January 2015 Pop-Up Arts Newsletter (+ a few updates)…

A new year for new things. I love summer and seeing bunches of pink, red and orange eucalyptus blossoms on trees everywhere is a delight. In the garden my tomatoes are struggling, but the chillies and basil and thyme are very happy.  Here are some great things to do if you’re in Sydney, but if you’re not, remember books can be ordered from any bookstore, good film festivals travel and art can be viewed online…

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TOURING NOW AROUND AUSTRALIA…
2015 Flickerfest International Short Film Festival
The National Tour kicks off Friday 23 January in Byron Bay, so check out dates for your closest city on the website.

Flickerfest 2015 Poster

Check out the 2015 Flickerfest Trailer
– this is one of my Top 5 I have to say (and I have seen them all). I’ve saw some great Aussie films this year and loads of great international shorts. I missed the documentary screenings but heard good reviews of what’s on offer.
For the full program, check out the website:
Flickerfest, Bondi Pavilion, Bondi
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CORRECTION – for FRIDAY 23 January @ 12.30pm
EVENT: BOOK SIGNING IN CONJUNCTION WITH AUSTRALIA DAY
Head to Dymocks in Sydney CBD to meet Writer & Artist, Tom Carment – one of the two authors of Seven Walks. From Cape Leeuwin to Bundeena.
Tom Carment at Bundeena 2014_Photograph by Kate Geraghty

Tom Carment in Bundeena. Photo credit: Kate Geraghty.

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Book Cover for Seven Walks. Cape Leeuwin to Bundeena

This exceptionally lovely book – one of my favourite anyday reads – will inspire you to lace your boots and head bush for sure. Tom is a great storyteller and an engaging speaker. Plus he’s very happy to sign your book.  What a nice thing to do to escape the crowds at Circular Quay. Available in good bookstores across the country, Seven Walks can also be ordered online.  Then head to the Art Gallery NSW to see many of the original works as part of the Dobell Drawing Out Exhibition (more below).
The Dymocks Bldg, The Strand Arcade, 428 George St, Sydney NSW 2000
ASSOCIATED EXHIBITION…
Be sure to see Tom Carment’s original works as part of

Drawing Out: Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial
Until 26 January 2015
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​Tom Carment. Red Leaf Pool, Sydney 2014
 
Tom Carment is one of ten contemporary Australian artists, curated in this inaugaral exhibition of Drawing at the Art Gallery. Not to miss!
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EXHIBITION OPENING THIS WEEK…
Ewa Henner. All Things Great & Small.
21 January – 08 February  OPENING Sat 24 January 2-4pm
Ewa Henner_Walnuts_Pen ink Watercolour

Ewa Henner. Walnuts, 2014. Pen ink watercolour

A delicate collection of drawings in pen and ink on paper. In this work the artist pays homage to the tiny and vulnerable things she observes in nature, as well as celebrates a sense of awe experienced before much grander designs.  New works as well as a selection of older works.  The artist will be in the gallery each Saturday during the exhibition.
Incinerator Space, 2 Small Street, Willoughby
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RECOMMENDED Photography…
Cintia Barroso Alexander. Portrats Aux Africa
Until 25 January
Cintia Barroso Alexander_Portrats Aus Afrika @ Black Eye Gallery

Cintia Barroso Alexander. From exhibition Portrats Aux Africa
The Brazilian-born, German based photographer Cintia Barroso Alexander travels to Ethiopia for a stunning visual study capturing the tribes of the Hamer, Karo, Mursi and Abore. This show kicks off the year at Black Eye Gallery.
Black Eye Gallery, 138 Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst
www.blackeyegallery.com.au

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DON’T FORGET…
The Sydney Festival 2015
Until 26 January
Limbo@ ydney Festival 2015-photocredit-david-solm

​Image from Limbo at The Sydney Festival.  Photo credit: David Solm
Tag line for Limbo: A dirty and dangerous circus cabaret. As long as there are no clowns this could be good.  I am loving the free public Lawn Library in Hyde Park too.
For full list of events and bookings
www.sydneyfestival.org.au/2015/
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SUPPPORT ONE OF THE LAST REMAINING VIDEO STORES IN TOWN…
Film Club (in Darlinghurst)
Film Club Darlinghurst Road Film Club logo
​Film Club, Darlinghurst Road

Their motto – the last, best video store – and I agree!  Cinephiles, Ben and Justine, know just about anything you want to know about film. Great selection of obscure, cult, foreign, classics, series and new releases, plus loads of cool Tshirts. Stop downloading and start renting! Keep this one going. It’s also my local.
136 Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst
www.filmclubsydney.com
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FINISHED NOW BUT WELL WORTH A VISIT TO THE WEBSITE…
Helen S. Tiernan. Farming Without Fences
Helen Tiernan_Colonial wallpapers 2014
Colonial Wallpapers, 2014. Helen S. Tiernan

This was 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.
Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery
cnr Lamrock Ave & Chambers St, Bondi

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