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Arts Forum: Stephanie Peters QSRT 2018
12:30pm | Nepean Arts & Design Centre — Block P, 12-44 O'Connell St, Kingswood
Stephanie Peters is next year's Queen Street Riches and Textures artist, and will be discussing her own community arts practice as well as the 2018 QSRT project. Next year, just two artists will be selected to work alongside Stephanie, and a small stipend will be offered to the successful applicants. To apply you will have either completed a creative industries Diploma orDegree and be within first five years of professional practice, or be within your final year of study. You will need to present a portfolio. This opportunity is open to the wider community. Come along to the Forum to here more!
Controversy & Acclaim: 70 years of the Mosman Art Prize
6:00pm | Mosman Art Gallery — 1 Art Gallery Way, Mosman
This talk will look at the rich and diverse history of the Mosman Art Prize from 1960-1990.
Mosman Art Prize is Australia’s most prestigious municipal painting prize that celebrates its 70th anniversary this year.
(Note: this is the second in a series of three talks).
Includes complimentary refreshments.
Bookings: 9978 4178
Image courtesy: Lucy Culliton, Still Life/White Ground, 2000, Oil on board, 122 × 122cm, Winner 2000 Mosman Art prize
100 Pictures, 100 Stories
6:00pm | 107 Redfern St, Redfern NSW 2016, Australia
RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/100-pictures-100-stories-tickets-37296887996
General admission is free, however please consider buying a donation ticket to help the artists & performers put on this incredible show.
On Wednesday 18 October 2017, 107 Projects in Redfern will come alive with the stories of 100 people told through photography and written word.
100 Pictures, 100 Stories is the culmination of a twelve-month project by artists Chrissie Hall and Deb Morgan who photographed and interviewed 100 subjects over the course of the year, ranging from scientists, porn-stars, cake makers, chicken breeders, taxidermists, cos-players, health professionals, performers, artists, actors and craft beer connoisseurs.
Subjects include well-known characters such as Dr Karl, Anthony Lister, Paul Fenech from Fat Pizza, Katherine Sabbath, Betty Grumble, Glitta Supernova and another 94 personalities from all walks of life. The 100 portraits and stories will be on display for an opening night that will feature a soundscape by Biomechanial, live performances by some of the subjects and opportunities for audience members to tell their own stories.
The series entailed a one-on-one session where each person was asked to bring along objects they felt represented who they are. Each subject was captured in Hall’s signature photographic style, and then sat down for a cup of tea with Morgan to discuss their creative practice, philosophies and personal stories.
Beneath the funny and lighthearted moments, mixed with theatrical movement and bright colours, lies a deeper insight into human experience.
Along with each portrait will be a short story from the subject that was captured during Morgan’s conversations. The full stories will be available for people to take home and read in their own time.
Opening event Wednesday 18 October
Closes Sunday 22 October
Venue: 107 Projects,107 Redfern St, Redfern NSW 2016
Further Images, interviews and media information:
Deb Morgan at Create or Die
USyd Master of Art Curating Curatorial Lab
6:00pm | Sydney College of the Arts — Kirkbride Way, Lilyfield
Please join us to celebrate the opening of exhibitions curated by Master of Art Curating, Curatorial Lab students, featuring work from Sydney College of the Arts students.
OPENING 18 OCTOBER 6-8PM SCA GALLERIES
19 OCTOBER 6-8PM FISHER LIBRARY/LANEWAY CAFÉ
EXHIBITIONS: 18-28 OCTOBER @
+ SCA GALLERIES
+ FISHER LIBRARY
+ GEORGE PATON GALLERY, MELBOURNE
+ EXPOSURE2017 USU PHOTO PRIZE @ LANEWAY CAFÉ
6:00pm | Sydney College of the Arts — Kirkbride Way, Lilyfield
“In absentia” explores the mark-making notions of memory, examining tensions between absence and presence.
Whether it is the remembrance of things past or the liminal spaces between these memories, the presence and absence of these constructs is evident within the structures and theoretical scaffolding of the works exhibited.
Through their practices, artists Lisa Tolcher, Melissah Chalker, Camilla Cassidy and Danica Knezevic challenge interpretations of history, deconstruct theories of reflection, and explore the ways in which we archive and imprint memories.
With nuances to the theoretical frameworks of Foucault and Ricouer, this curatorial collective examines the impact of different historical narratives through a minimal and monochromatic representation. Notions of memory, history and forgetting are questioned, while navigating spaces that are alternately occupied or absent within the void.
Melissah Grace Chalker
This exhibition provides a platform for current Sydney College of Art (SCA) students to exhibit (PhD, Masters, Honours) who will be displaced as a product of the closure of their campus and studios. Please join us to celebrate this collaboration between SCA and the University of Sydney Master in Art Curating students.
We wish to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which the exhibition stands, the Wangal people of the Eora Nation. We would like to pay our respects to their ancestors past, present and future.
Always was, always will be Aboriginal Land.
Lines of Regard: A solo show of Stephen Burstow
6:00pm | Sydney College of the Arts — Kirkbride Way, Lilyfield
Come along and celebrate the opening of Lines of Regard, featuring the art of Stephen Burstow.
By nature we are all intrinsically, both voyeurs, fascinated by the lives of others, and affected by the anxiety of being watched. Lines of regard references the growing concerns regarding surveillance, as we become increasingly accustomed to the incorporation of technology in our everyday lives. The multi-screen video installation features actor Nicholas Hope, performing actions with varied relationships with the viewer.
Find yourself in a familiar domestic setting within the SCA galleries, and challenge your own relationship with technology and surveillance.
Curated by: Anna Honan, Althea Kuzman and Emma Sheehan.
MTNS MADE October Salon
7:00pm | Avalon Restaurant — 18 Katoomba St, Katoomba
Come along and hear fellow creative, Emma Magenta, share her passion, and some of the process behind her work. Writer Jodie Mcleod and Illustrator Eloise Short will share the process behind their latest creative collaboration.
The MTNS MADE Salon is all about the exchange of creative ideas, encouraging collaboration, and having a drink with old and new friends. We look forward to seeing you there!
Exhibition Opens – Doug Moran National Portrait Prize 2017
10:00am | Moran Prizes — 248-250 Oxford St, Paddington
Winner and Finalists in the 2017 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize will be on exhibition at Juniper Hall Paddington from 19 October to 17 December 2017
Travelling Light – New works by Brock Q. Piper – Opening night
6:00pm | Piermarq — 76 Paddington St, Paddington
Travelling Light presents the latest work by emerging Australian artist Brock Q. Piper, and marks his first solo exhibition in Sydney. The title of the exhibition, Travelling Light, refers to the ironic weightlessness of things that weigh heavy on our mind.
Brock Q. Piper’s work takes inspiration from archetypal spirituality, using animals in motion to portray emotions or memories. This particular body of work is based on his experiences growing up in country NSW and explores the image of the bird as a metaphor for human memories. The fleeting moment of a bird plucked from the sky mid-flight can be likened to the way in which memories are experienced. Fragments that come and go from our present; appearing, then lost again. They seem to twist and change and reform in our minds, barely tangible and constantly evolving with the addition of time and experience.
“I want to make paintings that have a personal resonance for each viewer; that stir up the past and make them think and feel. I want the paintings to take on a life of their own and to have a soul. I want them to “live” with you.” - Brock Q. Piper on his artistic intentions.
Travelling Light is an ambitious and visually striking exhibition; a melange of dazzling colours and forms that leap from the canvas, reach out and pull you in.
Travelling Light opens on Thursday 19 October, 6 - 8pm at Piermarq, Paddington and runs until Saturday 4 November 2017.
Public Talk on Gerhard Richter
6:00pm | Dominik Mersch Gallery — 75 McLachlan Avenue, Rushcutters Bay, NSW, Sydney
The German artist Gerhard Richter (born 1932 in Dresden) is widely considered one of the greatest and in fact one of the most expensive living artist.
He is famous as a painter but is also producing watercolors, prints, photographs, artist’s books, multiples, three-dimensional installations and happening, sculptures, drawings, and even a film. His pictures could be abstract as well as figurative – so what is it about? The German curator and art historian Stefan Gronert, who published several books and essays on Richter and curated diverse exhibitions with the artist, will invite you to a lecture on Richter's first major Australian exhibition which is on view at Brisbane’s QAGOMA from October 14.
About the lecturer:
Dr Stefan Gronert is Curator of Photography and New Media at Sprengel Museum Hannover. A lecturer in art history at the Braunschweig University of Art, he is the author of Jeff Wall: Specific Pictures and coeditor of Gerhard Richter: Editions 1965-2013.
For more information visit the Goethe-Institut website
Magic and Mayhem | Vandal Exhibition: Kevina-Jo Smith
6:00pm | Art Pharmacy — 16/30 Vine Street, Redfern, Sydney
It is easy to feel overwhelmed by the mayhem and forget the magic.
The Magic and Mayhem exhibition at Vandal Gallery celebrates everyday magical moments, such as a rainbow appearing on the horizon or the discovery of a new species.
But amidst these minor miracles exists climate-driven catastrophes, such as turtles having straws pulled from their nostrils - just one of the devastating effects of plastic filling the oceans. Magic and Mayhem will create awareness and invite conversation about this everyday dualism.
These works are a vehicle to processing what is happening in the world around us. They mimic the patterns and rhythm in nature and in life, and they remind us the world is full of Magic and Mayhem.
Kevina-Jo Smith creates installations and mixed media artworks that investigate the dynamics of landscape, and the links between the environment and the current cultural climate. The act of recovering discarded materials and reusing items destined for landfill has become significant to Smith’s practice.
As Featured in VICE: i-D, MTNS MADE, 1 Million Women, Concrete Playground Sydney and Create NSW
IMAGE CREDIT: Ona Janzen
Hosted by Art Pharmacy and Vandal
Caz Haswell : Made in Hong Kong / Curtains
6:00pm | Flinders Street Gallery — 61 Flinders Street, Sydney
Caz Haswell • Made in Hong Kong / Curtains • Opening Night
Please join us for opening night drinks x
THURSDAY 19 OCT • 6PM
FLINDERS STREET GALLERY
Caz Haswell is an artist deeply connected with the material and psychological charge of objects. Each work in Made in Hong Kong / Curtains is a response to an object that belonged to one of Haswell’s parents, collected and kept following their deaths in 2015. She reconstructs fragmented stories in a material language of velvet, leather, clay, zinc plate, glass and polyurethane. Haswell pays homage to existing family narratives, whilst also seeking out the dark corners and sharp edges that official retellings tend to skirt. - Rebecca Gallo
Exhibition runs from Thursday 19th October to Saturday 11th November
Image: Haswell, "Ghost", 2017, polyurethane, 14x117x8cm
Photo: Daniel Shipp
Opening: “A touch of The Enchanted Rainforest” by Ron Galimam
6:00pm | Thienny Lee Gallery — 176 New South Head Road, Edgecliff
An indigenous Kadazan, Ron was born and raised in Sabah, on the island of Borneo in East Malaysia. He was trained in England and works in a variety of Western mediums but it is in the indigenous medium of batik that renders his style distinctive. Ron uses batik innovatively blurring the lines between tradition and contemporaneity. It is in both Western and Indigenous mediums that A Touch of The Enchanted Rainforest was created, showcasing his ongoing fascination with the rainforest.
“This exhibition is the product of my journey in the Bornean Rainforest centered around the longest river in North Borneo, The Kinabatangan. In this series of works I pay homage to the Bornean Rainforest that is important in our ecosystem but has unfortunately become a battleground between Indigenous tribes, conservationists and oil palm planters. I spent a long time in the Rainforest witnessing many different types of wildlife. The images of the incredible biodiversity of the rainforest are vividly captured in my works. They are but a touch of the second largest region of rainforests in the world.” - Ron Galimam
Interiors • Georgia Emslie • Interlude Gallery
6:00pm | Interlude Gallery — 11/131-145 Glebe Point Rd., Sydney
Interlude invites you to the opening of our upcoming exhibition ‘Interiors’ by Georgia Emslie. Georgia is concerned with representations of the female body and form within medical discourse. She recontextualises endoscopic imagery to explore the dynamic of power exercised by the medical institution. In Interiors, amorphous sculptural forms and drawings are offered for our own visual consumption, in order to highlight the ways in which the female body exists as a static object under the scientific gaze.
Opening Night: Thursday 19th 6-8pm
Closing Feast: Saturday 28th 3-5pm
"This is a body of work rooted in the human response to medical visualisation. There is a sense of strangeness that occurs through experiencing a visual representation of the body that cannot be assimilated into body image. It is a feeling that stands for more than just intuitive response, but for the way that our bodies are rendered external objects by the medical institution. They are to be kept at a distance, are seemingly out of our control and shrouded in mystery.
This ‘strangeness’ has been the instigator of an exploration of the contradictory representations of female form surrounding us, From the medical institute to the sanitised suggestions of female form in the built environment. Interiors links the decorative objects in the surgery waiting room to the reality beyond. By playfully exposing the contradictions in how we respond to representations of the female body, it is ultimately conveyed as unseen."
Sponsored by Poor Toms Gin
For more information visit www.interludegallery.com
Friday 20 Oct
Madi Luschwitz: Man and the Moon
6:00pm | M2 Gallery — 4/450 Elizabeth St Surry Hills, Sydney
Come and celebrate my second solo exhibition at M2 Galleries!
Opening Night will be on the Friday the 20th October 6-9pm
Man and the Moon: Something bigger than ourselves
Madi Luschwitz is a National Art School graduate based in Sydney.
Man and the Moon contemplates the wildness in our universe.
Through nature and personal tales, Luschwitz creates a narrative in which her subjects are glorified and the boundaries of reality and imagination become intertwined.
Inspired by the Australian landscape and Ancient mythology. The contrasting nature between cultures and religions that ultimately connect us with something larger than ourselves.
Using Paint, thread and collage to explore this textural and layered state of mind.
The colour and dot making is an ode to the old, the indigenous, the fauvists and the impressionists. To all who are bold enough to see the world through their own tale of creation.
Moon Man is a universal being. It is our dog, our mother, the bush or a skyscraper, It is the quiet space in which we sit and contemplate our purpose on this earth.
Opening – Adrienne Gaha ‘Recent Works’
6:00pm | Dominik Mersch Gallery — 75 McLachlan Avenue, Rushcutters Bay, NSW, Sydney
DOMINIK MERSCH GALLERY is pleased to present Adrienne Gaha's exhibition 'Recent Works'. Adrienne Gaha is a Sydney born painter, who works in both Australia and the UK. This will be her first solo exhibition with Dominik Mersch Gallery.
Gaha has exhibited both domestically and internationally since 1986, and features in the collections of major institutions including National Gallery of Victoria and Art Gallery of Western Australia. Gaha’s works are all at once energetic and sublime, oscillating between existence and non-existence, past and present. In a fusion of figuration and abstraction, Gaha’s uses paint in all the ways it can be handled – painting with a single colour, wiping back with turpentine, making glazes and building up with thick brushstrokes. Her works are characterised by dribbles and splashes, drawing the viewer back to focus on the materiality of the paint itself.
Abundance Art Exhibition – Opening Night
6:00pm | Creative Space — 105 Abbott Road, Sydney
23 artists have been working to the theme 'Abundance' and have produced some interesting and diverse works for the A&SC annual exhibition. The exhibition is open everyday from the 18th-29th October at The Creative Space in Abbott Rd, Curl Curl. Opening night is Friday 20th October from 6-8pm, we would love to see you there.
TOUCH tactile exhibition by Hela Donela opens in Balmain
6:30pm | Balmain Watch House — 179 Darling St, Sydney
A NEW APPROACH TO EXPERIENCING ART – ONE WHICH INVITES A SENSORY EXPERIENCE.
TOUCH – a new approach to experiencing art – OPENS in Balmain on 20th October, 2017.
TOUCH is a different kind of exhibition. During the exhibition, Hela Donela invite the viewer to experience a selection of her paintings with mindful physical touch.
Hela's work emanates from moments in life that TOUCH her and, through a process of simple meditation, these moments are transferred onto the canvas. "NOTHING satisfies me more than when the viewer connects with my painting, is 'touched' by them", says Hela.
Hela's works are highly textured, revealing scars and obvious tales which, at times, can be a result of an almost brutal process of painting.
Hela has been closely working with Vision Australia and Blind Citizens NSW to ensure this exhibition embraces not only those who see with their eyes but those who see with their fingers also. With audio description and Braille gallery cards all visitors can take part in the experience.
TOUCH IS ABOUT allowing ourselves to FEEL. Put on the head phones and listen to the music that inspired the artist. Look, close your eyes and "look" again, but this time using only your hands to touch. Read the words or hear the poetry and open yourself up to a new interpretation, a new angle.
Hela will be available to share the stories which inspired her and discuss her artworks. This exhibition is one not to miss. Her previous exhibitions at the Balmain Watch House were a great success, attracting visitors from far and wide, and selling a large number of paintings.
EXHIBITION TITLE: "TOUCH"
ARTIST: Hela Donela
ARTIST PHONE: 0412 485 868
ARTIST WEBSITE: heladonela.com
ARTIST ADDRESS: PO BOX 8, Callala Beach NSW 2540
EXHIBITION VENUE: The Balmain Watch House
EXHIBITION ADDRESS: 179 Darling Street, Balmain
EXHIBITION CONTACT PHONE: 0412 485868
OPENING NIGHT: Friday 20 October, 6.30pm to 8.30pm. All welcome.
EXHIBITION DURATION: October 21, 22, 28, 29 , 11am to 5pm , (or by appointment)
Saturday 21 Oct
Artist Talk Zoe Brand
1:00pm | Stanley Street Gallery — 1/52-54 Stanley Street, Darlinghurst
Conceptual Artist Zoe Brand will be talking at the gallery about her current exhibition Break It To Me Gently.
Among all the ‘crafts’, jewellery is the one seemingly most able to sustain a rich vein of conceptual inquiry and practice. The particular characteristics of jewellery, as something worn by individuals as adornment, with an embedded tradition of preciousness, and operating as a social signifier, open up avenues for contemporary jewellery artists to explore ideas around personal worth, value and the relationship between the wearer and the viewer.
These kinds of explorations have been central to Zoe Brand’s practice from the outset. A major strand in her work has been the appropriation of readymade forms of personal identifiers – badges, conference name tags, identity labels – allied with text extracted from the language of everyday life, seemingly banal but loaded with ambiguity and multiple readings. Not the least of these, the great Australian catch-all ‘mate’, which visitors to the exhibition are invited to wear as a label. When worn as jewellery, these text pieces can variously intrigue, confound and provoke.
Biotextilogy:The Cellular Catwalk – Artist talk & tour
11:30am | Australian Design Centre — 101-115 William Street, Sydney
The Cellular Catwalk - exploring BIOTEXTILOGY with Professor Melissa Knothe Tate
Take a guided talk and tour through the BIOTEXTILOGY exhibition with engineer and artist Professor Melissa Knothe Tate who will discuss her groundbreaking work exploring a new platform for creating scaled-up textiles that mimic the natural cellular weaves of living tissues - the "Cellular Catwalk".
When: Saturday 21 October, 11.30-12.30pm
Where: Australian Design Centre
Free event, booking required
Image: Melissa Knothe Tate, photo courtesy of Nick Cubbin.
Tania Mason – Looking on the inside out
2:00pm | Liverpool Street Gallery — 243a Liverpool Street, Sydney
Looking on the inside out
19 October - 18 November 2017
Opening: Saturday 21 October (2-5pm)
Michael Peck – Beautiful Barricade Opening
3:00pm | Michael Reid Sydney — Mezzanine Level, 105 Kippax Street Surry Hills, Sydney
Beautiful Barricade, 2017
October 17 - November 11
Michael Reid Sydney
In Michael Peck’s new exhibition, Beautiful Barricade, floral motifs are superimposed over unexpected objects of war. The floral patterning, appropriated from wall paper and textile design, suggests the rarefied interiors of luxury living. The resulting paring of object and design suggest broader issues; the seduction of power, the true cost of luxury and security. Peck’s floral pattern here acts as a curtain; a beautiful barricade.
Karl Wiebke – Tales of two houses
3:00pm | Liverpool Street Gallery — 243a Liverpool Street, Sydney
Tales of two houses
19 October - 18 November 2017
Opening: Saturday 21 November (2-5pm)
Sunday 22 Oct
Mosman Art Prize Highlights Tour
2:00pm | Mosman Art Gallery — 1 Art Gallery Way, Mosman
Celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Mosman Art Prize by enjoying a highlights tour led by Mosman Art Gallery guides.
Includes complimentary afternoon tea.
Bookings: 9978 4185
Tuesday 24 Oct
NATURE MORTE – Contemporary Still Life by Julia Milton
6:30pm | East Sydney Doctors — 102 Burton St, Darlinghurst
Nature Morte - Contemporary Still Life from artist Julia Milton
This exhibition presents the work of emerging artist Julia Milton. Inspired by the symbolic weight of various motifs and metaphors within the history of Still Life, her work investigates issues of globalization and consumerism in food production today. Milton particularly notes how contemporary advertising and marketing portray the abundance of food - including consumer demands, food displays in supermarkets, advertising and consumer driven desire for perfection in our society.
‘The domestic reference to food and table settings has close links to my own life in terms of family management and the private studio space of the kitchen table’
- Julia Milton, 2015
Opening night: Tuesday 24 October, 6.30pm
Curated by Lisa Tolcher
Wednesday 25 Oct
Cluster – Joshua Valageorgiou
6:00pm | Goodspace Gallery — 115 Regent St, Chippendale, Sydney
“Cluster” is a black and white analogue photography series that circulates the manipulated amalgamation and default unison of subjects. The series showcases the benign and uncomfortable yet strengthening togetherness in a personal tribute to the photographer’s Latino roots and understandings.
Joshua Valageorgiou is a photographer and filmmaker based in Sydney, Australia and Athens, Greece.
One night only Wednesday October 25th from 6PM
Sponsored by Rewind Photo Lab
Opening Celebration – Keeping On Track by Fiona Meller
6:00pm | Studio 20/17 Project Space — 53 Ridge St, North Sydney
Please join the artist, Fiona Meller, to celebrate the opening of 'Keeping on Track'.
Exhibition continues until 11th November.
“Keeping on Track...” comprises several kinetic installations that display wearable jewellery and other objects. The title of the exhibition ostensibly refers to the track-like movement of objects but it has another meaning that can be discerned only by observation and reflection.
The installations relate to some of the dilemmas and challenges that disrupt our lives and demand new responses. In this exhibition, Fiona has sought to engage the audience with something that appears, on the surface, to be light-hearted and entertaining but which, on reflection, holds a deeper meaning.
Fiona is seeking to present contemporary jewellery as a platform for dialogue about general concerns in the world today. This exhibition is designed to engage and entertain the audience and to provoke discussion about the issues it raises.
‘Art meets Science’ Children’s Magnetic badge making workshop: Saturday 28th October 2pm – 2:45pm. Children 10yrs and over. Limited to 8 spaces.
Booking Details: http://studio2017.com.au/keeping-on-track-fiona-meller/
Trod by Beasts Alone: Emily Parsons-Lord
6:00pm | Wellington St Projects — Studio 8, 19-23 Wellington Street, Chippendale, Sydney
Trod by Beasts Alone
Wednesday 25th October 6 - 8pm
27th October - 5th November
11 - 5 pm Fri – Sun
"To breed pigs, farmers use HogMate; a synthesised pheromone that makes pigs uncontrollably horny (get out of the pen, it’ll have your leg). In 2016, I experienced for the first time the intoxicating impulse to sleep with men (it coincides with my ovulation), and then Trump became president. Trod By Beasts Alone explores the artists sense of losing control of her desires through her biology; of perverse salacious obsession; of becoming beast on breeding day."
Image: To join us you must lose yourself (a beastly itching) 2017, Video Still, duration 5:06 (Filmed by Kuba Dorabialski)
Thursday 26 Oct
Exhibition Opening: Not Niwe, Not Nieuw, Not Neu
6:00pm | 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art — 181-187 Hay Street, Sydney
Not Niwe, Not Nieuw, Not Neu
Exhibition opening: 6-8pm, Thursday 26 October.
Exhibition runs 27 October - 10 December.
Curated by Micheal Do. Curatorial Assistant Talia Smith.
Joseph Banks, Daniel Boyd, Newell Harry, Fiona Pardington, Michael Parekowhai and James Tylor.
Not Niwe, Not Nieuw, Not Neu presents the work of artists who disturb the past, by reframing and reworking the mythologies of nationhood established and led by the scientific botanical work by Joseph Banks’ of the HMS Endeavour.
By investigating these myths, and subverting the colonial prejudices of language and nature within them, these artists provide new connections and frameworks for understanding this legacy - forging a new order from the precarious vestiges and remainders of the so called 'new world'.
This exhibition continues 4A's series of exhibition projects that examine the shared histories and ties between Australia and our Asia-Pacific neighbours.
This opening event starts at 6:00pm with drinks and a brief address from curator Micheal Do.
Click RSVP by Friday 20 October.
Image: (detail): Michael Parekowhai, Robert Hayden, 2004, sparrow, two pot paint and aluminium. Image courtesy the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney and Michael Lett Gallery, Auckland.
Not Niwe, Not Nieuw, Not Neu has been supported by 4A Patrons Marmont Private Capital.
4A would like to acknowledge the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation, the traditional owners and custodians of the land on which our Sydney gallery is situated. 4A pays their respects to Elders past and present.
Surface Exhibition at Gaffa
6:00pm | Gaffa — 281 Clarence Street, Sydney
Surface is an exhibition showcasing the varied works of final year Masters students from UNSW Art & Design. It runs from October 26 - November 6 at Gaffa Gallery in Sydney CBD.
Opening Night: 6pm - 8pm Thursday October 26, 2017
Mon-Fri: 10am - 6pm
Sat: 11am - 5pm
Sun, holidays: closed
Gaffa is located at 281 Clarence St in Sydney, right near Town Hall.
Top End Edge
6:00pm | Disorder Gallery — Door 108, Bourke & Stanley Street, Darlinghurst
Disorder Gallery is once again proud to host a collection of artists from Australia's top end in D/O.7 Top End Edge. Bringing together four artists from Darwin, Disorder Gallery presents a diverse range of works inspired by the unique environment at 12 degrees south.
D/O.7 Top End Edge runs from October 26th - November 12th and features the work of:
Warm up for summer with these works from the hot tropical north and join us for the opening night celebration of D/O.7 Top End Edge on Thursday October 26th from 6-8pm.
Friday 27 Oct
3:00pm | Reverse Garbage — 8/142 Addison Road, Marrickville
Come and see the result of Stephanie's work following a 6 month tenure as Artist in Residence at Reverse Garbage.
SCA Printmedia Student Exhibition
6:00pm | 57 Denison St, Camperdown NSW 2050, Australia
WE MADE IT
After a long, challenging year we finally made it to the end. Come down and visit Flow Studios in Camperdown to see SCA’s Printmedia Student Exhibition, showcasing the works made by artists:
- Laura Bright
- Venita Harrison
- Jasper Kelly
- Clare O’Doherty
- Marisa Pasicznik
- Hayley Pigram
- Nadine Powell
- Louise Qiu
- Maxwell Schwarz
- Julia Stackhouse
- Camille Torres
- Arrietty Wachsmann
THURSDAY 26TH - SUNDAY 29TH OCTOBER 11AM - 5PM
OPENING NIGHT: Friday 27th October 6PM - 9:30PM
FLOW STUDIOS CAMPERDOWN
2/57 DENISON STREET
Flow 流れ – Exhibition Opening Show
6:00pm | Create Or Die — 10-12 Mitchell St, Marrickville
Create or Die presents a very special evening celebrating the launch of immersive art experience - Flow 流れ - a collaboration between artists Nema Adel and Iro Kitamura on Friday 27th October, 6pm - 9pm, with guest collaborations.
Create or Die's brand new showroom will be exhibiting Flow 流れ from the 27th Oct to the 3rd of November
IRO KITAMURA ------------ instagram.com/iroemotion
A contemporary artist from Osaka, Japan. Painting in both the studio and on the streets, Iro’s style is inspired by Wabisabi philosophy, exploring the texture of imagery contextual to its space and medium. Interpreting this through abstract lines and oozing colours, his works find harmony between simplicity and chaos – bringing to life the space in which they live
NEMA ADEL --------------- instagram.com/darkcinema
A multi media digital artist specialising in projection art and live VJing, Nema's practice is at the intersection of space, light and music. Preferring a process of spontaneity and experimentation, Nema has spent the last year pursuing his practice in Sydney and abroad in Europe
YOSHITAKE EXPE ------- Yoshitake EXPE
An extraordinary guitarist from the city of Osaka , Japan whose backbone can be found in a Funk Band in the 90s accompanied by American musicians. His debut album was voted "best album of the year(2003)" by Music Magazine and made an appearance at Fuji Rock Festival in 2004 .For the past 5 years he has been playing over 150 shows annually with his solo project
SOMA SUTTON ---------- SOMA MUSIC
A musician from Sydney, Soma makes her first steps out into the solo spotlight with her debut EP - a smokey and indulgent dive into the depths of neo-soul. Growing up inspired by Nina Simone, Erykah Badu and Areetha Franklen, Soma's music explores an incredibly rich yet delicate sound
Exhibition Opening | Reflection of Lao Shu
6:30pm | 541 Art Space — 1 / 541 Kent St, Sydney
541 Art Space presents their upcoming exhibition, Reflection of Lao Shu.
This exhibition will feature the works of artist Liu Shuyong, better known as his pen name Lao Shu. He offers a new perspective on everyday life in order to ease the stresses of modern living. This show was developed in association with Australian Lao Shu Association Incorporated.
Lao Shu is the head of the Department of Art Design at the Central University of Finance and Business, Beijing. In China he is well known for his involvement in the arts and is the founder of the Chinese Photography Festival and Lightbeam magazine.
His works features a character known as Mr Long Gown, portrayed wearing a Chinese gown and a Wester bowler hat. Often seen participating in modern pastimes with a traditional Chinese backdrop. His uses the juxtaposition of the traditional and modern, incorporated poems, and the traditional medium of brush and ink, in order to create zen-like spaces that instils a sense of peace and harmony in the viewer.
Lao Shu stated that when creating his work, “I'm true to myself, without any disguises and pretending. I'm true to my everyday anxieties… One of my merits is that I have been in vast rural lands [and big cities] for many years. So I kind of can bridge the two clashing cultures.”
The opening night for this exhibition will begin at 6.30PM on Friday the 27th of October.The publicis invited to make their way to the exhibition openingat Level 1, 541 Kent Street, Sydney.Complimentary food and drinks will be available.
The exhibition will run from the 27th of October to the 9th of November, and will be open during gallery hours (Monday to Saturday, 11AM - 5PM).
More information about Reflection of Lao Shucan be found at the 541 Art Space Facebook and website www.541artspace.com.au.
Sunday 29 Oct
Panel Discussion: Sound and Music in Contemporary Art
2:00pm | Sydney Observatory — 1003 Upper Fort St. Observatory Hill, Millers Point, The Rocks
Panel discussion: Resounding - Sound and Music in Contemporary Art
Responding to Anri Sala's integration of music into his contemporary art practice, Resounding brings together artists and curators to discuss the role of sound and music within contemporary art.
For the 33rd Kaldor Public Art Project, The Last Resort, Anri Sala draws together sound, music and sculpture, as an ensemble of snare drums gives a live, rhythmic response to the artist’s reworked version of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A Major. In this panel discussion, leading artists and curators explore the role of sound and music in their work, inside and outside the gallery space, and imagine future possibilities for the exhibition, perception and experience of sound in art.
Panellists include Anna Davis (Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia), Anabelle Lacroix (Associate Curator, Liquid Architecture, Melbourne), artist Vicky Browne and artist/musician Tim Bruniges.
Resounding: Sound and Music in Contemporary Art is convened by Dr Caleb Kelly, and presented by Kaldor Public Art Projects in partnership with UNSW Art & Design.
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Wednesday 1 Nov
Endless Summer – James Simpson
6:00pm | Goodspace Gallery — 115 Regent St, Chippendale, Sydney
James is a 24 year old creative based out of Sydney who you’d usually find on a late night dance floor or inside the photo pit at your favourite band gig.
This project display is a far cry from the former, and the latter of his comfort zone.
It presents a fresh contrast for James and a chance for him to experiment with unfamiliar subject matter.
“Shot with a fixed 35mm Fuji over two consecutive years of Summer across the coastlines of France and Italy - ENDLESS SUMMER is an exercise in observation – It takes a leisurely, sometimes voyeuristic approach to what forms the timeless essence of summer in Europe. Depicting tropes of carefree European culture through beach umbrellas, bums, pastel coloured buildings and crystal waters, with the goal of highlighting how memories of travel are recollected, reflected and remembered in people’s minds – through a golden film-like filter of nostalgia.”
Influences include film photographers such as Massimo Vitali, classic 60’s and 70’s French and Italian cinema – Notably ‘Bonjour Tristesse'.
One night only Wednesday Nov 1 from 6PM
Thursday 2 Nov
Aesthetic Uncertainties Opening Drinks
6:00pm | Stanley Street Gallery — 1/52-54 Stanley Street, Darlinghurst
Independent curator Zara Collins presents new work from four Australian painters in the exhibition Aesthetic Uncertainties at Stanley Street Gallery in November. Taking landscape as a common point of departure each artist uses the medium of paint to express something innately personal: an experience, a journey, a memory, a dream.
Artists Madeleine Cruise, David Collins, Ondine Seabrook and Zuza Zochowski invite the viewer to look through their subjective observations to comprehend their experiences of ‘place’ and to see something subtle, precious and ephemeral in the context of a busy contemporary world.
The materiality of the works in this exhibition range from weightless water colours to saturated acrylic colour to expressive layering of mixed media and vivid line work offering an insight into each artist’s raw material choices. The exhibition can best be summarised through the work of the exhibiting artists, who demonstrate their inherent ability to communicate the intangible and elusive for their audience.
And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out presented by Commune
6:00pm | COMMUNE — 901 Bourke St, Waterloo
AND THEN NOTHING TURNED ITSELF INSIDE OUT
AN EXHIBITION BY RAE BEGLEY
OPENING NIGHT: THURSDAY 2ND NOVEMBER 2017, 6-10PM
EXHIBITION RUNS: 2-5 NOVEMBER 2017, 10AM-6PM DAILY
901 Bourke St, Waterloo NSW
Opening November 2-5, Sydney artist Rae Begley will present major new work with a solo exhibition 'And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out' at COMMUNE Waterloo.
And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out is primarily a series of exquisitely detailed landscapes holding space as majestic reminders that the earth is a living planet of complex beauty under threat. Human interference in the motherland of Nepal is unleashing the fury of the mountain gods.
The body of work was captured at Ngozumpa Glacier and Gokyo Lake in the Khumbu region of Nepal in 2016 and is the first instalment in a study of glaciers and an exploration of their decline in sacred mountain cultures.
Begley’s practice is focused primarily on the purity of medium format and 35mm film photography. The body of work also includes the use of an iPhone 6s to capture video and a selected photography work captured at Gokyo Lake.
An hour long ambient sound enlightenment work as part of the exhibition created in collaboration with Sydney’s Erik Omen evokes tragedy and beauty. An installation of stacked rock piles, a ‘cairn’ in Tibetan Buddhism as seen throughout the Himalayas is also created in tribute.
The poetry of American jazz composer and cosmic philosopher Sun Ra and American indie rock band Yo La Tengo inform the works messaging for the exhibition. The works are inspired by the Sun Ra quote, '…At first there was nothing…then nothing turned itself inside-out and became something' which led to the title of the show 'And then nothing turned itself inside out’ which pays homage to the sublime, sonically rich ninth studio album by Yo La Tengo.
A percentage of the sales will be donated to Ice Stupa Artificial Glacier in Ladakh to assist with their work fighting climate change - http://icestupa.org/
The artist would like to thank Sam Ali and COMMUNE for supporting the show as a presenting partner and sponsors Mother Sky Coffee, Young Henrys, Vision Graphics and Framing Dave.
Image Credit: Rae Begley, The End, 2016, archival pigment print shot on iPhone 6s
Above The Sea Art Exhibition
6:00pm | Hamptons House — 182 Sydney Road, Fairlight, Sydney
Hamptons House have a new exhibition "Above The Sea" featuring Mike Abbott @MGAphotography.au an aerial photographer based in Manly, Sydney.
Come and enjoy a glass of Champagne and nibbles with the artist. We would love to see you!
"Above the Sea" departs from traditional landscape photography and explores the multi layers of colour, texture and movement of the ocean from an abstract perspective. In Mike's own words: "I wanted to move away from traditional aerial landscape photography and present pieces of work that are more in line with abstract art. I love that it takes people time to process each piece, to discover the perspective from which each was shot."
• Interlude Fundraising Live Auction 2017 •
6:00pm | Interlude Gallery — 11/131-145 Glebe Point Rd., Sydney
Interlude invites you to our one night only Live Auction featuring a variety of works from local and international artists.
Opening: Thursday 2nd Nov 6-9pm Live Auction from 7pm
Interlude Gallery opened to the public in 2015, and has since been running as a non-for-profit organism, depending on the invaluable support and participation from the Sydney arts community, and their dynamic group of national and international collaborators and contributors.
By the end of 2017 Interlude will have presented 57 solo and groups exhibitions, bringing together artists and writers from around the globe with a focus on experimentation and collaboration.
In what will be their third annual fundraising auction, Interlude presents selected works from their Australian; US & Mexican based artists, alongside other invited participants. The live auction will be a one night only event open to the public, with all funds directed to the artists and Interlude Gallery’s 2018 program.
Featuring Interlude Artists:
Laura Meza Orozco
+ Guest Artists:
Adrian De Giorgio
Katy B Plummer
And more to be confirmed…
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Kindly sponsored by Poor Toms Gin
Friday 3 Nov
The Boomalli Ten
6:00pm | Boomalli Aboriginal Art Gallery — 55-59 Flood St Leichhardt, Leichhardt
Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative celebrating 30 years of existence in 2017
presents The Boomalli Ten
Exhibition of works by Boomalli's 10 Founding Member Artists: Jeffrey Samuels, Michael Riley, Euphemia Bostock, Tracey Moffatt, Arone Meeks, Bronwyn Bancroft, Fiona Foley, Brenda L. Croft, Fernanda Martins and Avril Quaill.
Curated by Djon Mundine OAM.
This exhibition continues until 28th January 2018
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55-59 Flood St Leichhardt NSW 2040
Open Wednesday to Sunday 11am - 4pm
Image credit: Margaret Olah
Open Artists’ Studios Weekend
6:00pm | Lennox Street Art Studios — 111 Lennox Street, Newtown
**** 37 artists' studios OPEN to the public ****
Opening night 6pm - 9pm, Friday 3rd November 2017.
Saturday and Sunday hrs. 10am - 5pm
111 Lennox Street NEWTOWN NSW
Wander all three levels of this historic building and experience the work spaces of 37 artists here. See artists at work and demonstrations. With artwork also for sale directly from the artist.
With all disciplines of art available from drawing, acrylic painting, oil painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media, murals and street art and more! Including Wynne and Sulman prize winning artists and now in it's 21st year. We are one of Sydney's oldest artist-run spaces.
Drinks and wine available on opening night for a gold coin donation.
Opened by Sydney artist Peter Kingston.
Saturday 4 Nov
26 Greenwich artists open their doors to the public.
10:00am | Greenwich Village Arts Trail — Greenwich NSW, Sydney
26 artists of Greenwich are once again preparing to open their doors to the public for a rare glimpse inside the mysterious spaces of the artist studio. Suitable for all; children, parents, grandparents, and Dogs. Come and see paintings, pottery, photography, hand made jewellery, ceramics, sculpture, prints, pastel drawings, screen printed textiles, oil, acrylic and encaustic paintings. Maps at Greewnich shops and on website and F/B
Germinate – A Sydney Comics Guild’s group exhibition
12:00pm | ArtSHINE Industries — 3 Blackfriars Street, Chippendale
Please join us to celebrate the launch of a group exhibition by 17 amazing artists
“Germinate” - A Sydney Comics Guild Group Exhibition
1st- 26nd November 2017
Saturday 4th November
from 12 PM – 3 PM
3 Blackfriars Street, Chippendale
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
It's to do with the various stages of producing a concept: beginning with an idea, producing various drafts and rough sketches of the idea through trial and error, and finally the finished work itself. In this exhibition's case, artists will be exhibiting ONE main work (complete concept art), which will be surrounded by two or three incomplete concept art (rough sketches) of the main work. This concept art will be comic art related, whether it be a character, an object, or a background/landscape.
Arvee Gibson - Chris Drew - Dean McGrath - Emily Woods - Erik Smithson - Georgia Patton - James Mathurin - Laura Thea - Leon Harvey - Meri Amber - Mike Green - Nathan Seabolt - Nick Anning - Queenie Chan - Rebekah Mazzocato - Robert Wayne Luxford - Sophia Rabin
Observatory Latitude 33° 42’ South Longitude 150° 29” East
5:30pm | Linden Observatory — 105 Glossops Road, Linden
Observatory Latitude 33° 42’ South Longitude 150° 29” East launches The Altitude Project with an evening of contemporary art installations at the Linden Observatory.
The Observatory is the legacy of one man, Ken Beames, an amateur astronomer and telescope maker, who manufactured much of the architecture and technology on the site. The observatory displays Beames' innovative technical skills as the only amateur telescope maker in Australia during the 1940's.
Four artists will present site responsive works intersecting art, science and cultural history at Linden Observatory.
Curators: Miriam Williamson and Mahalya Middlemist.
Exhibiting artists: Michaela Gleave with Amanda Cole and Warren Armstrong, Michael Petchovsky, Graham Davis-King and Brad Allen-Waters.
Audiences are invited to participate in night sky telescope viewing and tours organised by the Linden Observatory Trust. Bring a picnic/rug/seating.
Parking is unavailable on site with disability access by arrangement. Parking is available in the surrounding streets. A shuttle bus will run from Faulconbridge rail commuter carpark, timetable to be advised.
The Altitude Project is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW and the Blue Mountains City of the Arts Trust Cultural Grants Program 2017 – 2018.
Sunday 5 Nov
Lunchtime Talk with Andrew Ford: Music and Memory
1:00pm | Sydney Observatory — 1003 Upper Fort St. Observatory Hill, Millers Point, The Rocks
Award-winning composer and broadcaster Andrew Ford shares insights into the creative process of composing, explores the relationship between music and memory, and reflects on the role that music plays in our lives.
Andrew Ford is a composer, writer and broadcaster who has won awards in each of those capacities, including the 2004 Paul Lowin Prize for his song cycle Learning to Howl, a 2010 Green Room Award for his opera Rembrandt's Wife and the 2012 Albert H Maggs Prize for his large ensemble piece, Rauha. He has been composer-in-residence for the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) and the Australian Festival of Chamber Music. In 2014 he was Poynter Fellow and Visiting Composer at Yale University and, in 2015, Visiting lecturer at the Shanghai Conservatory. A former academic, Ford has written widely on all manner of music and published nine books, most recently The Memory of Music (Black Inc., 2017). He has written, presented and co-produced five radio series and, since 1995, presented The Music Show each weekend on ABC Radio National.
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Gillie and Marc’s ART WITH HEART Charity Auction
10:00am | 16/77 Bourke Rd — 77 Bourke Road #16, Alexandria
Gillie and Marc are throwing a charity art auction, unlike anything you have ever seen before! Following the amazing success of their 2016 event, the artists are hosting an auction that is better than ever, and best of all – it’s for a cause that saves rhinos.
What’s included with your ticket?
- Event admission, with access to exciting activities, amazing food and more festivities!
- A bidding number to join in the Gillie and Marc auction, where 300+ stunning artworks will be sold at unbeatable prices with 10% of all profits will going towards rhino conservation
- A goodie bag valued at over $300!
- A fantastic day out, with unbeatable laughs, pictures and fun memories
The world-famous artists and conservationists have rebuilt their amazing Alexandria gallery, and every artwork must go to make way for the new space. The charity auction will be an exciting family/pet-friendly event, packed with a range of entertainment, amazing food, and special surprises!
- Thrill your loved ones, and reinvigorate your home with stunning Gillie and Marc art auctioned-off at incredible prices, just in time for Christmas!
- Join your family, friends and pets in exciting activities, and feel even better knowing that your participation helps save rhinos!
- Go home with a goodie bag, stuffed with awesome surprises!
- Have fun indulging in amazing food and drinks, to a backdrop of beautiful art and decorations!
What's it all for?
We’re about to witness the imminent extinction of the last three northern white rhinos on earth. Gillie and Marc refuse to see these magnificent lives go in vain, and are working to raise critical awareness about rhino conservation through their art.
10% of all the profits from the Art With Heart Charity Auction will go towards saving endangered rhinos.
Ol Pejeta Conservancy
The last three northern white rhinos are currently under the highest quality care at Ol Pejeta in Northern Kenya, where they are protected with 24/7 security. A rhino horn is worth more than its weight in diamonds, so it costs Ol Pejeta nearly a million dollars a year to keep them alive from poaching. Gillie and Marc are using their art to support the hard work of this amazing organization!
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