Get Curvy tonight (03.04.08)


CURVY has been kicking up a creative storm since 2004 and with the fifth edition about to launch, CURVY remains an international favourite amongst lovers of art and supporters of female artists. Each year the book features 100 of the most exciting female graphic designers and illustrators from over 35 countries around the world! 


Maria Vittoria Benatti-Italy / Kukula-Israel / Kat Von D-USA / Fontaine Anderson-AU / Eleanor Yap-AU / Amy Sol-USA / Susan Belle-USA / Courtney Brims-AU / Betsy Walton-USA / Kelly Smith-AU / Arlene Rieneke-Singapore / Kareena Zerefos-AU / Evi O-AU / Irana Douer-Argentina / Rebecca Orszag-AU / Miné Jonker – South Africa / Eleanor Yap-AU / Fontaine Anderson-AU

Plus one off sketchels by: Alice Chan-HK / Alexis Mackenzie-US / Nadia Hunt-NZ / Fumi Nakamura-US / Sandra Whitman-US / Siloette-US / Nohemi Dicuru-Venezuela / Karen Ingram-US / Kate Sutton-UK / Anneli Olander-Sweden / Adrienne Benitez-US / Snaggs-US / Smitten by Stephanie-AU / Aya Kakeda-US / Mademoiselle Bulle-France / Elena Gallen-Barcelona / Liz Lorini-US / Kika-Switzerland / Mimi-AU / Xxzilla-AU + MORE TBC.

Sydney Details:
Mori Gallery 168 Day Street Sydney
Launch: Thursday April 3rd 8-11pm

Caught Short


The Caught Short Film Festival screens on the first Thursday of each month at the TAP Gallery, Darlinghurst.

Caught Short is not a competition! It is a supportive space where film makers can screen their work and be involved in valuable discussion with an audience and other filmmakers.The Caught Short screenings are intimate and inclusive. The TAP Gallery is a community arts space and provides the perfect place for film makers to become accustomed to public screenings, whilst providing the opportunity to network with other artists, filmmakers, actors, festival organisers and many more.


John Olsen - Five Bells
John Olsen Five bells 1963 © John Olsen 

Get to know your collection

Love contemporary art, but want to know what it all means?  Join guides for an informative tour of the Art Gallery’s Contemporary Collection. After the tour join Contempo for a glass of wine in the Members’ Lounge.


Future dates:
– Wednesday 28 May
– Wednesday 25 June
– Wednesday 30 July
– Wednesday 27 August


Platform 1 – starts tonight (28.03.08)



Art Est – creative support

 So you want to get better at art, producing some paintings or stencils but are stuggling? Have a look at this group… 

Art Est. Art School
Studio 4
67-69 Lords Road
Leichhardt NSW 2040
T: 9564 1519

Blind Photography – a day in the life


Their blurb… 

United Way Sydney is currently coordinating an initiative called ‘Local Eyes’ – an event that celebrates expressions of our community through a different lens.

This is a photographic exhibition with a difference: 45 individuals supported by our community partners have been given training, a digital camera, and paired up with a volunteer mentor, to take photos of the Sydney they live in. The photographs will be featured in a free public exhibition at Customs house from 26 – 29 March. Please drop in and pay us a visit, the opening hours are listed below

  • Friday – 9am to 8pm
  • Saturday – 10am to 4pm

United Way Local Eyes Website

In addition we are pleased to announce that our Local Eyes website is now live! This site provides an interactive location to view some of the photos taken by our 40 participants and to learn more about them and the community organisations that support them.

A key feature of the site is our Voting and Feedback sections where we would like to encourage you to show your support by voting for the ‘People’s Encouragement Award’ (to be announced mid-May). You can also leave messages of support for the photographers. It’s a great tool for everyone to engage with their local community – and receiving feedback will mean a lot to the participants. Please visit and pass this link along so others can get involved!

Pecha Kucha – creative things from creative people


Creative People talking about creative things. An extremely interesting evening with a switched on crowd. Definitely worth attending the next one in 2 months time. Also, if you get the chance check out the Commercial Travellers Association. There is carpet on the walls. Love it.


Cowboys and Pinups – Denis Roper


Denis Roper, Cowboys and Pinups, United Galleries

Opening Night April 8th 6pm untill May 2nd  
179-181 Palmer Street
Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
P: 02 8915 5300

Pecha Kucha tomorrow night (27.03.09)

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

START 18:30

END 23:30


Somedays, Fitzroy Street, Sydney

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Oh my, what a lovely tea party

Their blurb…

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