The families within the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersexual (GLBTQI) communities are forming a new sociology, driving new understandings and redefining what makes a “family”.
The artists (including our previous participant Annie Magdalena Laerkesen) are responding to the phrase We Are Family to express their ideas of what is “family”. Some of the works are highly personal and intimate representations of their families while other works highlight ideas about the concept of family.
The Centre for Inner Excellence (CIE) the first women only co-working space and business hub has launched at The Rocks.
Catering to the unique work and life habits of women, the CIE will assist entrepreneurial women by providing fundamental office space services and innovative benefits to encourage business growth and sustainability.
The CIE will provide a supportive community and collective for female entrepreneurs and freelancers who want a space to work, connect and collaborate with peers. It will also offer a comfortable work space that is adaptable and designed to accommodate change.
By providing a supportive environment and a productive platform, the CIE hopes to promote work-life balance and encourage women to help one another move their business forward.
“There are a bunch of young Artists like me on the APY Lands. We have big plans about what will happen next with our art work and our Art Centres – the businesses we own. This gallery is about getting our young and emerging Artists work out there, in our own gallery. This is a young Anangu Artists project and is the first of its kind. Ngali-Kitikiti-ni mean’s give us room we’re coming through, which is exactly our plan…”
- Rhonda Unrupa Dick, Tjala Artist and Arts Worker, Winner of the 2013 ATSIAB Dreaming Awards and Amata Community Council Board Member
The APY Art Centre Network pop-up gallery opened its doors this week in The Rocks. Seven Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunyjatjara (APY) Lands art centres from Central Australia share the space with next generation and emerging artists who work alongside some of the best-known and collectable Indigenous artists in Australia.
Canvases, object art, including Tjanpi, woven sculpture and pottery are all featured in the gallery. The pop-up is also an educational space where Artists will share information about the APY Lands and international tourists and all Australians can learn about Anangu culture and creative tradition.
Dates: 20 Feburary - 17 March 2014
Opening Event: 6pm Thursday, 6 March 2014
Location: 85 George Street, The Rocks, Sydney 2000
Events to add to YOUR ZINE event calendar:
Fire up the Carousel: A Zinester Slide Show
10 Zine enthusiasts
10 diverse slide shows
120 minutes of projected awesome (zine themed) Imagery!
Featuring our own printmakers The Rizzeria on Saturday 22nd March, 6:30-8:30 at the cupping room.
More info HERE!
Canberra Zine Emporium ZINE Fair 2014
CZE are looking forward to getting all ZINEY with you, as they present their 2nd annual ‘Canberra Zine Emporium’ zine fair! Held in the lush surrounds of the Gorman Arts Centre, be tempted by local, national and international zinesters, as they spruik their cut & paste wares.
Canberra Zine Emporium zine fair is part of You Are Here’s
Publishing Fair - a day celebrating all things of a papery D.I.Y nature - the CZE collective invite you to drop a little change and connect with your ZINE side!
CZE will also be hosting a panel, ‘Canberra: We Make Our Own Fun’, discussing all things DIY & local.10 Zine enthusiasts
Featuring these fine folks who’ll be ZINE stalling it on Sunday 23rd March, 11:00-16:00 at Gorman House.
More info HERE
If you didn’t already hear the great news, The Rizzeria successfully raised over $1500 in a Pozible campaign to buy three new ink drums to be used in their Risograph printer. So this month it is all about celebrating their success in Go For Gold!
Come along to party together at their shop Wednesday, 26th of March 2014 at 6pm, and if you are a lucky supporter then also to collect your Reward. There will be refreshments by donation to keep the party jiving. In addition there will be some mystery activities to get involved in.
APY Art Centre Network presents Ngali-Kitikiti-Ni Gallery, a collaborative space that will bring together to share their artwork seven different art centres on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands, SA.
Ninuku Arts at Kalka
Tjungu Palya at Nyapari
Tjala Arts at Amata
Ernabella Arts at Pukatja
Kaltjiti Arts at Fregon
Mimili Maku Arts at Mimili
Iwantja Arts at Indulkana.
These seven Art Centres are home to some of the best known and most collectable Indigenous artists in Australia, they are also home to some talented young and emerging artists that you will now be able to see in The Rocks.
So make sure you drop by 85 George Street from the 20th of February and join us on this celebration of culture through artmaking.
If you believe in love, share it, swoon it, smooch it and shout it for the Month of Luuuuurve.
An affair destined to make your heart go pop; we’re feelin’ the love all over Darling Harbour with date nights, roses and row boats on the bay.
Eat your heart out with dinner for two deals, loved up cocktails and dreamy desserts. Play around with cheeky photo booths, old school dance moves, pop-up drag shows, heart-stealing deals and a super-charged competition. Love oh so passionately with instant love messages, serenades and personalised fireworks.
From Valentine’s to Mardi Gras and every reason to love and be loved in between, we’ll take you and your favourite people to wherever your heart desires.
This is your guide to eat, play and love all over Darling Harbour!
Check out the full program below, and for more updates through the month long affair and even more luuuuurving, visit themonthoflove.com.au
After a successful run in Melbourne last year, crowdfunding platform Pozible is bringing its pop-up love-in to Sydneysiders next month.
Where: The Makery - 106 Oxford St, Darlinghurst
When: March 7-13
To celebrate the great work that Pozible has already done, opening night on Friday, March 7, will feature a bunch of crowdfunding success stories, including our own printmakers Rizzeria detail how they raised funds for a new stencil press!
Throughout the following days, workshops will include printmaking (courtesy of the folks at Rizzeria); online marketing for design, film and publishing (courtesy of The Loop); and general crowdfunding know-how brought to you by Pozible itself.
More info HERE!
A huge herd of 125 wildly colourful rhino sculptures have charged into town to create a spectacular world class sculpture trail through the streets, parks and public spaces of Sydney, Dubbo and surrounds during February to April 2014 to help raise awareness of the critical plight facing rhinos through poaching and habitat loss.
Learn more: www.tarongawildrhinos.org.au
Top, left to right:
- Arnold Thomas (boxing historian & author, one of the founders and the second president of the Australian National Boxing Hall of Fame, his historical photography collection is now available at the National Library of Australia)
- Miriam Cabello
Bottom, left to right:
- John Dwyer (son of the famous boxing champion Hughie Dwyer)
- John McDougall (Australian National Boxing Federation president)
- Miriam Cabello
- Ivan Curotta (boxing historian & author)
- Billy Males (famous boxing champion)
To welcome 2014 the 1st 3D Printing Studio meetup of the year will be on 3D Printing in the TV and Movie Industry!
As movies use a lot of 3D scanning and 3D design they’ll focus on these facets for this meetup. At the meetup you’ll be able to see demonstrations on scanning people and scanning objects, and some basics of both geometric and organic modelling.
So please come along and bring any 3D designs or scans you may have and show them off to the group!
An ordinary human or form is captivating; something or someone with an extra set of skills is admirable, but an extra ordinary human or form is one that changes the world. This is extraordinary. This is extra ordinary.
Check out CATC’s extra ordinary event showcasing the 2014 CATC graduates major design projects!
When: Friday 31st January, 6-9pm
Where: 4/1-5 Hickson Rd, The Rocks NSW 2000
RSVP is essential – firstname.lastname@example.org