November Pop-Up Arts Newsletter…stories and history

November Pop-Up Arts Newsletter. Well I skipped October Arts News as I spent a month in New York – staying in the East Village minding a friend’s 5th floor apartment and her little dog named Cleo; renting a warehouse with two Aussie friends above a noodle factory in Chinatown; and having 5 days in the cutest little apartment in an elegant brownstone in Brooklyn. All charming and exciting. All within an easy walk to the subway. When I was there I also met up with Moshe Rosenzveig (Director, Head On) and his gorgeous wife Anita and delightful daughter Noah at Photoville in DUMBO. What a Festival. What a town! Although Sydney in Spring was most lovely to come home to. November has to be the prettiest month don’t you think? Here are exhibitions full of stories and history…

Anne Ferran. Shadow Land
Until 18 January 2015

Anne Ferran. Christening Robe
This extensive survey exhibition covers Anne Ferran’s works from a career spanning almost 30 years. Her practice includes photography, installation and text. My favourite series is the collection of x-rayed colonial christening gowns, wedding dresses, bodices and feminine undergarments. Delicate and a touch melancholic.
Australian Centre for Photography,
257 Oxford Street, Paddington

Seven Walks. Cape Leeuwin to Bundeena
Stories & Drawings by Tom Carment / Photographs by Michael Wee
Saturday 6th December 5-7pm
To be Launched by Dr. Katrina Schlunke, Assoc. Prof. of Cultural Studies, UTS

cover image seven walks lores

coast walk bundeena to otford nsw lr

Top. Book Cover, Seven Walks. Cape Leeuwin to Bundeena.
Bottom. L. Photograph by Michael Wee. R. Painting by Tom Carment from. Walking the Coast to Coast Walk: Otford to Bundeena, NSW

If you buy one more book this year, buy this one. Filled with Tom Carment’s fine watercolours and drawings to accompany his entertaining and observant stories, and with stunning landscape photographs by his friend, photographer Michael Wee, this is a most beautiful and pleasing art/travel/photography/storybook. There are two major exhibitions of Tom’s work opening in the next week in Sydney (details following) – both have many of the original artworks. Not to miss!
King Street Gallery on William, 177 William Street, Darlinghurst

Tom Carment. Drawing Out: Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial 2014
21 November 2014 – 26 January 2015

Tom Carment. Red Leaf Pool, Double Bay
Art Gallery NSW,
Art Gallery Road, Sydney

Tom Carment. Paintings & Drawings 2011-2014
25 November – 20 December 2014

Tom Carment. Jacaranda Tree, Paddington
King Street Gallery on William,
177 William Street, Darlinghurst

Helen S. Tiernan. Farming without Fences
29 November 2014 – 17 January 2015 (gallery closed 24 Dec – 06 Jan)
FLOOR TALK Saturday 29 November 2.30-3.30pm (Free/Bookings recommended)
OPENING Saturday 29 November 4.00-6.00pm
Helen S. Tiernan. Colonial Wallpapers 2014
This is Helen Tiernan’s first Sydney solo exhibition. Full of colour and texture, Helen plays with themes inspired by the landscape and her Aboriginal heritage, combined with colonial influences and the decorative home environment. For early settlers home was inside their houses, for Aboriginal people their home was outside, in Country. Balance, beauty and home – these are the links that inspire this work.
To be officially Opened by Bill Gammage (Historian, Academic & Writer); Margo Neale (Senior Curator National Museum of Australia); and introduced by Adrian Newstead (Curator & Director, Cooee Gallery)
Cooee Aboriginal Art Gallery,
31 Lamrock Ave, Bondi

William Yang. Blood Links
Two Screenings
– 6.30pm Tue 02 December at GOMA Cinema
– 1.00pm Sat 06 December at Palace Barracks Cinema

william yang with family portrait for his film blood links

William Yang in front of a family portrait from his Blood Links film
The Premier of renowned Australian photographer and artist William Yang’s, film Blood Links – an adaptation of his live performance piece. Told with humour and warmth, this will be a treasure of a film. William was born and raised in far north Queensland. His grandparents Chinese migrants during the goldrush of the 1880sThe labyrinthian story of his own personal history is told. I look forward to the Sydney showing.
GOMA Cinema, South Bank, Brisbane
Palace Barracks Cinema, 61 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane



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