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SECTION 6: ARTS AND CULTURAL FESTIVALS AND PRIZES Festivals and cultural activities Aboriginal and Oceanic Art Fair PO Box 640 Vaucluse NSW 2030 Date: November Phone: 02 9371 5178 Fax: 02 9371 4925 Email: email@example.com Web: www.saoaf.com.au This is a trade exhibition of Aboriginal and Oceanic authentic fine art. Professional names in the industry are on hand to present their art, culture, knowledge and experience. Adelaide Bank Festival of the Arts PO Box 8221 Station Arcade Adelaide SA 5000 Date: February/March Phone: 08 8216 4444 Fax: 08 8216 4455 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.adelaidefestival.com.au Held in the South Australian autumn, in every even year, this is a large-scale multi-arts event presenting diverse art from across Australia and around the world. The Adelaide Festival has been running since 1960. Adelaide Fringe Festival PO Box 3242 Rundle Mall Adelaide SA 5000 Date: February Phone: 08 8100 2000 Fax: 08 8100 2020 Email: email@example.com Web: www.adelaidefringe.com.au Held alongside the Adelaide Festival of Arts, the Fringe is open to all artists. Fringe events are easily accessible and allow artists to present their work in ways that promote audience interaction. Alice Springs Beanie Festival 7 Gall Street Alice Springs NT 0870 Date: June Phone: 08 8952 2615 Fax: 08 8955 5664 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.beaniefest.org Held annually each June, the Beanie Festival provides a large and colourful display of beanies from all over Australia. The festival also showcases central Australian Indigenous fibre art, baskets and pottery. The festival promotes the development and participation of Australian artists, particularly those of central Australia and remote areas. Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art Queensland Art Gallery PO Box 3686 South Brisbane QLD 4101 Date: September Phone: 07 3840 7303 Fax: 07 3844 8865 Email: email@example.com Web: www.qag.qld.gov.au This Queensland Art Gallery event is usually held every three years in September and brings together internationally recognised collections of contemporary art from the region. Australian Craft Show – Canberra PO Box 126 Wilberforce NSW 2756 Date: June Phone: 02 4572 6099 Fax: 02 4572 6288 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: australiancraftshow.com.au Craftspeople converge in Canberra from across Australia for this show which includes all types of craft including jewellery, woodwork, ceramics, etching, paintings, fine wood furniture, glass and textiles. Australian Craft Show – Sydney PO Box 126 Wilberforce NSW 2756 Date: November Phone: 02 4572 6099 Fax: 02 4572 6288 Email: email@example.com Web: australiancraftshow.com.au Craftspeople converge in Sydney from across Australia for this show which includes all types of craft including jewellery, woodwork, ceramics, etching, paintings, fine wood furniture, glass and textiles. Barunga Sports and Cultural Festival Barunga Community via Katherine NT 0852 Date: June Phone: 08 8975 4504 This annual festival held each June long weekend is a three-day celebration of Indigenous art, music, sport and culture. Biennale of Sydney 43–51 Cowper Wharf Road Woolloomooloo NSW 2011 Date: July Phone: 02 9368 1411 Fax: 02 9368 1617 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org The Biennale of Sydney is a high profile international festival of contemporary art and multimedia. Brisbane Festival Old Performing Arts Centre Cnr Grey and Melbourne Streets South Brisbane QLD 4000 Date: September Phone: 07 3842 9476 Fax: 07 3840 7576 Email: email@example.com Web: www.brisbanefestival.com.au This biennial event combines dance, music, theatre and visual arts. The festival presents a distinctive selection of Australian and international artists. Corkwood Festival Alice Springs NT 0870 Date: November Phone: 08 8952 4417 Fax: 08 8953 5465 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org This annual event is held on the last Saturday of November. It is a celebration of locally produced arts and craft, music, entertainment and food. Croc Festival Top Floor 4 McCabe Place Willoughby NSW 2068 Date: July to September Phone: Local call 1300 725 287 or 02. 9417 4122 Fax: 02 9417 8610 Email: email@example.com Web: www.crocfestival.org.au The Croc Festival is a series of youth events that run from July to September and that are supported by the non-profit Indigenous Festivals Australia Board. It involves eight three-day festivals a year, in regional and remote areas that have large numbers of Indigenous children. The festivals focus on reconciliation, community, education, careers, sports, health and the arts. Darwin Festival GPO Box 570 Darwin NT 0801 Date: August Phone: 08 8981 0083 Fax: 08 8941 5457 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.darwinfestival.org.au This is a unique festival celebrating Darwin and its multicultural flavour and Asian and Indigenous connections. The festival is a vibrant arts and cultural event held every year in the dry season. Desert Mob Art Show PO Box 3521 Alice Springs NT 0871 Date: July Phone: 08 8951 1122 Fax: 08 8953 0259 Email: email@example.com Web: www.araluencentre.com.au Desert Mob is a celebration of Aboriginal art from community centres around the Territory and from further afield. It gives artists and art centres an opportunity to showcase and sell their work to Australian and international buyers, collectors and galleries. Garma Festival Yirrkala NT 0880 Date: August Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.garma.telstra.com The Garma Festival is a celebration of the cultural inheritance of the Yolngu People, the Aboriginal Australians of north-east Arnhem Land. The purpose of Garma is to share knowledge and culture, and to open peoples’ hearts to the message of the land. Gunbalanya Open Day PMB Gunbalanya (Oenpelli) Western Arnhem Land NT 0822 Date: July Phone: 08 8979 0170 Fax: 08 8979 0177 This open day is held annually in August or September and offers a range of activities throughout the community, as well as special events at the art centre and surrounds. Heritage Festival Alice Springs NT 0870 Date: April Phone: 08 8952 5950 Fax: 08 8952 5540 Heritage Week gives local residents and visitors an opportunity to enjoy and appreciate the richness of the past. Activities include re-enactments of historical events, displays, demonstrations of old-time skills and guided tours. Kimberley Indigenous Performing Arts Showcase Goolari Media PO Box 2708 Broome WA 6725 Date: September Phone: 08 9192 1325 Fax: 08 9193 6407 Email: email@example.com Web: www.gme.com.au The Kimberley Indigenous Performing Arts Showcase is a full day and evening event that includes traditional and contemporary Indigenous music and dance in an inspiring outdoor concert. Laura Dance Festival Quinkan and Regional Cultural Centre Peninsula Development Road Laura QLD 4871 Date: June Phone: 07 4060 3457 Web: www.laurafestival.tv Held biennially, the Laura Dance and Cultural Festival is a gathering of 25 communities from the Cape York region, Cairns, Torres Strait, Palm Island, Townsville, Mornington Island, the Gulf of Carpentaria and the Northern Territory. It is held at a traditional dance ground north of Cairns. The festival, organised by the Ang-Gnarra Aboriginal Corporation, aims to increase knowledge about the region’s cultural heritage. Almost 1000 performers are featured in the festival, which showcases traditional song, music and dance, displays of arts and crafts, cultural workshops conducted by elders and traditional sports games and competitions. Melbourne Affordable Art Show Single Market Events Pty Ltd 20/94 Oxford Street Darlinghurst NSW 2010 Australia Date: April Phone: 02 9331 7507 Fax: 02 9357 2841 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.affordableartshow.com.au The Melbourne Affordable Art Show is a major annual event in the arts industry. It provides collectors with a convenient, educational and enjoyable art buying experience, and provides galleries with a positive commercial opportunity of international standing. Melbourne Art Fair PO Box 2528 Fitzroy VIC 3065 Date: August Phone: 03 9416 2050 Fax: 03 9416 2020 Email: email@example.com Web: www.melbourneartfair.com The Melbourne Art Fair is a trade fair and exhibition of contemporary visual art from the Asia-Pacific region. The fair is held biennially at the historic Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne. It aims to represent visual artists and to promote Australian visual arts practice. Melbourne International Arts Festival PO Box 10 Flinders Lane Melbourne VIC 8009 Date: October Phone: 03 9662 4242 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.melbournefestival.com.au This art and culture festival is held annually in October/November. The Melbourne International Arts Festival presents international and Australian events, dance, theatre, music, visual arts and multimedia. It includes free and outdoor events. Merrepen Arts Festival PMB 28 Daly River NT 0822 Date: June Phone: 08 8978 2533 Fax: 08 8978 2766 Email: email@example.com The Nauiya/Daly River community hosts this cultural event annually on the first weekend in June. The festival showcases arts and craft from local communities. Music, dancing and the preparation of bush tucker and sports are some of the activities included. Permits are not required. Mungabareena Ngan-Girra Festival Mungabareena Reserve Riverina Highway Albury NSW 2640 Date: November Phone: 02 6025 9432 Traditionally each year the Indigenous people of southern New South Wales and northern Victoria meet at Mungabareena to perform ceremonies, exchange goods and discuss tribal lore. In the past they would then travel to the high country to feast on Bogong Moths. Today the festival is a living cultural show that explores the richness of traditional and contemporary Indigenous cultures. It includes cultural performances from singers and dancers, as well as boomerang and spear throwing, the preparation of bush tucker and various Indigenous stalls and displays. NAIDOC Initiated in 1957, NAIDOC––National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee––has grown into a week of events and awards celebrating Indigenous culture and identity. Each year a different state or territory organises and hosts events at a national level through an Indigenous NAIDOC Committee. National Capital Corroboree 432 Willow Glen Tarago NSW 2580 Date: February Phone: 0401 912 193 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org This event presents displays of Indigenous arts, craft and culture in a friendly warm atmosphere. National Multicultural Festival PO Box 158 Canberra ACT 2601 Date: February Phone: 02 6207 0162 Fax: 02 6207 5862 Email: email@example.com The National Multicultural Festival is a celebration of Australia’s cultural diversity that includes a number of events across the full spectrum of the arts including films, exhibitions, theatre, concerts, community events and a Multicultural Fringe Festival. Perth International Arts Festival 3 Crawley Avenue Crawley WA 6009 Date: February Phone: 08 6488 2000 Fax: 08 6488 8555 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.perthfestival.com.au The Perth International Arts Festival celebrates the dynamic artistry, music and images emanating from, and inspired by, this culturally abundant region. It is held annually in February and has a large Indigenous component. Shinju Matsuri Festival of the Pearl Chinatown, Broome WA 6725 Date: August Phone: 08 9192 1809 Fax: 08 9193 7506 Email: email@example.com Web: www.shinjumatsuri.com This annual cultural festival features performing arts and visual arts and craft. It celebrates Broome’s cultural diversity. Sydney Affordable Art Show Single Market Events Pty Ltd 20/94 Oxford Street Darlinghurst NSW 2010 Australia Date: August Phone: 02 9331 7507 Fax: 02 9357 2841 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.affordableartshow.com.au/sydney The Sydney Affordable Art Show provides collectors with a convenient, educational and enjoyable art buying experience and provides galleries with a commercially successful event of international standing. Sydney Art on Paper Fair 9 The Rampart Castlecrag NSW 2068 Date: July Phone: 02 9958 4118 Fax: 02 9958 8669 Email: email@example.com Web: www.sydneyartonpaperfair.com.au Sydney Art on Paper is an international art trade fair of quality works on paper. Sydney Festival Level 2/18 Hickson Road The Rocks NSW 2000 Date: January Phone: 02 8248 6500 Fax: 02 8248 6599 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.sydneyfestival.org.au The Sydney Festival is a cultural celebration of Sydney in summer and is held annually in January. The Dreaming – Australia’s International Indigenous Festival PMB 2 Woodford QLD 4514 Date: June Phone: 07 5496 1066 Fax: 07 5496 3196 Email: email@example.com. Web: www.woodfordfolkfestival.com Held annually, The Dreaming is a vibrant festival where local, national and international audiences can enjoy a comprehensive showcase of Indigenous art from across the country and around the world. Presented by the Queensland Folk Federation this festival’s program features film and literature, performing arts, new media and digital technologies, food and wine tasting, comedy, ceremonies and exhibitions, performance artists, physical theatre, visual arts and craft workshops, music programs, street performers, musicals and a youth program. Tiwi Island Grand Final and Art Sale Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands PMB 59 via Winnellie NT 0822 Date: March Phone: 08 8978 3982 (Art Centre) Phone: 08 8978 3966 (Nguiu Community) This sale is held each March on Bathurst Island, a short flight north of Darwin. The three Tiwi Island Art Centres display and sell artworks at the event. The sale is scheduled to coincide with the Tiwi Football Grand Final. Two Fires Festival of Arts and Activism 9 Hooper Crescent West Brunswick VIC Date: March Phone: 03 9380 1257 Web: www.twofiresfestival.com The Two Fires Festival is a new arts event in Braidwood in New South Wales that brings together artists, writers, filmmakers, poets, activists and environmental thinkers from all over Australia. The festival is inspired by the Australian poet, conservationist and reconciliation activist Judith Wright. WOMADelaide 12 King William Road Unley SA 5061 Date: March Phone: 08 8271 1488 Fax: 06 1 8 8271 9905 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.womadelaide.com.au WOMADelaide is a major world music festival held in Adelaide each March. Held in Botanic Park under one hundred-year-old trees, the festival hosts music, roving performances, workshops, visual arts, a KidZone and food. The festival aims to deliver a message of cultural diversity. Woodford Folk Festival Queensland Folk Federation Festival Office PO Box 1134 Woodford QLD 4514 Date: December Phone: 07 5496 1066 Fax: 07 5496 3196 Web: www.woodfordfolkfestival.com This is a major folk festival, held annually in December/January at Woodford, north of Brisbane. The festival presents concerts, dances, workshops, forums, street theatre, writers’ panels, film, comedy, acoustic jams, social dialogue, an entire children’s festival, arts and craft workshops, late night cabarets and special events from Australian and international performers. Yaamma Festival Bourke NSW 2840 Date: October Phone: 02 6872 1331 or 0431 660 285 Email: email@example.com Contacts: Lara Bennett Nancy Konstaninou This festival was inaugurated in October 2005. It brings together Indigenous dance, visual arts and craft, and traditional song and cultural activities in the western New South Wales town of Bourke. The festival involves a Longest Painting in Australia school project, an environmental forum, healing circles and a Bush Tucker Day. Yabun Concert PO Box 966 Strawberry Hills NSW 2012 Date: January Phone: 02 9564 5090 Fax: 02 9564 5450 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.gadigal.org.au Gadigal Information Service Aboriginal Corporation hosts the Yabun concert, a statement of survival that highlights and promotes Indigenous talent from around the country. The concert is held annually in Sydney on Australia Day on 26 January. Yuendumu Sports and Cultural Festival C/- Yuendumu Post Office via Alice Springs NT 0872 Date: August Phone: 08 8956 4000 Fax: 08 8956 4070 Email: email@example.com This large sport and culture weekend is held annually at the end of August. It is a major gathering of desert communities and celebrates sport and culture. Awards and prizes Art for Action Competition GPO Box 3307 Sydney NSW 2001 Date: September Phone: Free call 1800 815 151 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.greenpeace.org.au This is a public competition presented by Greenpeace Australia, which includes all forms of two dimensional art, with a focus on art promoting a green and peaceful planet. It involves a prize of $1000 worth of art equipment. Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize Bendigo Art Gallery PO Box 733 Bendigo VIC 3552 Date: January Phone: 03 5434 6000 Fax: 03 5434 6200 Email: email@example.com Web: www.bendigo.vic.gov.au The Bendigo Gallery runs the Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize, which is an open painting prize that generates more than 300 entries from artists around Australia each year. The most outstanding work, as judged by the selection panel, is awarded a cash prize of $50 000 and the winning work will be acquired for the gallery’s collection. Australia Business Arts Foundation (AbaF) Awards Awards Nominations Australia Business Arts Foundation Level 2 405 Collins Street Melbourne VIC 3000 Date: April Phone: 03 9616 0300 Fax: 03 9614 2550 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.abaf.org.au/welcome.html Twelve awards are presented in categories covering partnerships, volunteering, philanthropy and leadership. Country Energy Art Prize for Landscape Painting Wagga Wagga Art Gallery PO Box 20 Wagga Wagga NSW 2650 Date: August Phone: 132356 or 02 8255 6779 Web: www.countryenergy.com.au/artprize Initiated in 2003, this art prize is designed to encourage and support artists in country and coastal areas. Artists can submit as many as three paintings. It offers a prize of $35 000. Josephine Ulrick Arts Photography Award Gold Coast City Art Gallery 135 Bundall Road Surfers Paradise QLD 4217 Date: May Phone: 07 5581 6567 Email: email@example.com Web: www.gcac.com.au This award gives a great insight into the current concerns among artists using photography. The overwhelming majority of photographs demonstrate a wide range of interests—portraiture, street photography, conceptual photography and architectural photography. Josephine Ulrick Ceramic Art Award The Secretary GCI Ceramic Art Award PO Box 6615 Gold Coast Mail Centre QLD 9726 Date: September Phone: 07 5593 4499 Fax: 07 5593 4716 Web: www.ceramicartaward.com An award for excellence in Australian ceramics. Kate Challis RAKA Award The Australian Centre University of Melbourne 137 Barry Street Carlton VIC 3053 Date: August Phone: 03 8344 3849 Fax: 03 9347 7731 Web: www.australian.unimelb.edu.au/events/awards The Kate Challis RAKA Award is one of Australia’s most valuable and prestigious national awards for Indigenous creative artists and has been instrumental in fostering writers, filmmakers and visual artists for over a decade. The scope of the award is unique in its recognition of the importance of creative work across a range of different media—creative prose, drama, the visual arts, script-writing and poetry. It awards an annual prize of $10 000 to Indigenous artists in these designated art forms on a five year cycle. National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award Conicher Street Bullocky Point Darwin NT 0820 Date: August Phone: 08 8999 8228 Fax: 08 8999 8289 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org The Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, hosted by the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, is an annual award open to all adult Indigenous artists. The award aims to promote appreciation of contemporary Indigenous visual art in its cultural, stylistic and technical diversity. Works are for sale via the artists or their agents. No entry fee applies, though artists are responsible for the freight of their work. The award distributes $56 000 worth of prize money including the acquisitive $40 000 Telstra First Prize. National Sculpture Prize and Exhibition National Gallery of Australia GPO Box 1150 Canberra 2600 ACT Date: July Phone: 02 6240 6583 Fax: 02 6270 6416 Email: email@example.com Web: www.nga.gov.au The National Sculpture Prize and Exhibition is a partnership between the National Gallery of Australia and the Macquarie Bank to support and promote Australian sculpture and recognise outstanding works. It is one of the most generous prizes for contemporary art in Australia, with a non-acquisitive prize of $50 000 awarded to the winning artist. Parliament of New South Wales Indigenous Art Award PO Box 57 Campbelltown NSW 2560. Date: September Phone: 02 4645 4333 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org The Parliament of New South Wales (NSW) and Campbelltown Arts Centre have joined forces to support the Indigenous artists of NSW, by creating an annual $20 000 Indigenous art prize. The prize is awarded to an outstanding Indigenous artist who lives or was born in the state. It is designed to help promote the unique Indigenous cultures of NSW. Winning works are acquired into the Parliament of NSW Art Collection, ensuring that works by the state’s Indigenous artists remain a feature of that collection. Red Ochre Award Australia Council for the Arts PO Box 788 Strawberry Hills NSW 2012 Date: December Phone: 02 9215 9065 or toll free 1800 226 912 Fax: 02 9215 9061 Email: email@example.com Web: www.ozco.gov.au/atsia Each year, the Australia Councils Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board’s Red Ochre Award, pays tribute to an Indigenous artist. The winner has throughout his or her lifetime, made outstanding contributions to the recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Islander arts, at both the national and international level. Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi Beach PO Box 560 Potts Point NSW 1335 Date: November Phone: 02 9357 1457 Email: info@sculpturebythesea Web: www.sculpturebythesea.com Sculpture by the Sea at Bondi Beach in New South Wales is a free public art event that attracts hundreds of thousands of viewers. The sculptures are exhibited outside by the ocean and the event involves the granting of significant prizes including people’s and children’s choice prizes. Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe Beach PO Box 560 Potts Point NSW 1335 Date: March Phone: 02 8399 0233 Email: info@sculpturebythesea Web: www.sculpturebythesea.com Sculpture by the Sea at Cottesloe Beach in Western Australia is a sister exhibition to the Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi exhibition. The sculptures are exhibited outside by the ocean and the event involves wide public audiences, the granting of a scholarship and publicly voted winners. The Alice Prize PO Box 1854 Alice Springs NT 0871 Date: November Fax: 08 8955 1326 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.aliceprize.com The Alice Prize is a national biennial contemporary art award, first held in 1970. It is administered by the Alice Springs Art Foundation, a community-based voluntary organisation. The Alice Prize is an invitational exhibition. Pre-selection is open to any artist working in Australia. The award is $15 000 (acquisitive) plus a four-week residency in Alice Springs with airfares and accommodation. In addition, a $1000 Tammy Kingsley Award is decided by popular vote. The Deadlys National Indigenous Music, Sport, Entertainment and Community Awards PO Box 910 Darlinghurst NSW 2010 Date: September Phone: 02 9361 0140 Email: email@example.com Web: www.deadlys.vibe.com.au The Deadly Sounds Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Awards showcase and reward excellence, by Indigenous people, across all genres of music, sport, entertainment and community life. The event is hosted by Vibe Australia. Xstrata Coal Emerging Indigenous Art Award Queensland Art Gallery PO Box 3686 South Brisbane QLD 4101 Date: April Phone: 07 3840 7303 Fax: 07 3844 8865 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.qag.qld.gov.au 2006 is the inaugural year for this annual, acquisitive art award of $30 000 which is to run for three years. The award is accompanied by an exhibition of short-listed artists’ works at the Queensland Art Gallery, and a $50 000 annual grant to acquire works of art for the Xstrata Coal Emerging Indigenous Art Collection. This award is designed to identify and promote highly talented Indigenous artists whose work is yet to achieve a national profile.
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