Indigenous artists from across Australia are being encouraged to enter the 2015 Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award (NATSIAA) with entries for the country’s only national Indigenous art award now open.
The award, which was established by the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) in 1984, recognises the important contribution made by Indigenous artists and promotes an appreciation and understanding of the quality and diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art throughout Australia, with support from principal sponsor Telstra. Read all about the Indigenous artists to enter national art award →
HUMAN RIGHTS ARTS & FILM FESTIVAL
ANNOUNCES HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2015 PROGRAM
SEASON IN MELBOURNE, SYDNEY, CANBERRA, PERTH, BRISBANE, ALICE SPRINGS AND DARWIN
The 8th Human Rights Arts & Film Festival (HRAFF) is thrilled to announce a selection of highlights from its 2015 program. Kicking off in Melbourne then touring nationally, these highlights will form part of an entertaining and innovative program that seeks to inform, engage, inspire and drive conversation on human rights issues through its creative program of film, arts and forums.
‘The quality of films this year is exceptional and we are looking forward to a very exciting festival. Not only do the films highlight the significant moral and ethical issues of our time but they all display filmmaking of the highest quality and integrity.’ – Malcolm Blaylock, Program Director read all about the HUMAN RIGHTS ARTS & FILM FESTIVAL →
Portia Geach Finalist Carmel Debreuil Solo Show
Thursday 16 April
6pm – 9pm
Northern NSW artist Carmel Debreuil opens her latest solo show Look At Me on 16 April, 2015 at the M2 Gallery in Surry Hills.
Debreuil works with acrylic paint on ply creating brightly coloured paintings of children with stern faces peering out from vintage spectacles. Some are riding chickens, some are facing off with lions, others are playing with over sized toys.
Read all about the Carmel Debreuil Solo Show →
Paintings by the acclaimed aboriginal artist, Robert Campbell Jnr, selected from his body of work across two decades – the 1980’s and 1990’s – will go on show at Artbank Sydney’s Waterloo gallery this February through May 2015. Titled ‘History Painter’ the exhibition has been curated by Djon Mundine OAM, the influential writer, critic and independent curator who helped revolutionise the way contemporary Aboriginal art is presented and understood.
The collection of 25 works painted on canvas and board was inspired by Artbank’s significant holdings of Campbell Jnr’s PAINTINGS which are known for their frank and sophisticated recording of personal memories intertwined with stories of Australia’s colonial past and the continuing brutality of racism throughout the 20th century. Read all about the Robert Campbell Jnr Collection →
Beach Burrito, 252 Campbell Parade Bondi Beach, Sydney 17th February 2015
Beach Burrito is proud to present TIC TACO ʻa celebration of pool & bowl skateboardingʼ bringing together an eclectic group of artists from across Australia to interoperate this years theme ʻthe art of pool & bowl skateboardingʼ
Having grown alongside the famed skateboarding contest Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi , TIC TACO is now entering itʼs 6th year as an exhibition and 3rd year as a group show.
Curated by Beach Burrito brand manager Jimmy Baxter this year features an exciting line up artists including the likes of Ben Brown, Andrew Mapstone, Alex Lehours & Cameron Markin to name but a few.
TIC TACO is the the first official event to kick off VANS BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi 2015 the ʻfestival of the skateboardʼ which brings the worlds best skateboarders to the infamous Bondi Beach, Bowl.
The night kicks off at 6pm, with all works for sale and a percentage going to SKATE AID, an organisation supporting humanitarian aid projects for children and young people worldwide through skateboarding to promote a sense of identity and purpose.
Supported by our amigos at PISTONHEAD Kustom Lager, Sailor Jerry & Jose Cuervo.
‘Poke Something That Bites’ is an exhibition that explores the mentally exhausting symptoms of an anxiety disorder.
“When the mind is like an angry wasps nest thrown into the middle of an elephant’s carcass being torn to pieces by a pack of hyenas it can be difficult to process ‘normal’ or ‘rational’ thoughts.”
The exhibition is an attempt at visualising these mental and physical symptoms through the mediums of illustration, character design and sculpture/object design.
Running until the 18th November at the Nishi Gallery, NewActon (Canberra). Open 11am-3pm weekdays, 11am-4pm Weekends.
17 Kendall Lane, NewActon ACT 2601 (Nishi Gallery is located near Palace Electric Cinemas)
p. +61 2 6287 6170
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To view the full media release for the event click here
A journey through the dark night of the soul by way of myth, folklore, collage and embroidery.
Sounds heavy, but it looks pretty! If you’re into digital collage of the vintage, anatomical, skully, floral and colourful kind then you’ll enjoy this exploration of folk tales and myth.
“Dark Night” by Jordan Clarke
Open for 4 days, come along! Opening Night on Wednesday 26th November, 6-8pm.
Exhibition continues until Sunday 30th November, 12-5pm.
107 Redfern Street Redfern, Sydney, Australia 2016
After returning to Brisbane from a 4 year stint living in London, James Bourbon returns with a new solo show “Welcome Home” opening on Friday the 7th of November at Poly Gone Cowboy (34 Berwick Street, Fortitude Valley) from 5pm.
James has displayed and painted works around the world. He paints a unique mash up of vintage and comic works to renew their life in a different form. Check out some of his past work and come down to the show to see a mixture of old and new works.