OPENINGS AND THE ARTS IN SYDNEY – 18/06/2012 – 24/06/2012

Winter is a time for a glass or two of red wine, scarfs, friends and great exhibitions, make sure you get out there and support the artists having exhibitions during the colder months..

Artwork by Mark Rowden

Email us at with all your news and openings.

Monday 18th June
Be presenting my final project, incorporating painting, and sound and 3-D animation.
It would be nice if all of you could come and share this gift from me to you.
I know it’s on a Monday but try your best to come anyway (haha) if you do you will
enjoy an art experience. The event will be held at the auditorium.
When: 4-6pm
@ The Sydney College of the Arts – Balmain Rd, Rozelle

Tuesday 19th June

Plastic City – Tracey Clement
The artist will be constructing the work in the gallery during the week and the public is invited to visit and have a talk with her
When: 1-5pm
@ Articulate Project Space – 497 Parramatta Road, Leichhardt

MEANING/MATTER. David Greenhalgh and Lisa Sammut
When: 5-7 pm
@ Kudos Gallery – 6 Napier Street, Paddington

May Gibbs: A Surprising Life – Free Public Talk
When: 12:30-1:30pm
@ Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts – 280 Pitt Street, Sydney

Enrique del Val
An Exhibition of JUSTIN PEARSON paintings , ‘OPERA SCENES’
When: 6-8pm
@ Maunsell Wickes Gallery, 19 Glenmore Rd, Paddington

Heath Franco – DREAM HOME at Galerie pompom
When: 6-8pm
@ Galerie Pompom – 2/39 Abercrombie Street Chippendale

When: 6-8pm
@ Damien Minton Gallery – 61-63 Great Buckingham Street, Redfern

Wednesday 20th June
The Pride Exhibition and Art Award
When: 6-8:30pm
@ Tap Gallery – 45 Burton Street, Darlinghurst

Robert Fisher
When: 6-8pm
@ Gallery at the Wentworth – Foyer Level, Sofitel Wentworth Hotel, 61 Phillip Street

Mostly Agree
Lachlan Anthony / Penelope Cain / Carla Cescon & Martyn Ives
Jaki Middleton & David Lawrey / Louis Porter
David M Thomas / Emma White
When: 6-8pm
@ Stills Gallery – 36 Gosbell Street Paddington

IVOR FABOK – Resonances
When: 6-8pm
@ Defiance Gallery I – 47 Enmore Road, Newtown

When: 8pm
@ PACT centre for emerging artists, 107 Railway Parade, Erskineville

Everything is in Motion’ Exhibition of new work from Danny Wild and Luke Penders
When: 6-8pm
@ The Toxteth Hotel – 345 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe

Gallery 2010 & Alaska Projects Present Smilex by Phil James
When: 6-8pm
@ Gallery 2010 – 69 Reservoir Street, Surry Hills

Big Picture – Indigenous Photography Exhibition
A unique exhibition showcasing the work of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander photographers engaged in a participatory photography program.
Come celebrate their achievement and hear their perspectives
When: 6-8pm
@ National Centre of Indigenous Excellence – 166-180 George St Redfern, Eora House.

Thursday 21st June

Topographic 3: Lucy Rimmer & Ryan Hoffman
When: 6-8pm
@ g8 on george: galleryeight’s pop-up satellite space – Shop 2.06, 140 George St, The Rocks, NSW 2000

When: 6-8pm
@ Liverpool Street Gallery – 243a Liverpool Street, East Sydney

Mark Schaller – THE PILBARA
When: 6-8pm
@ Art Equity – Level 6 Barrack House, 16-20 Barrack Street Sydney

Warlukurlangu Artists
Judy Watson Napangardi, Shorty Jangala Robertson, Paddy Japaljarri Stewart,
Liddy Napanangka Walker, Bessie Nakamarra Sims & others
To be opened by Pat Corrigan AM
When: 6:30-8:30pm
@ Art Atrium – 181 Old South Head Rd, Bondi Junction

BLACKARTPROJECTS & SARAH HENDY PRESENT – Like thieves newly loosed in that dark electric
When: 6-8pm
@ Chalk Horse – 8 Lacey Street, Surry Hills

Sandra Selig – enough (LAST SHOW AT CURRENT ADDRESS)
When: 6-8pm
@ Sarah Cottier Gallery – 3 Neild Avenue, Paddington

Gallery 1 & 2 – Groundwork
Hayley French, Kate Beckingham, Carla Liesch, and Stephanie Quirk
When: 6-8pm
@ MOP projects – 2/39 Abercrombie Street, Chippendale

When: 6-8pm
@ iain dawson gallery @ mary place gallery – 12 Mary Place, Paddington

Practice Throw: drawing over and out of performance
When: 6-8pm
@ UTS Architecture – Kensington Street, Warehouse

Cigdem Aydemir – (dis)position NEXT WEEK
When: 6-8pm
@ Chrissie Cotter Gallery – Pidcock Street, Camperdown

Book launch: SINNING ACROSS SPAIN by Ailsa Piper
When: 6-8pm
@ Arielbooks – 42 Oxford Street, Paddington

Friday 22nd June

Dave Ross – Explosion
When: 6-8pm
@ Tap Gallery – 278 Palmer Street Darlinghurst

Studio ARTISTS Consolidate Symposium
When: 9:15am-6pm
@ Auditorium, Building 21, Sydney College of the Arts, Balmain Road Rozelle (enter opposite Cecily Street)

When: 6-9pm
@ Tortuga Studios – 31 Princes Hwy, St Peters

The Maximilian – Sydney Launch, with Wrongsolo
When: 6-9pm
@ Serial Space – 33 Wellington Street, Chippendale

Performoetics – A World Away From Here
Performance artists and poets
$15 Presale
When: 7:30pm
@ The Red Rattler Theatre – 6 Faversham St, Marrickville

No Dice Paradise & Cake Wine present:
Fraser Studios | Friday 22nd June | $5
When: 8pm
@ Queen Street Studio/FraserStudios – 10/14 Kensington Street, Chippendale

Saturday 23rd June

The Drawing Room – group exhibition
When: 3-5pm
@ Stella Downer Fine Art – Dealer Consultant & Valuer, 2 Danks Street Waterloo

SIX YEARS OF PROJECTS 2006 – 2012 (Part 1)
When: 3-5pm
@ James Dorahy Project Space – Minerva Building, 111 Macleay Street, Potts Point

Callum Morton – The Insides
Mikala Dwyer – Divinations for the real things
Jacqueline Fraser – THE MAKING OF 8 MILE 2012
When: 6-9pm
@ Rosyln Oxley9 – 8 Soudan Lane, Paddington

Seen Unseen – the lastest group show from Jason Foote, Sarah Park, Cameron Hollands and Stephanie Moses
When: 4-6pm
@ ESP Gallery, 228 Illawarra Rd, Marikville

Robert Boynes & Todd Fuller
Abby Smith
When: 4-6pm
@ Brenda May – 2 Danks Street Waterloo

In between something I have – Jess MacNeil
When: 3-6pm
@ Gallery Barry Keldoulis – 285 Young Street, Waterloo, Sydney

When: 12-9pm
@ 49 Bonar Street, Arncliffe

When: 3-5pm
@ Incinerator Art Space – 2 Small St Willoughby

Colour, Line and Repetition – Kristy-Lee Agresta
When: 4-6pm
@ SquarePeg Studios – Alice Street, Newtown

SafARI at ALASKA: Chris Bennie | Dara Gill
When: 4-5:30pm
@ Alaska Projects – Level 2, Kings Cross Car Park, 9A Elizabeth Bay Road, Elizabeth Bay, Sydney

Sunday 24th June
Sunday Poetry Reading: LAURA SHORE
When: 2-3:30pm
@ Brett Whiteley Studio – 2 Raper Street, Surry Hill

Tickets: $10 @ Door
When: 3pm
@ Word Travels – Level 2, 40 Gloucester Street, The Rocks


ARTIST CALLOUT – Off The Wall Gallery for Sydney Fringe Festival 2012

What: Off The Wall Gallery is an alternative outdoor art space using projections to create
light graffiti from the work of local artists. During Fringe Festival I Heart Gallery we will
be curating Off The Wall to engage & challenge commuters and beautify the otherwise unused urban space.
Where: The wall behind I Heart Gallery, 643 King St Newtown. Right next to St Peters station.
Across from Sydney Park Brickworks.
Submissions end 31st July.
Exhibition runs 7th – 30th Sept.
Why: Cos it’s awesome!

1440H X 900W pixels, 72 dpi.
If your work is vertical or smaller than these dimensions, please resize to fit within,
on a black background. Please do not watermark your images. We may include title slides for each artist,
or run a bar along the bottom of each slide with artist details.

Your file names MUST be in the following format – 001_artistname_titleofwork_portfoliowebsiteURL.jpeg

– If sending multiple files, put in a folder and compress/zip so you only send us one file altogether.
File must be titled with your name.
-Upload your compressed file to dropbox and share with with the following details:
Name. Link to your work on the web.
Artist statement or blurb about self. (We may or may not use these to promote your work on our social media etc.)
– If submitting short films, the video formats supported are:
~ H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps,
48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
~ MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to
160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats

Is there a theme?
Not yet. We can’t sort that out until we get all submissions in. If we get enough
we can stage 3 separate weekly exhibitions. My hope is to stage 3 separate exhibitions of: photography; short film; & general artworks.
What can I submit?
Any style, any medium that will show on a screen. Artworks, short movies, etc.
How many can I submit?
You may submit up to ten works (please make sure you only submit ONE EMAIL).
How long can my movie be?
5mins or thereabouts.
What shows up best on the wall?
Bold, stark images.
Black and white.
Moving images.

P.S. we’ll need creative performers for opening night too.
If you’re a musician and would like to play please comment below with a link to your current work.
If you’re an artist and would like to do live painting during the opening please comment below with a link to your work.

We may be needing performers for a very special opening night party too…more to be announced! Are you a busker?
Burlesque-r? Hula hooper? Acrobat? Dancer? Anything? Please comment below with a link to your current work!


dLux is thrilled to announce it after a bit of a struggle in the past year with triennial funding from the Visual
Arts Board being cut, dLux MediaArts is well back on track with a superb new initiative combining art,
science and technology to reach regional and rural Australia.

Looking “outside the square” for ways to meaningfully and sustainably create pathways to learning and develop
cultural practice using digital media has proven fruitful with a significant grant having just been announced for Unlocking Australia’s Potential.

Through The Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education we will be Inspiring
Australia over the next 3 years around the country with our mobile multi media dLab, getting hard to reach youth
interested and engaged with science through art, technology and a unique methodology.

A total of $5 million has been awarded across the country.
The prime objective of the grants program is to increase the engagement of Australians in science and it has
prioritised projects that engage people who may not have had previous access to or interest in science-communication activities.
Inspiring Australia is an initiative of the Australian Government.
For more information about this project:
Cash Brown – mobile 0411 132490
For more information about the national progam and a complete list of grant recipients go online to

“This Inspiring Australia initiative is supported by the Australian Government through the Department of Industry,
Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education in partnership with dLux MediaArts”
dLux MediaArts is one of Australia’s key screen and media arts organisations, operating within a new convergent space
between screen culture (film) and visual arts (media arts).Through our program of touring exhibitions and other public events,
d/Lux introduces Australian audiences and practitioners…


Sydney College of the Arts, Balmain Rd, Callan Park, Rozelle, NSW 2039

Thank you all for showing your support and making the first semester of 2012 a very successful one.

We are now taking proposals for shows in the 2nd Semester of 2012.

We are aiming to have an opening once a week as per usual.

In order to apply for a show simply complete the Application for Exhibition Form below along
with a brief but detailed artist statement and project proposal (see form for details) and email us at:

You can find the Application for Exhibition Form here:

Applications close 17th August 2012.


Get you works together, Your ideas in order and email Gaffa!
Gaffa is accepting proposals for 2013.
Send all applications to



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