In This Issue: VarCity exhibits at Tortuga Studios in St Peters for one night only, Hyper Vision allows Swan City residents to showcase their art, Sydney Film Festival goers get treated to discount meals at Sydney’s finest establishments, the 18th Biennale of Sydney reveals its education programme, the Australian Museum’s “Deep Oceans” exhibition explores curiosities from the deep, Chris Milk tours his “Treachery’s of Sanctuary” throughout the world, and the Sydney Underground Film Festival entries open to indie film makers.
VARSCITY AT TORTUGA STUDIOS ST PETERS
If graffiti, a roaring house fire, and busted up tvs sounds like your perfect Friday night then VarsCity at St Peters’ Tortuga Studios is really where you should be on the 22nd June.
Sydney born graffiti artist who made his first million when he was 8 years old, will be showcasing his impressive collection of paintings, sculpture, jewellery and installations that have toured both locally and internationally with amazing success. In his early years Vars lived in France writing for online graffiti magazine fatcap.com and has spent recent years working commissions for buyers from Japan, Kenya, and France – you really can’t get more multicultural than that can you?
His solo show VarsCity is an installation two years in the making, and promises to be an art experience unlike any other. There will be short films running on old tv, free plants, collectables, DJs amongst the variety of art on show.
VarsOne presents VarsCity
FRIDAY June 22nd
Tortuga Studios 31 Princes Hwy Sydney, NSW
One night Only 6PM – 9.30PM
HYPER VISION EXHIBITION
The City of Swan is preparing for its Hyper Vision Exhibition and Workshop at Midland Gate Shopping Centre this July and August. The exhibition will showcase art in the form of photography, fashion, sculpture, and fine art produced by the community’s young artists.
Anyone aged between 12-25, who lives in the City of Swan, is encouraged to apply and will go in the draw to win $1,000. There will also be free workshops and events for young people every Thursday 6-9pm at Midland Gate, including screen printing, craft, and digital art.
For more information on workshops and submitting work for display at the exhibition visit www.hyperfest.com.au
A FEAST FOR SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL GOERS
Sydney Film Festival have joined forces with a number of eateries to satisfy your inner foodie. For $35 per person the Dining Delights offers SFF patrons serious savings at some of the inner city’s best establishments. Check out the list bellow for where to go post- screening:
Caffè Sicilia $35 Dining Delight - Choice of two mains and a granita tasting plate.
Chefs Gallery $35 Dining Delight - A welcome drink plus your choices of Chinese tapas or gourmet dim sim, freshly handmade noodles pulled to your order or wok-fried rice, dessert.
The Cut Bar & Grill $35 Dining Delight - Herb-buttered steak and fries paired with Eden Road shiraz.
Dome Restaurant $35 Dining Delight - Atlantic salmon with cauliflower purée, dukkah and English spinach, served with a glass of Godfreys Polished Shiraz Cabernet, Godfreys Polished Pinot Grigio, Godfrey Sparkling, beer or soft drink.
Etch $35 Dining Delight - Slow-braised lamb shoulder, onions, spinach, mint, balsamic vinaigrette.
Gazebo Wine Garden $35 Dining Delight - Dessert and glass of sticky.
Glass Brasserie $35 Dining Delight - Charcuterie board, onion relish, grilled bread.
Grasshopper Eating House and Bar $35 Dining Delight - Ploughman’s platter and a glass of Eden Road wine.
JOURNEY THROUGH THE DEPTHS OF THE OCEAN AT THE AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM
On the 16th June the Australian Museum are giving patrons the chance to get their Jules Verne on and explore the deepest recesses of the ocean in their “Deep Oceans” exhibition.
The exhibition promises to thrill with displays of amazing glow-in-the-dark sea creatures, a replica of the Bathysphere (the first submersible to descend beyond light), and a chance to interact with a five meter model of a Giant Squid, not to mention many other deep see curiosities.
18th BIENNALE OF SYDNEY: "AlALL OUR RELATIONS" PUBLIC PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS ANNOUNCED
The 18th Biennale of Sydney is kicking off at the end of the month and the organisers have announced the details of the education and public programme for the 2012 exhibition “All Our Relations”.
The education and public programme aims to provide an array for exciting and engaging activities over the 12 week exhibition. Some of the highlights definitely worth a visit include:
Art Lounges and Learning Zones
Set on Cockatoo Island and Pier 2/3, the Art Lounges will provide visitors with a space to explore the ideas and themes behind the exhibition. Decked out with comfortable couches, and flat screen televisions, patrons can access videos of artist interviews and other resources including the full Biennale programme.
Artist Talks and Guided Tours
The popular Guided and Mystery tours around Cockatoo Island will continue in 2012 with a range of celebrity tour guides lined up for the month.
After Dark Events
Biennale Bar @ Pier 2/3 on Friday nights 6:30-9:30pm will be running throughout August, featuring programme support from FBi Radio, The Thousands, and Sydney Symphony Vanguard.
CHRIS MILK’S "THE TREACHERY OF SANCTUARY" TOURING ARTWORK
Director Chris Milk has grabbed the attention of the music industry in recent times with his beautifully crafter and technologically infused music videos, such as the Google Maps powered filmic experience of Arcade Fire’s “The Wilderness Downtown” and animated video for Johnny Cash’s “Aint No Grave”.
In 2012 Milk has focused his talents on creating “The Treachery of Sanctuary”, an epic tryptich that will tour the globe as part of The Creators Project: San Francisco 2012. The interactive artwork aims to take visitors through three stages of flight through the use of Kinect controllers and infrared sensors.
Chris Milk described the process:
In the first panel, where your body disintegrates into the birds, that represents the initial moment of conception. It’s the moment of inspiration, it’s the lightning in the bottle, it’s the purest moment of the idea that there is. So this, essentially represents birth.
The second panel is representative of the critical response, either by your own self doubt, outside critical forces, or just the impossibilities presented through the process of production. This is what it feels like to have your purest expression picked apart by a thousand angry beaks. In other words, this panel is death.
The third panel, where you sprout the giant wings, represents that feeling when somehow you and the idea are able to transcend that death in the panel before. The idea transforms through the process of abstraction into something that’s larger ultimately than its original. So this panel, essentially, is transfiguration.
The Creators Project will be sweeping through Paris on the 19th of June so if you’re touring the continent head long - http://www.thecreatorsproject.com/events/the-creators-project-paris-2012
Image: Jason Henry
SYDNEY UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL 2012 CALLING FOR ENTRIES
Filmmakers who are interested in submitting their shorts of features for the Sydney Underground Film Festival have until Monday 25th of June to get their entries in.
Selected works will be screened from the 9th- 11th September at The Factory Theatre in Marrickville.
For more information check out www.suff.com.au