Art can truly evoke happiness, and a sense of wellbeing in the viewer. It certainly is capable of immersing you in the subject matter so that after some time you feel calmed and soothed and come away feeling changed. Three artists who know the magic of the interplay between what they see and what they feel, and translate their response into beautiful art, are joining forces in an upcoming Redcliffe exhibition.
2020 marks the 40th anniversary of the creation of the Jewellers & Metalsmiths Group of Australia.
The Hopper Prize is thrilled to announce recipients of our Spring 2020 individual artist grants and an accompanying shortlist.
With the experience and hindsight of 20 years nurturing excellence Australian design, WORKSHOPPED’s Raymond Scott chats to Australian designers about their industry.
MARS Gallery is pleased to announce ‘Benign Complex’, an exciting online exhibition of new work by Mark Rodda. In 2014, Rodda was awarded the Glover Prize, Australia’s richest prize for landscape painting. This is his first solo exhibition with MARS Gallery.
MGA, on behalf of the MGA Foundation, is thrilled to announce the shortlisted finalists for the William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize. In 2020 MGA celebrates its 30th anniversary and the Bowness Photography Prize marks its 15th year. Over the last 15 years, the Bowness Photography Prize has emerged as an important annual survey of contemporary photographic practice in Australia and one of the most prestigious prizes in the country. The prize continues to showcase excellence in photography.
As we move into spring Mitchell Fine Art presents an eclectic exhibition of artworks that celebrates the resilience of our artistic community.
With border closures and pandemic restrictions impeding the national and global arts sector, an annual sculpture festival on the Gold Coast of Australia has found novel ways that could help keep arts festivals alive.
Throughout history, fire and burning has been viewed as a transformative ritual traditionally used as a way to release the past, negativity, or pain. During a burning ceremony, fire is portrayed as a powerful symbol of wisdom, knowledge, passion, and purification.
Riverside Theatres Digital presents ODETTE: LIVE AT RIVERSIDE
The hinterland of the Gold Coast has inspired performer and creative producer Jenna Robertson to create a contemporary opera.
Stephen Bulger Gallery is pleased to present “Murder”, our second solo exhibition of work by Canadian photographer Guillaume Simoneau.
come out of the dark covid cave and see art LIVE and in FULL COLOUR!
The exhibition Fire & Brimstone casts a watching eye over the corporations and individuals who continue to choose profit over people and climate catastrophe. Before there was a virus crisis, many expert reports warned of the need to “close the inequality gap”. The reports all pointed to our declining health, life expectancy and rising numbers of “preventable deaths”; especially in prisons, aged care and rural and remote communities which, in Australia, largely comprise First Nations peoples. The most shocking work in Fire & Brimstone is 'Kumanjayi', Chips Mackinolty's stark red and black text memorial to the 437 black deaths in custody since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (Report 1996). Very few of its 330 recommendations have been implemented. Every year, Aboriginal people continue to die in custody. Mackinolty’s work is subtitled, "and still counting".
The Honourable David Templeman MLA, Minister for Culture and the Arts has announced the 2020 AWESOME International Arts Festival for Bright Young Things which will kick off on Monday 28 September, in time for the September school holidays.
Queensland’s best and brightest Indigenous artists and organisations have been recognised at this year’s Cairns Indigenous Art Fair’s Art Awards. Hosted by First Nations actor, director, singer, songwriter, comedian and writer, Elaine Crombie, CIAF 2020 Art Award recipients were chosen by an esteemed judging panel comprising Australia’s leading Indigenous curators and artists, Bruce Johnson-McLean, Carly Lane and Judy Watson (refer to panellist bios at bottom of media release).
Summer 2020 will go down in History as the Summer with no festivals, with fewer cultural events than ever because of Covid-19 safety measures: but then when Social Distancing became a thing...it became a festival as well! Here we're talking about a Website that collects online much of the art and performances that this year got cancelled or postponed all around the globe; free to be viewed and enjoyed by everyone, even if not in person. @summer2020 @nofestivalsin2020 @socialdistancing @postponedart @artisalive @onlineart @onlinefestival
Round three of Play It Forward’s online singing competition features Jazz/Blues, Country and Original Composition (any style). We are very honoured to welcome Katie Noonan as judge of the Jazz/Blues section. Play It Forward’s Artistic Director, Dr Jonathon Welch AM comments “We have all been so impressed and inspired by the calibre of singers who’ve entered our competition. We are thrilled to include an Original Composition section, and can’t wait to hear new compositions written by our entrants. It doesn't matter where you are in the world, make sure you get your entries in by Wednesday 30th September 11.59PM AEST. No extension is possible, you have to be in it, to win it!” #singingcompetition @playitforwardoz @PermissionToShineOnline @jonathonwelchartist
TAKE AWAY | August - September 2020. Exhibiting Artists include: Bela Ivanyi OAM, Daniel Pata, David Asher Brook, Edith Cowlishaw, Erika Beck, Freda Teamay, Graham Marchant, John Edwards, Judith Trick, Kerry Johns, Kerwayne Berry, Lisa Carrett, Lucinda James, Madeleine Tuckfield-Carrano, Mike Buick, Nikki Suebewongpat, Rachael Morris, Ross Skinner, Sarah Dalby, Victoria Peel, Yong Kang Gao.
For the past week the light has shone brightly on Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and culture as Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) delivered its 11th season and first digital program