Visual arts

Life on Mars

Michael Rolfe enjoys gallery hospitality.

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Heritage and art connect to educate

 A Chifley Home and Charles Sturt University partnership.

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Our Galleries Our Spaces: Take 2

A great opportunity for people in the sector to come together and see one of the state's newest institutions.

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Tino La Bamba Pozible Campaign

Help Mark Travers publish his journey through regional NSW.

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Moving and shaking: NER online now

Finding a touring exhibition is now much easier!

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The 2014 Mosman Art Prize is open

The prestigious and historic art prizes is calling for entries.

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Free to a good home

Great deal - artwork storage racks for free!

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Your Most Obedient Servant

Australian Museum collection and visual art exhibition to tour.

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CALL OUT: Fishers Ghost Art Award 2014

A highlight of Campbelltown’s annual Festival of Fisher's Ghost.

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Energies and the Arts

Call out for academic papers closing soon.

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HomeGround

Exhibition opportunity for emerging regional NSW artists.

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Artist in Residence

Fairfield City Museum & Gallery seeking expressions of interest.

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Abstraction wins big!

Ildiko Kovacs wins the 2015 Bulgari Art Award.

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What's an Emerging Artist?

Examining the relationship between ARIs and artists.

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Annual Dobell Exhibition Grant opens

$40,000 available for an innovative exhibition program.

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Gallery Grants Explained

Looking for money? Funding for galleries is still available.

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2017 Artist and Curator Residencies awarded

M&G NSW is delighted to announce 5 residencies have been awarded.

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Curator Profile: Bec Dean

ArtChat 2016 is coming. Find out more about Bec Dean one of the speakers we have lined up for you.

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Error Strategy

A new residency and project at Bilpin exploring the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.

 

 

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Vital support for regional touring

Artwork Transport pledges support for regional touring.

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Cosmic Love Wonder Lust: The Imperial Slacks Project

Cosmic Love Wonder Lust brings together the artists of Imperial Slacks, an artist run collective formed in 2000.

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SHOWCASE: Deborah Kelly

We talk to Deborah Kelly, about her exhibition currently on tour throughout Australia

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A new approach to learning resources at the MCA

A change of focus on what the museum offers both teachers and students.

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Artist and curator residencies (ACR) awarded

New ACRs have been announced. Congratulations to all recipients.

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SHOWCASE: Louise Weaver

We talk to artist Louise Weaver about her work and the touring exhibition Soft Core.

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SHOWCASE: Felicity Fenner

Forte magazine interviews Dr Felicity Fenner, curator of the touring exhibition People Like Us.

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Interview - Brett Adlington, Director, Lismore Regional Gallery

Another in our series of interviews with regional and public gallery directors.

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Interview - Paul Brinkman, Director, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre

Another in our series of interviews with regional and public gallery directors. 

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The National: New Australian Art

Three of Sydney’s premier cultural institutions are establishing a major new exhibition partnership.

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National Day of Action

Stop the Attack on the Arts: National Day of Action

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Interview - Vivien Clyne, Director, Moree Plains Gallery

Another in our series of interviews with regional and public gallery directors.

 

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Curator Profile: Micheal Do

ArtChat 2016 is coming. Find out more about some of talented speakers we have lined up for you.

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Art changes lives

Show your support and stand up for Australian arts!

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Michael Lynch - Keynote Address

Arts Funding in an Age of Disruption at the Regional & Public Galleries NSW Conference 2016.

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Black White & Restive

 A major exhibition at Newcastle Art Gallery exploring engagements between Aboriginal and non-Indigenous artists. 

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Interview - Jenny Cheeseman, Director, Peacock Gallery and Auburn Arts Studio

Another in our series of interviews with regional and public gallery directors. 

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MAMA appoints a new Director

AlburyCity has announced the appointment of Bree Pickering as the new Director of Murray Art Museum Albury. 

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Mike Parr - Burning Down the House

At the launch of the Embassy of Disappearance at Carriageworks, Mike Parr performed an action in the carpark outside titled Burning Down the House as part of the Biennale of Sydney ‪2016.

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Interview - Lisa Loader, Director, Orange Regional Gallery

The first in our series of interviews with regional and public gallery directors.

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Auction Action at Firstdraft

Artworks donated by alumni & supporters go under the hammer.

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Interview - George Adams, Co-Founder, MOP Projects

With MOP Projects soon to close we sat down with director and co-founder George Adams and asked about the history of MOP and his thoughts on the future of artist run initiatives.

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Interview - Debbie Abraham, Director, Lake Macquarie City Art

Another in our series of interviews with regional and public gallery directors. 

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Indigenous artists shine in Nganampa Kililpil: Our Stars

Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre's ambitious exhibition is the first major survey of art from Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunyjatjara Lands.

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Lighting spotfires under a palace of colonial power

Garden Palace, which burned to the ground in 1882, was a monument to empire's glory. Indigenous artist Jonathan Jones is now working on an epic exhibition that will explore this historical epoch from an Aboriginal perspective.

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Australia Council: Information Session for Western Sydney

Western Sydney artists, groups and collectives are invited to attend a grants information session at Blacktown Arts Centre.

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Australian Centre for Photography appoints a new Director

Cherie McNair has been appointment as permanent Director at the ACP.

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Enter the Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award 2017

The bi-annual award for original works on or about paper.

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Soft Core funding success

M&G NSW secures Visions of Australia grant to support touring exhibition Soft Core.

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Donation deletes debt at NERAM

NERAM has received a donation which will pay the remainder of the ‘debt’ owed to Armidale Regional Council.

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Interview - Ray Wholohan, Coordinator, Griffith Regional Art Gallery

Another in our series of interviews with regional and public gallery directors. 

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Art Gallery of New South Wales announces new Deputy Director and Director of Collections

 The AGNSW has announced the appointment of Maud Page to the position of Deputy Director and Director of Collections.

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Filling the Gap

Recovering Australia's lost women artists project.

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Interview - John Monteleone, Director, Wollongong Art Gallery

Another in our series of interviews with regional and public gallery directors.

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MAMA seeks new team to continue success

Director Jacqui Hemsley and Curator Bianca Acimovic are departing.

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Lismore Regional Gallery has a builder

Lismore celebrates the final bureaucratic process for the galleries relocation. 

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The National

The initial selection of nine artists for the inaugural exhibition of The National have been released.

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$1.2 million donation of artworks puts regional collection on the map

The New England Regional Art Museum (NERAM) in Armidale has received a donation of 11 artworks by leading Australian artists.

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Dream Machines

Bringing together artists whose practice exploits the harmony that exists between science, technology, engineering, maths and art.

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Interview - Glenn Barkley, Curator, Objects in Space: Artists in the Garden

We recently travelled out to the Peacock Gallery & Auburn Arts Studio situated in Auburn’s Botanical Gardens and spoke with ...

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ArtChat 2016 presentations

Video documentation of the presentations from ArtChat 2016.

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Launch of Di'van | A Journal of Accounts - Art, Culture, Theory

Conceived to offer critical interpretations of contemporary visual art and its broader art historical, theoretical and socio-political contexts.

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Cementa 17

More than 60 artists will make, exhibit and perform works throughout 20 venues across the town of Kandos and beyond.

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The economics of Australia’s small-to-medium visual arts sector

Australia’s small to medium visual arts organisations are expected to do about double the work for less than half the funding, according to a new research report launched by NAVA.

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New on the National Exhibition Register

The National Exhibition Register is bigger, better, online and on demand.

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Change of Leadership for NAVA

After twenty-two years, Tamara Winikoff has announced her resignation as Executive Director of the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA).

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SHOWCASE: The Curators’ Department

We talk to Holly Williams about the Curators’ Department and the touring exhibition Creative Accounting.

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Interview - Micheal Do, Curator, Soft Core

We spoke to Micheal Do about his new exhibition Soft Core, currently at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre before touring nationally. 

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2017 Dobell Exhibition Grant recipients announced

We are delighted to announce that the Dobell Exhibition Grant will support two regional NSW galleries.

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Moving Histories // Future Projections - interview with curators Diana Smith & Kelly Doley

Moving Histories // Future Projections brings together some of Australia’s leading female contemporary artists working across screen based media.

 

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Gallery Grants now open

Supporting the development of innovative curated visual art exhibitions in regional NSW galleries and assistance for galleries to target and develop new audiences.

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Goulburn Regional Art Gallery appoints a new Director

Goulburn Mulwaree Council has announced the appointment of Gina Mobayed as the new Director of Goulburn Regional Art Gallery.

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The Battle of Sydney Harbour

Six Australian and Japanese artists have been invited by Mosman Art Gallery to interpret the remarkable story of when three Japanese midget submarines launched a brazen strike on Sydney.

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Bundanon Trust reveal a Masterplan design for Riversdale property

The Masterplan design includes a creative learning centre, a contemporary visitor hub, accommodation and a contemporary art gallery – partially buried into the landscape.

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Biennale of Sydney appoints a new Director and CEO

The Biennale of Sydney has announced the appointment of Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker as their new Director and Chief Executive Officer.

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Interview - Andrew Frost, Curator, Another Green World

Another Green World: The Landscape of the 21st Century surveys art of the landscape in the contemporary era by female contemporary artists both emerging and established.

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Interview- Joni Taylor, Curator, The Long Paddock

The Long Paddock explores the history and the future of the Travelling Stock Routes network. This vast system of shared regional trails has inspired artists from across the country to respond with video, sculptural and sound installations.

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ACHAA exhibition hits the road

From our place: an exhibition from NSW Aboriginal cultural centres starts its NSW tour this month.

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The Australian Centre for Photography appoints a new curator

The ACP has announced the appointment of Dr. Allison Holland as Curator.

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Creative country: 98% of Australians engage with the arts

The arts play a role in the lives of 98% of the Australian population, according to a new Australia Council survey.

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Bayanihan Philippine Art Project

Bayanihan Philippine Art Project presents contemporary Filipino art across Sydney

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Presenting contemporary Filipino art across Sydney

The Bayanihan Philippine Art Project is one of the most significant explorations of Filipino art ever presented in Australia.

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SHOWCASE: Justene Williams

We talk to Justene Williams about her exhibition currently touring nationally.

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Interview - David Griggs

We spoke to David Griggs about his survey exhibition BETWEEN NATURE AND SIN, currently at Campbelltown Arts Centre before touring nationally. 

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Collaborations and Partnerships

Towards new curatorial models and modes of working, an event presented by Regional and Public Galleries NSW, and supported by Mosman Art Gallery and Museums and Galleries of NSW.

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ArtChat 2017 presentations

Video documentation of the presentations from ArtChat 2017.

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Alan Sisley Memorial Fellowship 2017 recipient announced

RPG NSW has announced Curator, Ingrid Hedgcock of Tweed Regional Gallery and Margaret Olley Art Centre as the 2017 fellowship recipient.

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Public Galleries Summit to be held in Sydney

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M&G NSW is on Instagram!

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Interview - Lee-Anne Hall, Director, Penrith Regional Gallery and The Lewers Bequest

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Moving Histories // Future Projections - interview with curators Diana Smith & Kelly Doley

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Talking Machines - the machines that transformed Australia, brought to life.

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The muddy waters of art and money

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Interview with Michael Harvey, visitor experience lead on Action Stations

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MAAS regional workshops

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Regional Cultural Fund - training available

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The move is on!

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