head onCheck out the exhibitions and events of Head on photo festival 2013 currently on throughout Sydney.

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Check out the exhibitions and events of the 2013 Sydney Writers Festival currently on throughout Sydney.


Check out the exhibitions and events Vivid Sydney 2013 starting at the end of this week.

Monday 20th May
Underexposed – photography exhibition
When: 9:30am-6pm
@ Westfield Bondi Junction – 500 Oxford Street, Bondi

Tuesday 21st May
SCREENING: Feral Peril
When: 12:30-1:30pm
@ Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts – 280 Pitt Street, Sydney

Emerging Topologies
When: 5-8pm
@ Kudos Gallery – 6 Napier Street, Paddington, Sydney

MCNzine – Sydney Launch
When: 7pm
@ Newtown Hotel – 174 King Street, Newtown, Newtown

Halflife Drawing – Ocean Edition (May)
When: 7-9:30pm
@ AV Union – 365 Parramatta Road, Leichhardt

Wednesday 22nd May
CARLA HANANIAH – Late have I loved you, O beauty ever ancient, ever new
SUSAN BAIRD – Being in Landscape
When: 6-8pm
@ Art House Gallery – 66 McLachlan Avenue, Rushcutters Bay

Viv Miller – Outcomes
When: 6-8pm
@ GALLERY 9 – 9 Darley Street, Darlinghurs

Masked Intentions – 21 Artists reinvent 21 Masks for the 21st Century.
When: 7pm
@ He Made She Made – 70 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst

When: 6-8pm
@ SCA Galleries, Sydney College of the Arts, The University of Sydney, Balmain Road Rozelle (enter opposite Cecily Street)

22nd May

Naked Lens – Head On Photo Festival
When: 6:30pm
@ Mercure Sydney – 226 Victoria Street, Potts Point

When: 6pm
@ Platform72 – 72 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst

Thursday 23rd May

Winter Arts Opening at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick
Ground 0: Things I Had…(& Will Always Miss)” by Thomas C. CHUNG
COLOURBOX by Clementine Barnes and Sophie Hopmeier
VISIONS: A group show by students from COFA (UNSW)
GOLD! Group show of invited artists celebrating Gold Telethon 2013
When: 5:30-7:30pm
@ Sydney Children’s Hospital Art Program – 1 High Street, Randwick (starting point ground floor next to bigpond cafe)

Time Exposures: 60 Life Portraits – Sharon Zwi
When: Open to public
@ Gallery  Fisher Library, University of Sydney – Lvl 2, Fisher Library, Eastern Ave, Camperdown Campus, University of Sydney

Eora Art Exhibition
When: 11am-4pm
@ Boomalli Gallery 55-59 Flood street, Leichhardt

23rd MAY Salerno

Surely you Gesture
When: 6-8pm
@ Salerno Gallery – 70 Glebe Point Road, Glebe

Book launch: Blood & Thunder Anthology #2
When: 6:30pm
@ Kinokuniya Sydney – Level 2, The Galeries, 500 George Street,

George Gittoes – Beauty in the face of everything
When: 6-8pm
@ Art Equity – Level 1 – 66 King Street Sydney

Tim Hetherington & Doug Rickard

Tim Hetherington & Doug Rickard – In association with Yossi Milo Gallery and Head On Photo Festival
When: 6-8pm
@ STILLS GALLERY – 36 Gosbell Street Paddington

The Australian Centre for Photography Chair, The Hon. Craig Knowles and Director Kon Gouriotis invite you to attend the opening of:
When: 6-8pm
@ Australian Centre for Photography – 257 Oxford Street, Paddington

David Burnett ‘Soul Rebel: An Intimate Portrait of Bob Marley’
@ Blender Gallery – 16 Elizabeth Street, Paddington,

Shards of Glitter by XRay Doll‎
When: 6pm
@ China Heights Gallery –  Level 3, 16-28 Foster Street Surry Hills

Elvis- In the shadow of The King – Fiona Wolf-Symeonides – Headon festival
When: 6-9pm
@ 20-40 Meagher Street, Chippendale

Hand Of Law gallery – Open Night
When: 6-9pm
@ Hand of Law – Suite 12, 110 Botany Road, Alexandria

Book launch: Blood & Thunder Anthology #2
when: 6:30pm
@ Kinokuniya Sydney – Level 2, The Galeries, 500 George Street

Friday 24th May

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Souks to the Streets Marrakech Morocco – Julie White
Guest Speaker – Craig Coverdale – Lecia Ambassador, Street photographer, Head on board member
When: 7-9pm
@ Archetype Gallery – Cnr of Oxford Street and Oatley Road, Level 2 Chauvel Cinema, Paddington

A Loved One Sleeping – Yvette Hamilton
When: 6-8pm
@ ArticulateUpstairs – 497 Parramatta Rd, Leichhardt. NSW 2040.

Shutter Speed 2013 – is apart of the Head On Photo Festival
When: 6-8pm
@ Gallery Red – Shop 11 131-145 Glebe Point Road, Glebe

When: 6-8pm
@ Articulate project space – 497 Parramatta Roadd, Leichhardt.

MLS014: Vladimir Kravchenko
When: 6-8pm
@ Mils Gallery – 15 Randle Street, Surry Hills, Sydney

Beyond a Thousand Words – Experimental Slide Night at Verge Gallery
When: 7pm or 8pm (two performance time slots)
@ Verge Gallery, City Road, Jane Foss Russell Plaza, University of Sydney

BODY FLUID II (REDUX) – John A Douglas
When: 6:00pm
@ Performance Space – 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh, Sydney

Shutter Speed – the finders view
When: 6-8pm
@ Gallery Red – Shop 11, 131-145, Glebe Point Road, Glebe

When: 7-11:55pm
@ Pier 2/3 Walsh Bay, Sydney

Saturday 25th May
Time & Sensibility – photographs – Suellen Symons
When: 2-5pm
@ 126 Regent Street Redfern just a ten minute walk down the hill from Redfern Station on Regent Street.

Tea with the Artists – Contemporary Urbanism
When: 2pm
@ Art Pharmacy – 118 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst

Agatha Gothe-Snape – Late Sculpture
@ The commercial – 148 Abercrombie Street, Redfern

Hu Ming, Wang Lan, Yuman Zeng,  Liu Haiou.
When: 6-8pm
@ SOHO GALLERIES SYDNEY – Corner Crown & Cathedral Street, Sydney.

When: 3:30-5:30pm
@ Dominik Mersch Gallery – 11/2 Danks Street, Waterloo Sydney

25 May arthere

Suellen’s Time & Sensibility
When: 2-5pm
@ ArtHere Exhibition Space 126 Regent Street Redfern

Repertoire, The Art of Justin Pearson‎
When: 4-7pm
@ BDAS – 1 Short Street, Bowral

F@*K YOU!! Resolving Disputes in the Creative Industries
When: 10am-12pm
@ Museum of Contemporary Art Australia – 140 George Street – (MCA Forum Harbourside)

Sunday 26th May

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@ MCA Foundation Hall – 11am–4pm
@ Level 2 Galleries – 2–3pm
@ MCA Galleries and National Centre for Creative Learning – 10.30am–4.00pm
@ 140 George Street – The Rocks, Sydney

S D Gentill: The Blood of Wolves (Tom Keneally Centre Reading)
When: 12:30-1:30pm
@ Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts – 280 Pitt Street, Sydney

Digital City 1 – We Blog This City
When: 4-5:30pm
@ Museum of Contemporary Art Australia – 140 George Street – The Rocks, Sydney

Anytime, Anywhere, Any Platform
When: 10am-12pm
@ Museum of Contemporary Art Australia – 140 George Street, Sydney

THINGS OF INTEREST and Artist opportunities

2013 MOSMAN ART PRIZE – call for entries, announcing exhibition dates and judge
Mosman Art Gallery has opened the call for entries to the 66th annual Mosman Art Prize – presenting a public exhibition of finalists works from 13 July to 25 August 2013.
Mosman Art Prize is a national painting award of $30,000. Sponsored by Mosman Council it is the longest running municipal art prize in Australia. The acquisitive award forms the basis of the Mosman Art Collection, a valuable and important survey of Australian painting.
The Mosman Art Prize is Mosman Art Gallery’s flagship annual exhibition. This free public exhibition features selected finalists from a pool of established and emerging artists who work in oils, acrylics or watercolours. A Public Program of Artist Talks accompanies the exhibition offering insights to contemporary painting practice.
Acclaimed artist Lucy Culliton will Judge this year’s award. Lucy won the Mosman Art Prize in 2000 for her work, Still Life/White Ground.
The 2013 Mosman Art Prize awards a prize pool of $40,000 across the following categories: The Mosman Art Prize – $30,000 – major award (acquisitive), The Allan Gamble Memorial Art Prize – $3,000 (for built environment), The Mosman Art Prize Commendation Prize – $5,000, Young Emerging Artists’ Award (under 35 years) – $2,000 and the Mosman Art Society Viewers’ Choice Award  – $1,000.

Previous winners of the major Prize include David Fairbairn (2012), Craig Waddell (2010), Jasper Knight (2008), Adam Cullen and Tom Carment (joint winners 2005), Guan Wei (2001), Tim Johnson (1999), Elisabeth Cummings (1996), Jenny Sages (1994) and Nicholas Harding (1993).  Margaret Olley was the inaugural winner in 1947.
Further details and online entry form at:
Entries and delivery of works close at 7:00pm Monday 1 July 2013.
Finalists will be announced online 8 July.
Mosman Art Prize Exhibition opens for public viewing 13 July to 25 August 2013


BEAMS Arts Festival will be taking place on Saturday 21 September. For one bright night the laneways of Chippendale will be filled with the most daring works and performances from our bustling creative community.
BEAMS Arts Festival aims to revitalise the arts community and re-imagine the possibilities for our city through collaborative imagination. With that in mind, this year’s major themes are revitalisation and new world cities.
The Chippendale Creative Precinct – – is embracing works that open up new dialogues on the future of our urban landscape.  Application forms can be found here.



Kaleidoscope Gallery News is thrilled to announce the opening of the bentART Exhibition for 2013. This year, Australia’s largest LGBTQI will have a first prize of $1500.
“bentART is focused on encouraging, promoting and supporting the visual art of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersexed (“LGBTQI”) people nationwide. They are keen to increase awareness of the work of LGBTQI artists among the broader community and welcome the support of non-LGBTQI people through coming to the exhibition, joining as a member or sponsoring a prize.”

217 – 219 Great Western Highway, Wentworth Falls, NSW
Opening Night : Friday 7th June (6:00pm – 9:00pm)
Winning entries are announced and prizes are awarded on opening night.
For more information or to download an application form here.

Entries close 5pm Wednesday, 22nd May
When:  Queens Birthday long weekend 6:00pm Friday 7th June – 2pm Monday 10th June 2013
@ Wentworth Falls School of Arts


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Centrehouse/Gallery Lane Cove invites artists to submit entries to the Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Awards and exhibition. This year’s exhibition will be held in the architect designed Gallery Lane Cove.
The award is open to Australian artists between the ages of 18 and 30 years with works in painting, drawing or printing. Applications are available from Gallery Lane Cove or on our website:
There are three prizes available to artists in 2013
1. Lane Cove Council Acquisitive Prize of $5,000 and the opportunity to hold a solo exhibition at the recently opened Gallery Lane Cove
2. Highly Recommended Prize to the value of $1500 sponsored by the Lane Cove Art Society
3. Commended Prize of $1000

Dates to Remember:
Applications close: Wednesday, 31 July 2013
Delivery of Artworks: Monday, 19 August 2013
Award Ceremony and Exhibition Opening: Friday, 23 August 2013 from 6pm.
Exhibition Dates: Saturday, 24 August – Saturday, 14 September 2013
Collection of non-acquired works: Monday, 16 September 2013
Please send an email enquiries to  or call 02 9428 4898

There is some more background information about the prize on our website here

Centrehouse Arts Centre & Gallery Lane Cove
Centrehouse: 178 Longueville Road, Lane Cove NSW 2066


ESP Gallery announces its next group show SHOCK AND AWE. This is a military term describing tactics to surpise and disturb the enemy. What does it mean in art? Show us what shocks and awes YOU.
Wall works up to 1 metre in any direction, must be supplied with D rings and picture wire or cord.
3D works up to 1 metre in any direction.
Audiovisual must be supplied on DVD. Artists welcome to provide own audiovisual equipment.
Delivery ESP Gallery Saturday 1 June 11am – 4pm
Show opens Saturday 8 June 4pm closes Sunday 23 June 4pm
Entry fee $40 payable cash, credit card or EFTPOS on delivery

ESP Gallery
228 Illawarra Road, Marrickville, NSW 2044


Wallpeople is a collaborative art event that happens in 45 cities around the world at the same time. A street wall will become a makeshift outdoor gallery, where all participants may exhibit their own works and collaborate to create an improvised open-air museum.
This year, Sydney joins the global network of creatives for the first time, and invites all city artists & creative enthusiasts alike to join us on the 1st of June in Newtown.
Created in Barcelona in 2009, Wallpeople invites people to create and be part of a unique happening in an urban space, thus making an ephemeral street artwork.
Wallpeople 2013 – MUSIC EDITION
The guiding theme for 2013 is MUSIC. We want everyone to express their unique relationship with music, no matter what genre or style. The participants have two possibilities:
1. Reinterpret a song in an artistic format of choice: illustration, photography, text, painting, collage, canvas…
2. Create any works related to music in a general way: For example: a tribute to an artist, a concert, a musical moment of your life, your favourite style, musical origins…

1. Everyone can participate. You just need to join the event on Facebook.
2. On 1st of June at 12:00pm, go to Camperdown Memorial Rest Park in Newtown with one or more works made by you.
3. Works will be accepted in any format: drawing, painting, illustration, photography, collage, paste-up, comics, paper, cardboard, wood (light), fabric, crochet, prints, mixed compositions, plates, postcards, craft, origami, album covers, vinyl, painted cassettes, a post-it, etc.
4. Stick up your work(s) on the wall with the rest of the works. If your inspiration is a particular song, you must indicate its singer and name.
5. The organization shall have double-sided tape to stick their works attendees. We still ENCOURAGE YOU TO BRING YOUR OWN MOUNTING TAPE OR ADHESIVE TAPE if possible, to facilitate the process. You can also BYO arts supplies as we encourage all participants to make live art creations.
6. Organization will mark the start and ending of the event (about 3-4 hours).
7. When the exhibition ends, you can take your work back or swap it with another participant’s, thus turning the event into an artistic exchange. If you want, you can write down your contact info, in case who took your work wants to contact you.

Light works which can be stuck up to the wall with adhesive tape.
Any techniques or formats are permitted, provided that the work refers to a musical subject
Works bigger than 1x1m.
Works that could cause damage to the wall. Drilling the wall is prohibited.
Works with offensive or discriminatory content.

More info:
Wallpeople Sydney – ‘Music Edition’
When: 12-3pm
@ Camperdown Memorial Rest Park – Federation Road, Newtown


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