Brenda Tye- Exhibition Opening



Peter Sharp | Brenda Tye


2  – 19 AUGUST 2018 




When two artists work together in a truly collaborative way new ideas and art are generated. Good art needs transformative moments and the friction generated by a collaborative venture can force the issue. Brenda Tye and Peter Sharp have been making prints together for over fifteen years which have included a wide range of mediums such as etching, woodcut and monotypes. This exhibition is dedicated to monoprinting as this process is more immediate and intuitive by nature.  The subject matter is the ubiquitous Eucalypt tree, but by layering and using stencils new forms and arrangements are created that show the Australian icon in new abstracted ways.





Artspace and Create NSW are pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2018 NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship valued at $30,000. This Fellowship is offered by Create NSW to enable a visual artist at the beginning of their career to undertake a self-directed program of professional development. A shortlist of up to 12 artists will be selected by an independent panel of peers managed by Create NSW to participate in an exhibition at Artspace.

The Fellowship is Artspace’s key exhibition for profiling the dynamism and breadth of emerging contemporary artistic practice in NSW, and builds upon our ongoing commitment to supporting emerging artists through curatorial development and dialogue. Alexie Glass-Kantor, Michelle Newton and Lola Pinder will co-curate the exhibition, collaborating closely with each artist through a series of studio visits and mentored exchanges to further develop their work for the finalists’ presentation in November.

We encourage visual artists to apply for the Fellowship, which supports the professional development of artists in NSW, enabling recipients to undertake activities including travel, mentorships, internships, courses, research and the creation of new work.

Applications for the 2018 NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship are now open, and close midnight Friday, 3 August, 2018.
Click here to apply



SARAH EDMONSON Solo Show- MFA 2 Printmaking Student












Sarah Edmondson
According to Chance

27 June – 22 July 2018
Opening night Wednesday 27 June 6-8pm
The principle guiding my work is the belief that chance events open up opportunities of discovery. The chance event of a glitch, an error in a structured system, has been rendered in needlepoint tapestry with wool on canvas in an attempt to stabilise its ‘intrusion’ through aesthetic re-interpretation.

The same image has been used throughout this series, which originated in a computer glitch of one of my works. This was then screen printed and cut into 9 cm squares to provide the template for individual tapestries. Compositionally, chance changes the relationship of components on an unconscious level, with the outcome differing from that of a considered composition.

The process of needlepoint is labour intensive and contradicts the essence of chance and the glitch. Each individual stitch represents a pixel from digital imagery, bringing the digital and analogue together. We are in perpetual motion in an age of digital information, quickly moving to the next image or piece of information. Perhaps the tapestry will give the viewer reason to slow down, ponder for a moment the time taken to build up the work in contrast to the instantaneous digital breaking down of the glitch.

Sarah Edmondson is an emerging artist currently completing her Masters of Fine Art at National Art School, Sydney. She was a finalist in Stills: National Still Life Award 2017, receiving a judge’s commendation. Edmondson graduated with a BFA, Distinction from the University of Newcastle in 2014. She was highly commended several times during her undergraduate degree and was a finalist twice in the Gosford Art Prize. Edmondson presented a solo exhibition at Watt Space Gallery, Newcastle, in 2013, and has been included in various group exhibitions since 2014.

Image: Sarah Edmondson, c5/1, 2018, wool on canvas needlepoint tapestry, 33.6 x 33.6 cm, framed


Parramatta Artists Studios is excited to announce the opening of a second studio location in Rydalmere. Applications are now open for artists to be a part of the new studio facility.

An initiative of and managed by Parramatta Artists Studios, the new studio facility at Rydalmere provides studios to artists from Parramatta, Western Sydney and Greater Sydney. The Rydalmere Studios have received funding to operate for 2 years and offer a program that is differentiated from the current PAS studio program by:

  • a focus on engaging with artists who are beyond their emerging career stage
  • offering longer studio tenancies of up to 2 years
  • offering warehouse-style studios with scope to make work of scale
  • re-engaging with former PAS studio artists to contribute to career sustainability, as well as,
  • engaging with new studio artists, furthering PAS’ impact upon artists’ careers.

Studio tenancies will begin in late August / early September 2018. For more information, please see our Studio Application Information Guide.

To apply, please complete the online application form.

Applications close 29 July 2018,