Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Art Prizes for September

Rio Tinto Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards, 2017 Blacktown City Art Prize,  2017 GreenWay Open Art Prize,  Liverpool Art Society Exhibition, 9 x 5 Landscape Prize


Rio Tinto Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards


2017 will mark the 42nd anniversary of the Rio Tinto Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards. Since it’s inauguration in 1976, the Awards have become one of Queensland’s most prestigious regional art events and is eagerly anticipated each year. 2016 attracted over 375 entries from established, emerging and amateur artists from across the country and over 4000 visitors attended the exhibition and supporting public programs.
Martin Hanson (1923-1976) was a popular and highly respected local businessman who was Member for Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Port Curtis 1963-1976, and patron to the Gladstone Artists Club. As a tribute to his patronage, in conjunction with the family, the Gladstone Artists Club held the first Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards and Exhibition in 1976.
Entries for the 2017 Art Awards are due to the Gallery & Museum between 10am and 5pm, Thursday 5, Friday 6 and Saturday 7 October 2017.  The Awards will be presented 6pm, Saturday 14 October 2017.
The Rio Tinto Martin Hanson Memorial Art Award: $15,000

2017 Blacktown City Art Prize 


Entries for the 2017 Blacktown City Art Prize are now open. Now in its 22nd year, the Blacktown City Art Prize is a highly valued art prize, with cash prizes of $20,000 and acquisitive awards.
Local, regional and national artists are invited to submit entries in drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics and mixed media.
The winner of the Blacktown City Art Prize will receive $15,000. Three supporting prizes will also be awarded:
Aboriginal Artist Prize ($2,000)
Local Artist Prize ($2,000)
People’s Choice Prize ($1,000).
“The Blacktown City Art Prize has been a key cultural event for over 20 years,” said Mayor of Blacktown City, Councillor Stephen Bali.
Entries close at 5pm on Tuesday, 10 October 2017.


2017 GreenWay Open Art Prize 


The GreenWay is an urban green corridor linking the Parramatta River at Iron Cove to the Cooks River at Canterbury. It winds through the heart of Sydney’s Inner West and takes in parts of the City of Canterbury Bankstown and Inner West Council areas.
Following the route of the recently extended Inner West Light Rail, the GreenWay features bike paths and foreshore walks, cultural and historical sites, cafes, urban bush care sites and a variety of parks, playgrounds and sporting facilities.
The GreenWay Art Prize celebrates the precious urban green corridor in Sydney’s Inner West and aims to capture the essence of the GreenWay through visual art.
The GreenWay Art Prize Exhibition is hosted by Art Est. Art School and Gallery in Leichhardt, and is sponsored by Inner West Council, the City of Canterbury-Bankstown, Cooks River Alliance, Art Est. Art School and Gallery and Derivan, maker of fine artist materials.
$3,500 cash, plus exhibition package worth $1,500
Open to all artists, anywhere in Australia or abroad, established or emerging, represented or unrepresented.
Winner receives a $3,500 cash prize, as well as a two-week solo exhibition at Art Est. Art School, to take place within a year of the 2017 GreenWay Art Prize exhibition, at the discretion of the Art Est. Art School and Gallery Director.
Artworks will be selected based on their artistic merit and relevance to the GreenWay themes of the urban environment, community connections and/or sustainable transport.

LIVERPOOL ART SOCIETY EXHIBITION


23 November - 24 December 2017
Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre is proud to present the annual Liverpool Art Society Exhibition, celebrating its 20th incarnation in 2017. The annual exhibition has been produced by Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre in partnership with the Liverpool Art Society since 1998 and continues to promote and celebrate the creative talent of our region.

The annual Liverpool Art Society exhibition and art prize inspires a diverse range of artists and artworks. In support of this outstanding commitment by our local artistic community, we are pleased to continue supporting the prestigious $1500 Casula Powerhouse Scholarship Prize and the $5000 acquisitive Liverpool City Council Overall Winner Prize.
Deadline: Fri 20 Oct 2017, 4.30pm

9 x 5 Landscape Prize


Welcome to the 9 x 5 Landscape Prize 2017.
Following in the footsteps of impressionists Streeton, Roberts, Condor and McCubbin, in 2016 we launched our inaugural 9 x 5 Landscape Prize. Entry in the 9×5 Prize may be paintings in any medium, including oil, acrylic or watercolour. The theme is open. Entry Fee is $25 and includes one 9 x 5 plywood board. Prizes: The 9×5 First Prize: $1,000. The 9×5 Second Prize: $500
Entries close on 7th November, 2017



Library Stairwell Gallery call for proposals

The Library Stairwell Gallery is now calling for exhibition proposals for first semester 2018! Don't miss out on your chance for an exhibition while still at art school.
If you are currently in 2nd or 3rd year BFA or the Masters of Fine Art, you are eligible to apply for an exhibition. Preference is given to small group shows, but individual shows will also be considered.
Library Stairwell Gallery proposal application forms for 2018 are available at the library desk. Applications will close on 20 October 2017.


Monday, 18 September 2017

Spring Break Opening Hours

Opening hours for the 2 week Spring Break are:

  • Monday 25  - Friday 29 September  9.30 am – 4.00 pm
  • Monday 2 October                             CLOSED - Public holiday
  • Tuesday 3 - Friday 6 October                 10 am – 4 pm 


This is a guide only – there may be other closures. Please call us to check we’re open before you come in. Tel: 9339 8620

Friday, 15 September 2017

Library Lunchtime Research Seminars - Proquest Art, Design and Architecture Database

Bring your lunch and your friends and spend half an hour improving your research skills by learning to use Proquest Art, Design and Architecture Database. Get better results with essay writing and art research. Join me at one or all of the sessions below. Don't forget to sign up in the library.

Tuesday 19 September;  12:45 - 1:15 Red Theatre
Thursday 21 September;  12:45 - 1:15 Red Theatre


Thursday, 14 September 2017

New Books in September

The following titles will be on display from 14 Sept - 21 Sept. 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.

Reality: Modern and Contemporary British Painting
759.2/COLL 

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"In a world saturated with polychrome printed media and ephemeral digital images, painting has a particular power. It requires a direct experience of the work as a physical object; it offers an encounter with the scale of the canvas and the texture of the paint. And although it is one of our most archaic living cultural practices, it survives successfully alongside art forms such as film, photography and installation, which threatened to eclipse it in recent decades."

The Graphic Unconscious
769.973/PHIL

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"The Graphic Unconscious catalogue is a reference for the expanded field of printmaking featuring work by forty artists and collectives, working in a variety of media from traditional print to multi-disciplinary practices, featured in The Graphic Unconscious exhibition of the Philagrafika 2010 festival."

Rethinking Contemporary Art and Multicultural Education
707.1/RETH
9780415960854: Rethinking Contemporary Art and Multicultural Education
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"For over a decade, Contemporary Art and Multicultural Education has served as the guide to multicultural art education, connecting everyday experience, social critique, and creative expression with classroom learning. The much-anticipated Rethinking Contemporary Art and Multicultural Education continues to provide an accessible and practical tool for teachers, while offering new art, essays, and content to account for transitions and changes in both the fields of art and education."

A Matter of Memory: Photography as Object in the Digital Age
771.44/HOST

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"The majority of photographic images today are recorded and viewed digitally, rather than on film and paper. Amateurs, photojournalists and commercial photographers alike rarely produce material objects as the final step in their photographic process, making photographs in the form of physical objects increasingly scarce."

Sculpture in the Age of Doubt
735.23/MCEV
9781581150230: Sculpture in the Age of Doubt (Aesthetics Today)
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"Framed in a lucid discussion of the intellectual issues surrounding the postmodern movement, the essays in this book re-examine the course of twentieth-century art through the work of twenty-five major sculptors. McEvilley masterfully traces the evolution of modern sculpture from the readymades of Marcel Duchamp to the anti-painting statements of the 1960s to the spiritualism and conceptualism of the 1980s and 1990s.

Diana Al-Hadid
730.92/ALHA

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"Syrian-born, but raised in the U.S., Diana Al-Hadid (born 1981) is known for her gravity-defying works built from layers of gypsum, steel, cardboard, wax and paint, that integrate references to Western European and Islamic mythology. Employing motifs such as pipe organs, labyrinths and spires, her works recall Northern Renaissance painting and Gothic cathedrals, yet appear in a deteriorated state reminiscent of ruins of long past civilizations. “Ancient ruins are culturally nostalgic objects that carry with them a distinct psychological effect,” she has observed."

Rudolf Stingel
759.13/STIN

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"Celebrated for his explorations of the process of painting and the “idea” of painting, Rudolf Stingel (b. 1957) combines minimalist, conceptual, and performative practices to create unexpected spaces. This highly anticipated book, the premier critical survey of Stingel’s career to date, accompanies the Italian-born artist’s first solo museum exhibition in the United States."

51 Drawings: Bill Culbert
741.092/CULB
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"This book is a rare and unique publication by CORACLE PRESS. “51 drawings were made over the last thirty years using Parker 51 reservoir and cartridge fountain pens, mostly on pieces of A4 office paper. They were selected and edited by Bill Culbert and Simon Cutts from drawings of Pens & Corkscrews, Shades & Lamps, Chairs, Tables & Other Furniture, Bottles & Glasses, Instructions for Installations, Diagrams & Listings, in January 2013."

Lucian Freud: A Closer Look
741.092/FREU
Lucian Freud: A Closer Look
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"This catalogue focuses on the artist’s graphic production from the period after 1982 with works from the UBS Art Collection. Freud’s (1922–2011) portraits—often of the same subjects he painted—manage to encompass his own psyche, the models’ responses and our own reactions. "My work," he said, "is purely autobiographical. It is about myself and my surroundings." In an etching, the subject is scored into a metal plate covered with a wax mixture, which, after immersion in an acid bath, exposes the scorings, which are left as black lines in the finished print."

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Library Opening Hours Wednesday 13 September

Due to staff illness we will be open from 9:00 - 5:00 only. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Monday, 11 September 2017

Calling for exhibition proposals for first semester 2018!

The Library Stairwell Gallery is now calling for exhibition proposals for first semester 2018!

If you are currently in 2nd or 3rd year BFA or the Masters of Fine Art, you are eligible to apply for an exhibition. Proposals are accepted for small group shows only.

 Library Stairwell Gallery proposal application forms for 2018 are available at the library desk. Applications will close on 20 October 2017.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

New Books in September

The following titles will be on display from 7 Sept - 14 Sept. 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.

Telling Tales: Contemporary Narrative Photography
779.0922/TELL

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"Telling Tales presents a survey of work by artists who record stories through pictures, whether real or imagined. Sixteen groundbreaking photographers are featured, including such greats as Gregory Crewdson, Nan Goldin, Jessica Todd Harper, Erwin Olaf and others, with photographs spanning the early 1970s to the present."

Sarah Lucas: After 2005, Before 2012
730.92/LUCA

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"After 2005, Before 2012 is a major new survey of the work of British sculptor Sarah Lucas (born 1962), from 2005--when her last catalogue raisonné was published--to 2011, in which year she received major solo exhibitions at Two Rooms, Auckland, New Zealand, and Kunsthalle Krems, Austria. The book traces the development of several important bodies of work, from the Penetralia sequence begun in 2008, a series of plaster and fiberglass sculptures of totemic pink phalluses, to the recent series of NUDS sculptures, which consist of nylon tights stuffed with fluff and fashioned into ambiguous biomorphic forms, redolent of Louise Bourgeois."

The Posthuman
128.6/BRAI
9780745641584: The Posthuman
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"The Posthuman offers both an introduction and major contribution to contemporary debates on the posthuman. Digital 'second life', genetically modified food, advanced prosthetics, robotics and reproductive technologies are familiar facets of our globally linked and technologically mediated societies. This has blurred the traditional distinction between the human and its others, exposing the non-naturalistic structure of the human."

Daniel Richter: Lonely Old Slogans
759.3/RICH

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"Regarded as one of the most important painters of a generation that includes Peter Doig and Tal R, German artist Daniel Richter (born 1962) arrived on the art scene in the 1990s as a highly expressive abstract painter. Even after Richter’s turn to figuration since the early 2000s, he has maintained his characteristic use of brash colors and dynamic, theatrical compositions, now applied to a “new kind of history painting,” in the thematic and formal tradition of Max Beckmann and George Grosz."

Deborah Remington: A Life in Drawing
741.092/REMI

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"Deborah Remington (1930– 2010) emerged as an Abstract Expressionist in the late 1940s and ‘50s while attending the California School of Fine Arts where she studied with Clyfford Still, David Park and Elmer Bischoff. Following a sojourn in Japan to immerse herself in the study of calligraphy, she moved to New York in 1965, joining a thriving art scene that included Chuck Close, Brice Marden, Dorothea Rockburne and others."

Charmion von Wiegand: An Artist's Path from Mondrian to Mantra
759.13/WIEG
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American painter von Wiegand (1896 - 1983) explored art and spirituality for twenty years. She was influenced by Buddhism and her friend Piet Mondrian.

Rolf Nesch: The Complete Graphic Works
769.92/NESC

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"Rolf Nesch (1893–1975) is recognized as the inventor of the so-called metal print technique. His career spanned more than fifty years, with a body of work that comprises 860 prints—a number of which have not previously been accessible to the public. The publication of this catalogue will allow everyone to see the quality of his entire graphic work and it will reveal its historical importance, for much of the printmaking of the 1950s emerged directly from the technical experimentation that Nesch had carried out earlier in the 1930s and 1940s."

Alice Mumford
759.2/MUMF

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A book of paintings by the British contemporary artist Alice Mumford.