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
JUTE Theatre Company’s five-day creative development for emerging playwright Charmaine Armstrong, aka, Dizzy Doolan’s new work, Fearless will culminate in a public showcase on Friday 4 September 2020 at Bulmba-ja Arts Centre. Fearless is the story of First Nations female rapper Dizzy, who comes from a long line of fighters, survivors, musicians and protestors.
The worldwide smash hit COME FROM AWAY has been rescheduled to play at the magnificent Capitol Theatre from 3 June 2021.
“Komang's music possesses a unique feminine strength that is empowering and entirely engaging. Her knack for weaving stories into electronic soul & 90s house-style production is truly exciting - I can't wait to hear more from Komang.” – Sui Zhen
The Museum of Art and Culture Lake Macquarie have launched the Lake Art Prize, a new biennial national acquisitive art prize valued at $25,000.
Riverside Theatres Digital presents
WELCOME TO THE MASQUE
with Genevieve Lemon and Max Lambert
Shining a light on Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and culture over 10 exciting days, Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) is live from 6pm today and the whole world is invited.
The 2020 Fellow will be awarded $25,000 and have the chance to work at Belvoir in 2021 as a resident artist.
Presenting For Your Pleasure, a new media art exhibition exclusive to the TikTok platform. 13.08.2020-31.08.2020. TikTok is a place where people dance around their kitchens, play pranks on their families, connect with their friends, laugh, cry and sing. Surprising, heartwarming and almost always funny, TikTok takes note of where you linger, what you ‘like’ and feeds you quick hits of dopamine just ‘for you’. The twelve artists in For Your Pleasure use sound, video, performance, dance, collage and pop culture to celebrate the connectivity, intimacy and relatability of 2020’s most downloaded app. In a nod to TikTok’s ‘For You Page’, For Your Pleasure gives you art you didn’t know you needed, from the comfort of your smartphone.
For ten days in September, film fans will be able to stream a fully curated program of pertinent and eye-opening shorts.
Melissa Cameron reimagines the discarded steel detritus of suburbia, to reconnect and re-make her experience of place. @bridgetkennedy_projectspace #contemporaryjewellery #jewellery
It’s your time to shine Pop, Soul and Folk singers … the closing date for round two of Play It Forward’s online singing competition Permission to Shine has been extended to this Sunday 16th August at 11.59 AEST! We are thrilled to announce that Danielle Matthews will judge the Pop section. Follow us on social media to stay in touch with our news. All the details you need to enter are on our website. You’ve got to be in it to win it!!! Get your entries in NOW! @PermissionToShineOnline @playitforwardoz #singingcompetition
Picturing Footscray is a free open-entry photography prize that has been celebrating Melbourne's unique inner-west suburb of Footscray since 2016, documenting a period of significant change. In 2020, this is particularly poignant. Against the backdrop of home-isolation and a global pandemic, life as we know it has changed and we’re adapting with it. Welcome to Picturing Footscray, virtually! @vuinthecommunity #vuinthecommunity #picturingfootscray
Australian Design Centre presents the 20th anniversary exhibition of the design industry’s much anticipated annual program WORKSHOPPED20 - the very best in new Australian design by emerging and established designers.
Two well established and award-winning artists are joining forces to bring their exhibition “POWER of STYLE” to The Old Fire Station Gallery for four weeks. Redcliffe Art Society [RAS] has been the art home of both Enid Bullock and Maya Kuperman, who became friends because of shared similarities. Their love of drawing was fostered during their childhoods, and they kept this love for art with them always. However, these artists have emerged from quite different backgrounds.