Wednesday, July 21, 2010

On Holiday

Busy putting up all the information for the next couple of weeks as I am off on holidays to learn KaHuna massage in the Noosa Hinterland and visit friends. So when I come back wonderfully relaxed I will be working on a whole new web design for my sites - and So look out for the new look!

Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) holding Info Sessions

Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) has announced a new schedule of free seminars on the artists’ resale royalty scheme, to be held in all capital cities, Cairns and Alice Springs during July, August and September.

The seminars will be in Canberra on Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 July at the Canberra Museum and Art Gallery, Civic Square (on London Circuit). The seminar on the 28th is from 5.30 - 7.00 pm and is for artists. On the 29th it will be held from 10.00 - 11.30am for art market professionals.

Artists and ‘art market professionals’ (art dealers, galleries, auction houses, Indigenous art centres and others involved in the business of buying and selling art) who attend these seminars will be able to find out what the scheme means for them and what they need to do to participate.

Earlier this year CAL successfully tendered to administer the artists’ resale royalty scheme, which commenced on 9 June. Under the scheme artists are now entitled to a 5% royalty on certain resales of their artworks valued at $1,000 or more.

Since CAL’s appointment, the company has coordinated a wide range of activities to raise awareness about the resale royalty scheme among artists and art market professionals. The dates, times and locations for the current sessions are as follows – anyone interested in attending should register their interest with CAL via email ( or by phoning 1800 066 844.

Belconnen Arts Centres First Birthday

In September this year the Belconnen Arts Centre will celebrate its first year anniversary. It has been a year of exciting programs, exhibitions and events, with the Arts Centre strengthening its place in the community as a vibrant centre for the arts. 

Everyone loves a celebration, and we would like to ask you to help us celebrate this milestone.
We would like to ask you to contribute to Belco Bizarre an exhibition which will celebrate the first anniversary of the Belconnen Arts Centre on Lake Ginninderra. We look forward to a vibrant, eclectic, stimulating exhibition of works which will celebrate the special, unusual, funny, crazy or the simply different of life, Belconnen and our community, which will run from 3-26 September.

We aim to offer an exhibition of works that are a “cut above” the ordinary, and which reflect thoughtful consideration of the exhibition’s brief. We encourage new and emerging artists, students, recreational artists, as well as professional practitioners, with the emphasis on the creation of visually stimulating and engaging works.

You have all contributed, in a myriad of ways, to making the Arts Centre a vibrant  and stimulating creative resource for our community.
We look forward to your entry—in whatever form it takes!—to this Exhibition of Celebration.
Please follow this link to download the easy to complete form to enter your work/s for the exhibition. G:\Program\2010 Program\2010 Winter Program\Exhibitions\Belco Bizarre\Belco Bizarre EOI.doc

Monday, July 19, 2010

Canberra Sustainable Careers Expo

Wednesday August 18th 12.00 - 4.00 pm at the Sports Hall, ANU

Stalls from industry, Government, non-profit and green business. A great diversity of jobs are available in fields that promote sustainability. Come along to explore your options. The event will include a Green Fashion parade with fantastic designs by textile artists Hanny Dewar, Lee Dewar and Tamara Russell.

The event is hosted by ACT Otherwise who work with young people and their communites towards a more sustainable Australia.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Unanimous Craft is a "tagable, sortable index of resources for crafters, artists and indie business owners.”

Although pretty new, Unanimous Craft is already a fantastic resource for all of us who run a business – or who like to shop for fantastic stuff

You can join up for free and submit your own resources too – so go on over and have a browse at Unanimous Craft today.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

CAPO 2010 Grants Now Open

Closing 22 October 2010

The Capital Arts Patrons Organisation (CAPO) 2010 round of grants is now open.

CAPO is a volunteer non-profit organisation that has supported the ACT region's artists for 27 years. Since establishment in 1983, CAPO has disbursed over 1.7 million dollars as arts fellowships and grants with support from the Canberra arts and business communities.

Grant applications are invited from artists and arts organisations from Canberra and the region.
CAPO grants support all art forms and mediums. Past grant winners include performing artists and
companies, visual artists and arts organisations, contemporary craft artists, designer makers,
filmmakers, new media artists and writers.

CAPO seeks to foster the highest standards of excellence in the arts whether the individual or
organisation seeking support is of professional or amateur standing. Innovative endeavours that
contribute to cultural development in Canberra are encouraged. Grants will be made to fund those
needs in the region, which will have the most significant cultural impact in the local community.

Applicants should note that CAPO Grants awarded in 2010 will depend on available funds. The 2010 grant round is now open and applications must be received by close of business Friday 22 October. For application forms, guidelines and more information about CAPO grants go the
CAPO GRANT APPLICATIONS menu at or phone Marilyn Gray at the CAPO
office on 6249 7860 for further information.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Daily Joy Exhibition - Call to Artists



Artists are invited to join a selective exhibition to be held on Thursday 7 October to 31 of October 2010
  • Delivery: 1 OCTOBER 2010
  • Selection: 2 OCTOBER 2010
  •  All wall works must be properly prepared for hanging with cord or plastic coated wire.
  • $20.00 entry fee per selected item.
  • Commission for all sold items is 25 percent of the total sales price (including GST).
  • Pick up of non selected works after 14 October (artists to be notified).

In modern society we forget about the things that make us happy every day.  It is important to remember our daily joy in our lives and for us to celebrate them through art. 

This is an optimistic exhibition that features the daily joy that celebrates the lives of everyday people going about everyday business.  For example; getting up in the morning, going about our daily rituals, spending time with family and friends, creating works of art that give us pleasure, new beginnings, making music, singing in the shower, cooking, liaisons with people in our communities and for some people even cleaning the bathroom.
All Mediums are welcome including video, sound, jewellery, comic, installation, painting, ceramics, sculpture, furniture, mixed media and photography. 

Joy knows no boundaries, therefore this exhibition is open to all ages and all artists. 

Application forms are available from the Artist Shed Shop, Citylink Plaza, Queanbeyan.