What’s Cool and Unusual – 28th April 2009


An Audio Visual Collaborative Collision
Featuring Robyn Wilson, Jack Dibben, Anthony Garvin, Jordana Maisie, Kirin J Callinan & Morning Stalker

Sunday 17 May 2009

Black & Blue Gallery
302/267 – 271 Cleveland Street, Redfern

View of Courage is proud to present ‘Forever the Motion’, an audio visual collaborative performance featuring a unique cluster of highly progressive Sydney-based artists and musicians – Robyn Wilson, Jack Dibben, Anthony Garvin, Jordana Maisie, Kirin J Callinan and Morning Stalker. Incorporating original compositions in music and sound design, video art, costume and movement, just 100 tickets will be released for the event, one that is set to be a cataclysm of intense visual beauty and aural splendor.

Each individual creative holds a solid grounding in the Sydney art and music milieux, with a diversity of backgrounds that lay rich the context from which the forms and messages of the evening will transpire.

The key performance ‘Forever the Motion’ will feature Robyn Wilson (vox, costume, movement), a multi-disciplinary artist and musician who grounds the conceptual basis of the headline performance, as her personal journey shapes it. This project embodying the next evolution in her ongoing fascination with the marriage of audio and visual practices into one momentous, multi-dimensional experience.

The original score also features the composition and performance of musician Jack Dibben (guitar, live fx), whose superb experimental approach invests heavily in a unique, improvisational sound aesthetic. Plus the remarkable Anthony Garvin (live fx, sound design), whose production expertise brings a transformative ability to process and shape sound as it is created.

The video element of the key performance will feature the new media and electronic artist Jordana Maisie, whose interactive approach, exemplified throughout her video and sound works, will underpin a temporal association between the aural, visual and physical realms.

The nature of the piece has a basis in continuity and cyclical progression and the correlation between expressive media and artistic interpretation.

Across five immediately consecutive movements, the performance elaborates experiential abstractions of the process of self, in action and progression. It attempts to explore the inherent balance of impetuosity and inevitability in our decisions and the ways in which they ramify. Highly personal in its motivations, ‘Forever the Motion’ extrapolates the subjective mapping of an emotional experience in terms of transferable universals: black and white, sound and silence, light and dark, perfection and defacement, stasis and motion, shattering and coalescence. These pairs are not binaries but continuums along which the five movements flow gesturally and conceptually.

The blurring of roles, boundaries, media and authorship, that underlie the examination of process and progress enacted imbue ‘Forever the Motion’ with a vitality and originality that places this special collaboration in an interesting position in the Sydney art scene.

Also featuring on the night, as an epic solo act, will be the strikingly distinguished, increasingly prominent Kirin J Callinan, a captivating musician-performer, of eminent Sydney band Mercy Arms and the explosive incidentalists Fashion Launches Rocket Launches. Beautiful, stirring, undeniable – Kirin is a vital figure in the current Sydney creative landscape. His approach to his shows “offer me a gig, I’ll give you a performance” speaks for itself.

Plus experimental, ambient soundscape 3-piece Morning Stalker made up of Morgan McKellar (guitar, live fx, vocals), Simon Oh (bass sax) and Marc Chomiki (drums) will lay forth the first layer of aural carpet throughout the unique and splendorous space of Black & Blue Gallery.

There will be a live sound and video recording captured on the night, to then be produced as an independent audio visual piece due for release late-August 2009. It is with great pleasure for View of Courage to announce that the sound recording will be mixed and mastered at Studios 301, Australia’s most prestigious recording studios.


Includes entry, liquid alcoholic refreshments and a limited edition print featuring concept essay by writer Bethany Small

Strictly 100 tickets released Monday 27 April 09 at www.viewofcourage.com
Purchase via the View of Courage online store


Needs Contributors

We want to make this zine because in this culture, we only talk about death when it crahes into our lives. Fuck that!

Please send us your experiences, ideas, questions, remembrances, etc. Words, pictures, anonymous contirbutions all welcome.

Possible topics include:

– How have you mourned?
– How can we support friends who are grieving?
– Favourite comfort food recipes?
– Worst, or best, cliches about death/loss?
– How is mourning gendered?
– How does grief change over time?
– Whatever else you want

Send stuff to Sandy (deadline june 7) at:

42 Merton St, Rozelle, 2039 NSW


tue 28

dirty shirlows
32 shirlow street, marrickville
$12 8pm ALL AGES

the network, robotosaurus, hospital the musical, yeah bears


wed 29

paint it black
86 enmore rd, newtown
8ish free ALL AGES

lynch (+more?) live and acoustic in the shop!)


thu 30

jura books
440 Parramatta Rd, Petersham
7pm $5 ALL AGES

Its time again for a Jura acoustic night.

This Thursday (30th) at 7pm. Costs about $5 maybe. Or just a donation of sorts. There’ll probably also be some Comrade Brew to spend all your money on. Oh and there’s books too. Buy shit, there’s no better feeling.

Kitty in the Well are definitely playing.

And.. if you want to play let me know, or just show up and play songs. Or scream shit. I want some fuckin’ intense spoken word def jam poetry shit going down.

There also might be curries to be eaten. If no curries, at least there will be soup. Maybe a tom yam. But I just made that last bit up then so maybe not tom yam.

Everyone bring instruments and be prepared to throw away all the super punk diy cred you been saving up all these years by partaking in hours of singalongs covering classics such as nirvana, grinspoon, jebediah, spiderbait and foo fighters. I might even pull out some Creed just to fuck with you all.

Yeah, come. If anyone can play Death to the Apple Girls on guitar then definitely definitely come.


thu 30

Boutwell Draper Gallery
82-84 George Street, Redfern

Originally from Perth Australia , KID ZOOM has definitely become the one to watch in the Australian street-art scene. Combining precise technical ability with tongue in cheek subversions of pop iconography, his work is not only attention grabbing, but innovative in it’s use of medium.

In his first Sydney Solo Exhibition, Kid Zoom will create a unique site specific mural installation directly onto the walls of Boutwell Draper.
Come climb inside Kid Zoom’s mind for a night…”

Opening Night
Thursday 30 April 2009

Showing until 23 May 2009


fri 1

jura books
440 Parramatta Rd, Petersham

-> May Day party for the grand re-opening of the Jura Library! The Jura library has been closed for two years. Now, after dozens of working bees, and thousands of hours and dollars provided by volunteers and supporters in the Jura community, we have a beautiful new library space! For photos and more about the library check out http://www.jura.org.au/library . Come and party with us, read books, and plan the revolution. >> 6pm, Fri 1st May.



fri 1

“The Place To Be”….. Darlinghurst
105 Crown Lane
10:15pm – 11:30pm


Swing by and hear ‘227’ played AAlive start to finish, with Mr Corcoran now re-imagining basslines on the B3. Stick around after to work on your free-throws. Usually our prac spot, ‘The Place To Be…’ is situated on Crown Lane in Darlinghurst – behind Bill & Toni’s, at the basketball ring. Museum Station is nearby. Get in touch if you’d like this explained more clearly http://www.diepunkdeath.com Ciao for now.


fri 1

Black & Blue Gallery
302/267-271 Cleveland Street
Redfern NSW 2016

Thomas Jeppe
Take The Edge Off
May 1 – 16
Opening Friday May 1, 6 – 8pm

Gallery hours Thurs to Sat 11 – 6pm
Other times by appointment

T + 61 2 969***


sat 2

Brackets and Jam
Lake Munmorah Community Hall
Lake Munmorah, Central Coast

The (temperamental) Pocket
Crashing Planes
4pm start

All Ages community afternoon, with craft stalls and drum circles and fire twirling etc. Run by the community.


sat 2

11:00am – 3:30pm
Pyrmont Bay Warf
Sydney Harbour


Hospital The Musical and friends will take you all around the Sydney Harbour. Please visit Hospital The Musical’s Myspace to purchase tickets $25


sun 3

-> Join other Sydney anarchists marching together in the May Day rally – look for the red and black flag and/or bring your own. We’ll gather on the eastern side of Hyde Park fountain. >> 12pm Sun 3rd May, Hyde Park.


sun 3

FISH MARKETS R coming up Sunday 3rd May… time to BOOK a table. limited space,
A place where u can $ell/ trade/ buy/
what people made> published>recorded< grew< themslves.
1-5pm on the 3rd MAY in Newtown
so u can still do everything else L8r!

Co$T is a donation to the/ community space/gallery
Live folk music from the black rose shop and a *jaffle* cafe provided by the TuTu collective!!
Hope to see u there cos its getting cold and i havent had a jaffle for yearsss!!


sun 3

Black Rose Anarchist Library & Bookshop
22 Enmore Rd (100m from Newtown Station)

At 2pm on the 3rd of May Black Rose is having another delightful acoustic night! Playing will be Magnoliaceae and Camilla Hill (with more to be confirmed). Entry by $5 ono donation.

w: www.blackrosebooks.org
Thursday & Friday 1 1-7
Saturday & Sunday 11-5
Accessibility: There are three steps at the entrance. The toilet is not easily accessible.


sun 3

Clifton School of Arts
338 Lawrence Hargraves Drive
Clifton NSW 2515
Sunday May 3rd 2:30-6:00 PM
$10 at the door (kids – whatever)

A Slow Rip are an improvisational trio steeped in their love of Krautrock, Musique Concrete, Drone, Post-Punk, Prog and Jazz. Since 2004 they have created 7 CDRs of material, the best of which was compiled onto the 2008 Endgame 2CD release “For The Time Being”. This is their 3rd live performance. Tommy Tugboat – Top Secret Project #2 is a performance by one of Australia’s most respected sound engineers. Although the details must remain hush-hush, we expect frivolity and stern discipline in equal measure.
Bring A Cushion!!! [there’s no seats]

Getting There:
Train: From Sydney Central departing 12:40, arriving at Scarborough 1:56. From the Gong trains arrive at Scarborough 12:42 and 2:42 so, if on the early train, you may want a refreshing beverage at the Scarborough Hotel. It’s a short walk north to the venue from the station.


sun 3

jura books
440 Parramatta Rd, Petersham
6pm $10  ALL AGES

daniel striped tiger, bare arms, circuits, epitomes
(+ vegan dinner!)

jura – 955***



What: Movie (Earthlings) + Dinner (Vegan Thai restaurant Peace Harmony)
Cost: $20 (incl. dinner + donation to Animal Liberation)
Where: Animal Liberation HQ, Level 9, 32 York St, City
When: 6:30pm, Monday May 4th

(EARTHLINGS is a feature length documentary about humanity’s absolute dependence on animals (for pets, food, clothing, entertainment, and scientific research) but also illustrates our complete disrespect for these so-called “non-human providers.” The film is narrated by Academy Award nominee Joaquin Phoenix (WALK THE LINE, GLADIATOR)  and features music by the critically acclaimed platinum artist Moby. For more information, check out http://www.earthlings.com/). 


just a reminder that i’ll be overseas from monday may 4th.  i’ll be scheduling the updates with what information i have before i go and will add anything i come across when i get chance/internet access.  if you have something on that you want added to the list try and let me know before this friday. 🙂


++  i’ll either be at these events or wishing i was there  ++

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