OPENINGS AND THE ARTS IN SYDNEY – 09/07/2012 – 15/07/2012

Charles Hewitt Gallery’s last show opened last Thursday, make sure you support them in their final weeks and pop into the gallery.

We are sad to see them close and wish the gallery and its staff well.

Check out our new ‘In Gallery’ profile  with Alaska projects –

We love to hear from you all and we’re sorry if we don’t respond to your emails straight away, but we get there in the end and try and get all your shows up on the blog, thankyou for all your great support. Mark

Monday 9th July

Book Launch: The Boy Who Loved Apples by Amanda Webster
When: 6:30opm
@ Ariel Books – 42 Oxford St, 103 George St, Sydney

Tuesday 10th July

John Forrester Clack – Heads
When: 6-8pm
@ Australian Galleries – Roylston Street, Paddington ROYLSTON STREET SYDNEY

Junk Show
When: 6-9pm
@ Firegallery/Little fish gallery – 22 Enmore Road, Newtown

James Hancock, Tom Hancock – Tom and James draw
When: 6-8pm
@ SHEFFER GALLERY SYDNEY – 38 Lander Street Darlington

FLOTSAM & FLUX – jack condon & rebecca karageorgos
When: 5-7pm
@ KUDOS GALLERY – 6 Napier St Paddington

A Taste of what is to come
When: 6-8pm
@ Shepherd Street Gallery – 107A Shepherd Street, Chippendale

The Nocturnal City
RSVP requested:
When: 6-8pm
@ UTS GALLERY Level 4, Peter Johnson Building, 702 Harris Street, Ultimo

Wednesday 11th July
When: 6-8pm
@ Factory 49: 49 Shepherd St, Marrickville

Nicole Ellis – ARTIFACT
EMMA LINDSAY – Paintings
When: 6-8pm
@ James Dorahy Project Space – 111 Macleay Street, Potts Point (level one- suite 4)

Max Linegar
When: 6-8pm
@ Dickerson Gallery – 34 Queen Street, Woollahra

Craig Ruddy
When: 6-8pm
@ Mary Place Gallery – 12 Mary Place, Paddington

Alchemy: Art & Philosophy Exhbition
When: 6-8pm
@ SCA Gallery and Research Gallery – Sydney College of the Arts, The University of Sydney, Balmain Road Rozelle

Secret Walls Sydney Round 2 – TEEM v VEKS
When: 6:30-11:45pm
@ OXFORD ART FACTORY – Basement, 38-46 Oxford St, Sydney

Open mic
When: 7:30-11:45pm
@ Spaceport One – Chalder Street Marrickville, Sydney

Thursday 12th July
Gallery 1: Noise In My House – Marcelle Robbins
Gallery 2: Cinta Mati – Adri Valery Wens
When: 6-8pm
@ Mop projects – 2/39 Abercrombie Street, Chippendale, Sydney

Gallery: 1, 2 & 3 – CREATION / DESTRUCTION
SHELFSPACE:Jenn Murray – There’s Something in the Ice
When: 6-8pm
@ Gaffa – 281 Clarence Street, Sydney CBD

When: 6-10pm
@ Ambush Gallery – 4a James St, Waterloo, Sydney

Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary Party!
When: 6-8pm
@ Blender Gallery – 16 Elizabeth Street, Paddington

Comic Timing: A Night of Graphic Stories
When: 7-8:30pm
@ The NSW Writers Centre – Rozelle, New South Wales

Team Human – Justine Larbalestier in conversation with Margo Lanagan
Register your interest either on phone 9262-7996, email
When: 6:30-7:30pm
@ Kinokuniya Sydney – Level 2, The Galeries, 500 George Street

AAANZ conference Together<>Apart. University of Sydney, National Art School and AGNSW 12-14 July 2012
Keynote – Professor Thierry de Duve (Belgium/US) – $40
When: 6-7:30pm
@ Everest Theatre, Seymour Centre

Friday 13th July
Phillip George – Fog Garden
When: 6-8pm
@ Breenspace – Level 3, 17-19 Alberta Street, Sydney

@ NATIONAL ART SCHOOL – Cell Block Theatre, Forbes Street, Darlinghurst

VNA 19 Launch – Sydney (magazine issue launch)
When: 6-9pm
@ OXFORD ART FACTORY – Basement, 38-46 Oxford St, Sydney

Colour My Life’ – a BOONAH Creative Arts Centre exhibition
When: 5-7pm
@ Gallery Red – Shop 11, 131-145, Glebe Point Road, Glebe

Featuring the work of over 30 artists across all discipline
When: 6-9pm

OF LIGHT’ – Exhibition & Magazine Launch for YOLK Collective!
YOLK Collective for their debut exhibition
When: 6:30-9:30pm
@ The Barn, Avenue Rd at the bottom of Mosman Bay, diagonally opposite the ferry terminal. It’s just a 10 minute ferry ride from Circular Quay

Saturday 14th July

Peter Williamson, Steven Vella and James Blackwell – Curiouser & Curiouser
When: 5-7pm
@ Penrith Regional Gallery – 86 River Road, Emu Plains, nsw

When: 4-6pm
@ Brenda May Gallery – 2 Danks Street, Waterloo

Situation Critical
When: 11-1pm
@ Index – 60 Hutchinson Street, St Peters

Virtual Reality – Interpreting the Landscape
When: 3pm
@ King Street Gallery at Newcastle University Gallery – University Drive, Universtiy of Newcastle

In League
When: 5-7pm
@ Penrith Regional Gallery – 86 River Road, Emu Plains, nsw

AAANZ conference Together<>Apart. University of Sydney, National Art School and AGNSW 12-14 July 2012
Dr Helen Molesworth, curator – $40
When: 2-2:30pm
@ Domain Theare, Art Gallery of New South Wales

opened by Nick Vickers, Co-Ordinator Alumni Relations UNSW College of Fine Arts
When: 3pm
@ Incinerator Art Space, 2 Small Street Willoughby

Shakespearean Steampunk Cabaret
$20 at the door – cash only, first in best dressed
When: 7-10pm
@ The Red Rattler Theatre – 6 Faversham St, Marrickville

Sound Series #23
Sound Series is an evening of sound-based performance
When: 7:30-11pm
@ AV Union – 365 Parramatta Road, Leichhardt

Sunday 15th July
Worlds Only Zine Presents MUSICAL ALASKA
delicious new sounds by Nico Muhly, Thomas William vs Scissor Lock, Andrew Ford,
Caleb Burhan and Einojuhani Rautavaara. Performed by Sydney’s finest – Marcus Whale (Collarbones),
Tom Smith, Rhia Parker, Ben Goodger, Peter Jenkin and Megan Clune.
When: 5pm
@ Alaska Projects – Level 2, Kings Cross Car Park, 9A Elizabeth Bay Road, Elizabeth Bay, Sydney

THINGS OF INTEREST + opportunities for artists

Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize Woollahra Municipal Council Established in 2001, the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize
attracts strong support from artists, collectors and critics and is the only national acquisitive prize that showcases
the quality and diversity of sculptures of smaller dimensions.  Prizes totalling $13,000.

Sculpture in the Gaol Trial Bay Gaol South West Rocks Over $3,000 in prizes.

Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition & Award Yarra Valley Arts & Yering Station The sculpture exhibition is
respected for its consistency and longevity and endeavours to showcase a cross section of contemporary Australian
sculptural practice from established and emerging artists. The sculpture exhibition is staged in the superbly
landscaped gardens designed by Michael McCoy and offers ample opportunities for placement of outdoor sculpture,
while the long indoor corridors and breezeway offer indoor and sheltered space.

Skywards Future Artists Emirates Whether artists are at college, self-taught or have been pursuing their artistic
passion quietly for years, we aim to give them the opportunity to shine by gaining worldwide exposure through Skywards membership cards.
There are three creative briefs, which are themed Modernism, Sophistication and Opulence, to reflect some of the values
implicit in the Skywards brand philosophy.  US$5,000 & global recognition.

Tidal: City of Devonport Art Award Devonport Regional Gallery The biennial acquisitive tidal award, valued at $15,000
is hosted by the Devonport Regional Gallery and funded through the Devonport City Council and the DRG Friends Committee.
The national award is open to artists whose 2D work in any medium, represents a response to our contemporary relationship
and connection to the sea, coastal regions and communities.

Redland Art Awards Redland Yurara Art Society and Redland Art Gallery Biennial contemporary painting competition open to
all Australian artists.  Four non-acquisitive prizes. $10,000 is awarded as first prize with runner up awards of
$4,000 and $2,500 as well as the Meredith Foxton People’s Choice Award of $500.

2013 Eco Arts Awards Six categories – songwriting, literature, photography, fine art, repurposed materials in art & design,
short videos.

2012 Heysen Prize for Interpretation of Place Hahndorf Academy The Heysen Prize was established in 1997 to commemorate
eminent South Australian artist Sir Hans Heysen (1877–1968) and his significant contribution to Australian art.
Today, interpretations of place vary widely in approach and medium, yet still echo the same deep connections of Sir Hans Heysen.
The Heysen Prize for Interpretation of Place seeks to honour and continue this valuable legacy by providing a forum for artists
to express their connections to the Australian environment, urban or natural, in the style and medium of their choosing.
Prize $10,000 Non-acquisitive.

The Bellingen Art Prize Bellingen Community Arts Council 10th annual art prize.  Over $11,000 in prizes.

Aesthetica Art Prize Aesthetica Magazine Artists working in all forms are welcome to submit work and the categories for
entry are: Photographic & Digital Art; Three Dimensional Design & Sculpture; Painting & Drawing; Installation & Performance.
£1000 prize money (apx. $1,472 AUD) and editorial coverage in Aesthetica, as well as a place in our exhibition.


Australia Council for the Arts
Grants closing this month


Artists are invited to submit their work for selection in order to be included in “International Contemporary Artists” 5th edition,
an international art book with artworks from artists all over the world.
“I.C.A” is a series of art books aiming to connect artists and buyers in a direct and effective way.

All artists know the importance of participating in exhibitions, shows, books and several other publications. This way they can show the work in a vast audience and find their way to success. Also they create an important background which helps them in their future projects.
In this international art book we present artists from all over the world, whose work we believe is worth presenting.

We are in the process to select contemporary artists to be featured in the book.
If you are an artist or gallery, interested, we would be delighted to review your submission.

The fifth volume of the book that will be published in the end of October is already in progress.

The artist’s presentation includes 1-2 images of his/her work and a short essay.

“International Contemporary artists” will be distributed through large wholesalers such as Amazon, etc.

We hope that you’ll find this project very interesting and that you will join us.

More info:

Best regards
Julia Adison
Assistant curator

I.C.A. Publishing
US: 380 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY, 10168, US
EU: Athens Towers, 2-4 Messogion Avenue, Athens 115 27, GR


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