|TACTILE ARTS: After the huge success of last year’s event, Tactile Arts is returning to the Darwin Convention Centre for the 2018 Christmas Craft Fair. The event will be held on Sunday the 2nd of December from 9 am – 4 pm. https://tactilearts.org.au/
The 35th Telstra NATSIAA (National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards) continues in Darwin at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) until 25th November. https://www.magnt.net.au/natsiaa Also back on display at the MAGNT is the Tjanpi Toyota! Created by artists from Papulankutja WA, this sculpture won the Telstra NATSIAA major prize in 2005 and was acquired by MAGNT as part of their permanent collection.
TERRITORY QUILTS 2018 and The Best of Australia Quilts: Presented by the Alice Springs Quilting Club at Witchetty’s Artspace | Araluen Arts Centre. Opening Friday 2 November, 6pm. Exhibition Dates: Saturday 3 – Saturday 10 November. Araluen Arts Centre Galleries, Open daily 10am – 4pm. 61 Larapinta Drive Alice Springs NT 0870. w. araluenartscentre.nt.gov.au t. 08 8951 1120 e. email@example.com
· Curtin Springs Paper uses the gifts of mother nature to create a beautiful and authentic product.
· Very little paper in Australia is based purely on grasses or botanicals.
· Our wide range of native grasses provide a very individual and authentic opportunity for experienced paper makers. For those new to the art, using materials that were the basis of the first papers is a very humbling and rewarding experience.
· The workshops are designed to allow participants to not only get hands on with making their own paper, but to spend some time on the station, seeing where the grasses come from, how they fit into the landscape and how they differ.
· You are then able to use your paper to express your own art or to explore the frustrated artist in you!
· The itineraries include a 4wd visit to the salt lakes and to Mt Conner – allowing you to gain inspiration from the landscape. There is only one Mt Conner – which stands as a true monolith in the landscape. Mt Conner is 3 times larger around the base than Ayers Rock, it is the headstone for the Severin family.
· The exclusive access means that you enjoy stepping into this amazing landscape, without having to share it with others. You can see how beef production is intrinsically linked to protecting our million acre wildlife corridor.
Curtin Springs Paper are very excited to launch our – Artist in Residence program. Applications are now open for our 2018 residencies. If you would like to join us, please apply using the information pack.
The purpose of the Curtin Springs Artist in Residence Program is to encourage and foster the collaboration, experimentation, use and purpose of Curtin Springs handmade paper across various art forms.
The goals of the Curtin Springs Artist in Residence Program are to:
• Provide four artist in residence opportunities to artists and craft persons per year.
• Support the creation of new work inspired by our amazing Central Australian landscape and potentially incorporating Curtin Springs Paper in different art forms.
• Encourage participation and promotion of hand paper making.
• Provide skill transfer between our resident papermakers and artists living in a remote environment with other artists in different art forms.
• Promote art in all its forms to the travellers passing through Central Australia.
• Create awareness and understanding of the environment, remote living, balancing production with protection of environmental assets and the relationships between the flora, fauna and people in this remote landscape.
• To share the wonders of our home.
Four residencies are available in each calendar year. One in each quarter. The exact dates and length of the residency (between 10 and 28 days) will be negotiated between the successful artist and Curtin Springs Paper but must be undertaken during the specified months.
Residency you can now enquire about:
1 January to March 2019