Saturday, September 27, 2014

Sydney Rides Festival - Urban Rides Checkpoint Challenge



What? Urban Bike Checkpoint Challenge.
When? Sunday October 12, Sydney CBD.
Where? Start/ finish at The Commons Local Eating House, 32 Burton St Darlinghurst,

How to play:
·      Register in bike teams of 2
·      Set up facebook, twitter or instagram
·      Get a map on the day
·      Find checkpoints against the clock
·      "Check-in" with bike selfies!
All the info and the link to buy tickets is here: www.earthsessions.com/checkpoint

Prizes
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Friday, September 19, 2014

Exhibition - Newtown Library

Guy James Whitworth - Freedom (if you want it).


“My intention with this collection of paintings is to show that, without fully realising it, each day, at least once, we will all see something of quite possibly astounding beauty that we just do not appreciate” states the artist Guy James Whitworth who’s last exhibition ‘A Queer Aesthetic’ was part Sydney’s Mardi Gras arts festival. That show was mostly made up of brightly coloured, quite graphic nudes, so it’s possibly a good thing that this new exhibition, at Newtown Library, sees a slight switch in subject matter.



The bicycles are visual metaphors, I’ve called the exhibition ‘Freedom (if you want it)’ to suggest we all have types of freedom, potential and possibilities available to us, we just sometimes need to stop, take a moment and really consider them.

I’m purposely having this exhibition in a public space, before showing it at a commercial gallery next year, as I want this message to be accessible to all communities and as an artistic statement, I believe visual art still has the ability to inspire and bring people together regardless of social, sexual political, religious or gender based divisions. ”

The 2 month exhibition is part of the City Of Sydney Riders festival and will have lots of events tied in with local biking groups, so while perhaps this new exhibition isn’t quite as naked and daring as his last, it is certainly no less dramatic.


The exhibition “Freedom (if you want it) is at Newtown Library, 8 - 10 Brown St, Newtown NSW 2042 - 1st October to 26th of November 2014.



Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Help is Other People



Two women and one man are locked up together for eternity 
in one hideous room in hell. The windows are bricked up; there are no mirrors; the electric lights can never be turned off; and there is no exit. The irony of this hell is that its torture is not of the rack and fire, but of the burning humiliation of each soul as it is stripped of its pretenses by the cruel curiosity of the damned. Here the soul is shorn of secrecy, and even the blackest deeds are mercilessly exposed to the fierce light of hell. It is an eternal torment.


No Exit was published in 1944 and was also adapted for television in 1964 by the BBC, starring Harold Pinter and again in 1985 starring Omar Sharif.

6 SHOWS ONLY 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21st September.
$20 TICKETS NOW ON SALE www.trybooking.com/96611
$22 Door
LOCATION: Archway 1, Chapman Rd, Annandale
Next to Crescent Timber in Bicentennial park.



Tuesday, September 2, 2014

BUNKERED


3 rides for
BUNKERED (http://branch3d.com.au/e/bunkered Meet: 1pm Newtown Art Seat, Opp Newtown Station. 
Dates: Sat 13, 20, 27 September 2014.
Cost: Free, bookings required. (http://www.meetup.com/Art-Cycle-Sydney/events)
Map: Bunkered (https://www.google.com.au/maps/ms?msid=216271775253210475624.000501c02301bc1b5a4f2&msa=0)
Contact: Gilbert 0434 910 422


Sunday, August 3, 2014

I N T E R S E C T - APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED

Intersect invites designs for environmental
artworks which create linkages
between disparate disciplines
(eg. environmental protection/management,
arts and cultural practice,
active transport and health, sports
and recreation, traffic management,
community safety, stormwater and parks):
therefore reflecting the multi-use and
multi-dimensional quality of the GreenWay. 


A new public art opportunity opens today, with an invitation to artists to submit designs for Intersect – GreenWay Environmental Art Project.

Intersect is being jointly commissioned by Leichhardt Council and The GreenWay Program. It is envisaged that the artwork commissioned will be the first major environmental artwork* to be installed as part of the GreenWay Sculpture Trail. 

The GreenWay is a definable land corridor which extends for 5km from the Parramatta River at Iron Cove, Leichhardt to the Cooks River at Earlwood. It follows the route of Hawthorne Canal and the Inner West Light Rail, which was extended in March 2014. 

Extensive community consultation revealed that the community’s vision for the Greenway is to create a “recognisable environmental, cultural and sustainable transport corridor linking two of Sydney’s most important waterways” (GreenWay MasterPlan & Coordination Strategy 2009).
For detailed information about the commission including budget, site details, and application requirements you can view the 

*Environmental Art

This commission calls for submissions from artists working and interested in Environmental Art, which is a specific art genre. For an explanation of Environmental Art and some links to related resources, please view the document below.


For further information contact Bronwyn Tuohy on 
9367 9379 or bronwynt@lmc.nsw.gov.au  

Expression of Interest closes
 5pm, 15 September 2014


Saturday, July 12, 2014

North Sydney Art and Heritage Tour

Pedal for Art!

Date: 09 August 2014
Council Event
Cost: Free

Event Details


Explore the North Shore by bike on this guided group ride to view the best art available. Meet our art guru, Gilbert Grace from ArtCycle Inc; outside Artarmon Train Station (Elizabeth Street) at 10.00am.

The ride will take approximately 4 hours with regular stops to view and discuss different points of interest, with lunch being held at Cafe Eighty Ate on West Street (please bring money for lunch).

The ride will finish with a short pedal across the Harbour Bridge to take in the spectacular views and ending at Wynyard Station. Here you can catch a train directly back to Artarmon Station. For those less adventurous, you can exit the ride at Milson's Point Rail Station or Waverton Rail Station to head back to Artarmon.

To secure your place you must book online as there are limited places available.

To take part in this ride you must have your own bike, helmet and be aged 16 years or over.

A map of the ride will be available in local libraries and on the day to take home. Additional information about ArtCycle and this tour can be found at www.artcyclesydney.com and http://www.meetup.com/Art-Cycle-Sydney/events/191370422/ (25 places, you must book via Lindsay Menday link below).

Time: Saturday 09 August 2014 at 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Venue: Meet outside Artarmon Rail Station, Elizabeth Street, Artarmon New South Wales
Contact: For more information please contact Lindsay Menday.
Telephone: 9936 8251
Email: lindsay.menday@northsydney.nsw.gov.au
Google Map: View 



THE ART HUB

THE ART HUB

in the Glebe Town Hall is available for hiring... for small art making workshops (regular and one off), meetings, reading groups or presentations:

-basement room;

-suit artist/art educators of children and adults;

-8-10 participants plus hirer only;

-sink in the room;

-folding tables and chairs;

-storage space available if regular hirer;

-$25 per hr;

-approx. 36sq metres.


Available now, email ASAP!

Contact: Sarah NOLAN sarahenolan@iinet.net.au or 0432 963 230