OPENINGS AND THE ARTS IN SYDNEY (2.5 Week end of year bumper edition) 05/12/2011 – 26/12/2011


On a sad note, last week Doug Moran passed away, at age of 86. His generosity for the arts will not be forgotten and our thoughts are with his family.

This is a bumper edition, our last major blog post for the year. After this we’ll be taking a summer holiday, returning in Feb 2012. We won’t be completely silent during this time though – we’ll add interesting events and things to our blog when we hear about them.

To the galleries closing their doors for good at the end of 2011, we will miss you and we wish you all the best for future projects, keep us all informed.

This week sees lots of final shows for the year and the SCA postgrad show, details below. Don’t forget to contribute your work to the fundraising shows for artist-run spaces either – without these galleries, the art scene would look a little drab, so get your work to them.

Next year sees new competitions, posts  and a new section coming (more information coming soon!)

Finally, thank you so much for your support, without you we cannot run as smoothly.

Thankyou, and enjoy you holiday if you get one, at least get into the studio.

Merry Christmas and a happy new year! Mark Rowden

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Monday 5th December
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Launch Party for LIGHT MOODS SOUTH
For more information call us on (02) 9332 4581 or twitter @ArielBooks.
http://www.arielbooks.com.au
When: 6:30-9:30pm
@ Ariel Booksellers – 42 Oxford St, Paddington

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Tuesday 6th December
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Designing your future
Lidcombe Design graduate exhibition
A celebration of cutting edge graduate work across
a range of creative disciplines.
http://www.sydneyolympicpark.com.au
When: 6pm
@ Armory Gallery – Newington Armory, Jamieson Street, Sydney Olympic Park

Under The Willow
http://www.flindersstreetgallery.com
When: 6-8pm
@ Flinders Street Gallery – 61 Flinders Street, Surry Hills, NSW

John Maitland Exhibition
http://www.wentworthgalleries.com.au
When: 5:30-8pm
@ Gallery at the Wentworth – Foyer Level, Sofitel Wentworth Hotel – 61 Phillip Street, Sydney 2000.

What I Had I Gave Away – Hardware Gallery’s final exhibition
http://www.hardwaregallery.com.au
When: 6-8pm
@ Hardware Gallery – 263 Enmore Rd, Enmore

ANDREW BURFORD & JASON PHU: Down, Under, On the Piss, Up.
http://www.cofa.unsw.edu.au/galleries/campus-galleries/kudos-gallery
When: 5-7:30pm
@ Kudos Gallery – 6 Napier Street  Paddington

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Wednesday 7th December
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NEW PAINTINGS AND SCULPTURES –
from the Wik and Kugu Art Centre, Aurukun
http://www.martinbrownecontemporary.com/aurukun11.html
When: 6-8pm
@ Martin Browne Contemporary – 15-21 Hampden Street, Paddington

POSTGRADUATE DEGREE SHOW
http://www.sydney.edu.au/sca
When: 6-8pm
@ SCA – The University of Sydney, Balmain Road, Rozelle

CALLING ALL ARTISTS – COME & CELEBRATE
THE LAST ART SHOW OF THE YEAR @ TAP
ONLY $25/ WORK. ALL GUARANTEED TO BE HUNG.
DELIVER WORKS BY THIS MONDAY 12-6PM
http://www.tapgallery.org.au
When: 6-9pm
@ TAP GALLERY – 278 Palmer Street, Darlinghurst

ANDREW LAVERY – FABRIC
http://www.artereal.com.au
When: 6-8pm
@ Artereal Gallery – 747 Darling Street, Rozelle

lit-up like a christmas tree (Volume VI)
When: 6-8pm
@ James Dorahy Project Space – Suite 4, Level One, Minerva Building, 111 Macleay Street, Potts Point

XEROX MISSIVE 1977/2011
A new work by Ms&Mr for the AGNSW Contemporary Project Space.
http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/exhibitions/ms-mr/
When: 6pm, no RSVP required
@ downstairs on Level 2 of the Gallery AGNSW.

Wild At Heart
http://www.richardmartinart.com.au
When: 6-8pm
@ Richard Martin – 98 Holdsworth Street Woollahra

Sophie Piet
http://www.articulate497.blogspot.com/
When: 6-8:30pm
@ Articulate Project Space – 497 Parramatta Road, Leichhardt

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Thursday 8th December
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Pure & Dirty
http://www.arielbooks.com.au
When: 6:30-9pm
@ Ariel Bookstore – 42 Oxford Street, Paddington

Art Program at Sydney Children’s Hospital – Christmas Art Exhibitions
Officiated by the Hon Jillian Skinner MP
(Minister for Health and Minister for Medical Research)
http://www.collectionsaustralia.net.au/org/1650/about/
When: 5:30–7:30pm
@ Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick

PETER SHARP – SHADOWBOX: THE DESERT PAINTINGS
http://www.liverpoolstgallery.com.au
When: 6-8pm
@ Liverpool street Gallery – 243a Liverpool Street, East Sydney

BEN RAK – Socially Structured Movement
http://www.iaindawson.com
When: 6-8pm
@ Iain dawson gallery – 443 oxford street, paddington

Barbara Knezevic – Wish Fulfilment
http://www.55sydenhamrd.com/
When: 6-8pm
@ 55 SYDENHAM RD MARRICKVILLE NSW 2204 AU – 55 SYDENHAM RD MARRICKVILLE NSW 2204 AU

ATVP Demo Sale 2011 – The ATVP Demo Sale is a fundraiser for the gallery
SUBMISSIONS DUE: Monday 5/12/2011
http://www.atthevanishingpoint.com.au/index.php?p=1_221
When: 6pm
@ At The Vanishing Point – Contemporary Art Inc – 565 King Street, Newtown

The Salon show
Opening Speeches and award ceremony announced by the Mayor of Pittwater
Cr. Harvey Rose
Poetry reading by Emily McIntyre, Music by Heather McIntyre
Three new wines from the Hunter Valley will also be launched on the night “Monitor Ridge Wines”
all proceeds go to “Chris O’ Brien Life House” at RPA
When: 6-8pm
@ 1773 Pittwater rd, Mona Vale, Sydney

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Friday 9th December
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Aqua-librium: to find a point of balance using the flow of water
An exhibition of site-responsive works by Kath Fries (installation) & Julie McConaghy (painting)
Artist talks: 2pm Sunday 18 December
http://www.kathfries.blogspot.com
When: 5-8pm
@ Primrose Park Gallery – Matora Lane (off Young Street), Cremorne

NO MONEY, NO WIFE
http://www.chinaheights.com/
When: 6-8pm
@ China Heights Gallery, Level 3, 16-28 Foster Street, Surry Hills

TOO LEGIT TO KNIT: an Exhibition of TuTu Fundraising Craft Empire
http://www.myspace.com/littlefishgallery
When: 6-9pm
@ Little Fish Gallery – 22 Enmore Rd Newtown

Becky Gibson – New Works
http://www.galleryeight.com.au
When: 6-9pm
@ Galleryeight – 12 Argyle Place, Millers Point, Sydney

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Saturday 10th December
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Philip James Frost
http://www.blankspace.com.au
When: 4-6pm
@ Blank Space – 374 Crown Street, Surry Hills

celebrate
Opened by Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP
http://www.franceskeevilart.com.au
When: 5-7pm
@ Frances Keevil Gallery – Bay Village, 28-34 Cross Street, Double Bay

Christmas Markets
When: 10am-5pm
@ Hill Street Precinct, 8 Hill Street, Surry Hills

That’s not how you make porridge!
http://www.grag.com.au/site/
When: 2-5pm
@ Goulburn Regional Art Gallery – Corner of Church St & Bourke Street

New Works – Year of the Tyrant
http://www.rayhughesgallery.com/
When: 4pm
@ Ray Hughes gallery – 270 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills

Adam Cullen – Aiding the bet (with animals)
http://www.galleryecosse.com.au
When: 4-6pm
@ Gallery Ecosse – ‘Halcyon’ Exeter Road, Exeter

Action Stations
experiments in positioning artists’ work as ignitors of action:
physical, social, political, emotional. Curious artists working
in movement and hybrid forms will offer new ideas in a scenario
where the audience are not only observers but also co-creators.
ADULT $20 CONC $15
http://www.campbelltownartscentre.com.au
When: 2-10pm
@ Campbelltown Arts Centre – 1 Art Gallery, Rd, Campbelltown

AURAL HALLUCINATIONS
http://www.sydney.edu.au/seymour/about/yorktheatre.shtml
When: 7-10pm
@ York Theatre , Seymour Centre

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Sunday 11th December
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ALL THE BEST
http://www.sohogalleries.net
When: 2-5pm
@ Soho Galleries SYDNEY, 104 Cathedral Street, Woolloomooloo

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Monday 12th December
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Tuesday 13th December
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The Found Object Art Collective
Introduction by Costa Georgiardis (SBS) and Amanda Tattersall (GetUp!)
appearances by Stella Whittaker and Micheal Mobbs
http://www.waverley.nsw.gov.au/things_to_do/…/bondi_pavilion/gallery
When: 6:30-8:30pm
@ Bondi Pavilion Gallery, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach

DORKBOT-SYD DEC : ROBOTS + ELECTROCUTION + HACKING AIRPLANES + SYNTHESIZERS
This month Sydney’s Dorkbot goes to Performance Space as a part
of the Clubhouse Program, to present 4 incredible projects from a variety of super nerds
RSVP here
http://www.performancespacebookings.com.au/BookingRetrieve.aspx?ID=170118
When: 7pm Sharp – 10pm
@ Performance Space – 245 Wilson St Eveleigh, Sydney

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Wednesday 14th December
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Last Show of the year – 14 – 23 December 2011
10 DAYS ONLY – ALL WORKS $1500 AND UNDER
http://www.kingstreetgallery.com.au
When: Tuesday – Saturday – 10am – 6pm
@ King Street Gallery on William – 177 William Street, Darlinghurst

END-of-YEEEEAAAAR thINgs soiREE’ | Talking Through Your Arts | 2SER-FM
Talking Through Your Arts | Saturdays | 12-1.00pm | 107.3FM
parking is available
public transport: bus 428
When: 6-9pm
@ Addison Gallery | 142 Addison Road | Hut 13 (first hut your come to on the right as you enter the community centre)

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Thursday 15th December
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REGISTER NOW: For the 4A 2011 Annual Members’ Exhibition
Download a form by clicking on this link – This may take a minute to download)
http://gallery.mailchimp.com/dce4715ce2b8f617885225776/files/4A_Annual_Members_Exhibition_Registration_Form.pdf
When: 6-8pm
@ 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art – 181-187 Hay Street, Sydney

Lost And Found, Chris Lego
http://www.plumpgallery.org/
When: 6-8pm
@ Plump Gallery, 240 Enmore Rd, Enmore

…stand next in line @ Alaska Projects
Curated by Onur Karaozbek, Co-Curator Tolmie MacRae and joined by InstraMental for extra flavour
http://www.alaskaprojects.com
When: 6-8:30pm
@ Alaska Projects – Level 2, Kings Cross Car Park, 9A Elizabeth Bay Road, Elizabeth Bay

THE PAPER MILL PARTY – So long and goodnight!
The Paper Mill will be completely transformed into a dancing fun
time destination complete with DJ’s drinks and hilarity for all.
Come to The Paper Mill from 7pm on Thursday December 15 to celebrate
an amazing year-and-a-half with The Paper Mill Directors, Volunteers and artists.
http://www.thepapermill.org.au
When: 7-11pm
@ The Paper Mill – 1 Angel Place, Ash St, Sydney

Gallery One: Group exhibition – WOHOOOH!!!
Gallery Two: Eugene D’Souza – Of Flesh
Gallery Three: Janet Parker-Smith, Pia Larsen & Court Williams – Extreme Measures
Gallery Four: The Photogroup – Snapshot
http://www.gaffa.com.au
When: 6-8pm
@ Gaffa Gallery – 281 Clarence Street, CBD, Sydney

Gifted – Christmas  on Danks street
http://www.kaleidoscope-gallery.com/
When: 6-8pm
@ Kaleidoscope Gallery – 3-7 Danks Street, Waterloo

Articulate Turns One
http://www.articulate497.blogspot.com/
When: 6-9pm
@ Articulate Project Space – 497 Parramatta Road, Leichhardt.

ALTERATIONS, DISTURBANCES & RIPS
http://www.ambushgallery.com/
When: 6-9pm
@ aMBUSH Gallery – 4A James St, Waterloo SYDNEY

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Friday 16th December
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Saturday 17th December
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55 Sydenham Rd Marrickeville NSW 2204 AU
Fundraiser
http://www.55sydenhamrd.com
When: 5-10pm
@ 55 Sydenham Rd Marrickeville NSW 2204 AU

Kearnsy Christmas Art Show
When: 3-5pm
@ 37, Moncur St, Woollahra – Entry via the back street (Dorhauer Lane)

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Sunday 18th December
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CRACKER

MOP FUNDRAISER – CRACKER
CASH & CARRY – ALL WORKS $50
DONATE OR BUY A WORK
ALL WORKS @ MOP BY Sat 17.12.2011
(any medium) no larger than a4 in size
http://www.mop.org.au
When: 6-8pm
@ MOP – 2/39 Abercrombie Street, Chippendale

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Monday 19th December
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Tuesday 20th December
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Gallery Burlesque “Tease the season”
http://www.galleryburlesque.com
When: 7:30pm-12am
@ Gallery Burlesque – St James Hotel, 114 Castlereagh St, Sydney

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Wednesday 21st December
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Thursday 22nd December
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Friday 23rd December
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Saturday 24th December
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Sunday 25th December
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THINGS OF INTEREST
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Project52 is about intrigue and the relationship between people,
objects, images and stories.

Each week, for 52 weeks, I create a drawing and a related 52-word
story inspired by objects provided by a participant.

Participants are invited to provide me with an object or a photo.
Within a week, I create an artwork and a story, using their object for inspiration.
In return, you receive a sneak preview before I post the work on my site and you
get the credit for providing the inspiration.

When all 52 works are completed, the project will culminate in an exhibition.
The easiest way to see some of the outputs is to visit my blog
http://www.anthonyquinnartist.com/blog-page-not-category/

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A free exhibition of the artists selected for the Redlands Westpac Art Prize 2012 will be
presented at the National Art School from 2 May until 2 June 2012.

PRIZE ANNOUNCEMENT:
The winning artists in both the main prize and emerging prize will be announced on
Wednesday 2 May 2012. With the exception of the winning art works that are acquired by
Redlands School, all works exhibited in the Prize will be available for purchase.

About Redlands
Established in 1884, Redlands is a leading Sydney independent school with a reputation
for innovation in education. Over the past 126 years, Redlands has expanded
significantly from its beginnings as a small school of five students to the vibrant, co-
educational, international environment of today and during that time has led much
innovation in education. An extensive range of programs – academic, sports, creative
and performing arts, outdoor education, service – gives students the opportunity to learn,
to achieve and to develop their unique skills and talents.

As in previous years Lindy will select approximately 18 contemporary Australian and
New Zealand artists to participate in the exhibition. Each of the selected artists
will in turn nominate an “emerging” artist to also participate.

The successful selected artist will receive a $20,000 cheque courtesy of Westpac’s sponsorship.
The successful emerging artist will receive a $10,000 cheque courtesy of Konica Minolta.
Both artworks will in turn become part of the School’s teaching collection.

For further information please contact Tina Flemning on 02 9908 6484 or tfleming@redlands.nsw.edu.au

http://www.redlands.nsw.edu.au/go/redlands-community/redlands-westpac-art-prize

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
The ATVP Demo Sale is a fundraiser for the gallery and an opportunity to sell your
artworks in the lead up to the Christmas Season. The show will take up the entirety
of the Ground Floor Gallery as well as our two new spaces – the Starewell Gallery
and Gallery 4.5 upstairs.

As an Artist Run Initiative (ARI), ATVP relies on donations, grants and a whole lot
of good will to fund our mission to support emerging and contemporary art, artists
and curators. As such, this show is an important fundraiser to ensure that we can
keep delivering an exciting program into 2012 and beyond.

Artists are invited to submit works with a sale price of no more than $300.
The proceeds from any works sold will be split evenly between the gallery and the artist.

The Demo Sale operates like a garage sale – works can be taken by the buyer immediately
after purchase (in time to be wrapped and put under the tree). We will continue to put
out more artworks as others sell.

Download the submission form http://www.atthevanishingpoint.com.au/web_images/85/FORM_DemoSale.pdf
OR see form attached and return to info@atthevanishingpoint.com.au by 6.00pm, Thursday 1/12/11

KEY FACTS & DATES:
Exhibition runs 8 – 18 December
Works to be delivered between 10am and 6pm Monday 5 December 2011
Sale price for all artworks is $300 or less
Works should be no larger than 100 cm in any dimension
Proceeds split 50/50 with ATVP
Submissions due – Monday 5 December
http://www.atthevanishingpoint.com.au
info@atthevanishingpoint.com.au (02) 9519 2340, 0430 083 364
@ At The Vanishing Point – Contemporary Art Inc. – 565 King Street Newtown NSW 2042

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ATVP now accepting exhibition proposals for 2012
Each year, the At the Vanishing Point – Contemporary Art Inc. (ATVP)
team develops a new and exciting program of exhibitions and events for
the coming 12 months. Within this program, a number of exhibition slots
are reserved for proposals from artists and curators wishing to exhibit
in one or more of our gallery spaces. ATVP will consider every proposal seriously,
and for those that are successful, provide complete support in the development
and delivery of the exhibition.
We are currently accepting proposals until 6.00pm Sunday 18th December.
Please find the information pack and proposal form attached.

ATVP is committed to supporting innovative, experimental and engaging emerging and
contemporary artistic and curatorial practices. Since being established in early 2007,
ATVP has presented more than 100 exhibitions, projects and events, providing valuable
exposure and opportunities for artists, curators and audiences alike.

Proposals are open to artists seeking individual exhibition, group shows and curators.
Artists should take particular note of our new space Gallery 4.5 –
an affordable and professional space for a solo show.
The information pack attached outlines the available spaces and associated costs,
as well as what you can expect when exhibiting at ATVP.
If you would like any further information please visit our
website or get in touch at info@atthevanishingpoint.com.au.

Kind regards,
Brendan Penzer
Gallery Director
At the Vanishing Point – Contemporary Art Inc.

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LAST CHANCE XMAS SHOPPING!
We will be holding a late night shopping extravaganza December 20th until 8pm. The Gallery, Sterling, &company, Parable, Studio artists and Blackstar Pastry.
More info →
PROPOSALS OPEN FOR THE GALLERY LEVEL (ONE, TWO & THREE)
If you’re interested in submitting a proposal to exhibit in one of our main galleries, find information on how to apply.
More info →
CALL OUT FOR GAFFA’S GUEST GALLERY ‘FAILSPACE’
Failspace is a project space that aims to initiate a critical discourse and presentation of Contemporary craft and labour intensive art through a series of experimental and participatory exhibitions.
More info →
CLASSES + WORKSHOPS ON THE STUDIO LEVEL
Enrolments for the next silver-smithing semester are now open. Semester begins February 2012.
More info →
INVITATION: OBJECT MAKERS + JEWELLERS TO APPLY FOR REPRESENTATION IN GAFFA’S SHOP STERLING
Sterling is making room to take in a selection of new stockists. If you think you have something for our retail outlet please contact sterling@gaffa.com.au with a brief introduction to yourself and your practice and 3 JPEGS of your current range.
More info →
THE ARCADES: TWO POP UP SPACES AVAILABLE
We are so thrilled to have added Parable (link to parable) + &company (link to &company) to the Gaffa family and are excited to be entering into the New Year with them on board. This leaves two spaces up for grabs! Next year’s going to be huge so get in quick!
More info →

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OIL PAINTING CLASSES with Celia Gullett

Applications are now open for a one year course in oil painting classes with Celia Gullett. This course is designed to familiarize students with the historical principles and techniques of painting. The central theme of the course is to investigate and understand how artists have tackled the difficulty of creating three dimensions on a flat surface. Artists from numerous periods of western painting have passed down invaluable methods to achieve a range of effects in oils. By focusing on the use of underpainting systems, and painting in layers, it is envisaged that students will expand their repertoire and be able to bring greater purpose and skill to their practice.
The course is suitable for established practitioners who wish to extend their technical knowledge, as well as students with no prior experience. Beginners will gain a strong foundation in oil painting.

Students will learn a wide range of traditional systems that will expand their
understanding of the craft of painting, and bring about a more informed attitude towards the subtle aspects of working with oil paint. As well as gaining an understanding of these traditional systems, students are introduced to the properties and characteristics of pigments, mediums and supports, encouraging students to familiarize themselves with archival practices. Subjects include the figure, still life, portraiture and landscape, seen technically through particular painters in western history. Whilst it is often the case during the course that the subject is set, the range of techniques and effects covered can be adapted to figurative or non-figurative painting. The pursuit of an individual language is encouraged and fostered in and out of class, and students are expected to develop
their own responses to the information presented during the year.

The year is divided into 4 terms, which roughly follow the school year. New students are required to attend on a Friday from 9.30 – 2pm with a short lunch break. Class size is limited to 12. Students need to make a commitment to attend the full programme, as the course has been designed in stages to allow maximum attention to each area of study.
If students wish to continue studying after the first year, as has been the case to date, there is a mixture of self – generated and set projects. Various artists from the Impressionists, the 20th century, and our current time are covered. The use of contemporary materials is also discussed and investigated in the second year of study.

The studio for the classes is situated in Annandale. Applicants should contact Celia Gullett to enquire about costs and equipment. There is a recommended materials
list, which will provide students with a preferred palette, mediums and brushes. etc. Classes for new students are on Fridays and continuing students on Thursdays.
COURSE OUTLINE

Term 1 :  UNDERSTANDING MATERIALS AND TONE.
• understanding tone and learning traditional methods used in
underpainting systems
• overpainting in opaques and glazes.
• Properties of pigments
• Understanding fat over lean
• Mediums
• Different supports for painting
• Brushwork

Term 2 : COLOUR AND GROUNDS
• Traditional Palette
• The modern palette
• Limited Palette
• Traditional grounds and their purpose.
• Colour and Tone.
• Composition

Term 3 : THE HUMAN FORM
• Understanding the figure through drawing
• Painting the figure / portraiture
• Colours for flesh
• Painting flesh historically
• Painting flesh in a contemporary way

Term 4 : SELF GENERATED PROJECT
This term will be spent producing a body of work based on the student’s choice of subject. This is an opportunity for all students to put into practice a more individual approach to painting using the skills attained throughout the year, applying the new repertoire to a more personal subject.

ABOUT CELIA GULLETT
Before founding the painting school at Annandale in 2005, Celia Gullett studied at East Sydney Technical college ( now NAS ), and completed a degree in Fine Arts at City Art Institute, ( now COFA ) in 1982. Returning to teach at both institutions, she has also run many specialized short courses and workshops in Sydney and rural NSW. After completing her studies at City Art Institute and East Sydney Tech, she studied with Charlie Sheard for three years, and assisted him for a year at his studio school in
2000. Celia Gullett has exhibited with the Tim Olsen Gallery since 2002.

For further details
email: celia.gullett@gmail.com

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