The 5th annual google exhibition is looking brilliant this year with artists googling “Uncanny Valley”. A small selection is being added to the slideshow here as they come in, but you can also check out more soon at the exhibition page - http://bit.ly/oFMZ55 or the Sydney Fringe website – http://bit.ly/oQyyju
We are loving what we see and can’t wait to get them all together over the coming weeks. Don’t forget we will be closed for three weeks leading up to hte fringe but you can always make an appointment to come in. And if you haven’t caught up with the Uncanny Valley yet, its worth reading about…here, google it: http://bit.ly/qBULif
Hardware Gallery is having a small break while we plan a few quite massive things. From 23th July until 9th August, the doors will be closed.
Opening on Tuesday 9th August are our next 2 solo shows by Clyth Hoult and Jo Shand. As usual fantastic artwork and all the Hardware Gallery opening night brilliance will happen from 6-8pm on Tuesday 9th. Preview the shows and get a taste – Clyth Hoult …. Jo Shand.
We will also be working behind the scenes to complete many of the exciting visual arts events as part of the 2011 Sydney Fringe, including the excellent and truely awesome Annual Google Exhibition. See more of the other nearly 400 artists and 20+ exhibitions at Sydney Fringe.
Our art services workshop will be open by appointment, so don’t freak out. Email the gallery any time.
In September 2011 Hardware Gallery will hold the 5th annual Google exhibition. Every year we get together a group of artists to accept an art mission: on the same day at the same time, every artist must google the same phrase – from a nominated page of results they all must select one website as their sole source of inspiration for making an artwork. Its an interactive, but non collaborative approach to a group show that allows every participating artist to unleash their creative best and also allow the gallery to cohesively promote a unified exhibition under one theme.
As with last year, Hardware Gallery’s Google exhibition will be a major inclusion in The Sydney Fringe Visual Arts program for 2011. In 2010 during the google exhibition we broke every attendance record held by the gallery for the past 10 years. This Year, with an expanded Sydney Fringe Visual Arts program being curated by Hardware Gallery Director, Lew Palaitis, we are expecting to match this achievement. The 5th Annual google exhibition will be one of the most significant exhibitions in this years Sydney Fringe program alongside major Visual Art exhibitions at Carriageworks, The Seymour Centre, The Forum in Leichhardt, Parramatta Riverside Theatre and The Concourse in Chatswood.
We have no set limit on the number of artists who will participate this year. So how are we selecting artists? Good question. In line with the curatorial aims of the Sydney Fringe, Hardware Gallery is seeking independent artists with creative and professional flair. We are looking for artist working in any medium who can adapt their work within a challenging creative guideline. We are also seeking artists who are well organised and professional in their art practice.
For your opportunity to be included in the exhibition, you will need to send us a bit of information about yourself, your work and why you think this exhibition is suitable for you. (see below)
Get your submission in EARLY!
Date of Exhibition: Opening Tuesday 13th September, 6-8pm.
Exhibition period: 13 – 24 September 2011
Deadline for applications to participate: 31 July
Date of googling: 1st Week of August
Deadline for completed works: Friday 2nd September
Costs: $50 for selected artists and 30% on sales
What happens next?
Send us a submision as outlined below.
We will let you know if you are accepted into the show
Then we will send you the phrase to google before the set day
You google it
You get inspired and start your work and have one month to complete.
Multiple works and installations will be accepted.
What do you need to send us?
Send us a submission by email.
In your submission please include the following:
Exhibition: Google 2011
A brief description of your artistic practice (up to 150 words)
A brief explanation why you are the right artist for this show
1-5 images of your recent artwork (jpeg’s up to 1mb each)
Artists CV or Bio (1 page)
Email to: email@example.com
Exciting times at Hardware Gallery as not only are we feverishly hatching plans for Medium Vinyl 2011, Larapinta – Sandi Rigby’s show and much more…but we are getting some cool things together as part of our Sydney Fringe exhibition in September. Hardware Gallery director Lew Palaitis has been appointed as the Visual Arts Curator for this year’s festival and its looking particularly enticing already with an abundance of visual treats and fantastic venues. AND…theres some big news from Fringe HQ: The 2011 Sydney Fringe Festival has extended on 2 fronts. Firstly, its reaching out beyond the innerwest to include satellite events and venues in Parramatta, Oxford Street and Leichhardt which is pretty damn exciting. But whats even better, is that they have extended the deadline for submissions to Sunday 8th May. If you have something to say, something to show, want your chance to be seen…then get your submission in now.
Make your sub at thesydneyfringe.com.au
The Sydney Fringe opens the floodgates on Monday 21 March for submissions to this year’s second annual festival.
In 2010 the Fringe received in excess of 350 submissions across the range of the performing, digital and visual arts. And it is expecting an even greater avalanche of submissions in 2011.
“If you have an idea,” said incoming Festival Director Richard Hull, “the Fringe wants to hear about it.
“Existing shows or brand new works… whatever they are and however they are – off the wall, off the kerb, off kilter, underground, overground, alternative, contemporary, mainstream, slipstream, risky or frisky. Anything that entertains and will make Sydney sit up and pay attention. Now is the time to make your pitch.”
“This event is unique on the Sydney cultural calendar and provides a rare platform for established and emerging artists to unleash their talent and imagination on the world. We want to induce a maelstrom of creativity.“
More than 3000 artists featured in 256 works over a 3 week period that showcased work across every imaginable discipline and genre. Audiences topped 100,000 and – with food and drink purchases – contributed an estimated $10m economic boost to the vibrant district.
Fringe Submission fee is $25. Submissions close on 30 April
Enquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org | 61 2 9560 9167 (between 9.30am and 5pm)