Thursday, March 8, 2012


Gary Deirmendjian_seed_2012 (install shot at Artereal Gallery)

Jason Wing's paste ups at Artereal Gallery

Established in 2011 by a group of like-minded art organisations, the Rozelle Contemporary Art Precinct (RCAP) will present a series of events and exhibitions providing the general public with innovative and engaging contemporary art experiences in Rozelle, starting with an official launch party as part of Art Month Sydney on Friday 9 March, 5 to 8pm.
The RCAP program will highlight the rich and diverse contemporary art scene that exists in Rozelle. With a particular focus on both emerging artists and emerging artistic practices, the participating organisations have joined forces to present a broad range of cutting edge experimental art including street art, site specific installation and sculpture, performance, video and new media art (including virtual and digital works) alongside free public talks and forums.

The RCAP Launch Party will be a progressive event spread across participating venues along Darling Street, Rozelle, from 5 to 8pm on Friday 9 March, followed by drinks at the official Art Month Sydney bar at Artereal Gallery, 747 Darling Street Rozelle, from 8 to 10pm.

Highlights of the opening night include:

• The inaugural Artereal Gallery Project Space exhibition, featuring work by Sydney-based artist Charles Dennington.
• A site specific outdoor installation at Artereal Gallery by Jason Wing, featuring his most notable and iconic paste up motifs.
Northern Lights, a group show curated by The Talent Agency, the curatorial persona of Sydney based artist Giles Ryder.
Quest, an experimental performance work where members of the public are invited to participate in a 10 minute dialogue with artist Nola Diamantopoulos at the Artereal Gallery.
Digital Lounge, a pop-up event by dLux MediaArts, featuring film, game and interactive multimedia works in an empty shop front at 703 Darling Street Rozelle, also coinciding with their 30th Anniversary celebrations.
• A performance by Toydeath who will be re-appropriating children’s electronic toys and wearing human-sized cartoonish costumes, creating a unique ‘stage show’ on the opening night.
Fault Lines, a collection of works by Anna Madeline, made by re-interpreting diagrammatic imagery, on display at the Paper Plane Gallery.
Visionarium 2012, a sound, video and performance exhibition by DeQuincey Co. in the SCA Research Gallery.
Stilled Life, a solo exhibition by Sylvia Griffin in the SCA Graduate School Gallery, addressing emotional displacement, vulnerability and postmemory trauma.
Spinning a Yarn, an intimate performance and installation event by KnitPic, featuring an entire knitted marine landscape installed within the car park at Artereal Gallery.
Peloton presents at SCA, including: Boomer, an exploration of the space of painting by Miranda Parkes; Moving, a series of photocollages, animations and monoprints by Gail Kenning and Sue Pedley; and the Foreigness of Language, a self portrait and performance video piece by Nina Ross.
You might also be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the much loved cabaret performance artist, Renny Kodgers, during the RCAP Launch Party.
During Art Month Sydney, RCAP will also present a series of free artist and curator floor talks, outdoor installations, including seed, a new site specific sculpture created by Gary Deirmendjian and an Augmented Reality Sculpture walk and talk with Warren Armstrong, the brains behind Unseen Sculptures.

For more information on the Rozelle Contemporary Art Precinct click here.

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