Art

  • Black Rabbit: Art, Dumplings & Wine
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    Black Rabbit: Art, Dumplings & Wine

    Thank the Lord for dumplings. And for rich, philanthropic art patrons. Without Kerr and Judith Neilson’s throwaway millions, the four storey warehouse in Chippendale known as White Rabbit would probably house another “creative” (read: advertising) agency flooded with ageing hipsters with slightly-too-groomed goatees. On Thursday nights this month White Rabbit – which exhibits a mind-blowing and

  • Gallery: Painting Grounds Street Art Preview
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    Gallery: Painting Grounds Street Art Preview

    Painting Grounds is a live art collaboration by various street artists. Gathering at one of Sydney’s largest artist-run spaces, Tortuga Studios, a mob of graff, stencil, paste- up and illustration artists will share panels and wallspace. The old brick factory provides a distinctly urban, industrial backdrop to the edgy relevance of a live art show

  • MASHED: Music, Art, Markets … Creative Utopia?!
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    MASHED: Music, Art, Markets … Creative Utopia?!

    A new event out of the College Of Fine Arts is set to unleash Oxford Art Factory with a full frontal creative mash-up of art, design, live music, DJs, cakes, face-painting … and everything else you’ve ever dreamed of. MASHED is free until 5pm, with an art exhibition, design markets, cake stall and cafe. Though

  • Peats Ridge Arts & Culture Line-up Released
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    Peats Ridge Arts & Culture Line-up Released

    It’s one of the few festivals that has retained its small-time community feel. It’s almost guaranteed to be free of drunk, southern-cross-tattooed festival fuckwits. It’s definitely guaranteed to be 100% carbon-neutral and sustainable. And now Peats Ridge Festival, nested in its usual lush valley an hour north of Sydney, has announced this year’s arts and

  • Preview: Doorstop Portraits in Glebe
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    Preview: Doorstop Portraits in Glebe

    “In today’s tech savvy environment, creativity is all about choices. It’s about what I want to say, who my subject is, how and when I frame that subject and above all, it’s about the aesthetic decisions I choose to make.” – North Sullivan ‘Doorstop Portraits in Glebe’: a solo photography exhibition featuring recent artworks by

  • Sound Series Will Blow/Caress/Light Up Your Mind
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    Sound Series Will Blow/Caress/Light Up Your Mind

    Sound Series is a monthly night of sound-based performance at Hardware Gallery on Enmore Rd. This month is curated by Feral Media, an artist-run record label based in Sydney. The event will showcase a range of artists from their roster including AFX-JIM, Broken Chip, Scissor Lock, Comatone and Haunts – a new project featuring Peter

  • Cabramatta High Invaded By Artists!
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    Cabramatta High Invaded By Artists!

    Is the Sydney art community finally breaking out of the Paddington-Surry Hills-Chippendale axis of ghetto evil? Seems like it. An intrepid, independent gang of inner city go-getters are heading 30kms south west of Sydney city and taking over a disused building in Cabramatta High School. The team consists of an artist, a teacher, an urban

  • Preview: Jack Stahel’s ‘Organism’ at Kudos Gallery
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    Preview: Jack Stahel’s ‘Organism’ at Kudos Gallery

    A spindly creature beneath a bell jar – an alien specimen, a human/animal fusion, a mutated fern or fungus? An exquisite pen drawing – a landscape, an automatic or unconscious movement of the hand? An amorphous flair of vivid magenta ink flows into a detailed smattering of dots, lines and curved forms. ‘Organism’ is the

  • Electric Dreams: We Speak With Sydney Fringe Digital Arts Curator
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    Electric Dreams: We Speak With Sydney Fringe Digital Arts Curator

    The Sydney Fringe has firmly ensconced itself in the city’s cultural life. It’s only one day until Sydney is overcome with independent and emerging visual and public art, cabaret, music, pop ups, mini-festivals and other edgy shenanigans. Think of it as the cultural equivalent of an Eminem-style rap face-off with neon-branded torrent of artistic mediocrity

  • 31 days, 31 artworks: The Road Less Travelled at Gallery Red
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    31 days, 31 artworks: The Road Less Travelled at Gallery Red

    “’The Road Less Travelled’ is the road of a printmaker. Dragging her press behind her, dropping ink and paper on the way. Every day with tiny tweezers she extracts an artwork from under her skin, drawn from her subconscious, the images come quickly.” – Helen Daley “The process of art making for me is one

  • Open street art studio: Higher Ground
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    Open street art studio: Higher Ground

    The perfect Sunday arvo hangover activity: before heading over to the Courty in Newtown for that perfect weekend bevy in the beer garden, peruse the studios of such Sydney street artists as Ears and Max Berry (of Secret Battles fame). They, and others, work out of Higher Ground Studio, which is having an open day

  • Hey! Don’t knock performance art: Performance Month at Peloton
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    Hey! Don’t knock performance art: Performance Month at Peloton

    Go get your diary (for those who still own the archaic things). Now tear out every single month except September. That’s Performance Month at Peloton in Chippo, otherwise known as the real gallery precinct in Sydney. The gallery has just announced a schedule of art performances on Thursdays, Friday and Saturday arvos throughout September by

  • 4 Lackey St: Artist-run space needs your help
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    4 Lackey St: Artist-run space needs your help

    Don’t panic! Wait, we take that back … panic! The home of some of Sydney’s best DIY arts/culture events is under threat. The crew at the St Peters warehouse, 4 Lackey St, have had their development application rejected by Marrickville Council because of one or two cranky neighbours. Pippa Smith, who runs the writers’ performance

  • Preview: Pop Up Festival, Newtown
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    Preview: Pop Up Festival, Newtown

    Every now and then, a beautiful antidote to the unending yuppie-fication of Newtown rears its lovely head. If you’ve ever wandered down King St on a Saturday night only to be visually assaulted by packs of maggoted, cashed up, male bogan idiots in striped polo shirts, then the Pop Up Festival will be sure to

  • Preview: “Critical Inking” at Late Night Library
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    Preview: “Critical Inking” at Late Night Library

    Late. Night. Library. Do those three words even make sense together? And when did libraries get cool? And no, it’s not just some ironic hipster thing. Upstairs, every Thursday night at Surry Hills Library, a bunch of seriously smart thinkers and doers get together for a free late night, adult-only event of storytelling, live readings

  • Artcore Guerilla art fair takes to the streets
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    Artcore Guerilla art fair takes to the streets

    “Flesh” (2011) by Ears Galleries – who needs them? One enterprising crew of local artists led by Chris Lego and Daniel O’Toole have decided to stage their own art market in the backstreets of Newtown. It’s called the Artcore Guerilla Art Fair. It’s happening on September 15 and it’s designed to give artists a free,

  • Shhh! Sydney Fringe’s speakeasy no longer on the downlow
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    Shhh! Sydney Fringe’s speakeasy no longer on the downlow

    Throw on your glad rags and join us for some lollygagging and unabashed whoopee at Five Eliza, where New York speakeasy meets Newtown Bohemia. Smooth licks and risqué rhythms. Cocktails and beer. Free-thinking and jangled morals! In September The Sydney Fringe will uncover a forgotten corner of our city and unveil the 2011 Festival Club.

  • Set Up Shop comp offers shopfront spaces for artists
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    Set Up Shop comp offers shopfront spaces for artists

    Plebs, read on – freeloading has now been officially sanctioned by Sydney’s culture vultures. Sydney’s pop-up obsession has reached new heights with the new Set Up Shop competition. FBi Radio and The Rocks Pop Up Project are offering two artists or collectives a free six-week residency right in the middle of the old town. Our

  • Through A Glass Darkly : Mclean Stephenson
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    Through A Glass Darkly : Mclean Stephenson

    Making his exhibitionist debut at Moon Age in Surry Hills a few weeks ago, Mclean Stephenson displays an unearthly talent at finding the unnerving and macabre in his photography. Where most photographers simply document or depict, Stephenson injects feeling into his work, you can see his hand in what he does, experimenting with multiple in

  • Visual Arts: Portraits from the Edge
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    Visual Arts: Portraits from the Edge

    Sydney Theatre Company is hosting a free exhibition of photography entitled Portraits from the Edge: Putting a Face to Climate Change by photographer and activist Jon Lewis, a founder of Greenpeace in the 70s.

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