The Paddington Art Prize is a $25,000 national acquisitive prize for a painting inspired by the Australian landscape. The 2017 finalists have been selected by Nick Vickers, Ann Thomson and Edmund Capon.
SITEWORKS returns with the theme ‘The Birds & the Bees’. The event will bring together artists, scientists, environmentalists, scholars and community voices for an interesting weekend of quirky festivities.
Blak Markets features more than 20 stalls selling handmade items, accessories, jewellery, art, photography and bush tucker by Aboriginal makers and food producers from around NSW, and paintings from APY Art Centre Collective.
Polly Borland has won the he coveted Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award, receiving $25,000 for her work Two Heads A (2016), to be acquired as part of the Gold Coast City Gallery collection.
“Esther [Anatolitis] has long been recognised as a respected, insightful and fearless advocate for the arts,” said Tony Burke, Shadow Minister for the Arts. “Every breath of her advocacy has been underscored by the principle of keeping artists themselves at the centre of policy.
Thirty leading Australian contemporary artists and collectives have been selected for the next instalment of the Adelaide Biennial – the country’s longest-running survey of contemporary Australian art.
Following a successful launch in 2015, the Maggie Diaz Photography Prize for Women (MDPPfW) returns. The biennial prize celebrates the life of Maggie Diaz, a commercial, portrait and street photographer, recognised for her use of ambient light.
Lynne Roberts-Goodwin's photographic works display signs of human interaction with the natural world, with past pieces documenting endangered species and illuminating the link between historic human migration and the flight of birds, often in their high altitude habitats.
ANTIDOTE is a radical festival providing a necessary bridge between ideas, art and action. Its schedule boasts both far-flung and local activist personalities whose stories will help inspire and inform Australians who are fed up with the advent of advertorials and ‘fake news’.