Q. Hello! I was wondering how to book for the painting workshops? Cheers,Helen

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The Cultural Bites ones? If so contact Miriam Cabello at miriam@mlcdesign.com.au and get creative! Cheers, The Rocks Pop Up

3D Printing Studio - Cafe opens today!

3D Printing Studio Café with access to a printer, scanner and internet!

Drop by and bring your ideas to life!

Have a look at one of their latest work…the largest 3D printed map in the world:

Legendary music and arts zine Bizoo lands in Sydney to spread the love. To celebrate the launch of Bizoo’s final release – ‘The Best, The Worst and the Trash That Never Made It’ have joint forces with the Rizzeria zine club for a special Bizoo launch incorporating:- a performance by Isaac Graham- The State of DIY in Sydney in 2014 discussion panel - Bizoo covers exhibition- Print your own exclusive Miss Helen Gocco Print- Rizzeria crowd-funding celebrationFree Entrywww.bizoo.com.au
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Legendary music and arts zine Bizoo lands in Sydney to spread the love. To celebrate the launch of Bizoo’s final release – ‘The Best, The Worst and the Trash That Never Made It’ have joint forces with the Rizzeria zine club for a special Bizoo launch incorporating:

- a performance by Isaac Graham
- The State of DIY in Sydney in 2014 discussion panel 
- Bizoo covers exhibition
- Print your own exclusive Miss Helen Gocco Print
- Rizzeria crowd-funding celebration

Free Entry
www.bizoo.com.au

JOIN NOW

10 days to GO FOR GOLD! by Rizzeria Collective

FIER Institute's Two Doors Gallery starts Week 1 with Ann & Anthony Vardanega and their Chalk and Cheese exhibition at 85 George St

CULTURAL BITES

EXHIBITION:

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.

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

12.30-1 pm

Happy Art-Hour

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

6-7 pm

Two Doors Gallery

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Two Doors, a FIER Institute initiative, is an exciting new itinerant gallery featuring fine art photography and unique photobooks by local and interstate artists.

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

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Week 2 (13–19 Jan)

Exhibition: ‘Fragments, Reflections and Metamorphosis’ by Dawne Fahey

Artist Talk: Saturday 18 January 2-3 pm

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Week 3 (20–26 Jan)

Exhibition: ‘Centennial Parklands | Under the Griffins’ Guard’ by Bettina Cutler

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Week 4 (27 Jan–2 Feb)

Exhibition: ‘Picturing the Orchestral Family’ Sydney Youth Orchestras’ by Dawne Fahey

Musical Performances:

27 Jan and 2 Feb, 2-3pm -  Carreon Quartet - Tango

27 Jan to  Feb 1st,  5:30-6:10pm - Chloe Chung - Flute

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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.

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Read more http://www.twodoors.net/

2013 in review: Celebrating an amazing year full of creativity

2013 in review: Celebrating an amazing year full of creativity

CIAO RAGAZZI,
The Match Box Project is now in Venice! @CANNAREGGIO and @RIALTO
More info here!

CIAO RAGAZZI,

The Match Box Project is now in Venice! @CANNAREGGIO and @RIALTO

More info here!

Mike Hewson nominated in the category of ‘BEST ARTIST’ for the 2013 FBi SMAC (Sydney Music Arts Culture) Awards!

VOTE here!

Matchbox Project now in London

Popping up Wednesday night at the Royal Academy of Arts (The Keeper’s House). All are welcome! 

Expanded Architecture

Here are some of the Artists and Architects from Expanded Architecture talking about their residency at The Rocks:

VIDEO 

CATALOGUE

 

Check out Brand X, a not-for-profit arts organisation run by artists for artists. It was created as a response to the lack of affordable and appropriate space for artists in Sydney to practise their craft. Opened in June 2005, the organisation traded for 4 years from the top-floor of a warehouse on Queen Street in Chippendale. Over that time the studio serviced 18,132 artists with rehearsal studio space. This studio closed in June 2009. In September 2008, Brand X managed the FraserStudios facility for Frasers Property who introduced a new initiative to make creative use of vacant warehouse space in the old Kent Brewery development site on Broadway. Three warehouses at 10-14 Kensington Street, Chippendale were temporarily transformed into a multi-disciplinary art space made possible through Frasers Property Australia, City of Sydney and Arts NSW. FraserStudios was returned to the developer in July 2012. For more information visit: http://www.brandx.org.au/
Check out Brand X, a not-for-profit arts organisation run by artists for artists. It was created as a response to the lack of affordable and appropriate space for artists in Sydney to practise their craft. Opened in June 2005, the organisation traded for 4 years from the top-floor of a warehouse on Queen Street in Chippendale. Over that time the studio serviced 18,132 artists with rehearsal studio space. This studio closed in June 2009.

In September 2008, Brand X managed the FraserStudios facility for Frasers Property who introduced a new initiative to make creative use of vacant warehouse space in the old Kent Brewery development site on Broadway. Three warehouses at 10-14 Kensington Street, Chippendale were temporarily transformed into a multi-disciplinary art space made possible through Frasers Property Australia, City of Sydney and Arts NSW. FraserStudios was returned to the developer in July 2012.

For more information visit:
http://www.brandx.org.au/

The Rocks Village Bizarre

Draw back the velvet curtain for a curious and intimate night out in the village where almost anything is possible.

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

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