Sydney art exhibitions and gallery openings 11/03/2013 – 17/03/2013 – Sydney Art Galleries and Art Community

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Have you been through St James or Museum Stations lately, King cross car park, some of Sydney’s back streets or maybe popped into a random building in North Sydney and found yourself immersed in art?

Their are plenty so initiatives out there showcasing some amazing art, remember to check them out!  To name a few:

Don’t forget to check out our INSTUDIO interview with Laura Jones


Monday 11th March

Bus. 23 September 2010
When: 09/03/2013 – 06/04/2013
@ St. James & Museum Stations, Sydney

Contemporary Indigenous Art in the Cities, Wally Caruana
$50 per person
When: 6:30-8:15pm
@ Michael Reid at Elizabeth Bay – 44 Roslyn Gardens, Elizabeth Bay

Tuesday 12th March
Mirror,Mirror’ exhibition of Throwdown Press artists
opened by Michael Kempson
When: 4:30pm
@ COFAspace – COFA, E Block, Ground Floor, Paddington

Aboriginal Art on the World Stage
Book your free tickets!
When: 6pm
@ Annandale Galleries – 110 Trafalgar Street, Sydney

SAME: 12/3/13
When: 6-8pm
@ 55 Sydenham Rd Marrickville NSW 2204 AU

Professional Development Series Part 2 – Technology for Artists
When: 7-9pm
@ Art Est. Art School – 67 Lords Road, Leichhardt

Parents and babies take a gentle, stroller friendly gallery tour through Paddington
When: 1-3pm
@ Wagner Art Gallery – 39 Gurner Street, Paddington

Wednesday 13th March
Chicks on Speed. Premiering at Artspace SCREAM incorporates music, fashion,
performance and video within in an immersive interactive installation.
When: 6pm
@ Artspace – 43–51 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo, Sydney


When: 6-8pm
@ Olsen Irwin Gallery – 63 Jersey Road, Woollahra

Rene Sinkjaer – A Way to be Free
When: 6-8pm
@ Sheffer Gallery – 38 Lander Street, Darlington

When: 6-8pm
@ Gallery Lane Cove – Upper Level 164 Longueville Road, Lane Cove

The Identity, the Definition – Phyllis Wong
When: 6-8pm
@ Global Gallery – 5 Comber Street, Paddington

Future War
When: 6-8pm
@ firstdraft gallery – 116—118 Chalmers St, Surry Hills

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

Magnificent Obsessions: Personal tales of art collecting
Why collect? We discuss the stories, the decisions & the obsession
When: 6-7:30pm
@ Collector’s Space – 125A Kent Street, Sydney

Thursday 14th March
Seen & Heard Film Festival 2013
When: 7pm – 7, 14 and 21 March
@ The Red Rattler Theatre – 6 Faversham St, Marrickville,

Island Time
When: 6-8pm
@ GALLERY ALOFT – Shop 2/654 Darling Street Rozelle, (enter on National Street)

Triginta by Sam Mitchell-fin
When: 6-8pm
@ Gallery 2010 – 69 Reservoir Street, Surry Hills

When: 6-8pm
@ Gallery Aloft – Shop 2/654 Darling Street, Rozelle,

Classic Film Night – Pontecorvo’s The Battle of Algiers
When: 6-8pm
@ Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts – 280 Pitt Street, Sydney

Friday 15th March

JENNY SAGES - Paths to Portraiture
JENNY SAGES – Paths to Portraiture
RUTH BURGESS – From the Forest
Opened by Edmund Capon AM, OBE6.30pm
When: 6:30pm
@ MOSMAN ART GALLERY – cnr Art Gallery Way & Myahgah Road, Mosman

Art@Night for ArtMonth Sydney
ART BAR for the Chippendale/Redfern precinct
When: 8-10pm
@ MCLEMOI GALLERY – 45 Chippen Street, Chippendale

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

Robert Besanko, Brad Buckley, John Conomos, Ian North – Official Launch
When: 6-8pm
@ Australian Centre for Photography – 257 Oxford Street, Paddington

When: 6-8pm
@ Gallery eight – Galleryeight – 12 Argyle Place, Millers Point

The Bell Ringer’s Ball
When: 6-8pm
@ Depot Gallery – 2 Dank Street, Waterloo

When: 6-8pm
@ Wellington St Projects – Studio 8 19-25 Wellington St Projects Chippendale

Circus Ink
Photographer Kristian Taylor-Wood and Stylist Rebecca Riegger have joined forces with the freakishly talented artists of Hunter & Fox Tattoo Studio to produce an exhibition like no other.
When: 6pm
@ The Tate – 345 Glebe Point Road, Glebe,

FrogFest 2013
The Barons of Tang
Grandmaster Monk
Dave Bova Band: Divina Commedia
7pm, $12 presale, $15 at the door
Presale tickets available through Moshtix – 1300 GET TIX (438 849)
When: 7pm
@ The Red Rattler Theatre – 6 Faversham Street, Marrickville

art month 15t march

PRECINCT NIGHT 4: Chippendale/Redfern
When: 6-8pm & 8-10pm
@ McLemoi Gallery – 45 Chippen Street, Chippendale

Saturday 16th March

Celia Gullet - Water Series II

Vibratory Fields and Surfaces, an exhibition exploring the abstraction of territory and space.
Featuring the work of Celia Gullet, Ian Jones, Jennifer Keeler-Milne and Gordon Waters.
Monday – Friday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm by appointment
When: 2-4pm
@ The Margaret Whitlam Galleries, Female Orphan School, West Wing, Building EZ, Parramatta campus

When: 5-8pm
@ Soho Galleries Sydney – Corner Crown & Cathedral Street, Sydney


Inventive and Ingenious: A Talk and Tour of the Gallery hosted by Grace Cochrane, Independent Curator and Writer, formerly Senior Curator of Australian Design, Powerhouse Museum
When: 3pm
@ Kerrie Lowe Gallery – 49-51 King Street, Newtown

Behind The White Rabbit
Join Phyllis Rowlinson, White Rabbit’s Head of Education, for a fascinating tour of the White Rabbit
When: 1pm
@ White Rabbit Collection – 30 Balfour Street – Chippendale

2013 Boomalli Members Show
When: 2-4pm
@ Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Cooperative – 55-59 Flood Street Leichhardt, NSW

The Abbee – Ian Provest, Curator Sandy Edwards
When: 2-5pm (Official speeches 3pm)
@ ArtHere Photomedia Space – 126 Regent Street, Redfern

Grant Stevens’ outdoor projection of Tranquility Falls and pop up installation of his four channel video work Supermassive
When: 7:30-10pm
@ the intersection of Ash Street and Angel Place, Sydney, (behind Martin Place)

MORPHIC – Victor Hugo
When: 4-6pm
@ blank_space Gallery – 374 Crown St Surry Hills, Sydney


Elaine Campaner
When: 6-8pm
@ Damien Minton Gallery – 583 Elizabeth Street, Sydney

Parallel Lines: Aboriginal Art in the Contemporary Collection
Buy Tickets:
When: 2-5pm
@ Utopia Art Sydney – 2 Danks Street, Sydney

For the Love of God. Is contemporary art a joke?
Book your free tickets!
When: 6-8pm
@ Alaska Projects – Level 2, Kings Cross Car Park, 9A Elizabeth Bay Road

From Create to Space | A Parramatta tourublic
@ Parramatta Artists Studios – Level 1 & 2, 68 Macquarie St, Parramatta

Quadrangle - 69 Reservoir

@ Quadrangle – 69 Reservoir Street, Sydney

Behind the scenes of Song Dong – Exclusive tour and dinner
An exclusive tour of two significant exhibitions by one of China’s leading artists – Song Dong. Bookings essential
When: 6-10pm
@ Carriageworks – 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh

Art School Confidential (City)
Go behind the scenes on a tour of Sydney’s hidden University Galleries.
When: 1-4pm
@ Tin Sheds Gallery – 148 City Road, The University Of Sydney

ART CYCLE: CBD/Redfern/Chippendale
When: 1-4pm
@ Forecourt AMP Building

Sunday 17th March


GB presents – Secret Identity
Pre-Sale tickets from 27$ + bf
Door Tickets $40
When: 7pm
@ Gallery Burlesque – The Standard – Level 3, 383 Bourke Street, Surry Hills

THINGS OF INTEREST + opportunities for artists

SafARI 2014 National Call for Artist Submissions

SafARI is the unofficial fringe exhibition to the Biennale of Sydney, and 2014
will mark its fifth edition. SafARI showcases the work of emerging and
unrepresented Australian artists in multiple sites across Sydney, including
Artist Run Initiatives (ARIs) and public spaces. It is timed to coincide with
the crucial first opening weeks of the Biennale of Sydney in March 2014.
In the past, SafARI has exhibited the work of sculptors, photographers,
installation artists, painters, performance artists, ceramicists, printmakers,
digital, video and new media artists, and we are interested in representing the
diversity of Australian contemporary arts practice again in 2014. Previous
participants in SafARI have gone on to new heights in their practice and
careers; artists such as Clark Beaumont, Liam Benson, Tom Polo, Karla Dickens
and Mark Rodda.
SafARI is now calling for submissions from emerging and unrepresented artists
working across diverse media across Australia to be considered for SafARI 2014.
Solo artists and/or groups of one or more artists will be considered.

Submissions should include:
An artist statement (max 300 words)
A proposal of artworks/projects for SafARI 2014 (max 300 words)
Maximum of 10 images and/or footage
1 A4 page CV
Stamped SAE for return of material if required.
Format: disc
Posted to:
Artist Submissions
PO Box A593
Sydney South NSW 1235
Emailed to (max 5MB):
Deadline: Friday 10 April 2013


un magazine portada
Call for Proposals for un Magazine volume 7 issue 1

For this issue of un Magazine we want to explore concepts of knowledge and research and the role they play in the production of contemporary art.

Submissions can consider the means and methods by which contemporary artists produce and construct knowledge either by way of academic research or other non-academic, non- institutionalised forms of research or knowledge making. If we accept that our understanding of research practice in science is that it produces ‘new’ or ‘important’ or ‘significant’ knowledge, then what knowledge, if any, is produced by an artwork? Is it possible for an artwork to produce new or important or significant knowledge? And if it does, what form does this take?

un Magazine is interested in articles written by artists as well as by writers that may take the form of research based feature articles, interviews or reviews that address these questions and others related to examining the relationship between contemporary art, research, and knowledge. Proposals for artist pages are also invited and encouraged.

un Magazine content:
We welcome proposals for contributions including but not limited to: criticism or review of contemporary independent art projects, exhibitions and publications (taking place since March 2013); interviews; essays and features on topics that can contribute to current debate; and contributions of experimental contemporary art practice engaged with text, writing or publication modes. Priority is also given to art projects and organisations that are often overlooked by mainstream art publications.

Please email:

-A completed Application Form (PDF) (dowload from un
-100 word outline of your proposed writing or an example, or mock-up or description of a proposed artwork
-Full curriculum vitae and a short sample of writing if you are proposing a text contribution
-2-5 images (as small jpeg files only) if relevant
-All submissions and editorial enquiries should be emailed to the Editor:

Applications due 5pm Monday 11 March 2013

About un Magazine

un Magazine is produced by un Projects and is Australia’s leading independent magazine for writing on contemporary visual art. un Magazine fosters and offers opportunities to promote independent, critical thinking regarding contemporary art in all media. Focused on artists, writers, artist-run and independent projects and contemporary art communities, un Magazine is an important platform for the dialogue of ideas extending from the local into national and international contexts. un Magazine intends to:

Generate critical commentary and discussion on independent contemporary art projects and practices in Melbourne and beyond
Offer a platform for new forms of critical engagement with contemporary practice in publication form=
Encourage and promote new creative and critical thinking across writing in its broadest interpretation from writers and artists
Provide editorial and mentoring support and publishing opportunities for new and emerging writers on contemporary art across all disciplines.

un Magazine Mentorship Program

un Magazine values its role in providing editorial support and mentorship to new and emerging writers and editors. We offer one-to-one mentorship for a small number of contributors. The Mentorship Program offers the benefit of working with a member of the un Magazine Advisory Committee in the drafting and development of your writing for publication. Please see application form for further details.

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