Sydney art shows, Sydney art exhibitions & Sydney art openings 19/05/2014 – 25/05/2014

Sydney Writers’ Festival

Sydney Writers Festival

Each year, Sydney Writers’ Festival present over 300 events (half of them for free) and attract attendances of around 80,000 in venues that stretch from the Festival hub at Walsh Bay to the Blue Mountains. For one week every May they bring together authors of the very best contemporary fiction and writers of cutting edge nonfiction, including some of the world’s leading public intellectuals, scientists and journalists. With the finest literary writing at our core, our programming is driven by the ideas and issues that animate all forms of writing.

Here are the weekly links for all the events

Sydney Writers’ Festival – Monday 19th,com_events/Itemid,124/day,19/lang,en/month,05/task,view_day/year,2014/

Sydney Writers’ Festival – Tuesday 20th,com_events/Itemid,124/day,20/lang,en/month,05/task,view_day/year,2014/

Sydney Writers’ Festival – Wednesday 21st,com_events/Itemid,124/day,21/lang,en/month,05/task,view_day/year,2014/

Sydney Writers’ Festival – Thursday 22nd,com_events/Itemid,124/day,22/lang,en/month,05/task,view_day/year,2014/

Sydney Writers’ Festival – Friday 23rd,com_events/Itemid,124/day,23/lang,en/month,05/task,view_day/year,2014/

Sydney Writers’ Festival – Saturday 24th,com_events/Itemid,124/day,24/lang,en/month,05/task,view_day/year,2014/

Sydney Writers’ Festival – Sunday 25th,com_events/Itemid,124/day,25/lang,en/month,05/task,view_day/year,2014/

Monday 19th May

Tuesday 20th May
When: 6-10pm
@ Stirr Up Gallery – Addison Road Community Centre 142 Addison road Marrickville

may 20th harriet body

Body Mark – Harriet Body
Wen: 5-7pm
@ Kudos Gallery – 6 Napier St, Paddington

Katherine Edney – The In-between
Geoff Harvey – early bird
When: 6-8pm
@ Robin Gibson Gallery – 278 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst

Life Under the Expressway
When: 6-9pm
@ Tap Gallery Sydney – 45 Burton Street, Darlinghurst

The Genesis Project
When: 6-8pm
@ .M Contemporaray Gallery –     37 Ocean Street, Woollahra

Wednesday 21st May
Conquest of Space
When: 6-8pm
@ Galleries UNSW at the COFA Campus, Corner Oxford St & Greens Road, Paddington

Cost: $35 Full/$30 Conc
Wed 21 May – Sat 24 May 2014
When: 7.30pm & 2pm matinee Sat 24 May
@ Cell Block Theatre, National Art School, Forbes St, Darlinghurst.

21 may chrissie

Of being and becoming
When: 6-8pm
@ Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Pidcock Street,Camperdown

Leslie Oliver + Helen Mueller – Drinks with the Artists
IRISH HORSE.  James Horan
When: 5:30-7:30pm
@ Brenda May Gallery – 2 Danks Street, Waterloo

When: 6-8pm
@  CONNY DIETZSCHOLD GALLERY – BackStage –  Crown Lane, Rear 99 Crown Street

Parrallel Realms – Izzy Ivy
When: 6-9:30pm
@ M2 Gallery – 4/450 Elizabeth St Surry Hills, Sydney

INTO THE LIGHT – Vans The Omega
When: 6pm
@ The Tate – 345 Glebe Point Road, Glebe

BURNOUT. Head On Photography Festival
When: 6-8pm
@ ARCHIVE Space – 5 Eliza Steet, Newtown, Sydney

Thursday 22nd May

may 22 photostart
When: 6-8pm
@ Australian Centre for Photography – 257 Oxford Street Paddington

Flow of Voices 2 — Jacky Green, Nancy McDinny and Stewart Hoosan
When: 6-8pm
@ The Cross Art Projects – 8 Llankelly Place, Kings Cross

MY UNIQUE SELF – group show
When: 6-9pm
@ Alpha House Artist Cooperative – 226 Union St.,Newtown, just off King

Street South.

may 22 - the closed door

When: 6-8pm
@ Alaska Projects – Level 2, Kings Cross Car Park, 9A Elizabeth Bay Road, Elizabeth Bay

Friday 23rd May

may 23 Shutter Speed Fixation
Shutter Speed: Fixation
When: 6-8pm
@ Gallery Red – Shop 11, 131 – 145 Glebe Point Road, Glebe

Talking together – Listening in Unity
When: 6-8pm
@ Kerrie Lowe Gallery – 49-51 King Street, Newtown

Edge Detection – Katherine Rooke, Megan Bernard, Fiona Hueston & Grant Stewart
When: 6-8pm
@ Galleryeight – 12 Argyle Place, Millers Point, The Rocks

Subject to Ruin
When: 6-8pm
@ Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre – 1 Powerhouse Road, Casula

may 23 chinaheights

Horfée & Russell Maurice – Pathetic Bubble
When: 6pm
@ China Heights Gallery – 16-28 Foster St, Sydney

Nobody Claps Anymore
When: 6-8pm
@ He Made She Made – 70 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst

Glimpses – Geoffrey Goodes
When: 6:30pm
@ Newsagency Gallery – 332 Stanmore Rd Petersham

Sydney Writers’ Festival – It’s Timely
When: 7-9pm
@ Blacktown Arts Centre – 78 Flushcombe Road, Blacktown

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
When: 8pm
@ Exclaim Theatre Company – Australia Hall, 150 Elizabeth Street, Sydney

ANIMAL FARM by George Orwell
When: 8pm
@ Archway 1 Theatre Company – Chapman Road, Annandale

Saturday 24th May
TREVOR WEEKES – Small Machines for Big Minds
When: 3-5pm
@ Stella Downer Fine Art – Dealer Consultant & Valuer – 2 Danks Street Waterloo

may 24th sheffer

Milena Bennett and Harry Greenwood – Wonderlust
When: 4-6pm
@ SHEFFER GALLERY – 38 Lander Street Darlington

At Last – The Seventies!- Leon Gregory gregory
When: 4-6pm
@ GINKGO 166 St Johns Road, Forest Lodge, Glebe

Sarah Hendy – the opaque skin of my dreams
When: 2-5pm
@ Gallery Ecosse – ‘Halcyon’ Exeter Road, Exeter

An astounding and inspiring night of film, talks, music, art and food – featuring the Australian premiere of Live And Let Live!
When: 7-10pm
@ Sydney Nursing School, The University of Sydney – 88 Mallett Street, Camperdown, Sydney

Vivid Light Festival 2014
When: 9am-9pm
@ Circular Quay Sydney – Vivid Light Show – Regents Park, New South Wales

Poetry Alive
When: 5pm
@ Stanley Street Gallery – 1/52-54 Stanley Street, Darlinghurst

Sunday 25th May
FastBREAK: Save The World
When: 10:30am-12:30pm
@ Powerhouse Museum – 500 Harris Street, Ultimo

MUSICAL ALASKA no. 17:  involuntary muscle feat. Jane Sheldon | Michaela Davies
When: 5pm
@ Alaska Projects -Level 2, Kings Cross Car Park, 9A Elizabeth Bay Road, Elizabeth Ba

THINGS OF INTEREST and Artist opportunities

31 Days – Lifeworld
Submissions close: Tuesday June 3, 2014 We are now accepting submissions for our annual feature exhibition 31 Days. This year’s theme Lifeworld is a concept that explores facets of sociology, anthropology and reflects the personal lived experiences of the individual.
Please visit for more information.
For all enquires please contact the gallery at or give us a call on
(02) 9692 0030

Sunrise Photography Workshop
Join an exclusive group of photo-enthusiasts at the top of Sydney Tower Eye while the rest of the city sleeps 250 metres below!  Led by one of Frui’s professional photographers, you’ll be with a small group of no more than 10 shutterbugs and for an hour and a half you’ll have the entire 360-degree views offered by the Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck to yourself.
You’ll learn how to capture the view at it’s very best, from city night-lights, to a sublime sunrise, through to early morning shadows.  And that’s not all; during the workshop a delicious light breakfast with fresh coffee and tea will be laid out for you.  With a professional photographer always on hand to offer advice, feedback, and pro-tips, you’ll come away with a set of captivating photographs of one of the world’s most beautiful cities.  And best of all – it’s right on your doorstep!
You will learn: Composition and exposure techniques, how to master exposure modes, ISO and Exposure Compensation, how to control colour in your images using White Balance, how to work with a tripod.
Included: Entrance to Sydney Tower Eye, all tuition, worksheets, and light breakfast.  Meet at Westfield Sydney entrance 100 Market Street between Pitt Street and Castlereagh Street.  Please note that access to Westfield Sydney is not available before 6am.
Dates and times:
22 May:  6am – 7:30am
29 May:  6am – 7:30am
5 June:  6:15am – 7:45am
12 June:  6:15am – 7:45am
Cost: $149

Night Photography Workshop
Capture night-time views of Sydney Harbour and the sticking skyline before ascending 250 metres to the Sydney Tower Eye observation deck during an exclusive three hour photo shoot of Sydney at night!  Led by one of Frui’s professional photographers, you’ll be with a small group of no more than 10 shutterbugs.  For three hours you’ll be taken around Sydney’s prime night photography spots, including the Observation Deck at Sydney Tower Eye, where you’ll have exclusive access to the stunning 360-degree views.
But this workshop is not all work, work, work, as there’ll be a crisp glass of bubbly to greet you at the top of Sydney Tower Eye.  You’ll also have plenty of time to chat with your tutor throughout the entire three hour course, who’s always on hand to give you advice, on the spot guidance, and all important technical tips to take away!
You will learn: Night photography compositional techniques, how to capture light trails using long exposure, ISO, White Balance, and how to work with a tripod.
Included: Three hour walking tour of Sydney’s best photography spots, entrance to Sydney Tower Eye, all tuition, worksheets, and glass of bubbly.
Dates and times:
20 May: 8:30pm – 11:30pm
27 may: 8:30pm – 11:30pm (during VIVID Sydney)
3 June: 8:30pm – 11:30pm (during VIVID Sydney)
10 June:  8:30pm – 11:30pm
Cost: $199

Beginners Art Workshops
Sharpen your artistic skills while taking in the spectacular 360-degree views from Sydney Tower Eye’s observation deck!  These fun and informative workshops are led by one of Frui’s experienced tutors.  Ideal for beginners, you’ll benefit from a small group of no more than 10 fellow aspiring artists while being guided through a series of exercises that will hone your mark-making, pen and ink skills, acrylics, watercolour and more.
But it’s not just the amazing views and tuition that makes this workshop so memorable, because at the end you’ll enjoy a complimentary glass of bubbly while your tutor gives you feedback on everything you’ve discussed and put into action throughout the workshop.  Walk away with your newly created piece of art and a new confidence to build upon!
You will learn: Basic mark-making skills, compositional planning, perspective and tonal techniques involving a variety of media including pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, acrylics, and watercolour.
Included: Entrance to Sydney Tower Eye, two hours of tuition, all art materials, glass of bubbly upon completion.
Dates and times:
Introduction to mark-making techniques with pencil and charcoal 24 May: 11am – 1pm
Introduction to pen and ink 31 May: 11am – 1pm
Introduction to colour theory and acrylics 7 June: 11am – 1pm
Introduction to watercolour 14 June:  11am – 1pm
Cost: $89 (one off session), $299 (all four sessions)



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