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Art Galleries and Creative Spaces To Check Out In Redfern

When getting your art fix, the best places to check out reside within the creative villages in Redfern. Take a couple of your creative friends and spend a lovely crafternoon exploring the melting pot of cultures within the outskirts of Sydney.
Here are few inspiring galleries and spaces for you to check out:

White Rabbit
Described as a “sizable art gallery featuring contemporary Chinese works” founded by Kerr and Judith Neilson in 2000. White Rabbit is an ideal place to relax where you can also enjoy a street-level tea house with snacks.

Carriageworks
Located inside the industrial pockets of Redfern, Carriageworks breathes as a contemporary and multi-arts centre. Lead by local artists, Carriageworks engages with other creatives and audiences with contemporary ideas and issues.

Blakspot
A private art space in the core of Redfern, Blakspot pays tribute to our indigenous ancestors holding a collection of Aboriginal artworks.  Inspired by the natural flora and fauna of Australia as well as the stories of our original landowners, Blakspot is a great window into Australia’s history.

The Bearded Tit
Don’t get too excited by the name, the Bearded Tit is just a vibrant bar and art space on Regents St. With quirky decor, including wall-mounted animal heads and gilt mirrors, the Bearded Tit welcomes all walks of life who enjoy art and the occasional hair on the dog.

Nussinov Gallery
For Micha Nussinov fans, Nussinov Gallery is a home for all of Micha’s creative and audio works of art. The gallery exhibits the diverse and evocative range of her creations. Uncover the layers of her digital collages and her illustrations.

Orianthi and Bon Jovi’s Richie Sambora Come to Sydney in Australian Tour

Guitarists Richie Sambora and Orianthi, who formed duo RSO in 2014, are coming to Sydney on Thursday, September 29.

Sambora is a Grammy Award-winning songwriter and Lead Guitarist of legendary band Bon Jovi, while Adelaide-born musician Orianthi found fame after playing in Alice Cooper’s band and featuring in Michael Jackson’s ‘This Is It’ concert tour and film.

Sambora said he is excited about the tour. “I can’t wait to perform the classic songs fans know and love, as well as share a preview of what you can expect to hear on our upcoming debut album,” Sambora said.

RSO will include songs from both Sambora and Orianthi’s catalogues as well as Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper, Michael Jackson and Prince.

“I’m ecstatic to be bringing this tour home to Australia”, said Orianthi. “Aussies really know how to rock out at concerts. It’s going to be an incredible experience.”

RSO will perform at Metro City in Perth on September 23, Adelaide Entertainment Centre on September 26, Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne on September 27, Enmore Theatre (near Newtown/Marrickville) in Sydney on September 29 and Eaton Hills Hotel in Brisbane on September 30.

Exhibition: Brett Whiteley Studios

Discover the life of Brett Whiteley in his shoes by visiting his art studio in Surry Hills. Explore his studio by getting closer to his artworks and his materials. Learn about his influences, from writers, artists, poets, musicians, photographers, and painters.
You’ll see his monoprints, drawings and paintings with his tributes including Francis Bacon, Henri Matisse, Vincent van Gogh, Bob Dylan and Arthur Rimbaud as his subjects and inspiration.

Source: Burgess Art Files

Source: Burgess Art Files

The exhibition celebrates the works of Whiteley through his three key themes: visual arts, literature, and music.

Opening and Closing Dates:
13 May – 13 Nov 2016
Fri–Sun only 10am–4pm

Admission is FREE! And made possible by presenting partner, J.P. Morgan

For education groups
Wed & Thu
Bookings are required
Charges apply

Location:
Brett Whiteley Studio, 2 Raper Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010

To find out more, click here: http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/exhibitions/brett-whiteley-tributes/

Theatre: Aladdin Now Showing In Sydney

Disney Theatrical Productions has brought its Broadway musical comedy ‘Aladdin’ to Sydney, Australia.

Following the success of the animated film in 1992, the musical promises intricate choreography, production numbers, and visual effects.

Starring Michael James Scott as the Genie, Arielle Jacobs as Jasmine, and former children’s musical group member Ainsley Melham as Aladdin, the show opened in August and runs until November 20 at Capitol Theatre, Haymarket.