Telstra encourages Indigenous artists to enter national art award

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 →

26.02.15. filed under Events & Exhibitions. No Comments →





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 →

25.02.15. filed under Events & Exhibitions. No Comments →

Carmel Debreuil Solo Show

Portia Geach Finalist Carmel Debreuil Solo Show
Opening Night
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 →

25.02.15. filed under Events & Exhibitions. No Comments →


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 →

23.02.15. filed under Events & Exhibitions. No Comments →


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19.02.15. filed under Illustration. No Comments →

Verse & Voice: A Poetry and Spoken Word Festival

Saturday 14 March 2015, 10:00am – 6:30pm

NSW Writers’ Centre, Callan Park Rozelle NSW

For the first time, the NSW Writers’ Centre presents Voice & Verse: A Poetry and Spoken Word Festival this March. Approaching poetry and performance from multiple angles, this festival focuses on the diversity of activity within the poetry field including slam poets, rappers, singer-songwriters, micropoets, publishers, activists, text artists and more.

Festival directors Fiona Wright and Miles Merrill come from opposite ends of the poetry spectrum – Fiona from the publishing world, Miles from the spoken word scene. Though these areas rarely mix, Fiona and Miles have shared their contacts to collaborate on a festival that will showcase diversity, not difference. Almost every session features poets from multiple spheres of poetry – and there are practical panels on publishing, editing, and producing, alongside those that talk about ideas, works, and content.

Featuring Omar Musa, Judith Beveridge, Darren Hanlon, Tug Dumbly, Kate Middleton, Candy Royalle, Richard Tipping, Steven Herrick, Kid Solo, Susan Sleepwriter, Pip Smithand many more, Verse & Voice will stimulate you and expand your ideas of what poetry can be.

For the full program, click here.

To purchase tickets, click here.

19.02.15. filed under General. No Comments →

The Art Of Fashion – Fashion Palette Spring Summer 2015/16

Some of Australia’s top designers and impressive emerging talent will take to the runway on Tuesday March 10th at the Art Gallery of NSW for a designer catwalk showcase not to be missed. Get a first look at the trends that will be debuting at this year’s Fashion Week for the upcoming Spring/Summer season 2015/16.

Esteemed Australian designers Nicola Finetti, Leona Edmiston and Arthur Galan AG will show their Spring/Summer 2015/16 collections alongside top emerging design talent including the glamorous dress designer Elle Zeitoune, stylish swimwear by Aqua Blu and milliner to the stars Viktoria Novak. Fashion Palette has everything covered from modern ready-to-wear, beautiful evening and bridal wear to contemporary swimwear – thirteen designers, all on one runway.

In the last seven years, Fashion Palette has become a major player on the fashion front, celebrating and nurturing Australian designers in Sydney and New York. Showcasing ahead of Fashion Week, Fashion Palette’s program is perfect for those who want to get a taste of the upcoming Summer/Spring season.

For those who have never experienced Fashion Week or Sydney Fashion Festival and want a glimpse of the glamour or seasoned fashionistas who want their seat by the catwalk, tickets are now on sale through Ticketek. Held for the first time at the Art Gallery of NSW, both seated and standing tickets are available to purchase. Tickets include access to the hour-long runway collection show and access to the official wrap party, held on Friday 13 at the Gilt Lounge, QT Sydney. Tickets are limited so visit to secure your access to the ultimate fashion experience.

For more information, visit:


The Art Of Fashion | Fashion Palette Spring Summer 2015/16 

Tuesday, 10th March 2015
The Art Gallery of NSW

Art Gallery Road, The Domain, Sydney

18.02.15. filed under Fashion & Lifestyle. No Comments →

The Little Bishop Pendant Light Hook by Hunter & Richards.

For years, Dominique Hunter an interior designer from Melbourne Australia was frustrated with the makeshift method in which cable hung pendant lights were secured. The common solution at the time was not appropriate for many of the great lights she used in her interiors.

So she enlisted the help of her partner Antony Richards to create an elegant and natural way to hang her lights – the Little Bishop.

While managing their business – Hunter & Richards – Antony used his spare time and background in jewellery design to carefully hand craft a hook that would suspend cable hung ceiling lights with no knot, clamp, bolt, screw or clip.

“We wanted a solution that would not stand out as a feature, one that would let the cable hang naturally” says Dominique.

A decision made early in the project was to have the cable lock itself down. This lead to a form that was beautiful in itself, and when wrapped in the electrical cable, took a step back and really let the whole light do it’s job.

“There are so many cool light fittings around, and just because you’re not spending a lot on one doesn’t mean you have to compromise on the minor details and finish of an interior project by using a cheap hook from the hardware store. We wanted something that was designed for this purpose alone, a solution that would suit any pendant no matter the budget or style of interior” Dominique added.

Antony has turned to the Internet to raise funds for his latest project, The Little Bishop Pendant Light Hook which is currently in pre production. Of the many crowd funding platforms available, Antony chose Kickstarter for it’s ability to spread the word quickly online to a lot of people and keep them updated on the status of the project.

Antony said that “the Kickstarter campaign is a great way to get people in on our story, to have them join in on our journey as a small, independent design practice doing good design work and getting their first product out to market. It’s also a great way for people to be first with a new product or to grab a bargain, as the ideas featured are usually priced a lot lower than existing products and established brands”.

The Kickstarter campaign is live now and will run until 11th March, 2015.

12.02.15. filed under Fashion & Lifestyle. No Comments →


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