Ipswich Art Gallery

February 4, 2013 10:00 pm to February 12, 2013 10:00 pm

Kate,-Chelmer-(after-Cotan)-2012-oil-on-board-46-x-62-cm---small-for-web

To coincide with the two year anniversary of the 2011 Queensland floods, local artist Deb Mostert brings stories of loss and redemption into focus in Recovery: The Flood Objects Project.

The exhibition consists of a series of still life paintings based on items salvaged by Goodna, Ipswich and Brisbane residents and explores the sacredness of everyday objects as a measure of memory and value in our lives.  Read more

Deb Mostert
Kate, Chelmer (after Cotan) 2012
Oil on board 46 x 62cm
Photo: Carl Warner

Balance/Unbalance International Conference 2013 :: Noosa, Australia

Art + Scientists x Technology = Environment/Responsibility
Call for Submissions closes 20 November 2012
Balance-Unbalance is an International Conference designed to use art as a catalyst to explore intersections between nature, science, technology and society as we move into an era of both unprecedented ecological threats and transdisciplinary possibilities. The conference will host artists, scientists, economists, philosophers, politicians, sociologists, engineers and policy experts from across the world to engage in dialogue and action towards a sustainable future. Balance-Unbalance 2013 will also host a diversity of virtual components allowing global accessibility and significantly reducing the carbon footprint of a major international conference.

Submissions are now being accepted for the International Balance-Unbalance 2013 conference to be held at  Central Queensland University in Noosa, Australia  from May 31 – June 2, 2013. Balance-Unbalance 2013 is being held in the  town of Noosa, in parallel with the Floating Land 2013   Green Art festival and just prior to the ISEA 2013  in Sydney, so participants can maximise their time in Australia by attending all three events.
http://www.balance-unbalance2013.org/

DESTINATION DAINTREE ART PRIZE – TOTAL PRIZES VALUED AT $5,750

Artists and photographers are invited to submit up to two pieces of original work which promote the diversity, beauty and inspirational qualities of the Daintree. There will be a major prize of $2,000 selected from all entries, and a $500 cash prize for the winner in each of the 6 other categories

More information http://www.destinationdaintree.com/daintree-art-prize.html

Echology: Making sense of data

ECHOLOGY: Making Sense of Data brings together Australia’s leading creative talent, a world leader in urban development and three urban communities to create data-driven public artworks that drive meaningful engagement with issues surrounding sustainability, climate change and resource use.

ECHOLOGY: Making Sense of Data is a three-stage project that will support the utilisation of real-time data and sensing in the production of artworks for the public realm. Each of the stakeholder groups involved with the project have different, but complementary objectives that together can be met through the project’s realisation.

ECHOLOGY: Making Sense of Data is presented by the Australian Network for Art & Technology (ANAT) in partnership with Carbon Arts.

Events to be held in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane. More information http://www.anat.org.au/2012/01/echology-making-sense-of-data/

ECHOLOGY- Making Sense of Data

 ECHOLOGY brings together Australia’s leading artists and urban developers to create data‐driven public artworks that engage with serious issues in evocative and playful ways. Come along to the seminar and networking event nearest you to find out how you can be part of this exciting opportunity and to meet some of the best international artists working in the field:

Julie FREEMAN (UK), Usman HAQUE (UK), Joyce HINTERDING (AU), Geo HOMSY (US), Natalie JEREMIJENKO (AU/US) and DV ROGERS (NZ/AU)

MELBOURNE | 3pm – 6pm | Monday 26 March| Conference Centre, State Library of Victoria

BRISBANE | 5pm – 8pm | Wednesday 28 March | The Edge, State Library of Queensland

SYDNEY | 2pm – 5pm | Thursday 29 March | Lecture Theatre EG02, College of Fine Arts, UNSW

Free admission. Places are limited ‐ REGISTRATION IS ESSENTIAL.
Click here to register: Melbourne | Brisbane | Sydney

Artists Call Out: Jezzine Barracks redevelopment project (Townsville)

Dear artists,

I work for the Jumbana Group, a design and strategy company. We have been contracted by the Jezzine Barracks Community Trust as Project Consultants to artistically represent both the Aboriginal history and the military history of the site. The Jezzine Barracks in Townsville is being redeveloped into a public art precinct.

We are looking for Queensland 2D artists, 3D artists and practitioners such as those working in glass, metal, wood and stone. Experience with large scale and exterior installations is not necessarily required, as partnerships may be formed later to build and install.

If you might be interested in being a part of this exciting project, please submit your CV/profile and brief examples (inc photos) of your previous work to info@jumbana.com.au. You do not need to come up with a proposal.  Deadline for submissions is 31 January 2012.

If you know of any other artists/sculptors/practitioners, please email them with this information or give me their contact details and I will get in touch with them. This will be a huge project, and it would be great to get as many Queensland artists/sculptors/practitioners involved as possible.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me by phone or email if you’d like any further information. Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Warm regards,

Anna