Exhibitions at ESP Gallery
228 Illawarra Rd Marrickville NSW 2044 Australia
Opening hours: Thur and Fri 3pm–6pm, Sat and Sun 11am–4pm firstname.lastname@example.org
Current show ...
Artists interpret dinosaurs through playing cards. Straight from Jurassic Lounge at the Australian Museum.
Exhibition: Saturday 2 March to Sunday 17 March 2013
Opening night: Saturday 2 March, from 4pm to 6pm, all welcome.
Saturday 9 March - artist demonstrations + Matchbox Girls
Sunday 10 March - artist demonstrations + ArtCycle
"DinoWars" is an official event for ArtMonth, and for MOST.
ArtMonth celebrates Sydney's galleries for the month of March. See http://www.artmonthsydney.com.au/
Marrickville Open Studio Trail (MOST) celebrates artist studios & galleries in Marrickville all weekend of Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 March.
Make the most of MOST 2013 at ESP Gallery & party with ESP all weekend!
You will see our fab Art Month Exhibition, "Dino Wars",
PLUS Behind the Studio Door Demonstrations ...
Woodblock Printing (Cassandra Daw), Chinese Interpretative Ink (Jane Trethewey), Fabric Printing (Lou Steer) and Live Poetry Performance (Lou Steer and others).
PLUS The Matchbox Girls walking tour visits ESP on Saturday 9th at 1.15.
PLUS ArtCycle rolls into ESP on Sunday 10th
Past shows ...
Ann Gregory & friends - "Are We Halfway There Yet ?"
31 Jan - 17 Feb
In January 2013, Ann Theresa Gregory reached her half century (not out).
Guest speaker: Elin Howe, Art History, Sydney Gallery School
Amber Reid - "Geometricks"
Rachael Hallinan - "Above Shadowed Doorways"
15 Nov to 2 Dec 2012 - Opening Night 17 Nov 4pm to 6pm
Amber Reid's vibrant paintings reference Islamic mosaic designs. While adhering to the rigid rules of geometry, on closer inspection they express a sense of freedom through forms & patterns that suggest the possibility of infinite growth.
Rachael Hallinan's layered photographic works inhabit the shadow world between the public facade & the family reality and explore the weight of things unsaid & shames unshared. Ambiguous layers of light, form and texture depict calmness & self-validation as much as isolation & loss.
Volunteer Exhibition - 20 Oct to 4 Nov 2012
ESP's Volunteer show is an annual tradition where we give credit to our team of volunteers with a free exhibition putting their talents under the spotlight. Our ESP volunteers are all talented artists themselves, most are studying at TAFE, COFA, NAS or similar, several doing Honours degrees. We are very lucky to have such a well-qualified team.
This exhibition features volunteers Swe Nyo, Sophie Metcalfe, Peter McGuinness, Carl Anderson, Marika Petrie, Olivia Gubala, Ann Gregory, Maureen Craig, and directors Lou Steer, Cassie Dawe, & Brian Martin. Also featuring works by Tony B. Conscious.
Aziz Ulas - Memorial Tribute - 6 to 14 Oct 2012
Our special guest Suede Fransisco is an award winning Marrickville artist who works in resin in a very different way to Aziz. Suede held his successful solo exhibition, Masalai, in ESP Gallery in August 2012 and was also featured in MCAP2012 - "The Rest of the Best" at ESP Gallery.
MCAP 2012 + Sydney Canvas Company Prize - 8 Sep - 23 Sep 2012
ESP Gallery is co-hosting the Marrickville Contemporary Art Prize 2012, in conjunction with Chrissie Cotter Gallery and ATVP Gallery. After 6 years MCAP has grown so big it needs 3 galleries.
Sydney Canvas Company is sponsoring a prize of $400 worth of premium imported canvas, for the best painting on show at ESP during MCAP. The prize will be judged & awarded by Rowan Robertson, director of Sydney Canvas Company, and also an artist himself. The prize will be awarded on opening night at ESP.
ESP is showing 32 artists in all media - painting, sculpture, video, film, installations.
Artists : Barbara Wulff, Peter McGuiness, Suede, Paola Talbert, Maggie Stein, Angela Butler, Anne-Laure Druais, Caryn Griffin, Catriona Secker, Eddie Botha, Elizabeth Rankin, Erin Keys, Frazer Bull-Clark & Kieran Gilfeather, Kassandra Bossell, Kate Deacock, Katherine Corcoran, Lisa Kotoulas, Melissa Harvey, Miriam Cabello, Niki McDonald, Patrick O'Rourke, Pennie Pomroy, Peter Strong, Rebecca Geddes, Sarah O'Connell, Tasman Miller, Teena McCarthy, Tom Eager, Yvonne Levenston, Ahmed Khalidi and Rua Hashlamoun.
"Masalai" - by Suede - 16 August - 2 September 2012
"2X BIG BAD / BIG BAD X2" - Barbara Wulff + Kay Wulff - 19 July - 5 August 2012
"Seen Unseen" - Masters of Drawing - 21 June - 8 July 2012
Head On Photography - 24 May - 10 June 2012
Christopher Tovo, Innocenza Toritto, Matt Gordon Winch
Chris Tovo "Sleeping Giants" - reveals the poetic amid the pragmatic, in a visual journey through the industrial streetscapes, set against the menacing backbone of Java's sleeping volcanoes. His intimate vision captures the utter dignity of slumber, enjoyed in the most makeshift and abject of environments. He leaves us asking who are the sleeping giants amongst us ?
Innocenza Toritto "Pulse" - everything in our lives passes so quickly, time, memories, moments. I believe them to be not only the small breaths we take, but also linked to our heartbeat and linked to the earth. I believe it could have a sound and definitely a pulse. We travel with it. Slow or fast, it doesn’t matter. The journey is individual and exclusive to all. Mine, yesterday was blue. Today, who knows.
Matt Gordon Winch "Cry Wolf" - "SO WISE SO YOUNG, THEY SAY, DO NEVER LIVE LONG” W.S. Within this series lies the story of a young drifter. Missed by those who remember. Remembered by those who can’t forget. The evidence of a life.
Head On Photography - Nicola Bailey, Rachael Ireland, Marijke Loosjes - May 2012
3 photographers, 3 dramatically different viewpoints.
Nicola presents the poems of Candy Royalle projected onto the bodies of Sydney roller derby skaters, contrasting sensuality with physicality
Rachael explores the built environment in a dark dramatic landscape
Marijke shows bold images that challenge our senses
Tony B Conscious - the Ghetto Van-Go - April 2012
Featuring Tony B Conscious aka the "Ghetto Van-Go".
Tony is a spray painter & stencil artist, rapper, poet & busker, from Venice Beach Boardwalk in Los Angeles, USA, touring Australia and appearing in Melbourne, Adelaide Arts Festival, Byron Bay Bluesfest, and exclusively at ESP as our featured artist for April 2012.
Tony B Conscious also performed spoken word, poetry & rap at The Blue Space, Petersham Bowling Club in association with ESP Gallery.
Selected T-shirts, books, paintings available by request.
"LoveDeath - Liebestod" - 25 Feb 2012 to 18 Mar 2012
Love and death are the two opposing forces in life. We long for love, we fear death. Our lives are lived between. What choice do we have?
ESP GALLERY artists interpreted the themes of LOVE AND DEATH.
"Extended" - 3 Dec 2011 to 18 Dec 2011
ESP's final show for 2011 featured the works of new director Robert Bayliss and long time director Chris McKendry, presenting paintings, sculptures & textile works of art.
Opening night featured an authentic Thai food stall where Rob's partner Pravit cooked up a storm, presenting food preparation as performance art.
"Celebration" - 12 Nov 2011 to 20 Nov 2011
ESP presents a group show by National Art School honours graduating students : Jenny Herbert Smith, Bui Ponchiangdee, Tienne Simons, Fiona Lannigan, Caroline Karlsson, Adam Galea
Ceramics, Drawing, Printmaking, Sculpture, Mixed Media
"Volunteers" - 22 Oct 2011 to Nov 2011
ESP Gallery is celebrating our awesome volunteers with the ESP Volunteers Exhibition.
This show is by & for our tireless volunteers, to show our appreciation of their work.