OPENINGS AND THE ARTS IN SYDNEY 06/02/2012 – 12/02/2012

Welcome to another week  filled with shows and events that will undoubtedly enrich you with inspiration, wine and rain! Check out the show by Joel Dickens on Wednesday @ Arthouse Gallery (also his interview with us in our first ‘In Studio’ post from last week)

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Take it easy and play safe!

Monday 6th February

When: 6-8pm
@ TIM OLSEN GALLERY – 63 Jersey Road Woollahra

TOOLKIT LAB 2012 (w/ Barney O’Hanlon & Laura Sheedy)
A two week physical training intensive for performance based artists, theatre and dance makers
When: 10am – 5pm
@ FraserStudios – 10-14 Kensington Street

Tuesday 7th February

Simon Fieldhouse – paintings
Randall Sinnamon – Monkey Business – Sculpture & drawings
When: 6-8pm
@ Robin Gibson Gallery – 278 Liverpool Street Darlinghurst, Sydney

Alexander Poulet -CnyMHuk-1 – Wandergesellen, Waldmann (man of the woods and principles of forest economics)
Nathan Babet (Hrebabetzky)
When: 6-8pm
@ Eastern Bloc – 138 Evans Street, Rozelle

Black & White & Colour – FSG Group Show 2012
When: 6-8pm
@ Flinders Street Gallery – 61 Flinders Street, Surry Hills

Sweet and Saucy – South Sydney’s History of Food Manufacturing
When: 12:30-1:30pm
@ Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts – 280 Pitt Street, Sydney

Brave New Worlds
When:L 5-7pm
@ Kudos Gallery – 6 Napier St, Paddington

When: 6-8pm
@ St Vincents Hospital – Xavier Art Space, Public Hospital Foyer

Wednesday 8th February

Joel Dickens – it’s not the wolf you need to be afraid of
James Ettelson – Laugh
When: 6-8pm
@ ARTHOUSEGALLERY – 66 McLachlan Avenue, Rushcutters Bay

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

TRACE MAKERS – Kate Beckingham, Nick Greenwich, Rhonda Pryor, Ling Yuen
When: 6-8pm
@ Paper plane – 727 Darling street, Rozelle, Sydney

Pause – Jumaadi
when: 6-8pm
@ Watters Gallery – 109 Riley Street East Sydney

Thursday 9th February
Wim Delvoye
Tony Clark – Büehnenbilder
When: 6-8pm
@ Rosyln Oxley9 – 8 Soudan Lane, (off Hampden Street) Paddington

RIO in BONDI – Emmanuella Bernard curated by Clay De Paula
When: 6-8pm
@ Bondi Pavilion – Bondi Beach

The Idea of Water
Amelia Curran, Jennifer Gabbay, Lauren Gock, Nadege Lamy and Bette Mifsud
When: 6-8pm
@ Blacktown Arts Centre – 78 Flushcombe Road, Blacktown

Wilde Labyrinth Steels the Eye
When: 6-8pm
@ Global Gallery – 5 Comber Street, Paddington

Rachel Scott – Alison Mcgregor – Put it on the table
When: 6-8pm

Gallery One – Richard Byers – envelopes
Gallery Two – Marie Peter-Toltz – Prologues
Gallery Three – Kate Dambach – the almost
Failspace – Iris SiYi Shen – Miracle
When: 6-8pm
@ Gaffa – 281 Clarence street, Sydney

When: 6-8pm
@ Kaleidoscope Gallery – 3-7 Danks Street

Shifty women, dirty rats
When: 6-8pm
@ A-M Gallery – 191 Wilson St, Newtown

When: 6-8pm
@ Tin Sheds Gallery – 148 City Road

UNOFFICIAL LAUNCH fastBREAK 2012 – Beginnings
RSVP: Call (02) 8374 6230
When: 9-10pm
@ Surry Hills Library – 405 Crown St, Sydney

Friday 10th February
Panorama Artists Talks
When: 11am-12pm
@ Casula Powerhouse – 1 Casula Road, Casula

Kate Vassallo I Tardy
When: 6-8pm
@ Galleryeight – 12 Argyle Place, Millers Point, Sydney

When: 6-8pm
@ Ground Floor – 583 Elizabeth Street, Redfern

Saturday 11th February
Sculpture 2012 – a curated group exhibition
When: 6-8pm
@ Brenda May – 2 Danks Street, Waterloo

Rachel Ellis – Paintings and Drawings
Paul Ferman – How can you be surprised by life? – photographs
When: 3-5pm
@ King Street Gallery on William – 177 William Street, Darlinghurst

Occupy the Future – Sarah Goffman, Mini Graff, Deborah Kelly and Fiona MacDonald
When: 3pm
@ The Cross Art Projects – 8 Llankelly Place, Kings Cross 2011 (off Orwell Street)

Sunday 12th February


Call for Artists
LOVE AND DEATH – LIEBESTOD – the two opposing elements of life.
We can’t live without love, we can’t avoid death. Show us how you feel about love, death or both.
ESP GALLERY is calling for submissions for its group show of 2012.
Opening on Saturday 25 February 2012 at 4pm.
As ESP GALLERY is volunteer run, we ask our artists to help keep the
show open by volunteering a shift during our opening hours. We will send the roster to you.
HOW: Email 3 – 5 jpgs of your work to:
Include your name, name of work, medium, size and contact details – phone and email.
WORKS: Any medium. Works limited to 1 metre in any direction.
We have a modern hanging system and plinths are also available.
WHEN: Emails by THURSDAY 16 Feb.
Delivery SATURDAY 18 Feb 11AM – 2PM (or by appointment)
Opening SATURDAY 25 Feb 4pm
ENTRY FEE: $30 per entry. All funds go to keeping ESP Gallery going.
Pay cash when you deliver OR to ESP Gallery bank account with your name in CAPS in post line:
Edith Artists
BSB 032 007
Ac 38 6039


The 2012 City of Hobart Art Prize is now open for entries.
This year’s media are Fibre and Paint. For more information go to

The 2012 City of Hobart Art Prize is open to artists, designers and craftspeople across Australia.
It brings together contemporary visual art, craft and design practice in a single exhibition.
Fibre: works of art, craft or design utilising fibre as the primary media.
Paint: works of art utilising paint as the primary media.

Two x $15,000 acquisitive City of Hobart Art Prizes (one in each category).
$1,000 People’s Choice Award.
Sue Backhouse, Senior Curator of Art, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

Joe Pascoe, CEO/Artistic Director, Craft Victoria
Wayne Tunnicliffe, Head Curator, Australian Art, Art Gallery of NSW
Conditions of Entry

Please read the Conditions of Entry for detailed information before entering the City of Hobart Art Prize.
All information and images should be prepared before commencing the entry form as data cannot be
saved and returned to at a later date. We apologise for this inconvenience.

Entry Fee
$30 (inclusive of GST) payable as per the Conditions of Entry (above).
Entries Close

Tuesday 1 May 2012, 5pm (EST).
Notification of Selection
Entrants will be advised of selection results in early July.

We value your input and ask that you provide feedback on the submission process –
comments can be made at  with “Feedback” in the subject line.

For all City of Hobart Art Prize enquiries please contact:
Frances Butler, Program Officer – City of Hobart Art Prize or (03) 6238 2430


Auditions: ANIMAL FARM directed by Netta Yaschin

Australian Theatre for Young People is looking for performers aged between 15 and 26 for a new stage adaptation of Animal

Farm. George Orwell’s classic tale of corrupted revolution will be brought to life with startling imagination by director

N…etta Yaschin. The animals of Manor Farm have a vision for a better world. But there is a fragrance to power that can

overwhelm the senses.

This new adaptation brings a tribal energy to one of the greatest stories of the 20th Century. An ensemble of actors aged

between 15 and 26 will turn Studio 1 into a utopian world before revelling in its demise. Using physical theatre, ensemble

improvisation and excerpts straight from the novel this production is a joyous theatrical revolution.

The production is looking for actors from diverse ages and backgrounds. Strong dance and physical theatre skills are an

advantage but not essential.

The production will also make use of actors able to sing and play musical instruments.


Audition at atyp: Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th February

Rehearsal dates: 28th February – 22nd April (8 weeks)
Tuesdays and Thursdays (6pm – 9pm), Sundays (1pm – 6pm)

Bump in/ Tech week: Mon 23rd – Wed 25th April – times to be advised.
Season: 25 April – 12 May
Previews: Wed 25th, Thurs 26th April, (7pm) Fri matinee (11:30am)
Opens: Friday 27th April
Times: Wed – Sat 7pm, Sun 5pm
Matinees Wed and Fri 11:30am (maximum of six days)

REQUIRED: Actors need to prepare one short (max 3 minute) monologue.

Nb: There is a fee of $150 to participate in atyp’s major productions. Those genuinely unable to afford a participation fee

may apply for a scholarship.

Please call 9270 2400 or email to book your audition time.


To be notified of future atyp auditions you may also email us ( and request to be added to our database.


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