Friday, October 3, 2014


Cognoscenti - Home@735

What: 'Cognoscenti' ARTcycle Inc Members Art Exhibition 2014
Where: Home@735 Gallery, 735 Bourke St, Redfern East.
When: Opening - 6-8pm Thursday 09 October 2014
Hours: Thursday - 4:00-7:00 pm, Saturday - 4:00-7:00 pm, Sunday - 2:00-5:00 pm
Contact: Anthony Bautovich

Home@735 Gallery is pleased to announce that independent member for Sydney Alex Grenwich will be opening our ‘Cognoscenti’ show.  The exhibition is part of the Sydney Rides Festival program. Members of ARTcycle will be presenting a selection of works that display the talents and interests of a group of artists who are passionate about their mode of transport. ‘Cognoscenti’ opens from 6-8pm on Thursday the 9th of October and will feature photography, sketching, painting, video, and design.
The ARTcycle Blender Bike will be in attendance blending up cocktails and smoothies for the delectation of the assembled bunch.

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:

Follow or link to us on your social network of choice..

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.
$22 Door
LOCATION: Archway 1, Chapman Rd, Annandale
Next to Crescent Timber in Bicentennial park.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014


3 rides for
BUNKERED ( Meet: 1pm Newtown Art Seat, Opp Newtown Station. 
Dates: Sat 13, 20, 27 September 2014.
Cost: Free, bookings required. (
Map: Bunkered (
Contact: Gilbert 0434 910 422

Sunday, August 3, 2014


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  

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 and (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
Google Map: View 



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 or 0432 963 230

Tuesday, June 24, 2014


Perfect Match: street artists and property owners get together for a marriage made in heaven.

Check out the website
Download the program here

Meet: 10 am Newtown Art Seat - cnr Australia and King St Newtown.
Finish: Summer Hill Station
Cost: Free, booking essential.
Booking: Meetup
Bring: Geared bicycle in good order, change/lunch, waterbottle, repair kit, kitchen sink - you know the drill. Helmets compulsory - no helmet no ride. We obey the Australian Road Rules.
Contact: Gilbert 0434 910 422

Meet: 10 am Newtown Art Seat - cnr Australia and King St Newtown.
Finish: St Peters Station.
Cost: Free, booking essential.
Booking: Meetup
Bring: Geared bicycle in good order, change/lunch, waterbottle, repair kit, kitchen sink - you know the drill. Helmets compulsory - no helmet no ride. We obey the Australian Road Rules.
Contact: Gilbert 0434 910 422

Thursday, June 19, 2014


Bikes Botany Bay Inception Meeting
6 pm Monday 23 June 2014 
Graphic Arts Club 182 Coward St Mascot

View Bikes Botany Bay in a larger map

Monday, May 12, 2014

Sydney Riders Readers and Writers Festival Event

Dear ARTcycle,

My name is Greg Foyster and I’m the author of the book Changing Gears: A Pedal-Powered Detour from the Rat Race, which tells the story of a 6500-kilometre cycling journey up Australia exploring simple and sustainable living.

I'm doing two events at the Sydney Writers' Festival that ARTcycle members/readers might be interested in:

Changing Gears ‘Read and Ride’ event, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, May 25 10am-1pm

This year the Sydney Writers’ Festival is holding a special cycling-themed event at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre on Sunday May 25. Join the ABC’s Gregg Borschmann as he talks to Greg Foyster, the author of Changing Gears, about his 6500-kilometre bicycle odyssey up the east coast of Australia seeking a simpler, more fulfilling lifestyle. The one hour discussion is followed by an optional two hour ride around the Blue Mountains with Greg Foyster and Bikeminded bicycle store.

The event is presented with Varuna, the National Writers House. To book, visit the Sydney Writers’ Festival site.

Life on Two Wheels, Sydney Theatre Company, Pier 4/5 Hickson Rd, The Rocks, May 22 10am-11am

Emma Ayres (Cadence) cycled from England to Hong Kong with only a small violin for company. Greg Foyster (Changing Gears) quit his job in advertising to cycle from Hobart to Cairns in hope of discovering a more simple life more aligned with his values. Share in Emma and Greg’s stories as they discuss journeys filled with adventure, discovery and life lessons. They speak to writer and fellow cyclist Chris Flynn.

To book, visit the Sydney Writers' Festival site.

Best wishes,


Monday, May 5, 2014

Live Theatre 'ANIMAL FARM'

by George Orwell 
Play adaption by Nelson Bond Director A1TC Artistic Director Rachel Jordan.
Celebrated as one of the greatest novels of the 20th Century and the Winner of the Retrospective Hugo Award in 1996. Animal Farm is a fable with a sting. Much has been written about the threat of Communism, but it remained to the late George Orwell, farsighted British author of the brilliant and frightening 1984, to expose the Russian experiment for what it really is; an idealist’s dream, converted by realists into a nightmare...
Featuring Helena Telford, Juan Lorenzo Suarez, Sarah Robinson, Demitri Fields, Karina Bracken, Juliet Velieu, Luna Andom and Nicolas Shields
The Archway 1 Theatre Company was established in August 2012, by founder and Artistic Director Rachel Jordan. The Archway 1 Theatre Company was established in August 2012, committed to developing new work, producing classical and contemporary texts with a focus on exploring ideas and current issues... 

Chapman Rd, Annandale
Next to Crescent Timber in Bicentennial park.

We thought we would take in some eternally relevant theater from Eric Blair, noted member of the commentariat. This is a group booking - email or meetup site with your prefered dates. Group booking online attracts 10% discount making for an affordable nights entertainment. 

Meet: 7pm Newtown Art Seat for a cycle to Bicentennial Park, Blackwattle Bay. 
Date: TBA choice of 23rd / 24th / 25th / 30th / 31st May & 1st June 8pm.
Cost: $20 minus 10% if we get the required number of 10+ online booking. 
Book: Email first to arrange date ARTcycle will make a group booking online. 

Tickets $20 Online/ $12 for kids 14-18 yrs.
$22 Door / $14 for kids 14-18 yrs