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Claire Macrae Drylie – Abandoned

28th September – 15th October
Opening Thursday 28 Sept, 6pm

The work in this exhibition ‘Abandoned’ is inspired by my interest in photography, and also my fascination with the macabre.

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Rupert Bunny Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship

Applications close 16 October 2017

 The Rupert Bunny Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship aims to support a contemporary visual artist with an identifiable commitment to visual arts excellence. The successful Fellow will have a desire to extend their arts practice to a new level, expand their imagination and make a contribution to the City of Port Phillip. The Rupert Bunny Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship is an acquisitive award of $25,000 presented to a recipient once every two years. For more information go here read more

For Syria’s Children

A special event for Syria’s children

For Syria’s Children [FSC] is hosting a sale and auction of urban art to assist the Children of Syria.

FSC’s sole objective

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Coney Island – Counihan Gallery

Angela Brennan, An Open Future 2012. Oil on linen, 180 x 220 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Niagara Galleries, Melbourne.



30 September – 29 October

Opening Celebration:

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Ceramics – Introduction

Tue Oct 24 2017 at 06:30 pm
Footscray Community Arts Centre, 45 Moreland St, Footscray
Explore making your own hand built porcelain objects with Erin from erinswindow. Make your own jewellery dish bowls, pinch pots, and more. Perfect as an introduction to ceramics for those keen to develop their existing skills. Basic materials will be supplied.

WHEN: Tuesdays, 24 October – 14 November, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
COST: $180 (3 sessions)

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Opening to Art – Introduction

Commencing Thursday October 19  at 7:00 pm
Footscray Community Arts Centre, 45 Moreland St, Footscray
In this class we develop a strong foundation in drawing. Working primarily in charcoal to develop observational drawing skills we will then develop form, composition and spatial relationships. Once this drawing foundation is established we will then begin to explore colour with pastels. This class is for beginners and the hope is that as the individuals continue this course they will explore pastels and working with paint as they move through to the Advanced Opening to Art class.

WHEN: Thursdays, 19 October – 7 December, 7pm – 9pm
COST: $245 / $220 concession (8 sessions)

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Arts Projects for Individuals & Groups

Applications close 3 October 2017

 The Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences. Examples of activities this grant supports include the creation of new work, creative development, touring, festivals, productions, exhibitions, publishing, recording and market development activity.

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Next Move EOIs

Applications close 13 October 2017

 In 2018, Chunky Move will commission an artist to create a new full-length work for the Next Move program. The work will be presented over a two-week season in the second half of the year at the Chunky Move Studios.

Next Move 2018 is not only an opportunity to develop a new contemporary work presented by Chunky Move but to become an alumni of what has become a pivotal and unprecedented platform

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Brunswick Street Gallery Artist Call-Out

Artist Bootcamp

Beginning 2 October 2017

The Artist Bootcamp is a four week online program for independent performing artists to learn how to produce a show like a pro!

Do you have a show ready to go, but struggle with all the producing and marketing tasks that come with it?  Are you ready to step up and take it to the next

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Chunky Move Artistic Associate EOI

Applications close 6 October 2017

 Chunky Move recognises there is a gap in the career trajectory for mid-career dance artists wishing to step into positions of artistic leadership. Currently there are very few structured opportunities for individual artists to learn the skills of company management and artistic directorship. The role of Artistic Associate is designed to bridge that gap and provide an opportunity to gain insights into running a successful dance company. The Artistic Associate will be offered:

– Access to studio space during the residency to work on personal choreographic research;
– Mentorship by the Artistic Director, Executive Director and other staff to support

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Arts & Culture Maribyrnong Opportunities

Applications close 27 September 2017

 Artsbox Artist-in-Residence Program

Arts & Culture Maribyrnong is calling for applications for the Artist-in-Residence program in Footscray’s Artsbox for 2018.  The Artsbox residency is more suited to visual

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NAVA Visual Arts Fellowship

Image: 2016 Fellowship recipient Michelle Nikou, ‘No Vacancy’, 2010, Powder coated ceramic neon, Parker table, electrical components. Courtesy the artist.

Now in its second year, the NAVA Visual Arts Fellowship is funded by the Copyright Agency and administered by NAVA, and aims to assist exceptional mid-career

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Melbourne Spoken Word Presents Arielle Cottingham

Sunday October 8 at 7:00 pm
Howler Melbourne, 7-11 Dawson Street, Brunswick

Melbourne Spoken Word brings you the return of @Australian Poetry Slam Champ, Arielle Cottingham. Supported by a sample of local Melbourne spoken word and poetry, including Waffle

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The Creative Exchange – September 2017

Connecting Australians: Results of the National Arts Participation Survey

Presented by Creative Victoria

Book Now

When:Thursday, 21 September 2017
Time:  3pm-4.30pm (Doors

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Burrinja Climate Change Biennale

Applications are now open for the Burrinja Climate Change Biennale $9,000 Acquisitive Art Award

Applications due Friday 29 September – APPLY NOW

Uniquely situated in the temperate rainforest micro-climate of the Dandenong Ranges on Melbourne’s eastern fringes, its location

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Seventh Gallery Applications Open


SEVENTH invites proposals for our 2017 | 2018 Exhibition Program from practitioners of all career stages and art forms. SEVENTH is committed to promoting accessibility,

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Darebin Songwriters’ Award

Applications close 20 September 2017

The Darebin Music Feast Songwriters’ Award is an annual songwriting competition that seeks to recognise, showcase and promote the talents

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Accessing Your Mojo – Acrylics on Canvas Workshop w Leila Boakes

 Sunday October 1 at 12:00 pm
in.cube8r gallery, 321 Smith Street, Fitzroy

‘Accessing Your Mojo – Acrylics on Canvas’ will be an exciting #workshop hosted by Leila Boakes.

Leila will be teaching her students how find the profain in

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Workshop: Emceeing spoken word with Anthony O’Sullivan

Tuesday September 19 at 6:00 pm
Siteworks, 33 Saxon Street, Brunswick, Australia

Melbourne Spoken Word presents a special skills-based workshop on those wanting to learn or fine-tune their skills in the art of emceeing/hosting spoken word or poetry events.

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Contemporary Art Society of Victoria Annual Exhibition

Monday 11 September to Sunday 26 September

Opening – Sunday 10 September, 3-6pm 

Gallery 314 Church Street Richmond.
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Thread Den Market

Aaron Billings – OFF CUTS

Opening Thursday 7 Sept, 6pm

This work is about being honest, about being a working artist and trying to make something beautiful out of waste.

7 – 24th September


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Sayraphim Lothian launches ‘Monster Thinks’

It’s been a little quiet around here publicly for a few months and I can finally reveal why… I’ve been working really hard on a YouTube channel! I’m

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KILLJOY THE SHOW at Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School

The world’s original alternative drawing movement.

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Melbourne’s underground performance scene is an amazing source of inspiration for artists and is the well from which we

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Enter the Linden Postcard Show 2017-18

Yarra City Arts Exhibition Opportunities

Applications close 30 September 2017

Yarra City Arts are calling for proposals from innovative and engaging artists to exhibit at: Richmond Town Hall, Fitzroy Library, Bargoonga Nganjin North Fitzroy and Richmond

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Recalcitrant Bodies – Isadora Vaughan

Accelerate your product business with a studio at Space Tank

Become part of Melbourne’s vibrant Makerspace

When you take a studio at Space Tank you get access to a huge range of machinery and technology plus loads of fabrication

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NETS Exhibition Development Fun

Applications close 11 September

The NETS Exhibition Development Fund (EDF) program supports the Victorian arts sector with grants of up to $10,000 to Victorian arts organisations who wish to develop new

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Artbank x ACMI Commission

Applications close 15 September 2017

Over three years, the Artbank + ACMI Commission will provide support for Australian artists and filmmakers to make a new, ambitious and experimental screen-based work. Each year

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White Night EOIs

Applications close 10 September 2017

White Night Melbourne is the city as you know it, but reimagined and transformed under the ephemeral cloak of night.

White Night Melbourne 2018 is seeking Expressions of Interest

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Kwality Chai at Blak Dot

Kwality Chai A solo exhibition by Sapna Chandu.

Opening : Thursday August 24 – 6:30 pm

Showing: August 24 – September 3

Artist Talk : 2-3pm – September 2

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Christopher Earl Milbourne curated exhibition

Official Radiant Pavilion 2017 partner venue.  

Opening Thursday 24 Aug, 6pm

Christopher Earl Milbourne

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EOI’s open for Abbotsford Convent Studio Residency

Expressions of interest are now open for the Sacred Heart building, the St Heliers Street Gallery and the new Abbotsford Convent Studio residency program

Sacred Heart

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The Big Design Trade – Applications open


Carolyn Cardinet

Exhibition 2-30 September 2017

Opening Saturday 9 September 2-4pm

Plastic Waterways 2017 – WORA @ Castlemaine State Festival

Inter-disciplinary French-born and

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Current @ Counihan Gallery

Exhibition: Friday 11 August – Sunday 17 September

Ben Byrne | David Burrows | Madelynne Cornish and Daniel Lercher | Jungho Jung | Geoff Robinson | Philip Samartzis |

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Border Lines




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