OPENINGS AND THE ARTS IN SYDNEY – 19/03/2012 – 25/03/2012

It’s that time again… the Archibald, Sulman and Wynne prizes are here, the artists have been choosen,  the art is on the wall,  the winners will be announced and then the shenanigans will begin at the grand opening!

Art Month Sydney is still going strong and has some great shows throughout Sydney for us to see, as well as gallery tours and talks with arts folk. See below or check out their website for more details

Lastly, make sure you click on all images to see more details and stay tuned as we have a Hopscotch competition coming soon!

Monday 19th March

You are all cordially invited to submit work for our
next open group show – ALMOST FAMOUS ARTISTS
When:  12-6pm
$25/work any medium, open theme.
Real Refuse is coming up Presentation Night – Sat 14th April 5pm
@ Tap Gallery – 278 Palmer St., Darlinghurst – Lesley: ph: 93610440

Zoe Coombs Marr and Claudia O’Doherty are both going to the Melbourne Comedy Festival.
But before that, they are doing a special double bill preview season
When: 7pm: Claudia O’Doherty – The Telescope
When: 8pm: Zoe Coombs Marr – Gone Off
@ Serial Space – 33 Wellington St, Chippendale

Tuesday 20th March

When: 6-8pm
@ Frances Keevil Gallery – Bay Village, 28 – 34 Cross Street  Double Bay

Young Guns II -Get in the minds of Morten Lassen, Luke Cornish(E.L.K) & Jeremy Kibel – Booking
When: 6:30-8:30pm
@ Art Equity – Level 6 Barrack House, 16-20 Barrack Street, Sydney

Cosi – Director: Cathy Boyle
Tickets are $30 ($25 Concession & $22 Student) and are available by calling (02) 8839 3399
When: Tuesday 20th March, 2012 at 10:30 AM
When: Wednesday 21st March, 2012 at 10:30 AM & 7:30 PM
When: Thursday 22nd March, 2012 at 10:30 AM
When: Friday 23rd March, 2012 at 10:30 AM & 7:30 PM
When: Saturday 24th March, 2012 at 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM
@ Riverside Theatres – Corner Church and Market Streets, Parramatta

Captain PlaNUT
@ Gallery: 5 Crown Lane – 5 Crown Lane, City of Greater Wollongong

Tully Arnot, Alexandra Clapham, Lydia Dowman, Benjamin Holdstock, Bridie Moran, Stella Rosa McDonald, and Zoe Robertson
When: 5-7pm
@ Kudos Gallery – 6 Napier Street, Paddington

Wednesday 21st March

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

Namsoon Lee – Breath
When: 6-8pm
@ Sheffer Gallery – 38 Lander St, Darlington, Sydney

ARTLIB’s Pen and ink drawing class with Anthony Springford
15 places available. No charge – to book a place email
When: 2pm
@ Theatrette, 47 George St. The Rocks

How Can Small Business Make Social Media Work – She Inspires Seminar series
When: 5:30-6pm
@ Level 1, 47 George St, The Rocks

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne – Curated by Jeff Khan
Jeff Khan in conversation with Charlie Sofo – Free event; bookings essential
To book or 9697 9999
When: 6pm
@ DARREN KNIGHT GALLERY – 840 Elizabeth St, Waterloo

The Open Learning Revolution
Hosted by Susan Groundwater-Smith and led by internationally renowned education reformer, David Price OBE. – Booking – Cost: $40 (includes food and drinks)
When: 5:30-8:30pm
@ Night Parrot – Level 6, Australian Museum, corner College and Yurong Streets, Sydney

Man They’ve Totally Sold Out: Prosperity v Integrity in the arts
Free Bookings essential
When: 6-7:30pm
@ Gallery Barry Keldoulis, 285 Young Street, Waterloo
The Art of Singleframe Exhibition launch
@ Audi Centre Sydney – 895 South Dowling Street

David Gonski in conservation with Eliza Muldoon
When: 12.30-1.30pm
@ Customs House – 31 Alfred Street, Circular Quay

Thursday 22nd March

When: 6-8pm
@ Chalk Horse – 8 Lacey Street, Surry Hills, Sydney

Louise Bourgeois – SPIDER DRAWING
When: 6-8pm
@ db project – 19 Phelps Street, Surry Hills

Gallery 1 – Toni & Guy Yen Young Australian Art Award – Finalists’ Exhibition
Gallery 2 – Megan Jones – Speleology in the Cave of Mnemosyne
Gallery 3 – Daniel Sponiar – 100 Seconds
FAILSPACE – Emily Morandini – MAKE Project Curated by Iris Shen
When: 6-8pm
@ gaffa – 281 Clarence Street, Sydney

25th Kaldor Public Art Project and is titled Thomas Demand ‘The Dailies’
When: (10:30am-12pm RSVP ONLY) – PUBLIC 23 March – 22 April
@ Commercial Travellers’ Association, Martin Place, Sydney. Entrance beneath MLC buidling as you approach from Martin Place.

Process Emergent 2, Kennedy, Lieutenant, Formosa & Acousmatic Sounds
When: 6-9pm
@ At The Vanishing Point – Contemporary Art Inc – 565 King Street Newtown

Art@Night Precinct Party Chippendale/Redfern
When: 6-10pm
@ 1. Damien Minton Gallery
@ 2. DNA projects
@ 3. Galerie pompom
@ 4. MOP Projects
@ 5. NG Art Gallery
@ 6. Serial Space
@ 7. Tin Sheds Gallery
@ 8. UTS Gallery
@ 9. Verge Gallery
@ 10. White Rabbit Gallery

Greatest Hits Film Night
Best of the Sydney College of the Arts Degree Shows Film Screening
Graham Burchett, Clare Ferra, Emma Hicks, Greer Rochford, Julia Rochford, David Watson
When: 6-8pm
@ Verge Gallery – Jane Foss Russell Plaza, City Rd, University of Sydney, Sydney

Infinity – Ms.Cassandra Scott-Finn
When: 6-8pm
@ The Compound – 19-25 Wellington Street, Sydney

A collaborative patching improvised endurance mega modular synthesizer set by
Jonathon Hochman, Alex White, Pia van Gelder
When: 6-8pm
@ Serial Space – 33 Wellington St, Chippendale

Emering in the arts
Achieving acclaim in Austrlia today
When: 4-6pm
@ Artspace – 43 – 51 Cowper Wharf Road Woolloomooloo

Friday 23rd March

April White
When: 6-8pm
@ Salerno Gallery – 70 Glebe Point Road, Glebe

Masculin Féminin (part 2)
When: 6-8pm
@ Sarah Cottier Gallery – 3 Neild Avenue, Paddington

ARTLIB’s Mo Godbeer – Encaustic Demonstration
Maximum 15 places. No charge – to book a place email
When: 1pm
@ Theatrette, 47 George St, The Rocks

Art@Night Precinct Party Surry Hills
Art Bar runs from 8 till late. All welcome – 3. Chalk Horse Gallery
When: 6-8pm
@ 1. 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art
@ 2. Breenspace
@ 3. Chalk Horse Gallery
@ 4. Firstdraft
@ 5. Mark Hanham Gallery
@ 6. Mills Gallery
@ 7. Object Gallery

22 artists from all over australia were sent 7″ vinyl bunnies to customize
When: 7pm
@ The Damp Store – Shop 4, 31 Brighton Street, Curl Curl

Saturday 24th March

Art Month: Trendspotting: Where do trends come from and what do they mean?
In this panel we ask where trends emerge from, what influences them,
and the extent to which they shape artistic practice in Australia. Speakers include John McDonald,
art critic, Lisa Corsi, founder of safARI; and Katie Dyer, Senior Curator at the National Art School Gallery.
When: 3-6pm
@ Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation (SCAF) – 16-20 Goodhope Street, Paddington

When: 4-7pm
@ The Ferry Artists Gallery – Shops 1 & 2 Old Northern Road, Wisemans Ferry

Art Appreciation
Collecting Glass Art and Ceramics
When: 2-3pm
@ Sabbia Gallery – 120 Glenmore Road  Paddington

Artist workshop & Dinner Sumptuous two course dinner
$125 per head (TO BOOK)
When: 3.30pm
@ Johnandpeter Canteen – 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh

Mobile Phone Photography
Ages: 12-16 years
When: 10am-12pm
@ Stills gallery – 36 Gosbell Street, Paddington

Sunday 25th March
ARTLIB’s The Photographic Artist as Tourist class with artist Sue Murray
No charge – to book a place email
When: 1pm
@ Theatrette, 47 George St, The Rocks

Word Travel’s Speakeasy featuring Sarah Kay and Phil Kaye
Tickets: $15 donation – limited seating – RSVP to
When: 2pm
@ Level 2, 40 Gloucester St, The Rocks

NIEA open studio featuring Naomi Shedlezki for Match Box Projects
When: 10am – 5pm
@ Level 2, 47 George St, The Rocks

“PLAY” @ PSEUDO SPACE!/pseudo_space
When: 4-8pm
@ PSEUDO SPACE – 41 Balmain Road , Leichhardt


Artists’ Residency Programme Co-ordinator
Irish Museum of Modern Art

During 2012 IMMA is introducing a new online application system for those applying to the Artists’
Residency Programme. The online system will be open to prospective applicants for six weeks from
Friday 18th May until Friday 29th June 2012 and will be accessible through IMMA’s website along
with supporting application guidelines. Successful applications will be scheduled to
participate on the Artists’ Residency Programme in 2013 when it resumes fully at IMMA.
For 2012, due to the refurbishment at IMMA’s RHK site, ARP activities will be limited,
however the full provision of facilitating art professionals living and working on-site at IMMA
will recommence once the Museum returns to its permanent location in 2013.

For more information on the residency programme and IMMA’s ongoing activities please go to


Melbourne Art Fair 2012
Once again, the program for Melbourne Art Fair 2012 is not to be missed!

Over 70 leading Australian and international galleries, representing over 900 living artists,
will gather at the 13th biennial Melbourne Art Fair, Australia’s leading Fair of contemporary art.

Melbourne Art Fair 2012 will also feature project rooms showcasing the work of an exciting new generation
of artists, presented in association with independent contemporary art spaces from across Australia and New Zealand.

There are numerous opportunities to further engage in contemporary art during Melbourne Art Week including
Australia’s favourite ‘art party’ – the much anticipated Vernissage opening night, as well as our Lecture
and Forum Program, Education Program, Art Tours and many other exciting and stimulating activities taking
place as part of Melbourne Art Week 2012 from 30 July – 5 August.

Dates and Times
Melbourne Art Fair 2012
Royal Exhibition Building
Carlton Gardens Melbourne Australia

Wednesday 1 August 2012
7:00pm – 10:30pm

Public Days
2 – 5 August 2012
Open Daily from 11am

Melbourne Art Foundation
Post Office Box 2528
Fitzroy Victoria 3065 Australia
Tel: +61 3 9416 2050
Fax: +61 3 9416 2020


LISA MADIGAN . the store
SHOP 1 . 70 ALBERT STREET, Berry, New South Wales

$79 per person
The workshop will be all about looking at different techniques & methods &
sourcing inspiration to get creative, in any field!
The workshop will be an opportunity to explore objects & contexts creativley &
witness some of the mechanisms of an artists practice & discover how to apply your own,
looking at the fundamentals of what it takes to release imagination & get stuck into things.
It will involve some hands on drawing & plenty of time for interactive Q&A, lots of fun &
adventure & totally suited to those just starting to dabble in a creative field or for those
that are comfortable in their creative space, but feel like a bit of a recharge!


Queer or Occult : Calling for all artists!
Dear artists, photographers and performers!

The Den Magazine is having it’s next launch at the Gateway Hotel on Friday the 13th of April.
We want to utilise the top gallery of the pub for a ‘Queer or Occult’ themed Art Exhibition.
You’re invited to submit a work, or several! We would love a diverse mixture, crossing all
mediums to explore this theme and represent the art community in regional and coastal areas.
All artworks will be up for sale on the night and will kick start the evening of ghoulish gaiety.
More information on it’s way, fire me back any questions!
Ps. Prizes planned, plus a free entry to the Official Magazine Launch held afterwards for all
exhibiting artists. Send me a yes, if you’re down with that.

Also, pass this on if you know of anyone who would be interested!
Trine and Nick at The Den
The Gateway Hotel
139 Maitland Rd, Newcastle


CALL OUT: Sound Garden Acousmatic Sounds
When: March 22 at 6:00pm until April 15 at 6:00pm

ATVP presents Sound Garden: Acousmatic Sounds
The Sound Garden is an outdoor space established for the 2012 season –
featuring a rotating roster of experimental and contemporary sound art.
Located on the ground level in the sunny rear courtyard,
tracks are played over an immersive 2-channel stereo audio system.

Callout for interested parties to be involved in our 2012 program are now open.
Each exhibition runs for 4 weeks with our first, Acousmatic Sounds, starting 22nd March.

Acousmatic sound, is sound one hears without seeing an originating cause.
The word acousmatic, from the French acousmatique, is derived from ἀκουσματικοί akousmatikoi,
a term used to refer to probationary pupils of the philosopher Pythagoras who,
so that they might better concentrate on his teachings,
were required to sit in absolute silence while listening to their teacher deliver
his lecture from behind a veil or screen.[1]

Works can be electronic or electro-acoustic pre-recorded works that
can be played in the space throughout the entirety of the exhibition.

For more info and to download a proposal form, please visit:
At The Vanishing Point – Contemporary Art Inc.
565 King Street Newtown NSW 2042
(02) 9519 2340
0430 083 364




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