Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Doug Moran Portrait Prize

Portrait Prize - Entries close 5pm Monday 21st May 2012

This year all works need to be sumitted electronically via our website for the 2012 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize. Afterviewing all entries the judges will shortlist works for further viewing.

1. All works must be entered in digital format (i.e. a photograph) via our wesite.
2. There is a $50 entrance fee, per portrait, which is payable offline via cheque, money order or postal note made out to the Moran Arts Foundation Ltd or payable online via our website. Each entrant may submit up to 5 portraits.
3. All entries must be received online by the closing time and date.
4. All entrants will need to register here to gain access to our competition entry system, and provide a valid email address.
5. For those who have entered before, or are already registered, click here for the entrant login page and enter your username and password.
6. Upload your entries, accept the terms and conditions, and choose a suitable payment method. 7. You can replace an uploaded image if you desire without penalty or costs prior to the competition closing date/time.

Photographic Prize - Entries close 5pm Monday 21st May 2012

All entries must be submitted electronically via our website for each section of the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize as follows:
1. For first time entrants, register here to gain access to our competition entry system. You will be required to respond to a confirmation email before your registration is accepted.
2. For those who have entered before, or are already registered, click here for the entrant login page and enter your username and password.
3. Upload your entries, accept the terms and conditions, and if entering the Open Section choose a suitable payment method. Note: Schools sections have no entry fee.
4. You can replace an uploaded image if you desire without penalty or costs prior to the competition closing date/time.
If you require further assistance please refer to our troubleshooting guide or email the Moran Prizes Administrator.
Waverley Art Prize

Waverley Council is a major sponsor of the Waverley Art Prize and works with the Waverley Woollahra Art School to produce the annual competition and exhibition now it's 28th year.

Key Dates for 2012:
Entries Close: 1 June
Opening Night: 5 July
Exhibition: 6 July-3 August

The Waverley Art Prize is very grateful for its long term sponsors Art Spectrum, Bondi Beach Dental and Matisse Derivan.
In 2011, we welcomed Pierre Cardin sponsoring the "World of Tomorrow" prize inspired by "I design for a world that does not yet exist"
The Jimmy Bancks Foundation sponsored a "Special Recognition Drawing Award" and there was a new Mixed Media Prize in memory of artist Helen Stanwix.

We are currently surveying artists and previous entrants in how we can improve next year's Waverley Art Prize.
Contact: Luce LopezWaverley-Woollahra Art School
Ph: (02) 9387 2461Fax: (02) 9389 1486
Email: info@wwas.org.au

Monday, 26 March 2012

New Books in the Library

The following books and more are now on display. If you would like to borrow them when they come off display, see library staff! Otherwise click on the call number link to see if they are available.











On Beauty and Being Just by Elaine Scarry
111.85/SCAR

 
Women, Men and Society by Claire Renzetti
 305.3/RENZ

Easter & Autumn Break holiday hours

The library hours over the Easter and Autumn Holiday break are:

Friday 6 April: CLOSED

Monday 9 April: CLOSED

Tuesday 10 - Friday 13 April: 10am - 4pm

Monday 16 April - Friday 20 April: 10am - 4pm


Please note that these hours are subject to change. If you are planning on visiting the Library over the break, please call us on 02 9339 8620 to confirm that we are open.

Normal semester hours resume on Monday 23 April 2012.

Holiday loans

Just a reminder that any items borrowed from this week will be due back during the 2 week Autumn 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!

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

A Rookwood Hidden Sculpture Walk 2012

Call for Artists Open Now Until 23 April 2012

Exhibition 1 September - 14 October $5,000 Rookwood Necropolis Sculpture Award, The Ground Swell Project People's Choice Award Artist at the Armory Award, Peacock Gallery Residency Award

The Anglican and General Cemetery Trusts are partnering with Sydney Olympic Park Authority, Auburn City Council and The GroundSwell Project to create the fourth annual Rookwood Sculpture Walk. The 2012 outdoor exhibition will once again be featured amongst the graves in one of the older sites of the cemetery and neighbouring areas. With views of the city on the horizon, this site offers artists a rare opportunity to showcase their work in an extremely thought provoking context.
Artists who would like to be considered to exhibit in this unique environment are invited to submit an expression of interest. The Trusts request artists address themes appropriate to the site, such as grief, loss, memory, death, mourning, spirituality, religion and heritage as well as the culture around memorial, eulogy, burial and ceremony. Artists can choose to approach these themes in a representational, symbolic or abstract way.

ROOKWOOD NECROPOLIS SCULPTURE AWARD - $5,000.00 NON-ACQUISITIVE
The Anglican and General Cemetery Trusts are once again offering a non-acquisitive award of $5,000.00 for one artist, the recipient to be judged by an external panel. All artworks selected into Hidden 2012 are short listed for this award. The Rookwood Necropolis Sculpture Award is a non-acquisitive award of $5,000.00 for a well-considered and original outdoor sculpture or installation that poignantly deals with the themes of the Rookwood site. The recipient of this award will be chosen by John Kirkman (Chief Executive Officer, Penrith Performing & Visual Arts) and Cathy Colville (Cemeteries Advisor, The National Trust of Australia) and will be announced at the opening on 1 September.

THE GROUNDSWELL PROJECT PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD
In partnership with The GroundSwell Project, Hidden 2012 will be offering a $500.00 People’s Choice Award. Audiences will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite sculpture or installation in the exhibition. This award will be announced by Kerrie Noonan (Director, The GroundSwell Project), on Sunday 14 October 2012.

ARTIST AT THE ARMORY AWARD*
In partnership with Sydney Olympic Park Authority (SOPA), an award comprising of a residency for up to three months at Newington Armory is also on offer for artists who are selected into Hidden 2012. The successful artist, or collaborative artists, will have the use of one of the Armory’s studios from late May until late August 2012 to prepare their work for Hidden 2012. Artists are also given the option to base themselves onsite in the residential cottage for the duration of the residency. Successful artists have the choice to be considered for this optional award. The recipient of this award will be chosen by John Kirkman, Cathy Colville, and Tony Nesbitt (Manager, Arts Programming, SOPA) and will be notified on 30 April 2012.

PEACOCK GALLERY RESIDENCY AWARD*
In partnership with Auburn City Council, an award comprising of a residency at Peacock Gallery is also on offer for artists who are selected into Hidden 2012. Successful artists have the choice to be considered for this optional award. As part of the Hidden 2012 program, Auburn City Council will be offering an artist, or collaborative artists, a one month residency at the Peacock Gallery and Auburn Arts Studio at no cost to the artist/s. The recipient of this award will be chosen by John Kirkman, Cathy Colville and Jenny Cheeseman (Community Development Officer – Arts Programs, Auburn City Council) and will be announced at the opening on 1 September.

*Optional award category - artists may select to be considered for this award
To apply for Hidden: A Rookwood Sculpture Walk 2012 artists must read and agree to the conditions of entry and submit an application form.

Click HERE to access the Expression of Interest - Conditions of Entry
Click HERE to access the Expression of Interest - Application Form
Please review the Work, Health & Safety Policy developed for Hidden: A Rookwood Sculpture Walk 2012

Click links below for a snapshot of the Hidden 2012 exhibition site:Village Green, Village Green Aerial, Lawn1 area, Summer House and surrounds, Section5 upper, Section5 upper 2, Section5 aerial, Section8, Section8(2), Aerial

NAVA 2013 Innovate/Curate Exhibition and Grant Applications Open

Submitted By: Tinsheds on Fri, 2012-03-16 12:03
Grants/Awards/Prizes

Contact E-Mail : tin.sheds@sydney.edu.auDeadline Date : 30 May, 2012State : New South Wales

Tin Sheds is pleased to announce the third round of the Curate/Innovate Grant, offered to help encourage curatorial practice in Australia.
It is open to any individual or collective who has a curatorial idea they would like to explore. We encourage new and/or experienced curators to apply with works from a variety of backgrounds: cross-disciplinary arts, sound art, hybrid arts, performance, socially engaged practices and so on. We do not discourage curatorial proposals that include the applicant as a participating artist (we see artist-initiated exhibitions as a legitimate form of curatorial practice).
The emphasis is on innovative practice that challenges our perceptions of the gallery space. We therefore encourage applicants to think specifically about the opportunities Tin Sheds can offer either because of its history, location or physical space. We encourage applications that seek to build affinities beyond the gallery through public programs, lectures, discussions, concerts, out-door events and so on.
The selection process will occur in two stages. Stage 1 is open to anyone with a curatorial idea they would like to pursue. An initial shortlist will be selected by Tin Sheds Gallery. During stage 2 a winner will be voted by all shortlisted participants in conjunction with the 2013 Tin Sheds Gallery Selection Committee.


Forms and further information can be found on our blog site:http://tinsheds.wordpress.com/
2013 Innovate/Curate Exhibition and Grant Applications Open
Submitted By: Tinsheds on Fri, 2012-03-16 12:03

Grants/Awards/Prizes
Contact E-Mail : tin.sheds@sydney.edu.au
2012 National Works on Paper

The Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery's National Works on Paper (NWOP) is one of Australia's most prestigious awards and acquisitive exhibitions.
A biennial exhibition, its role is to support and promote contemporary Australian artists working on or with paper.

Beleura The House & GardenAcquisitive Award $15,000
Mornington Peninsula ShireAcquisition Fund up to $20,000
Friends of the MPRGAcquisition Fund up to $10,000

Entries are now open to artists who are Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia. Please download the entry form pdf for detailed information and conditions of entry.
Entries close 5pm Friday 11 May 2012. Exhibition dates: 23 August – 7 October 2012.

Renaissance catalogue - New Book!

The exhibition catalogue for the current National Gallery of Australia exhibition, Renaissance: 15th and 16th century Italian paintings from the Accademia Carrara, Bergamo, is now on display. It will be available for loan from 3 April 2012. If you would like to place this 'on hold' please see library staff.


For more information about the exhibition, see the NGA website.






















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Thursday, 15 March 2012

New DVDs

Ugly Beauty

Art critic Waldemar Januszczak goes to Venice, the site of so much artistic inspiration over the centuries, to examine whether modern art is as important and beautiful as art was in the past. Waldemar explores these questions with some of today's most popular and influential artists - including Damien Hirst, Anish Kapoor, Jeff Koons, Carl Andre, and Yōko Ono - through the nature of their own work.





The Visual Language of Herbert Matter

Herbert Matter was a pioneering Swiss-born graphic artist, whose ground-breaking work, merging the photographic and graphic, transformed commercial and artistic environments of the time. Inspired by the Russian constructivists, Matter developed his style whilst working alongside Giacometti, Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Robert Frank and Charles and Ray Eames, earning his place as part of a new group of stars of the modern art and design world.






Monday, 12 March 2012

FONAS/ St Vincents - Xavier Art Space 2012
Applications NOW OPEN

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

Complete the form and return it to the FONAS office: http://www.fonas.com.au/documents/SCHArtSpaceApplication2012_000.pdf
Level 1, Building 22, National Art School.
Deadline for applications is Wednesday 4th April 2012
Applications incur a non-refundable fee of $25
Sydney Children’s Hospital
ART SPACE 2012
Applications NOW OPEN

2012 Exhibition Dates
ROTATION 1: 19 April – 8 June
ROTATION 2: 14 June – 24 August
ROTATION 3: 5 September – 30 November

Applications to exhibit in the SCH Art Space 2012 are NOW OPEN to all FoNAS Members. The Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick is about “celebrating life”. Hospitals around the world recognise the significant role art plays in the healing environment. Art has an important intellectual, social and spiritual role in our lives but also has the power to lift our emotions, make us smile, and keep us calm in times of stress.

The Arts Curator at the Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick has worked alongside Friends of the National Art School to present a rotating exhibition program, providing artists with a unique platform for exposure, creating an environment that is culturally stimulating and diverse for patients, staff and visitors. The FONAS Art Space is located on level 0 of the SCH (which has over 50,000 visitors per annum), providing two spaces suitable for exhibiting two-dimensional media such as painting, photography, printmaking, textiles and drawing.

More information can be found at: http://www.fonas.com.au/
Deadline for applications is Monday 20th March 2012
Download the form here: SCH Art Space Application 2012
Please send applications to:
Friends of the National Art School
C/o National Art School
Forbes St Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Including an A5 stamp self addressed envelope
Applications incur a non-refundable fee of $25

New Books on Display March 2012

Check out the new book display in the library to see the latest library books in the collection.
Elizabeth Peyton: Ghost
This book of portraits by Elizabeth Peyton demonstrates her skill across a variety of print making processes including monotypes, lithographs, woodcuts and etchings.  The portraits were all created since 1998 and include Jackie Kennedy, Oscar Wilde, Andy Warhol and David Hockney to name a few and are either in black and white or full vibrant colour.

Contemporary Painting in Context
“The essays in this book examine the transformation and expansion in the field of painting over the last decades in relation to the development in contemporary culture and visuality.” Edited by Anne Ring Petersen the essays include such titles as “Contemporary, common, context, criticism: paintin after the end of postmodernism” and “Claims for a Feminist politics in painting”.
Todd Fuller: Tense
Image taken from the book
The book includes sculpture, film stills and drawings by Todd a recent graduate of NAS. Read all about Todd’s work in the essay written by Elizabeth Little.

Monday, 5 March 2012

Hunters Hill Art Exhibition - 2012

The Hunters Hill Exhibition has had a renaissance in recent years with new lighting and display system, new and increased prizes and awards (over $9,000), web gallery, new venues and more.
This Exhibition is co-ordinated by Hunter’s Hill Council and made possible with the guidance, dedication and assistance of the Hunters Hill Art Committee.
The Exhibition encourages contemporary and traditional artworks to suit the diverse range of visitors who come from all over Sydney and NSW.
The Hunters Hill Art Exhibition is selective and, as such, highly competitive. A panel of three judges sort through up to 800 entries over a weekend to carefully select art works for the Exhibition.

Entry Forms due by 13 April, 2012 Artworks by 26-18 April, 2012
Download entry form below: events@huntershill.nsw.gov.au

NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize

The NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize is an acquisitive art prize of $20,000 for the painting of NSW subject.


The Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize Committee Incorporated invites Australian artists to submit works in competition for the above annual prize, the winning work thereby entering the permanent collection of the New South Wales Parliament.

In instituting the prize the Committee wishes to recognize the great tradition of Australian Artists working outdoors in New South Wales.

Submissions of artwork and entry Thu 26 – Sat 28 April 2012
For more information go to: http://www.pleinair.com.au/

"LOOK...new DVD's."

Looking for Lowry



Sir Ian McKellen investigates the life and works of the Manchester born painter, L.S. Lowry, and calls for a re-evaluation of his work, which has never been fully accepted by the art establishment. Those who knew and appreciated him throw light on the character of this social recluse, who despite his solitary life, was affectionate and supportive to those who entered his limited sphere. Among his admirers are Noel Gallagher from Oasis, and the artist Paula Rego, a former pupil, who extol his originality

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What is Beauty?



British art critic Matthew Collings examines the concept of beauty in art and gives ten specific examples which best reflect his chosen categories, ranging from 'surprise' and 'selection' to 'simplicity' and 'nature'. Collings's top ten contains historical and personal insights into works like Michelangelo's ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, prehistoric cave paintings in France and Norman Foster's Millau Viaduct Bridge.
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AV 701.1/WHAT D50


Modigliani's genuine fake heads.

In Livorno, Italy, the artist Modigliani is said to have dumped some sculptures of heads into the canal outside his apartment after suffering a negative response from art critics. Fifty years later, researchers persuade the municipal authorities to dredge the canal in a search for the heads. As failure follows failure, suddenly they find two sculptured heads. Art critics rave and the heads are exhibited both locally and nationally. Before long, however, scandal erupts over the authenticity of the sculptures.
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