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Ipswich photographer Jason McNamara wins the $25000 Stanthorpe Art Prize

BY Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery | 15-Jun-2018
This year the overall winner who received $25,000 prize money was Jason McNamara from Ipswich, with his work Clyde & Mary. The subjects of the photograph, Clyde and Mary Towler, are often seen walking the streets of Ipswich hand in hand. In this piece they were photographed in their home in Woodend, Ipswich.

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Screenings, panels, workshops and more at Melbourne WebFest 2018

BY Lauren Colosimo | 07-Jun-2018
Australia’s international web series festival, Melbourne WebFest is celebrating its sixth anniversary this year from 28 June - 1 July. Over four days, the festival will honour innovative creators, screening 85 of the best web series from 16 different countries. In addition to screenings, the 2018 program will include professional development and networking events, industry panels and a live pitching competition.

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2012 Sydney Design Awards Night and Design Christmas

BY design100 | 22-Oct-2012
The Sydney Design Awards represent the diversity and culture of the Sydney design industry. Sydney as a recognised global design city, features both local and international design activity, and the shortlisted entries in the Sydney Design Awards represent an annual snapshot of the sophisticated design culture in the Sydney marketplace.

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Painter awarded prestigious NSM Basil Sellers Creative Arts Fellowship

BY Kara Cutajar | 22-Oct-2012
The National Sports Museum (NSM) at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) today announced Melbourne-based artist Louise Hearman as recipient of the biennial NSM Basil Sellers Creative Arts Fellowship.

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Josie and the Emeralds at Glebe Music Festival 18 Nov

BY Geoff Sirmai | 22-Oct-2012
Viol Consort Meets Modernity. Music by a Renaissance Master is followed by modern works when Soprano and Viol Consort Josie and The Emeralds present Gibbons and the New at November’s Glebe Music Festival.

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Affordable Art Fair | London | Oct. 25th-28th

BY Kareem Rizk | 20-Oct-2012
I’m excited to announce that I will be represented at the Affordable Art Fair: London, Battersea from Oct.25th-28th.

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The Art Expo 2012 is on this weekend!

BY Fab Art Events | 19-Oct-2012
Looking for something to do this weekend? Come to "The Art Expo" at the University of Western Australia.

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Madjuri Art Exhibition October 24th – The Black Hole Collection

BY Charles - one hundredth gallery | 19-Oct-2012
We are pleased to announce the highly anticipated opening of Madjuri Art’s solo exhibition, The Black Hole Collection. Madhu has carved a distinctive niche for her work that will culminate in her first solo exhibition in the sumptuous surrounds of FOG in October 2012. The Black Hole Collection is her latest body of work to go on display, rupturing the boundaries between love and hate, life and death, revenge and clemency. INVITATION ONLY.

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Brisbane Bicycle Film Festival 2012

BY ART NEWS PORTAL | 19-Oct-2012
In its first year the BFF buzzed with National Press and sold out shows. It has not stopped since. Brendt Barbur, Founding Festival Director, was compelled to start the Bicycle Film Festival when he was hit by a bus while riding his bike in New York City. He insisted on turning his negative experience into a positive one.

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Cockatoo Island Film Festival 2012

BY ART NEWS PORTAL | 19-Oct-2012
Get ready because Cockatoo Island is about to add yet another chapter to its colourful history. For five days in October, the jewel of Sydney Harbour’s crown will be transformed into a state of the art cinema complex and cultural precinct. From October 24-28, Australian and International filmmakers and celebrities will converge upon Cockatoo Island to share their work with each other and an audience of over 40,000 film lovers. 1,000 of those patrons will have the opportunity to camp on-site and immerse themselves fully in this unparalleled cinema event, which includes nightly red carpet galas, glamorous parties, live music and the inaugural Cockatoo Island Classic yacht race.

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Rocker Johnny Zapp Takes To The Highway With Black And White Film

BY Dan Brown | 18-Oct-2012
If it's creative, Johnny Zapp is doing it! And that's exactly what we love about him. What better way to combine his love of black and white photography, motorcycles, culture and fresh air than to strap his vintage Canon across his chest, stuff his pockets with rolls of film and take off on his 1964 Harley.

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Safety, Speed, Comfort. Vintage Travel posters 1920-1950.

BY Gallery ZEITLOS-BERLIN | 18-Oct-2012
Safety, Speed, Comfort. Vintage Travel poster 1920-1950. Exhibition at design gallery ZEITLOS – BERLIN from 13 October to 9 December 2012. As starting signal for the Design Mile, ZEITLOS – BERLIN in stilwerk presents Safety, Speed Comfort, early travel posters from two exquisite private collections. With its extensive collection of the period between the roaring Twenties and the unburdened Fifties, the Berlin design gallery provides the perfect frame for these precious icons of emerging tourism.

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Jackman Gallery, St. Kilda. Opening 3pm Sun 21 Oct.

BY Manfred Krautschneider | 17-Oct-2012
"Suburban Reflections" New photogrphs - Please join us for drinks with the artist at Jackman Gallery, St. Kilda. Opening Sunday, October 21, from 3:00 to 5:00pm Manfred Krautschneider (aka “Man Fred”) “Suburban Reflections” These photographs, flickering at the edge of consciousness and crackling with energy, sparking unexpected tension.

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"The space in between two extremes"

BY Libby Oldham - Director | 17-Oct-2012
Fabulous and exciting works from a new and emerging young artist!

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An Exciting opportunity for artists - Win up to $25,000 to deliver your artistic vision for Acacia Place!

BY Irina Agaronyan - Mars Gallery | 17-Oct-2012
Nestled between the popular apartment developments Eden and Haven, Acacia place is a new landscape public walkway which will connect Victoria Street to the Yarra River. We invite you to develop a unique, original concept for a significant piece of art within this new riverfront community village in Abbotsford. Concepts will be judged by a panel if industry leaders with commissioned up to $25,000 incl. GST each to produce the work.

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LAUNCH PARTY of THE OXFORD ARTS FESTIVAL Mon 22nd Oct 7pm

BY TAP Gallery | 16-Oct-2012
Kick start to the Festival with entertainment and complimentary refreshment. Mon 22th Oct 7pm @Beauchamp Hotel

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Exhibiton | 'Panu' - Lorna Fencer Naparrula

BY Muk Muk Fine Art | 16-Oct-2012
On Thursday 11th October Muk Muk Fine Art will open a retrospective exhibition of work by Indigenous artist Lorna Fencer Naparrula. ‘Panu’ is an exhibition showcasing Lorna’s diverse styles and interpretations of her dreaming stories or Jukurrpa. This body of work has been held in collection for approximately 10 years and many works have never been exhibited publically before.

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Artworks by Aboriginal female painters exhibited in Brisbane

BY IDAIA - International Development for Australian Indigenous Art | 16-Oct-2012
"Gestuelles - the art of transmission by Aboriginal desert women" Curated by IDAIA - International Development for Australian Indigenous Art, in partnership with the Alliance Française de Brisbane and the Embassy of France in Australia, the exhibition celebrates France’s role in the development and recognition of Australian Indigenous art.

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Psychadelic femininity the heart of Maria Rozalia Finna's new solo show

BY 19 KAREN Contemporary Artspace | 16-Oct-2012
Sexual, fantasy, feminine and dream-like is just some of the adjectives that could be used when describing Maria Rozalia Finna’s debut solo show Strawberry Mother’s Milk opening here at 19 KAREN Contemporary Artspace on Saturday 27 October from 6pm-8pm.

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Clare Toms new solo show Fleeting Bonds

BY 19 KAREN Contemporary Artspace | 16-Oct-2012
Time. You cannot see it, feel it or touch it, but it is there in all of its impermanence. Some moments just pass on by. Others have the power to change things forever. Clare Toms explores the basic yet very complex theme of time and transience in her newest solo show Fleeting Bonds opening at 19 KAREN Contemporary Artspace on Saturday 27 October from 6pm-8pm.

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New solo show like child's play for Carmel Debreuil

BY 19 KAREN Contemporary Artspace | 16-Oct-2012
Carmel Debreuil has been a working artist since she was a teenager selling pastel portraits on the streets of Paris. She traveled extensively around the world including Europe, Mexico, Canada and Australia supporting herself with her art work.

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Ben Sheers takes new solo show into Overdrive!

BY 19 KAREN Contemporary Artspace | 16-Oct-2012
Ben Sheers brings an automotive twist to his classic signature photorealism style of outdoor scenes in his newest solo show Overdrive opening at 19 KAREN Contemporary Artspace on Saturday 27 October from 6pm-8pm.

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'Connection' an exhibition of the 2011 Queensland Regional Art Awards - 2012

BY Wendy Wager - Gallery Director | 16-Oct-2012
'Connection", an exhibition of the 2011 Queensland Regional Art Awards. This exhibition will feature a selection of high quality works by regional and remote Queensland artists in the 2011 Awards. The 2011 theme 'Connection' asked artists to particularly explore how the idea of ‘connection’ relates to their lives and people and/or places of regional and remote Queensland communities.

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Maestro and the Men

BY Male Choirs Association of Australia | 16-Oct-2012
Over 300 male choristers from 11 choirs around Australia plus the renowned Kew Band Melbourne with the doyen of male choirs as MD in Dr. Alwyn Humphreys MBE presenting a range of works from spitituals, operatic arias and contemporary music.

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Call for Artworks 'Projections'

BY DeakinArtsEd | 16-Oct-2012
Call for Artworks 'Projections' for exhibition during 2013 World Congress on Communication and Arts.

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Grace Mitchell - The Artist's Work A selected retrospective

BY Jenni Mitchell | 15-Oct-2012
The first major Retrospective of the late Grace Mitchell's extraordinary work is currently on exhibition at Eltham South Fine Art Gallery in Eltham. Works include Wood Sculpture, ceramics, screen print, lino and etching printworks, fine Silk embroidery, fine crotchet work spanning a a large scale sculpture of Noah's Ark. Grace, born in 1916 lived until 94 and lived a varied life of careers that included dressmaking, dietician, pastry cook and at age 67 commenced her Fine Art Degree at RMIT (PIT). She moved to Eltham in 1948 where she and her husband Arthur created the Orchard Garden that is today the legacy of Eltham South Fine Art gallery and studio.

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Tandanya - NACI wins Ruby Award

BY Carmel Young | 15-Oct-2012
Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, wins South Australia's coveted Ruby Award for the Spirit Festival.

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Offset Festival 2012

BY Chelsea Hatherall | 15-Oct-2012
The Offset Creative Arts Festival is a three day event at Footscray Community Arts Centre, showcasing work from students and the community from western suburbs. Incorporating stories, artwork, digital media, song and dance, the festival is all about celebrating the people, culture and history of Melbourne’s West.

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The Very West

BY Chelsea Hatherall | 15-Oct-2012
Play at the 2013 St Jerome’s Laneway Festival?! The Laneway line up is in need of one more brilliant act and, if you’re from the West, it could be you! As part of Footscray Community Arts Centre’s ongoing partnership with St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival, The Very West is a special initiative designed to support emerging musicians from Melbourne’s western suburbs. The Very West offers local, unsigned and unknown artists and bands the opportunity to be heard by industry professionals, to play a special showcase event in front of fans and ultimately, to perform on stage at St Jerome’s Laneway Festival Melbourne in February 2013. Previous participants in The Very West have been picked up by labels and agents, given national support tours and of course, played at Laneway festivals, all just by being a part of The Very West.

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Spaghetti bowl of Plays season of One Act plays

BY Lisa Nichols | 15-Oct-2012
Holmesglen Institute and RGB Productions proudly present Spaghetti Bowl of Plays, 3 delicious new tastes of theatre. For over 20 years Holmesglen Live Production and Professional Writing courses have staged an annual season of one act plays. The season has been a launching pad for new writers and the opportunity for Live Production students to showcase their skills developed through their studies.

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INVITATION - FREE Art Exhibition & Competition

BY Georgette Schwantes | 15-Oct-2012
FREE EVENT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND EVERYBODY WELCOME. We are a small business catering to the artistic needs in the community. My students and I work very hard all year to produce some magnificent works of art. The standard is very professional, and once a year, the works are displayed and judged by a panel of judges. We would all be thrilled if you would attend our function this year.

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Natural Pigments and Pyrography Workshop

BY Nillumbik Arts & Culture | 15-Oct-2012
Join Scott Marr for a unique workshop in natural pigment processing. Scott has exhibited extensively nationally and internationally, won first prize in the SA Museum Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, and has been a finalist of several prestigious national awards. He is epresented by Katoomba Fine Art, Peter Walker Fine Art and Cavin-Morris Gallery, USA.

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Conchita Carambano at Manyung Gleferrie

BY Manyung Gallery Group | 13-Oct-2012
In her stunning new collection of abstract works on both canvas and paper, Conchita Carambano continues to explore form and shape, space and colour. A truly dynamic artist. Not to be missed!

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The Great un Reveal

BY Arts Project Australia | 12-Oct-2012
The Great un Reveal is an exciting collaborative exhibition combining the talents of Arts Project artists and sibling artists, The Sisters Hayes opening at Arts Project Australian on Saturday 20 October 2012.

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Avant Card want's to see some Christmas art!

BY ART NEWS PORTAL | 12-Oct-2012
Santa Claus is coming to town soon, so to get into the spirit of all things Christmas Avant Card want's to see some Christmas art! We are on the hunt for illustrations, paintings, designs, animations, photography or prints that could be reproduced onto a postcard & distributed within our network around Australia.

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FACE THE MUSIC 2012 - KIMBRA AND AJ MADDAH TO SPEAK AT THIS YEAR'S FACE THE MUSIC

BY Emma Wiking | 12-Oct-2012
With over 100 speakers announced participating at 2012’s Face The Music, the annual not-for-profit music conference is excited to announce the addition of two never before seen In Conversation sessions with Kimbra and Soundwave’s AJ Maddah. Marking the first time either has spoken at a conference level, the In Conversation sessions will be a must see.

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The 2012 Mission Beach Film Festival - Australia's No. 1 Sustainable Film Festival

BY ART NEWS PORTAL | 12-Oct-2012
The 2012 Mission Beach Film Festival program will encourage consideration of alternative, more sustainable solutions and perspectives on how we live, how we play, how we do business and how we function as a community.

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To Rome With Love by Woody Allen

BY Hopscotch Films | 12-Oct-2012
Doing for Rome what Woody Allen did for Barcelona in Vicky Cristina Barcelona and Paris in Midnight In Paris, comes To Rome With Love. Full of romance and humour, it stars another fine ensemble cast of great actors including Penelope Cruz, Alec Baldwin, Judy Davis, Jesse Eisenberg, Ellen Page and Roberto Benigni. A kaleidoscopic comedy set in one of the world’s most enchanting cities – and a city like no other. It’s a perfect fusion of history and a teeming modern metropolis – an exhilarating hub of culture, art and cuisine. The film follows four different storylines of characters in Rome - some American, some Italian, some residents and other visitors - and the adventures and predicaments they find themselves in. Their eternal quest for love will change their lives forever. 


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Musical blockbuster DUSTY opens 2 November

BY Geoff Sirmai | 12-Oct-2012
SENSATIONAL MUSICAL BLOCKBUSTER FOR CHATSWOOD! One of the great rags to riches showbiz stories is coming to the Sydney stage in November when Chatswood Musical Society presents the musical celebration DUSTY at the Zenith Theatre. DUSTY: The Original Pop Diva is a musical about the extraordinary life of the world famous singer, Dusty Springfield.

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BROKEN SPLENDOUR EP OUT OCT 27th - EP Launch Sat Nov 10th @ The Grace Darling

BY Emma Wiking | 12-Oct-2012
Introducing Broken Splendour, the combination of singer, songwriter Thomas Vecera and musos Damien Ellis on drums and Adam Spiegl on bass. Bringing the fruits of two of the worlds most musically colourful cities together from Austin Texas, USA to Melbourne, Australia, Thomas Vecera relocated as a solo artist to Australia in 2008.

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October 11th - What happened on this day

BY Ste Casimiro | 12-Oct-2012
This day marks the anniversary of the day the Makin family came to police attention. In 1892 a worker by the name of James Hannoney was clearing a clogged underground drain in the back yard of 25 Burren Street, Macdonaltown, Sydney and discovered the remains of two infant children. The residents, John and Sarah Makin swore there had only been one infant in their care, who had been returned to its parents. However after further digs of eleven backyards where the Makins had lived, the police found over thirteen infant bodies.

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A life-sized storybook of imagination and wonder - The House of Dreaming

BY Magda Petkoff | 12-Oct-2012
A house is awoken from its slumber – its dreams and personality come to life when visitors rouse it from its deep sleep. The House of Dreaming is a magical interactive house that draws children into the possibilities of what once was and what could be.

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