An initiative by Greyspacein fortyfivedownstairs. This interactive work where your pick houses and trees and place it on the table to control the sounds in the room. Create your own towna and soundscape. So fun!
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)
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.
If you are a collector or art lover or even an artist you should and must go visit the Melbourne Art Fair. This year there is more than 900 artists that are represented by over 80 leading national and international galleries. Vastly different to the Sydney Biennale (which I will blog about) this is a conference style setup, directed mostly to collectors and museums looking to collect, there is a large range of collectible art. This show can also show you who the new up and coming artist are. Buy tickets here (Adult AU $30,Concession AU $22)
Since the Linden Postcard Show has been running for so long it is not a Hidden Gem, however amongst the hundreds of small artworks they have up, you can sometimes find some amazing artworks(Hidden Gems). There are even artworks selling for $1, so collectors go on the hunt for the great bargains. Unfortunately all the works I wanted was already sold out.
For Artists, this is a cheap and easy way to show and sell your artwork as well as having a chance to win up to $5000 award money.
This year’s winner was Dan Price The Architecture of Happiness graphite on paper. I hunted it down and found myself amazed by this little beauty.
EXHIBITION DATES: Saturday, 4 February 2012 – Saturday, 17 March 2012
LOCATION: Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, 26 Acland Street,St Kilda 3182