Applications open for Flying Arts "Artist on Tour" 2011 Program


(Queensland)


Wanted. Visual Artists 4 travel and adventure

Are you a visual artist interested in travel, teaching and adventure? Flying Arts is seeking expressions of interest from experienced Queensland based visual artists and craftspeople interested in teaching in the 2011 Artist on Tour program.

Opportunities are available for experienced practitioners and teachers/facilitators in all 2D and 3D art and digital media as well as training facilitators in artist business, marketing and arts project management.

Successful applicants will undertake creative and skills development workshops, residencies and/or projects in communities and schools around regional and remote Queensland. You will be flexible and adaptable, be willing to travel and have a great sense of adventure.

To register your interest go to the online application form on the Flying Arts website home page. Successful applicants will be notified by November.

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Public Art Opportunity

by Chris Stannard
(Cairns)


CAIRNS BOTANIC GARDENS
VISITORS’ AND ADMINISTRATION CENTRE
PUBLIC ART OPPORTUNITY

For a prominent public art
commission by Cairns Regional
Council

For an artists’ information and an
application package please contact:
Chris Stannard
Curator
Tanks Arts Centre
Cairns Regional Council
PO Box 359
CAIRNS QLD 4870
Tel: 40 326 609

Application deadline Friday 28 May 2009
This project has been funded by Arts Queensland’s art + place funding
program and Cairns Regional Council.

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$15,000 for Ceramic Artists & Young Artists

by Sue Smith
(Rockhampton, Qld)

Ceramic Artists can win $10,000 and Young Artists (18-26 years) can win $5,000 for a work on paper by entering the 2010 Ergon Energy Central Queensland Art Awards at the Rockhampton Art Gallery.

For conditions and entry form: email galleryatrrc.qld.gov.au or download at http://www.rrc.qld.gov.au/common/Pages/Display/showarticle.aspx?id=20324

Deadline for entries 5 October 2010

Exhibition launch & winners announced 3 December 2010

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Over $5,000 Art Awards in CSAS 32nd Annual Art Exhibition 2010

by Faye M Pini
(Cooktown)

Elizabeth Guzsely Gallery

Elizabeth Guzsely Gallery

Cooktown School of Art Society 32nd Annual Art Exhibition 2010
WHEN:
Sunday 6th June to Monday 14th June 2010
WHERE:
Elizabeth Guzsely Gallery 125 Charlotte Street Cooktown
WHAT:
Judged Art Award Categories in eleven sections
Elizabeth Guzsely Memorial Award for Best In Show
Over $5,000 in prizes
WHY:
Provide a showcase for local artists work in restricted categories
Opportunity for all artists in the open categories
HOW:
Exhibition opening night Saturday 5th June 2010
Art award presentations by the Art Judge
Invitations to all art award sponsors and donors and friends of the gallery
Exhibition runs for 9 days.
CONTACTS
E-mail: cooktownart@bigpond.com
Ph 07 4069 5322 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              07 4069 5322      end_of_the_skype_highlighting (office not always manned)
ENTRY FORMS?
Cooktown Library
Elizabeth Guzsely Gallery (not always open)
Cooktown Art Website www.cooktownart.com.au - download and print

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A.I.R. Vallauris (Artists in Residence)

by Dale Dorosh
(Vallauris, France)


Located in the heart of the old town of Vallauris, the association A.I.R. Vallauris (Artists in Residence) welcomes international artists from all horizons to meet and collaborate with local artists and to research and create new work in an artistic laboratory created specifically for them.

The Association has four primary objectives:

- To host resident international artists
- To support contemporary creation
- To provide education in the field of Ceramic Arts
- To organize cultural events

Created in October 2001, the Association A.I.R. Vallauris, since April 2002, welcomes several artists at a given time in its residence and studios available to the artists. There are several different residency periods to choose from, and the durations vary.

The creators using different mediums benefit from an equipped studio, independent furnished bedrooms and a gallery where their works are presented at the end of the residency period.

The quality of the artistic creation is one of the major concerns or the program; the selection committee evaluates applicants based on their artistic experience, merit and project proposal. Since April 2002, over 130 creators of different nationalities have taken part in the program..

The Association encourages and facilitates interaction between local artists and international artists. Workshops, conferences, demonstrations exhibitions are organized with the resident artists. These events are open to the public. Through partnerships with the local School of Fine Arts, the local government, and international organizations a sensibility of exchange between the public, artists, and international is realized.

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Goodwill

by Eric Holowacz
(Cairns)

A love letter, from Cairns Festival, to all those who work so hard to make life more interesting, creative, and human in the Far North...

Accountants have a term, goodwill, and it resides on the balance sheet as a kind of intangible value of a company's brand, identity, and the substance it possesses beyond the concrete goods and products. Some managers never bother to think about intangible assets or the meta-physics of their business.

But many of us who work in the non-profit and public sectors do, because our main goal is to harness the power of community and leverage the generous in spirit to improve that elusive thing known as quality of life. Sure, we keep our eyes on the bottom line, and monthly cash flows, but we are always thinking about that strange balance sheet item called goodwill. What makes it happen for a city?

The answer is pretty simple: meaningful and dynamic experiences provided to residents and visitors do— bold new Ukulele Festival, free circus classes at the Tanks, a colourful parade of thousands along The Esplanade, tango lessons on Tuesday, free film nights against a starry sky, a fantastic waterfront lagoon that somehow remains free of charge for everybody.

These all increase the quality of life, while building our city’s own portfolio of impressive intangible assets. In this equation, the primary motive at work is the notion of adding value through goodwill.

Why should the business community care? It’s true that festivals, free Zumba, public art in the parks and live music in the streets have little to do with the straight ahead profit motive of the corporate world. For us—call us the goodwill sector—it’s all about community, experiences, and the expression of who we are.

But the most successful businesses care about these intangibles as well, and they actively invest in civic affairs and community betterment. Profit remains a motive, but the pursuit of goodwill becomes an equal driver.

In so many ways that has been the richest soil for the Cairns Festival, which is now planning its 50th season for this August. A crop of almost 100 events and unique opportunities will fill the Far North, with visual arts, theatre and dance, free music concerts and creative activities for all ages.

Our first half-century stands behind us as a testament to those who genuinely care about our sense of place, a council that sees the good in quality of life efforts, and creative people who have never failed to jump in and give our region something remarkable.

We call on them now—anyone and everyone with a proposal for a 2011 Cairns Festival event—to share their ideas with an expression of interest. And we call on everyone in the Far North to support the wondrous things inside all the intangibles. The generous sponsors behind our region’s festivals have proved themselves in goodwill year after year. They are extraordinary corporate citizens, visionary leaders and contributors to the cultural advancement of Cairns.

At the end of the day, it’s not about who amassed the most cash, who cornered the market for widgets, or who brought the most tourists to spend money on Reef or rainforest.

Those things are one level of the formula that equals a vibrant community. But on a larger level, it’s about what we all do together, in this rare and special place, to improve the world around us. It’s about quality of life and quality of living. It's competitive advantage, made possible by human advantage.

That, in my view, is the power of the goodwill on our books.

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Fantastic works!
by: Helen Brisbane

The art of the tropical north is sensational. I have been to the CAIF and it was exceptional.





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Casting

by Vanessa Oxlad
(Brisbane)


NATIONAL AUDITIONS FOR THE NEXT SERIES OF
AUSTRALIA’S GOT TALENT
BEGIN OCTOBER 2010
INCLUDING REGIONAL AUSTRALIA.

“Australia’s Got Talent”, Network Seven’s hit entertainment program, is back on the road searching for anyone of any age with any special skill or talent.

2010 was our biggest series in 4 years, with winner “Justice Crew” dancing their way to a $250,000 grand prize, a sold out national tour and a major deal with Sony Entertainment!

Runner up, Dad and 42 year old builder, Cameron Henderson has just performed “live” to a stadium crowd of over 90,000 people and millions of TV viewers worldwide at the AFL Grand Final in Melbourne.

These are the dreams neither “Justice Crew” nor Cameron Henderson could ever have imagined just 6 months ago!

This year our auditions aim to find even more talented, original and unique Australians to show us what they can do - no matter what it is!

We’re looking for solo acts, group performances, singers, dancers, illusionists, circus & stunt acts, instrumentalists, comedians, novelty acts, animal acts, child performers, and whether amateur or professional, our doors are open to everyone!

So if you or anyone you know would like to audition here are the details of our open auditions:

CAIRNS
Friday 22nd October 2010
Shangri-La Hotel
Events Centre
The Marina
Pierpoint Road
Cairns
Registration: 11.00am – 6.00pm

BRISBANE
Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th November 2010
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Corner of Glenelg & Merivale Streets
Southbank
Registration: 8.30am – 3.30pm


Please read the terms and conditions of entry prior to your audition.

You can email us at gottalentATfremantlemedia.com.au for further information.


WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE OPEN AUDITIONS

· If you use recorded music in your act please bring a copy of your music. Your music MUST be on CD.

· You may have less than 3 minutes to audition so make sure you choose the best part of your act. Please have your music cued and ready to go.

· Due to time restrictions, you may be stopped during your audition.

· Bring everything you need for your audition such as instruments, props, shoes, costume etc as your audition may be recorded.

· If your act has any special requirements involving fire, animals or dangerous stunts etc or if your act is a band, please make us aware of your requirements upon your arrival.

· Unfortunately there may be a lot of waiting around, so you may want to bring a book or magazine, water and some light snacks.

· Do not post your questionnaire to us. You must bring it with you to your audition. Make sure it is completed before you arrive. Spare copies will be available at the venue.

· On arrival at the audition venue you will be given a release form to sign. If you are under 18 years of age you will need to bring a Parent or LEGAL Guardian to sign your release form. You will not be able to audition without a signed release form.

DVD APPLICATIONS

If you are unable to make one of our open auditions, you can still apply to be on the show by completing the questionnaire and sending it with a clip of your performance to:

Australia's Got Talent
P.O. Box 566
St. Leonards, NSW, 1590

Please ensure your clip is:
· Approximately two (2) minutes in duration.

· On a DVD format in Pal with all regions coding.

You must provide the names, dates of birth and contact details of all persons featured in your Clip.

Your DVD will not be returned.

Good luck at your audition.

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FREE art+place Public Art Program Regional Workshop, Cardwell

by Leisha Lawrence, M&GSQ
(Queensland)

At this free seminar coordinated by Museum & Gallery Services Queensland, art+place personnel will outline the art+place funding program which is designed to breathe new life into public spaces, buildings, parks and facilities across the state.

Guest speakers will present an illustrated view of inspirational public art from Australia and overseas and a public artist will provide insights into their practice. A local government representative will speak on the development of a public art policy.

Presentations include:
* Robyn Daw on art+place and guidelines for successful applications and Q&A
* Illustrated overview by Dr Sally Butler of best practice international and Australian public art and Q&A
* Illustrated case study by public artist, Judy Watson, on own practice and Q&A

After the free workshop, there will be opportunities for booked one-on-one interviews with art+place personnel. Those with a specific project are invited to book an interview slot so they can discuss their project and get feedback on how best to address the funding criteria. This is an opportunity to seek advice on what the assessment panel is looking for in a successful application.

If you live outside of Cardwell and need financial assistance (up to $250) to travel to the workshop, please contact M&GSQ on 1800680433 (freecall within Qld) and ask for an art+place travel bursary application form to be sent to you.

Wednesday July 21

2 - 5pm

Girringun Arts Centre

Cardwell


To book your place, contact Aimee Board, M&GSQ on 07 3215 0844 or email aimee.boardATmagsq.com.au

This project has received financial assistance through Arts Queensland from art+place, the Queensland Government Public Art Fund.

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Mission Beach Community Arts Centre

MISSION BEACH COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE IS LOOKING FOR A NAME


A catchy name is being sought for the soon-to-be-constructed Mission Beach Community Arts Centre.

The $420,000 centre will be the hub for artistic and cultural activities for Mission Beach and surrounding areas when it opens at MARCS Park early next year.

It will house an historical display, local and visiting artists' work and offer a broad range of cultural activities and training courses.

It is being funded under the Federal Government's Job Stimulus Package and will be built on land leased from Cassowary Coast Regional Council.

It is hoped that expressions of interest for construction of the new centre will be called in July.

President of the MBCAC Lynda Williams says, 'We are looking for a name that reflects what we want to achieve at the centre. Ideally, it will be a name that feels inclusive and inviting to everyone.'

The competition winner and a friend will be invited as a special guest to attend the opening gala event for the new centre.

The winner will be announced at the MBCAC 'Build Your Own Website' Training Day at Mission Beach on June 5.

Send your creative suggestion with the details listed below to Tara -

email: svcatalpaATyahoo.com

Or post your suggestion to MBCAC, PO Box 33, Mission Beach 4852. Entries must be received by 5pm on June 1, 2010

For more information, contact Lynda on 0428724410 .


NAME THE MISSION BEACH COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE COMPETITION

Name ...................... Phone no. ........................

Address ..................................

Proposed name for the new Mission Beach Community Arts Centre ............................................

What does the name you propose reflect? .........................................................................

I give my permission for MBCAC to use the name .....................................as the new Mission Beach Community Arts Centre name.

Signature .................... Date ............. Time:..........


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Tablelands Regional Council - Arts & Funding Support

Arts the focus of Cultural Morning Tea

Would you like to know how to access funds for your arts project? And meet some of the region’s creative people?

Tablelands Regional Council is inviting interested people to attend a free Cultural Morning Tea at Tableland Regional Gallery on Sunday 14 November.

The event will provide a great opportunity to learn about what the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) can assist with, plus offer the chance to see some results from recently completed projects, and to meet some of the region’s creative people.

Funds provided by Tablelands Regional Council, in partnership with Arts Queensland, are available to individuals or groups to develop stronger skills and foster many types of arts, culture or heritage projects through the RADF.

The morning tea will feature presentations on some recent results of RADF-funded projects. Successful applications have included support for professional development in arts and craft skills; a series of circus arts theatre shows; an artists market; staging skills training workshops; several oral history projects; two cultural tourism projects; an Italian choir and historic silent film project; training a community choir; two disability arts projects; and the development of street theatre aimed at Tablelands challenges.

Mayor Tom Gilmore will be presenting certificates of appreciation to outstanding community projects, and presenting funds to new projects for 2010-11.

Current RADF Committee Members will also be present from 11am to provide advice to members of the public on how RADF may be able to assist them in funding for their own project ideas.

Enquiries to 4043 4112, or email ArtsOfficerATtrc.qld.gov.au

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Free training for young artists and arts administrators.

Navigation Arts Business Training at Kickarts Contemporary Arts in Cairns

Youth Arts Queensland (YAQ) is calling all young creatives from Cairns and surrounds to take part in Navigation, an arts business training course to be held at Kickarts Contemporary Arts from 19-24 April 2010.

Navigation is designed for young people wanting to kick-start their careers in the arts and creative industries. The training package consists of seven modules covering project planning, budgeting, working with community, grant writing, marketing, OH&S/risk management, making presentations/pitching ideas and graphic design essentials. All units are nationally accredited and count towards a Certificate III.

Daytime and evening classes are on offer and will be lead by YAQ?s lead trainer Ray Bourne, other YAQ staff and industry professionals.

If you are 30 years of age and under, you might qualify to participate in the training worth $1,600 for free.

Places are limited. To register, fill in the registration form available from the YAQ website www.yaq.org.au/navigation or call (07) 3252 5115 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (07) 3252 5115      end_of_the_skype_highlighting for more information.


Training Details

What: Navigation Arts Business Training

When: Monday 19 to Saturday 24 April 2010

Time: 9am - 5pm Monday to Thursday OR 6pm ? 9pm Monday to Friday and 9am - 3:30pm Saturday

Where: Kickarts Contemporary Art, Centre of Contemporary Arts, 96 Abbott St, Cairns.

Cost: Free for eligible young people aged 30 years and under.

Booking: Places are limited. Please register your interest by submitting a registration form available from the YAQ website www.yaq.org.au/navigation or contact Program Coordinator Luke Briscoe on (07) 3252 5115 or l.briscoeATyaq.org.au.

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Hatch Program at KickArts – change of name for 2011

The KickArts Hatch Program has a new name and will now be known as PROFILE.

All of the other details including the application forms will stay the same. PROFILE is a KickArts Industry Development Initiative to support the presentation and promotion of more artists in the KickArts Contemporary Arts 2011 Exhibition Program.

PROFILE is open to all individual artists, collectives and groups from Cardwell in the South to Mount Isa in the West, across Cape York and to the Torres Strait.

The program is open to artists of all levels, emerging, mid career and established. It is essentially an opportunity to be able to profile and present more contemporary work and artists from our surrounding region.

Download the PROFILE application pack at:http://kickarts.org.au/exhibitions/exhibition-proposal

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whatta name
by: Ted E.

Love the new name. Shows imagination and creativity. After all, that is what ART is all about anyway, - creativity

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Cairns Art Society Annual Exhibition

by Rose Spencer
(Cairns)


The next big event of the Cairns Art Society calendar is the 64th Annual Open Art Exhibition at the Cairns Regional Gallery, to be held from 17 September to 31 October 2010. The closing date for entries is Monday 23 August.

The entry form is now available from the CAS website. If you are entering artworks in the competition, please ensure you read the conditions of entry and sale that form part of the entry form.

ENTRY CATEGORIES AND PRIZES
1. Ron and Marion Ireland Award for Best Painting/2D Artwork – Realistic or representational: $2500 non-acquisitive
2. Ports North Award for Best Painting/2D Artwork – Abstract or non-representational: $2500 acquisitive
3. Cairns Art Society Award for Best Sculpture/3D Artwork - $1000 non-acquisitive
4. Frame People’s Choice Award: $500 (gift certificate) non-acquisitive
5. The Art Barn Highly Commended Award: $250 (gift certificate) non-acquisitive
6. Art and Office Highly Commended Award: $250 (gift certificate) non-acquisitive.

The exhibition judge is Rex Backhaus-Smith, a renowned artist and art tutor from the Sunshine Coast. He has had major exhibitions worldwide, two books already written about him and has acquired an international following.

The preselection of entries will take place on 25 August. The final judging takes place at the Cairns Regional Gallery, with the prize winners announced on the exhibition’s opening night on Friday 17 September.

For all exhibition inquiries, please contact the Exhibition Co-ordinator, Rose Spencer on 4050 3689 (BH) or email: artists.casATgmail.com.
Entry forms available from: www.cairnsartsociety.com

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Cell Art Space Career Development Opportunities: Call for Artsworkers


If you’re an emerging artsworker then Cell Art Space wants to hear from you.

Cell Art Space (Artist Run Initiative) is an exciting exhibition space in Cairns accessible 24/7 in a unique inner city location. Every week thousands of regional residents, national and international visitors view the space. Cell Art Space has a current team of six volunteer Co-Directors who coordinate our exhibitions and events.

Cell Art Space has a growing reputation in Cairns and around the state including securing a recent Arts Queensland grant to fund our nine month From Summer to Spring exhibition program. We’re passionate about supporting independent and emerging artists and artsworkers in Cairns to exhibit their work and gain industry experience and networks.

If you’re looking to build a career as an arts manager or curator then Cell Art Space has limited opportunities to join the existing team of Co-Directors. This is an outstanding opportunity to learn from an established team and further your networks in the industry.

Please email us at infoATcellartspace.com for more information and an application.

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Mission Beach Community Arts Centre

MISSION BEACH COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE IS LOOKING FOR A NAME


A catchy name is being sought for the soon-to-be-constructed Mission Beach Community Arts Centre.

The $420,000 centre will be the hub for artistic and cultural activities for Mission Beach and surrounding areas when it opens at MARCS Park early next year.

It will house an historical display, local and visiting artists’ work and offer a broad range of cultural activities and training courses.

It is being funded under the Federal Government’s Job Stimulus Package and will be built on land leased from Cassowary Coast Regional Council.

It is hoped that expressions of interest for construction of the new centre will be called in July.

President of the MBCAC Lynda Williams says, “We are looking for a name that reflects what we want to achieve at the centre. Ideally, it will be a name that feels inclusive and inviting to everyone.”

The competition winner and a friend will be invited as a special guest to attend the opening gala event for the new centre.

The winner will be announced at the MBCAC “Build Your Own Website’ Training Day at Mission Beach on June 5.

Send your creative suggestion with the details listed below to Tara -

email: svcatalpaATyahoo.com or post your suggestion to MBCAC, PO Box 33, Mission Beach 4852. Entries must be received by 5pm on June 1, 2010

For more information, contact Lynda on 0428724410 .


NAME THE MISSION BEACH COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE COMPETITION

Name ................. Phone no. ......................

Address ................................................

Proposed name for the new Mission Beach Community Arts Centre ................... .........................

What does the name you propose reflect? ..................................................................................................................

I give my permission for MBCAC to use the name ........................................................ as the new Mission Beach Community Arts Centre name.

Signature .......................... Date............... Time:.........


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City of Perth Black Swan Prize for Portraiture

by Tina Wilson
(Perth, WA)

Winner of the 2010 Black Swan Prize

Winner of the 2010 Black Swan Prize

Dear Art lover and Artists,

Entries for the $35,000 City of Perth Black Swan Prize for Portraiture are now open!

The prestigious City of Perth Black Swan Prize is Australia’s third richest non-digital portrait prize. The annual National prize has quickly become an anticipated event in WA's cultural calendar, creating a showcase of both emerging and established artists.

Held in Perth's iconic town hall, the exhibition celebrates Australian’s excelling in their field and strives to foster artistic talent.

In 2011 the prizes available to artists are as follows:

Lester Group First Prize $35,000
Perrine People's Choice Prize $7,500

Important Dates:
Entries Close: Friday 8 July 2011 (view our website for Entry Forms and Terms and Conditions)
Prize Announced: 22 September 2011
Exhibition: 16 - 26 September 2011

Visit the website to apply, view previous highlights and join the mailing list.

www.blackswanprize.com.au

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FREE WORKSHOPS: "Sustainable Bling" Community Christmas Tree Decorations

by Melissah Norris
(Studio Jellyfish: Port Douglas)





This year as part of Cairns Regional Council's Christmas celebrations there are SIX FREE WORKSHOPS available in different locations to create "Sustainable Bling Ornaments" to decorate Christmas Trees in Mossman and Port Douglas.

People from the community are being asked to donate crafty bits and pieces such as buttons, ribbons, glitter, sequins etc and donate them to four designated drop off boxes in the Douglas area:

The Mossman Library

Council Administration Office Mossman

Port Water Smart Info Centre (Saltwater Building, Macrossan St) and

the Port Library Kiosk, Port Douglas.

All are invited to come along during the first few weeks of November to any or all 6 FREE workshops held in Mossman & Port Douglas(see included poster and watch for local newspaper promotions for info).

Participate in workshops facilitated by local artist, Melissah Norris, who will provide ideas and assistance to participants to create the "Sustainable Bling Ornaments" that will decorate the Christmas trees.

The Community Christmas Trees will be located in Market Park, Port Douglas and the other between Mojos & the Ambulance Station in Mossman.

Both trees will be lit up with laser lights to highlight all the lovely 'sustainable bling' that has been created by the community.

All are welcome and encouraged to be involved:
BE CREATIVE..HAVE FUN

Queries: Reanna Wickenton, Cairns Regional Council : 07 4099 9420

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Swell Sculpture Festival

by Ruth Della
(Gold Coast Queensland)

Andrew Cullen Dune Grass Photo: Duncan Fitzgerald

Andrew Cullen Dune Grass Photo: Duncan Fitzgerald

CALL FOR ENTRIES 2011 ::

Swell Sculpture Festival, Queensland’s premier outdoor sculpture exhibition, invites entries from artists to exhibit in the 2011 exhibition.

ENTRIES CLOSE MARCH 30

The ninth annual, free outdoor sculpture exhibition will be held along Currumbin Beach from the 9th – 18th September 2011. Swell Sculpture Festival provides artists with the opportunity to exhibit in a highly regarded exhibition set within a visually stimulating, expansive coastal landscape.

Artists will vie for up to $30,000 in Awards and Acquisitions with the Gold Coast City Council acquiring a sculpture up to $20,000 to be permanently installed in Division 14.

Other awards include the highly popular People’s and Kids’ Choice Awards, Emerging Artist Award, Environmental Awareness Award, Media Award and Artist Peer Award.

Exhibiting 55 sculptures, Swell Sculpture Festival supports full freedom of expression for all forms of sculpture and encourage submissions.

Highlights include the Swell Smalls Gallery - an exhibition of smaller works, artist talks, twilight walks, kids’ workshops, public art forum and master classes.

All sculptures are for sale.

More about 2011 > http://www.swellsculpture.com.au

CURATORIAL POLICY
SSF allows the artist full freedom of expression for all forms of sculpture. Sculptors must take into consideration the challenges of building for and installing the sculpture in a natural landscape and consider the safety and regulations of the beach and parklands. We encourage large art forms simply because the beach is a vast open space and lends itself to sculptures that are durable and built for permanent installation.

2011 CURATORIAL PANEL
Sebastian Di Mauro Artist and Senior Lecturer, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University
Natasha Edwards Director and Curator, Swell Sculpture Festival
Dev Lengjel Site Curator, Swell Sculpture Festival
Kathy Mackey Artist and Manager, Queensland Academies

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Deadline 30th Sep 09 for 2010 Applications

by Cell art space
(109 Lake St Cairns, Ergon Energy Building)


ARTISTS WANTED - APPLICATIONS CLOSE 5pm, 30th of SEPTEMBER 2009 to exhibit in 2010.

Applications will be accepted from individual artists, art groups and curators living in North Queensland. Cell Art Space encourages emerging visual artists to apply. Applicants are encouraged to visit Cell Art Space,109 Lake St to see its full potential.

For more information and to obtain an application please contact the Cell Art Space Management Committee Members via email at infoATcellartspace.com

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FACE OF A SISTER CITY - PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION

by Krystyn James
(Cairns)

Following the very successful “Earth Links” exhibition held in 2008 which featured ceramic works from our Sister Cities, Cairns Regional Council will present an exhibition from 26 September to 15 October 2009 at The Tanks, featuring photographs of the people and lifestyle in the Cairns region and that of our Sister Cities.

So that the photographs also provide us with a snapshot of a moment in time, photographers in our Sister Cities and in the Cairns Region are invited to submit photographs taken during a 24 period from 12 noon on Saturday 2 May 2009 to 12 noon on Sunday 3 May 2009.

Twenty photographs depicting the people and lifestyle of the Cairns Region and twenty from each of our Sister Cities will be featured in the exhibition.

The twenty photographs to feature in the exhibition from the Cairns Region will be chosen by the Cairns Regional Council Sister Cities Management Committee and a representative nominated by the Cairns Photographic Society.

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

All entries must be the original work of the entrant taken during the 24 hours from 12 noon on Saturday 2 May 2009 to 12 noon on Sunday 3 May 2009 in the Cairns region (defined by the Council electoral boundaries).

Photographs must comprise the people of the Cairns Region and their lifestyle.

All entries must be either in JPEG or TIF format with a minimum of 6 megapixels, submitted on a CD. Photographs can be in colour or black and white. Up to four photographs can be submitted.

In Australia there are no specific laws preventing a photographer from taking photographs of people and private property from a vantage point on public property. However, other Australian laws do incidentally restrict the use that can be made of photographs of people and their property.

For this reason, it is recommended that all photographers use a written release when photographing individuals or private property in order to prevent any infringement of peoples' rights. A copy of a Model Release Form is available for your use.

Note: Photographs taken of children (under the age of 18) must be approved by obtaining a Model Release signed by their parent or guardian.

Entrants agree to allow all works to be reproduced without fee for the exhibition and further promotional use, which may include, but are not limited to advertising brochures, advertising posters, free promotional cards, advertising in magazines, newspapers, television and the Cairns Regional Council’s website.

Copyright of the images will always remain with the photographer.

A signed Entry Form must accompany the photographs.

Entries clearly addressed to “Sister Cities Photographic Exhibition”, can be delivered to the Cairns Regional Council offices in Cairns or Mossman, or mailed to PO Box 359, Cairns Qld 4870.

ENTRIES CLOSE: 1 JUNE 2009

For more information contact:

Krystyn James, Cairns Regional Council on (07) 4044 3083 or email k.jamesATcairns.qld.gov.au
or Lone White on (07) 4053 7508 or email loneATtpg.com.au

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Regional Arts Development Fund

Round two 2010/11 of the Regional Arts Development Fund is now open, with applications due in to Cairns Regional Council by Wednesday 30 March 2011.

Professional and emerging artists or arts groups are invited to apply under one of the eight categories of funding. More information about the program can be viewed at http://www.arts.qld.gov.au/funding/radf.html.

For enquiries or to arrange a meeting, contact the RADF Liaison Officer on 4032 6614 or email a.huelinATcairns.qld.gov.au.

The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between Local Government and the State Government through Arts Queensland that supports professional and emerging professional artists living in regional Queensland.

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See Hear Now Festival 2010

by Music Centre North Qld
(Townsville)

Mike Majkowsky

Mike Majkowsky

Call for expressions of interest, See Hear Now Festival, Fri April 16-Sun April 18 2010

This festival will be an exciting three days of cutting-edge multi-arts improvisatory performances, artist talks and workshops, with guests from intra- and interstate, working together with local professional and emerging artists.

The 2010 Festival will feature special guest artists, Mike Majkowski (Sydney, string bass & improvisation)and Rod Cooper (Melbourne, self-built instruments), and will take place at the School of Creative Arts, JCU.

This will be the fourth See Hear Now Festival presented in Townsville by the Music Centre North Qld under Artistic Director, Dr Michael Whiticker.

You can view short video clips of the 2007 See Hear Now Festival : http://musiccentrenq.net/See_Hear_Now_Festivals/video.php

If you are interested in being involved in the festival, whether as a performer, volunteer, or audience member, please contact the Music Centre North Qld 4721 1771, admin@musiccentrenq.net, or contact Michael on 0419 026 895, directorATmusiccentrenq.net
www.musiccentrenq.net

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2009 Innisfail Biennial Art Exhibition Oct.ober 10 -17

by Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch
(Innisfail, Qld, Australia)

Innisfail Shire Hall.

Innisfail Shire Hall.

All details, links for downloading entry forms and updates re the INNISFAIL BIENNIAL ART EXHIBITION 2009 can be found at the Innisfail Art Society Inc Facebook group page

http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=107493282187&topic=12325
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ENTRIES CLOSE - 5pm, 11th September 2009
*Late entries are accepted with an extra late fee of $5.00 per entry (max. 5)

DELIVERY - From 12noon to 4pm Friday 9th October 2009. Shire Hall Innisfail (see imagae)

OFFICIAL OPENING - 7.30pm Saturday 10th October 2009.
Admission charge: $10.00
A cordial invitation is extended to all artists, friends and supporters.

JUDGE’S CRITIQUE Sunday, 11th October 2009
10am to 12 noon. Free entry.

ART DECO LUNCHEON
12noon. Free entry. A beautiful lunch can be purchased from the Innisfail Art Deco Society.

BERNHARDINE MUELLER’S PRESENTATION OF WORK
2pm. Sunday 11th October 2009.

EXHIBITION OPENING TIMES
From Sunday, 11th October till Saturday 17th October 2009. 10am to 7pm

Pick up/Collection Artwork
Sunday 18th October 2009, from 9am to 12noon.
12noon to 4pm Friday 9th October 2009. Shire Hall Innisfail.



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Innisfail Art Society Inc

Biennial Art Exhibition 2009

AWARD LIST

1. OPEN
- $2000 sponsored by JK Mining.
Non-acquisitive. Entry automatic to all exhibiting artists.

2. PAINTING
- $500 sponsored by Paronella Park.
Non-acquisitive. Any subject any medium

3. WATERCOLOUR/GOUACHE
- $500 sponsored by Brothers Leagues Club.
Non-acquisitive. Watercolour/gouache, any subject.

4. DRAWING
- $500 sponsored by I.C.Taylor Holden Pty Ltd and Halpin Partners.
Non-acquisitive. Medium/s can be charcoal, oil & soft pastels, collage, pen/brush and ink, graphite pencil, chalk, conte crayon, water-soluble pencils etc.

5. MINIATURES
- $200 sponsored by Cairns Craft Centre.
Non-acquisitive. Maximum artwork size 6“x 8“or 15cm x 20cm (unframed dimensions).

6. CERAMICS
- $500 sponsored by Mager Constructions.
Non-acquisitive. Suitably fired, hand built or wheel thrown pottery.

7. SCULPTURE
- $500 sponsored by Rothnie’s Pharmacy.
Non-acquisitive. Free standing, any subject.

8. FIBRE ART
- $500 sponsored by Ergon Energy. Non-acquisitive.
Weaving, silk ribbon embroidery etc.

9. PHOTOGRAPHY
- $300 sponsored by Mr Kunobert Schmidt and Cumic Steel. Non-acquisitive. Any subject.

10. ARTISTS BOOKS
- $200 voucher sponsored by Cairns Craft Centre.
- $100 cash sponsored by Bundaberg Sugar
Non-acquisitive. Hand made. Artist must have copyright on any text.

11. PRINT
- $400 sponsored by Mr and Mrs G and H Schmidt. Non-acquisitive. Hands-on/direct ink-plate contact application required.

12. PATRON’S AWARD
- $500 sponsored by Mr H. W. Layt. Acquisitive. Portrait of a Cassowary Coast Region identity. Any medium. Size max 80cmx60cm (unframed dimensions)

13. LESLEY MURDOCH MEMORIAL AWARD
- $600 sponsored by Mr Scott Doherty and the Hensler and Strickland Families. Non-acquisitive. Automatic entry for financial Innisfail Art Society Members.

14. LOCAL ARTIST
- $400 sponsored by Bundaberg Sugar.
Non-acquisitive. Artists must live in the CCRC Shire and up to and including Babinda.

15. LOCAL STUDENT
- $100 sponsored by Innisfail Chemex.
Same as local award. Artist must be 18yrs or younger.

16. PEOPLE’S CHOICE
- $250 sponsored by Moore Stephens.
Non-acquisitive. Automatic entry to all artists.

17. JUDGE’S CHOICE
- $250 sponsored by North Coast Machinery.
Non-acquisitive. Automatic entry to all artists.

18. ENCOURAGEMENT AWARDS
i. $50 voucher sponsored by The Art Barn
ii. $50 voucher sponsored by The Art Barn
iii. $50 sponsored by Graphically Speaking
iv. $50 sponsored by Innisfail Advocate

19. JUNIOR ENCOURAGEMENT
- $50 voucher sponsored by Artropica Innisfail Studio Gallery

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Charity Art Auction at Angsana June 25.

Invitation

Invitation

The Australian Rainforest Foundation (ARF) is seeking local artists to donate pieces for auction or offer larger pieces for commission based placement.

The Auction is supported by Westpac, Tourism Palm Cove and Angsana Palm Cove Resort and Spa. This is a great opportunity to showcase your work to an exclusive audience of art enthusiasts and help the ARF raise vital funds for our environment locally in NQ.

Date: 25 June 2010 with pieces on display at Palm Cove from 12 June 2010 at Angsana Resort and Spa foyer. Catalogue to be sent out 31 May 2010. Pieces supplied with photography will help ensure full coverage of the artist's work.

We are accepting pieces from a variety of mediums, and look forward to meeting the artists themselves.

Please contact the ARF on 0740512000 or shopATarf.net.au. We need information:-
on the artists
on the piece
if it is donated by someone other than the artists - information on the business or person.
a photo if at all possible to put in the catalogue.

Please go to our website and see how you will be helping protect, extend and recover vital land for endangered species locally.

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Re-Sale Royalty Rights for Artists - Information

by Copyright Agency Limited
(Australia)

Resale royalty information sessions - register now!

Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) will be hosting another series of information sessions on the Australian visual artists' resale royalty scheme during July, August and September - so if you're a visual artist, register now to attend these free events.

These information sessions will explain how the scheme works, and how it affects you as an artist.

Separate sessions will be held for artists and for 'art market professionals' (art galleries, art centres, dealers, auction houses etc). Sessions for artists will be held as follows.

Sydney
26-Jul 5:30 - 7:00pm at Boomalli, 55-59 Flood Street, Leichhardt

Canberra
28-Jul 5:30 - 7:00pm in the Theatre, Canberra Museum & Gallery, Cnr London Circuit and Civic Square, Canberra

Melbourne
2-Aug 5:30 - 7:00pm in the Theatrette, Immigration Museum, 400 Flinders Street, Melbourne

Darwin*
12-Aug 5:30 - 7:00pm in the Mavie Room, Medina Vibe Hotel, 7 Kitchener Drive, Darwin

Alice Springs
18-Aug 5:30 - 7:00pm in the Gum Tree Room, Chifley Alice Springs Resort 34 Stott Street, Alice Springs

Cairns
20-Aug 4:00 - 5:30pm in Meeting Room 1, Cairns Library, 151 Abbott Street, Cairns

Brisbane
23-Aug 5:30 - 7:00pm in the Rooftop Terrace, Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamington Street, New Farm

Adelaide
30-Aug 5:30 - 7:00pm in the Hetzel Lecture Theatre, State Library of South Australia, Cnr North Terrace and Kintore Avenue, Adelaide

Perth
1-Sep 5:30 - 7:00pm in the Theatrette, Art Gallery of WA, Perth Cultural Centre, Perth WA 6000 (Entry via the Administration Entrance, James Street Mall)

* Numbers in Darwin are restricted to 50.


Sessions for art market professionals will be held as follows.

Sydney
26-Jul 10:00 - 11:30am CAL Sydney Office, Level 15 233 Castlereagh St, Sydney

Canberra
29-Jul 10:00 - 11:30am Canberra Museum and Art Gallery, Cnr London Circuit and Civic Square, Canberra

Melbourne
2-Aug 10:00 - 11:30am Theatrette, Immigration Museum, 400 Flinders Street, Melbourne

Darwin*
12-Aug 3:00 - 4:30pm Mavie Room, Medina Vibe Hotel, 7 Kitchener Drive, Darwin

Alice Springs
18-Aug 3:00 - 4:30pm Gum Tree Room, Chifley Alice Springs Resort 34 Stott Street, Alice Springs

Cairns
20-Aug 1:30 - 3:00pm Meeting Room 1, Cairns Library, 151 Abbott Street, Cairns

Brisbane
23-Aug 10:00 - 11:30am Rooftop Terrace, Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamington Street, New Farm (continuation of James St)

Adelaide
30-Aug 10:00 - 11:30am Hetzel Lecture Theatre, State Library of South Australia, Cnr North Terrace and Kintore Avenue, Adelaide

Perth
1-Sep 10:00 - 11:30am Theatrette, Art Gallery of WA, Perth Cultural Centre, Perth (Entry via the Administration Entrance, James Street Mall)

* Numbers in Darwin are restricted to 50


CAL has been appointed by the government to administer the scheme, which commenced on 9 June 2010. The scheme entitles visual artists to receive payment of a 5% royalty on certain resales of their works. It also requires art dealers, galleries, auction houses and Indigenous Art Centres to report certain information about their commercial resales.

Artists are entitled to a 5% royalty on certain resales of their artworks. The types of artworks covered include artists' books, batiks, carvings, ceramics, collages, digital artworks, drawings, engravings, fine art jewellery, glassware,
installations, lithographs, multimedia artworks, paintings, photographs, pictures, prints, sculptures, tapestries, video artworks and weavings.

When is a royalty payable?

A royalty is payable on the sale of an artwork if:

1. it occurred after 8 June 2010 and is not the first change of ownership;

2. the sale price is $1,000 or more;

3. the artist is alive, or their passing was fewer than 70 years ago; and

4. the artist or the beneficiary of the artist's estate is Australian.

What do I need to do to receive resale royalties?

If your works are resold in the future, you will need to be registered with CAL for CAL to pay the royalties to you. Registration costs you nothing, but you must give CAL certain information.

Remember that royalties are not payable until the second change of ownership after 8 June 2010. This means that how soon you become entitled to resale royalties will depend on how quickly your work changes hands for the first time, then the second, after 8 June 2010.

You can find more information and register to participate in the scheme online at www.resaleroyalty.org.au.

About Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) - CAL is a non-profit organisation, established in 1974, that collects and distributes copyright fees for authors, artists, photographers, publishers and others.

There is more information about CAL, on its website www.copyright.com.au.

For more Information, contact:
Copyright Agency Limited +61293947600 - toll free 1800066844

E: resaleATcopyright.com.au

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Cell Art Space Career Development Opportunities: Call for Artists


If you’re an independent or emerging artist then Cell Art Space wants to hear from you.

Cell Art Space is an exciting exhibition space in Cairns accessible 24/7 in a unique inner city location. Every week thousands of regional residents, national and international visitors view the space.

Cell Art Space has a growing reputation in Cairns and around the state including securing a recent Arts Queensland grant to fund our nine month From Summer to Spring exhibition program. We’re passionate about supporting independent and emerging artists and artsworkers in Cairns to exhibit their work and gain industry experience and networks.

If you’re looking for the next step in your arts career then please keep reading.

2012 Cell Art Space exhibition applications are open now and close at 5pm on 30 September 2011.

Cell Art Space is encouraging EMERGING ARTISTS to apply with an INSTALLATION element in their proposed exhibition.

Please email us at info@cellartspace.com for an application or visit our website www.cellartspace.com

Please return applications to infoATcellartspace.com or Cell Art Space PO Box 5152 CAIRNS QLD 4870.

We look forward to reading about your exhibition ideas.

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2011 Annual Art Exhibition, Cairns

by Rose Spencer
(Cairns)


The Cairns Art Society's 65th Annual Art Exhibition will be held at the Cairns Regional Gallery from 21 October to 4 December 2011.

The following prizes are available:
1. Reef Casino Award for Best Painting/2D Artwork - Landscape or seascape: $2500 (acquisitive)
2. Ron and Marion Ireland Award for Best Painting/2D Artwork - Flora or fauna: $2000 (non-acquisitive)
3. Warren Entsch Award for Best Painting/2D Artwork - Portrait: $1000 (non-acquisitive)
4. Cairns Art Society Award for Best Painting/2D Artwork - Miniature: $750 (non-acquisitive)
5. Ports North Award for Best Painting/2D Artwork - Abstract: $2500 (acquisitive)
6. Cairns Regional Council Award for Best Sculpture/3D Artwork: $1500 (non-acquisitive)
7. Oak Tree Retirement Village Unpackers'Prize: $500 non-acquisitive
8. Frame People's Choice Award: $500 (gift certificate) non-acquisitive
9. The Art Barn Highly Commended Award: $250 (gift certificate) non-acquisitive

Maximum dimensions allowed:
Painting/2D art - 1.25 metres on the longest side
Miniatures - 10x10cm without frame
Sculpture/3D art - 60 cm on the base and 1.5 metres high

Entries Close on 30 September 2011.

Details and entry forms are available at: www.cairnsartsociety.com
Or register your interest by emailing:
artists.casATgmail.com

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Digger Street - Artist in Residence Project

by Project Coordinator
(Cairns)

Digger Street aims to create a sanctuary for artists to immerse themselves in their art.

Situated in the tropics where balmy winter days make way for the tempest of the wet, focus is encouraged in the direction of the artist and the land both physically, emotionally and creatively.

Digger Street is a self-funding residential space used primarily to house artists and their passion.

Please see http://www.diggerstreet.com

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Australian Art Collector


Art Prizes Update

The free monthly Art Prizes Update e-newsletter is perfect for artists. Every month, we'll remind you which prizes are currently calling for entries and notify you of upcoming deadlines. You'll also be the first to know when finalists and winners are announced.

The Art Prizes Update e-newsletter covers the full range of opportunities for artists, including scholarships, grants, fellowships and residencies.

See below to view our latest Art Prizes Update:

http://www.artcollectormag.net.au/newsletters/admin/index.php?p=compose&Action=PreviewPopup&ComposedID=640&SSID=xxhaecv8f414qxd08yj6af

To subscribe visit www.artcollector.net.au & enter your email address under the "Free Newsletter" section of the page and click submit.

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Traditional Chinese painting decoration

Bai Min at work

Bai Min at work

Bai Ming will demonstrate traditional Chinese painting and decoration techniques on porcelain vase adding his own personal contemporary style. Students will be able to practice these techniques upon ceramic tiles using glazes that Bai Ming has brought with him from China.

Bai Ming will present a slide show of his own work as well as slide show on Contemporary Chinese Ceramics.

Date: Saturday July 25 and Sunday July 26, 2009: 9 am to 12 pm
Location: Le Cabanon, 20 impasse du Cabanon, Vallauris
Price : 85 euros (All material included)


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Sculpture
Bai Ming will demonstrate his approach to sculpture. As a confirmed teacher, Bai Ming’s workshop will take you through a spiritual process where clay is the expression of an intrinsic language that is the very reflection of the features of the Chinese culture. Bai Ming will also present a slide show of his own work as well as slide show on Contemporary Chinese Ceramics.

Date: Monday July 27 and Tuesday July 28, 2009: 6pm to 9 pm
Location: Le Cabanon, 20 impasse du Cabanon, Vallauris
Price : 85 euros (All material included)

Registration: contactATair-vallauris.com


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BIOGRAPHIE BAI MING (China)

Born in 1965 in Yugan County, Jiangxi Province, Bai Ming is a renowned ceramic artist, painter, and ceramic art theorist in China. He also teaches as a lecturer at the College of Fine Art of Tsinghua University. Mr. Bai is the member of China Artists Association (CAA), a member of China Oil Painting Society (COPS) and a member of International Academy of Ceramics (IAC) of UNESCO. He is the art director of China Ceramic Art Net www.artcn.net and Executive Chief Editor of China Ceramist . Mr. Bai is also visiting professor of Hubei University of Technology and Guangxi Art Institute.

Bai Ming has held six large solo art exhibitions and participated hundred of domestic and international exhibitions and academic invitational exhibitions. His ceramic artworks, paintings, and artistic experiences were introduced in many important domestic and international art books, albums, newspapers, TV programs. He also serves as guest editor, guest editor-in-chief, guest column host and writer for several art, journal and newspaper publishers.

Main honors including Golden Prize of Boya Oil Painting Exhibition, the First Prize of Hirayama Ikuo Award, Excellency Award of the 9th China National Art Exhibition, Bronze Medalist of the 10th China National Art Exhibition, Gold Prize of Tournament Exhibition of China Young Ceramic Artists, the Second Prize of The Seventh National Ceramic Exhibition, Silver Prize of The First Gongmei Cup of Tsinghua Faculty Exhibition, Nomination of Fine Arts Literature and the 14th China Book Award. In 2001 and 2002, at the invitation of Clay Studio at Philadelphia and several U.S. universities and invitation from Switzerland, Bai spent half a year in the United States working, lecturing, and hosting exhibitions respectively. In 2004, Mr. Bai was rewarded with the Great Contribution on China Modern Ceramic Spreading Award by China Ceramic Industry Association. He is responsible for Jingdezhen Traditional Ceramic Technique Research, which in one of National 985 Project and wins the 14th China Book Award


BAI MING is the author of the book: "The Porcelaine of Jingdezhen"

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Tanks Arts Centre Artists' Residency Program

by Chris Stannard
(Cairns, Qld, Australia)


Tanks Arts Centre is offering artists´ residencies to visual artists, musicians, writers, new media and performance artists for short and long term projects that have a presentation outcome at Tanks.

We encourage creative ideas from artists and community groups who wish to work with artists.

We can help with project design, budgeting and funding strategies. We are particularly interested in proposals that involve multi artforms and utilise the unique features of Tanks. Local, national and international artists are all welcome to make written application with a brief description and rationale for your residency.

For more information, please visit www.tanksartscentre.com
Chris Stannard | Curator

Tanks Arts Centre | Cairns Regional Council
P: 07 4032 6609 | F: 07 4032 2610

Mail: PO Box 359, Cairns Q 4870 | Office: 46 Collins Avenue, Edge Hill

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Exciting Situations Vacant with Tropical Arts Festival

by Jill
(Port Douglas North Queensland)


elegance at festival opening
local colour
workshops

Expressions of interest are invited for the part-time positions of Festival Manager, Artistic Director and Events Coordinator, Go Troppo Arts Festival 2011.

Highly organised and motivated applicants should be prepared to source funding for their on-going position(s) and for other aspects of events, volunteers and partnerships development as well as for effective marketing to southern and overseas markets.

Successful applicants will have had prior experience in similar roles. They will report to the executive management committee on a regular basis and will receive direction from them. Assistance will be given re suggested funding sources and past records will be made available to the successful applicant(s).

Please send your current CV and a covering letter detailing why you are interested in some or all of these positions to

Jill Booth, President Go Troppo Arts Festival PO Box 925 Port Douglas 4877 or email to jillATgo-troppo-arts-festival.com .

Enquiries please phone 4099 3448 or 0439 886 480.

Please also pass this on to anyone who you think may be interested in finding out more about these key positions.

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RADF Committee Vacancy

Cairns Regional Council is seeking applications from interested members of the community to fill a vacancy in the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) Committee.

The RADF Committee is made up of professionals representing different arts genres who volunteer their time and experience to help administer this important grant program.

Interested applicants from the Cairns region – Bramston Beach to the Bloomfield River – can contact Council’s Arts & Cultural Development Officer on

4032 6614 or

a.huelinATcairns.qld.gov.au for an application package.

Applications close on 25 June 2010.

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CALL FOR FESTIVAL COORDINATORS



Heyday Festival is a brand spanking new Cairns based multi-arts youth festival designed by, for and with young people.

The festival will incorporate creative arts across the board including all the cutting edge and raw talent we can find: music, dance, visual arts, multi-media, performance, fashion, markets, craft gurus, bubble wrap installation makers, comedians, horror shadow puppeteers, whatever our young people can think up, produce and is in our capacity to incorporate!

The program will be restricted to 12-30 year old artists so we can take ownership, show off, support each other, prove the strength of our regional youth arts sector and grow it.

For the same reasons Heyday Festival will be managed by 18-30 year old energised, passionate and skilled artsworkers that will be mentored by industry professionals.

Our mission: to develop Far North Queensland’s youth arts sector by nurturing young artists, artsworkers, entrepreneurs and doers.

Why? Artists, actors, musicians, dancers, in short our creative friends and peers often leave for metropolitan areas.

Why? There is not enough creative stuff to do.

Why? There are very few creative jobs.

Why? There are hardly any meaningful professional development opportunities.

Why? The list goes on… so let’s change it! We can have a better quality lifestyle and so can our friends; family, networks and our region will rock just a tad bit more from it. Let’s be each other’s think-buddies, try and fail and try and learn and try and succeed and develop and make our unrealistic dreams happen!

Why? Why not!

CALL OUT FOR HEYDAY FESTIVAL COORDINATORS
Applications due midnight 31 OCT 2011
Interviews 1 – 5 NOV 2011
Notification 7 NOV 2011

Melissa Edwards, Founding Director, is bringing together the 2012 Heyday Festival Coordinators. If you are energised, passionate, skilled and want to have a career in the arts in any of the following fields you should apply.

administration
engagement
environmental sustainability
exhibitions
graphic/web design
marketing/publicity
music
performance
production
social networking
sponsorship/funding
technical (sound/lighting)
volunteers

To obtain a Coordinators Application pack contact

Melissa Edwards
Founding Director
Heyday Festival
heydayfestival2012ATgmail.com

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Esplanart 2010


(Cairns, Queensland)


Artists from throughout Northern Queensland are invited to participate in the 2nd annual Esplanart exhibition, to be held as part of Cairns Festival from Friday 20 August to Sunday 5 September 2010. This temporary public art event will feature the work of 10 diverse local artists.

Esplanart is intended as a site specific exhibition, positioned along the Cairns Esplanade, with sculpture and installations relating directly to the immediate environment.

We welcome immediate proposals from both emerging and established artists.

Applications close June 11, 2010. For an application package please contact Kate at esplanartATgmail.com

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Palm Cove Arts & Crafts Expo

by Francetta Bridle
(Palm Cove, Queensland, Australia)

Palm Cove Beach

Palm Cove Beach

TOURISM PALM COVE & CAIRNS ART SOCIETY
Present
THE PALM COVE ARTS & CRAFTS EXPO
on
Sunday 7th June 2009 from 09.00 to 4.00pm
Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove. N.QLD.

Only $5.00 per person entrance registration
and all sales are commission free!

We invite all artists and crafts persons to come along to this fantastic event in beautiful Palm Cove Village.

Bring your paints and easels, jewels, pots,candles,weavings, cards and beads, equipment and tools and set up along the foreshore.
We have a couple of marquees available for shade to work under (first in gets a place)or you can set up tables and chairs alongside.

Professional Artists will hold a couple of workshops for a small attendance fee. We hope to entice Lenore Howard!

The resorts and restaurants in the village are offering special discounts for this Queen's Birthday long weekend, so why not take a break and come and stay with us and find inspiration for your masterpiece work.

www.tourismpalmcove.com.au


(Enquire here for transport options)07 4059 2492
Mobile: 0437 646677

Cheques payable to Tourism Palm Cove
Mail to:
Francetta Bridle:
PO Box 169
Clifton Beach
QLD 4879

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Arajilla Artists Retreats


(Arajilla Retreat, Lord Howe Island, NSW)

Garry Shead

Garry Shead

Garry Shead
'Queen of Epiphany' by Garry Shead
In the space 2010 Arajilla Artists Retreat
Garry Shead instructing

Be an escape artist!

Join Archibald Prize winner Garry Shead

Designed for those who simply love to paint and draw, 4-day Arajilla Artists Retreats on spectacular World Heritage listed Lord Howe Island give you a great excuse to escape.

Website: www.arajillaartistsretreats.com.au
Telephone: Jo or Emma on 1800063928

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Calling Exhibitors Cairns Show 20th.-23rd. July 2011

by Lone White
(Cairns)

CAIRNS SHOW 2011- 20th - 22nd July

The Visual Arts Association of Far North Queensland is, once again, coordinating the works and entries for the Visual Arts Section of the Show.

A copy of the entry form may be filled out on-line or downloaded at:

http://www.cairnsshow.com.au/competitors/sections-a-forms.html

It would be appreciated if organisations could distribute copies of this notice through your members' lists

Thank you

VAA

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Changing Lanes - A Public Art Project

by Kain Shepherd
(Cairns)


This project is co-ordinated by Cairns Regional Council’s Creative Partnerships team and funded by the Cairns Regional Council Public Art Fund, Arts Queensland. It's also made possible by the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund. The fund gives artists and communities throughout regional, rural, and remote Australia better access to opportunities to practice and experience the arts.

Changing Lanes responds to the community’s desire for a more vibrant, cultural, lively and connected city centre.

Three lanes have been selected within the Cairns CBD to be used as public art galleries. They are located off Lake, Spence and Grafton Streets.

The vision for the project is to deliver a vibrant new dimension to Cairns by encouraging people to explore the city and discover rich, engaging and innovative artworks. By revitalising and reactivating these hidden, under-used city spaces, it is expected to bring economic benefits, including increased local patronage and tourism.

Surrounding businesses will also benefit from their unique setting, whilst established and emerging artists will have new venues to showcase their talents.

The project will shortlist ten established artists to each create a concept with 5 artworks to be commissioned. A mentoring system will also take place with nine emerging artists to be mentored by Jill Chism, Russell Milledge, and Daniel Wallwork to collaborate on three artworks.

All successful artists will attend a development workshop at the Tanks Arts Centre in February with Andrea Kliest (Public Art Project Manger - Melbourne’s Laneway Commissions), Carmel Haugh and Amanda Harris (Urban Art Projects). Suzanne Gibson (Cairns Historical Society) will provide an historical background to the CBD for artists.

Artworks will be installed in May 2011 and launched with the Changing Lanes Festival on Saturday May 7th in Bank Lane.

More information

Applications close February 1st 2011. Please contact Kain Shepherd on 4032 6628 or Email k.shepherdATcairns.qld.gov.au for more information.

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A.I.R. Vallauris Fête Picasso - Small Art Objects 2009 CALL FOR ENTRY

by Deadline June 20, 2009
(Vallauris France)


A.I.R. Vallauris: Fête Picasso - Small Art Objects 2009

This second bi-annual A.I.R. Vallauris benefit will be held in conjunction with the Fête Picasso and includes a competition, exhibition and sale of Small Art Objects. This benefit event takes place bi-annually with the same format but with a different object theme.

The Fête Picasso
The Fête Picasso is a popular event that takes place annually in celebration of its most famous artist in residence, who lived and created in Vallauris and the region from 1946 until his death.

The presence of Picasso in Vallauris brought with it an unexpected effervescence: the presence of numerous personalities (Cocteau, Prévert), corridas in the streets as well as Picasso's birthday parties that were celebrated by the entire town.

The "Picasso Effect" was equally visible in the development of Ceramic Art. Several painters and sculptors (Brauner, Pignon, Ozenfant, Prinner, Chagall, Matisse) followed Picasso into the studios of Vallauris and many ceramists (Portanier, Valentin, Diato, Perot) set up studios in Vallauris, precisely because of this stimulating presence.

Small Art Object 2009 Theme
The theme for Small Art Objects 2009 is:
"Relating to BLUE"

Competition
The jury is comprised of A.I.R. Vallauris alumni resident artists.10 outstanding works will be selected by the jury and each awarded artist will receive a prize of value 250 euros.

Exhibition
The exhibition opens on July 18th during the Fête Picasso, and closes August 14th. The exhibition will take place in the Gallery Aqui Siam Ben and online from the website www.air-vallauris.org. All Small Art Objects will be sold by way of a silent auction, with proceeds going to A.I.R. Vallauris benefit.

Benefit to All Participants
While this is a fund-raising activity to help finance the ongoing activities of A.I.R. Vallauris, the event offers participants a valuable opportunity for exposure.

All submitted entries will be exhibited in the gallery and online, and a catalogue will be published for the event that will be forwarded to all participants.


Call For Entries
The competition is open to all artists from all countries.
The Small Art Objects can be made from any material, within the restrictions of size.
Deadline for registrations and delivery of works is June 20, 2009.

For complete details please download the application form at www.air-vallauris.org

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Mareeba Art Society 2011 Exhibition

by Jim McConnachie
(Mareeba, Queensland)

The Mareeba Art Society inc. invites and accepts entries for their 49th Annual Exhibition, from all artists. This year the Exhibition offers an open award of $1000.00 open to all entries.
Entry forms and conditions are available from their web site at http://artscrafts4880.tripod.com/id15.html The Exhibition opens Monday 11th July 2011 and is open until noon Saturday 16th July 2011. Entries close on Friday 1st July 2011.

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Expressions of Interest - arts projects for 2011 and beyond

If you’re a visual artist, actor, musician, writer, heritage worker and you have an idea for an arts project that needs funding to get off the ground – Cairns Regional Council needs you to help us help you!

Every year, Council makes a bid to the Queensland Government (through Arts Queensland) to partner with us to support professional and emerging artists through the Regional Arts Development Fund.

To help us build a really strong case for funding, we want to present an indication of the kinds of projects that are being planned for the 2011/12 financial year.

So, even if your ideas are still germinating, we want to hear about them.

Please send us a brief expression of interest telling us about any projects that you may seek RADF funding for in the future. Email a.huelinATcairns.qld.gov.au before 30 March 2011 or call 4032 6614 for more information.

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Cairns Show 2009

VISUAL ARTS ENTRY FORM 2009

Permission to allow artwork to be photographed is a condition of entry

ENTRIES CLOSE 26 JUNE 2009 AT 4.00 PM

Entry forms available at:

http://www.cairnsshow.com.au/competitors/sections-a-forms.html

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Gyeonggi International Cermix Biennale

by Biennale Secretariat, Korea Ceramic Foundation
(406 Gwango-dong, Icheon-si)



GICBiennale 2011 : International Competition
Website www.kocef.org | E-mail gicb2011ATgmail.com facebook.com/GICBiennale

Gyeonggi International Ceramix Biennale 2011 International Competition calls for artists from April 1 to May 31, 2011.

The Korea Ceramic Foundation (KOCEF) would like to announce that the Gyeonggi International Ceramix Biennale 2011, will be held for 30 days from September 24, 2011.

The International Competition, one of the main parts of the biennale, has been a dynamic forum where the latest issues facing contemporary ceramics are explored, since 2001.

In the previous competition in 2009, we received big attention the world over; 1,726 artists from 70 countries submitted 3,196 artworks.

International Competition 2011 - Open to ceramic artists the world over.

Works in collaboration with other genres are all welcome but the majority of the works should be ceramic. The winners of the competition will receive the large cash prizes.

Submission of Images for Preliminary Screening, from April 1 to May 31, 2011
Only online submissions will be acceptable. (www.kocef.org).

Digital images of the work, minimum 1,100 pixels wide in jpeg format are necessary. A single entry should be, when displayed, within these specified dimensions: 250cm (width); 250cm (depth); 250cm (height).

Submission of Actual Works for Final Selection, from July 21 to August 15, 2011.
At the final selection, all prizewinners will be determined. All entries that make it to the final round of screening may not be awarded. In this case, these works will be returned by KOCEF.

We invite you to let your imagination and creativity run wild!

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DIARY DATE - ONCE ONLY OPPORTUNITY

by Jill
(Port Douglas)


Friday June 4 and Saturday June 5 ONLY

9.30 – 12.30 at the Community Hall, Port Douglas

LEARN FREE!

Two day workshop in how to

• Run an arts event such as an arts festival
• Seek funding from various sources
• Curate an exhibition
• Apply this knowledge to your own arts project

No artistic or organizational ability needed. Emerging artists and volunteers encouraged to attend - empower yourself!

Principles and systems discussed can apply to almost any event – eg your school fete, end of year concert as well as arts events. Learn practical skills and help your community as well as yourself.

Morning tea included.

Take away purpose-written materials and strategies for the future.

Bookings essential – Jill - 4099 3448 or 0439 886 480

Please phone me or email to reserve your place ASAP – numbers limited. jill.artATbigpond.net.au

This project has been made possible by an Arts and Cultural grant from Cairns Regional Council - supporting the Arts and local communities.


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33rd Annual Art Exhibition June 2011 - Over $5,000 in Art Awards

by Faye Pini
(Cooktown)

33rd Annual Art Exhibition June 2011

Opening Night Awards Presentations Sat 4th June 2011 @ 7pm

Art Judges are Yvonne Anderson and Agata Sosin-Parkin.

At Elizabeth Guzsely Gallery

Exhibition Sunday 5th June to Monday 13th June 2011

Entry form, Categories & Conditions to download as PDF forms at www.cooktownart.com.au

Art Award Categories
Elizabeth Guzsely Memorial Award - ‘Best In Show” $800
Section 1: Cook Shire Council Award First Prize $1,000 Highly Commended $80
Section 2: Contemporary Award First Prize $500 Highly Commended $80
Section 3: Indigenous Art Award First Prize $400 Highly Commended $80
Section 4: Black and White Award First Prize $300 Highly Commended $80
Section 5: Landscape Award First Prize $200 Highly Commended $80
Section 6: Fauna and Flora Award First Prize $200 Highly Commended $80
Section 7: Peter Pini Memorial Award - Portrait First Prize $200 Highly Commended $80
Section 8: Youth Encouragement Award First Prize $200 Highly Commended $80
Section 9: Poberay Memorial Award – Miniature First Prize $150 Highly Commended $80
Section 10: Cooktown Creative Arts Association Award – Textiles First Prize $300 Highly Commended $80
Section 11: CCAS & CSAS Award – Handmade 3D Art form First Prize $300 Highly Commended $80
Art Entry forms are due in by Tuesday 10th May 2011
Paintings must be at the Gallery by noon Monday 30th May 20113D and Hand Made Art Form by noon Thursday 2nd June 2011
Opening Night and Awards Presentations by invitation on Saturday 4th June 2011 at Elizabeth Guzsely Gallery Exhibition Open to public from Sunday 5th June 2011

Comments

wishes
by: Ted E.

I wish I could join you all. Sounds exciting, but I cannot get away from Chicago Illinois (USA).

Best wishes to contenders though

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Expression of interest ? Public Art: Marlin Coast Neighbourhood Centre

by Angela Lansdown
(KickArts Contemporary Arts)

The Department of Communities is rebuilding the Marlin Coast Neighbourhood Centre in Trinity Park, Cairns. Through the art+place policy and the Department of Communities, there is an allocation for public art for the project. All local Cairns artists are encouraged to apply.

Closes COB Friday 10th September.

For further information contact: Public Art Project Manager, Anna Migdalski on

anna.MIGDALSKI AT projectservices.qld.gov.au

or call 0732254069 or 0732354069

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expression of interest
by: janine easton

Hi I am a mosaic artist and would love the opportunity to complete a piece of artwork for the Marlin Coast Neighbourhood Centre. I have photos of my work, which I would be happy to send to you. I have lived at the northern beaches of cairns for 25 years. I would appreciate you sending me some information. My email address is:
janineeastonATbigpond.com

My Home phone: 40579632
My Mobile: 0438482718

Hoping to hear from you,
Janine Easton

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Charters Towers Neighbourhood Centre Public Art Project

The Public Art Unit, Project Services, is calling for Expressions of Interest from artists on behalf of Department of Communities for the newly rebuilt Charters Towers Neighbourhood Centre.

Two artwork opportunities have been identified:

1. The Front Entry
2. Screening to Rear Deck/Courtyard

Artists with an interest in Public Art are invited to apply.

To receive a copy of the Expression of Interest Package, please contact Public Art Project Manager, Alice Holder on

alice.holder(at symbol)projectservices.qld.gov.au

phone 0732246582

Submissions must be received by 5pm on Friday 28th May 2010.

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Arts Nexus Inc

by Mema (Melissa) Edwards
(Cairns QLD Australia)


Become an Arts Nexus member and receive priority communications and information, advice and referral, auspicing and project management (fee for service), and an array of great rewards including:

2 FREE tickets from Cairns Civic Theatre,

1 FREE double pass to Cairns Regional Gallery,

Buy-one-get-one-free voucher to Tanks Art Centre shows,

2 for 1 tickets at JUTE Theatre,

6 FREE coffees at Twelve Bar Cafe and much more!

Membership is only $38.50 annually. Your rewards make this better than cost-neutral!

Join today by downloading a membership form from www.artsnexus.com.au or email our Membership Coordinator: memaATartsnexus.com.au

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