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 / bl├╝tenweiss 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