OPENINGS AND THE ARTS IN SYDNEY – 20/08/2012 – 26/08/2012

Welcome to another fun filled week of arts events. For this week we suggest checking out artist Mike Hewson, a New Zealand artist involved with The Rocks Pop Up scheme. His show opens Friday @ The Rocks Pop Up space on Cambridge Street. Another artist to have a look at is Paul Williams @ MOP projects this Thursday!

Have a brilliant week, thanks for all the emails and information. Click on the images in the post to look at external websites.

Any questions or events contact Mark at or message us on facebook.

Monday 20th August
DINO WARS animation projections
DINO WARS. We’re looking for animations to project during the big battles.
If you’d like to make or have already made a dinosaur animation , contact us and be part of the show down.
Animations should be under 5 minutes and awesome! digital, paper cut out, plasticine, etc are all cool.
The museum gets well over a thousand patrons every tues night, so it’s a good way to show case your work.
for more information contact:
@ Jurassic Lounge @ Australian Museum – 6 College St, Sydney, NSW.

CRYSTAL by Caleb Lewis
When: 6:30-8:30pm
@ Australian Theatre for Young People – Pier 4/5 Hickson Road, Sydney

Jon Frum Art Foundation works on paper (group)
Alex Gawronski
When: 6-8pm
@ Damien Minton Annex – 583 Elizabeth Street, Redfern

Tuesday 21st August
Other worlds
Recent prints by Kyoko Imazu, Hyun-Ju Kim and Damon Kowarsk
When: 5:30-7:30pm
@ Daley Gallery, Trinity Grammar School – Trinity Grammar School Charles St, Kew

When: 6-8pm
@ Robin Gibson – 278 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst

When: 6-8pm
@ Frances Keevil Gallery – Bay Village  28 – 34 Cross Street, Double Bay

Guy WARREN – Works from the dry country (Fowler’s Gap & others)
When: 6-8pm
@ Rex Irwin Art Dealer – First Floor, 38 Queen Street, Woollahra

SEX TAPE – The Musical – Sydney
When: 12pm
@ Alaska Projects – Level 2, Kings Cross Car Park, 9A Elizabeth Bay Road, Kings Cross

Tom Keneally Anniversary Lecture
When: 12:30-1:30pm
@ Sydney Mechanics School of Art – 280 Pitt Street, Sydney

Satellite Garden Dylan Quirk
When: 5-7pm
@ Kudos Gallery – 6 Napier Street, Paddington, Sydney

Jenny Sages- Paths to Portraiture
ABC Artscape will feature the latest Jenny Sages documentary: Paths to Portraiture written /
directed by Catherine Hunter.  Jenny is filmed preparing for the Archibald prize,
her studio is filled with sunlight, music and Jack. The paintings are carried out and it is another show on the road –
a rare insight into the artist’s studio and the deadlines that have to be met.
When: 10pm
@ ABC1  Television on Artscape

Nina Knezevic One day show for 2020 at Damien Minton Gallery
When: 6-8pm
@ Damien Minton – 583 Elizabeth Street, Redfern

When: 6-8pm
@ Alaska Projects – Level 2, Kings Cross Car Park, 9A Elizabeth Bay Road, Kings Cross

Nina Knezevic
Jane Polkinghorne
When: 6-8pm
@ Damien Minton Annex – 583 Elizabeth Street, Redfern

Wednesday 22nd August
Susan Andrews
When: 6-8pm
@ At Factory 49, 49 Shepherd St, Marrickville

DIE, AND BE FORGOTTEN’ – James Jirat Patradoon
Bored with heavy black and white linework, James takes a time out and explores his surrealist
cyberpunk aesthetic through mediums of sculpture and animated gifs, harnessing inspiration from half-watched animes
and weird dreams over the past month.
When: 6-8pm
@ The Tate – 345 Glebe Pt Rd, Glebe

Caravan Slam presents SETS
some of our best poets for an extended version of their usual brilliant material and
it’s FREE so you can spend your pennies on mulled wine and gluten free pizza…
JADE OLDFIELD: I spent my early twenties under warehouse beams, threading fake flower through string…
2EYEC: I am the AK-47 assault rifle in the hands of every Zappatista…
BLAKE KENDALL: He flew through the air like a pretty boy…
When: 7pm
@ The Cafe Lounge –  277 Goulburn St Surry Hills, Bar Restaurant & Music

Sarah Goffman
Tim Price
When: 6-8pm
@ Damien Minton Annex – 583 Elizabeth Street, Redfern

Lisa Stonham  Nothing in the World
When: 6-8pm
@ Depot ll Gallery 2 Danks St Waterloo

Thursday 23rd August

Gareth Sansom – Did you know
Cronies’, curated by Mikala Dwyer & Fleur Wiber
When: 6-8pm
@ Roslyn Oxley9 – 8 Soudan Lane, Paddington

Studio La Primitive – Eric and Robyn Werkhoven
When: 6-8pm
@ Kaleidoscope Gallery – 3-7 Danks Street, Waterloo

August Introductions new artists – new works
Simone Pfister and Amanda Shelsher
When: 6-8pm
@ GALLERY ALOFT – Shop 2/654 Darling Street Rozelle

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

Gallery 1: UNTITLED FUN – Paul Williams
Gallery 2: everywhere for going – Belem Lett
When: 6-8pm
@ 2/39 Abercrombie Street, Chippendale

Jonathan Jones, illuminated tree
When: 6-8pm
@ Gallery Barry Keldoulis – 285 Young street, Waterloo

Shaun Morrow
Method in Madness curated by Megan Garrett Jones
When: 6-8pm
@ Damien Minton Annex – 583 Elizabeth Street, Redfern

Opened by special guest Katherin Longhurst
When: 6-8:30pm
@ Kaleidoscope Gallery – 3-7 Dank Street, Waterloo

Buffalo ‘Blood & Bone’ Ep Launch
Buffalo is the new project for Sydney based singer-songwriter Wes Carr
When: 7pm
@ Camelot Lounge Marrickville – 19 Marrickville Rd (Corner Railway Pde), Marrickville

Friday 24th August

Mike Hewson, New Works (24th & 25th August only)
First Sydney exhibition of paintings and opening celebration for large temporary public installation at 77-85 George St (~12 x 20 x 5m external)
When: 5-8pm
@ THE ROCKS POP-UP GALLERY – 13 Cambridge Street, The Rocks (next door to Parkers Art Supplies)

GEOFF HARVEY – LOST AND PROFOUND paintings & sculpture
When: 6-8pm
@ Robin Gibson Gallery – 278 Liverpool Street Darlinghurst, Sydney

Springwood ART SHOW
Tickets $15 include wine and supper.
When: 7pm
@ Springwood High School Hall – Grose Road, Faulconbridge

Michal Nussinv
Kim Connerton
When: 6-8pm
@ Damien Minton Annex – 583 Elizabeth Street, Redfern

fastBREAK ‘Danger’
Danger, in association with the Ultimo Science Festival, we will be joined by a group of talented and passionate scientists.
All with one thing on their minds: Danger!
When: 7:45-9am
@ Powerhouse Museum – 500 Harris St, Ultimo, Sydney

The Woodrow Files Part 1:The Room
Presenting Stuart White’s film debut and part one of The trilogy “The Woodrow Files: The Room”
Register for tickets here
When: 6:30-8:30pm
@ Hoyts Fox Studios – 122 Lang Road, Moore Park

Studio 19 – ART GALLERY OPENING – Home is Where the Art is Exhibition
When: 6:30-9:30pm
@ Exposure Arts and Media – Studio 19, 157 Crown St, Wollongong,

Saturday 25th August

When: 3-5pm
@ Stella Downer Fine Art Dealer Consultant & Valuer – 2 Danks Street Waterloo

Going Gaga with Dada – curated by Akky van Ogtrop
When: 4-6pm
@ Brenda May Gallery 2 Danks Street Waterloo

SCA Open Day
When: 9:30-4pm
@ Sydney College of the Arts, The University of Sydney, Balmain Road Rozelle (enter opposite Cecily Street)

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

Kempsey Heat- Australian Poetry Slam
Outspoken wordsmiths get 2 minutes to bring poetry, stories and monologues to the mic.
When: 6-8:30pm
@ South West Rocks Surf Lifesaving Club – Livingstone Street, South West Rocks

Sunday 26th August
Remember to enter the Life Pleasures & the Brain – Competition
These awards are for anyone who is interested or likes to dabble with creative expression!
ALSO, if you happen to be an artist, designer, photographer, filmmaker, animator, interior decorator, sculptor,
writer, composer, musician… then we would be delighted to see your talents.
PRIZE: $5,000 cash
MEDIA: 10 categories
THEME: Life Pleasures
WHO: Everyone worldwide
AGES: 14 – 99 (or more)
DEADLINE: 1st of September 2012
When: 6-11:30pm

THINGS OF INTEREST + opportunities for artists


Campbell Robertson-Swann and Lauren Harvey of Defiance Gallery and Willem
and Caroline Van Zanten of The Gate Gallery are excited to announce the
launch of ‘Defiance Sculpture Park at The Gate Gallery’ in Wollombi Valley, NSW.

Defiance Gallery and The Gate Gallery have joined forces to realise their shared
vision of establishing a permanent sculpture park of national significance
to celebrate the wealth of talent in Australian sculpture.

Forty outdoor works by prominent and emerging Australian and International
sculptors will be placed throughout twenty acres of beautiful gardens
surrounding The Gate Gallery, making this sculpture park the first of it’s kind
in Australia. Visitors and collectors can enjoy the works all year round throughout
the changing landscape of the seasons. All works are for sale.

Wollombi is a beautiful and historic country town 1.45 hours drive north of
Sydney en route to the Hunter Valley. There are great restaurants, local shops,
vineyards and B&B’s nearby just a short drive from The Hunter Valley, making
it ideal for an enjoyable day trip or a weekend away in the country.

In addition, Defiance will curate four indoor exhibitions annually at the
gallery. These shows will feature smaller works by the exhibiting sculptors and a
selection of paintings and drawings by well known Australian artists.

Artists include Robert Klippel (courtesy of a private collection), Phillip King
(courtesy of Defiance Gallery), Bronwyn Oliver (courtesy of a private collection),
Jan King (courtesy of King Street Gallery on William), Paul Selwood (courtesy of Watters Gallery),
Steven King (courtesy of the artist), Paul Hopmeier (courtesy of Defiance Gallery), Ian Mackay (courtesy of
Defiance Gallery), Kevin Norton (courtesy of Defiance Gallery) and many more!

Defiance Sculpture Park at The Gate Gallery is pleased to announce our
partnership with Noyce Brothers Wines (Phillip, Michael and Peter Noyce), a leading winemaker in the Wollombi Valley
with a great cellar door in the centre of town. Visitors to sculpture park and
gallery will be offered wine tasting of Noyce Brothers Wines.

All exhibition openings at Defiance Gallery, Sydney and The Gate Gallery,
Wollombi are sponsored by Noyce Brothers Wines.


Open Studio @ Artspace – Alex Kershaw, 24 & 25 August
In his Open Studio @ Artspace, Friday 24 and Saturday 25 August 11am-5pm, Kershaw will present work in progress
from two current video projects. The first filmed in collaboration with Ikebana sensei’s while in residence at
Tokyo Wonder Site in 2011. The second, made with animal hunters in New York State, during his residency at the
International Studio and Curatorial Program in 2012.

Kershaw uses video and photography to mediate intercultural exchange with people and communities from a specific place.
In this process, everyday people become participants and collaborators in the production of the work.
The artist is undertaking his Artspace Studio Residency before he departs Australia to begin a Ph.D.
at the University of California, San Diego.

Image: Untitled, 2012, production still, digital video and sound


Call for proposals…

Brenda May Gallery is currently accepting proposals from professional practising artists in Australia
and New Zealand for the following group exhibitions scheduled for 2013.
‘Sculpture 2013’ – Jan/Feb 2013
Scheduled for January, this show continues the tradition of opening our year with an exhibition devoted
to the best and most interesting contemporary sculpture. Although there are no restrictions for this exhibition,
we will only consider work made by professional sculptors which has not previously been exhibited in Sydney.
Proposals for this show must be received by Friday 19 October 2012.
Artwork to be delivered to the Gallery on Monday 21 January 2013.
‘Paper Works II’ – April/May 2013
We already exhibit a number of artists who work with paper in extraordinary ways – as such this show is about
the nature of paper itself and we will consider any work produced on paper, with paper or about paper.
Proposals for this show must be received by Friday 2 February 2013.
Artwork to be delivered to the Gallery by Friday 12 April 2013.
‘Small’ co-curated by Olivia Welch – July 2013
Being small is often defined in the negative sense – not big, not usual, not imporant. For this show
we have asked artists who are familiar with working on a small-scale to contribute works that defy this notion.
In addition to those who are more comfortable working on a larger scale have been challenged to produce
something which fits this category but is not in any way a diminutive correlate of their larger works.
Proposals for this show must be received by Friday 26 April 2013.
Artwork to be delivered to the Gallery by Friday 5 July 2013.

Submissions should be posted directly to the Gallery (email submissions and proposals sent by registered
post will not be accepted) and should include a CD of recent work and images in support of the proposal,
an up to date C/V and a single page outline stating which exhibition you are submitting for and the nature
of the work you are proposing. Please no powerpoint or keynote files.

Emerging curator needed for collaboration with UK artists

PsychoanalYSL is a research-led artist collective based in London whose work often interrogates the political
economy of art in the era of globalisation. They have most recently exhibited at the V22 Collection (UK),
Banner Repeater (UK) and the Sichuan Art Institute (China). With major exhibitions commissioned by the UK Arts Council
and the British Council, their work has featured in Art Monthly, Art Review and many other international publications.
PsychoanalYSL are looking for a Melbourne-based curator t
o assist them in the making of new work for an upcoming exhibition called TV Dinners, which will be held at Bus Projects,
Melbourne from 28th of August until the 15th of September, and which will feature the work of some of Britain’s
hottest young artists and art collectives including Lucky PDF and Eddie Peake, as well as Sydney-based duo Soda Jerk.
PsychoanalYSL wish to secede their art space within the show to be used as media space. On their behalf,
their curatorial co-conspirator will sell to brands operating in Australia the opportunity to advertise on the artists’
screens in the exhibition. Just as they would if working in media sales, the curator will receive a commission from psychoanalYSL
(in this case 20% of the value of the media that they sell).

PsychoanalYSL will work with the curator (by email and/or Skype) to guide their endeavours.
The curator wil be expected to put in up to approximately four days’ of work in total for the next four weeks, spread over the course of those weeks.
The collective are more interested in the process of working with their collaborator to execute
this proposition than they are in the results achieved, so success and failure are both acceptable in this work.
But a bright emerging curator with the charm, confidence and intelligence to represent this work to strangers is crucial.
An example wall label would be:
Advertising space sold to Absolut
Video loop on three plasma screens
The role and name of the curator will be referred to in the written material which will be available in the gallery space throughout the exhibition.
To express an interest in working on this exhibition, or for further information, please contact the show’s curator, Alana Kushnir on



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