The Design Files Open House: Final Day!

THE DESIGN FILES OPEN HOUSE  is a unique collaboration between The Design Files and The Project Agency.  

YES it’s a pop-up. But it’s not in a vacant shop front or a shipping container. For one week in December we’re transforming a stunning residential home in Fitzroy, Melbourne, to create a temporary retail event unlike any…

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Tanmaya Bingham: internal conduits to another world

Countermanding Saturation Brenda May Gallery, Sydney In an over stimulated world peace and quiet is a rare commodity. We have been forced to create internal conduits to another restorative world or void where the pressure on our senses is alleviated and we can retreat, relax and process….more.

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BRADBEER & MILOJEVIC: COLOUR vs MONO

WHERE: James Makin Gallery, Melbourne WHEN: 10 November – 3 December, 2011 http://www.jamesmakingallery.com GODWIN BRADBEER:  Intermezzo  November 10 – December 3 2011 Stark and mysterious, Godwin Bradbeerʼs latest exhibition of drawings at James Makin Gallery continues his extraordinary investigation of the physical and metaphysical human form. After a highly successful show at James Makin Gallery in 2010,…

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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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David Fairbairn: Insight

DAVID FAIRBAIRN Insight Where:   Stella Downer Fine Art:  www.stelladownerfineart.com When: 23 August – 17 September 2011 For more than twenty years DAVID FAIRBAIRN has been a leading Australian draftsman. His arresting portraits are charged with an uncanny psychological reality, they reveal a fascination with structure and presence. As he builds up his complex, textured surfaces, FAIRBAIRN…

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All I Have I Hope to Keep

Gallery Eight presents…. ALL I HAVE I HOPE TO KEEP  by Australian artists Thomas C. Chung & Amanda Humphries. Two-person exhibition @ Gallery Eight – Sydney (AUSTRALIA) 16 September 2011 – 6 October 2011 Everything is experienced through play in this exhibition. It is the first part of a two part show that suggests ideas…

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Yanni Floros: An inquisition of human development

I’ve always been interested in technology, especially the design of things and the way they’re put together. It goes deeper than that, when I view humanity as a whole I have to ask ‘what is it about us that wants to make all this?’ That question affords me the ability to examine not only the…

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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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Art Melbourne Ticket Offer

 2 FOR 1 OPENING NIGHT TICKET OFFER – COME AND SEE ARTIST CATHYANN COADY AT ART MELBOURNE! Thursday 19 May, 5-9pm  – STAND A4 PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW  TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS LIMITED TICKET OFFER.  http://artmelbourne11.com.au/shop/coupon ENTER THE UNIQUE COUPON CODE: EXHIB241 (Please note that this code can only be used once and is…

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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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Secret Wars – street art

There’s always something going on in the back streets and laneways of Melbourne.  A friend who had moved to Sydney a few years ago had come down for the weekend and commented “ I love coming back to Melbourne, it’ like putting on a pair of old comfortable slippers”.  ………..read more

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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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GLOBAL CANVAS: now taking submissions

GLOBAL CANVAS: Online Exhibition of Emerging Art Welcome to GLOBAL CANVAS the first of many of our online gallery exhibitions.  This exhibition features the work of artists across the globe. This online exhibition is published to the CANVAS website every few months. Artists are invited to submit their work for inclusion in the next GLOBAL…

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Feature: John Hart

John Hart is concerned with the complex, often ambivalent intersection between classical painting, photography and digital imaging. Drawing inspiration from realist artists including Gerhard Richter and Chuck Close, Hart employs photo-mechanical material as the impetus for his paintings. A tradition established by these predecessors was to set one representational process against another, creating a tension in…

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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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GLOBAL CANVAS: Online Exhibition of Emerging Art

GLOBAL CANVAS: Online Exhibition of Emerging Art Welcome to GLOBAL CANVAS the first of many of our online gallery exhibitions.  This exhibition features the work of artists across the globe.  Recently CANVAS has received portfolios of a wide variety of media from artists and we are pleased to now exhibit the selected finalists. This online…

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Erotica: curated by Jessica Williams

Erotica brings together a diverse range of contemporary, antique, modern and tribal artworks that explore the ancient urge to express the erotic and sexual dimension of human experience through visual media. The exhibition also explores the liminal spaces between the genres of erotic, pornography, obscenity and the nude, exploring how these borders can shift with…

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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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Exhibition: IAN PARRY – Recent works from Tasmania

  Ian Parry’s recent body of works continue the artist’s ongoing investigation into Tasmania’s coastal regions. In this exhibition, Parry has focused on creating small but powerful renditions of ocean, land, sky and horizon. Parry relocated from Melbourne, where he occupied a well-respected position in the art scene, to coastal Tasmania over ten years ago,…

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Exhibition: DAGMAR CYRULLA – New Work

    In this recent body of paintings and works on paper Dagmar Cyrulla continues her figurative explorations within the realm of domestic, interior spaces. However it is the relationships played out on this private stage that form the true subject here – charted through a subtle language of glances and gestures. This powerful yet…

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Eastment Street, Northcote: Billy Cart Race 2010

  OH YEAH STEP ASIDE PETROL HEADS. Gotta love Eastment Street Billy Cart Race!  Though if you missed it you’ll have to wait another year.  It’s the annual Melbourne Cup Day Billy Cart Race. Loved and adored by local Northcotolites this is fantastic day to watch the race off for the Eastment St trophy.  Bringing a…

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Clare Whitney ‘After Eden’: New Exhibition

What better way to spend your Friday night than to check out ‘After Eden’ at Brunswick St Gallery a duo show where 2 Melbourne artists, Clare Whitney and Genevieve McLean, show their new works based upon concepts of the aftermath of the events in the mythical garden of Eden. After you have contemplated these artworks…

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Upcoming Exhibition: Robin Astley

  Where:  Red Gallery, 157 StGeorges Road, Fitzroy North When: 3 November 6-8pm, exhibition run until 20 November 2010 For for more information on this artist contact CANVAS:  info@canvasartsolutions.com

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JAZZ ROOMS PRESENTS: MULATU ASTATKE

The return of the legendary Mulatu Astatke, world-renowned musician, composer and arranger from Ethiopia.  This is one not to miss.  Such a fab original sound.  If you can’t make it to one of 2 gigs then I suggest a purchase of one of the albums.  Play it in the car to unwind or to aid…

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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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CANVAS is Back in Melbourne

Canvas is back in Melbourne and available for all services. Call for a free quote 0400 667 213 • Professional Art Installation & Delivery • Graphic Design – Exhibition Catalogues & Invitations • CMS Website Design for artists and galleries • Portfolio Photography ….and much more. For more information contact: info@canvasartsolutions.com

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Bromley at Capocchi

Renowned Interiors emporium and Melbourne institution of decorations Capocchi, will collaborate with David Bromley to unveil a limited collection of furniture pieces spanning the 1760-1960 era. Fused with old world charm the hand painted canvases will feature Bromley’s distinctive nudes and original canvases applied to a variety upholstered pieces including beds, dining chairs, arm chairs,…

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Something in the Water

Something in the Water 2010 Celebrate the opening of ‘Something in the Water’ at the Port Jackson Press Print Room Featuring new works by Tasmanian printmakers, Noni Gander, Madeleine Goodwolf, Nicolas Goodwolf, Milan Milojevic, Jonathan Partridge, Susan Pickering, Mandy Renard, Michael Schlitz and Melissa Smith. This event is the first of many small events Port Jackson…

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The Gracia Festival!

Sooooo much fun!!!!!!  The streets of Bario Gracia are decorated for the Gracia Festival once a year in August and the people of Barcelona go crazy.  Every street has a stage with live music and street performers.  Pop-up bars and glow in the dark art installations are spectacular as every street tries to out-perform the…

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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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Ignacio Iturria: Cadaques

When visiting Cadaques, a small seaside town up on the Costa Brava (Dali also had a summer house here), I stumbled across a small gallery tucked away up in the labyrinth of cobbled streets and white-washed buildings.  It was an artist run gallery space with a very lovely surprise nestled in the back room.  I…

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Figueres and the Dali Theatre-Museum

For those who don’t know, Dali created a Theatre-Museum of his works in Figueres a small town in Spain up near the French border.  It holds a number of his well known published works and also a few random others which are also interesting including his sculpture and jewellery. The large scale work on canvas…

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Treats from Barcelona

Considering most Catalans head to the coast in August, Barcelona offers some interesting art for anyone still in town.  From the grafiti doors of the El Born district to the sophisticated large scale impasto works of Mallorca born artist Miquel Barcelo. The Caixa Forum, a Contemporary Art and Culture Centre features diverse exhibitions.  Currently on…

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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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Highlights from the Melbourne Art Fair 2010

Between installing 2 stands, and working with galleries, artists ands collectors to produce yet another great showcase of Australian art,  CANVAS managed to take a few pics of the stands that really caught the eye at this year’s Melbourne Art Fair. CANVAS Favorites: Casts of Stelarc’s ongoing project ‘The Ear’ set against Todd Hunter’s beautiful…

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CANVAS welcomes new artist: Clare Whitney

Clare Whitney studied Fine Art at The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, 1991-1993, R.M.I.T, where she majored in painting. Since completing her degree in 1994, she has travelled,lived and worked over the years in Western Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan and Fiji. Throughout her travels Clare set up working studios and taught painting in local schools and…

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Photography Competition

Snapped: Melbourne past and present Capture our city’s changes in the Snapped: Melbourne past and present photography competition. Indulge your passion for photography and history and you could win $1000, courtesy of the Melbourne Library Service’s Snapped competition. Find an old Melbourne photograph – it could be from your family album or a Melbourne Library Service image from…

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New Gallery to open in Eltham

The Light Factory Gallery takes great pleasure in inviting you to the inaugural exhibition: Shades of Eltham This exhibition is a showcase of our finest artists. Opening address from Deborah Halpern and Steve Herbert MP on Sunday 15th August 2010, 2.00pm – 4.00pm Exhibiting Artists Deborah Halpern David Taylor Chris Marks Fu Hong Ron Reynolds Hillary…

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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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