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Art prizes & opportunities - February 2019

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Archibald Prize 2019 -- Wynne Prize 2019 -- Sir John Sulman Prize -- Darling Portrait Prize -- Australia Council Career Development Grants -- The Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize -- 2019 Colville Llyod Rees Art Prize -- Sculpture in an Orange Garden -- Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize -- Milburn Art Prize -- 2019 Naracoorte National Art  Prize -- Nillumbik Prize Contemporary Art 2019 -- Firstdraft 2019/20 program call-out -- NAVA 2019 Grants -- Gallipoli Art Prize 2019  -- The Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2019 -- 2019 Blacktown City Council Creative Arts Fund -- 2019 Blacktown Arts Residency Program

Archibald Prize 2019
The Trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales invite artists to submit paintings in competition for the Archibald Prize 2019.
The prize will be awarded, in the terms of the will of the late JF Archibald dated 15 March 1916, to the best portrait ‘preferentially of some man or woman distinguished in art, letters, science or politics, painted by any artist resident in…

Art prizes & opportunities - January 2019

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Darling Portrait Prize -- Head On Photo Awards 2019 -- Create NSW Artist Support Grants -- Australia Council Career Development Grants -- The Glover Prize -- The Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize -- 2019 Colville Llyod Rees Art Prize -- Sculpture in an Orange Garden -- John Villiers Outback Art Prize -- Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition -- Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize -- Milburn Art Prize -- 2019 Naracoorte National Art  Prize


The Darling Portrait Prize
The National Portrait Gallery’s Darling Portrait Prize aspires to be the most prestigious portrait painting prize in the country, held at the home of Australian portraiture. 
‘The Prize will recognise the significance and relevance of portraiture in Australia and will be an ongoing legacy of Mr L Gordon Darling AC CMG (1921-2015). 2018 marks twenty years since the Portrait Gallery was established, an achievement that would not have been possible without the unwavering dedication of our Founding Patrons Mr L Gordon Darling AC CMG …

Art prizes & opportunities - December 2018

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Little Big Art Prize -- Ramsay Art Prize -- Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing -- The Glover Prize -- 2019 Ravenswood Australian Women Art Prize --  2019 Colville Llyod Rees Art Prize -- Sculpture in an Orange Garden -- John Villiers Outback Art Prize -- Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition -- Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize -- Milburn Art Prize -- Naracoorte Art Prize

Little Big Art Prize 
Petrichor Gallery and the Walpole Artisan Markets invite you to enter the littleBIG Art Prize 2019 exhibition from January 6th to February 3rd 2019. The competition is open to all ages and talents and has no specific theme but recognises that it is often the little things in life that create the greatest magic.
littleBIG is an open-entry non-acquisitive art prize of small format works. Entry is open to all ages.
Prize total : AUD $900
Applications close: 14 December 2018
Exhibition: 06 January 2019 - 03 February 2019
More information


Ramsay Art Prize
A $100,000 national art prize supporting contemporary Au…

New books for 8-15 November 2018

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The following titles will be on display from 8-15 November 2018. If you would like to borrow any of them when they come off display see library staff. Otherwise click on the call number link to check the library catalogue for availability.

What is interesting writing in art history?
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This is a book about how art history is written. It includes detailed analyses of a dozen important texts, and theories about what counts as "interesting" or "experimental" writing on art. There are chapters on texts by Rosalind Krauss, T.J. Clark, Alexander Nemerov, Gilles Deleuze, Helene Cixous, Leo Steinberg, Jean-Louis Schefer, and others; a chapter on institutions that teach experimental writing on art; analyses of rival concepts of the essay; and chapters on the absence of literary criticism in the disciplines of art history, visual studies, art theory, and art criticism.

Delacroix drawings : the Karen B. Cohen Collection
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Art prizes & opportunities - November 2018

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NAS 2019 Aboriginal Art Centre Internship program, NAS MFA Scholarships, NAS Lift Off Award, Contemporary Art Awards 2019, Sculpture at Scenic World 2019, The Glover Prize, National Photographic Portrait Prize, The Hopper Prize

NAS 2019 Aboriginal Art Centre Internship program
The National Art School (NAS) is now accepting applications for the 2019 Aboriginal Art Centre Internship program. Now in its ninth year, this internship program is made possible through the generous support of Sharon Toffler and Mark Tedeschi AM QC.
These internships provide graduating students with an opportunity to acquire practical arts management experience and training in an active Aboriginal community art centre environment. Working closely with the Art Centre Manager, interns will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working with artists and day-to-day arts centre operations. Interns will also have some opportunity to pursue their own artwork. Successful applicants are expected to take up the …

New books for 1-8 November

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The following titles will be on display from 1-8 November 2018. If you would like to borrow any of them when they come off display see library staff. Otherwise click on the call number link to check the library catalogue for availability.

Eileen Agar : dreaming oneself awake
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Born in Buenos Aires in 1899, and reborn in Paris in 1928, Eileen Agar was an artist whose work throughout her long career synthesized elements of the two main art movements of the twentieth century: Cubism and Surrealism. This monograph, the first full account of Agar's complete works, including paintings, collages, photographs and objects, comes at a time when there is a major revival of interest in Surrealism in the UK and worldwide. Drawing on personal conversations with the artist as well as original research, Michel Remy examines the life and work of the artist through-out her long career, from her passage through Cubism and abstraction to Surrealism, as well as her …