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, the competition’s special Facebook page, email 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:

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: