December Pop-Up Newsletter. Summer is really here…

December Pop-Up Arts Newsletter.  Summer is really here when frangipani flowers are covering the ground, magnolias the size of a child’s face are blooming and bees, wasps and butterflies hum in the garden. Also plenty of mosquitoes. I love the evening sky filled with the migration of hungry bats from Centennial Park. I don’t love so much that many fly to the tree overhanging our back yard! Swimming, sunshine, Christmas and lots of quality summer art. Enjoy the holidays and see you in the new year. Thanks for reading…
Seven Walks. Cape Leeuwin to Bundeena
Stories & Drawings by Tom Carment / Photographs by Michael WeeAvailable in all good book stores and online at
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Book Cover, Seven Walks. Cape Leeuwin to Bundeena.

Tom Carment’s fine watercolours and drawings accompany his entertaining and observant stories. Stunning landscape photographs by his friend, photographer Michael Wee, sit beside Tom’s paintings. This is a most beautiful and pleasing art/photography/travel/storybook. There are two major exhibitions of Tom’s work currently on in Sydney (details following) – both have many of the original artworks. Not to miss! And if you buy one more book this year, make it this one. It will make you want to head bush…
King Street Gallery on William, 177 William Street, Darlinghurst

Tom Carment. Paintings & Drawings 2011-2014
Until this Saturday, 20 December 2014

Tom Carment. from Cape to Cape Walk, Western Australia

King Street Gallery on William,
177 William Street, Darlinghurst

Tom Carment. Drawing Out: Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial 2014
Until 26 January 2015

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

Helen S. Tiernan. Farming without Fences
Until 17 January 2015 (Gallery closed 24 Dec – 06 Jan)

Helen S. Tiernan. Placement 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.
Cooee Aboriginal Art Gallery,
31 Lamrock Ave, Bondi

Season 2014. Group Show Curated by Sandy Edwards
Narelle Autio, Ian Dodd, Megan Jenkinson, Michael Light, Steven Lojewski, Deb Mansfield, Polixeni Papapetrou, Trent Parke, Garry Trinh, Justine Varga, Kawita Vatanajyankur, Beverley Veasey.
Until 24 December 2014
​Image from Season 2014

Stills Gallery, Gosbell Street, Paddington

Daniel Sponiar. Seeing Double (Lomo Photography)
Until 31 December 2014

Daniel Sponiar. Lomo Photography. Bronte, 2011

Since I Left You Wine Bar
338 Kent Street, Sydney CBD

December 10×8. Group Show.
Until 24 December 2014

10×8 Gallery
Level 3, Central, 28 Broadway, Chippendale

Last show of the year for Edmund Pearce Gallery
Katherine Griffiths. Naturally Beautiful
Breckon. Set this House in Order
Arini Byng/Georgia Hutchison. Adult Contemporary
Until 20 December 2014
Katherine Griffiths. Pip, 2011 (from series, Naturally Beautiful)

Sad to hear the news for the closing of Edmund Pearce Gallery in Melbourne.
Over the last 3 years I have worked closely with Director and Curator, Jason McQuoid and many fine photographers who have exhibited at this solid little Melbourne Gallery: Paul Blackmore, Jane Burton-Taylor, Michael Corridore, Heather Dinas, Stephen Dupont, Greg Elms, Gary Heery, Ingvar Kenne, Kristian Laemmle-Ruff (Pearce Press), Chris Round, Daniel Sponiar, Amy Stein/Stacey Arezou Mehrfar,

I wish Jason and his co-director, Tim Bruce, the very best of wishes for future ventures. No doubt Jason will be concentrating on his publishing arm, Pearce Press. I have enjoyed the close association with your Gallery. Thank you.
Edmund Pearce Gallery, Nicholson Building, Melbourne

Natura Morta. Group Show
Until 11 January 2015
Genevieve Carroll, Janet Haslett, Jus Kitson, Joanna Logue & Bill Moseley, Euan Macleod, Guy Maestri, Luke Sciberras, Rosemary Valadon

​Orange Regional Gallery
149 Byng Street, Orange

In the Mood for Love.
Starring Maggie Cheung and Tony Liung Chiu Wai. Directed by Kai Wai Wong. Made 2000.

in the mood for love movie poster

  in the mood for love movie poster

still from in the mood for love

still from in the mood for love

Set in Hong Kong in 1962. Romantic. Full of longing and unrequited love. Each frame a most beautiful still photographic image. One feels like you are peeking in and watching someone else’s private world. Everything is perfect in this film. Every detail. The colour, the music, the story (the delicate unfolding of emotion and the holding back of it), the clothes (in each scene she wears a different high necked cheomsang dress and every one is made of fabulous 60s fabric), The slow shots – the way the pot slowly swings as she descends the stairs and again as she walks back up, to the way the hem of her skirt gently sways with the movement – sad. delicate. rhythmic. sensual. If you haven’t seen this film, then you have missed something lovely. If you have, then you must re-watch.
Movie Trailer:
Nat King Cole singing Quizas, Quizas, Quizas

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