Wednesday, 26 May 2010

June Art Prizes

The Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship
The Brett Whiteley Studio, administered by the Art Gallery of New South Wales, invites applications for a major traveling art scholarship.
The Scholarship is awarded to a talented young artist (between 20 and 30 years old) with an established body of work, who is best able to demonstrate the use and benefit of the scholarship to further his/her art education in Europe.
Mrs Beryl Whiteley, the artist's mother has generously made the funds available for the scholarship both to encourage excellence in painting and to offer young artists the same opportunities to develop their careers as were afforded to her son.
The Scholarship awards the winner $25 000 and a three month residency at the Studio at the Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris administered by AGNSW.
Venue: The Brett Whiteley Studio, 2 Raper Street Surry Hills 2010 NSW Australia
Contact: For more information call 02 9225 1881 or email

Doug Moran National Portrait Prize
Applications Close Date: 25/06/2010 12:00:00 AM Exhibition Dates: 9th August – 25th September 2010 Prize Money (estimated total): $160,000.00 Venue: State Library of NSW, Macquarie St, Sydney 2000 Web Site: Prize Genre: Portraiture Description: The Doug Moran National Portrait Prize was established by the Moran family in 1988 to celebrate Australia's Bicentenary. Initially a bi-annual competition, the DMNPP is now held annually, making it an even more significant event on Australia's arts calendar as well as the richest portrait prize in the world.
The exhibition of finalists held at The State Library of New South Wales generates a vibrant and eclectic collection of 30 portrait paintings depicting the diversity of Australian society.

The Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize
The Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize promotes contemporary photography and excellence in photo-based work, including all types of analogue and digital photography. Images can be either colour or black and white.
Entrants to the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize are asked to interpret Contemporary Life in Australia with an emphasis on images of Australians going about their day-to-day lives within their environment. Images that reveal a deep connection between the photographer and their subject(s) will be well received by the judges.
There are two sections in the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize – an Open Section and a Schools Section with the total prize money of $110,000.
First prize in the Open Section is $80,000 with a further $10,000 awarded for highly commended works and, a total of $20,000 for the category winners in the Schools Section.
Judge in 2010: documentary photographer and filmmaker, Stephen Dupont.
Contact: For more information call 02 9247 6666 or email
Venue: State Library of NSW, Macquarie St, Sydney 2000.

The John Coburn Emerging Professional Artist Award

The prize is awarded, in the opinion of the judges, for the best contemporary religious art work submitted by an emerging professional artist. The John Coburn Emerging Professional Artist Award is strictly non-sectarian.
John Coburn came to prominence as an artist through winning the 1960 Blake Prize for Religious Art. This enabled him to begin a professional career as an artist. John went on to make a major contribution to Australian visual culture and is remembered for his paintings, design, and tapestries including the curtains for the Sydney Opera House.
Fees: Entry fee is $50 per work and there is a 30% commission on sales.
Winner Announced: 2nd September 2010
Venue: The Gallery, National Art School, Forbes Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney.
Contact: For more information call 02 9339 8686

The Blake Prize for Religious Art
The Blake Prize for Religious Art awards $15,000 to the work that the judges consider the best contemporary religious work submitted. There is also an award of $5000 to the winner of the John Coburn Emerging Artist.
The prize was founded in 1949 by a Blake Society committee in Sydney consisting of clergy, artists and laymen drawn from a variety of religious groups who desired to bring about a closer cooperation between church and artist in the modern world. The name Blake was chosen because William Blake as an artist of undoubted genius seemed to belong to no school and succeeded in integrating the religious and artistic content in his work. The Blake Society hoped to encourage artists of disparate styles and religious allegiances to create significant works of art with religious content. Today its members hope to stimulate the interaction of ideas and spiritual thought in contemporary Australian art.
Note: New entry conditions: Entry is now by digital pre-selection of images, please refer to full list of conditions on the Blake website.
The Society does not restrict entries to works related to any faith or any artistic style, but it does expect that any work entered will have a recognisable religious integrity.

Monday, 17 May 2010

Paris Studio Residency

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN for the 2011 Storrier Onslow National Art School Paris Studio Residency at La Cite Internationale des Arts.


Friends of the National Art School are pleased to announce that applications for the 2011 Storrier Onslow National Art School Studio Residency are now open to all NAS teaching/academic staff, successfully completed final year students and recent graduates. The residency is a chance to develop upon your studies and practice with artists from different countries in one of the world’s great centres of artistic expression. The studio is housed within the La Cite Internationale des Arts located on the Right Bank in the 4th arrondissement overlooking the River Seine, central to many commercial galleries and a short walk to Notre Dame.

Applicants are required to demonstrate that their artistic practice will benefit by undertaking the residency, that they have the financial capacity to meet all costs associated with living in Paris for the residency duration, and that they accept all conditions set by the Paris Studio Selection Committee and La Cite Internationale des Arts.

Application forms are available at the library desk. If you any queries please contact Friends of the National Art School, Building 22 NAS Forbes St Darlinghurst NSW 2010

T 02 9339 8635

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

New books in May

The following books are now on display til Monday 24 May. If you would like to borrow any of them when they come off display, see library staff! Otherwise click on the call no. link to see if they are available.

Installing exhibitions : a practical guide

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Chance : documents of contemporary art

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Photography Degree Zero : reflections on Roland Barthes's Camera Lucida

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Cubism and Australian Art

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Rupert Bunny : Artist in Paris

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