Sydney art galleries, art shows, art exhibitions & art openings 19/08/2013 – 25/08/2013 – Sydney Art Galleries and Art Community

A glass of red wine, white wine or a bottle of beer… great art on the walls, catching up with friends… That’s what you want from a week night between 6-8pm! Make sure you get out this week and see a couple of exhibitions!

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Monday 19th August
STEADFAST Art Auction for the Cancer Council
When: 6-8pm
@ Verge Gallery – Jane Foss Russell Plaza, City Road, University of Sydney,

Tuesday 20th August
Watering SafARI
When: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
@ MOP projects –  2/39 Abercrombie Street, Chippendale

Southland by Adrian Brown

Southland by Adrian Brown
When: 6-8pm
@ Black Eye gallery for contemporary photography – 138 Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst

Sculpture 2013‎
When: 6-8pm
@ Maunsell Wickes Gallery – 19 Glenmore Road, Paddington

Jessica Gordon Art Exhibition
When: 6-8pm
@ Tap Gallery Sydney – 45 Burton Street, Darlinghurst

Wednesday 21st August
When: 6-8pm
@ Factory 49 – 49 Shepherd Street, Marrickville

When: 6-8pm
@ Global Gallery – 5 Comber Street, Paddington

The Financial Report
When: 6-8pm
@ Artspace – 43 – 51 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo

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

Ritual – Nina Dorabialski
When: 6-8pm
@ SAS Gallery – 67 Sydenham Road, Marrickville

Todd Fuller
Irianna Kanellopoulou
Joel Bliss
When: 5:30-7:30pm
@ Brenda May Gallery – 2 Danks Street, Waterloo

Dal Stivens: ‘The Demon Bowler’ and Other Cricket Stories
When: 12:30-1:30pm
@ Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts – 280 Pitt Street, Sydney

When: 6pm
@ The Tate – 345 Glebe Point Road, Glebe

I Want My Mum To Come
When: 6pm
@ McGlade Gallery, Australian Catholic University, Strathfield, NSW

When: 6-8pm
@ Scratch Art Space – 67 Sydenham Road, Marrickville,

Thursday 22nd August

22nd august mop project
Gallery 1: Talk Show – Artists: Anney Bounpraseuth, David Capra, Mitchel Cumming, Elliot Hughes, Daniel McKewen, Giselle Stanborough and Skye Wagner  Curators: Sandra Di Palma & J.D. Reforma
Gallery 2: Disorient – Yanni Pounartzis
When: 6-8pm
@ Mop projects – 2/39 Abercrombie Street, Chippendale

In Transit‎
When: 6-8pm
@ soldiers Rd Gallery – 405/342 Elizabeth Street,

2013 Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Award
When: 6pm
@ Gallery Lane Cove – Upper Level, 164 Longueville Road, Lane Cove

Intra-sections – Sally Clarke, Kim Connerton, Biljana Jancic, Sarah Newall, Nuha Saad, The Twilight Girls and Mark Titmarsh
When: 6pm
@ Verge Gallery, City Road, Jane Foss Russell Plaza, University of Sydney

Makingh Changes
When: 5-7pm
@ Galleries UNSW, COFA

Rebeccah DENT
INSPIRE! 2013 Secondary Schools’ Art Prize.
Spring Arts Opening at Sydney Children’s Hospital
When: 5:30-7:30pm
@ Sydney Children’s Hospital Art Program – 1 High Street, Randwick

When: 6-8pm
@ Sydney College of the Arts, The University of Sydney – Balmain Road, Lilyfield

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Packaged Goods – Pigeon Boy and Agogwe
When: 6-8pm
@ Kind-of-gallery – 118 oxford street, Darlinghurst

WASHED OUT –  presented by La’ Division.
When: 6pm
@ LOFI – Level 3, 383 Bourke Street, Surry Hills

When: 6-8:30pm
@ THE SYDNEY ART STORE – 940 Bourke Street, Waterloo

Daniel and that Man
Jesse Wakenshaw
When: 6:30-8:30pm
@ Exposure Arts and Media – Studio 19, 157 Crown St, Wollongong

When: 6-8pm
@ Kaleidoscope Gallery – 30 O’Connor Street, Chippendale

When: 6:30pm
@ Newtown Hub Gallery – 22 Enmore Road, Newtown

Friday 23rd August
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When: 6-8pm
@ Articulate project space – 497 Parramatta Road, Leichhardt

Stephen Ralph - South Wind

Stephen Ralph – South Wind
When: 6-8pm
@ The Commercial – 148 Abercrombie Street, Redfern

Captive.Creation – Jon Balint & Micheal Yates
Seek.Clay.Make – Nanna Bayer, Ashley Fiona & Maryke Henderson
When: 6-8pm
@ Kerrie Lowe Gallery – 49-51 king Street, Newtown

Symposium: Shifting Sands
When: 10am-5pm
@ Artspace Visual Arts Centre – 43-51 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo

When: 5pm
@ Tortuga Studios – 31 Princes Highway, St Peters

Saturday 24th August
Bronwen Bassett
When: 4-6pm
@ Chrissie Cotter Gallery – Pidcock Street Camperdown

LOUISE WEAVER – Night Repair
When: 6-8pm
@ DARREN KNIGHT GALLERY – 840 Elizabeth Street, Waterloo

Tom Isaacs Performs – Prima Materia
When: 11am-3pm
@ Top Ryde City Shopping Centre – Corner Devlin Street and Blaxland Road, Ryde

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Love Our Art & Your Sister!
When: 4-8pm
@ Hand of Law – Suite 12, 110 Botany Road, Alexandria

David Ryrie – Three steps north of south
When: 4-6pm
@ Gallery Ecosse – ‘Halcyon’ Exeter Road, Exeter

When: 4-6pm
@ ESP Gallery – 228 Illawarra Road, Marrickville

Sunday 25th August
The Nature of Music and the Music of Nature
When: 2pm
@ Campbelltown Arts Centre – 1 Art Gallery Road, Campbelltown

Dead Pop – Exhibition
When: 7-9pm
@ Mars Hill Cafe – 331 Church Street, Parramatta

THINGS OF INTEREST and Artist opportunities

things of interest
We are accepting proposal  for exhibitions for 2014 .
We welcome submissions from emerging or established artists across all disciplines to exhibit in our versatile gallery space.
Please download the application from our website
All queries  call 02 94284898 or


Wild Valley Art Park i
Blue Mountains Eco Arts Village
Drawing Festival & Sketchbook Trail to host Australia’s first
Draw on the Mountain 20 – 29 September 2013

A $5000 Acquisitive Art Award – an inaugural Art Festival featuring Workshops, Talks, Exhibitions, Events &
Prize Winning Drawing Competition

Wild Valley Art Park in the Blue Mountains will launch a unique creative art festival in
September 2013 – Australia’s first Drawing Festival and Sketchbook Drawing Trail.

The Drawing Trail Festival Workshops include:

Masterclass – Distorted Point of View with David Fairbairn teaching participants to look beneath the
surface and structures inside our faces and bodies, such as veins, skeletons and muscles, resulting in dynamic works full of linear lines and structure.

On Site – Drawing & Painting with award winning and renowned artist Lucy Culliton where
participants will have individual tuition at Norman Lindsay’s iconic National trust property and gardens.

Masterclass – Plant, Paper, Print with Liz Powell using the natural surrounding of Wild Valley to
source plants and materials to explore and create with. Students will incorporate these into making paper and creating their own prints on the printing press.

Workshop for Adults & Children – Rainforest Sketching with tutor Michael Herron includes a ride  on the new Scenic Railway plus a tour of the rainforest with sketchbooks in hand.
Workshop – Fantastic Flowers with Suzanne Archer takes participants on a journey from small studies of exotic flowers and other plant material to the development of more creative, imaginative
larger drawings using compositions arranged from your original observations.

Classes Beginners to Advanced – A Stroke of Perfection with Michiyo Miwa.  Learn the graceful contemplative form of Japanese ink painting known as sumi-e, learning to control brush strokes with
simplicity and harmony.

COSTS The Draw on the Mountain Sketchbook Trail Competition $45 per adult & Children under 16 $20 – this
includes a sketchbook and map for self-guided Mountain destinations as part of the art trail.  Each participant will have work shown in the competition exhibition.

TO REGISTER for the trail or workshops, visit Or contact Wild Valley Art Park owner and Festival Director,

Selena Seifert on 02 4757 4791.
Available through Whispering Pines Chalet & Cottages, luxurious Blue Mountains accommodation
Some accommodation also available at onsite at Banksia Eco Cottage



ACGA Inaugural Conference at Sydney Contemporary 2013.
ACGA Inaugural Conference at Sydney Contemporary 2013.
The conference will take place Friday 20th & Saturday 21st September 2013 at Carriageworks, 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh NSW.
There is a $50 entry fee for ACGA members and $75 for non-members. To book, call 03 952 7300 or email
You asked for it! You are getting it!
ACGA Inaugural Conference at Sydney Contemporary 2013

Carriageworks, 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh NSW
Friday 20th September & Saturday 21st September
Friday & Saturday, 8:30am – 11.00am
Guest Speakers on all relevant topics of our industry
Q&A with Expert Panel
Saturday, 6:15pm – 7:30pm
Networking Drinks
ACGA members $50 – Non-ACGA members $75 – Limited seats available book now!

+61 3 9521 7300 or email


Due to loss of habitat in the Macquarie Marshes of northern NSW, Sydney city dwellers are now living with large numbers of White Ibises. The White Ibis  (Threskiornis moluccus) is an indigenous Australian bird. To some people, the White Ibis symbolises the sacred Ibis worshiped by the Egyptians or the vast Australian land,  to others it is an irritating nuisance. Alternate colloquial names include “Bin Chicken”, “Dump Chook” or “Tip Turkey”, from its habit of rummaging in garbage. It was known as Mardungurra among the Yindjibarndi people of the central and western Pilbara.
We are looking for artworks that explore inner city living with the white Ibis…the pros and cons.
We are after works that show your point of view…whather  it is raising awareness of indiginous birds, evolution & extinction, or having them nick your child’s sandwich.
Please email a jpeg image of artwork or proposal with artwork dimensions, artist bio and optional artist statement (max 300 words) by 27 September 2013 to:

ESP Gallery OR

2D works:
any medium up to 1.5 metres in any direction
Paper works must be suitably framed
Canvas works do not  need frames
All 2D works must have D rings and picture wire or string fitted for ease of hanging
must be labelled on back as follows: Name, Contact details, Name of Work, Price

3D works:
Any medium up to 1.5 metres in any direction
May be hanging or freestanding

Audiovisual works:
Send link or 3 -5 stills with description
Must be supplied on DVD

For further information about ESP Gallery:


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