OPENINGS AND THE ARTS IN SYDNEY – 16/04/2012 – 22/04/2012

Sydney Art Galleries and Art Community wants to say thankyou to you all, without you we don’t get the information to share with the group.

A quick welcome to all the new followers either through Twitter, Facebook or the Blog, it is a pleasure to have you on board with us, please spread the word.

Our In studio profile section has new artists on-board,

artists including: Justin Balmain, Clare Thackway, Mellissa Read-Devine, Nafisa Naomi, Kath Fries and April White to name but a few.

There are so many shows on this week but our pick is Justin Balmain showing at MOP projects.

Take care and we hope to hear from you soon – email us at

Monday 16th April
NAB House – Innovative Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition
When: 9am until June 1 at 5pm
@ Nab House – 255 George Street, Sydney – 255 George Street, Sydney

Australia Square – Innovative Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition
When: 9am until June 1 at 5pm
@ Australia Square – 264 George Street, Sydney

Tuesday 17th April

FRANK HODGKINSON AM – (1919 – 2001) – France – An Odyssey.
ERNESTO ARRISUENO – Purgatory and Pleasure.
When: 6-8pm
@ Wagner Art Gallery – 39 Gurner Street, Paddington

Richard Tipping – STUDIO
When: 6-8pm
@ Australian Galleries – 15 roylston street, Paddington

When: 5-7pm
@ Kudos Gallery – 6 Napier Street, Paddington

John Foy’s Living Room
BROKEN SYMMETRIES – Introducing Connie Anthes
When: 6-8pm
@ Damien Minton Gallery – 61-63 Great Buckingham Street, Redfern

Resurrection Outside the Realm of the Natural World, by Anto Christ
When: 6-8pm
@ Plump Gallery 240 Enmore Rd, Enmore.

Fragments from Memorial Double Pump Laplace I, II and III
When: 6-8pm
@ Culture at Work, 6-8 Scott Street, Pyrmont

Titanic – 100 years of Myths and Messages FREE PUBLIC TALK
When: 12:30-1:30pm
@ Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts – 280 Pitt Street, Sydney

Wednesday 18th April

Chiara Obscura.  Caroline McLean-Foldes
When: 6-8pm
@ Meyer Gallery at Syndicate, 2 Danks Street, Waterloo

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

When: 6-8pm
@ In the Office Project Space – Factory 49, 49 Shepherd St, Marrickville 2204

Thursday 19th April

When: 6-8pm
@ MOP Projects – 2/39 Abercrombie Street C,hippendale

Maryanne Coutts
When: 6-8pm
@ Australian Galleries – 24 Glenmore road, Paddington,

Gallery One: Michael Kelly – Nightworks
Gallery Two: Andrei Davidoff – Maquettes for a Monument
Gallery Three: Andrew Ensor – Feather and Fashion
FAILSPACE: Simon Wilde – Surface Tension
When: 6-8pm
@ Gaffa Gallery – 281 Clarence Street, Sydney

Homelands Photography Exhibition
When: 6.30-8pm
@ Canterbury Central Library – 14-28 Amy St, CAMPSIE, NSW, 2194

ATVP 5th Birthday
Ground Floor Gallery: (Supported through ATVP’s Spotlight on Local Artists program) – Box Brownie – Elizabeth Rankin
Gallery 4.5: Humor from my Pen – Political cartoons by Gerardo Hernández – (Presented with the Australia-Cuba Friendship Society)
Starewell Gallery: iWitness – Bubaloo Fahy
Sound Garden: Acousmatic Sounds – Curated by Nathan Penzer
Video Window: Che bella la vita – Carlo John Formosa
When: 6–9pm
@ At The Vanishing Point – Contemporary Art Inc – 565 King Street, Newtown

22 Girls Smoking Weed – An exhibition
When: 7.30-10.30pm
@ Gallery or space: 1a Burton st (the abandoned storefront that used to be Dr Pongs)

RU Being Served?: The anatomy of hospitality
When: 6-8pm
@ Verge Gallery – Jane Foss Russell Plaza, City Rd, University of Sydney, Sydney

DOUBLE TAKE – New artworks from BENNETT & Tom Ferson
When: 6-8pm
@ kind of gallery – 118 Oxford St, Darlinghurst, Sydney

When: 6-8pm
@ Kaleidoscope Gallery –  3-7 Dank Street, Waterloo

When: 6-9pm
@ aMBUSH Gallery, 4A James Street, Waterloo

The Blue Space! Poetry Jam Vol III
When: 7-10pm
@ Petersham Bowling Club – 77 Brighton Street, Petersham

Level 0: From the Vault – Group show from FONAS including Lynne Eastaway, Robbie Flowers, Skye Llewellyn, Linda Bowden, Judy Garb Weiss
The Coral Sea: our ocean paradise – marine photography from Protect our Coral Sea campaign
Level 1: Come walk this land with me – Susan Severino from COFA (UNSW) Dreams and Reality II – new work by Yelena Dyumin
Level 2: Operation Art – a selection of kids’ art from the Children’ Hospital at Westmead with support from the Department of Education and Communities
@ BigPond Star Café – Sydney Children’s Hospital, Level 0 (High Street entrance), Randwick

Friday 20th April

Nathan Babet (Hrebabetzky).
We need You, YOu Need Us.
When: 6-8pm
@ Tin Sheds GAllery – The UNI of Sydney – 148 City Road, Sydney

4A Community Morning Tea
This morning tea offers an opportunity for participants to find out more about the projects
4A is developing as well as gain insights into Chinatown’s socio-cultural make up.
When: 10am-1pm
@ 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art – 181-187 Hay Street, Sydney

Chas Glover – six sense of humour
When: 6-8pm
@ Newsagency Gallery – 332 Stanmore Rd Petersham, Sydney

Saturday 21st April

The third exhibition in our ‘Introducing’ series
Tammie Castles, Helena Leslie, Kelly-Ann Lees and Oliver Tanner.
When: 4-6pm
@ Brenda May Gallery – 2 Danks Street, Waterloo

Precious Few
When: 3-5pm
@ Dickerson Gallery – 34 Queen Street, Woollahra

Jehanne’s Alchemists
group exhibition with ideas based on Thomas Keneally’s 1971 novel, A Dutiful Daughter
curated by Anne Bentley
When: 2-6pm
@ Sheffer Gallery – 38 Lander St, Darlington, Sydney

When: 6-8pm
@ Soho Galleries – 104 Cathedral Streets, SYDNEY

Party in the Park!!!
When: 10am-1pm
@ Reverse Garbage – 8/142 Addison Road, Marrickville

Sunday 22nd April
When: 2-3:30pm
@ Brett Whiteley Studio – 2 Raper Street, Surry Hills


Entries Now Open – 2012 John Fries Memorial Prize for emerging visual artist.

$10,000 annual non-aquisitive award open to Australia or New Zealand artists of
all ages and disciplines, who are not enrolled as students and whose work is not
held in the collection of a state, territory or national public art gallery.

The competition is administered by Viscopy. The winner will be announced at the
opening of the exhibition on August 14.  The finalists’ exhibition is curated by Venita Poblocki.
The prize will be judged by Wayne Tunnicliffe, Head Curator of Australian Art
at the Art Gallery of NSW and artists, Bronwyn Bancroft and Kath Fries.
Entries close 4th June, 5pm.  Finalists’ exhibition at Gaffa Galleries Sydney 11 Aug – 1 Sept.

Contact information:

Email: or phone (02) 9310 2018

Win a prize package valued at more than $5,000
& be in with a chance of representation by Vivien’s Model Management

100 Squared Emerging Designer Market has partnered with Vivien’s Model Management in a search for
‘The Face of 100 Squared’ to launch their upcoming online store. All aspiring models from all over
Sydney are invited to come to 100 Squared Westfield Miranda for their
chance to win the highly coveted prize worth over $5,000, including the chance of
representation with leading model agency, Vivien’s Model Management.
Starshots Photography will be on hand to give entrants a taste of a photo shoot experience
at their pop-up photo studio. Once the shoot is finished, participants can select their
favorite shot for entry into 1 of 3 competitions.

The ‘Face of’ competition with a total prize value of over $5,000
The ‘People’s choice’ competition with a total prize value of over $2,500
The ‘Development Award’ competition

Note: all participants must be 14 years or older.

Thursday the 12th of April from 5 to 9pm
Friday the 13th of April from 12 to 5:30pm
Saturday the 14th of April from 12 to 5:00pm
Sunday the 15th of April from 12 to 5:00pm

@ 100 Squared Westfield Miranda at centre court outside Myer


2012 Moran Prizes call for entries for the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize and
the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize. All entries are to be submitted online via our website.

Closing date for entries 21st May, 2012


Mediaplan Publishing is accepting submissions for inclusion in the
fourth volume of “Featured Artists”, an international art book.

The book is a daring attempt to show the work of contemporary artists
all over the world, artists who are involved in different media and techniques.

“Featured Artists” is a connecting link between artists and a qualified
audience of art professionals and a source of information for the new trends of art around the world.

The selection of works that will be included in the book is made by a
juried committee of curators and art critics. Every nomination is based exclusively on the merit of the works submitted for review.

The distribution of the book is made internationally through major
wholesalers and e-shops, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble and more.

Complimentary copies of the book are also dispatched to more than
1200 top galleries, museums, curators, etc in the U.S and in Europe.

Artists who wish to be featured in the book must send for review:

-4-5 images of their work (JPG format, in high resolution) including
details of each one of them. (Title, medium, size, etc)

-An essay, or statement or a critique, about 100 words.
When the editing process is over the jurors will select two of the best
works of the selected artists and these works will be presented in the front and the back cover of the book without charge.

More information about the book can be found here:

Mediaplan publishing
US office 15 Albamont Rd. Winchester MA 01890
Europe office 16 Chr. Smirnis 185 47, N. Faliro, Athens, Greece

Marketing On Zero Budget – Workshop

Social media is more than just Twitter or Facebook. It’s creating new behaviours and
new business models and many of us are already feeling its impact in our professional and private lives.

Led by social media expert, Gavin Heaton, this workshop will step you through the
process of creating a continuous digital strategy. You will discover how to test,
measure and refine your objectives and find out what it means to ‘lose control of your brand’.
By the end of the workshop, you’ll know what it means to be on ‘the social way’
and what that means for your start-up or social enterprise.

What: Digital Strategy Workshop – Marketing On Zero Budget
Presenter: Gavin Heaton, Social Media Director at SAP
When: 12 – 3pm, Monday, April 16th.
Where: Vibewire Hub, 525 Harris Street Ultimo 2007.

Free for Vibewire Hub residents.
$110 for workshop and Vibewire Membership
$300 for Non-Vibewire Members

When: 12-3pm
@ Vibewire – 525 Harris St, Ultimo



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