does anyone remember that great ABC comedy show from the 1980's? chunky custard etc.? I hope I'm not hip and happening that the readers of this blog are all under 25 or something....
anyway - thought the title: Australia, you're standing in it befits the theme of this weeks art listings - especially since I'm NOT!
Biennale Star Ruark Lewis has a blog about a show at Gymea (where?) called Our Lucky Country
Gymea is actually part of the shire - scene of surfie pogroms in 2005 - and now site of handwringing arty farty pinko ratbag angst from troublemakers such as Moi.
there'll be a pinko-nic in Cronulla this Australia Day (that's Friday 12-2pm) for artists and friends at the Gunnamatta Park at the northern end off Tonkin Street which is at the back of Cronulla Train Station.
It's meant for friends of the exhibiting artists in the show - but you could just turn up and name drop and be fine, I reckon.....
Ruark says "come to Cronulla and enjoy this beautiful parkland setting - there are bayside swimming baths, or the ferry ride to Bundeena after lunch, a walk, a snooze, just sit & read the paper or whatever - great raves and meet each other.
we'll be down there at the picnic tables - there are beautiful old shelter there
= or park on Nicholson Parade and bring the things you like to eat/drink"
It sounds a bit suss if noone's bringing any prhttp://www.blogger.com/img/gl.link.gifawns for the Barbie.....
Afterwards- you can cathc the train bakc into town for the mega opening of the mega month extravaganza If you See something Say Something
Friday January 26 - Opening: Gallery 4a, 6-8pm, Special guest performance.
Gallery 4A - is in Hay Street - across from Capitol Centre. Phone 9212 0380.
Gallery hours 11-6pm Tuesday to Saturday, exhibition runs until February 11.
It's curated by Carol De Souze and Zanny Begg - and is a relationally aesthetic international, multimedia anti-national extravaganza.....
Monday January 29 - Film screening Oliver Ressler and Dario Azzellini's 5
Factories–Worker Control in Venezuela . Mori Gallery, film 6pm, followed by
talk and question and answer session with Oliver Ressler 7.30pm. Sponsored
by the Bolivarian Circle , LASNET and the Australian Venezuela Solidarity
Monday February 5 - Opening: Chrissie Cotter Gallery: 6-8pm. Artists: Contra
Filé. Gallery hours 12-6pm Wednesday to Saturday, exhibition runs until
February 17. Phone 9335 2222.
Wednesday February 7 - Opening: Mori Gallery: 6-8 pm, Performance by Justice
Yeldham. Gallery hours 11-6pm Wednesday to Saturday, exhibition runs until
March 3. Phone 9283 2904.
Saturday February 3 - Workshop with Taring Padi (Indonesian with English
translation): 3pm, Gallery 4a.
Saturday February 10 - Workshop with Contra File (Portuguese with English
translation): Chrissie Cotter Gallery. 2-4pm.
Sunday February 11 - Workshop with Etcetera (Spanish with English
Translation): Mori Gallery 2-4pm.
Saturday February 10 - Closing party: The Chocolate Factory Basement 8pm,
Organised by Lauren Parker and Supported by Dual Plover.
Sunday February 18 - Squatfest: The Anti Tropfest Film Fest (text "squat" to
0428 477 128for venue details) www.squatfest.com.
Saturday 24 February - SquatSpace presents: Redfern-Waterloo Tour of Beauty;
meet at the top of Little Eveleigh St, Next to Redfern Train Station 2pm.
Wednesday February 28 - Feedback Session: Is it possible to bring political
art into the gallery? Thumbs up, thumbs down… a wrap up and debrief on If
You See Something Say Something, at Loose Projects 6pm, level 2, 168 Day St
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