Once Upon

PrintWe are excited to share with you an upcoming exhibition ‘Once Upon‘, which we are proud supporters of.

Feeling disheartened by the “Sydney Art Scene”  Renee Anne and Angela D’Alton (of Leeloo) decided to hold the exhibition to celebrate Leeloo’s 2nd birthday, in one of Sydney’s best underground venues supporting struggling artists, aMBUSH gallery.  Fast forward a few months, over 100 submissions and a lot of headaches later, Renee and Angela have curated 38 of the finest Australian artists participate in the ‘Once Upon’ exhibition which will no doubt be a highlight on the Sydney art calendar. Including some of Australia’s top emerging talent, amongst newcomers, with a wide variety of styles.

Each artist has been allocated their own fairy tale to interpret, and 30 of the artists will create four original and new artworks to exhibit.  Also due to the volume of submissions, there will also be ‘On The Wall’, where a further 8 artists involved will submit one piece to be included.

Opening Night: Thursday November 19th. at aMBUSH gallery from 6pm-9pm.

The show will continue to open daily from Friday to Sunday, and there will be a Leeloo ‘Pop up store’ for the public to have a hands-on look at some of our gorgeous online goodies.

For more info visit the website or follow Once Upon on twitter

Finders Keepers, Wild Things

SpringSummer_Sydney_Flyer_WebThe Finders Keepers are revving up for the end of year Sydney market. The Sydney Flier has just been released, featuring work by emerging Sydney artist Kevin Tran.

Finders Keepers is an ever growing amazing art and design market that showcases the work of over 60 emerging designers and artists from Sydney local designers to areas all around Australia.  With an amazing array of talent and people pouring in from all around Sydney, the Finders Keepers continues to introduce new and exciting both local and Australia wide designers and artists.

If you are an artist or designer in Sydney, (or if you want to come to Sydney for a weekend) and would like to sell your wares at the Finders Keepers market you can apply here. Applications close October 16.

This markets theme is Where The Wild Things Are. And from what i have seen with past markets, this is a hugely popular event, and well worthwhile, if you want to get your work out there. Also being around Christmas time, there will be lots of Christmas shoppers.

Hardware gallery, call for artists


Hardware gallery in Sydney, is calling for Artsists for an upcoming exhibition. They are holding a group exhibition in may next year as part of their annual vinyl month and are seeking artists to use a vinyl record as their canvas. Each artist will be provided with a record and you can paint, draw, mark, scratch, etch…do anything you like with your record to create an artpiece. To find out more go to their blog. Get in quick, as spots are limited.

COFA Spring Fair

cofa_springfair09_imageIf your in Sydney and free this Saturday (September 19th) you’ll have to check out the COFA spring fair. COFA will once again open its doors to the public to celebrate art, design and multi media in a multitude of activities in a carnival atmosphere.

A great opportunity to see young emerging talent, grab unique gifts and if your a prospective art student, check out the campus and see what is on offer.   Located on the corner of Oxford St and Greens Road in Paddington.

This year the program promises even bigger and brighter events, markets, and entertainment including the fine art and design market, exhibitions, studio tours, food and DJs.

Gates open 10am.

The Selby

Todd Shelby, the man who gave you insight into creative spaces around the world through his web site THE SELBY has just released a book of his Seven Day, Sydney Spring Visit.  Selby documented the spaces of 24 people including Jonathan and Annie Zawada, George Gorrow, Nathan Smith, Aimee Bayliss, Nic Briand and Susien Chong, Ozzie Wright, and more. The limited edition, signed book is available for  25 coins through his website,  Nice.

Hard Cover No Jacket


Our friends from Oh Really Gallery are having a big exhibition to celebrate their first year and the launch of Oh Really Magazine issue 5 with a group show of hand painted books.

Over the past twelve months Oh Really has carved out a new space for art in Sydney’s inner west and has brought the creative community together around a diverse program of exhibitions and events. In it’s first year Oh Really presented over a dozen exhibitions from artists including Phibs, Beastman, Mini Graff, Simon Degroot and Ape7, played host to the Australian Stencil Art Prize, held half a dozen Culture Jams (improvised jams for artists and musicians) and more than a few productive artist lock-ins, launched the art-buying frenzy that was Cardboard City, produced a sold-out edition of Oh Really Magazine issue 4, and collaborated with local projects as Creative Sydney, CarriageARTSworks and Poliform for Design Sydney.

All that, while entertaining and directly engaging with hundreds of art lovers and passers-by every week, through the gallery space on Enmore Road.

Oh Really would like to thank everyone that’s made art, bought art, or looked at the art on the walls. Without you we’ll just be three guys sitting/drawing/laughing on a couch in an empty shopfront. We invite you to come celebrate one year of Oh Really and to welcome in the next big year at our new group show, Hard Cover No Jacket.

Hard Cover No Jacket, opening on Friday September 4, will present a collection of hand painted book covers from Australian and international artists, featuring:

anton benois ape7 beastman ben frost bennett bridge claire nakazawa creepy daek drewfunk ears esjay fox glove haha hazzy bee  hello there houl jae copp james powditch john fellows(us) joe wilson jota jumbo kid zoom kitty horton kwan la luke taffe max berry mike egan(us) mini graf mr gauky(uk) neli0(frnc) onshow phibs pickle dick plump oysterroter ryan weston sam smith sean morris seekayem(nz) skael smc3 striker syke tane andrews teagues teazer tulsi vars vokal wei2 will coles yok zap

Opening 6pm Friday 4th September

’til sunday 6th September

OH REALLY GALLERY, 55 Enmore rd Newtown

In Full Bloom

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[weAREtheIMAGEmakers] and AMBUSH Gallery have curated an exhibition called, ‘In Full Bloom’.

A pop-up art & photography installation exhibition featuring a selection of Australia’s best emerging artists & photographers. To be held at 580 George Street, Sydney. It runs from 1-25 September.

Opening Night Event:
Thursday 3 September 2009 – 6pm
HSBC Tower Lobby, 580 George Street, Sydney

Bad Influence

Bad Influence is an exhibition of new works by Anton Benois & Esjay held at Palmer Projects Gallery.
Go along for opening night drinks and collect the eye candy of Esjay’s snappy stencil pop vibes and Anton Benois’ vivid portrayal of an animated cultural revolution.

Opening Night:
August 20, from 6.30pm till 9:30pm

Days following:

Friday, Saturday, Tuesday & Wednesday, from Midday till 5pm

Posted by Tabitha

Extra Cheeese Stage 3


For the past two years Extra Cheeese has aimed to integrate and encourage re-use within Australia’s emerging creative practice.

This years show requires contributors to include ‘retired’ art and/or design materials. Lots of creatives love to forage, collect and hoard, filling their studio corners and cupboards up with various creative materials that never again see the light of day. It’s time to dig some up again and put them to good use!
The horsehair of old paintbrushes. Perhaps some forgotten canvas frames. Maybe even a defunct computer mouse. Whatever the medium of choice, you will be sure to see some interesting outcomes from some of Sydney’s best emerging creative talent.
With each submission consisting of one emerging Australian artist and one emerging Australian designer, the artwork/design on display will be a unique marker of the thoughts and expressions that Australia’s next creative generation have to say about re-use within creative practice.

Thursday 6th August, from 6.30pm

Saatchi & Saatchi Gallery. 70 George St,
The Rocks, Sydney NSW 2000

runs till / Thursday 3rd September
opening times / 8am-6pm weekdays

The Forth Thread team will be there on opening night. If you see us, come say hi.

posted by Tabitha