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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
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OPENING THIS WEEK IN SYDNEY…
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)
www.arthere.com.au
www.damienmintongallery.com.au

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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

www.carolruff.com/html/index2.html
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CLOSING THIS WEEK…
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


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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
www.stillsgallery.com.au/artists/stacey/
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OPENING NEXT WEEK…
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
www.jbtphotography.com
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UPCOMING EVENT…
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

www.lifeforce.org.au/events/stills

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OPENING SOON IN MELBOURNE…
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__
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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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Pop-Up October Arts Newsletter. There is plenty on in Sydney this month…

Pop-Up October Arts Newsletter. Plenty on in Sydney this month – plenty on everywhere actually, but this month my focus is on art at home. The pickings are rich all over town, so here are some good ones to put on your calender and make a note for November. Until then… Cassie 0416 209 391
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OPENED THIS WEEK…
Robyn Stacey. Guest Relations
09 October – 09 November

www.stillsgallery.com.au/artists/stacey/

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room 4821 sofitel on collins chris

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, Paddington
www.stillsgallery.com.au/artists/stacey/

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UNTIL Sunday 13 October – in the Blue Mountains
Draw on the Mountain Sketchbook Exhibition
Winner of $5000 acquisitive prize, Robert Shepherd (Glebe)

robert shepherd blast furnace at lithgow lr

robert shepherd blast furnace at lithgow lr

robert shepherd lake at wild valley art park lr

robert shepherd lake at wild valley art park lr

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Winner Robert Shepherd holding winning Sketchbook, with Curator Selena Seifert (Photo: Emma Rowan-Kelly)

You only have until this Sunday to view the art Sketchbooks on display, including the winners. Over 60 books in total. I loved the concept. I love the space and the gallery. It is a pleasure to view an artist’s book (the sketchbooks have 10+ pages of drawings and watercolours), rather than one singular image. I can’t recommend visiting this lovely place highly enough and if you aren’t too bad with a pencil, then register for next year! Open every Sat & Sun for free.Wild Valley Art Park Eco Artist Retreat & Gallery
www.drawonthemountain.com.au
www.wildvalley.com.au

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CURRENTLY on in Sydney…
Novel Ecologies. Group show.
Until Saturday 26 October
Saturday 19 October at 3pm: Conversation on the Ecological Turn with Jasmin Stephens & Ann Finnegan

Artists: Tori Benz (Perth), George Egerton-Warburton (Melbourne), Perdita Phillips (Perth) and Robert Zhao Renhui / The Institute of Critical Zoologists (Singapore).
Curated by Jasmin Stephens (Sydney).

Robert Zhao RenhuiThe Institute of Critical Zoologists Expedition #45_2012

Works that cultivate the ‘natural’ in all its guises together with the outcomes of Perdita Phillips’ residency at The Cross Art Projects working with Sydney Harbour’s Little Penguins. Novel Ecologies presents a group of artists who contemplate a relationship with a more vital world. Whether looking for greater connection to the continuities of the earth or to the solace and joys of an unruly embodied life, they have consistently sought to cultivate the natural in all its guises. Free talk Sat 19th.
Cross Art Projects, Kings Cross
http://www.crossart.com.au/index.php/novel-ecologies.html
www.crossart.com.au

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Tim Hixson & others.
Not Quite Square: The story of northern rivers architecture
Tin Sheds Gallery, Sydney University
Until 15 November
Part of the Sydney Architecture Festival

Child at Main Arm by Tim Hixson from Not Quite Square collection.

Newly commissioned photographs and original b&w images by Sydney-based photographer, Tim Hixson, of five exemplary houses started in the 1970s and 80s, located around Mullimbimby and Northern Rivers region of NSW. All these fabulous ‘hippy’ eco houses are still lived in today. There is also a short film on show commissioned for the project. Round houses, round windows, corrugated iron and crazy shapes – a thoroughly enjoyable and interesting exhibition.
Tin Sheds Gallery, Sydney Uni (city road)
Yes, this is the Tin Sheds website http://emergencity.net/

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Tom Carment & others at Mosman Art Gallery
Middle Head. An exhibition by 15 Artists
Until 17 November

Middle Head by Tom Carment

15 Artists across a range of contemporary art disciplines explore the area around the disused and active military sites of Middle Head and surrounding Sydney Harbour National Park. The brief was to respond to the past and contemporary heritage aspects of the site.
Mosman Art Gallery, Mosman
http://mosmanartgallery.org.au/exhibitions/

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OPENING SOON in Sydney…
David Knight. Isolations
29 October – 09 November. OPENING Wed 30 Oct

Isolations #0279 by David Knight
Photographs drawn from different studies, sharing a common sense of melancholia and a distinct visual simplicity. Monochromatic backgrounds, simple lighting, scratchy surfaces, create haunting and beautiful images. Finalist: 2013 Olive Cotton Award; 2012 Head On Portrait Prize; 2009 National Photographic Portrait Prize.
Meyer Gallery at Danks Street, Waterloo
www.meyergallery.com.au
www.knight-photo.com

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IN SYDNEY IN NOVEMBER…
Lost in Place. Group show of Arthere Artists at Damien Minton Gallery.
ARTISTS: Catherine Cloran, Digby Duncan, Caroline McLean-Foldes, Helen Grace, Sally McInerney, Matt Palmer, Ian Provest, Suellen Symons, Chris Round, Lynn Smith, Niobe Syme.
05 – 09 November

Carousel at Easter Show by Sally McInerney from Lost in Place Exhibition

A wide ranging collection of Arthere artists who have love affairs with places. Gritty, soft, empty, busy, strange, romantic, delicate, vacant – all evocative of memory and places we may feel we have all visited or passed through.
Arthere at Damien Minton Gallery.
www.arthere.com.au

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Grove. Photographs by Jane Burton-Taylor
12 Nov – 01 Dec.

Grove #03 by Jane Burton Taylor

These olive groves are over 1000years old, tended by hand and listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Register. A photographic exhibition reflecting the importance of nurturing and care.
Barometer Gallery, Paddington
www.jbtphotography.com

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Images for Life Force 2013. Fundraising Auction & Book Launch
Sunday 17 November ONE DAY EVENT ONLY

Celeste by Niobe Syme – Artwork for Images for Life Force Auction

Your chance to own a Pat Brassington, a Bob Kersey, a Peter Solness, a Mayu Kanamori + many other gorgeous photographic artworks (all donated by the artists) up for Auction. All while supporting a great cause yourself. An afternoon of music, food, wine and art.
Event to be held at Stills Gallery, Paddington
www.lifeforce.org.au/events/stills

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Hula Dreams. Group show Curated by Carol Ruff.
14 Nov – 01 Dec

A collection of Ukuleles – Dots & Roses

The tri-annual wicky, wacky artist festival of decorated ukuleles is on again! Fun, fabulous, colourful and clever – perfect introduction to Summer.
Gallery East, Clovelly
www.carolruff.com/html/index2.html