Dear all,

well it has been a long gap between submissions and as a result i am seeing this site with new eyes.  Over the next few weeks I will be making some changes to the site in order to better promote artists work and to give it more fluidity. The current design was prompted by a reaction to events of the past rather than being something that is innovative. The most important aspect for me is for the site to provide a great access and sharing point for artists to promote themselves. I want to think about a better layout and a way to archive works so that they can be accessed in the future by others. I want to thank all those people who have submitted their details and art. You have not been forgotten. I thank you for your patience as the site evolves into something new and hopefully more efficient. 

When: Saturday, 12 January - Saturday, 2 March
Where: Institute of Modern Art, 20 Brunswick Street Fortitude Valley
How much: FREE

Acclaimed New Zealand artist, Shane Cotton, is recognised as one of the most provocative and influential painters of his time. As a Maori artist who has been active on the art scene for over twenty years, Cotton's work has played a pivotal role in the debate about place and bicentennial belonging.

Often combining Maori iconography and culture with European ideas and symbols, Cotton's paintings had long been based on sepia-toned landscapes, earthy influences and intricate inscriptions. However, in the mid 2000s, Cotton headed in a new and unpredicted direction, employing a more sombre palette of black and blue and focusing on vast, nocturnal skyscapes. Through such direction, Cotton has crafted his latest haunting collection, The Hanging Sky.

The Hanging Sky brings together the highlights of Cotton's work, including these provocative and complex skyscapes, a spectacular suite of 'target' prints and a line-up of painted baseball bats. Venture into the unknown and bare witness to art that steers through an ambiguous territory between the familiar and unknown.

By Molly Glassey



Street Row. by Andy Nawroski


Untitled by alan shapiro

'a ground-breaking exhibition that challenges, intrigues and excites’ 
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'this rare and inspiring exhibition could hardly help but elicit wonder’altmedia

'the artist is a magician … nothing short of extraordinary … this is a staggering exhibition by a major artist’ concrete playground

See the first major exhibition in Australia by celebrated artist Anish Kapoor this summer as part of the Sydney International Art Series.

Kapoor has created some of the world’s most ambitious and recognisable contemporary artworks, including, Orbit (2012), a 115-metre-high tower created for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Leviathan (2011) for the Grand Palais in Paris, Cloud Gate (2004) in Millennium Park, Chicago, Sky Mirror (2006) for the Rockefeller Centre in New York and Marsyas (2002) for the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern.

In this selection of key works across two floors of the Museum, you can encounter Kapoor’s powerful artworks up close and in-depth. Highlights include 1000 Names (1979-80), his early powdered pigment geometric sculptures; Void (1989), a large deep blue sculpture that changes from a convex to a concave form depending on your position; one of the artist’s most ambitious works, the 24-ton Memory (2008) which completely fills one of the MCA’s spacious galleries as if squeezed between the white walls; and the monumental My Red Homeland (2003), which replicates the role of the artist. In this enormous circular sculpture, a large motorised steel blade slowly cuts a course through 25 tons of red wax, endlessly dissecting and re-shaping it into new forms.

Influenced by both his Indian heritage and western philosophy, in particular metaphysics, Kapoor’s artworks seek to understand what it is to be human. Explore Kapoor’s interest in the relationship between the contrasting forces of light and dark and see how he uses colour, form, size and medium to challenge perception, developing immersive and sometimes unsettling experiences.

Discover how Kapoor’s continual experimentation with structure and medium has led him to work with a wide variety of materials from clay, fibreglass and paint pigment, to steel and wax, creating beautiful, strange and intriguing works that counter conventional ideas of art.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see these impressive works by one of the world’s leading artists, in Sydney for a limited time.Tickets on sale now

General Admission
$20 Adults
$15 Concessions
$50 Family
Children under 12 and MCA Members FREE
Last Entry 4.15pm (8.15pm Thursdays)

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The Birthday Girl .. by Berns

thank you for all yoru submissions following my request. I apologise for not answering sooner as I was not receiving notifications. The situation has now been rectified and I should be able to recieve email notification with each submission. xxoo
Gibbs, May (1877 - 1969)(born 17 January 1877, died on 27 November 1969)

Artist and author, the daughter of H. W. Gibbs of Perth, WA, and Surrey, England. She was about four when she arrived in Western Australia with her parents in 1879. She was educated at the Church of England Grammar School, Perth, and later studied at art and technical schools in England.

The Gumnut Babies, her first book about Australian bush fairies, was published in 1916 in Sydney. Apart from the famous Snugglepot and Cuddlepie (1918), her publications include Flower Babies, Wattleblossom Babies, and other Gumnut fairytale books. Her "Bib and Bub" comic strip series ran for years in Sydney newspapers.

Her deep love and understanding of the Australian bush was portrayed by her animated images in conflict with fellow bush creatures and the environment. A retiring personality who shunned publicity, May Gibbs, through her books, aimed to engender in children her own love of nature. She was appointed MBE for her services to Australian literature, and the Commonwealth Literary Fund awarded her a pension. She married B. J. Ossoli Kelly. Childless, she willed her house and contents to be auctioned for the benefit of UNICEF