Wednesday, 30 January 2013

New DVDs

My Asian Heart
My Asian Heart follows award winning photojournalist Philip Blenkinsop on assignment to China, setting up his next exhibition. Capturing Nepal during the pro democracy uprisings. And reflecting on the plight of the Hmong “survivors” who continue to haunt him. In Philip’s world there’s constant tension between his artistic commitments and the drive to report on world conflicts. From the director of the Academy award nominated film Frontline about the legendary Vietnam war news cameraman Neil Davis, David Bradbury’s film, My Asian Heart.

Freud’s Naked Truths
This program explores the life and work of Lucian Freud, one of Britain's greatest artists. It includes testimony from those who knew and loved this extraordinary personality, including his family, friends and former lovers. Experts like David Hockney, Robert Hughes, William Feaver and Tim Marlow examine his works and their place in art history.

Not a Willing Participant
This production looks at the installation work by Cains born artist Vernon Ah Kee for the Venice Biennale in 2009.

Monday, 21 January 2013

Opening hours

The NAS Library has reopened for 2013.

Current opening hours are:

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

Please note the Library will be closed on Monday 28 January 2013  due to the Australia Day Public Holiday.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013


Embracing Art, Renewal and Cultural Transformation

Call for entries


New opportunity to attend a residency in Beijing China via the Chippendale New World Art Prize valued at $100,000 over 10 years. Dr. Stanley Quek, Chairman of Frasers Property Australia, has entrusted the Chippendale Creative Precinct to foster the next generation of emerging artists through this exciting initiative.

The Chippendale New World Art Prize is now accepting entries. The prize encourages artists to create works around the theme of Revitalisation celebrating Chippendale as a bustling, populous and creative metropolis. Artists, Students & Creative Agencies are eligible to apply. All mediums are accepted!


In 2013 the winner will receive a $10,000 residency grant with Red Gate Residency in Beijing, China for 3 months beginning July - September 2013. In addition the winner will receive an exclusive opportunity for a solo exhibition at NG Art Gallery, Chippendale in 2014.


Submissions by Tuesday 16 April 2013.

Successful applicants notified by Tuesday 23 April 2013.

Successful applicants works to be installed on Sunday 28 April & Monday 29 April 2013.

Winners announced on Tuesday 30 April 2013.


1. A photograph of the artwork or a concept outline;

2. Your resume up to a maximum of 2 printed A4 pages

3. In the case you are submitting a concept, please provide up to 6 (low-resolution/ 72 dpi) images/photographs of previous similar artworks and/or concepts to support the assessment of the submission.

There is an entry fee of $30.00. Payment details are to be supplied on the entry form.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Download the creative brief

TO APPLY: Download the application form

The Judges of the Chippendale New World Art Prize will be Director of the National Arts School, Professor Anita Taylor; Dean of Sydney College of the Arts, Professor Colin Rhodes; Head of Design at UTS, Dr. Lawrence Wallen, and Director and Curator of NG Art Gallery and Beams Festival Director, Nicky Ginsberg.

For more information, contact:

Chippendale New World Art Prize
c/o NG Art Gallery
3 little queen street
phone: (02) 9318 2992

Monday, 14 January 2013


Call for entries

The Fleurieu Art Prize is the world's richest landscape painting prize and will be offered again in 2013.

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 was the seventh prize awarded since its inception.

The next Fleurieu Art Prize will be held 26 October - 25 November 2013

The prize and festival event is a bienniale. Call for entries for the 2013 prize will open 18 February 2013. To keep up to date email us and join our mailing list.

The Fleurieu Art Prize culminates in a rich combination of fine art, some of the world's best wine, fine food and beautiful vistas of McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Peninsula as the finalists of the Fleurieu Art Prize are exhibited in wineries and galleries throughout this exquisite region.

The Fleurieu Landscape Prize ($50,000) is for painting of any landscape from around the world with the finalists exhibition occuring throughout the Fleurieu and McLaren Vale regions as the centrepiece of a month long celebration of the arts. The prize attracts artists nationally and internationally and the prize exhibitions are underpinned by a quality Festival Community Program of events and exhibitions.

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 including Dorrit Black, Horace Trennery and Robert Hannaford.


The Fleurieu Art Prize has announced that Nigel Hurst, Director of Saatchi Gallery in London will judge the Fleurieu Art Prize 2013. Hurst says “South Australia is clearly embracing contemporary art and I’m delighted to help judge such a unique and important prize.”

For more details:


Call for entries

Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award 2013

6 April – 19 May

Competition Information
Entries are now invited for the 2013 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award

Download entry form:

2013 Judge: Anne Noble - NZ photographer, New Zealand Arts Laureate and Professor of Fine Art at Massey University.

Anne Noble is Professor of Fine Arts (Photography) at Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand. She is one of New Zealand's most respected photographers and is the Australia and New Zealand curator for the 2013 Photoquai Biennale. Her work is widely exhibited in Australia and internationally in France, Germany, New Zealand, Spain and the United States and is held in numerous international collections. In 2003 she was awarded the Order of Merit for services to photography in New Zealand. She has travelled to Antarctica on fellowships from Creative NZ and the US National Science Foundation.

Please direct queries to

Now established as a key exhibition in the contemporary art calendar, the annual exhibition of selected finalists is a reflection of current national practice in still photography.

Thanks to the assistance of The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Foundation for the Arts, the winner receives a $20,000 prize and their work is acquired by Gold Coast City Gallery. A further $10,000 is available for additional acquisitions.

Entries will open soon. Please check the website for dates, or request to be added to our mailing list to receive notification.