Past News: 2009
 

Acquisition of work

 

 

 

The workers' lift, (a 6 minute single channel DVD with sound) has been acquired by the Gold Coast City Art Gallery, as part of the Stan and Maureen Duke Gold Coast Art Award. 

Stan and Maureen Duke Gold Coast Art Award

 

 

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Group Show

12 December 2009 to 14 February 2010

Saturday, 12 December, 2009, from 6pm

Gold Coast City Art Gallery

An acquisitive art award and exhibition open to all forms of art media except photography.

2009 Judge Andrew Frost, has selected the following artists for this years prize.

Giles ALEXANDER Nick ASHBY Monika BEHRENS Chris BENNIE, Christian FLYNN and Brent WILSON Frederic BERJOT Louise BLYTON Mostyn BRAMLEY-MOORE Kate BRISCOE Vicky BROWNE Lilly CHORNY Simon COLLINS Gabrielle COURTENAY Marcel COUSINS David CREED Joanne CURRIE NALINGU Tony DOWERS Rocco FAZZARI Paul FERMAN Jason FITZGERALD Prudence FLINT Greg FULLERTON Phillip GEORGE Anne Marie GRAHAM Paul GUNDRY Neil HADDON Lachlan HANSEN Lyndal HARGRAVE Robert HOLLINGWORTH Brian IRVING Gabrielle JONES Christopher JONES Col JORDAN Gladdy KEMARRE Sherrie KNIPE Josie KUNOTH Dinni KUNOTH KEMARRE Chris LANGLOIS LOONGKOONAN Marco LUCCIO Simon MARK Mani MATONG Jill MCFARLANE Noel McKENNA Hiromi OZAKI Aris PRABAWA Silke RAETZE Eric ROSSI Brenda RUNNEGAR Giles RYDER Sylvia SCHWENK Emily VALENTINE Emma van LEEST Bibi VIRO Lucy WARD Peggy WASSI John WEERONGA BARTO Fiona WHITE Anna WHITE Margaret WILSON Jane WOODRUFF Michael ZAVROS

 

Art Sydney 09 - Off the Wall  

 

 

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Group Show

22 to 25 October 2009

6.00pm to 7.00pm (VIP Opening night)

Art Sydney 09, Royal Hall of Industries, Moore Park 

Off the Wall is a major feature of the Sydney Artfair and is dedicated to the promotion of emerging artists from around Australia:  Sam Barrett, Nicolette Benjamin Black, Steve Coy, Yi Gao, Freya Jobbins, Bronek Kozka, Alex Lawler, Michelle Park, Jessica Price, Sylvia Schwenk, Helen Shelly and Brooke Zeligman.

One day I think I'll lend a hand, but right now I need a new plasma TV

 


 

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Performance

Thursday, 22 October 2009

6.00pm to 7.00pm (VIP Opening night)

Art Sydney 09, Royal Hall of Industries, Moore Park 

You are invited to participate in one of my latest performances, One day I think I'll lend a hand, but right now I need a new plasma TV at the entrance to the Artfair.

The performance will see a large group of local residents perform a simple and repetitive synchronised exercise and stretching regime that will be screened on a television set with an original soundtrack by Barry Evans, on the opening night of Art Sydney 09 at the Royal Hall of Industries.

Curated by Cash Brown.

If you are in Sydney and would like to participate in this performance, please email me at: stschwenk@yahoo.com.au

Tickled Pink 

 

 

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Group Show

7 to 31 October, 2009

Wednesday, 7 October, 6-8pm

Artereal Gallery, Darling St Rozelle, Sydney

Tickled Pink is fundraising event for Breast Cancer. The exhibition will show artwork by 25 of Australia’s finest contemporary artists such as Kate Rhode, Claude Jones, Damian Dillon, Andrew Lavery, Christine Polowyj , Cecilia Fogelberg, Glen Henderson, Sarah Parker, Anne MacDonald, Cash Brown, Ruth Hassall, Nola Diamantopoulos and Sylvia Schwenk. 

Art Auction - Climate Camp 09

 

 

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Art Auction and Exhibition

3 to 5 September, 2009

Thursday, 3 September 6-8pm, Auction starting at 7pm

Mori Gallery, 168 Day street, Sydney

Works by diverse artists across Sydney and NSW will be auctioned with all proceeds going towards the running of Climate Camp 09.  Artists include Susan Norrie, Ingrid Dernee, Meghan Brewster, Anna Williams and Sylvia Schwenk

Climate Camp is a place to learn, a sustainable community and an opportunity to take action on climate change and environmental management.

Curated by Ingrid Dernee.

Someone draws a flower on a wall beside a bed

 


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Group Show

4 to 20 August, 2009

Tuesday, 4 August 2009, 6-8 pm

Gallery of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawarhalal Nehru University, Delhi, India

An exhibition of works that looks to open up a space in which to creatively explore and discuss the idea of the life in art.

Curated by Alana Hunt.

 

One day I think I'll lend a hand, but right now I need a new plasma TV

 

 

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Solo Show

27 July to 7 August, 2009

Monday, 27 July 2009, from 8.00pm

Stiftung Kuenstlerdorf, Schoeppingen, Forum fuer Kunstvermittlung

This is a 3 channel DVD installation with sound that brings the performance I directed on 11 July 2009, ‘One day, I think I’ll lend a hand’, which saw a large group of local residents taking part in an art action, creating a gitterbildung (grid formation), while watching a film with an original soundtrack by Barry Evans on a television set in the in K+K carpark, into a gallery context. 

Curated by Dr Sigrun Brunsiek.

 

Remember the importance of SELF

 

 

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Performance

22 July, 2009

18:30 to 19:30

Meet at the Kuenstlerdorf, Schoeppingen, Germany

You are invited to join in a new performance, Remember the importance of SELF.

The performance will see a large group of local residents performing an art action in the city.

If you would like to participate in this performance, please email me at: stschwenk@yahoo.com.au

One day, I think I'll lend a hand

 

 

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Performance

11 July, 2009

11:30

K+K Parkplatz, Schoeppingen, Germany

Stiftung Kuenstlerdorf Schoeppingen and I invite you to my latest performance, One day, I think I'll lend a hand.

The performance will see a large group of local residents performing an art action in the K+K carpark, creating a giltterbildung  (grid formation) with their bodies, while watching a film with an original soundtrack by Barry Evans, on a television set.

If you are in Schoeppingen and would like to participate in this performance, please email me at: stschwenk@yahoo.com.au

 Residency

 


 

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Kuenstlerdorf Schoeppingen, Germany

Artist in Residence

July 2009



X Performance, Perth

 

 

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Competition

The Western Australian Government is undertaking an open competition for a major public art commission in Forrest Place Perth, with a budget of $1 million.  The project has been designed to encourage innovative partnerships between artists and other design professionals.

I worked with Brian Zulaikha from tonkin zulaikha greer architects, on a submission for a performative scupture, based on an ephemeral intervention.



Locksmith Project Space

 

 

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Launch of publication, including images of my works

11 June 2009

Thursday, 11 June 2009, 6pm - late

Locksmith Project, Alexandria

Premier launch of the publication Locksmith Project.

climate emergency

 


 

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Group Show

5 June, 2009

Friday, 5 June 2009, 6-9pm

At the Vanishing Point Gallery, Newtown

Video art and performance night.  Curated by Ingrid Dernee.

 

Thesis

 

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Group Show

19 to 29 May, 2009

Tuesday, 19 May 2009, 5-7pm

Victorian College of the Arts Gallery. Melbourne

An exhibition of works that looks at 'Thesis: Ideas to be tested', by Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Kim Connerton, David Haines, Biljana Jancic, Adrian McDonald, Sylvia Schwenk, Mark Shorter. 

Curated by Adrian MacDonald.

Altered States of Reality

 

 

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Group Show

14 April to 5 May, 2009

Thursday, 16 April, 2009, 6-8 pm

Agora Gallery, New York, NY

An exhibition showing works that allow us to challenge our ideas, parables and perceptions that constitute our own reality.

Curated by Angela Di Bello.

Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award

 

 

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Group Show

4 April to 17 May, 2009

Saturday, 4 April, 2009, from 6pm

Gold Coast Arts Centre

The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award is a national acquisitive Award for still based photographic artists.

X Performance Dunedin

 


 

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Performance, as part of the Dunedin Fringe Festival

27 March, 2009

1pm

The Octagon, Dunedin

X Performance Dunedin will be performed on Friday 27 March at 1pm as a part of the Fringe Festival. Local participants will form giant and individual Xs with their bodies in and around the Octagon.  This will complete the X Performances body of work.

If you are in Dunedin and would like to participate in this performance, please email me at:  stschwenk@yahoo.com.au

They paved paradise, put up a parking lot  

 

 

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Solo Show

24 March to 18 April, 2009

Tuesday, 27 March 2009, from 5.30pm

Blue Oyster Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand

This is a performance, photographic and installation based body of work, showing off the latest footwear and fashion needed for global warming.  A performance of Boots for Rising Waters, will see women modelling gumboots with black stilt-like fixtures on their base, on the opening night of the exhibition.

Go Figure

 


 

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Group Show

20 March to 18 April, 2009

Wednesday, 20 March 2009, 6-8pm

Artereal Gallery, Rozelle, Sydney

An exhibition of works which look at the body by: Aziz + Cusher (USA), Christopher Bucklow (UK), Alex Chomicz (AUS), Janice Kuczkowski (AUS), Tatjana Plitt (AUS) and Sylvia Schwenk (AUS).  Curated by Barbara Dowse.

Red, blue or green?

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Performance

28 February, 2009

3.30pm

Beachside, opposite 152 Campbell Parade, Bondi

An art action using our bodies, and the city as our canvas.

If you are in Sydney and would like to participate in this performance, please email me at: stschwenk@yahoo.com.au, and tell me what colour t-shirt you will wear: red, blue or green.

Wilson HTM National Art Prize

 

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Group Show

4 to 14 February, 2009

Wednesday,  4 February, 2009 from 6pm

Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane

This national prize was established by Artworkers and Wilson HTM Investment to promote emerging artists.

The exhibition will feature the work of the 12 finalists:

Renata Buziak (QLD), Tanya Dyhin (NSW), Daniel Ford (QLD), Jenny Fraser (QLD), Susan Jacobs (VIC), Heidi Kenyon (SA), Laith McGregor (QLD), Emily Portmann (NSW), Francesca Rosa (QLD), Sylvia Schwenk (NSW), Cara-Ann Simpson (QLD), Brent Wilson (QLD)