The University of New England’s School of Behavioural, Cognitive and Social Sciences is seeking Expressions of Interests for a commission to design, develop and install an original site-specific artwork on the exterior wall of Psychology Building SO6. The Commission Award is $5000. The School is looking for a Work which is aesthetically and intellectually engaging, offers an expressive response to the site’s surrounds and creates an opportunity for people to encounter and interact with art in an ordinary daily context.
Submissions deadline: 5pm Monday, 11 November 2013
Contact the UNE Art Collection Manager, Michelle Arens, on 02 6773 3037 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a detailed EOI Project Brief.
This November Sydney-based jeweller Marina Antoniou will bring her first solo exhibition to COTA gallery.
Day One presents a collection of handcrafted jewels inspired by the symbols, forms, materials and techniques used by master craftsman to create the earliest examples of jewelled adornment.
This collection of jewels draws intrigue from the archaeological sites of Ancient Egypt and Ancient Greece for inspiration.
Like those recovered from Egyptian graves, small disc ostrich shell beads that were shaped, drilled and strung together by ancient craftsman have been seamlessly intertwined by Marina into this collection.
Turquoise was a highly coveted gemstone believed by the Egyptians to have supernatural powers and features throughout Day One in a series of delicate yellow gold and silver rings. Striking red and soft peach hues of naturally sourced coral, hand cut sapphires and tourmalines have also been used by Marina to embody the colours of carnelian, red jasper and inlaid glass applied by these early artisans.
The lavishly ornate designs referencing elements of nature were frequent in the works of the Ancient Greeks and also feature as a source of inspiration. Leaf, olive and fruit motifs found in the gold wreathes of this period are a recurring presence in this collection.
Rather than replicating specific artifacts, Day One transcends the ages and blurs the boundaries of traditional jewellery design. It not only presents a reflection of the past – the beginning – but more importantly presents a reflection of the early development of Marina’s skills as a designer and maker.
Alongside this, an exciting video collaboration with Artisan Magazine showcasing Marina’s creative processes will also be revealed in the gallery on opening night.
Day One launches on November 7th 2013 between 6pm – 8pm at COTA gallery, 10b Fitzroy Place Surry Hills. The exhibition runs until November 30th 2013.
ICE is recruiting for a ICE is currently recruiting for a Venue and Reception Coordinator
Closing date for applications: 5pm Monday 4th November 2013
Are you a motivated and organised individual who is passionate about the arts, community and digital media? We are seeking a Venue and Reception Coordinator to promote and coordinate our venue and equipment hire and to be the first point of contact for the organisation. Excellent customer service and communication skills are vital to this role.
- Work in one of Australia’s most dynamic arts and cultural organisations
- Based in the heart of Parramatta’s arts and cultural precinct
- Full time, 2 year contract
- Salary $48K per annum plus superannuation and FBT salary packaging
- January 2014 start date
BEFORE UTS THERE WAS …
- Acupuncture Colleges (Australia).
- Balmain Teachers’ College, later William Balmain College of Advanced Education.
- Kuring-gai College of Advanced Education.
- New South Wales Institute of Technology.
- Sydney College of Advanced Education – Institute of Technical and Adult Teacher Education.
- Sydney College of the Arts – School of Design.
We are looking for graduates from our founding institutions to invite to join the UTS Alumni and help celebrate our 25th anniversary.
Brothers “Picky” (celebrated Aussie typographer Paul Nolan) and his brother Arty launched their new creative business venture – The Picky Meshman – over the weekend in their Brisbane hometown.
It is a celebration of a passion of Nolan’s, serigraphy, otherwise known as silkscreen or screen printing, a process that involves the transfer of an image through a mesh screen using stencils to block out the desired image or pattern.
‘I have always had a strong interest in serigraphy,” says Pinky. ‘Over the years tried to utilise screen print and letterpress into my commercial projects, including when working in mainstream studios…Ultimately I decided to establish the workshop because it is impossible to find anyone with the skills and knowledge to print my work, particularly on stocks.’ Read all about the The Picky Meshman →
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With all the ‘death of print’ the media seems to be pushing, it’s great to see innovation still possible in the print industry. The people over at CLIQX® have created a fantastic new technique to make printing embellishments easier and sharper (something that previously was much more difficult to do). Having started my career in printing, I have seen firsthand how far the industry has come with the advent of print brokers and cheaper printing/production costs, and how hard it has been recently for all printers with the move away from print to digital. But as almost everyone in the design field will attest to, nothing beats the tactile qualities of printed materials, especially those on a high quality stock; you can’t exactly hand out a digital business card (not yet anyhow). So with all that said, having seen first hand the quality that the CLIQX® technique produces, the printing industry isn’t dead by a long shot.
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It is currently 100 pages and measures 24.5 cm high by 20 cm wide. Readers will gain key insights into our creative processes and attention to detail, including: visual tricks and treats, knowledge: technical expertise,secrets: including behind-the-scenes work, heart: creating custom typefaces, the attention to detail, original sketches.