April Arts Pop-Up Newsletter…

APRIL ARTS POP-UP NEWSLETTER.  Daylight saving over, beautiful light, fresh mornings, chilly nights and lots of art… Lots coming in May too, so for the last weeks of April enjoy wandering around the city or  catch some last beach days – although water is chilly and a bit rainy today, it has been crystal clear.  I recently caught the Nostalgia Vintage Fair in Kurri Kurri, drove around the green back paddocks of the Lower Hunter Valley, explored the old colliery at Richmond Vale and loved being in the country for a few days!  Next trip out of town will be to Melbourne and then to Mudgee…
IN MELBOURNE until 03 May…
Stephen Dupont.  The White Sheet Series No.1
Heather Dinas.  The Space Between.
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Untitled #18, Stephen Dupont                                                                  Wandering Bark ll, Heather Dinas
Stephen Dupont.  The White Sheet Series is a selection of portraits made at Kumbh Mela, India’s most important Hindu festival, where thousands descend on the Ganges River to purify their souls and spiritually cleanse.  Considered the largest peaceful gathering in the world, these photographs were taken in Haridwar of pilgrims and sadhus chosen randomly during the festival.  The borders of the photographs are made with antique Indian woodblock textile stamps Stephen has collected during his travels.
Heather Dinas.  The Space Between navigates the shores of intimacy and traces the fragile lines of relationships. The narrative explores the tentative exchanges that shape our identity, memory and sense of belonging.  Covered faces, pretty dresses in caravan doorways, intimate embraces.
Edmund Pearce Gallery, Melbourne CBD

19th Biennale of Sydney. Until 09 June
Carriageworks, MCA, AGNSW, Cockatoo Island.

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Installation at Museum of Contemporary Art for 19th Biennale of SydneyI got myself to Carriageworks last weekend, now a few more sites to tackle.  Figure I have some time.  Enjoyed CW but not overwhelmed.  Make sure you are not rushed though as mostly video installation.  Looking forward to what the other sites have to offer.  I have heard the AGNSW is the best, although a trip to Cockatoo Island is always fun.

OUT OF TOWN… until 20 April

24th Muswellbrook Photography Award
$10,000 Acquisitive Prize won by Edward Gillan (my ex neighbour!)
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Man with Camera, winning prize photograph by Edward Gillan
Adjudicated by Anne Loxley, Curator of C3 West from the Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney), she said of the winning work, “this is an image with a strong narrative, raising more questions about our relationship to photography than it answers”. Ed is a writer, producer & documentary filmmaker. Here are a few more samples from the larger series  www.cubemedia.com.au/echo.html
Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre, Muswellbrook NSW

FOR YOUR MAY DIARY… with one Book Launch & Show opening in Melbourne & Sydney!
Catch these four stand out shows if you catch nothing else!


Kristian Laemmle-Ruff.  In the Folds of Hills  http://www.inthefoldsofhills.com
Photographs by Kristian Laemmle-Ruff & Stories by Charlotte Laemmle
01 – 08 May. MELBOURNE EXHIBITION + BOOK LAUNCH  The Compound Interest, Collingwood
12 – 18 May. SYDNEY (for Head On)  Tap Gallery, Darlinghurst
23 May – 19 June.  SWANPOOL, VIC  Swanpool Cinema, Swanpool
Link to YouTube video re the book & exhibition   http://youtu.be/ZDhq2Fxv2Pc

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Book Cover (l) and two of the pages from the book (r), from In the Folds of Hills.
Photography by Kristian Laemmle-Ruff.  Stories by Charlotte Laemmle

Olive Cotton/Sally McInerney.  In Conversation: A Mother & Daughter. 
Presented by Sandy Edwards, Arthere
Olive Cotton images courtesy Josef Lebovic Gallery.
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Glasses, 1937 Olive Cotton.        Self Portrait, Olive’s Room, Sally McInerney
Julie Williams.  Reflections: Fire & Water
15 – 28 May. CK Gallery, Newtown
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Untitled #03, from Fire series,  Julie Williams

James Horan.  Irish Horse
21 May – 14 June.  Brenda May Gallery, Waterloo
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Spancil Hill Boys #01, James Horan            Ballinasloe Fair Green, James Horan



Absolutely loved it.  Beautifully made and beautifully told.  Can’t recommend it enough, especially to all of you, like me (until last week), have not yet seen it.
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