June Pop-Up Arts Newsletter. Some good arty things here to warm you up…

JUNE POP-UP ARTS NEWSLETTER Some good arty things here to warm you up now that winter has finally arrived. Good shows from Sydney, to Brisbane to London this time… I’ve also dug the garden, prepared the soil and about to plant beans and peas. Any other suggestions for a not very green thumb?

ON NOW in Sydney…

Photography Exhibition
James Horan. Irish Horse

Until Saturday 14 June

James Horan. Smithfield Kids #04

Only a few days left to go to visit this gorgeous little show. James spent 5 years back in Dublin documenting the unique sub-culture of Irish Travellers (gypsies) and their horses. Living in the cities and trading at annual horse fairs both in the centre of Dublin and also rural areas, this is a threatened and misunderstood community. For more pics check out James’ website below.
Brenda May Gallery, Waterloo


ON NOW in Sydney…

Sydney Film Festival

Until Sunday 15 June

​Still from 20,000 Days on Earth. Documentary on Nick Cave.

I loved the Nick Cave documentary 20,000 Days On Earth and was lucky to see this at the Festival Opening Night. You don’t even have to be a fan (although I am). I also attended the Premier of The Rover, David Michod’s new film. Michod’s first film, Animal Kingdom, is a more powerful and a better constructed film I think, than his new release. He does maintain energy and tension, plus the sound is great. Also the landscape is both beautiful and bleak. But the story is difficult to follow at times and ideas at times tenuous. Could anyone understand Robert Pattinson? I agree with Paul Byrnes’ review here for SMH.


REVIEW of 20,000 Days on Earth by Garry Maddox for SMH


IF in London…

Jimmy Pike. A Desert Cowboy in London.

25 June – 30 August

To co-incide with this London exhibition, Australian author and curator, Adrian Newstead, will be Launching his book, The Dealer is the Devil

Thursday Evening 26 June in the London Gallery.

​Jimmy Pike. London Skyline, 2001. Acrylic on light pre-primed canvas 123 x 130 cm

A retrospective of the works of Aboriginal artist, Jimmy Pike (1940-2002) curated by his wife, British born environmentalist, Pat Lowe. Pike is a much celebrated and collected painter originally from Fitzroy Crossing in Western Australia.

There will be more than 40 paintings in this extraordinary show, including two 10metre paintings of ghost gums. Also some never seen before carvings and new drawings of London.

Rebecca Hossack Gallery, Conway Street, London


READ A REVIEW of The Dealer is the Devil. Susan Chenery for The Saturday Paper, Australia.


COMING UP in Brisbane…

Robyn Stacey. Guest Relations Brisbane

02 July – 02 August. OPENING Sat 05 July 2-4pm

Robyn Stacey. Room 1412 Mercure Brisbane (Courtney & Michael), 2014

Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast reveals its beauty in these finely detailed Camera Obscura images by Robyn Stacey. The project started in Melbourne, then Sydney, now Brisbane has its time to shine. Theatrical, cinematic, surreal – yet no tricks! All made in camera using the simplest form of photography – and the very best equipment.
Jan Manton Gallery, Spring Hill, Brisbane




​Veep Trailer Image

VEEP is Selena Meyer, the fictional Vice President of the United States played by Julie Louis-Dreyfus (Seinfeld). This is a breath of fresh air from all the murder and seriousness of current TV. What a relief to have a laugh! Funny, clever, fast, witty, smutty – Louis-Dreyfus can convey much humour with a very small facial expression. The swearing, insults and crude analogies are non-stop so if you don’t like bad language best not tune in. Otherwise, do yourself a favour…A new HBO series.

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