EXCITING NEWS! City of Sydney Support Us.

We are extremely happy to announce and immensely grateful to receive support from the City of Sydney (COS).

Thank you COS for valuing our project, Running Tap, and endorsing the documentation of the many diverse artists and performers at TAP Art Gallery plus the hundreds of visitors that have been attracted to the events and exhibitions, over the past 30 years, held in Darlinghurst, Surry Hills and the Inner City of Sydney at TAP, managed by Lesley Dimmick OAM.

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TAP article in Le Courrier Australien 3rd October 2020 by Yves Hernot who attended the opening of the 24th Real Refuses Exhibition (French language).

Link to article: https://www.lecourrieraustralien.com/147331/

Yves is no stranger to TAP Gallery, he actually had an exhibition ‘UNDER CONSTRUCTION’ of surrealistic photography there in August 2011 and will be one of the judges at the upcoming NUDES ON TAP photographic exhibition, part of the HEAD ON photography Festival 16th – 22nd NOVEMBER 2020.

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Portrait Raffle

Portrait Raffle Draw at Tap gallery 31st Oct

PORTRAIT RAFFLE by Sydney based artist and Manager of TAP Gallery, Lesley Dimmick OAM and is an initiative created following the cancelled fundraising evening, the Enchanted Garden.

You were invited to be in the special draw to win a portrait by Lesley Dimmick OAM. The winner will be able to provide the artist with a photograph of their subject, or subjects in black-and-white, or colour and expect to receive a distinctive expressive vibrant response to canvas. The subject selected may be a person, a couple, a pet, or perhaps a much loved object of desire. Who do you see? 

DRAW took place 31ST OCTOBER @ 12 NOON.

Mr John Knott, TAP Art Gallery’s resident Art Auctioneer, kindly agreed to draw the Portrait Raffle yesterday and the winner is:

ROMILY MALACARI

Congratulations Romily!  Send in your photograph of the subject of your choice, as soon as you can, so Lesley can paint a beautiful portrait for you, which will be included in the finished book.

Many thanks to all who participated in the raffle, we raised $525 towards the printing of the book.   

Stay tuned to our website for future news bulletins on the proposed printing date and details of the book.

Please direct any queries that you may have to us. We welcome your thoughts and your support.

Thank you from the Running TAP Book Project team.

Official Running Tap Book Project website: http://www.runningtap.com.au/

TAP Gallery official website:
http://www.tapgallery.org.au/

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Postponed-Enchanted Garden Fundraiser

Due to the current coronavirus situation, we have decided to postpone this event until a later date, to be advised as soon as possible.  We thank you for your patience and cooperation. Those of you who have already purchased tickets will be refunded or can use them at the later date. For further advice and information on the current situation check www.health.gov.au  or ring the national Coronavirus Health Information Hotline on 1800 020 080.

Anyone wishing to donate now can do so by phone: 0411022507 or jacquimccarthy@runningtap.com.au.
Donations of $50, $100, $150, $500 and above will be noted and acknowledged in the book.

However, all you lucky people who have already bought raffle tickets, we are continuing to sell them and the raffle will now be drawn at a date to be advised.

The raffle – $10 a ticket or 3 for $25.
The prize will be a portrait painting done by Lesley Dimmick, Manager BFA, OAM, from a photograph provided by the winner, subject up to them.  It will be included in the book and exhibited at the launch exhibition, if they wish.

Books of 100 raffle tickets can be purchased for $1,000 by any company wishing to sponsor and they will be acknowledged in the book.
Purchase tickets by calling 0411022507 or email: jacquimccarthy@runningtap.com.au

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TAP Gallery archive

ANNOUNCEMENT: Dear friends, we have some news for you. Recent research of the TAP Gallery archives has revealed that the official launch of Ten Taylor Street was in February 1990. This means that TAP will celebrate 30 years in 2020. We will continue working on the book Running TAP, and we have much to look forward to throughout the year with a program of events including fundraising initiatives. We appreciate your contribution, participation and support forwarding. We now have 2020 vision!

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Darlo Bar TAP Reunion

The “running tap” book team cordially invites friends of TAP Gallery to special event to be held at Darlo Bar, the old TAP watering hole, on Sunday 4th August 2019 at 2 pm. We are hoping to raise funds towards publishing the book .- Running Tap 1990 – 2020

Venue: Darlo Bar, Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst.

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Call for historical photos

TAP Gallery is calling for photographic submissions to document its past operations from 1989-2015, in Taylor Square and of its Palmer and Burton Streets premises.

Photographs received will be considered for the publication of Running TAP, a book project to be launched next year that documents the Gallery’s activities and accounts for the life-and-times of the independent arts in Darlinghurst, spanning 30 years (1989-2019). Continue reading

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Get involved

The ‘running tap’ book project team want everyone who cares about TAP Gallery to spread the word in support of our challenge publishing a historical record of TAP Gallery as a book.

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