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Books Now! All Ages Trivia Competition...

Doors open at 1pm, and the competition begins at 2pm for the first ever Sirius Gallery All Ages Trivia Afternoon!

There are heaps of prizes up for grabs, from carefully selected bottles of wine, to deli, vegan and meat platters, to a commissioned piece of professional art - your choice of subject and media - to be presented within the month!

Get in quick, as spaces are very limited - Entry is $10, or $5 per head, if you book as a group of 10 or more...

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Evening All!

An announcement, for anyone who remembers this post - or anyone who missed it, for that matter - exciting news: 'tis no longer hypothetical!

A venue's been found, lease should be finalised by the end of the month - which means at this point, I can't yet give anyone an exact address, but...

We'll be in the Wynnum area, not inconceivably (:P) far from the water, or from other galleries and similar businesses, and even not far at all from public transport.

We (we being Pirate Arrrts, the parent company of this gallery project) also have a name for it:

Sirius Gallery.

All going according to plan, we'll be having a gala opening for Sirius, combined with a Hallowe'en party - midday to midnight (and possibly beyond), so -

Keen to get your work exhibited? Know someone who might be?

We'll be charging, as the post linked to above suggests, very reasonable rates, and there'll be a variety of space sizes available, from just a single 'postcard' (11 x 16cm) to the entire 80-something square metres. Most commonly we'll be offering what we'll be calling a 'flat' (1.8 x 1.28 metres, or 2.3 square metres, or thereabouts) for a weekly rental fee of $15. That includes display/curation & sales assistance, storage and security outside business hours (or during other events your work may not be 'appropriate' for), all marketing/exhibition event costs and absolutely no commission. When your work gets sold, you get every cent of your stated sale price. And said sale price is entirely up to you. We're more than happy to advise, but it's your decision.

We're open to all media, and all levels of experience - the wider the diversity of content, the better!

If you're keen to be part of this, want to book some space to display work from Hallowe'en onwards, want more information, or maybe even want to help out with the day to day operation of the place (volunteers can expect to be worshipped as somewhat deity-like) please email hermesdotkempatgmaildotcom !

Again, as the above-linked post suggests, this gallery is being run by Pirate Arrrts - a new Brisbane company keen to develop and encourage a wide variety of insolent and irreverant creative practices, in both the visual and performing arts.

So there will be regular events occurring in the space, most notably sunday aRTfternoons... a more relaxed approach to the usual game of opening an exhibition on a Friday night, repleat with black ties, pretension and wine wine w(h)ine - expect instead BBQ's, live music, untutored 'classes' (some of which will be life drawing sessions, and more - all for a minimalist entry fee.

So even if you're not an 'artist' per se yourself, you're more than welcome - more the merrier!

(mods, if, as I suspect you may, feel that this post has devolved into rampant commercial pluggery, please accept my heartfelt apologies, and feel free to delete. Or I'm happy to discuss appropriate edits, if need be ;D )

Otherwise, all I've got to say is Cheers! Oh, and Stand By To Repel Boredom! :P

(oh, and x-posted a few places - sorry for overload, if'n you get any)
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At this point, a hypothetical question, but, depending on the answer(s) - so, depending on you - soon to not be hypothetical:

(okay, really a series of questions)

1 are you looking for space in which to exhibit your work?

2 how much would you be willing to pay, as a weekly rental rate, for such a space?

3 would you maybe just like to clear an overflow of old pieces from your home/studio, and could use some extra storage space?

4 if yes to 3, how much could you afford for said storage space?

5 what kind of work is it? What media? More than one?

6 is the work difficult to categorise? Hard to pin down a pigeonhole for? (if so, so much the better ;) )

7 how much space do you feel you could fill, on a weekly, daily, or even hourly basis?

8 does, for instance, roughly 2.3 sqm sound like a fair standard space? (keep in mind that size applies to both wall and floor space, and that the dimensions are fairly fixed.)

9 and does, then, $10 - $20 sound like a reasonable weekly rate for such a standard space? What sort of deposit would you be willing to pay to secure a space?

10 would you rather pay a commission, to an established 'reputable' gallery, or a reasonable rental fee to an emerging venue, after which all income from the sale of your work is entirely yours?

11 would you be interested in displaying work in an artist-run initiative that gives you, financially and aesthetically, as much guidance or autonomy as you require? As you request?

12 how important is a gallery's location to you? Does it HAVE to be in the city or Valley to be taken seriously? What matters most about where and how a gallery is to be found?

13 what sort of demographic (sorry, I don't like that word much either) is your work most likely to appeal to? Who's it, if anyone, 'aimed' at?

14 lastly - how close to ready do you feel you are to exhibiting? Got work ready to go? Keen to discuss rates and deposits?

Know anyone else that's likely to be interested? If so, please, pass this message along!

Responses to all questions can be made either via direct comment, or by email to hermes.kemp@gmail.com - please include the phrase


in the subject line of all related emails.

Thank you!


(X-Posted several places, in the interest of developing new local business ;) )
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Hello Art Monkeys,

With many apologies we must inform you that the Dr Sketchys session scheduled for Wednesday 23rd July has been cancelled. We will keep you updated with further developments.

Dr Sketchys' Anti Art School Brisbane
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Hello Art Monkeys!

It's time for another Dr Sketchy's Extravaganza!! We are presenting for your sketching pleasure the delectable, delightful and delicious Miss Mindy!! She's a colourful, curvy, candy-draped, azure-haired goddess who has been making quite a splash on the Brisbane Burlesque Scene! I have attached a picture for your viewing pleasure - you can also see more of Miss Mindy on her myspace: http://www.myspace.com/miss_mindi

It's going to be a fabulous night so please be sure not to miss it - and let your friends know too! Being a teeny weeny business as we are, we don't have massive advertising budgets - we rely a lot on YOU, Art Monkeys! Without you coming along, Dr Sketchy's will not continue here in Brisbane, and I'm sure NONE of us want that.. so yes, come along, and drag a small crowd with you for the best fun on a Wednesday night in town!

Prepaid tickets make your HeadMistresses much less stressed, so please also consider booking ahead, which you can do here:

See you Wednesday!!

Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School Brisbane
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Browsing the interwebs, as I do... I stumbled along this and wanted to share the pretty shiny thing.
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Dr Sketchys this Wednesday, Whoo!

Hello Art Monkeys!

We've had to wait and finally it's time for another Dr Sketchys!! And OOOOH BOOOY do we have a DOOZY! We are delighted to present miss Lindsay-Rose, who words alone can not do justice - so of course I've attached a picture for you! Try not to Swooooon! She is one of "The Gamble Sisters" who are known around town for their glamour, beauty and

She is a burleque star just full of va-va-VOOOM! and she will be waving her feather fans for our sketching enjoyment!!

We're expecting a big crowd so I strongly advise you to snap up a ticket now to save dissapointment

Dr Sketchys will now be on the last Wednesday of the month, and our next one after this will be 25th June featuring the delectable Miss Mindy! Get in early for this one! :)

See you Wednesday!!

Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School Brisbane