Sydney art shows, Sydney art exhibitions & Sydney art openings 17/03/2014 – 23/03/2014

19th Biennale of Sydney Launches 21 March


The 19th Biennale of Sydney: You Imagine What You Desire will be presented from 21 March – 9 June 2014, under the artistic direction of Juliana Engberg.

You Imagine What You Desire is an evocation celebrating the artistic imagination as a spirited describing and exploration of the world through metaphor and poesis. It makes enquiries into contemporary aesthetic experience, and relates this to historical precedents and future opportunities to imagine possible worlds. It seeks to understand the need artists have today to create immersive and expanded environments, and locates this activity as part of an art historical trajectory, and as a pursuit into the issues of human consciousness, and their psychological, cognitive and corporeal imperatives.

It reminds us that powerful art is not divorced from the cultural conditions, political, social and climatic environments in which it is generated. That indeed it often exists to provide a meta-commentary on these aspects of society – and even, sometimes, act as an antidote and proposition. As a future vision.

You Imagine What You Desire seeks splendour and rapture in works that remain true to a greater, even sublime visuality. Today these things co-exist and overlap, and the tactics of theatricality cannot be separated from overtly social-situationist inspired works, just as they are central to works engaging with humanity at a grand scale. Extra energies are sought in works that unleash physical and psychic intensity. A happy anarchy is produced with works that activate the power of imagination through laughter and activity.

See more at:

Monday 17th March
The Art of Branding the Arts: Art Month Sydney
Admission: Free (SAMAG members) RSVP here
or via email
Non-members $12, students: $6 via pre-payment
When: 6—8pm
@ The Australia Council for the Arts – 372 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hils

Tuesday 18th March

March 18th Hickey
Peter Hickey‎
When: 6-8pm
@ Maunsell Wickes Gallery – 19 Glenmore Road, Paddington

monochrome – Sally Clarke, Paula Dawson, David Eastwood, Chelsea Leamann, Damian Moss, Toshiko Oiyama, Sue Pedley & Kurt Schranzer
When: 6-8pm
@ SHEFFER GALLERY – 38 Lander Street Darlington

When: 5-7pm
@ Kudos GAllery – 6 Napier Street, Paddington

When: 6-8pm
@ Tap Gallery – 45 Burton Street, Darlinghurst

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

Making Art on the Run – Imagining Change, Desiring Freedom
Speakers Include:
Bilquis Ghani, Refugee Art Project
Amir Mohammadi, former Theatre Director Afghanistan
Barat Ali Batoor, Photographer, Afghanistan
Chaired by Shokufa Tahiri
When: 6-8pm
@ College of Fine Arts COFA – corner of Oxford and Greens Road, Paddington

Wednesday 19th March

19th march cotter
In Passing – Rebecca Noël Holmes
When: 6-8pm
@ Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Pidcock St, Camperdown

19 march the tat

IRON OXIED – Cam Scale
When: 6-8pm
@ The Tate – 345 Glebe point road, Glebe

LARRIKINS – Curated by Kate Britton
When: 6-8pm
@ 107 Redfern Street, Redfern

Totally Local – Art of Newtown – Hilary Latta, John O’Driscoll and Bede Kelcher
When: 6-8pm
@ Buzzbar Cafe – 349 King Street, Newtown

19th march verge gallery

Four by Four (Four artists in dialogue with four bands)
When: 6-8pm
@ Verge Gallery – Jane Foss Russell Plaza, City Road, UNI of Sydney

Thursday 20th March

20th march m2 gallery
Shea Peterson
When: 6-9pm
@ M2 Gallery – Shop 4/450 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills, Sydney

20 march Sally Simpson_Mummified Fish drawing lr

Sally Simpson. Venerated Remains
When: 6-8pm
@ Stanley Street Gallery, Darlinghurst

MikiNobu Komatsu, Selected Works
@ Black Eye Gallery – 138 Darlinghurst rd, Darlinghurst 2010

The Connor Brothers – True Romance
When: 6-8pm
@ Art Equity – Level 1, 66 King Street Sydney

Autumn Exhibition – the Ku-ring-gai Art society
When: 6-8pm
@ St Ives Shopping Village in The Gallery

Gallery 1: Curated by Katrina Stamatopoulos – Props in a game of make believe
Gallery 2: Tom Mason – Paradise Surfers
Gallery 3: Imogen Perry – The Stone Series
ATRIUM: Niharika Hukku – Bird Installation
When: 6-8pm
@ 281 Clarence street, CBD, Sydney

When: 6-10pm
@ MCA 140 George Street, The Rocks, Sydney

The Blue Space! Poetry Jam verse #2, 2014
When: 6:30pm
@ At peters Town Hall – 30 Unwins Bridge Road, Sydnenham

Shopekeepers book launch
NEWTOWN SHOPKEEPERS – 50 portraits and interviews of independent shopkeepers in the Newtown area that were shot between 2009 and 2013.
When: 7pm
@ GOulds Book Arcade, 32 Kings Street, Newtown

Friday 21st March
The Multilingual Poetry Slam
When: 5.30pm
@ Customs House Circular Quay

Roger Brown – His American Icons
When: 6-8pm
@ The Hughes Gallery – 270 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills

When: 6-8pm
@ Gallery Red – Shop 11, 131-145 Glebe Point Road, Glebe

21st david connydietzscholdgallery

David Thomas – When Two Directions Become All Directions
When: 6-8pm
CONNY DIETZSCHOLD Gallery – 99 Crown Street, East Sydney

21st Art Night

Art at Night: Darlinghurst
When: 6-10pm
@ National Art School – Corner of Forbes and Burton

21 march public Art Official Launch

Public Art Official Launch
When: 6-9pm
@ He made She made – 70 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst

Saturday 22nd March

Julian Day (sound installation and video)
Amber Hearn (painting)
Hamish Stephenson (photography)
Alan Wilson (ceramics)
When: 6-8pm
@ Home@735 – 735 Bourke Street Redfern
Vegas Can Be – Jonny Niesche
When: 6-8pm
@ Minerva, 4/111 Macleay Stret, Potts Point

22 march street art

When: 12pm
@ Bondi Beach Skate PArk, Queen Elizabeth, Bondi

IN CONVERSATION: Isaac Julien and Kathryn Weir
When: 3pm
@ Carriage Works – 245 Wilson Street

Liz Shreeve – The Sense of Light
When: 3-5pm
@ Stella Downer Gallery – 2 Danks Street, Waterloo

22 march m contempoary

From the Streets – Group Show
When: 4-6pm
@ M Contemporary – 37 Ocean Street, Sydney

Fleur Wiber and Julien Bowman
When: 8-11pm
@ Newsagency Gallery – Marrickville

Isabella Rossellini in Green Porno
@ City Recital Hall – 2-12 Angle Place, Sydney

Sunday 23rd March

23 march collectors space
Collector’s Space: Trend Watch
When: 2-4pm
@ Collectors Space – 101 William Street, Darlinghurst

Floor Talk with Alison Bennett: Shifting Skin
When: 3pm
@ 10×8 – level 3, central Park, 28 Broadway, Sydney

THINGS OF INTEREST and Artist opportunities

A unique event for Art Month Sydney
Luke Mangan creates a bespoke menu based on three artworks selected from the 2 Danks Street Galleries.
Browse the Galleries with a glass and canapés in hand and then stroll to Mojo next door,
for a three-course dinner on Wednesday 19th March from 7:30-10:30pm.
The main course of the dinner will be inspired by the painting ‘Flight’ by James Guppy.
Visit the Art Month website for more details and 02 9002 5321 or before 16 March for bookings $110 pp.


Calling for submissions for
Linden Projects 2015

Linden is looking for exciting and creative proposals from artists. We want to be dazzled by the approaches!
In 2015, we are refining our “Innovators” program and re-launching is as the “Linden Projects’. This means Linden will be able to provide:
More opportunities to more artists to exhibit with us
A cohesive snapshot of contemporary art practice that explores a particular theme, idea or medium

In 2015, we are seeking dynamic proposals that respond to two key areas:
In a shifting world where the climate is changing we invite artists to respond to the changes in the environment. We are looking for innovative, reflecting and inspiring responses.
Rip it, burn it, stamp it, fold it, cut it, print on it, paste it or sculpt it…as one of the oldest mediums used by artists we are looking for bold, refreshing and exciting ways that paper is used by artists today.

All proposals will be assessed by a panel of industry experts with feedback provided to all those that apply.

Read the guidelines and download the application form HERE

Applications close 5pm, Friday 4 April 2014


Chippendale New World Art Prize

win an artist residency at Joya: arte + ecología valued at $10,000
Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to attend an international arts residency at Spain’s Joya: arte + ecología! An arts organisation based at Cortijada Los Gázquez in the heart of the picturesque Parque Natural Sierra María Los Vélez in the north of the Provincia de Almería, Andalucía, Spain.

Call Out to artists
Bimblebox: art – science – nature

Dear  artist, print maker, writer – creative, poetic, creative, academic or scientific
Would you like to be part of a huge, collaborative, art project about a critical environmental story of our times? We, Boyd and Alison, are part of a group of artists working on a project about Bimblebox Nature Refuge in central-west Queensland. Mining magnate Clive Palmer wants to turn this amazing and threatened habitat  into a giant open cut coal mine and ship the coal out over the Great Barrier Reef! According to Clive the birds can ‘just fly off’…New port facilities are needed to export the coal and the government’s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) has decided to allow up to three million cubic metres of ocean bottom to be dredged and then dumped within the borders of the marine park and the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage area. Printmakers/Artists are invited to participate by developing and donating one original print. Poets, Writers, Scientists and Academics are invited to participate by writing a short piece about one of the bird species. If you would like to be involved please contact Jill Sampson




Submit a visual representation of what Young Henrys means to you and the community – Winner gets their art plastered along the side of our Beer Truck (plus more).

High Resolution Image or Vectorised Graphic, CMYK.
4185mm X 2030mm Allowing for 100mm Bleed.
Please Submit:
1. Packaged I.D file
2. In Situ (for gallery exhibition)
You can collect the files here:
Email (or large file transfer) submissions to:

Entries Close:
16th March 2014
Exhibition at the Brewery:
17th – 31st March

Our panel of 3 legendary judges (see below) will choose a favourite entry each. The 3 finalists (as chosen by our Judges) will have their pieces uploaded onto Facebook where you, Mr Joe Public will have the opportunity to vote from the 17th – 31st March.

The entry that receives the most “likes” will be the winner and have their art plastered along the side of the YH beer truck! Young Henrys will also support the winners next exhibition/celebration party.

Sindy Sinn (
Niel Tomkins (
Matty Charles (YH keg wrangler)



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