Sunday, October 30, 2011

arts news and opportunities November 2011

This month at CASPA

Melissa Scott - Emotional Cripple

A series of satirical linocut prints that explore themes of

separation, loneliness, desire and abandonment.

Opening Friday 4 November 6pm – Friday 25 November

Patterns - Oliver Holmsgren

A Photographic Exhibition

Opening Saturday 26 November 6pm – Sunday 27 November

Exhibiting at CASPA

Are you an artist looking for an easy way to exhibit your work?

affordable gallery hire - no commissions on sales - central Castlemaine location

contact Scott on 0401 411 881 to find out how you can exhibit at CASPA

Mount Alexander Arts Space

Community Arts Centre

Thursday 10 November 6.30pm – 9pm

Senior Citizens Centre, behind the library

A focus group conversation discussing the need for a community arts facility. All welcome!

Info & R.S.V.P. Kir Lawill 0412951107


Contemporary Art Society of Victoria – Burnley

Friday 2 to Sunday 4 December, from 8am to 8pm

As an organisation for visual artists, the Contemporary Art Society of Victoria Inc. takes pleasure in inviting your members and associates to enter our eighth annual Art at Burnley Harbour exhibition, a showcase of artworks by both established and emerging artists. We welcome them to enter their contemporary artworks in a variety of 2D and 3D media - painting, drawing, photography, mixed media, ceramics & sculpture, etc.

Entry fee: $7 per work. Maximum 6 works per artist.

Entry form/payment deadline: Friday 18 NOVEMBER 2011.

Entry forms and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) fact sheet can be downloaded from the Society's website:

For more info call (03) 9428 0568

You can also lodge and pay for your entries online!

Art at Burnley Harbour 2010 was a great success: over 600 artworks on display, over 2500 visitors, and many artwork sales!

Burnley Harbour is located on the banks of the Yarra River in Richmond (see map on our website, or Melway maps 58 Ref: F1, & 2M Ref: B2).

Publicity and promotion will include over ten 8' x 6' signboards installed in prominent locations arround Melbourne, and other signage.

Internship available at FortyFiveDownstairs

An exciting opportunity exists for an Intern to gain valuable experience and insights as part of the small team at one of Melbourne's leading arts venues.

fortyfivedownstairs is an independent arts venue comprising a theatre and two galleries. The Intern will be working alongside gallery and theatre staff, assisting with the running of a full arts programme in the multiple spaces.

This is a three and a half day a week role, starting in November 2011. The role is both hands-on and administrative and involves flexible hours.

Email for a full job description. Applicants should send a brief resume (2pp), with a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria outlined in the job description.

Applications close 5.00pm, 4 November 2011

Philippa Jelbart, Venue Manager

Fortyfivedownstairs (03) 9662 9966

Other exhibitions

3 Printmakers 6 Hands 1 Work

Dianna Orinda Burns - Kir Lawill - Robin Gibson

La Trobe Uni Visual Arts Centre

View St Bendigo

Until 2 November

Turtle Tracks – Life & Legends of the Sea Turtle

Kaye Dixon

Phee Broadway Theatre Foyer

Until 2 November

Life on Earth

Zoe Amor

MARS Gallery

418 Bay St, Port Melbourne

Until 6 November

Lorne Sculpture

Group exhibition featuring about 100 artists

Lorne foreshore and shopping strip

Until 6 Nov

Landscapes Seascapes Sandscapes Escapes

Ben Laycock

Elphinstone Hotel

Opening Friday 11 November 5pm until 11 December

Chance Encounters

Bill Sampson drawings in paint, and sculpture

MARS Gallery

418 Bay St, Port Melbourne

Until 6 November

Muzzle Zeal - Ry Haskings

Whatever doesn't Work - Lisa Radford, Lane Cormick & Masato Takasaka

Social Contract 44 - Melissa MacFarlane & Digby Banks

Stockroom Kyneton

98 Piper Street, Kyneton

Until 6 November

Bulabil boordup djerrup barboon yinin da booyegigat nonoongarrang gananoonoon mangkie marrambin

(two good mates celebrate the creation of our thoughts with you)

Kate Zizys (etchings & drawings)

Mick Harding (wood artifacts & print overlaid with copic markers)

Gecko Studio Gallery

15 Falls Rd, Fish Creek

Until 19 November

In Suspense

Group exhibition including Sheridan Jones and Clayton Tremlett

Artists are invited to submit small scale objects that are designed to be suspended (or not)

and for which the act of suspension enhances or subverts their reading.

Handheld Gallery

Suite 18, upstairs, Paramount Arcade

108 Bourke Street, Melbourne

3 – 26 November

Castlemaine State Festival Art Auction

Saturday 12th Nov

6pm viewing - 7.30 start

Castlemaine Town Hall

Poetry and prose

Castlemaine Word Mine

Out of the Blocks

Adam Ford, guest reader

Wednesday 16 November, 7:30pm

Anglican Church Hall

Forest St, Castlemaine

gold coin donation, raffle, BYO

The Blue Dressing Gown

Ross Donlon

Dr Robyn Rowland AO launches Ross’ new book

3pm Sunday 20 November, 3pm

Anglican Church Hall

Forest St, Castlemaine


Rex Watts & Mick Ahearne

Sunday 6 & 13 November, 1.00pm - 4.00pm

Red Hill Hotel

163 Main Rd, Chewton

Blue Diamonds

Sunday 6 November, 5pm – 8pm

Red Hill Hotel

163 Main Rd, Chewton

Songs With Legs

Fay White and Jane Thompson

Sunday 6 November 3pm -5pm

An intimate house concert in a beautiful historic homestead...

A duo of lyrical voices accompanied by captivating combinations

of guitar, accordion, ukulele, tin whistle and percussion.

Fay and Jane bring artful, funny and poignant lyrics

from a range of song-writers including songs from Fay’s recently released CD

Lochinver Farm Estate

245 Baringhup Road, Carisbrook

Tickets $20 - Includes good coffee, tea and luscious cakes

Bookings essential – 5461 5471 (Fay) or 5464 2356 (Lochinver Farm)

Gateway to the Goldfields Busking Festival

The first ever Gateway to the Goldfields Busking Festival takes place over the weekend of 11th to 13th November, jam packed with music, performers, activities and entertainment.

Be part of this exciting new event & register now. We are seeking entertainers, artists and performers of all genres and all ages. We invite magicans, musicians, chalk artists, jugglers, singers, circus performers, swords swallowers, human statues, animal acts, fire twirlers: if you can hold an audience for more than 3 minutes, we want you!

For more information about the Gateway to the Goldfields Busking Festival find us on facebook or ring the Elphinstone Hotel on 5473 3199. To discuss your performance in more detail contact Jacqueline on 0487 323 005 or email

Soul Voices

Workshop with Geoffrey Williams

Sat 12 November, 10am – 3pm. $45 incl lunch

Geoffrey is an internationally respected soul vocalist and has presented workshops at the Woodforde Folk Festival and the Daylesford Boite singers festival. Geoffrey’s passion for both singing and writing “Soul” music is truly inspiring, so whether you have never sung before, sing in the shower or sing through the day, this workshop caters for all.

Bookings essential! Call Georgina 5423 9397 or 0425 766 799

Martin Myles CD Launch

Saturday 12 Nov, 3pm

Elphinstone Hotel

Taradale Community Concert

Friday 18th November

the community concert is happening again on Friday 18th November. We have some great entertainers that have donated there time already but If there are any stars out there

who would like to perform I would love to here from you. Also need a great audience so hope to see you there as this is another way of supporting the Taradale

Festival and thus the community and also have a great night's entertainment.

Tickets at the door adults $10 children $5 Bring a plate to share for supper after concert

Lucky Stiff

Three’s a Crowd productions

This zany murder mystery is about an unassuming English shoe salesman forced to take the corpse of his recently-murdered Atlantic City croupier uncle on a week-long vacation to Monte Carlo.

Friday 11 & Saturday 12 November 8pm

Friday 18 & Saturday 19 November 8pm

Friday 25 & Saturday 26 November8pm

Sunday 13 and 20 November 2pm

Phee Broadway Theatre


Shane Howard + Two Feet of Tofu

Saturday 19 November, 6pm

Elphinstone Hotel

Blue Diamonds

benefit gig

Saturday 26 November, 6pm

Guildford Music Hall (next to the Guildford pub)

They want to get Gary the Honey man from Wesley Hill Market off to Cambodia to help defuse land mines. There are a lot of Vietnam vets working there for nothing to help diffuse a huge problem which will be there for 200 years to come. Kids are still getting their legs blown off and land use is still fairly hopeless even after all this time. There are many places where families and villages cannot sustain a livelihood for themselves because of the landmines that are still sitting there after all these years. They want to help Gary get over there and represent our community. The benefit is also to get the issue publicised. Once Gary is there, the Vietnam Association here in Australia seems to have money to sustain him once he is there but he has to pay his own way. There will be other bands involved and I will keep you posted as that takes shape.

Sunday, August 07, 2011

August opportunities

Spring Sculpcha Prize – Lot 19


+ Tonksculpcha Prize $1500

+ Garage Art Foundry Prize

+ Helen Kelly ‘Unqualified’ Prize

MoreArt – Moreland City Council Public Sculpcha Prize

Deadline 5th August

Fleurieu Landscape Prize $90,000 Deadline 5th August


$5,000 non acquisitive

The resulting exhibition will inhabit the industrial Substation in Newport – an incredible venue in Melbourne's inner west. We are encouraging submissions from artists from all locations who work across all mediums of the visual arts.

The 2011 judges are Karen Quinlan, Director Bendigo Art Gallery and Alex Baker, Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, NGV.


Toyota Community Spirit Gallery Sculpture Exhibition

Applications close 22 August 2011

The annual Indoor Outdoor Sculpture exhibition is open to all Victorian based sculptors of any level of experience from emerging to established artists. The exhibition is designed to showcase the diversity and excellence of sculpture practice in Victoria. There is no cost to apply, no commission on sales and a small fee is available to successful applicants to assist with transport and installation. All successful applicants to the Toyota Community Spirit Gallery program are eligible to apply for the $10,000 Toyota Community Spirit Artist Travel Award.

For more information and application forms visit

Maritime Prize – ‘Humanity & The Sea’ $15,000 Deadline 5th September

Whyalla Prize $25,000 Deadline 30th September

Monday, November 01, 2010

November ARTS NEWS

Glenlyon Sculpcha Show

Glenlyon Town Hall

Opening Saturday 30th October at 10 am until 7th November

Now Look Here

Mamunya Photo Exhibition

Market Building Mostyn St Castlemaine

Friends of the Box-Ironbark Forests is holding an exhibition of photos highlighting the remarkable beauty of our local woodlands.

Photos have been selected from the gallery of the website of the Friends of the Box-Ironbark Forests

The title of the exhibition emphasises that apparently modest scrub can reveal wonders when you look closely.

The exhibition continues a tradition the Friends started in 1999 with their first Mamunya festival. This word comes from a Dja Dja Wurrung chant, ‘pata, mamunya, jirarunga,’ meaning, ‘wait a while, don’t touch it, growing up.’ Goldfields woodlands were devastated in the nineteenth century, and their regeneration has been a long and remarkable story. This exhibition celebrates that regeneration.

The exhibition will finish at the end of October.


Monoprints by Kir Larwill

r e d g a l l e r y 157 St Georges Road Fitzroy North

Opening night Wednesday 3 November 6-8pm

Exhibition dates 3-20 November 2010

Abbie Heathcote -

Phee Broadway Theatre foyer

Mechanics Lane (next to the Library) Castlemaine

till 3 November

Illuminated by Fire

Photos by Deanna Neville

Featuring Maldon Baringhup & Walmer Fire Brigades

The Fire Tower, atop Mt Tarrangower, Maldon

Saturday 6th November 7pm

(bring the family – sausage sizzle onsite).

I am involved in a Regional Arts Victoria project as one of eleven artists in Regional Victoria. We are collaborating around the theme Illuminated by Fire. I have been working with the Maldon Group Fire Brigade to produce their photographs and stories and I will be revealing my largest works yet!

Please come to this unique event, and if you are a member of your local fire brigade please wear your ‘yellows’. It will be a spectacular showcase of trucks, CFA members, and photographs produced by the members and myself.

Deanna Neville

Focus on Community

Projects that support the community

PO Box 365, Castlemaine 3450 Vic Australia

M 0428 751 090

Drawing Daisy Bates

By Sally Scott

Castlemaine Art Gallery Littleton St

Till 7th November

Spring Sculpcha Prize

Lot19 Langslow St Castlemaine

jonathan leahey noah grosz dave waters ben laycock

frank veldze ben Sheppard paul allen sime nugent alex sanson

les thorton jenny morton james Kenyon paul turbitt kate stones

andrew wood nicola loader zoe amor alice steel david marshall

benz smith taron Stanley bronwyn silver Kerry Cannon

Eliza Gilchrist Candy Stevens and more!

Open 12-4 on weekends till Sunday 7th November

More Than Skin-Deep

Biomorphic Ceramic sculpchas by Maria Vanhees

The La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre

View St Bendigo

Closing Sunday 7 November

Rocket Science

New works by Craig McDonald

Kick Gallery

4 Peel St Collingwood

Opening; Thursday 11th November at 6 oclock

Closing November 27th

Paintings by Jennie Stewart

Yengari Shelf Life Gallery

Main Rd Taradale

Hours 11-6 Fri Sat Sun

Till November 26th

Ph: Marg Barry 03 5423 2828