May 13, 2011

Show 36 - 14 May 2011


Ironfest is a cool arts Festival with a Metal Edge, featuring art exhibitions, stalls, live music, street performance, historical re-enactments, (including St George’s Day Jousting and a Napoleonic battle re-enactment entitled ‘The Battle of Lithgow’ featuring infantry, cannons and cavalry!), blacksmithing demonstrations, workshops, busking competitions, automotive displays, educational, historical and technological displays and lots more of a particularly ‘steamy’ nature this Ironfest!

Where and when: Lithgow Showground May 14 - 15.
Sat. 10.00am – 6.00pm & Sun. 10.00am – 4.00pm.

Tiny Stadiums Festival FREE Live Art Weekend!

When: Saturday - Sunday, May 14 & 15
Time: 11am - 3pm
Where: Streets, parks, and venues in Erskineville
What: Live Art Weekend featuring performance, film, and site-specific artworks from emerging Australian artists. Final event for Tiny Stadiums Festival 2011.

Who: Applespiel (NSW), Amy Spiers (VIC), Bennett Miller (WA), Beth Arnold (VIC), Dan Koop (VIC), Jen Jamieson (WA), Keg De Souza (NSW), Lara Thoms (VIC), Lucas Ihlein (NSW), Nat Randall (NSW)



Now in its third year, Tiny Stadiums aims to lure the curious and delight those who intentionally (or unintentionally!) stumble upon it throughout the streets, shops, pubs and parks that make up Erskineville.

Presented by PACT and curated by artist run initiative Quarterbred, this year's Live Art Weekend features new and provocative works from the country's finest emerging artists, as they consider art and its social relationship to public space.

For two days this village in Sydney's Inner West will be alive with free, family-friendly artworks and activities.

Last year's festival was nominated for an FBi SMAC Award for Best Arts Event in 2010. Don't miss out this year!

There are also three more performances of the ticketed theatre double-bill of Applespiel's Executive Stress / Corporate Retreat and Nat Randall's Cheer Up Kid. Friday 13 May - Saturday 14 May @ 7pm, Sunday 15 May @ 3pm.

Pyrmont Festival this Sunday, 15th May 2011

The day starts at 11am with an Aboriginal welcome!

There will be all day entertainment including wine tasting & food stalls street theatre & music all day.

Bring all your friends & vote for your favourite work, kids are welcome too.

The Lord Mayor will open the event at 12 midday.

Announcement for the judges choice at 2pm and peoples choice at 3pm. Hope to see you all there.

Venue: End of Harris Street, Pyrmont in the Award winning Pirrima Park on the Panoramic Sydney Harbour.

Head On Photo Festival Seminar

A weekend of fantastic talks, presentations and workshops delivered by leading figures in photography

A must for anyone interested in photography, The Head On Photo Festival Seminar will be held on 14 - 15 May at the National Art School.

Whether you’re a photo artist, a professional photographer or a passionate enthusiast, this seminar is sure to inspire.

You can opt to participate in general sessions that cover all bases of the photography world - getting into “that” competition, accessing funding support, getting your work or your book published, and protecting your copyright. You can also sign up for small group workshops on everything from fine art printing to the latest tips and tricks for Adobe Photoshop™.

With an amazing array of award-winning artists, high-profile editors and industry figures from Australia and abroad leading sessions and workshops, this weekend is a unique opportunity for anyone who loves photography. Numbers are strictly limited, so early booking is essential.
Seminar link:

Sydney Writers Festival, No Typos: Telling the Story in Images
Photographer: Stephen Dupont, Paul Goldman, John Ogden, Mike Bowers (facilitator)

Join award-winning photojournalist Stephen Dupont, filmmaker and photography book collector Paul Goldman, photography book publisher John Ogden, and photographer and former photo editor of ‘The Sydney Morning Herald’ Mike Bowers as they discuss storytelling through picture books and photojournalism.

Sydney Writers' Festival event presented with Head On Photo Festival
Cost: $15/$10
More information and bookings:

Sun, 22/05/2011 11.30am to 12.30pm at Sydney Theatre, Wharf 2
Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Phone: 02 9251 3687

Works inspired by Brett Whiteley at Depot II Gallery

Artist-run Initiative (ARI) "Sydney Art Exchange" exhibit works inspired by Brett Whiteley
at Depot II Gallery, 2 Danks St, Waterloo from 17-21 May 2011

Brett Whiteley’s famous painting Selfportrait in the Studio, 1976, was chosen as the source of inspiration for a collaborative project by the seven founding members of the Sydney-based Artist-Run Initiative (ARI) Sydney Art Exchange. Anya Pesce, Elke Wohlfahrt, Corinne Brittain, Kerry MacAulay, David Jones, Eleanor Er and Christina Puth will show their interpretations, and other individual works, in their new exhibition at Depot II Gallery at 2 Danks Street Waterloo from 17-21 May.

Elke Wohlfahrt explained: “We chose Brett Whiteley's painting as inspiration because it deals with the artistic work situation which we face every day and because it is a renowned and beautiful Australian artwork. For the collaboration, we focused on inspiration and cross-pollination by painting together and experiencing each other's artistic presence. This subconsciously influenced our paintings. We all had very different approaches to the homage to this Brett Whiteley painting and the outcome is surprising and satisfying. The diversity, beauty and intensity of the works prove that collaboration in visual art can be as inspiring as musical collaboration."

The artists invite the general public to the opening of the exhibition at Depot II Gallery on Tuesday, 17 May from 6-8pm for viewing and conversations.

Sydney Art Exchange exhibition will be at:
Depot II Gallery, 2 Danks Street, Waterloo,
17-21 May 2011, Gallery hours: daily 10.30am – 5.30pm.
Enquiries:, 0420 780 593

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