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The Brunswick Studio Walk this Sunday

The Brunswick Studio Walk is a free event on Sunday February 28, 2016, between 12-5pm.

The self-directed walk allows participants to stroll at their own pace across seven locations between Brunswick and Anstey Stations.

12647121_970784452997984_6125704786045914713_n The walk encourages participants’ discovery of new art, small vibrant galleries and artists’ studios, and emerging artists. The host sites across Brunswick include The Pea Green Boat, SoCA, Studio 23a, Studio Brunswick, Squishface Studio, 33 Tinning St and Tinning St Presents. Each venue will function as an open studio, exhibiting works representative of the culture of each space.  

 This exciting occasion will generate connections between artists, galleries and studios as well as expand awareness of art facilities, locations and practices. It will also provide a great opportunity for people to come together and explore an active area of Moreland’s creative community.

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ArtPlay New Ideas Hub

Applications close 4 March

ArtPlay New Ideas Lab provides an opportunity for artists to propose new projects to undertake at ArtPlay as part of our ongoing creative arts program for children up to 12 years of age and their families.

Expressions of Interest open Monday 22 February and close Friday 1 April 2016.

New ideas from artists of all disciplines for creative arts programming are welcome, including:

  • installations
  • interactive exhibitions
  • workshops
  • any creative developments where children and families are co-creators.

ArtPlay New Ideas Lab supports proposals between $5000 to $20,000 – this range includes the artists’ fee, consumable materials and specialist equipment.

Artists do not necessarily need experience in working with children.

Projects must explore new ideas and new collaborations. Children and families must be part of the development process.

In 2016-17, we will assess all ideas put forward based on merit, however, artists are encouraged to consider putting forward proposals that target children under five years, and DIY interactive installations for children 3+ years that would suit our gallery space as we haven’t received many proposals covering these areas in the past.

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Tinning Street Presents – Nut Ice

d7e43b98-854e-4a66-aca2-e01a30b29f05b70bff32-91db-4aeb-b2e8-f02ba5505a49Nut Ice – Clare Longley

Opening Thursday 25 Feb, 6pm

Hot Slap (Smiling and Slipping) 1, by Clare Longley
Nut Ice, a new body of work and debut solo exhibition by Clare Longley explores the seductive differences, as well as similarities between inside and outside, modesty and glamour. With a timidity of touch, the silk and multimedia works reflect upon the relationship between the every day and the intimate, arousing a sense of romance amongst the familiar and the unknown.

Clare Longley is an emerging artist based in Melbourne, with recent exhibitions including the Victorian College of the Arts Graduate Exhibition (2014), The Ladies Exhibition, aMBUSH (2015) and a commission work for Sugar Mountain Festival (2016) in collaboration with Prue Stent and Honey Long.
Making Eggs (Pretending Like it Means Something)  by Clare Longley

Clare Longley

ffc1d7d9-abd7-4bcc-8d6a-af71bb40ef24Tinning Street is open:
Thursday – Sunday
11 – 5pm
Enter via Ilhan Lane

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Art Shop Closing Discounts

Caulfield Art Supplies at 119 Station St, Malvern 3144 – phone 03 85294402 (walking distance from Malvern Station) Most weekdays from 10am is closing down in the next month or so and has the most amazing stuff for often less than 1/2 price

Brushes, art paper, inks and special drawing equipment. rare reproductions & art books, tools, canvases, paints , printmaking stuff, sculpture stuff, and some conservation stuff etc They are emptying their warehouse and need to move the stuff.


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Stanthorpe Art Festival

Entries close Monday 21 March 2016

Entries are now open for the 2016 Stanthorpe Art Festival.

Every two years, artists from around Australia and the rest of the world, are invited to participate in the Stanthorpe Art Festival. 2016 boasts two very impressive judges. Ron Ramsey from the Ian Potter Museum of Art at the University of Melbourne will judge 2D works and Jason Smith from QAGoMA in Brisbane will judge 3D works.

Judges will carry out their own pre selection from entries received. At the final judging prior to opening night each judge will select a winner from their area and then work together to select the overall winner.

The festival is open to both emerging and professional artists and both 2D and 3D artwork is encouraged. Entries are now open and artists who enter will have the chance of winning one of the seven prizes including the $20 000 major prize.

In 2016 there are 7 prizes from $500 – $20,000.

The competition is open to local, national and international artists. Cost: $30 to enter per entry.

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