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May 10, 20158th Australian Print Symposium

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The professional development opportunity I attended was the 8th Australian Print Symposium: The Known World. This event was held at the National Gallery in Canberra between 01 – 03 May 2015. I set off for Canberra to attend the 8th Australian Print Symposium – “The Known World” with a contingent of a half dozen others from Townsville expecting to be informed and inspired – I was not disappointed. The three day program included national and international speakers reflecting the broad interests and key issues in the printmaking sector. There were seven plenary sessions of 24 keynote speakers and panel debates, sessions of papers and showcases exploring current ideas, research and practices. I also had the opportunity to view the National Contemporary’s gallery exhibition opening of Streetwise: contemporary print culture and view the National Gallery’s James Turrell: A restrospective exhibition. I attended the social program of conference, including the reception and…
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May 7, 2015Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship Secondary School Portrait Prize

The Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship Secondary School Portrait Prize is open to all Townsville-based secondary school students in any year level. Entrants may submit work in any two-dimensional medium. The only artistic criterion is that the work must be a portrait. Finalists and Prize Money Digital images of all the entries, along with physical works by 10 finalists selected from the submitted images, will be displayed at Umbrella Studio contemporary arts from 25 September until 1 November. From the 10 finalists, a winner will be selected and awarded a $200 cash prize. Key Dates ENTRIES OPEN | Friday 8 May 2015 ENTRIES CLOSE | 5pm Friday 4 September 2015 FINALISTS SELECTED | Friday 11 September 2015 DISPLAY OF FINALISTS’ WORKS AND ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNER | The exhibition will be displayed in the Umbrella Studio contemporary arts Stairwell space from 25 September – 1 November 2015. The winner will be announced at a launch at 6pm Friday 25 September. CLICK HERE TO APPLY NOW


May 5, 2015Callout: On-site Artist Residency – South-East Queensland

TheGRID: Hybrid Arts Collective Inc., and Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery invite applications from artists for a fifteen week residency at theGRID. Artists must have more than five years’ professional practice and reside outside the Toowoomba region. ‘Off theGRID Too!’ builds on the 2013 pilot project and is a residency program offering a visiting artist a full time studio at theGRID. The residency will culminate in a four-week exhibition at the Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery. A condition of this residency is that the successful applicant will share the studio in a mentoring capacity with a local, emerging artist. The successful applicant will participate in selecting this artist. During the period of the residency the successful applicant will also be required to: Bring a recently completed work for display at the beginning of the residency Deliver 2 x artist talks at TRAG (1 x introductory, 1 x concluding) Welcome the public to…
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