Thursday, December 31, 2009

Geoff Hague Selected for Studio Furniture 2010

Studio Furniture 2010 is an Australian Wood Review competition for furniture designers/makers organised with and sponsored by Bungendore Wood Works Gallery.

This year, 128 entries were assessed. Selected and award-winning works will be shown at Bungendore Wood Works Gallery from Jan 23 to March 31, 2010.
Criteria for studio furniture is one-of-a-kind or limited edition work made by an individual designer/maker. It is not mass produced. The furniture reflects the maker's signature in style and skill.

Copper Leg Chair no. 4.

Bungendore Wood Works Gallery (BWWG) in NSW is one of Australia’s premier galleries for wood and last year celebrated 25 years of presenting the finest woodwork to a growing number of buyers. BWWG is again sponsoring $10,000 prize money to competition entrants, in addition to the opportunity to have their work featured in their gallery. There are three awards: First prize $5,000, Second $3,000, Third $2,000.

Landscape Desk.

The judges for Studio Furniture 2010 are David Boucher (Boucher & Co, Toowoomba) and William Matthysen (furniture and clock designer/maker). Award winners will be announced at the exhibition opening, January 23, 2010.

Monday, December 14, 2009

The Toyota Community Spirit Gallery : Calling for Submissions from Emerging Artists

The Toyota Community Spirit Gallery is calling for submissions from emerging artists to exhibit in our Emerging Artist exhibition in March 2010.

A broad range of contemporary and traditional works across all mediums is sought from artists from diverse social and cultural backgrounds. The focus is on local artists from the cities of Port Phillip and Hobsons Bay but the program is also open to regional and interstate artists in Australia.

There is no cost to exhibit and no commission charged on sales of work.   Established in 2004, the Gallery runs a continuous program of exhibitions at Toyota’s corporate headquarters in Port Melbourne and has shown the works of over 490 artists. 

Successful applicants are eligible to apply for the $10,000 Toyota Community Spirit Artist Travel Award.

To download further information on this exhibition and application documents:

Applications close 8 February 2010.

Barbara Licha selected for Alice Prize 2010

Barbara is one of the 52 artists selected for the 36th Alice Prize.  The exhibition date will be 1 May - 6 June at the Araluen Galleries.

Pre-selection panel:
Anthony Gribble: Exhibitions Officer, Araluen Galleries
Anita Angel: Historian and Curator of the Charles Darwin University Art Collection.
David Hurlston: Curator of Australian Art, National Gallery of Victoria

For full finalist listing and more information, click here.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Nicole Ellis - Painting Show 82

49 Shepherd Street, Marrickville 2204

Clash 2009
Fabric, sequins, acrylic paint, acrylic medium, 99 x 73.5 cm

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Barbara Licha: Sculpture by the Sea 2009

Chaos and Order, 2009. Galvanised Wire.


Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2009, the 13th annual exhibition, is on from 29 October - 15 November 2009.

There are over 100 sculptures by artists from Australia and across the world installed along the coastal walk along Bondi to Tamarama.
Enquiries:  or phone +61 2 8399 0233

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Adam Laerkesen - Animist Exodus

7 Albert Street, Richmond Victoria

Opening Night Wednesday, 4th November 6-8pm

Exhibition continues to 28 November 2009

Press Release

Holiday Snap, 2009. Plaster, resin, flock 80x21x43 (edition 1/3)

Barbara Licha - Finalist for Deakin University Small Sculpture Award

Gap, 2009. Galvanised Wire, 70x38x28cm.

Thirty seven finalists have been selected from one hundred and twenty six entries for the inaugural Deakin University Small Scultpture Award.

The inaugural award and exhibition is sponsored by the School of Management and Marketing at Deakin University.

Finalists were chosen by a selection panel that included Jason Smith, Director Heide Museum of Modern Art and Robert Lindsay, Director McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park.

Deakin University Art Gallery
Wednesday 21 October - 28 November 2009
Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 1-5pm

Barbara Licha's work at Lorne Sculpture Exhibition 09

The Lorne Sculpture Exhibition is a three-week festival of contemporary sculpture installed along Australia’s Great Ocean Drive to Lorne’s renowned surf beach.

The installations include local and international artists. For full list of participants click on this link.

The exhibition runs from 17th October - 8th November

Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Alice Prize - A National Contemporary Art Award

The Alice Prize
Deadline: 6 November

The next Alice Prize will be held from 1 May to 6 June 2010. The Prize is now $20,000 (acquisitive) plus 4 weeks residency in Alice Springs. Entries close 30 October 2009 and selections take place in November 2009.

This is not an award restricted to landscape genre.  For full details on conditions of entry and entry form click on the link embedded in the Title.

Studio Members Selected for Blake Prize, Director's Cut

Barbara Licha and Adam Laerkesen have been selected for the inaugural Blake Prize Director's Cut. The selection features 98 works chosen from this year's shortlisted entries.

Adam Laerkesen. Saint Eustachius.                                    Barbara Licha.
Plaster, wood, flock, bone and cotton,                                 Fallen Angel.
136x55cm                                                                            Galvanised wire,

The Director’s Cut Exhibition will run from Wednesday 7 October until Saturday 7 November, 2009.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

International Artist Residency

Omi International Arts Centre, Columbia County, New York

Deadline for the 2010 residency session is Friday, December 11, 2009.
Please note this is NOT a postmarked deadline: applications must be received in our New York City office by December 11, 2009.

For Application guideline and application form, click here.


December 12th 2009 - January 17th 2010


In the context of ANONYMOUS DRAWINGS a selection of drawings by international artists will be presented anonymously at KUNSTRAUM KREUZBERG / BETHANIEN. The general exhibition preparation starts with an international call for entries on the Internet. No demands are being made; age, biography or heritage of the originator do not play any role for the selection.

The artist's anonymity can be lifted by means of purchasing a drawing for the symbolic unit sales price of 150 EUR. The buyer can take his drawing right off the wall and s/he is then told the name of its author. The empty space the drawing leaves behind will be marked with the artist‘s full name and country of origin.

The given unit sales price should not be seen as a real market price, but as a place holder for any conceivable amount of money. Because the works are from both established artists and laymen, it is expected from the viewer to draw his own line between art and not-art. Common, art specific mechanisms like the importance of an artists` ego, price formation or prepared qualities which can be referred to a specific art context, should be reversed in this exhibition in an experimental way: the artists engage themselves to put their own person into the background for the benefit of the actual product, their artistic work.

Application form
and further informations:

concept and idea: Anke Becker / blütenweiss berlin

December, 12th 2009 - January 2nd, 2010
opening reception: December, 11th, 2009 / 7 pm

Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien
Mariannenplatz 2
D-10997 Berlin

Friday, October 2, 2009

Barbara Licha - Finalist of Willoughby Sculpture Prize 09

Chaos and order, 2008 Galvanised wire, 60x60x60cm.

In my sculpture I try to create the conditions of human experience where we are surrounded by constant expansion of information and a multitude of tasks. I use the wire line, almost suspended in space, to suggest human fragility, feeling of isolation and contemplation.

Full listing of finalists can be accessed in the catalogue on the Willoughby Sculpture Prize 2009 site.


Saturday 26 September – Sunday 5 October 2009
The Incinerator, 2 Small Street, Willoughby
Open 10am - 5pm daily

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Ultimo Project Studios Salon Show - Opening Night

Wayne Hutchins opened the inaugural exhibition of the UP Space Gallery.

Samples of Exhibited Work at the Salon Show, UP Space Gallery

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Robert Hawkins: Towards Gravity



10 September - 1 October, 2009

Chrysalis Gallery & Studio

79 Gipps Street East
Melbourne VIC 3002

No Room at the Top, 2008. Wood and Aluminium.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Ultimo Project Studios Salon Show

Hut 24
Addison Road Centre
142 Addison Road

Exhibition Continues
September 19, 20 and
26, 27 11am - 6pm

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Anita Tesoriero: In My Own Time

3 Little Queen Street
Chippendale NSW 2008

8 - 26 September

Opening on 8th September, 6 -8 pm

Setting out, 2008. Oil on canvas, 50x50 cm

Sit, 2009. Oil on canvas, 60x60 cm

Scarborough, 2008. Oil on board, 30x30 cm

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Tiny Stadiums festival 2010

Applications open for Tiny Stadiums festival 2010

In Early March 2010 Quarterbred will be curating the second Tiny Stadiums Festival throughout Erskineville.

For the Tiny Stadiums Festival Quarterbred aims to program art projects that have innovative audience experiences at their core.

The overall festival aims to include: a season of two performance/ live works at PACT theatre, a video library, a rooftop cinema, artist talks, a launch party and a weekend of site-specific live and visual artworks in Erskineville village.

Check out our website to get a sense of what the 2009 festival entailed. Interactive, site specific and cross-artform projects are particularly encouraged. All projects must take place in Erskineville.

You may like to respond to one of these spaces in your idea: PACT theatre, a school, a railway station, Erskineville town hall, a churchm A vacant lot, an empty shopfront, a Laundromat, a pub, a bus stop, a café, a playground, a small park, a parking lot, a street tour of Erskineville, a post office.

Your idea need not be themed around these spaces but be flexible to fit within public spheres. Please note that not all of these spaces are confirmed as available at this stage.

In your application please include:

- Your contact details and a paragraph biography
- A description of your idea
- The audience experience your project
- Basic technical requirements.

You will be asked to present a development or talk about you idea in late October 2009.

Artists will receive:
-An artist fee
-Inclusion in a large marketing campaign for the festival
-A project manager
-Access to a production manager and pact resources.

APPLICATIONS DUE AUGUST 15th, and must not exceed two pages

Send applications to
Contact us at the same address with any enquiries.

Marrickville Contemporary Art Prize 2009 MCAP'09

Call for Entries
Marrickville Contemporary Art Prize 2009 (MCAP'09)

Attention artists living or working in the Marrickville local government area including; Camperdown, Dulwich Hill, Enmore, Erskineville * , Lewisham, Marrickville, Marrickville South, Newtown, Petersham, St.Peters, Stanmore and Tempe.

Entries for artworks in any medium are currently being accepted for MCAP'09, the 3rd annual contemporary art prize showcasing and celebrating the creative talent of our communities, brought to you by At The Vanishing Point Contemporary Art and supported by Marrickville Council.

Open Award $2000 - At The Vanishing Point 11-27 September
Student Award $1000 - Chrissie Cotter Gallery 4-27 September
People's Choice 2 x $250 (Open and Student)

Entry Fee $25/$20 per artwork.

Entries due by 5pm Sunday 23 August 2009

Click here, or, email for an entry form. For further information please call Georgina Pollard on 0423 764 824

Or see the ATVP website or Facebook event;

MCAP'09 is supported by Marrickville Council through the Marrickville Festival Grants Program.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Barbara Licha Selected for the Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing 2009

The Hermit, 2008. Mixed media. 56x76cm

Barbara's drawing, The Hermit, has been selected for this year's Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing.

In Barbara's words: The sequence of "The Hermit" relates back to the memories and experiences of my journey to the Kimberley. I often go back there in my thoughts. I could not forget the power of the land and its spirituality.

The strength of the land and the human fragility, the earth and its infinity is the subject I am interested in at the moment. I try to depict feelings of isolation, contemplation, loneliness and show importance of individual self knowledge.

In The Hermit drawings I also use the graphic elements which for became the symbol of the earth and infinity.

The opening for the Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing Exhibition 7.00 pm Friday 27 February at Adelaide Perry Gallery, corner Hennessy Street and College Street, Croydon NSW.

Exhibition continues until March 28.

Adelaide Perry Gallery opens Monday-Friday 8.30am -4 pm, Saturday 11am - 4pm

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Where are We and How we got here

                                                                                  Bldg 24&15
                                                                                  142 Addison Road
Map of UP Space Gallery and Ultimo Project Studios at Addison Road Centre

The ULTIMO PROJECT artists’ studios evolved out of the artists’ space movements of the late nineteen seventies and early nineteen eighties. These were loose collectives of artists working with an initiative from the Artworkers Union aimed towards securing affordable housing and studio spaces for artists.

The Ultimo Project itself began in 1985 and became an incorporated Association in 1988. The organisation is managed by a voluntary committee of president, secretary, treasurer and up to six ordinary members and is generally self-funded. There have, however, been three or four instances of small amounts of financial assistance from the Australia Council for the Arts since the group’s inception. The group began in Ultimo (thus the name), then moved to Hereford Street, Glebe for six years. They then moved to Coulson Street, Erskineville for eight and a half years and 6 years ago moved again, taking up occupancy of premises at Addison Road Centre, Marrickville.

The aim of the Association since formation has remained primarily to function as a model studio, providing long-term, secure and affordable work spaces for member artists. The organisation currently has twenty fully occupied studios (some shared) with a long waiting list.

Many prominent artists started at the Ultimo Project studios. Artists have traditionally thrived in inner city areas such as Darlinghurst, Glebe and Newtown, valuing the older industrial parts of Sydney where rents were affordable and spaces not pristine. As such spaces are rapidly disappearing from the inner city due to gentrification and development, the serious scarcity of workspace for Sydney’s artists remains an issue of major concern.

The Addison Road Centre is one of the few remaining locations close to the city where artists’ studios can exist, and provides (due to it’s history, other tenants and the Centre’s physical attributes) a “natural” home for an artistic community. It presents an opportunity and a location that the Ultimo Project artists intend to develop for many years to come, building a greater focus for the increasing number of arts practitioners in the Marrickville Local Government Area.

The Ultimo Project artists comprise of sculptures, drawers, painters, photographers, video artist and installation artists.
The collective operates UP Space Gallery adjoining to the studio complex.  It is a not-for-profit, artist run space.  The space provides a professional platform for showcasing works by both emerging and professional artists who are unrepresented by the commercial galleries. It is also a way for the members to engage with the wider community of art practitioners, and by so doing, contribute to the enrichment of Sydney's visual arts culture.  

The Gallery Committee is now receiving proposals from curators and artists.  More information is available on the Application Form.