OPENINGS AND THE ARTS IN SYDNEY – 03/12/2012 – 09/12/2012

Why not celebrate the festive season like a king!Jacob-Jordaens-The-King-DrinksCatch the last few shows over the next couple of weeks, as this is the quite time, when galleries re paint their walls and re stock there wine cellars. Maybe buy a friend or loved one a present (an art work). There are a fair few shows to get to this week so get out there while the weather has cooled down abit.

We have one more 2012 post after this one, so get all your infomation to us and we will get it up for you. We will be checking emails etc for important messages, but keep an eye on our facebook page and post you on there too.

Have a great week!

Monday 3rd December
Kimberly Dark – Good Fortune – Queer Storytelling at its best
ickets available on the door: $20 or pay what you can afford.
When: 7pm
@ Gingers – 132 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst

Tuesday 4th December
Michelle Loa Kum Cheung – Almost a remembrance
When: 6-8pm
@ Sheffer Gallery – 38 Lander Street Darlington

One Thing You Lack
When: 5-7pm
@ Kudos Gallery – 6 Napier Street, Paddington, Sydney

When: 6-8pm
@ Damien Minton Gallery – 61-63 Great Buckingham Street, Redfern

Wednesday 5th December
Guo Jian
When: 6-8pm
@ Burwood Gallery – 24 Burleigh Street, Burwood

The Circus at Night

The circus – John Maitland
When: 5:30pm
@ Wentworth Galleries – Foyer Level, Sofitel Wentworth, 61 Phillip Street, Sydney

The Edge of Reality – Beric Henderson
When: 6-8pm
@ Gallery Mercure: The Mercure Sydney, Level 2 226 Victoria Street, Potts Point

Illuminasties – Art Show – Glenn Smith & Ross Tesoriero
When: 6-9pm
@ M2 Gallery – 4/450 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills


2012 SCA Postgraduate Degree Show
When: 6-8pm
@ Sydney College of the Arts – The University of Sydney, Balmain Road Rozelle (enter opposite Cecily Street)

When: 6-8pm
@ The Tate – 345 Glebe Point Road, Glebe

Group Show – Taking Stock
When: 6-8pm
@ A-M Gallery – 191 Wilson Street, Newtown

Heavy Press
When: 6-8pm
@ kind of — gallery – 80 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst

Thursday 6th December

7th December - MOP
Gallery 1&2: My Eyes Through Your Mountains – Sarah Contos
Gallery Entrance: Speech Work -Harriet Body
When: 6-8pm
@ Mop projects – 2/9 Abercrombie Street, Chippendale

Clara Adolphs
When: 6-8pm
@ MiCK – 44 Gurner Street, Paddington

Heaven or Las Vegas
When: 6-8pm
@ Galerie pompom – 2/39 Abercrombie Street, Chippendale

Matt Allen

Meetings along the edge?
@ Sullivan & Strumpf Gallery- 799 Elizabeth street, Zetland


EARS, ‘Strange Habits’ Book Launch
When: 6-8pm
@ Soldiers Rd. Gallery – suite 405, no. 342 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills

Teen Diary Readings 3: Bullet With Butterfly Wings Edition
Book here:
When: 9pm
@ Surry Hills Library – 405 Crown Street, Surry Hills

Cinemania at the MCA
$8/$6 MCA Members and Concessions (Booking fees will apply) over 18s only
When: 7pm
@ Museum of Contemporary Art Australia – Veolia Lecture Theatre – 140 George Street, Sydney

Rinse & Repeat
When: 6-10pm
@ aMbush Gallery – 4A James Street, WATERLOO,

When: 6-9pm
@ Lo-fi collective – 7-9 LITTLE BOURKE STreet, SURRY HILLS

Alphabetica Charity – 26 local and internationally renowned artists, illustrators and typographers have each created their own unique interpretation of a single letter of the alphabet, which will be displayed and on sale between 6-8th December. When: 6-9pm
When: 6-9pm
@ 70 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst

Master Prints exhibition
@ MLC School Sydney – Rowley Street, Burwood,

CoFA Printmaking Students’ final works for 2012
When: 6-8pm
@  Beowulf Galleries – 23 Queen Street. Woollahra

Friday 7th December
When: 6pm (auction 7:30pm)
@ Art Box Gallery – 1/134 Winbourne Street, Brookvale

Consciousness – Kyle Montgomery
When: 6-9pm
@ CHINA HEIGHTS GALLERY – Level 3, 16-28 Foster Street, Surry Hills

Stonevilla Fundraiser Christmas Exhibition – Allworks $50
When: 6-9pm
@ Chrisse Cotter Gallery – Pidcock Street, Camperdown,

Saturday 8th December
Spirit in the Land
When: 5-7pm
@ Penrith Reginal Gallery – 86 River Road, Emu Plains

When: 6-8pm
@ Soho Galleries Sydney – Corner Crown & Cathedral Street

When: 1-5pm
@ Mitchell Road Emporium – 76 Mitchell Road, Alexandria


When: 2-4pm
@ Kate Owen Gallery –  680 Darling Street, Rozelle

Melinda Le Guay
Samantha Ronbinson
When: 4-6pm
@ Brenda May Gallery – 2 Danks Street, Waterloo

When: 3-5pm
@ Exhibition Gallery – 67 Sydnenham Road, Marrickville


Karl Wiebke: 1888 Paintings
When: 3-6pm
@ Liverpool Street Gallery – 43a Liverpool Street, Sydney

Building Bridges Art Exhibition
When: 5-7:30pm
@ UTS Foyer Gallery –  street level, Broadway

When: 6pm
@ 55 Sydenham Rd Marrickville NSW 2204 AU

SCA Art Markets
When: 11am-4pm
@ Sydney College of the Arts, The University of Sydney, Balmain Road Rozelle (enter opposite Cecily Street)

Sunday 9th December
Aural Labyrinth’_Performance by Weizen Ho
When: 2-3pm
@ Articulate Project Space – 497 Parramatta Road, Leichhardt

Gallery Burlesque

GB presents – A Merry POTTER Xmas Show
BUY/GET your Tickets from MOSHTIX
$30+bf presale or $40 from door on night
When: 7pm
@ Gallery Burlesque – The Standard – Level 3, 383 Bourke Street, Surry Hills

THINGS OF INTEREST + opportunities for artists
Friends of Guests Event · By Arc At Cofa
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
When: 2:00pm
@ E101, Level 1 E Block, COFA
Att: COFA/UNSW students!
Mentor A Group of Highschool Students in 2013!
We are launching an exciting new volunteer mentorship program for COFA students next year called BRIGHTSIDE
The BRIGHTSIDE program offers COFA students the chance to mentor local Sydney high school students from disadvantaged schools and work towards a creative project together over a semester. This is a great development and leadership opportunity whilst having fun, meeting new people and giving back to the community.
If you are interested in getting involved in this exciting new program come to the info session, 2pm Wed 5 December, COFA Common Room to hear from the organisers.
Keep your eyes peeled on the Arc@COFA website for more details to come…

MixTape Playstation Instrument Building Workshop
Lucas Abela and Hirofumi Uchino are hosting a workshop at the first draft depot on how to design and build your vey own multi head analog tape delay instrument like the ones used in the Mix Tape installation.

Each participant will go home with their very own live tape delay instrument complete with a audio jack out so it can be coupled with effects (last gasp labs pedals will be available on the day to test with your new toy)

$90 covers all materials needed to build your very own Mix Tape Playstation, this includes tape deck, metal box, power supply, tape heads, plugs, sockets and all materials. These however need to be ordered online so will need your confirmation and payments by the 19th Novemeber otherwise you’ll need to pay the Jaycar $125rate.

The workshop is strictly limited to 15 places first people to reserve a spot by PMing me, These little beauties will make the perfect christmas gift so don’t disappoint your loved ones and book today.

Sunday 9th Decemeber 1 – 6pm First Draft depot

Mix Tape in action Video



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