Green Room: Art Fair, Fantasy Worlds, workshop opportunity


Tarnanthi Art Fair Online

After recording record sales of $1.4 million last year, the Art Gallery of South Australia’s Tarnanthi Art Fair will return as an online-only event from 14-17 october.

Paintings, ceramics, sculptures, woven objects, jewellery, textiles, clothing and homewares created by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists across Australia will be on sale through a digital portal, the this year’s program also includes a series of workshops and lectures.

Among these will be an online discussion on ‘Buying Art Ethically’, which will explore the importance of the Indigenous Art Code and advice on what questions to ask if you are unsure. of the provenance of a work of art.

The Tarnanthi Art Fair was held at Torrens Parade Ground until 2020, when COVID challenges presented it as a digital/physical hybrid event. When it went fully online in 2021, it surpassed its previous sales record by 16%, with art lovers nationally and internationally purchasing over 2,500 works of art.

“With such success in 2021, we are delighted that Tarnanthi Art Fair is returning to reach new audiences around the world and deepen understanding with those who have enjoyed our Art Fairs since 2015,” said Tarnanthi Artistic Director, Nici Cumpston.

moon lantern designs

The 2021 Lunar Lantern Trail. Photo: Studio Xplorer

Asian-Australian and First Nations artists and designers are invited to submit creative concepts for outdoor lanterns and/or lantern installations for the Moon Lantern Trail at next month’s OzAsia festival.

Festival organizers say the paid opportunity will see chosen concepts transformed into large-scale three-dimensional lanterns or installations by a workshop team.

“In partnership with OSCA – Open Space Contemporary Arts, the OzAsia festival team will seek out concepts that explore Asia and Indigenous Australian connections or draw inspiration from Asian cultures and communities,” the caption reads. “Concepts should be welcoming and inclusive, eye-catching and engaging, interactive and innovative, and suitable for the Moon Lantern wireframe style and printed fabric lantern.”

Applications close at 9am on September 12 (details here).

Fantasy Worlds

From the bold and the beautiful to the somewhat bizarre, this exhibition is the result of a joint venture between the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney and the David Roche Foundation.

An installation view of Fantasy Worldsstarring Kate Rohde Deer Vase and Animal wallpaper.

Curated by Eva Czernis-Ryl of Powerhouse and presented at the David Roche Museum until December 24 Fantasy Worlds was developed around the works of four designers and artists – Timothy Horn, Alexander McQueen, Kate Rohde and Timorous Beasties – and features contemporary designs inspired by elaborate European art styles such as Baroque, Rococo and Empire.

The 90 works of art include an evening dress from fashion designer McQueen’s latest runway collection, the large polyurethane dress by Australian artist Rohde Deer Vase (displayed in a play featuring it Animal wallpaper), and Horn’s wall sculpture Gorgon 15inspired by a French baroque earring motif with pearls (another sculpture from this series is currently on display at the AGSA alongside works by Robert Wilson: moving portraits exposure).

For this iteration of Fantasy WorldsPowerhouse ceramics, jewellery, silverware, textiles and fashion are joined by decorative objects and paintings from the David Roche Foundation collection.

Fantasy Worlds illustrates the transformative power of design through the centuries; it awakens the desire for patterns and colors and leads us to contemplate what seems bizarre”, explains Robert Reason, director of the museum of the David Roche Foundation.

Call for ACE studio artists

Three free CBD-based studio spaces are available via a callout for ACE’s 2023 studio program.

The 12-month residency also provides support for professional development, the opportunity to participate in public programs, and opportunities for promotion.

“Working within a cohort of artists, the Studio program gives residents the space to experiment with their practice and develop their professional careers,” says ACE.

ACE is home to five fully supported studio spaces. Photo: Thomas McCammon

Applications are open to artists at any stage of their career working in all forms of contemporary art, and will close on October 11 (full details are available here). Successful applicants will be granted studio space above the Adelaide Contemporary Experimental Gallery at the Lion Arts Center from January 2023 to January 2024, and may participate in the annual studio artist exhibition, Studios: 2023.

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