Wednesday, 26 November 2014

National Art School Graduate Exhibition 2014

Don't forget that the National Art School Graduate Exhibition 2014 is opening tomorrow night. Hope to see you here! 

Opening Night: Thursday 27 November, 6 — 9pm

Exhibition: 28 November — 6 December,
Monday to Saturday 11am — 5pm

Open Studios: 28 — 29 November,
Friday to Saturday 11am — 5pm

Online art sales:

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Art Prizes

Bella Art Prize, Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, Cambridge Studio Portrait Prize

Belle Arti Prize

The judges for the 2014 Belle Arti Prize will be: Sam Leach – Artist, Dr Vince Alessi – Curatorial Manager, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne University, Louise Hearman – Artist

Get your registrations in by 5pm 10 November to be hung in the Exhibition and to be in the running for the 2014 Belle Arti Prize. Click the link to register you finished Belle Arti Prize artwork.


Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing

Australian artists are invited to enter the Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing 2015.

Valued at $25,000 the award celebrates its 10 Year Anniversary in 2015 (acquisition prize). Australian Artist, Mr Peter Kingston AM, is confirmed judge and will award the prize for the best drawing completed within a period of 12months prior to 16 January, 2015. 

Entries in the competition are also eligible to be considered for The People’s Choice Award, valued at $2,000.00 (non-acquisitive).

Entries close on Friday 16 January 2015. 


Cambridge Studio Gallery 2015 Portrait Prize 

Artists are invited to submit works in the 2015 Cambridge Studio Gallery (CSG) WHO is LOOKING at YOU? Portrait Prize.

WHO is LOOKING at YOU? is for works depicting the human face as its subject matter.

All mediums accepted and unique approaches encouraged.

1st prize: A solo exhibition held within the following 12 month period at Cambridge Studio Gallery.

A people’s choice award: A place in Cambridge Studio Gallery’s 2015 end of year group exhibition.

Further information on the Cambridge Studio Gallery 2015 website:

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

New DVDs

Art + Soul. Series 2
A diverse group of outstanding contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists reveal to pre-eminent curator Hetti Perkins how their art practice is driven by culture and heritage, political and personal preoccupations, dreams and imagination. Using the National Gallery of Australia’s extraordinary Indigenous collection as the springboard, we travel with Hetti through cities and desert communities, museums and artists’ private spaces, to experience the diversity and beauty of the art, and to learn of its genesis.--ABC TV website. 
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Jo Holder @ NAS. ELASTIC - Maria Maderia and Victor de Sousa and Australian artist Narelle Jubelin and Fiona MacDonald. Art Forum
Artist Fiona MacDonald and Curator Jo Holder will talk about ELASTIC, an artist-initiated exhibition and residency model designed to maintain long-term contemporary art networks between Timor Leste and Australia. ELASTIC Mobile Residency and Itinerant Exhibition was developed through discussion and negotiation between the Timorese artists Maria Madeira and Victor de Sousa and Australian artists Narelle Jubelin and Fiona MacDonald as the group travelled through Timor Leste in 2012, to document the precarious practices of traditional women weavers. 
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Emma Kirby and Kelley Stapleton @ NAS.
Both Emma Kirby and Kelley Stapleton were rewarded the 2014 Aboriginal Art Centre Internship. The 2013 National Art School graduates discuss their experiences working in the remote aboriginal communities of Northern Territory, Australia. Emma Kirby did her internship at Ikuntji Art Centre, 230 kilometres West of Alice Springs and Kelley Stapleton at Tapatjatjaka Arts, located at Titjikala in the Northern Territory. 
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Thursday, 16 October 2014

Library opening hours

Regular semester opening hours will continue until Friday 31 October. Following that the Library's opening hours over the Summer Break will be: 

Mon 3 Nov – Fri 5 Dec                                  10.00—4.00
Mon 8 Dec – Fri 9 Jan                                 CLOSED
Mon 12 Jan – Fri 16 Jan(Summer School) 9.30—4.00
Mon 19 Jan – Fri 20 Feb                                10.00—4.00

This is a guide only – there may be other closures. Call 9339 8620 to check we’re open before you come in.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

New Books in the Library

The following titles will be on display for 1 week from Tuesday the 7th October to Tuesday 14th October. If you would like assistance to place a hold on any of the books please ask the library staff for help or use the hyperlink on the Dewey Number (e.g. 709.2/BURR) to check the book's status and place a hold yourself. If you wish to read more about the book click on the hyperlink "image and text taken from here" to go to the website.

Peter Doig: No Foreign Lands

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"Peter Doig is well known for the exotic atmospheres and dreamy narratives that appear in his work. With an uncommonly rich color palette and a unique material sensibility, he has created some of the most resonant and evocative images in contemporary painting, placing him among the most inventive painters working today. But, as this extensive volume makes clear, he is also a sophisticated visual thinker, endlessly preoccupied with the process and history of painting."

The Art of Drawing

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"This beautiful book reveals works from the Victoria and Albert Museum’s rich collection of drawings ranging from the early 17th century right up to the present day. Reproducing, often for the first time, works by foremost British artists, this book offers fresh insights into the wide range of ways in which these artists have used drawing to think on paper, build up ideas, and make finished exhibition pieces."

Adam Silverman

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"...Incorporating traditional pottery techniques with his own experimental approach, Silverman creates 
works that are sensual, gritty, and beautiful. He uses unique glazes to give his pieces abstract lacy or gestural surfaces. Silverman has exhibited extensively and has a large, growing audience in the United States as well as in Japan, where his work is collected by Tadao Ando and Takashi Murakami, among many others."

Five Centuries of Melancholia

"The year 2014 marks the 500th anniversary of Albrecht Dürer’s engraving Melencolia I 1514. Taking its cue from the engraving, the exhibition explores five centuries of melancholy in art. From the Renaissance onward, melancholy has been invoked as a condition, perspective, and/or mood; melancholy has inhabited figures, objects and landscapes."

Low -Tech Print

"Featuring a global showcase of 100 of the craft's most exciting and influential practitioners, Low-Tech Print is an exploration of hand-made printmaking techniques and how they are used in contemporary design and illustration. It examines the huge recent resurgence in the popularity of printmaking, with chapters on screenprinting, letterpress, relief printing, and other printing methods."

Renegotiating the Body

"What makes art "feminist art?" There can be no essential feminist aesthetic, argues Kathy Battista in this exciting new art history, although feminist artists do have a unique aesthetic. Domesticity, the body, its traces, and sexuality have become prominent strands in contemporary feminist practice but where did these preoccupations begin and how did they come to signify a particular type of art?"

When Now is Minimal

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"The aesthetic fundamentals of sixties Minimal Art continue to define the art of today. This volume shows the ways that various generations of artists deal with Minimalist ideas within the framework of contemporary creative methods."

Why it Does Not Have to be in Focus

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"Why It Does Not Have To Be In Focus , Jackie Higgins offers a lively, informed defence of modern photography. Choosing 100 key photographs with particular emphasis on the last twenty years she examines what inspired each photographer in the first place, and traces how the piece was executed."