Sydney Art Exhibitions and Sydney Gallery openings and the arts 01/02/2013 – 10/02/2013

Hello and happy new year 2013! I’m back after a great couple of months off with my family. I’m looking forward to catching up with you and hearing all your news and about all your arts events. The usual In studo and In gallery sections are set to go, so if you want to be a part of any of these pages or posts please email us at with your details.

I wish you a great year and hope to hear from you soon. If you are a company and you have any discounts, specials or offers for our community group then please contact me. Take care and play safe. Mark Rowden @ Sydney art galleries and art community

The first In studio for this year is Mark Rowden (me). Have a read!

Deck chair on the beach - Mark Rowden

I’m also having a solo show called Wonderland: memories of childhood. Here are the details: – please come along! Some of the proceeds are going to Sydney Children’s Hospital and The Humpty Dumpty Foundation.

Friday 1st February

Ben Goss
Exteriors – Ben Goss
1 – 17 Feb 2013
When: 6-8pm
@ Queen Street Gallery – 28 Queen Street Woollahra


Cementa_13 – 40 artists over 4 days
Cementa_13 is a biennial contemporary arts festival taking place in the post-industrial town of Kandos NSW.
Over forty  artists will exhibit video, installation, sound, 2d and 3d artworks in venues and locations across the town.
Venues will include shop fronts, vacant lots, a disused school, scout hall, local pub, the local museum, golf-course,
people’s homes, the surrounding bushlands, etc.  The work will address the identity, history, and current social,
environmental and economic context of the town.   Both walking and cycling tours will be given every day of the festival,
introducing audiences to the town, along a route that will incorporate all of the major exhibitions,
emphasizing environmentally sound modes of transport.
In addition, there will be specialised tours including an edible weed tour of the surrounding country,
a bicycle tour by ARTcycle inc. of local bushland, an escarpment hike and a winery tour.

Lillian O’Neil – Total Romance
1st – 16th Feb 2013
When: 6-8pm
@ The Commercial

Under Pressure
until Tuesday 26th February 2013
When: 6pm
@ Gallery Red – Shop 11, 131-145, Glebe Point Road, Glebe

Saturday 2nd February
90 – SNO Contemporay Art Projects
2nd-24th Feb 2013
When: 3-6pm
@ SNO Contemporay Art Projects

Over 120 major sculptures and works of art are on permanent display around Sydney’s CBD, The Rocks, Botanic Gardens, Wharf area and surrounds.
Some are on show at prominent landmarks, others are tucked away in foyers, laneways, under trees or in obscure locations.
Each walk has been researched as part of a Masters in Art (Art in Public Space) thesis.
Your friendly, expert tour guide will give you interesting information about the artworks; including direct quotes from the artists.
When: 12-4pm

Pei Pei He & Li Baoying – Different Worlds Exhibition Opening Sat 2 Feb 2.30pm
29 January – 23 February 2013
When: 2:30pm
@ Art Atrium – 181 Old South Head Road, Bondi Junction

31 January to Sunday 17 February
When: 4-6pm
@ ESP Gallery – 228 Illawarra Road, Marrickville

Rachel Carroll and Mark Rhodes – CONTINUUM
until Feb 9th
When: 6-8pm
@ Painters Gallery – 11/20 bungan street, Mona Vale

Sunday 3rd February
Step Right Up
Step right up step right up and be taken back in time to the 1930’s – where carnivals, fairs and girlie shows brought joy to audiences across Australia and America.
When: 7:30-11:30pm
@ The Standard Level 3, 383 Bourke St Surry Hills

Monday 4th February
Art Alight! Fundraiser for those affected by the NSW Bushfires
When: 6-9pm
@ Verge Gallery – Jane Foss Russell Plaza, City Rd, University of Sydney

10 original Dale Bigeni pieces based on and around tattoo designs. Expect Skulls, Snakes, Banners, Daggers and all that other cliche goodness.
When: 6pm
@ Beach Burrito Company Newtown – 1A Bedford Street, Newtown, New South Wales


Lady of Burlesque – William Wellman’s LADY OF BURLESQUE (1943)
Mini Membership (4 screenings/ + bring 1 guest along to one screening) $20
Quarterly Membership (12 screenings/ + bring one guest along to three different screenings) $40
Annual Membership (52 screenings/ + bring one guest along to 12 different screenings) $99
When: 6:30pm
@ CHAUVEL CINEMA – Cnr Oxford St & Oatley Rd, Paddington

When: 8pm
@ OXFORD ART FACTORY – Basement, 38-46 Oxford St, Sydney

Tuesday 5th February

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

Dr Lisa Murray: Akubra – An Aussie Icon
When: 12:30-1:30pm
@ Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts – 280 Pitt Street, Sydney,

MEMOROPHILIA – Michelle Cawthorn
When: 5pm
@ Kudos Gallery – 6 Napier Street, Paddington


Kate Stevens/ Jonathon Throsby
When: 6-8pm
@ Flinders Street Gallery – 61 Flinders Street, Surry Hills

Journey Into The World of Champagne – Sydney
When: 6:30pm
@ Arthouse Gallery – 66 McLachlan Avenue, Sydney

Wednesday 6th February
Adrian Clement
When: 6-8pm
@ Factory 49 – 49 Shepherd Street, Marrickville

Robert Bell, Daniel Kyle & Charmaine Pike
When: 6-8pm
@ Defiance Gallery – Newtown

LULU PINKUS – Transfiguration
When: 6-8pm
@ Arthouse Gallery – 66 McLachlan Avenue, Rushcutters Bay

Peter Corris: The Dunbar Case (Tom Keneally Centre Readings)
Meet the godfather of Australian crime fiction, Peter Corris
When: 12:30-1:30pm
@ Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts – 280 Pitt Street, Sydney

ArtLab Opening
In celebration of Global Gallery’s 20th Birthday, rising star and curator Justin Feuerring has brought together a talented and eclectic group of artists to take part in ArtLab 2013, a project encouraging dialogue and collaboration within a shared studio space.
When: 6pm
@ Global Gallery – 5 Comber St, Paddington, Sydney


JANIS – Sarah Contos, Kelly Doley, Hannah Furmage, Zoe Robertson, Marian Tubbs and Justene Williams.
JANIS is a project focusing on female art practice. JANIS promotes curatorial, writing and art projects by women. JANIS will contribute to ways of discussing and viewing female art practice. JANIS is dedicated to enabling female voices to be heard a little louder and to take up more space in the artworld, and subsequently, in the annuls of art history.
When: 6-8pm
@ Alaska Projects – Level 2, Kings Cross Car Park, 9A Elizabeth Bay Road,

Creatives Uncovered
When: 7pm
@ Tortuga Studios – 31 Princes Hwy, ST Peters

JAWS 3D!!!
When: 8pm
@ Kings Cross Library, Kings Cross, Sydney

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

Thursday 7th February

Deck chair on the beach - Mark Rowden
Wonderland: Memories of Childhood – Mark Rowden solo show
Donating some of the proceeds to Randwick Children’s Hospital. Also to the Humpty Dumpty foundation who supplied
some of the equipment that helped his daughter in intensive care.
When: 5:30-7:30pm
@ Sydney Children’s Hospital – Level 0 (High Street entrance), BigPond Star Café, Randwick

When: 6-8pm
@ Chalk Horse – 8 Lacey Street, SURRY HILLS

Gallery 1 Sara Sweet, Jess Goodacre and Tyrone Jandey - Theatricy

Gallery 1: Sara Sweet, Jess Goodacre and Tyrone Jandey – Theatricy
Gallery 2: Emily Windon – Angel of the falls
Gallery 3: Ignacio Palacios – Red Hot West: Karijini
When: 6-8pm
@ Gaffa Gallery – 281 Clarence Street, CBD, Sydney

Stefano Canturi – Journey
When: 6-8pm
@ MICK Gallery – 44 Gruner Street, Paddington

SUMMER ARTS Opening! At Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick
Mark ROWDEN, CSIRO Marine Biodiversity Hub, Serena GEDDES, Will BIRKETT and Brett CALCOTT
When: 5:30-7:30pm
@ Sydney Children’s Hospital – Level 0 (High Street entrance), BigPond Star Café, Randwick

A Transposition of Space: An International Exchange between Verge Gallery, Sydney and Concord Gallery
When: 6-8pm
@ Verge Gallery – Jane Foss Russell Plaza, City Rd, University of Sydney

Get Wasted by Nigel Sense
When: 6pm
@ Gallery 2010 – 69 Reservoir Street, Surry Hills

SKULK Solo Exhibition
When: 6-8pm
@ M2 Gallery – 4/450 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills

velyne Zuercher Hadfield
Judith Gallmann
Judith Wilson
Midori Furze
When: 6pm
@ Fix 8 Gallery – 55 Harbord rd Freshwater

LNL – Stories About Love
When: 9pm
@ Surry Hills Library – 405 Crown Street, Sydney

Friday 8th February
Deez Nuts – Mark Drew
When: 6-8pm
@ China Heights Gallery – Level 3, 16-28 Foster Street, Surry Hills

GUITAR – Catherine Traicos
When: 6-8pm
@ GINKGO – 166 Street Johns Road Forest Lodge, Glebe

Elly Carroll

Elly Carroll
When: 6-8pm
@ Galleryeight – 12 Argyle Place, Millers Point, Sydney

Girl Gangs of Indonesia
When: 7pm
@ Newsagency Gallery – 332 Stanmore Rd Petersham, Sydney

The Social
When: 7pm
@ Campbelltown Arts Centre – 1 Art Gallery Road, Campbelltown

TICKETS: Full $40/ concession and Mardi Gras members $35/ groups (10 +) $30
Book before the 31/12/12 and receive your ticket for the EARLY BIRD price of just $30.00 a head!!! or 132 849
When: 7:30pm
@ NIDA – 215 Anzac Parade, Kensington

When: 8pm
@ The Red Rattler Theatre – 6 Faversham St, Marrickville

Saturday 9th February
When: 6-9pm
@ Soho Galleries Sydney – Corner Crown & Cathedral Street, Sydney

Artspace SuperKaleidoscope Open Studio
‘Deep Water’ (2006) Directed by Louise Osmond.
Duration: 92 minutes
A film that reconstructs Donald Crowhurst’s disastrous 1968 solo round-the-world yacht race voyage which encountered early difficulties and was later found to have been secretly abandoned.
‘Burden of Dreams’ (1982), Directed by Les Blank.
Duration: 93 minutes
The documentary depicting the chaotic production of Werner Herzog’s epic ‘Fitzcarraldo’, showing how the film managed to get made despite problems that would have floored a less obsessively driven director.
‘Waiting for Godot’ (2001) Directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg.
Duration: 120 minutes
From the Beckett on film Series, an amazing blend of comedy, high wit and an almost unbearable poignancy in a funny yet heartbreaking image of man’s fate.
When: 11am-5pm
@ Artspace Visual Arts Centre – 43-51 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo

Sunday 10th December

le nuit
La Nuit
When: 2-5pm
@ Artsite – 2-6 Probert Street, Camperdown,

THINGS OF INTEREST + opportunities for artists
“International Contemporary Artists” is a series of art books that promotes and supports the work of established and emerging artists and connects them directly with potential buyers and art lovers.
Our purpose is to present exceptional international artists to a vast audience of collectors, curators, exhibitors, all over the world.
A juried committee reviews the submitted works on an ongoing basis and selects the best works that will be presented in the book.
All artists who are interested in participating can send 4-5 images of their work (details of the works such as medium, size, title, etc. must also be included) in jpg format and a short statement or essay, no more that 100 words by email.
Further information about the book can be found here

The Prize calls upon artists, creative agencies, and students as the new voices of change, asking entrants to be inspired by art’s capacity for urban renewal and to embrace the new world of art technologies within their entries. The Prize encourages entry in all mediums of art including new technologies. This includes, but is not limited to painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, 3D modeling, animation, digital imaging, film, video, interactive media, motion graphics, photography, light and sound.
The Chippendale New World Art Prize winner will be announced at the finalist’s exhibition on Tuesday 30 April 2013 at NG Art Gallery 3 Little Queen Street, Chippendale.
Entry forms must be submitted online by Tuesday 16 April 2013 and also include;
A photograph of the artwork or a concept outline;
Your resume up to a maximum of 2 printed A4 pages
In the case you are submitting a concept, please provide up to 6 (low-resolution/ 72 dpi) images/photographs of previous similar artworks and/or concepts to support the assessment of the submission.
Successful applicants will deliver and set up their works on the weekend of the launch, Sunday 28 April & Monday 29 April 2013.
Only 1 (one) entry is required from each applicant.
No late entries will be accepted.
There is an entry fee of $30.00. Payment details are to be supplied on the entry form.

Download the Creative Brief – click here
Download the Application Form – click here
Download the Media Release – click here
Art Prize

The Chippendale New World Art Prize winner will receive a $10,000 residency grant to further their art practice.

UpRaw: Great Art Unearthed
Gain access to raw, unadulterated talent from the world’s best emerging artists
Be the first to own artwork by emerging artists from around the world at the launch of UpRaw, an online platform
for early career artists. Art lovers and collectors will be able to access unique art pieces without the exorbitant
price-tag through UpRaw’s website dedicated to connecting raw creative talent with art enthusiasts.

Part of Sydney-based art investment company Art Equity, UpRaw is pushing the boundaries of showcasing and
selling art. CEO Raj Nanda marvels that just 10 years ago selling online was in its infancy and online galleries
were rare.

Now it’s a valuable platform for emerging and established artists to expose their work to the global art world. “As
pioneers in the business of selling art online we see UpRaw as a natural development, with the website’s easy to
navigate functionality and shopping cart facilities,” he explains.

“UpRaw is an affordable entry to art collecting. We make a point of offering original artworks that are accessible to
all art enthusiasts, with prices starting at under AU$200 and nothing priced over AU$2,000. We also provide free
shipping within Australia and New Zealand,” he adds.

Ralph Hobbs, Art Director and an artist represented by UpRaw notes being able to showcase and sell high quality
artworks online is an opportunity to broaden artists’ reach and expose their work to a wider audience that “may
be intimidated by the gallery scene or not necessarily have time to go to openings”.

“The reality is that the internet is a global market place and at UpRaw there is a serious understanding of the way
art and the internet work together. It has exposed my art to a far greater audience than I would normally be able
to create,” adds Hobbs.

“UpRaw looks after all the issues associated with selling work, so I can get on and do it. So far as UpRaw is
concerned I can produce the work and watch it sell to people I will probably never know. As an artist, that is a
great feeling.”

“Over the 9 years of building Art Equity, we’ve been exposed to hundreds of talented early career artists. We’ve
kept our eye on them, mentored many of them and are now thrilled to be able to represent them through UpRaw.”

Currently, almost 20 Australian and international artists are represented by UpRaw. Mediums range from
traditional oil paintings, photography, drawings and original prints to stencil art.

Artists have been carefully selected through a number of criteria; Hobbs says they are required to go above and
beyond “decorative work to maintain technical and conceptual substance.” The combined experience of the staff
at Art Equity and UpRaw are just as valuable to buyers.

Emma Crott, Coordinator of UpRaw, says “we are committed to not only providing an online exhibition space but
curating various art initiatives and pop-up shows in Australia and beyond so customers can experience the works
in a physical environment.”
“We are always seeking new and exciting ways to showcase our artists’ work, for example we regularly exhibit at
EMI Music on Flinders Street (Sydney) as part of their Art Project. Collaborations with the music, fashion and food
industries allow us to promote our artists to a broad range of people and create a dialogue with other cultural
For more information and to check out UpRaw visit
Images available at

Istanbul – Ephesus – Cappadocia : 26th September – 17th October 2013
including The Gulf of Hisarönü and Greek Islands : 28th September – 5th October 2013

Please join me for an exceptional sojourn in Turkey!
Explore major Byzantine and Ottoman sites in Istanbul as well as the burgeoning contemporary art scene. Relax and unwind on a crewed gulet with ample space for solitude. Swim in crystal clear waters and explore this jewel of the Mediterranean as we sail or motor approximately two hours each day.
Later we’ll journey overland to Ephesus and fly to Cappadocia.

For further extensive information about this tour, please click here.

Bookings close 30th March

2013 d’Arcy Doyle Art Awards
Entry Form is now available to download & print
from the following link

The Red Rattler Theatre

Do you want to be involved in the community management of The Red Rattler Theatre?

The Red Rattler Theatre is now looking for new directors to join a dedicated and enthusiastic team to run one of Sydney’s newest and most innovative venues.

What skills do I need to be a director?
Directors must be able to attend two meetings each month, and participate in ad hoc projects.

The Red Rattler is looking for a combination of people to make up a board with the following skills and experiences (you don’t need to hold all the skills listed below):
• Experience on a board or governance committee
• Experience in management of an artist-run-initiative or non-profit community organisation
• Organisational and communication skills
• Legal skills
• Experience and interest in fundraising – whether through grants, sponsorship or other funding ideas
• Media, publicity and PR skills
• Website and email-list management skills
• Administration and financial management experience
• A commitment to planning for the long-term viability of this non-profit venue
• A commitment to implementation of The Red Rattler eco-sustainability plan
• A commitment to The Red Rattler Policy
• A passion for arts and politics

How to apply
Please email The Red Rattler by 1st February 2013 outlining your interest in this exciting role:
• a cover letter explaining what skills you can contribute (1 page maximum)
• your curriculum vitae and short biography (1 page maximum)

What is the Red Rattler Theatre Inc, and what are the Red Rattler’s future plans?
The Red Rattler is the realisation of the collective dream of five local queer woman artists, who wanted to create a legal warehouse-style venue to showcase alternative Sydney arts, performance and grassroots activism. It has been an active artist run initiative for 4 years, running as an indie, not-for-profit, volunteer run, fully licensed warehouse space. It also includes two artist studios. The Red Rattler Theatre Inc has become a creative playground for performers, musicians, artists, designers, new media makers, experimentalists, film-makers, theorists, activists, writers, collective organisers, and local punters.

The Red Rattler has recently moved from a collective partnership governing model to a not-for-profit incorporated arts association. The new board will be involved in the development and planning of the 2013-2014 creative program, the establishment of the Red Rattler as an entity with deductible gift recipient status, and more exciting projects!

Small space, approx 7.5 sq mtrs, with great view of the bowling greens available from 4 February 2013.
The studio is upstairs at the rat with access to the rooftop garden and 1st floor amenities. Would suit ARTIST, ACTIVIST or WRITER. This is a non-smoking and non-residential space. Lease term starts at 3 months with option to extend. $50/wk.
The Red Rattler Theatre is an independent non-profit community-based legally licensed warehouse run and staffed by unpaid volunteers. Downstairs houses a live performance venue and events playground, upstairs there is a garden, laundry sink, 2 toilets and currently 3 artists studios in operation.
It is preferable that studio residents be willing to contribute or get involved in The Red Rattler in the spirit of the DIY collective ethos of space (contributions / involvement may include accepting mail or deliveries when available, helping with maintenance if able, watering the plants in the garden if they’re looking thirsty, volunteering at the bar etc – we do not expect you be all hands on all the time – but helpful willing people are especially invited to apply)
Applications should include:
your name
phone and email
low res images of your work
summary of your practice and why you want this studio at The Red Rattler
when you would mostly utilise the space – morning/afternoon/evening/weekdays/weekends (just approx so we know when you’re likely to be around)
+ anything else you want to add to support your application
Send to

Seeking Oxford St’s Secret History
Thirty-five years ago, the first Sydney Mardi Gras sauntered proud down Oxford Street. To celebrate, we’re searching for poems remembering the faces, places and moments that make up the heart of Mardi Gras.
submissions to by Wednesday, February 6, 2013



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