Burwood Council invites Sydney artists or collectives to submit an application for the Hornsey Lane Murals project. This opportunity is for three selected artists or collectives to create a painted mural along Hornsey Lane. https://www.burwood.nsw.gov.au/public_art.html
Big Picture Festival Newcastle – Newcastle, New South Wales during October 2-4 2020 http://thebigpicturefest.com/
ACT Creative Endeavour Grants
GRANTS OF UP TO $10,000 AVAILABLE FOR STREET ARTISTS//GRAFFITI ARTISTS via Transport Canberra and City Services to undertake professional research and development and/or sustain their creative practice while facing pressures during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Nullawil Silo Art Precinct Grand Opening Postponed
Brisbane Street Art Festival BSAF 2020 will include 41 new mural artworks across Brisbane and Ipswich, with dates for many of the artworks to be moved later into the year. As a first for 2020, BSAF is expanding to Ipswich to produce a series of large scale public artworks with renowned local and international street artists. We’re working hard to keep providing opportunities to artists and creatives throughout this crisis, while adhering to all health directions from the Federal Government and QLD Health. Keep an eye on our website for updates, and subscribe to our social media to watch artists at work as the altered program evolves!
Through the generous support of the Australian Federal Government, Salamanca Arts Centre has been awarded a Commonwealth Regional Grant of $200,000 towards the redevelopment of the Salamanca Arts Centre Courtyard.
Salamanca Arts Centre has engaged PlayStreet to develop plans for the Courtyard landscaping project, and as part of the overall redevelopment. This will also include a commissioned artwork as well as new furniture, both to be designed by a Tasmanian-based artist and designer/maker.
The Courtyard redevelopment will also include additional sound and lighting equipment and a redesigned performance stage. We expect that the Courtyard redevelopment project will be completed by November 2020 and ready to be opened to the public at that time.
NT Darwin Street Art Festival 2020 Due to current global circumstances, this year’s festival will showcase some of Darwin’s finest artists. Starting in May, a new artist will complete a mural every fortnight up until September. https://www.darwinstreetartfestival.com.au/
SA Wonderwalls Port Adelaide
Held from 6-8 March 2020 and hosted International street artists alongside South Australia’s emerging and professional artists.
Street Art Walking has been invited to quote provide artists as entertainment for an event. The festival is held on 8 October from 11:00 until 18:00 with theme of “Art of Communication”. It’s free for community to attend and ran by council.
SAW is keen to hear from artists who can do live art in front of people. They particularly want to offer an interactive experience so artists that can work with people and facilitate group work would also be great.
Portrait drawing or painting
Live art workshops
There are three live art elements:
artists live drawing/painting
idea for a interactive sculpture
sensory walk in a marquee
Are you interested to share your idea or learn more?
Have you created live art for events before?
Can you facilitate some interactive art?
Key event info: Date: Sunday 8 October Time: 11am until 6pm (you will need to arrive earlier to set up before open at 11)
If you can paint all day great! But if you only want to paint for 4 hours, that’s okay too. Outline what time you can be available when you send us your EOI.
Email us (as soon as you can!) with an outline of your idea, examples of work, the duration of your live art performance and what your fee will be. Please include all costs or outline anything else you will require to complete the job.
We believe this theatre deserves to operate again and this project is your chance to wonder on what it might have been like when it was first launched in 1888, or when operated as a theatre until the 1970’s or what will it look like when it’s renewed from disrepair?
The Pavilion Theatre of Varieties opened in 1888. It was designed by the architectural firm Bucknall & Jennings on a triangular site. The stage end being at the apex, which originally had a circular tower feature. There were two square towers at the other two corners. The exterior is built in brick, with plenty of stone features.
The auditorium is up stairs at first floor level, leaving the ground floor to house shop units and offices. Inside the auditorium there are two balconies, which have open iron balaustrades, the upper balcony still retains its original bench seating. The main orchestra floor is now leveled for use as a dancefloor.
The building was re-named Empire Theatre in 1892, then became the Palace Theatre of Varieties in 1901. At this time stars such as Charlie Chaplin, Lilly Langtry, Marie Lloyd and Dan Leno appeared on stage. By 1908, films were being screened as part of the variety bill and by 1912 it was known as the Swansea Popular Picture Hall and Peoples Palace. By 1923 it had reverted back to live theatre again and took the name Palace Theatre of Varieties for a second time.
The history of 156 High Street is rich with interesting and significant cultural stories. Did you know it was the first place in Wales to show a silent film? The Palace hosted the first ever cinema show in Swansea in 1896.
I found this older image on this wikipedia and Cinema Treasures website.
The above photo was taken three years ago and found here. Today, it is in a very serious state of neglect.
This your chance to draw on the rich cultural history of The Palace and the amazing potential for its future to create your very own poster.
Email your poster to streetartwalking[at]gmail[dot]com before July 2017 to be part of this temporary artwork. Posters may be pasted up and over, depending on the number of submissions received.
Let your imagination run wild to promote your own theatre production. Inspire people to ponder on what might have happened back in the day or what shows might come to the theatre once it reopens.
Call Out Opens 05 April 2017
Posters Due 6 July 2017
Festival 13-16 July 2017
Find out more about the Palace by visiting these resources:
The Palace Theatre Paste Up Project is a cornerstone project of From the Station to the Sea, a collaboration between Volcano Theatre and Coastal Housing Group funded through the Arts Council of Wales’s Ideas : People : Places initiative (more here).
Find out more as we go
Follow our Facebook page and Instagram to learn more about The Palace and this project over the next three months before 6 July.
Expressions of Interest are sought for an artist to paint the wall or create a temporary artwork (chalk or paste-up) to fit with the Burwood Festival theme of 1950’s Rock ‘n’ Roll. Think Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, cadillacs, milk bars, juke box, big skirts, swing dancing, etc…
Burwood Council have installed a new stage in Burwood Park called the Pavilion (photos below) and an opportunity exists for an artist to create an installations on the giant wall in the middle of the stage for Burwood Festival this year.
The measurements of the wall are 9m x 4m approx. The artwork doesn’t need huge amounts of detail because they will not be visible from far away, with people on the stages, so just large shapes and big designs.
Ideas – for consideration
Side One – a giant jukebox and sofa.
Side Two – a giant neon sign with a padded stool or guitar
Email examples of your previous work and a written idea to Asha.Pomery[at]burwood.nsw.gov.au to be considered. Artists will be notified by COB Wednesday 12 October.
$500 (including materials)
Expressions of interest due COB Monday 10 October
Notification to successful applicant by Wednesday 12 October
Installation on Saturday 15 October – the day before the event.
Failure:Lab the USA founded event focused on crushing the stigma associated with failure is coming to Sydney on 28 May 2016. With the theme of ‘The Highs & Lows of the Creative Journey’ this night is filled with successful creative professionals whom are going to erase the negativity associated with the F word – Failure, that is.
Seven creative professionals each share a story of failure, joining Failure:Lab’s global mission to eliminate the fear, stigma, and isolation around failure which, in turn, helps remove roadblocks to communication, innovation, and community.
Failure:Lab is a raw and intimate event showcasing personal stories of failure. With a refreshing environment of openness, it helps pave the way for change by crushing the isolation and stigma around failure. Failure then takes its rightful place as the crucial first step to the next big thing.
Our storytellers share memories of failure in a safe space for mistakes – no lessons learned or talk of who’s to blame! The audience can reflect on Twitter using #failurelab during the moment of reflection between stories.
Performances follow each story to recharge the audience. Electro poetry, spoken word, ‘gyp-hop’, acoustic melodies and oscillating guitar strings will lift the air between stories.
Don’t let the name fool you – while the stories may be about failure, the event is really about courage, determination, and the strength to get back up.
Crush the stigma around failure. Embrace it, learn from it, build on it.
Storytellers (who will have 9 minutes to share their failure story before dropping the mic and exiting the stage!)
Marcus Westbury Marcus Westbury is the CEO of Contemporary Arts Precincts Ltd that is leading the development of the Collingwood Arts Precinct in Melbourne and the founder of the multi award winning Renew Newcastle and Renew Australia. Marcus has been a writer, media maker and festival director and is the author of Creating Cities (Niche Press, 2015) and has been the writer and presenter of the ABC TV series Bespoke and Not Quite Art.
Somaya Langley Somaya Langley has a built a career at the nexus between the arts and technology. She has worked for multiple government cultural institutions, broadcasters, festivals and not-for-profit arts organisations as a curator, director, producer and technical specialist. As a creative practitioner, her work primarily focuses on embodied and immersive audiovisual experiences. Her life is equal parts failure and success. Somaya is the Digital Curation Specialist at the State Library of New South Wales.
Jeremy Staples Jeremy Staples’ work is all about creating spaces for community engagement and providing a platform for people to be heard and share their skills. He enjoys questioning, documenting, reading, writing and travel. He’s passionate about inspiring people to think and helping them along their own journeys. Over the past five years, he has been researching the future of radical print media abroad and worked alongside with and met with everyone from Maximum Rock and Roll to Tokyo’s largest English print magazine.
Dr Annetta Mallon PhD Annetta was awarded her PhD in Social Science in 2016, and she specialises in feminism, identity, personal stories, sociology and professional practice. She is currently employed as a lecturer and tutor, with Western Sydney University in the areas of Social Science, Sociology, and qualitative research methods. In addition to her academic pursuits and teaching, Annetta is also a freelance writer & editor, and is currently involved in developing works in both the academic and fiction arenas. Her previous career was as a practising counsellor, advisor, and psychotherapist for over twenty years working in Australia, Italy, and the USA in the fields of injury and trauma recovery, grief and loss, mental health, and personal growth and development.
Chloe Beevers Chloe has over 15 years experience as a creative strategist, collaboration broker, program producer and keynote presenter. As the founder of the consultancy firm Strategic Artistry, Chloe builds the capacity of governments, organisations, industries and communities to deliver creative outcomes.
Adam Monaghan Intermittent breaks from nursing to work in office jobs (not his thing) as well as dabbling in photography. Never quite believed in himself as photographer. Made redundant in 2013 and took another leap into video production. Taught himself to shoot, script, edit, produce and direct. Has grown the business into a six figure turnover enterprise in under three years.
DA Carter DA Carter is a musician & lyricist who’s toured globally on streets and stages from Berlin to Burning Man to the Sydney Theatre, National Young Writers, Subsonic, Regrowth, Crack Theatre & Fringe Festivals.
DA performs his heady mix of beatbox, spoken word & freestyle with a microphone & loop machines.
Performers (who will shift your mood with a 4 minute entertainment piece!)
Casio Gloria “The Kook, The Keys and the Curious. You decide who’s which.” From the grottos of Newcastle to the far reaches of the imagination, this eclectic/ electro performance-poetry explosion will have you sidestepping and your sides splitting. Launching the newest version of their bespoke music software MusicFox for Vivid Ideas Sydney 2016.
The Tinderbox Lullabies The Tinderbox Lullabies are Blue mountains singer /Song writer Nic Alexander, and Sydney soul poet Brent Clarke, also known as B.C. They perform a mongrel breed of roots music and rap delivery, creating the affectionate term on which they’ve grown from, ‘Gyp-Hop’.
Structured on acoustic guitar, sweeping vocal melodies and rhyming poetry, The Tinderbox Lullabies tell their stories through a truly honest dialogue using humour, hindsight, tongues in cheeks and big, dumb hearts on sleeves.
Spindles Spindles is a Sydney-living musician who spins songs about the two things she thinks are most important: love and revolution. Sometimes her feelings about these things become so strong that they demand physical space – for guitar strings to oscillate, vocal cords to vibrate, stereocilia to reverberate. Spindles has spent the summer adorning these spaces with sea glass and cicada shells and midnights and Blue, and you are invited in.
Ebb Tides A tiny town musical duo comprising the abilities of multi talented writer, director, choreographer Erin Brookhouse and childhood friend, poet and rap artist Brent Francis Clarke, also known by the stage name B.C.
Ebb-Tides take their name in reference of the river they both grew up by on the mid North Coast of N.S.W. before moving to Sydney and meeting again later as fans of each other’s work.
Beginning from beautiful melodies Erin would draw from the sounds and songs Brent was creating as B.C, a series of collaborations turned into a project that both agreed to continue, taking shape as the colourful duo. Two friends who truly love creating art together.
Get tickets now whilst you can to this Australian first!
As many of our serious followers will know, late last year I moved to Sydney to pursue some personal career goals. It was all a bit of a hectic time as I was also working on This Is Not Art Festical as Director. We didn’t really have time to reflect or share the news, just quickly pack up our stuff (and sell our supplies super cheap!) to move to the big smoke. We are really proud to have secured the wall on the Panthers car park for TiNA Festival and here are some pics of the epic mural by Sekt, Puke and Itch.
Thanks to everyone who helped with the transition. The support from the community I have been involved in for close to ten years was amazing, including new people I just met.
What does this mean for SAW? We get to cover more ground! And, hopefully more walls!! We haven’t lost the passion for what we do and we do it to make sure that art is everywhere, in public places for all to enjoy.
Now we can focus on new ideas in a bigger city with more walls and more artists!
As we move to Sydney, Skel takes on a wall in Wickham which we helped line up!
It has been many months (nearly a year!) since I had the opportunity to visit Detroit, Michigan. But as anyone who has spent thirty minutes with me will tell you, Detroit has not been out of my mind (or heart) for a moment. Today, I will start my series of blogs, highlighting my journey from departure to return. With so much time passed since I have returned back to Newcastle, Australia, there has been an interesting chance for reflection upon my visit. The distance from the Detroit moments has helped me identify things that I may not have appreciated whilst in the moment.
So many people asked me, ‘What was the best part?’
My answer has immediately been, the people.
My journey began with the generosity of people and this theme ran through my entire stay. So this post is dedicated to all the hearts and hands that went into making my Detroit visit the wholesome, rich and amazing experience that it was.
First off, are the forty supporters from my Pozible campaign. The feeling of having people believe in your work gave me such a sense of purpose, a very nice way to start a journey like this.
If it weren’t for the campaign (and this local paper article) I would not have had the fortune of crossing paths with Alan and Loraine Stear. Alan and Loraine were visiting Newcastle (from Detroit, MI) whilst I was promoting the campaign to travel to Detroit. Loraine took the time to get in touch via the website, offering to help whilst I was in Detroit. The help from Alan and Loraine was overwhelmingly inspiring and gracious. I was hosted by them, introduced to their friends and family as guest of honour.It was such an honour to be a guest of theirs and I know it helped me see a loving, community driven, side of Detroit.
Their friends Harriet and Alvin extended so much support in helping me see the best sides of Detroit. I was able to stay in downtown Detroit with Harriet and Al, allowing me to walk (although their start of Spring weather is certainly a little different to ours!) to the Project for Public Spaces Global Placemaking Council Meeting.
I cannot thank both families enough for the support and generosity they extended to help me feel at home, in their homes. I was able to see and meet so many amazing people through them, which you will all meet in the upcoming posts.
Here is the last photo I took in Newcastle (Cardiff views from the train to Sydney) and the first image I took in Detroit (Michigan Central Station).
Part II – Project for Public Spaces Meeting – Next