Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Library closes this Friday

Just a reminder that the Library will be closing for 2012 on Friday 30 November. Any items borrowed this week will be due back on Monday 14 January, when we reopen in 2013.

Library hours this week are 10 am - 4pm, til Friday 30 November

Monday 3 Dec - Friday 11 January : CLOSED

Monday 14 Jan - Friday 18 January 2013 : 9.30am - 4.30 pm

Monday 21 Jan - Friday 22 February 2013 : 10am - 4 pm

Friday, 16 November 2012

Nick Waterlow OAM Curatorial Fellow at Biennale of Sydney

Attention all emergining curators! The Biennale of Sydney is now accepting applications for the Nick Waterlow OAM Curatorial Fellow.

The Nick Waterlow OAM Curatorial Fellowship was established by the Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council for the Arts in partnership with the Biennale of Sydney to celebrate the memory of Nick Waterlow OAM (1941–2009) and the extraordinary contribution he made to Australian and international contemporary visual arts.

The Fellowship is an opportunity to be awarded to an Australian emerging curator who will be mentored by Juliana Engberg, Artistic Director of the 19th Biennale of Sydney (2014).

Applications close 7 December 2012.

More information can be found on the Biennale's website - http://bos18.com/news?id=50

Friday, 9 November 2012

Opening Hours

Just a reminder that the Library will be moving to shorter hours from next week. Holiday hours are:

  • Monday 12 November - Friday 30 November: 10am-4pm
  • Monday 3 December - Friday 11 January: CLOSED
  • Monday 14 January - Friday 18 January: 9.30am - 4.30pm
  • Monday 21 Janaury - Friday 22 February 10am-4pm

You can still borrow over the holiday closure, but be aware items will be due back Monday 14 January and that 50c/ day overdue fees still apply!

FONAS Plate Show: 15 November 2012

The FoNAS Annual Plate Auction is on Thursday, 15 November and will be opened by the Hon. Tanya Plibersek, Federal Minister for Health.

The auction is a great opportunity to purchase unique works by some of this country’s leading artists, names such as:  Reg Mombassa, Peter Godwin, Elisabeth Cummings, Euan Macleod, Wendy Sharpe, Garry Shead and Guy Warren.     
A number of fellow artists have also donated their time and skills to decorate plates and jugs in support of the Friends of the National Art School (FoNAS). All pieces are to be auctioned with proceeds going to support students of the National Art School, which includes the provision of studio time at the Cite International Des Arts in Paris.

FONAS Plate Auction
Cell Block Theatre
National Art School
Forbes Street, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010

Thursday, November 15, 6 – 9 pm (Viewing from 5pm).

Entry is free.

For more information contact: Friends of the National Art School: 02 9339 8635

Monday, 5 November 2012

Adelaide Perry Art Prize

Entries for 2013 Prize Now Open

Australian artists are invited to enter the Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing 2013.

The $20 000 acquisitive award attracts hundreds of artists from across Australia and an exhibition of finalists is held in March each year. Entries close January 11 2013. Judge: Jenny Sages, artist.

The 2012 Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing finalists’ exhibition was officially opened by Mr John McDonald on Friday 24 February at PLC Sydney’s Adelaide Perry Gallery. Nick Mourtzakis was announced the winner with his work Untitled Drawing 2012. In its seventh year, the $20 000 acquisitive art award is among the most significant prizes for drawing in Australia.

In the initial stages of the judging process renowned art critic, Mr John McDonald, shortlisted 48 artworks for exhibition from over 420 entries submitted to the gallery.

Entries for the prize reflected the broad range of contemporary Australian artists’ approaches to drawing, with Mr John McDonald commenting on the quantity of exceptional works and the challenge this presented during the judging process. The works submitted were of a high calibre and as diverse in style as they were in genre.

More information? Contact the Adelaide Perry Gallery:

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Scholarships and awards

Applications for the following scholarships and awards are closing on November 19:

  • Clitheroe Foundation Honours Art Scholarship
  • Bird Holcomb Foundation Honours Art Scholarship
  • The National Art School Aboriginal Art Centre Internship Program

For more information, including application forms see the NAS Notes blog at http://nasnotes.wordpress.com/