The Rocks Push – The Poet & Pugilist Passion
9 January – 6 February
Monday to Friday 10am-7pm, Saturday to Sunday 10am-6pm.
The inaugural pop-up ‘The Rocks Push – The Poet & Pugilist Passion’ is a cross-cultural project that connects the rich, gritty history of the Rocks and art. It’s a community-inclusive space (71 George Street) hosting workshops and paintings by multi-award winning artist, curator and art educator Miriam Cabello.
Visitors will discover that the Rocks was a place of bare-knuckle boxing matches that captivated the imaginations of famous Australian authors Henry Lawson and Banjo Paterson. The Rocks Push became famous or infamous as young street gangs produced boxing legends in a fight for survival on Sydney’s streets. From 1890’s featherweight champion “Young Griffo” to ‘Father of Australian Boxing’ and captain of the Green Push, Larry Foley. These tales of the Rocks’ history will inspire and play muse to daily workshops and new paintings.
Over four weeks the pop-up’s street-front window will play host to Miriam as she creates a new painting. Day by day the public will be able to peer into the creative process and see each stroke as she brings her artwork to life. Sydneysiders and tourists are also invited to view demonstrations and participate in short, creative painting workshops.
Colour your lunchtime at the Rocks
Sign up and colour your lunchtime at the Rocks with Miriam Cabello’s colorful, free, fun filled demonstrations on The Art of Colour. The nine workshops (Hue, Value, Chroma, Colour as Mood, Colour as Symbol, Colour as Space, Colour as Light and Movement, Colour as Form, The Artists Palette) will take you on a journey of discovering the range of colour sensations and the three dimensions: hue, value intensity. Each session will be a new summer sensation.
Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during 13-31 Jan
Specifically designed to creatively unwind after work or for those indulging in the Sydney Festival you can make a colourful start to 2014 with Miriam’s Happy Art-Hour painting workshops. Drawing on the history and heritage of ‘The Rocks Push – The Poet & Pugilist Passion’ you will create your own piece of Rocks art history.
In these workshops students will learn how to tap into the creative process and examine paintings behind the scenes research. We will explore painting, idea development and visual storytelling with the Rocks as our muse. No painting experience needed. Just bring your creative spirit.
Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday during 20-31 Jan
Two Doors will feature a rotating collection showcasing a different theme and photographers artworks, and will feature artist talks and in Week 4 feature musical performances daily throughout the week and during the weekend.
Week 1 (6–12 Jan)
Exhibition: ‘Chalk and Cheese’ by Ann and Anthony Vardanega
Artist Talk: Saturday 11 January 2-3 pm
Week 2 (13–19 Jan)
Exhibition: ‘Fragments, Reflections and Metamorphosis’ by Dawne Fahey
Artist Talk: Saturday 18 January 2-3 pm
Week 3 (20–26 Jan)
Exhibition: ‘Centennial Parklands | Under the Griffins’ Guard’ by Bettina Cutler
Week 4 (27 Jan–2 Feb)
27 Jan and 2 Feb, 2-3pm - Carreon Quartet - Tango
27 Jan to Feb 1st, 5:30-6:10pm - Chloe Chung - Flute
During the four weeks period you will also be able to look through the unique photobooks ‘White Shadows’ and ‘The Australian Banquet’ by Doug Spowart and Victoria Cooper.
Read more http://www.twodoors.net/
Journey to the edge of your imagination for a curious night out in the village. Wander down laneways into an ever-changing world where artists flourish, free-thinkers dominate and market traders ply enviable and edible treasures.
Follow feathers to an allusive roost where masked friends mingle, cosy up under an umbrella for a glimpse of burlesque theatre, get up to mischief with an infamous gang of the past, stalk markets under the cover of darkness and be drawn into a roaring 1920s speakeasy bar where almost anything is possible.
Peruse the Village Bizarre program by date or location and plan for the unplanned from 6.30pm Friday nights in November and December.
The exhibition is an analysis of an artist whose research is praxis; it is a study of changing contexts, disciplines, and situations. Riffing off Hewson’s arguably most high profile project on the facade of the Museum of Contemporary Art with Agatha Gothe-Snape, this exhibition is a chance to see if his practice does hold up.
Get ready for the next creative workshop with Rizzeria!
Start and stay committed to keeping a visual diary. Learn basic mark-making (scribbling), do a bit of life drawing and work towards developing your own aesthetic and style of drawing and expression!
We will break down creativity fears and anxiety while keeping a beautiful record of yr life, adventures and deepest secrets (optional)!
We will go for a stroll around the scenic Rocks area and have a go at life drawing.
Suitable for beginners and the well-seasoned in need of a creative kick-start!
More info here