April 18, 2012

Art Prize moves to the National Art School

Samuel Tupou is one of 43 artists exhibiting work in the Prize

The 16th annual Redlands Westpac Art Prize has announced the list of 43 contemporary visual artists who will present work in the prize and exhibition, to be presented for the first time at the National Art School from 3 May until 2 August 2012.

The 43 contemporary artists hail from Australia and New Zealand and will present work in the exhibition and Prize that in 2012 has been curated by respected Sydney-based artist Lindy Lee.

The Prize has a unique model in that Lindy initially invited 20 established artists to participate and each of those artists in turn selected an emerging artist to submit work. This approach endeavours to foster mentoring relationships between older and younger generations of practicing visual artists.

The winning artists will be awarded a total of $31,000 in prize money, with $20,000 allocated to the established artist category and $10,000 for the emerging artist. A further $1,000 is allocated for a visitors’ choice award based on public votes gathered during the exhibition. The Prize will be announced on opening night Wednesday 2 May 2012.

April 2, 2012

The Fondue Set collaborate with New York choreographer Miguel Gutierrez

The Fondue Set
Sydney based contemporary dance group The Fondue Set have collaborated with New York choreographer Miguel Gutierrez over a two week period at Carriageworks. The outcome of the collaboration will be presented at Carriageworks on Friday 20th April to a sell out audience of more than 500 people.  Watch a video about the collaboration as featured in the Sun Herald here.