Wednesday 31 May
Rumble – Ben Brown & Kentaro Yoshida
6:00pm | Goodspace — 115 Regent St, Chippendale, Sydney
'RUMBLE’ is a dual art show and pure visual experiment by Ben Brown and Kentaro Yoshida. Like two skeletal fighters, the art is stripped back to its barest elements. Sparring together on the same canvas the work merges and resists their two distinctive styles creating unexpected visual outcomes.
One night only from 6PM
Object Therapy Discussion Panel
6:00pm | Australian Design Centre — 101-115 William Street, Sydney
Is transformative repair a response to problems of obsolescence and waste in product design? Does it have the potential to create an emergent service market for design and arts professionals?
Consider these questions and more with a panel of experts including Object Therapy curator and project designer, Guy Keulemans, jeweller Bridget Kennedy, designer Henry Wilson, ceramicist Naomi Taplin and hosted by ABC Sydney's Simon Marnie.
An event for industry professionals and anyone interested in the transformative potential of design.
Softspot Exhibition Opening: Artist Lorna MacRitchie
6:00pm | Scratch Art Space — 67 Sydenham Road, Sydney
In examining womanhood beside childhood, comes a discussion of shame inter-twined with the dynamics of sexual agency, patriarchal control, manipulation and the ‘damsel in distress’ persona. These issues stem from a spiritual or religious ‘responsi-bility’ and guilt that contradicts an experience of intimacy.
Desire in all of its gory details is exhibitioned here and held up on a pedestal as a a possible ideal of human experience due to the possibilities for growth.
Thursday 1 Jun
June at Verge : Onward & Song of Sibyls
5:30pm | Verge Gallery — Jane Foss Russell Plaza, City Rd, University of Sydney, Darlington
June at Verge :: Onward & Song of Sibyls
Opening June 1, 6pm-8pm, Exhibition continues to June 24
PUBLIC PROGRAMS ::
+ Artist and curator introduction, June 1 5:30pm- 6pm
+ After School Ed #1 :: Picture Perfect, June 15 5-7pm
+ DOUBLE VISION, June 10
+ Art crit and artist discussion, June 24, 1-3pm
Gallery 1 // Onward :: Harriet Body
Onward presents a series of paintings that document the artist’s creative body in action. Through a methodology of mark-making, experimentation with raw and hand-made materials and an investigation into ideas of growth and process, Onward examines how a painting can contain the artist’s body, and imbue a sense of the movement of the body through time. Stemming from an interest in Body Art, Onward looks to the idea that the artist’s body can be utilized as an artwork. With this in mind, Onward, seeks to establish the painting as a record of the artist’s body in motion.
This work was created during a Summer Studio Residency at Penrith Regional Gallery (2016/17) and a Studio Tenancy at Parramatta Artist Studios (2017).
Gallery 2 // Song of Sibyls :: film by Marlaina Read, music by Katelyn Clarke.
Song of Sibyls, a collaboration between Australian artist Marlaina Read and Canadian musician Katelyn Clark, is an experimental adaptation of a Gregorian chant about a prophetess and the apocalypse. This sound and video work creates a physically immersive experience that speculates on a ‘hypothetical future’ marked by solitude, transition and reflection, overturning the annihilation and sorrow of traditional apocalyptic discourse. Three-channel video documents the forest at twilight, overgrown buildings and women performing mundane ‘survival’ tasks, accompanied by a soundtrack of in-situ recording mixed with the layered soundscape of the medieval instrument the Organetto.
Re-Working the Model
6:00pm | UNSW Art & Design — Cnr Oxford St & Greens Rd, Paddington
Re-Working the Model is an evening of interventions as part of A Working Model of the World, currently on at UNSW Galleries.
We think of models as instructional objects and intriguing miniatures, but rarely do we pause to consider the invisible models that influence our daily life. Join UNSW Galleries and Makerspace for Re-Working the Model, an evening of interventions to help us re-think the models that shape our world.
Interventions at UNSW Galleries, 6-7 pm (Free)
Interventions and Workshop at UNSW Galleries and Makerspace, 6-9pm ($6.22). Limited to 14 places. All materials will be provided on the night. If you wish to take your Barbie home, along with all arduino components you can do so at a cost of $65.
Interventions at UNSW Galleries, 6-7 pm
Follow intervenors Astrid Lorange, Liam Benson, Kusum Normoyle, and Ryuichi Fujimura & Kate Sherman into A Working Model of the World as they challenge our acceptance of linguistic, cultural and performance models in art and society.
Drinks and dinner, UNSW Art & Design courtyard, 7-7.30pm
Workshop Makerspace, UNSW Art & Design, 7.30-9pm
Get hands-on with a Makerspace interactive workshop, 7.30-9pm
If Barbie – the world's most popular doll – could talk, what would she say? Program a voice for Barbie and disrupt gender roles using open source electronic platform Arduino.
Re-Working the Model is developed by students as part of a Curatorial Studio in the Master of Curating and Cultural Leadership, UNSW Art & Design.
Opening Reception: ‘Numbering Stars’ by Jo Chew
6:00pm | Thienny Lee Gallery — 176 New South Head Road, Edgecliff
'Numbering Stars' is the first of two exhibitions as part of a year-long fellowship Jo Chew received from ADM. Through a contemporary interpretation, Jo Chew refers to the ancient story of Abraham for this series to explore ideas of hope and optimism amid vulnerability and despair - in part as a reaction to current world concerns. Several of the works in this exhibition have been uniquely achieved through a method of constructing compositions influenced by stage design.
“This method involves making small collages and dioramas out of paper and card, often containing art-historical references, from which to draft the bigger paintings. Throwing these disparate and awkward shapes and objects together signifies the messy and broken reality of life, but through the act of painting, the saturation of colour and boldness of line gives these fragile singular elements weight and unity.” - Jo Chew
'Numbering Stars' is Jo Chew’s first solo exhibition in Sydney. Her previous exhibitions include 'Cain' and 'It’s Gonna be (Alright)' at Despard Gallery in Hobart.
Handmade: back to where started?
6:00pm | Australian Design Centre — 101-115 William Street, Sydney
Presented by Factory Design District and AUTHENTIC DESIGN ALLIANCE, in partnership with Australian Design Centre as part of Vivid Sydney.
Local designers, artisans and master craftspeople are the new order in interior design. Handmade and made-to-order furniture, lighting and objects are now sought by a growing number of buyers — who see bespoke products as future heirlooms, heritage pieces that are made with love, and that hold emotion and meaning.
Has the explosion of industrially produced designer furniture, lighting and objects created a world where people now want the same stuff?
Why are we witnessing the rise of artisanal processes, handmade products and traditional craftsmanship?
Join celebrated author and design commentator Karen McCartney moderating a panel of leading design creators and commissioners, as they unpack the nuances of bespoke practice through their stories of designing and making in Australia.
5 x 5 minute flash presentations will reveal the often hidden world of artisan and small production. Learn what handmade and commissioned objects are, what environments create opportunities for original commissions, what processes are involved and why thoughtful materials and slow processes matter.
Like A Girl: 2017 CURVY Launch in support of FemFound
7:00pm | Freda's — 107-109 Regent Street, Chippendale, Sydney
Purple Sneakers and CURVY Present: Like A Girl in support of FemFound
The annual CURVY Creative Women's Conference is set to once again take place this year, as an official part of VIVID Ideas. Held over four days, the conference has become something of a melting pot of brilliant women sharing boundary-breaking ideas, and this year is set to be no different.
Purple Sneakers' editor Emma Jones had the honour of curating the official music event and launch party of this year's conference, and has selected an impressive and diverse line up to really kick things off in style. This isn't just your average launch party, though. This launch party is also being held in support of FemFound, a charity that is very close to us here which is a community approach to help rape survivors through art therapy. Entry to this event will be by donation, and all proceeds will be going directly to FemFound.
Named 'Like A Girl', this event aims to challenge the common (and incorrect) thoughts that are linked to this phrase, and instead are owning everything that comes with it. Think 'Like A Girl,' talk 'Like A Girl,' create 'Like A Girl' - the list goes on. Taking the ethos of the CURVY Conference and running with it, this event will promote the power of femmes who think, create, perform, write, speak and more, and will celebrate these boundary breakers.
LIKE A GIRL: 2017 CURVY LAUNCH IN SUPPORT OF FEMFOUND
Entry: $10 donation on the door. All proceeds go to FemFound
CODA CONDUCT (LIVE)
MISS BLANKS (LIVE)
NAP GIRLS DJS
Friday 2 Jun
Friday Night Sirius
4:00pm | 44 Cumberland St The Rocks
It's time for another Friday Night Sirius!
Save Our Sirius Ambassador, Tim (Rosso) Ross is inviting you down for a chat at Sirius!
"Please join us Friday 2nd June for a simple celebration of Sirius.
All we need you to do is come down and have your normal Friday night drinks at Sirius in a show of support of this magnificent building. We'll have a snag in bread or two so just bring some drinks or you can scab one of mine.
It annoys them that we love this building so let's show it some love by filling the courtyards with people.
Drinks and conversation is all we need. It ain't a rally it's a drink in!
Kick off from 4pm Friday 2nd June. Please share.
Please tag your friends and please #saveoursirius
See you there.
Art exhibition 31 May – 2 June
5:00pm | The Grand Roxy — 128 The Grand Parade, Brighton-Le-Sands, Brighton-Le-Sands
You are warmly invited to my exhibition of canvas art on from Wednesday 31st May - 2nd June, from 2 - 8pm at the Botany Bay/Grand Roxy, 128 The Grand Pde, Brighton Le Sands.
My collection of artwork will be on display in the foyer on the ground floor.
I'm Argyro, a self taught amateur artist.
On the final day Friday 2nd June from 5pm to 8pm you are welcome to come in and indulge in canapés and champagne.
Opening Night: EuroVisions
6:00pm | National Art School — Forbes Street, Darlinghurst
Steven Alderton, Director; Nicholas Johnson, Chair; the Board and staff of the National Art School warmly invite you to the opening of:
EuroVisions: Contemporary Art from the Goldberg Collection
Opening Night: Friday 2 June, 6–8pm, NAS Gallery
Presenting a selection of recent works by more than 30 international contemporary artists, EuroVisions features a vibrant cross-section of leading tendencies in art from Europe. Drawn from the collection of Lisa and Danny Goldberg OAM, the exhibition includes work by high-profile practitioners such as Urs Fischer, Katharina Grosse, Anish Kapoor, Sarah Lucas, Danh Vō and Wolfgang Tillmans as well as rising stars of the art world such as Valentin Carron, Yngve Holen, Alicja Kwade, Klara Lidén, Helen Marten and Nicole Wermers, whose works have not been widely seen in Australia.
Re-Articulation | Opening Night
6:00pm | 541 Art Space — 1 / 541 Kent St, Sydney
541 Art Space presents the work of award winning artist Elefteria Vlavianos in the upcoming show, Re-Articulation. Elefteria was born in Zimbabwe of mixed Armenian and Greek heritage, she draws on her multicultural heritage to investigate her connection to place, culture and identity.
The paintings presented in Re-Articulation build upon a series of works titled Poetic Structure. This results from an ongoing investigation into how painting facilitates the visual translation of the displaced Armenian cultural aesthetic into a contemporary context. Thus the heart of this project is an attempt to make visual that which has been rendered silent.
She stated that "the paintings that develop through this movement are never identical to the original source material, rather a vibration of an afterimage that I think of as a poetic memory of an aesthetic signature”.
Opened by: Professor Richard Goodwin
Show Run: 2/6/17 - 24/6/17
Opening: Friday 2nd June 6pm – 8pm
541 Art Space, Level 1, 541 Kent St, Sydney
Opening Janet Clayton Gallery Friday 2 June 6-8pm
6:00pm | Janet Clayton Gallery — 406 Oxford St, Paddington
Presented by Gallery 139
SYDNEY: A BRIDGED BY DINO CONSALVO
AT Janet Clayton Gallery, SYDNEY
WED 31 MAY - SUN 2 JUL 2017
Official opening: Friday 2 June, 6-8pm
Dino Consalvo traverses Sydney, painting the bridges that join the city together. From the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge to the concrete arch of the Gladsville Bridge, Consalvo captures these structures from angles and through abstraction that will make the viewer question, ponder and fully appreciate the beauty of these modern architectural forms.
Watch Dino's progress on his Instagram @dinoconsalvo
JANET CLAYTON GALLERY
406 Oxford St Paddington NSW 2021
Wed - Fri 10.30am - 4.30pm; Sat 10am - 6pm; Sunday 11am - 4pm
The 4 Horsemen – an exhibition of oil paintings and rock n roll
6:00pm | Newsagency Gallery — 332 Stanmore Rd Petersham, Sydney
Its 1987 - 1993 inner city Sydney, Surrey Hills, Darlinghurst, Kings Cross and Woolloomooloo. Was there something in the water? Art squats, live music, galleries and fashion studios flourished. Cheap rent in grotty terraces and warehouses allowed artists to focus and thrive. Music developed that spawned international genres, the rock n roll was dirty, the painters were political, art was everything, it was active and it was militant.
Newsagency Gallery presents THE 4 HORSEMEN, an oil painting exhibition by artists born of this anarchic time, a time when Sydney was a city for young people and a city for artists. Jimmy Willing, Chas Glover, Ben Cahill and John O’Driscoll are the four horsemen, now in their 50s, they re-connect to present their latest work, as well as signature pieces from the past.
Join us Friday June 2 at 6pm for a party early 90’s stye! The show runs till June 30 we are open Wednesday to Sunday or by appointment, call Bess O’Malley on 0401 797 746 All welcome!
June Exhibitions Opening Event
6:00pm | AirSpace Projects — 10 Junction Street, Marrickville
June Exhibitions at AirSpace Projects
2 -17 June 2017
Opening Friday 2 June 6-8pm
Artist Talks: Saturday 17 June 3-5pm
10 Junction Street Marrickville
6 minutes easy walk along Schwebel Street from Marrickville Station.
Grace Burzese, Cybele Cox, Danica Flurovic, Ali Noble,
Katy B Plummer, Helen Shelley
Off-centre in the conventional sense implies that someone or something is not balanced, displaced in space or surface. To reflect some order back into the equation, Susan Andrews has choosen to work with units of equal measurement but of variable proportion such as the square, rectangle and triangle. By working with these compatible systems of unity, but of varying proportion and scale, she was then able to juxtapose and reconfigure each piece to convey an array of irregular and unfamiliar forms.
Metropolis Experiment is part architectural model, part mad science: the whole city is a laboratory. But instead of shiny stainless and gleaming glassware in sterile white surrounds, we are presented with rusty tripods and salt crystals that creep up and over everything, corroding as they go. In Metropolis Experiment something has gone horribly wrong: it’s a ruined model city, a metaphor.
Metropolis Experiment is Clement’s third recent body of work which responds to the vivid prognostications of JG Ballard’s 1962 post-apocalyptic sci-fi novel, The Drowned World. What links these works is the image of the ruined city, an image Ballard conjured so evocatively in The Drowned World.
Thanks to its scale, Metropolis Experiment draws on the conceptual qualities of architectural models (as well as ruins) in order to make a point. As theorists are fond of pointing out, all ruins simultaneously embody both the present and the past. Meanwhile, architectural models are inherently aspirational. They embody potential, physically manifested, but not quite realised. They represent the future. As a ruined model city (a combination of both) Clement’s artwork adds a third temporal stream: the future already devastated. Metropolis Experiment is a premonition, a warning.
Lydia Balbal is a Mangala woman. She was married to the Yulparija artist Nabiru Bullen until his death in 2009. Lydia’s country is near Punmu in the Great Sandy Desert of W.A. Her people’s existence was threatened by severe drought so that they had little choice but to leave their traditional country. Her family were some of the last to walk out to the coastal town of Bidyadanga (then La Grange Mission) located two hours south of Broome in the early 70s. Lydia first began painting in 2007 but has already received significant attention from collectors and the media alike.
Lydia Balbal is represented by Short Street Gallery, Broome.
We are open for the first three weeks of each month excluding January. Keep an eye out for extra events.
Friday 11-6 opening 6-8pm
Thursday and Friday 11-6
Thursday and Friday 11-6
Image details left to right: Katy Plummer, The Sheep Will Self-Govern, 2017, Digital Selfie. Image courtesy of the artist. Susan Andrews, Off-centre, acrylic on ply 2016, 63 x 39 x 5cm. Photo: Marilena Garcia, Blank Canvas Co. Tracey Clement, Metropolis Experiment I, 2016-17, rusty steel, salt, laboratory glass, cotton, dimensions variable (max height 200cm). Photo: Tracey Clement. Lydia Balbal, Bin Bin, acrylic on canvas, 122 x 76cm. Image courtesy of the artist and Short Street Gallery, WA.
Natasha Wills opening
6:00pm | The Shop Gallery — 112 Glebe Point Road Glebe, Sydney
opening of Unholy Ecology
Unholy Ecology – Exhibition of New Work By Natasha Wills
6:00pm | The Shop Gallery — 112 Glebe Point Road Glebe, Sydney
This will be my first solo exhibition in 4 years, it will be a show of new drawings, paintings and sculpture. Please put the date aside and come have a chat and a drink and see what i've been up to. I would love to see you there!
Matthew Harris / Laura Skerlj – Alaska Projects
6:00pm | Alaska Projects — Level 2, Kings Cross Car Park, 9A Elizabeth Bay Road, Elizabeth Bay, Sydney
ALASKA Projects is thrilled to present our June exhibitions featuring two Melbourne-based artists presenting their first Sydney solo exhibitions -
MATTHEW HARRIS - Cream Dream
LAURA SKERLJ - AQUA LUNG
Opening Night - Friday 2nd June, 6-8pm
ALASKA Projects [Carpark]
Exhibition continues to Saturday 24th June
MATTHEW HARRIS - Cream Dream
'Cream Dream' is Matthew Harris' first Sydney exhibition. Following on from a recent Neon Parc exhibition, 'Cream Dream' presents a series of works which pivot around ideas, spaces and objects of Desire. Featuring painting, textile and sculpture, Matthew's is work of candour, domestic awareness and a kind of comic erotisim.
LAURA SKERLJ - AQUA LUNG
In a body of gestural paintings, AQUA LUNG alludes to an oceanic feeling of loss, romance and transition. Referencing an ongoing series of ink drawings, the artist harks on the kitsch and spiritual connotation of coastal forms such as shells, flowers, trinkets, waves and reduced cosmic phenomena. While choosing these motifs is affectionate and somewhat adolescent, reworking them into paintings chuckles at a tendency for nostalgic forms to loiter in consciousness, returning time and again in a kind of second-hand idolatry. In turn the motifs become a mechanism for more formal concerns in the artist's practice such as flow, mark-making, playfulness, agency and relief. Collage-like and gestural, AQUA LUNG presents these symbols in various configurations, shifting them away from their original illustration to further explore painting as intimate, active and open-ended.
Hot 4 U, 2016
Synthetic polymer paint on canvas
91 x 61cm
Saturday 3 Jun
Movers and Makers 2017
10:00am | Parramatta Artists Studios — Level 1 & 2, 68 Macquarie St, Parramatta
Meet the movers: Get insider knowledge directly from artists and arts workers about how to create your next opportunity.
Meet the makers: Join the PAS artists in their studios, see an artist performance and get a taste for practitioners who are on the move.
All day – SEE: Exhibition, installations and open studios
Drop in throughout the day and see the work of PAS artists.
10am to 11.30am – SEE: Kamayan Almusal
Enter the ritual of a traditional Filipino meal and bluff your way through a game of Tagalog Balderdash with Marikit Santiago, her nanay (mother) and tatay (father) for an artist talk with an interactive twist. Bookings required: https://kamayan-almusal.eventbrite.com.au
11am to 12pm – PERFORMANCE: Saying Doom, Kalanjay Dhir
12pm to 1pm – TALK: Side by Side
Sit in on a candid conversation between artist Khadim Ali and Josh Milani (Milani Gallery) as well as Emily Sandrussi and Barbara Dowse (Artereal Gallery) as they discuss commercial representation for artists. How do gallerists find their next artist? How and why should an artist pick a commercial gallery? If gallery representation is your next step, this talk is for you. Moderated by Holly Williams (The Curators’ Department).
Bookings required. https://sidebysidepas.eventbrite.com.au
1pm to 2pm – PERFORMANCE: Saying Doom, Kalanjay Dhir
1.30pm to 2.30pm – TALK: Art Spruik
Organisations pitch their professional opportunities to artists in this fast-paced presentation. Learn about new opportunities and pick up tips for your next application. A must-see presentation for artists looking to make their next career move. Opportunities include The Churchie National Emerging Art Prize, Brisbane; residencies at The Lock Up, Newcastle; The Bearded Tit’s exhibition call-out; and Parramatta Artists Studios’ studio tenancies.
Bookings required. https://artspruik17.eventbrite.com.au
2pm to 4pm – MEET: One Plus One
Artists can secure a rare opportunity to meet one-on-one with three of Australia’s leading Curators. Applications are now open for artists to meet with the Curator of their choice including: Kyla McFarlane, Acting Curatorial Manager, Australian Art, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane; Adam Porter, Curator, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre; and Holly Williams, Curator and Co-Founder, The Curators' Department.
Apply here https://parracity.smartygrants.com.au/oneplusone2017
3pm to 4pm – TALK: Strength in Numbers
Work better in a team? Hear from members of two successful art collectives including Vernon Ah Kee and Megan Cope from proppaNOW and Kate Blackmore and Kelly Doley from Barbara Cleveland (formerly Brown Council), as they discuss different models of art collectives, close working relationships and sharing ideas, politics and aesthetics in a talk for artists who are natural collaborators.
Bookings required. https://strengthinnumberspas.eventbrite.com.au
4pm to 6pm – MEET: M&M drinks
Join us as we wrap up the day with our panelists over a drink. No bookings required.
A relationship with nature
2:00pm | Gallery ONE88 Fine Arts — 186-188 Katoomba Street, Katoomba
This exhibition unites three Sydney Artists for the first time. You will find ceramics, & paintings by Alicia Poppett , Rachel Carroll & Caroline Gibbs - Psaltis.
Cause & Effect: Arts & Social Cause Forum
3:00pm | 107 Projects — 107 Redfern Street Redfern, Sydney
CAUSE & EFFECT: ARTS & SOCIAL CAUSE FORUM
Saturday, 3 June 2017 @ 3pm-5pm
As part of Vivid Ideas 2017, join us for a panel discussion with selected academics, arts workers and directors of NGO's to discuss the themes covered by the Cause & Effect exhibition, what perspectives and insights the artworks bring to the conversation, and how artists can play a more active role as agents for social change.
Grace Patridge: NSW Leader, Amnesty ARTillery Action Group
Jiva Partipan: Cultural Development Officer,(STARTTS)
Lena Nahlous: Executive Director, Diversity Arts Australia
Mia Zahra: Community Development Coordinator, NSW Family & Community Services
Miriam Cabello: Artist/Curator/Academic, MLC Gallery
Paula Abood: Writer, Creative Producer, Director & CACD Worker
Priscilla Brice-Weller: Managing Director, All Together Now
• Hear stories from heads of NGO, government and arts workers/artists about their projects, their inspiration, successes and challenges
• Discuss the themes covered by the Cause & Effect exhibition and see what perspectives and insights the artworks bring to the conversation
• Get ideas on how the arts has been used to engage and facilitate social change
• Learn interesting ways to engage with your audience or community, or create social impact programs
• Meet other like-minded individuals who are also looking to understand how the arts can be used effectively to create social change
This forum is part of Cause & Effect, a visual arts exhibition which kicks off with a launch night and ends with this forum — we invite you to join us for both events!
CAUSE & EFFECT: FREE EXHIBITION
24 May - 4 June 2017
As part of Vivid Ideas 2017, Carnival of the Bold and MLC Gallery is presenting "Cause and Effect", a two-week visual arts exhibition by six artists, designed to shine a spotlight on some of the more current and pressing social issues faced by Australian society: War and Conflict, Environmental Destruction, Racism and Islamophobia.
The exhibition will prompt audiences to consider and deliberate some complex, multifaceted and sensitive themes, aiming to raise awareness and conversation around these social issues and also give a voice to marginalised communities.
CAUSE & EFFECT: LAUNCH NIGHT & ARTIST SHOWCASE
Saturday 27 May 2017 @ 8pm-10pm
Come and meet the six participating artists who developed work for this exhibition. They will share their inspiration, personal connection with the cause, process, reflections, perspectives and hopes. Artists include Andrea Srisurapon, Mandy Schöne-Salter, Marwa Charmand, Miriam Cabello, Sherine Tan and Tia Kass.
Celia Perceval Recent Paintings
3:00pm | Wagner Contemporary — Hampden St, Paddington
In this much awaited new series the aritsts bush landscapes burst into life with colour and energy. Exhibition dates 3-28 June
Art and Book Launch – Hippy Days, Arabian Nights
5:00pm | Soho Galleries SYDNEY — 104 Cathedral Street, Woolloomooloo
You are cordially invited to the book launch of Hippy Days, Arabian Nights. Please join artist/author Katherine Boland for an evening of fun, art and book talk.
Sunday 4 Jun
Machiko Motoi Performance
11:00am | M Contemporary — 37 Ocean Street, Sydney
Waki aiai, is a meditative performance work that explores the connection that exists between Machiko and the women rice farmers of Sando Island in Japan.
Monday 5 Jun
Warwick Fuller – Landscape Painter
6:30pm | Ron Williams Activity Centre,Redfern — 115 Regent St, Chippendale, Sydney
Warrick Fuller, internationally renowned landscape painter will talk about his work and friendship with Prince Charles.
Will NIchols is the featured harpist.
Tuesday 6 Jun
Wet Paint No.12 “City Lights”
5:30pm | Canvas Bar
Wet Paint at CANVAS BAR
Theme: "City Lights"
Artists - Bianca Yrure, Fayroze Lutta, Steve Mclaren and Diego Sanchez
All completed artworks are for sale
This is a FREE event!!
Artists who participate in Wet Paint automatically agree to the terms and conditions.
5:30pm | Al Taglio — 102-104 Albion Street, Sydney
Cimabue, Giotto, Francesca, Uccello, Massaccio, Fra Angelico, Botticelli, Verrocchio, Mantegna, Da Vinci, Castelfranco, Correggio, Raphael, Michelangelo, Titian, Vasari, Bronzino, Parmigianino, Tintoretto, Carracci, Caravaggio, Gentileschi, Albani, Domenichino, Sacchi, Canova, Hayez, Abbati, Borrani, Banti, Boccioni, Carra, Russolo, Balla, Severini, Prampolini, Sironi, De Chirico, Bucci, Fontana, Burri, Afro, Crippa, Santomaso, Guttuso, Baj, Cucchi, Chia, Paladino, Clemente...
One night, Al Taglio, Surry Hills.
"Italian Paintings" presents a group exhibition of Sydney artists at the Italian restaurant Al Taglio.
Inspired by it's site specificity, the work exhibited will explore and respond to the country of Italy, from it's culture and history to it's art movements and artists.
Left open to the artists' interpretation, influences can be found through a contemporary approach to the art of the Renaissance, the Baroque and Futurism, and
Italian film, cuisine, music and architecture.
Artists: Elle Charalambu, Suzy Faiz, Daniel Grosz, Blake Malone, William Meadley, James Thomson, Eila Vinwynn
June Unfinished Prints/Projections
7:00pm | SUNSTUDIOS 42 Maddox Street Alexandria, Sydney, NSW, 2015
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.
Unfinished is an initiative of Untitled. June is being curated by Dillon Mak, Michaela Skovranova, Gerrit Fokkema & Franky Tsang
Wednesday 7 Jun
The Uncast Presents: Hazey
6:00pm | Goodspace Gallery — 115 Regent St, Chippendale, Sydney
The Uncast Presents: Hazey
Australia is a diverse nation; a cultural melting pot where many young Australians embody a hybrid of cultures and find a balance between their heritage and identity locally.
the uncast and Hazey present a series of personal portraits of young Sydney-siders that embody these many layers and crossovers of culture concealed in one’s identity.
With the assistance of props and clothing, each series of portraits explores the many-layered nature of each individual’s cultural identity, drawing on their unique connection to their heritage as well as local culture.
Music by Mozaick Records. Suede Francisco, Pökari, Main Street and Phil FRESH will be taking over the courtyard for a 3 hour set.
Gianna Hayes is a Los Angeles-born, Sydney-raised photographer. Her work is innately personal - a result of her own upbringing as a woman of African American and Italian descent and personal journey of self-discovery which has influenced and motivated her exploration of concepts relating to identity, culture, empowerment, and equality.
Raw colours, soft lighting, textured textiles, sculptural compositions along with conceptual motifs are prevalent and play a significant role in her work. Gianna’s artistic expression comes in many forms including textile design and mixed media artworks.
the uncast strives to create content which is an authentic representation of Australian youth culture and provide avenues for creatives to contribute to the conversation on our evolving cultural and ethnic identity.
the uncast comprises of a quarterly online publication, an apparel line, and hosts a roster of local talent.
Issue #1: Clothing and Identity is online now at wwww.issue.theuncast.com
Issue #2: Past vs Present out end of June.
Antidote presents: Moving Nations
6:00pm | Collab at Pine Street — Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale, Sydney
AИTIDOTE invites you to the opening night of Moving Nations exploring the movement of people literally – as well as questioning our current definitions of Nationhood, patriotism and what it means to belong.
Moving Nations will examine the many histories and current dilemmas of migration, holding up a mirror to the environmental, social and cultural atrocities of mass displacement and the more insidious breed of racism that can linger just beneath the surface in all of us.
By featuring artists whose work interrogates notions of otherness, xenophobia, discrimination and cultural identity, we hope to light the path for greater compassion towards our fellow human. Beyond skin-colour, beyond borders and beyond walls.
Featuring Abdul Abdullah, Olga Cironis, Eugenia Lim, Peter Drew, James Nguyen, Dean Cross, Justine Youssef and Penny Ryan.
Wednesday 7 June, 6-8pm
64 Pine Street, Chippendale
Exhibition continues through to 17 June. The exhibition is supported by Collab Gallery, the NSW Amnesty ARTillery activist group and will be served refreshments by Poor Tom's Gin.
Abdul Abdullah the lies we tell ourselves to help us sleep 2015, 100cm x 100cm
June at Firstdraft
6:00pm | Firstdraft — 13-17 Riley Street, Woolloomooloo
Please join us at Firstdraft for the opening of our June 2017 exhibitions!
Opening Wednesday, 7 June, 6-8pm
Artist talks Thursday, 29 June, 6-7pm
HEY REMEMBER WHEN I HAD A RAT TAIL
ON SETTING YOURSELF ON FIRE
Linda Dement + Stephen Wright
Jessica Ekomane, Jasmine Guffond, Silje Nes
*Supported by Goethe Institut & The National Association For The Visual Arts
FEEL GOOD, REPEAT
HEY REMEMBER WHEN I HAD A RAT TAIL
Ambiguously gendered selves, depicted in oil paint and video. Images adjusted to modify and complicate perceptions of my gender, to disrupt gender-normative readings of my life, or frustrate a viewers ability to scrutinise me.
Institute of Maggot Art (2016) combines security camera footage of myself moving through the Institute of Modern Art with video of myself caring for rat-tailed maggots, to consider connections between the maggots status within capitalism and my own. Similarly I used the video profile Dense Plant Scenes (2014) to think about interactions I’ve had with art institutions, journalists, and people who meet me after seeing my artwork.
Recent paintings, in Hey Remember When I Had a Rat Tail, are informed by current public interest in ‘transgender visibility’. In contexts such as mainstream media, trans visibility can require trans and gender diverse people to disclose specific information about their bodies and lives in line with an archetypal narrative, and to strive for cisgender ideals. Diverse gender identities are often reduced to a depoliticised stereotype that reinforces binary gender. In this form, trans visibility can become a tool to control and limit (discussion of) queer experiences of gender. I consider possibilities of resisting such control through ambiguity and multiplicity.
Tyza Stewart’s ongoing project of self portraiture interrogates fixed ideas of binary gender by simultaneously resisting and engaging conventional archetypes. Solo exhibitions include: Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane; Brisbane Power House; The Arts Centre, Gold Coast; Boxcopy, Brisbane; Heiser Gallery, Brisbane; and 55 Sydenham Road, Sydney. Tyza’s work has been in group exhibitions at: Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Neon Parc, and West Space in Melbourne; Gallery of Modern Art, Griffith University Art Gallery, UQ Art Museum, QUT Art Museum, Metro Arts, and FAKE Estate, in Brisbane; and Carriageworks, Sydney. Tyza Stewart completed a Bachelor of Fine Art with Honours at Queensland College of Art in 2012. Tyza is represented by Heiser Gallery, Brisbane.
ON SETTING YOURSELF ON FIRE
Linda Dement + Stephen Wright
On Setting Yourself on Fire: A code driven installation invoking the spectral presences of self-immolated figures from recent incidents of extreme political protest.
Through invisible signals and transmissions, we offer an open channel to those now burnt and gone beyond, to speak to us from their current unearthly perspective.
Self-immolation is an act of acutely refusing unbearable conditions imposed on the governance of the soul. It is an act that absolutely rejects subjugation, on behalf of us all, in a terrifying spectacle of protest and transcendence.
We scan the airwaves and track the winds above Nauru searching for signals. We attune to their spectral frequencies to call down messages. Now that those who burned themselves to death are not in this world, what would they say to us?
Stephen Wright is the author of the novels A lantern, carried down a dark path (forthcoming from Tiny Owl) and A Second Life (forthcoming from Seizure). He has won the Eureka St Essay Prize, the Nature Conservancy Essay Prize, the Overland NUW Essay Prize (twice), the Scarlett Award and the Viva La Novella Prize and has written extensively for Overland literary journal. Stephen lives in the Widjabul country of northern NSW and works as the manager of an NGO that intervenes with men who use violence and abuse in the home, and as a psychotherapist working with women and men who have experienced violence in childhood.
Linda Dement is a Sydney based artist who has worked in arts computing since the late 1980s. Originally a photographer, her digital practice spans the programmed, performative, textual and virtual. Her work deals with issues of disturbance, commingling psycho-sexual corporeality and the digital and electronic, giving form to the difficult territory of the unbearable and conflicted with precision and control. Her work has been widely exhibited internationally and locally. She has been awarded a New Media Arts Fellowship by the Australia Council for the Arts. Her work is held in collections such as the Bibliotèque Nationale de France, ArtBank, Australian Video Art Archive, New York Filmmakers Co-op and the Daniel Langlois Foundation.
Jessica Ekomane, Jasmine Guffond, Silje Nes
*Supported by Goethe Institut & The National Association For The Visual Arts
As humans try to grasp the underlying systems determining our environment, we are faced with the limitations of our perceptual apparatus. Jessica Ekomane, Jasmine Guffond and Silje Nes’s group show Untold Stories investigates these limits, and thereby information that is usually inaccessible to us. Exploring the act of perceiving, the works engage with phenomena that lie outside of the human sensory range such as global wireless networks or the kinetic and vibrational properties of sub sonic sounds. Through generative experiments and sound installation Untold Stories will offer a glimpse into some of the imperceivable structures shaping our experience of the world.
Jessica Ekomane was born in France. She now lives and works in Berlin. Her practice unfolds around sound installations, site-specific sound interventions and music. She received and honorary mention for the Sonotopia award 2016 and has been a DAAD scholarship holder.
Jasmine Guffond is a sound artist working at the interface of social, political and technical infrastructures. Her practice spans live performance, recording and the capacity of sound installation to interrogate site. Through the sonification of data she addresses the potential for sound to engage with contemporary political questions. She has exhibited internationally, performed live, and recorded music for CD and 12 inch vinyl releases. In 2016 she received the ‘Working Grant for New Music und Sound Art’ from the Berlin Senate.
Silje Nes is based in Bergen NO and Berlin DE, working on various projects within music, experimental sound and sound installations. She releases music on her own label Noko Ana, and FatCat Records, and has toured internationally with her music. Taking interest in special and physical manifestions of sound, in her current work she explores the creation of environments that express a certain autonomy, removed from compositorial processes. Her current project is supported by the Norwegian Arts Council.
FEEL GOOD, REPEAT
Feel Good, Repeat: an exploration into the Western lifestyle economy and culture.
Consumer stereotyping is based on the idea that people connect ownership with particular products and belonging to a certain social group. Products hold symbolic meaning; brands play a role in determining self-identity.
We process information at a rapid rate, constantly storing and categorising – we engage in collective consumption in order to gain social acceptance. The impression we want to reflect upon others is influenced by the collected ideals squeezed from constant engagement and the proliferation of platforms. The imagery is infinite. The demand is high.
Feel Good Repeat is a deconstruction of compositions from commercial materials that subvert the obsessions and repetition of advertising. This ongoing investigation explores and questions the Western lifestyle economy and culture by drawing on the conventions of contemporary mass media.
The shop front window display is idealistic, influencing and determining a stereotype by its seductive nature. Feel Good, Repeat destabilises these structural patterns, imitative desires and fictional realities and draws attention to our current systems of social identity.
By adopting metaphors of mainstream representation the work analyses the aspirations of contemporary living within its multiplicity of excessive information. Using familiar surfaces and the manipulation of imagery to explore such obsessive and repetitive qualities involved with our image in the public realm.
Born 1987, lives and works in Sydney.
Nikolaus Dolman is an artist and arts worker, with a BFA in printmaking at Southern Cross University, Lismore and a MA in Art Administration from the University Of New South Wales Art & Design, Sydney. His work encompasses collage, printmaking, sculpture and installation. He has exhibited both nationally and internationally in group exhibitions and has had two solo exhibitions in Sydney. He is currently working towards a group show in New York and a second solo at Five Walls projects in Melbourne this year.
Sally Stokes ‘Conversations with Colour’ Opening Night
6:30pm | Annandale Galleries — 110 Trafalgar Street, Sydney
Join the artist for drinks to celebrate the opening of her exhibition 'Conversations with Colour' at Annandale Galleries.
Thursday 8 Jun
Suspicious Beginnings A Group Exhibtion
6:00pm | ArtSHINE Gallery — 3 Blackfriars Street Chippendale, Sydney
Featuring four talented artists:
Black Rainbow – A Solo Exhibition by Harrison Earl
6:00pm | M2 Gallery — 4/450 Elizabeth St Surry Hills, Sydney
The mind of Harrison Earl is a manifestation of adolescent hobbies. Comic book artists and characters, heroes, heroines and villains from decade-past anime and a fair share of 90’s alternative rock music provide the context for the surrealist art of Harrison Earl.
"Black Rainbow" is an artistic dichotomy of the human form. The title of the project encapsulates each piece within the exhibition; the idea of opposition and contrast through a dreamlike vision. Through this, a singular recurring character will travel within artworks telling an interconnected, subjective story throughout the various dream states.
"Black Rainbow" forms a loose narrative, akin to a flashing series of hallucinations shrouded in obscurity, with recurring, out-of-this-world motifs. “Black Rainbow” is an exhibition with a totally different and unique concept to anything he has done before, with a focus on painting.
"Black Rainbow" will be hosted at M2 Gallery, 4/450 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills NSW 2010.
Opening Night: Thursday, June 8th 6:00pm - 9:00pm.
Rest of Exhibition: Friday, June 9th - Tuesday 20th June 12:00pm - 6:00pm.
A.S. King in conversation with Gabrielle Tozer
6:00pm | Kinokuniya Sydney — Lvl 2, The Galeries, 500 George Street, Sydney
Meet multi award-winning YA author A.S. King, as she chats with Gabrielle Tozer about Young Adult fiction and her new novel, Still Life with Tornado.
Sixteen-year-old Sarah is an aspiring artist who has dropped out of school and thinks she’s in the middle of an existential crisis. Maybe that explains why she keeps running into different versions of herself all across town. When a big family secret is revealed, Sarah sets out to discover what went wrong on the day six years ago when her brother Bruce left home for good. As Sarah herself often observes, nothing about her pain is remotely original—and yet it still hurts.
Heartbreaking yet hopeful, Still Life with Tornado is a vivid portrait of abuse, survival and resurgence that will linger with readers long after the last page.
6.00pm arrivals for a 6.30pm start.
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Exhibition Opening: Dacchi Dang; An Omen Near and Far
6:00pm | 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art — 181-187 Hay Street, Sydney
4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art invites you to join us for the opening of Dacchi Dang: An Omen Near and Far.
Dacchi Dang: An Omen Near and Far is the first survey exhibition of one of the preeminent Vietnamese-Australian artists working today. Presenting works spanning three decades by a founding artist member of 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Dacchi Dang’s practice is principally concerned with articulating the complex nature of diasporic experience.
Five Kilometers – Photo exhibition
6:00pm | WORK studio — Redfern, Sydney
55 digital & analogue photographs taken within 5km of artist Hego's home in Redfern. In 3 Acts: Phoebe & friends, homeless & street, beach & harbour. My first solo exhibition will be held 8th-11th June at my friends warehouse in Redfern. There will also be 3 exhibition zines.
WORKSTUDIO, 53-59 Great Buckingham st Redfern.
OPENING NIGHT LAUNCH DRINKS:
6pm, Thursday, 8th June 2017
Visit the exhibition between 10am-7pm, June 9,10,11th
Please email me for a copy of the Digital catalogue: email@example.com
SOME WORDS: by me 🤓😎
...I walk, a lot. I’ve never owned a car. I’m ok in my own company. I talk. I probably smoke more than i should. I make zines. Documentaries too. I live in Redfern. I like walking & looking. I stop , I question , I capture. I dabble in photography. Dabble in hospitality. And Mural making, as well. Occasionally i stop and listen. I love to talk and I love to listen to other peoples stories , of past and present. And even better when watching the story unfold in front of me. And the best-est is when i try and do feel like i captured that. I also like to be in the story. But i most like to have stories told to me. In all its fonts and mediums. I’m a born again flaneur. An urban wanderer. With empathy. A passionate spectator. With tenacity. Whimsical, sad, slapstick, staged, impromptu, thoughtful, crass, raw and elegant. This is my succinct personal story of people and things ive captured in the city I have lived in for the past 2 years. All shot within five kilometers of my house. Analogue film & Digital photographs. Of The things and moments and those people I found most interesting, important and precious to me. In (3) Acts: Phoebe & Friends, Homeless & Street, Beach & Harbour... ✌🏻️ #photobookjousting #photozine #photobook #streetartistry #artofvisuals #redfern #sydneyart #sydneyartist #_hego #streetphotography #flaneur #minoltax700 #canon650d #contemporaryart #photoexhibition #photographicexhibition #artexhibition
Geoff Dyer – New Paintings from South West Tasmania Opening
6:00pm | Piermarq — 76 Paddington St, Paddington
Piermarq is proud to present 'New Paintings from South West Tasmania,' a solo exhibition of new works by prominent landscape painter Geoff Dyer. Renowned for his brooding, atmospheric canvases, Dyer’s art is infused by the power and majesty of the natural world. His latest body of work is inspired by the rugged Tasmanian landscape that Dyer, and six generations before him, have called home.
Exhibition Dates: 8 - 24 June 2017
Opening Drinks: Thursday 8 June 2017, 6 - 8pm
Geoff Dyer revisits Ocean Beach, a strip of wild coastline that he describes as “a muse for the ever vulnerable.” He also visits unfamiliar landscapes, such as Strathgordon and Lake Pedder, set deep within the Tasmania wilderness. Dyer’s Rock face, Strathgordon series are a new direction for the artist. His bold gestural mark-making lends itself to capturing the lush, mossy hillside and the texture of the eroding cliff faces.
The influence of J.M.W Turner is ever-present in Geoff Dyer’s oils. With an eye for vivid colour and a concern for light, he skilfully evokes the the heady purples and rich, golden light of dusk.
'New Paintings from South West Tasmania' is an impressive body of work that takes us on an intimate journey through the wilds of the island state.
'New Paintings from South West Tasmania' opens on Thursday 8 June 2017, 6 - 8pm, and runs until Saturday 24 June 2017.
Opening of Doris Stewart Bright + Bronze
6:00pm | Frances Keevil Gallery — Bay Village 28-34 Cross Street Double Bay, Sydney
A life-changing experience changed my painting style from traditional to pop. But always the joy of sculpting. This exhibition includes bronze figurative sculptures and paintings on canvas.
– Doris Stewart
To be opened by Michael Vaynman on Thursday 8th June, 6 - 8pm
Exhibition dates: 7 - 18 JUNE
6:00pm | Gaffa — 281 Clarence Street, Sydney
3xcited to see what’s 3merging from the young contemporary art scene? Is your soul ready to 3scape from the monotony of 3veryday life and 3xplore some art?
3MERGE is a third year undergraduate exhibition at the Gaffa Gallery. Comprising of three separate rooms, 3MERGE explores the prevalence of themes of Feminism, Personal Identity, and Gender/Body Politics within the Australian context. 15 student artists are showcasing a wide variety of mediums from performance to sculpture to 2D works; and the exhibition highlights what it means to be an emerging artist in Australia.
Opening night will be full of 3xcitement: as well as a rooftop bar, come and experience Amy Bruce's performance work!
On Saturday the 10th from 3pm there’ll be a film screening and performance by artist Emma Size.
Special thanks to Young Henrys as our sponsor for providing the rooftop bar on our opening night.
Ben ADAMS, Billy BAIN, Jennifer BRADY, Amy BRUCE, Ella BYRNE, Lauren GRABARA, Isabel HARNDEN, Jo HO’YEE WONG, Soo Tho KHOO, Poppy KURAL, Sol LEE, Mehmet MEVLUTOGLU, Isabella MOWCZKO, Linh TRAN, Barbara WREN
Friday 9 Jun
Fake News from the Art and Politics Bureau
10:00am | UNSW Art & Design — Cnr Oxford St & Greens Rd, Paddington
Venue: The Black Box, D Block
UNSW Art & Design
Cnr of Greens Road & Oxford Street
Paddington NSW 2021
FREE, REGISTER via this EventBrite Link to attend
While journalists, scientists, and denouncers of postmodernism may all rue the contemporary politics of a ‘post-truth’ world, artists might find something refreshing in the recent ‘return of the fake’. Art, after all, relies upon semblance, if nothing else, and many contemporary artists participate in and generate work that is hyperstitial.
But what would it mean for art and cultural theory to take on a fake politics? Could or should this be distinguished from ‘genuine’ political art? Do we need new forms of fake activism to counter, subvert and critically analyse the alt-right? What does a critically engaged fake art and politics feel like? And how, when practicing fake tactics, do we simultaneously analyse and artistically address new sets of post-truth realities such as: the complete implosion of governance and financial interest groups; the automated production of the real via algorithmic means; the retreat of (old) media into fact-checking services and the advance of social media into conspiracy theory?
This one-day event is hosted by the Art and Politics Bureau part of the Contemporary Culture Art and Politics research group (http://www.niea.unsw.edu.au/research/organisations/contemporary-culture-art-politics-ccap ), National Institute for Experimental Art, UNSW.
For further information and program details , please visit the event page:- http://niea.unsw.edu.au/events/fake-news-art-and-politics-bureau-one-day-event
300 covers: Art Monthly in Australia 1987 – 2017
5:00pm | ANU School of Art & Design Gallery — School of Art Gallery, Canberra
In 1987 the legendary English editor and sinologist Peter Townsend brought Art Monthly to Australia, changing forever the landscape for art magazine publishing in this country. Townsend, who died in 2006, not only brought the magazine to Canberra (where it has been based at the ANU School of Art & Design since 1992), but managed to instil in his subsequent editors a journalistic zeal and curiosity that has made the Australian Art Monthly a topic of conversation not only for its lively contents but for its attention-grabbing covers.
As Art Monthly celebrates its 30 years in Australia and its 300th edition in August 2017, the magazine’s five surviving editors – Peter Timms (1993–98), Philippa Kelly (1999–2002), Deborah Clark (2002–07), Maurice O’Riordan (2008–13) and Michael Fitzgerald (2014–ongoing) – have been brought together in an ‘editor’s edit’. For 300 covers they have been invited to each select their three favourite covers which will be displayed along with commissioned artworks and Art Monthly’s entire cover archive to provide not only an insight into magazine editing and design, but an enlightening overview of Australia’s visual arts over time.
300 covers: ART MONTHLY in Australia 1987 – 2017: Foyer Gallery, ANU School of Art & Design, Canberra, 7–17 June 2017; opening Friday, 9 June 2017, 5–7pm, all welcome;
Exhibition Opening – Signal
5:30pm | 61 Victoria St, Potts Point NSW 2011, Australia
17:30 - 21:00
10 - 11.6.2017
15:00 - 20:00
15:00 - 20:00
61 Victoria St, Potts Point NSW 2011, Australia
Artist: Manitou Marginal Lutte
Curator: Jens Cheung
Public symbols are brought into the well-structured community, and unnoticeably become parts of our routine instructions. They are the visuals of pedestrian lights to ensure our activities are conducted under guidelines; they are the colors of working uniforms to guarantee our stability of social construction; they are the stripes of police to safeguard the rules and orders of our communal zone. Yet, evidences from traffic casualties, neglect of safety working guidelines and abusive power of disciplined forces, have all represented the dysfunctional symbols. Therefore, this comes down to the question of who are authorizing the symbols for the sake of our guidance? And, who owns the rights to utilize the symbols?
Signal brings up these questions with the investigation of Manitou Marginal Lutte’s work. Driven by the concern of human unconscious motions that are manipulated by public symbols, Manitou dresses up in working uniforms and trespasses into public spaces without being noticed. The observation done under camouflage has documented the raw views of the public symbols. Likewise, the artist’s act is monitored by the hidden codes of the symbols, which have inspired him to counter-attack by personal interference and reflective consensus from the audience. The show will bring into discussion the power of public symbols, and the socio-political wrestling among general public and authorities.
Winter Group Exhibition
6:00pm | Newport Community Centre — 39 Wellington st, Chippendale
Celebrating seven years of inviting art lovers to connect and collect, the Pittwater Artists Trail launches their 2017 - 2018 season with a group exhibition this June long weekend at the Newport Community Centre. Featuring works from established and emerging artists both known and new to the Trail, the exhibition will showcase works in an array of media from pastels, paints and eco-dyed fabrics, to jewellery, sculpture and mosaics.
Meet and mingle with the artists on opening night from 6-8pm Friday 9th June, with the exhibition continuing over the weekend 10am - 4pm Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th June and 10am - 3pm Monday 12th. There will be music, food and market stalls to enjoy over the weekend as well.
6:30pm | Toby and Pete — 39 Wellington st, Chippendale
You’re invited to an exploration of Pele the Hawaiian fire goddess’ contradictory nature through the art of Tony Wild and the fashion of Sourina Gharfouri.
On one side of the rift, Pele is simmering with rage, ready to erupt without provocation. On the other, she is sensitive and nurturing,
giving life to the world and providing for her people.
What: The launch of Sourina Gharfouri’s SS18 capsule collection.
Where: Toby & Pete – 39 Wellington St, Chippendale NSW 2008
When: 6:30-9:30, Friday 9 June 2017
Come along, support local talent, enjoy the fashion, art, tunes & vibes.
We’d love to see you there.
Saturday 10 Jun
Painting With Light – The Underground Arts – Vivid Underground
9:00pm | The Imperial Hotel Sydney — 35 Erskineville Road, Newtown
The Undergorund Arts is taking control of the design for this amazing Vivid Music Show.
We are creating an experience for you as part of this underground club experience unlike any other.
See below for more details
inthemix, Sounds Like A Nice Time, The Underground Arts Party & Kingdom Sounds as a part of VIVID Music, present PAINTING WITH LIGHT, an immersive, visual spectacular showcasing dynamic work from leading Sydney light and video artists, and contemporary music producers, as a part of Vivid Sydney, the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas.
The Imperial Hotel's basement and upstairs spaces will undergo a complete transformation, as Underground Arts 'paint' the entire venue, using light as their brushes. Underground Arts will playfully highlight, deconstruct, and recontextualise both rooms' usual geometry; working their unique brand of aesthetic-driven magic on the dual spaces. Painting With Light will showcase captivating venue-design that incorporates state-of-the-art-technology; including powerful projection mapping, head-turning holograms, UV/blacklight work, infinity boxes, atmospheric fog effects and roaming performers.
Hitting the stage for the performance component of Painting With Light will be a collection of five early-career artists from Sydney's creative industries, known for pushing the boundaries of their practice. Producer brothers Patrick and Cosmo Liney, aka COSMO'S MIDNIGHT, have cemented themselves in Australia’s prominent league of dance musicians of late, taking their bouncy, bright dance-pop from the Inner West to the wider world. Come and experience their shimmering melodies and synth-pop samples, playfully highlighted with light.
Sydney based producer RIBONGIA combines his multi-dimensional, worldly and wildly electronic productions with the terrific visuals of EGO (the man behind producer Paces’current live visuals, and music videos for Modular, Sweat it Out, and Future Classic) in IMAGINARIUM, an experience that’s part dance party, part art gallery, and part cinema, combining Ribongia’s dynamic live instrumentation and musical prowess with Ego’s surreal visual production and audio-visual performance. Accomplished young producer MUTO will perform a set of his highly textural, intriguing, electronic productions, and Perth animator/producer POGO will treat audiences to his playful genius, as he flips Disney movies, pop culture classics, and animations on their head, synchronising them with psychedelic beats.
While the basement heaves with sound and light, upstairs a gallery-like interactive exhibition will unfold, as Sydney designers Lloyd Barrett and Kieran Warner-Hunt share their project SPECTRUM - a laser-drawn, dynamic artwork and 3D sonic landscape, shaped by the participation of the audience members.
Tickets Onsale Now:
For more information on Vivid Sydney visit www.vividsydney.com/music
Thursday 15 Jun
Outrageous Animals Art Exhibition
12:00pm | The Shop Gallery — 112 Glebe Point Road Glebe, Sydney
Come along and experience my first ever solo exhibition,
June 15 - 21 at The Shop Gallery, 112 Glebe Point Road, Glebe NSW.
Open each day from noon 'til 7pm, see my work on display, meet me and maybe even buy a piece.
Thinkers and dreamers
6:00pm | Stanley Street Gallery — 1/52-54 Stanley Street, Darlinghurst
You are warmly invited to attend the opening of "thinkers and dreamers".
Featuring works by:
The exhibition "thinkers and dreamers" invites 10 contemporary artists engaged with the 3D to explore their studio and put forward several intimately scaled object based works from any stage in their career. To rediscover works that perhaps they’ve never aired before, but would love to.
Image: Gary Deirmendjian - ocean black 2005-2007 Mixed Media 37 x 65 x 50 cm Photo courtesy of the artist
Art & Architecture Archives with Prof. Harriet Edquist
6:00pm | Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation (SCAF) — 16-20 Goodhope Street, Paddington
In association with The inventive work of Shigeru Ban, join us for this free Art & Architecture Archives talk with Prof. Harriet Edquist.
Today, archives of art and architecture are understood not as neutral repositories of data and facts to be activated by technology but as vital actors in the production of knowledge.
In this illustrated talk, Prof. Harriet Edquist will survey some of the issues that surround the ever-expanding idea of the archive, with examples ranging from the highly structured architectural archive of John Soane to the participatory and community-oriented archive models advocated by contemporary museology.
Thursday 15 June, 2017
Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation
16-20 Goodhope Street
Paddington NSW 2021
Free, but RSVP essential via Eventbrite, or call 02 9331 1112.
Friday 16 Jun
Capturing Diversity:Youth Photography Showcase (Open Inner West)
5:00pm | Create Or Die — 10-12 Mitchell St, Sydney
Ethnic Community Services Co-operative and Inner West Council Open Inner West Festival, in partnership with Youth Off The Streets are proud to present ....
Capturing Diversity: A photographic showcase which will provide a space for young people to share their own stories and unique perspectives around the themes of belonging, acceptance and inclusion. The photographic works will be showcased at Create Or Die, an innovative and cutting edge creative space for artists.
Calls for entries for #CapturingDiversity!
Submissions are now open, visit www.capturingdiversity.com for more infromation or to take a look at the online gallery, find out about potential workshops and read the Capturing Diversity blog.
FRIDAY 16th June (Opening night)
SATURDAY 17th June
SUNDAY 18th June
Outrageous Animals – Opening Night
5:30pm | The Shop Gallery — 112 Glebe Point Road Glebe, Sydney
Come along to the opening night of OUTRAGEOUS ANIMALS - See the art, meet the artist, grab a glass of wine.
Hope to see you there from 5.30pm, Friday June 16.
Saturday 17 Jun
Imaginative Illustration with Teagan Georgette
10:30am | Gallery Lane Cove — 164 Longueville Rd, Lane Cove
Illustration is the visual representation of a story.
In this class you will learn to express yourself visually using your own unique style. Students will have the opportunity to experiment with a range of art materials to create at least one finished artwork to take home plus lots of knowledge to continue illustrating in your own time.
Cost is $80.00 per person
Meet the Maker: Linda Blair Jeweller
11:00am | Australian Design Centre — 101-115 William Street, Sydney
Linda Blair Jewellery is influenced by the use of enamel in historic jewellery and loves the way it was used to enhance or mimic precious and semi precious stones. Come along to meet her and have a chat about her processes and influences in our Saturday Meet the Makers series.
Exhibition Openings: Charlie Sheard, Kevin McKay, & Todd Fuller
3:00pm | May Space — 409b George Street Waterloo, Sydney
Exhibitions run 13 June to 8 July 2017
- Tableau and Poesia
- Pavilion: Cronulla Studies
Black Box Projects: Todd Fuller, "Icarus of the Hill"
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