Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Friday 3 October 2014

Please note the changes to Library opening hours for Friday 3 October 2014.

10am - 12 noon OPEN
12noon - 1.30pm CLOSED
1.30 - 3.30pm OPEN

The Library will be closing at 3.30 pm. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Art Prizes for September

2014 Korea Arts Foundation, The North Sydney Art Prize, The Gold Coast Art Prize, Belle Arti Prize 

2014 Korea Arts Foundation

The Korea-Australia Arts Foundation (KAAF)is an organisation comprised of Korean people for promoting and supporting a wide range of visual artists in Australia. KAAF is a non profitable  organisation which was established with the motive to provide specialised activities in visual art, to support artists and art organisations within the visual arts field.

KAAF provides annual art competitions which is supported by the Korean Culture Centre in Sydney and also provides information across to Korea on a wide range of Korean art and other art matters including Artist in Residence, Art School, local artists and art organisations that are based in Australia.

First prize $10,000 non acquisitive.

Entries Close on Friday 31 October 2014

More details can be found at: http://www.kaaf.org.au/2014EntryForm.pdf

The North Sydney Art Prize

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.

Indoor and outdoor works will be selected for exhibition in the Caretakers Cottage, Artist Studio, Workshop, Mess Hall and across the grounds of the Coal Loader to include the Coal Loader tunnel. Installation and site-specific works are encouraged and will be sited in consultation with the Curator.

Prizes to the value $25,000 to be won.

Exhibition Dates: open daily, 10am - 5pm, 7 – 22 March 2015

Venue: Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability, 2 Balls Head Drive, Waverton

Entries Close 31 October 2014

Website: http://www.northsydney.nsw.gov.au/Community_Services/Arts_Culture/The_North_Sydney_Art_Prize

The Gold Coast Art Prize

Now in its 46th year, the Gold Coast Art Prize provides an opportunity to showcase excellent contemporary art practice from across Australia.  The prize is open to all Australian artists working in any art media except photography. There is a total of $30,000 for acquisitions.

This year's judge will be:

Dr Chris McAuliffe

Independent scholar and curator

Former Director

Ian Potter Museum of Art

University of Melbourne

Entries close 5pm Friday 3 October 2014.

Entry forms available here: http://www.theartscentregc.com.au/whats-on/whats-on-items/gold-coast-art-prize-2014

Belle Arti Prize

The Belle Arti Prize 2014 Exhibition will be held at the fantastic Chapman & Bailey Melbourne Gallery space located at 350 Johnston St, Abbotsford.

Over 250 entries from across Australia were received for the 2013 Belle Arti Chapman Bailey Art Prize. The result was a floor to ceiling contemporary salon hang, and a veritable world of multiple artistic visions.This year we hope for just as big a snap shot of the richness and diversity of arts practice in Australia. All entrants will be given an identical 35 x 35cm canvas, a limited time frame, and total creative carte blanche.

The award is a $5000 acquisitive prize. Judges to be announced. Previous winners of the Belle Arti Chapman Bailey Prize are Jackie Stockdale 2009, Lewis Miller 2010, Marie Hagerty 2011/2012 and Karen Black 2013.

Collect your Belle Arti stretched linen canvas from participating stores between Monday 18 August and 5.00pm Friday 7 November 2014. Entry is  $50 (including gst). Go to participating stores on the Belle Arti Prize website menu for a list of participating stores. Parkers at NAS is a registered art store to pick up the canvas !

website: http://belleartiprize.wordpress.com/

2014 NAS Toy Box Ball

Last Saturday night's Toy Box Ball was a lot of fun!  Many thanks to everyone who helped make it such a great night, and congratulations to all the prize winners. There were some amazing costumes!

Here's  a few photos of the night. We've put another 300 photos up on the Library's Flickr page for you to enjoy!   Click here to see them -ToyBoxBallPhotos

Spring Break Opening Hours

Don't forget that the Library is on shorter opening hours over the Spring Break.  

Opening hours are:

    Monday 22  - Friday 26 Sept                      9.30 am - 4.30 pm
    Monday 29 Sept - Friday 3 October          10 am - 4 pm
    Monday 6 October (Public holiday)           CLOSED

Remember you may have items due back to the Library during this time! IF in doubt check your library account online or call the Library on 02 9339 8620. 

Friday, 12 September 2014

Library Stairwell Gallery is now calling for exhibition proposals

The Library Stairwell Gallery is now calling for exhibition proposals for first semester 2015!

If you are currently in 2nd, 3rd or Honours BFA or the Masters of Fine Art, you are eligible to apply for a 3 week exhibition. Preference is given to small group shows, but individual shows will also be considered. 

Library Stairwell Gallery proposal application forms for 2015 are available at the library desk. Applications will close on 31 October 2014.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

New Books in the Library

The following titles will be on display for 1 week from Thursday the 11th September to Thursday 18th 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.

Nathan Oliveira


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"Nathan Oliveira's (1928--2010) passion for continuing an inner-directed artistic tradition attached to the human subject persisted throughout his more than forty years as a painter and master printmaker."

Ian Wallace at the Intersection of Painting and Photography


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"Ian Wallace: At the Intersection of Painting and Photography is a monograph on the photographic work of one of Canada’s most significant contemporary artists."

Confrontational Ceramics


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"This ground-breaking book looks at the use of ceramic art as a confrontational tool, where artist's work comments on social issues."

David Hockney: Drawing in a Printing Machine

"The show comprises 28 limited edition prints that Hockney has drawn on his computer using Photoshop and Graphics Tablet.    Hockney stated that it is only in the last year that computer software has advanced enough to keep up with the artist’s hand and allow sufficient sensitivity of colour and painterly line."

How Aborigines Invented the Idea of Contemporary Art

"This is the first anthology to chronicle the global critical reception of Aboriginal art since the early 1980s, when the art world began to understand it as contemporary art. Featuring 96 authors--including art critics and historians, curators, art center co-ordinators and managers, artists, anthropologists, sociologists, philosophers and novelists--it conveys a diversity of thinking and approaches."

Ai Weiwei: Spatial Matters

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"Widely considered to be one of the most significant cultural figures of his generation in China and internationally, Ai Weiwei successfully occupies multiple roles as a conceptual artist, architect, curator, designer, film-maker, publisher and activist."

An Introduction to Nineteenth Century Art


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"Using the tools of the "new" art history (feminism, Marxism, social context, etc.) An Introduction to Nineteenth-Century Art offers a richly textured, yet clear and logical, introduction to nineteenth-century art and culture. This textbook will provide readers with a basic historical framework of the period and the critical tools for interpreting and situating new and unfamiliar works of art."

Sophie Calle: True Stories


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"quickly acclaimed as a photo book classic, and now expanded and reissued in this first English-language edition from Actes Sud, True Stories gathers a series of short autobiographical texts and photos by Sophie Calle. Calles projects have frequently drawn on episodes from her own life, but this book--part visual memoir, part meditation on the resonances of photographs and belongings--is as close as she has come to producing an autobiography, albeit one highly poetical and fragmentary."

Monday, 8 September 2014

New DVDs in September

Artist Residencies Abroad @ NAS. Art Forum
Three recent residents of the National Art School’s Storrier Onslow Studio at La Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris and the British School at Rome Residency will talk about their experiences. The artists, Mason Kimber, Sophie Homeier, Dr Ella Dreyfus,  will speak about the opportunities they had to develop their research in creative environments in these two vibrant, contemporary cities, steeped in history. 

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Gillian Dunlop @ NAS. Art Forum
Dr Gillian Dunlop discusses the time-honoured but little-known techniques used by portrait artists since 1430. While these devices predate the camera obscura, they have links to photography and were brought to light through important research undertaken by British artist David Hockney. Dunlop also elaborates on the relationship between the work of a portrait artist and that of a rhinoplasty surgeon, which is her day job. A type of sculpture of the living body. 

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Dr Fabio Barry @ NAS. Art Forum
A womb with a view: Santa Maria dei Miracoli, Venice, and the architectural imaginary of the Virgin Mary. 
Dr Fabio Barry gives an analysis of the inventive and visionary reciprocity between painting and architecture in the church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, built by the sculptor-architect Pietro Lombardo and his workshop between 1481 and 1489. The lecture will argue that in staging the Mass and putting the Virgin on a pedestal the architect employed the same visual and mental construct that the painter Giovanni Bellini invented in re-conceptualizing Venetian altarpieces, especially those dedicated to the Virgin.

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Tom Moore @ NAS: more is more.  Art Forum
Tom Moore discusses the traditional and innovative glass techniques he applies to breathe life into his eccentric hybrid glass specimens and dreamscape dioramas. Since 1999, Tom has been the production manager at Jam Factory Craft and Design in Adelaide, where he makes varied commissioned items, and trains graduates in glass production and exhibition work. Tom embraces new technologies through collaboration with digital photographers and animators. Tom has been featured in exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney and the Gallery Of Modern Art in Brisbane.

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Bianca Hester @ NAS: registering expressive terrains.
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Bianca Hester’s practice explores the convergences between social space, materiality and embodiment as processes in motion. Her recent projects experiment with the various limits that regulate territories by developing strategies for addressing the ways spaces are constructed. Her practice explores the manifold rhythms at play within situations and the work she produces involves the fashioning of site-based alterations, actions, constructions, objects, collaborations and video. 

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