OPENINGS AND THE ARTS IN SYDNEY – 25/06/2012 – 01/07/2012

This week sees three amazing things the end of fiancial year, Canada Day and The 18th Biennale of Sydney.

For more details on the 18th Biennale of Sydney, go to the website

We will bring you images and infomation from a preview viewing some time this week.

Also check out our new in studio with Sally Higgens:

Have a great week.

Monday 25th June
Australian reflections on philanthropy leadership in NYC: A panel discussion featuring
arts leaders who participated in the recent New York Philanthropy Leadership study tour
Admission: Free (SAMAG members) $10 (non-members) $5 students. For further information or
to register please email Lizzzy:
When: 6pm
@ Joan Sutherland Studio, Opera Australia, 480 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills

Tuesday 26th June
SCULPTURE 24 – 24th Annual Sculpture Survey
When: 6-8pm
@ Robin Gibson – 278 Liverpool Street Darlinghurst, Sydney

GEORGE GROSZ (1893 – 1959) – The Fatal Truth: Drawings & Prints
When: 6-8pm
@ Rex Irwin Art Dealer – First Floor, 38 Queen Street, Woollahra

Desert Winter Dreaming
Part of the Arts & Culture calender for the Bondi Winter Magic Festival
When: 6-8pm
@ Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery – 31 Lamrock Avenue, (cnr Chambers Street), Bondi

Thread Paper Fibre Clay – official opening
When: 6-8pm
@ Depot II Gallery, 2 Danks st Waterloo

Wednesday 27th June
Sal Higgens – Mourning Chorus (Phoenix)
When: 6-8pm
@ SHEFFER GALLERY SYDNEY – 38 Lander Street Darlington

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

Everything Falls Apart. Part I
When: 6-8pm
@ ARTSPACE – 43–51 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo

New Ruins – Lauren Carroll Harris
When: 6-8pm
@ The TATE – The Toxeth, 345 Glebe Pt Road, Glebe, Sydney

WATER MAGICIANS  – Julie Williams + Michael Haylen
When: 6-8pm
@ Syndicate – Danks 2 Danks Street Waterloo

COFA Post-grad printmakers
When: 6-8pm
@ Beowulf Galleries – 23 Queen Street, Woollahra

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

Gilbert Bel-Bachir – Looking Through Glass
Lyricism – the abstract in art
When: 6-8pm
@ King Street Gallery on William – 177 William Street, Darlinghurst

Director’s Cut
When: 5-8pm
@ DedSpace Gallery – Sydney College of the Arts, Balmain Rd, Callan Park, Rozelle

SCA Graduate School Winter Show
When: 6-8pm
@ Sydney College of the Arts, The University of Sydney, Balmain Road Rozelle (enter opposite Cecily Street)

Fringe Drinks – The Sydney Fringe
Meet Fringe HQ staff, ask questions, meet fellow Fringers, network with the Sydney arts scene
When: 6-9pm
@ The Green Room Lounge – 156 Enmore Road, Enmore,

Mono No Aware
When: 6-8pm
@ Red Door – Antique Floors Red Door Gallery, 73 Beattie St, Balmain

Gallery 1 & 2: Feint Echo, Will French
Gallery 3: The shape of things past – Fernando do Campo
Gallery 4: H E A D S P A C E – Cy Norman
When: 6-8pm
@ Firstdraft gallery – 116—118 Chalmers St, Surry Hills

June Caravan Slam
When: 7pm
@ 40 Gloucester St, The Rocks

Thursday 28th June
Jesse Willesee presents: SEVEN HUNDRED PHOTOS
Seven artists and designers take over the hotel rooms at Darlo bar, creating seven live photos shoots,
and the audience is invited to take the pictures!
$2 drinks, $5 entry
When: 7-10pm

Adam Galea – Interactions
Ahmed Khalidi & Rua Hashlamoun – I was not born here, but she was…
Eddie Botha – Strange, Stranger, Strangerest
When: 6-9pm
@ At The Vanishing Point – Contemporary Art Inc – 565 King Street Newtown

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

The Art for Jungle Project
$5 donation on the door, with proceeds going to Greenpeace in the fight to save rainforests and wildlife throughout the world.
When: 6-8pm
@ Lo Fi – 3/383 Bourke Street, Sydney

RECAP Closing Party
Failspace has inhabited in Gaffa Gallery for six months now.
Failspace will be drawing to a close in next two weeks
When: 6-8pm
@ Gaffa – 281 Clarence Street, Sydney

Owl About Town
When: 6-8pm
@ Kinokuniya Sydney – Lvl 2, The Galeries, 500 George Street

Wonderland Gallery Launch
When: 6-8pm
@ Wonderland Gallery Space – 43 Junction Road, Summer Hill

Culture Jam ($10 bucks entry)
When: 7-10pm
@ Soldierd Rd hibernian house – 342 elizabeth st. suite 405

Jesse Willesee presents:
When: 7-10pm
@ Darlo bar – 306 Liverpool st., Sydney

Friday 29th June
Captcha – Diego Singh
When: 6-9pm
@ 45 Chippen Street, Chippendale

Hijacked III – Contemporary Photography from Australia and the UK
When: 6–8pm
@ Australian Centre for Photography – 257 Oxford Street, Paddington

MLS005 – Juliet Rosser & Brad Lay – InneRestraint
When: 6-8pm
@ Mils Gallery – 15 Randle St, Surry Hills, Sydney

fastBREAK – Stuffed ($10)
fastBREAK is a monthly series of rapid-fire interactive talks hosted by Vibewire and the Powerhouse Museum.
When: 7.45am
@ Powerhouse Museum – 500 Harris St, Ultimo, Sydney

When: 6-8pm

MCA ARTBAR curated by Eddie Sharp (booking $20/$15)
When: 7-10pm
@ ARTBAR – Museum of Contemporary Art – 140 George Street, Sydney

Saturday 30th June

Mark Elliot-Ranken, Louis Ricaud & Bernadette Smith
When: 3-5pm
@ The Depot Gallery – 2 Danks Street, Waterloo

When: 6-8pm
@ Soho Galleries – Soho Galleries Sydney, Cnr Crown & Cathedral Street

When: 12-7pm
@ Addison Road Centre

Dust Monster Anarchist Bar and Cafe–Art Auction Fundraiser
When: 6-pm
@ Fire Gallery -22 Enmore Road, Newtown

Trimorphism – Clay Smith
When: 6:30-9pm
@ Salerno Gallery – 70 Glebe Point Road, Glebe

Sunday 1st July



Hardware Gallery 2011 Callout
Artist Opportunity – 6th Annual Google Show

This September the Seymour Centre will host Hardware Gallery’s 6th annual Google exhibition. Every year Hardware Gallery assembles a group of artists to accept an art mission. On the same day, at the same time, every artist will Google the same phrase. From a nominated page of results, all artists must select one website as their sole source of inspiration for making an artwork. It is an interactive approach to a group show that allows participating artists to unleash their creative best.
Hardware Gallery’s Google exhibition will be a major event in The Sydney Fringe Visual Arts program for 2012. In 2011, the Google exhibition showcased the work of the largest number of artists yet. This year, with an expanded Sydney Fringe Visual Arts program being curated, we are expecting to match this achievement. The 6th Annual Google exhibition will be one of the most significant exhibitions in this year’s Sydney Fringe program alongside an array of other exciting shows!
Selection Process
We have no set limit on the number of artists who can participate this year. So how are we selecting artists? Good question. In line with the curatorial aims of The Sydney Fringe, Hardware Gallery is seeking independent artists with creative and professional flair. We are looking for artists working in any medium who can adapt their work to a challenging and creative guideline. We are seeking artists who are well organised and professional in their art practice.
If you are interested in participating in the 6th Annual Google exhibition you will need to send us a bit of information about yourself, your work and why you think this exhibition is suitable for you.

Get your submission in EARLY!
$50 (plus gst) for selected artists
Time Frame
Deadline for applications to participate – 6 July, 2012
Deadline for participation fee payment – 15 July, 2012
Date of Googling – 1 Aug, 2012
Deadline for submission and delivery of works – 1 Sept, 201

What happens next?
Send us a submission that includes the details outlined below.
We will let you know if you are accepted into the show. We will send you the phrase to Google before the set day. You Google it. You get inspired and start creating your work and have two months to complete it. Multiple works and installations will be accepted.

What do you need to send us? (Deadline 6 July, 2012)

In your submission please include the following:
1. Name
2. Contact details
3. Exhibition: Google 2012
4. A brief description of your artistic practice (up to 150 words).
5. A brief explanation why you are the right artist for this show.
6. 1-5 images of your recent artwork (jpegs up to 1MB each).
7. Artist’s CV or Bio (1 page).
Email submissions to:


DedSpace Gallery Exhibition
Application Form

SCASS and DedSpace Gallery invite the Sydney
College of the Arts (SCA) and all other University of
Sydney (USYD) Students to submit exhibition
proposals for 2012.

We are looking at continuing a tradition of showing
experimental and evolving contemporary works and
encourage submissions from across all disciplines.

DedSpace Gallery:

DedSpace Gallery is a student-run, not-for-profit gallery
located in building 15 of Sydney College of the Arts (SCA). It is
made possible with funding from University of Sydney Union
(USU) and Sydney College of the Arts Student Society (SCASS),
both of which are directly funded by ACCESS program membership.


ARTIST CALL OUT! – ‘We Only Come Out At Night’

Kaleidoscope Gallery has switched their torches on in search of 9 emerging light and temporal artists to showcase their work at KG from JUNE 28-JULY 12, 2012.
We recently had a shuffling of exhibition dates, so a spot has opened up for a group show. Works based on light, luminosity, and radiance.
As this is short notice, we are looking for artists who preferably have completed works they wish to exhibit.
If you are interested in contributing to this exciting constellation of art, please contact Kaleidoscope Gallery at (attn: WE ONLY COME OUT AT NIGHT!) or call us on 02 9319 0934.

Call-out for proposals for Emerging Artist Program!
Emerging Artists! We are seeking proposals for the production of a new work that represents a major development in your artistic practice. This interstate project supports process-based productions across all art forms.
The selected Victorian Artist will:
• Participate in an initial week-long workshop with three artists nominated by Artist Run Initiatives FELTSpace (Adelaide), First Draft (Sydney), and Level (Brisbane).
• Undertake a one-month studio residency at Kings ARI, Melbourne.
• Receive a one-off contribution of $2,000 towards the production costs of your work.
• Exhibit the resulting work in a three-week show at Kings ARI in January 2013.
The submission is open for single artists and collectives, proposals due by June 28th. Please visit -Proposals- for more information on the project and how to apply.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.



Would you like to
– Collaborate across Australia?
– Experiment across creative disciplines?
– Produce, publish and launch critical arts writing?
– Receive funding toward a new body of work?

The Writing Project provides this opportunity to emerging artists, curators, designers and writers!
The Writing Project is an innovative opportunity fostering experimentation and inter-disciplinary collaboration. Open to emerging arts practitioners nationwide, it encourages the creation of new critical arts writing based work.
Administered by FELTspace, a South Australian ARI, The Writing Project will fund four successful teams of four, each comprised of an emerging artist, designer, curator and writer. Together, each team will work throughout 2012-13 toward an innovative and discrete body of work, which should take any writing based form. This may involve an artist made book, ‘zine, online media, limited edition print, paste-up, video, installation, performance or exhibition.
The Writing Project aims to achieve experimental and unexpected outcomes that stretch beyond the physical and conceptual limits of arts writing. While providing a platform for collaboration and innovative new work, the project hopes to connect audiences with new perceptions and forms of arts writing. FELTspace invites applications from across Australia by or on behalf of these groups of four, including an artist, curator, writer and designer.
For the full details download the information from:
The Writing Project is funded through the Australia Council for the Arts.

Submissions are open from now until June 30 for ISSUE#3 of Broadside Zine!

“What is a Broadside?” you ask, stroking your full, luscious beard. It looks a little like…


Except printed and stuff. Hot!

“But wait,” you say. “What the fuck do I submit?”

Write us a poem, a story, an informative article about moustache trimming – as long as it’s entertaining and ONE A4 PAGE or less.

We print in BLACK AND WHITE, please don’t ask us to put your colourful picture of a sunset in. Otherwise send us reasonably high resolution images and show us what you got!

Talk to us!

Facebook us, email us, we’re pretty open to anything.

Send all submissions to SIGNALSFROMTHEFRONTIER@GMAIL.COM or be alternative and message them to us.


30 DAYS & 30 NIGHTS // FraserStudios // June 2012
Before we close the doors to the public on Saturday 30 June, Queen Street Studio invites you to say goodbye to FraserStudios in Chippendale with a month-long celebration of art, workshops and performances for the 30 days and 30 nights of June.


“1,386 days at FraserStudios”

final exhibition from FraserStudios’ Visual Arts Residents:
Aaron Anderson
Lisa Andrew
Tega Brain
Tammie Castles
Li Cui
Sarah Goffman
Yvette Hamilton
Bronia Iwanczak
Francesca Mataraga
Ben Morley
Parachutes for Ladies
Eddie Sharp
Craig Waddell
Open daily 2-6pm & during performances

($65 each day)
Monday 4 June – Friday 8 June
Kaz Therese
Strings Attached
The Fondue Set
Kate Gaul
Kate Champion

Monday 4 June – Thursday 7 June
Jamaican Dancehall & Reggae with Caroline Garcia
Konga with Yin Chuah
Stage Combat with Sydney Stage Combat
Bollywood with Ramona Lobo

Free showings Thursdays 7pm
Venettia Miller & Ryuichi Fujimura
Wrong Solo

Fridays & Saturdays 7pm
($10 at the door)
Platform 5 (Linda Luke et al)
Tin Shed Camping Tours (Phil Spencer, Scarlet McGlynn, Matilda Ridgeway, Tim Spencer, Zoe Norton-Lodge, Gemma O’Nions & The Miller Family Band)
Double Trouble (Julie-Anne Long & Martin del Amo)
The Cardio Church Gala Performance (Matt Prest & James Brown)
Whip It (curated by Nikki Heywood & Ryuichi Fujimura)
The Modern Social (Anton)

BACKYARD BBQ Saturday 30 June 2pm (FREE)



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