ESHS update

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We have been notified that East Sydney High School  will be closing their doors (as of Dec 2014).

The funds we raised for the school is being redistributed to the Brightside Program that runs with Arc@UNSW. Brightside also ran programs at East Sydney High School.

Brightside is an artistic mentoring program that pairs up UNSW students with disengaged and at-risk Sydney youth, to inspire and assist them in developing their creative skills, confidence and discover new career pathways.

The funds will allow the program to  purchase materials (such as clay, glazes, paint, canvases) for the various creative projects that they will be running at Regenesis Creatives, Woolloomooloo and Key College, Redfern. They  will also be able to pay individuals to run specialised workshops with the schools. These will include screen printing and film making.

If you would like more information on the program or are interested in volunteering visit

Darkroom for ESHS students



We will keep you up to date on how East Sydney High School will use the funds we raised. We met with them last week to chat about ideas – one of them is updating their darkroom for the students to use.




Thank you

Thank you to everyone who supported re:make – our online auction has finished and we are in the process of distributing the funds  to East Sydney High School. We will keep you updated on how the money raised will be used.

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Re:make Silent Auction

If you were unable to make it to our exhibition or if you were there and you spotted a piece that you wished you had of purchased – this morning we are launching our online silent  auction.

The auction will from  Friday 2 May 10 am until Friday 9 May 5pm.
To view the artworks available visit:
You can also learn more about the artworks here .

All money raised will go directly to East Sydney High School.

Happy bidding!

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How you can contribute to East Sydney High

East Sydney High School is partially funded by the government but also relies heavily on grants and donations. If you were unable to buy a piece of art at our exhibition but would still like to contribute to the school in any way, though donations or through partnerships, please contact the school on either 9361 3285 or email

If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to the school please use the following details:

Name: East Sydney Community Based High School
BSB: 062018
A/C 10362450

use the reference: re:make
and email your transfer confirmation to

Or if you saw a piece of art at the exhibition and were keen to buy it – you can view work available to purchase here.

Re:make Artworks – Available for Purchase

Let us introduce you to the finished Re:make artworks, fresh from the exhibition. These works are available for sale, with all the proceeds going towards the art program at East Sydney High School (more information about the school here).  If you are interested in buying an artwork, contact us via email.

1. Joel Cameron – Keeper of Knowledge, mixed media, 53 x 38cm
Joel Cameron From a2b

Read an interview about the Re:make project and Joel’s artwork here.

remake-artist-joel-cameron-Petra-OHalloran-475x317Joel working on his piece for Re:make. Photo: Petra O’Halloran

2. Emily Hunt – Bugaku Ballet, Enamel paint, collage & crystals, on found canvas. 72 x 60cm

Emily Hunt Bugaku Ballet

Emily Bugaku Ballet detail

Artist statement: Bugaku is a form of traditional Mask dancing in Japanese traditional performance.The ballet part relates to a modern interpretation, because I discovered that George Balanchine choreographed a ballet in the Bugaku style. I like to imagine the personalities in the painting love to dance.

3. Sharon Kitching – The Yellow Wallpaper, oil on canvas, 42 x 42cm

Sharon Kitching Yellow Wallpaper

The title refers to the Charlotte Perkins Gilman story, The Yellow Wallpaper. Sharon transformed an unfinished, found portrait into a figure inspired by this short story.

4. Sarah Goffman – Face to Face, mixed media, 70 x 65cm

Sarah Goffman Face to Face

Sarah Goffman usually works in sculpture and installation; for Re:make she created a wall piece with an unfinished, found portrait.

5. Garry Trinh – Collection #1, set of 12 photographic prints (Digital c type print), dimensions variable

Garry Trinh Collection #1

Garry Trinh created a photographic installation for Re:make, from a found 35mm negative. Collection #1 displays an enigmatic series of details, suggesting multiple stories. If you are Sydney based Garry will install this piece for you.

Garry Collection detail

6. Simon Yates – This Painting is Bugged, acrylic on board, 94 x 78cm.

Simon Yates This Painting Bugged

The artist’s intervention into the found still life print takes the form of insects: an interaction within the illusory world of the painting.

Simon Yates Painting bugged detail

7. Kathy Luu – The Tides They Come Between My Toes, photographic print, 77 x 46cm

Kathy Luu is known for her portrait photography: for Re:make she used the figures and landscape from a found photograph to create a beautifully atmospheric image. The photograph comes framed as pictured below.

Re:make Artworks

Meet the Re:make artworks – this first set of artworks sold at the exhibition. We’ll be presenting the artworks that are still available for purchase in a forthcoming post.

1. Lilly Blue – Salvaged. Read about Lilly’s remake journey here.

Lilly Blue Salvaged

Lilly Blue Salvaged Detail


2. Danilo Brandao – From a2b

Danilo a2b

3. Inga Dalrymple – Untitled

Inga Dalrymple Untitled


4. Wolfgang and Rose – The Enchanted Garden

wolfgang enchanted garden


Re:make Exhibition Weekend

Thanks to everyone who came along to the Re:make exhibition opening and made it such a fantastic afternoon. We’ll be posting details of the remade artworks soon, for now here are a few photos from the exhibition and opening.

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Exhibition Preview #3

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With only one sleep til the opening tomorrow, here’s a final collection of details from the remade artworks. From top left, clockwise: Sharon Kitching; Lilly Blue; Inga Dalrymple; Jonathan Howard.

We’re looking forward to revealing the works tomorrow afternoon at the opening and remember, all will be for sale to help fund an art program at East Sydney High School. Come along and see the exhibition, meet the artists and visit a unique community school hidden away on William Street. Exhibition details are here.

Exhibition Preview #2 – another sneak peek

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Here’s another sneak peek of details from the remade artworks we’ll be exhibiting on Saturday. From left, clockwise, we have: Garry Trinh; Simon Yates, Joel Cameron; and Sarah Goffman. These works will all be on sale to raise funds for East Sydney High School, so it’s a great opportunity to pick up a fantastic artwork for a great cause. We’ll be back with one final preview before Saturday’s exhibition, so check back at the end of the week for the last instalment.

Here’s the facebook event page for those all important launch details:

Exhibition Preview – a sneak peek before this Saturday’s opening

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We’ve been collecting the finished artworks for Re:make over the past few weeks and we can’t wait to show them to you on Saturday – they’re eclectic, surprising, and we love seeing what each artist has done with their found artwork. Here’s a sneak peek of details from some of the works, from top left, clockwise: Kathy Luu; Wolfgang and Rose; Emily Hunt; Danilo Brandao. We’ll be posting another sneak peek later in the week, so stay tuned.

Re:make exhibition
Opening 29th March 4pm – 6pm
ESHS 75 William Street Darlinghurst