Thursday, 27 April 2017

ARTIST OPPS

OPPORTUNITIES


ST JOHNS SOUTHGATE ART PRIZE 2017



In celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and 20 years of the Bach Cantata Program at St Johns Southgate visual artists are invited to submit original artworks for the 2017 Art Prize and exhibition to be held from October to December. Total prize money of $4500 (Children’s Art Prize totaling $500). A non-acquisitive art award.
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MELBOURNE ART TRAMS EOI 2017
https://www.festival.melbourne/melbourne-art-trams-eoi/

The project is a revival and reimagining of the much loved Transporting Art program which ran from 1978 to 1993 and resulted in 36 painted trams being rolled out across the Melbourne network. Artists such as Howard Arkley, Mirka Mora, Michael Leunig, Elizabeth Gower and Trevor Nichols participated in this program.
2016 brought together a collection of works from Damiano Bertoli, Eddie Botha, Jon Cattapan, Joceline Lee, Mimi Leung, Reko Rennie, emerging artist Eliza Dyball and the re-imagining of the iconic Smith Street Women’s mural by Megan Evans and Eve Glenn
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OLIVE COTTON AWARD

The Award is open to artists living and working in Australia who are Australian citizens or have been Australian residents for 12 months or more. 
The entry must be: a new portrait completed since 1 April 2015, owned and created by the artist; not previously exhibited (including online but excluding the entrant’s personal webpage or social media platform), shown in competitions or awarded a prize; photographic, archivally sound, still and two-dimensional; within the size limits and able to be hung on or pinned to Gallery walls. 
The Judge will be looking for excellence in photographic technique, creativity and originality to the standards prescribed by the Director, Tweed Regional Gallery.

Entry is limited to one per person and the entry fee is $33.00 (incl. GST). Entry form, fee and image must be received by 5.00pm Friday 12 May 2017. Entry Fee can be paid online via PayPal and entry emailed or posted to the Gallery.


To find out more please download the entry conditions and entry form (620kB PDF) or contact the Gallery on 02 6670 2790 or via email OliveCotton@tweed.nsw.gov.au

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

EMIL TOONEN at CHAMBER





CONTROLLED FALL
an exhibition of sculptures by 
EMIL TOONEN
at Chamber
19 Church St BRUNSWICK
Opening: 
Thursday, April 27, 2017. 6-9pm. 




All other times between April 27-31 by appointment
http://www.chamberpresents.org/apply/

Saturday, 8 April 2017

TAKE FIVE WOMEN



THANK YOU BRONWYN RAZEM

6 APRIL 2017 


Take five women, add some grass hay, an assortment of plied wool and a space – could be a shed, a backyard, a campfire – give them some time and what do you get? A tangle? Quite the opposite. Women have been sitting around firesides yarning for millennia. In this instance we find them in a small country town in western Victoria in what was once a garage. 

At the centre of their activity is the hay, at their feet a very varied selection of wools (from the op shop in this instance), in their heads the shape of various animals. The conversation flows as they follow the lead of Bronwyn Razem in making ‘bush toys’. First you take a handful of fibre and bind it tight, in the middle. As you begin to see the animal in the bunch of fibre, you add or subtract, tease out, fold over. Much hilarity as the ‘toys’ evolve.

The creatures created include a ‘roo, a bird, a possum, dogs, a wombat … aches, stresses and hay allergies abate as the conversation swells, the toys take shape and the scene comes to resemble something of a nest with women at its periphery. The mood is chatty and collaborative – there is a bond with eons past. This is more than ‘bush toy-making’ it is a linking through the ages.

Thank you so much to Bronwyn and her novice assistants, Kathleen, Jane, Sue and Irene their example was inspirational and the results of their gathering is for all to see at WINDOWSPACE-BEEAC.





AS   April 2017