To coincide with a month long photographic exhibition of his work for Sydney Fringe Festival, Groovescooter presents TIM RITCHIE IN CONVERSATION at Play Bar in Surry Hills on Tuesday 13 September at 7pm.
Tim Ritchie is something of a local legend. From his gatecrashing radio career debut on Sydney’s Double J back in 1976 (he rang the breakfast announcer to complain, was challenged to come in and “do a better job” and then proceeded to do so for many years) through to his much loved Radio National program Sound Quality and beyond, Tim has been an ardent supporter of Australian music and independent artists. He was also one of the early champions of dance and electronic music in this country, both on-air and in clubs.
You’re invited to come along and hear Tim chatting at length to fellow radio presenter Paris Pompor and also ask Tim your own questions. Tim will be talking about his radio career, inspirations, the many musicians he has met and interviewed over the years, and his years as a club DJ when Sydney was arguably a more vibrant 24-hour party city. These day’s Tim is still found on the streets of Sydney pre-dawn often witnessing the sunrise, but unlike the ’80s when he was stumbling out of now-defunct clubs after nightly DJ sets, Tim has a fresh passion in photography, and the results are stunning. Uploaded daily, his early morning photos of Sydney have become an unmissable feature on an ever-growing number of people’s social media feeds. Abstract or simply beautifully, Tim will also discuss this latest creative outlet, his first exhibition and how Sydney has changed visually and socially over the last four decades.
A recent portrait of Tim done for for the 2016 Archibald Prize by Sydney artist Adrian Elmer, will also be on display at this event. RSVP using the REGISTER button to be in the audience.
TIM RITCHIE In Conversation
FREE ENTRY – Limited Capacity
7pm, Tuesday September 13, 2016
PLAY BAR 72 Campbell St, Surry Hills
Co-presented by Groovescooter, Keep Sydney Open + APRA AMOCOS
Please note this event, including audience questions, will be recorded + filmed
Tim Ritchie’s Photographic exhibition can also be viewed throughout September at Folonomo Gallery, Level 1, 370 Bourke St Surry Hills. The collection of beautifully presented, autographed, one-off prints will be for sale.
When: Tuesday, 13 September 2016 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (AEST)
Where: PLAY BAR SYDNEY – 72 Campbell Street, Surry Hills, NSW 2010
Tickets available here: www.eventbrite.com.au/
TIM RITCHIE: Photography Exhibition
On view: Sat 27 Aug – Sun 25 Sep, 2016
EXHIBITION OPENING NIGHT: Thu 1 Sep, 6-8pm
Part of The Sydney Fringe 2016.
Curated by Artemis Projects.
Co-presented with Groovescooter.
From light-tripping abstracts to brutal architectural angles, acute observations to stunning panoramas, Tim Ritchie’s photographs of early morning Sydney have become an unmissable feature of the daily social-media feeds for thousands of locals.
In his first solo exhibition, former Radio National Music Director and one of the original 1980s Double J crew, Ritchie presents a collection of signed, one-off original prints displaying the breadth of his styles.
Folonomo Gallery is a “Profit for Purpose” social enterprise that donates 100% of its gallery fee to charity. This means that 30% of artwork sales go to a cause that the exhibiting artists are passionate about. Tim Ritchie has chosen to support Animal Welfare League:
“Animals are great companions, from aloof cats to ever-loving dogs, but every year more than a quarter of a million healthy companion cats and dogs are euthanised in Australia. The Animal Welfare League has a goal called Getting To Zero (G2Z). This means the eradication of the killing of healthy cats and dogs. I hope that the 30% of sales from my photos helps to save innocent and loving pet’s lives.” (Tim Ritchie)
Check out the facebook event page here.