Here are some great shows to see over the coming weeks and not all are listed with Art Month Sydney www.artmonthsydney.com.au so be sure to include all of these in your March arts calender.
It has been a total pleasure working with these talented and inspiring artists, all creating incredible art. Afterall, it is all about the art. Colourful, vibrant, majestic, sensual, provocative, funny, intriguing, mesmerising, fascinating and absorbing art. It’s all here with one recommendation and a hidden gallery to discover. Sit back and get ready because there is a lot to see this month – plus they are (nearly) all free…. Best of wishes. Cassie French 0416 209 391
Opening this Week…
The Bright, the Bold & the Beautiful.
An exhibition of vibrant, colourful & contemporary works by leading indigenous women artists from across the country, young and old, famous and establishing.
In connection with International Women’s Day & Art Month Sydney
8 March – 14 April 2012 Opening Thursday 8 March 6 – 8pm
Special Guests featured artist, Rosella Namok & Australian fashion icon, Jenny Kee
Sally Gabori Dibirbibi Country
Artist Workshop Friday 9 March 10am – 12mday. Cost $65. Bookings Essential.
– To be conducted with leading Lockhart River Artist, Rosella Namok
Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery, 31 Lamrock Avenue, Bondi
Open Tue-Sat 10-5
Phone 02 9300 9533
Part of Art Month Sydney
Undergrowth. Photographs by Gary Heery.
A collaboration with Michelle Jank & Grandiflora
Fine-art nudes reveal a new direction for Heery. These are sensual & majestic.
8 – 18 March 2012 Opening Thursday 8 March 6 – 8pm
Undergrowth No.1 Gary Heery
Shapiro Gallery 162 Queen Street Woollahra NSW 2025
Open Mon-Fri 9-5; Sat 11-5; Sun 10-3 (During exhibition)
Phone 02 9326 1588
Web www.garyheery.com www.shapiro.com.au
The Artist will be in the gallery each Sat/Sun throughout exhibition.
Opening next week…
Against the Grain: Survey. Tim Burns
A retrospective + new ideas from this witty, provocative and entertaining avant-garde underground Australian artist.
– it’s time we all learnt more about Mr Burns.
16 March – 16 April 2012 Opening Thursday 15 March 6 – 8pm
Autogeddon – car blowing up, 1999. Live action installation by Tim Burns.
Tin Sheds Gallery – Faculty of Architecture, Design & Planning, 148 City Road, Sydney University
Open Tue-Sat 11-5pm
Phone 02 9351 3115
Tim Burns fb: www.facebook.com/TIM.BURNS.3RDDEGREE
INCLUDES FILM SCREENINGS – from 2pm each Sat Mar 17, 24, 31, Apr 14
Also participating in Sydney at Night for Art Month Sydney 22 March 6 – 7pm
Part of Art Month Sydney
Opening 22 March…
100 Seconds. Photographs by Daniel Sponiar
A blissful collection of Sydney’s coastal landscapes, from Coogee to Newport.
22 March – 03 April 2012 Opening Thursday 22 March 6 – 8pm
Lanes Daniel Sponiar
Gaffa Gallery, 281 Clarence Street, Sydney CBD
Open Mon-Fri 10-6; Sat 11-5; Closed Sun
Phone 02 9283 4273
Web art.danielsponiar.com www.gaffa.com.au
Part of Art Month Sydney
The Green Desert. Photographs by Peter Elfes
Until 27 May 2012
Stunning aerial photographs taken at Lake Eyre and the desert region of northwest NSW.
Water keeps flowing to this part of the Australian desert and it is turning green. Birds are nesting and new plant life is being discovered. Elfes spent the last four years documenting this dramatic climatic change.
Reflections on Lake Eyre Peter Elfes
Level 1, Customs House, 31 Alfred Street, Circular Quay
Open Daily Mon-Fri 10-7; Sat-Sun 11-4
Phone 02 9242 8551
Culture Jammers. Dean Sewell
Curated by Inara Walden – who recently finished her posting with Historic Houses Trust after 15 years.
Until 10 June 2012
Social protest can take many forms and it can be very risky. Between 2003-07 Oculi photographer Dean Sewell documented the risks taken by one such group known as ‘The Lonely Station’. Scaling silos, highway billboards & public buildings, protesting the plight of refugees, the Iraq war and the environment, this bunch of ‘culture jammers’ were perhaps the boldest. This is a fascinating and enlightening exhibition about the power of a few words.
Working on billboard above Anzac Bridge, Sydney Dean Sewell
Museum of Sydney, cnr. Philip & Bridge Streets, Sydney
Open Daily 9.30-5
Phone 02 9251 5988
Web www.hht.net.au www.oculi.com.au
Exhibition free with museum entry.
Gallery to discover…
Stills Gallery, Paddington, Sydney One of Australia’s leading contemporary galleries with a focus on photography & multimedia art.
Current exhibition: Minutes to Midnight. Trent Parke & Magnum Contact Sheets
Until 24 March 2011
Harts Ranges, 2004 Trent Parke Copyright: Burt Glinn, Spain 1959/Magnum Photos
25yr old Elizabeth Taylor on the set of ‘Suddenly Last Summer’
Many of you know it and possibly visit often, but I suspect for some of you it has been awhile since heading down to this quiet end of Paddington. For others I suspect you have heard of Stills Gallery and thought ‘I must visit sometime’…well now is your chance. Make sure you are not in a rush because this current show will grab you and an hour will go by before you remember you are holding a magnifying glass (borrowed from the gallery) and have been lost in the world of tiny contact images. That’s after you have been gobsmacked by Trent Parke’s large b&w photographs from his ‘Minutes to Midnight’ series. Parke is the only Australian to be accepted into the exclusive Magnum photo agency. This exhibition includes iconic, historic and famous photographs jam-packed into this small absorbing show. If you want more, there are books to browse also. Stills Gallery is a chocolate box of surprises – sometimes you get the rich chocolate ganache; sometimes the crunchy sweet & salty peanut brittle; and occasionally you draw the short straw with an orange creme, but you always go back for more! A must visit Sydney gallery.