Gallery – 61-63 Great Buckingham St, Redfern

Still – Patrick O’Rourke
When: 6-8pm
@ Plump Gallery – 240 Enmore rd, Enmore

Wednesday 19th October
MARLENE SARROFF – Main gallery space
LILA AFIOUNI – Office Project Space
When: 6-8pm
@ Factory 49, 49 Shepherd St, Marrickville 2204

When: 6-8pm
@ 2 Danks Street, Waterloo

Salvatore Gerardi – Temporal Lights
Jayne Dyer – And Then We Dream
When: 6-8pm
@ King Street Gallery on William – 177 William St · Darlinghurst

Thursday 20th October

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

Gallery 3- ERIC NIEBUHR‏
When: 6-8pm
@ MOP projects – 2/39 Abercrombie Street, Chippendale

The Oxford Art Prize – An outdoor art fair
Prizes include art materials from Oxford Art Supplies and cash prizes sponsored by the Darlo Bar.
When: 11-4pm
@ Taylor Square

French Influences – 60 recent paintings – Neil Miley and Marianne de Beuzeville
When: 6-8pm
@ TAP Gallery, 278 Palmer Street, Darlinghurst.

Galleries 1, 2 & 3 – AGDA Poster Annual
Gallery Number – Group Exhibition – DESIGN / TASTE
@ gaffa – 281 Clarence Street, Sydney

Peter Alford – sculpture
When: 6-8pm
@ Sheffer Gallery – 38 Lander Street, Darlington

When: 6-9pm

ATVP 4.5 | Unfolding
When: 6pm
@ At The Vanishing Point – Contemporary Art Inc – 565 King St, Newtown

Caravan Slam
Bookings are essential, phone 02 8374 6230 to secure your seat.
When: 9-10:30pm
@ Surry Hills Library – 405 Crown Street, Surry Hills, Sydney

Friday 21st October

Natalya Hughes – PARTY POOPER
Unknown Artist – FIGURE STUDY
When: 6-8pm
@ db project – 19 Phelps Street, Surry Hills

Presenting the letter ‘F’
When: 6-8pm
@ Gallery Red – Glebe Pt Rd, Glebe

Das Platforms Launch
Launch of the brand new Das Platforms website and Issue 21 of Das Superpaper, guest edited by Jane Somerville
When: 6-8pm
@ fbi social – Level 2, Kings cross Hotel – 248 William Street, Kings cross

When: 7-9:30pm
@ CHAUVEL CINEMA – Cnr Oxford st & Oatley Rd (enter Oatley rd), Paddington

Saturday 22nd October

When: 3-5pm
@ Stella Downer Fine Art – 2 Danks Street Waterloo

When: 2-3pm
Plus a Weaving Workshop: at 3pm.  Cost $50.Bookings Essential
@ Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery 31 Lamrock Avenue (cnr. Chambers Street) Bondi

The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize Exhibition
Now in its 11th year, the prestigious Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize
attracted 542 entries from Australia and around the world
Come and see our 40 finalists and cast your vote for the Viewer’s Choice Award.
22 October to 6 November 2011
When: 9-6pm weekdays, 10-4pm weekends
@ Woollahra Council Chambers – 536 New South Head Road, Double Bay.

When: 5-8pm
@ SOHO GALLERIES – Corner Crown & Cathedral Sts., SYDNEY

Sydney Architecture Festival Day
When: 11-6:00pm
@ Sydney College of the Arts, Balmain Road Rozelle (enter opposite Cecily Street)

ESP Gallery Volunteers Exhibition Opening
When: 4-6pm
@ ESP Gallery – 228 Illawarra Road, Marrickville

Sunday 23rd October

Images for Life Force Art Auction – A Fund Raising Art Event for Life Force Cancer Foundation.
Tickets can be bought at the door or to pre-book
When: 2-5pm – COST $50 entry – Children under 16 are free.
@ Stills Gallery – 36 Gosbell Street Paddington

Toydeath and Friends live around the world!
The live event will also be streamed from the Hardware Gallery at – Entry only $5! including drinks!
When: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
@ Hardware Gallery – 263 Enmore Rd, Enmore

The Australian Poetry Slam- Marrickville Heat
Contact: Rachel Margolius –
When: 7-10pm
@ Planet Text Stage – Marrickville Street Festival


Bronwyn Johnson to hand over the CEO reins of the Melbourne Art Foundation

The Board of the Melbourne Art Foundation (MAF) yesterday announced their current CEO
and Director of the Melbourne Art Fair, Bronwyn Johnson resigned on
16 August and that a search is underway for her successor.

In thanking Bronwyn for her 16 years with the Foundation, MAF chairman Bill
Nuttall said “Bronwyn has been the driving force at the Foundation.
We have benefited from her rare combination of artistic, administrative and
commercial skills, strategic vision with a sincere appreciation and interest
in contemporary visual art.

“She has made a singular contribution to the art world of Australia, assisting
artists and galleries and the art community in general. Bronwyn has built
the Melbourne Art Fair from almost scratch after taking over the Australian
Contemporary Art Fair in 1995. Her drive and commitment to the visual arts
and assisting the livelihoods of living artists has led to the Melbourne Art Fair
becoming one of Australiaʼs major events for the visual arts and Melbourneʼs
pre-eminent art weekʼ.

“In recent years, she has added significant programming to the art fair,
including keynote lectures, an education space, project rooms for the independent art
sector and the Melbourne Art Fair Commission. Also, the introduction of the
Melbourne Art Foundation Awards for the arts is her inspiration.
We have had four awards to exemplary visionaries and artists, most recently to Mark
and Eva Besen and Fiona Hall at a recent dinner held at the Art Gallery of NSW.

“I recall hiring Bronwyn in 1995 as a young woman with a strong reputation as an arts
administrator having worked with John Truscott at the Melbourne Festival and being involved
in the Melbourne performing arts scene for many years. Her transition to the visual
arts sector has been a boon to us having grown it so successfully.
I hope she will remain connected to the visual arts in Australia. But her skills,
drive and vision will be of great benefit to whoever is lucky enough to have her
work with them in the future.

“While we are disappointed that Bronwyn is leaving, we fully understand that
after 16 years itʼs more than fair for her to explore the next phase of her career.
The Board very much appreciate her decision to allow a lengthy period for an orderly
transition to a new chief executive.”

Melbourne Art Foundation
Post Office Box 2528
Fitzroy Victoria 3065 Australia
Tel: +61 3 9416 2050
Fax: +61 3 9416 2020


Copyright Agency Limited launches Artlike competition on Facebook
Copyright Agency Limited (CAL), a leading Australian rights management organisation,
today announced the launch of Artlike,
an art appreciation initiative using social media platform, Facebook.

Artlike is an art competition run through CAL’s Artists’ Resale Royalty Facebook page –
where budding artists can submit their work to CAL for posting on the page,
with the winner chosen by the amount of ‘Likes’ received.
Since June 2010, CAL has played a larger role in the visual arts sector after being
selected to manage the artists’ resale royalty scheme on behalf of the Australian government.

CAL’s Visual Arts Manager, Tristan Chant, explains that Artlike is designed to help CAL
engage with the arts scene by providing the platform for artists to reach broader audiences.
‘Exposure is something up and coming artists cannot do without. And while the traditional
means of getting people to see your art won’t be going anywhere fast, digital media is
opening up more opportunities for the young artist to make a name for themselves,’ says Tristan.

Tristan says the competition will effectively use Facebook’s existing functionality to give
artists an opportunity to show their talents. ‘Artists are realising the value of social media
in showing others what they can do. They can test the waters with their works
before going the whole hog in an exhibition.’
The winning artwork will be published in the print and electronic editions of Calendar
– CAL’s quarterly magazine along with a short profile of the artist, which will be sent to
over 15,000 creators all over Australia. CAL will be running this competition periodically
every three months to coincide with Calendar’s quarterly publishing schedule.

‘Artlike offers participants considerable exposure, as well as the added benefit of review
from their peers. From CAL’s perspective, we hope that the additional traffic to our
Resale Royalty Facebook page,
will help to spread the word about the royalties being paid to artists under the artists’
resale royalty scheme,’ Tristan adds.
To find out more about Artlike or to download the application please click
Please read and agree to all Terms and Conditions before entering.

Call for submissions and invitation to the Short Film & Animation Screening

Thursday, October 20 · 7:00pm – 9:00pm
@ COFA Lecture Theatre – Corner of Oxford St and Greens Rd, Paddington, Australia
Submissions have been extended to the 13th October for the Short Film and Animation Screening as
\part of the Oxford Arts Festival 2011!
Submitting your work is completely free of charge and you’re permitted to
submit as many entries as you want. It’s a great opportunity to gain some
exposure for your short films and/or animations, so please contact Joel Hagen if you are interested!
The Screening is on October 20th.
7pm – 9pm
$5 Entrance.
Gold coin donation for drinks.

Extended submissions deadline: 13th October.

More info:



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