OPENINGS AND THE ARTS IN SYDNEY 20/02/2012 – 26/02/2012

Only two more weeks of summer left, can you believe it? Maybe we can have a summer next season!

Have a great week of art. Thank you for the great response to our ‘In Studio’ profiles, if you haven’t already please do apply.

Artist Melanie Waugh features in this weeks ‘In Studio’ profile, please take look.

Have a great week.

Monday 20th February


Tuesday 21st February

Syndicate at Danks.  Launch of new gallery –
when: 6-8pm
Highway One Bob Kersey MEYER GALLERY
@ Syndicate at Danks – 2 Danks Street, Waterloo

The Fall of Sydney’s Department Stores FREE PUBLIC TALK
When: 12:3–1:30pm
@ Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts – 280 Pitt Street, Sydney

TAP TAP TAP SING SING SING – An Evening Of Writing, Ideas And Song
When: 7:30-8:00 – Eliza Sarlo & the ALL THE BEST team from FBI
When: 8:15-8:45- Mindy Sotiri
When: 9:00-9:30- Edward Deer
@ The Green Room Lounge – 156 Enmore Road, Enmore

When: 5-7pm
@ KUDOS Gallery, 6 Napier St Paddington

Wednesday 22nd February
PAUL DAVIES – Pentimento
When: 6-8pm
@ Tim Olsen Gallery – 63 Jersey Road, Woollahra

THE DIRECTORS SHOW – Pam Aitken, Kate Mackay and Marlene Sarroff
MIGUEL OLMO – Solo show
When: 6-8pm
@ At Factory 49 – 49 Shepherd St, Marrickville

Recent Works – Craig Waddell
When: 6-9pm
@ GALLERY 9 – 9 Darley St, Darlinghurst

Gallery 1 – Connie Anthes – He Blinked Back
Gallery 2 – Pia de Bruyn & Andrew Atchison – It’s Not the Bullet that Kills You (It’s the Hole)
Gallery 3 – Chloe Langford – Heavy Jelly
Gallery 4 – Chloe Hughes – Containers of a Liquid Reality
When: 6-8pm
@ firstdraft gallery – 116—118 Chalmers St, Surry Hills

Lucy Moore Collide gemini
When: 6-8pm
@ Alaska Projects – Level 2, Kings Cross Car Park, 9A Elizabeth Bay Road, Elizabeth Bay, Sydney

Thursday 23rd February
COLLABORATE – Prints by Kyoko Imazu and Damon Kowarsky
RSVP 02 8239 0055
When: 6-8pm
@ Japan Foundation Gallery – Level 1, Chifley Plaza, 2 Chifley Square, Sydney

When: 6-8pm
@ CHARLES HEWITT GALLERY – 335 South Dowling Street, Darlinghurst

When: 6-8pm
@ DOMINIK MERSCH GALLERY – 2 Danks Street Waterloo

Galleries 1 + 3 – Nik Dimopoulos & John Tsiavis – TROUGH X_HIBITION
Gallery 2 – Philip Ramsden – Retrospective: 50 Years of Photography
Failspace – Julia Burns – The Death of Hermine
When: 6-8pm
@ Gaffa – 281 Clarence Street, Sydney City

Joolie Green – Within you without you
Fandom – Group show – Curated by Caroline Christie
When: 6-9pm
@ At The Vanishing Point – Contemporary Art Inc. – 565 King Street Newtown

FILTHY CHILDREN – A showcase of Electronic Music and Artworks
from Sydney’s most munted computer nerds.
When: 7-10:30pm
@ Plump Gallery – 240 Enmore Rd, Enmore

Friday 24th February
The Green Desert.  Photographs by Peter Elfes
no bookings required
Meet the Artist” Talks followed by Q&A.
When: 1pm
@ Level 1 – Customs House Library, Circular Quay, Sydney

Masculin Féminin (part 1)
When: 6-8pm
@ Sarah Cottier Gallery – 3 Neild Avenue, Paddington

Bodé in Oz – Sydney
When: 6-8pm
@ CHINA HEIGHTS GALLERY – Level 3, 16-28 Foster Street, SurryHills

Dangerous Doubles
When: 6-9pm
@ Serial Space – 33 Wellington Street, Chippendale

When: 6:30-8pm
@ level 1, number 17 waterloo st surry hills

Cycle In Cinema – Queer Screen
When: 7:30pm (bring your bicycle to hook it into the system)
when: 8:30pm (show starts)
When: 10:30pm (show finishes)
@ Taylor Square – Oxford Street, Darlinghurst

Saturday 25th February
The Green Desert.  Photographs by Peter
no bookings required
Meet the Artist” Talks followed by Q&A.
When: 1pm
@ The Palm House, Botanic Gardens, Sydney

When: 3-5pm
@ Stella Downer Fine Art – Dealer Consultant & Valuer – 2 Danks Street Waterloo

LOVE AND DEATH – LIEBESTOD – love and death are the two opposing forces in life.
We long for love, we fear death. Our lives are lived between. What choice do we have?
When: 4-6pm
@ ESP Gallery – 228 Illawarra Rd, Marrickville

Speaker Darcey  Bussell CBE, former principal dancer at The Royal Ballet, London
When: 6-8pm
@ Soho Gallery – Crown & Cathedral Streets, SYDNEY

Carl Plate – Surrealism to Abstraction & Beyond
When: 3-5pm
@ Damien Minton Gallery – 61-63 Great Buckingham St

Cycle In Cinema – films by COFA
When: 7:30pm (bring your bicycle to hook it into the system)
when: 8:30pm (show starts)
When: 10:30pm (show finishes)
@ Taylor Square – Oxford Street, Darlinghurst

Miss Death’s Ode to REUSE
100 REUSE objects and artworks from Miss Death ranging from lampshades to lounge suites
through sculptures to bedazzled skulls.
When: 3-6pm
@ Reverse Garbage, Taylor Square, Oxford Street, Darlinghurst

The future is known
When: 5-8pm
@ Firstdraft Depot – 13-17 Riley Street Woolloomooloo

Sunday 26th February

Cycle In Cinema – films by COFA
When: 7:30pm (bring your bicycle to hook it into the system)
when: 8:30pm (show starts)
When: 10:30pm (show finishes)
@ Taylor Square – Oxford Street, Darlinghurst

PSEUDO SPACE – 3rd show
When: 4-8pm
@ PSEUDO SPACE, 41 Balmain Road


Art Month Sydney’s – 2012 Volunteer Program.

2012 is shaping to be an interesting and diverse year for Art Month Sydney and will provide
exciting opportunities for volunteers.

We are looking at assembling a small team of motivated volunteers to provide support to the
50+ events that we will be delivering from the 1st – 25th March 2012.

Please email a one page document to
outlining the following:

A short overview of your volunteer experience and interest in volunteering for
Art Month Sydney 2012. (200 words max)

Your general availability for Art Month Sydney.
Please indicate available days of the week and time of day (Day/Night or Both).

Your interest in providing volunteer support in    the following     categories.
Cycling Tours
Evening Art Bars and night tours
Marketing Collateral Distribution
Opening Night
Talks and Lectures

Submissions due by 5pm, Friday 23rd February.

For more information, please contact:

Sebastian Goldspink
Art Month Sydney Event Producer

t 02 9550 1021
m 0410 432 981


COMPACT PRINTS 2012/*is now */open for entry…/ and judging by
the registration of interest so far from so many countries it’s going
to be our best event yet.

You will find the participation form on the Umbrella website at If you
already completed the /Registration of Interest/ form which was
available over the last few months, you will now need to confirm your
entry by completing the Participation Form.

Closing Date for receipt of /Participation Forms/ is /Friday 30
March 2012/.
/Prints/will then be due by /Friday 27^th April 2012./

We look forward to working with you again this year to create another
fantastic opportunity for printmakers around the globe to participate
in an international event.

Kayleen McLean
Business Manager

Ph/Fax 07 4772 7109 <>_ <;


Vibewire Youth Inc, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to nurturing the
talents of young artists and entrepreneurs. This year they are celebrating their 10th anniversary
of helping creative youths reach their full potential in the community.
They are hosting an auction to celebrate in May, showcasing work by emerging and established artists
who support Vibewire’s mission. The auction will comprise of 40 -50 works in total,
with artists donating 2-4 works of their choice. Artists will have the liberty of setting
the reserve price for their works, as well as retaining 15% of the proceeds of sale.

If anyone is interested please contact us and we will forward the relevent paper work and give you more
information. This is a wonderful celebration of Sydney’s vibrant art community.

New public art prize, FANDOM and last chance to see Solid Ground

CALL OUT:  William Plank Public Art Memorial Prize

Proposals due 6pm, Thursday 8 March 2012.

William Plank (Bill to his friends) was one of the most prolific and influential
mural artists of his generation, a regular participant in the thriving Newtown arts scene,
and an all-round great guy. ATVP is proud to honour his memory by launching the William
Plank Public Art Memorial Prize in 2012.

Starting in March, the competition will take place over nine months and pit eighteen Sydney
artists against one another in a battle to produce the greatest mural of them all. Each month,
three artists will have eight hours to each produce a mural at the gallery.
The artworks will be uploaded to our website where the general public will be
invited to vote for their favourite work. The winner of each heat will proceed
to the next round until a champion is decided.

For more information or to submit a proposal, please visit

Everyone has been waiting for Sketch Club to start up again.  Every Thursday evening starts Thursday 23 Feb.
These are untutored sessions but are supervised by a professional artist.

Places are already filling so make sure you claim your spot.

If you would like to start off with a tutored session there are mini
life drawing workshops on the first Friday of every month.
Life drawing not your thing?  There are plenty more workshops and classes to choose from.
We welcome a new tutor Andrew Antoniou who has in incredible resume including with formal
trainig in the UK and teaching at Canberra School of Art, ANU, NAS and AGNSW.

A Supervised Life Drawing Session
A supervised but non-tutored life drawing session
Fee covers model and studio hire
Strictly limited to 10 members

Thursday Nights   7pm – 9:30pm
$25 Casual (subject to availability)
$20 Regular (guaranteed place)

Sketch club gives people interested in exploring or practicing life drawing the opportunity to
draw the human figure from a live model. Suitable for artists and art students of all levels.


(Un)seen Sculptures 2012 : Call For Submissions
(Un)seen Sculptures is an outdoor mobile 3D augmented reality art show
featuring works by Australian and international artists.
It was first staged in April 2011 as part of the Surry Hills Festival.
It was subsequently staged in Melbourne in conjunction with the Australian Centre of Virtual Art,
and in Cairns as part of the Cairns Festival. In 2012, it is being presented by dLux MediaArts
as part of Sydney Art Month ( at sites around Rozelle
(including Callan Park), and we are currently looking for submissions.

Imagine, if you will, a sculpture walk composed entirely of virtual 3D works that have
been “placed” at specific geographic locations. People who visit those locations with an
iPhone or Android smartphone and a free app called the Layar Reality Browser – – will be able to view and interact with these works,
which will appear on the screen of the phone as if they had been superimposed on the landscape.
(As part of the interaction with the work, people may also be able to hear
sound/musical compositions or view images, text or other online components.)

For examples of works that appeared in (Un)seen Sculptures 2011, visit the website –
Submissions should be based around digital 3D works that can be rendered comfortably
on the slower processors of mobile phones, and should conform to the constraints
based on works by the Layar platform. Namely:

• 3D works must consist of no more than 5000 polygons.
• Texturing can only be done via UV mapping using diffuse colour textures
(bump maps & normal maps are not supported.) UV maps may include PNG transparency.
• Models themselves cannot be animated BUT their textures can be.
• Any model/texture files that are used should be kept small to avoid
large downloads & long wait times for display.

For more detailed guidelines on preparing 3D works for display via the
Layar platform, refer this presentation –

In addition to 3D models, the submission may include mp3 files, images or
text that can be accessed when the 3D models are “clicked on” by users.
(As with models and textures, large files should be avoided.)

Submissions should include the following:

• Name of artist

• Title of work

• Any additional subtitles to be displayed in Layar

• 200 dpi image of the artwork (for printed promotional purposes)

• An artist statement of short description of the work

• Link to the artist’s website

• 3D files of the artwork (either submitted in Layar 3DS format – see above presentation
link for guidelines on preparing this – or OBJ format with all accompanying material & images files)

• Any accompanying media files (ie text, image, mp3) and instructions as to how they should
be accessed (eg when 3D work clicked; when within a certain distance of the works’ location, etc).
(NB: If you wish to host the media yourself or have a website that you would like
accessed upon interaction with the work, we would be happy to consider supporting this as well.)

• If you have other requirements, such as a model that makes use of the Layar animation API
feel free to submit these requirements for consideration.

Any submissions or questions should be sent to filmcement[at]


Provisional deadline for submissions is 1 March, 2012


2012 National Works on Paper
The Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery’s National Works on Paper (NWOP) is one of Australia’s most prestigious awards and acquisitive exhibitions. A biennial exhibition, its role is to support and promote contemporary Australian artists working on or with paper.


Entries close: 5pm, 11 May 2012
Notification of selection for exhibition: 22 June 2012
Works to be delivered to nearest IAS depot: July/Augst 2012
Official opening of exhibition and announcement of award and acquisitions: 25 August 2012
Exhibition closes: 7 October
Return of works: 15 October – 9 November 2012

For full details, including conditions of entry, download the entry form from our website. 

Copyright © *2012* *Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery*, All rights reserved.

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