OPENINGS AND THE ARTS IN SYDNEY – 02/07/2012 – 08/07/2012

This weeks ‘In Studio’ profile is artist Remnim Alexander Tayco, who is the last artist to have a show at Charles Hewitt Gallery.

With Remnin’s show opening this Thursday, Charles Hewitt Gallery is a must visit this week. It could be a bit of a party, here is the link:

Charles Hewitt Gallery

Finally, we all know the 18th Beinnale of Sydney is apon us, so check out our Biennale preview from Tuesday. Take a look at  images from around the Sydney venues, here is the link:

Nipan Oranniwesna – City of Ghosts
2012 Image (c) 2012 Mark Rowden

The 18th Biennale of Sydney: all our relations is now open!
As Australia’s largest and most exciting visual arts event, the 18th Biennale presents more than
220 works by over 100 artists and collaborators – including many new works created especially for Sydney.
The exhibition is presented at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia,
Pier 2/3 and the legendary Cockatoo Island. For the first time, the Biennale is collaborating with Redfern-based contemporary
arts institution Carriageworks, that will present two international dance performances and an art installation as part of the exhibition.
Alongside the exhibition, the Biennale presents artist talks, guided tours, performances, forums,
family days and other special events – throughout the 12 weeks of the festival.
Thanks to Etihad Airways, Biennale artists from around the world have flown to Sydney to take part in our exiting program of Opening Week events.
For more information, visit

Have a great week!.. Send us an email at if you want to send us details for a show opening, an arts event or opporunity, whether you want to be in the ‘In Studio’ or ‘In Gallery’ Profiles. We love to hear from you.

Monday 2nd July


Tuesday 3rd July
GLOSSOLALIA – Wally McGregor and Skye Wagner
When: 5-7pm
@ KUDOS GALLERY – 6 Napier St Paddington

LIQUID ARCHITECTURE 13 – Antarctic Convergence
Artist Talks followed by Live Performance
When: 6-10pm
@ Serial Space – 33 Wellington Street, Chippendale, Sydney

Ahn Hee Sun – In the Flower Garden
When: 6-8pm
@ NG Art Gallery & Mission Restaurant Bar – 3 Little Queen Street, Chippendale

Keating! The Musical presented by Kore Productions
$25 Adult
$20 Concession
+ Groups of 10 or more people receive a 15% discount Booking
When: 7-9:30pm
@ Sidetrack Theatre – 142 Addison Road, Marrickville

Wednesday 4th July

Au Courant
When: 6-8pm
@ Tim Olsen Gallery – 63 Jersey Road, Woollahra

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

LANDSCAPE ARTISTS – Ivan Goodacre, Rudy Kistler & Elizabeth Jakubiw
When: 6-9pm
@ Global Gallery – 5 Comber Street Paddington

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

Future Spaces
When: 6-8pm
@ Paper plane – 727 Darling street, Rozelle

Flash Independent Artists Group Show
When: 6-8pm
@ Tap Gallery Sydney – 278 Palmer Street, Darlinghurst

Artefacts from The Greater Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere (featuring Abdul Abdullah, Casey Ayres and Nathan Beard)
When: 6-8pm
@ Artereal Gallery – 747 Darling Street, Rozelle

Thursday 5th July

Tree Ballad – Remnim Alexander Tayco
Edgar Chahine and the Etching Revival
When: 6-8pm

When: 6-8pm
@ MiCK – 44 Gurner Street, Paddington

A1-Auto 1: Self portraits through the eye of an electron microscope
When: 6-8pm
@ Verge Gallery – City Road, Jane Foss Russell Plaza, University of Sydney.

NEWS OF THE WORLD – new paintings – IAN THOMAS
When: 6-8pm
@ GALLERY ALOFT – Shop 2/654 Darling Street Rozelle 2039

When: 6-8pm
@ Chalk Horse – 8 Lacey Street, Surry Hills

When: 6:30-9:30PM
@ Mclemoi Gallery – 45 Chippen Street, Chippendale

Life In Limbo
will feature inspiring works by asylum seekers from such countries as Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Burma and Pakistan.
When: 5:30-8pm
@ UTS Sydney – 15 Broadway, Ultimo – Foyer Gallery

Extensions of a No-Place (The Stone Buildings)
When: 6:30-9pm
@ Mossman Art Gallery – Corner Art Gallery Way and Myahgah Road  Mosman

Found in Translation – Inaugural Opening
$5 entry for what promises to be an engaging series.
When: 7-9pm
@ El Fire Gallery 22 Enmore Rd Newtown

Friday 6th July
Metropolis, drawings – Anna Ancher
GINKGO 166 St Johns Road, Forest Lodge Glebe
When: 6-8pm
@ GINKGO – 166 St Johns Road, Forest Lodge, Glebe

Carlos Barrios at Goulburn regional gallery
When: 6-8pm
@ Goulburn Regional Art Gallery – Goulburn Mulwaree Council, Civic Centre, Cnr Bourke & Church Sts, Goulburn.

Careers in Retail Exhibition at 55 Sydenham Rd
When: 6-8pm
@ 55 Sydenham Rd Marrickville NSW 2204 AU – 55 Sydenham Rd, Marrickville

Ashvini Ramanan I a-mor-phous
When: 6-8pm
@ Galleryeight – 12 Argyle Place, Millers Point

SEMI PRECIOUS – a group show
When: 6-10pm
@ Newsagency Gallery – 332 Stanmore Rd Petersham, Sydney

Saturday 7th July
Sandra McArthur
When: 3-5pm
@ Hang- Nicole Ruiz Gallery – 212 Brooklyn Road, Brooklyn

A Painterly Selection – group show
(Featuring Liz Cuming, Rudy Kistler, Meredith Cooper, Vanessa Stockard, Deborah Harris, Allan Byrne, Laraine Deer & Scott Rudkin)
When: 2pm
@ Artists Deli-Artspace – 6-7/31 Station Street, Bowral

Mark Hislop’s exhibition The Inbetween
When: 3-5pm
@ Michael Reid at Elizabeth Bay – 44 Roslyn Gardens, Elizabeth Bay

DISTANCIATION, a collaborative project investigating the possibilities of production and exhibition in a non white cube world.
Artists Kate Williams, Carla Liesch, Richard Kean and Hayley Megan French have spent 4 weeks in the INDEX.
When: 11-1pm
@ INDEX – 60 Hutchinson Street St Peters

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

When: 11am
@ Index Studios – 60 Hutchinson st., Saint Peters

When: 2-4pm
@ Gallery Ecosse – ‘Halcyon’ Exeter Road, Exeter

Wild Stories – DIEGO BONETTO
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL as numbers are limited
When: 2-4pm

Sunday 8th July
Opening of Tenet meetups
Join us for a social meetup between multi-talented artists
When: 2:00pm until 5:00pm
@ El Fire Gallery 22 Enmore Rd Newtown

THINGS OF INTEREST + opportunities for artists

A.R.P Artist Residency Program is an artist studio residency program that provides
emerging and established contemporary visual artists with affordable and centrally located
studio space. A.R.P aims to fosters lasting support networks between artists at differing
stages in their careers from a vast range of disciplines.

For 2012, the program will be housed within a new building on Oxford Street Darlinghurst,
located on the second floor of a building designated by the City of Sydney.

Successful applicants for this residency will be given the opportunity to participate in a
forum as part of the Sydney Art and About Festival on September 22nd.

A.R.P is now calling out for emerging and established artists, working in any
medium, to apply.
Applications close on the Friday 20th July 2012. Artist’s need to be able to
commence the residency by the 13th August

For more information on how to apply, and on past A.R.P project please head to


Sydney Art School

School student Art Classes- Term 3 Enrolments Now Open

A reminder that term 3 childrens class enrolments are now open, please be quick as some time slots are filling fast.
We are continuing to bring new ways to teach drawing and painting skills that our young artists need to develop
Firstly – the lesson plans for this term have been prepared by an international exhibiting artist who lives in New Jersey.
The children will benefit from the approach and methods used in the plans.

Parents are welcome to come and browse through the lesson plans.  You will find a folder at each studio that contains a copy of the plans.
Secondly we have asked Cristina Aura to lead an advanced childrens class in drawing leading to portraiture in the Baulkham Hills studio at 9am on Saturdays
Cristina holds a Master of Visual Arts and is a member of Portrait Artists Australia.  She has taught at SCEGGS for a number of years.
She has been teaching a highly successfully course for adults at Sydney Art School and her unique way of
teaching drawing will help the more motivated and focussed children take their art to a new level.

Please visit our website for class times and venues
1300 ART CLASS – 1300 278 252


Lee Mingwei – The Mending Project
2012 Image (c) 2012 Mark Rowden

CHECK OUT – Biennale artist talks and performances
Over 60 artist talks are scheduled at Biennale venues throughout the exhibition.
Each talk runs for approximately 20 minutes and takes place in the vicinity of the artist’s exhibited work.
A number of Biennale artists are also participating in Opening Week events and performances.
Don’t miss performances by: Lee Mingwei, Tiffany Singh, Sachiko Abe, Alec Finlay and Cecilia Vicuña,
Erin Manning, Lyndal Jones, Eva Koťátková, Cal Lane, Nadia Myre, Ewa Partum, Khadija Baker, Nina Canell and Robin Watkins.
Visit for a full schedule of artist talks and performances.

Daily Guided Tours and Mystery Tours
In 2012, the Biennale continues its successful program of Daily Guided Tours at all our major venues.
Daily Tours are FREE and provide audiences with insight into the exhibition’s artists, works and concept.
Looking for something a bit different? The Biennale has enlisted a diverse group of art enthusiasts,
from curators and artists to celebrities and writers, to conduct Mystery Tours of Cockatoo Island.
Mystery Tours will take place on Cockatoo Island on Saturdays at 11.30 am from 7 July.
Bookings required. Visit for more information.

We’re letting 18th Biennale artist Tiffany Singh takeover our twitter feed this weekend.
Got any questions? Then tune into @biennalesydney from 11–11.30 am on Saturday,
30 June and use the hashtag #18bostakeover. Feel free to send us your questions in advance –
or join us online to hear more about Tiffany’s collaborative project, Knock On The Sky Listen To The Sound (2011).


Drawing Shapes – Laneway Art Depot
Learn how to draw 3D shapes
Scribble, Stroke, trace, shade…possibilities are endless and fun!
$25 per child

Age: 8-12
What to bring: A3 or A4 Drawing/Sketch book
Supplied: Pencils and other drawing materials
Laneway Art Depot
5/8 Orchard Road Brookvale, NSW, Sydney, Australia 2010


Stencil and Graffiti Artists Wanted

22 Enmore Rd, Newtown

Fire Gallery needs it’s common areas stencilled or graffitied. The boring white look is reminding people of hospitals and offices. So please save us and come and save us from that horror!

Artists involved will be promoted through the gallery networks and will be seen by the gallery audiences.

We are an artist run space and a not for profit which means we never have any money for materials. But talk to us and we will see what we can do.

Spaces to stencil and graffiti:

-Entrance (2 walls)
-Smoking area (2 walls)
-Floors within gallery

We are open to suggestions too

All our love from the Fire Gallery crew



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