Author: Jacqui McCarthy

Congratulations Yves Hernot on being awarded the French National Order of Merit!

Yves Hernot awarded the rank of Chevalier in the National Order of Merit by the President of the French Republic, Mr. Macron on the proposal of Mrs. Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin, Minister of Culture on St Patrick’s day 17th March 2021.

A Broker of Cultures: Australia and France
Amid the considerable global changes and disruptions we are reexamining how we communicate and what it means to experience the world through art and design.  For the Running TAP Book Project, we celebrate the accomplishment of human capability of Yves Hernot’s French and Australian cultural relations being recognised in the National Order of Merit by the President of the French Republic, Mr Macron.  The Award is for Yves longstanding commitment to creativity and cultural exchanges of communities within the two Countries.  We congratulate Yves on this lifetime achievement and extend our wholehearted gratitude for his participation and contribution to the arts in our community.  


Yves has demonstrated his own artistic expression as a photographer featuring in a number of expositions at Tap Gallery including a surrealistic solo-exhibition Under Construction (2011).  His patronage continues as does his passion for the arts of today as founder of The Yves Hernot Prize Photographic competition, hosted online in April at Courrier Australien, judge of annual exhibitions including Nudes on TAP as part of the HEAD ON Photo Festival, 16-22 November 2021, at TAP Gallery. Yves has become a collector of objects and contemporary Australian and First Nations art.  Autraliana continues to grow and it is Yves intention to donate the collection to an Australian museum in NSW.  The generousity of Yves Hernot extends to the Running TAP Book Project, in which he is an instrumental philanthropic supporter.  We acknowledge his leading role and foundation dedication to the realisation of this landmark community Book Project.  You are a Running TAP Book Project Champion!

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Yves Hernot generously sponsors our Book Project – March 2021

Monsieur Yves Hernot continues to be a huge supporter of TAP Art Gallery and is sponsoring our book project by generously donating $500.

On Saturday 27th February 2021, in true Mardi Gras tradition the annual “OUTLOUD‘ Exhibition took place at TAP Art Gallery, opened by Yves who also, generously, financed the First and Second prizewinners by awarding his Prix Yves Hernot of $500 to First Place winner, Kit Ball for his striking oil portrait “Untitled” and $200 to the Runner-up, Martin Davidson for his amazing night photograph of “The Oxford Hotel”.

Yves then wrote another article for the international newspaper Le Courrier Australien on the event. In this he stresses the hardships and struggles that artists are facing during the pandemic and how he sees the importance of community events such as this and how TAP Gallery is helping these struggling artists by holding them, despite struggling to survive itself. (French language).

Link to article: http://www.lecourrieraustralien.com/exposition-de-peintures-et-photographies-pour-celebrer-le-mardi-gras-de-sydney-2021/?goal=0_db5d1942a5-d5bd29c216-99526221&mc_cid=d5bd29c216&mc_eid=ac8cdc6efe

Thank you Yves we are extremely grateful!

Stay tuned for more news soon to come on Monsieur Hernot!

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EXCITING NEWS! The City of Sydney Supports 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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