Arts North West RADO working for sustainable regional theatre
Arts North West’s Regional Arts Development Officer, Jane Kreis has a particular interest in ensuring the sustainable future of arts and cultural activity in the New England North West.
Jane has recently graduated with her PhD from the Faculty of Creative Arts at the University of Wollongong. Her thesis, entitled ‘Together alone: Conditions for sustainability in Australian independent theatre’, is particularly relevant to her work in this region. Her thesis emphasised the value of arts and culture to the vitality of a community – and the valuable role that artists, performers and arts workers play.
Arts Crowd helping artists to exhibit and sell work
A newly formed company called Arts Crowd are working with artists to find places for their art to be displayed and sold. At the moment it is high end fashion and Hospitality venues.
Artists can look through the catalogue of shops on the website and apply to have their artwork displayed and sold. For information, or to take a look at the catalogue, go to www.artscrowd.com
Three new Delivery Partners join JUMP program
The JUMP national mentoring program for young and emerging artists is now represented by Delivery Partners in every state and territory of Australia thank to the engagement of three respected arts organisations - Canberra Contemporary Art Space in the ACT, Corrugated Iron in the NT, and Contemporary Art Spaces Tasmania in TAS -
JUMP, funded by the Australia Council for the Arts and managed nationally by Youth Arts Queensland (YAQ), identifies and promotes excellence in artistic practice. Through JUMP, young artists can accelerate their career by forming a mentoring relationship with a leading arts professional of their choice and join a diverse national network of program participants and alumni making their mark on the industry.
The new Delivery Partners join Carclew Youth Arts in SA, Propel Youth Arts WA, CarriageWorks in NSW and Melbourne Fringe in VIC to complete a national network of localised support for the JUMP artists and mentors.
Applications for the 2012 JUMP program open 22 August 2011 and close 28 October 2011.
For information go to www.jumpmentoring.com.au
Regional NSW music residency for musicians with disability
Are you a musician that works collaboratively? Are you interested in broadening your compositional skills? Are you looking to take your music to another level? Applications for Rewriting the Score are invited from professional musicians who experience disability, practicing in all genres from across Australia.
Orange Regional Conservatorium, in partnership with Accessible Arts, is offering this opportunity to promote inclusive performance opportunities and collaborations that include musicians with and without disability working together.
Rewriting the Score will run from Sunday 20 November to Sunday 27 November 2011. Thirteen musicians will work together to create new music, led by Artistic Director Graham Sattler. The residency will culminate in two concert performances at the Orange Regional Conservatorium on Friday 25 and Saturday 27 November 2011.
Deadline for applications is Monday 19 September 2011.
Contact: Belinda Quince, Events & Promotions Officer, Orange Regional Conservatorium tel: 02 6361 7974 or firstname.lastname@example.org
RESPONSE to the Landscape
29 July – 3 September @ Gallery 126, Armidale
A group show which will open at 5pm on Friday 29th July at Gallery 126. The exhibition brings together 5 well known landscape artists – Stuart Boggs from Armidale, Michelle Hungerford from Tamworth, Barbara McKay from Uralla, Rowen Matthews from Mudgee and Mike Riley from Dorrigo. The works highlight and interpret their reaction to their unique environment. Their painting styles are as diverse as the landscapes they interpret onto canvas and paper for this exhibition. There are varying degrees of abstraction with paint applied in thin, light washes to heavily strong lashes of oil paint. Gallery hours Tuesday to Friday 8.30am – 5.30pm and Saturday 9am to 1pm. For information call 02 6771 1859.
'The Odd Tree' and 'Wild Blue'
30 July - 26 August @ Armidale Art Gallery, Armidale
The Odd Tree is an exhibition of paintings by Patricia Peterson and Alicia Perks. Wild Blue is an exhibition by Helena South and Travis Collins. For information contact the NEW ENGLAND ART SOCIETY INC., 168 BEARDY STREET MALL, ARMIDALE 2350. PH: 02 6772 9993 or go to www.armidaleartgallery.com
Ruby Troutman: Kamilaroi painter from Boggabilla: paintings based on bush fruit
1 August - 15 September @ Moree Plains Gallery, Moree
Ruby Troutman grew up on Toomelah Mission in the North West of NSW on the Macintyre river. Much of her early schooling was by correspondence, until she attended high school at Goondiwindi. Aboriginal education was not catered for: “There was no Aboriginal history, nothing!” she said. Her family were the first to move off the mission into Boggabilla. Ruby’s current paintings are of local bush foods and she remembers that she and her father foraging for food as they were travelled around the shearing sheds for work. She also remembers old Pop McIntosh continued to talk “lingo” to her and telling her which plants could be used, such how to boil up Eura bush to heal wounds. She began drawing when she started working at the Euraba Paper Company in 2004 and although family commitments pulled her away from working at Euraba she continued drawing at home, working at the kitchen table. Ruby said, “I have this feeling of loss of my Aboriginal history in my childhood which has now made me determined to seek more about my Aboriginal background and by collecting our local bush tucker and painting them makes me realise how our people survived and how they lived off the land. It has also made me realise that culture still remains strong and is a part of us.” For more information go to http://www.moreeplainsgallery.org.au/Default.htm
Regional Waste to Art Exhibition
4- 19 August @ Inverell Art Gallery, Inverell
Winners announced at the opening on Thursday, 4th August from 5.00pm. Inverell Art Gallery, 5 Evans Street, Inverell. Ph: 6722 4983 Email: email@example.com Entry to Gallery by donation, opening times Mon-Fri 10.00am - 5.00pm Sat 10.00am - 1.00pm
Nalda Searles: Drifting in my Own Land
6 August - 17 September @ Tamworth Regional Gallery
This landmark exhibition, part retrospective, part new works, confirms Searles as an artist at the height of her powers. Over the past thirty years she has become respected and recognised across Australia as an exemplary maker, teacher and mentor. Also features artist talks on 24 and 25 August 2011. Tamworth Regional Gallery, 466 Peel St, Tamworth. For more information on the above exhibitions call (02) 6755 4459 or visit www.tamworthregionalgallery.com.au
2 - 26 August @ Glen Innes Art Gallery, Glen Innes
Popular annual exhibition featuring the work of the Cameron Group. Glen Innes Learning Centre, Grey Street, Glen Innes. For more information phone: 02 6730 2610 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Metre Max: Friends of the Gallery fundraising exhibition
13 August - 3 September @ Tamworth Regional Gallery
Local and regional artists have been invited to submit works no wider than one metre. All works are available for purchase and monies raised will go to new acquisitions for the gallery. The exhibition's opening night celebration is 6pm, August 12, 2011. Tamworth Regional Gallery, 466 Peel St, Tamworth. For more information on the above exhibitions call (02) 6755 4459 or visit www.tamworthregionalgallery.com.au
Gunnedah and District Annual Art & Ceramics Exhibition
13 - 21 August @ Creative Arts Gallery, Gunnedah
There are over 250 entries from throughout the region and also Sydney. Works are submitted in 6 categories including cermaics and sculpture. All welcome to the opening of the Annual Exhibition from 6pm Friday 12 August. Tickets $10.00 at the door. The Creative Arts Gallery will be open every day 10am-4pm from Saturday 13 August to Sunday 21 August - to every day of AgQuip. There will be a special guided walk through the exhibition Wednesday morning at 10am. For information contact Susan Wilson, Cultural Development Officer at Gunnedah Shire Council on 02 6740 2271
Eric Bogle's Small Pension Optimisation Tour (Small POT) Presented by Laing Entertainment
8pm, 18 August @ Tamworth Capitol Theatre
Eric Bogle is probably best known for his song ‘The Band Played Waltzing Matilda’, which confirmed its iconic status by appearing as a question in the Australian version of Trivial Pursuit! But he is far from being a one-hit wonder. Some of his other songs: ‘No Man's Land (The Green Fields of France)’, ‘Leaving Nancy’, ‘Now I'm Easy’, ‘Shelter’, ‘My Youngest Son Came Home Toady’ and ‘If Wishes were Fishes’ are now beginning to rival "Matilda" in the icon stakes. For information go to www.capitoltheatretamworth.com.au
The Dream Presented by Creative Media Warehouse
7pm, 19 August @ Tamworth Capitol Theatre
If you haven't seen deepblue before, you are in for a totally new experience. It is entertainment like you have never felt it before. Deepblue looks like an orchestra, acts like a band and feels like a live movie and no matter who you are, you're going to love their new show, The Dream. In a perfect combination of film music with classical, rock and electronics, deepblue is a visual and aural experience. It's fun, interactive and relaxed from the minute you arrive and it's no wonder this show has been winning awards. For information go to www.capitoltheatretamworth.com.au
An Introduction To Brass Presented by Tamworth City Prestige
8pm, 20 August @ Tamworth Capitol Theatre
Tamworth RSL Brass Band, Gunnedah Shire Band & Tamworth City Prestige, proudly present ‘An Introduction To Brass’, a show that will delight and uplift audiences of all ages! 12 years ago Tamworth RSL Brass Band reformed as a family friendly ensemble which embraces players from all ages and ability levels with the vision of supporting non profit organisations to provide music for their functions and community events. Gunnedah Shire Band has a long and proud history of well over 100 years and has one of Australia’s most successful brass ensemble programs. The Band is current National Junior A Grade Champion, a title it has held for 10 consecutive occasions! ‘An Introduction To Brass’ celebrates film music, popular music, music from the shows, arias, jazz and original compositions for brass bands by emerging international composers. For the lovers of great music and superb musicianship, this is an evening not to be missed! For information go to www.capitoltheatretamworth.com.au
An Afternoon of Beautiful Songs
2.30pm, 20 August @ The Crossing Theatre, Narrabri
2.30pm, 21 August @ The Roxy Theatre, Bingara
Two mid afternoon concerts will be in Narrabri on Saturday August 20 and in Bingara on Sunday August 21 each at 2:30pm. The North West Theatre Company Inc. is proud to announce a wonderful musical event at Narrabri’s Crossing Theatre and Bingara’s Roxy Theatre in August. Providing the BEAUTIFUL SONGS will be the Harmony Inc. choral group from Narrabri, and Bingara soprano Lexi Hutton accompanied by Li Ling Chen from Manilla on piano. Both theatres will reverberate with beautiful songs from opera to contemporary, songs to delight the ear and uplift the soul. Tickets for the two concerts will be available soon at the Crossing Theatre and the Bingara Tourist information Centre (Ph:67240066).
“Pioneer Bush Series” ART EXHIBITION by Norma Joan Shelley (nee Sullivan)
21 August - 30 September, 2011 @ Ceramic Break Sculpture Park via Warialda
This is an exhibition of paintings, drawings, stories, and photographs which have been produced as a result of memories of Norma's life on ‘Wondilla’, the sheep-station which her father, Reg. Sullivan, managed from about 1936 to approximately 1943. They also stem from the stories which my mother related to me over the many years of her life. Norma was born in Warialda, N.S.W., in 1938, on the verandah of the old hospital. This series of paintings, drawings, and the stories which accompany them, commenced during 2004, following the death, in March of that year, of her dearly loved mother, Ruby. For information go to www.cbreaksculpturepark.com.au
2011 Playerlink (Sydney Symphony Orchestra Education Program)
25 - 28 August @ NECOM, Armidale
For information about the Playerlink program go to http://www.sydneysymphony.com/education/artist_development/playerlink/
BUDDY THE CONCERT: Rave on 2011 Presented by The Harbour Agency
8pm, 26 August @ Tamworth Capitol Theatre
8pm, 27 August @ Crossing Theatre, Narrabri
Buddy Holly was one of the greatest pioneers of Rock and Roll in the 50’s, a career spanning only two short years but bringing with it a wealth of material that made a lasting impact on popular music. Donning his trademark horn-rimmed glasses, his ever so engaging and charismatic figure and a lilting vocal hiccup… Scott Cameron returns to the roll that made him famous, presenting Buddy:The Concert. Buddy: The Concert will see Scott belt out Holly’s catalogue of songs whilst also performing the tracks that shaped the 50’s culture from artists including Bo Diddly, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Eddy Cochran and more. One Night Only!
For information go to www.capitoltheatretamworth.com.au
Or For information go to www.crossingtheatre.com.au
George Washingmachine Trio
8pm, 27 August @ The Roxy Theatre, Bingara
The Roxy is proud to present the George Washingmachine Trio, the first jazz trio ever to perform in the restored Roxy Café. George is one of Australia and the jazz world’s most sought after entertainers, renowned for his knuckle-busting feats on the violin and seductively smooth vocals. A multi-instrumentalist, George is dazzling as a violinist and vocalist, yet more than proficient on the double bass, guitar or anything with strings. He has supported international performing stars such as Sarah Vaughan, Al Jarreau, Leo Kottke, Leon Redbone and Lenny Henry, to name a few. The Trio features George’s son, Arthur, on the guitar, 20 years of age and swinging like billy-o, and sizzling Stan Valacos on double bass, an expert in solid time and groove. Having performed all over Australia, together they represent ‘the true spirit of jazz.’ This is something that has to be seen to be believed. TICKETS: All tickets $37.50. For information go to www.roxybingara.com.au
Bricks & Mortar: Foundations for the Future
30 August @ Newcastle Museum, Honeysuckle
Hosted in the newly opened Newcastle Museum located at Honeysuckle, Bricks and Mortar: Foundations for the Future is a one day seminar delving into the challenges and opportunities presented when developing a regional museum in an evolving environment. Delegates will come away with an appreciation for managing council and community expectations when delivering a new museum; hear a first hand account of working with a heritage space and learn how to plan for sustainable outcomes. The panel discussion will present the views of a range of stakeholders experienced with recent regional cultural projects across NSW. Members of the Newcastle Museum’s development team will share their experiences of developing the brief, planning for educational engagement and how to control conditions in a heritage warehouse. These insights will be augmented by a session on planning for eco-logical success. Contact: email@example.com , or fax to (02) 9358 1852, or post to 43-51 Cowper Wharf Rd, Woolloomooloo 2011 Admission: $65 full price, $45 concession (Students, pensioners, museum/gallery volunteers) Volunteer museums deal: Register three delegates for $100
BE HERE FOR ‘WE ARE HERE’
1 – 4 September 2011
The National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) and Firstdraft Gallery, a Sydney Artist Run Initiative (ARI) are bringing together leading emerging artists and members of the artist initiative sector for their first national conversation to re-imagine the future of contemporary art in Australia. It is expected that outcomes will include ideas for the National Cultural Policy and the formation of a national ARI network. From September 1 – 4, the ‘We Are Here’ (WAH) event will see the gathering together in Sydney of over 150 artists, thinkers, writers and ARI directors for a 2 day symposium, 1 day workshop, exhibition of 12 emerging artists at Firstdraft Gallery entitled ‘The feeling will pass…’, artists’ talks, performances and a complete night time events program. Registration opens on 1 August - visit www.visualarts.net.au/whatson/upcomingevents/wah
The Sum of Us Presented by New England Country Living
8:00 pm, Friday 2 September
2:00 pm, Saturday 3 September
8:00 pm, Saturday 3 September @ Tamworth Capitol Theatre
Starring one of Australia’s top actors John Jarratt (Picnic At Hanging Rock, Wolf Creek, Better Homes & Gardens, McLeod's Daughter's), The Sum of Us is a bitter-sweet comedy that revolves around the devoted and loving relationship between widower, Harry, his homosexual son, Jeff, and their individual searches for a partner. Harry’s unconditional love for his son is the shining light in a story of love, joy and identity but most of all this parable is a celebration of family. Contains strong language and adult themes. Starring John Jarratt, Patrick Harvey, Glenn Van Oosterom and Nell Feeney. For information go to www.capitoltheatretamworth.com.au
The Weeping Dress
4.30pm, 3 September @ Tamworth Regional Gallery
A performance by artist Martha McDonald with Craig Woodward on fiddle. A Sensorial Loop 1st Tamworth Textile Triennial event. Tickets are $5 at the door. Tamworth Regional Gallery, 466 Peel St, Tamworth. For more information on the above exhibitions call (02) 6755 4459 or visit www.tamworthregionalgallery.com.au
Glen Archies Portrait Prize Exhibition
5 - 30 September @ Glen Innes Art Gallery, Glen Innes
An exhibition of the entries to the Glen Archies Portrait Prize - a major biannual competition open to artists throughout Australia. Cash prizes for best work in several categories. Entry form here For information contact the Glen Innes Art Gallery on 02 6730 2610, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website on www.gleninnesartgallery.com
North West Film Festival
9 - 10 September @ The Roxy Theatre, Bingara
The 8th North West Film Festival will feature the works of filmmakers from across the region and NSW. The TAFE, community, and selected school finalist films will be shown at the evening presentation ceremony at the Roxy Theatre, Bingara, on Friday 9th September 2011. The judging panel will include film industry professionals. This year, all school students attending on the day of the Festival, Friday 9th September, will have a chance to be in a film! This is an exciting opportunity that will bring all attendees into direct contact with the Industry Professionals joining us at this year’s Festival. Imagine learning how the Film and TV Industry works first hand! Each school will also receive a copy of the finished product to screen back at school. Contact the Roxy, Bingara, to secure your place for this fantastic film opportunity. For information go to http://www.northwestfilmfestival.roxybingara.com.au/
Convictions + Connections Australian Theatre Forum 2011
14-16 September @ Brisbane Powerhouse, Queensland
Urgent conversations, compelling ideas, inspiring vision. Theatre-makers and arts workers from around Australia — working as independents, in large and small companies, in festivals and venues — will congregate in Brisbane in September for the second Australian Theatre Forum. Coinciding with Brisbane Festival 2011, this forum will see cultural leaders and contemporary thinkers teasing out some of the big issues around practice, infrastructure and sustainability. Over three inspiring days, delegates will exchange experiences and ideas, and build vision for a future where 'business as usual' is not an option. Curated by Fiona Winning, alongside Associate Curator Diat Alferink, the project will be managed by Rebecca Meston with the support of a national committee. The ATF has received support from Australia Council, Arts Queensland, Brisbane City Council, Powerhouse, Brisbane Festival, Theatre Network Victoria and Metro Arts. For information about the ATF or a Brisbane theatre-makers' meeting to be held in the next month, please email Rebecca at: Rebecca@metroarts.com.au
Little Big Shots Film Festival
1.30 & 4.00pm, 17 September @ Hoskins Centre, Armidale
Little Big Shots International Film Festival for Kids is coming to Armidale for the very first time! Perfect for families and kids aged 5 to 15, Little Big Shots is Australia's major annual and traveling children's film festival that premiere’s in Melbourne at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image in June each year then takes to the road. This inspiring, meaningful and fun-filled festival will amaze and delight Armidale families when it stops by in September. So, come along and enjoy some of the very best short animations and live action films from around the world made for kids, about kids and even made by kids. Five to fifteen year olds will be entertained by Ormie (Canada), The Yellow Balloon (USA). Marcel the Shell with Shoes On (USA), Gerald (Australia), Nicolas et Guillemette (France), At the Opera (Argentina), The Art of Theft (Australia), Tiger (Latvia), Mira (Germany), Small Beings Life (Russia), Bigbox Singsong: “John” (Canada), Mobile (Germany). The same lineup of 12 short films will be screened at both sessions. More information about the films can be found at www.littlebigshots.com.au Book online at www.trybooking.com/TXK Or phone: 6776 5878 Question? Contact: email@example.com it 0458 700213.
17 September - 23 October @ Moree Plains Gallery, Moree
This exhibition is generously toured to selected regional by the Museums & Galleries NSW. The Art Gallery of NSW Archibald Prize is one of Australia’s oldest and most prestigious art awards. Since its inception in 1921 the Prize has been awarded to some of Australia’s most important artists. The Archibald Prize continues to attract record audiences with the exhibition’s regional tour booked out years in advance. For more information go to http://www.moreeplainsgallery.org.au/Default.htm
There are a large number of grants accessible to artists and organisations in regional NSW. Regional Arts NSW has developed a grants calendar which lists grants according to funding body or closing date.
For a current list of funding opportunities take a look at the Regional Arts NSW Grants Calendar
Opportunities, Awards and Prizes
Glen Archies Portrait Prize
Closing 29 August
Competition open to artists throughout Australia. Cash prizes for best entries in each category. Entry forms here. Visit the Glen Innes Art Gallery website on www.gleninnesartgallery.com or contact the Gallery on 02 6730 2610 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
“Don’t Waste the Popcorn!”
Closing 31 August
“Don’t Waste the Popcorn!” is looking for the most creative and talented film makers in the region. Even if your film has been entered elsewhere it can still be entered in “Don’t Waste the Popcorn!”. Entries close Wednesday 31st August 2011, so start your film now. Film making workshops are also being organised to teach specific skills for film making – check the website for further details. Entries will be accepted in the following categories:- Comedy, Drama, Animation, Music video, and Documentary, with prizes awarded for Best Film in each category, Best Youth Film, Best New England Film, Best Technical Film, Audience Choice, Encouragement Award, and of course, Best Film 2011. Again, the maximum length of entries accepted will be 10 minutes. More information and entry forms can be found on the Glen Innes Arts Council website at www.gleninnesartscouncil.com or email email@example.com
Aesthetica Creative Works Competition
Closing 31 August
Aesthetica Magazine is inviting all artists, photographers, writers and poets to submit their work into the Creative Works Competition, Now in its fourth year, the competition is dedicated to celebrating and championing creative talent across the disciplines and welcomes entries from poets and writers as well as artists working across a variety of media, including sculpture, glass, ceramics, digital art, jewellery, painting and more! More guidelines on how to submit can be found online at http://www.aestheticamagazine.com/submission_guide.htm
John Marsden Prize for Young Australian Writers
Closing 31 August
Entries are now open for the 2011 John Marsden Prize for Young Australian Writers. The prize is facilitated by Express Media and generously funded by celebrated author John Marsden, author of the Tomorrow When the War Began series. Young writers under the age of 24 are urged to enter the competition to share in $5,500 in prize money and have the opportunity to be published online and in the December issue of Voiceworks, Express Media’s literary quarterly. The first place winner of the Short Story prize will receive $3000 (18-24) and the winner of the poetry prize wins $1500 (18-24). First place winners of both the Poetry and the Short story prize (under 18) receive $500 each. For more information or to enter, visit express-media.tumblr.com/johnmarsdenprize
Eutick Memorial Still Life Award
Closing 31 August
Now in its fifth year this prestigious painting prize is open to all artists in Australia to submit still life paintings. Artists may enter up to two paintings (not pastel, and without digital content), completed in the last 12 months. The artist must also submit a CD containing a digital image (or digital images if submitting two works) in jpeg or tiff file of 15x20cm at 300dpi. The Eutick Memorial Still Life Award is worth $15,000 and entries selected for exhibition will be displayed at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery from 19 November 2011 to 14 January 2012. For more information or to enter, call (02) 6648 4864 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Mortimore Prize 2011
Closing 1 September
The Mortimore Prize in its 6 year history has grown to become Australia's leading Realism art prize. This year’s competition is offering $42,000 in prize money in a variety of sections including portraiture, landscape, drawing and many others. Entries are currently being invited and will close 1 September. Winners will be announced at an opening night function at St. Brigid’s Church Hall in Dubbo on 30 September before the show tours to 8 additional locations. For more information or to download an entry form, visit www.australianartsales.com.au/MortimorePrize/mortimoreprize.html
UWS Sculpture Award
Closing 2 September
The UWS Sculpture Award showcases outdoor sculpture suitable for the grounds of University’s Campbelltown Campus. This campus landscape has open space, rolling hills, lakes and vegetation. The two prizes in the UWS Sculpture Award are the UWS Acquisitive Sculpture Award, valued up to $25,000 and the Landcom Peoples Choice Award, valued at $5,000. Complimentary accommodation in a Studio Apartment will be provided to all interstate and regional finalists, coinciding with the dates of installation (29 April - 1st May, 2012) and de-installation (3rd June - 5th June 2012) of the exhibition. For more information or to apply, call (02) 4620 3450 or (02) 4620 3460 or visit http://virtualtours.uws.edu.au/home
Up Close and Spineless Competition
Closing 9 September
To raise awareness of the wonderful world of invertebrates (which comprise over 30 major animal groups and more than 5 million species), the Australian Museum is holding the photographic competition, Up Close & Spineless. The competition is open to amateur and professional photographers and has four entry categories: Primary School, Secondary School, Open and Professional. All you have to do is choose the category that's right for you, then start taking photos and submit them by the due date. Winners will each receive a voucher for $600 to spend on photographic supplies. This is the tenth and final year this competition will be held. For more information or to enter, visit http://www.australianmuseum.net.au/Up-Close-Spineless-Competition-How-to-enter
Lachlan Valley Biennial Art Awards 2011
Closing 16 September
The Lachlan Valley Biennial Art Awards for 2011 will be conducted in the Cowra Regional Art Gallery October 1-16 with Opening night 31st September. Artists within 100 km of Cowra – including Bathurst, Orange, Young, Forbes and Parkes -are invited to submit a maximum of two works not exceeding 122cm x 91 cm ready for hanging. There are Sections for Traditional, Contemporary, Watercolour, Mixed Media and Ceramics with additional awards for works on paper and People’s Choice. Judge is well known artist Rowen Matthews. Entries close September 16, 2011. For more information on the Awards or to enter, call Pamela on (02) 6342 1465 or Gwen on (02) 6342 3995 or email email@example.com
Exposed Artz – McWilliam Wines Sculpture Prize
Closing 20 September
CALL FOR ENTRIES First Prize $5,000. Receipt of entry form by Tuesday 20th September 2011. Receipt & installation of preselected entries by Wednesday 12th October 2011. Exhibition launch Saturday 15th October 2011. Download entry form online www.exposedartz.com
Exposed Artz - Flavourtech Art Prize 2011
Closing 20 September
CALL FOR ENTRIES First Prize $10,000. Receipt of entry form by Tuesday 20th September 2011. Receipt & installation of preselected entries by Friday 7th October 2011. Exhibition launch Friday 14th October 2011. Download entry form online www.exposedartz.com
CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Critical Path Responsive Program
Closing 3 October
Critical Path is pleased to announce they are now open to proposals for the 2012 Responsive Program. The 2012 Responsive Program comprises of multiple opportunities for independent choreographers and dance artists across all cultural practices at any stage of their professional career. The aim is to support YOU realise your own research aims and objectives, and to achieve YOUR potential To make a proposal, you should download the 2012 Responsive Proposal Form available from the Critical Path website www.criticalpath.org.au Applicants are also strongly encouraged to discuss their proposals with Margie Medlin, Critical Path’s director, beforehand - email firstname.lastname@example.org to book in a meeting two weeks in advance.
Clarence Valley Indigenous Art Award
Closing 7 October
This biennial award is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists who reside in the traditional areas of the Yaegl, Bundjalung and Gumbaingirr nations. This year's award is being launched during NAIDOC Week 2011 and aims to promote contemporary Indigenous art of the North Coast of New South Wales and support the development of the collection of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art held by the Grafton Regional Gallery. The prize pool of $6000 comprises the Open Acquisitive Prize of $5000 and the Highly Commended Prize of $1000. A further $60 in art materials is on offer to Baryulgil Public School for work in their Studio Gallery exhibition. The artwork winning the Open Acquisitive Prize is acquired into the Grafton Regional Gallery Collection. For more information or to enter, visit www.graftongallery.nsw.gov.au
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Arts North West was established in 1996 as a Regional Arts Development Program and established as an independent Regional Arts Board in 1997.
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Arts North West recognises the financial support of the NSW Government - Arts NSW and the following Councils in the North West region: Armidale Dumaresq, Glen Innes Severn, Gunnedah Shire, Guyra Shire Council, Gwydir Shire, Inverell Shire, Liverpool Plains Shire, Moree Plains Shire, Narrabri Shire, Tamworth Regional, Tenterfield Shire, Uralla Shire and Walcha Councils.