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Thank you for your booking at Zigis

Hey guys, I just want to welcome you all to experience my 25th birthday at Zigi’s on Friday 19th of February starting at 7:30PM and finishing late

I’m super excited to have a rad night with everyone and finally be an actual patron for the first time in 2 years

If you could please RSVP via the web form provided so I know which of you cuties I’m expecting to see on the night

You’ll have the ability to bring a ‘+1’ just make sure their details are entered in the section provided (note: if +1 is a cute goth girl they will not count as your +1 allocation, bring as many of them as you want hahaha)

I’ll catch you then xx
Antony

As an important part of the Familia, we at Zigi's would love you to join us for this amazing milestone achievement. Thanks to your support over the years we are celebrating our 10th anniversary on Saturday 28 November from 6pm onwards.

With the current Covid restrictions we are limited with the number of guests who we can share the celebration with so to save your spot, please fill up this quick form.  Spaces are filling up fast so get in quick.  We require a $10 donation to secure your spot, redeemable on the night with a free signature drink.

Get ready to dress in your finest attire and rock in with wicked mask!

There will be lots of special surprises to share with you on the night and say how much we are humbled and honoured to have you as a part of the Zigi's Familia.

10th Anniversary

When Sydney photographer Michael Rolph is off duty from shooting landscapes, he takes to the city’s streets, creating monochromatic artwork with a mobile phone.

Michael’s daily excursions are constantly distracted by a habitual observation of the city’s dancing, ephemeral light as it produces ever changing reflections, shadows and silhouettes; bringing to life otherwise unnoticed shapes, patterns, textures and characters as they play their impromptu parts on Sydney’s stage.

In his first exhibition of this genre Michael presents a collection of cinematic street images making use of multidirectional natural light, dark shadows and anonymous, often distant figures; oblivious to the way their daily routines are dramatically illuminated and framed by their surroundings.

The images in the collection are enigmatic; often asking more questions than they can answer, and using just enough light to set the scene. The ever-present dark shadows then invite the viewer’s anticipation and imagination into the city’s beguiling streetscape.

 

images by Jennifer Waltmon

17th May - 18th June

 

Profile:
Experienced freelance photographer with a strong focus on fine art, abstract and manipulated imagery. I'm seeking commissioned work and gallery exhibitions throughout the globe. My work can be seen on my website, or at JDub Photography on Facebook.

Artist Bio:
I believe that to be a photographer at the most basic level, you must "have an eye" for it. You must be able to visualize an object, scene or idea, and then try to squeeze that image into that little box called a "camera".

I tend to gravitate towards eclectic objects and scenes, and so I find myself shooting mostly abstracts and close-ups. I also find people, especially the older generation - very interesting. I'm eager to dedicate more time attempting to capture the character and essence of people - who they are, and where they've been.

Photography to me isn't just about capturing beauty or magic. It's about capturing life as it is. Whether that's ugly, dirty, beautiful, complicated, simple or slightly altered - it's the perception of the person behind the camera. That's what makes the art of photography so real and unique, and that's why it's a passion that drives me leaves we wanting more.

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How we do our delicious Shaksuka Wrap for lunch

https://youtu.be/hKrvyJU5tVs

Photography exhibition of Peter Sedlacik

"Trust is the glue of life. It's the essential ingredient in effective communication. It's the foundational principle that holds all relationships." Stephen Covey

Peter’s project “Art of Trust” speaks about the collaboration with the couple Claudine and Honza, known as a duo from Yoga Beyond. They practise Acrovinyasa, uniting elements of vinyasa, acroyoga and inversion training.This practice is all about a trust, which is built step by step. Without it, the Acrovinyasa practise loses its essence. It’s even more beautiful when the practice is shared in between partners because it becomes more intimate and more personal. Peter’s built a relationship with this couple, they became friends, and the photos have been taken over the years. As they are all based in Sydney they wanted to connect the practice with stunning places that Sydney offers. The project is a combination of trust, love and connection to Sydney.

Opening night: Saturday 21 May 5-9 pm

The exhibition runs : 17 - 29 May 2016

Opening hours
Tues - Wed: 4-10pm
Thurs - Sat: 2-Late

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ZGallery
86 Abercrombie Street
Chippendale
(entry via Teggs Lane)

Art By Night Wednesday 16th March. Our exhibition is up !

From March 16th, there were all this beautiful painting

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Amy Crawley

Amy Crawley

Suburban Endurance is a series of images that consist of documentary style portraits of different friends of mine, the entire series consists of currently 33 images and has currently been shot over the course of 8 years.

Each of the individuals live in suburban Victoria, Australia and have faced and endured the consistent cycle of suburban life and exploring their identity within.

Suburban Endurance is an exploration of their lives and in contrast a exploration of my own life and the people around me which is evident and documented within the images.

A number of photographers and works inspired my series such as Richard Billingham’s ‘Ray’s a laugh‘. Nick Waplington’s ‘Living Room‘. Boris Mikhailov’s ‘Case History‘ and Larry Clark’s ‘Tulsa‘.

Majority of the individuals photographed in ‘Suburban Endurance‘ have struggled in a judgemental and superficial society.

They have been searching for a place to fit into as all humans crave and found it difficult to find their place and their identity.

No person is the same so why are we expected to follow and serve a system thats doesn’t provide sufficient help for all of it’s citizens?

– with help that is available consisting of impossible conditions and limitations which sends the individuals into a consistent cycle and not going anywhere.

Each of the subjects included in this series are close friends of mine who I’ve known for years and have watched their struggles with their identity, financial  problems,

unemployment, mental health, horrific events, raising and looking after children with no experience, homelessness and substance abuse.

I tried to capture the innocence of the children who lived at each of the homes I visited while also capturing their vulnerability – to their hard lifestyle and surroundings.

Each of the children that I photographed I did not interfere with while taking the photos purely capturing and documenting them uninterrupted or unprovoked –

evidently exposing their struggles with respect while keeping the essence of the situation true. I found documenting and capturing images of my close friends very therapeutic and rewarding –

it gave me a real understanding of each of my friends lives, their struggles and their achievements while also helping me to discover who I was throughout the journey.

The entire series has currently been progressing over the course of 8 years and I still continue to shoot as apart of this series.

Each series that I produce expose an essence of truth and a hidden real identity of the subject I am photographing – and some of those truths can be shocking to some viewers.

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Natalie McComas
In The Skin

BIOGRAPHY:

Natalie McComas is an editorial, commercial & documentary photographer based on the Gold Coast,  frequently travelling near and far, freelancing to national and international clients and publications.

McComas grew up on the coast of New South Wales spending her free lunch times at high school in the darkroom inspired by the magic of exposing and developing black and white prints by hand. In 2005 she graduated from Queensland College of Art, Griffith University with a Bachelor of Photography and First Class Honors in Social Documentary Photography. Her personal documentary work has previously been recognised in prestigious competitions such as the Moran Photographic Prize, The Leica/CCP Documentary Award and NOISE/ Qantas Spirit of Youth Awards.

ARTIST STATEMENT:

When I first met Patience backstage after a Grates gig I saw her deep red birthmark, which covers the entire left side of her upper torso, as truly beautiful and was immediately intrigued.  As we became friends over the years to follow I came to not only admire her vibrant personality, but also her fresh perspective on her birthmark.

Large port wine stains are rare in occurrence and can be accompanied by quite serious health conditions. I knew there would be people out there who looked down upon themselves for having a large, visible birthmark; people who had struggled to fit in and who had gone their entire lives without ever meeting anyone else like themselves.

I felt compelled to take Patience’s portrait to share her radiant beauty and, above all else, her positive and kick-ass attitude with the world and those who needed to hear it most. So, I did - just on my blog... without any real expectations or plan in mind.

In a rather short time a large social media snowball ensued.

People craving acceptance from the world around them found something beautiful and courageous in Patience’s portrait and quote. Hundreds of viewers felt compelled to write to me, to comment, to ‘like,’ to share, to ‘re-gram,’ to 'pin.' People wrote me wishing to share their own touching stories, their heartaches, their hates and loves about themselves and their birthmark. They told me about the way they are treated by others, what they have learned about themselves over time, and parents asked for advice on how to protect their children from the cruel eyes of society. Most commonly, people revealed to me how they wept with joy from seeing Patience’s portrait. From seeing someone like themselves. For the first time. Ever.

In 2014 Natalie McComas became the first artist in Australia to be awarded funding by VSCO's Artist Initiative to undertake her latest documentary project, In This Skin. In 2015 she spent four months travelling around the world meeting and photographing 23 of the people who had written to her sharing their stories about living this life with a prominent birthmark.

In This Skin celebrates these unique skin formations whilst exploring the effects they have had on people’s lives, psyches and health.  These insights allow those who have, for most of their lives, felt isolated or discriminated against, to feel connected and feel a sense of community.  McComas hopes to encourage viewers to be accpeting and compassionate, firstly, towards those who are seen as ‘different’ within their own community circles, and secondly, to themselves, and whatever it may be that makes them stand out in a crowd.

Funded by a grant from the VSCO Artist Initiative™

vsco.co/artistinitiative

This exhibition is part of Head On Photo Festival 2016, Australia’s leading photography festival


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Zigis acknowledges the Gadigal of the Eora Nation as the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which it sits. 
We cherish their continuing connection and unique cultural and spiritual relationship to the land, water and community. It is our honor and deepest respect to them, their culture, their Elders past, present, and emerging.
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