OPENINGS AND THE ARTS IN SYDNEY – 30/04/2012 – 06/05/2012

Head On Photo Festival starts this week so  check it out, it’s across many galleries, for more information check out our post and their offical website

Also check out Alexander Mckenzie @ Martin Browne gallery.

Please click on images below to be see external websites related to the shows. To share arts information with the group please email us at

Thanks for all the support and publicity, last week we reached 50,000 hits! 🙂 Lastly how did it get to be May already…have a great week!

Monday 30th April

Arts entrepreneurs at some stage will consider setting up an organisation –
especially if they want to benefit from tax concessions, government grants and philanthropy.
What are the important first steps?
What are the key issues to make sure my start-up company survives?
Where can I go for help?
What are the lessons other organisations have learnt?
Join us for a practical discussion with our panel of arts entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds.
We will discuss the challenges and share some practical tips on how to make your start-up company a success.
The Panel
Andrew Batt – Rawden is an emerging composer
Catherine Keenan – is the co-founder and executive director of the Sydney Story Factory
James Winter – is a co-founder and director of Queen Street Studio
Lew Palaitis – General Manager Sydney Fringe
Please register by emailing Lizzy Galloway at
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

Occupy Talks;-) Poverty amid Plenty
If you did not manage to get a ticket for the inside. For a copy of any organising minutes please email myself (
When: 7:30-8:30pm
@ City Recital Hall Angel Place – 2 – 12 Angel Place, Sydney

Tuesday 1st May

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

When: 6-8pm
@ Rex Irwin First Floor, 38 Queen Street, Woollahra,

Criena Court – angles + shapes + geos + space
When: 6-8pm
@ Robin Gibson Gallery – 278 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst

Andrew Hopkins
@ Robin Gibson Gallery – 278 Liverpool Street Darlinghurst

Wednesday 2nd May
CARLA HANANIAH – As Morning Dawns and Evening Fades
SAMANTHA EVERTON – Collected Works
When: 6-8pm
@ Art House Gallery – 66 McLachlan Avenue, Rushcutters Bay

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

When: 6-8pm
@ CONNY DIETZSCHOLD GALLERY – 99 Crown Street, East Sydney

Are we too concerned with the new
Conservations on contemporary art
When: 6:30pm
@ Brenda May Gallery – 2 Danks Street, Waterloo

Extreme Makeover
When: 5-8pm
@ Sydney College of the Arts Sydney University – Rozelle Campus Balmain Rd, Rozelle

When: 6-8pm
@ Artereal Gallery – 747 Darling Street, Rozelle

James parker
When: 6-8pm
@ Little Fish Gallery – 22 Enmore Rd, Newtown

When: 6-8pm
@ Blanco Negro – 44-45 Botany Rd, Alexandria, NSW, Sydney

History Bearing
When: 6-8pm
@ Pine Street Gallery – 64 Pine Street, Chippendale

portraits from Sydney Mardi Gras
When: 6-8pm
@ Global Gallery – 5 Comber Street  Paddington

More Animal Spirits
When: 6-8pm
@ Serial Space – 33 Wellington Street, Chippendale

Andrew quilty – blue highways
When: 6-8pm
@ Barry stern galleries – 19 glenmore road paddington

Thursday 3rd May
Glenn Sorensen – From Here
Destiny Deacon – Going Strait
When: 6-8pm
@ Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery – 8 Soudan Lane  Paddington NSW 2021

When: 6-8pm
@ Martin Browne – 15-21 Hampden Street, Paddington

Gallery One: Cybele Malinowski – Vacancy
Gallery Two: Simon Hewson – Playground
Gallery Three: Dara Kretschmer – Now And On Earth
Failspace: Twotinkabout – Lost
When: 6-8pm
@ gaffa – 281 Clarence Street, Sydney

Lost in love by arnie arnold
When: 6-8:30pm
@ Kaleidoscope gallery – 3-7 Danks Street Waterloo

Photographers Katrin Koenning & Hugh Stewart
When: 6-8pm
@ MiCK – 44 Gurner Street, Paddington

Shibori recreated
When: 6:30-8:30pm
@ Koskela – 1/85 Dunning Ave, Rosebery

When: 6-8pm
@ kind of — gallery – 118 Oxford St, Darlinghurst, Sydney

Beautopia – Jenny Green
When: 6-9pm
@ Traffic Jam Galleries – 41 Military Rd, Neutral Bay, Sydney

Ivan Goodacre – Regions
Carola Rivera – Personal Possessions
When: 6-8pm
@ Charles Hewitt Gallery – 335 South Dowling Street, Darlinghurst

24-hour showing of Christian Marclay: The Clock
As part of the Thursday Lates series, the Museum remains open until 9 pm
and the public has free 24-hour access to
Christian Marclay: The Clock in the Level 1 North Gallery.
When: 24-hour access
@ Museum of Contemporary Art – 140 George Street, Sydney

Curator Talk – Glenn Barkley on Volume One: MCA Collection
When: 6:30-7pm
@ Museum of Contemporary Art – 140 George Street, Sydney

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

Friday 4th May
Desert Colours
When: 6-8pm
@ GINKGO – 166 St Johns Road, Forest Lodge – Glebe

Head On Photo Festival: The Green Desert.  Peter Elfes.  Full relaunch 04 May – 12 July.
Head On Photo Festival: Manuwangku – Under the Nuclear Cloud.  Jagath Dheerasekara.  04 May – 08 July.
Head On Photo Festival: Homage.  Alexia Sinclair.  04 May – 29 June 2012.
(RSVP) essential
When: 7-9pm
@ Cutoms House – 31 Alfred Street, Circular Quay

When: 6-8pm
@ 55 Sydenham Rd Marrickville NSW 2204 AU

Saturday 5th May

SNO Fundraiser Auction
A oned day event
When: 12-5:30pm
@ SNO – First Floor, 175 Marrickville Road, Marrickville
Head On Photography Festival
Nicola Bailey – Violence
Rachael Ireland – Outside the Interior
Marijke Loosjes – Dangerous Visions
When: 4-6pm
@ ESP Gallery – 228 Illawarra Road, Marrickville

Out of the Blue – A curated show by Peter Fay
When: 2-6pm
@ Sheffer Gallery – 38 Lander St, Darlington

When: 3-5pm
@ DELMAR GALLERY – Trinity Grammar School, 144 Victoria St, Ashfield

When: 5-8pm
@ Painters Gallery – 11/20 Bungan st MONA VAL

Sunday 6th May


PACT centre for emerging artists is pleased to announce that auditions for
the PACT Ensemble 2012 Program will be held on Monday May 14 (evening, time TBC)
at the PACT venue – 107 Railway Pde, Erskineville, 2043.

The PACT Ensemble is an opportunity for interdisciplinary artists to create a
new performance work, take part in a program of weekly training and make lasting
connections with PACT’s network of artists and peer organisations. 2012 is the
tenth year of the Ensemble program and provides professional development for artists aged 18-30yrs.

Erica Heller-Wagner
Communications Coordinator (Wednesdays & Thursdays)
PACT centre for emerging artists
107 Railway Parade
Erskineville 2043
61 2 9550 2744

APPLICATIONS DUE – Monday 30 April (COB)
AUDITION – Monday 14 May (evening – time TBC)
PROGRAM DURATION – Saturdays, July-December 2012, incl. 5-day intensive creative development
residency in October at Bundanon Trust
PERFORMANCE SEASON – November-December 2012


Galleryeight is currently accepting exhibition proposals from artists and curators
for the second half of 2012. This is a chance to exhibit in the Walsh Bay/The Rocks precinct
during the 2012 Sydney Biennale and Safari. Exhibitions run for a minimum of 3 weeks.

For more information please email

Galleryeight is an artist run space located at 12 Argyle Place, Millers Point, Sydney
(next to the Lord Nelson Hotel).


The Pyrmont Art prize.
It will be a glorious out door event in conjunction with the Mudgee Food & Wine Fair,
Live entertainment all day and many prizes to win
see you soon Lesley
PS we are open every day 12-6pm
PH: 02 9361 0440



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


Got a five-minute act that you’d like to try out on a live audience? Sign up for Soap Box, a brand new
live event starring YOU! Poetry, dance, comedy, and other ‘happenings’ are welcome.
Alternatively support or heckle from the comfort of the sidelines.
This event is programmed in response to our performance program Local Positioning
Systems curated by Performance Space

Book via email for a time slot
When: Thursday, May 3, – 5:30pm until 7:30pm
@ Museum of Contemporary Art – 140 George Street, Sydney


Kaleidoscope Gallery is excited to announce:

Our sister gallery, the beautiful @Platform72 on Oxford Street Darlinghurst is launching our
second annual Artist Call Out! This is a perfect opportunity for Kaleidoscope Gallery artists to show
their works in a world class location, 1000’s of people passing by daily… There are 3 types of gallery space:
2 amazing windows fronting onto Oxford Street, a HUGE back wall that is seen from the street and internal
shelve spaces that are perfect for designer goods. The applications are NOW OPEN so dont miss your opportunity
to show at Platform72! Oh, and did we mention that Platform72 takes NO COMMISSION on sales? Thats right,
what you sell you make back 100-per-cent. An affordable and stress free way to make your art more visible.
(spaces start at as little as $40 per week)

CONTACT PLATFORM72 – or visit to download the information pack.

When: 5th May
@ 72 Oxford Street Darlinghurst NSW



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