Sydney art shows, Sydney art exhibitions & Sydney art openings 14/04/2014 – 20/04/2014

Amongst the Religion, the Chocolate and for some just another day.. There are a few public holidays coming up for Easter.

Make sure you call your local art supplies stores to see when they are closed, you don’t want to run out of supplies in the middle of making something!


Easter Friday 18th April, Easter Saturday 19th April, Easter Sunday 20th April, Easter Monday 21st April

Have a great studio week!

Monday 14th April

Tuesday 15th April

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

ROD HOLDAWAY – When Paths Cross
When: 6-8pm
@ Stella Downer Fine Art – Dealer Consultant & Valuer – 2 Danks Street, Waterloo

Elements of Fall Closing Party
When: 5-8pm
@ Blank Space – 374 Crown St Surry Hills, Sydney


Here/There/Now Art Exhibition
When: 6-8pm
@ Zigi’s Wine and Cheese – 86 Abercrombie St Chippendale, Sydney

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

When: 6-8pm
@ NG Art Gallery & Mission Restaurant – 3 Little Queen Street, Chippendale, Sydney

When: 7pm
@ Join the dots – 102 Victoria Road, Marrickville

Wednesday 16th April

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Spalding – Melt – An exhibition of paintings
When: 6-8pm
@ Stanley Street Gallery, Darlinghurst

When: 6-8pm
@ OLSEN IRWIN – 63 Jersey Road, Woollahra

Michelle Cawthorn – Sleeper
When: 6-8pm
@ SHEFFER GALLERY – 38 Lander Street Darlington

When: 6-8pm
@ Home@735 – 735 Bourke Street, Redfern, Sydney


When: 6-8pm
@ The Tate Gallery – 345 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, New South Wales 2037

Affected @The HUB
When: 6-8pm
@ Hub Sydney – Level 2, 101 William Street, Darlinghurst

Thursday 17th April
Gallery 1: Gaffa Studios present – Transform
Gallery 2: The Side Project – The Side Project
Gallery 3: Andrea Smith – 7 Sensible Sensory Blankets
When: 6-8pm
@ Gaffa Gallery – 281 Clarence Street, CBD, Sydney

I TOUCH MYSELF –  Chrissy Amphlett
For Breast Cancer Awareness
When: TBA
@ BLENDER GALLERY – 16 Elizabeth Street Paddington

The Blue Space! Poetry Jam – April! verse #3
When: 6pm
@ St Peters Town Hall – 39 Unwins Bridge Road, Sydenham. Sydney


Human Non Human
When: 6:30-9:30pm
@ M2 Gallery – 4/450 Elizabeth St Surry Hills, Sydney

@ Red Rattler – 6 Faversham Street, Marrickville

Friday 18th April

Saturday 19th April

TWO BOROUGHS – Mark Stapelfeldt
When: 11am-4pm
@ Blank Space – 374 Crown Street, Surry Hills

Sunday 20th April

THINGS OF INTEREST and Artist opportunities

Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2014 – Call for artist submissions now open!

Dear Friends,
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:

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: (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


Final Call to submit to the Chippendale New World Art Prize

10 days to go! Don’t miss out on your last chance to submit artworks to the Chippendale New World Art Prize. We are very pleased the prize has grown in significance and importance and provides the exclusive opportunity for the winning artist to attend an international arts residency at Spain’s Joya: arte + ecología valued at $10,000. Embracing all creative avenues, mediums and styles, there is no limit to your submission. Be quick!
We look forward to receiving your applications by Friday 18th April.
The Chippendale New World Art Prize has been made possible as a result of a very generous personal donation of $100,000 by arts philanthropist and Chairman of Frasers Property Australia, Dr Stanley Quek.

All creatives including artists, animators, film makers, installation artists, designers, painters and anyone within the creative industries are encouraged to apply before Friday 18th April 2014. The prize encourages artists and creatives to create works around the theme of Utopia exploring your own perception and interpretation in the context of a ‘New World’.
All creatives inclusive and not exclusive to artists, students, creative agencies & individuals are eligible to apply. The Art Prize embraces the entire spectrum of artistry and encourages entry in all mediums including new and or non-conventional technologies. All mediums will be accepted!
SUBMISSION DEADLINE – Friday 18th April 2014

1. Minimum of 1 and maximum of 6 photographs of the finished artwork;
2. Your CV up to a maximum of 2 printed A4 pages (PDF)
3. Artist statement addressing how your artwork responds to the brief (PDF)

If the artwork is in the form of video media, an online link must be included in submission.

There is an entry fee of $30.00. Payment details are to be supplied on the entry form.

Finalists will be notified by 28 April 2014.
Finalists will be required to deliver their artworks for installation in early May 2014.

Judges for the Chippendale New World Art Prize 2014 are renowned Artist and 2 time Archibald Winner Del Kathryn Barton and Dean and Director of COFA Ross Harley.


Calling all artists to enter the PYRMONT ART PRIZE

MAY 10 AM – 5 PM
On Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 May 2014, a great weekend has been planned for the celebration of the 8th annual Pyrmont Art Prize. This year the event will be held again in Pirrama Park at the old Police Water site on the panoramic foreshore of Sydney Harbour, at the end of Harris Street, Pyrmont. This exciting venue has kindly been converted for public use by the City of Sydney.
The day will feature over 300 new artworks on display for the prestigious PYRMONT ART PRIZE, with thousands of $ in prizes to be won. Official guest speakers and prominent judges have been invited, and a People’s Choice Award will also be presented from the attending public.
Live music and unique performances are always a special feature of the Festival. This year the festival will include street theatre and local talented musicians who will perform all day on stage. This event presented in conjunction with the Pyrmont Festival’s – Mudgee wine & food in Pirrama Park. Tickle your taste buds with unique gourmet cuisine and local produce direct from Mudgee. Bring your picnic rug and choose from a diverse range of cuisines for lunch and try some of the 120 wines from 30 of Mudgee regions top winemakers.
All artists are invited to enter the art prize, whether they are well known or not and artists are invited to create an art piece for public display and sale. This popular art event has been well attended by the community in past years, and many beautiful, original artworks may be purchased on the day.

The theme of the art show is SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL: All artworks must be 12’x12’ in size and canvases can be picked up from TAP Gallery; 278 palmer St Darlinghurst.
The entry fee of $20/$15 concession includes a canvas (+ $5 for postage, if you want it sent to you)
You can supply your own canvas, however it must be 12’ x 12’ for display purposes & the entry fee is the then $15.
Special guest judges will be invited to judge and award the prizes on the day.

Pyrmont Art Prize

1st $1,000 cash + free exhibition at the Tap Gallery valued at $680 + Alternative Media advertisement valued at $380
2nd $500 cash
3rd $250 cash

People’s Choice Prize

1st $500 cash + free exhibition at Culture at Work valued at $500 + Alternative Media advertisement valued at $380
2nd $300 cash
3rd $200 cash


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