WHAT: Sydney SS15 Finders Keepers Markets
WHERE: Australian Technology Park, Exhibition Hall (Locomotive Street, Eveleigh)
WHEN: Friday 11th December 6pm - 10pm, Saturday 12th from 10am - 6pm and Sunday 13th from 10am - 4pm
COST: $2 entry fee (children under 12 free)
The Finders Keepers markets are on again over three massive days in Exhibition Hall at the Australian Technology Park in Eveleigh. With 200 independent art and design stalls on show, expect to buy incredible pieces by amazing makers from Sydney, as well as treasured favourites from all around Australia. Finders Keepers markets are always super popular so we suggest checking out the market line-up here and having a look at the market stall map here before you head down. With dedicated food and beverage stalls, live music, two bars, two coffee carts, and Food Trucks, there’s something for everyone to enjoy! For more info head to the Finders Keepers website.
WHAT: Her Name is Flora - an exhibition by Caitlin Shearer and Eloise Maree
WHERE: The Tate (345 Glebe Pt Rd, Sydney)
WHEN: Wednesday 4th Feb, 2015 from 6pm
A celebration of the female form in nature, tinted with the rose-hued eye of the feminine gaze. Her Name is Flora is an exhibition by Eloise Maree and Caitlin Shearer, spanning film, photography, painting and textiles (maybe even a sneaky plant or two!) - based upon a mutual fascination with the female figure and native flora and fauna. This exhibition being a culmination of two feminine approaches to the subject matter in an array of contrasting mediums. Join the girls for the opening night on Feb 4th for sweet tunes, a free keg of beer, and flora galore!
WHAT: The Blurst of Times 2014
WHERE: The Factory Theatre (105 Victoria Road, Marrickville, Sydney)
WHEN: Saturday, October 25th 2014
After debuting in Brisbane last year with a bang, The Blurst Of Times is back for 2014, in Sydney! The festival, spearheaded by Brisbane’s The Fans Group, have made the 2014 return of Blurst a tri-state shebang-proper, quenching the thirst of those lovers of all things punk, rock, hardcore and jangly-pop. Now hitting Sydney at The Factory Theatre on Saturday October 25, the festival will be headed by DZ Deathrays and Hard-Ons as well an array of local and interstate luminaries including Velociraptor, Apes, Rolls Bayce, High-Tails, Jeremy Neale, Blank Realm, Step Panther, Tv Colours, Chicks Who Love Guns, Bearhug, Spod, Donny Benet, Born Lion, , The Upskirts, These New South Wales, Hockey Dad, Low Life and Babaganouj. On the day, you will have a tonne of food and beverage options to help you keep up your stamina including Mary's Burgers and Sailor Jerry. Tickets are available from The Factory Theatre or Oztix.
WHAT: Horse Sword by Ghostpatrol
WHERE: Koskela (1/85 Dunning Ave, Rosebery, Sydney)
WHEN: Runs from 31st May until 6th July
Koskela is proud to present "Horse Sword" an exhibition of new work, research and ideas about the periphery of a studio practice, from Melbourne-based artist Ghostpatrol. These ideas are usually drawn on the margins of sketchbook pages, and usually forgotten in preference for more 'polished' works – or dot a studio as usable objects. All these peripheries rarely make it outside the din of an artists' studio, until now - where they come to form their own body of work. Pop down to Koskela for a chance to meet and chat with Ghostpatrol at the afternoon opening on May 31st.
WHAT: Semi-Permanent Sydney 2014
WHERE: Carriageworks (245 Wilson St, Eveleigh, Sydney)
WHEN: 22-24th May
One of the largest events of its type, Semi-Permanent is a creative platform spreading art and design inspiration. The 2014 Sydney lineup of speakers include Corbin Harris, Kelly Thompson, Tara McPherson, Mr Brainwash, Miso and many more. The event at Carriageworks will host three days of presentations, exhibitions, installations, screenings and workshops, and is the opening event of the Vivid Festival. More info and ticket details here.
WHAT: The Phoncurves 'Heartstrings' EP National Tour
WHERE: Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne & Adelaide
WHEN: 23rd May - 7th June
Following on from the success of their debut single ‘Heartstrings’ and new single ‘Lover’, Brisbane two-piece The Phoncurves are proud to announce the reveal of their new Heartstrings EP and national headline tour of Australia throughout May and June. Check out tour dates and venues here.
WHAT: People who look dead but (probably) aren't by Patrick Pound
WHERE: STILLS Gallery (36 Gosbell Street, Paddington NSW)
WHEN: 19th February - 22nd March 2014
Sydney contemporary gallery, STILLS invites you to check out Patrick Pound's latest body of work People Who Look Dead But (Probably) Aren’t - a continuing project where he obsessively collects old photographs, and assembles them in idiosyncratic clusters, where odd and unexpectedly common subjects emerge. The title describes a collection of fallen, frail, tired looking souls, who in coming together, give each other a new and unexpected life. The exhibition runs from February 19th until March 22nd. For more info visit the Stills website here. More info here.
WHAT: Triple Treat Tour 2014 featuring Eves, Jesse Davidson & Jordan Leser
WHERE: Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Wollongong, Brisbane
WHEN: 22 February - 6 March
Presented by Select Music & Mucho Bravado, the first TRIPLE TREAT TOUR for 2014 is here featuring three of Australia's absolute finest emerging talent. Eves, Jesse Davidson and Jordan Léser, hailing from Brisbane, Adelaide and Sydney respectively, are joining forces for this fourth installment of the TTT, a co-headlining jaunt around the country taking place in February/March. Visit the Facebook event for more information on dates and tickets.
WHAT: Sydney Spring/Summer 2012 Finder Keepers Markets
WHERE: The inside foyer at CarriageWorks - 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh
WHEN: 8th December 6pm – 10pm + 9th December 10am – 5pm
The Finders Keepers Markets are a bi-annual free event that showcases the work of over 65 emerging designers and artists from both local designers to areas all around Australia. In addition to design & art FK also showcase some local musicians for a little extra entertainment. Stallholders include Alice Nightingale, Schmooks, Ginny & Jude, Fox & Beau, The Storybook Rabbit + MORE.
For more info visit www.thefinderskeepers.com or check out the official Facebook event page here.
WHAT: 'Surrocodelia' opening
WHERE: Platform72 (72 Oxford Street, Sydney)
WHEN: Friday 9th Nov from 6-8pm
Platform 72 is pleased to announce the latest exhibition from Sydney based artist and designer Victoria Garcia. Garcia is well known throughout Australia for her exquisite feminine aesthetic that has come to make her one of the most sought after young illustrators and textile designers working today. Surrocodelia opens Friday 9th November 2012 from 6-8pm.
Having worked with such names as Ginger and Smart, Peter Alexander, Lisa Ho, Marnie Skillings and Karen Walker, Garcia’s signature style is becoming highly recognizable for her hand-drawn, whimsical approach to pattern and image. Having recently been awarded the Sir William Dobell Foundation Award for Drawing in 2011, for the first incarnation of the Surrocodelia installation, Garcia invites the viewer to step inside a magical and highly detailed world of fantasy and wonder.