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 email@example.com.
Monday 18th March
MARTIN WALSH : Window Gallery
@ 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
@ 6 Napier St. Paddington. The show runs from
Rodney Pople – Paint it Black
@ Australian galleries – 15 Roylston Street, Paddington
@ Tap Gallery – 278 Palmer Street, Darlinghurst
Enrique del Val, James Kearns & Nigel White
@ Maunsell Wickes at Barry Stern Galleries – 19 Glenmore Road, Paddington
CHANCES WE TAKE – JANE FONTANE
@ 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.
@ Danks Street Depot – 1/2-6 Danks St, Sydney
Professional Development Series Part 3 – Going Commercial
@ Art Est. Art School – 67 Lords Road, Leichhardt
Wednesday 20th March
Marrickville Paintings – Nicholas Fintan
20 – 31 March 2013
@ Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Pidcock Street Camperdown NSW 2050
@ Factory 49 Showroom, 49 Shepherd St, Marrickville
Leo Robba – Gardens: Inside Shadows
@ 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
@ Skunkworks Artspace – Fitzroy St, Marrickville
The Art of War: The relationship between artists, war and conflict
@ National Art School – Forbes Street, Sydney
@ Leonard Mattis Studio – 8 Fitzroy Place, Surry Hills
John Aslanidis ‘Sonic Network no. 13’
painting + sound installation (collaboration with Brian May)
@ GALLERY 9 – 9 Darley St, Darlinghurst
TEASE – Audacious acts of bravery, burlesque, magic and mayhem!
@ 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
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
@ 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
@ CAMPBELLTOWN ARTS CENTRE – One Art Gallery Road, Campbelltown
Eclection – Jason Foote, Tony Wild, Cameron Hollands & Sue Severino.
@ Kaleidoscope Gallery – 30 O’Connor St, Chippendale, Sydney.
Multilingual Poetry Slam
@ Customs House – 31 Alfred Street, Sydney
SCA March Exhibitions and Events Launch
RCAP will present a series of innovative and engaging contemporary art experienceswww.
@ Sydney College of the Arts – Balmain Road Rozelle (enter opposite Cecily Street)
RCAP Performance Program
Performance artists in the Rozelle Contemporary Art Precinct
@ Darling Street, Rozelle
ALTERED STATES — Group Show
@ Kind Of — Gallery – 72 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst
@ Salerno Gallery – 70 Glebe Point Road, Glebe
dLux MediaArts Screening
Striking Contrasts and Sense of Place
@ 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.
@ Tortuga studios – 31 Princes Highway, st Peters
Clare Milledge – Motivated Reasoning: Strategic, Tactical, Operational
@ The Commercial – 148 Abercrombie Street, Redfern
@ CONNY DIETZSCHOLD GALLERY – 99 Crown Street, East Sydney
@ Powerhouse Museum – 500 Harris Street, Ultimo
IN OUR NATURE – Beastman & Phibs
@ 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
@ Outré Gallery – Shop 7, 285a Crown St, Surry Hills
Sydney Guild Presents: Leo Coyte
@ Sydney Guild Presents, – Level 1 Suite 7, 66 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst
SKEIN: BOUND AND UNRAVELLED at Tortuga Studios for ART MONTH
@ Tortuga St Peters – 31 Princes Highway, St Peters
Kingdoms of Obsolescence
@ Newsagency Gallery – 332 Stanmore Rd Petersham, Sydne
MCA ART BAR ‘INTO THE AETHER
@ Museum of Contemporary Art Australia – 140 George Street, Sydney
Streetware4 WE ARE HERE
@ Platform72 – 72 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst
The Fortynine Studio Presents Open House
@ The Fortynine Studio – Suite 3, Level 1, 66 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst
Saturday 23rd March
@ 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.
@ Gallery 9 – 9 Darley Street, Darlinghurst
MIIK GREEN & PAUL HIGGS Surface Revelations
@ Stella Downer Fine Art Dealer Consultant & Valuer – 2 Danks Street Waterloo
Calling Nina – Live Sound Performance
@ 55 Sydenham Rd Marrickville NSW 2204 AU
My Goodness My Gocco 3
Print gocco demo 1.30pm, Saturday 6th April
@ Sweets Workshop -Shop 4, 58-60 Carlton Crescent, Summer Hill
The Nineteen Eighties Six Artists – A Curated Exhibition
@ Ray Hughes Gallery – 270 Devonshire Street Surry Hills
objectified = Anne Kwasner, Duncan McColl, Natalie McCarthy
@ SHEFFER GALLERY SYDNEY – 38 Lander Street Darlington
Alma Granites Nungarrayi
@ Kate Owen Gallery – 680 Darling Street, Rozelle
Contempo Art Bus
$38 members, $45 non-members
@ Art Gallery of NSW – Art Gallery Road, Sydney
Clare Milledge sound performance
@ The Commercial – 148 Abercrombie Street, Redfern
Leichhardt Open Studio Trail (LOST)
Wandering about Warrane
Warrane is the Gadigal term and earliest recorded name for Sydney Cove.
@ Art Gallery NSW Steps – Art Gallery Road, Sydney
IN GOOD COMPANY
John Kaldor in conversation with Clark Beaumont
@ Collector’s Space – 125A Kent Street, Sydney
Artists in Conversation: Vernon Ah Kee Sandra Hill Jason Wing
@ Art Atrium – 181 Old South Head Road, Bondi Junction
John Aslanidis and Brian May in Conversation
@ Gallery 9 – 9 Darley Street, Darlinghurst
Sunday 24th December
Tracing the history of Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Cooperative
@ Boomalli – 55-57 Flood Street, Leichhardt,
Nude Life Drawing
Led by Professor Liz Ashburn, this is life drawing with a twist
@ Sydney Beach – Sydney Harbour, Sydney
THE NEW BEGINNING
What’s the future for our galleries?
@ 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 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.
PO Box A593
Sydney South NSW 1235
Emailed to (max 5MB):
Deadline: Friday 12 April 2013
A call to artists to enter
ALMOST FAMOUS ARTISTS GROUP SHOW
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 http://www.breathingcolours.com/bcr_apply_to_exhibit.shtml.
Space available as early as May 2013.
Please send your submissions by April 8 to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Events and Initiatives:
REAL REFUSE 2013
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
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.
APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 18 March 2013
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 email@example.com.
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.
**DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS MIDNIGHT, MONDAY MARCH 18, 2013**
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:http://tinyurl.com/underbellyartsinfo
//How to Apply//
To apply, fill out the application form: http://tinyurl.com/underbellyarts13
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”.
Newtown Hub Gallery
22 Enmore Road, Newtown, Newtown, New South Wales 2042