Weekend 2 - Saturday 20 May 2017

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Bookings for all tours essential. 

Art on the Streets Tour

Join Melinda Vassallo, author of Street Art of the Inner West, on a guided tour of street art across Newtown and Enmore. 
11am – 1pm; Meet at Newtown ArtSeat in Newtown Square Corner, Australia Street and King Street Newtown
Free tour; bookings essential - https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=274182

Blue Precinct ArtCycle Tour
Join this ArtCycle bike tour of art spaces in the Blue Precinct - Camperdown, Newtown, St Peters, Stanmore, Petersham, Dulwich Hill, Lewisham and into Marrickville. 
Introducing Ashfield artist spaces in Summer Hill, Ashfield and Croydon. 
Free.To book: https://www.meetup.com/ARTcycle-Sydney/events/238918421/  

Culture Scouts ‘The Cultural Express’ tour
Join us for a whistle stop (train journey) cultural tour of the Inner West. Don't forget your OPAL card!  2-4pm
Meeting point: Newtown Train station outside Cuckoo Callay
Please don't be late and bring walking shoes. Finish in Ashfield for dumplings
Free tour (Food and Beverage not included)
To book: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=274185


Exhibitions and Openings 

Derision for Home Owners Won’t Save You @ Newtown ArtSeat (Studio 28) 
EXHIBITION:  1 May – 30 July   Micro-fiction relating to Newtown’s history and ever changing face.  
Location:  King Street Newtown 

Alpha-bet @ Alpha Artist Cooperative (Studio 25)
OPENS:  19 May  6pm - 9pm  EXHIBITION RUNS: 19-21 May  
This exhibition showcases the diverse talents of  emerging and established artist and musicians who reside at Alpha Artist cooperative, covering photography, paintings, mixed media and hand-made instruments. An artist cooperative with a history spanning 20 years. The Gallery and studios showcase the works of the established and emerging artists who work in the Gallery.   
Location:  226 Union Street Newtown  

Animals We Love @ OneArt Studio (Studio 17)

Exhibition OPENS: 20 May   EXHIBITION 20-21 May  
Jay Lee and other artists will offer exhibit a range of drawings and paintings of animals they love in different media.OneArt Studio is a small studio that offers children and adult art classes. Our classes are tailored to meet each individual's need to ensure everyone progresses to the next level.
Location:  Shop 28, 301-313 Stanmore Rd Petersham   

Art for Social Change @ MLC Gallery (Studio 29)
OPENING:  20 May, 6pm - 7.30pm
EXHIBITION RUNS: 20 May – 17 June 
Miriam Cabello’s new body of work #LayeringBlack investigates the #BlackLivesMatter protests in the USA. Cabello reflects on our own deaths in custody and reveals race-incarceration, police violence, and human-rights abuse. Critical discussion and information sharing on Art for Social Change – 20 May – 17 June.
Location:  5 Eliza Street Newtown 

Off the Rails Exhibition @ Chris Packer Gallery 
OPEN:  20 May, 5pm – 7pm  Chris Packer's backyard studio will be open for inspection.  The series of new works, Off the Rails that play with the picture rails in the home gallery.  The home gallery will be open weekends 10am-2pm. Weekdays by appointment
Location:  63 Wardell Rd Lewisham  

Raw Talent Exhibition @ Seaview Gallery (Studio 11)
OPEN: 20 May, 10am – 5pm  A mixed exhibition of student work from New South Wales’ only specialist visual arts and design high school, with some interactive arts activities run by students and teachers. The exhibition covers a range of visual art and design forms. Seaview Gallery (Dulwich High School of Visual Arts & Design)  Location: Seaview Street Dulwich Hill (closest corner Marrickville road) Dulwich Hill 

Art Editions Asia @ Newsagency Gallery (Studio 16)
EXHIBITION RUNS:  5 May – 4 June 
Art Editions Asia features a group showing of work from South-East Asian and Chinese contemporary silk screen and digital painting studios. Studios include IdleBeats, Shanghai; Benoit+Bo, Beijing; Krack and Survive Garage from Indonesia, Sticky Fingters from Cambodia and more. Brave, bold and intelligent work always something for everyone. Location:  332 Stanmore Road Petersham 

Jewels of the Swamp @ Join the Dots (Studio 3)
OPENING: 20 May, 5pm – 7pm 
An artist-run space with a focus on experimentation, community and sustainability.
Resident artists: Alice Couttoupes, Tasman Munro, Lyn Heazlewood, Aime Smith, Andrew Brown, Jeff Kessel, Laura Pyke, Caitlin Gibson, Caitlin Doyle, Susanah Williams, Amy Piddington, Rowena Crowe, Pebble Brennan-Kessel, Sylvester Elvis Mars and others, will talk about their practise, and what it means to make art in the contemporary Australian landscape, plus performances, workshops and other fun things. 
Location:  102 Victoria Road Marrickville102 Victoria Road Marrickville  

Open Studio Show @ The Bakehouse (Studio 9)
OPEN:  20 May, 5pm – 8pm  The Bakehouse Studio 
Location:  54 Renwick Street Marrickville

Artist Talks

Art Camp Hub Talks

Voodoo City (Studio 33)
10am - Artist talk by Gabrielle Bates about the symbolic language of voodoo, mapping and assemblage, to explore the primal attachment we have to our homes/neighbourhoods; and to underline the critical importance that marginal narratives play in the creation of ‘place’. Location: 24a Australia Street Camperdown (on the fringe of Camperdown Park)  

Cars and Our Future  - A Frontyard event
(Studio 33)
2pm -  How do we let cars determine our future? Frontyard will entertain some possible and preferable futures to a  city designed for cars.  What can we learn from the activism against WestConnex?  How can creative spaces have more agency in infrastructure decisions? Frontyard will be working together with experts who have been actively working towards alternative futures; and to articulate alternative and preferred futures that matter to us. Bring your wild and modest ideas, your critiques of the status quo, and an open mind for this discussion.
Book at:  https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=274378
Location: 24a Australia Street Camperdown (on the fringe of Camperdown Park)   


Genevieve Carroll @ Thirning Villa Artist in Residence (Studio 2)
Genevieve Carroll is the current Thirning Villa Artist in Residence. Genivieve and Bill Moseley of Hill End Press will explain and demonstrate all the ins and outs of the fine art of  letterpress printmaking. Letterpress printmaking is a technique of relief printing using a printing press.   Location:  40 Arthur Street Ashfield

Art Camp Hub Timetable (Studio 33)

9.30am – Australian Animals in Clay kids workshop
10am – Michele Morcos coil weaving adults workshop
12pm - 2pm - Tree shrining & DJ SemperFi
3pm – Kids’ treasure hunt.

Australian Animals In Clay  @ Art Camp (Studio 33)
9.30am – 12.30pm Sculpting in clay and clay painting with Sarah Harvie.
Making your own Australian animals from clay, including wombats, kangaroos, crocodiles and more.   Suitable for children 5-8 years.
Note:  Please come dressed so you can get messy and bring along a small shoe box you can take your sculpture home in. Don’t forget a drink and snack for your break. 
Location: 24a Australia Street Camperdown (on the fringe of Camperdown Park) 

Introduction to multi-media coil weaving @ Art Camp (Studio 33)
10.00am – 12.00pm Come along to the Australia street studios in Camperdown and in two hours learn how to make a coil woven bowl with Sydney-based artist, Michele Morcos.  Using recycled plastic bags, wire, raffia, coloured wool, and string, you will learn a few some simple coil and cobbling weaving techniques to create a beautifully, textured woven bowl/object.Suitable for adult beginners and experienced fibre artists. Six places available.
For bookings and questions: email Michele Morcos at tinytrappings@gmail.com 
Instagram @tinytrappings   michelemorcos.com Location: 24a Australia Street Camperdown (on the fringe of Camperdown Park)   

Transform your Treasures @ Connie Dimas Jewellery (Studio 9)
10am – 2pm Don’t know what to do with that tiara? Bring in any heirloom or favorite pieces, broken, whole, valuable or sentimental for a consult on whether to rework or remake. Connie designs and produces original jewellery that is handmade in her studio. Traditional artisan techniques are used create jewellery that is timeless and reflects her love of shapes and textures.

Silk Screen Demo @ Bobbin & Ink
(Studio 15)
10am – 11am and 3pm – 4pm Tour of screen printing studio space.
How are images exposed onto a screen? Learn how to take a drawing or photo and put it onto the screen using UV light, ready for screen printing onto shirts, posters, glass, wood and more. 
Join the crew at Bobbin & Ink for a free tour of the screen printing studio space. 
Bobbin and Ink is a workshop and retail space, which has created a fun environment for people interested in sewing and screen printing. Take a class, shop or rent professional equipment. 
Location: 412 Parramatta Road, Petersham  

Urban Jungle @ Drawn To Seeing (Studio 21)
10am – 2pm   Urban Jungle is a drawing event open to all ages. Using observational drawing techniques, participants will experiment with a variety of mediums to create a large scale collaborative work representing Marrickville's built and natural diversity.
Open all weekend.
Location: Addison Road Community Centre, Hut 37, 142 Addison Rd Marrickville  



Art Camp Hub (Studio 33)
2pm - 4pm - Join Art Camp Artist Sarah Harvie to see her great colossal inflatable sculpture filled with air and unfurled into its lovely self.



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