28 February 2011

Tex Perkins by Tony Mott

For all those Tex Perkins fans out there, it's time to hurry on down to gallery artisan and check out Tony Mott's works - there's more than a few shots of Tex Perkins and best thing is they're for sale! If you absolutely can't make it in, or have been pondering a purchase since your visit then the good news is Tony Mott's photos are available from our online store, so you can browse from the comfort of your own home.

Below is one of our favourite comments so far, somewhat mystical, somewhat philosophical, very entertaining!

Tex Perkins by Tony Mott. Installation photo: A. Higgins
"The severe obloganic detail      
of this high res image is            
beautifully contrasted between
reality and the third dimension.
Flawless crem = Photogalactic
                                      Lens equalibrium"

24 February 2011

Simone Tops in Map Magazine

Simone Tops' solo exhibition Beautiful Beast has also been a hit, and is fast on its way to being a sell out show.

See what Map Magazine had to say below.

An interview with Tony Mott

Everyone wants a piece of Tony at the moment, from newspaper interviews to radio chats as he's about to start a shoot on a film set (our lips are sealed on which one!), he's a much sought after man! 

Read what the Courier Mail had to say about his work in their weekend ETC lift out below.

Tony Mott Exhibition Comments

Everybody's loving our latest exhibition Tony Mott: Rock 'n' Roll Photography is the New Trainspotting, especially the chance to leave comments on the walls. 

Check out some of our favs so far...

Post your comments here and we'll add them to the walls! Stay tuned to see the progression of comments over time.

22 February 2011

Tony Mott: Rock'n'Roll Photography is the New Trainspotting and Simone Tops: Beautiful Beast Opening Event Photos

 artisan CEO Chetana Andary opening Tony Mott: Rock'n'Roll Photography is the New Trainspotting
Jodie Cox, UAP opening Simone Tops: Beautiful Beast in the UAP sponsored Crucible Space
Crucible artist Simone Tops and Amy Vuleta
Jodie Cox, Chetana Andary and Jane O'Hara
Reny, Dee Morris, Vanessa Williams, Gabby McConnell and Tony Heath
Pat Davis and Alex Martin
Liana Kabel and Brian Ogden
Kristen Mather, Yogesh Koonjul, Murray Bell and Katy Bairstow
Frances Parker and Kyle Mitchell-Hinton
Damen Riordan and Alan Kilty
Ruby McGregor and Lynette Shanahan
John Stephens, Jennifer and Scott Miller
Michael Pepperell
Tony Powell and Maria Cleary
Sophie Robertson and Janine McFarlane
Simon Wright and Trevor Moore
Photos from the opening event for Tony Mott: Rock'n'Roll Photography is the New Trainspotting and Simone Tops: Beautiful Beast, held on Saturday 19th February 2011 at artisan. Both shows continue until March 19 2011.

Tony Mott Talk & Book Signing

Pictures from last Saturday's entertaining talk and book signing with Tony Mott prior to the opening of his exhibition Rock'N'Roll Photography is the New Trainspotting.

21 February 2011


Two Photographers: One Exhibition

With nearly 50years experience between them, Giulio Saggin and Patrick Hamilton are two of Australia's most accomplished news photographers.

They are now showcasing their talents in a combined exhibition under one roof.

Where: Circle Gallery, 274 Montague Rd (upstairs), West End
When: March 4 - 23
Opening Night: March 4, 6pm - 10pm
Other Times: 10am - 7pm

16 February 2011

Arts Administration Trainee Position Available at artisan!

Artisan is currently seeking an Administration Trainee to provide support to the organisation and to support the development, refinement and re-invigoration of artisan's membership and stakeholder base. If you are interested in this position, please download an application kit here.

Your application should comprise:
- A cover letter, no longer than one A4 Page:
- A Curriculum Vitae, no longer than 2 A4 pages, including the names and contact details of two current referees;
- Response to Key Selection Criteria outlined in the application kit, no longer than 3 A4 pages

This position is a traineeship funded by the Queensland Government and as such applicants must be eligible under the criteria outlined within the Application Kit.

Brisbane FloodRaiser

Jewellery designer Jane Pollard is hosting a floodraiser event this Saturday. A great way to spend your Saturday for a very important cause.

14 February 2011

Just Installed! Tony Mott : Rock'n'Roll Photography is the New Trainspotting

A sneak preview of our just installed wham-bam first exhibition of 2011 - Rock'n'Roll Photography is the New Trainspotting by Tony Mott. 

The official opening is this Saturday, the 19th February 2011 from 5:30 - 7:30pm, all are welcome, no rsvp is necessary and admission is free. 

Also opening on the night is Simone Tops' mysterious exhibition, Beautiful Beast in the UAP sponsored Crucible space.

And for those absolute enthusiasts - Tony will be hosting an exclusive, highly entertaining tour of the show, sharing some backstage stories of international rock superstars from 4:30pm - 5:30pm on Saturday the 19th of February. Following the tour, Tony will be available to sign copies of his limited-edition publication Rock ‘n' Roll Photography Is The New Trainspotting - A Retrospective of Work from the Last 30 Years by Tony Mott which will be available for sale in the artisan shop ($65).  RSVP to attend the tour is essential by 17 February 2011 to info@artisan.org.au.   

See you there!

ArtStart grants - Applications close 2 March !

Applications are now open for the latest round of ArtStart grants, administered by the Australia Council for the Arts. The grants – dubbed as ‘career fertiliser’– gives artists who have graduated from an accredited artist-training scheme within the last three years up to $10,000 to help their transition from studying to a professional arts career.

Every ArtStart grant is tailor-made by the individual artist identifying the key elements needed to build their career. This could be getting someone to help with a business plan, setting up a website, training in writing grant applications, attending industry events, mentorship fees, or a combination of any of these things and more.

Those interested in applying or for more information, can check out www.artstartgrant.com.au or follow on Twitter and Facebook for great application tips and advice from the ArtStart community.

This round closes on March 2, 2011 but there is another round closing September 27, 2011.

Keep in mind, it's never too early to start planning an application!

03 February 2011

Artists affected by natural disasters should have a look at this grant.....

Australian Visual Artists’ Benevolent Fund

 This fund provides limited financial assistance to visual arts practitioners faced with financial difficulty as a result of serious illness, accident or some other unexpected catastrophe. It is not intended that the fund should be used merely as a means of coping with financial hardship.Applications can be made at any time.

This fund was established by painter and sculptor Bert Flugelman who during his career suffered severe personal disasters, which could have left him destitute, had it not been for the generosity of friends and colleagues in the art world. His appreciation of their support led to his donation of the proceeds from the sale of an Ian Fairweather painting, was used to establish a trust fund to assist visual artists in extreme need. This trust has been formed to administer this Fund with the assistance of NAVA.

Assistance may be in the form of loans, advances, gifts or any other measures considered by the Trustees, at their discretion to be appropriate to the need of the beneficiary.

If you wish to apply to the Benevolent Fund for assistance please send your application to the National Association for the Visual Arts outlining the nature of your adverse circumstances, how it affects your practice and required assistance.