UNLIMITED 2016 : Art Basel Line Up

Unlimited Curated by New York-based curator Gianni Jetzer, Unlimited is Art Basel’s pioneering exhibition platform for projects that transcend the classical art-show stand, including massive sculpture and paintings, video projections, large-scale installations, and live performances.  Read More….

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SYDNEY CONTEMPORARY 2015

SYDNEY CONTEMPORARY : AUSTRALIA’S INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR Sydney Contemporary, Australasia’s international art fair, opens next week (Opening Night 10 September) with a diverse gathering of Australian and international galleries. It’s all taking place at Carriageworks in Sydney’s growing arts precinct, presenting over 90 galleries from 13 countries that will exhibit cutting-edge art and the next generation of emerging…

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Catch the last days of the SALA FESTIVAL

One of the most beloved events on South Australia’s arts calendar, the SALA Festival is an innovative, open-access visual arts festival celebrating and promoting the diverse talents of South Australian Living Artists. Launched in 1998, the festival presents the works of thousands of established and emerging artists through unique collaborations and exhibitions in hundreds of…

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Marina Abramović: Private Archaeology

Two unique projects presented by MONA and Kaldor Public Art Projects and curated by Nicole Durling and Olivier Varenne. This exhibition explores how performance artist Abramović has refined her work over forty years, to focus on a central, unifying ideology: what she calls ‘the art of the immaterial’, involving the use of objects and rituals to achieve…

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Bogotá, Colombia: a new pit stop on the art scene

I discovered this article written in 2012 by Eric Banks about Bogotá, Colombia where a small but dynamic art scene is turning the country’s capital into a requisite pit stop on the international art circuit. Very interesting!  Click here to read more…

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Delacombe Wetlands Sculpture Project Commission

Attention artists. Just bringing your attention to the Delacombe Wetlands Sculpture project.  Ballarat City Council is currently calling for expressions of interest for this project. $75,000 Budget Deadline for expression of Interest 28th August 2013 12.00 noon Tenders may be lodged electronically at: www.tenderlink.com/ballarat/ For any further information you may contact: Julie Collins:   Public Art Co-Ordinator juliecollins@ballarat.vic.gov.au

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Godwin Bradbeer: Pentimenti

In this major solo exhibition Pentimenti at James Makin Gallery, Melbourne, Godwin Bradbeer presents a series of new drawings, and sculptural and installation based work which continues his ongoing exploration into the metaphysical possibilities present within the human form.  read more

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Todd Hunter: Doused

A sensational body of new works by Todd Hunter at Scott Livesey Gallery.  A must see for lovers of paint, colour and The Beatles White Album.  Crack open a beer, slap on the vinyl  and drown yourself in the slash and drizzle of delectable oils on canvas.   Masculine, sexy, and muscular.  A rock’n exhibition. Where:  Scott…

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An Occasion Magnifique!

For the past twelve months Galerie Montmartre has been working with a renowned European colleague, squirreling away a large collection of rare original vintage posters. Now they are ready. Spring is in the air, the sun is shining, and they feel the time is right to share this exclusive exhibition featuring the works of Savignac,…

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Applications Open for the Portia Geach Memorial Award 2011

Celebrating female Australian artists The Portia Geach Memorial Award is a celebration of female Australian artists. It’s Australia’s most prestigious portrait prize for female artists and has greatly contributed to the development of female artists in this country. It was established by Florence Kate Geach in 1961 in memory of her sister, Portia Geach and…

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What’s New: Adam Nudelman ‘Archiving the Nights’

2011 John Glover Prize Finalist, Adam Nudelman, returns to the gallery with his latest exhibition, Archiving the Nights. This body of work builds upon his ongoing concerns in representing the natural world, while making subtle symbolic reference to our human interaction with it………   (more)

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Zhongjian: Midway

Zhongjian: Midway, curated by Jin Sha, is a timely exhibition that reveals the mesh of associations and influences that operate in our trans-cultural world.  This exhibition consists of works by fourteen contemporary artists from China and Australia, and features painting, sculpture, installation and video projections. To read more click here.

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Walk to Art: What a great idea!

  Walk to Art is more than an exploration of art – it encompasses culture, food and adventure.  www.walktoart.com.au Walk to art is an intimate, behind the scenes tour that changes frequently, is highly researched and takes you to street art and art in artist-run spaces, quirky galleries and studios – all hidden in Melbourne’s…

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MONA – what we’ve all been waiting for!

The much anticipated and talked about MONA – The Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania is now open.  It’s the brainchild of mathematical prodigy David Walsh, built on the banks of the Derwent River.  A wonderland of the bizarre, a wet dream for art enthusiasts and now the largest private museum open to the…

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Art Sydney: The Highlights

CANVAS popped up to Sydney last weekend to check out Art Sydney Art Fair.  On display was a varied combination of ‘artist run’ and ‘gallery’ stands. NOTEWORTHY:   Marlon Dalton with his stunning lightbox diptych inspired by the media onslaught on the young women of todays generation.  After asking Marlon if this work is one…

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Expressions of interest: City of Yarra Public Commission

Ok artists.  Time to get your large scale thinking caps on because the City of Yarra is currently accepting expressions of interest for a sound work public art commission. Details Below: ‘Shadows and Echoes Public Art Commission – Victoria Park’ The City of Yarra is currently accepting Expressions of Interest for Shadows and Echoes, a public art…

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Contour: David Fairbairn at James Makin Gallery

This solo exhibition by David Fairbairn displays this artist’s unique, almost architectural descriptions of the human form. Fairbairn’s art making practice is largely dedicated to the medium of drawing, and he is recipient of some of the major drawing prizes in Australia.  There is a genre of 20th century draftsmanship that has been navigated by…

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PAPERANTIC – Barcelona

Do you love antique works on paper, old photographs, vintage posters, comics and collectables?…. Check out PAPERANTIC if you are in Barcelona: When: 30 September – 3 October Where: C.Sants No.79, Barcelona http://www.aspac-es.com

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The Light Factory Gallery opens its ornate doors to the public

The Light Factory Gallery is a shining new beacon in the Yarra Valley arts community (in Brougham St, Eltham). Open to the public from August 18th, the gallery promotes excellence, innovation and passion for fine arts. Originally built in 1973 as a light factory by renowned Alistair Knox, the building is supported by twelve massive…

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CANVAS heads to Barcelona

This month CANVAS heads to Barcelona to research current Catalan arts, festivals and culture.

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Dorryce: installation at Willow @ the GPO

If you happen to be browsing at Willow at the GPO you will see the installation of paintings by NSW based painter Dorryce, installed by Canvas Art Solutions.  The city store has changing exhibitions of different artists throughout the year so it’s worth popping in to see what’s being featured. For enquiries about the works…

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Major political parties to rule out Cooper Report Proposal

Campaign Media Release minister for financial services, Superannuation and corporate law minister for environment protection, heritage and the arts NEW STANDARDS FOR STORING COLLECTABLES AND PERSONAL USE ASSETS HELD BY SELF-MANAGED SUPERANNUATION FUNDS A re-elected Gillard Labor Government will ensure that from 1 July 2011 collectables and personal use assets owned by self managed superannuation…

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The Cooper Report: What’s going on.

Michael Fox, the campaign co-ordinator for ‘Save Super Art’ has released this update on the recent Cooper Report which stands to affect the arts industry with it’s new legislation. See below: THE COOPER REPORT The final Cooper Report into Superannuation was released on Monday. It contained the recommendations that Self-Managed Superannuation Funds were no longer…

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