Art enthusiasts, ready your calendars. It’s a good looking week…

Who AUDREY LAM
What “Hinter Here” is a photographic collection by Hong Kong born Brisbane based artist Audrey Lam. Her snaps are simple but evocative observations from urban life – and are far less wanky than that sentence.
When Thursday, July 21 · 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Where Blonde Venus – 707 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley QLD
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Who 12×12 EXHIBITION
What Ambush Gallery in Waterloo, Sydney, continuously delivers fantastic exhibitions of modern Australian art. The latest in “12×12” which encompasses 12 Australian artists creating 12 artworks each to measure 12×12 inches. Participating artists are:
Daek (Perth)
Drewfunk (Melbourne)
Ears (Sydney)
Edward Woodley (Sydney)
Gary Seaman (Adelaide)
Gimiks Born (Brisbane)
Mark Alsweiler (Sydney)
Rone (Melbourne)
Sean Morris (Perth)
Shannon Crees (Sydney)
Shida (Gold Coast)
Troy Archer (Gold Coast)
When Friday at 6:00pm – July 31 at 4:00pm
Where Ambush Gallery – James Street, Waterloo NSW (you can’t miss it. It’s the one with beer).
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Who ART HARVEST LAUNCH PARTY
What This Friday marks the launch of a brand new online artist platform, Art Harvest, where hand-picked emerging and established Australian artists and designers showcase their work. The site is curated by Gold Coast based Graphic Artist/Designer/Illustrator Kiel Tillman who has a bullet eye for talent.
When Friday 22 July 2011
Where The Clock Hotel – Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast QLD
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Who TRIPP BIANCO
What Monkey Ideas is the debut solo show for 11 year old artist Tripp Bianco. Did you hear that? ELEVEN YEARS OLD. The collection features work dreamed up and churned out so far this year. If a surfing cat saying “Zing” sounds like your idea of awesome this’ll be worth checking out, and if it doesn’t you should go f*ck yourself.
When Opens Sunday 24 July at 4pm and runs from Monday 25 July to Wednesday 27 July 10am-2.30pm.
Where Tom Dunne Gallery – 11 Little Burton St, Darlinghurst NSW
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Who SURREALISM: THE POETRY OF DREAMS
What GoMA is the exclusive Australian venue for “Surrealism: The Poetry of Dreams”, a landmark exhibition of surrealist works direct from the Musée national d’art moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris. Modern art enthusiasts, book your tickets to Brisbane now. This landmark exhibition features works by Giorgio De Chirico, Max Ernst; Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, André Breton, Salvador Dali, Rene Magritte, Victor Brauner, Joan Miró, Luis Buñuel and René Clair, Jackson Pollock, Arshile Gorky and more.
When Open til 2 October 2011
Where GoMA – Stanley Place, South Bank, QLD
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Who SELF PORTRAITS – Curated by PAUL DAVIES
What Paul Davies, a brilliant artist in his own right, has curated an inspiring group show featuring works by Ben Ali Ong, Joe Allen Shea, Sam Ash, Brett Chan, Paul Davies, Louisa Dawson, Ben Dos Remedios, Mark Drew, Alan Jones, Simon Lovelace, Scott Lowe, Kyle Montgomery, Chris Phillips, Andrew Quilty, Lexie Reeves, Morgan Shimeld, Tim Summerton, Chris Town, Mark Whalen and Edward Woodley.
When Runs til JULY 24 2011
Where China Heights Gallery – 3, 16-28 Foster St, Surry Hills NSW
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Who BEN ALI ONG and ERIN SMITH
What Two artists as talented as they are different. Powerfully realistic black and white works by painter Ben Ali Ong and extraordinarily detailed ink illustrations by Erin Smith are now showing at Edwina Corlette gallery in Brisbane.
When Open til 23 Jul 2011
Where Edwina Corlette Gallery – 2/555 Brunswick St, New Farm QLD
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Who GAVIN HURLEY
What Get up close and personal to the wonderful Pop Art influenced portraits by NZ artist Gavin Hurley at Boutwell Draper Gallery over the next couple of weeks. He mixes painting and paper collage to produce colourful works that really do “pop” at the viewer.
When Open 21 July – 13 August 2011
Where Boutwell Draper Gallery – 82 – 84 George Street, Redfern NSW
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COMING SOON…
Who KANE HIBBERD
What “Searching With My Good Eye Open” is the first solo exhibition for Australian music photographer, Kane Hibberd. His focus is captivating, inventive and emotive images – as well as capturing those one-off moments that sometimes happen in rock and roll. where it will be opening September 1st at Mart Gallery in Surry Hills.
When 1st – 20th September 2011
Where Mart Gallery – 3156 Commonwealth Street Surry Hills NSW
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Who WE BUY YOUR KIDS
What Art/design/business team Sonny and Biddy of the increasingly prolific We Buy Your Kids are heading to Brisbane for the Semi-Permanent Design Conference (buy tickets here) and while there they’re also showing at Nine Lives. Jackpot.
When Opens Friday August 5 2011
Where Nine Lives Gallery – Shop 5F Winn Street, Fortitude Valley QLD
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Who ECLECTICA
What National Grid in Brookvale, Sydney, is playing host to an oestrogen-charged group show featuring works by some of Australia’s most talented female artists: Shannon Crees, Carly Casey, Mia Tanninaka, Bec Winnel, Kareena Zerefos, Lara Allport and Erin Forsyth.
When Opens Friday 5th August 2011 – 6:30pm
Where National Grid Gallery 24 Chard Rd, Brookvale NSW
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Main image by Erin Smith