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Georges River Council Art Competition 2022

Georges River Council is calling on NSW artists to submit existing artworks who are disabled or who are d/deaf. One artwork will be selected for use in the design of the Georges River Council’s Disability Inclusion and Action Plan, and the chosen artist will receive $2,000. Artworks can be submitted in many themes and styles but must be 2D work.
Applications close Thursday 28 April midnight; Learn more and enter.

2022 ABR Elizabeth Jolie Short Story Award

australian book reviews welcomes entries in 2022 ABR Elizabeth Jolie Short Story Award for original short stories between 2,000 – 5,000 words on any topic in any genre. The prize – of a total of $12,500 – is open to all authors writing in English. The winner will receive $6,000; Second place would receive $4,000 and third place would receive $2,500.
Entries close May 2; Learn more and enter.

North Beach Environmental Art and Design Award

Artists and designers from across Australia have been invited to apply for the second edition of this non-acquisition award that celebrates a brighter, greener future. The nine categories have a prize pool of over $40,000 and include a range of contemporary practices from fashion and design to ceramics, painting, photography, digital media, functional and textile design, and more.
Entries close May 11; Learn more and enter.

Volumbin Arts Award, NSW

The Tweed Regional Gallery and Margaret Ollie Art Center have established the new Volumbine Art Award for artists living and working in the region, with a total prize money of $30,000. The prize offers a first prize of $15,000 and a two-week residency at the gallery’s Nancy Fairfax Artist in Residence Studio. The gallery has also established a $10,000 First Nations Bundjalung Award, which includes a solo exhibition at the gallery, and a $5,000 Emerging Artists Award. Vault magazine editor Alison Kubler is the inaugural judge.
Entries close 17 July; Learn more and apply.

2022 Clip Award

Photographic artists from across Australia are invited to enter the 2022 CLIP Awards, organized by the Perth Center for Photography. The biennial prize celebrates contemporary urban, natural and conceptual landscape photography on an international level. Any artwork involving the photographic medium is accepted.
Entries close July 20; Learn more and enter.


Judy Wheeler Commission, WA

After recently receiving $300,000 from private philanthropists, the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) has instituted a new decade-long site-specific commissioning program in memory of the late Judy Wheeler. The program will commission each year a site specific work by an Australian visual artist that responds, either physically or conceptually, to the architecture and history of the PICA building and its site, and embodies PICA’s sense of risk and experimentation.
Applications closed on May 29; Learn more and apply.


AAANZ 2022 Conference ‘Performance’, VIC

The Association of the Arts of Australia and New Zealand (AANZ), Melbourne Conference Committee has invited proposals for panels for the 2022 conference, to be organized by Monash University and the University of Melbourne, 1 – 3 December 2022. AAANZ welcomes proposals from artists and curators. , activities for knowledge holders and elders, writers and 90-minute panels as well as other presentation formats. The conference will be entirely online, with several on-site keynotes, launches and workshops in Melbourne.
Offer closed on 29 April; Learn more and apply.

200 Rockstar Quest, QLD

Registrations are now open for performance as part of people who rock Concert featuring Australian music icons on HOTA’s Outdoor Stage 3 July. The community-focused program will be led by Joseph O’Farrell for people of all ages and abilities, including free community workshops from May to June in the Gold Coast. The rockstar and guitarist is invited to join O’Farrell and his team to rehearse a set list of iconic rock anthems to be held in Tugun, Robina, Carrara, Runaway Bay, Helenswell and Pimpama. In Hota, the rockers will get a chance to perform under the beginning.
Registration starts, Workshop starts from 28th May; Learn more and register.

Craft Contemporary 2022, VIC

Craft Contemporary Craft is Victoria’s annual festival that throughout the month of October elevates crafts to all aspects of contemporary life. The festival presents a dynamic program of public events, projects and exhibitions, now seeking submissions for Satellite Programs, Makers in Residence and Virtual Open Studio programs.
Submissions closed June 27; Learn more and apply.

Professional Development:

Australia Council New York Publishers Program

Are you an Australian rights seller, literary agent or publisher? Apply now for the opportunity to develop your experience in the North American market, expand your network, and headline North American editors. The Council of Australia will support eight delegates with $4,000 for the cost of attending
Application closed May 10; Learn more and apply.

Australia Council Space to Build Program

This intensive musical residential program provides First Nations artists, engineers, producers and industry professionals with a dedicated space for professional growth and developing creative ideas.
Application closed May 10; Learn more and apply.

2023 Crafts Act Artists in Residence

Contemporary craft practitioners and designers are invited to apply for this residency located in Namadgi National Park to design new work for an exhibition at the Craft ACT Gallery around the theme ‘Southfacing’ in 2023. Presented in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery, there are opportunities for residents to access their extensive collection. Two to four residences, including one for an indigenous artist, will be provided.
Applications close June 2; Learn more An application.

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this week’s winner

Visual Arts:

The Center for Projection Art has announced Yu Feng Chi, Edwina Combe, Glyn Urquhart and Leila Schauble as its winter resident artists. They create spatial and digital interventions that elucidate human-caused climate change, intimate expressions of identity and ambiguous body positions. Urquhart is a queer multidisciplinary artist whose work explores the spaces between the physical and the digital in relation to queer identity. Taiwan-born, Melbourne-based artist Yu Feng Chi works within textiles, silversmithing, sculpture and specialized installations that examine the understanding of materials, the repetitive processes of making, and the state of the human body. Combe’s work comes into close conflict with anxiety, disease, gender and hierarchical imbalances. Schaubl’s practice primarily focuses on the relationship between the environment, human-caused climate change, and inorganic materials.

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Yu Feng Chi, Balance III2020. Image courtesy of the artist.

Performing Arts:

With the 2022 Melbourne International Comedy Festival concluding, the winners of this year’s celebratory edition have been revealed. Taking the top prize for the 2022 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Award for Most Outstanding Show was for Rhys Nicholson Rice! Rice! Rice! The Best Newcomer Award for Best Solo Artist or Group of Artists Performing Their First Festival Show went to Frankie McNair rest your knees, People’s Chosi Gaya it’s private by Ursula Carlson, while the Directors’ Choice was awarded jointly to Will Anderson logical and Bronwyn Kuss’ any goss? The Golden Gibbo Award—in memory of the late, great Linda Gibson—aimed at finding a local, independent show that advances the idea of ​​artists more than commercial gain—went to Alex Hines for his show. To Schapel and back. Pindar Award given to Daniel Walker the sadness, and Tina Del Twist took home the Peace of Wood Comics’ Choice award.

Writing and Publishing:

Wheeler Center Hot Desk Fellowship 2022 has announced its new cohort, consisting of 21 fellows supported with a stipend and workspace. Authors participating in this year’s fellowship are: Julia Bach, Aurelia St. Clair, Kasumi Borzic, JR Bergman, Julie Dixon, Sophie Tegan Gardiner, Ahona Guha, Savannah Indigo, Ren Jiang, Tia Kelly, Wen-Xuen Lee, Leila Lois , Kylie Mirmohamadi, Maki Morita, Olivia Muscat, Amarachi Okorum, Artie Owens, Christy Tan, Theresa Tully, Miriam Webster and Mason Wood. Learn more about companions.

Shortlisted and Finalist

In its eighth year, 84 works have been shortlisted for the Vindham Kala Puraskar 2022. In addition to pandemic responses, entries also include works that explore gender, identity and location. Gallery curator Olivia Poloni, who was also a member of the judging panel, said: ‘In the exhibition you will marvel at works that are moving and wonderful, taking you away from places both real and imaginary; Take pride in works that breathe a strong sense of cultural pride, and laugh out loud at works that strike humor and wit.’ An outside panel including Mary Clarke, Hayley Miller Baker and Andy Butler will select the winner for the $15,000 non-acquisitive major prize and the $5,000 Acquisitive Emerging Art prize. The Vindham Kala Puraskar exhibition runs from 2 June to 7 August.

With an increased prize pool of $20,000, the David Harold Tribe Sculpture Award 2022 announced its eight finalists: Sarah Kontos, Sasha Grubich, Allegra Holmes, Sarah Mosca, Kenzie Patterson, Robert Pulley, Shireen Tawiel and Brendan Van Heck. The finalists exhibition will be held at the Sydney Collage of the Arts (SCA) from 19 May to 25 June, with the winners to be announced.

The 39 finalists have been selected for the second edition of the Darling Portrait Prize by 2022 judges Karen Quinlan, Nicholas Cullinan (Director of the National Portrait Gallery, London) and Clothilde Bullen (Head of Indigenous Programs at AGWA and President of NAVA). Selected from a pool of approximately 600 entrants, Quinlan said: ‘We approach the Darling Prize democratically, with the idea that artists of all career stages working across all genres and artistic genres should be recognized for any and all Australians are invited to submit pictures. Sitters and artists are not expected to be well-known – what we are looking for are exceptionally artistic depictions of our wide and diverse community.’ Get the full list of finalists with the winner to be announced on June 24.

In similar news, 50 finalists came out for the National Holographic Portrait Prize, which is now in contention for the $50,000 major prize, which includes $30,000 in cash from the National Portrait Gallery and $20,000 worth of Canon equipment. Judging Panel Member and NPG’s Director of Collections and Exhibitions, Sandra Bruce, said: ‘Australia is a country with myriad faces, and as we continue to live in disruptive times, this year’s National Photographic Portrait Awards is an addition to the nation’s experience. Offers a wide view. , which reminds us that our lives go on regardless of the wider circumstances.’ Get the full list of finalists, with the winner to be announced on July 1.

The 28th Annual National Trust Heritage Awards recently announced a shortlist of over 40 rich and diverse heritage projects. Categories include Aboriginal Heritage, Conversation – Built Heritage, Sustainable Traditions, Events Exhibition and Tourism, and Education and Interpretation. Ngununggula and Walsh Bay Arts Precinct both made the list for adaptive reuse, while the program In Search of … My First Nations of Australia’s Ancestors topped two categories, Aboriginal Heritage and Events, Exhibitions and Tourism. View the full shortlist.

Two Australian authors have been selected for the global 2022 Commonwealth Short Story Prize with entries from 20 countries. From a total of 26 shortlisted entries, from forbidden love to coming-of-age stories, by Australian author Sarah Walker Slack and Eleanor Kirk no sex thing have chosen. Awarded annually for the best work of an unpublished short story, the award supports writers’ careers on a global stage. The 2022 shortlisted stories can be found on the Commonwealth Foundation’s online magazine, addA, A regional winner will be selected from each of five regions: Africa, Asia, Canada and Europe, the Caribbean and the Pacific, to be announced on 23 May and the overall winner will be announced on 21 June.

See wraps of past occasions and awards For more announcements.