SEPTEMBER POP-UP ARTS NEWSLETTER
Spring in Sydney is lovely… jasmine blooming, wildflowers exploding, sun mostly shining, magpies eyeing you off and thinking about swooping – or just swooping. Unless you love jumping into the freezing ocean, swimming will soon be back on the agenda. Just when all this is happening I am packing my bags and heading to New York in Autumn… festivals, galleries, art, walking, soulfood, Central Park, coloured autumn leaves. Staying between the East Village, Chinatown and Brooklyn…for part of it I will also be looking after a little dog named Cleo…
A collection of experimental images all made with a tiny little automatic camera device called a ‘narrative clip’. This little camera captures hundreds of odd moments of the everyday. The streets of Sydney, Hong Kong and Madrid all feature in this fascinating collection. Helen is a filmmaker, new media producer, photographer, academic, lecturer and university Professor.
Articulate Project Space, 487 Parramatta Rd, Leichhardt
open fri – sun 1am – 5pm
JUST OUT OF TOWN (that’s just out of Sydney town)…
Draw on the Mountain Festival – $5000 Sketchbook Art Prize + Workshops
If you are looking for an excuse to spend a few Spring days in the mountains, here it is. If you can draw, even just a little, even better! Find out all the details online below. The beauty of this Sketchbook Prize is in producing a collection of work, not just one work. I loved looking at the finished books last year and could see judging the winner a difficult task. 2013 was won by Glebe resident, Robert Shepherd. Judges this year are Damien Minton (now at Watter’s Gallery), Gria Shead (Artist) and Selena Seifert (Artist and Festival Director).
Wild Vallery Art Park, Wentworth Falls
IN NEW YORK, USA…
IN SHANXI, CHINA…
IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA…
Head On Heads Overseas + a reshowing in Sydney for Art & About at the Paddington Reservoir Gardens
– 3 continents in 4 months – New York (Photoville) & China (Pingyao)
If you missed the 40 Finalists from the 2014 Head On Portrait Prize first time around, then you can see them on view once again for the City of Sydney Art & About Program. But if you are in New York, head to Brooklyn riverside for Photoville and if you are in China, head to Shanxi for Pingyao. Not only great news for the finalists, but a solid reflection on the quality of Australian photography and the quality of a festival like Head On.
Head On, Australia headon.com.au
Photoville, New York, USA www.photoville.com
Pingyao, Shanxi, China www.pip919.com
ALSO IN NEW YORK…
Ying Ang. Gold Coast
Book Launch at the New York
Art Book Fair + plans for an exhibition in Australia later this year.
26 – 28 September MOMA PS1, Long Island City, New York
Ying Ang. Australia Fair. Book cover, Gold Coast.
Photographer Ying Ang launched her book last week in Melbourne. Titled simply ‘Gold Coast’, this is an exquisite collection of observant and intimate photographs, all not being quite what they seem. There is also an edginess and a sense of slight unease in these images also. View the little book trailer here and head to Ying’s website for more. She is also launching her book at the New York Art Book Fair late September for anyone in town at the time. http://nyartbookfair.com/about/
Gold Coast Book.
Chevron patterned hardcover with pale pink screen printed box, featuring diamond shape cut out.
9.6 x 11.2 inches in size, 132 pages with 72 colour images.Additional newspaper zine insert.
Offset printing on matte coated paper.
Current Favourite TV series…
Masters of Sex
Posters from Masters of Sex series
Based on the biography of Dr. William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the couple who taught America how to love. This is a clever, sexy, fascinating and totally engaging drama series. Well scripted, well acted and perfectly styled. Set in the late 50s to early 60s, what adds to the interest of the subject matter – the science of sex – is the mores of the time in which this is all set. I love it! Last year the series received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Drama Series – and well deserved if that matters.
More about the series masters-of-sex/about