Sydney art exhibitions and gallery openings 22/04/2013 – 28/04/2013 – Sydney Art Galleries and Art Community


There are plenty of shows and events on this week, plus  a few competitions to enter! (see the end of this post)

Why not approach Newsagent Gallery who are interested in showing new bodies of work and great emerging artists! If you have a body of work you are interested in showing with them, send them an email with your details, example of work and a CV. Who knows,  you may get a show! Details at www.newsagencygallery.com.au

Don’t forget to get your information to us about your arts events, send us an email at sydneygalleries@gmail.com or invite us on facebook.

Have a great week and don’t forget to celebrate our lives and the people who gave us freedom on ANZAC DAY 25th April.

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Monday 22nd April
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Throne room (Wizard of Oz Intercession)
http://www.mca.com.au
When: 10am-5pm
@ Museum of Contemporary Art Australia – 140 George Street, Sydney

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Tuesday 23rd April
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Inaugural exhibition – SAINTANISM – Loveariel.
http://www.eragallery.com.au
When: 6-9pm
@ Era Gallery – Studio 1, 19-25 Wellington street, Chippendale

Francis Giacco - In memory of Brian Dunlop

Francis Giacco – In memory of Brian Dunlop
http://www.australiangalleries.com.au
When: 6-8pm
@ Australian Galleries – 15 Roylston Street, Paddington

sync

SYNC!
Alex Davies|Anna Madeleine|Cheryl Northey|FMGrande|
Justin Harvey|Josh Harle|Nicholas Wishart|Teigan Kollosche
http://www.sheffergallery.com
When: 6-8pm
@ Sheffer gallery – 38 Lander Street, Darlington

My Little Kony – The Motel Sisters at the MCA
http://www.mca.com.au/performance-program/workout-7-days-experimental-performance/
When: 10am-5pm
@ Museum of Contemporary Art Australia – 140 George Street, Sydney

Peter Rees: Lancaster Men
http://www.smsa.org.au/events/event/peter-rees-lancaster-men/
When: 12:30-1:30pm
@ Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts – 280 Pitt Street, Sydney

Clandestine...HOMAGE TO RAUL SENDIC El Bebe 1928-1989

“Clandestine”…”HOMAGE TO RAUL SENDIC “El Bebe” (1928-1989)
http://www.newtrownhubgallery.wordpress.com
When: 6:30-9:30pm
@ Newtown Hub Gallery, 22 Enmore Rd , Newtown

THE GREAT SYDNEY CHALK OFF!
BYO Chalk to the Sydney Opera House 6pm Tuesday night for a group collective DIY Rainbow!
http://www.operahouse.samsungsydney.com.au/
When: 6pm
@ The Sydney Opera House – Macquarie St, Circular Quay, Sydney

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Wednesday 24th April
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Tim Summerton - FLOODED FOREST

Tim Summerton – FLOODED FOREST
James McGrath – LACUNA/ANAMNESIS
http://www.olsenirwin.com
When: 6-8pm
@ Tim Olsen Gallery – 63 Jersey Road, Woollahra

M.A.D 2 – a group exhibition of Mother And Daughter artists
http://www.galleryaloft.com
When: 6-8pm
@ Gallery Aloft – Shop 2/654 Darling Street Rozelle, (entry on National Street)

james dorahy

Scott Gardiner – Piece of Sky
Matt Glenn – Untitled (Sky)
http://www.jamesdorahy.com.au
When: 6-8pm
@ James Dorahy Project Space – Suite 4, Level One, 111 Macleay Street Potts Point, Sydney

NEW WORKS BY LESLEY DIMMICK
http://www.tapgallery.org.au
When: 6-8pm
@ TAP Gallery – 45 Burton Street, Darlinghurst

Gallery 1 & 2: Proto – Vincent O’Connor
Gallery 3: Immaterial – Lucas Davidson
Gallery 4: Artist’s Personal Collection – Jessica Bradford
http://www.firstdreftgallery.com
When: 6-8pm
@ Firstdraft gallery – 116—118 Chalmers St, Surry Hills

Fangmin Wu & Jeanette Landstedt
http://www.artatrium.com.au
When: 6-8pm
@ Art Atrium – 181 Old South Head Road, Bondi Junction

Couples Therapy
Creative couples unite beyond the bedroom to collaborate on pieces that showcase the beautiful/disastrous consequences of combining work and love.
http://www.hemadeshemade.com
When: 6-9pm
@ He Made She Made – 70 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst

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Thursday 25th April
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anzac day
ANZAC DAY!
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

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Friday 26th April
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The Goondiwindi P&A Society Show Art Exhibition
http://www.aspectsartshow.wordpress.com

MCA ARTBAR – Workout Edition
Tickets running out the door
http://www.tickets.mca.com.au/?Event=34269&utm_source=
When: 7–11pm
@ MCA – 140 George Street, The Rocks, Sydney

Re:Creation
Jack Drummond, Johan Marais-Piper & Gary Panayi (The Dead Bird Society)
http://www.scratchartspace.com/gallery.html
When: 5-8pm
@ SAS Gallery – 67 Sydenham Road, Marrickville

fastBREAK Upstarts
http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/bookings/fastbreak.php
When: 7:45am
@ Powerhouse Museum – 500 Harris Street, Ultimo

Topography: A photographic exhibition by Johanna Trainor and Paola Talbert
http://www.thelockup.info
When: 5:30-7:30pm
@ John Paynter Gallery – 90 Hunter Street Newcastle

newsagency gallery

Paper Works Opening Night
http://www.niccic.com.au/
http://www.newsagencygallery.com.au/index.php/projects/paper-works/
http://www.softseizure.com
http://www.elisabambi.com/
When: 6:30-10pm
@ Newsagency Gallery  332 Stanmore Rd Petersham, Sydney

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Saturday 27th April
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ROSS TAMLIN – CONTEMPORARY PAINTINGS
http://www.sohogalleries.net
When: 6-8pm
@ Soho Galleries – Corner Crown & Cathedral Street, Sydney

Refinement in 3 Parts (take II)
Encompassing the last 5 years of research into fire, and refinement through fire, leading to a Masters of Fine Art.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Chidzey/257817190930900
http://www.chidzey.com
When: 11am-6pm
@ 10 Wattle St, Pyrmont, Sydney

STUDIO LA PRIMITIVE – ERIC & ROBYN WERKHOVEN
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Newcastle-Australia/ASW-ART-SYSTEMS-WICKHAM/37601813481
When: 3-5pm
@ ART SYSTEMS WICKHAM GALLERY – 40 Annie St Wickham, Newcastle

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Sunday 28th April
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Stockroom Clearance Show
http://www.globalgallery.com.au
When: 6-8pm
@ Global Gallery – 5 Comber Street, Paddington

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THINGS OF INTEREST + opportunities for artists
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sq1
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ERSKINEVILLE, SYDNEY
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For instance, 10 sq-m for $55; 20 sq-m for $110
Spaces can be individually tailored
Attractive start-up packages available

The open-plan studios have excellent natural light and extremely high ceilings
Upstairs gallery space, shared kitchen, lockers and shower, permanent parking spots
Generous on-street (24-hour) free parking
Situated in quiet location on the cusp of residential, green-space and industrial areas
Interested ? Contact Sean on phone: 0439 93 93 93 or email: sean@sq1.net.au
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SOUND & LIGHT / ANIMATION / ASSEMBLAGE / PHOTOGRAPHY / DESIGN
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sean@sq1.net.au
0439939393
SQ 1
http://www.sq1.net.au
http://www.instagram.com/square1
Studios – Erskineville

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redrattler
SAVE THE RAT A collective community space in need of saving!
Save the Rat is the just launched fundraising campaign for the award winning and much-loved accessible arts
space in Sydneyʼs inner-west the Red Rattler with a goal to ensure the venue stays open. The Rattlerʼs 5th
birthday party is fast approaching and therefore a dedicated team of unpaid board members, as well as a crew of
over 50 volunteers, are all working tirelessly on the Red Rattlerʼs fundraising activities and events. Their aim is to
raise loan costs in order to acquire a 40% share of the building.
http://www.pozible.com/savetherat
twitter: @red_rattler
media.jamieferguson@gmail.com
http://www.redrattler.org

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Hazelhurst works on paper prize
Hazelhurst works on paper prize

http://www.sutherlandshire.nsw.gov.au/Arts_Entertainment/Hazelhurst/Whats_on/Art_on_Paper_2013_Submissions

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art prize
The Paddington Art Prize
ON LINE ENTRIES NOW AVAILABLE

A $20,000 acquisitive prize for a painting inspired by the Australian Landscape, in addition the UNSW College of Fine Art will offer a selected artist the opportunity to create a limited edition print, plus Parker’s Sydney Fine Art Supplies will present a voucher to the value of $500 to the Highly Commended recipient and Lucio’s will present a voucher to the value of $250 for the Highly Commended recipient.

This year we are streamlining the entry process and are offering ON LINE ENTRIES ONLY

EXHIBITION OF NATIONAL FINALISTS,
OPENING NIGHT and PRIZE PRESENTATION
Thursday 26th September 2013
6-8pm at
MARY PLACE GALLERY
12 Mary Place, Paddington, Sydney
Exhibition current until 9th December
CLOSING DATE FOR ONLINE ENTRIES:
Monday  2nd September 2013

SELECTION by JUDGES of FINALISTS
Thursday 12th September 2013.
ONLY SELECTED FINALISTS WILL BE NOTIFIED

JUDGING of WINNERS
Tuesday 24th September

http://www.paddingtonartprize.com.au/entryterms/index.php
http://www.paddingtonartprize.com.au/online-entries/form.php

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John Fries – Memorial Prize

2013 JFMP call for entries eflyer

The John Fries Memorial Prize for emerging visual artists is a non-acquisitive award of $10,000.
This annual prize is open to all artists resident in Australia and New Zealand who are not enrolled as a student and whose work is not represented in the collection of an Australian state, territory or national public art gallery.
Artists of all ages and disciplines are eligible to enter and you do not need to be a member of Copyright Agency|Viscopy.
The prize has been donated by the Fries family in memory of former Viscopy director and honorary treasurer, John Fries, who made a remarkable contribution to the life and success of Viscopy.
News
Entries for 2013 Prize now open!
Enter online now
See the entry guidelines for more information.
Entry is free for Viscopy members. Membership of Viscopy is free. Join today
(Please note, video work cannot be submitted online)
Posted entries
Download and complete the PDF entry form at the bottom of this page.
Post your entry form with a CD or DVD of 3-5 artworks and AUD$35 entry fee (if you are not a Viscopy member) to:
JFMP, Copyright Agency|Viscopy
Level 15, 233 Castlereagh Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Entries must reach Copyright Agency|Viscopy by 5.00pm AEST on Monday 6 May 2013.
2013 Judges announced
The four judges for the 2013 Prize have been announced.
http://www.viscopy.org.au/art_prize_submissions/new

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Studio for rent
SAS has one studio for $106 p.w. and a half studio for $60pw. All studios are on ground level, have excellent flat light, there is back lane access and only five 5 studios in total. SAS also has a small gallery and now an upstairs area for workshops, events, film screenings, and open to all ideas. Go to our website for images and more information.
http://www.scratchartspace.com/studios.html
SAS Gallery is open for submissions
We have a cosy gallery perfect for anyone starting out on a smaller scale for installations. The walls are thick plywood and can be drilled, painted, anything and there’s timber ceiling where things and can be suspended. This s a great opportunity for a postgraduate student to experiment with a managable installation space.

Contact Scratch Art Space on info@scratchartspacecom
http://www.scratchartspace.com/gallery.html
Drawn Together
SAS holds a social life drawing session every alternate Friday. Our next session is Fri 19 April. Go to our website or like us on Facebook for reminders to this fun night drawing. http://www.scratchartspace.com/lifedraw.html
SAS Art Courses
We have a program of art courses starting April 2013. Clara Hali is running a Figurative Modelling workshop in May and Carmel Byrne is running a 6 week life drawing courses starting May. Painting for Beginners is a course that will be up and running soon. Contact us if you’re interested and check out our website for full information.
http://www.scratchartspace.com/2013/2013Masterclass.html

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CALL FOR ENTRIES: 2013 Nillumbik Prize
7 Hillcrest Ave. Eltham Victoria
Phone: (03) 9439 7712
(03) 9431 2681 montsalvat@montsalvat.com.au
For works of excellence in any medium. Entries open Monday 25th February and close at 5pm Friday 19th April.
Nillumbik Shire Council in association with Montsalvat presents one of the longest running art shows in Victoria, The Nillumbik Prize.  This Prize celebrates contemporary art, the artists and works of the Nillumbik region. Entrants must demonstrate a connection to the Shire of Nillumbik as a local artist or through a Statement of Connection.
1st Prize: $5,000 (non-acquisitive) for a contemporary work of excellence in any medium.
Two commendations and a People’s Choice Award, each to the value of $500, will also be awarded.
Entries can be submitted online via the Montsalvat website from the 25th February.  Entry forms will also be available.
http://www.montsalvat.com.au

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Lethbridge small scale prize

Lethbridge small scale prize
ENTRIES CLOSE 3 MAY 2013
The Lethbridge Gallery has established a strong reputation for exhibiting works demonstrating exceptional detail and creativity. With the intention of fostering the next generation of artists, Lethbridge Gallery initiated the Lethbridge 10 000.
In its fourth year, this exciting art competition is open to national and international artists for small-scale artworks. Entrants may submit paintings, drawings, photographs and all 2D artworks up to 60cm (24 inches) in any direction. The judging is based on three equally evaluated criteria of creativity, originality and skill with $10 000 awarded to the winner.
KEY DATES
Entries Close 3 May 2013
Finalists announced 20 May 2013
Winner announced 15 June 2013
Exhibition dates 15 June 2013 – 30 June 2013
http://www.brettlethbridge.com/10000/10000_terms.php?PHPSESSID=b871599618c564758f391b789ae27c00

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The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize

The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize

Exploring the natural world through artistic creativity
The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize is a unique opportunity for talented artists to immerse themselves in the wonders of science. It challenges them to use skills in their chosen media to interpret the natural world and contribute to the great environmental debates facing our planet.
The Waterhouse is a valuable fixture in the Australian art world and offers artists a platform to showcase their skills, and make a statement about the scientific issues affecting us today.
The home of the prize – the South Australian Museum – continues to inspire artists with its world-class scientific research and collections.

Enter your artwork here.
http://www.waterhouse.samuseum.sa.gov.au/entry-form.html
The competition closes 10 May 2013 at 5pm ACST.

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City of Kogarah Art Prize 2013

City of Kogarah Art Prize 2013
A prize for painting
Kogarah City Council is proud to announce the opening of the second annual City of Kogarah Art Prize, a national acquisitive prize for painting, in any medium, with a prize pool of $12,000 and an open theme.
Council is pleased to annouce that the 2013 Kogarah Art Prize will be judged by Aida Tomescu.
A significant Australian artist, Tomescu won the Sulman Prize in 1996, the Wynne Prize in 2001 and was awarded the Dobell Prize for Drawing at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 2003. Her work is held in collections including the National Gallery of Australia, the National Gallery of Victoria, Artbank, the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the British Museum, London. Tomescu is represented by Liverpool Street Gallery and her recent work can be viewed here.
Entries for the City of Kogarah Art Prize 2013 will be received at Jubilee Community Centre on Monday 20 May 2013 from 8.30am to 6.00pm. Jubilee Community Centre is on Level 2 of WIN Jubilee Stadium at the corner of Park Street and Jubilee Avenue, Carlton.
The 2013 Kogarah Art Prize winners will be announced by the Mayor of Kogarah Cr Nickolas Varvaris at a special opening night event on Friday 14 June 2013 at the Kogarah Library and Cultural Centre in Belgrave Street, Kogarah commencing at 6.30pm.
Important Dates

Monday 18 to Sunday 31 March: Launch of Kogarah Art Prize 2013 and Annabelle Josse, 2012 Place of Reeds Winner, solo exhibition.
Monday 20 May: Receipt of Entries at Jubilee Community Centre.
Tuesday 4 June: Collection of entries not selected for exhibition from Jubilee Community Centre.
Wednesday 12 June to Friday 28 June: Exhibition at Kogarah Library and Cultural Centre.
Friday 14 June: Exhibition opening night and winners announcement.
Friday 28 June: Collection of selected entries from Kogarah Library and Cultural Centre.
For more information about the Kogarah Art Prize please read the entry form, email artprize@kogarah.nsw.gov.au or call 02 9330 9580.

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