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.