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April Arts Pop-Up Newsletter…

APRIL ARTS POP-UP NEWSLETTER.  Daylight saving over, beautiful light, fresh mornings, chilly nights and lots of art… Lots coming in May too, so for the last weeks of April enjoy wandering around the city or  catch some last beach days – although water is chilly and a bit rainy today, it has been crystal clear.  I recently caught the Nostalgia Vintage Fair in Kurri Kurri, drove around the green back paddocks of the Lower Hunter Valley, explored the old colliery at Richmond Vale and loved being in the country for a few days!  Next trip out of town will be to Melbourne and then to Mudgee…
IN MELBOURNE until 03 May…
Stephen Dupont.  The White Sheet Series No.1
Heather Dinas.  The Space Between.
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Untitled #18, Stephen Dupont                                                                  Wandering Bark ll, Heather Dinas
Stephen Dupont.  The White Sheet Series is a selection of portraits made at Kumbh Mela, India’s most important Hindu festival, where thousands descend on the Ganges River to purify their souls and spiritually cleanse.  Considered the largest peaceful gathering in the world, these photographs were taken in Haridwar of pilgrims and sadhus chosen randomly during the festival.  The borders of the photographs are made with antique Indian woodblock textile stamps Stephen has collected during his travels.
Heather Dinas.  The Space Between navigates the shores of intimacy and traces the fragile lines of relationships. The narrative explores the tentative exchanges that shape our identity, memory and sense of belonging.  Covered faces, pretty dresses in caravan doorways, intimate embraces.
Edmund Pearce Gallery, Melbourne CBD

19th Biennale of Sydney. Until 09 June
Carriageworks, MCA, AGNSW, Cockatoo Island.

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Installation at Museum of Contemporary Art for 19th Biennale of SydneyI got myself to Carriageworks last weekend, now a few more sites to tackle.  Figure I have some time.  Enjoyed CW but not overwhelmed.  Make sure you are not rushed though as mostly video installation.  Looking forward to what the other sites have to offer.  I have heard the AGNSW is the best, although a trip to Cockatoo Island is always fun.

OUT OF TOWN… until 20 April

24th Muswellbrook Photography Award
$10,000 Acquisitive Prize won by Edward Gillan (my ex neighbour!)
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Man with Camera, winning prize photograph by Edward Gillan
Adjudicated by Anne Loxley, Curator of C3 West from the Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney), she said of the winning work, “this is an image with a strong narrative, raising more questions about our relationship to photography than it answers”. Ed is a writer, producer & documentary filmmaker. Here are a few more samples from the larger series  www.cubemedia.com.au/echo.html
Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre, Muswellbrook NSW

FOR YOUR MAY DIARY… with one Book Launch & Show opening in Melbourne & Sydney!
Catch these four stand out shows if you catch nothing else!


Kristian Laemmle-Ruff.  In the Folds of Hills  http://www.inthefoldsofhills.com
Photographs by Kristian Laemmle-Ruff & Stories by Charlotte Laemmle
01 – 08 May. MELBOURNE EXHIBITION + BOOK LAUNCH  The Compound Interest, Collingwood
12 – 18 May. SYDNEY (for Head On)  Tap Gallery, Darlinghurst
23 May – 19 June.  SWANPOOL, VIC  Swanpool Cinema, Swanpool
Link to YouTube video re the book & exhibition   http://youtu.be/ZDhq2Fxv2Pc

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Book Cover (l) and two of the pages from the book (r), from In the Folds of Hills.
Photography by Kristian Laemmle-Ruff.  Stories by Charlotte Laemmle

Olive Cotton/Sally McInerney.  In Conversation: A Mother & Daughter. 
Presented by Sandy Edwards, Arthere
Olive Cotton images courtesy Josef Lebovic Gallery.
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Glasses, 1937 Olive Cotton.        Self Portrait, Olive’s Room, Sally McInerney
Julie Williams.  Reflections: Fire & Water
15 – 28 May. CK Gallery, Newtown
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Untitled #03, from Fire series,  Julie Williams

James Horan.  Irish Horse
21 May – 14 June.  Brenda May Gallery, Waterloo
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Spancil Hill Boys #01, James Horan            Ballinasloe Fair Green, James Horan



Absolutely loved it.  Beautifully made and beautifully told.  Can’t recommend it enough, especially to all of you, like me (until last week), have not yet seen it.
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Pop-Up November Arts Newsletter. A colourful arty month ahead…

Pop-Up November Arts Newsletter Sydney in November is really beautiful. The blue of jacarandas, the red of flame trees, the scent of star jasmine, tomatoes ripening in the garden, basil and parsley growing in pots on the kitchen windowsill, flowers and blooms everywhere… There has been a little smoke too. Here are some fabulous shows and art events to tempt you inside. A colourful arty month ahead for all of us. Cheers. Cassie 0416 209 391

Lost in Place. Ten Photographers who have an attachment to place
Curated by Sandy Edwards, Arthere
05 – 09 November  OPENING Tue 05 Nov 6-8pm
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Catherine Cloran, To Float in a Strange Sky
ARTISTS:  Catherine Cloran, Digby Duncan, Caroline McLean-Foldes, Helen Grace, Sally McInerney, Ian Provest, Suellen Symons, Chris Round, Lynn Smith, Niobe Syme

What is it about place in general that holds resonance for each of us? Ten Arthere artists approach the notion of place very differently.  Gritty, soft, empty, busy, strange, romantic, delicate, beautiful, observant – all evocative of memory and places we may feel we have all visited or passed through.
Arthere at Damien Minton Gallery, 583 Elizabeth Street, Redfern (Redfern side of Cleveland Street)

Hula Dreams.  A unique and fabulously colourful celebration of the Ukulele.
08 – 24 November
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l-r Joel Tarling Phantom Uke, Paddy Stewart Possum & Budgie, Matthew Martin Monkey Business
This triennial wicky, wacky artist festival of decorated ukuleles is on again!  Fun, fabulous, colourful and clever – a perfect introduction to Summer.  Pop on your best Hawaiian shirt and tuck a pretty hibiscus behind your ear, then head down to Clovelly beach.   Over 50 artists from Sydney and around the country, including Top End and Western Desert artists.  Some artists include: Martin Sharp, Garry Shead, Mic Conway, Greg Weight, Karen Napaljarri, Kerrie Lester, Juliet Holmes a Court, Pam Tippet.
All the ukes are for sale too!

Gallery East, Clovelly

Isolations.  David Knight.
Until 09 Nov  CLOSING DRINKS with the Artist Sat 09 Nov
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David Knight, Accused
Photographs drawn from different studies, sharing a tender sense of melancholia and a distinct visual simplicity.  Monochromatic backgrounds, simple lighting and scratchy surfaces, create haunting and beautiful images. Finalist: 2013 Olive Cotton Award; 2012 Head On Portrait Prize; 2009 National Photographic Portrait Prize.  Meet David in the gallery on the last day.  This work is very special to see in the flesh if you can.
Meyer Gallery at Danks Street, Waterloo

Guest Relations.  Robyn Stacey
Until Sat 09 Nov

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Robyn Stacey,  Room1306, Mercure Potts Point, Jodi
Robyn creates magic in hotel rooms with this stunning series combining low-tech camera obscura technique with high-tech digital capture.  All done in camera.  All done with a 5cm piece of glass as the primary light source.  The outside world floods into the room, it’s pin-sharp image inverted and naturally projected across the walls, roof, bedding and sitters in this drama.  Cinematic and fascinating glimpses where the outside and inside worlds mesh as one.
Stills Gallery, 36 Gosbell Street, Paddington

Grove.  Photographs by Jane Burton Taylor
14 Nov – 01 Dec  OPENING Wed 13 Nov 6-8pm

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above Jane Burton Taylor, Grove #08     below Jane Burton Taylor, Grove #04
In the south of Italy, near Puglia, olive groves stretch in every direction. Some are over 1000 years old (listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Register) with younger groves 200-600 years old (protected by regional law). All tended by hand for over 40 generations, this exceptionally beautiful exhibition reflects on the importance of nurture and care.  Jane photographed these groves over a period of 4 years and through every season.  There will be some video footage also. A restorative and beautiful collection of photographs – all shot on film and combined as triptychs.  Digital prints.
Barometer Gallery, Paddington
Images for Life Force 2013.  Fundraising Photography Auction & Book Launch
20 Year Anniversary of Life Force Cancer Foundation Australia.
ONE DAY ONLY EVENT Sunday 17 Nov 3-6pm
Buy tickets online or at the door.  $50pp.  Children under 16yrs Free.
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Pat Brassington, Trophies   Artwork for Images for Life Force Auction 2013
Pat Brassington is represented by Stills Gallery, Sydney

Your chance to own a Pat Brassington, a Mark Kimber, a Bob Kersey, a Peter Solness, a Mayu Kanamori, a Bonita Ely, a William Yang + many other gorgeous photographic artworks (all donated by the artists) up for Auction.  All while supporting a great cause!  An afternoon of music, food, wine and art.  Works to be auctioned by leading Sydney auctioneer, Andrew Shapiro.
Event to be held at Stills Gallery, Paddington



Tall Poppy Syndrome.  Photographs by Amy Stein & Stacy Arezou Mehrfar
27 Nov – 21 Dec  OPENING Thurs 28 Nov 6-8pm

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Amy Stein & Stacy Arezou Mehrfar, Farmer’s Daughter with Heart Neckless
Does the idea of tall poppy syndrome even still exist in Australia?  In 2010 two American women photographers headed out across the state of New South Wales to discover for themselves and record in what they found in photographs.  What resulted was a the launch of this amazing book and a debut exhibition in New York at ClampArt Gallery in January 2013.  It is very exciting to have this show now debut in Aus, firstly in Melbourne before touring around the rest of the country (dates to be announced).
Edmund Pearce Gallery, Melbourne
Link to book & exhibition review in The New Yorker__
UNTIL 30 November in the Blue Mountains
Kedumba Drawing Award 2013
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This annual drawing award – now in its 24th year – has found a new home this year in the gallery at Wild Valley Art Park.  The idyllic 17acres of bushland setting was luckily spared with the recent fires in the Blue Mountains.  View the works of artists including Joanna Logue, Guy Maestri, Matthew Lynn and Craig Wadell in this years Kedumba selection.  Open for free every weekend, or by appointment.
Wild Valley Art Park, 321 Blaxland Road, Wentworth Falls
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