Pop-Up Publicity May Arts Newsletter 2012 www.popupp.com.au
Be prepared…there is a full on world of arts to embrace so I hope this helps navigate just a little.
In Sydney during May, photography takes over the city, writers will be lurking everywhere and the festival of light gets us all out of the house and into the city on a cold Autumn night.
So check out the programs for Head On Festival 4 May – 3 June; Sydney Writers’ Festival 14 – 20 May; Vivid Sydney 25 May – 11 June.
The Head On Photo Festival launched last Friday night at Customs House to a crowd of nearly 2000 people. It was buzzing and bustling over 3 levels. Did anyone actually get to see the three fantastic photographic exhibitions launched at Customs House the same night? Make sure you get back to for a quieter and more library like experience, with more room to view the works and time to enjoy the fabulous public space this beautiful heritage building offers all of us for FREE. Customs House (opp the ferries at Circular Quay to those who have never been) is one of my favourite city haunts… Please discover it for yourself (This can be my secret gallery to discover for the month of May). Best wishes and happy gallery hopping. Cassie 0416 209 391
Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery & Fashion Designer, Roopa Pemmaraju
Indian/Australian designer, Roopa Pemmaraju, launched at Fashion Week Sydney 2012.
Ethically sourcing original artworks to use in her designs, Roopa has formed a unique collaboration between Coo-ee Art Aboriginal Art Gallery & Desert Designs.
Visit Coo-ee’s website for more information. Click on link to Sydney Morning Herald story by fashion writer Georgina Safe
Roopa Pemmaraju design (L) by artist, Lorna Fencer (R)
ON NOW – PART OF HEAD ON PHOTO FESTIVAL 2012…
THREE FREE Exhibitions at Customs House
Customs House www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/customshouse
31 Alfred Street, Circular Quay, Sydney
Homage. Alexia Sinclair
4 May – 29 June (Ground floor, Customs House)
Princesses, warlords, dandies and divas take the stage to form this fine art series based on historical figures. Sinclair sources fabrics & set pieces, creates bespoke costumes and styles each individual photograph from hair to makeup to design. Check out her new iPad app (iPads available at gallery) and watch fascinating stop-motion footage behind the scenes making of these exquisite & sumptuous photographs. No photoshop secrets here. Look out for the koala and see if you can spot the artist in one of the images.
The Royal Dozen – Louis XIV Alexia Sinclair
The Green Desert. Peter Elfes
4 May – 12 July (Level 1, Customs House)
Peter Elfes has been documenting Lake Eyre and desert surrounds for over 4 years. Customs House have totally relaunched this exhibition from 4 May with new prints, images and installations to enhance the experience of this stunning exhibition. These aerial photographs of Australia’s desert heartland are full of tremendous poetic beauty. Lake Eyre will be handed back to the Ularaka Arabunna people in a huge ceremony on 22 May and will in future be referred to by its proper traditional name of Kati-thandra. This is of national interest and significance.
Cattle Tracks Peter Elfes
Manuwangku. Under the Nuclear Cloud.
Jagath Dheerasekara 04 May – 08 July (Level 2, Customs House)
Curated by Sandy Edwards, ARTHERE http://www.arthere.com.au
The Muckaty community, 100km north of Tennant Creek NT, is the planned land for the federal governments nuclear waste dump. This community is not giving in without a tremendously powerful fight. This is a political story told with images of great warmth and empathy, through the eyes of an astutely observant human rights photographer. Also visit www.beyondnuclearinitiative.com
Image 15 Manuwangku Jagath Dheerasekara
RECOMMENDED – EXHIBITIONS WORTH CHECKING OUT…
The Waterfront, 1995 & 2000. Bob Kersey.
Until 12 May
Meyer Gallery at Syndicate, 2 Danks Street, Waterloo
Balmain Ferry, 2000 Bob Kersey
Selection from ‘The Green Desert’ series by Peter Elfes
Until 12 May
Showing at Meyer Gallery at Syndicate, 2 Danks Street, Waterloo
Yes, this may seem confusing but it isn’t. Peter is showing works in two places at the one time. Easy. Works are for sale through Meyer Gallery.
This stunning image is also the wraparound cover of the recently released book by the late ABC journalist, Paul Lockyer titled Lake Eyre. A Journey through the Heart of the Continent.
A Pause in Time, Lake Eyre Peter Elfes
More Head On photographic shows to catch during May…
Only Human. Tamara Dean
Until 13 May
Tim Olsen Gallery, 63 Jersey Road, Woollahra
Blue Highways, USA (part 1). Andrew Quilty
Landscapes. William Yang
Until 20 May
Maunsell Wickes at Barry Stern Galleries, 19 Glenmore Road, Paddington
Their Space: The Teenage Bedroom. Jennifer Blau
Until 27 May
Leichardt Library, Piazza Level, Italian Forum, 23 Norton St, Leichardt
Doubletake. Suellen Symons Until 31 May
Level 2 Chauvel Cinema, cnr Oxford St & Oatley Road, Paddington
Ludlites Love Nature. Group Exhibition
Until 03 June (Friday – Sundays only)
Superintendent’s Cottage, Centennial Park (near Paddington Gates)
FOR THE DIARY – Opening Next Week…
The Space Between. Heather Dinas
12 May – 6 June OPENING NIGHT Tue 15 May 6-8pm Wagner Art Gallery, 39 Gurner Street, Paddington
Once You Held Me So Close. Heather Dinas
See Jane Run. Anna Warr, Julie Sundberg, Emma Phillips, Fiona Wolf
14 – 27 May OPENING NIGHT Tue 15 May 6-8pm
Depot ll Gallery, 2 Danks Street, Waterloo
Famine. Julie Sundberg
Grain. David Flanagan
15 – 26 May OPENING NIGHT Tue 15 May 6-8pm
Meyer Gallery @ Syndicate, 2 Danks Street, Waterloo
Grain No.1 David Flanagan
ARTHERE EXHIBITIONS @ SYNDICATE
Sandy Edwards uses her fine curatorial skills and expertise to bring superior photographic exhibitions to Syndicate @ Danks Gallery.
See what Sandy has coming up at the end of May by visiting her website.
Sandy has curated ‘Manuwangku. Under the Nuclear Cloud’ by Jagath Dheerasekera currently at Customs House (see above).
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