The Australia Council has released reults of Connecting Australians: The National Arts Participation Survey. The survey is the third in a landmark series delivered by the Council since 2009. It captures Australians’ attitudes and engagement with the arts, demonstrating the significant and increasing personal value Australians place on the impact of the arts.
Following the inaugural offering in 2016, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art is pleased to announce the 4A Emerging Writer’s Program that will support an emerging Australian writer to travel to the Pacific in September 2017 to realise two publication outcomes.
The Banff International Curatorial Institute six-month residency provides time, space, and access to resources for mid-career arts writers to further develop their curatorial and critical writing, conduct research, while engaging with artists-in-residence and programs in Visual + Digital Arts. This residency is suited to arts writers focused on the development of a substantial project resulting in an external publication, presentation, or exhibition with a strong critical arts writing component.
Congratulations to Chris Bond, the inaugural winner of the $12,000 BalletLab McMahon Contemporary Art Award (BMCAA). Along with the cash prize Chris will be awarded a four-week residency and an exhibition at Temperance Hall.
Bond’s installations and paintings adopt the conventions of museum display to convey unlikely, often fantastic narratives and fabrications with closely worked detail in order to play with knowledge and perception.
Melbourne Art Foundation announces the return of Melbourne Art Fair in 2018. The Fair takes place as the anchor event of Melbourne Art Week, 2-5 August 2018, housed in a temporary structure within the Southbank Arts Precinct and alongside the iconic Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA).
Showcasing 40-50 galleries from Australia, New Zealand and the region, Melbourne Art Fair returns with a curated selection of some of the newest and most respected names in contemporary art.