27 October 2011

Visual Arts Board grant information session at artisan

Want to learn about funding opportunities for craft and design?

Are you producing excellent work? Do you have an innovative and rigorous project in mind and would like information about Visual Arts Board funding opportunities?

Come and find out about visual arts grants including New Work grants for established, mid-career and early career artists and get tips on how to submit a successful application.

At this information session you will have a chance to:
  • Hear directly from Visual Arts Board staff about 2012 funding opportunities relating to craft and design
  • Ask questions and find out how to apply and what activities you could apply for
  • Gain an understanding about the Visual Arts Board assessment process
  • Find out other ways the Australia Council could support your career.
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Date: Tuesday 15 November

Venue: Artisan: 381 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

RSVP: Hannah Bradley, Administrator, Visual Arts Board, T: 02 9215 9068 or Toll-free 1800 226 912.

Please note, applications to the Visual Arts Board’s New Work-Early Career grants close on 16 April 2012 and new work – mid-career and established grants close on 18 April 2012.

For more information visit: http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/artforms/visual_arts

24 October 2011

The Premier of Queensland's Export Awards 2011

Artisan recently showcased the work of eight leading Queensland practitioners at The Premier of Queensland's Export Awards 2011. The event was held last Thursday the 20th of October at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Artisan CEO Liana Heath was there on the night. Here's what she had to say:
'A wonderful night for showcasing Queensland's craft and design talent. Amongst the best of Queensland's exporting businesses, Lucas Salton, Cathy Keys, Alison Schutt, Marc Harrison, Liz Stops, Terry Bouton, Samantha Parsons and Kenji Uranishi, featured their brilliant works as table centerpieces and displayed the creativity and craftsmanship on offer in Queensland. A fabulous talking point for the 800+ guests at the Export Awards! Congratulations to all involved.'

07 October 2011

Sustainability in Creative Practice

Check out Craft Australia's latest online forum on sustainability in creative practice and hear first hand from designers and artists including artisan favourites:

Visit http://craftaustralia.blogspot.com/search/label/case%20study to find out more.

Zonta Club of Brisbane Breakfast - Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor Event

The Zonta Club of Brisbane Breakfast enjoyed an evening event at artisan last night. Members enjoyed the hospitality of artisan whilst viewing the Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor exhibition. Those who attended were also fortunate to hear from two women featured in the exhibition.

Barbara Heath, a local jeweller whose brooch was inspired by the Tasmanian tinker - Ma Brown, spoke of her experience of creating the work for the exhibition. Heath owns a property near to where Ma Brown resided, and was fortunate to find a peg produced by Ma Brown whilst renovating this. Such a close connection clearly imparted an emotional sentiment in the piece.

Brit Andresen is one of the 100 inspiration Australian women showcased in the exhibition. Her work in the field of architecture has carved a way forward for future female Australian architects. She was the first woman to receive the prestigious Royal Australian Institute of Architects’ (RAIA) Gold Medal. Andresen also received funding from Zonta early in her practice to attend a conference in Venice, and spoke of how this positively impacted on her career development.

06 October 2011

BCM creative partnership with artisan announced.

Brisbane agency BCM has today announced a creative partnership with Artisan Gallery which will see a fully operational art gallery built in BCM’s Fortitude Valley agency. BCM’s gallery will be called ‘Crucible.’ A purpose built gallery space starts construction this week and is designed by renowned architects Donovan Hill.

The gallery will host 4 exhibitions per year which will be curated by Tasha Finn who has been appointed as an ‘Emerging Curator’ by Artisan and BCM. Tasha holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Art History. In her relatively short career so far, Tasha has worked in both public and private galleries in South-East Queensland preparing exhibitions with artists who work in a variety of media.

The first exhibition launches with the official opening of the BCM Crucible Gallery early in the New Year.

“We believe this to be the first of its kind” commented BCM Agency Partner, Paul Cornwell.

“We’re really excited about broadening our creative perspective via this gallery and partnership with Artisan. Exhibits will range in nature from jewellery, furniture, lighting, glass, ceramics, fashion, textiles, paperware, leather goods, and interior products”.

“Clients and visitors to the agency will be able to tour the gallery. Students will be invited to special events. BCM staff will be able to run meetings and workshops within the gallery as it will be set up with a functional yet relaxed meeting space” said Cornwell.

“It will be a terrific hub of creativity in the agency. We already have many bookings for the space. It will really foster idea generation and thought leadership” added BCM Agency Partner, Kevin Moreland.