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.
BY Aboriginal art exhibition in Sydney & Public floor talks | 18-Jun-2012
From Wednesday, 20 June until Wednesday, 18 July 2012 Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour, 100 Murray Street, Darling Harbour 2000, NSW Celebrating France’s role in the development and recognition of Australian Indigenous art, the exhibition Gestuelles - The art of transmission by Aboriginal desert women presents works of Aboriginal women painters from desert communities where the emergence of acrylic painting and the understanding of women’s role have significantly been encouraged by prominent French women anthropologists.
No Cure is an Australian based online flipbook magazine bursting with creativity featuring new products, designer profiles, creative studio spaces, industry and business strategies, typography, tips and tutorials, and events happening around the globe.
The Art Expo is an exciting, brand new event supporting the continued growth in all facets of the Arts across 3 cities in 2012. The Art Expo format caters to all people in the hope of demystifying the world of art and creating a new wave of artists, collectors and arts enthusiasts.
Art is integral to everything we do at Avant Card, and as such we take great pleasure in providing exposure for emerging artists by producing beautiful works of art on our postcards and also distributing them to our national venue network. The punters love us for this and in turn we love giving artists a vehicle to showcase their talent. Our aim is to promote diversity – and successful images are chosen based on their ability to inspire, intrigue or inform the general public. You art must look like it belongs on a postcard, it has to be special and it has to stand out.
This will be done through creating recognition platforms for designers and commissioners of design, celebrating their work and partnerships, opening communication between designers and the marketplace and providing thought leadership on how design will shape the future.
Art Comps is a new web site designed specifically to list different types of art contests and calls for artists for graphic designers. Our site is designed to bring all sorts of art contests together on one easy to browse web site.
“Stroke Alt Delete” is an innovative community 'online' art project that Mosaic Republic is running in partnership with the National Stroke Foundation. It is quite unique and experimental insofar as it uses various social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter, to engage people to make important project decisions via information sharing, feedback and online voting.
BY The Alliance Française de Melbourne | 14-Jun-2012
Fête de la Musique is the largest international live music event in the world! Developed by the French Government in 1982, Fête de la Musique is held in 450 cities across the globe on the very same day each year – 21 June. The aim of the event is to make music everywhere, to celebrate music and to expose as many people to music as possible.
The Pilbara - Yinjaa-Barni Artists - Gallery1 Opens June 15, 2012 Yinjaa –Barni Artists are traditional owners from the Fortescue River region, and their paintings depict the remarkable country of the Pilbara in Western Australia’s north-west. The contrasts of the harsh environment with the hidden gorges of cool water, the seeds and flowers bursting out after rain, are moments that belong to the great Creation stories of the Marrga. This exhibition is presented in association with Yinjaa-Barni Art Centre. Edward Blitner –Stories from my Grandfather - Gallery2 Opens June 15, 2012 Edward Blitner started painting with his grandfather. He says of this time, "My grandfather would be painting on bark and we kids would sit around him and watch him grind the ochres and mix the colours. After a while he would tell us the story for that particular painting and also teach us the songs and dance for that story. When he was in a very good mood, he let us paint the sides of the bark painting. That was my start.
Leslie Eastman’s exhibition Chronology comprises a series of time objects, mechanisms addressing the deceptively simple fact of our presence in and perception of the world. Referencing the histories of Kinetic and Op Art, these temporal devices question the subject of time and the time of the perceiving subject.
The flowers are part of the idea of the child - adulthood play and not a botanically correct image. In fact most of the painting is painted very loosely as not to distract from the idea. A flower or leaf painted to precisely would distract and draw attention to the fact that it is painted so well. Only the eyes should capture you, the viewer and arrest you, so that all else just becomes a play in time and space. PSARI 2012
LANDMARK CULTURAL EVENT TO SHOWCASE MINORITY STORIES. Parade Theatre Kensington & Bondi Pavilion from 31 July. bAKEHOUSE Theatre Company in association with Tamarama Rock Surfers & Parade Theatres presents STORYLINES FESTIVAL 2012 – a four week celebration of diversity that challenges Australian art and theatre by providing a powerful, creative voice to minority cultures whose stories often go unheard.
The Delta Project is a company made up of deaf and hearing dancers The work explores the concept of "Collisions". On the surface, no identifiable difference but in our daily lives the gap is exposed. It is not a reflection on disability/ability but on how any two worlds separated by a language barrier, experience and ways of living come together. In the merging of two cultures, we explore the effects of when two worlds collide.
This month we present an insight into the life and world of Jamie Boyd a 5th generation Boyd from a family of artists considered as art royalty in Australia with a heritage of artists dating back to the early 1800 hundreds.
BY Contemporary Art Spaces Tasmania (CAST) | 06-Jun-2012
A series of projects including exhibitions, talks, performance, publications and social gatherings. Inflight, Taxonomy and Sawtooth will each 'take over' the CAST gallery for a week to curate a gallery-based project of their choice.
The use of colour in Australian Aboriginal art will be the topic of discussion when Melbourne art curator, publisher and writer Emily McCulloch Childs presents an illustrated lecture on MYTH, MARK MAKING, COLOUR & SYMBOLOGY IN ABORIGINAL ART