Wednesday, 17 September 2008


The Fisher’s Ghost Art Award is an extraordinarily popular event that attracts on average more than six hundred entries per year. Entry forms for the 2008 Fisher's Ghost Art Award are now available from the Campbelltown Arts Centre website. The Fisher's Ghost Art Award is open to any artist, Australia wide, with the option of entering up to two works of art.

The cost per entry is $25 per work, with the exception of the GP and GS Awards, which are $5 per entry.

The Open Award is the major prize of the exhibition and is open to artworks in any medium.

The winner of the Open Award will receive a $20,000 prize and the winning work is acquired by Campbelltown Arts Centre.

Entries close: Friday 17 October 2008

Further information:

Library Stairwell Gallery - Apply for Semester 1, 2009

The Library Stairwell Gallery is currently calling for exhibition proposals for Semester 1, 2009.

If you are currently in 2nd year, 3rd year or BFA honours or the MFA you can apply for an exhibition in the LSG. This applies even if you are in your final semester and wont be undertaking further study at NAS in 2009.

Information packs about the exhibition proposals are available at the library circulation desk. If you have any further questions please see Lea or Elizabeth.

Exhibition proposals are due by 17 Ocotber 2008.

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

ARTback - calling all sculptors

The Long Paddock – Cobb Highway touring route was launched in 2006 as a tourism initiative of five councils, covering 610 kms from Echuca-Moama in south western NSW to Wilcannia in western NSW. There are 47 interpretive panels along the route that tell the story of the pioneers, drovers, shearers, transportation and indigenous culture of the region. The councils along the route are now seeking expressions of interest from artists to create a public artwork for each shire to be installed in 2009.

The works, although produced by individual artists, will be marketed as an entire collection telling the stories of the Long Paddock. The sculptures will be seen by approximately 100 000 visitors each year travelling the Long Paddock – Cobb Highway Touring Route. Each site has a specific artist's brief; budgets for the sculptures range from $24 000 to $49 000. Please visit the ARTback website for full details.

Applications close: Friday 10 October 2008.

Holiday opening hours

Everyone's looking forward to a well-deserved break from classes, but if you're planning to use the time to catch up with some work or research, you'll need to know when the library will be open.

We do try to stay open as much as possible during term breaks but there will be a few closed days to allow us to repair our well-loved books, attend some meetings, and have a break ourselves.

You can pick up a bookmark with these hours at the service desk.
Enjoy the break!

Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Art Prizes now open for entry...

The Stan and Maureen Duke Gold Coast Art Prize
This prize is an acquisitive art award and exhibition, open to
all forms of art media except photography. The competition is open to all Australian artists and has a total prize pool of $30 000. Entries close 12 September 2008. For more information view the entry form.

Redland Art Awards
Redland Art Awards is a biennial contemporary painting competition open to all Australian artists. The 2008 Awards feature four non-acquisitive prizes. $10 000 is awarded as first prize with runner up awards of $4000 and $2500 as well as the Meredith Foxton People’s Choice Award of $500. Entries close 22 September 2008. Full details and entry forms can be found on the website.

Willoughby Sculpture Prize 09
Artists are invited to submit work which relates to one or more aspects of the 2009 theme to rethink, reduce, reuse, recycle. $15 000 in non-acquisitive prizes will be awarded. Up to $5000 will be awarded to an artist for costs associated with a site specific work. This is a discrete category and artists are required to submit a budget and detailed description of the proposed work and its location. For more details please refer to the website. Competition entries close 22 October 2008, the exhibition will run 21 - 29 March 2009.