OPENINGS AND THE ARTS IN SYDNEY 31/10/2011 – 06/11/2011

A week that is so full, how can anyone see everything, I just don’t know.

Hello for another week, Happy Halloween,  have  a great Melbourne cup day, hello to November (already!)

We all know it’s that time, Grad shows! First one up this week is NAS grad show check it out, you may pick up a bargin!

Congratulations to Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2011 – Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk CELEBRATING FIFTEEN YEARS!

Click on the photos on our blog to see further details about the event, please email us at

if you have any questions and especially if you want to share something with our group.

Thank you for all your support.

Monday 31st October

Tuesday 1st November

Salvatore Zofrea
Opened by Andrew Sayers AM, Director National Museum of Australia, 6.30pm
When: 6-8pm
@ Australian Galleries – 15 Roylston Street, Paddington

Lighting the Black Speech – Peter McGuiness
When: 6pm
@ Index Studios – 60 Hutchinson Street, St Peters (enter via the big metal double gates on Lackey street), Sydney

People doing strange things with electricity
When: 7-10pm
@ Serial Space – 33 Wellington St, Chippendale

EARWORMS + HAIR TANGLED TOES preview summer collection of ZEKE’S LUNCHBOX
Tickets $25 per person, includes drinks on arrival and gift bag by Ella Rouge
Tickets are pre-purchased ONLY
When: 7-10pm
@ Queen Street Studios – 10-14 Kensington street, Chippendale

Wednesday 2nd November
Adrienne Gaha – New Paintings
When: 6-8pm
@ Tim Olsen Gallery – 63 Jersey Road Woollahra

PABLO PICASSO – drawings, etchings, lithographs, ceramics
over forty original artwork 1901-1971, rare before steel-facing etchings
To be opened by TERENCE MALOON
When: 6:30-9pm
@ ANNANDALE GALLERIES – 110 Trafalgar Street, Annandale, Sydney

When: 6-8pm
@ Factory 49 – Showroom: 49 Shepherd St, Marrickville

Personal Mythologies – Ben Smith
When: 6-8pm
@ Dickerson Gallery – 34 Queen Steet Woollahra

Melissa Egans Colourful Painted Canvases
When: 6-8pm
@ Richard Martin Gallery – 98 Holdsworth Street, Woollahra

From a City Forsaken By Its Gods
Produced by Dr.Oliver Watts
Featuring work by; Boyce/Brehaut, Robert Hood, James Oram
When: 6-8pm
@ Firstdraft – 116—118 Chalmers St, Surry Hills

Aesha Henderson / JD Reforma/ Kate Scardifield
Maz Dixon / Marilyn Schneider / Rachel Forbes
When: 6-8pm
@ ALASKA – Level 2, Kings Cross Car Park, 9A Elizabeth Bay Rd Elizabeth Bay Road

Thursday 3rd November
PAUL SLEEMAN – Sydney: Open City
DUNCAN STOTHART – Wonderful Clouds
When: 6-8pm
@ CHARLES HEWITT GALLERY – 335 South Dowling Street, Darlinghurst

Fiona Hall – Shot Through
When: 6-8pm
@ Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery ‏- 8 Soudan Lane, (off Hampden Street), Paddington

The Body is a Big Place – is the result of a 2-year collaboration between artists Peta Clancy and Helen Pynor,
with sound by Gail Priest and curation by Bec Dean
When: 6-8pm.
@ DOMINIK MERSCH GALLERY – 2 Danks Street Waterloo

P.A.P.A – razzi
When: 6-8:30pm
@ Kaleidoscope Gallery – 3-7 Danks Street, Waterloo

NAS – Grad Shows
When: 6-8pm
@ NAS – National Art School, Forbes Street, Darlinghurst

Bruce Latimer
When: 6-8pm
@ Australian Galleries works on Paper – 24 Glenmore Road, Paddington

Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2011
Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk
See the spectacular Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk transformed into a giant sculpture park of over 100 sculptures
by artists from Australia and across the world.
When: CELEBRATING FIFTEEN YEARS! 3 – 20 November 2011.
@ Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk

Bleed: a closing event
Whne: 5-8pm
@ Plump Gallery – 240 Enmore Rd, Sydney

Alexander Seton: Flags
When: 6-8pm
@ Sullivan + Strumpf Fine Art – 799 Elizabeth St, Zetland

Gallery One: LIFE IS A LABYRINTH – John Robert Burger
Gallery Three: THE FINAL FRONTIER – Contemporary Jewellery Explorations of the Cinematic Future
When: 6-8pm
@ Gaffa – 281 Clarence St, Sydney

When: 6-8pm
@ Tin sheds Gallery – The University of Sydney

Sydney Theatre Company and BYDS Present ‘Deep Suburbia’
booking info: (02) 9793 8324 or
When: 7pm
@ Bankstown Arts Centre – 5 Olympic Parade, Bankstown

Bake Sale presents: Your Better Life / Part Two: CULTURE
the second in a four part series of micro-courses in self-betterment
Bookings: 8374 6230
When: 9pm
@ Surry Hills Library – 405 Crown St, Sydney

Friday 4th November

When: 12-10pm

Magic Comedy Night
When: 6:30-10pm
@ Tap Gallery Sydney – 278 Palmer Street, Darlinghurst

Saturday 5th November
When: 5-7pm
@ Frances Keevil Gallery – Bay Village, 28-34 Cross Street, Double Bay

The Cross Art Projects
Workshop: Adiafa/Diyafa: Gifts of Exchange with Nicole Barakat and Paula do Prado
Exhibition: Adiafa/Diyafa: Gifts of Exchange at
When: 3-5pm
@ Workshop Venue: The Cross Art Projects – 8 Llankelly Place, Kings Cross, (off Orwell Street)

Sherna Teperson – FUTURE PERFECT
When: 3-5pm
@ James Dorahy Project Space – 4/111 Macleay Street, Potts Point

Heading South: Paintings by Matthew Kentmann
When: 3-5pm
@ Loft Gallery – 8 Banyette Street, Bowral

Sunday 6th November

artists and collectives

Outpost Project, an inaugural street art festival that will be the largest in the southern hemisphere,
has today announced its headline works by artists and collectives from around the world.

More than 150 artists and collectives will transform Cockatoo Island between 4 November and
11 December, with static and live street art creations including aerosol art, stencilling, paste-ups,
stickers, cup-rocking, sculpture and installations.

Curated by the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust’s programming team and aMBUSH Gallery, the
artist line up includes work by street artist Banksy as part of the Oi You! Collection, being seen in
Australia for the first time. International street artists Anthony Lister, Ethos, Kid Zoom, DMOTE
and ROA will be in Sydney to create new work on Cockatoo Island for Outpost.

“Outpost Project brings together the most celebrated local and international street artists for a
vibrant festival that will transform Cockatoo Island,” said Geoff Bailey, Executive Director of the
Sydney Harbour Federation Trust.

“Visitors can expect a packed program of exhibitions spanning a wide range of street art styles
along with live art performances, installations and large-scale murals created on the island,” said
Mr Bailey.

New York-based, Perth-born artist Kid Zoom will return home to create one of the highlight works
of the festival. The large-scale new work will be unveiled on the opening night and touch on
themes of homecoming and the artist’s suburban upbringing in Australia.

Brazilian artist Ethos and Belgian artist ROA will create major new works onto walls on the
eastern edge of Cockatoo Island. ROA, known for his giant murals of animals, is expected to
draw inspiration from Sydney’s local wildlife.

Four giant inflatable sculptures by New York-based, Brisbane-born artist Anthony Lister will be
placed around the island and hung from the eaves of buildings. Lister will paint directly onto the
large-scale inflatables onsite.

Concrete sculptures of household items such as armchairs and washing machines created by
Sydney artist Will Coles will pop up across the island, including a giant concrete fish-shaped
soy sauce container that will be hoisted from a crane and hung against the backdrop of Sydney

Melbourne-based street art collective Everfresh Studio will create a large-scale collaborative
mural measuring 24 by 3.6 metres during the first week of the festival. Everfresh Studio members
including Phibs, Meggs, Makatron, RONE, REKA and PRIZM will paint and attach paste-ups
and stickers onto an oversized ‘No Trespassing’ sign attached to a cliff wall.

During the festival’s first weekend, Sydney-based artist Sprinkles and Gold Coast artist SHIDA
will paint two large-scale billboards live on Cockatoo Island. The works will form part of Project
Ugly, a series of 22 billboards curated by Sydney artist EARS (Daniel O’Toole), whose work is
also featured.

1 Sydney-based artist Ben Frost has curated Pastemodernism 3, a one-room exhibition featuring
the work of more than 100 local and international street artists that will be the largest paste-up
group show ever seen in Australia.

More than 2000 original T-shirts inspired by street culture will be hung as part of an exhibition
curated by Eddie Zammit, founder of the world’s only T-shirt magazine. Nex-T will be the most
comprehensive exhibition ever presented of T-shirts inspired by street culture.

The May Lane Street Art Project, an exhibition of large-scale street art created at May Lane in
Sydney’s St Peters, will be presented in an industrial space on Cockatoo Island. The exhibition is
presented by Bathurst Regional Gallery as part of a national tour and documents a range of street
art styles including aerosol art, paste-ups and stencilling.

The work of stencil artists will also be displayed as part of an exhibition of the finalists and
winning entrants to the 2011 Australian Stencil Art Prize.

The evolution of street art – a global art movement established in New York in the 1970s – will be
portrayed in the Foundations exhibition. Featuring the work of at least two generations of street
artists, Foundations offers insights into the development of the genre.

The grand final of Skateboarding Australia’s 2011 Pro/Am tour will be hosted on Outpost Project’s
closing weekend (10 and 11 December) and will see the country’s most talented skaters compete
amongst the street art works.

A vibrant program of live music, workshops and artist performances will be announced next

Outpost Project website:



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