Thursday, 28 May 2009

Realise Your Dream

A reminder that the British Council is offering 5 creative Australians a career boosting chance to work alongside Britain’s best creative talent. Winners receive a tailor made professional development programme in the UK, an $8,000 NAB cash passport and British Airways return flight to London. The Realise Your Dream Awards are open to all creative types in the emerging stages of their career– artists, musicians, writers, designers, producers, performers, gamers, and more – and there is no age limit.

Applications close: Friday 3 July 2009

Further information:

2009 Parliament of New South Wales Aboriginal Art Prize

The Parliament of New South Wales Aboriginal Art Prize has an award of $20,000, and is awarded annually to a NSW Aboriginal artist.

Entries for the 2009 Parliament of New South Wales Aboriginal Art Prize close on 26 June. Further information:

Entry Forms have been distributed across NSW since March, and should be forwarded to the Campbelltown Arts Centre. From the submitted entries, a number of finalist art works will be selected, and these finalist art works will be displayed in an exhibition at NSW Parliament House from 30 September – 29 October 2009.

The winner will be announced at the opening on 21 October 2009, and the winning work is acquisitive to the Parliament of NSW. The exhibition of finalist art works will tour New South Wales in 2010, co-ordinated by Museums and Galleries NSW.

The judges of the 2009 Parliament of New South Wales Aboriginal Art Prize are Lorena Allam, Executive Producer of ABC Radio National’s Awaye! program and Dr Garry Jones, Lecturer in Aboriginal Studies and Visual Arts and Design at the University of Wollongong.

Entries close: 26 June 2009

Monday, 18 May 2009

Sydney, City of Villages - art exhibition and prize 2009

Australian artists who work in the mediums of painting, printmaking, drawing and mixed media are invited to submit to the Sydney, City of Villages art exhibition and prize. Works by ten selected finalists will be reproduced as giant posters and exhibited in JCDecaux street furniture sites (14 July - 10 August) and in a gallery exhibition at Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, Chippendale (14 July – 3 August).

A prize of $3000 will be awarded for the work judged most outstanding in the exhibition as decided by a panel of judges. For more information including an artist brief and information package visit the website.

Entries close Wednesday 10 June 2009.

Art Gallery of NSW Research Library closure

It's worth noting that the AGNSW Research Library will be closed from early July through to late August to allow essential building repair work.

If you're used to using this fantastic resource consider alternatives like the State Library of NSW or the The Schaeffer Fine Arts Library during this period. Naturally we encourage you to ask for help here at the NAS Library too!

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

New resource for Asian art

NAS Library now subscribes to the TAASA Review, the journal of The Asian Art Society of Australia. The journal is published in March, June, September and December each year and is a fantastic source of scholarly articles and reviews. Thanks to the efforts of a very helpful member of the academic staff, the library has also been able to acquire back issues dating back to the start of publication in 1992!!

The TAASA website has an excellent index to the journal covering the period 1992-2008, and you can also browse the contents pages and editorials of past issues from 2004 to the present. You'll find the TAASA Review in the journal collection at 700.95/TAAS on level one of the library. Namaste.