Sydney art galleries, art shows, art exhibitions & art openings 12/08/2013 – 18/08/2013 – Sydney Art Galleries and Art Community

Frank Auerbach – Quote:

“I destroy things every day in the act of working and often recall a picture I had considered finished in order to rework it.”

Have a great week and enjoy the Sydney Art scene.

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Monday 12th August

The Cultural Policy, the Australia Council and you: What does the future hold for Artists and Organisations?
Admission Free (SAMAG members)
$10 (non-members) $5 students.
When: 6pm
@ Australia Council for the Arts – 372 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills

IFLS Live!
When: 6-9pm
@ Powerhouse Museum – 500 Harris Street, Ultimo, Sydney

Tuesday 13th August
Mary Tonkin
When: 6-8pm
@ Australian Galleries – 15 Roylston Street, Paddington

The Whispering Gallery Images From Earth Exhibition
When: 6-8pm
@ Kudos Gallery – 6 Napier Street, Paddington, Sydney

DEADWOOD - Sydney show

DEADWOOD – Sydney show
When: 6-8pm
@ NG Art Gallery 3 Little Queen Street, Chippendale,

NINE – NAS Third Year Photography Opening Night
When: 6-8pm
@ NAS Library – Forbes Street, Darlinghurst

Wednesday 14th August

Liquid Data – Simon Kennedy
When: 6-8pm
@ Gallery 9 – 9 Darley Street, Darlinghurst

The Silent Hour
An exploration of digital aesthetics, sound and symphonic textures.
When: 8pm
@ General Store For Contemporary Art – Suite 201A, 77-83 William Street, East Sydney

When: 3-5pm
@ Janet Clayton Gallery – 2 Danks Street, Waterloo


When: 6pm
@ Street Gallery, Sydney Gallery School, Northern Sydney Institute – part of TAFE NSW, Meadowbank Campus

Mel Brigg
When: 5:30-8p
@ Wentworth Galleries – Sofitel Wentworth Hotel – 61-101  Phillip Street Sydney

Tony Lennon, Peter Webb – Shades of Green Annihilation
When: 6-8pm
@ SHEFFER GALLERY SYDNEY – 38 Lander Street Darlington

Freedom to…
When: 6-8pm
@ The Tate – 345 Glebe Point Road, Glebe

Lost Loves
When: 6-8pm
@ ARCHIVE Space- 5 Eliza Street, Newtown, Sydney

Bianca Chang – Light Maps
When: 6-8pm
@ A-M Gallery – 191 Wilson St Newtown, Sydney

Thursday 15th August
When: 6-9pm.
@ 107 Projects Galleries – 107 Redfern Street, Redfern NSW 2016.

1969: the black box of Conceptual art
Curated by Ann Stephen
To be opened by Alexander Alberro, Virginia Bloedel Wright Professor of Art History, Barnard College, Columbia University
When: 6-8pm
@ University Art Gallery, War Memorial Arch, The Quadrangle, University of Sydney

Alan streets

Alan Streets Australian Exhibition‎
When: 6-8pm
@ RAGLAN GALLERY – 57 Piitwater Road, Manly,

Gallery Aloft is on the move again …out of the physical realm and into cyber space!
When: 6-8pm
@ Gallery ALOFT – shop 2/654 Darling Street, Rozelle, (entry on National Street)

MOYA MCKENNA – Branch Line
SANDRA SELIG – Sleeping Rainbow
When: 6-8pm
@ Sarah Cottier Gallery -23 Roylston Street, Paddington

When: 6-8pm

Creative Residency Information Program Information Session
When: 6:30-7:30pm
Blacktown Arts Centre – 78 Flushcombe Rd, Blacktown,

Colour & Shade
When: 6-8pm
@ Traffic Jam Galleries – 41 Military Road, Neutral Bay

When: 6-9pm
@ aMBUSH Gallery – 4a James Street, Waterloo, Sydney

Suburban Satan – Terhor
When: 6pm
@ M2 Gallery – 4/450 Elizabeth Steet, Surry Hills, Sydney

Friday 16th August
The Combine a painting and sculpture exhibition
When: 5:30-8pm
@ Studio W, 6 Bourke Street, Woolloomooloo

Kingbrown Issue 9 launch
When: 6-8pm
@ The Tate Gallery – 345 Glebe Point Road, Glebe

When: 4-8pm
@ Studio Scribbly, Shop 3/96 The Entrance Road, The Entrance

When: 6-9pm
@ Alpha Gallery, Union Street (just behind the Union Hotel), Newtown, Sydney

INTERCEPTION ONE – Newtown Hub gallery‎
When: 6:30pm
@ Buzz Bar – 349 King Street, Newtown,

Saturday 17th August

Out of hand
Out of hand
When: 3pm
@ The Depot Gallery – 2 Dank Street, Waterloo

Maria Harding – Chasing Rainbows
When: 2pm
@ Sweets Workshop – Shop 4, 58-60 Charlton Crescent, Summer Hill

When: 6-8pm
@ Soho Galleries Sydney – Cnr Crown & Cathedral Street

@ PUNCH GALLERY – 209 Darling Street, Balmain

POW WOW new works on paper canvas & board by Philip James Frost & Simon Lovelace
When: 4pm
@ blank_space Gallery – 374 Crown Street, Surry Hills, Sydney

When: 3pm
@ Janet Clayton Gallery – 2 Danks Street, Waterloo, Sydney

Studio warming party
When: 4-6pm
@ MM Pop up Studio, Unit 8, 84 Old Pittwater Rd Brookvale

When: 5pm
@ Addison Road – Community Centre

Sunday 18th August


THINGS OF INTEREST and Artist opportunities
Drawing Festival, Workshops & Sketchbook Trail + $5000 Acquisitive Art Award

‘Draw on the Mountain’ Art Event   20 – 29 September 2013

Blue Mountains Eco Arts Village to host Australia’s first Drawing Festival
$5000 Acquisitive Art Award at Wild Valley Art Park, Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains
Draw on the Mountain is an inaugural Art Festival featuring Workshops, Talks, Exhibitions, Events & Prize Winning Drawing Competition.
Discover the beauty of the Blue Mountains all over again, or for the very  first time – and you may even win some money!

The Festival Program features workshops and master classes by some of Australia’s leading artists, including Wedderburn artists David Fairbairn and Suzanne Archer, renowned oil painter and landscape painter Lucy Culliton, Byron Bay’s Liz Powell, and local artists Michael Herron and Michiyo Miwa.
Open to all people of all ages with workshops for all skill levels, experience and expertise.  There are also special workshops for children and younger artists.
The Drawing Festival includes the Sketchbook Art Trail – a self-guided/self-drive art experience, capturing World Heritage backdrops, iconic tourist attractions and less known natural locations in the Blue Mountains and surrounds.  For those who do not want to drive,  the festival has partnered with Blue Mountains Explorer Bus Service, with full weekend service (more details on attached pdf press release).
Each participant will have work shown in the competition exhibition – with prize money of $5000 for overall winner (donated by Wild Valley Art Park).
Wild Valley Art Park is owned by artist Selena Seifert and her husband and business partner, Jasper Russell.  They bought this magnificent 17 acre property two years ago and together have transformed it into the Eco Arts Centre, Sculpture Garden and Artist Retreat it is today.  Once the headquarters of Planet Ark and originally built as a sustainable village project by Mission Australia, Wild Valley Art Park is a unique, self-sufficient, beautifully presented bushland oasis.

Letters are to be hand written and posted in an stamped envelope to the address below.
poste restante
Bilpin NSW 2758

To be received by August 12 2013

All names will be reduced to initials, ensuring anonymity.
Letters can be in any language.
In sending the letter you are consenting to its use in an artwork and on the blog documenting this project.

The Very Terry Reid Award was made possible due to generosity and vision of the artist Terry Reid with additional support by Hadley Green Company.
AñA Wojak is an award winning cross-discipinary artist working in performance, painting, assemblage, installation and theatre design, with a particular interest in site-specificity.
Based in Lismore NSW, her work has been shown extensively throughout Australia and internationally. She has worked with Tony Yap Co, Pacitti Co, La Pocha Nostra, senVoodoo (as co founder) and Felix Ruckert, amongst others. She has been exhibiting for over 30 years and was the recipient of the prestigious Blake Prize in 2004.
Following this residency she is performing at undisclosed territories#7 International Performance Art Meeting in Java as well as Melaka Arts Festival, Malaysia. In 2014 she is designing The Pomegranate Cycle for Prometheus Opera and showing stepping stones… culmination of a 4 year project retracing ther family’s migration from Europe, at Lismore Regional Art Gallery.

Terry Reid is credited with beginning the movement of Mail Art in the South Pacific and, with Taii Ashizawa and Kunimasa Kuriyama, internationalising Mail Art in Japan. Mail Art is a cross-cultural, intercontinental movement that began in the 1960s and involves sending visual art (but also music, sound art, poetry) through the postal system. Terry lives and works in Sydney and has maintained the practice of Mail Art since 1967.
BigCi is an independent, artist run, not for profit micro artist residency program located in Bilpin on the edge of the World Heritage listed Greater Blue Mountains, about one and a half hours drive away from Sydney, Australia. Bilpin is a quiet, isolated place, with a population of around 500, scattered in a thin, long wedge of rural land sandwiched between Wollemi National Park and Blue Mountains National Park. The four-shop centre of Bilpin includes a small Post Office.
Mail is not delivered to BigCi; it is personally collected at the Post Office. The ritual of the mail collection provides a point of social contact within the surrounds of pristine wilderness. The Post Office is located near to the beginning of the unsealed road, 820 meters from BigCi. Proposals for the Award needed to show how the artist wishes to respond to the environment of Bilpin and specifically utilise the Bilpin Post Office, relating it in some way to the art.


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