Exhibitions not to miss

Hi guys long time no blog, So I must explain… I've been sick(on and off for 4 months now) but fingers crossed I'm kicked that nasty flu. 

I have here 'Exhibitions not to miss' and I know you really only have 2 days to see some of these. So get out there and do the Gallery Walk. 
1. The Housing Project – Tue 11 to Sat 22 Sept 2012
An initiative by Greyspace in 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!


45 Flinders LaneMelbourne 3000
Dates: Tue 11 to Sat 22 Sept 2012
Hours:Tue – Thurs 11am to 5pm
Fri 11am – 7pm
Sat 12pm to 4pm
2. Platform– 31 Aug 2012 – 28th Sept 2012
 So awesome so simple but so cool.  This was created by Acab Collective, Shannon Stanwell and Vivien Hollingworth
Degraves Street Subway
Melbourne Victoria Australia
(Under Flinders Street)
3. Edmund Pearce Gallery– 5th September – – 22nd Sept 2012
Beutiful photograhy at a good price. 

Edmund Pearce Gallery
Level 2, Nicholas Building
37 Swanston Street (corner Flinders Lane)
Melbourne Victoria 3000

Gallery hours: Wed-Sat 11-5


4. Super Friends– 3 September – 6 October 2012
Ghostpatrol and Cat-Rabbit have done it again. At Craft Victoria  in there window that have a very cool installation. It must be seen in person. 

31 Flinders Lane
Melbourne VIC 3000
Gallery and Shop:
Monday to Saturday10am-5pm
Closed public holidays


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

Melbourne Art Fair 2012

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)

Melbourne Art Fair 2012
Royal Exhibition Building
Carlton Gardens Melbourne Australia


2 – 5 August 2012
Thursday 2 August 11.00am – 7.00pm
Friday 3 August 11.00am – 8.00pm
Saturday 4 August 11.00am – 7.00pm
Sunday 5 August 11.00am – 5.00pm

Images & info via Melbourne Art Fair


Hidden Gems: Linden Postcard

So Linden Postcard Show has been running since 1991, this year being the 21st annual Linden Postcard Show. Every year hundreds of small format contemporary artworks by artists from all over Australia are shows in a salon style hanging at the Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts.  


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

*I was not allowed photos so these photos/ some info are via Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts