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.
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.
Express Media and Regional Arts Victoria, with the support of the Youth Affairs Council of Victoria and Parks Victoria, are excited to be calling for submissions for publication in the 2012 Parks Story Poster. Young writers between 12-24 years of age are invited to submit a story (up to 1000 words) about their favourite Parks Victoria park for their chance to get published and paid for their short fiction.
The biggest and best mobile brands and apps were revealed last night at the 2012 Australian Mobile Awards in Association with AIMIA. Household names including Qantas, Renault, JB Hi-Fi, and the Commonwealth Bank all walked away with awards on the night, as did government bodies including Australia Post, the Victorian Department of Health and the NSW Food Authority.
BY Louise Gillett and Art News Portal | 03-Sep-2012
I’ve been General Manager of the Deckchair Cinema and Director of the Darwin International Film Festival for 2.5 years. My background prior to this was a varied mix of Event Management, Venue Management, Recruitment and Marketing. My event experience was largely in sports – the Sydney Olympics and Rugby World Cup – moving into cinema and film festivals has been really different!
ZOE is a play about grief - and how people do (or don’t) cope with it. Emma is going through a divorce. While she’s coping reasonably well with the breakdown of her marriage, she is finding it hard to deal with the realisation that the future (and, specifically, the child) she had planned is now gone.
BY Geoff Sirmai Sydney Fringe Publicity | 03-Sep-2012
Hindi Diwas is the day the Hindi language was constituted as the national language of India way back in 1949 on the 14th September. To mark the historic event, Abhinay School of Performing Arts is celebrating Hindi Diwas with Abhinay Rangmahotsav – two days festival with Gandhari…in search of light on 15th September and Indradhanush –a festival of short plays in Hindi on 16th September.
When David Hinchliffe - Brisbane politician and former Deputy Mayor of Brisbane - announced that he was retiring from politics to focus on his career as an artist, everyone knew they could expect great things. Although, we might not have expected something as great as this...
Marina Strocchi’s layered and textured paint surfaces reveal a rich and unique visual vocabulary, creating rhythms from everyday elements found in the landscape and nature. The Nature of Things is a group of paintings based on the details of nature and the Northern Territory desert landscape.
Eris Fleming is a well known and much loved artist with his own particular style of humour. When one realizes that he is of Irish/French stock, we can understand where his perverse style comes from. His love of colour and ability to blend them with panache obviously comes from his French side, but the fun and laughter that his paintings evoke come from the Irish. This upcoming exhibition will prove to be yet another delightful event and will both inform and provoke you with Eris’ stylish sense of humour and bright joyful paintings.
Excerpt Magazine is an online Indie publication that was started up in late 2011. Everyone involved in the magazine has a creative background and this influences our approach, which is unpretentious, non-glossy and focused on content with great ideas.
Psycho-o-tropica: Tales of the Deep North showcases the work of 20 emergent and established artists who have called Cairns home. Despite the tyranny of distance from major capitals the artists are sustaining practices that have a symbiotic relationship with big cities and remote regions alike. This exhibition presents works with pop, urban, contemporary, subversive and subcultural edges untempered by capital city influences, demonstrating a diverse range of mediums and perspectives. Each artist brings to their work something inherently Far Northern Queensland proving that Cairns isn’t so much a destination, it’s a point of departure.
Pan-O-Mania presents a pastiche of historic events, trends and cultural shifts. These new works take inspiration from the post-war era of the 50’s through to the early 70’s with particular focus on the ‘Tiki phenomenon’; a blind appropriation of Pacific culture for cashed up westerners. This cultural homage is something that I am fascinated with having my own cultural roots embedded in Polynesia.
BY Mary Neighbour (Art Masterclass Workshops) | 28-Aug-2012
The colours and forms of landscape are a fabulous source of inspiration! In this workshop with artist Jo Davenport, students will be encouraged to respond to the natural environment and experiment with spontaneous mark-making, colour and composition.
Arts on Tour NSW have received the Drover Award for Tour of the Year for the third year in a row. Riverside Productions and AOT collected the esteemed Award for Rainbow’s End at last week’s national award ceremony. The Drovers, awarded by APACA celebrate and recognise the contributions of all companies involved with national touring and the best touring talent. The award is decided by the national venue circuit and considers the full program of touring activity across the country between the 1st May 2011 and 30th April 2012.
WE KNOW THAT SPRING IS ARRIVING IN AUSTRALIA, SO WHAT WE PLAN FOR SEPTEMBER 3rd IS A VERY SPECIAL SPRING AUCTION, COME ALONG AND VIEW AND YOU WILL ALSO BE PLEASED TO SEE WHAT WE ARE OFFERING YOU FOR SPRING, ALL IS ALSO REVEALED ON OUR WEBSITE
The sun is shining and the days are getting longer! After our 6-week hibernation, we reopen our doors this Friday 31 August with a burst of art! To celebrate, we're opening our stockroom and are exhibiting all of the art that we have. Painting, drawing, collage, photography, and sculpture. It’s all here!
BY Geoff Sirmai Sydney Fringe Publicity | 27-Aug-2012
SYDNEY FRINGE’S TOAST OF NEWTOWN CONTEST OPEN FOR VOTING (& TASTING!) The Toast of Newtown local cocktail competition has the bars of Newtown fighting for glory in the Sydney Fringe. Sixteen local inner west bars, pubs and restaurants from Newtown, Enmore and Erskineville responded to the festival’s challenge to “capture Newtown in a glass”: to create a new cocktail that says it all about Sydney’s liveliest strip - in the best (and tastiest) way possible!
BY Project Coordinator - Jacqueline King | 27-Aug-2012
Welcome to the 3rd annual Artfelt Art Prize where outstanding art meets social purpose as all funds go to Heartfelt House, an organisation providing support to adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. With over 84 Finalists on exhibition from entries all over Australia, this exhibition exploring the theme 'On light and darkness' hosted in the historic Northern Rivers Community Gallery, Ballina NSW looks set to be powerful indeed. Tickets $20 at the door with $Thousands in luxury art lover prizes to win, jazz, announcement of the winners & works from professional and emerging artists in all mediums.
I am a Melbourne-based jewellery designer and artist who grew up in an environment full of art and fashion in the Alps of northern Italy. I am proud to say that subsequently, I have made Australia my home.
Compelling by Malcolm Benham is a large exhibition over two floors of pivotal paintings and supportive works on paper the connection being expressive drawing 1990 - 2012. Malcolm Benhams artwork is included in most major Australian & New Zealand art institutions as well as overseas and private collections. In 2014 Wollongong City Art Gallery will exhibit a major retrospective titled 'Scrap Culture' of Malcolm Benhams assemblage, car body sculptures, paintings and drawings 1980 - 2014.
There are currently over 4 million Australians with disability. In 1993 the Disability Discrimination Act, (DDA) which aims to promote equal opportunity and access for people with disability, made disability discrimination unlawful.
Experience a film festival like no other at the Darwin International Film Festival [DIFF] from 19 – 26 September, 2012. Screening 10 films over eight nights including two Australian Premieres, DIFF offers a diverse calendar of Australian and international films in the beautiful outdoor setting of Deckchair Cinema under the stars and surrounded by tropical palms on Darwin's Waterfront.
Grand opening - Market goers and lovers of all things handmade will be in for a treat this September as the eastern suburbs gets ready for the grand opening of The Fine Design Market on Sunday 16 September 9am – 2pm. MC2 (Manningham City Square), Civic Plaza, Doncaster.
Opens: Friday, 31 August at 6 pm Launch Guest: Ms Kathryn Cunningham, CEO, Alzheimer’s Australia, SA The ‘Still Flourishing’ exhibition showcases the determination of local artist Eleni (Helen) Kostoglou, to continue to explore ways to use her creativity after her diagnosis of Parkinson’s and Lewy Body Dementia.
On the eve of Viennafair 2012, Skate's Art Market Research, in partnership with Deloitte Luxembourg, The Art Newspaper, the Art Investment Council, Rising Leaders in Art Business, Erste Group and others will convene an International Art Industry Forum bringing together a cross-section of practitioners and thought leaders from this fast-evolving sector.
Australian Print Workshop is a Catalyst for great art; working with Artists since 1981 to produce the very best in contemporary fine art limited edition prints. To mark its 30th Anniversary, Australian Print Workshop commissioned six leading Australian Artists (Rick AMOR, Emily FLOYD, Kevin LINCOLN, Jan SENBERGS, Louise WEAVER and John WOLSELEY) to collaborate with APW Printers to produce an ambitious new suite of work in the print medium.
BY Art News Portal and Samuel Coutts | 22-Aug-2012
My name is Samuel and I have a background in design and also furniture design/making. I have been lucky to spend a few years of my life living in other countries around the world where I was able to be inspired by different cultures and environments.
BY Geoff Sirmai Sydney Fringe Publicity | 22-Aug-2012
Yes… it's the opening night of Sydney Fringe 2012 and there's fun and games aplenty! Opening night for Sydney Fringe is a gift from Sydney Fringe to the good people of the city with a free street party for one, for all – it’s a free-for-all!
Australian artist Jenny McCracken is celebrating after winning gold for Australia at the ‘Olympics’ of street painting in Italy. Jenny won first place in her division at the historic 40th anniversary of the world’s oldest street painting festival – Incontro Nazionale dei Madonnari – at Grazie di Curtatone in Lombardy, about 130km southeast of Milan.
BY Sheridan Mills - Excerpt Magazine | 20-Aug-2012
Excerpt Magazine is a free online quarterly, launching Issue 4 on Thursday 30 August at www.excerptmagazine.com Excerpt is an independent publication celebrating difference and the not-so-typical glossy, clean conformist images we usually see. Produced in Melbourne and featuring original content by Australian & International artists and creatives, Excerpt Magazine has had 13,000 downloads since launching in November 2011.
A monthly visual guide to Melbourne and Sydney's art exhibitions and is available for FREE from the iTunes App Store. ArtsView has been developed to promote and support Melbourne and Sydney’s artists and galleries with exhibitions and is updated monthly.
Miranda Musical Society presents: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. From the magic and wonder of Disney comes an event that brings to life ‘a tale as old as time’! 19th - 23rd September - Sutherland Entertainment Centre
A warm and very funny new Australian musical is set to be the hit of the Sydney Fringe! Frank Christie Frank Clarke! by Peter Fleming (book and lyrics) and Allan McFadden (music and lyrics) is the half-true story of a nearly identifiable loveable con-man-thief who almost got away with it in-and-around the Aussie goldfields; who sort of became an icon; who fought the occasional battle with and through the media; who sort of had a Chinese girlfriend; and who wound up something of an entrepreneur in America....
Terra Australis - Kangaroos and Other Discoveries. A solo exhibition of paintings, drawings, and sculpture exploring the wonder and excitement of Australia's early natural history discoveries, by Robyn Bauer
Blacktown Arts Centre invites artists to submit expressions of interest for its 2013 Performing Arts Residency Program. The program will focus on two initiatives, the Dawson Mall Program and Cross Cultural Collaboration. The Performing Arts Residency Program aims to provide professional development opportunities for individuals or small groups of artists in the development, experimentation and mentorship of new works.