2012 National Works on Paper winner

Congratulations to Laith McGregor, winner of the $15000. The exhibition runs from 19 August – 7 October 2012 the at the Mornington Peninsula Regional GalleryAlso you can click here to vote for the Peoples Choice Award. (As I'm in the show I hope you vote for me but of course you don't have to). Below is the winning work The Astronomer. 

Also a nice video ABC did on him, he is actually working on The Astronomer drawing…

Images via Laith McGregor's blog


SOYA365 is a great grants program / competition for artist and designers, not only do you have a chance to win money, mentorship and a trip, it’s a great way to publicize yourself. What's more, entry is FREE! Here are the details below.

Australian creatives and artists aged 18 – 30 are invited to enter original creative work in the 2012 Qantas Spirit of Youth Awards (SOYA365) for a chance to win an overseas trip including 8 nights accommodation, airfare, $5,000 in cash and flights and skill up with experts.

This year SOYA has changed for the better, we're open 365 days of the year and each month a different category closes. Be sure to check your individual category pages for the countdown of days left to submit your entry for a specific category. Please not as it is tward the end of the year only 2 categrories are left, Architecture & Interior Design (Entries close: 7th September 2012) and Animation  (Entries close: 5th October 2012)

Architecture & Interior Design
Craft & Object Design
Film & Video
Interactive Content & Gaming
Visual Arts
Visual Design & Communications
Written Word

Also they have just announced the winner of The Craft & Object Design category.  Henry Wilson is travelling to London to exhibit his work at the London Design Fair. He also receives $5,000 cash and a mentorship with design mastermind Marc Newson.
Here is some of the work he entered…

I really encourage you to check out the SOYA365 to see all the all the awesome work artist and other creative people have put up.

Info & photos via SOYA365

Pins By Lydra: Tights

Recently Lydra from  Pins By Lydra contacted me about scouting for new Artist and Designers for her beutiful tights. As a huge Fan of Fashion and Art collaberations, I encourage all the Artist  and designers out there to enter your work, apply online here- http://www.pinsbylydra.com/artist_submission/
(I know I will be entering)

Pins By Lydra collaborate with various artists / designers to make designer leggings. She works with them to put their artworks onto leggings and then sell them online on her website. The artist receives a commission for each pair of leggings and it's just a good opportunity for another income stream for artist. The leggings are all made locally in Melbourne.

Her most recent collaboration was with artist Anthony Breslin, below is an image of the tights…

Here are some more collaborations


All images were provided by Pins By Lydra

Creative Nonfiction Cover Competition

The quarterly magazine Creative Nonfiction is seeking an Australia-based

artist to illustrate our upcoming fall 2012 issue, Creative Nonfiction #46.

Medium: line drawings, collage, watercolors, etc. — and welcome all styles of interpretation well suited to a print format.

The chosen artist will work closely with our editorial and design staff to create 8 to 10 original designs that will be featured on the cover and interior of the magazine.

Creative Nonfiction has an international circulation of 7,000, so this is a great opportunity for an Australian artist (student or professional) to have their work seen by a large audience. The chosen artist will also be profiled for at least three months on CNF’s website, which attracts nearly 13,000 visitors per month, and this issue will be launched at the 2012 Melbourne Writers Festival.

Interested artists should upload a resume and three low-resolution jpeg samples of their best work no later than 11:59 PM (GMT) on March 16, 2012. A link to an electronic portfolio is also preferred.

To apply or see more details, go here: