What’s Cool and Unusual – 12th May 2009

sat 16

“The Place To Be” 105 Crown Lane, Darlinghurst
10:15pm – 11:30pm
Email: diepunk***@yahoo.com

Gallucci is hosting it’s laneway shoot around in Darlinghurst this Saturday
evening 10:15pm. Seems the basketball is becoming more popular than the music,
no big surprise there…. ‘The Place’ is located on Crown Lane in
Darlinghurst – behind Bill & Toni’s. Museum Station is nearby. Get in
touch if you’d like this explained more clearly http://www.diepunkdeath.com


sat 16

Serial Space
33 Wellington St, Chippendale
8pm $? ALL AGES

Golden Diskó Ship (berlin)
jasmina maschina (berlin)
garbage and the flowers


sat 16

dirty shirlows, 32 shirlow street
6pm start

Dj Treason (UK/Edinburgh)
Al Corrupt
Dislasystem; (live)
DJ HateNoise


sat 16

Newtown Cemetery

Cougar Flashy, Stono Caves, The Lurkers and many others.

everyone should bring instruments and food and join in.


sun 17

Lewisham, NSW
11:00am – 4:30pm
So the MCA Zine Fair is on 24 May & some friends and I want to get together in the one place to make zines. Bring along whatever zine/craft/art you’ve been working on, have a little chat with those around you, make some new friends, eat some snacks.

We’ll also be making a little zine on the day (you can do your own page) & then we’ll make it up 10+ copies each and you can sell it or give it away at the MCA Zine Fair. Even if you don’t have a table at the fair, you can still trade it with other stallholders.

There’ll be live music from a couple people, a picnic in the yard, nice drinks & warm company. You’re welcome to bring someone if you like. Just let us know.

For more information see http://zines.wordpress.com


sun 17

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. 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 http://www.viewofcourage.com
Purchase via the View of Courage online store


sun 17

jura books
440 Parramatta Rd, Petersham

cougar flashy, polyfox and the union of most ghosts + more

9550 9931


sun 17

Palace Norton St, Leichardt.

-> A new anarchist film is showing at the Spanish Film Festival – The Anarchist’s Wife. Set during the harrowing years of the Spanish Civil War, this drama tells the story of one young couple?s love in the face of terrible obstacles. For more details: http://www.spanishfilmfestival.com/sydney/films_war3.html . Jura will have a
book stall outside each cinema for a couple of hours before each screening.

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

What’s Cool and Unusual – 4th February 2009

wed 4

When: Wednesday February 4. Night begins at 7pm, movie starts at dusk
Where: Pavilion at Bondi Beach
What: Premiere of award-winning new film “Soldiers of Peace” – an uplifting story about the power of community movements

Nothing to do?
How about sitting by the beach watching a film under the stars? What if we add chilled music from Zimbabwe, cold drinks and comfy bean-bag recliners?

Still not sold? Join us at the Bondi Open Air Cinema and you will also see an inspirational new film about peace and meet hundreds of other GetUp members; plus all the proceeds will help GetUp create social change on issues you care about!

Creating change doesn’t always have to be hard work!

The award winning ‘Soldiers of Peace’ is an uplifting story of how, thanks to engaged citizens such as yourself, we are fast approaching ‘the outbreak of peace’. Narrated by Michael Douglas and featuring a host of well-known personalities, the film shows that by working together to combat global problems we can create a world flushed with peace not war.
Let’s take a moment together to draw inspiration from this film about incredible social movements, who like us, are engaging everyday people in creating a better world. Bring friends and family, grab a picnic and head down to Bondi Openair Cinema on Wednesday.
We’ll see you there!
Oliver, for the GetUp Member Engagement Team


thu 5

86 George Street, Redfern

Collaborating as the Mechano Brutalists, Sumugan Sivanesan & James Gulliver Hancock take a rough and ready approach to the plastic arts.

For Troubled Justice (2009) they combine assemblage, illustration and illumination – using milk crates, clip lamps, scrap car parts, abandoned bicycles and other debris, to recall the incidents surrounding the “Redfern Riots” and the death of a local aboriginal teenager, TJ Hickey in February 2004.

The work is part of an ongoing and multifaceted project, in consultation with Ray Jackson of the Indigenous Social Justice Association and TJ’s mother, Gail Hickey.

Thanks to Jap World Spares, St Peters and the Nunnery Bike Workshop.



fri 6

8:00am – 10:30pm
Serial Space 33 Wellington Street, Chippendale

Solo performances across 4 speakers:

Robin Fox

Rod Cooper

Alex White

$10 entry


fri 6

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

6pm – 8pm


Ideas of torture/sex, dungeons and dragons and role playing create ideas of opening your mind, freeing your thoughts and become heavily involved in things like fantasy, partying and new ideas of sex. Ecstasy and Decay is a pot of ideas and loss of self control, passion, drugs, presented in the idea of a makeshift cruising area or aftermath of a comic book convention. Any kind of rubbish dump and breeding ground for men, trolls and boys.
Alex Vivian is a Melbourne-based artist.

Friday 6 February to 21 February 2009


fri 6


February 6, 2009 at 6:30pm until
February 11, 2009 at 5:00pm

2 excellent art duo’s combine to open the China Heights 2009 roster.



sun 8

Gyspy Cohort
Newtown Cemetary

Join our gypsy cohort:
a gyspy – folk – pirate collective
All welcome to sing, play and dance

Bring instruments, food, booze and brrraiins

Our Gyspy cohort aims to bring together musicians to form performance collectives of varying degrees.

Contact: 0413***


sun 8

Bohemian Grove, L2/68 Sophia St, Surry Hills
6.30 $10 all ages

Rod Cooper (melb) + MMMN

Since 1988, Rod Cooper has transformed traditional instrument designs into new metallic hybrids. Each sound sculpture has a large range of sounds, incorporating percussion, bowing mechanisms resonant springs and acoustic noise. For his performance at Bohemian Grove Rod will be performing on a recently constructed instrument called the Not Made in China. The NMIC incorporates a new system of transducers which micro instruments are built directly onto, forming  new sound worlds.

‘mmmn’ presents a new collaboration between two musicians from sydney working in the fields of
improvised & experimental music. this will be their first public performance.

martin ng – turntables
mike majkowski – double bass

Bohemian Grove performances are 6:30pm doors for a 7pm start each Sunday (unless otherwise advised). The cover is $10 /  donation. Please feel free to invite your friends to come and/or join the mailing list, but we ask that nothing be posted on the web for the authorities to find (they are squares). Support live music!



tue 10

people’s kitchen – every tuesday at 7pm
155 balmain rd, leichardt

vegan food, tea and coffee for donation

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