OPENINGS AND THE ARTS IN SYDNEY 12/02/2012 – 19/02/2012

Feb fast doesn’t help if you want a glass of wine at an opening…
Rain doesn’t help when you want to get to an opening…
But good art helps you through it, why not pop into a gallery and see some!

Happy valentines to you all.. Have a great studio week.
Talk soon and play safe.

Monday 13th February
CONCRETE POETRY – Anwyn Crawford and Emma Davidson
When: afternoon/evening

Tuesday 14th February ♥

Juliet Holmes à Court
When: 6–8pm
@ Australian GAlleries – 15 Roylston Street, Paddington

BrightSide Extravaganza
When:  6-10pm
@ aMBUSH Gallery – 4a James Street, Waterloo.

TAP TAP TAP SING SING SING – An Evening Of Writing, Ideas And Song
THE NICK CAVE QUESTION- Clinton Walker and Rhys Muldoon will ponder the question of
‘Nick Cave- genius or jerk’? Jason and Mindy will include a Nick Cave cover in their set.
When: 7:30-8pm – Clinton Walker & Rhys Muldoon
When: 8:15-8:45pm- Mindy Sotiri
When: 9-9:30pm- Jason Walker
@ The Green Room Lounge – 156 Enmore Road, Enmore

Gallery Burlesque “Trip Over Love”
Tickets $15 from door, be early to grab a spot and enjoy the show…
When: 7:30pm-12:30am
@ St James Hotel – 114 Castlereagh St, Sydney

Wednesday 15th February
When: 6-8pm
@ Chalk Horse – 8 Lacey Street, Surry Hills

Louisa Chircop – Breathing life into pieces
When: 6-8pm
@ Sheffer Gallery – 38 Lander Street, Darlington

Thursday 16th February
Tjukurrpa – Woven Histories
When: 6-8pm
@ Art Equity – Level 6 Barrack House, 16-20 Barrack Street, Sydney

When: 6-8pm
@ MOP projects – 2/39 Abercrombie Street, Chippendale

Dean Brown & Rona Green
When: 6–8pm
@ Australian galleries works on paper – 24 Glenmore Road, Paddington

Exhibition – Face Apart
When: 6-8pm
@ Salerno Gallery – 70 Glebe Point Road, Glebe

To Broadsheet with Love – Sherryl Ryan
When: 7-9pm
@ ACCELERATOR Gallery – 6 Scott Street, Pyrmont

John Vasey
When: until 26th
@ 18 footers at Double Bay Sailing Club

Friday 17th February
Evolution:Communication – Informal viewing
When: 6-6:30pm
@ PACT Theatre – 107 Railway Pde, Newtown

Damp Store® moist poster exhibition
When: 7-10pm
@ DAMP STORE –  Shop 4, 31 Brighton Street, Curl Curl

Saturday 18th February

Surf city film festival
General: $30
Concession/Member: $25
Festival ticket: $60
When: 1-4pm
@ Museum of Sydney – Cnr Phillip and Bridge Street

Edge of Elsewhere – Public Programs – In Memory of A Name
When: 2-4pm
@ 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art – 181-187 Hay Street, Sydney

Lezlie Tilley – Pages from an a-less novel
Major Artists, Major Works – featuring important works from the represented artists
When: 6-8PM
@ Brenda May Gallery – 2 Danks Street Waterloo

Origin of Species…Being a Musical Comedy about Charles Darwin
Tickets are: $10 for kids
$15 Concession Card holders
$20 Everyone Else
When: 7-10pm
@ Wentworth Falls School of Arts, 217-219 Great Western Highway, Wentworth Falls, New South Wales

Sunday 19th February

When: 7pm
@ The Standard – 383 Bourke St, Level 3 – Taylor’s Square, Surry Hills



ENQUIRIES: Bowral & District Art Society

@ 1 Short Street, Bowral PO Box 144 Bowral NSW 2576

Phone: (02) 4861 4093, Mon, Wed, Thurs & Fri, 9am-12noon,
Website: Email:


Head On Portrait Prize Entries Now Open

Head On Photo Festival’s Portrait Prize entries are now open.
Calling all photographers; emerging and established, to submit their most miraculous,
marvellous and mind-boggling photographic portraits.
Win your share of approximately $50,000 worth of prizes.

Finalists’ work will be selected by multi award winning photographer Tamara Dean,
Monash Gallery Director Shaune Lakin, ABC broadcaster Robbie Buck and Head On curator Moshe Rosenzveig.
The ‘Critic’s Prize’ will be selected by photography critic Robert McFarlane.
Head On Portrait Prize is the nation’s major innovative showcase for Australian portrait photography,
reflecting a vibrant, diverse cross-section of new and traditional photographic practices.
Entries close 11th March 2012 11pm EST

Submit Here:


Sell me a story- a storytelling workshop

supported by City of Sydney
Develop your storytelling skills with award-winning storyteller Anna Conomos.
This workshop will break down the techniques of public speaking and build up your confidence to
enrich your narrations in the home or the classroom. With a focus on structure, vocal and physical dynamics and characterisation,
this workshop offers insights that will enable teachers and parents to get creative and have fun!
Monday 13 February
2.00pm – 4.00pm
Glebe Library
T 9298 3060
Bookings Essential
Free Event
Event Snapshot
When: Monday 13 February from 14.00 to 16.00
@ Glebe Library, 186 Glebe Point Road (cnr Wigram Road) Glebe 2037 Venue details
City of Sydney Library
Library Staff
How to get to this event:
bus – Glebe Point Road


Come on a surf safari in celluloid and discover epic film journeys – from Puberty Blues to Bra boys.
Join surfers, filmmakers and cultural commentators to explore the making of these classics.

11 February: Gidget (1959) and Blue Hawaii (1961)
Nell Schofield; actor, TV presenter and producer
Jaimie and Aspasia Leonarder; Mu Meson film archive

Gidget is one of the quintessential and original surf movies. It follows the story of Francis
who has a run in with some surfers while swimming one day and becomes drawn to the sport,
]as well as the surfers. Blue Hawaii, an Elvis classic, is the first of three movies that he shot in Hawaii.
It is a fun musical that follows Chad Gates as he returns to the surfing culture of Hawaii after serving in the army.

18 February: Puberty Blues (1971)
Paul Byrnes; Sydney Morning Herald film critic and senior curator for Australian Screen Online
Paul Clarke; director and producer of Bombora
Rebecca Olive; academic and surfing blogger

Puberty Blues is a cult-classic that follows the lives of a group of Aussie teenage girls
as they grow up on the beach and hanging out with the local surfer boys.

25 February: Heaven (1997), Hell (2009) and Bra Boys (2007)
Nell Schofield; actor, TV presenter and producer
Macario De Souza; director of Bra Boys

These surf flicks are experimental and controversial. Hear Nell Schofield talk about
her movie Hell which was created in response to Tracey Moffatt’s art film Heaven,
which compiles footage of male surfers posing, surfing, dressing and undressing on Australian beaches.
]Bra Boys tells the story of the notorious Maroubra surf-gang. The film looks at their success as big
wave surfers as well as other aspects of their sometimes turbulent lives within surfing culture and Sydney society.

Museum of Sydney
Saturdays 11, 18 & 25 February
1pm – 4pm





Artist Marketing Resources blog followers and Artist Marketing Resources LinkedIN group members are
invited to submit their 2-dimensional wall-art images for exhibition in a series of upcoming online
shows in the 3D Virtual Gallery spaces of Exhibbit.

We are starting off our ongoing series of exhibitions with two gallery spaces.
The curator will select an eclectic collection of artworks for each gallery.
Exhibit titles will develop from the artworks selected.

These first two gallery shows will open March 1st 2012 and stay up until June 1st, 2012

How to Submit: If you already follow the Artist Marketing Resources blog and are a member
of the Artist Marketing Resources group on LinkedIN we are ready to accept your submissions.
If you are not yet following, then go ahead and follow the blog and join the Artist Marketing
Resources LinkedIn group, then submit!

Send your submissions with the email subject link: Artist Submissions for Virtual Shows,
include a link to your website or online portfolio in your email, or up to 12 low resolution jpegs (72 dpi),
to curator, Marie Kazalia via email at:

There is no fee to submit!


Selected artists curated into the shows have two options:

Options A: For 1-5 artworks included in one or both shows, pay a one-time fee
of $7.USD and no commission on sales of your art in the exhibits.

Option B: No fee, 10% of sales of your art via the exhibitions goes to the curator—that is,
90% of art item sales goes to you the artist .

Selected Artists: For  each artwork curated into the show you must provide, title, dimensions,
‘materials including support (oil on canvas, oil on panel etc), your retail sales price.

These exhibitions will be widely promoted.

Exhibbit CEO Peter Worrall says– ”An exhibbit show can be embedded into an email or website,
shared via Facebook, Twitter or any other social media platform. View the spaces here:

Individual artworks in the shows will be shared on newer sites such as Pinterest, Tumblr, StumbleUpon etc