Sydney art exhibitions and gallery openings 01/04/2013 – 07/04/2013 – Sydney Art Galleries and Art Community


Well, we all like a long weekend for religion, relaxation or just because we want some time off. So for whatever reason you may have the long weekend off, have a great one!

If you wanted a few options to see some shows this week, you’re in luck! There is plenty on for all.

Quick reminder: don’t forget to apply for the NSW 2013 Regional Artist Residency at Artspace, Sydney, details at the end of this post.

+ just in case you were interested, here are the results for the annual Easter Show arts and craft competitions!


Monday 1st April

Tuesday 2nd April

Erwin Fabian
Erwin Fabian
Guy Gilmour
When: 6-8pm
@ Robin Gibson – 278 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst

Orbit – a MOP Project
Kate Beckingham, Jordan Beenken, Lucas Davidson, Hayley Megan French, Carla Liesch, Oliver Mai and Luke Strevens
When: 6-8pm
@ Shop 1 Central Park on Broadway, Chippendale. next door to the Abercrombie Hotel

Opening: Beauty with the Charm of a Razor
When: 6-8pm
@ General Store For Contemporary Art – 201A, 77-83 William Street, Sydney

Wednesday 3rd April
When: 1-6pm
@ Factory 49 Showroom, 49 Shepherd St, Marrickville

Please Be Seated
When: 6-8pm
@ Defiance Gallery – 47 Enmore Road, Newtown

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

Candy Culture and other paintings – Cornelis Timmer
When: 5:30-8pm
@ SHEFFER GALLERY SYDNEY – 38 Lander Street, Darlington

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


Gallery 1: Dickheads – Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran
Gallery 2: Imperfect Architecture – Dan Price
Gallery 3: Makaveli – Nick Briggs
Gallery 4: Water Mark – Julia Gove
When: 6-8pm
@ Firstdraft gallery – 116—118 Chalmers Street, Surry Hills

INVERT | Kate Vassallo
When: 6-8pm
@ Chrissie Cotter Gallery – Pidcock Street, Camperdown

‘More Is Never Enough’ – Takie from Chris Loutfy on Vimeo.

More Is Never Enough – Takie
When: 6-9pm
@ kind of — 70 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst

Theresa Darmody & Susannah Thorne, ‘Portraits Of The Dyeing And Unravelled’
When: 6-8pm
@ A-M Gallery – 191 Wilson Street, Newtown,

Anne MacDonald: ‘Party’
When: 6-8pm
@ Artereal Gallery – 747 Darling Street, Rozelle

Elizabeatin – Verse I
When: 6:25pm
@ Yullis – 417 Crown Street, Surry Hills,

[yellow tail] presents Creatives Uncovered
When: 7pm
@ M2 Gallery – 4/450 Elizabeth St Surry Hills

Fresh Meat Exhibition
When: 7pm
@ Eklectic From Birth – 613 King Street, Newtown

OutSpoken presents Randall Stephens  Steve Smart

OutSpoken presents: Randall Stephens & Steve Smart
When: 7:30pm
@ 107 Projects – 107 Redfern Street Redfern

LNL – Friday The 13th 3D
When: 8:30pm
@ Late Night Library – City of Sydney Library, Sydney

MIND MAPPING – Alexandra Lederman
When: 6-8pm
@ The Tate – 345 Glebe Point Road, Glebe

Thursday 4th April
When: 6-8pm
@ Chalk Horse – 8 LACEY Street, SURRY HILLS

When: 7-12pm
@ Beach Road Hotel, Bondi

I mark you, I Cancel you, I dirty you – Huseyin Sami
Static Ballet – Justene williams
When: 6-8pm
@ Sarah Cottier Gallery – 23 Roylston Street, Paddington

Gallery 1: Raphael Morgan – Wild Mongolia
Gallery 3: Susan Severino – Out Where?
Guest Space: Marcus Thorn – Tiki Carving Workshop
When: 6-8pm
@ 281 Clarence Street, CBD, Sydney

// Wavy // Neonates + Ariel
When: 6-8pm
@ Skunkworks Artspace, Fitzroy St, Marrickville

The Third Arts Festival of Saint Philip’s: Be Still
When: 6-8pm
@ York Street Anglican – 3 York Street, Sydne

Kathy Temin – Black Gardens
Daniel Boyd – New Hebrides
When: 6-8pm
@ Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery – 8 Soudan Lane, Paddington,

Conditions of the Absurd – Michael Georgetti
When: 6-8pm
@ Articulate Project Space – 497 Parramatta Road, Leichhardt

Chasers Presents WE'RE WOLVES

Chasers Presents: WE’RE WOLVES
When: 6-8pm
@ Lo Fi – 3/383 Bourke Street, Sydney

back roads
When: 6-9pm
@ May street studios – 23 May Street, St Peters

Blank_space tenth birthday art auction
When: 6:30pm-1am
@ OXFORD ART FACTORY – Basement, 38-46 Oxford Street, Sydney

Friday 5th April
Correctional Facility (Jim Shirlaw)
When: 6-8pm
@ Firstdraft Depot – 13-17 Riley Street, Woolloomooloo

Smart ARTS Mini-Fest 2013 Launch Party

Smart ARTS Mini-Fest 2013 : Launch Party
When: 6:30-9:30pm
@ 64 Pine St Chippendale

Film fundraiser for The Blind Passenger – ALL WELCOME
An indie film benefit gig $15 entry – all proceeds go toward the film
When: 7pm
@ The Red Rattler Theatre – 6 Faversham Street, Marrickville,

Saturday 6th April
World Musician Day
@ Sydney Park.

Emerging Artist Prize
When: 3pm
@ Gosford Regional Gallery & Arts Centre – 36 Webb Street, East Gosford

Meet the artists – Eloise Short & Stuart Smith – Storytelling exhibition
When: 4-7pm
@ Frances Keevil Gallery – Bay Village, 28 – 34 Cross Street, Double Bay

Heart in a cage – Dean Brown
When: 5-7pm
@ Gallery Ecosse – ‘Halcyon’ Exeter Road, Exeter

STEPHEN BRADLEY ‘She Dreams of Liberation’ an exhibition & book launch
When: 5-7pm
@ Stella Downer Fine Art – Depot II gallery, Waterloo


ma. gallery Fourth Birthday Festival
Artists: Jumbo, Esjay, Bridge Stehli
Tattoo Artists: Melanie Milne, Scott Eastlake, Battle Royale Tattoo Parlour
When: 11pm-2am
@ OXFORD ART FACTORY – Basement, 38-46 Oxford Street, Sydney

When: 6-8pm
@ SOHO GALLERIES SYDNEY – (Cnr Crown & Cathedral Street, Sydney

Sunday 7th April

THINGS OF INTEREST + opportunities for artists

NSW 2013 Regional Artist Residency at Artspace, Sydney

Artspace in partnership with Regional Arts NSW and with the support of the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund is delighted to invite applications from regional
New South Wales based visual artists for a fully funded three-month residency at Artspace, Sydney.
Artspace is a leading international residency-based contemporary art centre, housed in the historic Gunnery Building in Woolloomooloo fronting Sydney Harbour. Operating four on-site
residential studios, six non-residential work spaces and an Open Studio program as well as exhibition program Artspace is the key hub of the contemporary art community in Sydney,
fostering dialogue between local artists, writers and curators and their national and international counterparts. This residency opportunity will provide an artist from regional
NSW with a unique professional development opportunity. The successful applicant will be provided with costs for return travel, residential studio accommodation, a living allowance
and support towards production costs. The residency will take place October – December 2013. Applications are invited from professional visual artists resident in regional New
South Wales and working in any medium.
To download an application from the left-hand column. Applications due Friday 3 May 2013.



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.



bigci_1 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.

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