Pop-Up September Arts Newsletter. Art, colour & inspiration everywhere…

Pop-Up September Arts Newsletter. Oh lovely Spring! Flowers blooming everywhere. Warm weather – great for swimming and picnics under the trees. Art. Colour. Design. Music. Inspiration everywhere. Here are a few more reasons to get out of the house – from Melbourne to Sydney to The Blue Mountains – immerse yourself in beauty. Until next time. Cassie 0416 209 391

OPENING This Week in Melbourne…
Michael Corridore. Tangents.
11 Sept – 05 Oct OPENING LAUNCH Thurs 12 Sept 6-8pm

angent #0015 Michael Corridore

A collection of finely crafted collage images from a masterful photographer. From eye popping colour to the most subtle greys and whites – this series presents a reinterpretation of modernist ideas and cubist form. Michael is a Finalist in the 2013 Bowness Prize, the 2013 Olive Cotton Portrait Prize & Nominated for the 5th Prix Pictet Global Award. Catch this show if you can.
Edmund Pearce Gallery, Melbourne CBD
www.edmundpearce.com.au       www.michaelcorridore.net

OPENING This Week in Melbourne…
Paul Blackmore. New Beirut
11 Sept – 05 Oct OPENING LAUNCH Thurs 12 Sept 6-8pm

New Beirut #09, Nightclub, al Mandaloun, Achrafieh
Paul Blackmore

One of the best shows in the 2013 Head On Photo Festival in Sydney, this powerful collection from an award winning international photojournalist, is now opening in Melbourne. This photo-essay tells the story of how Beirut, a city once severely devastated by civil war, rebuilds itself – almost literally a city risen from the ashes. A not to miss exhibition.
Edmund Pearce Gallery, Melbourne CBD
www.edmundpearce.com.au      www.paulblackmore.com

OPENING This Week in Sydney…
New Works. Colin Small /Sokquon

09 – 16 Sept OPENING LAUNCH Wed 11 Sept 6 – 8.30pm
Reflections Centennial Park by Colin SmallSokquon

Reflections, Centennial Park Colin Small Solitude of the Subconscious Sokquon

Delicate and delightfully lovely works on paper by two Sydney artists – Sokquon (oils on canvas), is a sculptor and painter. He has exhibited at both Rex Livingston and Tim Olsen Galleries. He was a finalist in this year’s Wynne Prize and has been an exhibiting artist for many years.

Colin Small (pencil, charcoal, watercolour on paper) is a successful architect and designer. Sketching and drawing have always been his creative outlet. This is his first Sydney exhibition. Highly recommended.
Queen St Gallery, 28 Queen St, Woollahra
(contact for more info 0413 898 747)

OPENING Soon in The Blue Mountains… (registrations now open)
Blue Mountains Drawing Festival…
Draw on the Mountain. Sketchbook Trail, Workshops, Art Talks & Exhibition
20 – 29 September / $5,000 1st Prize+ more

dotm sketchbook lowres

dotm sketchbook lowres

Michael Herron_Artist_sketching lowres

Head to the mountains, register for your Sketch Book, grab your map to discover some secret wilderness locations and sharpen your pencils. Take a class or workshop, attend artists talks, or just pay a visit to this uniquely beautiful Eco Artists Retreat in Wentworth Falls. Wild Valley Art Park is open for free every Sat/Sun. The September Drawing Festival is the first of its kind in Australia. Selena Seifert, the Director and Curator, spent time in Brooklyn, NYC and was so inspired by the Brooklyn Library Artist Book Awards, she has created one of her own. What other excuses do you need to spend a few days in the Blue Mountains in Spring?
Wild Valley Art Park, Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains NSW
www.wildvalley.com.au      www.drawonthemountain.com.au

CURRENT in Sydney…
Tim Cole. Quay.
Until 27 Sept

ferryman 01 time cole web

ferryman 01 time cole web



scouts by tim cole web

scouts by tim cole web

A true labour of love from this Sydney based photographer. From 1992-2003 Tim documented the characters and events that make Circular Quay such a unique place. Inspired by the machinations of daily life around this busy destination – for tourists and Sydney-siders alike – this collection of photographs includes quotes from writers who have also held Sydney close to their heart. A joyful exhibition.
Foyer, Gateway Building, 1 Macquarie Place, Circular Quay

CURRENT in Sydney…
Peru Amazonico. International Touring Photography Exhibition
Until 27 October

image from peru amazonico at customs house

image from peru amazonico at customs house


from peru amazonico

from peru amazonico

A collection of works from 18 photographers, considered some of the best artists in Peru, this international touring exhibition will be in Sydney until the end of October. The aim is to help us all better understand how the people of the Amazon have been able to live and work harmoniously with their environment. Some of it under serious threat. The Amazon has recently won a place as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Highly recommended.
Customs House, Circular Quay (over three levels)

HISTORY WEEK NSW 08 – 14 Sept in Sydney presents…

David Mist Celebrates the Swinging Sixties…again!
Lecture by Fashion Photographer David Mist & Curator Design & Society,

Anne-Marie Van den Ven
Wed 11 September 12.30 – 1.30pm

Portrait of Maggi Eckardt,1969 by David Mist

Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
Wed 11 Sept 12.30 – 1.30pm Book online.

HISTORY WEEK NSW 08- 14 Sept in Sydney presents…
Yellow House Pop-Up Gallery Exhibition & Auction (go to the website)
For one week only! Until 15 September
Level 7 David Jones, Sydney CBD

A pop-up tribute gallery to The Yellow House (established by Martin Sharp and a collection of artists in the 1960s).
Five highly acclaimed contemporary artists were each given a Sydney muse to inspire a new work: Reg Mombasa (Martin Sharp 1960s), Wendy Sharpe (Tracey Lee 1950s), Jenny Sages (Florence Broadhurst 1940s), Leo Robba (Sam Hood 1930s), Jane Gillings (Dulcie Deamer 1920s). You could own one of these by bidding on the History Council website.The view from the ballroom on seven and the flower display on the ground floor are not too shabby either!I volunteered a couple of shifts and loved it. A small, simple elegant and delightful experience. Highly recommended.
Level 7, David Jones, Elizabeth Street Store, 86-108 Castlereagh Street

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