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Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts

Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts is a reputable institution for art in Melbourne and in Australia. It is now 20 years since the first Linden Postcard Show was held. It is the largest open entry show of its kind for 2D and 3D art.

This year I entered with one piece which will be exhibited until end of March. Here is what the show says for itself:

"All works are for sale and the small format means the work is reasonably priced. Works by established as well as emerging artists hang side by side in a frenzy of colour and movement - a great noisy celebration of creativity. But it is the small and individual pieces of art people come back to see that, even through all the noise, have quietly spoken to them." 

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Walker St Gallery Emerging Artist Awards 2010

I have just been selected as a finalist for this award which will be a solo or joint exhibition in 2011 at one of the partner galleries - Deakin University Art Gallery and Burrinjja Community Cultural centre.  

The awards will be announced on the opening night Thursday 2nd September at 6.30pm. The Exhibition of finalists and award winners works will run 1 – 27th September at the Walker Street Gallery,

The competition guidelines quote from the Australia council’s guidance regarding serious practicing professional artists-

 “Seriousness is judged in terms of a self-assessed commitment to artistic work as a major aspect of the artist’s working life, even if arts-related work is not the main source of income. The practicing aspect means that we confine our attention to artist currently working or seeking to work in their chosen occupation. The term professional is intended to indicate a degree of training, experience or talent and a manner of working that qualifies artists to have their work judged against the highest professional standards of the relevant occupation”.



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St Patrick College Art Exhibition and Prize 2010

A few people have asked me to explain a bit more about the St Patrick’s Art Exhibition and Prize. The school is a Catholic boy’s school in Ballarat since 1893.  

The school informed me that they received a significant number of entries from around Australia and have selected 70 finalists for the prizes and exhibition. They will hold the exhibition over September the 8th – 12th 2010 and offer two prizes, the Flanagan Prize, this year being $5000, and the University of Ballarat Emerging Artist Prize of $1000.  The judge’s criteria are “Creative use of medium and originality of artistic perception and mode of interpretation”.

The piece I entered (as seen above @ 47x64cm) is an extension and development of the ideas in the drawing of post "Moving in the queue", presented during the 100-day initiative. The prize winners will be announced at the Gala opening on Friday September the 10th

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