27 February, 2009

Warhol TV


http://www.vernissage.tv | Until the 3rd May, La Maison Rouge in Paris presents an exhibition about Andy Warhol's ventures in the world of television: Warhol TV. Curated by Judith Benhamou-Huet, the show zaps through Andy Warhol's TV universe. For Andy Warhol, television was an ideal tool for artistic, social, and self-promotion. As early as 1964 Andy Warhol made an imitation soap opera. At the beginning of the 70s, Warhol played around at producing telenovelas that were the reflection of his aesthetic and fantastical universe. In 1979 Andy Warhol put together a small team who were in charge of creating TV programs to be aired on the brand-new New York Cable. They created Fashion, a talk show devoted to the world of fashion, followed by Andy Warhol's TV, a Factory style reality-TV show, before producing the famous Andy Warhol's fifteen minutes, inspired by his renowned quote on the subject of fame. In 1987, the TV broadcast of Andy Warhol's funeral service became the tragic final chapter in the life of Andy Warhol. In this video, curator Judith Benhamou-Huet talks about the concept of the show and Warhol's love for television. Video by Christophe Ecoffet. February 17, 2009.

Subject Index - February 2009

The Aviary
300,000 hits

Sydney Festivals
Darwin Stickers
Electronic Frontier Foundation

The Art Centre Way

Vietnam Voices

Stencil Art Exhibition


Ray Hughes / Evan Hughes
TAP Gallery - Darlinghurst
Peer Gallery - Glebe
On at China Heights
On at Urban Uprising

Art Prizes
Archibald finalists

regional arts funding - Victoria.
Art for the Public - Grant

Mezzotints - Adelaide
Royal College of Art Prints UK

Kunstgeschichte - Art Journal


Graffiti / Street Art
Ghostpatrol And Miso
Urban Art Auction - UK
Reface Street Art - Perth

Lil' Shy - WolfandPack Amsterdam

Sydney Festivals


What's On This Month

Chinese New Year Festival - A festival of variety and colour for the Chinese community.

Mardi Gras - A highlight of the Sydney festival scene.

Tamworth Country Music Festival - Australia's premier country music festival

Twilight At Taronga (Each Weekend)

Sydney Shakespeare Festival (1-15 Feb)

Northern Beaches Festival (21 Feb 09)

Sydney Mardi Gras (14 Feb-17 March)

What's on next month

Greek Festival of Sydney - Join with the Greeks of Sydney in this one month celebration of Hellenic culture and history.

twilight At Taronga (Each Weekend)

Sydney Harbour Week (7-15 Mar)

St Patrick's Day Parade (15 Mar)

ICC Women's Cricket World Cup (Mar 09)

V Festival (28 March)


The Royal Easter Show - Designed to present the best in Australian agriculture and has been held annually for over 80 years.

Surry Hills Festival - A major event in the Surry Hills community calendar.

26 February, 2009

Vietnam Voices

Viet Nam Voices – Australians and the Vietnam War, is an exhibition that gives voice to the hidden lives and experiences of ordinary people during extraordinary times.

Using art created by Australian and Vietnamese war veterans, anti war protesters, and soldiers from both North and South Viet Nam, Viet Nam Voices is a deeply moving and delicate journey through personal and unofficial histories of the war and its effects on Australians. Each of the hundreds of works on exhibition is by someone who has been touched by the Vietnam War.

Hundreds of personal photographs from the private albums of Viet Nam veterans and their families, as well as drawings, paintings, prints, sculptures, costumes, home movies and propaganda posters from private and public art collections Australia and Viet Nam will feature in the exhibition. All material in the exhibition has been sourced from within Australia.


Casula Powerhouse, 1 Casula Rd
31 January - 15 March, 2009

Ray Hughes / Evan Hughes


past exhibitions



Evan Hughes

270 Devonshire Street
Surry Hills Sydney
NSW 2010 Australia

Archibald finalists

Nancy Kunoth Petyarr

Awarded annually to the best portrait, "preferentially of some man or woman distinguished in Art, Letters, Science or Politics, painted by any artist resident in Australasia during the 12 months preceding the [closing] date ..."


I guess the key word here is "preferentially"

this is not a portrait





Wednesdays 6.30pm

11 March
The Bedroom Philosopher (aka Justin Heazlewood), art-folk humorist and musician

18 March
Adam Spencer, ABC 702 Breakfast Radio presenter, talks to the winner of the Archibald Prize

25 March
Fenella Kernebone, radio and television presenter, in conversation with Archibald Prize finalists

1 April
Barry Otto, actor and artist

8 April
Jean Kittson, performer, writer and comedian

15 April
Sarah-Jane Clarke and Heidi Middleton, founders of Sass & Bide fashion label, and subjects of a portrait by Jenny Sages

22 April
Craig Schuftan, Triple J Culture Club presenter

29 April
Moya Sayer-Jones, author, broadcaster and corporate speaker, in conversation with Archibald Prize finalists

6 May
Performance: Warren Fahey, broadcaster, writer and performer of bush songs

13 May
Gyton Grantley, AFI award-winning actor from the first series of Underbelly, and subject of a portrait by Sam Cranstoun

20 May
Margaret Throsby, radio presenter, talks with artist and Archibald Prize finalist, Robert Hannaford

Art After Hours
Wednesdays 5–9pmThe Art Gallery of New South Wales has extended its opening hours on Wednesday until 9pm.The late Wednesday night opening features a free events program with talks, performances, food and wine, alongside the exhibitions.All exhibitions - permanent and temporary - are open.The Gallery Shop and Research Library are open until 8.45pm.

19 February, 2009

The Art Centre Way

www.artcentreway.com is now live!

The Art Centre Way is a set of resources for people who work in Aboriginal art centres, or studios. The resource uses simple English language with photographs and videos to provide step by step examples of many art centre tasks.

For trainers there is a guide to training packages and core training frameworks information.

Managers might find further useful resources about governance, occupational health and safety and arts law in the Other Resources section.


The Our Art, Our Place, Our Way resource supports Certificate 3 in Arts Management but has a range of various skill levels and can be used informally in ways that people find useful.

CD versions are also available and can be forwarded out to you at no cost. Check the links page to find somewhere near you, or send your postal details to RedHot Arts: communications@redhotarts.com.au ph: (08) 8952 2392

It is hoped the website can continue to develop with additional links and other resources added. It is a free space, available to everybody with an interest. If you have anything you think should be added, or a link to share, show please send the information to Judy at thruarts@tpf.com.au or Alicia at Alicia.Boyle@cdu.edu.au or Ruth at Ruth.Wallace@cdu.au.

11 February, 2009

TAP Gallery - Darlinghurst

TAP Gallery is an 'open policy, artist-run collective' providing a forum for emerging artists to exhibit and promote their work. The Gallery is also a venue for visual and performing arts events.

Here you will find information on our many shows and events. We have art exhibitions opening every wednesday, and new shows in the theatre. There are many events going on to partake in, such as our 'Sketch Club' for life drawing, 'Club Tap' for Poetry & Song writing, and 'Caught Short' evenings of film. TAP also holds several annual Art Prizes.

Both the Exhibition Space and Theatre are available for hire from our services page.


We have two new sections opening soon. Our PROFILE pages where artists can permenantly exhibit all of their best works, and our online STORE were you can buy art from our talented local artists. Please contact us if you would like further information or would like to be included in either section.


In conjunction with World Environment Day, TAP Gallery annually holds the Environmental Art Award. We aim to highlight problems and solutions for looking after this amazing planet of ours.

First week of June
Entry fee: $25 per work per metre.
30% commission on sales [15% of which goes to an environmental organisation of the artist's choice]
Theme: The Environment.
Prize: $1000 in prizes


As part of the Kings Cross Culture Festival, TAP Gallery holds the IMAGES OF THE CROSS Art Prize. Artists are invited to enter works themed upon Cross.
Every October/November
Entry fee: $25 per work per metre. 25% commission on all sales.
Theme: Images of the Cross:
Open to interpretation - 'Cross' can be anything from good old Kings Cross, to religious connotations, to simply being angry.
Prize: usually $1000 in prizes.


Every January, TAP Gallery holds the annual Amnesty Internation FREEDOM Art Award. Artists are invited to enter works based on Freedom and Human Rights, or the lack of it. 15% of all sales goes toward the amazing job that Amnesty International does to protect the rights all over the world.

Every January
Entry fee: $25 per work per metre.
30% commission on sales [15% of which goes to Amnesty International]
Theme: Freedom and human rights.
Prize: $1000 in prizes.

regional arts funding - Victoria.

Throughout February, Arts Victoria will join forces with Regional Arts Victoria (RAV) to host a series of regional arts funding information sessions across regional Victoria.

The sessions will assist artists and arts organisations to navigate through the Government arts funding opportunities on offer, and aim to de-mystify the grant application process.

Arts Victoria will focus on the range of state government arts funding programs, including some with a specific focus on regional Victoria. RAV will discuss the Regional Arts Fund, an Australian Government initiative, administered in Victoria by RAV, which supports the arts in regional, ruraland remote Australia.

At several sessions, Arts Victoria staff will also be available to meet with potential applicants one on one to discuss their projects.The joint Arts Victoria and RAV Information sessions will be held in the follow locations:

2 February – Hamilton and Kyneton
3 February – Omeo and Ararat
4 February – Nagambie
5 February – Sale
17 February – Warragul

RAV will also hold additional information sessions regarding the Regional
Arts Fund at the following locations:

2 February – Mallacoota
3 February – Horsham, Colac and King Valley
4 February – Snake Valley and Bright
5 February – Swan Hill
6 February – Port Fairy
19 February – Leongatha

For further details about the information sessions, go to:

For more on the Regional Arts Fund, go to:


05 February, 2009

Mezzotints - Adelaide

Anna Austin, a visual arts graduate from TafeSA’s Adelaide Centre for the Arts, will be presenting an evocative collection of mezzotint prints at the Prospect Gallery in February.

Aptly titled Collection, this will be Anna’s first solo exhibition, referencing Anna’s personal experiences, symbolism and childhood memories, exploring the idea that pieces of art can be fluid and evolve over time.

Mezzotinting is the most physically demanding and labour intensive form of printmaking, Anna being one of only a handful of contemporary Australian artists whose printmaking focuses entirely on mezzotints.

Prospect Gallery
1 Thomas Street
Nailsworth, SA 5083

1 - 22 February

Opening Sunday 1 February at 3pm

Gallery hours
Tuesday - Friday 10.15am – 6:00pm (Tuesday 8.30pm close)
Saturday – 9:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday – 2:00pm – 5:00pm

For more information call Prospect Gallery on (08) 8342 8175

04 February, 2009

Royal College of Art Prints UK

New Prints from the Royal College of Art Selected by Chris Orr RA

12 Dec 2008—17 Mar 2009

In the Sir Hugh Casson Room for Friends of the Royal Academy


Download the list of works (24 KB)

01 February, 2009

Kunstgeschichte - Art Journal

Conceived as a forum for the entire discipline, its first edition covers a range of subjects: Italian Romanesque architecture, a critical opinion on Old Masters’ exhibitions led by connoisseurship, French and German 19th century painting, Ed Ruscha’s photography, as well as installation art by Paul Thek. One paper investigates the potential of Ernst Cassirer’s philosophy of perception for the visual studies; another describes in terms of system theory the museum as a place of learning and experience.

Besides publishing new and innovative research, the journal offers a forum for the reassessment of elder scholarly literature, i.e. texts that initially did not meet with the reception they deserved, or those that offer new perspectives today. The rubric ›Reconsidered‹ starts off with Heinrich W├Âlfflin's Prolegomena zu einer Psychologie der Architektur of 1886. His analogy between the human body and architectural form may be of interest to modern art history, which places the body at the center of its interest. Also, the ›spatial turn‹ might profitably relate to this short text.

Under the rubric ›Theses and Points of View‹, Kunstgeschichte. Open Peer Reviewed Journal wishes to give space for debates, particularly on the current status of art history and on perspectives for its future development. To begin with, we will soon publish the contributions to the panel on the »Historiography of Art History«, which will be held on the occasion of the 30th Deutscher Kunsthistorikertag (Biannual German Art History Convention) in Marburg on March 27, 2009.

Kunstgeschichte. Open Peer Reviewed Journal is committed to the principles of public peer review. Papers submitted to the e-journal are first put up as ›Discussion Papers‹ for public peer assessment over a period of six months. After this stage, the authors have the option of revising their work according to the public comments. Only then will the definitive papers be published as ›Journal Articles‹. By proceeding thus we capitalize on the specific possibilities of the internet: It allows scholars to interact immediately, and to contribute comments, criticism, and additional information online to the papers published in Kunstgeschichte. Open Peer Reviewed Journal. We would like to underline that all comments will be furnished with a proper URL so as to be citable as independent publications.

Finally, the format of online publishing gives readers different kinds of access to the papers: searches may be conducted by authors, epochs, sort of text, or publication date. Moreover, the journal offers full-text search, i.e. the search by names or keywords.

We wish you exciting and inspiring readings, and we look forward to your suggestions, wishes, and comments.