Sydney art exhibitions and gallery openings 25/03/2013 – 31/03/2013 – Sydney Art Galleries and Art Community


As many a Sydneysider would know, the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prize night was on last Friday.
It was a fun evening and here’s a couple of photos from the night.

You make your way up the AGNSW steps to the guards (ticket ladies), surrounded by people trying to get in through any means. When you enter you hit a wall of well-dressed art supporters and arty folk not forgetting a trail of people heading to the bar, nodding to every one as you pass. The speeches come and go, the winners are congratulated, the wine flows and the crowd start their way to see the works down stairs. The buzz, the gossip, the whispers through the gallery… “What do you think?”, “Is that the artist?”,”That’s a good one!” My favourite is “I could better than that!”. When you get a chance have a look at this one, there are some great works, a few that are ok, and a couple you may question but the general vibe is good.

There are lots of artist call outs at the end of the post for you to enter. Take care, see you soon. Email us with all your shows and artist info, cmpetitions, festivals, special offers…Anything art based.

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Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prize night

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The buzz of the prizes, the gossip, the whispers, the flowing of wine and the nodds of heads to each other.

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The ones that got away.

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An after party – at East Sydney Hotel, Darlinghurst

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Monday 25th March
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Asia Arts Literacy
http://www.samag.org
When: 6pm
@ Australia Council for the Arts -372 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills

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Tuesday 26th March
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Art Investment Talk
RSVP – Essential
http://www.artequity.com.au
When: 6:15-8pm
@ Art Equity – Level 1, 66 King Street Sydney

PROXIMITY – Curated by Zac Fenn
http://www.arc.unsw.edu.au/kudos
When: 5-7pm
@ Kudos Gallery – 6 Napier Street, Paddington, Sydney

Luis Martinez – Workart
http://www.flindersstreetgallery.com
When: 6-8pm
@ Flinders Street Gallery – 61 Flinders Street, Surry Hills

Professional Development Series Part 4 - Starting Stories

Professional Development Series Part 4 – Starting Stories
http://www.artest.com.au (Buy tickets)
When: 7-9pm
@ Art Est. Art School – 67 Lords Road, Leichhardt

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Wednesday 27th March
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Indigo Shibori – Jane Callender
http://www.barometer.net.au
When: 3pm
@ Barometer Gallery 13 Gurner Street, Paddington

Main Gallery: Julie Krone – Nothing’s black or white
http://www.jamesdorahy.com.au
When: 6-8pm
@ James Dorahy Project Space – Suite 4, Level One, 111 Macleay Street Potts Point

FIONA FENECH
DIANNE LONGLEY
http://www.brendamaygallery.com.au
When: 6-8pm
@ Brenda May Gallery – 2 Danks Street, Waterloo

ART FOR ANIMALS – 5 celebrity artists have a live art battle for the Art for animals crown. With their art being auctioned off, and the proceeds going to the Animal Welfare League
http://www.namethisbar.com.au
When: 6pm
@ Name this Bar – 197 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst

Emma Lindsay – Lovesong
http://www.jamesdorahy.com.au
When: 6-8pm
@ Project Wall @ James Dorahy Project Space – Suite 4, Level 1 Minerva Bldg, 111 Macleay St Potts Point

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STORM WATER – Fintan Magee
http://www.thetate.com.au
When: 6-8pm
@ The Tate – 345 Glebe Point Road, Glebe

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Thursday 28th March
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Lie Back and think of Painting - Mitchel Cumming
Lie Back and think of Painting – Mitchel Cumming
http://www.55sydenhamrd.com/mission
When: 6-8pm
@ 55 Sydenham Rd Marrickville NSW 2204 AU

Gallery 1: The Armchair Traveller – Deb Mansfield
Gallery 2: FOOLS GOLD – Tully Simon Moore
http://www.mop.org.au
When: 6-8pm
@ MOP projects – 2/39 Abercrombie Street, Chippendale, Sydney

Political Economy: State of the Art
Sarafina Power, Nicola Edwards, Joy Paton, Zsuzsanna Domenika Ihar, Grace O’Brien, Navid Ghezelayagh.
Curated by Joy Paton
http://www.usu.usyd.edu.au
When: 6pm
@ Verge Gallery – City Road, Jane Foss Russell Plaza, University of Sydney

SNO 92 – Susan Andrews (Sydney), Riki Mijling (Amsterdam) and Arpad Forgo (Budapest)
http://www.sno.org.au
When: 6-8pm
@ SNO – First Floor, 175 Marrickville Road, Marrickville

Melissa – One Artist, Many Paths
http://www.beowulfgalleries.com.au
When: 5-8pm
@ Beowulf Galleries – 23 Queen Street, Woollahra

A Willingness to Forget
http://www.dnaprojects.com.au
When: 6-8pm
@ Dna Projects Contemporary Art  – 3 Blackfriars Street, Chippendale, Sydney

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Friday 29th March
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Ellen Jaye Benson: A Survey of Art Practice
http://www.scribd.com/doc/130265173/Ellen-Jaye-Benson-A-Survey-Of-Practice-Exhibition
When: 6pm
@ PROJECT Contemporary Art Space – 255 Kiera Street, Wollongong

NIGHT DEPOT #2
http://www.firstdraftgallery.com
When: 7-11pm
@ firstdraft gallery – 116—118 Chalmers Street, Surry Hills

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Saturday 30th March
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Sunday 31st December
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THINGS OF INTEREST + opportunities for artists
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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
SafARI
PO Box A593
Sydney South NSW 1235

Emailed to (max 5MB):
info@safari.org.au

Deadline: Friday 12 April 2013
Enquiries: info@safari.org.au

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Life Art Worldwide is the largest international art award in the
Southern Hemisphere with $25 000 worth of prizes on offer. Life Art
Worldwide takes place from 25 October – 3 November 2013 on the
Sunshine Coast, Australia.

All artists and galleries submitting before midnight (Australian
Eastern Standard time) 24th of March 2013 receive 20% off their booth
package.*

Submissions page here
http://www.lifeartworldwide.com/?page_id=37&cat=all&bt=w6
.

*All submissions are subject to consideration by the panel of industry
judges and the selected entries will be offered one of our exhibition
packages. Open category award.

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Show us your Bits & Pieces: A showcase of new & emerging art.
DOWNLOAD A PROPOSAL FORM HERE!
http://www.atthevanishingpoint.com.au/web_images/2013_ProposalCalls/Show_us_your_bits_Proposal_formWEB.pdf

ATVPs newly appointed team of Co-Directors are looking for new and emerging art talent to nurture through its program in 2013 and beyond.
Under its Spotlight on Local and Emerging Artists (SoLEA) program, ATVP supports and nurtures emerging artists and artistic practices that demonstrate an ongoing high degree of promise in not only their creative abilities but also through their attitudes and ambitions towards professional development.
Artists who fit this brief and enter into a sustained working relationship with the gallery, through regular participation in group exhibitions and creative programs are eligible to be awarded fully subsidised solo exhibitions with ATVP in future annual programs.
Get your foot in the door and be in the right place at the right time!
SHOW US YOUR BITS & PIECES!
Proposals are open to artists, working in any mediums, who are in the first 5 years of their professional practice, including near and recent graduate artists from tertiary art institutions.

Propose up to 5 artworks per artist, an exhibition fee of $100 per artist will apply to each artist selected.

Proposals due Sunday 31 March 6pm.

DOWNLOAD A PROPOSAL FORM HERE!
http://www.atthevanishingpoint.com.au/web_images/2013_ProposalCalls/Show_us_your_bits_Proposal_formWEB.pdf

FURTHER INFORMATION HERE!
http://www.atthevanishingpoint.com.au/index.php?p=1_6

Email completed proposals forms to info@atthevanishingpoint.com.au

ATVP’s Spotlight on Local & Emerging Artists program is supported by The Visual Arts and Craft Strategy and the NSW Government through Arts NSW.

Regards,
At The Vanishing Point – Contemporary Art Inc.
565 King Street Newtown NSW 2042
(02) 9519 2340
0430 083 364
http://www.atthevanishingpoint.com.au
info@atthevanishingpoint.com.au

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Kaldor Public Art Project’s ambitious ‘13 Rooms’
More than 140 local performers will deliver landmark works by some of the world’s best-known artists for Kaldor Public Art Project’s ambitious ‘13 Rooms’ exhibition of ‘living sculpture’
– Performers include identical twins; migrants with long hair; athletically built males with strong foreign accents; and former service men and women  –

Sydney, Australia:  More than 140 local performers have been sourced by Kaldor Public Art Projects to participate in 13 Rooms, the major international contemporary art exhibition of ‘living sculpture’ being presented from 11 until 21 April 2013 at Pier 2/3 in Sydney’s Walsh Bay.

Visitors will be invited to explore 13 purpose-built rooms inside the Pier, entering through one door per room to come face-to-face with living, breathing artworks. 13 Rooms is first exhibition of its kind in Australia, a vital and all-encompassing new experience where art, theatre and dance combine to create immersive and interactive encounters.
13 Rooms is the most ambitious project to be undertaken in the 44-year history of Kaldor Public Art Projects and is curated by two of the world’s most respected museum directors: Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-director of London’s Serpentine Gallery, and Klaus Biesenbach, Director of MoMA PS1 in New York. Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-curator of 13 Rooms, described the project recently, saying: ‘The exhibition is like a sculpture gallery where all the sculptures go home at night’.
The 140 performance artists and dancers will perform inside the rooms at Pier 2/3 from 11am until 7pm for the full 11 days of the exhibition.

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Call for Submissions! Applications for Sculpture by the Sea Bondi 2013 open until 12 April!‏
http://www.sculpturebythesea.com/artists/bondi.aspx
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.

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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
SafARI
PO Box A593
Sydney South NSW 1235

Emailed to (max 5MB):
info@safari.org.au

Deadline: Friday 12 April 2013
Enquiries: info@safari.org.au

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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 robin@breathingcolours.com

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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:

http://www.safari.org.au/?p=112
http://www.safari.org.au/?p=134

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Bigci.org
Artist-residency

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:
http://www.bigci.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/bigci-application-form-residency-2013-australian-artists.doc

International Artists:
http://www.bigci.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/bigci-application-form-residency-2013-international-artists.doc

Events and Initiatives:
http://www.bigci.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/bigci-application-form-events-2013.doc

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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
Website: http://www.tapgallery.org.au
Hours: Open Daily, Noon to 6pm

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SITUATE ART IN FESTIVALS LAUNCHES ARTS LAB
INFO SESSION AT UNDERBELLY ARTS (WITH LIVE BROADCAST)

SITUATE Art in Festivals has opened its application process for creative practitioners looking to develop risk-taking artworks of scale for mass audiences at the following partnering festivals: Dark MOFO and MONA FOMA, Darwin Festival, HARVEST MUSIC AND ARTS, FRINGE WORLD, WOMADelaide and Vryfees (South Africa).

The opportunity is open to early career creative practitioners working in visual arts, design, architecture, fashion, digital media, installation, community arts, live art, performance and other creative pursuits.
Full Press Release is attached.

Application information will go live on the SITUATE website today – http://www.situate.org.au
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SYdney Fringe festival

http://2013.sydneyfringe.com/

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