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Opening celebration of Landscape as Knowledge
2:00pm | Grace Cossington Smith Gallery — 1666 Pacific Highway, Wahroonga
The Grace Cossington Smith Gallery is delighted to announce Landscape as Knowledge, an exhibition from the extraordinary collection of Geoffrey Hassall. Curated by Adrian Gebers the exhibition surveys approaches to the Australian landscape and reveals the artists’ relationship to the land and its varied affects upon the public psyche.
Please join us for the opening event of Landscape as Knowledge.
Saturday 25 February 2-4pm
Exhibition dates: Saturday 25 February to 8 April 2017
Leon Fernandes, Krishna in Erskineville.
6:30pm | ESD Gallery — 102 Burton Street Darlinghurst, Sydney
ESD Galley is back after a short hiatus with our first new show for the year: Krishna in Erskineville, an ecstatic exhibition of new works by Newtown artist Leon Fernandes and to be featured as part of this year’s Mardi Gras festival.
In his latest series, Krishna in Erskineville, Leon Fernandes depicts the Hindu god of love, sex, and beauty in front of Erskineville’s Imperial Hotel, brandishing a meth pipe. This playful image of the God-child, prankster, lover and hero is the culmination of years of work for Fernandes, both materially and spiritually.
Fernandes’ elaborately layered approach to canvas using oils, spraypaint, embroidery, and fabric creates richly coloured, intricately textured works of startling beauty.
"This series has been a labour of love for me," says Fernandes. "Hindu gods have the same feelings that we all have – love, lust, rage, despair, pain, joy – but they often take them to the extreme. These images are a way of exploring that whole spectrum for me. They have become a vital part of my emotional landscape." A gay Indian-Australian with bipolar disorder, Fernandes has a unique creative mind and a radical sense of humour. His irreverent and visionary spirituality is a product of his very Australian queer hybridity.
Krishna in Erskineville is the third incarnation of a series of Hindu Gods in Sydney, a selection of which will be shown this Mardi Gras. In Durga, the powerful creation goddess sits astride a tiger, incandescent with rage against the iconic suburbia of Howard Arkley. Ganesha, the merciful survivor, stands in the Australian bush with a banksia, offering a gift of sweet bees in place of the traditional laddoo. Krishna in Erskineville, the culmination of this sacred and sacrilegious trilogy, stands flirtatiously brandishing his pipe, his body adorned with peacock colours echoed in the pride flag flying from the iconic Erskineville pub.
Fernandes defends his controversial choice to depict Krishna smoking meth. "Drug consumption has a ritual significance in many world religions," he says. "It can be harmful, but it’s also part of who we are. I wanted to lighten up the discourse around the "demon drug" and bring back a playful honesty about the various roles drugs play in our lives."
"As an artist, I see the sacred in the profane and the profane in the sacred," Fernandes says. "Nothing is off limits." His work brings together images from a range of religious, artistic and secular traditions, his unique visual language turning these dissonances into harmonies. His approach on canvas is just as multi-layered, using oils, spraypaint, machine embroidery, and found fabrics – including cut-up remnants of his own Indian father’s ties. His work is hybrid, queer, and life-affirming, at once an interrogation and a celebration of what we mean by identity, home, faith, passion, and survival. Krishna in Erskineville is an unmissable part of this year’s Mardi Gras festival.
Curator, Gordon R Carmichael
Krishna in Erskineville opens 21 February at ESD Gallery Darlinghurst, and is part of the 2017 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival visual arts program.
February/March at Kudos Gallery!
5:00pm | Kudos Gallery — 6 Napier St, Sydney
Please join us at Kudos Gallery for the opening of our two new exhibitions for February/March 2017.
OPENING NIGHT TUESDAY 21 FEBRUARY 2017, 5-7PM
22 February - 11 March 2017
GOOD THANKS, HOW ARE YOU?
Siân Davies and Lily Golightly
Good thanks, how are you? is an exhibition of works by Siân Davies and Lily Golightly.In this series, both artists are interested in the everyday and the ordinary. Seeing the potential in otherwise meaningless materials that they collect, playfulness is underscored by humour. They are interested in collecting, arranging, changing and adapting these materials into works that remain tentative and playful. They remain closely engaged, yet their practices remain separate.
Sian’s minimal style, repetition and tentative combinations are a product of uncertainty and a questioning of the incessant requirement for artists to construct profound meaning. Lily collects lightweight, unassuming scraps and objects. She approaches these materials tenderly, as if she feels the need to take care of the things she has found.
For more info: http://www.arc.unsw.edu.au/communities/art-design/kudos-gallery/exhibitions/2017-1/good-thanks-how-are-youquestion-sian-davies-and-lily-golightly
ALTERNATE THEORIES OF PYRAMID CONSTRUCTION
Prints, paintings and drawings by Daniel Emmerig. The show explores myths, conspiracies, and fables as symbols which are used to explain the world to ourselves. An eye is knowledge and intimacy, but also conspiracy and surveillance. The language of iconography is examined in a body of work spanning a year in creation.
For more info: http://www.arc.unsw.edu.au/communities/art-design/kudos-gallery/exhibitions/2017-1/alternate-theories-of-pyramid-construction-daniel-emmerig
Wednesday 22 Feb
Culture Up Late at the Powerhouse Museum
5:00pm | Powerhouse Museum — 500 Harris St, Ultimo, Sydney
Grab your friends and immerse yourself in the FINAL Culture Up Late at the Powerhouse Museum. Explore the Museum after hours for FREE from 5–9pm and:
- Come face-to-face with six ancient Egyptian mummies from the British Museum and discover what lies beneath their wrappings in Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives*
- Explore the past, present and future of contemporary art, science, design and architecture in Out of Hand: Materialising the Digital (Free)
- See over 70 objects from the MAAS collection and explore what makes a museum object an icon in Icons (Free)
- Journey through the history and innovation of public health and medicine in Recollect: Health and Medicine (Free)
- Discover the life (and costumes) of Australian swimming legend, film star and vaudeville entertainer Annette Kellerman (Free)
- Get experimenting in our recently refurbished Experimentations (Free)
- Discover the story of one of Australia’s richest archaeological sites in Message from Mungo in the Kings Cinema at 6.30pm (Free)
- Plus so much more!
*Entry to the Powerhouse Museum for Culture Up Late is FREE but does not include entry to Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives. To view Egyptian Mummies, tickets must be purchased. You can pre-book and save here: https://ma.as/7qf
Desire Lines ~ Publication Launch ~
6:00pm | Camelia Grove Hotel — 146 Henderson Rd, Alexandria NSW, Sydney
QUICK ! the 'zine' that nobody needed is hot off the press !
Come to Alexandria's premier pub ~ the Camelia Grove ~ to celebrate the birth of the difficult second publication.
All guests of the last walk can collect their FREE copy of the lil book and any fools that didn't come for whatever lame excuse can get theirs for a cheeky tenner.
Meet Australian boxing icon and publican JAMIEN WRIGHT in person and have some cold beer with your friends.
~ DESIRE LINES PUBLICATION CONTRIBUTERS ~
Designed by the fab Sophie Willison.
Come as ur fav Desire Line for FREE entry. Jks it is free for all, everyone welcome
Exhibition opening. ‘There is hope to the last flower’
6:00pm | OLSEN Gallery — 63 Jersey Road. Woollahra, Sydney
The title of this show is a quote from an apiarist discussing the plight of bees. Faced with so many sad and distressing events in our world, and my own sense of hopelessness at times, I wanted to paint a show about optimism. This show includes portraits and still lives touching on many disparate subjects - ranging from addiction, the recent lock out laws here in Sydney, Australia's identity, our environment, love and my recent marriage. When I look at things I see so many reflections.
Would love to see you for a drink at thte opening! x j
6:00pm | Scratch Art Space — 67 Sydenham Road, Sydney
ELENA ELIAS / AMELIA SKELTON / JUSTINE YOUSSEF
An exploration of the bodily experience, its limitations and its boundless forms of representation. Works by recent National Art School graduates Elena Elias, Amelia Skelton and Justine Youssef.
Opening Event /// Wednesday 22 February 6–8pm
Exhibition Dates /// Thursday 16 – Sunday 26 February
Gallery Hours /// Thursday to Sunday 12–5pm
Full information on our website:
SYNSOC PRESENTS – ILLUSTRATED RIGHTS
6:00pm | Goodspace Gallery — Meagher St, Sydney
SYNSOC presents: Illustrated Rights.
With the fire still burning, a group of artists unite and continue the fight of the international women's marches. With the power of posters this march stands for equality, diversity and inclusion. For one night only, join us in an exhibition of protest art created by 30+ local and international artists. All proceeds will be donated to Planned Parenthood to support overseas access to essential health care.
One night only, Wednesday 22nd February, 6PM at Goodspace 115 Regent St Chippendale.
UNSW O-Week at Art & Design ~~ Brought to you by Arc
9:00am | UNSW Art & Design — Cnr Oxford St & Greens Rd, Paddington
Artists and designers always have more fun, and O-Week is no exception!
We're kicking off 2017 at UNSW Art & Design with a HUGE orientation/open/omg day on WED 22 FEB. There's going to be 25+ studio/gallery/food stalls, art classes, design workshops, glorious eats, live DJ sets, official welcomes and campus tours.
If you're studying at Art & Deisgn in 2017, or just want to check out how sweet student life is in Paddington, come along!
Featuring stalls from:
Art Gallery of New South Wales
The Art Scene
Eckersley's Art & Craft
Fempower: Feminist High School Workshops
Official schedule TBA!
There HEAPS MORE happening throughout UNSW O-Week // brought to you by Arc on every other day, so check out the following:
MON: UNSW O-Week Movie Night // ROGUE ONE
TUE: UNSW O-Week Comedy Night ~~ Lol-lovers unite!
WED: UNSW O-Week Night Markets \ Food, music, performances
THU: UNSW O-Week PARTY ~~ Go Wild
Regardless of whether you're a returning uni veteran (#r3sp3ct) or a foolish and thirsty firsty your very first stop should be join your student organisation - Arc - UNSW Student Life. Its your gateway to Clubs & Societies, Events & Parties, volunteering opportunities, Arc Sport UNSW, legal help, plus plenty of discounts/ special Art & Design support.
Join now @ www.arc.unsw.edu.au/join then head to the Arc Desk in the Student Lounge (Ground Floor of D Block) to get your sticker and pack of goodies.
But most importantly, 2017 is Your Time, so get out there and enjoy it!
This event is brought to you by:
Arc at UNSW Art & Design
Arc - UNSW Student Life
UNSW Art & Design
Curator’s talk: Under the sun
6:00pm | The State Library of New South Wales — Macquarie Street, Sydney
Join Australian Centre for Photography Curator of Under the sun: Reimagining Max Dupain’s Sunbaker, Claire Monneraye, for an in-depth look at the exhibition. Learn more about the display and the new work produced by the 15 exhibiting contemporary artist in response to one of Australia’s most iconic images.
Under the sun: Reimagining Max Dupain’s Sunbaker is a free exhibition presented by the Australian Centre for Photography in partnership with the State Library of NSW in the Mitchell Galleries from February 18 to April 17, 2017.
Opening: Found and Made
6:00pm | STACKS Projects — 191 Victoria Street, Potts Point
Found and Made: 23 - 12 March
explores the different ways artists can ‘make’ their work.
As part of Art Month STACKS will have a special performance by Machiko Motoi on Wednesday 8 maRCH 6-8pm
Curator - Amber Hearn
With the assistance of Grace Partridge
This exhibition will display a range of work with a strong focus on object and what that really constitutes. The artists draw on the readymade object, found/discarded and handmade or constructed objects, along with a performance piece whereby an investigation is made into the role the body (as a ‘material’ or ‘object’) plays, as the medium to ‘make’ work with.
‘Found and Made’ will exhibit an array of scale and media, from painting to assemblage, sculpture, installation, and performance. The exhibition presents a broad spectrum of work displaying creative approaches to traditional conventions of media and presentation.
Image: Pollyxenia Joannou, Felt & Wadding | Photo credit John McRae.
Good Looking! Exhibition Opening
6:00pm | Boomalli Aboriginal Art Gallery — 55-59 Flood St Leichhardt, Sydney
Good Looking! is an exhibition showcasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Artists from the LGBTQI community. The exhibition is curated by Kyra Kum-Sing.
Artists include Matthew Cook (dec), Jeffrey Samuels, Arone Meeks, Jasmine Sarin, Ella Bancroft, Jenny Fraser, Clinton Nain, Wild Barra Co, Mary Munro, Peter Waples-Crow, Deborah Breckenridge, Maurice Shipp and more.
MC Kathy Malera-Bandjalan (Kum-Sing)
Special Performances by Kerrianne Cox and The Dreamtime Divas.
The exhibition will open on Wednesday 22nd February 2017 6-8pm and will continue until Sunday 26th March 2017.
Drawing Blood Occult Life Drawing presents: Church of Satan
7:00pm | 107 Projects — 107 Redfern Street Redfern, Sydney
Artists and esoteric travellers – Drawing Blood returns for more bizarre and mystical themed life drawing sessions in 2017!!
Come to the dark side for the Drawing Blood life drawing ritual February 22nd, when we enter the Church of Satan at 107 Projects. However this is no time to be somber - we take you to the origins in the swinging 60s when go-go dancers and beat poets all praised the dark lord along to the tunes of Anton Lavey’s carny organ. Hail Satan!
Starting from 7pm, our lovely models will pose in various mystical formations for your life sketching pleasure, while our witchdoctor conjures atmospheric tunes to inspire, and a special performance to lift the spirits. Refreshments and potent elixirs available at the bar.
Bring your own satchel of magic tools - paper, pads, charcoal, pencils, inks, pastels, oil sticks, pens etc.
7pm Wednesday 22 February 2017
Entry $20 on the door ($15 for students, pension and non-workers)
107 Projects, 107 Redfern St, Redfern, NSW 2016
Ph: 02 9690 1007
Website info: 107projects.org
Thursday 23 Feb
Nicholas Blowers Exhibition Opening
6:00pm | NandaHobbs Contemporary — 66 King St, Sydney
Nicholas Blowers’s new exhibition is a powerful account of loss and redemption in the landscape. He delves into an ancient forest drowned nearly fifty years ago, in south-west Tasmania—a time when industry came first. Ever the rationalist, he is celebrating the new truth of the reinvented landscape.
Join Nicholas Blowers and NandaHobbs Contemporary for the opening of "Deadwood Shallows" on Thursday 23 February, 6-8 pm at Level 1, 66 King Street (CBD), Sydney.
View exhibition online at http://nandahobbs.com/exhibition/deadwood-shallows
Abel Gin Co. will be offering tastings of their exquisite hand-crafted Tasmanian gins on opening night.
The Exhibition runs until 10 March, 2017.
REV • Brenton Alexander Smith
6:00pm | Interlude Gallery — 11/131-145 Glebe Point Rd., Sydney
We welcome you to our 3rd exhibition of the year, REV, by Brenton Alexander Smith, a Sydney based artist whose work plays with concepts such as cyborg, transhumanism, technoculture and human prosthesis.
"Rev emerged from my interest in cyborg relationships, particularly between humans and cars. The works are made from fragments of car accidents I have sourced from sites of crashes, scrap yards and a demolition derby. They have been given forms that reference the organic and are embedded with tiny video displays that play silent looping footage of ambiguous ghostly shapes.
The relationship between many people and their cars is an intimate one. It fosters a codependence, each part mutually providing the other a means of transport or fuel and maintenance. When the car and the driver are together they share a body. The car fits around the human form and protects the driver so they can both move freely on the roads. The car is a technological extension of the human, but also a companion. I am interested in what happens when this relationship is destroyed by car accidents. This exhibition explores the lingering metaphysical connection between the crash victim and the abandoned car wreck. The works echo the organic through mechanical forms. I see them as part creature and part relic, inert yet imbued with a faint sense of life."
Opening Night: Thursday 23rd Feb 6-8pm
Closing Feast: Saturday 4th March 3-5pm
Interlude Gallery is kindly sponsored by Poor Toms Gin
Exhibition Opening: Dale Frank: Thursday 23rd February, 6-8PM
6:00pm | Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery — 8 Soudan Lane, Sydney
Dale Frank is one of Australia’s foremost contemporary painters. His paintings are characterized by an immediacy of process and a tense urgency of vision, the method of which he has mastered over several decades. Despite the appearance of serendipity, Frank controls his dynamic and intense process to achieve highly conscious outcomes. The images are literally brought to the surface through calculated action as the varnishes become thicker and more complex, trapping the colours and the evidence of the process under the surface, creating a depth of pictorial space and a three dimensionality.
Dale Frank has recently been included in major exhibitions, such as: 'Lurid Beauty: Australian Surrealism and its Echoes', National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2015), 2014 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: 'Dark Heart', Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide (2014); 'Personal Structures', Palazzo Bembo as part of the official program of the 55th Venice Biennale (2013), 'Mix Tape 1980s: Appropriation, Subculture, Critical Style', National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2013); 'Les Arts De L’effervescence Champagne', Musee des Beaux Arts de Reims, Reims, France (2012); 17th Biennale of Sydney: 'The Beauty of Distance, Songs of Survival in a Precarious Age' (2010).
Frank’s paintings are held in major public collections in Australia as well as museums worldwide, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York and the Kunsthaus, Zurich.
Friday 24 Feb
FEB 24: 2 shows
6:00pm | China Heights Gallery — 16-28 Foster St, Sydney
‘Desperadoes Under the Eaves’ Kane Trubenbacher
Opens Friday FEB 24TH, 6-8pm
Continues 12-5pm Saturday and Sunday
‘LINES’ feat. Kata Komlos & Poppy Williams
Opens Friday FEB 24TH, 6-8pm
Continues 12-5pm Saturday and Sunday
‘Desperadoes Under the Eaves’ Kane Trubenbacher
CATALOGUE & ONLINE SALES:
Kane Trubenbacher is a 25 year old tattoo artist and painter, working in Melbourne Australia.
Having grown up in rural country areas for my childhood before moving to the city, my work centres around the oppression of living in urban environments, particularly exacerbated during city nights. The work featured in “Desperadoes Under The Eaves” utilises motifs from the tattoo world as well as phrases, signs, and insignia associated with urban environments. The tension between these phrases, signs, and images tell a narrative of parallel disassociation and romanticisation with the urban world and my place in it. The works were produced over a 6 month period in 2015 which were very trying for me, and led to many nights walking the city looking at neon lights for strip clubs and cars passing on dark streets, and these selected paintings from that period were an attempt to diary those nights to move forward.
‘LINES’ feat. Kata Komlos & Poppy Williams
CATALOGUE & ONLINE SALES:
LINES reignites the excitement for the art of printmaking; a century old medium that requires time, dedication and skill to master - values that seem somewhat forgotten.
LINES showcases the work of Kata Komlos and Poppy Williams, and demonstrates their deep-seated respect for printmaking developed through intimate engagement with the medium. The exhibition explores the tumultuous relationship between skill and the desire to create that most young artist’s face. The work of both Komlos and Williams illustrates an abstract expression of lines and forms where cohesion can be found in the absurdity of each image. The works exhibited in LINES crossover many printmaking mediums and will present the unique relationship each artist has with printmaking as a whole.
Kata Komlos is a young Sydney based artist working and studying in the fields of printmaking, film photography with and painting. Her works aim to explore and manipulate the rules of each medium, often finding ways to create new images from methods that are considered somewhat destructive and impatient. Her works are a sincere expression of her own experiences which finds itself being whimsical and cute as well as sometimes dark, gross and humorous. Although her works are constantly evolving, the underlining ideas of honesty and experimentation are always at the forefront of each piece, allowing a practice that is multi-disciplinary and above all, fun.
Poppy Williams is a Sydney based artist, who predominately works with lino printing, and has recently screen printing. Printing on paper has been a recent change for Williams, as she mainly works with fabric. Her mother has played a large part in this, introducing and influencing Williams throughout her life with her own practice of printing.
Williams works are always evolving and changing, with only a limited print run & continual progression of the work. The world is a complete maze whether or not you think life is going in a straight line for you. This is what the work in LINES aims to express.
Guy James Whitworth Cries For Attention at his opening.
5:00pm | M2 Gallery — 4/450 Elizabeth St Surry Hills, Sydney
One of my favourite quotes is ‘if you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything’ So with that in mind it is with big fat unwavering pride that I unveil my most political exhibition yet.
Please come along (and bring mates) on the evening of the 24th to look at some of my biggest and grandest statements yet, to some they might just look like abstracts, portraits and bikescapes, but we know different!
‘Cries For Attention’ is part of the Mardi Gras festival and Sydney’s Art Month and runs in total for two weeks, with a few events and performance nights still to be announced.
I look forward to seeing you all there, please do RSVP so I can provide fitting amounts of drink,
Sach Catts / Francesca Heinz
6:00pm | 55 Sydenham Rd Marrickville NSW 2204 AU — 55 Sydenham Rd, Marrickville
Sach Catts: Hot Worked
Hot work: processes where metals are plastically deformed above their recrystallization temperature, allowing the material to recrystallize during deformation.
[T]here is no more epic way of bringing down much loved or even much hated tree (for example a neighbor’s overgrown maple) than with an American felling ax.
This is the third time I’ve sharpened this axehead. The process involves using a file to shape the bit (cutting edge) to form a convex bevel on both faces. This bevel is then ground and polished with progressively finer-graded stones. Apparently, you should be able to shave with it once it’s done. I’ve spent roughly six hours filing, grinding, polishing and repeating so far in search of the ideal edge. In between stages I scour the Internet for logs.
The axe has been rendered romantic by the chainsaw. There are few instances when one wouldn’t use a chainsaw to harvest and process timber. They’re fucking brilliant. I borrowed mine off my dad and neglected to ever return it. It races through timber with a full-throated, sawdust-frothing snarl. I like people to know I own a chainsaw. I like them to see it in my studio or in my car. It makes me feel dangerous.
The axe will make me feel like a man, however.
Francesca Heinz: Werk
Taking inspiration from both historical and fictitious female characters Heinz is interested in how the female body can act as a visual vessel or a conduit in contemporary societies, often reflecting current tastes and political values. Her work aims to question this with tongue firmly in cheek. The use of latex as a substitute for skin means Heinz’s sculptural forms are often visually grotesque, lumpy and flaccid. The melding of human and animal forms is an essential component of her work, often providing humour or absurdity but also speaking to greater ideas of ‘femininity’ and role-playing.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.
Rhythm | Exhibition Opening
6:00pm | 541 Art Space — 1 / 541 Kent St, Sydney
541 Art Space presents our latest collaborative exhibit, Rhythm. This unique exhibition explores the boundaries of art, translating sound and landscape into abstract compositions.
Rhythm will feature two of Sydney’s most exciting contemporary artists, Shiling Wu and Chee Yong in association with Art Month 2017:
Rhythm is an opportunity for art lovers to explore a series of spherical metaphoric landscapes, and witness music transformed into tangible ceramic bodies.
24/02/17 - 20/03/17
Opening : 24th February, 6-8pm
Level 1, 541 Kent Street, Sydney
MCA ARTBAR curated by Reko Rennie
7:00pm | MCA ARTBAR — 140 George Street, Sydney
MCA ARTBAR ‘Maverick’ curated by Reko Rennie
‘I show my work where I want and where I can.
I’m not affiliated with the dominant commercial galleries and their curators.
For this I've been called a maverick artist…I like it.
This night is for all those who are mavericks
Each of the artists I have selected have forged independent careers in creating and making art.’
– Reko Rennie
He’s a maverick and he likes it. This February, artist Reko Rennie is curating a night of subversion – celebrating the independent and nonconformist.
Blurring the line between institutional and outsider, Rennie invites both Australian and International artists to convert the MCA into a space of experimentation showcasing unexpected art forms.
Fri 24 Feb, 7–11pm
Plus: Double down on art with free entry to 'Tatsuo Miyajima: Connect with Everything' (closing Sun 5 Mar) at MCA ARTBAR.
Gallery opening hours:
Level 1: Primavera at 25: MCA Collection
Level 2: MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday
Level 3: Tatsuo Miyajima: Connect with Everything
*Please note: Gallery opening hours will vary throughout the night.
Image: Reko Rennie, 'Maverick', 2017, image courtesy and © the artist
Saturday 25 Feb
Lisa Walton opening
2:00pm | The Shop Gallery — 112 Glebe Point Road Glebe, Sydney
Adorned Makers Market
10:00am | Australian Design Centre — 101-115 William Street, Darlinghurst
Adorned Makers Market – Sat 25 Feb, 10am-4pm
Venue: ADC forecourt and Palmer St, Darlinghurst
Following on from the success of our Clay Intersections Makers Market, ADC is hosting Adorned. We're inviting 20 of our favourite local makers and designers to sell original, handmade items. The market is curated to include work spanning jewellery, accessories, headware and more, with a focus on adornment in the lead-up to the Mardi Gras Parade weekend.
Makers include: RACINELabel, Cardigan Threads Collective, Doodad & Fandango, Emily Besser, Sophia Emmett Workshop 85, 2 by lyn & tony, Kelaoke - Kelly Chapman, uberkate, Haus of Dizzy, Zuku Jewellery x Maija, Yasmina Black, Above the Canopy, VAN EWYK Studio, Amy Tamblyn, Karmme, alexis, eclectic and more to be announced soon.
Tuesday 28 Feb
Life Drawing: New Life
6:00pm | Create Or Die — 10-12 Mitchell St, Sydney
Once a month on Tuesdays, we are hosting a life drawing class. The models and host will vary month-to-month and may include some familiar faces. We will be using cinematic film lighting, the cyc (white infinity background) and some twists ideas to present the human body to you in new ways. All we ask is that you hone your art, practice your skills and create, create, create (or die!!).
Theme for this class - New Life/Pregnancy
Model - Chrissie Hall, a long-time resident and member is in the final stages of her pregnancy. She is due to give birth in March and will be posing with her beautiful belly and the new life brewing within her.
This is a member-only event.
(contact us to become a member)
Cost is $15 and all proceeds go to Create or Die.
BYO wine and materials (willow charcoal highly recommended)
Please respect the following rules:
- no photography/video
- respect for our models as they bare-all
- everyone must pay to attend this class. Payment is to be given to the host on arrival
Please RSVP by clicking attending on the event page!
Opening: Surface Tension, Biljana Jancic
6:00pm | UTS Art — Level 4, 702 Harris Street, Ultimo
Responding directly to the architecture of UTS Gallery, Surface Tension will fold space and time through projected images and the insertion of reflective surfaces. By exposing the walls of glass on two sides of the gallery the installation draws attention to the transparent boundaries of the space, and with subtle and transformative interventions create ways for the viewer to become a part of the work.
Biljana Jancic is interested in the intersections between contemporary art and architecture. She produces large-scale spatial interventions that often consider the nature of the white-cube as a context. The works respond to the architecture and atmosphere of the host site by drawing attention to the existing spatial features while also seeking to reframe and complicate the existing spatial dynamics. Consequently, her works directly implicate the architecture of the gallery into the artistic gesture so that the boundaries between incursion and context become blurred.
Biljana Jancic has exhibited widely across Australia and internationally. Recently her work has been exhibited in the 2016 edition of Primavera, Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney and the TarraWarra Biennial 2016: Endless Circulation, TarraWarra Museum of Art. Jancic completed her PhD in 2013 at Sydney College of the Arts where in 2016 she was awarded The Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists Travel Award for recent alumni.
Art Month Sydney Art at Night: Redfern & Chippendale – Wednesday 1 March
Catalogue launch and artist in conversation – Tuesday 7 March
Artist lecture presented by UTS Photography – Monday 3 April
Wednesday 1 Mar
SUFAS presents ‘2017 Sydney Art Crawl’
10:00am | The Quadrangle, The University of Sydney
SUFAS is proud to present the works of 12 SCA graduates, who will each explore the theme of 'Continuity & Process' through an array of public installations located across the main campus during O-Week!
Bernadette Smith & Dr. Mark Elliot-ranken / Dorit Goldman / Claché Raong / Tilly Lees / Laura Nolan / Merena Nguyen & India Scard / Paras Magnet / Luke O’Connor / Nc Qin / Maryam Goodarzi
1ST OF MARCH:
11:30am: Joint opening party w/ SCASS exhibition @ Courtyard Cafe & Beverly exhibition room
12:30pm: Curators & artists tour
2ND OF MARCH:
2:30pm: Art Talk: 'think big - public arts on campus' at verge gallery
3:30pm: Closing party @ verge gallery
3RD OF MARCH:
Exhibition is still open till 5pm
It’s pronounced ‘GIF’, not ‘GIF’ – Curated by Con Gerakaris
6:00pm | Goodspace Gallery — Meagher St, Sydney
It is a mistake to think of publicity supplanting the visual art of post-Renaissance Europe; it is the last moribund form of that art.
- John Berger
It’s Pronounced “GIF,” Not “GIF” is a reaction to the commodification of our online experiences and a liberation of unique digital objects once buried deep within our Instagram feeds and Tumblr dashboards. When emancipated from the iPhone screen, these digital artworks become active participants in our world, demanding attention and existing with purpose. Drawing upon contemporary Internet art while fragmenting the Western art canon, the exhibited artists disrupt traditional production practices resulting in a redefinition of the function of a .gif image, filtered through a lens of perverted capitalism.
- A-nrd (London, UK)
- Michelle Cho (Los Angeles, USA)
- Simon Falk (Toronto, CAN)
- John Karel (Philadelphia, USA)
- Danielle Karlikoff (Sydney, AUS)
- Nicholas Keays (Melbourne, AUS)
- James Jirat Patradoon (Sydney, AUS)
- Saulonzo (Anioch, USA)
ONE NIGHT ONLY - WEDNESDAY 1ST MARCH 6PM
GOODSPACE - 115 REGENT ST CHIPPENDALE
New Paintings by Caleb Reid
6:00pm | Besser Space — 15 - 25 Keele Street, Melbourne
Piermarq is bringing the work of Sydney-based artist Caleb Reid to Melbourne!
We have received an overwhelming response to Caleb Reid's latest work following the staggering success of his first solo exhibition at Piermarq and in anticipation of his first international solo exhibition at Johanssen Gallery in Berlin.
New Paintings by Caleb Reid is the artist’s first major solo exhibition in Melbourne, and explores the power of the human form to express complex emotions; love, hate, desire and rapture. His intimate images are suffused with glimpses from real relationships, experiences and musings on current affairs.
This body of work is an attempt to capture humanity in its barest, unfiltered form. To reclaim it’s beauty and give a modern take on the human form, one of art’s oldest subjects that has shaped culture for centuries.
New Paintings by Caleb Reid is a stimulating visual feast that confronts the viewer with it’s sensual imagery and sumptuous colour.
New Paintings by Caleb Reid opens on 1 March 2017 and runs until 4 March 2017 at Besser Space, 15 – 25 Keele Street, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia.
Besser Space Opening times:
Wednesday - 10am - 8pm
Thursday + Friday - 10am - 6pm
Saturday - 10am - 5pm
Opening Reception of Contemporary Ceramics
6:30pm | Japan Foundation, Sydney — 28 Broadway, Chippendale, Level 4, Central Park, Sydney
Contemporary Ceramics: Ryota Aoki & Gentaro Yokoyama
1 March to 7 April at The Japan Foundation Gallery
Join Japanese ceramicists Ryota Aoki and Gentaro Yokoyama for the opening reception of their exhibition, ‘Contemporary Ceramics: Ryota Aoki & Gentaro Yokoyama’ at The Japan Foundation, Sydney.
This marks the first exhibition of these two acclaimed kogei-ka (master artisans) in Australia.
Aoki’s lava-like metallic and soft pastel glazes ooze from rough vessels and sleek tableware, while with a playful edge, Yokoyama’s work shows a frenzied passion for the medium from expertly thrown and hand-built forms to suggestive slip-casts in a vibrant palette.
This opening reception coincides with Art Month Sydney’s Art at Night. Make a pit stop at The Japan Foundation Gallery before exploring other galleries in the Chippendale and Redfern area!
The ‘Contemporary Ceramics: Ryota Aoki & Gentaro Yokoyama’ exhibition runs from March 1 to April 7, and will be complemented by an artist talk (3rd March), a talk on Japanese traditional craft (10th March) and a theatre show (22nd and 23rd March).
Date: Wednesday, March 1
Time: 6:30pm (doors open 6pm)
Venue: The Japan Foundation, Sydney
Enquiries: email@example.com / 02 8239 0055
Monday – Thursday: 10am – 8pm
Friday: 10am – 6pm
Selected Saturdays (Mar 11 & Apr 11): 10am – 3pm
Closed Sundays and Japanese/Australian public holidays (Mar 20)
Admission is free.
More info via http://www.jpf.org.au/jpfevents/17-breaking-the-mould/index.html
Art at Night | Chippendale & Redfern
6:00pm | Eveleigh Creative Precinct: Corner Hart Street and Hudson Street, Redfern, NSW 2016
Art at Night | Chippendale & Redfern, presented in partnership with Concrete Playground Sydney and Cake Wines, is the perfect place for a creative spirit!
From 6pm - 8pm follow the DIY walking tour and explore the galleries in the area. Then from 7:30pm - 10:30pm head to theCake Wines Art Bar at the Eveleigh Creative Precinct for drinks, music, and performances.
Galleries on the trail are: The Bearded Tit; The Commercial; Eveleigh Creative Precinct; Galerie pompom; Harrington Street Gallery; Home@735; Kensington Contemporary; M2 Gallery; Smallspaces; Spot81; UTS Gallery; Wellington St Projects; 107 Projects; The Japan Foundation Gallery; Pine Street Creative Arts Centre; Collab at Pine Street; and Verge Gallery.
Hashtag your art adventures with #artmonthsydney
To find out more, visit http://www.artmonthsydney.com.au/art-at-night/art-at-night--chippendale-and-redfern/
6:00pm | The Shop Gallery — 112 Glebe Point Road Glebe, Sydney
Join Bobby Goldsmith Foundation (BGF) this Mardi Gras for the launch of HIV heART - an exhibition of artworks produced by talented participants of BGF’s Phoenix Art program.
The title of the exhibition - ‘HIV heART’ - was selected by participating artists to represent their love and passion for art and to demonstrate how the program helped fulfil their lives. The wonderful selection of art will be showcased with the support of curators, Ian Barnett and Natalya Shinn
Phoenix Art is a program that aims to support HIV+ artists to creatively express themselves and preserve an artistic legacy. Phoenix Art has been delivered in partnership with Pine Street Creative Arts Centre.
The HIV heART exhibition opening night is Wednesday, 1st March at 6pm.
Drinks will be available for a gold coin donation and artworks will be available for purchase.
Please RSVP at www.hivheart.eventbrite.com.au
We look forward to seeing you there.
Launch of MAY SPACE
6:00pm | May Space — 409b George Street Waterloo, Sydney
MAY SPACE will transition from an anticipated idea into a physical reality in 2017. Supported by the 31 years of experience gained operating as Access Contemporary Art Gallery (est. 1985) and Brenda May Gallery (est. 2001), MAY SPACE aims to move forward under this new identity, reinvigorating a dedication to emerging, mid-career and established artists. The new name, new space and new direction will be coloured and shaped by fourteen people in particular - our represented artists.
To display the talent already held by the Gallery upon opening its doors, we present MAY SPACE: FOURTEEN; an exhibition in which each represented artist presents one significant piece that displays their creativity and capabilities. This inaugural exhibition will give our audience, new and inherited, insight into the vision and orientation of this third incarnation.
Artists include: Robert Boynes, Sybil Curtis, Todd Fuller, Ashleigh Garwood, James Guppy, Waratah Lahy, Melinda Le Guay, Al Munro, Carol Murphy, Mylyn Nguyen, Catherine O'Donnell, Leslie Oliver, Peter Tilley and Nicole Welch.
Thursday 2 Mar
Sam Holt: The Distance Between
6:00pm | Artereal Gallery — 747 Darling Street, Rozelle
Join us for an evening of champagne and the opening of Sam Holt's solo exhibition, "The Distance Between," on the 2nd of March from 6 to 8pm.
Sydney-based artist Sam Holt’s paintings are founded in reflection and commentary on the divergent paths we take towards an authentic life. At the heart and format of Sam Holt’s unscripted and free-flowing art is a way of manifesting the navigation, motivations and processes of our everyday decision-making and charting the teetering balance between individual and society’s collective needs and wants. His paintings are a visceral and spontaneous collage of the maverick artist’s responses, revelations, meanderings and speculations.
Presented as part of Art Month Sydney.
The White Room – Contemporary Ceramics – Opening
6:00pm | Stanley Street Gallery — 1/52-54 Stanley Street, Darlinghurst
An exhibition of contemporary ceramics that pushes the medium, paring ceramics back to its sources of purity, ritual and light. Curated by Sean Morris this exhibition will feature a diverse group of international and interstate artists including a number of luminaries from the visual art and ceramic world in an all-white show.
Exhibitors are Avi Amesbury, Tony Bond, Somchai Charoen, Alice Couttoupes, Lynda Draper, Merran Esson, Danica Firulovic, Vicki Grima, Shaun Hayes, Ingrid, Ruth Ju-Shih Li, Bronwyn Kemp, Chantal Labbe, Machiko Motoi, Cherie Peyton, Natalie Rosin, Simon Reece and Jo Wood.
Ian Strange ‘Shadow’ Exhibition Opening : Sydney
6:00pm | 13-15 Levey St, Chippendale NSW 2008, Australia
Join us for the Sydney opening night of Ian Strange's latest exhibition 'SHADOW'
Presenting five large photographic works and a single channel film work looking at the icon of the red-brick Australian suburban home.
Thursday March 2nd
6pm - 9pm
Within you without you
6:00pm | Arthouse Gallery — 66 McLachlan Avenue, Rushcutters Bay, Rushcutters Bay
please join me for the opening of my new show! x
Sam Holt – The distance between. Opening night Artereal Gallery.
6:00pm | Artereal Gallery — 747 Darling Street, Rozelle
Slowly adding people in no particular order, can't wait to see everyone there and I'm still finishing the works now. I will probably head to the weeds after for a beer and a feed so come later I guess if you want to join in. And please invite and bring anyone.
A&D Postgraduate Projects: Penelope Benton & Abdul Abdullah
6:00pm | UNSW Art & Design — Cnr Oxford St & Greens Rd, Paddington
In 2017 UNSW Galleries presents new work by a diverse selection of five artists that are enrolled in higher degree research programs at UNSW Art & Design.
Join us for the opening of Penelope Benton - The Icing on the Cake & Abdul Abdullah - Terms of engagement: Examining the rhetoric of radicalisation.
Penelope Benton's practice considers her ongoing collaboration with her long-term partner and artist Alexandra Clapham, in which they explore the tensions in their relationship and collaboration through stillness in the form of the tableau vivant, and in the context of the queer baroque. http://bit.ly/2lOeC55
Critically investigating the phenomenon of "radicalisation" rhetoric within an Australian context, Abdul Abdullah's works draw from traditional wedding photography. The imagery has been distorted in a way that confuses superficial readings, and reflects negative perceptions projected on marginalised communities, specifically Muslims. http://bit.ly/2kR49rO
Opening: Thursday, 2 March, 6-8pm
Exhibition continues: 3 March - 15 April 2017
UNSW Art & Design
Cnr Oxford St & Greens Rd
Paddington NSW 202
Opening: Janis Clarke – ‘Fapengo’
6:00pm | The New Standard Gallery — 236a Riley Street, Surry Hills
The New Standard Gallery is proud to present Janis Clarke's first solo show with TNSG. Join the artist and our team for opening drinks from 6-8PM on March 2.
Janis Clarke’s first solo exhibition with TNSG will be a turning point in the painter’s artistic practice. Following 'Transience', a solo show put on by the Moran foundation at the iconic Juniper Hall, displaying the atmospheric, abstract and often obscured landscapes Clarke is known for, 'Fapengo' is an expression of complete artistic freedom and curiosity.
The works are an exploration of perception, often featuring seemingly banal everyday objects (water bottles, mason jars, pot plants to name a few), presented in such a way as to make the paintings both surreal and familiar, engrossing and enigmatic. Clarke chooses an object that interests him and through painting explores what caught his attention in the first place, juxtaposing it with surreal painterly elements on the way, creating a finished work that is less about the object itself than our associations with it. Each painting is a journey that sets off at our first impression of the subject and takes us through a process of abstract connections and stories the artist attaches to each element of his imagery.
In 'Fapengo', Clarke argues that seeing is imagining, a process that happens only within our mind. His painting alludes to the naivety of seeing. By leaving his brushstroke visible he makes clear that his subjects are only representations of reality, filtered through his eyes, his mind, and ultimately his brush, thereby moving closer to reality by showing how we see. “Life’s clumsy, man.”
Opening Night - Thursday, March 2nd
Exhibition will run from March 2nd to April 1st
Friday 3 Mar
Antidote Presents: Anthropocene
6:00pm | AirSpace Projects — 10 Junction Street, Marrickville
FROM MARCH 3 – 18, ANTIDOTE PRESENTS 'ANTHROPOCENE' AT AIRSPACE PROJECTS GALLERY IN MARRICKVILLE.
The first iteration of ‘Antidote’ is an exploration of the female body and the land on which it survives and thrives. Themed ‘Anthropocene’, the works manifest subversive views of this newly discovered and somewhat contentious geological epoch, in which the earth is defined by its negative interaction with human kind. The four artists chosen investigate unique stories of female bodies through a cross-cultural lens, while eliciting how they engage with their physical land – as well as the socio-political issues and cultural questions that may arise from such an interaction.
Featuring Kawita Vatanajyankur, Laura Doggett, Andy Mullens and Nicole Monks.
Artist Talk: Ryota Aoki & Gentaro Yokoyama
6:30pm | Japan Foundation, Sydney — 28 Broadway, Chippendale, Level 4, Central Park, Sydney
Next generation ceramic artists Aoki and Yokoyama will discuss their practices and the culture of kogei (Japanese traditional craft) in contemporary Japanese ceramics. Both artists are members of Ikeyan (founded by Aoki), a group of emerging Japanese ceramic artists committed to expanding the future of their medium. As kogei-ka (master artisans), they possess the technical mastery in their medium to allow them to seek to invigorate traditional craftsmanship with their experimental glaze research, new forms, suggestive sculptural works and functional tableware.
Free admission. RSVP essential.
RSVP/Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org / 02 8239 0055
Date: Wednesday, March 3
Time: 6:30 – 7:30pm (doors open 6pm)
Venue: The Japan Foundation, Sydney
In Japanese with English interpreting.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Famed for his prolific glaze experimentation, Ryota Aoki is a next generation Japanese ceramic maestro. His signature metallic glazes lap the surfaces and pierce the walls of decorative and functional pieces. His passion for the ceramic medium led him to form Ikeyan in 2008: a network of early-career Japanese ceramicists committed to forging a future for Japanese ceramics, and revitalising the rich traditions of their medium for a modern audience. Aoki has won international awards from the Taiwan International Ceramic Beinnale and World Ceramic Biennale, exhibits internationally, and has been the subject of several documentaries.
GENTARO YOKOYAMA (GENT CERAMICS)
Defined by playful exuberance and wit, Yokoyama’s work challenges the traditional image of Japanese ceramics. The formative period of Yokoyama’s ceramics training took place in the USA, after which he returned to Japan to launch his atelier, Gent Ceramics, in 2004. Also a member of Ikeyan, Yokoyama’s practice spans the now common combination of sculptural work and tableware, but extends to accessories and large-scale public sculpture.
More info via: http://www.jpf.org.au/jpfevents/17-breaking-the-mould/talk.html#mar3
Saturday 4 Mar
“Eclectic” A group Exhibition
2:00pm | ArtSHINE Gallery — 3 Blackfriars Street Chippendale, Sydney
An exhibition showcasing uniqueness and quirkiness in different styles, techniques, and medium. An exhibtion to challenge artists to define their own signature style, and the styles making them unique and different.
Anthony Van Lam
Wednesday 8 Mar
Call for Submissions I March Unfinished
6:30pm | Raffles College of Design and Commerce — 1 Fitzwilliam Street, Parramatta
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS I MARCH UNFINISHED
Applications are now open for March Unfinished Prints/Projections. Unfinished is a free quarterly event to show/see photo-based work in progress or recently completed personal projects. These projects could be ready to launch, long term, destined for exhibition or publication, experiments, or images which do not fit or want another outlet. All ages and open to both emerging and established photographers, the aim is to see what people are making in any given three month bracket. 5 x Projection spots 4 x print spots
To submit, send 1-5 low res pics and a short explanation of your project to email@example.com by Feb 21st. In March we are returning to Raffles College in Paramatta.
Unfinished is an initiative of Untitled. March is being curated by Tim Harland, Lyndal Irons and Stephanie Simcox. See https://www.facebook.com/untitledphotographers/
When: March 8, 2017. 6pm for a 6:30pm start. Where: Raffles College of Design and Commerce. More details to follow
Art at Night | East Sydney
6:00pm | National Art School — Cnr Burton & Forbes Streets, Darlinghurst
Art at Night | East Sydney presented in partnership with Concrete Playground Sydney and Cake Wines is the perfect place for a creative spirit!
From 6pm - 8pm follow the DIY walking tour and explore the galleries in the area. Then from 7:30pm - 10:30pm head to theCake Wines Art Bar at the National Art School for drinks, music, and performances.
Galleries on the trail are: Alaska Projects; ARO Gallery; Australian Centre for Photography Pop Up Gallery; Australian Design Centre; Creative Live Work Spaces; Firstdraft; Gallery 9; Liverpool Street Gallery; National Art School; STACKS Projects; Stanley Street Gallery; The New Standard Gallery; Tortoiseshell Gallery; and Watters Gallery, who have all put together amazing programs for Art Month Sydney.
Hashtag your Art at Night adventures with #artmonthsydney
To find out more, visit http://www.artmonthsydney.com.au/art-at-night/art-at-night--east-sydney/
Thursday 9 Mar
Governance – The Exhibition Opening Invitation
6:30pm | Old Government House - National Trust of Australia NSW — Parramatta Park, Parramatta
Governance - The Exhibition, curated by Lizzy Marshall features invited artists: Marian Abboud, Liam Benson, Linda Brescia, Fiona Davies, Kath Fries, Nadia Odlum, Naomi Oliver, Abdullah M.I. Syed, Salote Tawale, and Hanna Toohey. To be opened by Assoc. Professor Jennifer Barrett, Uni of Sydney.
10 contemporary artists were invited to respond to the role of governance today. The Artists have explored diverse themes such as civic architecture, economies, historical narratives, family structures, identity, global food securities, belief systems, self-governance, the law and more. The exhibition features digital mappings, drawings, iterations of in-situ performances, sculptures, suspended installations and mixed media artworks - with all artworks displayed in-situ of the house museum.
Forming a unique partnership between three iconic institutions of Parramatta for the first time, Governance, brings together The National Trust NSW's Old Government House, Parramatta Artist's Studios and is supported by the City Of Parrramatta's Community Grants Program.
RSVP essential: firstname.lastname@example.org
12:00am | M Contemporary — 37 Ocean Street, Sydney
.M Contemporary is excited to announce the first solo show of Mehwish Iqbal, Flux. Following her recent show Diaspora-Making Machines and curated by Paul Howard at Blacktown Arts Centre and her participation in a group show curated by Alexie Glass-Kantor, Talia Linz and Sophia Kouyoumdjian at Art Space in December, this solo show will include new works on paper, paintings and sculpture. This body of work deals with a range of cultural and social issues including the displacement of refugees, migration stories and human trafficking.
Mehwish describes her work as a synthesis of eclectic concerns that generate from the realm of personal experiences of social, cultural and political landscapes in the country of her birth, Pakistan, and her home Australia. By layering images and sewing into fragile surfaces, Mehwish references the human body and tackles many aspects of assimilation and adaptation. “For me clothing became a manipulative vehicle and insight into an individual culture and history,” she says.
9 - 23 February 2017
37 Ocean Street
Saturday 11 Mar
North Sydney Art Prize 2017
10:00am | Balls Head Rd, Waverton NSW 2060, Australia
NORTH SYDNEY ART PRIZE 2017
EXHIBITION DATES: Daily 10am - 5pm, 11-26 March 2017
VENUE: The Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability, 2 Balls Head Drive, Waverton
The North Sydney Art Prize is a major biennial arts event showcasing some of the best in contemporary art with indoor and outdoor works by emerging, mid career and established artists from across Australia.
88 finalists were selected exhibiting paintings, works on paper, sculpture, installation and new media based works in the care-takers cottage, artist studio, workshop, mess hall, tunnels, chambers and throughout the surrounding parklands at the iconic Coal Loader in Waverton.
Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch
Nicole de Mestre
David Hashimoto and Gabrielle Bates
Alun Rhys Jones
Tania Maria Mastroianni
Ro Murray and Mandy Burgess
Jayanto Damanik Tan
Ingrid van der Aa
SATURDAY 18 MARCH
Artist Talks, 11am – 12.30pm
Join exhibiting aritsts Kassandra Bossell, Gabrielle Bates & David Hashimoto, Gloria Florez, Stephen Hall, Di Holdsworth, Debbie Mackinnon, Mark O’Ryan, Helen Earl and Denese Oates.
SUNDAY 19 MARCH
Creative Lantern Making Workshop, 10am – 4pm
Tutor: Kassandra Bossell
Bookings essential - www.trybooking.com/OPIO
SATURDAY 25 MARCH
Artist Talks, 11am – 12.30pm
Join exhibiting aritsts Nicole de Mestre, Liz Shreeve, Sofie Dieu, Clare Unger, Odette Ireland, Jane Gillings, Ingrid Morley, Kath Fries and Jayanto Damanik Tan.
SUNDAY 26 MARCH
Kids Creative Workshops
Express Yourself: experiment with pen and ink, 10.30am – 1.30pm
A fun and creative workshop where you will use handmade bamboo drawing implements and black inks to create expressive and dynamic drawings of plant forms. Learn more about the plants and their forms and be creative and experiment at the same time. Drawings can be representational, abstract, detailed, loose or funny! Tutor: Brooke Thompson
Ages 4 – 12
Earth to Earth: playing in clay, 1.30am – 4.30pm
Calling all Earthlings! In your mission to green the planet you'll create your own unique clay planter vessel to transport a seedling to Earth. To make your amazing vessel you'll be coiling, pinching, rolling and stamping clay. Place it in a garden and watch it slowly return to Earth leaving a beautiful plant behind. Your Mission is accomplished! Tutor: Suzanne Davey
Ages 4 – 12
All public program activities are free.
The Meeting Point for all sessions is at the Caretakers Cottage.
image credit: WE II, Gloria Florez (2017)
Chris Dolman | Genevieve Felix Reynolds artist talks
3:00pm | Galerie pompom — 27-39 Abercrombie St, Sydney
Chris Dolman and Genevieve Felix Reynolds discuss their respective solo exhibitions, for Art Month Sydney.
In Conversation : Creative Women
9:30am | North Sydney Community Centre — 220 Miller Street, North Sydney
2017 In Conversation Creative Women lineup!
- Fiona Katauskas with Sarah Macdonald
- Emma Magenta with Cynthia Sciberras
- Shannon Sheedy with Natalie Walton
- Tracey Deep with Amber Creswell-Bell
- Sally Campbell with Victoria Alexander
- Nadeena Dixon with Kristina Karasulas
- MC (TBA)
Following the success of last year’s full day of talks with creative women this year we are once again delving into what makes #creative and #inspirational #women tick. We will be exploring #creativity, #collaboration, #connection, and how each woman’s practice and personal values informs her #professional career.
The audience will learn about each #speakers’ work and practice, as well as their philosophical and emotional responses to the broader questions in #life – how they juggle life and family, what really matters, and what they’ve learned along the way.
Topics to be covered will include #artistry, creative #confidence, resilience, collaboration, generational change, politics, connections, and the #social media and #digital landscape.
The full day of talks includes lunch and refreshments by Hatrick Catering and Toby's Estate Coffee.
The full line up of speakers is still being confirmed so stay tuned for updates!
Photos courtesy of Jennifer Brankin Polixenni and Yolande Grey.
Last years event sold out and we had a huge waiting list so book early!
Sunday 12 Mar
Welcome Tree Celebratory Launch
11:00am | Customs House — 31 Alfred Street, Sydney
Join People Just Like Us with Lord Mayor, Clover Moore, City of Sydney and hundreds of people to hang your welcome message on The WELCOME TREE.
Time: 12th March (Sunday) 11 am (Door opens at 10:30am)
Venue: The Barnet Long Room, Customs House (31 Alfred St. Sydney next to Circular Quay Station)
Free event, RSVP via http://www.peoplejustlikeus.net/welcome_tree_launch
As part of City of Sydney's Living in Harmony festival, we would like to invite you to show your support by bringing your message of WELCOME to refugees and people seeking asylum.
Join us at The Welcome Tree. Because Sydney says YES TO REFUGEES!
Interactive activities will enable more Sydneysiders to show their compassion and care toward people who seek safety and protection in Australia.
Celebrity speakers will share their refugee stories, as well as the Welcoming messages. Tabel (Iraqi) drumming and Persian music will play beforehand and in the background during the ceremony.
Refugees are #PeopleJustLikeUs
We say #EvacuateTheCamps NOW!
#BringThemHere ALL of them! #EndTheSuffering !
What will you say? #WelcomeTree (3D portable sculpture) will travel later to wherever you want it to go.
We say Canberra here we come!
*Why a tree? We all know "from little things big things grow". We all know good things come from trees! We all know a tree has roots and we would like to offer settled safety and a good life to those who need safety, who come across the seas to share our boundless plains. There is a better way. Bring your message to the Welcome Tree to #BringThemHere
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