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
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

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: