Pop-up has some great news to share today! Grace Kingston, an artist in residence with NEIA earlier this year has just had one of her works nominated for the Blake Prize 2012! We have been told that this work was made during her time here at The Rocks and she couldn’t have done it without us!
Did you get to have a chance to go to &Company’s farewell party? If you didn’t, then here’s your chance to make up for missing out! &Company’s quest for a permanent home continues, and we would love to see them achieve their goal.
Join their Pozible campaign to make it happen!
Design a Chair competition is open to the general public, young creatives and emerging designers from all fields. Evie Group wants you to experience what it is like to be a product designer. Design a Chair is an ideation competition where we encourage you to sketch an iconic chair or stool that best reflects you. Why a chair? Chairs have long been the statement pieces of designers that become designer classics such as Eames, Mies Van de Roe, Marc Newson and Arne Jacobsen.
Our participant Word Travels is a supporter of the Australian Poetry Slam. The Rocks Pop-up cannot wait to hear what you’ve all got to say.
The Australian Poetry Slam is not a poetry reading. It’s more like a howling literary campfire with verbal voodoo, breathless rhythms and sweat breaking nerves.
Heats are now on for 2012 and State Finals are coming up fast!
At the end of September, The Rocks Pop-up will be saying farewell to our lovely participants &Company. To celebrate all their achievements, &Company is holding an open event to all as a way to say goodbye and to also hold a fundraiser for their newest adventure of setting up a permanent home for &Company and for the wider creative community.
Come and celebrate making their dream into a reality.
DATE: Thursday 27 September, 2012
VENUE: &Company, Shop 2.06, 140 George Street, The Rocks (next to the MCA store)
RSVP: Wednesday 26th September
For more information, visit &Company here.
Seven artists and groups from the Pop-Up are featuring in twelve different events throughout Sydney’s Art & About program this year. It is all about Art in Unusual Places and it runs from the 21st September to the 21st of October 2012.
Here’s a little sneak peek at some of the events - which will include:
Mike Hewson’s installation at the Unwins stores. The Evie Group will be presenting local and emerging designers like Yummii Ong-Tran from Yummii & I, as well as Shan Shan & Helen Mok on the 22nd September; Industrial design trio Shane Talbot, Kieran Choy and Nicholas Kelly of The Design Division on the 29th September. (And many more events coming up on the program).
Markela Panegyres from Sydney College of the Arts will have her first Rocks Pop-Up performance, ” Obsessional-Confessional” on the evening of the 28th September.
You can go on a magical mystery tour with Word Travels who will be ‘Following that Sound’ as they host poetry walks around the Rocks.
And there is so much more…check out the full program right here.
Evie Group is a Sydney based design studio founded in 2010 by industrial designers Alex Gilmour and Dominic Chong. Together they produce a range of award winning home wares, lighting and accessories. The philosophy behind the brand is to create designs that are carefully considered, elegant and timeless in their aesthetic.
Michelle Dickins, a recent participant at The Rocks Pop-up has taken her creativity to new places, with her artwork continuing to amaze us.
Chelle Dickins is a self taught artist, designer and craftsman. Chelle has a natural flair in combining colours and patterns to create beautiful and unique works of art. Since designing the first Curly Music Box in 2006 Chelle’s designs have been delighting music box collectors around the world.
During September, Sydney College of the Arts will be hosting the artist Markela Panegyres for a month- long studio residency and exhibition at Level Two 75 ½ George St, The Rocks. The first 3 weeks of the residency will be treated as an exhaustive period of ‘obsessive confession.’ Markela has set herself the task of creating a new performance-video each day.
Embellish Atelier will provide a series of millinery workshops and lectures at their pop-up space at 27 Nurses Walk. The aim is to introduce and promote awareness of the beautiful millinery couture trade within the community through demonstrations, historical insights and lectures by local couture and theatrical milliners.