Hi art lovers. This week there’s some wonderfully talented artists premiering new works around Australia, including photographers, painters, illustrations, graphic artists, and street artists. Several of the events being held are raising funds to go toward the Queensland flood victims. Friends of Pedestrian have also lent their god given artistic talents to flood victims by donating works to our Flood Relief Auction – Benja Harney, Darren McDonald, Andy Harwood, Daniel Askill and Beastman, plus many more. Bid now for something beautiful.

Who ELIZABETH SCHAFFER
What Sydney-based photographer and journalist Liz Schaffer presents ‘From Elsewhere’, her debut photographic exhibition which will take place at Tap Gallery’s Window Gallery during February.
From Elsewhere is a collection of twenty-five ethereal photographs taken across the globe over the past eighteen months. They capture intimate meetings between strangers, private moments, the details hidden within the world’s largest cities, and the sights that simply make us feel small in a world that cannot be still.
When Monday 7 February 2011 – Sunday 13 February 2011
Where Window Gallery at Tap Gallery 1/278 Palmer Street, Darlinghurst
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Who ANDREW GORDON
What A series of works by the formidably talented Andrew Gordan are exhibiting at the alliterative Gilligan Grant Gallery called ‘White Lines’, featuring a series of paintings exploring the turbulent lives of sport idols in Australia.
When 9 Feb to 5 March 2011
WhereGilligan Grant Gallery – 1B Stanley Street, Collingwood VIC
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Who JOHN FORREST
What Brilliant painter John Forrest represents a story of the landscapes and moments of his childhood in the works for solo exhibition ‘The Place’. The place is Werribee South; the time is the late 1950s. The landscape of channels, houses, sheds and flat land, structured by agriculture, is shown in these paintings in different lights and they’re breathtakingly nostalgic.
When 24 Jan – 13 Feb 2011
Where Metro Gallery – 1214 High Street, Armadale VIC
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Who ALEX LEHOURS vs KON
What After finding Sydney to be a successful battle ground for live art clashes, Secret Wars has returned in 2011 opening with a showdown between ALEX LEHOURS and KON. Illustrators with completely different styles which’ll make for a fantastic way to start the series.
When Thursday 3 Feb 2011
Where Oxford Art Factory – 38-46 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst NSW
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Who Homage to the ancestors: ritual art from the Chu kingdom
What To coincide with Chinese New Year, this exhibition focuses on the unique theme of ritual art from the specific region known as the Chu, during a time when regional warlords began to annex smaller kingdoms to consolidate power. Featuring some 70 stunning ritual objects including bronze vessels, musical instruments, lacquer wares and jades, most of the exhibition objects are from the treasure-filled tombs of the Marquis Yi of Zeng (died 433 BCE) and an anonymous aristocrat at Jiuliandun (late 4th century BCE).
When 4 February – 26 April 2011
Where Art Gallery of New South Wales – Art Gallery Road, The Domain, Sydney NSW
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Who ANNIE LEIBOVITZ
What ANNIE LEIBOVITZ: A PHOTOGRAPHER’S LIFE 1990 – 2005 is simply unmissable for lovers of photography, especially portraiture. Not just phenomenal pictures of celebrities and public figures, but an intimate visual insight into the life of the iconic photographer and her family.
When Til the end of March 2011.
Where Museum Of Contemporary Art – 140 George Street, The Rocks NSW
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COMING SOON…

Who SIMON DEGROOT
What SUPERBOUQUET is a solo exhibition of new work by Simon Degroot featuring paintings on canvas that alternate between expressionistic painterly floral bouquets and pixelated paintings of the same works repeated. Collectors, take note.
When 17 Feb 2011 – 6 Mar 2011
Where Nine Lives GalleryNEW SPACE 5F Winn St, Fortitude Valley QLD
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*GO TO NINE LIVES GALLERY HIGH WATER – FLOOD AUCTION

Who SARAH BEETSON
What ‘I Dream in Celluloid’ is the always-fabulous Sarah Beetson’s fourth solo show at 19 KAREN which will encompass 40+ works including a visual record of her dreams, a series of larger works on canvas, a short animation and a giant digitally printed, hand painted embellished quilt cover.
When 19 Feb 2011 – 18 Mar 2011
Where 19 Karen – 19 Karen Avenue, Mermaid Beach, Gold Coast QLD
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Who DANE LOVETT
What Dane Lovett is a Melbourne-based artist who’s unique pop take on the classic still-life is very in demand. Dane won and placed in a stack of awards in 2010 including taking out the Emerging Artist Award from the Royal Bank of Scotland. Here’s your chance to see why.
When March 2011
Where Chalk Horse Gallery – 94 Cooper Street, Surry Hills NSW
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Main image by Sarah Beetson

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