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Dec202014

ESP GALLERY ACHIEVEMENTS

Putting Marrickville on the Artist Map

  • In 5 years, 73 exhibitions and performances with over 300 artists, over 1000 individual artworks in all media

  • hosting the Sydney Canvas Company Painting Prize in 2012

  • participation in Marrickville Festival by holding related exhibitions in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013

  • co-hosting Marrickville Contemporary Art Prize 2011, 2012

  • participation in Marrickville Open Studio Trail 2011, 2013, 2014

  • participation in national Head On Photo Festival in 2010, 2012

  • participation in Sydney Fringe Festival by holding related exhibitions in 2010, 2011

  • participation in Sydney Fringe Festival 2011 with the innovative art demonstrations series, Behind the Studio Door, featuring  live demonstrations of : Interpretative Ink (Lou Steer and Jane Trethewey); Guerilla Textile Art (Chris McKendry); Woodblock Printing (Dr Cassandra Daw). Behind the Studio Door has been repeated several times since its introduction

  • hosting Marrickville Womens Salon in 2010

Presenting Musicians and Poets

  • Progtopia (music concert featuring internationally acclaimed band Unitopia) for Sydney Fringe Festival 2011

  • Sacred Infusions (multifaith multicultural performance poetry event) for Sydney Sacred Music Festival 2011

Presenting International and Interstate Artists

  • hosting Marrickville Council residency by internationally reputed Berlin poster artist, Stefan Fahler in 2010

  • hosting Marrickville Council residency by interstate artists from 69 Smith Street Gallery, Melbourne in 2011

  • hosting internationally reputed US rapper, poet and street artist, Tony B Conscious in 2012;

  • hosting NY artist Scott Seaboldt in 2013

  • hosting award winning Kenyan photographer Thomas Mukoya in 2014

Fundraising for Good Causes

  • raising $2,715 for Australia for UNHCR in 2014, to assist refugees

  • raising funds for the family of deceased Marrickville artist Aziz Ulas in 2012.

Career Development for Volunteers

  • former director, Eva Mayha Davis, was awarded a 2014 internship at The Guggenheim Museum in New York City and is now a gallery guide at the Guggenheim Museum;

  • volunteer Lia Wittig worked at Sao Paolo Biennal and as an intern at Gagosian Gallery, New York City in 2014

Featuring local and international performance artists as part of its openings including:

  • "Founder", innovative electronica group

  • "The Ukes of Hazard", Sydney University ukulele band

  • "The Ranch Hands", cowboy rock

  • "Rusty Spring Syncopators", bluegrass

  • Candy Royalle, Danny Gardner, Ben Hession, Lou Steer, spoken word performers

  • Felicity Martin, contemporary movement performer

  • Kwesi Nyako from Karifi, drums

  • Tony B. Conscious (USA), rap and street art

  • Jeffrey Hamilton, Andros, Lou Steer, Cassandra Daw, Jane Trethewey, live art

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