OPENINGS AND THE ARTS IN SYDNEY 21/11/2011 – 27/11/2011

This week check out Julian  Meagher – Blue Ribbon @ Chalkhorse  and The COFA Annual 2011,  see below for details.

We are starting to see a few end of year shows, it is a bit sad but  a few galleries are closing their doors for a the holidays, but they will back!

Have a great week, and check out this for a bit of fun, the big question we have this week is….!

Monday 21st November
SIX MINUTE SNAPSHOTS – What inspires you?
To attend, please RSVP to:
Janelle Prescott or (02) 8250 5722 (msg only)
When: 6:30-8:30pm
@ Casula Powerhouse, 1 Casula Road

Tuesday 22nd November

Opened by Nick Vickers, Coordinator, Alumni Relations COFA, UNSW
When: 6-8pm
@ Frances Keevil Gallery – Bay Village 28-34 Cross Street, Double Bay

Henryk Szydlowski Exhibition
RSVP Telephone (02) 9223 1700
When: 5:30-8pm
@ Gallery at the Wentworth – Foyer Level, Sofitel Wentworth Hotel – 61 Phillip Street

Sub – Stephen Bradley: Paintings 1993 – 2011
When: 6-8pm
@ Hardware Gallery – 263 Enmore Rd, Enmore

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

FOURxFOUR – Last show
When: 6-8pm
@  The Paper Mill – 1 Angel Place, Ash St, Sydney

When: 7-10pm
@ Poly Morph Art Gallery – 7/82 Enmore road

PLURALITY- Works from the Fine Arts Advanced Diploma Graduates of 2011
When: 5:30-8pm
@ 590-608 Hunter Street Newcastle West

When: 5-8pm
@ Kudos Gallery – 6 Napier Street  Paddington

Wednesday 23rd November

CAMIE LYONS – Wallflower (entering space)
When: 6-8pm
@ TIM OLSEN GALLERY – 63 Jersey Road, Woollahra

Kinngait – Prints from the Canadian arctic
When: 6-8pm
@ Mils gallery – 15 Randle St, Surry Hills, Sydney

The new SOHO gallery – Annex South
When: 6-8pm
@ Annex South – Cnr Rothchild & Crewe place, Rosebery

Mandy Francis – material poetry
When: 6-8pm
@ Sheffer Gallery – 38 Lander Street, Darlington

Grand Chasm – Robinson, McDonald, Thorn, Larsen Mansfield & Sharp
When: 6-8pm
@ firstdraft gallery – 116—118 Chalmers St, Surry Hills

Season: 23 Nov (preview) – 10 Dec (Wed-Sat)
Prices: full $26/under 30yrs $22/conc $18/preview $10
When: 7:30pm
@ PACT centre for emerging artists, 107 Railway Parade

Jean-Paul Sartre – No Exit
$15 + Booking Fee
When: 8pm
@ Tap Gallery Sydney – 278 Palmer Street, Darlinghurst

Thursday 24th November
Susie Dureau – Odyssey
Stephanie Burns‏ – Living With Water
When: 6-8pm
@ Charles Hewitt Gallery – 335 South Dowling Street, Darlinghurst

ELGER ESSER – Landscapes and Heliogravures
When: 6-8pm
@ Dominik Mersch Gallery – 11/2 Danks Street, Waterloo, Sydney

When: 6-8pm
@ Chalk Horse – 8 Lacey Street, Surry Hills

Verge Gallery’s BIG DAY IN
When: 1-2pm – Film Ephemerata – lots of film
When: 2-4pm – Planning 2012, if you want a show and a sydney uni student
When: 4-6pm – Creative and conceptual processes of zine making – $5 – book –
When: 6-7pm – Launch of Sound Plaza with Colin Black’s Soundprints
When: 7-9pm – On the Verge performance night
@ Verge Gallery – Jane Foss Russell Plaza, City Rd, University of Sydney, Sydney

Lorna Grear
When: 6-8pm
@ Peloton Gallery – 19 + 25 Meagher St, Chippendale, Sydney

Playing with Fire
When: 6-8pm
@ Bondi Pavilion Gallery – Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach

NOVEMBERISM – Sydney’s Underground Music-Video Festival
When: 6-10pm
@ At The Vanishing Point – Contemporary Art Inc – 565 King Street Newtown

Friday 25th November

CONNECTIONS Brazil & Australia – 25 November 2011 –  20 January 2012
Concert by Brazilian classical music trio, Music in the Museum
When: 7:30-9:30pm
@ Level 2, Customs House, 31 Alfred Street Circular Quay

When: 8-9am
@ Powerhouse Museum – 500 Harris Street, Sydney

COFA annual 2011
When: 6-8pm
@ COFA – The Roundhouse, UNSW, Sydney

aMBUSH presents Surface Tension
When: 6-8pm
@ Ambush – 4a James st, Waterloo

Make Me Look Like Debord in ’68
When: 6-11:30pm
@ General Store – lvl 1, 77-83 William St, Sydney

Blow Up Sol – Analog / Digital Work
When: 6-8pm
@ Monstrosity – 93 Bourke Street, Woolloomooloo

Saturday 26th November

Tanmaya Bingham – Countermanding Saturation
Waratah Lahy – Not What it Seems
When: 4-6pm
@ Brenda May Gallery – 2 Danks Street, Waterloo

Sunday 27th November

Menindee Central School- Art Spectacular
When: When: 2pm
@ Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery – 31 Lamrock Ave (cnr Chambers Street) Bondi

A.R.P is currently looking at location options for 2012’s program including
short term studio’s of up 3 months beginning january 2012 or long term spaces
up to  9 months from early 2012 dependant upon space.
To apply go the APPLY tab and send in the relevant details stating
your general interest in 2012 residency.
A.R.P has new artists in residence creating works for the November exhibition.
Go to the ‘Current Artists’ tab to read more.
Follow A.R.P on facebook and twitter. Links under “Contact”

A.R.P is an artists residency program established to support artists with a
diversity of contemporary art form practices. A.R.P offers Sydney artists
support for their practice by providing affordable, centrally located studio spaces.
Artists are able to create work in the areas where they live and work. A.R.P offers a
professional support network including promotion and exhibition of Sydney contemporary art.

A.R.P would like to find a permanent home for the program and currently functions as a
roving program finding buildings and spaces for artists to make their work. The program
addresses the shortage of affordable space for artists in Sydney, retaining and nurturing
local talent, and creating a better city for contemporary art to be created in and enjoyed.

A.R.P was housed last year in a vacant industrial building on Cockatoo Island,
Sydney Harbour and received great feeedback. A.R.P for 2011 has found a home
within the Rocks precinct as part of The Rocks Pop Up Project, where arts organisations
are supported with affordable rent in vacant buildings.

A.R.P offers studio space to established and emerging artists alike creating a stimulating
interaction between artists. Artists are offered open plan studios to develop work and exhibit
in various satellite locations at the completion of the residency period. All applicants need
to have the capacity to work in a shared space with other artists and be committed to working
in an active studio environment.


$200 Cash Prize for CRASSMASS Artwork – celebrate UNCONSUMPTION
Artists – you are invited to play with the mindless consumption of Christmas.
The Reverse Garbage Unconsumption ‘Crassmass’ art prize is now accepting entries.
This is an art prize and exhibition addressing the commercialisation of Christmas
by offering an alternative for shoppers/ art patrons
The work needs to fit in the SnackArt vending machine, in this case please use an
old CD/DVD cover no more than 4.5cm in thickness), the work needs to be made from
primarily REUSE materials, there are lots of these at Reverse Garbage if you’re struggling for ideas.

The prize is worth $200 and will be awarded on the 25th November at the opening
at Reverse Garbage Marrickville.

entry form here
Entries will be accepted until close of business on the 18th of November and
can be dropped off at either Reverse Garbage store – Taylor Square or Marrickville – or mailed to:
Snack Art Prize – Reverse Garbage – 8/142 Addison Road, Marrickville
All entries will be included in the SnackArt machine but the 20 finalists will
be exhibited ‘first in row’ on the opening night with runners up behind.
Any questions can be emailed to with SnackArt competition in the subject tile.
AND of course there will be a lovely opening with Christmas Cake,
an arty Santa and a few other rubbishy surprises on the 25th of November.


These are exciting times for ACP, as we’ve just announced the appointment of our new Director, Kon Gouriotis.
Kon will be joining ACP in 2012, moving across from his role as Director, Visual Arts at the Australia Council for the Arts.
Term 4 Second Intake Creative Learning courses kick off next Monday and classes are filling up so don’t miss out! View our full list of courses here.
Lighting IntensiveTom Luscombe will give you a basic grounding in lighting techniques for both studio and location work.

IMAGE © Tom Luscombe


Black & White: Process, Proof and ScanIn this beginners’ short course you will learn how to process film and be introduced to the magic of the B&W darkroom.

IMAGE © Michael Waite

LightroomThis 5 week course will teach you all aspects of working with Adobe’s economical yet powerful Lightroom program.IMAGE © Tim Wheeler


Call for Entries Deadline – November 25, 2011

In keeping with our mission to promote the greater appreciation and understanding of the fine art print,
IPCNY presents a selection of new prints several times per year. New Prints 2012/Winter will be the 41st
New Prints Exhibition and the 6th in IPCNY’s new Gallery at 508 West 26th St, Rm. 5A.
The exhibition will run from January 26 – March 24, 2012. Submissions are open to all for this special exhibition!

Criteria for selection are:

Only original fine art (limited edition and unique) prints are eligible; reproductions
of other artwork such as drawings or paintings are not acceptable.
Selections will represent a broad diversity of sources, geographical and otherwise.
Prints must have been completed within a year of the submission deadline.

THERE IS NO ENTRY FEE. Independent artists, workshops, publishers and dealers are all welcome
to submit recently completed print projects. Please refer to the Submission Guidelines below.
All artists whose work has been selected will be notified by phone or email. If you have not
received word by December 16, 2012, check the “what’s new” section of IPCNY’s website for the
list of artists included. PLEASE DO NOT CALL US.

The Selections Committee will be announced in the coming weeks.  Artists and publishers whose
work has been selected will be responsible for the framing and delivery of work to IPCNY by
January 18, 2012. IPCNY will cover the return cost of delivery within reason. Due to the
increased number of international submissions being selected, IPCNY can only contribute
$50 dollars on return shipments overseas.  Packaging must be provided by the lender
for work being shipped outside of New York City.

With this 41st presentation of New Prints, IPCNY continues its role as an
important venue for the rotating display of exciting contemporary fine art prints.
We look forward to seeing your recent projects. Thank you.

*NOTE*: Please follow the guidelines when preparing your materials,
or your submission may be disqualified.


All submissions must contain an image list, included as a .doc, .txt, or .pdf on the CD,
as well as a hard copy printout. The list should be presented as follows:
Materials must be received by November 25, 2011

Title the list document file: artist last_artist first.doc
The list must be headed with the name of the submitter and complete contact information:
address, phone number and email address. Publishers, please include a new form for each artist submitted.
Each list entry should be numbered corresponding to the number on the digital images.
The list should include: Entry number, artist’s name (first last), title, date completed,
medium, edition size, dimensions: (Height x Length in inches) plate size, paper size, printer, publisher.

1)John Smith
Love Song, 2009
Lithograph with chine collé. Edition: 25
Plate: 25″ x 25″, Paper: 30″ x 30″
Printed by Editions, Inc.
Published by the artist
Send images in digital format on a CD (no DVDs) labeled with the submitter’s name.
A maximum of five works per artist is allowed. There is no size limit.


Images must be clear, professionally presented, and accurately represent the work.
Images must be in jpeg format, the largest dimension (length or width) should be 1000 pixels.
Image resolution must be set at 72 dpi.
Name each image as follows: artist’s last  name_first name_entry number.
(For example; smith_john_01.jpg,
smith_john_02.jpg, etc )

Mail to: IPCNY, New Prints Program, 508 West 26th Street, Room 5A, New York, NY 10001

IPCNY offers a special membership rate for artists.

Visit for more information.




Saturday 12 November, 12.00 – 2.00pm
Cleland Bond, 33 Playfair Street, The RocksTake part in a ritual Closing Ceremony by Hiromi Tango with special guest performances. The ritual will be followed by a informal discussion titled A new perspective of collaboration. Please bring your gentle spirit. More here…FREE

Monday 5 December 2011, 6.30 – 8.00pm
The Studio, Sydney Opera HouseHear Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer speak about his recent interactive installations in public spaces.  These include Voz Alta, a memorial for the Tlatelolco student Massacre in Mexico City, Levels of Nothingness, a performance for the 50th anniversary of the Guggenheim Museum in NYC and Vectorial Elevation, a project restaged for the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Inspired by phantasmagoria, carnival and animatronics, his light and shadow works are “antimonuments for alien agency”. More here…$15/$10 MCA Members & Concessions.
Bookings essential through the Sydney Opera Houseor 02 9250 7777Presented with assistance from Arts NSW

16 December 2011 – 12 February 2012
Museum of Contemporary Art, SydneyThis summer the MCA is delighted to present Australia’s first solo exhibition by one of the world’s favourite interactive artists, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, as part of the Sydney International Art Series. Offering an exciting first glimpse at one of the Museum’s refurbished galleries ahead of the opening of the new and expanded MCA in March 2012, the exhibition features 12 recent artworks, including two new works made especially for Sydney. More here…FREE
10 November 2011 – 19 February 2012
The National Museum of Contemporary Art, KoreaKorea bound? Tell Me Tell Me: Australian and Korean Art 1976 – 2011 travels to Seoul for the second stage in a two-part cultural exchange of art and ideas collaboration between the MCA in Sydney and the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul (NMOCA). The project highlights the historical and ongoing connections between Australian and Korean art and showcases works from the collections of both museums. More here…
NOW ON SALEHold Primavera 2011 in the palm of your hands with this vibrant, glossy, insert filled catalogue. In her essay Inside/Outside, MCA Curator Anna Davis introduces the works of eight young artists and artist groups participating in the exhibition and discusses the challenges and opportunities of presenting works outside of traditional gallery spaces. This catalogue also includes insights into the artistic process of the Primavera 2011 artists and never seen before images of their works. Available now through Front of House, 140 George Street, The Rocks at $34.95 inc GST. A small number of catalogues are available with a limited edition artist zine by Tom O’Hern for $39.95 inc GST. Be quick!

Primavera 2011presented in association with
Primavera 2011
sponsored by

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer:Recorders is a part of

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer:Recorders
Strategic Partner

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer:Recorders
Supporting Partners

Tell Me Tell Me: Australian and Korean Art 1976 – 2011 is a partnership between the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney and the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea

Supported by the Australian Government through the Australia International Cultural Council and the Australia Korea Foundation, initiatives of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
 Curatorial research supported by Gordon Darling Foundation

Images (From top): Brown Council A Comedy 2010 live performance Image courtesy and © the artists. Hiromi Tango Hiromi Hotel – Mixed Blood 2011 installation view, Primavera 2011, MCA Offsite, The Rocks donated personal objects, sheets, wool, embroidery threads, sewing needles, artist books, steel, wood, sound Image courtesy and © the artist Photograph: Alex Davies. Rafael Lozano-Hemmer Image courtesy and © the artist Photo: Ana Cristina Enriquez. Rafael Lozano-Hemmer Pulse Room 2006 installation view, Pulse Room 2006, Fábrica La Constancia, Plataforma, Puebla, Mexico, 2006 incandescent light bulbs, voltage controllers, heart rate sensors, computer and metal sculpture Image courtesy the artist and Fábrica La Constancia, Plataforma, Puebla, Mexico © the artist Photo: Alejandro Biazquez. Louise Weaver It would seem that eyes can live without hearts (Oracle Fox)  2005 wool, foam, glass, felt, nylon, cotton, perspex, plastic, lurex thread, Swarovski crystals, wood Museum of Contemporary Art, purchased with the assistance of Jill & Michael Hawker, Andrew Cameron, John Reid, Mark Nelson, and silent pledge at Bella Dinner, 2006 Image courtesy the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney © the artist.

The Museum of Contemporary Art is assisted by the NSW Government through ARTS NSW and by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments.


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