Monday, February 05, 2007


TONIGHT: Four-person Brazilian art collective, Contra Filé, will bring local and international artists together for an exhibition and workshops commenting on the 'war on terrorism' If You See Something, Say Something.

The exhibition opens the 2007 season of Marrickville Council's Chrissie Cotter Gallery and will be held tonight Monday 5 February from 6-8pm. The exhibition runs until 18 February.

Contra Filé are currently in residence at Council’s Artist Residency, and have organised the exhibition with the support of the Mori Gallery and Marrickville Council’s Art Grants Scheme.

If You See Something, Say Something brings together eight international and eight Australian artists to contribute artworks, articles and workshops.

The works are being shown in three galleries and range from sad and serious to humourous. The artists invite viewers to engage with the world around them and challenge their understanding of the causes of violence, mistrust and war.

Contra Filé will hold a Portuguese and English language workshop at Chrissie Cotter Gallery on 10 February 2007 from 2-4pm at the Chrissie Cotter Gallery.

For more information on the workshop, exhibition or to arrange interviews with the artists contact Zanny Begg 0421 420 420 or Keg de Souza 0412 920 044. Or visit

The Chrissie Cotter Gallery is located in Pidcock Street , Camperdown. Entry is free, and the gallery is open Wednesday - Sunday from 11am-4pm.

On TUESDAY KUDOS has an exhibition opening of......

A kitschy collection of works by women.
Inspired by domesticity, pin-up

girls, advertising and 1950s housewives,
this exhibition brings a touch

of camp femininity to this year's Mardi Gras
season and a dash of

romanticism in time for Valentine's Day.

DOMESTIC LOVE opens 6-8pm Tuesday 6 February
Kudos Gallery
6 Napier St. Paddington NSW 2021
exhibition continues to 17 February 2007
open Wednesday to Friday 11am - 6pm, Saturday 11am - 4pm

Kudos Gallery is run by COFA students and funded by
Arc @ UNSW

On WEDNESDAY - Part 2 or 3 of the If you see something say something juggernaut will be launched at MORI gallery - 168 Day Street (near Darling Harbour) from 6-8pm

Artists at Mori Gallery: Squatspace, Grupo Etcetera (Argentina),
Contra File (Brazil), pvi collective, Al Fahdil (Iraq), Keg de Souza
and Zanny Begg, Astra Howard, Arlene TextaQueen, Taring Padi
(Indonesia). Part of the If You See Something Say Something
multi-venue exhibition and newspaper project. Performance by Justice Yeldham.

Squatspace will be exhibiting contributions to their Redfern Mapping Project
Where they've invited people to bring in maps of Redfern Waterloo area. the project is ongoing - so you can bring in your map on the night or post them later. check out: for more info: http://www.squatspa ?p=52

Meanwhile Harrison Galleries has a special Valentines Day opening for all you Stricken Art Lovers.

Adelaide artist Loene Furler has some paintings that are boasting about being 'neither figurative nor abstract' - with the one on the e-invite looking like a bunch of cubey lines in a blue field.....


mayhem is happy salivating over the "contemporary fabric compositions" of Sarah Nolan. They're composed, they're fabric, they're new. both the pics on this blog come from Sarah....I wish I could do more than salivate online.....

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