Applications close 15 March 2019
The Footscray Art Prize is a biennial non-acquisitive visual art prize for contemporary artworks across multiple platforms and disciplines. It is
REDUCED GALLERY FEES IN 2019!
Thanks to the generous support of Creative Victoria and the City of Melbourne, as well as the artists, sponsors, and patrons who have supported BLINDSIDE through our fundraising initiative, B-SIDE, we are thrilled to announced that in 2019 BLINDSIDE will be reducing its gallery fees by 85%. As part of our continuous efforts to make BLINDSIDE a more accessible and supportive place for all artists, writers, and curators, we are proud to also announce that BLINDSIDE will become a FREE space to exhibit in 2020.
BLINDSIDE’s call for exhibition applications for the 2020 program will open in early 2019. Subscribe to our mailing list to stay posted on the call for applications!
Applications close 5 December 2018This is your chance to explore and experiment with creative ideas for temporary projects in the public realm. Test Sites is back, providing greater funding and more time to develop work.Funding of up to $10,000 is up for grabs and is open to local, interstate and international artists.
Opening on Thursday 15th November at 6 pm
Moreland Artists Serena Everill and James Healey’s new exhibition of prints and sculpture opens on 15th November at 43 Bedford St, Collingwood running until Sunday 18th November at 4pm.
Free, but bookings are essential.
About the exhibition
Louise Saxton: The Linen Project is an immersive installation which pays homage to past lives and past labour and is built largely from the remnants of Louise Saxton’s practice of reclaiming everyday needlework.
The artist has been collecting domestic linens since 1988 and for more than a decade has extracted and reconstructed the embroidery and lace from those linens to build several major bodies of work.
From these discarded and disinherited materials, Saxton creates unique two and three-dimensional assemblages.
The Linen Project celebrates the materiality of linen and investigates its role in caring for family and community. The project is being undertaken with the support of an 18-month artist in residence program through St Vincent’s Hospital at Caritas Christi in Kew.
Featuring: Louise Saxton.
To book and for more information, visit https://www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/events/mid-week-walk-and-talk-linen-project
The Big Design Market is back for 2018!
With over 250 stalls featuring the work of independent designers and makers from around Australia –
Applications Open: Fifty Squared Art Prize.
Brunswick Street Gallery is proud to announce Fifty Squared, a new art prize open to all artists working in 2D mediums. Entries are now open, and all entries will be exhibited. All works must be no larger than 50x50cm (including frames/display apparatus) and must be wall mounted.
Artwork will be on display from the 3 – 24 Janurary 2019 with an opening event and prize announcements on Friday 11 January, 6–9pm.
$2500 cash prize sponsored by Brunswick Street Gallery.
Solo exhibition hosted by Brunswick Street Gallery.
Further prizes to be announced.
Entry fee: $50 per artwork (up to ten works accepted per entrant).
Deadline for applications: Midnight, Friday 16 November 2018.
For more information, visit our website, or apply now.
Applications close 9 November 2018Gertrude Contemporary is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for the Gertrude Studio Program 2019-2020. Respected nationally and internationally, Gertrude’s unique studio-exhibition model supports outstanding artists at pivotal moments in their careers.Find out more
Applications close 31 October 2018The Lesley Hall Arts and Disability Scholarship is an annual scholarship offered by Arts Access Victoria (AAV) which recognises the power of the arts to influence social change. It honours the life and activism of the late Lesley Hall, a tireless advocate for the human rights of people with disability. Find out more
Applications close 23 October 2018Through City Grants eligible applicants can apply for up to $80,000 for projects that contribute to the vitality of Canberra’s city centre through place-making.Find out more
BoxIt! reflects Melbourne’s famous ‘9” by 5” Exhibition of Impression’ that was held at Tom Roberts’s Studio in Melbourne, August 1889; many of the works were painted on recycled cigar boxes.
An open entry exhibition of miniature artworks on, in under or over recycled boxes – no larger than 20 cms width x 20 cms height x 20 depth
Application close date: Saturday 1st December 2018.
Calling all creatives: The Linden Postcard Show 2018-19 is now open for entries!
This popular open-entry prize show is back home in St Kilda, so everyone has the chance to have their work shown in Linden New Art’s freshly-renovated gallery.
There is no set theme and you can submit up to 4 artworks which must have been completed this year.
The only rule – and it is one that we stick to – is that
your artwork must measure 8 x 10 inches exactly (20.32cm x 25.4cm), including
The Big Design Trade
Meat Market, North Melbourne
1–3 August 2019
The Big Design Trade, now in its second year, is an industry-only event where buyers can source new products from Australian and New Zealand
Exhibition: Noon – 6pm 19th – 28th October 2018
Fernartz Studio 23a Lorensen Ave Merlynston Coburg North 3058
Amanda Gray a representational artist who cares deeply on the environment around her “the beauty, fragility and vulnerability…” (Gray 2018). This is demonstrated in the detailed work of “McKenzie Falls” 2017 Oil on canvas 60x90cm. McKenzie Falls are located at the Northern Grampians Rd, Zumsteins VIC 3401. Gray works mainly in the mediums of oil, pastel and water colour.
ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN FOR THE LINDEN ART PRIZE 2019
The Linden Art Prize is a non-acquisitive contemporary art award established for artists graduating from a visual arts Masters degree or PhD degree from a recognised Victorian University. Visual artists who graduated in 2017 or 2018 are eligible to enter the Linden Art Prize 2019.
> Linden Art Prize
$10,000 + mentoring
> Linden New Art Board Encouragement Award
$2000 + mentoring
PRIZE JUDGES> Mark Feary, Artistic Director, Gertrude Contemporary> Lisa Sullivan, Senior Curator, Geelong Gallery
> Midnight, 29 October 2018
> $33 inc GST
Three creative’s with a passion for the unique stories of Australian design and it’s creators established a go-to, thoughtfully curated and styled marketplace, streamed straight to your living room, office or beachside paradise, and unlike anything you have visited before.
Together they have crafted a covetable collection of unique goods, home wares and accessories created by Australian creators, and shared their stories. Ethically made. With a touch of sparkle.
Brought to life through considered curation and wonderfully created visual stories, our modern digital magazine at Story of Things will give you the chance to meet the creators, have a peak inside their world and buy a single, beautifully crafted piece, or take your cues for a family of treasures. It means they do all of the hard work for you, so you can sit back with a cup of tea (or a glass of wine) while they guide you through their collection. The hardest thing you’ll have to do is decide when to stop adding to cart.
Here at Story of Things provenance is important. The story of the item is important. The story of the creator is important. The story of us is important.
If who you bought it from and where is as important as what you bought, Story of Things is a part of your story too.
They believe that beauty is not only in the things we have, but most importantly in the Story of Things.
Suitable for all levels. No painting experience necessary.
WHEN: Wednesday 10 October & 14 November, 7 – 9pm
VENUE: Footscray Community Arts Centre, 45 Moreland St, Footscray
COST: $60 (includes two alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages, nibbles and materials: canvas, paint, paint brushes).
BOOK NOW: https://bit.ly/2NTSK6D
in.cube8r gallery presents: Contour
For this show we have sourced artists who use form, color, line, texture, pattern, composition and process to present ideas and evoke emotions in a poetic, nonlinear fashion. Expect white space, simplicity & softness.
Featuring works from
And more to be announced
As we are a no commission space 100% of all art sales are paid directly to the artists.
Opening Thursday, 4 October 2018, 6pm-8pm
Continues to 17 October 2018
321 Smith Street Fitzroy
Submissions for Sculpture at Acheron close on 25th September.
The exhibition shows her works as well as the work of the 109 Level Playing Field artists.
Sheena plans to be at the gallery on the following dates:
Wednesday 19 September 2-4pm
Saturday 29 September 2-4pm
Stephen McLaughlan Gallery
Level 8 Room 16 Nicholas Building 37 Swanston St Melbourne On the corner of Flinders Lane
Wednesday to Friday 1pm-5pm Saturday 11am-5pm
and by appointment 0407 317 323
Window Shopping at Melbourne Fringe Festival
Opens 22 September
Street festivities from 12-3
Talk by Office from 3-4
OFFICE will give a public lecture focusing on the street as a public space, questioning its role and value in our rapidly changing society. The street is integral to the democratic operation of our cities. It is the place of demonstrations and revolutions, of inclusion and exclusion, of cultural expression and of capital flow. The street is a deeply heterogeneous public space.
For all you Jessie Deane fan’s out there . . . . you are
We need to raise $30,000 to go towards the access costs
Blak Dot Gallery33 Saxon St, Brunswick
SQUATTERS AND SAVAGES is a joint exhibition with artist Peter Waples-Crowe and Megan Evans.
Peter is a Ngarigo man whose work reflects on the representation of Aboriginal people in popular culture.
Megan Evans is of Scottish, Irish Welsh heritage, born on Wurundjerri land. Her work examines the role of her ancestors in the brutal history of this country.
Peter was invited to produce a body of work in response to the Art Gallery of Ballarat’s extensive ollection of colonial prints. Peter invited Artist Megan Evans to join him in this exhibition to provide a non-Aboriginal perspective.
The work produced takes a contemporary view of colonial occupation from either side of the frontier, influenced by the gross stereotyped images produced by the colonial mind that consist of the biggest collection of colonial prints in Australia.
Peter’s ancestors belonged to the land near where Megan’s Great Grandfather Patrick John Kelly first occupied land as a coloniser in 1872.
The concept of collapsed histories is the context that defines the work, enabling the artists to draw a direct lineage from the colonial era to contemporary times, to better understand the stereotypes created by the European gaze.
Melbourne’s southside music celebration, Live N Local Festival, has today revealed a preview of the 2018 program with the announcement of four special
- A place at their two-day Raising Money for Your Art professional development and fundraising clinic.
- Matched funding of up to $10,000
Friday 3 August 2018
The Grand Ballroom
The Hotel Windsor
111 Spring Street Melb
DJ PARIS END ● F/W 2018
Cormicj & Haskings
DJ General Feelings
Light Refreshments & Pay Bar
We are pleased to invite you to a morning tea and exhibition talk presented by
The Torch CEO Kent Morris in the exhibition
No Turning Back: Artworks from The Torch
Entries close Friday 13 July 2018
In its tenth year, this annual acquisitive award and exhibition is organised by the Art Collection and Galleries Unit at Deakin University. One outstanding work will be awarded $10,000 and become part of the Deakin University Art Collection. The winner will be announced at the opening of a five week exhibition of finalists’ works.
Exhibition dates: 4 September –
Once a month Noir Darkroom will be introducing Sunday sessions of random craft to tickle those creative senses.
17.06.18 – Painting with Bob Ross
22.07.18 – Making Mini Monsters
19.08.18 – Little Lino Cuts
Sessions are limited so be quick.
All materials supplied.
Please see our website for more information on sessions and bookings.
After seven years in the making we are proud to present….
World Premiere at Arts House 24-29 April
It wasn’t until Jodee Mundy was five years old and lost at Kmart that she realised the rest of her family was Deaf. She didn’t see ‘disability’ – only the love and protection of those closest to her.
In Personal, she conveys her experience as the only hearing person in a Deaf family, through a captivating blend of performance, storytelling, multimedia and animation. Created with a talented team of collaborators and presented in two languages via a virtual interpreter, Personal is a smart, touching and deeply personal work exploring dis/ability and how we perceive one another.
Arts House, North Melbourne
Soda_Jerk’s latest work TERROR NULLIUS invites audiences to rethink how art is made and supported – as well as rethinking Australian history itself.
Art and risk is also the theme of the new relationship that NAVA and Arnold Bloch Leibler will be announcing on the night.
Please join us at Arnold Bloch Leibler for an evening’s discussion on how best to support artistic risk for a confident Australian culture.
- Simon Abrahams, CEO Melbourne Fringe, a creative director whose practice is driven by a fascination with the intersection
2019 BLINDSIDE Exhibition Program
CLOSE MIDNIGHT SUNDAY 13 MAY 2019
BLINDSIDE invites proposals for the 2019 Exhibition Program from emerging, mid-career and established artists, curators, collectives or collaborators to present solo or group exhibitions, as well as events, performances, screenings and ephemeral projects.
BLINDSIDE accepts proposals from local, interstate and international practitioners from any field of creative endeavour that span either one or both gallery spaces. BLINDSIDE is an inclusive space that supports a thriving arts community of emerging and established artists, writers and curators of any background, age and culture.
For more information about exhibiting in BLINDSIDE’s exhibition program and for gallery floorplans, click APPLY NOW below. If you wish to discuss your proposal before applying please contact Martina Copley, Gallery Coordinator at info@BLINDSIDE.org.au
Federation Hall, VCA, Melbourne
This symposium is FREE and open to students and the public.
CHANGEMAKERS #1 will bring together key people in the field who are focused on fostering change and new models of arts and cultural practice, and even more importantly – those who are seeking a sustainable future where emerging artists, curators and arts professionals are placed at the forefront. Broken down into six distinct themes, six leaders in the arts will discuss their present circumstances and future vision. With an introduction by Dr. Rachel Marsden, Lecturer in Art Curatorship at the University of Melbourne, speakers include:
- Patricia Piccinini – Artist and Enterprise Professor,