Friday, 18 May 2007


The library will be CLOSED for the whole first week of the June-July holidays.

Mon 25th June – Fri 29th June

Our catalogue and loans system is being upgraded and we will have no access to it during this week. All items (other than special reserve) borrowed between Tuesday 12th June and Friday 22nd June will be due on Monday 16th July (first day of second semester). You may borrow up to 15 items in total.

Please be sure to arrange any loans you need during this period before Friday 22nd June. We will re-open on Monday 2nd July.


Thursday, 10 May 2007

Modified library hours

Please note the following library hours over the next few weeks:

Tuesday 15th May: CLOSING at 5.00pm
Wednesday 16th May: CLOSING at 5.00pm
(for essential training purposes)
Thursday 24th May: CLOSING at 3.00pm
(so we can attend Graduation)

Tuesday, 8 May 2007

Four current art prizes - excellent opportunity awaits

British Art Awards
The 2007 British Council Realise Your Dream competition is open to all Australians aged 21-28 who are involved in creative industries. There are six Realise Your Dream Awards to be won.

Winners receive:
- A tailor-made professional development visit to the UK (designed by the British Council in consultation with the winner)
- A return economy flight to the UK valued at AU$2,500
- $8,000 cash to help cover living expenses in the UK
- The opportunity to work with a British Mentor of your choice

Applicants must complete the online registration form, and produce a three-minute DVD that explains their dream and how a short professional trip to the UK will help achieve it. Applications close on Tuesday 31st July.

For more information visit

Sydney Life photographic awards
Art & About 2007
Art & About 2007 focuses on the visual arts and their integration into the everyday City environment. Australian photographers are invited to submit to an exhibition of photographic works in Hyde Park North consisting of large scale photographic works displayed along the central walkway of Hyde Park North. The exhibition, complemented by the Park, outdoor light and surrounds is a stunning and highly accessible forum for the display of artworks.

Sydney Life Photography Exhibition & Prize, valued at $10,000 - Exhibition runs from 2nd till 21st October 2007. Entries must be received at the City of Sydney by 5pm Tuesday 3 July 2007.

For more information click here, or go to

Sydney, City of Villages Art Exhibition
The Sydney, City of Villages Prize of $3,000 will be awarded for the work judged most outstanding in the Exhibition as decided by a panel of judges. Works by 10 artists will be reproduced as giant posters and showcased in JCDecaux Street Furniture sites and in a gallery exhibition at Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, Chippendale from 17 July - 3 August 2007.

Entries must be received by 5pm Wednesday 6 June 2007.
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Willoughby Art Prize
The Art Prize is a highlight of the Willoughby Spring Festival in September. Entries for the 2007 Art Prize close 5pm Friday 6 July 2007.

Categories and prizes are:
- 3D Open Award - $5000
- 2D Painting and Mixed Media - $2000
- 2D Printmaking and Drawing - $2000
- Photography and Digital Media - $1000
- Student Award - $1000
- Artist with Different Abilities - $1000
- People's Choice - $1000
- Willoughby Resident Award - $1000

Go to for more information.