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Lord Mayor of Sydney Clover Moore MP, Image by Arunas

It’s hard to believe that it was over two weeks ago when Lord Mayor of Sydney Clover Moore and Dr Stanley Quek of Frasers Property launched our archival doc 1,386 days at FraserStudios. It was a fantastic night; about 250 guests and the perfect mix of artists, industry and stakeholders reflecting the collaboration that’s taken place over the last three-and-a-half years to make this project happen.

If you were unable to make the launch and would like a copy of the book, send through your mailing address to marketing@queenstreetstudio.com by close of business tomorrow (Wednesday 20 June) and we’ll send you a copy for free!

Since then, we’ve hosted a week of fantastic masterclasses and free classes, plus a very popular Platform 5 with Linda Luke from The Weather Exchange, a Tess de Quincey Co. initiative.

Last Thursday our program stepped up a gear for the final two weeks, with an informal artist talk and showing from performance trio POST, a highly interactive (and competitive!) game show format night from Tin Shed called the “Tin Shed Camping Tours” on Friday night, and a beautifully nostalgic and fitting tribute to the Studio 14 dance space from Martin del Amo and Julie-Anne Long (with cameos from Heidrun Lohr, Tess de Quincey, Rosie Dennis and our own James Winter and Sam Chester) on Saturday night.

Plus, the Cake Wine Bar opened with a resounding bang, with over 1000 people stopping by Thursday-Sunday to have a drink (from Cake’s very own wines from the Adelaide Hills and a careful selection of cider and beer) and enjoy performances from Mrs Bishop, Joyride, and Future Classic DJs, and jaffles from the super cute Jafe Jaffle Kombi van.

Coming up this week it’s a showing from stunning dancers Venettia Miller & Ryuichi Fujimura on Thursday, an evening of short works hosted by Matt Prest called “Cardio Church Gala Performance” on Friday night, and a very special WHIP IT evening of improvised performance on Saturday night.

All performances start at 7pm and tickets are available at the door. And if you haven’t seen the “Our House” exhibition of current Visual Arts Residents’ work or “100”, a photography exhibition by Arunas Klupsas, they’ll be open daily 2-6pm, during performances and while the Cake Wine Bar is in operation…

The Cake Wine Bar will be open Thursday-Friday 5-10pm, Saturday 3-10pm and Sunday 3-9pm and they’ve programmed some more amazing DJs and acoustic acts to keep the bar crowd entertained… check out their calendar below or visit their website for more info.

This is for a strictly limited time and FraserStudios will close its doors on Saturday 30 June with a final BBQ everyone’s invited to!

Click here to see the full 30 DAYS & 30 NIGHTS program.


Image by Arunas

Finally some good news to break up the terrible weather outside… our funding has been renewed for our Performing Arts Residency program next year, which means we have ten residencies (including up to three weeks of rehearsal and development space at Studio 14, FraserStudios, or Heffron Hall in Darlinghurst and a weekly stipend of $600) available for NSW-based performing artists.

Previous residents have included Siren Theatre Co, Alexandra Harrison, Gavin Clarke, Anton & Martin del Amo, Eddie Sharp, De Quincey Co and Rosie Dennis.

We take a broad view of the term performing arts which may include — but is not limited to — dance, theatre, digital arts and cross-disciplinary collaborations.

Apps close Thursday 12 January so click here to head to the website and find out if you’re eligible!

Vivid Creative Sydney EventQueen Street Studio is very proud to be included in Vivid Creative Sydney’s new fringe program with an interactive panel event called “When I Grow Up I Want To Be An Artist: tales of sustaining art practice in Sydney”.

Taking place at FraserStudios on Monday 6 June 2011 (6:30pm start for a 7–8pm panel), the event will be hosted by our very own James Winter (co-founder & –director of Queen Street Studio and freelance theatre director extraordinaire), with some FANTASTIC and diverse artists on the panel:

  • Fran Barrett, member of video and performance collaboration Brown Council, whose works have been shown at galleries, festivals and theatrical settings around the globe including Performance Space, Melbourne Art Fair and Athens International Video Art Festival
  • Rosie Dennis, Sydney-based performer, writer and curator who most recently created and performed Driven To New Pastures and curated MINTO: LIVE as part of the 2011 Sydney Festival and is currently employed as the Live Art Curator at Campbelltown Arts Centre
  • Michelle Kotevski, Executive Producer of Urban Theatre Projects in Bankstown, ex Creative Producer of Big hART Inc, and independent film maker with over five years of experience working at Australia Council for the Arts with the Theatre and Community Cultural Development Boards

  • Sebastian Goldspink, a street based artist whose practise focuses on advertising interventions, using hand cut vinyl lettering and images to employ humour and comment directly on outdoor advertising, subvert meaning and create dialogue with the original advert

  • Sian McIntyre of The Paper Mill, a volunteer-run, not-for-profit artist-run space committed to facilitating all aspects of paper based art, which opened in September 2010 at Angel Place in Sydney thanks to the City Of Sydney.

Join us as these dynamic artists and creatives from Sydney tell their stories—what made them become an artist in the first place? Was there ever another option? And most importantly, what keeps them going in this industry day to day?

Get practical advice from those who have been there before… and survived—everything from self-marketing, to finding spaces, to securing funds and heading overseas.

Head to Facebook to click attending on the official event (here) and check out the full Vivid Creative Sydney program here (it’s pretty awesome).

This event is proudly sponsored by Fox Creek Wines. Thanks to our supporters Blurb & dumbofeather.

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