26 September 2011

Art Jewelry Forum 2011 Emerging Artist Award - Entries Close 30th September

Now in its twelfth year, the Art Jewelry Forum (AJF) Emerging Artist Award offers a $5,000 prize to an emerging contemporary jewellery artist. The purpose of the award is to acknowledge promise, innovation, and individuality in the work of an emerging jewellery artist, and to help advance the artist’s career.

The competition is open to makers of wearable art jewellery who:
  • have completed their academic/professional training,
  • have been out of school for one year or more,
  • and whose submitted work must have been unsupervised; work from BFA or MFA shows may not be submitted.
Beginning with this year’s award, artists who have had a solo exhibit in a gallery or museum may also apply.

The winner will be announced at SOFA New York (International Exposition of Sculpture Objects and Functional Art), April 2012, where the artist’s work will be exhibited at one of the AJF member galleries. The artist’s work will also be featured in an AJF ad.


For more information about the award, visit: http://www.artjewelryforum.org/programs/eaa

21 September 2011

Last Days of "One True Religion" exhibition at artisan

If you haven't been to artisan to have a look at the exhibition of Peter Walker's beautiful surfboards then you must come and see them before the exhibiton closes this Friday the 23rd of September at 2pm. Hope to see you there!

13 September 2011

"On The Grid" Exhibition Opening Thursday 15th September 2011

Be there & Be Square - Contemporary Artisans Collective is pleased to announce the opening of the latest Pickle Gallery exhibition "On The Grid" - curated by Lisa Bryan-Brown. "On The Grid" will open this Thursday 15th September from 6pm at Gallery Pickle, 20 Lyons Terrace, Windsor.

See work from emerging artist Sophie Bottomley - previously exhibited at artisan, and other talented emerging practitioners: Lisa Bryan-Brown, Renata Forjtikova, Alexander Forrest, Shanna Muston, Alica Lane, Eleisha Nylund, Clare Poppi and Kathryn Danger Sawyer.
The exhibition continues until September 20th, 10am -4pm daily.

Artists talks will take place on Tuesday September 20th, at 10.30am. Morning tea provided.

Please RSVP to Lisa Bryan-Brown - lisabryanbrown@hotmail.com

Sector Success Story - Cathy Keys

Congratulations to ceramic artist Cathy Keys who has been awarded an Arts Queensland Presentation and Development grant to develop a new website to showchase her unique handmade sculptures!

You can currently view Cathy's work on her old website: http://www.cathykeys.com/

Artisan looks forward to seeing more of Cathy's work on her new website in the future!

07 September 2011

JUMP / ArtStart info session

Are you an Australian artist on the cusp of a great career?

You're producing excellent work in your artform, and know where you're headed - but do you have the expert advice and funding to match?

Come and find out about opportunities specific to emerging artists including:
  • JUMP the Australia Council's national mentoring program for young and emerging artists.
  • ArtStart an Australia Council grant helping recent creative arts graduates move from studying their art to earning an income from it.
Find out more at a JUMP / ArtStart info session, to be presented by Youth Arts Queensland and the Australia Council:

Date: Tuesday 13 September
Time: 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Where: The Bell Tower, Level 3, Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, 420 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley
RSVP: jump@yaq.org.au or call (07) 3252 5115 regarding any accessibility requirements

This info session is a great chance for you to:
  • Hear from a successful JUMP and ArtStart recipient
  • Ask questions and find out how to apply and what activities you could apply for
  • Find out other ways the Australia Council can support your arts career.
Visit http://www.jumpmentoring.com.au/ and http://www.artstartgrant.com.au/ for more information.

ArtStart applications close 27 September 2011.

JUMP applications close 28 October 2011.