OPENINGS AND THE ARTS IN SYDNEY – 13/08/2012 – 19/08/2012

It was a sad week losing  art critic Robert Hughes at a young age of 74 in his home in New York.

Robert Hughes. RIP

Time to get out The Shock of The New and have a read, I’m sure it’s already in the studio.

Enjoy your week! Keep emailing us all your events,  shows, call outs and arts information to

Please click on the images to go to further links.

Monday 13th August



Tuesday 14th August
2012 John Fries Memorial Prize for emerging visual artists
More details in ‘thing of interest’ at end of post
When: 6-8pm
@ Gaffa – 281 Clarence Street, Sydney

William Robinson
When: 6-9pm
@ Australian Galleries – 15 Roylston Street, Paddington

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

When: 12:30-1:30pm
@ Sydney Town Hall, 483 George Street (cnr Druitt Street) Sydney 2000

2012 John Fries Memorial Prize for emerging visual artists
When: 6-8pm
@ Gaffa Galleries – 281 Clarence Street, Sydney

Three Melbourne Ceramic Artists – Christopher Headley, Vipoo Srivilasa & Ben Emmerichs
When: 6-8pm
@ Maunsell Wickes at Barry Stren Galleries – 19 Glenmore Road, Paddington

spoken word
6 courses, 3 poets – drink on arrival $30
When: 6-10pm
@ Yullis – 417 Crown St, Surry Hills, Sydney

The acclaimed stage adaptation of the 2003 Man Booker Prize-winning novel
VERNON GOD LITTLE by DBC Pierre, adapted by Tanya Ronder
TICKETS $35 full
$25 concession, groups (10 +)
$17 student rush
$15 previews 14 & 15 August
Pay What You Can’ ($10 min)
http://www.NEWTHEATRE.ORG.AU – Booking
When: 8pm
@ New Theatre – 542 King Street Newtown

Wednesday 15th August

Ian Grant
Emma Walker
When: 6-8pm
@ Tim Olsen Gallery – 63 Jersey Road, Woollahra

Tell us the story
When: 6-8pm
@ SHEFFEY GALLERY SYDNEY – 38 Lander Street Darlington
@ Defiance Gallery I – 47 Enmore Road, Newtown

A Poem, A Ruca and the Mapuches 2012
When: 4-7pm
@ DedSpace Gallery

When: 6-8pm
@ Damien Minton Annex Space – 583 Elizabeth St, Redfer

IT’S ALL YOURS – New work by Takie
When: 6-8pm
@ The TATE – 345 Glebe Pt Rd, Glebe, New South Wales

Verge Performance Night
When: 6-8pm
@ Verge Gallery – Jane Foss Russell Plaza, City Rd, University of Sydney

Ann Howard – Rainbow on the River (Tom Keneally Centre Reading)
a talk and reading from her books ‘Rainbow on the River’ and ‘Derrymacash to Dangar’ as she
reveals the intriguing social history of the Lower Hawkesbury.
When: 12:30-1:30pm
@ Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts – 280 Pitt Street, Sydney

Thursday 16th August
Rainbow parents – Isabella Moore
Talk by Nikki Sullivan
When: 6.30–7.30pm
@ Surry Hills Library – 405 Crown Street Surry Hills

OPEN STUDIO-Sydney College of Arts presents
Film Stills from Westerns – Andrew Robards
When: 6pm
@ Level 2, 75 ½ George Street, The Rocks

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

Louise Forthun – Local Colour
When: 6-8pm
@ Boutwell Draper Gallery 82 George Street Redfern, Sydney

Etherial Threads
When: 6-8pm
@ Timeless Textiles Gallery 7 Beaumont St Islington

UNSWeetened 2012 launch
Get your hands on a beautiful (and free) copy of this year’s issue, which has a fresh crop of
fantastic creative writing submitted by UNSW students.
When: 5-7pm
@ UNSW Bookshop, Sydney,

Film screening: Patu!
The documentary focuses upon the highly controversial tour in New Zealand by the apartheid-
era South African Springbok rugby team in 1981.
When: 5:30-
@ Artspace Visual Arts Centre – 43-51 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo

HEIRS: 16/8 – 2/9/12
Bas Jan Ader – Sean Kerr – John Ward Knox – MIchael Moran – Campbell Patterson
When: 6-8pm
@ 55 Sydenham Rd Marrickville NSW 2204 AU – 55 Sydenham Rd, Marrickville

strength of heART – A fundraiser for Cobie Moore
When: 6-8pm
@ Art Est. Art School – 67 Lords Road, Leichhardt,

Red Light Confidential #7
When: 7:30pm
@ Colombian Hotel Sydney – 117 -123 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst

Friday 17th August
Symposia / Conference – Another World
When: 10am-4:30pm
@ ARTSPACE, Sydney – 43-51 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo

There’s a hole in the sky
When: 6:30-
@ Campbelltown Arts Centre – 1 Art Gallery Road, Campbelltown

THREE/THREE – Clare Milledge, Lillian O’Neil, Yasmin Smith, Mary Teague
(curated by Amanda Rowell)
When: 6-8pm
@ The Commercial – 148 Abercrombie Street, Redfern,

Saturday 18th August
Masalai – Suede Fransisco
When: 4-6pm
@ ESP Gallery 228 Marrickville Road, Marrickville

genius loci – Meredith Cooper
When: 3pm
@ Artists Deli-Artspace – 6-7/31 Station Street, Bowral

SIX YEARS OF PROJECTS 2006-2012 (Part 2)
To support ALASKA PROJECTS fund their exhibition program, James Dorahy and Anton Pegler have
donated a selection of work from their Private Collection that will be for sale by SILENT
AUCTION with NO RESERVES and starting bids of $50. All proceeds from this SILENT AUCTION will
be donated to ALASKA PROJECTS in support of the exhibition Program and help them take an
exhibition to New Orleans, USA in December 2011
When: 3-5pm
@ Suite 4, 111 Macleay Street, Potts Points

The Visitors Gift: A contemporary reimaging of the tale of Sen no Rikyu and the Diamo
The Cherry Blossom Festival
When: 11am-1pm
@ Peacock Gallery – Auburn Botanic Gardensm Corner of Chiswick & Chisholm Roads, Auburn

Anthony O’Carroll – Topologies
When: 3-5pm
@ Dominin Mersch Gallery – 11/2 Danks Street Waterloo Sydney

The Big Picture
When: 6-8pm
@ King Street Gallery on William – 177 William Street, Darlinghurst

Fashion Vs Music (The Launch of Mark Presents)
Launch Event which has Fashion everywhere you look, Runway shows, 700 people on board
When: 5:30pm
@ Starship Sydney and The Pontoon – King Street Wharf 4, Sydney
Sunday 19th August
Squat Art Project Art Culture on Fire. 19 08 12
When: 2-9pm
@ FireGallery Aka-Little Fish – 22 Enmore Rd, Newtown, Sydney, NSW

MUSICAL ALASKA No. 2: 100 Years of John Cage presented by World’s Only Zine and Alaska
Until I die there will be sounds. And they will continue following my death.”
Celebrate the life of contemporary prophet, Zen Buddhist and mushroom collector John Cage
When: 5pm
@ Alaska Projects – Level 2, Kings Cross Car Park, 9A Elizabeth Bay Road

THINGS OF INTEREST + opportunities for artists

Title: 2012 John Fries Memorial Prize for emerging visual artists – Finalist Exhibition 11
August – 1 September

Hosted by Viscopy, this annual award showcases some of the finest emerging artists from
Australia and New Zealand.
In a no holds barred approach, the twenty artists present a fresh and sometimes fun aesthetic
as they fearlessly navigate issues relevant to us at this moment.

Selected by the judges Wayne Tunnicliffe, AGNSW Head Curator Australian Art, and artists
Bronwyn Bancroft and Kath Fries, the 2012 finalists are: Cyrus Tang,
Owen Leong, Nathan Taylor, Georgina Cue, Marc Standing, Kate Shaw, Fiona Jack, Carolyn V
Watson, Paul Yore, Kittey Malarvie, Jacqueline Bradley, Philjames,
Catherine Hockey,
Adrian Spurr, Jacob Leary, Adam Laerkesen, George Shaw, Wanda Gillespie, Cath Robinson and
Cigdem Aydemir.
The exhibition opening, where the winner will be announced and will receive the $10,000
prize, will be held on August 14, 6-8pm at Gaffa Galleries.

Gaffa Galleries: 281 Clarence Street, Sydney
Monday-Friday: 10am-6pm
Saturday: 11am-5pm

Contact information:
Email: or phone (02) 9310 2018
Image caption: Kate Shaw, Milkwater, 2012. Finalist in the 2012 JFMP, Image courtesy of the


“International Contemporary Artists” art book invites artists from all over the world to
submit their work for inclusion.
The fifth volume of the book is in progress, so if you are an artist or a gallery and you’re
interested in the project, we’ll be delighted to review your work.
A juried committee will select the artists who will be able to show their work in a full-
color art book. Each selected artist will be presented in the book in a one-page layout that
will include images of his/her work, an essay or statement and his/her contact information.
You can apply by sending 4-5 images of your work in JPG format, and a short statement or
essay, no more than 100 words, by email.
If you need any additional information about this publication you can find it here:
The book is distributed worldwide through major wholesalers, bookstores and online shops.
If you want to submit your work or if you have any questions about the book, please contact

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


ATVP and Andre Flament (exhibition curator) are seeking artistic proposals for;
20 September – 14 October 2012
Beyond the trauma of the act itself – when it happens, how it happens – here is an artistic
exploration of the aftermath of sexual abuse.

Like a car-crash, there is an impact and there is a drift…
Artist’s brief:
Understandably, it seems that people who have not suffered from such an experience are at
best able
to comprehend the crudity and cruelty of the act itself; the psychological dismay it leaves
the victims in
is difficult to understand from the outside.

Therapy with a professional is the main way to deal with the aftermath. I’d like however to
contribute with
willing artists to convey representations of the aftermath of sexual abuse. Artists may
either express their
perception of that aftermath as experienced by others, or their own experience.

Shifting away from any graphic description or representation of the act itself, artists are
invited to express
and explore the topic in whatever visual art form they wish. Drawing on three main themes:

* the fragmented self victims can experience.
* the emotions and perceptions experienced as life goes on.
* related issues such as perceptions and reflections that survivors have about the world.
This could be:
acuteness to injustice, heightened awareness of the Human condition, social rights and
Aftermath is an opportunity to tell your story of survival, of daily struggle & hardship, but
also of healing
and joy.

For further information please contact Andre Flament, Aftermath exhibition curator on
0406 932 771 or email
Proposals due 6.00pm Sunday 2 September 2012
and email back to

Call to Artists: Easels on the Esplanade and Artist Market
This year, Manly Arts Festival will launch an outdoor artist event and artist market, to be
located on West Esplanade, adjacent to Manly Cove close to Manly Ferry Wharf.
The public will be encouraged to meet participating artists, see them create artworks – and
even purchase artworks to take home with them!
Manly Arts Festival seeks artists to paint, draw or create ‘En Plein Air’ during the Manly
Arts Festival on the Saturday 15 September 2012, 10am – 4pm, along West Esplanade between the
Manly Art Gallery & Museum and Manly Wharf.
Alternatively, artists can hire a table and be part of the Artist Market on the grassed are
outside the Manly Art Gallery & Museum.
The event and participating artists will be listed on the Manly Arts Festival website and
2012 Festival Program under ‘Easels on the Esplanade & Artist Market’.
Please email or call: Rachel Carroll at or 0423 982349 to
register your interest and obtain a form and cost details, but be quick as spaces are
Deadline: Monday 6 August 2012

||||||HOT TIPS|||||
Not sure where to go after your degree?
Confused about how to approach galleries?
Come and hear from Co-founders and co-directors of MOP Projects and Gallerie Pompom George
and Ron Adams who will be here to answer ALL your q’s…
As part of UNSW Artsweek.
Refreshments provided.
When: 4-5pm
Wed 15 August




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