Sydney art exhibitions and gallery openings 18/03/2013 – 24/03/2013 – Sydney Art Galleries and Art Community

We have lots of opportunites and artist call outs for you this week! So check out the ‘Things of Interest + opprtunities for artists’ section at the end of this post.

But first the check out the usual weekly update of shows and arts events, check out the works of Nicholas Fintan at Chrissie Cotter Gallery,

also Katrina Hill at Gaffa Gallery. To contact the blog please send an email to

Monday 18th March
MARTIN WALSH : Window Gallery
When: 6-8pm
@ Tap Gallery – 278 Palmer Street, Darlinghurst

Tuesday 19th March
Woollarawarre Bennelong of The Wangal exhibition
@ Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point

Chances We Take – Jane Fontane
When: 5-7pm
@ 6 Napier St. Paddington. The show runs from

Rodney Pople – Paint it Black
When: 6-8pm
@ Australian galleries – 15 Roylston Street, Paddington

Chris Barwick
When: 6-8pm
@ Tap Gallery – 278 Palmer Street, Darlinghurst

Enrique del Val, James Kearns & Nigel White
When: 6-8pm
@ Maunsell Wickes at Barry Stern Galleries – 19 Glenmore Road, Paddington

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

ART MONTH Special event: Ahead of the Pack Danks St Dinner
BOOK NOW to avoid disappointment. $100 per head.
Price includes food, wine and beer.
When: 6:30-9:30pm
@ Danks Street Depot – 1/2-6 Danks St, Sydney

Professional Development Series Part 3 – Going Commercial
When: 7-9pm
@ Art Est. Art School – 67 Lords Road, Leichhardt

Wednesday 20th March

Marrickville Paintings – Nicholas Fintan
20 – 31 March 2013
When: 6-8pm
@ Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Pidcock Street Camperdown NSW 2050

When: 6-8pm
@ Factory 49 Showroom, 49 Shepherd St, Marrickville

Leo Robba – Gardens: Inside Shadows
When: 6-8pm
@ Kings Street Gallery – 177 Williams Street, Darlinghurst

TWENTY / TWENTY : Street Arts Pro-Am
20 street based artists from all walks, who’ll be working in-situ at Skunkworks/Sashimi Studios on 20 large panels to create a wall-to-wall show
When: 6pm
@ Skunkworks Artspace – Fitzroy St, Marrickville

The Art of War: The relationship between artists, war and conflict
Buy tickets
When: 6-8pm
@ National Art School – Forbes Street, Sydney

When: 6-8pm
@ Leonard Mattis Studio – 8 Fitzroy Place, Surry Hills

John Aslanidis ‘Sonic Network no. 13’
painting + sound installation (collaboration with Brian May)
When: 6pm
@ GALLERY 9 – 9 Darley St, Darlinghurst

TEASE – Audacious acts of bravery, burlesque, magic and mayhem!
When: 7-10pm
@ Australian Theatre for Young People (atyp) – Pier 4/5 Hickson Road, Sydney

BALANCES’ – WEST / Joel Cameron
@ The Tate – 345 Glebe Point Road, Glebe,

Thursday 21st March

KatrinaHill-TodaysPaintingHIRES from Katrina on Vimeo.

Gallery 1: Karina Hill – Today’s Painting – One painting per day – 365 days.
Gallery 2: PAINTINGS – Rob Omodiagabe
Gallery 3: OutWhere? – Susan Severino
@ 281 Clarence Street, CBD, Sydney

Recollections Group Show
When: 6-8pm
@ Salerno – 70 Glebe point Road, Glebe

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

Suzanne Archer – Conversations with the Devil Woman
When: 6.30pm
@ CAMPBELLTOWN ARTS CENTRE – One Art Gallery Road, Campbelltown

Eclection – Jason Foote, Tony Wild, Cameron Hollands & Sue Severino.
When: 6-8:30pm
@ Kaleidoscope Gallery – 30 O’Connor St, Chippendale, Sydney.

Multilingual Poetry Slam
When: 12:30-3pm
@ Customs House – 31 Alfred Street, Sydney

SCA March Exhibitions and Events Launch
RCAP will present a series of innovative and engaging contemporary art experienceswww.
When: 5-10pm
@ Sydney College of the Arts – Balmain Road Rozelle (enter opposite Cecily Street)

RCAP Performance Program
Performance artists in the Rozelle Contemporary Art Precinct
When: 5-8:30pm
@ Darling Street, Rozelle

When: 6-9pm
@ Kind Of — Gallery – 72 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst

When: 6-7pm
@ Salerno Gallery – 70 Glebe Point Road, Glebe

dLux MediaArts Screening
Striking Contrasts and Sense of Place
When: 5-8pm
@ Artereal Gallery – 747 Darling Street, Rozelle

Friday 22nd March
Skein: Bound and Unravelled
Tangled, knotted, woven, twisted, coiled and unpicked with nervous fingers, Skein examines the threads that hold our existence together while languidly choking the breath from within it.
When: 6-9pm
@ Tortuga studios – 31 Princes Highway, st Peters

Clare Milledge – Motivated Reasoning: Strategic, Tactical, Operational
When: 6-8pm
@ The Commercial – 148 Abercrombie Street, Redfern

buy Slick #24 by Tom Loveday art online

When: 6-8pm
@ CONNY DIETZSCHOLD GALLERY – 99 Crown Street, East Sydney

fastBREAK Craft
Buy tickets
When: 7:45-9am
@ Powerhouse Museum – 500 Harris Street, Ultimo

IN OUR NATURE – Beastman & Phibs
When: 6pm
@ AMBUSH GALLERY – 4A James Street, Waterloo (Sydney)

PRECINCT NIGHT 6: East Sydney/Darlinghurst
Darlinghurst and Potts Point galleries
Then heading to the Foley St Pop Up Bar for drinks and music at the Art Bar from 8 till late.
When: 6-8 & 8-10pm
@ Foley St Pop Up Art Bar – Foley Street, Darlinghurst

kozyndan exhibition
When: 6pm
@ Outré Gallery – Shop 7, 285a Crown St, Surry Hills

Sydney Guild Presents: Leo Coyte
When: 6-8pm
@ Sydney Guild Presents, – Level 1 Suite 7, 66 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst

When: 6-9pm
@ Tortuga St Peters – 31 Princes Highway, St Peters


Kingdoms of Obsolescence
When: 7-10pm
@ Newsagency Gallery – 332 Stanmore Rd Petersham, Sydne

When: 7-11pm
@ Museum of Contemporary Art Australia – 140 George Street, Sydney

Streetware4 WE ARE HERE
When: 8-10pm
@ Platform72 – 72 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst

The Fortynine Studio Presents Open House
When: 6-8pm
@ The Fortynine Studio – Suite 3, Level 1, 66 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst

Saturday 23rd March
Unburied Treasures
When: 10am-4pm
@ GALLERY ALOFT – Shop 2/654 Darling Street Rozelle, (enter on National Street)

Renowned non-objective painter John Aslanidis and a collaboration with British composer/sound artist Brian May.
A discussion between John and Brian about this, their fourth collaboration.
When: 3pm
@ Gallery 9 – 9 Darley Street, Darlinghurst

MIIK GREEN & PAUL HIGGS Surface Revelations
When: 3-5pm
@ Stella Downer Fine Art Dealer Consultant & Valuer – 2 Danks Street Waterloo

Calling Nina – Live Sound Performance
When: 7-9pm
@ 55 Sydenham Rd Marrickville NSW 2204 AU

My Goodness My Gocco 3
Print gocco demo 1.30pm, Saturday 6th April
When: 2pm
@ Sweets Workshop -Shop 4, 58-60 Carlton Crescent, Summer Hill

The Nineteen Eighties Six Artists – A Curated Exhibition
When: 4-6pm
@ Ray Hughes Gallery – 270 Devonshire Street Surry Hills

objectified = Anne Kwasner, Duncan McColl, Natalie McCarthy
When: 4-6pm
@ SHEFFER GALLERY SYDNEY – 38 Lander Street Darlington

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

Contempo Art Bus
$38 members, $45 non-members
When: 1-4pm
@ Art Gallery of NSW – Art Gallery Road, Sydney

Clare Milledge sound performance
When: 4:30pm
@ The Commercial – 148 Abercrombie Street, Redfern

Leichhardt Open Studio Trail (LOST)
When: 10am-3:30pm
@ Leichhardt

Wandering about Warrane
Warrane is the Gadigal term and earliest recorded name for Sydney Cove.
When: 11am-12:30pm
@ Art Gallery NSW Steps – Art Gallery Road, Sydney

John Kaldor in conversation with Clark Beaumont
When: 6-8pm
@ Collector’s Space – 125A Kent Street, Sydney

Artists in Conversation: Vernon Ah Kee Sandra Hill Jason Wing
When: 11:30am
@ Art Atrium – 181 Old South Head Road, Bondi Junction

John Aslanidis and Brian May in Conversation
When: 3pm
@ Gallery 9 – 9 Darley Street, Darlinghurst

Sunday 24th December
Tracing the history of Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Cooperative
When: 11am-1pm
@ Boomalli – 55-57 Flood Street, Leichhardt,

Nude Life Drawing
Led by Professor Liz Ashburn, this is life drawing with a twist
When: 2pm
@ Sydney Beach – Sydney Harbour, Sydney

What’s the future for our galleries?
When: 2-4pm
@ Collector’s Space – 125A Kent Street, Sydney

THINGS OF INTEREST + opportunities for artists

Call for Submissions! Applications for Sculpture by the Sea Bondi 2013 open until 12 April!‏
Bondi – Call for Submissions
Applications for Bondi 2013 open!
Emerging, established and aspiring artists alike are encouraged to submit for pre-selection in the seventeenth annual Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, to be staged along the coastal walk from Bondi to Tamarama in Sydney, Australia from 24 October – 10 November, 2013.
Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2013 Forms
Bondi 2013 Artist Application and Terms & Conditions Form
Bondi 2013 Artist Entry Form and Map

The curatorial panel for Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2013 is:
Deborah Edwards, Curator Australian Art, Art Gallery of NSW;
Geoffrey Edwards, Director, Geelong Gallery and Former Senior Curator Sculpture & Glass, National Gallery of Victoria;
Dr. Michael Hill, Head of Art History & Theory, National Art School; and
Julie Lomax, Director Visual Arts, Australia Council for the Arts.

Artist support and subsidies for Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2013 will include:
A minimum artist subsidy of $2,000 for each artist who does not otherwise net over $2,000 in sales, subsidies or prizes from the exhibition; We anticipate announcing a major prize;
3 Helen Lempriere Scholarships of $30,000 each for Australian artists;
3 Clitheroe Foundation Mentorships of $10,000 each for young emerging Australian artists and their mentors;
Up to $20,000 of subsidies for artists of ephemeral and site specific sculptures that by their nature are unlikely to be sold including the Art Gallery Society of NSW Site Specific Subsidy for an emerging sculptor;
We anticipate offering an Environmental Sculpture subsidy of $5,000 for works that utilise wind, water, solar power or other aspects of the environment;
Allens People’s Choice Prize of $5,000;

The Andrea Stretton Memorial Invitation of $5,000 to exhibit in Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2014 in Perth, Western Australia;
For Tasmanian artists: The Dick Bett Memorial Invitation of $5,000 towards freight, materials, accommodation and airfare;
Sculpture Inside Curators Prize of $2,500 for a work in our concurrently held indoor exhibition
Return economy class airfares to Sydney for up to 7 overseas artists;
Return economy class airfares to Sydney for up to 7 interstate artists; and
Material Sponsorship of plasma or oxycut steel and scrap steel for selected artists to be used in the sculptures exhibited.


SafARI 2014
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 12 April 2013

A call to artists to enter


Breathing Colours logo
Gallery call out for Artists
Breathing Colours is a commercial gallery in the heart of Balmain/Rozelle, Sydney.
We specialize in exhibiting diverse and contemporary work by established and emerging Australian artists.
We are currently looking for expressions of interests from artists looking to exhibit a solo or group show.
For more info go to
Space available as early as May 2013.
Please send your submissions by April 8 to


SafARI 2014
To those of you who don’t know me my name is Liz Nowell, and I am co-curating an event in 2014 called SafARI with Christiane Keys-Statham.  SafARI is a fringe exhibition to the Biennale of Sydney, and it has been running since 2004.
SafARI showcases the work of emerging and unrepresented Australian artists, designers and craftspeople and we have recently initiated our national artist call-out and designer call-out for the 2014 exhibition.  I thought I would send it to you to distribute through your networks – we want this to be the most widespread and diverse SafARI yet.  Feel free to forward this on or post on your social media site. We would be so appreciative!
The PDFs are attached and the information is also available on our website at the following links:


Artists are welcome to stay for an agreed period of time either in the house or the studio – depending on availability – to create new work, develop ideas, or work on their projects. The work space will depend on artist’s project requirements. The vision is that the extraordinary beauty of the surroundings will provide a ground for professional development. The house, studio and bushland are available for all kinds of initiatives. Each project will be agreed on individually.
Proposals are welcome throughout the year – each time of year has its own beauty and creative possibilities. It is recommended that proposals are submitted well in advance.
Successful applicants are charged a subsidised residency fee. The 2013 rate is AUD$250 (plus $25 GST) per person per week for Australian artists and AUD$300 (plus $30 GST) for international artists. This includes a private room and shared living facilities, bathroom, kitchen, internet,  electricity, water and artist support.
Successful applicants will be responsible for all other costs including food, transport, travel costs, insurance and art materials. They will be required to pay a refundable bond of AUD$500 prior to occupancy to cover any costs associated with damage or extraordinary cleaning.
BigCi is located on the edge of Wollemi National Park, about one hour and a half away from Sydney. Due to a remote location of the BigCi, a car is strongly recommended. Please note that BigCi does not provide transport and that the artists are responsible for making the neccesary arrangements. In cases when the artist is unable to have a car, we will provide a pick up/drop off from Richmond train station on arrival/departure and once a week transport for food shopping.
Note that there is no stipend or living allowance attached to the stay in BigCi. Interstate and overseas artists in particular should consider other ways to fund their visit.

There is a possibility of an exhibition at the end of the residency and of a presentation on the BigCi website as Resident–in–Spotlight.
To secure the booking, the residency fee including the refundable bond is payable upon the approval of the application form.
All applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome of their application.

Australian Artists:

International Artists:

Events and Initiatives:


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Artists not selected for the Archibald, Wynne Sulman
People’s Choice Award – Prizes to be won
Gala Presentations : Saturday 6th April 5 – 8pm
Show runs from 1st-14th April 2013

The Real Refuses gives Artists the opportunity to have their work seen by their peers without prejudice.
It allows a celebration of all Art & Artists who enter Australia’s largest Art event.

$25 to Enter Prizes to be won

Bring your artwork into TAP Gallery by 1st April 2013

Gala Presentations : Saturday 6th April 5-8pm
Show runs from 1-14th April 2013

TAP GALLERY -The Artists’ Paradise
278 Palmer St, Darlinghurst  NSW 2010
Phone: (02) 9361-0440
Hours: Open Daily, Noon to 6pm


smart ARTS Mini-Fest - CALL OUT
CALL OUT for smart ARTS Mini-Fest 2013

64 Pine St Chippendale, 2008

Are you an aspiring artist aged 15-26? Do you want to exhibit your work, learn how to create large scale collaborative artworks & get involved in installation projects? If so, we need YOU to be part of the smart ARTS 2013 mini-fest!

The 2013 smart ARTS mini-fest includes an art exhibition, multi-media installations & a launch party with live music & performance. Interested in being a featured artist? It‘s easy to be part of the awesomeness!

‘20 – 20 Vision’
Artworks submitted for ‘20 – 20 Vision’ will form a part of the smart ARTS exhibition. A 20cm x 20cm canvas will be provided for you to create an artwork in response to the theme HERE & NOW. Your medium can be anything from painting, stencil, printmaking, collage or drawing – anything you can fit on a 20cm x 20cm canvas! If you wish to exhibit photography or sculpture, contact us to discuss your submission.

ART-Collab Workshops
We need your help to create several large scale collaborative artworks, installations & festival props for the launch party & art exhibition. These will be created in Wednesday evening workshops throughout Feb & March. Learn new skills, meet other artists & create some amazing interactive pieces that will be enjoyed by other young people & exhibited throughout April for National Youth week!!
WORKSHOP DATES: February/March 2013

To register your interest, or get an application form, please contact Christie Torrington, on 02 9245 1503, or


Underbelly Arts 2013
Underbelly Arts 2013: Call Out For Artists
Underbelly Arts Lab and Festival
2013 Call out for Artists

We are calling for applications!

Underbelly Arts is dedicated to supporting emerging and experimental artists to collaborate, develop and present innovative new works to a broad public. Underbelly Arts Lab and Festival will return to Cockatoo Island this July, and we are currently seeking artist application.


What we’re looking for
Underbelly Arts is dedicated to supporting artists to create innovative new works.
We are currently inviting artists to participate in our 2013 Lab and Festival. This opportunity will provide successful applicants with a two-week development residency at the Underbelly Arts Lab plus a significant amount of in-kind and production support leading up to a presentation at the Underbelly Arts Festival, to be held on Cockatoo Island in late July.

We like to choose projects which demonstrate the potential to engage audiences and push boundaries. We like works which are interdisciplinary. We also like to support applicants who show a clear understanding of what the Lab means for their project and how it will contribute towards the work presented at the Festival.

//We aim to support//
Over the years participants have included publishers, designers, animators, radio makers, filmmakers, sound artists, architects and musicians.
• Artists whose work proposes to excite and engage the audience at both the Lab and Festival
• Artists who wish to work site specifically
• Artists in their first five years of practice
• More established artists pushing themselves in new directions
• More established artists working with emerging artists
• Collectives of artists working together
• Artists collaborating or working across disciplines
• Artists wanting to take risks and challenge themselves in a supportive environment

//For more information//
Download our info pack:

//How to Apply//
To apply, fill out the application form:
Closing date: Monday March 18, 2013.


NOT IS NOT “CALL OUT .. 8 March international Women’s Day.
Call Out for artists.
Entry Works: 19 March after 2 o’clock.(afternoon).
Entry Fees: $ 20 Dollars per sqm.
OPENING :21 March, 6 Pm to 9 Pm.

In the Month of the International Women’s Day, show something about women and their rights.

Women and Men solidarity to this Day…Artists..All Welcome. to exhibit in “Newtown Hub Gallery” ..”Not Is Not” exhibition.
This Year 2013 is “A PROMISE IS A PROMISE”.Time for action to end violence against women.
The year Theme as The Gender Agenda: Gaining Momentum.

Gallery Open : 2 to 7 Pm Thu to Sun.
Facebook ” Newtown Hub Gallery”.
Mob: 0413531709

Newtown Hub Gallery
22 Enmore Road, Newtown, Newtown, New South Wales 2042



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