Thursday, 27 August 2009

Library Stairwell Gallery now seeking proposals

The Library Stairwell Gallery is now seeking proposals for Semester 1, 2010.

If you are currently in 2nd year, 3rd year, Honours or Masters you are eligible to apply for an exhibition.

Want more information? Exhibition proposal packages are available from the Library front desk. Or talk to Elizabeth.

Deadline for submission: Wednesday 21 October 2009.

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

September art competitions

What to do on these unseasonally hot August nights? Stay up and polish your entries to the following prizes of course!

ANL Maritime Art Prize and Exhibition
Closing date: 4 September 2009.
Open to all artists with an address or agent in Australia, the ANL Maritime Art Prize was established to promote excellence in maritime and seafaring subjects in art and is hosted by The Mission to Seafarers Victoria, a not-for-profit organization working to support the merchant seafaring community. The theme for the Award is ''The Relationship Between Humanity and the Sea''. Prizes include the ANL Award of $15 000, $5000 for best 'traditional maritime art' and a $3000 people's choice award. Entries must relate to the maritime theme, must be either painting/image-making utilising any medium, but specifically excluding photographic or computer generated images, prints, ceramics or sculpture. See the website for further details.

2009 Mortimore Prize
Closing date: 4 September 2009.
With a focus on comtemporary and traditional realist art, entry categories include portraiture, landscape, waterscape, still life, and drawing. Prizes across the different categories total $33 000, and finalists will be exhibited in Sydney, Dubbo and the ACT. For terms and conditions, entry forms and more information see the website.

The Prospect Portrait Prize
Closing date: 4 September 2009.
Prospect Gallery is keen to encourage a contemporary approach to self portraiture. Entries selected for exhibition will demonstrate a broad understanding of portraiture as a contemporary art form and may encompass visual, written, performance or multi media. The prize is non-acquisitive and 25 works chosen for exhibition will be shown 13 December 2009 - 17 January 2010 at the Prospoect Gallery in South Australia. As well as the $5000 first prize, there will also be a $500 packer's prize and a $1000 people's choice award. Entry forms and more information available on the website.

The Stan and Maureen Duke Gold Coast Art Prize 2009
Closing date: 18 September 2009.
Open to all Australian artists, it is an acquisitive award and exhibition open to all forms of media except photography (Photographic based artists are encouraged to enter the annual Photography Award hosted by the same gallery). This prize began its life in 1968 as the inaugural Gold Coast Art Prize and now enjoys the support of the Stan and Maureen Duke Foundation. Fist prize is a non-acquisitive award of $10 000 with a further possiblity of up to $20 000 in acquisitions. Entry is by pre-selection from slide or digital image, with one work by each successful artist selected from up to three submitted images. Full details can be found on the website.