Sydney art shows, Sydney art exhibitions & Sydney art openings 28/04/2014 – 04/05/2014

MAYDAY is here.. Can we already be in May.. pretty unbelievable really, though May seems to bring a lot of shows for us to see. Check out the list below.

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Monday 28th April
City, Spaces & the Arts: A Discussion on Architecture
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 29th April
Pam Tippett – Pigs might fly
June Tupicoff – New paintings
When: 6-8pm
@ Australian Galleries – 15 Roylston Street, Paddington


When: 6-8pm
@ CONNY DIETZSCHOLD Gallery – 99 Crown Street, East Sydney

april 29 flinders Halinka Orszulok

Halinka Orszulok
When: 6-8pm
@ Flinders Street Gallery – 61 Flinders Street, Surry Hills

Virginia’s Masters Exhibition
When: 5-8pm
@ Kudos Gallery – 6 Napier St, Paddington

I Dream of Gina – Crowdfunding Launch Event
When: 6-8pm
@ 107 Projects – 107 Redfern Street Redfern

Wednesday 30th April
Parallax Plaza – Marilyn Schneider
When: 6-8pm
@ MOP Projects – 2/39 Abercrombie Street, Chippendale

Johnny Merkouris & Liz McCrystal – Darkroom
When: 6-8pm
@ 107 Projects – 107 Redfern Street, Redfern

Izabela Pluta – Agency for inanimate
When: 6-8pm
@ Galerie pompom – 2 / 39 Abercrombie Street, Chippendale

CUBE don 30th april

When: 6:30-8:30pm
@ Dominik Mersh Gallery – 75 McLachlan Ave, Rushcutters Bay,

Claire Corbett – When We Have Wings
When: 12:30-1pm
@ Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts – 280 Pitt Street, Sydney

april 30 bondi pavvilion

When: 6-8pm
@ Bondi Pavilion Gallery – Bondi Beach, Bondi, New South Wales, Australia

Outergold Presents – All Your Gold
When: 6-8pm
@ The Tate 345 Glebe Point Road, Glebe

CONOR O’SHEA – Repeat/Patterns
When: 6-8pm
@ Alaska Projects – Level 2, Kings Cross Car Park, 9A Elizabeth Bay Road, Elizabeth Bay

What is Light?
When: 6-8pm
@ Brand X – Level 3, 28 Broadway, Surry Hills

Gallery 1: AWKWARD VOLTAS – Alexandra Clapham and Kate Scardifield
Gallery 2: Patterns of Thought – Katie Turnbull
Gallery 3: Symptoms of Failure – Curated by Del Lumanta
Gallery 4: Ni Chicha Ni Limonada (Neither Beer Nor Lemonade) – Claudia Nicholson
When: 6-8pm
@ Firstdraft – 13-17 Riley Street, Woolloomooloo

Kurt Sorensen -Stranger In A Southern Land
When: 6-8pm
@ A-M Gallery – 191 Wilson St Newtown, Sydney

Thursday 1st May
When: 6-8pm
@ Black Eye Gallery – 3/138 Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst

Conrad Botes – On earth as it is in heaven
When: 6-8pm
@ .M Contemporary – 37 Ocean Street. Woollahra

Kate Mitchell – Future Fallout
Tara Marynowsky – Venus of Venus
When: 6-8pm
@ Chalk Horse Gallery – Lower Ground – 171 William Street, Darlinghurst

Gallery 1: WAYPOINT – Kate Lyons-Dawson & Jo Lyons
Gallery 2: ARTISTS AND OTHERS – Melinda Marshman
Gallery 3 /sim/ – Gillian Lavery
When: 6-8pm
@ Gaffa – 281 Clarence Street, Sydney CBD

may 1st redtape

Chris Packer
When: 6pm
@ Factory 49 – 49 Shepherd Street, Marrickville

obias Rowles: Believers
When: 6- 8pm
@ Black Eye Gallery – 138 Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst

When: 6-8pm
@ Martin Browne Gallery – 15 Hampden Street, Paddington

Group Show #27
When: 6-8pm
@ Sarah Cottier Gallery – 23 Roylston Street, Paddington

When: 5-7pm
@ College of Fine Arts – Cnr of Oxford St and Greens Rd, Paddington

THIRD. EYE. WESTERN –  Lauren Webster
When: 6-8pm
@ Gallery 2010 – 69 Reservoir Street, Surry Hills

When: 7:30pm
@  107 Projects – 107 Redfern Street Redfern

Friday 2nd May
Fiona Pardington – Supernatural: Nature, Morte and Ripiro Beach’
Linda Marrinon – Plaster Busts
When: 6-8pm
@ Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery – 8 Soudan Lane, Paddington

may 2 gallery red

Fruits of Uncertainty, a mixed media, group exhibition of five artists responding to the idea of authentic experiences of living in the world.
When: 6-8pm
@ Gallery Red – Shop 11, 131-145 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe

When: 6-8pm
@ AirSpace Projects – 1/10 Junction Street, Sydney

Chas Glover – New Works
When: 6-8pm
@ Newsagency Gallery – 332 Stanmore Road, Petersham

may 2ndmichelle

Enso – Closing The Circle – Michelle Belgiorno
When: 6:30pm
@ Mosman Art Gallery – Corner Art Gallery Way & Myahgah Road, Mosman

Saturday 3rd May
When: 3-5pm
@ Janet Clayton Gallery – 2 Danks Street, Waterloo

Degrees of Connection – Cheryl Lucas, Mark Mitchell, John Parker, Richard Parker and Chris Weaver.
When: 2-4pm
@ Kerrie Lowe Gallery – 49 – 51 King Street, Newtown

may 3 darren knight

ROB McHAFFIE – I can still remember how to speak
LAURENCE ABERHART – In Another Land [Pick ‘n’ Mix Version]
When: 4-6pm
@ DARREN KNIGHT GALLERY – 840 Elizabeth Street, Waterloo

Antiquities to Psychedelia
When: 2-3:30pm
@ Koskela – 1/85 Dunning Avenue, Rosebery

Glimpses of the Southern Highlands
When: 3-6pm
@ Milk Factory Gallery – Milk Factory Building, 33 Station Street, Bowral

When: 4pm
@ 5 The Crescent Annandale, Sydney

Issue #24 [ISLANDS] Launch +
Breezeblock show Deb Mansfield, Greer Rochford & Yasmin Smith and a performance by Sumugan Sivanesan
When: 4pm
@ Breezeblock – Shop 10, 24-30 Springfield Avenue, Potts Point

Sunday 4th May
The Global Table
Eat, play and dance your way around the world!
Discover Tibetan shabaley or walk on the wild side with Jamaican goat curry at this year’s Global Table! Oxford Street Mall will be transformed with food stalls representing 12 countries and cultures and a free day-long program of dancing, singing and children’s activities. Join in the feast at a 25-metre-long communal table and sit, eat and chat with old friends – or even meet new ones! Free event. For more information [please link to www.
When: 11am – 4pm
@ Oxford Street Mall, Bondi Junction

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
@ .M Contemporary – 37 Ocean Street. Woollahra

Australian Emerging Artists
The gallery is opening up a new emerging artists space and will be exhibiting emerging artists in group exhibitions on a regular basis, please submit your resume and high resolution  images via email to

John Fries Award



We have 27 days to reach our target – April 23rd till May 20th, 2014. Hope you can help out.

Monster Mouse Studios is a big Arts hub.
We currently have 2 studio spaces available in a beautiful, light filled and large open space.

Become part of a thriving, inspiring and supportive community. Share space with other inspiring artist, musicians and all sorts of creative souls.
Includes access to a number of communal Arts facilities and multi function spaces. These include a spray booth, band room/rehearsal space, resource library,resin table, performance space, woodworks and welding station and heaps more. Rear lane access, outside area and a bunch of chill out spaces. All in a humungous, awesome warehouse.

We also hold events such as art markets and life drawing as well as workshops and skill shares, as an Artist at Monster Mouse you would have primary access to holding events and become part of our creative team. We are all about people sharing skills, ideas and knowledge. Empowering every artist to do what the fuck they like in a non institutional Art space.
Rent= $75 pw
4 weeks Bond
Located in industrial .
2 mins from Marrickville rd.
5 mins from Sydenham station.
Please email:
Willurai at
If you are interested and we will line up a meeting and viewing. Please contact us asap!!! as it is 1st in best served.
Available NOW!!!…go on you know you want to..


If you’re interested in submitting a proposal to exhibit in one of our main galleries, find information on how to apply here.
Gaffa seeks proposals from emerging and established artists and curators who have good organisational skills and will require a minimum of assistance. Artists/curators are expected to be proactive and to manage their own install, mailing lists, participants (if a group show) and contributors and to organise extra equipment if required. Gaffa posts details of all events on our website and sends newsletters to our databases as our primary form of marketing.
If you’re looking for hire information for The Arcade Project spaces, click here.

Hire Fees:
Gallery One: $850+gst per week
Gallery Two: $600+gst per week
Gallery Three: $550+gst per week
25% commission taken on sales
Guest Space (Subject to guest curator guidelines / please contact gallery for current info)
Standard exhibition duration is 2 weeks

Gallery costs will include:

2 weeks exhibition period per show
Marketing and promotion, including formatting of fortnightly e-invitations and electronic newsletter mail-out to our database
Standard gallery running costs (special overhead costs may apply)    Opening event and manning of the bar (from 6pm-8pm on the first Thursday of the show period)
Professionally designed gallery fit-out
Access to a selection of plinths and display cases
Gallery is staffed 6 days a week by Gaffa staff (10am-6pm Mon-Fri, 11am-5pm Sat, closed Sun & public holidays)

Proposal checklist:
Your contact details
The proposed title of your exhibition
A statement about the exhibition concept *400 words maximum
Your preferred month
Your preferred gallery space (1,2 or 3)
Any special installation requirements (or queries)
A description of how you physically plan to use the space should your proposal be successful *One A4 page maximum
Medium of work to be exhibited (and dimensions if known)
2-3 images representative of the work to be exhibited *JPEGS maximum file size 300KB
Your artist CV (Exhibition history/Courses undertaken) *One A4 page maximum

Please note: For group exhibitions the last 3 items are required for each participating artist. In addition, one spokesperson must be allocated for administration and communications with Gaffa.

How to apply
Your proposal can be sent via post but is preferred via email to



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