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

This week we’ve got arts events coming out of our ears. One highlight is the Sydney Underground Film Festival 2012 – please check out their website for all the event times

For a good solo art exhibition, we suggest Amelia Disspain at Mick Gallery and George Raftopoulos at Mclemoi Gallery

Amelia Disspain

Earlier this week Tim Olsen Gallery canceled Ben Ali Ong’s 1000 Years Beside Myself due to what was said in the Sydney Morning Herald – you can read it here:

We hope to see you around, keep in contact on with all your events and news.

Happy Fathers Day!

Monday 3rd September

Tuesday 4th September
Colin Lanceley
When: 6-8pm
@ Australian Galleries – 15 Roylston Street, Paddington

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

The Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship Exhibition 2012
When: 6-8pm
@ Kudos Gallery – 6 Napier Street, Paddington

Phillip Bradley: Hell’s Battlefield
When: 12:30-1:30pm
@ Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts – 280 Pitt Street, Sydney

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

Wednesday 5th September

When: 6-8pm
@ Somedays GAllery – 72b Fitzroy Street, Surry Hills

When: 5:30-7:30pm
@ Sydney Childrens Hospital, Randwick

HOBIE PORTER – Continuum
When: 6-8pm
@ Art House Gallery –  66 McLachlan Avenue, Rushcutters Bay

When: 6-8pm
@ At Factory 49, 49 Shepherd St, Marrickville – In the Office Project Space

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

CLOSED SHOPPE festival @ DedSpace
When: 4-8pm
@ DedSpace Gallery, Sdney College of the Arts – Callan Park, Sydney.

We used to be people’ exhibition
When: 5:30-7:30pm
@ Sydney Children’s Hospital Art Program – 1 High Street, Randwick

Hobie Porter – Continuum
When: 6-8pm
@ Arthouse Gallery – 66 McLachlan Avenue, Sydney

Precious Little
When: 6-8pm
@ Alpha Gallery – 226 Union st Erkineville (near the Union Hotel)

Charlotte Haywood – Under my Skin
When: 6-8pm
@ A-M Gallery – 191 Wilson St Newtown, Sydney

Ms&Mr Occult to do list 1988/2012
When: 6-8pm
@ Alaska Projects – Level 2, Kings Cross Car Park, 9A Elizabeth Bay Road, Elizabeth Bay

September exhibitions: Anna Carey & Margaret Seymour
@ Artereal Gallery – 747 Darling Street, Rozelle

VICE PRESENTS: The Sprinkles Of The Sandman Issue Launch Party
When: 8pm
@ Goodgod Small Club – 55 Liverpool Street, Chinatown,

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

Thursday 6th September
When: 6-8pm
@ AUSTRALIAN GALLERIES SYDNEY – Glenmore Road, Paddington

When: 6-8pm
@ Chalk Horse Gallery – 8 LACEY ST, SURRY HILLs

Landscape – A Major Antipodean Collection
When: 6-8pm
@ Art Equity – Art Equity – Level 6 Barrack House – 16-20 Barrack Street Sydney

Solar – Marnie Ross
When: 6-8:30pm
@ Kaleidoscope Gallery – 3-7 Danks Street, Waterloo

Decolette II – LEAD AND LACE – Tania Wursig
When: 6-8pm
@ Gallery ALOFT – Shop 2/654 Darling Street Rozelle

Cul-de-Sac of Broken Dreams – Amelia Disspain
When: 6-8pm
@ MICK – 44 Gurner Street, Paddington

Artgroupie 2012
When: 6-10pm
@ ARTGROUPIE 2012, 74-76 Oxford Street,  Darlinghurst

Gallery One: Natalie Dean – The Secret Keepers
Gallery Two: Penny Cain – The Hunt, Day 1
Gallery THREE: Sian Mcnabney – A Dying Animal
PLATFORM: Valerie Syposz – Stuffed
When: 6-8pm
@ Gaffa Gallery – 281 Clarence Street, CBD, Sydney

THE RE-INVENTION OF GRAVITY: Responses to the University of Sydney Union Art Collection
When: Talk – 1-12:30pm
@ Verge Gallery – Jane Foss Russell Plaza, City Rd, University of Sydney

Ordinary Everyday Extraordinary
When: 5-7pm
@ Callan Park Gallery, Sydney College of the Arts, The University of Sydney, Balmain Road, Rozelle (enter opposite Cecily Street)

When: 6-8pm
@ LoFI Collective – The Standard – Level 3, 383 Bourke St Surry Hills

JOE WILSON – Playing the game
When: 6-8pm
@ Soldiers rd gallery – Soldiers Rd Gallery 342 Elizabeth st suite 405

The Garden of Earthly Delights – Kate Dunn
When: 6-8pm
@ Metalab – 10B Fitzroy Place, Surry Hills, Sydney

Sydney Underground Film Festival 2012
When: 6pm
@ The Factory Theatre – 105 Victoria Road, Marrickville,

Stories East & West – As part of the Willoughby Spring Festival 2012
When: 7:30pm
@ Zenith Theatre & Convention Centre – Corner of Railway & McIntosh Streets,, Chatswood

TIX $16.50 – Bookings
When: 8pm
@ The Newsagency – 375 Enmore Road Marrickville

Friday 7th September
Lucy Vader – Further Afield
Boyd Street, Murrurundi NSW 2338
When: 11am – 5pm Friday – Sunday or by appointment
@ Boyd Street  Murrurundi Upper Hunter Valley New South Wales  +61 2 65 466 767

ChildFund Australia Art Auction
When: 6-9pm
@ Gallery Eight – 12 Argyle Place, Millers Point

THE HOURS presents an exhibition of new paintings by a few of their friends
When: 6pm
@ THE TATE – 345 Glebe Point Road, Glebe 2037

Xpose Exhibition
@ A collection of Art and Artists – 55-57 Pittwater Rd, Manly

PACT Presents – Sydney Fringe 2012
When: 7pm
@ PACT Theatre – 107 Railway Parade, Newtown

Saturday 8th September

MYTHICA – George Raftopoulos
When: 6-9pm
@ Mclemoi Gallery – 45 Chippen Street, Chippendale

Eclectic, an exhibition of new works by well-known Blue Mountains artist Margaret Aalders.
When: 2:30pm
@ The Gallery Blackheath – 44 Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath

When: 6-8pm
@ Soho Galleries Sydney – Cnr Crown & Cathedral Street, SYDNEY

Eclectic – Margaret Aalders
When: 2:30pm
@ Black Heath Gallery – 44 Govetts Leap Road, Black Heath

MCAP’12: The rest of the best!
When: 4-6pm
@ ESProjects – 228 Illawarra Rd Marrickvile

OPEN 107
A hive of activity planning, decorating and loads of making has lead up to the grand reopening of this cultural hub in the
When: 12-4pm
@ 107 Redfern St, Redfern

The Circus is in Town
When: 4-7pm
@ Woolpack Hotel Redfern – 229 Chalmers St, Sydney

Kate Brown is a solid live performer who will whisk you away momentarily and ignite old

memories of good times.
When: 7:30-11pm
@ The Newsagency – Enmore Road, near Enmore park

Sunday 9th September

Make sure not to miss Australia’s largest and most exciting kite flying festival this year,
which promises to be a great day out for the whole family.
The skies will come alive with hundreds of kites of all shapes and sizes from local and
international kite-makers and flyers as well as the kites that everyone else will be flying
on the day!  Come down and fly a kite, make a kite or buy a kite at one of the many kite
stalls and join in the fun!
There will also be a full day’s entertainment program, food stalls, rides, children’s
entertainment, art exhibition and much more. There’s so much to do and see at this year’s
FESTIVAL OF THE WINDS, so if you’re up for a great day out, then the only place to be on
Sunday, 9 September is down at Bondi Beach for Sydney’s most colourful, fun-filled,
family-friendly festival.
For further information call the Bondi Pavilion on 8362 3400.
This festival is proudly presented by the Bondi Pavilion, Waverley Council and the
Australian Kite Flyers Society.
When: 11am-4pm
@ Bondi Beach – Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia 2026

SIN CITY SYDNEY SHORT FILM PROGRAM Presented – Sydney Underground Film Festival & CITYHUB
When: 3pm
@ The Factory Theatre – 105 Victoria Road, Marrickville

Doppelganger Dames – 3rd times a charm
When: 7:30pm
@ The Standard – Level 3, 383 Bourke St Surry Hills,

THINGS OF INTEREST + opportunities for artists

Art Month Sydney announces joint Artistic Directors for 2013
Art Month Sydney today announced the appointment of Penelope Benton and Alexandra Clapham

as joint Artistic Directors for Art Month Sydney 2013.

Benton and Clapham are established innovators in Sydney’s emerging art scene and share a

deep understanding of contemporary art and creativity with experience both as working

artists and in arts administration.

Art Month Sydney CEO Paul Becker said:

“We are delighted to have Alex and Penelope join the Art Month team as co-Artistic

Directors. They bring a fresh perspective and unique vision to the festival.”

“Art Month is a strong believer in nurturing Sydney’s next generation of emerging

directorial talent and is excited to be able to offer this unique opportunity to Benton and

Clapham,” said Becker.

Together Penelope Benton and Alex Clapham will draw on a diverse range of art experience to

delve further into the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary art in Sydney, while

connecting with new and existing audiences.

The Co-Directors said:

“We are thrilled to be Artistic Directors of Art Month Sydney 2013 and look forward to

celebrating the incredible talent in this city. We plan to make sure there’s an experience

for everyone, across all art cultures in Sydney.”

Clapham and Benton are Sydney based artists working collaboratively and independently

across installation and performance.  Alexandra Clapham is a co-Director of Firstdraft

Gallery and Manager of Kudos Gallery in Paddington, Sydney. Penelope Benton served a two

year directorship at Firstdraft Gallery in 2008 and is a founding member and co-

owner/Director of The Red Rattler Theatre in Marrickville. Benton is currently undertaking

an MFA at COFA UNSW, and has a BA Visual Arts from the University of Newcastle, and a

MArtAdmin from COFA UNSW amongst other qualifications.

Art Month also announced a new Artistic Director mentorship program. In line with Art

Month’s commitment to supporting the contemporary art industry in Sydney, the mentorship

represents an opportunity for emerging creatives and artistic directors to work with

industry icons directly. In the inaugural year of the artistic director mentorship Liane

Rossler will serve as mentor.

Liane Rossler is a highly respected and central figure within Australia’s arts and design

sector. A passionate spokesperson and ambassador for key issues relating to the creative

industries and the environment, Liane is involved in numerous collaborations, exhibitions

and projects. Liane is also well known as a co-founder of Dinosaur Designs and currently

serves on the City of Sydney’s Retail Advisory Panel.

Art Month is Sydney’s annual contemporary art festival held each March and is committed to

showcasing the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary art in Sydney.

Global Gallery: Call for Entries September Auction

Saturday 8th from 1pm
Last call for entries for our September Auction specialising in Contemporary and

Collectable Art.

For the opportunity to sell your work in Paddington’s best Contemporary Gallery space

please contact Joe on 0411 426 184
or email
Entries close strictly on Friday 31st August 5pm
Auction Previewing Thursday 6th, Friday 7th, Saturday 8th, from 11am
Auction Commencing Saturday 8th September 1pm


The Ashfield Council Artist in Residence program
1. The Program: The Ashfield Council Artist in Residence program is open to performing, visual and literary

artists from regional and remote areas in Australia.
Applications will be accepted from international artists. * Accommodation at Thirning Villa

is provided in exchange for services by the artist.
The focus of the program is on Community Cultural Development whereby the artist will

assist the community to express aspirations through the arts.
The program offers the opportunity for artists to share their vision with the community in

a specific manner.
The proposal should include periods for the artist to develop their own work as well as

time for community cultural development activity.

2. Length of residency:
A residency of three months to six months is preferred. Other proposals will be considered

3. Allowance:
An allowance of $200 per week will be paid to the artist for incidental living expenses.

4. Selection:
A panel of Council and community representatives will select artists.
Artists must complete the official application form and include examples of previous work.

5. Amenities:
Thirning Villa is a restored two-storey heritage building that is situated in the Pratten

Park precinct. The upstairs area has a large kitchen, bathroom, main bedroom and living

There is also an extra room that is suitable for a second bedroom or extra living space.

The bedroom and living areas are carpeted. Downstairs there is a studio/workshop/meeting

space with timber flooring.
There is a large courtyard at the rear of the building and a number of outbuildings that

house the laundry, public toilets and storage rooms. Wheelchair access is limited to the

downstairs area. Off street parking is available at the rear of the building.
Pratten Park includes an oval, children’s playground, bowling green and tennis courts.
The precinct is within walking distance of the Council premises and the Ashfield Shopping

The Ashfield railway station is within walking distance, and is a main terminal. There are

frequent express trains that take about 12 minutes to Sydney CBD.
For the term of the residency, artists will have free membership to the Ashfield Aquatic

Centre, Ashfield Library and Western Suburbs Lawn Tennis Club.

Contribution to the Community The artist will make a donation of an artwork created during

the residency.
Details of the proposed contribution should be outlined in the application.

Community development The following can be considered as suitable:
Creative skills development workshops for community groups.
Demonstration/exhibition of artwork, work in progress or open studio for interested

community members.
Weekly talks to visiting groups such as schools.

Ashfield Council Artist in Residence at Thirning Villa

Artist In Residence Program

Anthia Hart

Ashfield Council, P O Box 1145, ASHFIELD NSW 1800

DEADLINE: 21 September 2012
DECISIONS advised by end October
Further Enquiries: (02) 9716 1866 Anthia Hart, Community Development Worker, Arts, Culture

& Recreation Ashfield Council
Or email please write ‘AIR’ in the subject line


A call for artists to enter the 3rd Annual OXFORD ST ART PRIZE FOR LANDSCAPE & PORTRAITURE

Get started on that great artwork!!!
We have canvases here that are free with a $25 entry fee for the Art Prize
or you can purchase your own & take $5 off the entry fee.
Size: 40x50cm
Theme is Postcode 2010
Oxford St, Darlinghurst, Surry Hills
Any subject matter, any medium
Deliver finished artwork to TAP Gallery
45 Burton St Darlinghurst between 12-6pm daily.

ICA Publishing is accepting submissions for the fifth volume of International Contemporary

This publication will feature works which offer a unique sensibility and approach to art.

It will be an exploring journey to art with the most talented artists all over the world

creating works and experimenting with new innovating techniques.
This book will provide an in-depth look at global culture of visual arts, appealing to

established and emerging artists opening out the world of visual arts to a wider audience.
A juried committee has already started reviewing the submitted works on an ongoing basis

and selecting the best works that will be presented in the book.
All media are accepted and early submissions are recommended.
All artists interested in participating should send 4-5 images of their work in jpg format

and a short statement or essay, no more than 100 words by email.
The book will be published in November.
Further information about the book can be found here:
If you want to submit your work or if you have any questions about I.C.A Publishing, please

contact us.
We look forward to receiving your work.
Best regards
Julia Adison
Assistant curator
I.C.A. Publishing
US: 380 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY, 10168, US
EU: Athens Towers, 2-4 Messogion Avenue, Athens 115 27, GR

When: 21 September to 21 October
Location: Various Sydney locations
From 21 September to 21 October, the city’s streets, parks, squares and laneways will see

art of all forms in unusual places with involvement from international and Australian

artists, curators, our much loved cultural institutions and the people of Sydney. This year

we explore Art & About Sydney – “In Colour”, looking at how colour affects and inspires us,

both as individuals and as a city.

For the full festival program visit


Animalia: A Short Trip Up III – An art installation by Susannah Williams as part of Sydney

Fringe Festival 2012.
For Fringe Festival 2012, Susannah Williams will compose Animalia: A Short Trip Up III a

site specific drawing installation on the walls at Art Est. Gallery.
Susannah Williams creates site specific installations that expose the drawing process

directly to the audience.  Composed of a range materials including paper, pins, collage,

string, tin and fairy lights,   Susannah’s ephemeral drawing installations create visual

narratives that explore the formal concerns of drawing, namely colour, line and structure.

In Animalia, Susannah uses the animal form to house personal ideas of history, memory,

movement feeling and space.  Over 10 days, Susannah Williams will have an open studio,

composing and installing Animalia using paper collage, pins and string.
Exhibition dates:  7 September to 30 September

Studio open day and artist talk Sunday 16 September 2pm-4pm

Art Est. Gallery and Art School
67 Lords Road Leichhardt NSW
Gallery open 10am-5pm Monday – Saturday


The Award: The Hornsby Art Prize is an annual art award and exhibition sponsored by Hornsby Shire

Council and delivered in partnership with the Hornsby Art Society.

In 2012, there are five different entry categories; including Painting, Drawing and

Printmaking, Sculpture, Youth Art Senior and Youth Art Junior. The major prize is worth

over $7000 and includes $5000 cash, sponsored by Hornsby Shire Council. The winning work

will be permanently acquired by Hornsby Shire Council. The total prize pool is worth over


Entries Close 8 Oct 2012