Pop-Up Publicity April Arts Newsletter 2012 www.popupp.com.au
With Art Month now behind us and Head On Photo Festival, Writers Week and Vivid ahead in May, April has some top shows opening and a few closing, so make sure not to miss these gems (all free) before Sydney is bursting at the seams images and words. Autumn has been lovely with its bright skies, odd storms and the fluttering of leaves everywhere – look out for vibrant oranges, splashes of red and buttercup yellows – when you see them they are truly beautiful. Best of wishes for a great month. Cassie French 0416 209 391
Opening this Week…
Chiara Obscura. Caroline McLean-Foldes 18 – 28 April 2012.
Opening Night Wednesday 18 April 6-8pm
Curated by Sandy Edwards, Arthere (at Syndicate).
In association with Meyer Gallery (at Syndicate).
The elegance of this photographer is her ability to focus on simple contours, to respond to luminous colours and to capture in her photographs the essence such images can evoke. A play between light & dark. Gorgeous, sublime and captivating.
Artist Talk Saturday 21 April 3-4pm Syndicate at Danks, 2 Danks Street, Waterloo
Open Tue – Sat 11-5 or by Appointment
Phone Sandy Edwards 0402 112 755
Highly Recommended (also Opening this Week)…
Studio. Richard Tipping 18 April – 6 May 2012.
Opening Night Tuesday 17 April 6-8pm
Tipping – the man of words and text – treats Sydney with a brand new collection of clever, witty, engaging and collectable artsigns.
“These artsigns started with Airpoet in 1979. Feelings swing between lyrical and political, bemused and amused, ambiguously angry and plain hopeful. Some are sweet takes and some
sour grapes. Conundrums, paradoxes and koans. They push out from a conversation between word and image questioning attitudes and expectations, bringing a private heat to public messaging.” Richard Tipping, 2012
In Conversation Saturday 5 May 2012 4.30 for 5pm start.
Writer and Artist Richard Tipping with Glenn Barkley, Curator, MCA, Sydney
Australian Galleries, 15 Roylston Street, Paddington
Open Daily 10-6
Phone 02 9360 5177
Opening later this Month…
La poesia della danza (The Poetry of Dance). Kate Baker 28 April – 17 May 2012.
Opening Evening Saturday 28 April 4 – 6pm
With a Live performance by Venettia Miller, Dancer/Choreographer
Harrison Galleries 294 Glenmore Road, Paddington
Open Wed – Sat 10-5
Phone 02 9380 7100
Ongoing & Upcoming…
The Bright, the Bold & the Beautiful. Until 1st May – extended by popular demand!
Who can get enough of the colour and unique beauty of this stunning collection?
Coo-ee is one of my favourite galleries and the best in the country for expertise and knowledge in indigenous art.
Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery 31 Lamrock Avenue, Bondi
Open Tue – Sat 10-5
Phone 02 9300 9233
THREE Extraordinary photographic exhibitions under the one heritage roof. All free!
– Environmental, Political & Fashion/Style Photographic essays that will knock your Autumn socks off…
CUSTOMS HOUSE, Circular Quay www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/customshouse/
Presents as part of Head On Photo Festival & Vivid Sydney 2012 –
The Green Desert. Peter Elfes. Ongoing Until August 2012 (a relaunch planned with all new works 04 May)
Manuwangku: Under a Nuclear Cloud. Jagath Dheerasekara. 04 May – 08 July 2012 9 (See The Big Issue No.404)
Homage. Alexia Sinclair. 04 May – 29 June 2012
The Green Desert.
Sun Set, Lake Eyre Peter Elfes
Manuwangku: Under a Nuclear Cloud
Untitled Jagath Dheerasekara
Elizabeth 1st – The Virgin Queen. Alexia Sinclair
My Secret Gallery to Discover…
Sydney Antique Centre, Surry Hills. Open everyday.
This is like visiting a gorgeous decorative arts museum, but you can buy the stuff!
Vintage clothes & accessories, French antiques, jewellery, porcelain (& more!)
The best vintage range of stores are found downstairs!
My recent purchases have been a 1940’s snakeskin handbag, a 1950’s cotton party dress and a white cotton broderie anglaise shirt for my daughter. I have also been coveting, but with no where to put them (or perhaps afford them): a 19th C pale blue French enamel bathtub (exquisite); lots of 1940’s, 50’s & 60’s dresses, hats, gloves, shoes; the prettiest porcelain teacups and plates ever; gigantic timber trestle tables; nic-nacs & bric-a-brac galore; plus beautiful vintage jewellery. Oh, I love this place. It is not a stuffy old smelly mess of an antique junk shop (though I like those sometimes too). This is an elegant experience of curiosity, beauty, humour, ridiculousness and fun. The coffee shop sells Allpress coffee, great light lunches and some of the best cakes and pastries to rival Bourke Street Bakery (maybe they are from Bourke Street Bakery?)
Sydney Antique Centre, 531 South Dowling Street, Surry Hills Open Daily 10-6 Phone (02) 9361 3244 Web www.sydantcent.com.au
Also check out close by:
Doug Up On Bourke, 901 Bourke Street, Waterloo http://www.douguponbourke.com.au
Seasonal Concepts (stupid name, fantastic place) 122 Redfern Street, Redfern http://www.seasonalconcepts.com.au
These are some of my favourite junk & vintage shops. Please let me know of more.
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