I reguarly go through the Flinders Street Station underground (Degraves Street Underpass) and see the gallery, which was once called Platform now called The Dirty Dozen (<- click link to apply for this free exhibition space through creative spaces). The exhibtion on now is ‘Prevaricated Frequencies’ (24 June – 5 Septetember 2015) by Skunk Control. I love seeing things with moving parts and work that make you think…"How did they do that?"
"Skunk Control is a group of engineers, educators and scientists from the college of Engineering and Science at Victoria University. The group’s aim is to communicate art through science and science through art via installations that prompt investigation and engage feelings of excitement that define the process of discovery... The exhibition expands on the team’s award-winning work at the Gertrude Projection Festival in 2014. From stalagmites and tumbling stones to butterflies and kaleidoscopic cells, their polarised worlds show that creative thought can lie at the heart of any profession."
Another interesting thing is that as they are using motors they sometimes burn out so they require maintenence every few weeks to keep this show workng.
The Moran Arts Foundation has announced the 150 semi-finalists for its annual Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, believed to be the world’s most valuable portrait prize.
This annual competition, established as part of Australia’s bi-centennial celebrations in 1988, has grown to be one of the country’s most prestigious art awards, attracting almost 1,000 entries in 2014, up ten percent on last year’s entries.
The Doug Moran National Portrait Prize awards an acquisitive prize of $150,000 to the winner, plus $1,000 to each of 30 finalists.
The competition invites entries of original works from Australian artists, capturing Australians from all walks of life, whether a public figure or someone from their own circle of experience.
Images of the 150 semi-finalists work, submitted from all corners of the country, are now available for public viewing at http://www.moranprizes.com.au/gallery/portrait
Thirty of these works will be selected as finalists and be on display at the 2014 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize exhibition, which will be open to the public free of charge throughout the summer, from October 29, 2014, to February 15, 2015, at Juniper Hall in Paddington, Sydney.
Below are some of my favourite works:
'The Stone Sculptor(Tony McWilliam)'
Straight into the Sun
A striking Picasso-esque painting, Lady With Red Earrings by Ray Tarrant is the 2013 winner of the annual State Trustees CONNECTED Art Exhibition® which showcases new and emerging Victorian artists with a disability or experience of mental illness.
- By participating artists will help support our rhino breeding and in-situ conservation programs.
- This is an exceptional opportunity to showcase the artist’s creative talents to a mass audience – Taronga Wild! Rhinos is set to generate massive community awareness, attracting thousands of visitors to the sculpture trail.
- Connect with other artists, businesses and the community. Participants will be part of one of the most talked about public art exhibitions in Australia.
- Artists will be invited to attend the auction event to see firsthand how their sculpture can raise funds to support this important conservation effort.