OPENINGS AND THE ARTS IN SYDNEY 30/01/2012 – 05/02/2012

Hello and happy new year 2012, we are back with our usual Sydney shows, exciting events, competitions plus lots more!
We also have a few new sections plus a new post (In studio) that takes look into the studios of Sydney artists.

New pages include:

Competitions – coming soon

In Studio – which is artist profiles in their studio.

Art materials and specials

If you want to be a part of any of these pages or post please email us at with your details.

We wish you a great year and hope to hear from you soon.

Take care and play safe.
Mark Rowden @ Sydney art galleries and art community

Monday 30th January

Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
When: 7.30-10.30pm – Entry by gold coin donation.
@ Dear Pluto – 5a Wilshire St, Surry Hills

Tuesday 31st January

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

New Paintings in Group show – Toward Black and White
When: 6-8pm
@ Flinders Street Gallery – 61 Flinders Street, Surry Hills

COOL WORLD Curated by Mitch Cairns
When: 6-8pm
@ Alaska Projects – Level 2, Kings Cross Car Park, 9A Elizabeth Bay Road, Elizabeth Bay, Sydney

Wednesday 1st February
When: 6-8pm
@ Tim Olsen Gallery – 63 Jersey Road, Woollahra

Shape shifter – DANIEL HOLLIER
When: 6-8pm
@ Liverpool Street Gallery – 243a Liverpool Street, East Sydney

When: 6-8pm
@ Conny Dietzchold Gallery – 9 Crown Street, East Sydney

Mountains & Valleys
When: 6-8pm
@ James Dorahy Projects Space – Suite 4, Level One, Minerva Building – 111 Macleay St, Potts Point

The Invisible Man – Alex Gawronski
Magic Undone – Kate Mitchell
non-writing histories – Alex Martinis Roe
When: 6-8pm
@ ARTSPACE, Sydney – 43-51 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo

Jane Lennon – The Origin of Species-ism
When: 6-8pm
@ Sheffer Gallery – 38 Lander St, Darlington

When: 6-8pm
@ Defiance Gallery I – 47 Enmore Road, Newtown

Five Bells – A Visual Ode to Sydney : group show
When: 6-8pm
@ Damien Minton Gallery – 61-63 Great Buckingham St, Redfern

Svetlana Bailey ‘Fog’ and Annamarie Dzendrowskyj ‘Dissolve’
When: 6-8pm
@ Artereal Gallery – 747 Darling Street, Rozelle

Gallery 1 – Adrian Gebers – CONTEXT
Gallery 2 – Jodie Whalen – Worth My Weight In Gold
Gallery 3 – Catherine or Kate
Gallery 4 – Erica Molesworth – Just passing through…
When: 6-8pm
@ firstdraft gallery – 116—118 Chalmers St, Surry Hills

The Voices Project 2012: The One Sure Thing–the-one-sure-thing – Book tickets
When: 7pm
@ atyp Studio 1, Pier 4/5 Hickson Road, The Wharf, Walsh Bay

Group show at Gallery 9
When: 6-8pm
@ Gallery 9 – 9 Darley st, Darlinghurst

Thursday 2nd February
Geoff Dyer
When: 6-8pm
@ Mick – 44 Gurner Street, Paddington

SUMMER exhibitions
When: 6-8pm
@ Sydney Children’s Hospital – BigPond Star Café, Level 0 (High Street entrance), Randwick

Through the Archipelago – PETER COOLEY
When: 6-8pm
@ Martin Browne Gallery – 15-21 Hampden Street, Paddington

Sullivan + Strumpf 2012 Group Exhibition
When: 6-8pm
@ Sullivan+Strumpf Gallery – 799 Elizabeth Street, Zetland

The Late Night Library Inagrual Spelling Bee!!
Calling all pedants! Late Night Library is hosting its inaugural spelling bee.
Come along and battle wits with our hosts Charlie Garber (Neighbourhood Watch, Pig Island)
Zoe Coombs Marr (2011 Phillip Parsons Winner, Imperial Panda Festival)
and Mark Sutton (Project 52). This is an event for the truly perspicacious.
Wheyfeced recreants need not apply. Come along win a trophy.
When: 9-10pm
@ Surry Hills Library – 405 Crown St, Sydney

Friday 3rd February
When: 6-8pm
@ Manly Art Gallery & Museum – West Esplanade Reserve, Manly

Cinema Alley 2012 – annual one-night only street screening of video artwork
Book your tickets here
When: 7-10pm
@ Adjacent to 4A (181-187 Hay Street), Parker St, Sydney

Saturday 4th February

60th Blake Prize Touring Exhibition
When: 3-5pm
@ DELMAR GALLERY – Trinity Grammar School, 144 Victoria St, Ashfield

When: 5-8pm
@ Soho Gallery – Corner Crown & Cathedral Sts, SYDNEY

Sunday 5th February


Copyright Agency announces the deadline of the second round of
Artlike competition

Friday 13 January 2012 – Artists have until Wednesday 29 February 2012 to enter Artlike, an art
competition run on Facebook by rights management organisation Copyright Agency.

Artlike is an art competition run through Copyright Agency’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.

The winning artist will be featured in the March issue of Copyright Agency’s Calendar magazine.

The first round of our Artlike Facebook competition closed on 30 November, with David Bradbury’s
Woman and baby reflected in the mirror, winning convincingly with the most ‘likes’.

Originally from England, David is based in Sydney and has been painting since he was a child. In 1997
he launched a website through which he takes on commissions.

While David paints all sorts subjects, he most enjoys portraits. ‘I’m not inspired to paint landscapes
but people are endlessly fascinating, even if they’re maddeningly difficult to paint (especially noses
and mouths),’ he says.

To enter please download our application form please log on to > Creators
and Publishers > Visual artists > Artlike competition. Please read the terms and conditions before


Marten Bequest

Applications period extended for 2 weeks

Not long until applications close for the 2012 Marten Bequest
Travelling Scholarship. Get your entry in for architecture, ballet,
instrumental music, poetry or prose for your chance to explore and
develop your artistic gifts through travel.

Scholarships are worth $20,000 and awarded to young Australian artists
who show outstanding ability and promise in their field.

Get your creative juices flowing and apply now for a chance to
kick start your artistic career.

Entries close 27 January 2012.

Apply online at


Artists are invited to submit their work for review in order to be selected for
fourth volume of “International Contemporary Artists”, a series of international art books.
The book will provide an in-depth look at global art, appealing to professional and
emerging artists, opening out the world of art to a wider audience.

The publication is already in progress and early submissions are recommended.

If you are an artist or gallery, interested in this project, we would be delighted
to review your submission.
As in previews volumes, the book will include paintings, sculptures, installations,
digital art and photography, showing in each page the individuality of each artist
and different styles of expression as well.

Emerging and established artists are welcome to submit their work for selection in
order to be included to the book.

A juried committee will select the artists who will be able to show their work in a
full-color art book. Each selected artist will be presented in the book in a one-page
layout that will include images of his/her work, an essay or statement and his/her contact information.
You can find additional information about the book here:

The book is distributed worldwide through major book wholesalers and online shops.

If you want to submit your work for review or if you have any questions about this
publication, please feel free to contact us.

Julia Adison
Assistant Curator

I.C.A. Publishing
US: 380 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY, 10168, US
EU: Athens Towers, 2-4 Messogion Avenue, Athens 115 27, GR



Be one of the first artists to be profiled in this new section ‘In Studio’

We are taking submissions for 2012 now!

So, What is ‘In Studio’?

It’s a regular section of our blog, in which we will be profiling a different artist each time,
asking them questions about their pratice, their studio and about themselves.
We will also be taking photos of them in their working enironment, be it a studio or out in the field.

Please send the following information to

1) Your name.
2) Current email.
3) Type of art practice.
4) If you have a show coming up in Sydney and the date (If applicable).
5) Your studio location.
5) 25 words or less of why you want to be profiled.


All blog posts are copyrighted and all rights belong to – Sydney art galleries and art community and Mark Rowden


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