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JANET CLAYTON GALLERY PRESENTS THERESA BYRNES ARTIST IN CONVERSATION WITH ANNE MARSH, MARTIN NEWMAN & JULIE RRAP

Saturday July 12, from 2pm to 4pm


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Janet Clayton Gallery presents an artist talk with New York based Australian artist Theresa Byrnes in conjunction with her current exhibition Sparrow Heart.

This conversation will explore Theresa’s practice and the relationship between performance and painting.

Three eminent guest panellists, including SCA’s Julie Rrap will join the discussion:

Dr Anne Marsh is Professorial Research Fellow at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, author of Performance Ritual Document (2014), LOOK: Contemporary Australian Photography (2010), Pat Brassington: This is Not a Photograph (2006), The Darkroom: Photography and the Theatre of Desire (2003) and Body and Self: Performance Art in Australia, 1969-1992 (1993). She is a contributing editor for Eyeline Contemporary Visual Arts and she publishes regularly in the arts press.

Art critic Martin Newman, former e-editor at The Daily Mirror, long time blogger on art and technology and media commentator on Five Live & other radio and television broadcasters, will also be on the panel. Newman has  previously reviewed Theresa’s work in New York .

Julie Rrap’s involvement with body art and performance in the mid-70s in Australia influenced her practice as it expanded into photography, painting, sculpture and video. In 1995, she held a survey of her work at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne and in 2007, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney held a major retrospective of Rrap’s work titled Body Double, curated by Victoria Lynn. Rrap is represented by Roslyn Oxley 9 Gallery, Sydney and Arc One Gallery, Melbourne.

For further information and to RSVP to this event, please contact Janet Clayton Gallery: info@janetclaytongallery.com.au

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INTERN FOR THE TINY STADIUMS FESTIVAL

PACT is seeking a keen and dedicated go-getter to support the delivery of Tiny Stadiums, our live art and performance festival based in Erskineville.
 
The Festival Intern will play a key role in supporting the PACT Artistic Program Manager and the Festival Curators in the delivery of the festival on 15 and 22 November 2014. Please click here the full position description.

APPLY
To apply for this internship, please send a cover letter (no more than two pages) addressing the selection criteria and outlining how you will benefit from the internship. Please also provide a CV listing your education and experience (no more than two pages), and a written reference from an industry professional.
 
Applications are due 31st July to artisticprogram@pact.net.au
Internship starts Late September/early October depending on the right candidates availability
The intern must be available for both Live Art Saturdays on 15 and 22 November
 
MORE INFO
For all enquiries: Katy Green Loughrey, Artistic Program Manager, 02 9550 2744 or artisticprogram@pact.net.au 
For information on the 2014 Tiny Stadiums festival: http://www.pact.net.au/2014/02/tinystadiums/

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CALL FOR ARTISTS

The throwaway nature of our consumer culture means that almost everything is disposable, and subsequently often wasted. The Corner Cooperative wants you to rummage through the piles of the disposed. These ‘useless’ items may still have that spark, a chance of second life, a purpose unfulfilled. We challenge you to find it.

The Corner Cooperative invites artists of all disciplines to submit proposals for USELESS, a group exhibition featuring materials that have been recontextualised, recycled or re-purposed

USELESS will be held from October 2nd – 9th 2014 at The Corner Cooperative and is free to enter. To submit an application, please send a single PDF containing a brief outline of the proposed work, your CV, artist statement and up to 8 images of your previous work to hello@thecornercooperative.com by July 18th 2014. All mediums are welcome, including (but not limited to) installation, performance, painting, illustration, photography, sculpture, mixed media and moving image. Preference will be given to artists creating new work.

http://thecornercooperative.com/whats-on/

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CALL TO CREATIVES

A call to creatives to submit proposals to the BEAMS Arts Festival 2014. If you’re a visual and performance artist, animator, artisan, architect, bespoke crafter, designer, production company, creative contemplator or creative agency, BEAMS wants you to share your creative brilliance!

On Saturday 20th September 2014 the BEAMS arts festival will once again illuminate Balfour St and 7 surrounding laneways  for one magical night in Chippendale.

The BEAMS Arts Festival revitalises the creative community and re-imagines the possibilities for the city through collaborative imagination, uniting creative visionaries from all over the map to create a Utopia for one night.

Now in its 3rd year, BEAMS Festival offers an unforgettable visionary experience unlike any other, in which clusters of creatives engage the opus of their imaginations with the public.

Do you have a good idea? Enter now!

This year’s major theme is Utopia echoing the transformation of Chippendale into Sydney’s creative core and perfectly fitting for this year’s festival.

Check out the creative brief and submission details here: http://chippendalecreative.prettypollution.com.au/beams-proposal-sumbission

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday 14th July 2014

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ARTIST OPPORTUNITY

Sydney Coastal Councils Group are looking to commission an artist to design a series of Awards (potentially sculptures) to present to each of their 15 Members Councils at their 25 Year Anniversary Gala Dinner (scheduled for 29 August 2014). Check out the flyer below for more details:

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Do you want to expand your creative skills?

If you are aged between 16-25 years, the ‘Artworks!’ program at Creative Youth Initiative (CYI) may be for you! Check out the details below!

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Grants Program Opens

The Leichhardt Council Grants Program 2014/15 is currently open and accepting applications until Monday, 30 June for the following:

- Community events grants
- Community grants
- Environmental grants
- Seniors grants
- Site & Sound program

Grant applications and guidelines are located at: http://www.leichhardt.nsw.gov.au/Community/Grants-Program

Grants Information Sessions are being held on Thursday, 19 June 2014 at 10.30am and 5.30pm in the Leichhardt Town Hall Supper Room.

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CALL FOR ARTISTS

Boundless Plains: Creative Conversations with Asylum Seekers 

Creative Conversations is seeking to engage different voices in a public dialogue around issues that are facing our nation. This event, Boundless Plains, will particularly focus on the recent issues around Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers. We are inviting artists of different disciplines to respond to the images, stories, media and experiences of those seeking asylum in Australia and the policies that the government currently holds. Artists are encouraged to bring their unique perspective and commentary on the current state of affairs for asylum seekers in Australia. They will be joined by the voices of thinkers and practitioners who engage with these issues in different spheres such as engaging in lobbying and protest, working on the ground with asylum seekers as well as asylum seekers themselves.
Selected works will be displayed at an evening consisting of a visual art exhibition opening, followed by arts performances and a forum on issues facing asylum seekers in Australia, including opportunities to get involved and respond to the issues.


Arts & Forum Evening

Venue: Annandale Creative Arts Centre, 81 Johnston St

Event Date: Sat evening August 9, 2014


For more information contact Helen Wright anncreative@gmail.com 0414 908 986 or go to https://www.facebook.com/events/758755677501874/

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VISUAL ARTS FELLOWSHIP

The William Fletcher Foundation proudly announces the third biennial fellowship for emerging visual artists. This $A25,00 fellowship includes: 3 months accommodation in the prestigious British School at Rom, airfares and travel insurance, and a generous living allowance.
Applications close Friday 4 July. For further details, click on the link below:

http://www.williamfletcherfoundation.org.au/residency.html

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CALL TO ALL CREATIVES

Do you have a great idea for BEAMS Arts Festival 2014? If you’re a visual and performance artist, animator, artisan, architect, bespoke crafter, designer, production company, creative contemplator or creative agency, BEAMS wants you to share your creative brilliance! Check out the creative brief for entry details.