OPENINGS AND THE ARTS IN SYDNEY – 26/03/2012 – 01/04/2012


Welcome to a jam packed week of art shows, possibly to many to see in any one night but we should give a go!

Our pick of the week is Seth Birchalls ‘Man Crush II’ @ Liverpool Street Gallery.

Have a great week and play safe, thanks for all your support.

If you have any questions or offers for a community please contact us at sydneygalleries@gmail.com

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Monday 26th March
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SAMAG: March Seminar – SPEAKERS
NASHEN MOODLEY, JESS SCULLY, IMOGEN SEMMLER, PATRICK MCINTYRE
RSVP & FURTHER INFORMATION
Please register to Janelle Prescott: e. info@samag.org or 8250 5722 (message only).
FREE to 2012 SAMAG members – $10 for non-members / $5 for students
Please pay at the door – cash or cheque only.
When: 6-8pm
@ Australia Council for the Arts:  372 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills

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Tuesday 27th March
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Josh Honeyman – Float On
http://www.flindersstreetgallery.com
When: 6-8pm
@ Flinders Street Gallery – 61 Flinders St, Surry Hills

MAN & BEAST
http://www.rexirwin.com
When: 6-8pm
@ Rex Irwin Art Dealer – First Floor, 38 Queen Street, Woollahra

MAD OBJECT
http://www.cofa.unsw.edu.au/galleries/campus-galleries/kudos-gallery
When: 5-7pm
@ Kudos Gallery – 6 Napier Street, Paddington

Craft Club presented by Teaspoon of Sugar Emporium – a monthly get together – Cost $12.
http://www.teaspoonofsugaremporium.com/teaspoonofsugaremporium.com/Craft_Club.html
When: 6-9pm
@ Dear Pluto – 5a Wilshire St, Surry Hills

Group art exhibition
When: 6-9pm
@ Art Moment Gallery – 99 Curlewis Street, Bondi Beach

Dasia Black’s book launch
http://www.brandl.com.au
When: 6.30pm
@ Gleebpoint books – Upstairs – 49 Glebe Point Road, Glebe

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Wednesday 28th March
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Dancing Words – an exhibition of art by Jamaican artist Robin Clare
http://www.robinclare.com
http://www.toxtethhotel.com.au
When: 6-8pm
@ the Tate – Gallery Bar, The Toxteth, 345 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, Sydney

Niki McDonald – Tapestry and mixed media
http://www.globalgallery.com.au
When: 6-8pm
@ Global Gallery – 5 Comber Street, Padddington

Matt Coyle – You and Me Day
http://www.jamesdorahy.com.au
When: 6-8pm
@ James Dorahy project space – Suite 4, Level One, Minerva Building, 111 Macleay Street, Potts Point

LINES IN THE SAND
http://www.sutherlandshire.nsw.gov.au/Arts_Entertainment/Hazelhurst
When: 6-8pm
@ HAZELHURST REGIONAL GALLERY – 782 Kingsway  Gymea

ABSTRACTION IN LANDSCAPE
http://www.defiancegallery.com
When: 6-8pm
@ Defiance Gallery I – 47 Enmore Road, Newtown

Cigdem Aydemir
http://www.a-mgallery.com/
When: 6-8pm
@ A-M Gallery – 191 Wilson St Newtown

PASSION POP
http://www.alaskaprojects.com
When: 6-8pm
@ Alaska Projects -Level 2, Kings Cross Car Park, 9A Elizabeth Bay Road, Elizabeth Bay

Desire Awoke the Cat
http://www.globalgallery.tumblr.com/
When: 6-8pm
@ Global Gallery – 5 Comber Street, Paddington

Phenomenal – Michelle Genders
http://www.paperplanegallery.com
When: 6-8pm
@ Paper plane – 727 Darling street, Rozelle, Sydney

Fringe Drinks – Meet the Fringe HQ staff, ask questions, meet fellow Fringers,
network with the Sydney arts scene, meet other local businesses,
register to be a 2012 artist or just hang out.
http://2012.sydneyfringe.com/
When: 6-9pm
@ The Green Room Lounge – 156 Enmore Road, Enmore

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Thursday 29th March
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SETH BIRCHALL, MAN CRUSH II
http://www.liverpoolstgallery.com.au
When: 6-8pm
@ Liverpool Street Gallery – 243a Liverpool Street, East Sydney

Hilton owen – new paintings 2012
http://www.friendofleon.com
When: 6-8pm
@ Friend of leon – 82 Marlborough St, Surry Hills

Gallery 1: Hopelessly Devoted – Josephine Skinner
Gallery 2: UNCHARTED – Maria Ionico
http://www.mop.org.au
When: 6-8pm
@ MOP Projects – 2/39 Abercrombie Street, Chippendale

I Want to Know What Love is
To RSVP to the launch contact 9824 1121 or email reception@casulapowerhouse.com
http://www.casulapowerhouse.com
When: 6:30-7pm
@ Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre – 1 Casula Road, Casula

JOHN GERRARD: INAUGURAL LECTURE
$15/$10 MCA Members and Concessions (booking fees apply)
http://www.mca.com.au/events/john-gerrard/
When: 6.30-7.30p
@ Veolia Lecture Theatre – 140 George Street, The Rocks

FILM PREMIERE
Celestial Radio: An Ataireachd Àrd – The Ceaseless Surge of The Sea
FREE, bookings essential: learning@mca.com.au
When: 8.00–9.00pm
@ Veolia Lecture Theatre – 140 George Street, The Rocks

JOHN BAIRD
http://www.arthousegallery.com.au
When: 6-8pm
@ Art House Gallery – 66 McLachlan Avenue  Rushcutters Bay

TIM MAGUIRE – TIME AND NATURE
http://www.martinbrownecontemporary.com
When: 6-8pm
@ Martin Browne – 15-21 Hampden Street, Paddington

A TEMPORARY AUTONOMOUS LIBRARY / WEIRD HEAVY
http://www.55sydenhamrd.com
When: 6-8pm
@ 55 Sydenham Rd Marrickville NSW 2204 AU – 55 Sydenham Rd, Marrickville

New Adventures Tour
http://www.renewnewcastle.org/news/post/come-along-for-the-new-adventures-tour/
When: 5-6:30pm
@ Renew Newcastle HQ, 3 Morgan St, just off Hunter St Mall

Language of Life: Biomimicry in Architecture, Art, Design and Science
http://www.usuonline.com/Entertainment/Verge_Gallery/Default.aspx
When: 6-8pm
@ Verge Gallery – Jane Foss Russell Plaza, City Rd, University of Sydney, Sydney

72 Hours of Art
http://www.107projects.org/
When: 6-9pm
@ 107 Projects – 107 Redfern St, Redfern

Alchemical Abstraction
http://www.www.sno.org.au
When: 6-8pm
@ SNO Contemporary Art Projects – 175 Marrickville Road, Marrickville

Dane Lovett ‘Forking In The River Of Time’ + Leah Emery ‘In & Out’
http://www.www.ssfa.com.au
When: 6-8pm
@ Sullivan and Strumpf – 799 Elizabeth Street, Zetland

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Friday 30th March
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Lyndsey Hatchwell, Ann Theresa Gregory and Lesley Nixon
Official Opening Event With Leila Hayes
http://www.hornsbyartsociety.com.au/
When: 7-9pm
@ Verandah Gallery – Wallarobba Arts & Cultural Centre, 25 Edgeworth David Avenue Hornsby

MLS002 – Huw Lewis + Adriano Rosselli
‘U’D BE MIRIN’ BRAH’
http://www.milsgallery.com
When: 6-8pm
@ Mils Gallery – 15 Randle St, Surry Hills, Sydney

fastBREAK: ‘Play’
http://www.bit.ly/aD88td – BOOK YOUR TICKETS
When: 8am-9am
@ Powerhouse Museum – 500 Harris St, Ultimo, Sydney

Reshaping the Past
http://www.marrickville.nsw.gov.au/community/arts/chrissie_cotter_gallery.html
When: 6-8pm
@ Chrissie Cotter Gallery – Pidcock Street, Camperdown

Essence of Emotion – by Neil. F. Wyatt
http://www.galleryred.net.au
When: 6-8pm
@ Gallery Red – 131-145, Glebe Point Road, Glebe

mii omaa ayaad/oshki inendamowin
http://www.parracity.nsw.gov.au/play/facilities/arts
When: 6-8pm
@ Parramatta Artists Studios – 45 Hunter Street Parramatta

Cake Wines Pinot Launch
http://www.chinaheights.com
When: 6-9pm
@ CHINA HEIGHTS GALLERY – L3, 16-28 FOSTER ST, SURRY HILLS
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Saturday 31st March
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David Fairbairn selected portraits 1998-2011 – survey exhibition
http://www.stelladownerfineart.com.au
When: 2pm
@ Campbelltown Arts Centre – Cnr Camden and Appin Roads, Campbelltown

MERRICK FRY  Recent work
http://www.stelladownerfineart.com.au
When: 3-5pm
@ Stella Downer Fine Art – 2 Danks Street, Waterloo

ORIENT, OCCIDENT, ACCIDENT
http://www.mca.com.au/events/orient-occident-accident/
$15/$10 MCA Members and Concessions (booking fees apply)
When: 2–4pm
@ Veolia Lecture Theatre – 140 George Street, The Rocks

In The Mirror – Group exhibition starting 27 March
http://www.brendamaygallery.com.au
When: 4-6pm
@ Brenda May Gallery – 2 Danks Street, Waterloo

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Sunday 1st April
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Art Atrium – Architects in Conversation: Richard Goodwin & David Holm
http://www.artatrium.com.au
When: 2-4pm.
@ Art Atrium – 181 Old South Head Road, Bondi

TIME, LIGHT, MOVEMENT
http://www.mca.com.au/events/time-light-movement/
$15/$10 MCA Members and Concessions (booking fees apply)
When: 2–4pm
@ Veolia Lecture Theatre – 140 George Street, The Rocks

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THINGS OF INTEREST
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Art Month Sydney at The Rocks Pop-Up now on!
That’s right, Sydney’s biggest festival of Contemporary Arts, Art Month Sydney has now begun,
and The Rocks Pop-Up is host to a diversity of unique experiences in this colourful month of March.
So here’s a taste of creativity on during Art Month Sydney at The Rocks Pop-Up…
National Institute for Experimental Arts
Open studio and interactive exhibitions by
Ground and Level 2, 47 George St, The Rocks
Open studio every Sunday in March, 10am – 4pm, and exhibitions Wednesday to Sunday, 10am – 5pm
Drop by NIEA’s Open Studio for experimental and media-based arts where current artists in residence
including Naomi Shedlezki for Match Box Projects, Bernardo Bento, Grace Kingston and David Langley develop,
prototype and test new work and artistic experiments.

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Factory 49 @ The Rocks Pop-Up by Factory 49 artists
Level 1, 47 George St, The Rocks
Wednesday to Sunday, 10am – 5pm
The work on display at the Factory 49 @ The Rocks Pop-Up reflects an emphasis on the material basis of art making,
non-representation, purity and singularity of structure, and emphasising the process of construction.

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The working writer, open studio and spoken-word show by Word Travels
Level 2, 40 Gloucester St, The Rocks (from 10 March)
Open studio: 1pm – 2pm every day
The Working Writer lunchtime talks: 12 March onwards times, tbc
Speakeasy: Wednesday 21 March, 6pm
During their stay at The Rocks Pop-Up, Word Travels is hosting an open studio and ’The Working Writer’,
a residency program that sees a new performing writers working on their latest show
alongside weekly lunchtime talks about their work.

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At Home with Art and Work with Art by ARTLIB
Theatrette, Ground, 47 George Street, The Rocks (from 7 March)
At The Rocks Pop-Up, ARTLIB is developing interactive experiences exploring the democratisation of art.
Audiences are invited to participate directly in works created by emerging and established artists,
encouraged to engage with work that they ‘connect with’ rather than the work of an artist they already know by name.

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Project Five Retrospective Art Exhibition by AMBUSH Gallery
Ground floor, 47 George Street, The Rocks
Monday to Sunday, 10am – 5pm
Project Five present a special art exhibition – a retrospective to the previous three volumes and the artwork
that was created by some of Australia’s leading contemporary street artists.

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Match Box Projects depot at 47 George St now on!

Current artist in residence at NIEA’s Rocks Pop-Up studio, Naomi Shedlezki collaborates with her twin sister
Leanne as Match Box Proejcts. Naomi and Leanne are developing a body of work which presents multi-faceted,
and in-depth portraits and perspectives of diverse urban and rural regions. During her residency Naomi,
together with Leanne, will be conducting preliminary action research for this People Make Places series,
which will include collecting knowledge and local narratives from residents and workers of The Rocks.

From now until 25 March, the window of the ground floor at 47 George Street (also known as 6–8 Atherden Street)
will also become a pick up and drop off point for Sydney Portrait, an ongoing participatory art project that the sisters
have been creating in collaboration with locals of cities and towns across the globe.
Come down to collect a matchbox and dream up your Sydney.
Match Box Projects depot
@ 47 George St window (6 – 8 Atherden St)
Wed 14 March 11am – 2pm
Fri 16 March 2pm – 9pm
Sat 17 March 9.30am – 12pm
Sun 18 March 9.30am – 12pm
Mon 19 March 11am – 3pm
Wed 21 March 11am – 1.30pm
Fri 23 March 4pm – 8pm
Sat 24 March 9.30am – 12pm
Sun 25 March 9.30am – 12pm

For more on Naomi’s practice and Match Box Projects visit http://www.matchboxprojects.com

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Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2012 call for artist submissions
Dear Artist,
We are writing to invite you to submit an application for the 16 annual Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi –
Australia which is being held from 18 October – 14 November 2012. Last year over 500,000 people
attended the exhibition during the 3 week exhibition period and over the last few years roughly 30% of
the outdoor works have sold.
Submission forms can be downloaded from our website: http://www.sculpturebythesea.com
Please note that the deadline for all submissions is 6pm, Tuesday 10 April 2012.

The curatorial panel for Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2012 will be:
Clara Hali, Sculptor, Lecturer, National Art School, Sydney;
Tony Jones OAM, Sculptor, Principal Lecturer Sculpture, Central Institute of Technology, Perth
Dr Alan Krell, Associate Professor, Sherman School of Art History & Art Education, College of
Fine Arts, The University of New South Wales; and
Ron Robertson-Swann OAM, Sculptor & Head of Sculpture, National Art School, Sydney.
Artist support and subsidies for Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2012 will include:
We anticipate announcing a major acquisitive prize of $70,000;\

3 Helen Lempriere Scholarships of $30,000 each for Australian artists;
3 Clitheroe Foundation Mentorships of $10,000 each for young emerging Australian artists and
their mentors;
Up to $20,000 of subsidies for artists of ephemeral and site specific sculptures that by their
nature are unlikely to be sold including the Art Gallery Society of NSW Site Specific Subsidy for
an emerging sculptor;

A Sydney Water Environmental Sculpture subsidy of $5,000 for works that utilise wind, water,
solar power or other aspects of the environment;
Allens Arthur Robinson People’s Choice Prize of $5,000;

The Andrea Stretton Memorial Invitation of $5,000 to exhibit in Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe
2012;

The Damon Courtenay Memorial Young Sculptor Prize of $5,000, for an artist 29 years or
under;

For Tasmanian artists: The Dick Bett Memorial Invitation of $5,000 towards freight, materials,
accommodation and airfare;
We are seeking submissions for a sculptural installation, possibly a light installation in the
pedestrian laneway next to the Bondi Hotel between Campbell Parade and Gould Street for the
duration of the exhibition. Successful submissions will receive funding of up to $5,000 towards
their costs. Please indicate on the application form that you are submitting for this location.
Sculpture Inside Curators Prize of $2,500;
A minimum artist subsidy of $2,000 for each artist who does not otherwise net over $2,000 in

sales, subsidies or prizes from the exhibition;
Return economy class airfares to Sydney for 7 overseas artists;
Return economy class airfares to Sydney for 7 interstate artists; and

Material Sponsorship of plasma or oxycut steel and scrap steel for selected artists to be used
in the sculptures exhibited.
In submitting your entry to Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2012 please note:

Important changes to previous Application Forms are marked with an asterisk (*);

It can be difficult for the curatorial panel to assess your submission if you do not express your
ideas clearly and succinctly with all the requested information;

Provide supporting material including your CV and images of similar previous works.

While we sell a couple of sculptures for over $100,000 each year, we would like to encourage
artists to consider exhibiting more modest works, especially if you are not known to the Perth
market as most sculptures priced under $20,000 sell;
The deadline for submissions is 6pm, Tuesday 10 April 2012. Please send submissions to:
Sculpture by the Sea
PO Box 300, Surry Hills
NSW 2010 Australia
or email Lucy Tesoriero, Exhibition Assistant: lucy@sculpturebythesea.com
If you have any questions regarding the enclosed information please contact Lucy Tesoriero, on
+61 2 8399 0233 or on the above email address.

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SAY CHEESE!
An online exhibition of portraits
www. robingibson.net/online-exhibitions/say-cheese
Robin Gibson Gallery

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HIDDEN: A ROOKWOOD SCULPTURE WALK 2012
CALL FOR ARTISTS OPEN UNTIL 23 APRIL 2012

EXHIBITION – 1 SEPTEMBER – 14 OCTOBER 2012
ROOKWOOD NECROPOLIS SCULPTURE AWARD
THE GROUNDSWELL PROJECT PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD
ARTIST AT THE ARMORY AWARD
PEACOCK GALLERY RESIDENCY AWARD

The Anglican and General Cemetery Trusts are partnering with Sydney Olympic Park Authority,
Auburn City Council and The GroundSwell Project to create the fourth annual Rookwood Sculpture Walk.
The 2012 outdoor exhibition will once again be featured amongst the graves in one of the older sites
of the cemetery and neighbouring areas. With views of the city on the horizon, this site offers artists
a rare opportunity to showcase their work in an extremely thought provoking context.

Artists who would like to be considered to exhibit in this unique environment are invited to submit
an expression of interest. The Trusts request artists address themes appropriate to the site,
such as grief, loss, memory, death, mourning, spirituality, religion and heritage as well as
the culture around memorial, eulogy, burial and ceremony. Artists can choose to approach these
themes in a representational, symbolic or abstract way.

Applications close 23 April 2012
For more information call Cassandra Hard Lawrie on 0425 327 590 or visit http://www.rookwoodcemetery.com.au/hidden-2012
HARDLAWRIE.ART sends Calls for Entries, exhibition notifications and other arts information.
Contact: Cassandra Hard Lawrie
hardlawrie.art@gmail.com
0425 327 590.

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Life Pleasures & the Brain – Competition

April 1 at 11:30pm until July 30 at 11:30pm

Competition Brief Now Online!, http://www.brainartawards.com
Are you an artist, designer, photographer, filmmaker, animator,
interior decorator, sculptor, writer, composer or musician. Have you ever been interested
in the mysteries of the mind, human behaviour or maybe curious about what pleases our grey matter?
Explore new territories through entering the BrainArt Awards.

PRIZE: $5,000 cash
MEDIA: 10 categories
THEME: Life Pleasures
WHO: Everyone worldwide
AGES: 14 – 99 (or more)
DEADLINE: 30th of July 2012
BRIEF: http://www.brainartawards.com/Brief.pdf

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