What is Pecha Kucha Night?
Pecha Kucha Night, devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham (Klein Dytham architecture), was conceived in 2003 as a place for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public.
But as we all know, give a mike to a designer (especially an architect) and you’ll be trapped for hours. The key to Pecha Kucha Night is its patented system for avoiding this fate. Each presenter is allowed 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds each – giving 6 minutes 40 seconds of fame before the next presenter is up. This keeps presentations concise, the interest level up, and gives more people the chance to show.
Pecha Kucha (which is Japanese for the sound of conversation) has tapped into a demand for a forum in which creative work can be easily and informally shown, without having to rent a gallery or chat up a magazine editor. This is a† demand that seems to be global – as Pecha Kucha Night, without any pushing, has spread virally to over 100 cities across the world. Find a location and join the conversation.
Sydney Volume #9
at Commercial Travellers Association, Martin Place, Sydney 2000
27 March 2008
Oh my, what a lovely tea party
Somedays gallery = Arty Party!
Fusing our fashion space with an art gallery has an even greater benefit than merely expanding our appreciation for fine art- We get to have an opening party every second week! Set against vast panes of white walls in our airy loft-style space, somedays offers a chance for up and coming artists to promote and sell their original art work without the pomp and circumstance of many traditional galleries. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or fresh out of year 12 art class, Somedays gallery space offers a hip yet accessible space to exhibit your work and a great opportunity for the rest of us to get a sneak preview of next big thing in the art world!
Exhibition openings are just one excuse for a party- Those Swedish clothes disappear as if by magic and suddenly Somedays is transformed into event space extraordinaire. Brand launches, band showcases, after-parties direct from the Hopetoun all feature on the somedays event calendar.
For more information regarding the space contact the somedays crew.
72B Fitzroy Street
Surry Hills, NSW 2010
T: +61 2 9331 6637
The dates for the next markets are: Autumn Markets – Saturday 17th May 11am – 6pm & Sunday 18th May 11am – 5pm
More support for Hope Street (see Table for 20).
The Hope Street Markets are independent design and art markets for emerging new talent, run every season (every 3 months), showcasing new work from a variety of new designers and artists. The markets cover a broad spectrum of design and art which cater for a variety of people.
The Hope Street Markets were created from a love of independent, unique and different and the genuine love of finding new treasures at the markets. The markets are a fusion of art, design, music and a community of people connecting in one space.
Hope Street is a not an actual street address, it quite simply means “bringing hope to the street” the name was adopted from the cause they support… HopeStreet.
Hope Street Markets in a non-profit organisation. They raise funds from the markets to help support HopeStreet projects helping bring hope to Sydney’s homeless. The name was also given to the markets because they feel in essence that they are also creating hope for new talent and inspiring others.
Get involved – http://www.hopestreetmarkets.com/applications.php#apply