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.
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
@ The Australia Council for the Arts – 372 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hils
Tuesday 18th March
@ Maunsell Wickes Gallery – 19 Glenmore Road, Paddington
monochrome – Sally Clarke, Paula Dawson, David Eastwood, Chelsea Leamann, Damian Moss, Toshiko Oiyama, Sue Pedley & Kurt Schranzer
@ SHEFFER GALLERY – 38 Lander Street Darlington
@ Kudos GAllery – 6 Napier Street, Paddington
@ Tap Gallery – 45 Burton Street, Darlinghurst
@ Damien Minton Gallery – 583 Elizabeth Street, Sydney
Making Art on the Run – Imagining Change, Desiring Freedom
Bilquis Ghani, Refugee Art Project
Amir Mohammadi, former Theatre Director Afghanistan
Barat Ali Batoor, Photographer, Afghanistan
Chaired by Shokufa Tahiri
@ College of Fine Arts COFA – corner of Oxford and Greens Road, Paddington
Wednesday 19th March
In Passing – Rebecca Noël Holmes
@ Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Pidcock St, Camperdown
IRON OXIED – Cam Scale
@ The Tate – 345 Glebe point road, Glebe
LARRIKINS – Curated by Kate Britton
@ 107 Redfern Street, Redfern
Totally Local – Art of Newtown – Hilary Latta, John O’Driscoll and Bede Kelcher
@ Buzzbar Cafe – 349 King Street, Newtown
Four by Four (Four artists in dialogue with four bands)
@ Verge Gallery – Jane Foss Russell Plaza, City Road, UNI of Sydney
Thursday 20th March
@ M2 Gallery – Shop 4/450 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills, Sydney
Sally Simpson. Venerated Remains
@ Stanley Street Gallery, Darlinghurst
MikiNobu Komatsu, Selected Works
@ Black Eye Gallery – 138 Darlinghurst rd, Darlinghurst 2010
The Connor Brothers – True Romance
@ Art Equity – Level 1, 66 King Street Sydney
Autumn Exhibition – the Ku-ring-gai Art society
@ 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
@ 281 Clarence street, CBD, Sydney
SFS ARTS/FILM/MUSIC POPUP
@ MCA 140 George Street, The Rocks, Sydney
The Blue Space! Poetry Jam verse #2, 2014
@ 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.
@ GOulds Book Arcade, 32 Kings Street, Newtown
Friday 21st March
The Multilingual Poetry Slam
@ Customs House Circular Quay
Roger Brown – His American Icons
@ The Hughes Gallery – 270 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills
@ Gallery Red – Shop 11, 131-145 Glebe Point Road, Glebe
David Thomas – When Two Directions Become All Directions
@ CONNY DIETZSCHOLD Gallery – 99 Crown Street, East Sydney
Art at Night: Darlinghurst
@ National Art School – Corner of Forbes and Burton
Public Art Official Launch
@ 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)
@ Home@735 – 735 Bourke Street Redfern
Vegas Can Be – Jonny Niesche
@ Minerva, 4/111 Macleay Stret, Potts Point
BONDI BEACH LIVE STREET ART COLLABORATION
@ Bondi Beach Skate PArk, Queen Elizabeth, Bondi
IN CONVERSATION: Isaac Julien and Kathryn Weir
@ Carriage Works – 245 Wilson Street
Liz Shreeve – The Sense of Light
@ Stella Downer Gallery – 2 Danks Street, Waterloo
From the Streets – Group Show
@ M Contemporary – 37 Ocean Street, Sydney
Fleur Wiber and Julien Bowman
@ Newsagency Gallery – Marrickville
Isabella Rossellini in Green Porno
@ City Recital Hall – 2-12 Angle Place, Sydney
Sunday 23rd March
Collector’s Space: Trend Watch
@ Collectors Space – 101 William Street, Darlinghurst
Floor Talk with Alison Bennett: Shifting Skin
@ 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 email@example.com before 16 March for bookings $110 pp.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Pimp Matty’s Ride – CALLING ALL ARTISTS
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.
1. Packaged I.D file
2. In Situ (for gallery exhibition)
You can collect the files here:
Email (or large file transfer) submissions to:
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.