SMALL BAR ANIMATIONS

Want an excuse to bar-hop around the CBD during FFS? We've curated a slate of animated and digital works by female artists from all over the world to match six of Sydney's best small bars. Enjoy a beer from Two Bird's Brewing, pop on a pair of headphones and soak in the atmosphere. Small bar installations will run at Spooning Goats, Grandma's, The Wild Rover, Ramblin' Rascals Tavern, Grasshopper and Since I Left You from Thursday April 27 - Saturday April 29.

SPOONING GOATS

32 York St, Sydney NSW 2000 

TUES/FRI: 4pm to midnight, SAT: 6pm to midnight

 
 
 

NSW Craft beers, homemade pies, arcade games and ‘vintage’ spoon collections, The Spooning Goat is a home away from home. Located in a basement on York Street, this quirky bar is decked out with eclectic, recycled decor (think 70s style wallpaper and 80s style couches) and a games lounge that would make anyone feel like a kid again. 

There is a strong local emphasis at The Spooning Goat with all the beer from NSW and wine from within Australia and even the walls are decorated by local artists. Alongside their beers, the attentive bartenders also serve up classic cocktails (including a beer cocktail); and delicious tasting plates, toasties and the renowned pies are on offer for food. The Spooning Goat is as comfortable as your living room, which makes it the perfect place grab a drink and escape the rush of the CBD. 

FEATURING ANIMATIONS BY:

Lana Simanenkova ‘Mini Golf” Lana Simanenkova is an Estonian artist based in London. Her work is packed with puns, bright colours and naïve characters.

Lana Simanenkova

‘Mini Golf”

Lana Simanenkova is an Estonian artist based in London. Her work is packed with puns, bright colours and naïve characters.

Mimi Leung “Money” “What the Flux” Mimi Leung is a Melbourne based artist, illustrator and animator known for her bright, bold and fluid style. ‘Money’ is a music video to a song she wrote feat. deep net food clubbing + bad bacon.

Mimi Leung

“Money”

“What the Flux”

Mimi Leung is a Melbourne based artist, illustrator and animator known for her bright, bold and fluid style. ‘Money’ is a music video to a song she wrote feat. deep net food clubbing + bad bacon.

Laurina Paperina “Shitman”,  “How To Kill The Artist” Laurina Paperina’s works are heavy on poo, gore and sex. ‘Shitman’ and ‘How To Kill The Artists’ are no exception, but they’re also kinda cute.

Laurina Paperina

“Shitman”, 

“How To Kill The Artist”

Laurina Paperina’s works are heavy on poo, gore and sex. ‘Shitman’ and ‘How To Kill The Artists’ are no exception, but they’re also kinda cute.

Amelia Giller “Lights Out” LA based Amelia Giller draws the cutest dang ladies. Lights Out is an unofficial music video tribute to Angel Olsen’s song of the same name. 

Amelia Giller

“Lights Out”

LA based Amelia Giller draws the cutest dang ladies. Lights Out is an unofficial music video tribute to Angel Olsen’s song of the same name. 

 
Marie-Margaux Tsakiri-Scanatovits “A Kiss Deferred, He Seemed Lovely” Created for the New York Times’ ‘Modern Love’ series, Marie-Margaux’s ‘A Kiss, Deferred’ is as beautiful as the story it accompanies, managing to feel both minimalist and intricately designed in equal measures.

Marie-Margaux Tsakiri-Scanatovits

“A Kiss Deferred, He Seemed Lovely”

Created for the New York Times’ ‘Modern Love’ series, Marie-Margaux’s ‘A Kiss, Deferred’ is as beautiful as the story it accompanies, managing to feel both minimalist and intricately designed in equal measures.

Yukai Du “Way out” From UK based artist Yukai Du: ‘Way out’, inspired by ‘Alone Together’ by Sherry Turkle, is a reflection of modern life in this digital age. 

Yukai Du

“Way out”

From UK based artist Yukai Du: ‘Way out’, inspired by ‘Alone Together’ by Sherry Turkle, is a reflection of modern life in this digital age. 

Victoria Vincent “Fluffy’s Third Eye”  “Find True Love” A dog with a mystical third eye goes on a spiritual journey to open his mind and a bunny sleeps through his alarm. Victoria Vincent’s films are short, sharp and weird. 

Victoria Vincent “Fluffy’s Third Eye” 

“Find True Love”

A dog with a mystical third eye goes on a spiritual journey to open his mind and a bunny sleeps through his alarm. Victoria Vincent’s films are short, sharp and weird. 

GRASSHOPPER

1 Temperance Lane, Sydney NSW 2000

THU/SAT 4pm to late

FRI 12pm to late

FEATURING VIDEO INSTALLATION WORK, ANIMATIONS AND SHORT FILMS:

 
 
 

Grasshopper is one of the nicer bars you’ll find lurking at the end of an alleyway. The bar at 1 Temperance lane was one of the first of it’s small bar ilk to crop up in Sydney in 2010. Sandwiched between the Hilton Hotel and the Strand Arcade, it is a little CBD haven with a great Sydney drinking vibe.

 
 
 
Get To Work mysterious gurlz mysterious gurlz follows three unidentified females, frolicking in mysterious pacific waters. The amateur hand held camera, pixelated faces and overall cam-girl aesthetic, plays into the ongoing fetishisation of female bodies online, and more broadly, the cultural fixation of the ‘deserted island’ and perhaps its siren-esque dwellers. 

Get To Work

mysterious gurlz

mysterious gurlz follows three unidentified females, frolicking in mysterious pacific waters. The amateur hand held camera, pixelated faces and overall cam-girl aesthetic, plays into the ongoing fetishisation of female bodies online, and more broadly, the cultural fixation of the ‘deserted island’ and perhaps its siren-esque dwellers. 

Megan Cope “The Blaktism” The Blaktism seeks to challenge audience members with subterranean racism and its relationship within popular culture. It highlights the absurd nature of racial classification and disdain for cultural self-determination in 21st century Australia. Courtesy of the artist and THIS IS NO FANTASY + dianne tanzer gallery. 

Megan Cope

“The Blaktism”

The Blaktism seeks to challenge audience members with subterranean racism and its relationship within popular culture. It highlights the absurd nature of racial classification and disdain for cultural self-determination in 21st century Australia. Courtesy of the artist and THIS IS NO FANTASY + dianne tanzer gallery. 

Claudia Nicholson   “New World Order” ‘New World Order’ mashes Latin American and pop cultural references in this digital series. This body of work was commissioned by Runway Experimental Art.

Claudia Nicholson  

“New World Order”

‘New World Order’ mashes Latin American and pop cultural references in this digital series. This body of work was commissioned by Runway Experimental Art.

HIssy Fit “19.12.15” Hissy Fit, together with five friends from the Sydney queer community, hire a van and for six hours embark on a utopian vacation to nowhere. The journey’s endpoint is not predetermined – instead Hissy Fit take interest in the movement between places, particular to queer identities.  

HIssy Fit

“19.12.15”

Hissy Fit, together with five friends from the Sydney queer community, hire a van and for six hours embark on a utopian vacation to nowhere. The journey’s endpoint is not predetermined – instead Hissy Fit take interest in the movement between places, particular to queer identities.  

VULVA, 2015. WORLD PREMIERE Director Writer & Producer Eloïse Boutry An abstract exploration of female masturbation through the themes of the Genesis creation story.

VULVA, 2015. WORLD PREMIERE

Director Writer & Producer Eloïse Boutry

An abstract exploration of female masturbation through the themes of the Genesis creation story.

TENDERCORE by Saray Blades Tendercore is a film that seeks to explore fictional representation of gendered and sexualized bodies through the metaphor of an androgynous female alien.

TENDERCORE by Saray Blades

Tendercore is a film that seeks to explore fictional representation of gendered and sexualized bodies through the metaphor of an androgynous female alien.

THE CROSSING by Marieka Walsh A dark fable of an ageing sea captain, who risks the lives of his men when he decides to change course, taking his ship through a violent storm.

THE CROSSING by Marieka Walsh

A dark fable of an ageing sea captain, who risks the lives of his men when he decides to change course, taking his ship through a violent storm.

 

RAMBLIN' RASCALS TAVERN

199 Elizabeth St, Sydney NSW 2000

THURS/FRI/SAT 4pm-12am

A singular black sign with three skulls is the only marker you will see for Ramblin Rascal Tavern on Elizabeth Street in the CBD. With a classic, comfortable vibe, this is the place you go for a drink and a ramble with the friendly bartenders. Ramblin’ Rascal boasts an extensive range of both classic cocktails and funky new concoctions (did someone say Havana 7, Amaretto, Montenegro and maple syrup flipped with a secret ingredient in the Snap Crackle & Pop?!), as well as freshly squeezed juice to accompany your liquor. Sit in a cosy booth, check out the vintage posters and even grab a $6 “shit tinnie” if you’re looking for a bargain. 

FEATURING ANIMATIONS BY:

Bee Grandin “GIF edit” Bee Grandinetti is a Brazilian illustrator, graphic designer and animator based in the UK. In her work, one bright colour is never enough.

Bee Grandin

“GIF edit”

Bee Grandinetti is a Brazilian illustrator, graphic designer and animator based in the UK. In her work, one bright colour is never enough.

Iris Abois “Gone” “Secrets in Relationships” Iris Abols is a French animator and illustrator in London with a fluid, hand drawn style and a knack for character animations. 

Iris Abois

“Gone”

“Secrets in Relationships”

Iris Abols is a French animator and illustrator in London with a fluid, hand drawn style and a knack for character animations. 

Sophie Koko Gate “Half Wet” Sophie Koko Gate is an animator with immense illustrative skill. ‘Half Wet’, a graduation film from London’s Royal College of Art, is based on the concept that, “we are all born as wet as a banana, around 75% water. By the time we reach adulthood that amount goes down to 54% water”.

Sophie Koko Gate

“Half Wet”

Sophie Koko Gate is an animator with immense illustrative skill. ‘Half Wet’, a graduation film from London’s Royal College of Art, is based on the concept that, “we are all born as wet as a banana, around 75% water. By the time we reach adulthood that amount goes down to 54% water”.

Khylin Woodrow “a,s,l” Hailing from Oakland, California, Khylin Woodrow’s ‘a,s,l’ is an emoji-filled romp through the internet. Don’t miss her incredible ‘Birth of Venus’ inspired GIF.

Khylin Woodrow

“a,s,l”

Hailing from Oakland, California, Khylin Woodrow’s ‘a,s,l’ is an emoji-filled romp through the internet. Don’t miss her incredible ‘Birth of Venus’ inspired GIF.

Rosie Whelan Anthology Edit Rosie Whelan is a Sydney based artist with a flair for hand drawn animation and meditative, pastel coloured illustrations.  This anthology edit showcases a range of Rosie’s personal projects from the last 12 months. 

Rosie Whelan

Anthology Edit

Rosie Whelan is a Sydney based artist with a flair for hand drawn animation and meditative, pastel coloured illustrations.  This anthology edit showcases a range of Rosie’s personal projects from the last 12 months. 

  Ines Leite - ‘Nu’, ‘Azulejo’ Ines is a motion designer/visual artist from Portugal, based in Amsterdam. Her work flows around 2D and 3D Bauhaus art, architecture, geometric patterns, saturated colors and slightly provocative female empower statements and illustrations.

 

Ines Leite - ‘Nu’, ‘Azulejo’

Ines is a motion designer/visual artist from Portugal, based in Amsterdam. Her work flows around 2D and 3D Bauhaus art, architecture, geometric patterns, saturated colors and slightly provocative female empower statements and illustrations.

 

SINCE I LEFT YOU

338 Kent St, Sydney NSW 2000

THURS/FRI: 4:30pm-12am

SAT: 6pm-12am

Located in the heart of the Sydney CBD in a heritage-listed storehouse, SILY pairs a welcoming relaxed feel with old-school decadence and charm. The sweeping carriageway, airy industrial courtyard, reclaimed wooden bar and candlelit milieu conveys the essence of the speakeasies of yesteryear. This sexy 1920’s feel is offset by a thoroughly modern approach, upbeat service and funk/soul soundtrack, which allows the bar to maintain a level of nostalgia without feeling uptight. With an elegant list of cocktails and wine and a selection of high quality food designed to be shared, SILY is a sort of CBD paradise.  

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FEATURING ANIMATIONS BY:

 

Anna Ginsburg “Spin the Aub” A nod to everyone’s favourite saucy emoji, the humble eggplant. It’s a giant spinning aubergine in nine different forms: equal parts ridiculous and stunning. UK based artist Anna Ginsburg and collaborator Freddy Taylor created the project to push Anna’s hybrid style of animation to its limits.

Anna Ginsburg

“Spin the Aub”

A nod to everyone’s favourite saucy emoji, the humble eggplant. It’s a giant spinning aubergine in nine different forms: equal parts ridiculous and stunning. UK based artist Anna Ginsburg and collaborator Freddy Taylor created the project to push Anna’s hybrid style of animation to its limits.

Alice Donaldson “Anthology Edit” Alice Donaldson’s watercolour doodles are a teen dream. This anthology edit showcases a range of the Sydney based artist’s personal projects from the last 12 months.

Alice Donaldson

“Anthology Edit”

Alice Donaldson’s watercolour doodles are a teen dream. This anthology edit showcases a range of the Sydney based artist’s personal projects from the last 12 months.

Nicole Ruggiero “Falling” Nicole Ruggiero’s work is inspired by all things internet. Nicole Ruggiero is a New York based 3d digital artist that incorporates various elements of technology, #netart, and modern-day internet

Nicole Ruggiero

“Falling”

Nicole Ruggiero’s work is inspired by all things internet. Nicole Ruggiero is a New York based 3d digital artist that incorporates various elements of technology, #netart, and modern-day internet

Xanthe Dobbie and Tiyan Baker ‘One Million Views’ embeds the artists in the cyber-galaxy that is Australia’s YouTube community and offers an intimate perspective into some of the biggest names you’ve never heard of – because to be a star in 2016, all you need is an internet connection. One Million Views will also screen at Grasshopper.

Xanthe Dobbie and Tiyan Baker

‘One Million Views’ embeds the artists in the cyber-galaxy that is Australia’s YouTube community and offers an intimate perspective into some of the biggest names you’ve never heard of – because to be a star in 2016, all you need is an internet connection. One Million Views will also screen at Grasshopper.