Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Sydney Architecture Festival - 6th Oct

"The 2008 Sydney Architecture Festival is focussed on Circular Quay - the Gateway to Sydney. Held on Monday 6 October, World Architecture Day, the Festival will feature architectural tours of the city; activities at the World Heritage listed Sydney Opera House; talks, exhibitions and kids activities at Customs House; tours of Cockatoo Island and much more."

The 'Conversation Corner' informal talks event looks really interesting. There's a new speaker every 15 minutes. This event will be held at Customs House, 1st floor, from 10am - 4pm.

These include:
10:15am Sacha Coles, Aspect Studios & NSW AILA Vice-President - Inspirational Landscape Architectural Projects;
11:15am Ken Maher - Central Station precinct project;
3:30pm Richard Francis-Jones - Circular Quay precinct project;
3.45pm Frank Stanisic - 2008 Aaron Bolot Award for Multiple Housing and more..

'Magazine Monday' is an architecture magazine and book exchange event that will be held in the forecourt of Customs house. This also sounds like a cool event to check out. You can buy titles with a gold coin donation, with the proceeds going to the Architects without Frontiers and Emergency Architects.


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Newtown Designers Market - Sunday 21st September

Newtown Designers Market

"Launching on Sunday 21 September, from 9am at the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre, the NEWTOWN DESIGNERS MARKET is the newest platform for exciting young designers to sell their creative wares. All products sold will be either handmade or produced in small limited runs.

NEWTOWN DESIGNERS MARKET is an extension of Ku-tü, a leading online store specialising in one-off fashion, jewellery and accessories. The creator of Ku-türe is Caroline Turner and here she is extending her love of all things special to the markets. This time she is taking her sister, Liz along for the ride. Fashion Design graduate, Caroline, works as an event manager while Liz, an ICU nurse has long nurtured the desire to give outlet to her own creative talents.

Products sold at the markets range from fashion, jewellery, accessories, and stationary to art/sculpture."

Launch date: 21 September, 2008
Ongoing date: 3rd Sunday of each month
Location: Newtown Neighbourhood Centre, 1 Bedford Street, Newtown. Opposite the station.
Opening hours: 9am – 3pm


COFA Spring Fair - Sat 20th September

COFA Spring Fair 2008

The COFA (University of NSW College of Fine Arts) Spring Fair 2008 highlight events include the following:

* Fine Art & Design Markets: Current students and recent graduates show off their talent and sell their wares in a vibrant marketplace atmosphere. Check out an amazing range of affordable, genuine handmade artworks and clever gifts including original paintings, prints, photography, jewellery, handmade greeting cards, screen printed T-shirts and fashion accessories.

* Art Exhibitions including RELUME at COFAspace, Colour in Art - Revisiting 1919 at the Ivan Dougherty Gallery and student works on display throughout the campus.

*Open Studio Tours: Let our friendly staff guide you through a stunning student exhibition and see artworks being created as you watch. COFA staff and students will be on hand to chat about the many dynamic degree courses we offer, @ F Block, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm.

and much more...

When: Saturday 20th September, gates open at 10am
Where: COFA UNSW, entry via the Greens Road entrance


Verge - Night Markets and Zine Fair - Thu 11 Sep

Sydney University are running the Verge Night Markets and Zine Fair as one of the events of the Verge Arts Festival.

"Twilight cocktails, live music, food, busking, records, and zine swap!

The Verge Night Markets and Zine Fair will promenade across campus embodying the quick and grunge of the Inner West and uni community. This year the event features the Great Busk-Off which will see audiences vote for their favourite buskers on the spot and winners collecting a hefty donation for their efforts.

Bring your zines to trade, browse the markets and soak up some Spring evening tunes."

Thursday 11 September 2008, 6PM - 10PM
Manning Rd and Festival Bar. Free entry.