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Bowness Photography Prize shortlist reveals images of isolation, protest, hope and celebration

Published by: Monash Gallery of Art | 30-Jul-2021

In the midst of lockdown the three judges “ acclaimed artist Del Kathryn Barton, MGA Director Anouska Phizacklea and Director of the National Portrait Gallery, Australia, Karen Quinlan AM, met, discussed and narrowed down the strong field of entrants to the William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize to a shortlist of 52 works to be exhibited as the 2021 edition of the prize.

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Art Month Sapphire Coast, a month of art, performances, music, events and glorious food this August

Published by: Jacqui Bonner | 29-Jul-2021

Local artists, creatives, performers and musicians, events, lunches and dinners, dancing will shine for the month of August, trip the fantastic light down the 225kms of our spectacular coast line. Enjoy the wealth of extremely talented artists and performers in the Bega Valley as we showcase their talents from Bermagui to Eden and town in between for the entire month of August. From the sea to the hills, the bush to the beach, let us show you Forage along the fringe of coast or head for the hills for live music, open studios, film nights, and long table lunches in paddocks. Get yourself moving to dance classes, a walking tour, be fascinated by a book reading or something completely unheard of under the historic streets of our towns. From Bermagui in the north, to Eden in the south, via Cobargo, Candelo and the Brown Mountain track we have gathered our artists, craftspeople and performers for a wealth of winter wonders.

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Carolyn Menzies | In Slender Times

Published by: Linden New Art | 29-Jul-2021

Carolyn Menzies will present a series of sculptural works and charcoal drawings that explore materiality and the intersection of art and craft. Menzies' sculptures are made from steel wool and steel mesh. Steel is a hallmark of modern sculptural practice, however Menzies' use of the material gently subverts this legacy as the wool and mesh are unashamedly domestic.

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Diaspora, Psyche: Panel Discussion

Published by: Bunjil Place | 28-Jul-2021

Belonging: how does our distribution across the globe - our diaspora - inform our contemporary Australian reality? Inspired by this delightfully unique phenomena, James Nguyen, moderator and Swinburne Associate Professor Carolyn Barnes, Sangeeta Sandrasegar and Melbourne-based artist John Young will detail the way diaspora has informed their interpretation of reality and their artistic vision in the Diaspora, Psyche: Discussion Panel on Saturday 14 August.

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Home(s): Dance Project

Published by: Bunjil Place | 28-Jul-2021

In a raw, visceral, cross-cultural dance project, four diverse artists come together to perform and unravel their unique cultural experiences in a performance titled Home(s).

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The Jack Earle Big Band at Hawthorn Arts Centre

Published by: Zilla & Brook | 27-Jul-2021

One of Australia's most exciting large jazz ensembles, The Jack Earle Big Band will take to the Hawthorn Arts Centre stage on Friday 27 August. Featuring 17 of Melbourne's finest musicians, The Jack Earle Big Band will be joined by vocalist Alma Zygier, who has been fascinated by the pre-war era of jazz.

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CIAF presents both online and physical event program

Published by: Pip Miller | 26-Jul-2021

The four-week countdown is on until the annual Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) returns, increasing twofold in presenting both physical and digital programming from opening night on Thursday 18 August to closing ceremony, Sunday 22 August, 2021. CIAF General Manager Darrell Harris said CIAF 2021 is shaping up to be one of the most significant, milestone events in its 12-year history.

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Gold Coast greets new spring of live music

Published by: NewsLeads | 23-Jul-2021

Teen pop superstar Ruel, Hermitude, MAY-A, Sycco and Budjerah will headline a new, free live music festival at Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast, delivering an elixir to pent-up demand for live music festivals and showcasing some of Australia's favourite artists and emerging talent.

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Published by: Bass Fam Creative | 23-Jul-2021

From the creative team behind the award winning Matador and the critically acclaimed Mansion, comes their latest fusion of circus, burlesque, dance and contemporary storytelling. This is one for the gods!

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Calling all singers to join Vocal Waves

Published by: CarolineK | 22-Jul-2021

Vocal Waves is one of the most exciting non-auditioned community choirs on the Gold Coast for adults over 18yo, led by their founding music director, Antony Zambolt. Formally known as the HOTA (Home of the Arts) Choir, Vocal Waves is now a program of Play It Forward inclusive arts programs for all Australians, created by the multi award winning conductor of Choir of Hard Knocks - Jonathon Welch AM. Exciting New Rehearsals Mondays in Southport. @vocalwavesoz @playitforwardoz

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EXTEDED | Al-Tiba9 Contemporary Art Magazine | ISSUE09 Call for Submissions

Published by: Al-Tiba9 Contemporary Art | 22-Jul-2021

Al-Tiba9 Art Magazine is an internationally established publication that showcases experimental contemporary art, reflects modern society and its environment through a diversity of mediums in Digital Arts, photography, painting, architecture, sculpture & installations, Film & Video Art, fashion design, interior design, and performance.

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SandSong: Stories from the Great Sandy Desert

Published by: Bangarra Dance Theatre | 22-Jul-2021

PLEASE NOTE: Event has been cancelled / postponed. Australia's leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander performing arts company, Bangarra Dance Theatre, will present the Victorian premiere of a powerful new contemporary program, SandSong: Stories from the Great Sandy Desert.

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Published by: Australian Design Centre | 22-Jul-2021

WORKSHOPPED21 contemplating design for life in a post-pandemic world.

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Published by: Luisa Catucci Gallery | 21-Jul-2021

The "GEHEIMKABINETT" exhibition presents the works of 5 artists: Silvia Argiolas, Piero Figura, Andrea Gallo, Nico Mingozzi and Silvia Paci. The exhibition is curated by the non-profit association Isorropia Homegallery from Milan and is set up at the Luisa Catucci Gallery in Berlin. @contemporary art @art in Berlin @ISORROPIA HOMEGALLERY @photography collage @sculpture @oil painting @GEHEIMKABINETT exhibition

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The skillful art of printmaking comes alive on the Redcliffe Peninsula during September 2021

Published by: Kathryn Coller | 18-Jul-2021

Moreton Bay Printmakers formed in 2013 by Malcolm Cassidy and Maureen van der Zalm are joined by accomplished printmakers and teachers Ellie Neilsen and Wayne Singleton to present Moreton Bay Printmakers and Friends Reflections' during September 2021. Making their mark through printmaking, four highly accomplished artists come together for a combined exhibition which runs throughout September 2021. Not only will their work be displayed, a weekend workshop introducing skills in Relief Block Printing will be available [ bookings essential]. Each artist has come into this field with a different story but similar desire to make sense of their world and better understand the living components that make up their environment.

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Aboriginal Art Exhibition - Topsy Peterson Napangardi

Published by: Mitchell Fine Art | 16-Jul-2021

Mitchell Fine Art presents a follow up exhibition of paintings portraying the Australian desert landscape, highlighting the contrast of artistic influences between family members. @mitchellfineartgallery #aboriginalartexhibition #brisbaneartgallery #aboriginalartbrisbane #culture #landscapepaintings

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Meta 2021

Published by: Predrag Delibasich | 16-Jul-2021

Art, design, photography from the next generation

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Linden New Art artist in residence Carolyn Menzies presents Of Slender Means

Published by: Linden New Art | 13-Jul-2021

Linden New Art presents Of Slender Means, an exhibition by Linden New Art artist in residence sculpture artist and self-declared part-time optimist, Carolyn Menzies. Showing in the Linden Projects Space the exhibition will open to the public on Thursday 22 July. The exhibition will examine the intersection between art and craft through the lens of steel.

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Love's Bitter Mystery: The Year that made James Joyce

Published by: Frances Devlin-Glass | 13-Jul-2021

Love's Bitter Mystery is a biographical piece, reflecting on ways James Joyce mined his own life for his fiction; and fictionalised it, too. Is what we're watching fiction? Memory? Biographical fact? Speculation? Or something else entirely?

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Capturing that feeling of authenticity and presence wherever these artists are

Published by: Kathryn Coller | 12-Jul-2021

Margaret Pearson and Michelle Ledwith had planned their art show for 2020. However, a world pandemic changed all that, and their proposed installation was postponed until 2021. Throughout this time, they both painted and added these recent experiences to the exhibition. The time is coming soon for viewers to be moved and affected by the art they see at this Redcliffe Peninsula event. I would like to introduce you to their two worlds of artistic expression.

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