Pop-Up March Arts Newsletter. Oh lovely Autumn. The flutter of leaves has started, the temperature mild and the light is milky and beautiful. Lots of great exhibitions with plenty more coming up in the months ahead. What excuses can you make this month? Cycle, walk, bus, train, car – it’s all too easy. Maybe next time I will have room to let you in on my fave Darlinghurst places. Until then – art, art & more art! cheers. Cassie 0416 209 391
OPENING THIS WEEKEND IN SYDNEY…
The Abbee. Ian Provest
16 March – 04 April
OPENING Saturday 16 March 2 – 5pm
To be officially opened by Kon Gouriotis, Director, ACP @ 3pm
The Abbee #01 by Ian Provest
Tremendous beauty emerges from a dark place in these finely realised photographic artworks, made on-site by the artist at the old Woy Woy abattoir. Fascinating, mysterious and lovely. The photographer will be in the gallery most open days.
ArtHere Photomedia Space, Redfern
Transformation Image #016 by Andrew Goldie
Photography & time-lapse video installation of Sydney’s coastal locations. From rock pools to the steepest of cliffs and inside a few bunkers, 100kg of camera gear was hauled on many a dark night to create these beautiful imaginative long exposure artworks.Open daily & Free.
Customs House, Exhib on Lvl 1+Red Room (ground floor), Circular Quay
Fiona MacDonald, Kandos Sunset, 2013. Image of installation
The successful contemporary art festival, Cementa13, held recently in Kandos in the NSW tablelands, showed that cutting-edge art can thrive outside the art world bubble
This terrific sampler exhibition, also features a Roundtable Discussion this Saturday with founders: Ann Finegan, Alex Wisser & Georgie Pollard.
Contact the gallery for more info & to book in.
The Cross Art Projects, Kings Cross
IN BONDI Until 20 April
Into the Future – Emerging Talent.
Part of Art Month Sydney.
Bird, 2013 Conway Ginger Pointer, 2013 Jane MervinShowcasing the talented works of upcoming Aboriginal Artists to collect and watch. Lots of artworks have sold, but many still available. Some of my favourites are the most inexpensive from Bindi Arts. These two delights are from artists Conway Ginger & Jane Mervin. Small drawings & paintings – adorable. Reminds me to get back to Bondi and buy some.
Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery, 31 Lamrock Avenue, Bondi
AROUND THE PLACE FOR THE APRIL DIARY…
OPENING IN MITTAGONG at Sturt Gallery
Misanthropology: The World Art of Adam Rish over Four Decades. Adam Rish
07 April – 19 May
To be Opened by John McDonald, Art Critic & Writer
Adam Rish in his studio, 2010
The second leg of this wonderful travelling exhibition A cross-cultural collaboration of sculpture, ceramics, paintings, textiles and prints. Adam’s world view is dystopic, clever, creative, observant, full of humour, pathos and beauty.
Sturt Gallery, Mittagong
www.sturt.nsw.edu.au / www.adamrish.com
Akira Isogawa, Designer by Ingvar Kenne
An engaging collection of large scale photographs capturing humanity in all its frailty, beauty, imperfection, uncertainty, celebrity & the unknown.
The book includes 111 colour plates + an interview by Mark Mordue & essays by Andrew Sayers, Director, National Gallery of Australia & Carla Stang, Anthropologist & Author.
Book published by Au.thentic Press & available online, good bookstores & in the Gallery.
Perth Centre for Photography
RECOMMENDED BY ME
Home: Margaret Olley
Until 01 April
(Too bad if you missed the recently closed, The Wild Ones: Sydney Stadium 1908-1970, so don’t miss the Olley show)
These two wonderfully delightful exhibitions both made my Sunday afternoon recently. Entry fee.
Museum of Sydney, Sydney CBD
The Greatest Wonder of the World: The Holtermann Collection.
Until 12 May
A significant and extraordinary collection of 19th century documentary photographs. Many from the gold fields of NSW and Victoria. Many documenting Sydney Harbour. Portraits of the people, the clothes, the shop fronts, streetscapes and boats. A vivid account of early Australian life in all its simpleness and discomfort. Free.
The State Library NSW, Sydney CBD
Remember Me: The Lost Diggers of Vignacourt
Until 31 July
I really loved this exhibition. Superbly detailed & emotionally rich photographs. The story behind how they got made and how the glass plates were found is very interesting also. Free.
Australian War Memorial, Canberra
Cassandra French, Pop-Up Publicity0416 209 391 cassiefrench