Wednesday, January 04, 2006

January - Virtual News

Today's moral is that we are never where we think we are.

I'm typing this from an arab spaking internet cafe in the western suburbs of Paris but nonetheless feel capable of interforming people of the Sydney art scene.

Fristly: Lucazoid's radio summary

Today we had mickie quick in the studio to talk about his participation in the gang festival, a huge indonesian/australian exchange project taking place in chippendale during january. the dates are 12-29 of january, and all the details are at:

i also did a shout out for the upcoming theNownow festival of spontaneous music, which will this year feature a full programme of experimental films curated by joel stern from brisbane.

finally, we plugged the first draft gallery's call out for artists in residence, and also their emerging curator programme. both these opportunities close 23 january, so get your proposal in quick! details are at: Deadline is January 23rd and vut and paste is below

Next week I'm doing a star act by being absent from my own show. anna and I have a duop thing with Hannah and some others at Mori Gallery. Its all in aid of saving the Weld valley forest in southern tasmania 6 whihc is being napalmed to malke way for 'renewable' pulp planations - we've got films comics, paintings & other stuff. Its part of a multi room politically aware extravaganza opening on Wed 11th January. The art stars include Adam Gzesky, Zanny Begg and Catherine Rogers.

There's also a cool show of pathwork secrets opening in Bathrust next friday. At the warpstanzA - home of the best coffee west of the blue mountains.

Emerging Curator Program

Emerging curators are invited to submit curatorial proposals for an exhibition at Firstdraft in 2006.

The Emerging Curator Program has been developed to provide much needed support for emerging and experimental curatorial practice in Australia, and to generate exhibitions that promote critical discussion and opportunity for emerging artists.

Firstdraft will provide the successful applicant with:

* a fully subsidised three-week exhibition in the whole gallery, including promotion and opening costs

* funds for an exhibition catalogue

* funds towards exhibition costs

* access to Firstdraft's equipment resources

This program is supported by the NSW Ministry for the Arts,

Applications due 6pm Monday January 23 2006

Emerging Artist Studio Program

Proposals are invited from emerging artists for the first round of the 2006 Studio Program.

The Studio Program facilitates the aesthetic and critical practice of emerging artists, and provides a studio and exhibition venue that is supportive, professional and dynamic. In 2006 the program will be expanded by the subdivision of the studio space, allowing two studio artists to use the space concurrently.

Firstdraft will provide the successful applicant with:

* a studio space on the ground floor of Firstdraft for eleven weeks

* a three-week exhibition at Firstdraft upon completion of the program

* documentation of their exhibition

* an artist’s fee for exhibiting

The Firstdraft Emerging Artist Studio Program is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

Applications due 6pm Monday January 23 2006

For further information and application forms to email


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