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Space Tank Call-out for talented Melbourne makers

BY Space Tank Studio | 16-Jul-2018
Space Tank is looking for kick-ass Melbourne makers for their 9 month Bench to Business training program, designed to teach high impact product development and business skills to creative makers. This program is funded by LaunchVic – so it’s FREE and will be offered only once - Round 2 applications are now open until 28th July 2018.

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NEW SACRED - A group exhibition exploring ritual and folklore in contemporary Australian art

BY Green Tea | 10-Jul-2018
A joint role exhibition between Mosman Art Gallery and Parramatta Artists Studios encourages curatorial dialogue and the flow of ideas across greater Sydney this winter. #mosmanartgallery @mosmanartgallery

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Taut: An Exhibition Review

BY Miranda Hine / Queensland University of Technology | 09-Jul-2018
Systems of support make for precarious object interactions in Ally McKay's exhibition Taut. Objects are assembled in tentative arrangements, expected - somehow- to support each other against inescapable physical forces. Taut invites us into a beautiful balancing act between tension, failure and endurance. It's an act we have all at some point been familiar with. In systems where rules have already been set, either social rules or rules of gravity, we have little choice but to navigate them regardless of how little sense they make or support they afford us. Using simple materials linked to building and construction, Ally reflects on her own vulnerabilities and the resilience required to constantly stay upright against the pressure to collapse and fall within these systems. Ally's constructions are a determination to make things work. Her quiet installations embrace fragility and speak of growth and adaptation to new environments.

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Polly's Party at La Mama Theatre

BY ART NEWS PORTAL | 05-Sep-2012
Polly’s Party is a cyber-centric physical theatre performance set to Lady Gaga. A live investigation of self-identity, Polly’s Party is a playful, humorous and touching solo performance created and performed by Renae Shadler and directed by Mark Wilson. Polly’s Party is an interactive performance experience that investigates how social media shapes identity and unpacks cyber-psychology with playfully disastrous consequences.

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Impression of Colour

BY Lauraine Diggins Fine Art | 05-Sep-2012
The intensity of the colour and light of Australia is often remarked upon and has proven particularly captivating for artists, especially painting en plein air. Indeed it is the key feature of a truly national ‘Australian’ style of painting, with the Heidelberg School’s characteristic ‘blue and gold.’ Colonial artists such as Nicholas Chevalier and Haughton Forrest, originating from Europe, were inspired by the unique Australian colour. The iconic works of the Australian Impressionist painters including Tom Roberts, Frederick McCubbin, Emanuel Phillips Fox and Walter Withers brought a new truth to colour in Australian art. The Australian Modernists’ use of colour extended to capturing mood and form and using colour in a symbolic way to extend the meaning in their paintings as seen in works by Arthur Boyd, Dorrit Black, Horace Hurtle Trenerry and Kathleen Sauerbier.

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Sydney set to come alive with Art this September!

BY Jessica Sumpter - EXPERTISE | 05-Sep-2012
Reflecting the diversity of art today, Sydney’s Art Expo is unlike any other visual art event. The Expo brings together Australia’s most promising names in art, and a new wave of emerging artists, all under one roof. Plus there are a host of other visual art activities at the Expo, all catering for the continued growth and interest in art.

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ChildFund Australia's Laos Water Cycle Art Auction this Friday, 7th September

BY Bryce McErlain | 05-Sep-2012
Artists include: Savanhdary Vongpoothorn, Jess MacNeil, Monika Behrens, Marcus Callum, Giles Ryder, Thomas C. Chung, Jessica Tse, Kath Fries, Ken Done, Joshua Parry, Julia Davis, Celine Roberts, Eleanor McDonald, Rosemary Jackson, Fiona McFadyen, Renee Pendlebury, Vanessa Ashcroft & Jana Hunt, Bryce McErlain plus many more!! To view artworks online, go to: http://teamlaos2012.tumblr.com/ http://www.facebook.com/events/349555548460046/ Laos Water Cycle Art Auction this Friday!!!! We have a silent auction running at Galleryeight (12 Argyle Place, Millers Point, Sydney) 12 - 6pm daily until the live auction on Friday, September 7th (just in case you can't make it).

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Interview mit Peter Podpera - Photographer

BY ART NEWS PORTAL | 05-Sep-2012
Interview mit dem Landschaftschronographen Peter Podpera für das rematic iPad magazine.

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TOP OF THE POPS! - A musical experience with something for everyone

BY Geoff Sirmai | 05-Sep-2012
International piano virtuoso Simon Tedeschi is joined by the Sydney Omega Ensemble for a mouth-watering concert on Remembrance Day, Sunday 11 November. “Top of the Pops!” – to be performed from 4pm at the North Shore Synagogue in Lindfield - boasts classical favourites from Beethoven, Bruch, Schubert and Gershwin. Plus some surprises that everyone will enjoy!

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ONE - new dance work to open at the Meat Market Sept 28 - Oct 5

BY New Work Collective | 04-Sep-2012
ONE at the Meat Market part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival. A new dance work from Zimbabwean choreographer Gilbert Douglas and Australian choreographer Susan Doel. ONE explores finding yourself between things like countries and people. Expressive and immersive, ONE plays for a limited time September 28 – October 5, 8.30pm (7,30pm Sunday). Book early for Tight Arse Tuesday and 2 for 1 opening night. Visit www.tix.melbournefringe.com.au/ and search for ONE under dance or www.newworkcollective.com.au.

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Entries for the 2013 Macquarie Photography Prize are now open!

BY Australian Art Sales | 04-Sep-2012
Entries for the 2013 Macquarie Photography Prize opened on 1st September so get your pictures in and be apart of this global photography competition offering $16,000AUD in prize money!

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SYDNEY ART EXPO 2012 - Jennifer Gabbay

BY Jennifer Gabbay | 04-Sep-2012
Contemporary Art and Digital Photography to be exhibited by Blue Mountains Artist at Stand A13 at the forthcoming art expo....offering special Art Expo prices...

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Nikki Thompson Unveils Her New Landscape Photography

BY Nikki Thompson | 04-Sep-2012
I shoot mainly landscape photography, but also capture the Earth and it's beauty in other ways...

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It’s time to get the facts

BY ART NEWS PORTAL | 03-Sep-2012
Art Facts is the new home for statistics about Australian arts. Here you will find a range of facts about Australia’s vibrant music scene and the latest trends to watch out for. Find out more about music: from what musicians earn to concert ticket sales and how many rock songs were released last year. Explore the music ecosystem starting with creation, or use the tags to explore topics such as digital.

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Entries now open for the 2012 Parks Story Poster Competition

BY Katherine Scott | 03-Sep-2012
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.

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2012 Australian Mobile Awards - Winner Category - Music and Performances

BY Art News Portal | 03-Sep-2012
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.

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Industry Insights with Louise Gillett - Manager of the Deckchair Cinema and Director of the Darwin International Film Festival

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!

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Grief, delusion, motherhood & forgiveness. New Aussie play at Fringe.

BY Geoff Sirmai | 03-Sep-2012
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.

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Indian Drama Festival in Sydney Fringe

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.

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David Hinchliffe to open new exhibition in Scenic Rim gallery

BY Briar Francis | 31-Aug-2012
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...

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MARINA STROCCHI - THE NATURE OF THINGS at Nellie Castan Gallery

BY Nellie Castan Gallery | 29-Aug-2012
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.

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Passion & Fashion Exhibition

BY Manyung Gallery Group | 29-Aug-2012
A colourful and cutting edge exhibition combining arwork, sculpture and textiles with beautiful jewellery, millinery and fashion accessories. Opening Night: Friday Sept 7, 6.30-9pm.

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THE RUBENS - Debut Album out 14 September

BY Art News Portal | 29-Aug-2012
The Rubens, one of the country's most talented rising collectives, have announced a headline show in Melbourne ahead of their appearance at this year's Splendour In The Grass

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Rumour, Gossip and Innuendo

BY Libby Oldham | 29-Aug-2012
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.

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Andrew O’Brien’s Solo exhibition in Sydney

BY Andrew OBrien Artist | 29-Aug-2012
Neale Whitaker the Editor of Belle Magazine will open my new Solo Show at Corporate Culture.

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Industry Insights with Amy Marjoram - Editor of Excerpt Magazine

BY Amy Marjoram and Art News Portal | 29-Aug-2012
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.

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PSYCH-O-TROPICA at Mars Gallery

BY Andy Dinan - Mars Gallery | 29-Aug-2012
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.

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Samuel Tupou / Pan-o-mania - 2012 at Mars Gallery

BY Andy Dinan - Mars Gallery | 29-Aug-2012
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.

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Responding to landscape - painting workshop

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.

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Arts on Tour rounds up another one at this year’s Drovers

BY Arts on Tour | 28-Aug-2012
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.

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Spring is in the air at Amanda Addams

BY David Freeman | 27-Aug-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

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Spring Stockroom Exhibition at one hundredth gallery

BY one hundredth gallery | 27-Aug-2012
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!

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COCK(TAIL) FIGHTING IN THE INNER WEST!

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!

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2012 John Fries Memorial Prize Curator/Artist's Talk

BY JFMP | 27-Aug-2012
On the last day of the 2012 JFMP Finalists’ Exhibition, Saturday 1st September, we are holding an artist and curator talk at Gaffa Galleries from 2-3pm.

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Artfelt Art Prize 2012 Gala Opening Night

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.

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Beads mE by Helena Thurner-Mier now available at Home Direct

BY Helena Thurner-Mier | 27-Aug-2012
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.

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compelling paintings by malcolm benham

BY Catherine Beatty | 27-Aug-2012
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.

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Twenty Years: Twenty Stories Film Grants Now Open!

BY ART NEWS PORTAL | 24-Aug-2012
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.

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Darwin International Film Festival: 19 – 26 September - First Program Announcement

BY Miranda Riley | 24-Aug-2012
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.

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Festival of the Sun 2012 - 14-15 December 2012

BY ART NEWS PORTAL | 24-Aug-2012
2012 Festival of the Sun line up is now officially announced. Tickets go on sale Weds September 5th at 10am.

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The Fine Design Market - Melbourne’s fine designers head eastside

BY The Fine Design Market | 24-Aug-2012
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.

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Still Flourishing Exhibition and Launch

BY Pepper Street Arts Centre | 23-Aug-2012
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.

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International Art Industry Forum

BY ART NEWS PORTAL | 22-Aug-2012
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.

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