OPENINGS AND THE ARTS IN SYDNEY – 14/05/2012 – 20/05/2012


We have the Sydney Writers Festival, We have Head on Photo festival and towards the the end of the month we have the VIVID Sydney festival,

Wow Sydney has some great arts  feativals

We have listed a few of the Writers festival events, there are so many, but we included all the arts based events.

Take it easy and hope to hear from you soon. Mark

Happy Mothers Day to all mothers and mums to be.

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Monday 14th May
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The Collective-Group Show, She is The Darkness
www.tapgallery.org.au
When: 6-8pm
@ TAP Art Gallery – 278 Palmer Street  Darlinghurst

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Tuesday 15th May
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Heather Dinas – The Space Between
David Collins – White Rhino
www.wagnerartgallery.com.au
When: 6-8pm
@ Wagner Art Gallery – 39 Gurner Street, Paddington

ALEX WELTLINGER – THE CLASH!
www.franceskeevilart.com.au
When: 6-8pm
@ Frances Keevil Gallery – Bay Village, 28-34 Cross Street  Double Bay

See Jane Run, Anna Warr, Julie Sundberg, Emma Phillips, Fiona Wolf
www.seejanerun.pozible.com
When: 6-8pm
@ Depot ll Gallery – 2 Danks Street, Waterloo

Grain – David Flanagan
www.meyergallery.com.au
When: 6-8pm
@ Meyer Gallery @ Syndicate – 2 Danks Street, Waterloo

Kylie Banyard – Dwelling
www.galeriepompom.com
When: 6-8pm
@ Galerie pompom – 2/39 Abercrombie Street, Chippendale

PAM TIPPETT
www.australiangalleries.com.au
When: 6-8pm
@ Australian Galleries – 15 ROYLSTON STREET, Paddington

The Social Contract
www.arc.unsw.edu.au/kudos
When: 5-7pm
@ Kudos Gallery – 6 Napier Street, Paddington, Sydney
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Wednesday 16th May
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Find out all about how Jeff created Diary of a Wimpy Kid, one of the most popular books in the world.
http://www.swf.org.au/component/option,com_events/Itemid,124/agid,3194/task,view_detail/
When: 6:30pm
@ Opera House, Sydney, Circular Quay

MARK BROWN
www.factory49.blogspot.com
When: 6-8pm
@ Factory 49 – 49 Shepherd St, Marrickville, Sydney

(MADHYAMIKA) – PHOTOGRAPHY BY YIDA JIANG
www.thetate.wordpress.com/
When: 6-8pm
@ The Tate @ The Toxteth – 345 Glebe Pt Rd, Glebe, Sydne

Discovering Country – A Sense of Place
RSVP Friday 11 May 2012 to Chris Murphy
(02) 9240 8645
www.therocks.com
When: 6-8pm
@ The Rocks Discovery Museum Courtyard – Kendall Lane, The Rocks (enter via Argyle Street)

ANAGENISIS
www.docs.google.com/open?id=0B8L2pDuKv_6SdlpuS0pPQzRMRjg
When: 5-8pm
@ Ded Space – Sydney College of the Arts Sydney University – Rozelle Campus Balmain Rd, Rozelle

MIME: Kate Vassallo
www.firstdraftgallery.com/upcoming/
When: 6-8pm
@ Firstdraft gallery – 116—118 Chalmers St, Surry Hills

Sal Moffatt ‘This moment-works on paper’
www.a-mgallery.com
When: 6-8pm
@ A-M Gallery – 191 Wilson St Newtown, Sydney

Share Sydney
Grab your laptops, synthesisers, projectors, electronics, guitars, works-in-progress, or any portable audiovisual tool and plug into a free, friendly and open jam-session of collaboration, improvisation and shared ideas.
www.serialspace.org
When: 6-10pm
@ Serial Space – 33 Wellington St, Chippendale

Melody Willis: 22° Halo exhibition
www.gallery.com.au
When: 6-8pm
@ GALLERY 9 – 9 Darley Street, Darlinghurst

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Thursday 17th May
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VR #06 Exhibit
www.wearelofi.com.au/collective
When: 6:30pm
@ Lo-Fi Collective – Floor 3, 383 Bourke St. Surry Hills

Peter Neilson
www.australiangalleries.com.au
When: 6-8pm
@ Australian Galleries – 24 Glenmore Road, Paddington

Gallery One: Belinda Allen + Chris Lawrie – The alien in our midst…
Gallery Two: Christian Pearson – Conversations with the land
Gallery Three: Clare Weeks – Outside In
Fail Space: Shan Shan & Helen Mok – Experiment
www.gaffa.com.au
When: 6-8pm
@ 281 Clanrence Street, CBD, Sydney

view from above – Damien Sydney
www.kaleidoscope-gallery.com
When: 6-8:30pm
@ Kaleidoscope Gallery – 3-7 Danks Street, Waterloo

100 Bedrooms
www.kindofgallery.com
When: 6-8pm
@ kind of gallery – 118 Oxford St, Darlinghurst

Concrete Jungle Art Auction
www.plumpgallery.org
When: 6:30pm
@ Plump Gallery 240 Enmore Rd, Enmore

What is Australia For?
Frank Moorhouse, Nick Bryant and Robyn Archer, with Julianne Schultz.
www.swf.org.au/program/art
When: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
@ Sydney Dance 4, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay

Retro
Adrian Franklin tells why we love mid-twentieth century design.
www.swf.org.au/program/art
When: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
@ The Mint, 10 Macquarie Street, Sydney

70/80/90 Iconic Australian Houses
Karen McCartney, Peter Tonkin and Tim Hill discuss significant Australian houses of the past four decades. With Fenella Kernebone.
www.swf.org.au/program/art
When: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
@ The Mint, 10 Macquarie Street, Sydney

The Chaser’s Empty Vessel
The Chaser, live at the Festival Club. It’s totally free – and worth every cent.
www.swf.org.au/program/art
When: 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM
@ Pier 2/3 Club Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay

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Friday 18th May
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Incubate [Verb] : develop; give shape to.
Adrian Cook, Jamie Williams, Julia Pannell, katrina Mathieson, Paola Talbert, Sonja Sipala, Victoria Mackey and Vivienne Dadour.
www.artest.com.au/ArtEst.ArtSchoolExhibitionsIncubate.html
When: 6-8pm
@ ArtEst – Studio 4, 67–69 Lords Road, Leichhardt

Christopher Hanrahan – Museums Have The Same Problems As Unions
www.sarahcottiergallery.com/
When: 6-8pm
@ Sarah Cottier Gallery – 3 Neild Avenue, Paddington

fastBREAK- Epic
fastBREAK is a monthly series of rapid-fire interactive talks hosted by Vibewire and the Powerhouse Museum.
www.powerhousemuseum.com/bookings/fastbreak.php
When:7:45am-9:00am
@ Powerhouse Museum – 500 Harris Street, Ultimo

AlumNow
Pymble ex-students including Kerrie Lester, Pennie Pomroy, Philippa Graham and many more.
www.royalart.com.au
When: 6-8pm
@ Lavender Bay Gallery 25-27 Walker St, North Sydney

ToPoGraPhY – Paola Talbert + Johanna Trainor
www.marrickville.nsw.gov.au/community/arts/chrissie_cotter_gallery.html
When: 6-8pm
@ Chrissie Cotter Gallery – Pidcock Street, Camperdown

Tiki Showcase
www.outregallery.com
When: 6-8pm
@ Outre Gallery – Shop 7, 285a Crown Street, Surry Hills

Book Design: The Story from Back to Front
Book designers tell us the secrets of their trade.
www.swf.org.au/program/art
When: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
@ Wharf Theatre 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay

House
Robyn Stacey, Jennifer Barrett and Scott Hill tell what happens when an artist reinterprets a museum collection.
www.swf.org.au/program/art
When: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
@ The Mint, 10 Macquarie Street, Sydney

Doggie Style
Steven Miller shows how Australian art went to the dogs.
Ticketed: $15/$10
www.swf.org.au/program/art
When: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
@ Sydney Theatre, Richard Wherrett Studio

Government House
Ann Toy and historian Andrew Tink talk about the role of the NSW governors and Government House.
www.swf.org.au/program/art
When: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
@ The Mint, 10 Macquarie Street, Sydney

Surfer’s Paradise
Tony Edwards, Phil Jarratt and Mark Sutherland recall the innocent days of the surfing industry. With Sean Doherty.
www.swf.org.au/program/art
When: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
@ Sydney Dance 4, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay

Modified Tweet
@CatherineDeveny, @KathyLette and @Colvinius talk Twitter with @drplainenglish.
Ticketed: $15/$10
www.swf.org.au/program/art
When: 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
@ Wharf Theatre 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay

Memoirs of a Young Bastard
An introductory workshop to graphic novels with renowned industry insider Chewie Chan.
Ticketed: $15/$10
www.swf.org.au/program/art
When:  4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
@ Sydney Theatre, Richard Wherrett Studio, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay

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Saturday 19th May
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SHIFT
www.sheffergallery.com
When: 3:30-6:30pm
@ Sheffer Gallery – 38 Lander St, Darlington

LAURENCE ABERHART – Monumental
PATRICK HARTIGAN – Gone as before
www.darrenknightgallery.com
When: 4-6pm
@ DARREN KNIGHT GALLERY – 840 Elizabeth Street, Waterloo

Game On!
www.107projects.org
When: 12-9pm
@ 107projects – 107 Redfern St, Redfern

Warning: Incredibly Graphic!
An introductory workshop to graphic novels with renowned industry insider Chewie Chan.
Ticketed: $85/$75
www.swf.org.au/program/art
When: 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
@ State Library of NSW, Jean Garling Room, Level 1, Mitchell Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney

DIY
Bruce Elder leads a lively debate with Jonathan Biggins, Parnell McGuiness, Barry Divola and John Newton.
www.swf.org.au/program/art
When: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
@ Sydney Dance 4, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay’

The Bell Epoch
Bruce Elder leads a lively debate with Jonathan Biggins, Parnell McGuiness, Barry Divola and John Newton.
www.swf.org.au/program/art
When: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
@ Pier 2/3 Club Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay

Criticism and Witticism
Bruce Elder leads a lively debate with Jonathan Biggins, Parnell McGuiness, Barry Divola and John Newton.
www.swf.org.au/program/art
When: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
@ Wharf Theatre 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay

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Sunday 20th May
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PERFORMANCE- Lauren Brown: Give Me Something To Listen To
http://www.alaskaprojects.com
When: 3-5pm
@ Alaska Projects – Level 2, Kings Cross Car Park, 9A Elizabeth Bay Road, Elizabeth Bay, Sydney
Paintings of Pyrmont by Jane Bennett in Pirrama Park
www.franceskeevilart.com.au
When:11am-5pm
@ Pirrama Park, Pyrmont, Sydney

Same, Same but Different
Oliver Jeffers talks to Annette Shun Wah about standing out from the crowd.
www.swf.org.au/program/art
When: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
@ Sydney Dance 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay

Subject and Self: Muslim Women Writers Talk
Randa Abdel-Fattah, Nasrin Mahoutchi-Hosaini, Eugenia Flynn and Samah Hadid talk about self-determination and the critical process of writing.
Bookings essential 9824 1121
www.swf.org.au/program/art
When: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
@ Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, 1 Casula Road, Casula

Art Writing
Jill Bennett, Edward Scheer and Stephen Muecketalk to Prue Gibson about the empathy, performance and contingency of writing about art.
Ticketed: $15/$10
www.swf.org.au/program/art
When: 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
@ Sydney Theatre, Richard Wherrett Studio, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay

The Hare with Amber Eyes
In his one and only appearance in Australia, Edmund de Waal talks to Caroline Baum.
www.swf.org.au/program/art
When: 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
@ Sydney Opera House, Opera Theatre, Bennelong Point, Sydney

The Lives of Women
Drusilla Modjeska and Anne Henderson talk to Jacqueline Kent.
www.swf.org.au/program/art
When: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
@ Wharf Theatre 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay

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THINGS OF INTEREST
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Creative Lane Wall Exhibition

What does CREATIVE means to you?
Express yourself with any kind of artwork and we’ll exhibit them at the TAP gallery on the event

day!
It can be illustrations, photos, paintings, writings, scrapbookings, etc as long as they can be

display on the wall.
There’s no age limitation.  All the received artworks will be put exhibition on the 2nd June

2012 at the
TAP gallery with Creative Lane art and craft festival.

Selected artworks will be shown on our blog and facebook page as well
as published in our digital Creative Lane Magazine!
The Creative Wall Exhibition is free for public to participate,
as long as you are in Australia and your artwork is original, send us your work before the 26th

May 2012 to

Creative Lane Wall Exhibition Submission
PO BOX 212, Gymea, NSW 2227
Your work should include:
Your name
Contact number
email
website
and if you need it to return to you, please included a paid return envelope.

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g8 pop-up space call for site-responsive artworks

George Street, The Rocks NSW

galleryeight is calling for site-responsive works that relate in some way to the unique locality

of The Rocks precinct. Selected works will be included our g8 curated pop-up series of

exhibitions in a fabulous empty space on George Street in June 2012.

To be part of thi…s unique opportunity please email the galleryeight directors (Peter Cramer

and Kath Fries) a brief artwork proposal that in some way explores or considers an aspect of the

The Rocks precinct. info@galleryeight.com.au

Responses may range across the various layers of history, architecture, development, tourism,

stories, flora and fauna, geographical setting, moods and uses of the area. Please include with

your artwork proposal; your CV, artist statement, 3 jpeg images of your previous work and

website or url. Sculptures, installations, or other free-standing works are preferred due to the

limitations of the pop-up spaces.

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