OPENINGS AND THE ARTS IN SYDNEY – 27/08/2012 – 02/09/2012

With all this warm weather, I hope people are enjoying themselves! It is lucky in this modern age that we can be anywhere and check out events online to see where to go next. There are some great shows on this week and a couple of grand openings as well as an open day.

Make sure you read the ‘Things of Interest’ as there are many opportunities for artists too.

Email us all your arts news and events and we will get it listed. It’s simple –  just email us or message us on facebook all the details and some pictures. or

Enjoy the sun and happy Fathers day for next sunday.

Monday 27th August
Closing the Gap Learning and the Arts in a Digital World
Admission Free (SAMAG members)
$10 (non-members) $5 students.
To register please email Lizzy:
When: 6pm
@ The Arts Council of Australia – 372 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hill


Sulari Gentill – ‘Paving the New Road’ (Tom Keneally Centre Reading)
When: 12:30-1:30pm
@ Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts – 280 Pitt Street, Sydney

Eve Vonwiller Youth Art Awards
When: 5:30pm
@ Gallery Lane Cove, Upper Level 164 Longueville Road, Lane Cove

tenmoregirls present Glory Box
An exploration of history, culture, women, change and the contemporary hope chest
When: 6:30pm
@ Salerno Gallery – 70 Glebe Point Road, Glebe

Tuesday 28th August

When: 6-8pm
@ Depot Gallery – 2 Danks St Depot II Gallery

Rochelle Haley – Dead Precious
When: 6-8pm
@ Galerie pompom – 2/39 Abercrombie Street, Chippendale

Leeches and Beaches
When: 5-7pm
@ Kudos Gallery – 6 Napier Street, Paddington, Sydney

Rapid Prototype 1
RSVP here or to
When: 7-9pm
@ Alaska Projects – Level 2, Kings Cross Car Park, 9A Elizabeth Bay Road

Wednesday 29th August

The Lookout
Tim Knowles – Windlab
When: 6-8pm
@ National Art School Gallery – Forbes Street, Darlinghurst

Mark Kimber
Michael Riley
Ella Dreyfus solo shows
When: 6-8pm
@ Stills Gallery – 36 Gosbell St, Paddington

When: 4:30-7:30pm
@ Deadspace – Sydney Colllege of the Arts, The University of Sydney, Balmain Road Rozelle, (enter opposite Cecily Street)

VERSUS THE CITY’ Chris Yee vs. Gerald Leung
When: 6-8pm
@ The Tate – 345 Glebe Pt Rd, Glebe

I want to sleep with Tom Stoppard
Days & Times Tues – Sat 8pm
Prices Adult $33 / Concession $25 / Child (16yrs & under) $15 / Cheap Tuesdays $21 / Group 10+ $20/ Beer Taco Show Deal $42 ($35 on Cheap Tuesdays)
When: 8pm
@ Bondi Pavilion Theatre – Queen Elizabeth Drive , Bondi

The Tempest
When: 8pm
@ The Sidetrack Theatre – 142 Addison Road, Marrickville

Rag Revoult
Redfern artists group
When: 6-8pm
@ Fire Gallery (aka Little Fish) – 22 Enmore Road, Newtown

Thursday 30th August

Layne Beachley’s Aim for the Stars Foundation 2013 Calendar
Photography by: Carol Gibbons of Carol Gibbons Photography
RSVP: 24th August to or 0422 600 733
When: 30 August 2012
@ Manly Art Gallery

The Re-invention of Gravity: Responses to the University of Sydney Union Art Collection
Imants Tillers, Vilma Bader, Arthur Streeton, Kate Beckingham, Warren Knight, Penelope Cain, Chris O’Doherty, Jason Christopher, George Milpurrurru, Hayley Megan French, Nicholas Greenwich, John Wardle, Richard Kean, Shaun Gladwell, Johnathan McBurnie, D Stuart-Grieve, Armelle Swan
Curated by Anna McMahon and Bartholomew Oswald
When: 6-8pm
@ Verge Gallery, City Road, Jane Foss Russell Plaza, The University of Sydney

THE RE-INVENTION OF GRAVITY: Responses to the University of Sydney Union Art Collection
When: 6-8pm
@ Verge Gallery – Jane Foss Russell Plaza, City Rd, University of Sydney,

Film Screening: Patu!
When: 6pm
@ Artspace Visual Arts Centre, 43-51 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo,

Kindred: the 2012 UoN Services Annual Student Art Prize
When: 6:30pm
@ University House Cnr Auckland and King Streets, Newcastle

Friday 31st August
31 DAYS:The Space Between
When: 6-8pm
@ Gallery Red – Shop 11, 131-145 Glebe Point Road, Glebe

When: 6-8pm
@ GINKGO – 166 St Johns Road, Forest Lodge, Glebe

New Work by Nicola Smith
Launch of RUNWAY 21 – SITE
When: 6pm
@ Sydney Guild Studio, 66 Oxford st Level 1 Suite 7

APAK Showcase Outré Sydney
strictly by RSVP – there will be a door list
When: 6pm
@ Outré Gallery – Shop 7, 285a Crown Street, Surry Hills,

Let Me Tell You a Story
When: 6-9pm
@ Tortuga Studios – 31 Princes Highway, St Peters

THROUGH THE GATES performed by Sydney Chamber Opera
SCO’s performance: 7pm, repeated 8.30pm (duration: 45 minutes)
Bar open 6.30–9.30pm
Free entry (limited capacity: arrive early to avoid disappointment)
When: 7pm
@ Biennale Bar, Pier 2/3, Walsh Bay

Black & White All inbetween
When: 12-4pm
@ 4A James Street, Waterloo

MLS006 Headgear 2 + MILS 3rd Birthday
When: 6-8pm
@ Mils Gallery – 15 Randle Street, Surry Hills

Saturday 1st September
Launched by Dr Holly Parsons, Birds in Backyards Program Manager, BirdLife Australia.
When: 2-5pm
@ Bondi Pavilion Gallery – Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach.

GRAND OPENING and LAUNCH of Sandy Edwards’ new photomedia Gallery space
Catherine Cloran, Matt Palmer & video work by Julie Williams
When: 2-5pm
@ ArtHere Gallery 126 Regent Street, Redfern

When: 10am-4pm
@ National Art School, Corner of Forbes and Burton Streets

2012 John Fries Memorial Prize for emerging visual artists
2012 JFMP Finalists’ Exhibition artist and curator talk
When: 2-3pm
@ Gaffa Galleries – 281 Clarence Street, Sydney

Julie Harris – Four Suites
When: 4-6pm
@ RayHughesGallery – 270 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills

Star, Group Show, Western Australian Contemporary Art
When: 3-5pm
@ The Depot Gallery –  Dank Street,Sydney

Parkers Sydney Fine Art Supplies
Darlinghurst Store opening
When 10am-4pm
@ Building 22, National Art School, Enter off Forbes Street, Corner of Forbes and Burton streets

ROB McHAFFIE – Let’s see how we go
When: 4-6pm
@ DARREN KNIGHT GALLERY – 840 Elizabeth Street, Waterloo

Sunday 2nd September

THINGS OF INTEREST + opportunities for artists

Parker Sydney Fine Art Supplies
Parkers established in 1918 is an old family business meeting the art material needs of artists.
6 years ago we expanded to our Redfern Framing Workshop where we do all our framing, large-scale stretching as well as a small art material outlet.
With a demand for art materials in East Sydney, opportunity arose for Parkers to open a new store in Darlinghurst.
The shop is in the grounds of the National Art School. With a shared history and a respect for tradition, we believe this to be an ideal location.
Parkers Darlinghurst will be a public shop where all are welcome with a select range of our main shop Parkers in the Rocks.

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.

Flinders Lane Gallery is inviting artists to submit proposals for 2013 for The Space, our annex exhibition space housed within the existing gallery.

With The Space, we provide opportunities for guest artists to present their work within a professional commercial gallery setting, and are committed to presenting only unique, high quality work by talented established & emerging artists.

We are now accepting applications for our 2013 programme. Interested artists should read our terms and conditions at, and send us:

• a selection of 10 images indicating if works are indicative of, or for exhibition
• An exhibition rationale no longer that 1 A4 page
• a CV and short artists bio
• Description of any special requirements, which may alter the gallery space,(eg. plinths, painting, electrical).

Queries and applications to Kieran at

ARTISTS WANTED for Exhibitions in 2013
GIGS Art Gallery is an exciting contemporary exhibition space devoted exclusively to the exhibiting of high quality work in all mediums by regional artists with a contemporary focus.
GIGS Art Gallery is passionate about supporting and furthering the careers of established and emerging artists working in the North East Region of Victoria and Southern NSW within a 120 km radius of Albury/Wodonga.|
GIGS Gateway Island Gallery & Studios is an artist run space located at Gateway Village, Wodonga, an arts precinct on the banks of the Murray River. It is run by the voluntary organisation, Arts Wodonga and is open Tuesday – Sunday from 10am – 4pm.
Exhibition applications are open now and close 5pm on Friday 26th October 2012.
Expression of Interest forms and conditions are available from GIGS Art Gallery or can be downloaded from
All applications are viewed by a selection committee and successful applicants will be notified in writing by Friday 30th November 2012.
0412 041 840

Kingston Arts is currently seeking applications for its 2013/14 program.

G1 and G2 (in the Kingston Arts Centre, Moorabbin) are two of the City of Kingston’s major visual arts spaces and seek to promote exhibitions of local relevance, artistic excellence and innovation. Our exhibition calendar is diverse and thought provoking, showcasing work of both professional and emerging artists in all mediums.

Our newest addition, G3 Artspace, in the Shirley Burke Theatre in Parkdale is a state-of-the-art modern gallery with a floor-to-ceiling glass window that looks out onto Parkers Rd, allowing exhibitions to gain great exposure.

All galleries are flexible and intimate, with a professional look and feel. With an easy-to-use hanging system, professional spot and floodlights and additional provisions for sculptural and multimedia works, they are great spaces to exhibit your work at its best.

If you are interested in getting your work out there and being part of our diverse program in either a group or solo exhibition, simply download an application form online at or call the Visual Arts Coordinator on 9556 4448

Delineate is an arts program that seeks to enrich the creative initiatives of the Don”t DIS my ABILITY campaign run by Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC) to celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities. In partnership with Accessible Arts the program is designed to boost and foster arts and disability practice within NSW.

Delineate is offering a three-stage small arts grant program to develop a deepening of engagement for project participants with a focus on sustainable outcomes. The program has developed with a new approach, through identifying and addressing recipient’s feedback from previous grant rounds.

Who can apply?
* Disability services coordinating quality arts programs
* Service providers working with people with disability in the arts
* Individual artists with disability
* Arts organisations delivering programs for people with disability
* Applicants must be a NSW resident

Key Dates
* Applications Open: Tuesday 17 July
* Applications Close: Monday 27 August – close of business day
* Panel Convene: Wednesday 29 August
* Recipients Notified: Thursday 30 August
* Project Timeframe: August – December
* Professional Development Day: Friday 21 September
* Acquittal and Evaluation: February 2013

For selection criteria and how to apply

A Call For Artists
All female artists invited to celebrate living & creating in Sydney.
Urban Women Artists!
We are staging an exhibition of women urban artists of Sydney title

Deadline for delivery of artwork Mon 10th September between 12-6pm.
Entry forms available on delivery.

Artist callout!!! PRECIOUS LITTLE
please see Zoe’s page, Renee falez’s page or Alpha gallery page to download pdf otherwise email Zoe: Please include the title of your artwork, size and your name by the 28th August. They can be any medium, and cannot exceed 1metre x 1 metre or for sculpture 1 cubic metre. Cant wait to see all your fab art!!!

APPLICATIONS for ARTCORE guerilla art fair
Wanna be part of Sydney Fringe/ Festival of Weird Spaces ARTCORE art fair?
On SEPTEMBER 12th we’ll be invading the basement bar of at the IMPERIAL HOTEL, Erskineville with our Inner West ART SPECTACULAR! We are looking for local/ emerging artists/ crafters/ makers etc who want to get their amazing work out to a wider audience, providing affordable art in an expensive city.

If you are interested in a stall to showcase/ spruik/ sell/ your work, all you need to do is fill out the application form below, email it to and we’ll be in touch.
There are a limit of 50 stalls, so get in quick!

– Name (+ pseudonym if applicable):
– Medium(s):
– SHORT bio:
– Example(s) of your work (small attachments or link to online portfolio):
– Approx price range of work:
– Exhibition history (if applicable):
– Location:
– Contact number:
-ARTCORE is an ART MARKET, not an exhibition. Everything you show must be FORE SALE.
-All approved artists will be asked to provide an artwork to be put in the raffle/ lucky door prize hamper.
-Stall size and location will be provided on application approval.
-As stalls are free to artists, you will need to bring your own table.
-Stall spaces are limited and acceptance of applications will be up to the ARTCORE crew’s discretion.

As Free Fall commences it’s third season in early September, artists are required to create initiative performance works within the space.

Although there is no strict or formal conceptual framework in terms of themes, etc, the most important thing is that the work is durational, involves some element of risk taking, and visually transforms the space. There must be an element of play and experimantation and is therfore an ideal environment to test ideas for future projects of the individual artists.
As the new curator of the space, I want young emerging artist who know the environment well and are able to really shake things up
Performances take place on both Friday and Saturday nights between 10-12.30am.
This is a paid artist opportunity to create a fun-experimental world within an unconventional art environment.
4.6 long approx 3.2 wide and approx 2.8 high
The space is sound proof so work should be silent. There are is an entrance door in the bar area if you want the audience to interact with the space. There are a total of four power-points. The floor is bare concrete, the walls are thick glass and the ceilling is perforated masonite. Lighting can be added to the space but must be kept low so as not to detract from the stage. Other than this, you have artistic freedom
Please send proposals to: phillippa.griffin@gmail.comor contact me on: 0439878616
To check out what we’re doing at the moment and our past, click here:



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