August 31, 2014

Woollahra Sculpture Prize shortlists 45 artists

The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, presented by Woollahra Council, has shortlisted 45 emerging and established artists as finalists for the 14th annual Prize and exhibition. The finalist group was selected from a record number of entries this year including artists from Australia, Hong Kong, USA, the United Kingdom, and Italy, highlighting the Prize’s growing international reputation.
 The innovative submissions – each for a freestanding sculpture of up to 80cm in any dimension – were selected from 597 entries by a judging panel comprised of Carriageworks Director Lisa Havilah, former Director of Sotheby’s Australia, Justin Miller and philanthropist Gretel Packer. The exhibition will be on view, free to the public, from 18 October until 2 November 2014 at the Woollahra Council Chambers in Sydney.

Sydney Fringe Festival 2014

The Sydney Fringe Festival, presented from 1 until 30 September at 60 partner venues across inner Sydney, presents a vibrant program of more than 300 ticketed productions, spanning theatre, music, comedy, visual art, film, cabaret, musical theatre, dance, circus, literature and poetry.

Highlighting the city’s vibrant culture, several ‘creative villages’ hosted by the Festival will activate the suburbs of Darlinghurst, Chippendale, Surry Hills, Redfern, Marrickville, Sydenham and St Peters. This year’s program also includes public forums, a picnic day, artist talks and a short film competition. 2014 Festival Director Kerri Glasscock has curated the Festival with different focus each week, spotlighting the Inner City in opening week, followed by ‘Community, Ideas & Laughs’ in week two. The third week of the Festival is focused on family events and closing week is dubbed as ‘The Final Frontier’.

August 28, 2014

Bundanon presents spring festival celebration Siteworks

Bundanon Trust’s annual spring festival Siteworks will transform the property into a large-scale campground for a weekend of free performances, visual art, discussions and ecological initiatives, being held on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 September amongst pristine New South Wales’ bush land.

Bundanon has invited visitors to camp onsite at the historic property for the first time for Siteworks, in a celebration of art, science and community.  Festival highlights include a 24-hour BioBlitz event focused on bio-diversity and environmental preservation and the unveiling of a major new site-specific commission by artist Janet Laurence.

A major new site-specific commission and installation by acclaimed visual artist Janet Laurence will be unveiled at Siteworks, inspired by Bundanon’s Living Landscape Project. Other site specific art works and performances will be presented across the weekend by artists Keith Armstrong & Lawrence English; Nigel Helyer; Janet Laurence; Stalker Theatre; Josie Starrs & Leon Cmielewski; Rosemary Laing; De Quincey Co.