OPENINGS AND THE ARTS IN SYDNEY – 17/09/2012 – 23/09/2012

We’re keeping it light with such a busy week… check out ‘Conductors Project’, a new public art initiative that’s taking on the city train stations.

Did you know that it’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day on 19th September and 2012 marks the 10th anniversary?

Have a good one, contact us on

Monday 17th September
He Said. She Said – Love in the 21st century shouldn’t be so hard
Written by Holly Summers-Clarke, Guitar: Tim Lockwood
Starring Holly Summers-Clarke and Julian Kuo, Musical Direction by Chris King
Book through The Sydney Fringe or tickets at the door.
When: 8pm
@ Playing at Raval @ the Schwartz Brewery Hotel – Level 1, 42 Wentworth Ave, Surry Hills

Tuesday 18th September
Alun Leach-Jones
When: 6-8pm
@ Rex Irwin Art Dealer – First Floor, 38 Queen Street, Woollahra,

@ Robin Gibson Gallery – 278 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst

Ben Ali Ong – 1000 Years Beside Myself
When: 6-8 pm
@ Boutwell Draper Gallery – 82 George Street, Redfern

Linton Meagher – Accumulations
When: 6-8pm
@ maunsell wickes galleries – 19 Glenmore Road, Paddington

Alexander Vanderboom’s Acts of Derring-Do
Tickets available through the Sydney Fringe Festival Box Office – 9020 6980
Part of the Sydney Fringe Festival 2012, in association with the University of Sydney Union.
When: 9-11pm
@ Madame Fling Flong – Level 1 169 King Street, Newtown

Australia and the Boer War
When: 12:30-1:30pm
@ Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts – 280 Pitt Street, Sydney

Tim Olsen Drawing Prize
When: 5-7pm
@ Kudos Gallery – 6 Napier Street, Paddington

When: 6-8pm
@ Fire Gallery, 22 Enmore Road, Enmore

Lana Ryles Exhibition and the Launch of the new scent ‘CASHMERE’ by Sniff Soy Candles
When: 6-8pm
@ Edwards And Co. – 1/255 Riley Street, Surry Hills,

Wednesday 19th September
Aboriginal and Pacific Art – Alice Town Camp – group exhibition.
Annette Larkin Fine Art – Spring 2012 – group exhibition.
Brenda May Gallery – Cylinders, Cones and Spheres – Sybil Curtis.
Brenda May Gallery – Household objects – Michael Edwards.
Dominik Mersch Gallery – Topologies – Anthony O’Carroll.
Janet Clayton Gallery – Continuum – Heather Ellyard.
Stella Downer Fine Art – The Floating World and the Beauty of Things – Trevor Weekes.
Studio 20/17 – Perennial Moments – Saori Kita.
Syndicate @ Danks ‘Off the Street – Banksy, Shepard Fairey – Bandit, Rone, HaHa, Kaff-Eine, Blek Le Rat and Ben Frost.
Utopia Art Sydney – Paper: 1988 – 2012 – Christopher Hodges.
When: 5-8pm
@ 2 Danks Street Waterloo NSW

Chris Suttie
When: 6-8pm
@ At Factory 49, 49 Shepherd St, Marrickville – In the Office Project Space

Kurt Sorensen
When: 6-8pm
@ Dickerson Gallery – 34 Queen Street, Woollahra

Alternative Mediums’ Group Exhibition
When: 4-7pm
@ DedSpace Gallery – Sydney College of the Arts, Balmain Rd, Callan Park, Rozelle

Sydney Fringe Festival – Captain, My Captain
short magical journey told through live puppetry, sound and installation, set behind the mysterious curtains of Umbrella Theatre.
When: 6pm (every 10mins)
@ Gazebo Wine Garden – 2 Elizabeth Bay Rd, Elizabeth Bay

Min(e)d Earth: Art and Environment Exhibition Opening
When: 6-8pm
@ COFAspace – COFA, E Block, Ground floor

Snake Turban Steve & Friends – A solo show by Mulga the Artist
When: 6-8pm
@ 70 Oxford St, Darlinghurst

On the Verge’ Performance Night
When: 6-9pm
@ Verge Gallery – Jane Foss Russell Plaza, City Rd, University of Sydney, Sydney

When: 8pm
@ The Tate – 345 Glebe Pt Rd, Glebe

Thursday 20th September

GARY FERNÁNDEZ – Southern Wilderness
When: 6-8pm
@ Friends of Leon – 82 Marlborough Street, Surry Hills

Gallery 1: Emily Sandrussi & Alicia Crossley – Memoriam
Gallery 2: Rachel Walls – Mother
Gallery 3: Sydney College of the Arts Honours Students – Tool Of Choice
Arcade project: Loss, Lust & Longing
PLATFORM: YXY – Transport Project
When: 6-8pm
@ Gaffa Gallery – 281 Clarence Street, Sydney

Home is Where the Art Is
When: 6-8pm
@ Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery, 31 Lamrock Ave (cnr Chambers Ave), Bondi Beach

CHEN PING – Complex Emotions
When: 6-8pm
@ Art Equity – Level 6 Barrack House, 16-20 Barrack Street Sydney

When: 6-8pm
@ BREENSPACE – Level 3, 17–19 Alberta Street, Sydney

Bill Henson
When: 6-8pm
@ Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery – 8 Soudan Lane, Paddington

forget me not – Georgina Ross
When: 6-8pm
@ Kaleidoscope Gallery – 3-7 Danks Street, Waterloo

When: 6-8pm
@ Tap Gallery – 45 Burton Street, Darlinghurst

Giles Alexander, Peter Atkins, Peter Cooley, Adrienne Doig, McLean Edwards, Troy Emery,
Linde Ivimey, Tim Maguire, Alexander McKenzie, Baden Pailthorpe, A. J. Taylor and Simon Taylor
When: 6-8pm
@ Martin Browne Gallery – 15 Hampden Street, Paddington

PinkHunt by The Flying Room – Week 1
PinkHunt is an art, design and culture quiz contest created by The Flying Room.
Of course, to WIN A PRIZE too as we are giving away our best products to one contestant EVERY WEEK from September 20 to October 18!
Creative Partners:
1. 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney CBD
2. Gaffa, Sydney CBD
3. White Rabbit Gallery, Chippendale
4. Bruschetteria 102, Surry Hills
5. Robo Cog, Surry Hills
6. Ariel Books, Paddington
7. Published Art Bookshop, Surry Hills
8. Exquisite Jewels by Dominic McCabe, Surry Hills
@ Various venues

JACOB RING:NEW EARTH Exhibition and publication launch
When: 6-8pm
@ Gallery 2010 – 69 Reservoir Street, Surry Hills

Tiim uu?: A Trip to Mongolia
When: 6-8pm
@ Alpha Gallery – 226 Union St, ERSKINEVIKLLE

Guided Fringe by Bicycle
Burlesque & cabaret, suave pop-up bar, and stacks of wax.
Tour of select Sydney Fringe venues by bicycle.
Bookings essential,$25 & $15, book online
When: 6pm
@ Start and finish at Newtown Hub.

Hurstville Heat- Australian Poetry Slam
When: 7-9pm
@ Hurstville City Library, Corner of Queens Rd & Dora St, Hurstville

Friday 21st September

Phil James – Conductors Project
@ St. James Station – Utilising two display cabinets between the platforms
@ Museum Station – The third

Nude Auction
When: 12:30-1:30pm
@ University of Wollongongs

Dani Marti – Mariposa (Butterfly)
When: 6-8pm
@ Breenspace – Level 3, 17-19 Alberta Street, Sydney

Art Expo – Sydney 2012
When: 3pm
@ Hordern Pavilion – 1 Driver Ave, Sydney,

Music for another world: a fundraiser gig for Solidarity
ENTRY: $15/12 (or $20 solidarity price)
Pre-bookings can be made online
When: 7pm-12:15am
@ The Red Rattler Theatre – 6 Faversham St, Marrickville

To see the full list of dates and book tickets go to:
When: 8:30pm
@ PACT Theatre – 107 Railway Pde, Newtown

Saturday 22nd September
Art & Space- co existence in Sydney
A.R.P Artists Residency Program public forum as part of the Open spaces initiative for Art & About
When: 12pm-1pm Panel discussion
When: 1pm-2pm Audience/ panel Q&A
@ Shop 58 Oxford St Darlinghurst (Forum venue host)

TREVOR WEEKES The Floating World and the Beauty of Things
When: 3-5pm
@ Stella Downer Fine Art Dealer Consultant & Valuer – 2 Danks Street, Waterloo

Movement At The Lagoon – Manly Arts Festival Exhibition
When: 10am–4pm
@ Queenscliff Surf Life Saving Club – Manly

FUTURE BEAST 1 – part of Art & About
When: 11am-2pm
@ Platform72 – 72 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst

Catalyst Cinema – Four Sydney Animators, a recent work each, and a piece which has influenced them.
When: 2-4pm
@ Firstdraft Depot – 13-17 Riley St, Woolloomooloo,

Fan Fiction
When: 5-7pm
@ Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest – 86 River Road , Emu Plains

Sunday 23rd September
Don’t Let Our Youth Go To Waste.
When: 3-5pm
@ Atsite Gallery, Camperdown

THINGS OF INTEREST + opportunities for artists

A.R.P Artists Residency Program

A.R.P Artists Residency Program provides affordable space, professional support & exhibitions for contemporary emerging & established Sydney artists.
As part of the Art & About Program, A.R.P will be holding a public forum about Art & Space- the existence of artists & their practice within the competitive rental market of Sydney.
The forum, chaired by renowned journalist Stephen Feneley, will be with A.R.P founder, director & artist Annie Laerkesen, four successful resident artist’s for 2012- Arun Sharma, Biljana Janic, Mehr Javed & Sophia Egarchos- & a representative of the City of Sydney.

Art Show
A Taste of Mamre Art Competition is your invitation to explore the grounds
and create your art.
Tell the story about food at Mamre, how we grow it, pick it, prepare and cook
it and most importantly, how we eat it. Speak with the refugees who grow
crops from their own country here and pick from the
gardens cared for by people with a disability and students.
All images are welcome in any media (photography, drawing, painting, instal-
lations and mixed media etc). Interested participants and school groups are
welcome to visit Mamre to inspire their creative process!

Categories and Entry Fee:

Adults 18 and over – $15.00

Under 18 Entry fee – $10.00

Under 10 Entry fee – $5.00

Closing Date to Submit : 14
October 2012 all works to be
delivered to: Mamre House – 181 Mamre Road, ORCHARD HILLS 2748

Attention all you beautiful artists that once again make this world a better
place. I have an art space and unique opportunity at North Sydney; this is the
link ( that will take you to this amazing
Italian restaurant run by our professional Neapolitan head chef Francesco

So Artists get ready for sensational food, delightful wine and enjoyable art.

L’icontro will provide you a space for your art works and also they will link your
art work into their website.


Your works should follow the exact specifications.

1. Contact Details
2. A 50 – 100 word Biography including an art statement
3. A Profile Picture
4. Links to online profiles & websites
5. Must compromise to deliver and collect the art works on the specific time
and date that the organizers ask you.
6. Dimensions of your artwork and mediums
7. Must fill the application form
8. No more than 3 art works
9. Applications must be attach at the back of your artwork
10. The artist must well present the artwork if they are photographs, drawings
or prints need to be frame and ready to be hanged

The L’incontro Project is a completely not for profit initiative in order to
promote and support the work of emerging artists.
Successful selection of your work is subject to the owner’s discretion.

Conductors Project
Sydney’s newest public art initiative is launching on 21.09.12.

Utilising two display cabinets between the platforms at St. James Station
and a third at Museum Station, the Conductors Project pulls artists out of
the gallery and into the public forum.

We’re proud to announce Phil James’ Smilex:Redux as our first project.
Wit, irony and irreverence are something sadly lacking from the daily commute.
Thankfully, Phil’s work has those things in spades and with two solo shows
already under his belt this year, Phil James is set to continue turning heads.

Future programming will feature Remnim Alexander Tayco,
Justin Balmain and Zap with more to be announced soon.

Committed to exhibiting the work of emerging and
established artists, Conductors Project endeavours to connect
artists to new audiences and enrich the lives of Sydney’s commuters.

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Call for submissions
Artist, Designers and Makers
Platform72 is an ever changing art gallery and design store housing an eclectic mix of high quality artworks across all mediums and designer goods; specifically but not exclusive to homewares, jewellery and accessories. Our focus is on showcasing the breadth and diversity of Australia’s creative talent, connecting artists, makers and designers with people who appreciate work made by hand, heart and soul.
We aim to make art more accessible by offering a no commission structure on sales making the price on the work what the artist determines as the value of the piece.
For artists & designers to show work with us we rent spaces from $44 – $110 per week for our shop floor and between $300-$385 (incl. GST) per week for prime window and wall real estate.
If you are interested in exhibiting and selling your work through us, please email a link to your website, blog or attach a few low-res images of your work.
We are also looking for interns to help us as our gallery grows!
Intern opportunities
Check out our website –


A call for artists
to enter the 3rd Annual

Get started on that great artwork!!!
We have canvases here that are free with a $25 entry fee for the Art Prize
or you can purchase your own & take $5 off the entry fee.
Size: 40x50cm
Theme is Postcode 2010
Oxford St, Darlinghurst, Surry Hills
Any subject matter, any medium
Deliver finished artwork to TAP Gallery
45 Burton St Darlinghurst between 12-6pm daily.

WIN – complete our online visitor survey for a chance to win flights with Etihad Airways
Have you been to the 18th Biennale?
We’d like to hear what you think! Complete the Biennale Visitor Survey and you could win coral economy class flights for two with Etihad Airways, to one of their many destinations in Europe.
Complete the survey, and help us plan for the next Biennale in 2014.
Valued at $4,000. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.

PICK UP – your items from Lee Mingwei’s The Mending Project
Did you leave an item of clothing to be mended with Lee Mingwei’s The Mending Project? You can now collect your mended item and keep it as your momento of the 18th Biennale. Items can be collected from the Biennale of Sydney office between 9.00 am–5.00 pm.
Biennale of Sydney, 43-51 Cowper Wharf Road
Woolloomooloo NSW 2011.



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