Sydney Art Galleries & Art Community – The place to be for all your Sydney arts shows.
Check out ‘Whistle and I’ll come to you’ @ Sheffer gallery on Wednesday, it is show to hit your primal fears!
Monday 31st March
Tuesday 1st April
CONNIE ANTHES – ORNAMENTAL NOISE – Paintings and Objects
@ Damien Minton Gallery – 583 Elizabeth Street, Redfern
The Planets – Thomas Loveday
@ CONNY DIETZSCHOLD GALLERY – (Sydney | Cologne | Hong Kong) – 99 Crown Street, East Sydney
YoungEarlGrey Solo Show
@ Black Penny – 648 Bourke Street, Surry Hills
Wednesday 2nd April
Katerina Sakkas – Whistle and I’ll come to you
@ SHEFFER GALLERY – 38 Lander Street Darlington
Dead Air – Damian Dillon & Rebecca Shanahan
@ MOP Projects – 2/39 Abercrombie St, Chippendale
Chris Suttie – Conversations of a chamaelion
@ Factory 49 – 49 Shepherd Street, Marrickville
Vivian Cooper Smith
@ Pompom – 2/39 Abercrombie Street, Chippendale
Observe Reflect Respond – Margaret Vickers
@ Gallery Lane Cove – 164 Longueville Rd, Lane Cove
Art After Hours uncovers hidden treasures
@ AGNSW – Art Gallery Road, The Domain, Sydney
@ 107 Projects – 107 Redfern Street, Redfern
Gallery 1: Corporate Foyer – Michael Moran
Gallery 2: B2 – Samuel Kirby
Gallery 3: Making Sense – Josh Harle
Gallery 4: Firing on all cylinders – Deb Mansfield
@ First Draft Gallery – 13-17 Riley Street, Woolloomooloo
YOUR EGO – Madeleine Pfull & William Meadley
@ Tate – 345 Glebe Point Road, Glebe
MM Presents: Life Drawing at the Lab
@ Monster Mouse Rehearsel Studio – Monster Ln, Marrickville
Thursday 3rd April
SUZANNE MOSS – The lightness of flight
@ Liverpool Street Gallery – 243a Liverpool Street, East Sydney
a MOP Project hosted by AirSpace Projects – Landscape Too
@ AirSpace Projects – 1/10 Junction St, Marrickville
Mavis Ngallametta | NEW PAINTINGS
Michael Cusack | AXIOM
@ Martin Browne – 15 Hampden Street, Paddington
GREGOR SCHNEIDER – German Angst
Opened by John Kaldor AM.
@ Dominik Mersch Gallery – 75 McLachlan Avenue, Rushcutters Bay,
Gallery 1: Mayumi International presents – Finding and Developing New Japanese Artists
Gallery 3: Andrew Ensor – Why do ducks have green heads? / Karaoke swan song.
Gallery 4: Jason Phu – Booby Baby
@ 281 Clarence Street, Sydney CBD
I Was Therefore I Am
@ 80 Druitt Street, Sydney
Friday 4th April
Kaya Clarkson and Joanne Makas – Impossibility of Desire
@ Galleryeight, 12 Argyle Place, Millers Point Sydney
A Fresh Perspective showing ceramics by students of Brookvale, Gymea and
Hornsby Colleges of TAFE, National Art School, College of Fine Arts (UNSW)
and Sydney College of the Arts (University of Sydney).
@ Kerrie Lowe – 49-51 King Street, Newtown
SafARI Closing Night
@ Alaska Projects – Level 2, Kings Cross Car Park, 9A Elizabath Bay Road, Elizabeth
Smart ARTS Festival 2014
@ 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
Shoreline by Jane Caveney
@ Newsagency Gallery – 332 Stanmore Road, Petersham. Sydney
Saturday 5th April
Mavericks of Gravity
@ Syndicate Gallery – 2 Danks Street, Waterloo
Unfound – Jess MacNeil exhibition
@ Artereal Gallery – 747 Darling Street, Rozelle
Sunday 6th April
Slowing Down Time – Jo Law, Louise Curham,
Michele Elliot and Sue Healey
@ Articulate Projectspace – 497 Parramatta Road, Leichhardt
THINGS OF INTEREST and Artist opportunities
John Fries Award
This year’s Copyright Agency | Viscopy John Fries Award, which is a platform for some of the most engaging and experimental works from emerging Australian and New Zealand artists, opened for entries on Monday 3 March.
The annual non-acquisitive award of $10,000 is open to emerging artists of all ages and disciplines, who are Australian or New Zealand citizens or who have been resident in Australia or New Zealand for the 12 months prior to 6 May 2014. In 2014 the entry criteria has been simplified and only requires that entrants self-identify as emerging artists.
For the first time, the Award and Finalists’ Exhibition in August will be held at Galleries UNSW, COFA – the Award’s new venue partner in Paddington, Sydney
Viscopy director, John Fries Award judge and daughter of the late John Fries, Kath Fries, says the Award has “gone from strength to strength each year with many previous winners and finalists continuing to achieve other significant milestones in their careers. The Exhibition offers a glimpse of what’s occurring at the dynamic ‘emerging’ edge of the contemporary art scene, and heightens our expectations of the future.”
Once again, the Award’s Guest Curator is Sebastian Goldspink, whose experience leading initiatives like Alaska Projects and Art Month has helped to mature the Award to become a significant event in Australia’s arts and cultural calendar.
The 2013 John Fries Award was won by Jess Olivieri and Hayley Forward for their collaborative video work Harlequins Vs Visitors, which the judges described as directly reflecting the spirit of the award.
The award has been donated by the Fries family in memory of former Viscopy director and honorary treasurer, John Fries, who made a remarkable contribution to the life and success of Viscopy. The Award’s sponsors include: International Art Services, 10 group, Little Creatures Brewery, and Small Acres Cyder.
Calling for submissions for Linden Projects 2015
Linden is looking for exciting and creative proposals from artists.
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
We are pleased to write to you introducing the 18th annual Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi in Sydney, Australia, which is being held from 23 October – 9 November 2014. Last year an estimated 500,000 people attended the exhibition over 18 days and 20% of the outdoor works sold.
As we begin the call for artist submissions for our 2014 Bondi exhibition, we are writing with the hope that will be able to inform your contacts, members and/or students about the exhibition.
For more information and to apply, please download our Application Form and Terms & Conditions.
These documents can also be downloaded from our website: http://www.sculpturebythesea.com
Please note that the deadline for all submissions is 6pm, Thursday 1 May 2014.
The curatorial panel for Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2014 is:
GW Bot, Artist (represented by Australian Galleries in Sydney & Melbourne and Beaver Galleries in Canberra) and former member of the Arts ACT Public Arts Panel;
Dr Michael Hill, Head of Art History & Theory, National Art School;
Ron Robertson-Swann OAM, Sculptor & Head of Sculpture, National Art School; and
Dr Terri Bird, Senior Lecturer, Monash Art, Design & Architecture, Monash University.
Artist support and subsidies for Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2014 will include:
A minimum artist subsidy of $2,000 for each artist exhibiting in both Sculpture by the Sea and Sculpture Inside who does not otherwise net over $2,000 in sales, subsidies or prizes from the exhibition;
We anticipate announcing a major acquisitive prize;
3 Helen Lempriere Scholarships of $30,000 each for Australian artists;
3 Clitheroe Foundation Mentorships of $10,000 each for young emerging Australian artists and their mentors;
Up to $20,000 of subsidies for artists of ephemeral and site specific sculptures that by their nature are unlikely to be sold;
The Regional NSW Sculpture Acquisition up to $20,000;
Sydney Water Environmental Sculpture subsidy of $5,000 for a work that utilises wind, water, solar power or other aspects of the environment;
The Andrea Stretton Memorial Invitation of $5,000 towards freight, materials, accommodation and airfare to exhibit in Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015;
For New Zealand artists: The Wallace Arts Trust New Zealand Sculptor Award of NZ$7,000 towards costs of exhibiting;
For Tasmanian artists: The Dick Bett Memorial Invitation of $5,000 towards freight, materials, accommodation and airfare;
Sculpture Inside Curators Prize of $2,500;
Return economy class airfares to Sydney for up to 7 overseas artists;
Return economy class airfares to Sydney for up to 7 interstate artists; and
Material Sponsorship of plasma or oxycut steel and scrap steel for selected artists to be used in the sculptures exhibited.
Applications can be submitted via one of the following ways by 6pm, Thursday 1 May 2014:
Online via: http://www.sculpturebythesea.wetransfer.com (Please do not send submissions by email or on USB or disc.)
Post to: PO Box 300, Surry Hills, Sydney NSW 2010 Australia, postmarked Thursday 1 May 2014
Deliver to: Suite 302, 61 Marlborough Street, Surry Hills, Sydney