Indigenous artists are being encouraged to enter the 2014 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.
Lauren Ganley, General Manager for Telstra’s Indigenous Directorate, said this year’s awards would also include a new category.
“The introduction of the Telstra Youth Award marks an exciting new chapter in the NATSIAA story as we encourage the participation of young artists between the ages of 18 and 25,” said Ms Ganley. read all about the Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award →
Emerging photography artist Peggy Maree Pullen is showcasing her work for the first time at the Gaffa Gallery in Sydney this week, with the opening night on Thursday 6th February.
Peggy has just completed a Diploma of Photo Imaging at CATC Design School and can’t wait to now take her artworks and her ambitions into the world, helping both herself and others along the way. Peggy is passionate about raising awareness of issues that matter through her photography; such as depression, body image and domestic violence. A hugely inspirational up-and-coming artist!
Peggy’s exhibition, titled ‘Religious Undertones’ is a series based on her own time in an oppressive religious group. It speaks of the emotions and memories of that time and her journey after leaving.
Peggy explains: “I find it extremely difficult to speak publicly or even in small groups about my emotions and thoughts. I also find it difficult to model or pose for other people, just as I sometimes find it strange to get others to do it for me. But when I am alone in my own space, with in my own thoughts, then I can express exactly what I want, and that is when the magic happens.”
06 February – 17 February
Gaffa Gallery | 281 Clarence Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
The launch of Wonderment Walk Victoria on February 12, 2014 at the Yarra Gallery, Federation Square, will be the first step in an innovative plan to introduce newly commissioned sculptures created to promote art, science and knowledge into Melbourne’s historical, architectural and creative walking tours.
Wonderment Walk Victoria (WWV) is a not for profit organisation founded by Melbourne businessman Eddie Kutner. Mr Kutner was inspired by the idea that great societies are defined through their art, science and knowledge. Read all about the Wonderment Walk Victoria →
I’m No Princess
Sat 1 Feb, 2pm to 4pm
Featuring Linda Wilken and Kate Williams
Music in the Landscape
Sat 1 Feb, 2pm to 4pm
Featuring Frances Burnham
“Bring some friends along to see beautiful and thought provoking artwork in “I”M NO PRINCESS” by Linda Wilken, Kate Williams and “MUSIC IN THE LANDSCAPE” Frances Burnham.”
Location: Auburn Botanic Gardens, Corner of Chiswick and Chisholm Roads, Sydney, Australia 2144
Hours: Wed – Sun: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Phone: 9735 1396
To commemorate the release of Minimono 01: Paul Morgan Architects, the first book in an ongoing series devoted to burgeoning Australian architecture practices, Uro will be holding a public launch at the Oratory, Newman College* in Melbourne’s Parkville.
Speakers on the evening will include Leon van Schaik AO, Conrad Hamann, Paul Morgan and Uro’s Maitiú Ward and Andrew Mackenzie.
Entry is free and includes refreshments, but numbers are limited so please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Thursday February 13th 2014
Where: Oratory, Newman College, 887 Swanston St, Parkville, Melbourne
*Newman College was designed by Walter Burley and Marion Mahony Griffin and is widely held to be one of their best Australian buildings. Paul Morgan Architects designed alterations to various sections of the College, including the Oratory, in 2005-2006.
In some cultures, a loud burp at the end of the meal is considered a sign of appreciation but mostly, body by-products, whether they be wind, waste or simply indigestion, are not talked about in polite society.
And this is the very reason why Project Q.U.A.D in association with Bar Di Stasio have curated In + Out – an exhibition of emerging contemporary artists investigating the theme of “digestion” for the St Kilda Festival.
What: In + Out exhibition
Where: Brightspace Gallery
8 Martin Street
When: Sunday, February 9, from 12pm–9pm. Exhibition runs until Sunday,
ACAB Collective, Emma Barrett, Leon Buynevic, Colby Cannon , Ben
Carollo, Nathan Ceddia, Mimi Leung, Ilya Milstein, Rachel Prince, Isobel
Stuart + Sukoe
Eric Demetriou + Jacqui Moore
Now in its fourth year, Maketi Ples, the contemporary Pacific islands art exhibition and ‘market place’ returns to Sydney in 2014 at a new location:
Shapiro Gallery, 162 Queen Street, Woollahra.
Thursday 6th February to Sunday 16th February 2014
With pieces by 14 artists from 7 Pacific Island nations, this year’s collection features some of the most exciting contemporary visual art, textiles and 3-D artisan works from around the region.
Live artist demonstration events:
- Tattoo Body Art: Sat 8 & Sun 9 Feb – Full Sleeve Samoan Tattoo
- Tattoo Body Art: Sat 15 & Sun 16 Feb Full Sleeve Fijian Tattoo.
- Live tattoo sessions during the weekdays.
- Bilum-wear fashion show: Sat 15 Feb, 1 – 4pm , by Florence Jaukae Kamel. Supported by the International Trade Center.
The diverse mix of art works at Maketi Ples 2014 includes:
- Visual art – drawing and painting.
- Textiles – traditional textiles, hand printed silk and hand painted masi (barkcloth).
- Basketry and Weaving – rural and urban based artisan communities.
- Wood work – highly crafted artisan pieces based on traditional knowledge.