Friday, 29 August 2014

Open Day Saturday 30 August 2014

The NAS Library will be open from 10 am-4 pm tomorrow for Open Day.


Unlock Your Future at the National Art School: http://vimeo.com/103873730




Thursday, 28 August 2014

New Books on display in the Library

The following titles will be on display for 1 week from Thursday the 28th August to Thursday 4th September. 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.

Anna Platten

759.994/PLAT

Anna Platten by Tracey Lock-Weir

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"The Art Gallery of South Australia's publication is the most comprehensive survey of the great Adelaide-born figurative painter Anna Platten. The first monograph to be written on Platten it highlights the artist's unique position in Australian contemporary art."

Portraits: Luc Tuymans

759.9493/TUYM

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"Luc Tuymans (b. 1958) is a painter engaged with “figuration,” using imagery that he reworks in a critical or self-critical way. He combines images from various sources—photographs, film stills, mirror images—with a spare palette, unexpected cropping, and blurring to reinforce the painted image’s status as a replica."


The Self-Portrait: A Cultural History

757/HALL

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"Sheds new light on the long history of self-portraiture with fresh interpretations of famous examples and new works, ideas, and anecdotes."

Tradition Today: Indigenous Art in Australia


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"With a foreword by Michael Brand and an introduction by Hetti Perkins, the expanded and revised edition of this popular book includes nine new artists Tony Albert, Jakayu Bilj."

Stephen Benwell: Beauty, Anarchy, Desire a Retrospective.



"This exhibition, which is a major retrospective of his work, assembles over 100 ceramics and a small 
selection of paintings from the earliest phase of his career to the present day, exemplifying the 
remarkable diversity of his oeuvre."

Kienholz: Berlin Hope


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" L.A. Louver is pleased to announce an exhibition of assemblage sculptures created by Edward 
Kienholz and Nancy Reddin Kienholz between 1975-1979. Most of the works have not been exhibited for several decades, and some will be on view for the first time in the U.S."

Joseph Wright of Derby, Bath and Beyond


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"Recently returned from a tour of Italy, he came to the fashionable spa town to re-establish his business as a portrait painter, hoping to fill the vacancy left by Thomas Gainsborough the previous 
year. This book, the first to examine Wright's little-known Bath period, places the artist in the context of a city then at the height of its unique cultural significance. "


Tuesday, 26 August 2014

August/ September Art Prizes

North Sydney Art Prize, Robert Le Gay Brereton Memorial Prize, Hotel Hollywood Art Prize , Greenway Art Prize, Blacktown City Art Prize, Sculpture At Scenic World


The North Sydney Art Prize


Calling for Artists


Entries Close 31 October 2014

Prizes to the value of $25,000
Exhibition Dates: open daily, 10am - 5pm, 7 – 22 March 2015
Venue:  The Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability, 2 Balls Head Drive, Waverton

Artists are invited to submit entries now for the exhibition in 2015 which will be held in March over 16 days at the iconic Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability in Waverton. This unique site enables broad participation and accommodates the inclusion of works on paper, photography, sculpture, installation and site specific works.

Robert Le Gay Brereton Memorial Prize

Supported by the Jocelyn Maughan Art Foundation
Entries close 31 August 2014
The Art Gallery of NSW awards an annual annual prize of $2000 to an art student exhibiting skill and promise in the area of draughtsmanship.
Applicants are required to submit:
  • two life figure drawings, one of each sex
  • one study of hands and feet
  • one or two studies of a head
  • one, or not more than two, sketchbooks or portfolios containing any subjects
Applicants are asked at first instance to send images of their entries in PowerPoint format. Shortlisted applicants will then be required to submit original works to the Gallery for final judging.

The prize

The prize is for an amount of $2000 awarded to an art student exhibiting skill and promise in the area of draughtsmanship.

Hotel Hollywood Art Prize
The Hotel Hollywood Art Prize is a non-aquisitive cash prize, to provide opportunity to art students studying in the local area. 
First prize $500
To enter email applications to : entertainmenthotelhollywood@gmail.com
By 5pm Friday 12th October 2014.

GreenWay Art Prize


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Entries are now open for the fifth annual GreenWay Art Prize. The GreenWay Art Prize celebrates the precious urban green corridor in Sydney's Inner West and aims to capture the essence of the GreenWay through visual art.
Artists are encouraged to submit works that celebrate the urban environment, sustainable transport and community connections in Sydney's Inner West. Entries close 5pm, Friday 10 October.
The winning artwork will receive a $3,000 cash prize. A Community Art prize of $1,000 will be awarded to an artist who resides in one of the four GreenWay local council areas. There is also a People's Choice Award for $500 worth of Derivan art supplies.

BLACKTOWN CITY ART PRIZE 2014

Blacktown City Council is proud to announce the 19th Blacktown City Art Prize. 
Artists are invited to submit entries for selection and judging, with total prize money and acquisitive funds of up to $24,000 on offer.
Entries close 4:30pm Mon 20 October 2014
Entries can be submitted via the Blacktown Arts Centre website: www.artscentre.blacktown.nsw.gov.au

SCULPTURE AT SCENIC WORLD

Submissions are invited for Australia’s only rainforest exhibition.
Now in it’s fourth year, Sculpture at Scenic World will exhibit from 15 April to 10 May 2015. The call for submissions follows Scenic World’s commitment to extend the outdoor exhibition for at least three more years after the significant success of the previous three annual events.
New to the Submission Guidelines for 2015:
  • Artworks must have been created within the past two years and may have been previously exhibited;
  • Successful artists will have the opportunity to produce small scale works for Sculpture Otherwise which will be exhibited for the first time at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre;
  • The Scenic World $20,000 Major Prize is no longer acquisitive.
Sculpture at Scenic World has supported more than 100 exhibiting artists with more than 160,000 visitors travelling into the Jurassic rainforest to view the artworks. Previous exhibition judges have included Anthony Bond OAM, Dr Richard Goodwin, Binghui Huangfu, Allan Giddy, Alan Krell and Louise Olsen.
Deadline for Sculpture at Scenic World 2015 submissions is Monday 20 October 2014.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

New Books in the Library



The following titles will be on display for 1 week from Thursday the 21st August to Thursday 28th August. If you would like assistance to place a hold on any of the books please ask the library staff for help or use the hyper-link 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 hyper-link "image and text taken from" to go to the website.

Cy Twombly: Things

730.92/TWOM


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"Cy Twombly (1928–2011) is widely acknowledged as one of the postwar period’s most influential American artists, yet his sculptures are little known. From 1946 onward, he made hundreds of rarely exhibited found-object assemblages, often painted or plastered over with diverse coatings of white. Across decades, Twombly thus developed a singular, strikingly consistent body of work, despite the shifting status of sculpture during his lifetime."

Titian's Painting Technique Before 1540 

759.5/TITI


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"Titian (active 1506; died 1576) is acclaimed as the greatest of the Venetian masters. His technique has long fascinated painters and collectors, and his use of oil paints and the richly colored pigments available to him in Venice influenced the subsequent history of European Painting."

A Brush With The Real: Figurative Painting Today

759.06/BRUS

 
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" A Brush with the Real presents a survey of key contemporary artists who have each embraced painting and are working within a realist tradition. Through individual interviews the book peers into the life and work of each of these artists, discussing their methods, motives and sources, from art history to the internet and the language of film."

My Country, I Still Call Australia Home

709.9429/MYCO

 My Country, I Still Call Australia Home: Contemoprary Art from Black Australia
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 "My Country features the work of over 130 artists around Australia and makes an important contribution to writing on Aboriginal art."

A Brief History of Curating

069.5/OBRI


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"this publication comprises a unique collection of interviews by Hans Ulrich Obrist mapping the development of the curatorial field--from early independent 
curators in the 1960s and 70s and the experimental institutional programs developed in Europe and the U.S."

Kant: A Guide for the Perplexed

193/KANT

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"Continuum's Guides for the Perplexed are clear, concise and accessible introductions to thinkers, writers and subjects that students and readers can find especially challenging. Concentrating specifically on what it is that makes the subject difficult to fathom, these books explain and explore key themes and ideas, guiding the reader towards a thorough understanding of demanding material."

Australian Film Theory and Criticism: Vol. 1 Critical Positions

791.4301/KING V.1


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"The first part of a planned three-volume work devoted to mapping the transnational history of Australian film studies, Australian Film Theory and Criticism, Volume 1 provides an overview of the period between 1975 and 1990, during which the discipline first became established in the academy."

Monday, 18 August 2014

Are you writing an essay or doing research?

Come to a lunchtime session to learn how to find full text articles online using JSTOR and the State Library of NSW Databases.















JSTOR Tuesday 26th August - LIBRARY SEMINAR ROOM













SLNSW Thursday 21st  and 28th August - BLACK THEATRE

Thursday, 14 August 2014

New Books on Display

The following titles will be on display for 1 week from Thursday the 14th August to Thursday 21st August. 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" to go to the website.

Mike Kelley
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"This thematic retrospective catalogue is the most comprehensive volume ever published on the iconoclastic American artist Mike Kelley."


Show Time: The 50 Most Influential Exhibitions of Contemporary Art
709.05074//SHOW



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"Show Time is the first book to explore the radical shifts that have taken place in the practice of curating contemporary art over the last twenty years."

Art & Ecology Now
709.04076/BROW



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"...Organized into six thematic chapters, Art & Ecology Now moves through the various levels of artists’ engagement, from those who document and reflect on nature, to those who use the physical environment as the raw material for their art, and committed activists who set out to make art that transforms both our attitudes and our habits."

Studio Life
702.8/TRIG

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"Artist and writer Sarah Trigg embarked on an ambitious field expedition across the United States in 2009, interviewing more than two hundred artists in their studios. Through conversations with a wide spectrum of painters, performance artists, sculptors, photographers, video 
artists, and others, Trigg set out to investigate contemporary artmaking practices."

Richard Deacon
730.92.DEAC



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"Deacon's sculptures employ curvilinear forms made from a wide range of materials that are more traditionally associated with the manufacturing of industrial and domestic products."

Understanding a Photograph
770.1/BERG

9780141392028: Understanding a Photograph (Penguin Modern Classics)

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"John Berger s writings on photography are some of the most original of the twentieth century."

The Lost Carving
730.92/ESTE

9780143124412: The Lost Carving: A Journey to the Heart of Making

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"Awestruck at the sight of a Grinling Gibbons carving in a London church, David Esterly chose to dedicate his life to woodcarving—its physical rhythms, intricate beauty, and intellectual demands."