Sydney art galleries, art shows, art exhibitions & art openings 27/05/2013 – 02/06/2013 – Sydney Art Galleries and Art Community

You may have noticed the city is lit up at the moment! VIVID Sydney is back for a couple of weeks. For a full listing of events check out our post: or see the official webiste

2013 - Vivid Light render - Lighting of the Sails by The Spinifex Group

With tax time approaching (boring I know), if you do some research now it may help with $$$$ down the track. Here are some arts organisations that are very useful when it comes to money matters. Please check out these links:

Australian Copyright Council
Australia Council for the Arts
Arts Law Centre of Australia
Copyright Agency Limited
ANAT Australian Network for Art & Technology
Indigenous Art Trade Association
Resale Royalty


Click on the pictures for futher information. Have a great week.

Monday 27th May

The Future of Arts Publishing, Journalism and Criticism – Admission Free (SAMAG members)
$10 (non-members) $5 students.
To register please email Lizzy:
When:  6pm
@ Australia Council for the Arts – 372 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills

The Raven’s Journey – Tarot Card Exhibition and Live Show
When: 7.30pm
@ Colombian Hotel (Upstairs), Darlinghurst


When: 5-7pm
@ COFAspace – COFA, E Block, Ground floor

10B Photography Workshop with Francesco Zizola & Claudio Palmisano
When: 9am-5pm
@ 10×8 – Level 5/ 56-60 Foster, Surry Hills

The I-Manifest STUDIO Pop-Up is a part of Vivid Ideas and The Rocks Pop Up initiative.
When: 10am-4pm
@ The Rocks Pop-Up, Sydney

I-Manifest Studio Live
When: 10am-4pm
@ Museum of Contemporary Art Australia – 140 George Street, Sydney

I-Manifest Studio Seminar Day 1: Advertising, Film & Music
When: 10am-3pm
@ Museum of Contemporary Art Australia – 140 George Street, Sydney

The Participatory Revolution
When: 12:30-5:30pm
@ Museum of Contemporary Art Australia – 140 George Street, Sydney

BUILD A MOVEMENT with Ruby Pseudo (UK)
When: 7-9pm
@ Museum of Contemporary Art Australia – 140 George Street, Sydney

The Making Of… Transformative Theatre
When: 9-10pm
@ Museum of Contemporary Art Australia – 140 George Street, Sydney

Tuesday 28th May
EXPOSED – Africain photography and Video art – Head on Photo festival‎
When: 6-8pm
@ QUEENS street Gallery – 28 Queen Street, Woollahra

Nikon Walkley Photographers’ Slide Night
When: 6pm
@ State Library of NSW, Sydney


Jackie Dean
When: 5.30pm
@ Depot Gallery – 2 Danks Street, Waterloo

Emma Phillips, Julie Sundberg, Anna Warr, Fiona Wolf, Jennifer Blau and Sam Heydt
When: 6pm
@ Depot II Gallery – 2 Danks Street, Waterloo

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Glenn Lockitch
When: 5pm
@ Kings Cross Library – Kings Cross

Hell is Others – Jan Handel, Nik Kamvissis, Aude Parichot
When: 6-8pm
@ Library Stairwell Gallery – NAS, corner of forbes and darlinghurst

CeBIT Australia
This is the number one business technology event not to be missed – register now.
@ Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre – Darling Drive (Darling Harbour)

I-Manifest Studio Seminar Day 2: TV, Radio, Print + Digital.
When: 10am-3pm
@ Vivid Ideas Exchange – Museum of Contemporary Art, 140 George St, Sydney, Australia 2000

Guest Lecture Programme
When: 5pm
@ See Street Gallery Meadowbank, See Street


When: 5-7pm
@ Kudos Gallery – 6 Napier Street, Paddington, Sydney

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

Exhibition of paintings‎
When: 6-8pm
@ Flinders Street Gallery – 61 Flinders Street, Surry Hills,

Gayle Forman in conversation with Melina Marchetta
When: 6:30pm
@ Kinokuniya Sydney – Level 2, The Galeries, 500 George Street, Sydney

Gun Control Theatre Action Sydney
When: 7-9:30pm
@ Darlinghurst Theatre Company – 19 Greenknowe Ave, Potts Point

The Making Of… A Hit Song
When: 9-10:30pm
@ Museum of Contemporary Art Australia – 140 George Street, Sydney

Wednesday 29th May
Jacqueline Fowler
When: 5:30-8pm
@ Sofitel Wentworth Foyer Level – 61-101 Phillip Street Sydney

Denise Campbell
When: 6-9pm
@ May st. studios – 23 May Street, St Peters


When: 5:30-7:30pm
@ Brenda May Gallery – 2 Danks Street, Waterloo

When: 6-8pm
@ Defiance Gallery – 47 Enmore Road, Newtown

When: 6-8pm
@ Factory 49 Showroom, 49 Shepherd St, Marrickville

FIGURE: Works from the Life Class and independent explorations of the human figure
When: 5-7pm
@ Study Centre for Drawing, 106 Burton Street, Darlinghurst

CIIC Biztro
When: 9am-5pm
@ Museum of Contemporary Art Australia – 140 George Street, Sydney

Catherine Cloran – Drinks with the Artist
When: 5:30-7:30pm
@ Brenda May Gallery – ANNEX – 2 Danks Street Waterloo

When: 7-9pm
@ Museum of Contemporary Art Australia – 140 George Street, Sydney

NOOR presents an evening with photographer Francesco Zizola
When: 9-10pm
@ Museum of Contemporary Art Australia – 140 George Street, Sydney

Thursday 30th May
Gallery 1 – INFINITY POOL – JD Reforma
Gallery 2  – AS ABOVE | SO BELOW – Alaska Projects
When: 6-8pm
@ Mop projects –  2/39 Abercrombie Street, Chippendale

Gallery 1: Simon O’Dwyer – B side of O’dwyer
Gallery 2: Zoe Wetherall – Aerial Albuquerque
GALLERY 3: The Silent Sea – John Slaytor
GUEST SPACE: Cordelia Beresford – Presence
ARCADE 4: Tony Sernak – A World of People
When: 6-8pm
@ Gaffa – 281 Clarence Street, Sydney

May 30 May street

Denise Campbell – Changing Places
When: 6-9pm
@ May Street Gallery – Level 1, 23 May Street, St Peters

2013 Australian International Design Festival
@ Various venues in Sydney CBD

@ Museum of Contemporary Art Australia – 140 George Street, Sydney

Late Night Lounge: Eat The Collection
When: 6-9pm
@ Powerhouse Museum – 500 Harris Street, Ultimo

When: 7-9pm
@ Museum of Contemporary Art Australia – 140 George Street, Sydney

Friday 31st May

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James Dorahy Gallery is closing down
FINAL SOIREES 1 of 4 – All good things must come to an end
When: 5-8pm
@ James Dorahy Project Space – Suite 4, Level One, 111 Macleay Street Potts Point, Sydney

Yasmin Smith – Stone Skin
When: 6-8pm
@ The Commercial Gallery – 148 Abercrombie Street, Redfern

The Art of Seeing
Mother Nature
When: 6-8pm
@ kerrie lowe – 49/51 King Street, Newtown

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

rainer wöran – playgrounds
When: 6-8pm
@ GINKGO – 166 St Johns Road, Forest Lodge, Glebe

The Digital Playground
When: 9am-5pm
@ Overseas Passenger Terminal – The Rocks Sydney, Sydney

When: 6pm
@ 55 Sydenham Rd, Marrickville

Future Creative Drinks
When: 6-9pm
@ The White Horse Hotel – 381 – 385 Crown St, Surry Hills

MCA ARTBAR Weird Science by Keg de Souza
Celebrate MCA ARTBAR driven by Audi first birthday this May as you experiment with the theme of weird science curated by Sydney artist Keg de Souza. From the 1985 teen sci-fi film classic by John Hughes to the literal meaning of weird science, Keg invites you to interpret the evening as you see fit.
When: 7-11pm
@ MCAA – 140 George Street, Sydney

Still Lyfe – Will Cooke
When: 6-9pm
@ China Heights Gallery, 16-28 Foster St. Surry Hills

Saturday 1st June

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Vivid Sydney Doctor Who celebrates 50th Anniversary. Photo Vivid Sydney and BBC.

Doctor Who celebrates 50th anniversary at Vivid Sydney –
visual feast of 3D-mapped projections of Doctor Who as he travels through space and time,
pursued by some of his greatest enemies
@ The grand façade of Customs House at Circular Quay

exit , pursued by a bear – Stephen Freiberg, Linda Brescia, frank Nowlan
Miguel, Jeffrey Young, Miriam Kydd, Marc Etherington, Patrick Francis – a Peter Fay project
When: 2-4pm
@ SHEFFER GALLERY SYDNEY – 38 Lander Street Darlington

Art Burn
To be opened by Peter Berner
When:  3pm
@ INCINERATOR ART SPACE – 2 Small Street, Willoughby

Reportage – Momento Pro Book Making Workshop
When: 9am-5pm

The Loop Graphic Design, Illustration & Advertising Portfolio Masterclass
When: 9-10am
@ Museum of Contemporary Art Australia – 140 George Street, Sydney

Product Camp Sydney
When: 10am-3pm
@ Museum of Contemporary Art Australia – 140 George Street, Sydney

Sneaky Minds Workshop
When: 12-5pm
@ CATC Design School – The Rocks, Sydney


Wallpeople Sydney – ‘Music Edition’
When: 12-3pm
@ Camperdown Memorial Rest Park

Artbank Social Club
A free shuttle bus to Artbank leaves Chalmers St, Central (outside Firstdraft) via corner of Oxford and Flinders Street every hour
When: 1-5pm
@ Artbank – 50C Rosebery Ave (Head office), Rosebery

The life and work of Adam Cullen
When: 2-4pm
@ Gallery Ecosse – ‘Halcyon’ Exeter Road, Exeter

David Burnett – ‘The Presidents: From JFK to Obama’
A Reportage Festival Event
@ Australian Centre for Photography – 257 Oxford Street, Paddington

Sunday 2nd June

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SAM BEATTY – Life in New Spaces
When: 2-4.30pm
@ Blue Mountains Heritage Centre – End of Govett’s Leap Road, Blackheath

Women Documenting – The Experiences of Emerging and Accomplished Female Documentary Photographers
When: 9am-1pm
@ Museum of Contemporary Art Australia – 140 George Street, Sydney

A Retrospective Journey with David Burnett
When: 2-6pm
@ Museum of Contemporary Art Australia – 140 George Street, Sydney

Billy Blue Design Symposium
When: 3-5pm
@ Museum of Contemporary Art Australia – 140 George Street, Sydney

Bbetween 6 Launch
When: 5-7pm
@ Museum of Contemporary Art Australia – 140 George Street, Sydney

THINGS OF INTEREST and Artist opportunities

2013 MOSMAN ART PRIZE – call for entries, announcing exhibition dates and judge
Mosman Art Gallery has opened the call for entries to the 66th annual Mosman Art Prize – presenting a public exhibition of finalists works from 13 July to 25 August 2013.
Mosman Art Prize is a national painting award of $30,000. Sponsored by Mosman Council it is the longest running municipal art prize in Australia. The acquisitive award forms the basis of the Mosman Art Collection, a valuable and important survey of Australian painting.
The Mosman Art Prize is Mosman Art Gallery’s flagship annual exhibition. This free public exhibition features selected finalists from a pool of established and emerging artists who work in oils, acrylics or watercolours. A Public Program of Artist Talks accompanies the exhibition offering insights to contemporary painting practice.
Acclaimed artist Lucy Culliton will Judge this year’s award. Lucy won the Mosman Art Prize in 2000 for her work, Still Life/White Ground.
The 2013 Mosman Art Prize awards a prize pool of $40,000 across the following categories: The Mosman Art Prize – $30,000 – major award (acquisitive), The Allan Gamble Memorial Art Prize – $3,000 (for built environment), The Mosman Art Prize Commendation Prize – $5,000, Young Emerging Artists’ Award (under 35 years) – $2,000 and the Mosman Art Society Viewers’ Choice Award  – $1,000.

Previous winners of the major Prize include David Fairbairn (2012), Craig Waddell (2010), Jasper Knight (2008), Adam Cullen and Tom Carment (joint winners 2005), Guan Wei (2001), Tim Johnson (1999), Elisabeth Cummings (1996), Jenny Sages (1994) and Nicholas Harding (1993).  Margaret Olley was the inaugural winner in 1947.
Further details and online entry form at:
Entries and delivery of works close at 7:00pm Monday 1 July 2013.
Finalists will be announced online 8 July.
Mosman Art Prize Exhibition opens for public viewing 13 July to 25 August 2013


Call for Applications: 2014 Studio Residencies
Looking for a space to develop your practice?
Artspace welcomes applications for 2014 Studio Residencies. Available to practicing artists for periods between two to twelve months, the studios provide a unique environment for artists to develop their practice.
Click here to download an application form
Applications close Friday 2 August 2013


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Call for Proposals – Solid Ground II: Echoes
Solid Ground II: Echoes Curated by Tom Macphail*
13 – 30 June 2013
With a Federal election approaching, Solid Ground II: Echoes is an inquiry into the current debates pertaining to asylum seekers and refugees within Australia by bringing together a range of artists and writers, aiming to approach the subject by expressing a variety of viewpoints, observations and lived experiences.
The aim of the exhibition is to focus on the facts of the current issues whilst considering Australia’s immigration history, international context and the political rhetoric and media sensationalism that has marred the issues and demonized ‘boat people’. The ‘White Australian’ policy of earlier decades demonstrates that Australian’s fear of outsiders is nothing new, yet the current polarization of the voting public reveals issues of underlying xenophobia that we have yet to shake off.
At The Vanishing Point gallery, in association with OPEN Marrickville is calling for artists whose artworks/practices are engaged with the above subject and writers who are looking to be published with the show’s accompanying zine. All medium and contemporary visual arts practices are welcome to apply.
Propose up to 5 artworks per artist.
Proposals due 6pm Sunday 2 June.
For a proposal form
For further information
or call (02) 9519 2340 or email
*Solid Ground II: Echoes is supported by funding from Marrickville Council’s Open Marrickville festival & ATVP’s Emerging Curator Mentorship program, supported by The Visual Arts and Craft Strategy and the NSW Government through Arts NSW.


The Fish Bowl - new project space call out
The Fish Bowl – new project space call out
As you may have heard the new Dean (Ross Harley) has given his offices on the ground floor of D-block to the student body as exhibition or project spaces.
These glass walled rooms look out on to the courtyard and are an amazing place to conduct performances, live art production, and exhibit installations.
This new space is called The Fish Bowl. It will be open to any student* who wishes to use it. One room is for a week-long exhibition of work/ experimental project, another is a casual space to trial installation possibilities of your work for a few hours.
All you need to do to gain access to these awesome new rooms is to send a proposal to the Courtyard Collective via the Arc Office at COFA. As long as you aren’t using anything problematic like a raging bonfire or litres of sulphuric acid, we’ll slot you in!
Contact us at
*you must be an Arc member…it’s free!


All works will be on view May 28th – June 2nd 2013
All works for sale
Deadline for submitting artwork Sunday 26th 6pm
Entry fee $25
Tap Gallery Sydney – 45 Burton Street, Darlinghurst, New South Wales,


Kings artist run space
10 Years !!! fundraise and submissions!
It’s our 10th birthday! Hip hip..!
We want to celebrate with a 10 years publication, wouldn’t you love to have one? We know you do!
WE HAVE LAUNCHED our 1st crowd-funding campaign to fundraise and make this project possible!
Visit, and have a look, donations of $10 and above will be rewarded!!
We aim at producing a significant resource that will include a short history of Kings, interviews of founding members, critical essays and a series of 1 page artworks from Kings past exhibitors. Help us to make this project possible!
The publication will be launched on October 4th 2013 to coincide with an exhibition including Cate Consandine, Kel Glaister, The Kingpins, Brendan Lee and Sanja Pahoki, curated by Anabelle Lacroix.

We are now calling on past exhibitors to submit an artwork, documentation, or response to be included as an image in the 10 years publication.
Images can be a new or past work, a documentation of work exhibited at Kings or a response such as creative writing or anecdote.
Please send us your images and captions before June at


SP Gallery announces its next group show SHOCK AND AWE. This is a military term describing tactics to surpise and disturb the enemy. What does it mean in art? Show us what shocks and awes YOU.
Wall works up to 1 metre in any direction, must be supplied with D rings and picture wire or cord.
3D works up to 1 metre in any direction.
Audiovisual must be supplied on DVD. Artists welcome to provide own audiovisual equipments.
Delivery ESP Gallery Saturday 1 June 11am – 4pm
Show opens Saturday 8 June 4pm closes Sunday 23 June 4pm

Entry fee $40 payable cash, credit card or EFTPOS on delivery
ESP Gallery – 228 Illawarra Road, Marrickville,


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Wallpeople is a collaborative art event that happens in 45 cities around the world at the same time. A city wall will become a makeshift outdoor gallery, where all participants may exhibit their own works and collaborate to create an improvised open-air museum.
This year, Sydney joins the global network of creatives for the first time, and invites all city artists & creative enthusiasts alike to join us on the 1st of June in Newtown.
Created in Barcelona in 2009, Wallpeople invites people to create and be a part of a unique experiment in an urban space, thus making an ephemeral street artwork.
Wallpeople 2013 – MUSIC EDITION
The guiding theme for 2013 is MUSIC. We want everyone to express their unique relationship with music, no matter what genre or style. The participants have two possibilities:
1. Reinterpret a song in an artistic format of choice: illustration, photography, text, painting, collage, canvas…
2. Create any art work related to music in a general way: For example: a tribute to an artist, a concert, a musical moment of your life, your favourite style, musical origins…
1.Everyone can participate. You just need to join the event on Facebook.
2.On 1st of June at 12:00pm, go to Camperdown Memorial Rest Park in Newtown with one or more of your works.
3.Works will be accepted in any format: drawing, painting, illustration, photography, collage, paste-up, comics, paper, cardboard, wood (light), fabric, crochet, prints, mixed compositions, plates, postcards, craft, origami, album covers, vinyl, painted cassettes, a post-it, etc.
4.Stick your work(s) on the wall with the rest of the works. If your inspiration is a particular song, you must indicate the name of the track and the artist.
5.Wallpeople team will have the necessary adhesives but we still ENCOURAGE YOU TO BRING YOUR OWN MOUNTING TAPE OR ADHESIVE TAPE if possible, to facilitate the process. You can also BYO art supplies as we encourage all participants to make live art creations.
6.Wallpeople team will mark the start and ending of the event (about 3-4 hours).
7.At the end of the exhibition, you can take your work back or swap it with another participant’s, thus turning the event into an artistic exchange. If you want, you can write down your contact information, in case who took your work wants to contact you.
• Light works, which can be stuck up to the wall with adhesive tape.
• Any techniques or formats are permitted, provided that the work refers to a musical subject.
• Works bigger than 1x1m.
• Works that could cause damage to the wall. Drilling the wall is prohibited.
• Works with offensive or discriminatory content.
When: 1st of June – 12PM
@ Camperdown Memorial Park (Lennox St entrance)

For more information:


Call for Artists: Newtown Hub Gallery 22 Enmore Road,Newtown-Sydney

Newtown Hub Gallery in Sydney is currently accepting exhibition proposals from emerging and established artists.
Located in the heart of Newtown and committed to the exhibition of contemporary emerging and established artists. Newton Hub Gallery has 5 spaces ,it features over 78 metres of floor space, versatile hanging/display options,and track lighting which can be booked singly or in combination
Cost of the Gallery $ 350 for week.
You can pay instantly in one months , 15 days or one week before your exhibition.
M: 0413 531 709.
Facebook: Newtwon Hub Gallery.
The Gallery open 2 – 7 Pm. Thursday and Sunday or for appointment.
The gallery is opposite Oporto and 100 meters from Newtown Station.



Sydney Art Exhibitions and Sydney Gallery openings and the arts 11/02/2013 – 17/02/2013

A bit of romance for the week and what better way then art or something handmade for a lover or a friend!

Here is something simple to try.

Make a valentines card

Have a great week, check out the new works on at St James and Museum stations with Conductors project :

Email us with all your shows events, information and images and we will try and get them up on the blog.

Monday 11th February

Conductors Project – James Drinkwater
09 February – 09 March 2013
When: Opening station times
@ St. James & Museum Stations – Sydney, Nsw 2011, Australia

The Print Society – Pop Up Work+Shop
When: 10am-5pm
@ Gaffa – 281 Clarence Street, Sydney

Tuesday 12th February
Drawn to the Everything – Hugo Black Muecke
When: 6-8pmS
@ Sheffer Gallery – 38 Lander Street, Darlington

Eternity - Emma Walker

Eternity – Emma Walker
When: 6-8pm
@ Damien Minton Gallery – 61-63 Great Buckingham Street, Redfern

LetterboxCo. Pop-up Shop Opening
When: 6pm
@ Object Gallery, 417 Bourke St. Surry Hills

Wednesday 13th February

Exhibition  Transformation – Andrnew Goldie
13 February – 31 March 2013
When: Mon-Fri 8am-12midnight, Sat 10am-midnight, Sun 11am-5pm
When: Level One, open Library Hours. Mon-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-4pm
@ Customs House – 31 Alfred Street, Circular Quay, Sydney NSW 2000

Be My Valentine workshop
When: 12:30-2:00pm
@ Object Gallery, 417 Bourke St. Surry Hills

Barbara Halnan – Progressions and Permutations
When: 6-8pm
@ A-M Gallery – 191 Wilson St Newtown, Sydney

Hiroyasu Tsuri (TWOONE), Mathew Martin, Thomas Jackson & Yoshio Honjo.
When: 6pm
@ The Tate – 345 Glebe Point Road, Glebe

The silence of objects and the order of things
When: 6-8pm
@ National Art School – Forbes Street, Sydney

Thursday 14th February

Valentines Day Do It Yourself (DIY)

Gallery 1 & 2: Reinhardt Dammn: Burn Rate – Scott Redford
When: 6-8pm
@ MOP projects –  2/39 Abercrombie Street, Chippendale

Paddington Pub Festival 2013 – 14th – 17th February 2013
Pubs participating include;
The Imperial Hotel
The Paddington Inn
The Grand National
The Bellevue Hotel
The Light Brigade Hotel
Fringe Bar
The Olympic Hotel
The Royal Hotel,
The Paddington Arms Hotel.
@ Paddington, Sydney

Home is Where One Starts From
Stephen Bambury
John Barbour
On Kawara
Colin McCahon
When: 6-8pm
@ Yuill Crowley – Suite 1.01 East Exchange – 318 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst

Rachel Park: Artist in Residence at Culture at Work
When: 6-8pm
@ Culture at Work 6-8 Scott Street Pyrmont

TWO DOLLAR PAREIDOLIA – Emily Hunt, Vicki Papageorgopoulos, Matthew Hopkins
When: 6-8pm
@ Tin Sheds Gallery – 154 City Road, Chippendale

Rosita Holmes, Bethany O’Donnell, Jacqueline Olivetti, Alexandra Reid
When: 6-8pm
@ Mori Gallery – 168 Day Street, Sydney

Mardi Gras Film Festival 2013
When: 7:30-10:30pm
@ Dendy Newtown, Hoyts EQ, The Oxford and Parramatta Riverside

A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant & A Prayer
When: 7:30-9:30pm
@ The Roxbury Hotel, 182 Street, JOHNS ROAD, Sydney

THE COME UP – Wayne Desveaux
When: 6pm
@ The Standard – 383 Bourke Street Surry Hills, Sydney

Friday 15th February

Face Apart 2
When: 6-8pm
@ Salerno Gallery – 70 Glebe Point Road, Glebe

Not only do we have some of the biggest names in Sydney Burlesque but we also make a huge welcome for Melbourne performer and Mr Boylesque Australia FOREVER, RAVEN!
When: 7:30pm
@ Camelot Lounge Marrickville – 19 Marrickville Rd (Corner Railway Pde), Marrickville

Kinema In The Park: SCI-FI double-bill
When: 8pm- 2am
@ Sydney Park – Sydney Park Rd, Sydney

Saturday 16th February
When: 4-6pm
@ MCLEMOI Gallery – 45 Chippen Street, Chipendale

Josh Raymond
Kelly-Ann Lees
Judy Watson
When: 4-6pm
@ Brenda May Gallery – 2 Danks Street, Waterloo

sas-fusion 16th Feb 2013

Fusion: An Exhibition of Works by Sydney Art School Tutors
When: 6:30pm
@ Wallarobba Arts Centre, Willow Park, 25 Edgeworth David Avenue, Hornsby

Mixquisite – A collaboration of work by 6 jewellers
When: 4-6pm
@ Studio 20/17 – Unit 6b 2 Danks street Waterloo

Sunday 17th December
GB presents – Oh Boy Oh Boy
Australia’s premier Neo Burlesque and Arts collective Gallery Burlesque
When: 7pm
@ The Standard – Level 3, 383 Bourke St Surry Hills, Sydney

THINGS OF INTEREST + opportunities for artists

works on paper prize
Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre invites all artists to submit works either on or made principally with paper for selection in the 2013 Hazelhurst Art Award. Artists can submit up to three works, with those selected hanging from 6 July to 25 August 2013. Hazelhurst, in partnership with Global Specialised Services (GSS), sponsors both the major award of $15 000 and the Emerging Artist’s Award of $5000. The Friends of Hazelhurst Local Artist prize is $5000. The general public will again have the chance to vote for their favourite work, with the winner receiving the $1000 People’s Choice Award.
Entries close Monday 6 May 2013 at 5pm. More information, including the terms and conditions, can be found in the brochure below:

proposal call out for exhibitions between March and July 2013.
artists / curators / organisers / editors / producers / workaholics / etc.
please email :
WITH: description of work, show, event or program and how that may manifest at 55 – including proposed date(s)
feel free to be loose, but not vague
do not send readymade proposals you are pimping out to the rest of the universe, as they will be thrown in the bin – make new work for 55
When: deadline : Friday 15 February 2013
@ 55 Sydenham Road, Marrickville

Sydney Art Exhibitions and Sydney Gallery openings and the arts 01/02/2013 – 10/02/2013

Hello and happy new year 2013! I’m back after a great couple of months off with my family. I’m looking forward to catching up with you and hearing all your news and about all your arts events. The usual In studo and In gallery sections are set to go, so if you want to be a part of any of these pages or posts please email us at with your details.

I wish you a great year and hope to hear from you soon. If you are a company and you have any discounts, specials or offers for our community group then please contact me. Take care and play safe. Mark Rowden @ Sydney art galleries and art community

The first In studio for this year is Mark Rowden (me). Have a read!

Deck chair on the beach - Mark Rowden

I’m also having a solo show called Wonderland: memories of childhood. Here are the details: – please come along! Some of the proceeds are going to Sydney Children’s Hospital and The Humpty Dumpty Foundation.

Friday 1st February

Ben Goss
Exteriors – Ben Goss
1 – 17 Feb 2013
When: 6-8pm
@ Queen Street Gallery – 28 Queen Street Woollahra


Cementa_13 – 40 artists over 4 days
Cementa_13 is a biennial contemporary arts festival taking place in the post-industrial town of Kandos NSW.
Over forty  artists will exhibit video, installation, sound, 2d and 3d artworks in venues and locations across the town.
Venues will include shop fronts, vacant lots, a disused school, scout hall, local pub, the local museum, golf-course,
people’s homes, the surrounding bushlands, etc.  The work will address the identity, history, and current social,
environmental and economic context of the town.   Both walking and cycling tours will be given every day of the festival,
introducing audiences to the town, along a route that will incorporate all of the major exhibitions,
emphasizing environmentally sound modes of transport.
In addition, there will be specialised tours including an edible weed tour of the surrounding country,
a bicycle tour by ARTcycle inc. of local bushland, an escarpment hike and a winery tour.

Lillian O’Neil – Total Romance
1st – 16th Feb 2013
When: 6-8pm
@ The Commercial

Under Pressure
until Tuesday 26th February 2013
When: 6pm
@ Gallery Red – Shop 11, 131-145, Glebe Point Road, Glebe

Saturday 2nd February
90 – SNO Contemporay Art Projects
2nd-24th Feb 2013
When: 3-6pm
@ SNO Contemporay Art Projects

Over 120 major sculptures and works of art are on permanent display around Sydney’s CBD, The Rocks, Botanic Gardens, Wharf area and surrounds.
Some are on show at prominent landmarks, others are tucked away in foyers, laneways, under trees or in obscure locations.
Each walk has been researched as part of a Masters in Art (Art in Public Space) thesis.
Your friendly, expert tour guide will give you interesting information about the artworks; including direct quotes from the artists.
When: 12-4pm

Pei Pei He & Li Baoying – Different Worlds Exhibition Opening Sat 2 Feb 2.30pm
29 January – 23 February 2013
When: 2:30pm
@ Art Atrium – 181 Old South Head Road, Bondi Junction

31 January to Sunday 17 February
When: 4-6pm
@ ESP Gallery – 228 Illawarra Road, Marrickville

Rachel Carroll and Mark Rhodes – CONTINUUM
until Feb 9th
When: 6-8pm
@ Painters Gallery – 11/20 bungan street, Mona Vale

Sunday 3rd February
Step Right Up
Step right up step right up and be taken back in time to the 1930’s – where carnivals, fairs and girlie shows brought joy to audiences across Australia and America.
When: 7:30-11:30pm
@ The Standard Level 3, 383 Bourke St Surry Hills

Monday 4th February
Art Alight! Fundraiser for those affected by the NSW Bushfires
When: 6-9pm
@ Verge Gallery – Jane Foss Russell Plaza, City Rd, University of Sydney

10 original Dale Bigeni pieces based on and around tattoo designs. Expect Skulls, Snakes, Banners, Daggers and all that other cliche goodness.
When: 6pm
@ Beach Burrito Company Newtown – 1A Bedford Street, Newtown, New South Wales


Lady of Burlesque – William Wellman’s LADY OF BURLESQUE (1943)
Mini Membership (4 screenings/ + bring 1 guest along to one screening) $20
Quarterly Membership (12 screenings/ + bring one guest along to three different screenings) $40
Annual Membership (52 screenings/ + bring one guest along to 12 different screenings) $99
When: 6:30pm
@ CHAUVEL CINEMA – Cnr Oxford St & Oatley Rd, Paddington

When: 8pm
@ OXFORD ART FACTORY – Basement, 38-46 Oxford St, Sydney

Tuesday 5th February

When: 6-8pm
@ Robin Gibson – 278 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst

Dr Lisa Murray: Akubra – An Aussie Icon
When: 12:30-1:30pm
@ Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts – 280 Pitt Street, Sydney,

MEMOROPHILIA – Michelle Cawthorn
When: 5pm
@ Kudos Gallery – 6 Napier Street, Paddington


Kate Stevens/ Jonathon Throsby
When: 6-8pm
@ Flinders Street Gallery – 61 Flinders Street, Surry Hills

Journey Into The World of Champagne – Sydney
When: 6:30pm
@ Arthouse Gallery – 66 McLachlan Avenue, Sydney

Wednesday 6th February
Adrian Clement
When: 6-8pm
@ Factory 49 – 49 Shepherd Street, Marrickville

Robert Bell, Daniel Kyle & Charmaine Pike
When: 6-8pm
@ Defiance Gallery – Newtown

LULU PINKUS – Transfiguration
When: 6-8pm
@ Arthouse Gallery – 66 McLachlan Avenue, Rushcutters Bay

Peter Corris: The Dunbar Case (Tom Keneally Centre Readings)
Meet the godfather of Australian crime fiction, Peter Corris
When: 12:30-1:30pm
@ Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts – 280 Pitt Street, Sydney

ArtLab Opening
In celebration of Global Gallery’s 20th Birthday, rising star and curator Justin Feuerring has brought together a talented and eclectic group of artists to take part in ArtLab 2013, a project encouraging dialogue and collaboration within a shared studio space.
When: 6pm
@ Global Gallery – 5 Comber St, Paddington, Sydney


JANIS – Sarah Contos, Kelly Doley, Hannah Furmage, Zoe Robertson, Marian Tubbs and Justene Williams.
JANIS is a project focusing on female art practice. JANIS promotes curatorial, writing and art projects by women. JANIS will contribute to ways of discussing and viewing female art practice. JANIS is dedicated to enabling female voices to be heard a little louder and to take up more space in the artworld, and subsequently, in the annuls of art history.
When: 6-8pm
@ Alaska Projects – Level 2, Kings Cross Car Park, 9A Elizabeth Bay Road,

Creatives Uncovered
When: 7pm
@ Tortuga Studios – 31 Princes Hwy, ST Peters

JAWS 3D!!!
When: 8pm
@ Kings Cross Library, Kings Cross, Sydney

When: 6pm
@ The Tate – 345 Glebe Point Road, Glebe

Thursday 7th February

Deck chair on the beach - Mark Rowden
Wonderland: Memories of Childhood – Mark Rowden solo show
Donating some of the proceeds to Randwick Children’s Hospital. Also to the Humpty Dumpty foundation who supplied
some of the equipment that helped his daughter in intensive care.
When: 5:30-7:30pm
@ Sydney Children’s Hospital – Level 0 (High Street entrance), BigPond Star Café, Randwick

When: 6-8pm
@ Chalk Horse – 8 Lacey Street, SURRY HILLS

Gallery 1 Sara Sweet, Jess Goodacre and Tyrone Jandey - Theatricy

Gallery 1: Sara Sweet, Jess Goodacre and Tyrone Jandey – Theatricy
Gallery 2: Emily Windon – Angel of the falls
Gallery 3: Ignacio Palacios – Red Hot West: Karijini
When: 6-8pm
@ Gaffa Gallery – 281 Clarence Street, CBD, Sydney

Stefano Canturi – Journey
When: 6-8pm
@ MICK Gallery – 44 Gruner Street, Paddington

SUMMER ARTS Opening! At Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick
Mark ROWDEN, CSIRO Marine Biodiversity Hub, Serena GEDDES, Will BIRKETT and Brett CALCOTT
When: 5:30-7:30pm
@ Sydney Children’s Hospital – Level 0 (High Street entrance), BigPond Star Café, Randwick

A Transposition of Space: An International Exchange between Verge Gallery, Sydney and Concord Gallery
When: 6-8pm
@ Verge Gallery – Jane Foss Russell Plaza, City Rd, University of Sydney

Get Wasted by Nigel Sense
When: 6pm
@ Gallery 2010 – 69 Reservoir Street, Surry Hills

SKULK Solo Exhibition
When: 6-8pm
@ M2 Gallery – 4/450 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills

velyne Zuercher Hadfield
Judith Gallmann
Judith Wilson
Midori Furze
When: 6pm
@ Fix 8 Gallery – 55 Harbord rd Freshwater

LNL – Stories About Love
When: 9pm
@ Surry Hills Library – 405 Crown Street, Sydney

Friday 8th February
Deez Nuts – Mark Drew
When: 6-8pm
@ China Heights Gallery – Level 3, 16-28 Foster Street, Surry Hills

GUITAR – Catherine Traicos
When: 6-8pm
@ GINKGO – 166 Street Johns Road Forest Lodge, Glebe

Elly Carroll

Elly Carroll
When: 6-8pm
@ Galleryeight – 12 Argyle Place, Millers Point, Sydney

Girl Gangs of Indonesia
When: 7pm
@ Newsagency Gallery – 332 Stanmore Rd Petersham, Sydney

The Social
When: 7pm
@ Campbelltown Arts Centre – 1 Art Gallery Road, Campbelltown

TICKETS: Full $40/ concession and Mardi Gras members $35/ groups (10 +) $30
Book before the 31/12/12 and receive your ticket for the EARLY BIRD price of just $30.00 a head!!! or 132 849
When: 7:30pm
@ NIDA – 215 Anzac Parade, Kensington

When: 8pm
@ The Red Rattler Theatre – 6 Faversham St, Marrickville

Saturday 9th February
When: 6-9pm
@ Soho Galleries Sydney – Corner Crown & Cathedral Street, Sydney

Artspace SuperKaleidoscope Open Studio
‘Deep Water’ (2006) Directed by Louise Osmond.
Duration: 92 minutes
A film that reconstructs Donald Crowhurst’s disastrous 1968 solo round-the-world yacht race voyage which encountered early difficulties and was later found to have been secretly abandoned.
‘Burden of Dreams’ (1982), Directed by Les Blank.
Duration: 93 minutes
The documentary depicting the chaotic production of Werner Herzog’s epic ‘Fitzcarraldo’, showing how the film managed to get made despite problems that would have floored a less obsessively driven director.
‘Waiting for Godot’ (2001) Directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg.
Duration: 120 minutes
From the Beckett on film Series, an amazing blend of comedy, high wit and an almost unbearable poignancy in a funny yet heartbreaking image of man’s fate.
When: 11am-5pm
@ Artspace Visual Arts Centre – 43-51 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo

Sunday 10th December

le nuit
La Nuit
When: 2-5pm
@ Artsite – 2-6 Probert Street, Camperdown,

THINGS OF INTEREST + opportunities for artists
“International Contemporary Artists” is a series of art books that promotes and supports the work of established and emerging artists and connects them directly with potential buyers and art lovers.
Our purpose is to present exceptional international artists to a vast audience of collectors, curators, exhibitors, all over the world.
A juried committee reviews the submitted works on an ongoing basis and selects the best works that will be presented in the book.
All artists who are interested in participating can send 4-5 images of their work (details of the works such as medium, size, title, etc. must also be included) in jpg format and a short statement or essay, no more that 100 words by email.
Further information about the book can be found here

The Prize calls upon artists, creative agencies, and students as the new voices of change, asking entrants to be inspired by art’s capacity for urban renewal and to embrace the new world of art technologies within their entries. The Prize encourages entry in all mediums of art including new technologies. This includes, but is not limited to painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, 3D modeling, animation, digital imaging, film, video, interactive media, motion graphics, photography, light and sound.
The Chippendale New World Art Prize winner will be announced at the finalist’s exhibition on Tuesday 30 April 2013 at NG Art Gallery 3 Little Queen Street, Chippendale.
Entry forms must be submitted online by Tuesday 16 April 2013 and also include;
A photograph of the artwork or a concept outline;
Your resume up to a maximum of 2 printed A4 pages
In the case you are submitting a concept, please provide up to 6 (low-resolution/ 72 dpi) images/photographs of previous similar artworks and/or concepts to support the assessment of the submission.
Successful applicants will deliver and set up their works on the weekend of the launch, Sunday 28 April & Monday 29 April 2013.
Only 1 (one) entry is required from each applicant.
No late entries will be accepted.
There is an entry fee of $30.00. Payment details are to be supplied on the entry form.

Download the Creative Brief – click here
Download the Application Form – click here
Download the Media Release – click here
Art Prize

The Chippendale New World Art Prize winner will receive a $10,000 residency grant to further their art practice.

UpRaw: Great Art Unearthed
Gain access to raw, unadulterated talent from the world’s best emerging artists
Be the first to own artwork by emerging artists from around the world at the launch of UpRaw, an online platform
for early career artists. Art lovers and collectors will be able to access unique art pieces without the exorbitant
price-tag through UpRaw’s website dedicated to connecting raw creative talent with art enthusiasts.

Part of Sydney-based art investment company Art Equity, UpRaw is pushing the boundaries of showcasing and
selling art. CEO Raj Nanda marvels that just 10 years ago selling online was in its infancy and online galleries
were rare.

Now it’s a valuable platform for emerging and established artists to expose their work to the global art world. “As
pioneers in the business of selling art online we see UpRaw as a natural development, with the website’s easy to
navigate functionality and shopping cart facilities,” he explains.

“UpRaw is an affordable entry to art collecting. We make a point of offering original artworks that are accessible to
all art enthusiasts, with prices starting at under AU$200 and nothing priced over AU$2,000. We also provide free
shipping within Australia and New Zealand,” he adds.

Ralph Hobbs, Art Director and an artist represented by UpRaw notes being able to showcase and sell high quality
artworks online is an opportunity to broaden artists’ reach and expose their work to a wider audience that “may
be intimidated by the gallery scene or not necessarily have time to go to openings”.

“The reality is that the internet is a global market place and at UpRaw there is a serious understanding of the way
art and the internet work together. It has exposed my art to a far greater audience than I would normally be able
to create,” adds Hobbs.

“UpRaw looks after all the issues associated with selling work, so I can get on and do it. So far as UpRaw is
concerned I can produce the work and watch it sell to people I will probably never know. As an artist, that is a
great feeling.”

“Over the 9 years of building Art Equity, we’ve been exposed to hundreds of talented early career artists. We’ve
kept our eye on them, mentored many of them and are now thrilled to be able to represent them through UpRaw.”

Currently, almost 20 Australian and international artists are represented by UpRaw. Mediums range from
traditional oil paintings, photography, drawings and original prints to stencil art.

Artists have been carefully selected through a number of criteria; Hobbs says they are required to go above and
beyond “decorative work to maintain technical and conceptual substance.” The combined experience of the staff
at Art Equity and UpRaw are just as valuable to buyers.

Emma Crott, Coordinator of UpRaw, says “we are committed to not only providing an online exhibition space but
curating various art initiatives and pop-up shows in Australia and beyond so customers can experience the works
in a physical environment.”
“We are always seeking new and exciting ways to showcase our artists’ work, for example we regularly exhibit at
EMI Music on Flinders Street (Sydney) as part of their Art Project. Collaborations with the music, fashion and food
industries allow us to promote our artists to a broad range of people and create a dialogue with other cultural
For more information and to check out UpRaw visit
Images available at

Istanbul – Ephesus – Cappadocia : 26th September – 17th October 2013
including The Gulf of Hisarönü and Greek Islands : 28th September – 5th October 2013

Please join me for an exceptional sojourn in Turkey!
Explore major Byzantine and Ottoman sites in Istanbul as well as the burgeoning contemporary art scene. Relax and unwind on a crewed gulet with ample space for solitude. Swim in crystal clear waters and explore this jewel of the Mediterranean as we sail or motor approximately two hours each day.
Later we’ll journey overland to Ephesus and fly to Cappadocia.

For further extensive information about this tour, please click here.

Bookings close 30th March

2013 d’Arcy Doyle Art Awards
Entry Form is now available to download & print
from the following link

The Red Rattler Theatre

Do you want to be involved in the community management of The Red Rattler Theatre?

The Red Rattler Theatre is now looking for new directors to join a dedicated and enthusiastic team to run one of Sydney’s newest and most innovative venues.

What skills do I need to be a director?
Directors must be able to attend two meetings each month, and participate in ad hoc projects.

The Red Rattler is looking for a combination of people to make up a board with the following skills and experiences (you don’t need to hold all the skills listed below):
• Experience on a board or governance committee
• Experience in management of an artist-run-initiative or non-profit community organisation
• Organisational and communication skills
• Legal skills
• Experience and interest in fundraising – whether through grants, sponsorship or other funding ideas
• Media, publicity and PR skills
• Website and email-list management skills
• Administration and financial management experience
• A commitment to planning for the long-term viability of this non-profit venue
• A commitment to implementation of The Red Rattler eco-sustainability plan
• A commitment to The Red Rattler Policy
• A passion for arts and politics

How to apply
Please email The Red Rattler by 1st February 2013 outlining your interest in this exciting role:
• a cover letter explaining what skills you can contribute (1 page maximum)
• your curriculum vitae and short biography (1 page maximum)

What is the Red Rattler Theatre Inc, and what are the Red Rattler’s future plans?
The Red Rattler is the realisation of the collective dream of five local queer woman artists, who wanted to create a legal warehouse-style venue to showcase alternative Sydney arts, performance and grassroots activism. It has been an active artist run initiative for 4 years, running as an indie, not-for-profit, volunteer run, fully licensed warehouse space. It also includes two artist studios. The Red Rattler Theatre Inc has become a creative playground for performers, musicians, artists, designers, new media makers, experimentalists, film-makers, theorists, activists, writers, collective organisers, and local punters.

The Red Rattler has recently moved from a collective partnership governing model to a not-for-profit incorporated arts association. The new board will be involved in the development and planning of the 2013-2014 creative program, the establishment of the Red Rattler as an entity with deductible gift recipient status, and more exciting projects!

Small space, approx 7.5 sq mtrs, with great view of the bowling greens available from 4 February 2013.
The studio is upstairs at the rat with access to the rooftop garden and 1st floor amenities. Would suit ARTIST, ACTIVIST or WRITER. This is a non-smoking and non-residential space. Lease term starts at 3 months with option to extend. $50/wk.
The Red Rattler Theatre is an independent non-profit community-based legally licensed warehouse run and staffed by unpaid volunteers. Downstairs houses a live performance venue and events playground, upstairs there is a garden, laundry sink, 2 toilets and currently 3 artists studios in operation.
It is preferable that studio residents be willing to contribute or get involved in The Red Rattler in the spirit of the DIY collective ethos of space (contributions / involvement may include accepting mail or deliveries when available, helping with maintenance if able, watering the plants in the garden if they’re looking thirsty, volunteering at the bar etc – we do not expect you be all hands on all the time – but helpful willing people are especially invited to apply)
Applications should include:
your name
phone and email
low res images of your work
summary of your practice and why you want this studio at The Red Rattler
when you would mostly utilise the space – morning/afternoon/evening/weekdays/weekends (just approx so we know when you’re likely to be around)
+ anything else you want to add to support your application
Send to

Seeking Oxford St’s Secret History
Thirty-five years ago, the first Sydney Mardi Gras sauntered proud down Oxford Street. To celebrate, we’re searching for poems remembering the faces, places and moments that make up the heart of Mardi Gras.
submissions to by Wednesday, February 6, 2013


IN STUDIO with Mark Rowden

Click on images for website links

Mark Rowden

           1) Who is Mark Rowden?

A printmaker, artist and father. Born in the UK, I moved to Sydney in the late 90’s. I make art works concentrating on relief prints. I believe that being an artist is simple = you just have to make art, no one else will make it for you unless you’re Andy Warhol!


2) Explain your current body of work?

My Current body of art has two strands, the overlapping connection is that they are all high contrast lino-cut prints. The first is a collection of memories of childhood, a playful grouping of images that have all been hand coloured. The second group is a collection of portraits that are more sensual and suggetive.

3) If you can pick one artist as an inspiration, who would it be and why?

As everybody says..this is a hard question. I can only narrow it down to three artists: Caspar David Friedrich, Anselm Kiefer and Alfred Sisley.
A very eclectic grouping I know, but I find they all bring a tonality to their works that I like. They produce is a vibe that I connect to, a sensation that provokes me into thought and generally gets me into the head space that allows me to work. Another big inspiration to me is snow. A friend of mine and fellow artist, Tim Smith, once described snow’s effect on the artist’s eye beautifully: “When the snow lands on the ground, it takes all the middle ground away and leaves the core information that is needed for the mind to connect the pieces”, which is exactly right and for me these artists have that tone in some of their works.

Deck chair on the beach - Mark Rowden

4) With your own art/art practice, where would you like to be in 10 years?

I’d love to be able to live off my art, have a permanent studio and inspire people with what I create.


5) What kind of art training have you had?

1 year of study at an art school in the UK and 4 years in Australia (at National Art School). On top of this I’ve done 8 years of fine art editioning for artists including Charles Blackman, John Olsen, Adam Cullen and McLean Edwards to name a few. Editioning is terrific training – you are teaching and learning at the same time. When you edition with a painter the conversations you have teach you so much.


6) Can you tell us about your process when creating an artwork?

It’s usually a three-step process: make a drawing on the block, carve it and then print it. The main thing with the printmaking process is how many times the image you’re creating can change throughout each stage, unlike a painting where each mark is seen straight away and that is the mark.


7) In the arts is social media helpful or not and why?

It’s a sure fire way to get your business out there. I use it all the time. I use Twitter, WordPress and Facebook, privately and through my ‘sydney galleries and art community’ blog. It connects people and I have tried to use it in away that the people know what they are getting with me, keeping it on subject and keeping focused. It’s like any other medium though – to make it work you have to direct it to the right people, the ones that matter, and you must keep your messages true and on point. But art can still speak for itself, if it’s good people will find out.


8) What was the funniest thing you’ve heard someone say about your own work?

The words that come to mind are “You’ve got detention”. I was never a word person and when it came to my English class it was all words! So when I got some home work to make up a story about anything, I wrote one page A4 of a great story, followed by nine pages of drawing to accompany it. My teacher said it was time to step up and write more, draw less, and my response was, “Isn’t a picture worth a thousand words?” Wrong response.

9) What is on the agenda for the next couple of months?

I have a solo show at the Sydney Children’s Hospital at Randwick opening Feb 7, then I’m part of a group show in Melbourne at Off The Kerb gallery opening March 8. Then my work will be part of ‘Conductor’s Project’, an art initiative at Museum and St James train stations, in June. Then after that a break to refresh and get the ideas flowing again, along with enjoying being a dad.

Long Day - Mark Rowden

10) What is your advice to children who want to be artists?

Do it if it’s the one thing you wake up wanting to do and the last thing you are thinking about as you go to sleep. Don’t feel like you have to work with canvas or hung in an art gallery to be an artist either – you can be an architect, a graphic designer, or even create computer games.
Just put some art in your life, have fun and you’ll get there.


11) How are you finding the current art market?

Can’t lie, it’s hard out there and people are looking at new markets and new ways to earn a living. It’s not all about the money either but it sure does help you get the right equipment and space to make works. But just make art when and where you can, as long as you are making it, that’s all that matters.


12) Name four things that you cannot do without in your studio?

My computer, music to listen to, a good coffee from my local and a 4B pencil.

Le Bain - Mark Rowden

13) If you couldn’t be an artist what would you be?

Apparently I wanted to be a fireman when I was little so I’ll go with that.


14) Where can we find more about Mark Rowden?

In studio Images and photos and all its information is the property ‘Sydney art galleries and art community’& Mark Rowden, all content is copyrighted protected.

Be aware that the reproduction or copy, in whole or in part, of any of our property without our express permission is considered copyright infringement.


Happy new year


2012 has been a great year for Sydney Art Galleries and Art Community, we’ve reached some mile stones we actually beat our record for best hits for a post three times this year, we now have over 5000+ followers on wordpress + our facebook & twitter followers and next year is our fifth year! We’re really thankful for all your support, information, for sharing our links and for staying with us. Thank you!

Thankyou for all sponsors throughout the year for their giveaways and competitions run on our blog.

HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR, we are back in February, so get all your information to us and we will share it for you.

If you are interested in being profiled in 2013 in our ‘IN STUDIO’ or “IN GALLERY’ profiles then please send us a link to

Coming up we have: Nicholas Harding, Kirsty Griggs, Mark Rowden & Laura Jones – IN STUDIO
Salerno Gallery & Gallery Red – IN GALLERY

I will be going through the emails so I will get back to you if you need a response, but if you want to get your information out there please post it on our facebook group page. Have a great end of 2012. From Mark Rowden

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Monday 10th December

RAW Exhibition
When: 6-9pm
@ TAFE Sydney Institute – Harris Street, Ultimo

Tuesday 11th December
EDMOND THOMMEN – blended nudes space-565-cocktail-bar/
When: 6-9pm
@ Space@565 Gallery&Cocktail Bar – 565 George Street, Level 2, City of Sydney RSL

Song for you – Art + Music + Words
When: 6-8pm
@ Me & Art – 62 Mary Street, Surry Hills


Dark Matter – Oliver Stokes Hughes
When:  6-8pm
@ Sheffer Gallery – 38 Lander Street Darlington


When: 6-8pm
@ Robin Gibson Gallery – 278 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst
Wednesday 12th December

Secret Walls Sydney GRAND FINAL!
When: 6:25-11:30pm
@ OXFORD ART FACTORY – Basement, 38-46 Oxford St, Sydney

Meet your maker
When: 6pm
@ Prospector Store – 28B Darcy Street, Parramatta

Three Sixty Project

When: 6-8pm
@ The Tate – 345 Glebe Point Road, Glebe

Eat A Rainbow Exhibition Opening Night
When: 6:30pm
@ The Wall – 24 Bayswater Rd, Kings Cross

Kate Anderson – Pattern Project: Beijing/St Petersburg
When: 6-8pm
@ Maunsell Wickes at Barry Stern Galleries – 19 Glenmore Road, Paddington

the dwarf revue
TICKETS – $15 groups, $15 concession, $20 full
When: 7pm
@ Australian Theatre for Young People (atyp) – Pier 4/5 Hickson Road, Sydney

Thursday 13th December

Cinemania at the MCA
Cinemania at the MCA
$8/$6 MCA Members and Concessions (Booking fees will apply) over 18s only
When: 7pm
@ Museum of Contemporary Art Australia – Veolia Lecture Theatre – 140 George Street, Sydney

Gallery 1: Sydney Art Exchange – Change
Gallery 2: Heather Vousden and Simon Clarke – Altered Energies
Gallery 3: Marcelle Robbins – Noise in my house
PLATFORM: Shirley Cho – Grandmother’s Flower Garden
ARCADE 4: Gaffa Studio Artists – Gaffa Studio Artists show
When: 6-8pm
@ gaffa – 281 Clarence Street, Sydney

Cardboard City - Group Show

Cardboard City – Group Show
When: 6-9pm
@ Soldiers Rd. Gallery – suite 405, no. 342 Elizabeth St Surry Hills,

SO IT BEGINS – A Group Exhibition
When: 6-10pm
@ Basment 76 Oxford Street, Paddington, Sydney,

The Christmas Show
When: 6-9pm
@ 107 Projects – 107 Redfern St, Redfern

Go Forth by Greedy Hen

Go Forth by Greedy Hen
When: 6pm
@ Gallery 2010 – 69 Reservoir Street, Surry Hills

Missing Children ‘Papertrail’ Single Launch
When: 7pm
@ The BackRoom Sydney – 2A Roslyn Street, Potts Point,

Friday 14th December
Hossein Ghaemi – Spirit Awl Hickey, Vox Talent / Crest of the Pious Hex-dump!
When: 6-8pm
@ The Commercial Gallery – 148 Abercrombie, Redfern

20_Thoughts of Rainbows 2012 $200

When: 7-10:30pm
@ Newsagency Gallery – 332 Stanmore Rd Petersham

Sebastian Wickeroth
When: 6-8pm

Painting Grounds 2012
When: 5-9pm
@ Tortuga Studios – 31 Princes Hwy, Sydney

Rah Collective 2012 Book Launch
When: 6pm
@ The Tate – 345 Glebe Point Road, Glebe

ARTY PARTY – 47 Artists 1 Unified Cause
When: 6-9pm
@ Create Collective – 100 Mann Street, Gosford

When: 6-10pm
@ 53-55 Brisbane St, Surry hills SYDNEY.


When: 7-10pm
@ Firstdraft Depot – 13-17 Riley St, Woolloomooloo

Saturday 15th December

Dani Marti's new monograph -
Dani Marti’s new monograph – officially launched by Simon Mordant AM,
Chairman of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia and Australian Commissioner for the 2013 Venice Biennale
When: 2pm
@ Australian Centre for Photography – 257 Oxford Street, Paddington

Xmas Art Market
When: 10am-4pm
@ Gone Fishing Gallery – 1858 Pittwater Rd, Mona Vale


When: 1-10pm
@ ESP Gallery – 228 Illawarra Road, Marrickville

Student Exhitition Waverley/Woollahra Art School
When: 6pm
@ Waverley/Woollahra Art School – 138 Bondi Road, Bondi

Tap gallery,s mad hatters xmas party – $10
When: 7-11pm
@ Tap Gallery Sydney – 45 Burton Street, Darlinghurst

Sunday 16th December
THINGS OF INTEREST + opportunities for artists

This is one off opportunity to get some great art works at a great price!

Make sure you mention our name.



Run run
December 16 at 7:00pm until January 3 at 7:00pm

No experience necessary, just loads of enthusiasm! All ages are welcome to learn the dance and join in on the day.


Humphrey invites YOU to be more than just a spectator, join his dance cheer squad! Watch and learn the instructional video and join us at one or more of Humphrey’s Flash Mob rehearsals.

Locations will be announced closer to the time, but will be close to the public transport and within the Sydney CBD Area.

December Rehearsal Dates –
Sunday 16 December @ 12pm
Sunday 16 December @ 4pm
January Rehearsal Dates –
Thursday 3 January @ 7pm

It would be wonderful if you are able to attend three rehearsals (one per month), but of course you are welcome to come to as many as you like.

Please note ONLY Humphrey will be required to run the marathon.


Be part of FUN RUN 2013 + Pass this link onto anyone in Sydney that would like to be a part of the dancing.

Jump on the SF website and LIKE the FUN RUN page




OPENINGS AND THE ARTS IN SYDNEY – 03/12/2012 – 09/12/2012

Why not celebrate the festive season like a king!Jacob-Jordaens-The-King-DrinksCatch the last few shows over the next couple of weeks, as this is the quite time, when galleries re paint their walls and re stock there wine cellars. Maybe buy a friend or loved one a present (an art work). There are a fair few shows to get to this week so get out there while the weather has cooled down abit.

We have one more 2012 post after this one, so get all your infomation to us and we will get it up for you. We will be checking emails etc for important messages, but keep an eye on our facebook page and post you on there too.

Have a great week!

Monday 3rd December
Kimberly Dark – Good Fortune – Queer Storytelling at its best
ickets available on the door: $20 or pay what you can afford.
When: 7pm
@ Gingers – 132 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst

Tuesday 4th December
Michelle Loa Kum Cheung – Almost a remembrance
When: 6-8pm
@ Sheffer Gallery – 38 Lander Street Darlington

One Thing You Lack
When: 5-7pm
@ Kudos Gallery – 6 Napier Street, Paddington, Sydney

When: 6-8pm
@ Damien Minton Gallery – 61-63 Great Buckingham Street, Redfern

Wednesday 5th December
Guo Jian
When: 6-8pm
@ Burwood Gallery – 24 Burleigh Street, Burwood

The Circus at Night

The circus – John Maitland
When: 5:30pm
@ Wentworth Galleries – Foyer Level, Sofitel Wentworth, 61 Phillip Street, Sydney

The Edge of Reality – Beric Henderson
When: 6-8pm
@ Gallery Mercure: The Mercure Sydney, Level 2 226 Victoria Street, Potts Point

Illuminasties – Art Show – Glenn Smith & Ross Tesoriero
When: 6-9pm
@ M2 Gallery – 4/450 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills


2012 SCA Postgraduate Degree Show
When: 6-8pm
@ Sydney College of the Arts – The University of Sydney, Balmain Road Rozelle (enter opposite Cecily Street)

When: 6-8pm
@ The Tate – 345 Glebe Point Road, Glebe

Group Show – Taking Stock
When: 6-8pm
@ A-M Gallery – 191 Wilson Street, Newtown

Heavy Press
When: 6-8pm
@ kind of — gallery – 80 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst

Thursday 6th December

7th December - MOP
Gallery 1&2: My Eyes Through Your Mountains – Sarah Contos
Gallery Entrance: Speech Work -Harriet Body
When: 6-8pm
@ Mop projects – 2/9 Abercrombie Street, Chippendale

Clara Adolphs
When: 6-8pm
@ MiCK – 44 Gurner Street, Paddington

Heaven or Las Vegas
When: 6-8pm
@ Galerie pompom – 2/39 Abercrombie Street, Chippendale

Matt Allen

Meetings along the edge?
@ Sullivan & Strumpf Gallery- 799 Elizabeth street, Zetland


EARS, ‘Strange Habits’ Book Launch
When: 6-8pm
@ Soldiers Rd. Gallery – suite 405, no. 342 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills

Teen Diary Readings 3: Bullet With Butterfly Wings Edition
Book here:
When: 9pm
@ Surry Hills Library – 405 Crown Street, Surry Hills

Cinemania at the MCA
$8/$6 MCA Members and Concessions (Booking fees will apply) over 18s only
When: 7pm
@ Museum of Contemporary Art Australia – Veolia Lecture Theatre – 140 George Street, Sydney

Rinse & Repeat
When: 6-10pm
@ aMbush Gallery – 4A James Street, WATERLOO,

When: 6-9pm
@ Lo-fi collective – 7-9 LITTLE BOURKE STreet, SURRY HILLS

Alphabetica Charity – 26 local and internationally renowned artists, illustrators and typographers have each created their own unique interpretation of a single letter of the alphabet, which will be displayed and on sale between 6-8th December. When: 6-9pm
When: 6-9pm
@ 70 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst

Master Prints exhibition
@ MLC School Sydney – Rowley Street, Burwood,

CoFA Printmaking Students’ final works for 2012
When: 6-8pm
@  Beowulf Galleries – 23 Queen Street. Woollahra

Friday 7th December
When: 6pm (auction 7:30pm)
@ Art Box Gallery – 1/134 Winbourne Street, Brookvale

Consciousness – Kyle Montgomery
When: 6-9pm
@ CHINA HEIGHTS GALLERY – Level 3, 16-28 Foster Street, Surry Hills

Stonevilla Fundraiser Christmas Exhibition – Allworks $50
When: 6-9pm
@ Chrisse Cotter Gallery – Pidcock Street, Camperdown,

Saturday 8th December
Spirit in the Land
When: 5-7pm
@ Penrith Reginal Gallery – 86 River Road, Emu Plains

When: 6-8pm
@ Soho Galleries Sydney – Corner Crown & Cathedral Street

When: 1-5pm
@ Mitchell Road Emporium – 76 Mitchell Road, Alexandria


When: 2-4pm
@ Kate Owen Gallery –  680 Darling Street, Rozelle

Melinda Le Guay
Samantha Ronbinson
When: 4-6pm
@ Brenda May Gallery – 2 Danks Street, Waterloo

When: 3-5pm
@ Exhibition Gallery – 67 Sydnenham Road, Marrickville


Karl Wiebke: 1888 Paintings
When: 3-6pm
@ Liverpool Street Gallery – 43a Liverpool Street, Sydney

Building Bridges Art Exhibition
When: 5-7:30pm
@ UTS Foyer Gallery –  street level, Broadway

When: 6pm
@ 55 Sydenham Rd Marrickville NSW 2204 AU

SCA Art Markets
When: 11am-4pm
@ Sydney College of the Arts, The University of Sydney, Balmain Road Rozelle (enter opposite Cecily Street)

Sunday 9th December
Aural Labyrinth’_Performance by Weizen Ho
When: 2-3pm
@ Articulate Project Space – 497 Parramatta Road, Leichhardt

Gallery Burlesque

GB presents – A Merry POTTER Xmas Show
BUY/GET your Tickets from MOSHTIX
$30+bf presale or $40 from door on night
When: 7pm
@ Gallery Burlesque – The Standard – Level 3, 383 Bourke Street, Surry Hills

THINGS OF INTEREST + opportunities for artists
Friends of Guests Event · By Arc At Cofa
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
When: 2:00pm
@ E101, Level 1 E Block, COFA
Att: COFA/UNSW students!
Mentor A Group of Highschool Students in 2013!
We are launching an exciting new volunteer mentorship program for COFA students next year called BRIGHTSIDE
The BRIGHTSIDE program offers COFA students the chance to mentor local Sydney high school students from disadvantaged schools and work towards a creative project together over a semester. This is a great development and leadership opportunity whilst having fun, meeting new people and giving back to the community.
If you are interested in getting involved in this exciting new program come to the info session, 2pm Wed 5 December, COFA Common Room to hear from the organisers.
Keep your eyes peeled on the Arc@COFA website for more details to come…

MixTape Playstation Instrument Building Workshop
Lucas Abela and Hirofumi Uchino are hosting a workshop at the first draft depot on how to design and build your vey own multi head analog tape delay instrument like the ones used in the Mix Tape installation.

Each participant will go home with their very own live tape delay instrument complete with a audio jack out so it can be coupled with effects (last gasp labs pedals will be available on the day to test with your new toy)

$90 covers all materials needed to build your very own Mix Tape Playstation, this includes tape deck, metal box, power supply, tape heads, plugs, sockets and all materials. These however need to be ordered online so will need your confirmation and payments by the 19th Novemeber otherwise you’ll need to pay the Jaycar $125rate.

The workshop is strictly limited to 15 places first people to reserve a spot by PMing me, These little beauties will make the perfect christmas gift so don’t disappoint your loved ones and book today.

Sunday 9th Decemeber 1 – 6pm First Draft depot

Mix Tape in action Video


OPENINGS AND THE ARTS IN SYDNEY – 26/11/2012 – 02/12/2012

So only a couple more posts after this one, so make sure you get all your news to us and we will get it posted for you.

I just want to say thankyou for all your support, for sharing our link, letting people know about us and following us!

Email us all your info to

Congratulations to all the winners of our Tap competition you will email shortly.

Thankyou to Tap and the Power House Museum.

Monday 26th November
COFA ANNUAL screening 2012
When: 6-10pm.
@ Chauvel Cinema, Paddington

Social Media: Conversations
Admission Free (SAMAG members)
$10 (non-members) $5 students.
To register please email Lizzy:
When: 6pm
@ Australia Council for the Arts – 372 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills

Tetsuo Iida – Color Code
When: 6-8pm
@ Me & Art – 62 Mary Street, Surry Hills

Tuesday 27th November

The Red Earth – Bob Marchant
Laura Courtney – From Brindisi to Bondi
When: 6-8pm
@ Australian Galleries – 15 Roylston Street, Paddington

Jane Dawson
When: 6-8pm
@  Maunsell Wickes at Barry Stern Galleries – 19 Glenmore Road, Paddington

Catherine Bishop: Commerce was a Woman
When: 12:30-1:30pm
@ Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts – 280 Pitt Street, Sydney

Mine – Jewellery & Object Exhibition 2012
When: 5pm
@ The Depot gallery – 2 danks street waterloo

Transformation and Renewal – Elizabeth Gervay
When: 5-7pm
@ Kudos Gallery – 6 Napier Street, Paddington

End of the Year Show
When: 6-8pm
@ St George TAFE School of Fashion – 19 Montgomery Street, Kogarah

Rapid Prototype 2
When: 7-9pm
@ 107 Projects – 107 Redfern Stret, Redfern

Wednesday 28th November
Liz Shreeve
When: 6-8pm
@ Factory 49 – 49 Sheperd Street, Marrickville

Matthew Hopkins – BATED BREATH
When: 6-8pm
@ Gallery 9 – 9 darley street, darlinghurst sydney

When: 6-8pm

When: 6-8pm
@ Tim Olsen Gallery – 63 Jersey Road, Paddington

When: 6 – 8pm
@ Factory 49 – 49 Shepherd St, Marrickville 2204

Shona Wilson – Plastiscenic – Future Remains
When: 6-8pm
@ Kings Street Gallery – 177 William Street, Darlinghurst

suburbanest – Ruth Feeney, Taryn Raffan and Anna Scobie
When: 6-8pm
@ Paper plane – 727 Darling street, Rozelle

Matthew Hopkins – BATED BREATH
When: 6-8pm
@ GALLERY 9 – 9 Darley Street, Darlinghurst,

When: 6-8pm
@ Fire Gallery 22 Enmore Road, Newtown,

Louder Than a Bomb Film Screening
When: 6-8pm
@ The State Library of New South Wales – Macquarie Street, Sydney,

When: 6-8pm
@ The Tate – bb345 Glebe Point Road, Glebe,

MOMENTUM | DCE Graduate Exhibition of Interior Design and Decoration
When: 6-9pm
@ Design Centre Enmore – 110 Edgeware Road, Enmore

Gallery 1: I’m Glad I Spent It With You – Camille Serisier
Gallery 2: The Midnight Actuality – Valentina Schulte
Gallery 3: Used – Adam John Cullen
Gallery 4: Pinball Pianola and Friends – Lucas Abela with Keg de Souza and Kriss Hades
When: 6-8pm
@ firstdraft gallery – 116—118 Chalmers St, Surry Hills

Art 3K – Art $ 3000 & under Exhibition Opening
When: 6-8pm
@ Art Atrium – 181 Old South Head Road, Bondi Junction

This Time It’s Personal Exhibition
When: 6:30pm
@ Sun Studios – 42 Maddox St, Alexandria, Sydney

TIX are only $10
When: 8pm
@ Performance Space – 245 Wilson St Eveleigh, Sydney

Turning Point – Annual Students Ceramics exhibition and sale
When: 6pm
@ Building C, 154 OLd Pittwater Road, Brookvale

Thursday 29th November
When: 6-8pm
@ Metalab – 10b Fitzroy Place, Surry Hills

Henrik Gericke – Humourless Tumours
When: 6-8pm
@ Salerno Gallery – 70 Glebe Point Road, Glebe

Galleries 1 + 3: Darran Leal – Wild Visions 4
Gallery 2: David A. Stephenson – Fast Consumption
PLATFORM: Jewellery and objects – It’s in our nature
When: 6-8pm
@ Gaffa – 281 Clarence Street, Sydney

National Art School Graduate Exhibition 2012
When: 6-9pm
@ National Art School – Corner of Forbes & Burton Streets,Darlinghurst

On collaboration – Angela & Hossein Valamanesh, Raafat Ishak & Tom Nicholson
When: 6-8pm
@ BREENSPACE – Level 3, 17–19 Alberta Street, Sydney

Eric Ng – Marvelous Modern Marvel
When: 6-8pm
@ The Corner – 116 Abercrombie Street, Sydney

When: 6-8pm
@ kind of — gallery – 80 Oxford St, Darlinghurst, Sydney

When: 6-10pm
@ At The Vanishing Point – Contemporary Art Inc – 565 King Street, Newtown,

Lower Fi – 4 LETTER WORD – Fintan Magee, Guidp Van Helten, Scott Marsh & Sofles
When: 6-8pm
@ Lower Fi – 7-9 Little Bourke Street, Surry Hills

This is Not a Secret Diary – Zine Launch
When: 6:30-8pm
@ Kinokuniya Sydney – Level 2, The Galeries, 500 George Street, Sydney

Making + Nakagin + Haunts + Option Command
When: 8pm
@ The Red Rattler Theatre – 6 Faversham St, Marrickville

The Emporium by Renew Newcastle official opening
Renew Newcastle:
reconfigured part of the ground floor to present a fine arcade of boutiques and galleries filled with Newcastle creative talent, ensuring one of Newcastle’s most glorious retail buildings is active once more.
When: 5pm
@ 185 Hunter Street Mall (Former David Jones), Newcastle

Friday 30th November
Badda dan dem star – Robin Clare
When: 6-9pm
@ China Heights Gallery – L3, 16-28 Foster Street, Surry Hills, Sydney

SUMMER SEASON 2013 – opened by Elizabeth Ann Macgregor OBE  Director
When: 6-9pm
@ Australian Centre for Photography – 257 Oxford Street, Paddington

fastBREAK Magic
$10 (includes delicious pastries courtesy of Black Star Pastry and coffee from The Little Marionette)
When: 7:45am-9am
@ Powerhouse Museum – 500 Harris Street, Ultimo

I FEEL FINE NOW – The Dirt, Caryn Griffin, Amy Summer Rowe
When: 6:30pm
@ M2 Gallery – 4/450 Elizabeth St Surry Hills

A ‘NEW’ theatre company in Sydney! A Premiere
What Happens at Archie’s Stays at Archie’s
When: 8pm
@ Archway 1 Theatre Company – Annandale, New South Wales

When: 8-10pm
@ Performance Space – 245 Wilson St Eveleigh, Sydney

For the rest of us… well all of us actually!
Unique artworks at affordable prices
When: 6:30–8:30pm
@ Pop Goes the Easel 66-67 Beecroft Road Epping

Saturday 1st December
Videotape/Human Being – MATTE ROCHFORD
When: 4pm
@ 55 Sydenham Road, Marrickville

The Photo Group
When: 3-5pm
@ The Incinerator Art Space, 2 Small Street, Willoughby

Li Hongbo – Pure White Paper
When: 3-5pm
@ Dominik Mersch Gallery – 11/2 Danks Street Waterloo

Art in the Park – Art Bazaar
When: 9am-3pm
@ Newcastle Civic Park – King Street, Newcastle,

Wild Stories Workshop & Exhibition Launch
When: 10am-5pm
@ Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre – 1 Casula Powerhouse Road, Casula,

Shimon Kato / Dragon Rider – The Story of Light
When: 4pm
@ blank_space Gallery – 374 Crown St Surry Hills

Flora – A collective view by The Photo Group
When: 3-5pm
@ Incinerator Art Space 2 Small Street, Willoughby

End of Year Exhibition
When: 5–7pm
@ Frances Keevil Gallery – 28-34 Cross Street, Double Bay

It’s a Sign
When: 7pm
@ 4a Petersham Road, Marrickville

Australian Poetry Slam National Final
When: 8pm
@ Sydney Theatre At Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Sydney,

Sunday 2nd December
Pretty Peepers the Untraditional Cabaret
When: 7-11:30pm
@ The Imperial Hotel – 35 Erskineville Road, Newtown,

THINGS OF INTEREST + opportunities for artists

Summer Residency – Yarra Sculpture Gallery
After the great success of the 2012 Winter Residency program, the Contemporary Sculptors Association is inviting applications from emerging and established artists for a 6 week Summer Residency at the Yarra Sculpture Gallery.
They are offering the opportunity for artists to experiment and expand their practice, a time to take chances and explore possibilities. They are looking, ideally, for artists who would like to have the opportunity to create installation or large scale sculptural works within the gallery space.
Up to five artists will be selected and allocated one of the gallery spaces in which to work. Artists will have 24 hour non residential access to the space. An Open Studio will be held on the last weekend of the residency, where the artists can present any finished work or discuss work in progress with other artists and the public.
Details of the gallery space can be found on the website –
Please rank your preferences for spaces, if you have them, in your application. They will endeavor to accommodate your choices but cannot make any guarantees.
Applicants will need to provide a CV, 5 images of current or relevant work (1MB max each image) and a 250 word proposal for the residency. Successful applicants would be required to join the CSA if not already members.
Applications can be emailed to or sent via post to:
Summer Residency – Yarra Sculpture Gallery – 117 Vere Street, Abbotsford, VIC 3067

Residency Dates:
14th December 2012 – 5th February 2013
Open Studios Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd February
Application Due Date: 5pm Monday 26th November

Costs and commitments:
Successful applicants who are current CSA members are required to pay $150 to cover rent and bills.
Future members pay $210 Full / $180 concession – includes annual membership to the CSA.
A $100 bond is required from all participating artists. This will be returned at the end of the residency, providing that the space is returned to previous working order.
They don’t police commitment or working hours and understand that everyone has different working methods, but their expectations are that you would be using the space for a minimum of 15 hours per week and will be available for the open studios.
@ Yarra Sculpture Gallery – 117 Vere St, Abbotsford, 3067

The Gallery is getting festive this year and hosting a Twilight Christmas Market on Sunday 2 December from 3pm-7pm.  The stalls will be selling unique artisan gifts, cards, food delights, home wares, plants, clothing, and much more.
Take a little of Lewers home with you…..
As a special initiative, and following in the tradition of artist Margo Lewers, who used her artistry to create cards and gifts for friends and family, the Gallery has produced for sale plants propagated from our Heritage Garden and a series of Christmas cards inspired by Margo’s collaged works.

So, forget the stressful Christmas shopping experience and bring the family down to the Gallery for a fun afternoon. In addition to the market stalls visitors will be able to listen to artist talks in the Gallery spaces, music in the heritage gardens, enjoy a tasty BBQ sausage sandwich and Cafe at Lewers will be serving festive beverages for the whole family to enjoy. Don’t miss the opportunity to find a special hand crafted gift as well as the ability to meet the maker. The Twilight Market day will be an enjoyable event for all ages.
Support you local artists, designers, crafters and retailers and knock off your Christmas shopping this year at the Gallery.
Don’t miss out, tell your friends to join us  – Entry to the Markets and the Gallery is FREE !

Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest
86 River Road Emu Plains NSW 2750

p 02 4735 1100  f 02 4735 8334


SlowArt Productions presents Emerging Artists 2013
The 21st annual competition for group exhibition and awards. Open to all artists working in any media this event is devoted to the discovery, introduction and promotion of emerging artists.

The competition is open to all artists, national and international, working in all media. All forms of painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, graphics, digital and installation art, video, etc. are eligible. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older to apply. Wall mounted works must not be taller than 96″ no wider
than 120″. Sculptural work must fit through a standard height, 36″wide entry door.

Winning artists will be featured in a group exhibition at the Limner Gallery, April 4 – 28, 2013. The exhibition will also be displayed on the Limner Gallery web site. There will be a $1000 cash prize awarded to one artist. One artist will be awarded a two page display in Direct Art Volume #20, Fall 2013 issue. Two artists will be awarded a single page display.

There is a $35.00 entry fee for one to four artworks entered, presentation is by digital JPG image files and/or print reproductions. There is a $5.00 fee for each additional artwork above four.

If you have questions, email


Sydney’s Underground Music-Video Festival

ATVP – Thurs 29th November – Thurs 6th December 2012
Curated by Sarah O’Connell & Kristy Day in conjunction with Pedro TV

Novemberism is an annual celebration of video and music artists in Australia. It will showcase music videos made by Australian filmmakers and the associated music artists.

This year twelve successful music-video applicants will have their work shown over the course of three heats. During each heat four of the twelve music videos will be shown and a finalist will be chosen by our panel of judges to proceed to the final. In the fourth and final heat, the audience will vote for their favorite and the winner will receive the ‘People’s Choice Award’ worth $500.

Thurs 29th Novemebr, 6-10pm – Final
We will also be accepting submissions for music inspired artworks to be exhibited alongside the Music Videos for the duration of the Festival.
During each heat, there will be LIVE performances from musicians and performance artists.

Submissions are now open until 6:00pm Monday 25th November.

Artists, filmmakers and musicians are encouraged to enter music videos for any original works with the permission of all parties involved.

Please find the proposal form below.

Films should be submitted in one of two ways:
1 – On DVD – delivered to ATVP, 565 King St, Newtown, NSW 2042; or
2 – By email to in .avi or .mpeg format.

For further information please contact Sarah O’Connell on 0450 426 717, Kristy Day on 0450 980 806 or At The Vanishing Point on the details provided below.

At The Vanishing Point – Contemporary Art Inc.
565 King Street, Newtown 2042
(2) 9519 2340
0430 083 364

Gallery Hours: Thursday – Sunday, 10am-6pm

For artists who are interested in exhibiting around the theme of femininity, please contact Juilee Pryor with a sample of your work at:

We are also looking for interested artists from all genres to participate in this event, including, but not limited to:
– Music
– Film
– Fine art
– Performance poetry