Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Rick Amor Drawing Prize

Rick Amor, one of Australia's leading contemporary artists, has sponsored a $10,000 competition for small drawings at the Art Gallery of Ballarat.
Amor says "I hope that this prize gives people one more reason to keep drawing on paper… the most direct and intimate expression of an artist's sensibility".

Important Dates for the Rick Amor Drawing Prize 2012
Entries close: Friday 24 February 2012
Artists advised of selection by: Friday 23 March 2012
Final delivery date for artworks: Friday 13 April 2012
Announcement of prize winner and official opening: Friday 27 April 2012
Exhibition dates:Saturday 28 April - Sunday 24 June 2012
The judge for the second Rick Amor Drawing Prize will be noted Australian artist Prudence Flint.

Monday, 31 October 2011

Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize

Adelaide Perry Gallery invites artists to submit works for the Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, February 2012, which will be awarded for the best drawing, by an Australian artist, completed within a period of 12 months prior to 13 January, 2012.

The Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, valued at $20,000.00, is an acquisitive prize.
Entries in the competition are also eligible to be considered for The People’s Choice Award, valued at $2,000.00 (non-acquisitive).

Previously judged by: Hendrik Kolenberg, Aida Tomescu,
Terence Maloon, Deborah Edwards, Cathy Leahy and
Kerrie Lester. Judge for 2012 tbc

More information and entry forms can be found at:

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Summer holiday hours 2011 / 2012

The library's opening hours over the summer break are:

Mon 7 Nov – Fri 9 Dec 10.00—4.00
Mon 12 Dec – Fri 7 Jan CLOSED
Mon 9 Jan – Fri 13 Jan (Summer School) 9.30—4.30
Mon 16 Jan – Fri 24 Feb 10.00—4.00

This is a guide only – there may be other closures. Please call us to check we’re open before you come in. Tel: 9339 8620

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Library Stairwell Gallery Exhibition Proposals 2012.

The Library is calling for LSG Exhibition Proposals until Friday the 28th October 2011. Forms are available at the library's front desk. The LSG exhibition space is available for 2nd year, 3rd year, BFA Hons and MA students to exhibit work for a three week period. This is an excellent opportunity to exhibit work as an individual or a group. Come in to the library today and collect your form and ask library staff for any information about the process.

Monday, 10 October 2011

McClelland Sculpture Survey & Award 2012

Since its inception in 2003, the McClelland Sculpture Survey has emerged as the most imporant outdoor scuplture exhibition in Australia.
Displayed throughout 16 hectares of bush and landscaped gardens the exhibition highlights the diversity and invention of contemporary scupltural practice.

The award is valued at $100,000 (aquisitive) and will be judged by Deborah Edwards, Senior Curator-Australian Art, AGNSW.

More details available on website: http://www.mcclellandgallery.com/

37TH Alice Art Prize

37TH Alice Art Prize

Call for Entries
$25000 aquisitive
Judge: Nick Mitzevich, Director AGSA
$1000 Tammy Kingsley Award (peoples choice)

Preselection closes Friday 4th November
Entry Details on website: http://http://www.aliceprize.com/

Monday, 19 September 2011

2011 NAS Ball - Berlin Cabaret

Here's a random selection of photos which will change each time you hit refresh. You can see the whole set by following the flickr link.

Do you have photos from the ball? Email them to us at library@nas.edu.au to include them here or post a link in the comments.


Thursday, 8 September 2011

Spring Break opening hours

Library opening hours during the Spring break are:

Mon 26 – Fri 30 Sept 2011 : 9:30 – 4:30pm
Mon 3 Oct (Public holiday) : CLOSED
Tues 4 Oct – Thur 6 Oct : 10 – 4pm
Friday 7 Oct : 10 – 1pm

This is a guide only – there may be other closures. Call 9339 8620 to check we’re open before you come in.

Remember that any items you have on loan may be due back during the break. Ask staff if you don't know how to check your library account online and renew your loans.

Digilab opening hours

Monday 26 - Friday 30 Sept : CLOSED (in use for HSC Intensive ONLY)
Monday 3 October (Public Holiday): CLOSED
Tues 4 & Wed 5 Oct: Open by request only - please see library staff
Thurs 6 & Friday 7 October: 9:30 - 4:30 pm

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Library Stairwell Gallery is now seeking proposals

The Library Stairwell Gallery is now seeking proposals for Semester 1, 2012.

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.

Deadline for submission: Friday 28 October 2012.

Friday, 2 September 2011

JStor Maintenance

Jstor has notified us that "on Friday, September 9 and Saturday, September 10, they will be performing site maintenance that requires a “read-only” period for these two days.

During this scheduled maintenance, users will be able to search, browse, and access and download PDF files for content in JSTOR. They will not be able to save citations, reset passwords, create or update MyJSTOR accounts, or purchase articles."

Given that this is happening in the US, it means that availability will be limited here on the weekend of September 10 & 11. So plan ahead and make sure you don't need to do any major Jstor research that weekend!

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Kings Cross Photography Prize


CHARACTER OF THE CROSS, People & Place / Past & Present

October 5–23 2011

The Kings Cross Photography Prize is an exciting project run by the Kings Cross Arts Guild. This is its second year of exhibition. Last year’s Competition was titled Images of the Cross. The Guild has a history of supporting artists in particular local artists. This year photographer/curator Sandy Edwards of ARTHERE is Guest Curator.

DUE DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 6pm Friday September 23, 2011
PRIZE: Two Prizes – First Prize recent photograph $1000 - First prize old photograph $500

Application fee: $30

Application forms etc can be downloaded from: http://www.kxarts.com/

Monday, 15 August 2011

Dobell Prize for Drawing

In instituting this annual prize, the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation wishes to encourage excellence in drawing and draughtsmanship.

Value: $25 000 (acquisitive)
Medium: Unique work on paper or other suitable support in any medium or combination of media. This includes those media and materials traditionally associated with the practice of drawing (pencil, pen and ink, charcoal, etc.) and those which are part of contemporary drawing practice, including pastel, watercolour, collage etc.

Other information: Applicants must have been born in Australia or hold Australian citizenship, and have been a resident in Australia for a period of 12 months prior to the closing date. Works are to be completed during the 12 months preceding the closing date.

Application forms for 2011 will be available for download soon.

A complete list of conditions are included in the application forms.
Entries for the 2011 Dobell Prize will be received between Wednesday 23 November and Friday 25 November.

How to apply
The appropriate application form can be downloaded from this page, when available, or you can request a hardcopy by contacting the Art Gallery of NSW: tel (02) 9225 1700 or email entries@ag.nsw.gov.au (please supply your mailing address).
Deliveries of artworks are to be made at the rear entrance of the Gallery (which is also the accessible entrance).
Download additional information on Archibald, Wynne, Sulman & Dobell Prizes (PDF 47 KB)

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Book Sale

Its on again - the NAS Library Book Sale!

Wednesday 24 August 2011

Lunchtime on the library lawns - books, magazines, biographies, novels, catalogues etc from as little as 25c!

All proceeds go towards purchasing new resources for the library!

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

State Reference Library closed for renovations

The State Reference Library at the State Library of New South Wales will be closed from 1 August to 18 September. The Mitchell Library, bookshop, cafe and exhibition galleries will remain open during this time.

The ‘new look’ State Reference Library will reopen on Monday 19 September. There’ll be dedicated study rooms, more informal work spaces and more computers. The new layout will also offer easier access to services and collections.

In 2012 renovations will continue in the Macquarie Street foyer, with a new bookshop, cafe and enhanced theatre-style auditorium.

The renovation work will be conducted in three stages:

Stage 1
29 June – 31 July
Work commences on Lower Ground 2, State Reference Library. All services available.

Stage 2
1 August – 18 September
State Reference Library closed for renovation. Mitchell Library is open.

Stage 3
February/March 2012
Macquarie Street foyer closed for renovation. State Reference Library accessible via the Mitchell Library.

For more information contact the State Library on 02 9273 1414, or consult their website - www.sl.nsw.gov.au - or refurbishment blog - http://blog.sl.nsw.gov.au/refurbishment/

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Deakin University contemporary small sculpture award 2011
$10,000 acquisitive sculpture prize

This award is sponsored by the School of Management and Marketing, Faculty of Business and Law, Deakin University, and organised by the Deakin University Art Collection and Galleries unit.

Sculptures must be no more than 70cm in height, width or depth and less than 30 kilograms in weight (including the stand). Sculptures can be in any medium but should be free standing.

Finalists will be selected from submitted entries by the judging panel consisting of:
John Cunningham, Director Warrnambool Art Gallery
Kelly Gellatly, Curator of contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Victoria
Leanne Willis, Manager, Art Collection and Galleries Deakin University

One outstanding entry will be awarded $10,000 by the judging panel. The award winning sculpture will become part of Deakin University's art collection.

Entry form and further information:

Monday, 25 July 2011

Paddington Art Prize 2011

The PADDINGTON ART PRIZE 2011, a $20,000 acquisitive prize for a painting inspired by the Australian Landscape. This National Prize is now in its eigth year and will be held at MENZIES ART BRANDS Gallery, 12 Todman Ave Kensington, Sydney N.S.W.

The PADDINGTON ART PRIZE was established by Marlene Antico in 2004. This $20,000 acquisitive prize is awarded annually for a painting inspired by the Australian landscape.
An exciting addition to the Australian Arts calendar, the PADDINGTON ART PRIZE takes its place among the country's most lucrative and highly coveted painting prizes.
The prize encourages the interpretation of the landscape as a significant contemporary genre, its long tradition in Australian painting as a key contributor to our national ethos, and is a positive initiative in private patronage of the arts in Australia.

This NATIONAL ART PRIZE is open to Australian citizens and residents of 12 months or more who are over the age of eighteen. The prize has been developed to push through existing barriers caused by monetary difficulties that impede artists from showcasing their works. The prize also aims to discover new talents and invigorate the art market with iconic styles that reflect the topography and spirit of Australia.

CLOSING DATE for DISC ENTRIES: Thursday 1 September. All entries must be accompanied by the signed and witnessed application form together with the entry fee.
PAINTING DELIVERY DATES: Monday 26 September and Tuesday 27 September from 10am

GAVIN WILSON to judge Artist Retreat Prize

The Opening Night and Prize Presentations will be held on Wednesday 5th October 2011 from 6pm - 8pm and will be officiallyopened by Professor Ian Howard, Dean of UNSW COFA .
Exhibition dates Tuesday 4 October until Sunday 16 October 2011.

More information can be found at:http://http://www.paddingtonartprize.com.au/index.php

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Interlibrary loans from TAFE now available!

Interlibrary loans from TAFE now available!

In addition to the Unilinc group of libraries, we can now access interlibrary loans from TAFENSW.

Check the TAFE Catalogue at: http://tafecat.tafensw.edu.au

Remember that you can have a maximum of two ILLs at any one time, and up to four per semester.

Monday, 4 July 2011

The Fleurieu Art Prize 2011

Entries open now until 5 August 2011

The Fleurieu Biennale began in 1998 and has since grown into an event that has won recognition both nationally and internationally.
The Fleurieu Art Prize 2011 will be the seventh prize awarded since its inception offering a total prize pool of $90,000 - 4 November - 5 December 2011

The Fleurieu Art Prize, the World's richest landscape painting prize ($50,000), is a rich combination of fine art, some of the world's best wine, fine food and beautiful vistas of the region.
McLaren Vale & Fleurieu Peninsula is a region famous for its striking vistas and extraordinary geological formations. The area has long been the home and a source of inspiration for some of Australia's most important landscape artists.

The Fleurieu Art Prize attracts entries from artists of a national reputation and is supported by internationally significant judges.
The judges for all categories of the Fleurieu Art Prize 2011 are:
Janet Laurence, Artist
Nick Mitzevich, Director, Art Gallery of South Australia
Ted Snell, Arts Educator, Artist, Chair of the Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council

All works submitted will be subject to a pre-selection process by the judging panel based upon the digital images submitted. The pre-selected list will be published on the Fleurieu Biennale website from Monday, 19th September 2011.
All selected entries will be exhibited at the category exhibition venue and judged at the venue during the first week of exhibition.

Applications postmarked before COB 5th August 2011 will be accepted. Entries must consist of completed entry form, entry fee paid in full (cheque or direct debit details), image(s), clearly labeled with image list and artist name, of artwork submitted for judging. Please note CDs will not be returned. Late applications will not be accepted.

More information can be found at http://www.artprize.com.au/

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Mosman Art Prize

The Mosman Art Prize is an annual, acquisitive award for painting sponsored by Mosman Municipal Council.

Established in 1947, the Prize is one of the oldest and most prestigious, local government art awards in Australia. The winning works form a splendid collection of modern and contemporary art, reflecting developments in Australian art practice over the last half a century.

The Mosman Art Prize has a value of $30,000.
Entrants in the Mosman Art Prize are also eligible to be considered for:
Allan Gamble Memorial Art Prize (built environment) $3,000
Viewers’ Choice Prize $1,000
Commendation Prize $2,000
Young Emerging Artist’s Award $2,000

Past Winners
The Mosman Art Prize attracts a diverse and accomplished field of professional and amateur artists from all over Australia. Artists who have won the Mosman Art Prize include Margaret Olley, Guy Warren, Grace Cossington Smith, Weaver Hawkins, Nancy Borlase, Lloyd Rees, Anthony Galbraith, Elisabeth Cummings, Tim Johnson and Guan Wei. Past adjudicators also include notable Australian art figures such as Margaret Preston, John Olsen, Tim Storrier, Jenny Sages and Edmund Capon.

2011 Mosman Art Prize receipting date is Monday 18 July 2011.
Entry form available online now.

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Holiday loans

Just a reminder that any items borrowed from this week will be due back during the 3 week winter holiday break.

To avoid fines, you can either return your borrowed items before the end of semester or make sure you know how to access your library record and renew them online. If you are unsure of how to do this, please ask library staff to show you!

The library is closed 27 June - 1 July. Nothing is due back during this time. You can however return items to the green returns bin outside the library and these will be cleared from your record.

The library will be open 9.30 am - 4.30pm during the second and third week of the break.

Monday, 6 June 2011

Sculpture in the Vineyards 2011

The application deadline for Sculpture in the Vineyards 2011 closes in two weeks...

We are excited to announce the inclusion of a new opportunity for successful artists exhibiting in this year's exhibition, taking the form of the CRAG EXHIBITION AWARD.In partnership with Cessnock Regional Gallery, this award involves selection into a group exhibition, to be curated by Virginia Mitchell and Todd Fuller.

Between 2 to 5 artists will be selected for this exhibition. The successful artists will be offered an opportunity to exhibit indoor sculpture or installation as part of a group exhibition at Cessnock Regional Gallery in 2012 . As part of the package, CRAG will cover the cost of exhibition marketing, promotional material, exhibition design and installation.
The criteria for selection for this award are artists with a focus on ephemeral artworks, site specific installation, new media and technology and artworks that support sustainability. To be considered for this award you must select CRAG Exhibition Award option on the Application Form.
Please see below information about the call for entries and the attached Terms and Conditions and Application Forms. Please note that these have been updated with the new information. If you are planning submit an application to Sculpture in the Vineyards, please use this form attached as it includes the option to select the CRAG Exhibition Award.

If you have already sent an appliation to Sculpture in the Vineyards 2011, please email sinthev@gmail.com to advise if you want to be included in selection for this award, and this information will be updated on your application.
The Close of Application is Monday the 20th June 2011. The Exhibition runs from the 2nd of October 2011 until the 22nd of January 2012.

Sculpture in the Vineyards Exhibition and Award 2011 along the Wollombi Valley Wine Trail in the Hunter Valley, features an innovative array of large-scale outdoor and site-specific works. SINV provides artists with a rare opportunity to showcase their work, engaging visitors over a three month exhibition period by inviting them to enjoy contemporary sculpture amidst the beauty of boutique vineyards and an historic town, rich in indigenous and colonial heritage.

SCULPTURE IN THE VINEYARDS AWARDS NOYCE BROTHERS WINES SCULPTURE AWARD—$3,500.00 - non-acquisitive prize for an outdoor artwork. Open to all entrants.

THE SINV WOLLOMBI VALLEY ACQUISITIVE PRIZE—$6,000.00 (Optional Entry) an acquisitive prize for outdoor sculpture. Optional prize category open to all entrants who agree to sell their work for the prize value.

CRAG EXHIBITION AWARD selection into exhibition at Cessnock Regional Gallery 2012 open to all entrants whose practice includes a focus on ephemeral, site specific installation, new media and technology.

Please find attached the Terms and Conditions and Applications Forms.Further information at www.sculptureinthevineyards.com.au Please forward on to anyone who may be interested.

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Reminder: Library closing between 3- 5pm today

Just a reminder that the library will be closed between 3pm - 5pm today while Library staff attend the 2011 NAS Graduation ceremony.

The library will reopen between 5pm - 6pm.

Digilab hours remain 9.30am - 4.30pm.

Printing now available

Printing is now available again in the library!

You can print in black & white in the library computer room, or print in colour via the library's photocopiers!

Thank you for your patience while these issues were resolved.


Monday, 23 May 2011

2011 William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize
$25 ooo non-acquisitive first prize


Photographers around Australia are competing for one of Australia’s richest photography prizes at the Monash Gallery of Art (MGA).
Entries for the much anticipated annual William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize, with a top prize of $25,000, are now open.
Established in 2006 to promote excellence in photography, the annual non-acquisitive prize is an initiative of the MGA Foundation.

Monash Mayor Greg Male said each year the competition drew entries of a very high quality.
"When looking at the entries we received for last year’s competition, it is very clear that this national prize is one photographers of the highest calibre love to enter," Cr Male said.
Director of the MGA Shaune Lakin said he was always blown away by the talent of the photographers who submitted works for the famous prize.
"In 2010, judging the works was so difficult with the high quality of entries we received and in 2011 we expect it to be the same again. Photographers from around Australia are always keen to enter, it truly is a national prize run right here in the City of Monash," Dr Lakin said.

He said there was no thematic restrictions on entries and photographers of all skill levels were welcome to submit their works. A $1,000 People’s Choice Award will again be voted by the public and announced at the exhibition of finalists later this year, on top of the $25,000 first prize.

Dr Lakin, MGA Foundation trustee Geoffrey Smith and photographer Robyn Stacey will judge this year’s entries.
Entries must be received by Wednesday, 22 June, with finalists to be announced on 5 August. The exhibition featuring the finalists will be held at the MGA from 15 September to 16 October.
For more information, visit www.mga.org.au, the competition’s special Facebook page, email bowness@monash.vic.gov.au or phone 8544 0500..

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Thursday 26 May

Please note: the NAS Library will be closed briefly on Thursday 26 May 3.00pm -5.00pm while library staff attend NAS Graduation.

We will re-open from 5.00pm-6.00pm

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Sculpture in the Vineyards

Sculpture in the Vineyards along the Wollombi Valley Wine Trail in the NSW Hunter Valley, features large-scale outdoor and site-specific works as well as an indoor exhibition of small sculpture at The Gate Gallery. SINV provides artists with a rare opportunity to showcase their work, engaging visitors over a three month exhibition period by inviting them to enjoy contemporary sculpture amidst the beauty of boutique vineyards and an historic town, rich in indigenous and colonial heritage.

ENTRIES CLOSE 20th June 2011.

For more information and application forms go to: http://www.sculptureinthevineyards.com.au/

Printing issues

As many of you are aware, we are experiencing ongoing issues with printing and unusual copy charges. We understand that you are finding this frustrating, and ask for your patience while we resolve these issues.

Please note that we are doing all that we can to ensure that this is fixed as soon as possible.

Many of you have been asking about WIFI access. We anticipate that this will be available from the beginning of Semester 2, 2011.

Thank you for your patience,

Elizabeth Little - Library & Learning Centre Manager
Christine Myerscough - Facilities & Operations Manager

Monday, 2 May 2011

Call for Entries - Blake Art & Poetry Prizes 2011

Entry forms for The 60th Blake Prize and 4th Blake Poetry Prize are now open.
2011 marks the 60th anniversary of The Blake Prize.

A non-acquisitive prize of $20,000 known as the Blake
Prize and a non-acquisitive prize of $5,000, known as the
John Coburn Emerging Artist Award, will be awarded, in
the opinion of the judges, for the best contemporary
religious or spiritual art work submitted. The Blake Prize
is strictly non-sectarian. 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 or spiritual integrity.

The Blake Prize was founded in 1951 by a Blake Society
committee in Sydney consisting of clergy, artists and laypersons
drawn from a variety of religious groups who desired to bring
about a closer cooperation between religious communities and
artists in the contemporary 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 that 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.

Closing date for entries: Friday 24th June 2011
For more details visit:

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Brett Whiteley Traveling Art Scholarship - applications now open

Each year the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship is awarded to a talented young painter 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. Beryl Whiteley (1917–2010) generously allocated funds for the scholarship in memory of her son, Brett Whiteley, both to encourage excellence in painting and to offer young artists the same opportunity to develop their careers as were afforded to her son.

Open to Australian citizens who are between the ages of 20 and 30 years, the scholarship comprises an amount of $25,000 plus a three-month residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris.

A prominent Australian painter is selected to be guest judge each year, alongside the Gallery’s director and head of Australian art. Previous guest judges have included Margaret Olley, John Beard, Nicholas Harding, Aida Tomescu, Garry Shead, Tim Storrier and Wendy Sharpe.

The 2011 application form is available to download from the website. Please pass it on to those who are eligible and who you feel may benefit from this experience.

Applications close Friday 10 June 2011.

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Waverley Art Prize Information

Waverley Woollahra Arts Centre and Waverley Council established the Waverley Art Prize in 1985 and it has been held annually ever since. There is a judging panel of three art professionals and the Waverley Art Prize is open to artists from all over Australia.

Artists must nominate an award category
for each entry. All works will be automatically entered in the Mayor’s Prize and the Open Prize as well as their selected categories.

Entries close 4pm Friday 3 June 2011

Monday, 28 March 2011

Loans & the holidays

A word of warning about loans over the holidays.

Our new library system doesn't automatically extend the loan period to cover the holiday break (11 - 26 April 2011).

So, anything borrowed this week or next will be due back during the holidays.

Make sure you don't get fines by either returning everything or renewing your loans before the holidays.

Easter break holiday hours

Opening hours over the Easter Break are as follows:

Mon 11 - Thurs 14 April: 10.00am - 4.00 pm

Fri 15 April: 10.00am - 1.00 pm

Monday 18 April: CLOSED

Tues 19 - Thurs 21 April: 10.00am - 4.00 pm

Fri 22 April: CLOSED Good Friday

Mon 25 - Tues 26: CLOSED Easter Monday & ANZAC DAY Holidays

Tues 27 - Thurs 29 April: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm

Fri 20 April: 9.00 am - 3.00 pm

These hours are a guide only. Please call 9339 8620 to check if we are open before you come in.

Monday, 21 March 2011

Artistic Projects for Art and About: Expressions of Interest

City of Sydney invites Expressions of Interest from suitably qualified and experienced artists, curators, collectives or organisations for artistic projects for Art & About Sydney 2011.
A range of multidisciplinary arts projects and installations up to a value of $80,000 will be considered.

Please contact: Mr Paul Brown, Tendering Officer
Telephone: (02) 9265 9364
Email: pbrown@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au
Closing Date: 11:00am Tuesday 12 April 2011
Further information: http://mgnsw.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5f6901c10774f42920bbca91d&id=57913964a1&e=be954ebd48

Thursday, 10 March 2011

NAS Journal Collection

Over the holiday break we re-organised the NAS journal collection. These are now sitting on the shelves on level 1 in alphabetical order by title.

We hope this will make it easier for you to find the journal you are after. Let us know what you think.

Current issues of journals dated 2006 onwards are available for 2 week loan. The exception to this is the most recent issue which will be 'on display' for a couple of weeks after we receive it. Journal issues older than 5 years are not available for loan, but can be read within the library.

Monday, 28 February 2011

New Library Catalogue

The new library catalogue can be found at:


The new catalogue allows you to renew your items, check you loans and palce holds. See library staff for more details.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Friday 25 February

The Library will be closed during the morning of Friday 25 February 2011. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Opening hours: Friday 25 Feb 1pm - 4pm.

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Friday 18 February

The Library will be closed between 12 noon - 1pm Friday 18 February.

Opening hours are: 10am - 12 noon
1pm - 4pm

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Xavier Art Space

Applications for Xavier Art Space 2011 are
NOW OPEN to all FONAS Members General Information

The St Vincent’s Campus Art Committee’s was established in 2003 with an aim to consider, develop and promote application of the humanities with a strong emphasis on fine arts within St Vincent’s Hospitals. The committee have worked alongside Friends of the National Art School to present a rolling program of exhibitions in Xavier Art Space providing artists with a unique platform for exposure, creating an environment that is culturally stimulating and diverse for patients, staff and visitors.

Each year there are exhibitions by FONAS members who have applied to present in the space as well as shows for National Art School student prize winners. St Vincent’s Hospital, Xavier Art Space is located on levels 3 & 4 which provide two spaces suitable for exhibiting media such as painting, photography, printmaking, drawing, mixed media sculpture and ceramics.

Xavier Level 3 is suitable for framed works, as well as 3D works.
Xavier Level 4 consists of 25 mounted perspex panels suitable for unframed works.

Commission is taken in the form of one work from each exhibiting artist to be selected for inclusion in the St Vincent’s Hospital Art Collection.
Applications incur a non-refundable fee of $25

For more information:
Friends of the National Art School Level 1, Building 22 NAS Forbes St Darlinghurst NSW

T 02 9339 8635 E fonas@det.nsw.edu.au
Applications DUE Wednesday 23rd February 2011
Art Competiton

Lethbridge 10 000 Small Scale Art Award

Entries now open.

The Lethbridge Gallery has established a strong reputation for exhibiting works demonstrating exceptional detail and creativity. With the intention of fostering the next generation of artists, Lethbridge Gallery initiated the Lethbridge 10 000. This exciting art competition is open to national and international artists for small-scale artworks. Entrants may submit paintings, drawings and 2D artworks up to 60cm in any direction. The judging is based on three equally evaluated criteria of creativity, originality and skill. $10 000 will be awarded to the winner.

Entries are now being accepted, closing 29 April 2011.

For full details and online entry visit www.lethbridgegallery.com

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Wednesday 16 February

Please note: the library will open at 11am on Wednesday 16 February.

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Art Competitions

Willoughby Sculpture Prize 2011

The Willoughby Sculpture Prize returns in 2011 to the iconic Incinerator site and its surrounding parklands. Building on the success of the inaugural Prize in 2009, this national event has been extended to 16 days and offers a Major Prize (non acquisitive) of $15,000. Now a biennial exhibition, the Willoughby Sculpture Prize aims to bring high quality and diverse sculptures to the community while promoting contemporary sculpture to a broad audience.

The Prize is open to emerging and established artists who are invited to submit entries to exhibit inside the heritage listed Incinerator and throughout the surrounding parklands. In March 2011 the restored building will open to the public and operate as an art space, artist studios and café. Selected interior works will be exhibited in the art space and artist studios. See site information, site photos and map of the grounds.

Exhibition dates: 20 August – 4 September 2011
In line with the 2009 theme, artists will respond to one aspect of the following: rethink, reduce, reuse, recycle. This can be addressed in terms of concept, artist’s practice or materials. See entry form and guidelines.

Prizes awarded total $20,000.
The 2011 selection panel and judges are:
Michael Snape - Artist Brenda May - Director, Brenda May Gallery Axel Arnot - Curator, International Exhibitions & New Projects, Sculpture by the Sea

Important Dates
Friday 25 February
Entries Close
Friday 25 March
Artists notified on website

Major Prize (non acquisitive) Sponsored by Shead Real Estate and Willoughby City Council
Willoughby Resident Award Sponsored by Chatswood Chase
Encouragement Award Emerging artist, student or artist with a different ability Sponsored by Willoughby City Council
People's Choice Award Sponsored by Chatswood Toyota

Contact: Alison Clark, Curator & Visual Arts Coordinator Phone: 9777 7972 Email: alison.clark@willoughby.nsw.gov.au

Friday, 28 January 2011

Library hours update

Please note the following changes to library opening hours:

Monday 14 February CLOSED
Tuesday 15 February CLOSED

Staff will be attending training for the new library catalogue system on these days. Any items needing to be returned can be placed in the green returns bin outside the library.

Holiday opening hours are 10am - 4pm. Normal semester opening hours resume on Monday 28 February 2011.

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Art Competitions

City of Monash Sculpture Prize

Monash Gallery of Art celebrates its 21st birthday in 2011. To commemorate this important event, the City of Monash is staging a sculpture competition to fund the design and fabrication of an important new sculpture for the MGA Sculpture Park in Wheelers Hill, Victoria.

Proposals must be submitted on disc. Proposals submitted by email will not be accepted.
Deadline: 7 February 2011
Prize: $50,000
Entry Fee: $25 per entry (+GST)
Address: Monash Gallery of Art, 860 Ferntree Gully Road, Wheelers Hill VIC 3150
Phone: 03 8544 0500
Email: mga@monash.vic.gov.au
Web: http://www.mga.org.au/visit-us/sculpture-park

Head on Portrait Prize

Call for Entries The Head On Portrait Prize, Australia’s most prestigious photographic portrait competition, will be open for entries from 1 February until 13 March 2011.

Australian photographers at home and around the world are invited to submit images for the 2011 competition, widely regarded as the leading photographic portrait prize in the country.

The total value of prizes is more than $40,000. The three photographers judged to have entered the best Australian contemporary photographic portraits will be awarded joint-winners for 2011. Two further prizes will be presented for ‘The Critic’s Award’ and for ‘People’s Choice’.

Further information: www.headon.com.au from 1 February 2011.
Entries close: 11pm AEDT on Sunday 13 March.
Winners announced: Thursday 5 May.

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Australia Day Public Holiday

Please note the Library will be closed for the Australian Day Public Holiday on 26 January 2011.

During Summer School (this week) we are open 9:30am - 4:30pm.

Holiday opening hours from Monday 17 January are 10am - 4pm. These times are subject to change so always call before you come in to make sure we will be open. T: 02 9339 8620