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Archive for November, 2007

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10-4 Calling all artists!

Call for Artists : Brisbane Festival 2008 Under the Radar
Deadline: 7 December 2007, QLD
Theatre makers and artists, the time of flying under the radar is over, its time to bust out your best work and step into the limelight! BF08 under the radar, Brisbane Festival 10 day fringe festival, needs a programme! …more

Call for Artists : The Linden Postcard Show 2008
Deadline: 3 December 2007, VIC
The Linden Postcard show is an open entry award exhibition featuring small format contemporary work. The exhibition has become a prominent event in the Australian cultural calendar and attracts thousands of visitors. …more

Call for Artists : The Bald Archy Prize 2008
Deadline: 15 January 2008
The Bald Archy Prize provides artists of all styles and standards with a genuine opportunity, ranging from the hilarious to the bizarrely vulgar, to create portrait paintings of humour, dark satire, light comedy or caricature. …more

Call for Artists : Tap Gallery Indoor Christmas Art Market
Deadline: 5 December 2007, Sydney
TAP Gallery in Darlinghurst Sydney are currently inviting submissions from artists for its indoor Christmas art, craft & healing market, to be held at the Gallery on 16 December 2007. …more

Call for Artists : Artiade 2008 Olympics of Visual Art
Deadline: 31 December 2007
Registration for the fourth ARTIADE – Olympic Games of Art 2008, under the aegis of the Hellenic Republic, is from November 1st 2007 to March 31st 2008 opened once again. …more

Call for Poets : Tom Collins Poetry Prize
Deadline: 31 December 2007
Established in 1938, The Fellowship of Australian Writers WA (FAWWA) is Western Australia’s longest established writers’ organisation. Poets across Australia are invited to enter the 2008 competition, with cash prizes up to $1000. …more

National Award for Women Leaders

The CLW Leadership Achievement Award has been established to recognise women in the community who use their own initiative to create and implement projects for the benefit of the community and in collaboration with the community. It aims to encourage leadership of Australian women and to advance the rights and status of women in Australia.

Applications for the award close on the 22nd December 2007. So get cracking!

StreetSmart – helping the homeless!

StreetSmart Australia was established in 2003 to support and strengthen smaller, grassroots community organisations helping the homeless. These smaller organisations are critical in helping many people in crisis. StreetSmart helps out by raising funds and delivering financial grants, raising community awareness of the issues of homelessness and assisting these organisations to connect across their communities.

When money is raised from the public through our fundraising events, 100 per cent of all donations is distributed in the form of grants. To date they have raised and distributed over $250,000. They support critical services, social inclusion, empowerment and sustainable change for the homeless.

StreetSmart Australia is a not-for-profit, public company, limited by guarantee, with charitable status as an Income Tax Exempt Charity (ITEC), registered as a fundraiser in Victoria and New South Wales.

Dine out at one of the participating restaurants up to 24th December 2007 to make a difference!

DJ PJ goes wild!

When it comes to old school DJ’s one name is always thrown around, DJ PJ. He has been associated with the club scene for more then a decade and has worked his way through the ranks to become a respected and recognised DJ working in some of Sydney’s and Western Sydney’s biggest venues.

It was DJ PJ’s cross over into the dance revolution on radio that he his now more known for, leading the way as an announcer and club DJ on stations such as WILD FM, DANCE FM and more recently the host and producer for the Wild Nights dance program on the Sydney station The Edge 96.1.

DJ PJ believes it is the likes of such radio stations and programs that help keep the profile of the dance scene alive in Australia, PJ said, “it gives us the opportunity to spotlight the awesome talents of Aussie producers and DJs, we have some of the hottest talented people right here in Australia. Over the past years we have profiled the likes of Bexta, Amber Savage, Craig Obey, Mr Timothy, Josh, Miss Tracy, John Course, Andy Golden, Kid Kenobi and a heap more plus international producers such as Armand Van Helden, Brooklyn Bounce, Stonebridge, Ferry Corsten just to name a few ” …

You can catch the sexy tunes spun by DJ PJ every Friday night at Oneworld Sport Parramatta.

Art in the Park 2007

Cross-pollinations recalls the history of Maundrell Park as a former plant nursery containing seedbeds, ferneries, fishponds and a hothouse. The exhibition brings together local artists with those from further afield, and seeks to propagate new perspectives on how our ‘natural’ environment is understood, shaped and contested.

Exhibiting artists include James Gulliver Hancock, Indonesian collective Tanam Untuk Kehidupan, Brendan Penzer (presenting an interactive art marathon involving 100 sculptures shown over 5 hours…), Jane Gillings, Greg Shapley, Elke Wohlfahrt, Rebecca Pearson, Huyen-Trang Tran, Tessa Rapaport & Karl Logge and Nobody.

Presented by Marrickville Council, ‘Art in the Park’ is now in its fourth year, and continues to showcase the work of emerging and established artists in a unique outdoor gallery space.

Bring along a picnic and be a part of the conversation.

WHERE: Maundrell Park, Petersham (Corner of Stanmore Rd. and Hopetoun St.)
WHEN: Sunday 9th December 2007, 11am-4pm

For more information ring 02 9335 2222

Extraordinary Images Of Ordinary People

Among the black-and-white photographs of moustachioed police officers, middle-class mothers and farmers in their Sunday best on display at the Art Gallery of NSW is a portrait of an older man with dishevelled hair and a twinkle in his eyes.

His name is August Sander, the photographer who made it his life’s work to create a photographic record of the German people. By the time he died in 1964, Sander had taken about 50,000 photographs.

When business was slow at his commercial studio in Cologne, he would load his tripod, large-format camera and glass negative plates onto his bike and cycle through the surrounding countryside, taking photos of peasants, country girls and manual labourers.

In the city he took studio shots of middle-class professionals and wealthy tradesmen, but he also sought out the disabled, the insane and the dying. He divided his images into seven categories: The Farmer, The Skilled Tradesman, The Woman, Classes and Professions, The Artists, The City and The Last People.

This exhibition of 155 photographs, being shown in Sydney only, acknowledges August Sander’s interest in typologies and his aim to produce a definitive ‘atlas’ of the German people. Also included are Sander’s photographs of the landscape surrounding Cologne, and of the interior of his home and studio.

17 November 2007 – 3 February 2008
Rudy Komon gallery, Upper Level
Art Gallary of NSW

Vue de Monde is Australia’s restaurant of the year!

New South Wales led the way followed by South Australia at this year’s prestigious Savour Australia Restaurant and Catering Awards for Excellence but it was Victoria that walked away with the top Restaurant of the Year Award. Chef Shannon Bennett’s Melbourne fine diner Vue de Monde walked away with the top honour as well as picking up the award for best Fine Dining Restaurant.

Here are all the winners:

Restaurant of the Year— Vue de Monde, Melbourne

Asian Restaurant— Koko, Southbank (Victoria)

Chinese Restaurant— Ginseng Restaurant, Manuka, (ACT)

European Restaurant— Zest Restaurant, Nelson Bay (NSW)

Indian Restaurant— Tandoori Oven Restaurant, Hyde Park, (SA)

Hotel/Motel Restaurant— Est, Establishment Hotel, Sydney

Pizza Restaurant— Goodlife Organic Pizza, Glenelg (SA)

Family Establishment Restaurant— Omeros Bros Seafood Restaurant, Main Beach (QLD)

Coffee Shop/Tea Room— Electric Bean Café, North Sydney

BYO Restaurant— Pazzo Restaurant, Surry Hills (NSW)

Steak Restaurant— Cha Cha Char Wine Bar & Grill, Brisbane (QLD)

Pub/Tavern/Club Restaurant— The Restaurant at Three Weeds, Rozelle (NSW)

Best Hospitality Website— Zinc, Port Douglas (QLD)

Italian Restaurant— Auge Ristorante, Adelaide (SA)

Thai restaurant— Arun Thai, Potts Point (NSW)

New Restaurant— Rock Restaurant, Pokolbin (NSW)

Fine Dining Restaurant—Vue de Monde, Mebourne

Themed Restaurant—High Societea, Clayfield (QLD)

Entertainment Restaurant—Volare Restaurant, Broadbeach (QLD)

We Love Jackie Kelly, not!

So we have woken up to this nonsense, but my question is simple.


At least they could have hired a real designer to make this look half decent, because it really is an embarrassment. The person who designed this should given the death penalty for crimes against design. Some of us spend years doing degrees to learn the ins and outs of our trade, and then we have to put up with fools outputting this shit.


4 December 2007 – 2 March 2008

From a folding unicycle to unique fashion the 14th annual designTECH exhibition showcases outstanding major projects from Higher School Certificate Design and Technology students across NSW.

Kathryn Bramley, John Glennan, Stephen Walsh, Carmel Tebbutt MP, Shannon Dogon, Ryan Gild – 2006.

Twenty-six innovative student projects are displayed from a range of areas including fashion, recreational and sporting items, educational tools, furniture, publications and print campaigns. Many of the projects reflect the personal interests and passions of the students – from surfing and cycling to important issues like teenage depression and driver safety.

While the projects are diverse, behind each one is a similar process of investigation, research and evaluation in response to a real life need or opportunity. Students apply their creativity and skills in a wide range of materials and technologies to complete their projects. And each student’s journey from idea to reality is described in an accompanying portfolio.

Big West Festival 2007

Big West is an arts and cultural festival held every 2 years. This year Big West is on from 23 November – 2 December 2007. Check out the Big West Festival web site for a detailed program and information about the festival. Big West caters for all age groups and interests and throughout the festival you will find performances and activities to provide you with a fun filled and entertaining week. Many activities are free!

Look forward to seeing and hearing everything from cabaret, multicultural events, film, music, puppets, theatre, visual arts, poetry, art installations and mixed media exhibitions, as well as all the fun of the fair at Braybrook’s Big Day Out. Big West is designed to reflect a contemporary view of the western region of Melbourne. It presents, produces, commissions and auspices programs across all art-forms, and across all sectors of professional practice, and community and cultural development.

Big West is an independent, not-for-profit organisation supported by Maribyrnong City Council, state and federal government agencies, philanthropic trusts and private sponsorship.

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