OPENINGS AND THE ARTS IN SYDNEY – 09/04/2012 – 15/04/2012

Firstly thank you to everyone who entered our Hopscotch Films competition the winners will be contacted via email, we had great response.

You may have visited the MCA over the week and seen this artwork below, but you may not as known the artist is currently having a show

‘Colour and Light – Helen Eager’
24 March – 28 April @ Utopia Art Sydney – 2 Dank Street, Waterloo

We hope the long weekend is treating you well and you are using the time wisely!

Have a great week, keep us updated with what you are doing. Take care and play safe.

Monday 9th April
weather festival
Entry by donation of cake
When: 8pm
@ Serial Space – 33 Wellington St, Chippendale

Tuesday 10th April
Izabela Pluta – Study for a sham ruin

When: 6-8pm
@ Galerie pompom – 2/39 Abercrombie Street Chippendale

Wednesday 11th April

Girls Girls Girls
When: 6-8pm
@ The tate – The Toxteth, 345 Glebe Pt Road, Glebe, Sydney

Frank Moorhouse reads from ‘Cold Light’ at the Tom Keneally Centre
When: 12:30-2:30pm
@ Mechanics’ School of Arts – Level 3, 280 Pitt Street, Sydne

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

Thursday 12th April
MIRANDA SKOCZEK – Unicorns & Alchemy
When: 6-8pm
@ Iain Dawson – 443 Oxford Street, Paddington

db – Marian Tubbs – Have you ever been to the House of Cashmere? Maybe we could go and just roll around sometime.
db/tp – Sol LeWitt – Wall Drawing No. 55
When: 6-8pm
@ db project – 19 Phelps Street Surry Hills

Charles Blackman – A Private collection of early paintings
When: 6-8pm
@ Art Equity – Level 6 Barrack House, 16-20 Barrack Street Sydney

COCO ELDER – Ku-Ring-Gai – La Nina
SARA FREEMAN – Time is a River, Flowing
When: 6-8pm
@ CHARLES HEWITT GALLERY – 335 South Dowling Street, Darlinghurst

The Cardshow
Decks of cards will also be on sale for $20 each.
When: 6-8pm
@ Mori Gallery – 168 Day Street, Sydney

Friday 13th April

When: 6pm

Australia’s First Social Changmakers’ Festival and Art Prize
When: 6pm
@ Weave Arts Centre, 231 Wilson St, North Eveleigh

Con·tra·ven·tion | 7 artists
When: 6-8pm
@ Galleryeight – 12 Argyle Place, Millers Point, Sydne

Jeepers Creepers Its Pretty Peepers
COST: $20 concession/$25 waged
When: 8pm
@ The Imperial Hotel – 35 Erskineville Road,, Newtown

Celebrating the Spectrum
When: 6-8pm
@ Gallery Red – Shop 11, 131-145, Glebe Point Road, Glebe

Saturday 14th April

Alan Jones – Recent Paintings and Drawings
When: 4pm
@ Gallery Ecosse – ‘Halcyon’ Exeter Road, Exeter

When: 4-6pm
@ ESP Gallery – 228 Illawarra Rd, Marrickville

INTERIOR – Jupp Linssen, Jude Rae, Tim Silver, Justine Varga
Closing drinks
When: 3-5pm
@ Delmar Gallery – Trinity Grammer School – 144 Victoria St, Ashfield

LUCY CULLITON Bibbenluke Flowers
When: 4-6pm
@ Ray Hughes Gallery – 270 Devonshire street, Surry Hills

Changeable Art Exhibition
When: 10am – 3pm
@ North Sydney Community Centre – 220 Miller Street  North Sydney

LINE= – Influenced by the simple and elaborate nature of line.
When: 2-4pm
@ Index Gallery – 60 Hutchinson st, St Peters

Sunday 15th April


SQ1 – Square One Creative Work Spaces – Surry Hills NSW

If enough interest is generated we will be offering
fully flexible open-plan creative work spaces
Priced at $8 per square-metre per week:
i.e., 10 sq.-m for $80;  20 sq.-m for $160
Spaces can be individually tailored
Attractive start-up packages available

The open-plan studios have excellent natural light and extremely high ceilings.
Walls can be erected to a height of 2500 cm and studios secured
Gallery space. Shared kitchen. Permanent parking spots available.
Free 24-hour street parking on weekends

Interested ? Contact Sean on ph: 0439 93 93 93.





SUNDAY 20 MAY 11 AM – 5 PM
On Sunday the 20 May 2012 a great day has been planned for the celebration of the sixth annual Pyrmont Art Prize.
This year the event will be held in Pirrama Park at the old Police Water site on the panoramic
foreshore of Sydney Harbour, at the end of Harris Street. This exciting venue has recently
been converted for public use by the City of Sydney.

The day will feature over 300 new artworks on display for the prestigious PYRMONT ART PRIZE,
with thousands of $ in prizes to be won. Official guest speakers and prominent judges have been invited,
and a Peoples Choice Award will also be presented from the attending public.

Live music and unique performances are always a special feature of the Festival.
This year the festival will include classical students from the conservatorium,
street theatre and local talented musicians who will perform all day in conjunction
with the Pyrmont Festival’s – Mudgee wine & food for tasting.

All artists are invited to enter the art prize, whether they are well known & not so well
known and create an art piece for public display. A children’s section will on be on show,
featuring the artwork of local primary, secondary & tertiary students with special prizes to be won.
This popular art event has been well attended by the community in past years, and many beautiful,
original artworks may be purchased on the day.

The theme of the art show is SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL. All artworks must be 12’x12’
in size and canvases can be picked up from TAP Gallery; 278 palmer St Darlinghurst.
The entry fee of $20/$15 concession includes a canvas.

This year the Pyrmont Art Festival has collaborated with Culture at Work and Derivan to widen
its scope by inviting six local primary schools to participate in a separate exhibition that will
be located in the children’s playground at Pirrama Park on Sunday May 20th.

The schools include Ultimo Public School, Glebe Public School, St James Primary School Glebe,
Forest Lodge Public School, Darlington Public School and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Primary School in Waterloo.

300 small canvases have been delivered to the schools this week by Sherryl Ryan Vice President
of the Pyrmont Ultimo Chamber of Commerce and CEO of Culture at Work, a not for profit arts organisation in Pyrmont.

Derivan paints supported the purchase of the canvases by supplying them at cost and
the Pyrmont Ultimo Chamber of Commerce donated the canvases to the schools. The theme of the schools exhibition is
linked to the school curriculum with different stages at different schools choosing topics from The Built Environment,
Global Communities, Future Transport, Caring for our Environment engaging creativity and thinking.
Each school will receive art materials from Derivan for participating and 1st,
2nd and 3rd prizes of art materials will be awarded to the best 3 student artworks.

Judges Andrew Frost, art critic, writer and broadcaster and Marlene Sarroff,
visual artist and Factory 49 committee member will judge and award the prizes on the day.

This is the first time that schools have been invited to join in the art making for the
Pyrmont Art Festival and the response was so fantastic we look forward to inviting more schools to participate in 2013.

The Pyrmont Ultimo Chamber of Commerce, Tap Gallery, the City Hub,
City of Sydney and Destination NSW and other local Pyrmont and Ultimo businesses actively
encourage every one to be involved in this fun community event by attending & supporting local talent.
Don’t miss this fabulous day, Sunday 20 May 2012.
Enquiries: Tap Gallery
Lesley Dimmick: 02 9361 0440


The Social Changemakers Exhibition and Art Prize at Weave Arts Centre.
The winner will be announced at a Gala Launch Event on Friday April 13,
and the exhibition will run through to Sunday April 22. Entry is free

A human library, where festival-goers can borrow ‘living books’ –
passionate individuals and experts in areas of social issues or
social innovation – to ask questions, interact and learn.

Beyond Empathy’s mobile video booths, where passersby can leave stories about
‘their experiences with alcohol. The booths will be placed in in Wynyard Park
(opposite Wynyard Station) and Belmore Park (opposite Central Railway Station)
on Tuesday April 17 and Wednesday April 18. Projections will be screened
‘in the CBD on Friday April 20 and Saturday April 21 – venue yet to be announced.

Special guest speaker Dr Sam Prince, globally-recognised social innovator,
entrepreneur and founder of One Disease at a Time, will talk about his amazing
journey and achievements. This is a free event open to the general public at the Weave
Arts Centre at 3pm Sunday April 15. But register quickly because it’s bound to book out fast.

Learning to Listen, an Indigenous Innovation event, presented by the National Centre For
Indigenous Innovation and the LIFE (Lifetyle Innovations For Everyone) team. This is a
free event open to the general public at the NCIE gym, 180 George St Redfern, Tuesday,
April 17 7:00pm to 9:00pm but places are limited so please register your interest here.
Stir the Pot, an event to open up conversation around death, dying and bereavement
practices and innovations, presented by The Groundswell Project and LifeRites.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 – 5:30pm to 8:00pm at Weave Arts Centre. Tickets are $35 – book here.

The Foundation For Young Australians Youth Action Day, a full day program of workshops
culminating in ‘Dragon’s Den’ Style PitchUp event for seed funding.
Thursday, April 19, 2012 – 2:00pm to 7:30pm.

The Social Innovation Fair, giving festival-goers the chance to meet and interact with
innovators on the ground and organisations the opportunity to promote and celebrate their work.
Sunday April 22, Weave Arts Centre. Register here or if you would like to be involved contact Joanna Steuart at


The idea of weather festival has always been to suggest the celestial.
None of the works explicitly probe warm fronts or hurricanes,
they examine the process of drawing lines from chosen points for the sake of representation.

In the 4 nights spanning April 9-12, a program of work is assembled,
from performance installation to improvised performance. Entry is by donation of a cake.

Improvised set from James Brown and Ivan Cheng, with voice, processing and visuals

New work by Marcus Whale ‘now you are safe from them’, featuring contact
dancers Caterina Mocciola and Ashley Macqueen, Laura Altman (clarinet),
Monica Brooks (accordion), Lachlan Hughes (accordion), Russell Phillips (violin), Aemon Webb (drums) Marcus Whale (drones)

Realisation of excerpts from Stockhausen’s ‘Aus den Sieben Tagen’,
a set of text scores. With Rishin Singh (trombone), Adam Sussman (guitar), Jeremy Tatar (flute), Aemon Webb (drums), John Wilton (drums).

New work by Ivan Cheng and Marcus Whale ‘wind’, which looks
at the understanding of spectrum distance, and is mentored by Nigel Kellaway.

Sydney premiere of an excerpt from ‘hung out to dry’,
Austin Buckett’s work for eleven membranaphones and dripping water. Performed by John Wilton

New composition by Lachlan Hughes for 2 violins and video, with the video focusing on unnecessary washing
Another performance of ‘wind’

Performance spectacle dealing with ‘glaze’, featuring six boys with click
tracks driving them through aerobic and instrument playing exercises.
Featuring James Brown, Ivan Cheng, Lachlan Hughes, Stephen Sharpe, Marcus Whale

The night and festival concludes with time devoted to consuming the remaining cake.

This project is made possible due to the JUMP, the Australia Council’s national
mentoring program for young and emerging artists, facilitated in NSW by Carriageworks.
Thanks to Joanne Kee’s places + spaces for creative development, and to Serial Space.


Serial Space & Anyplace Projects are offering 3 studios at our complex in Rozelle. Available now up until mid July.

Studios are open to application from individuals, OR groups of people who would like to share a studio. Costs will be divided among studio inhabitants.

Successful applications will be required to pay a $100 security bond in addition to $20/week rent.


Applications are due COB Tuesday 10th of April – applicants will be notified of their success or otherwise within the week.

Applications are to be submitted as a 1 pg PDF containing the following;

– Description of the work you intend to undertake over the period.
– Your likely usage of the space (how many days per week).
– How you and your practice will benefit from the space, and vice versa.

Some further issues to consider:
– We would like to maximise use of the space, so applications from multiple artist wishing to share a studio are acceptable.
– Experimental and unconventional creative practices will be highly regarded.
– Residents working towards the realisation of a specific project are preferred, but this is not essential.

Support material (required):
– 2 pg maximum artist CV (one for each artist in a group)
– 5-10 digital images OR 3 links to on-line material

All applications are to be emailed to with “Anyplace Application_Your Name” as the Subject header.

The LLR’s Creative Brief #3 “The Beautiful and the Damned”
The Lightbulb Lounge Room is a Sydney based company with the intentions of providing young local
artists an intimate & relaxed space to create and exhibit their ideas.

The concept of the LLR is to provide a space for local artists to exhibit their creations
without having to fight for a chance to be seen by other members of the artistic community.

Artists & Designers can contact us and apply to show in a monthly exhibition

We invite everyone to enter, see the current brief below and email us for any queries.

Due to the limitation of space some may not be shown, the ones which are will be the
ones who submit from first to last and whom have taken the brief seriously.

Failures to comply to the brief may lead to your work not being shown

This months creative theme is based on:


We invite you to interpret the theme either literally or abstractly.
Works that are submitted will be featured in the 3rd exhibition given that they meet
the standard of The LLR. Creatives who enter may have the chance for a soloexhibition at the end of 2012.
submissions will be on show for 1 month after the exhibition commences.

Due: 12th MArch 2012

Exhibition Date: TBA

Submissions: 58 Wallis Pde, North Bondi, NSW, 2026


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