OPENINGS AND THE ARTS IN SYDNEY – 26/11/2012 – 02/12/2012

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Congratulations to all the winners of our Tap competition you will email shortly.

Thankyou to Tap and the Power House Museum.

Monday 26th November
COFA ANNUAL screening 2012
When: 6-10pm.
@ Chauvel Cinema, Paddington

Social Media: Conversations
Admission Free (SAMAG members)
$10 (non-members) $5 students.
To register please email Lizzy:
When: 6pm
@ Australia Council for the Arts – 372 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills

Tetsuo Iida – Color Code
When: 6-8pm
@ Me & Art – 62 Mary Street, Surry Hills

Tuesday 27th November

The Red Earth – Bob Marchant
Laura Courtney – From Brindisi to Bondi
When: 6-8pm
@ Australian Galleries – 15 Roylston Street, Paddington

Jane Dawson
When: 6-8pm
@  Maunsell Wickes at Barry Stern Galleries – 19 Glenmore Road, Paddington

Catherine Bishop: Commerce was a Woman
When: 12:30-1:30pm
@ Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts – 280 Pitt Street, Sydney

Mine – Jewellery & Object Exhibition 2012
When: 5pm
@ The Depot gallery – 2 danks street waterloo

Transformation and Renewal – Elizabeth Gervay
When: 5-7pm
@ Kudos Gallery – 6 Napier Street, Paddington

End of the Year Show
When: 6-8pm
@ St George TAFE School of Fashion – 19 Montgomery Street, Kogarah

Rapid Prototype 2
When: 7-9pm
@ 107 Projects – 107 Redfern Stret, Redfern

Wednesday 28th November
Liz Shreeve
When: 6-8pm
@ Factory 49 – 49 Sheperd Street, Marrickville

Matthew Hopkins – BATED BREATH
When: 6-8pm
@ Gallery 9 – 9 darley street, darlinghurst sydney

When: 6-8pm

When: 6-8pm
@ Tim Olsen Gallery – 63 Jersey Road, Paddington

When: 6 – 8pm
@ Factory 49 – 49 Shepherd St, Marrickville 2204

Shona Wilson – Plastiscenic – Future Remains
When: 6-8pm
@ Kings Street Gallery – 177 William Street, Darlinghurst

suburbanest – Ruth Feeney, Taryn Raffan and Anna Scobie
When: 6-8pm
@ Paper plane – 727 Darling street, Rozelle

Matthew Hopkins – BATED BREATH
When: 6-8pm
@ GALLERY 9 – 9 Darley Street, Darlinghurst,

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

Louder Than a Bomb Film Screening
When: 6-8pm
@ The State Library of New South Wales – Macquarie Street, Sydney,

When: 6-8pm
@ The Tate – bb345 Glebe Point Road, Glebe,

MOMENTUM | DCE Graduate Exhibition of Interior Design and Decoration
When: 6-9pm
@ Design Centre Enmore – 110 Edgeware Road, Enmore

Gallery 1: I’m Glad I Spent It With You – Camille Serisier
Gallery 2: The Midnight Actuality – Valentina Schulte
Gallery 3: Used – Adam John Cullen
Gallery 4: Pinball Pianola and Friends – Lucas Abela with Keg de Souza and Kriss Hades
When: 6-8pm
@ firstdraft gallery – 116—118 Chalmers St, Surry Hills

Art 3K – Art $ 3000 & under Exhibition Opening
When: 6-8pm
@ Art Atrium – 181 Old South Head Road, Bondi Junction

This Time It’s Personal Exhibition
When: 6:30pm
@ Sun Studios – 42 Maddox St, Alexandria, Sydney

TIX are only $10
When: 8pm
@ Performance Space – 245 Wilson St Eveleigh, Sydney

Turning Point – Annual Students Ceramics exhibition and sale
When: 6pm
@ Building C, 154 OLd Pittwater Road, Brookvale

Thursday 29th November
When: 6-8pm
@ Metalab – 10b Fitzroy Place, Surry Hills

Henrik Gericke – Humourless Tumours
When: 6-8pm
@ Salerno Gallery – 70 Glebe Point Road, Glebe

Galleries 1 + 3: Darran Leal – Wild Visions 4
Gallery 2: David A. Stephenson – Fast Consumption
PLATFORM: Jewellery and objects – It’s in our nature
When: 6-8pm
@ Gaffa – 281 Clarence Street, Sydney

National Art School Graduate Exhibition 2012
When: 6-9pm
@ National Art School – Corner of Forbes & Burton Streets,Darlinghurst

On collaboration – Angela & Hossein Valamanesh, Raafat Ishak & Tom Nicholson
When: 6-8pm
@ BREENSPACE – Level 3, 17–19 Alberta Street, Sydney

Eric Ng – Marvelous Modern Marvel
When: 6-8pm
@ The Corner – 116 Abercrombie Street, Sydney

When: 6-8pm
@ kind of — gallery – 80 Oxford St, Darlinghurst, Sydney

When: 6-10pm
@ At The Vanishing Point – Contemporary Art Inc – 565 King Street, Newtown,

Lower Fi – 4 LETTER WORD – Fintan Magee, Guidp Van Helten, Scott Marsh & Sofles
When: 6-8pm
@ Lower Fi – 7-9 Little Bourke Street, Surry Hills

This is Not a Secret Diary – Zine Launch
When: 6:30-8pm
@ Kinokuniya Sydney – Level 2, The Galeries, 500 George Street, Sydney

Making + Nakagin + Haunts + Option Command
When: 8pm
@ The Red Rattler Theatre – 6 Faversham St, Marrickville

The Emporium by Renew Newcastle official opening
Renew Newcastle:
reconfigured part of the ground floor to present a fine arcade of boutiques and galleries filled with Newcastle creative talent, ensuring one of Newcastle’s most glorious retail buildings is active once more.
When: 5pm
@ 185 Hunter Street Mall (Former David Jones), Newcastle

Friday 30th November
Badda dan dem star – Robin Clare
When: 6-9pm
@ China Heights Gallery – L3, 16-28 Foster Street, Surry Hills, Sydney

SUMMER SEASON 2013 – opened by Elizabeth Ann Macgregor OBE  Director
When: 6-9pm
@ Australian Centre for Photography – 257 Oxford Street, Paddington

fastBREAK Magic
$10 (includes delicious pastries courtesy of Black Star Pastry and coffee from The Little Marionette)
When: 7:45am-9am
@ Powerhouse Museum – 500 Harris Street, Ultimo

I FEEL FINE NOW – The Dirt, Caryn Griffin, Amy Summer Rowe
When: 6:30pm
@ M2 Gallery – 4/450 Elizabeth St Surry Hills

A ‘NEW’ theatre company in Sydney! A Premiere
What Happens at Archie’s Stays at Archie’s
When: 8pm
@ Archway 1 Theatre Company – Annandale, New South Wales

When: 8-10pm
@ Performance Space – 245 Wilson St Eveleigh, Sydney

For the rest of us… well all of us actually!
Unique artworks at affordable prices
When: 6:30–8:30pm
@ Pop Goes the Easel 66-67 Beecroft Road Epping

Saturday 1st December
Videotape/Human Being – MATTE ROCHFORD
When: 4pm
@ 55 Sydenham Road, Marrickville

The Photo Group
When: 3-5pm
@ The Incinerator Art Space, 2 Small Street, Willoughby

Li Hongbo – Pure White Paper
When: 3-5pm
@ Dominik Mersch Gallery – 11/2 Danks Street Waterloo

Art in the Park – Art Bazaar
When: 9am-3pm
@ Newcastle Civic Park – King Street, Newcastle,

Wild Stories Workshop & Exhibition Launch
When: 10am-5pm
@ Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre – 1 Casula Powerhouse Road, Casula,

Shimon Kato / Dragon Rider – The Story of Light
When: 4pm
@ blank_space Gallery – 374 Crown St Surry Hills

Flora – A collective view by The Photo Group
When: 3-5pm
@ Incinerator Art Space 2 Small Street, Willoughby

End of Year Exhibition
When: 5–7pm
@ Frances Keevil Gallery – 28-34 Cross Street, Double Bay

It’s a Sign
When: 7pm
@ 4a Petersham Road, Marrickville

Australian Poetry Slam National Final
When: 8pm
@ Sydney Theatre At Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Sydney,

Sunday 2nd December
Pretty Peepers the Untraditional Cabaret
When: 7-11:30pm
@ The Imperial Hotel – 35 Erskineville Road, Newtown,

THINGS OF INTEREST + opportunities for artists

Summer Residency – Yarra Sculpture Gallery
After the great success of the 2012 Winter Residency program, the Contemporary Sculptors Association is inviting applications from emerging and established artists for a 6 week Summer Residency at the Yarra Sculpture Gallery.
They are offering the opportunity for artists to experiment and expand their practice, a time to take chances and explore possibilities. They are looking, ideally, for artists who would like to have the opportunity to create installation or large scale sculptural works within the gallery space.
Up to five artists will be selected and allocated one of the gallery spaces in which to work. Artists will have 24 hour non residential access to the space. An Open Studio will be held on the last weekend of the residency, where the artists can present any finished work or discuss work in progress with other artists and the public.
Details of the gallery space can be found on the website –
Please rank your preferences for spaces, if you have them, in your application. They will endeavor to accommodate your choices but cannot make any guarantees.
Applicants will need to provide a CV, 5 images of current or relevant work (1MB max each image) and a 250 word proposal for the residency. Successful applicants would be required to join the CSA if not already members.
Applications can be emailed to or sent via post to:
Summer Residency – Yarra Sculpture Gallery – 117 Vere Street, Abbotsford, VIC 3067

Residency Dates:
14th December 2012 – 5th February 2013
Open Studios Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd February
Application Due Date: 5pm Monday 26th November

Costs and commitments:
Successful applicants who are current CSA members are required to pay $150 to cover rent and bills.
Future members pay $210 Full / $180 concession – includes annual membership to the CSA.
A $100 bond is required from all participating artists. This will be returned at the end of the residency, providing that the space is returned to previous working order.
They don’t police commitment or working hours and understand that everyone has different working methods, but their expectations are that you would be using the space for a minimum of 15 hours per week and will be available for the open studios.
@ Yarra Sculpture Gallery – 117 Vere St, Abbotsford, 3067

The Gallery is getting festive this year and hosting a Twilight Christmas Market on Sunday 2 December from 3pm-7pm.  The stalls will be selling unique artisan gifts, cards, food delights, home wares, plants, clothing, and much more.
Take a little of Lewers home with you…..
As a special initiative, and following in the tradition of artist Margo Lewers, who used her artistry to create cards and gifts for friends and family, the Gallery has produced for sale plants propagated from our Heritage Garden and a series of Christmas cards inspired by Margo’s collaged works.

So, forget the stressful Christmas shopping experience and bring the family down to the Gallery for a fun afternoon. In addition to the market stalls visitors will be able to listen to artist talks in the Gallery spaces, music in the heritage gardens, enjoy a tasty BBQ sausage sandwich and Cafe at Lewers will be serving festive beverages for the whole family to enjoy. Don’t miss the opportunity to find a special hand crafted gift as well as the ability to meet the maker. The Twilight Market day will be an enjoyable event for all ages.
Support you local artists, designers, crafters and retailers and knock off your Christmas shopping this year at the Gallery.
Don’t miss out, tell your friends to join us  – Entry to the Markets and the Gallery is FREE !

Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest
86 River Road Emu Plains NSW 2750

p 02 4735 1100  f 02 4735 8334


SlowArt Productions presents Emerging Artists 2013
The 21st annual competition for group exhibition and awards. Open to all artists working in any media this event is devoted to the discovery, introduction and promotion of emerging artists.

The competition is open to all artists, national and international, working in all media. All forms of painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, graphics, digital and installation art, video, etc. are eligible. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older to apply. Wall mounted works must not be taller than 96″ no wider
than 120″. Sculptural work must fit through a standard height, 36″wide entry door.

Winning artists will be featured in a group exhibition at the Limner Gallery, April 4 – 28, 2013. The exhibition will also be displayed on the Limner Gallery web site. There will be a $1000 cash prize awarded to one artist. One artist will be awarded a two page display in Direct Art Volume #20, Fall 2013 issue. Two artists will be awarded a single page display.

There is a $35.00 entry fee for one to four artworks entered, presentation is by digital JPG image files and/or print reproductions. There is a $5.00 fee for each additional artwork above four.

If you have questions, email


Sydney’s Underground Music-Video Festival

ATVP – Thurs 29th November – Thurs 6th December 2012
Curated by Sarah O’Connell & Kristy Day in conjunction with Pedro TV

Novemberism is an annual celebration of video and music artists in Australia. It will showcase music videos made by Australian filmmakers and the associated music artists.

This year twelve successful music-video applicants will have their work shown over the course of three heats. During each heat four of the twelve music videos will be shown and a finalist will be chosen by our panel of judges to proceed to the final. In the fourth and final heat, the audience will vote for their favorite and the winner will receive the ‘People’s Choice Award’ worth $500.

Thurs 29th Novemebr, 6-10pm – Final
We will also be accepting submissions for music inspired artworks to be exhibited alongside the Music Videos for the duration of the Festival.
During each heat, there will be LIVE performances from musicians and performance artists.

Submissions are now open until 6:00pm Monday 25th November.

Artists, filmmakers and musicians are encouraged to enter music videos for any original works with the permission of all parties involved.

Please find the proposal form below.

Films should be submitted in one of two ways:
1 – On DVD – delivered to ATVP, 565 King St, Newtown, NSW 2042; or
2 – By email to in .avi or .mpeg format.

For further information please contact Sarah O’Connell on 0450 426 717, Kristy Day on 0450 980 806 or At The Vanishing Point on the details provided below.

At The Vanishing Point – Contemporary Art Inc.
565 King Street, Newtown 2042
(2) 9519 2340
0430 083 364

Gallery Hours: Thursday – Sunday, 10am-6pm

For artists who are interested in exhibiting around the theme of femininity, please contact Juilee Pryor with a sample of your work at:

We are also looking for interested artists from all genres to participate in this event, including, but not limited to:
– Music
– Film
– Fine art
– Performance poetry



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