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/