OPENINGS AND THE ARTS IN SYDNEY – 07/05/2012 – 13/05/2012

‘Head on  Photo Festival’ is back and looking great! So many shows to check out from 4 May – 3 June 2012,

for all the details go to the website:

Realise Your Dream is celebrating 10 years of nurturing Australian creative talent, the British Council’s Realise Your Dream awards are now bigger and better than ever. The deadline is upon us, watch this video and check out the website for more details.

Our new section is up and the first post is ‘IN GALLERY’ with Gaffa, please check it ou!

If you are a gallery and would like to be apart of IN GALLERY profiles, please email us your details to

Monday 7th May
A Call for female artists who are mothers to enter the Hey Hey Mama Art Prize
When: Dead line – 7th May
@ Tap Gallery – 278 Palmer St. Darlinghurst

Tuesday 8th May

At The End Of The Day – Lisa Hogben
When: 6-8pm
@ Index – 60 Hutchin­son Street, St. Peters

Mamapalooza Sydney 2012 – Artists Celebrating Motherhood
When: 6-8pm
@ Tap Gallery Sydney – 278 Palmer Street, Darlinghurst

Jon Lewis – From the Ranges – Head On Photo Festival
When: 6-9pm
@ Damien Minton Gallery – 61-63 Great Buckingham St, Redfern

When: 6-11pm
@ He Made She Made – 70 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst

Wednesday 9th May

Bass Principles – MITCH CAIRNS
When: 6-8pm
@ BREENSPACE – Level 3, 17–19 Alberta Street, Sydney

Fiona Craig
When: 5:30-8pm
@ Gallery at the Wentworth – Foyer Level, 61 Phillip Street, Sydney

When: 6-8pm
@ The Tate @ The Toxteth – 345 Glebe Pt Rd, Glebe

In conversation with Mark Feary:
Newell Harry, Raafat Ishak, Sangeeta Sandrasegar, Jun Yang
When: 5pm
@ ARTSPACE – 43-51 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo

The Other’s Other – Newell Harry, Raafat Ishak, Dinh Q Lê, Sangeeta Sandrasegar, Jun Yang
When: 6pm
@ ARTSPACE – 43-51 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo

Automatic Landscapes
When: 5-8pm
@ DedSpace Gallery – SCA – Rozelle Campus Balmain Rd, Rozelle, Sydney

Beauty in The Beast – Photographs by Gary Steer
When: 6-8pm
@ Gallery Lane Cove, Upper Level 164 Longueville Road, Lane Cove

Ella Condon & Lucas Davidson
When: 6-8pm
@ Paper plane – 727 Darling street, Rozelle, Sydney

Nikon-Walkleys Slide Night
When: 6-8pm
@ The State Library of New South Wales – Macquarie Street, Sydney

CURVY Book Launch and Group Show ft Miss Van
When: 7-9pm
@ aMBUSH Gallery – 4a James Street, Waterloo SYDNEY

OutSpoken #15 – Spoken-words, poetry, hip-hop lyricism
When: 7pm
@ Hibernian House – 342 Elizabeth Street, Sydney

Thursday 10th May

George Raftopoulos – Heroes and Myths
When: 6-8pm
@ Art Equity – Level 6 Barrack House, 16-20 Barrack Street Sydney

Gallery 1: Boundless – Svetlana Bailey
Gallery 2: The law of the series (minor problems with diverse image sequences) –
Sara Oscar
When: 6-8pm
@ MOP projects – 2/39 Abercrombie Street, Chippendale

Themes and Variations – Mark Bassett, Louise Cooper and Gary Pullar
When: 6-8pm
@ Art Est. Gallery – 67-69 Lords Road  Leichhardt

When: 6-8pm
@ DOMINIK MERSCH GALLERY – 2 Danks Street, Waterloo

24-hour showing of Christian Marclay: The Clock
When: 24hour access
@ Museum of Contemporary Art – 140 George Street, Sydney

Soap Box Performance
When: 5:30-7:30pm
@ Museum of Contemporary Art – 140 George Street, Sydney

M.A.D (Mothers & Daughters)
When: 6-8pm
@ Gallery Aloft – Shop 2/654 Darling Street (entry on National Street), Rozelle

Australian Art Collection
When: 6-8pm
@ ANN SNELL GALLERY – 169 Albion Street, Surry Hills

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

The Social
When: 6-8pm
@ Verge Gallery – Jane Foss Russell Plaza, City Rd, University of Sydney, Sydney

Friday 11th May
SHUTTER SPEED – photography exhibition
When: 6-8pm
@ Gallery Red – Shop 11, 131-145, Glebe Point Road, Glebe

Space very limited so please book via email:
Word Travels Presents Exposed Opening Night Performances
When: 8-9:30pm
@ Level 1, 47 George Street, The Rocks, NSW 2000

Axel Singer: Open Windows
Special composition performed by German composer Axel Singe
For more information or to make a Booking please go to
When: 8-10:30pm
@ TSH [ In Succession ] – LEVEL 2, 77-83 William St, Darlinghurst

Saturday 12th May

Leslie Oliver – Love Stories
Alex Austin, Penelope Cain, Tasman Miller – New Photographers
When: 4-6pm
@ Brenda May Gallery – 2 Danks Street, Waterloo

Vestiges – Marcela Vilaplana, Lenore Gee.
When: 2:30pm
@ 44 Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath

Open studio & Art exhibition – Pockets Full of Love
When: 1-4pm
@ Laneway Art Depot – 5/8 Orchard Road Brookvale

Jasper Knight: Know Your Enemy
When: 4-6pm
@ Gallery Ecosse – ‘Halcyon’ Exeter Road, Exeter

Doubletake 2
When: 6-8pm
@ Archetype Gallery on the 2nd floor – CHAUVEL CINEMA – Cnr Oxford St & Oatley Rd, Paddington

Sunday 13th May

Wendy Whiteley in conversation with Wayne Tunnicliffe at AGNSW
When: 12:30-1pm
@ Art Gallery of New South Wales – Art Gallery Road, The Domain

Soda_Jerk | The Carousel
When: 5-6:30pm
@ Serial Space – 33 Wellington Street  Chippendale


One week left to enter!
Celebrate 10 years of the Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize™ with us!
Enter your natural history artworks in Paintings, Works on Paper, Sculpture
& Objects, or the Waterhouse Youth Art Prize.
Entries close 5pm CST Friday 11 May 2012.



– Applications open for the British Council’s 2012 Realise Your Dream awards-

Celebrating 10 years of nurturing Australian creative talent, the British Council’s Realise Your Dream
awards are now bigger and better than ever.

This year, three lucky winners will be awarded a $10,000 cash prize and a return trip to the UK, where
they will be given the chance to meet their creative heroes and to experience all the cultural richness
the UK has to offer.

Realise Your Dream is a unique opportunity for people working within the first 10 years of their career,
in any creative industry – from theatre to publishing, visual art to music, digital media to industrial
design, etc.

Unlike many awards aimed at Australian artistic practitioners, Realise Your Dream allows its winners
to choose their own direction once they get to the UK, whether it’s getting behind the scenes at the
Edinburgh Festival, hanging about the studio observing a prominent artist at work, attending meetings
at major arts organisations. The British Council will draw on its wide network of contacts to help
winners realise their ‘dreams’.

British Council Director Nick Marchand says:

“Approaching the 10 anniversary of Realise Your Dream, we want to celebrate the creative careers
of the 50 young Australians that have used this prize to create incredible opportunities in the UK, over
the last decade. We’re starting the festivities by offering the most significant prize to date, making
sure that this year’s winners have the best possible start to their journey!”

Realise Your Dream entries open Monday 23 April 2012.

Realise Your Dream is a British Council initiative, in association with Virgin Atlantic, BBC Knowledge,
triple j, NIX Co, Boccalatte and Show Group.

To find out more, applicants should head online to
Entries close Sunday 3 June 2012.


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