2016 Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing - Entries Open!

Image Credit
Winner of the 2015 Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing, Jeremy Eden, “Self Portrait in Plastic” 2015

Entries Open Monday March 7th!

The 7th annual Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing opens for submissions on March 7th 2016. Submissions close at midnight on Monday June 13th, 2016.

Major Prize Winner is awarded $4000 (acquisitive)
Honourable Mention is awarded to the value of $500
People’s Choice Award is awarded to the value of $500

The Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing aims to encourage excellence in drawing as an important foundation for any arts practice. 25 Finalists will be chosen by a specially-selected judging panel and their works exhibited at Jugglers Art Space during August 2016.
For more information and online entry, see www.jugglers.org.au/marie-ellis

Stay up to date with current Marie Ellis Drawing Prize news and read about our featured artists by following Jugglers Art Space on Instagram & Facebook.

Jugglers is grateful for the ongoing sponsorship of the Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing by the Hopkins-Weise Family.
Jugglers Art Space Inc. is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

Contact MEPD Coordinator Aaron Micallef: marieellis@jugglers.org.au

Jugglers 04/05/16

Point Cartwright Mural

*The Point Cartwright public art project was a collaboration between Jugglers, local and Jugglers artists, the Sunshine Coast community and Unitywater. As public agencies and the corporate sector catch up with our passion for public art we are delighted to have been contracted for this and the Peregian Water Tower. Joel Fergie’s [The Zookeeper] design was the standout winner in the community competition with him, Travis Vinson [lead artist] and Jordan Bruce as the painters and Peter Breen [curator/project manager].

Jugglers 28/04/16


Dates: 1st April to 12th of April
Opening Night: Friday 1st of April, 6pm
Downstairs Gallery Exhibition

Dis-order brings together the works of six artists: Vanghoua Anthony Vue, Carol Mac, Caitlin Halsall, Kevin Foo, Mark Feiler and Chris Kunko. This exhibition will explore the themes of order and disorder from different perspectives, and the exhibition will feature a variety of mediums and artistic strategies, such as video art, painting, drawing, ‘painting booths’ and installation.

Vue explores the theme of disorder as displacement, and he draws his themes and images from disparate sources, ranging from traditional Hmong images to popular culture.

Mac is interested in chance and randomness: her drawings and paintings often originate from objects of her upbringing, random images culled from magazines, and exploring mark-making.

Halsall’s quirky and colourful ‘painting booths’ are cobbled from a variety of disassembled and dismantled materials. Her works are chaotic, whimsical and playful.

Foo’s conceptual practice concerns the quest for the meaning of art. On the other hand, he is also interested in the spirituality of mathematics, the order of nature and mindfulness.

Feiler’s paintings depict human subjects going about their daily business, unmindfully absorbed in their thoughts and activities. Feiler’s works speak about the need for quietude and self-awareness in the turbulent and inauthentic contemporary life.

Kunko paints self-portraits in order to explore disorder in his mind: the experience of confusing and chaotic voices constantly chattering in his head.

Image: Carol Mac, Intersect Series No. II, 2016, mixed media.

Jugglers 23/03/16

....In the End.

Featuring: Clare Cowley, Emily Devine, Bennett Gordon, Sara-Jane Griffiths, Ree Hegh, Briony Law, Olivia Lacey, Corinne Sylvie and Corpse Veronese

Artists will interpret and respond in their chosen medium to the statement: In life there are many beginnings, in the end…

Exhibition runs from the 18th – 29th of March.
Opening night Friday the 18th of March, 6-9pm.

Jugglers 18/03/16

The Brighter Side - Raising Money For Women's Legal Service

The Brighter Side – A Solo Exhibition by Sarah Sculley
EXHIBITION Launch – Friday 19th February

The Brighter Side is a colourful, emotional and intimate exhibition. It is honest in its exploration of both the light and dark inside all of us, depicting the contrast between internal self-talk and the external self that is shown to the world. The series embodies both empowering and destructive thoughts and pairs those thoughts with dramatic figures, colour and stroke.

As part of her exhibition Sarah Sculley held a SILENT AUCTION. With one of her artworks (see image above) she generated significant awareness & fundraising for an organisation she is passionate about supporting. See details below-:

Women’s Legal Service is a specialist community legal centre providing free legal and social work services to Queensland women. They assist women in the areas of family law, child support, domestic violence and child protection, as well as providing community legal education. Women’s Legal Service is a feminist organisation that has been developed and operated by women for women since 1984. Their mission is to advocate to achieve justice for women.

Women’s Legal Service is committed to the creation of a society in which every woman:
• Is safe from violence
• Is able to tell her story, have it heard and respected
• Receives a fair and just outcome from legal and social welfare systems.

Women’s Legal Service experiences a high level of demand. In the last year, they provided over 3,000 advices to Queensland women. The work of Women’s Legal Service is made possible by over 100 volunteer lawyers, support workers and pro bono counsel, as well as our administration, marketing, events and HR volunteers.

For more about Women’s Legal Service visit their website – www.wlsq.org.au or to
contact Sarah Sculley visit her website – www.sculleydesign.com

Jugglers 23/02/16

The Stairwell Project POZIBLE Campaign

The Stairwell Project POZIBLE Campaign
The Stairwell Project is driven by the notion and well researched evidence that live music and art is an essential element in the healing process and general well being of patients, staff and public in hospitals and medical centres.

Beginning in mid 2015, despite financial challenges, this little project has flourished and made significant creative ground for it’s capacity The Pozible Campaign outlines the project’s depth and just how much it has delivered in terms of impact over such a short space of time. We need your assistance to continue this beautiful work. Please take a minute to look over the campaign that has been lovingly created by the Stairwell Project team in collaboration with our passionate director Peter Breen. You can support the campaign by clicking here: The Pozible Campaign
If you cannot afford to make a donation please share the link to your friends, associates or work networks. This would be so greatly appreciated.
Please contact Jugglers via phone or email for further information.

Jugglers 20/01/16

Shadows Beyond Illusion by TONY LAMONT

Jugglers Art Space Inc. invites you to ‘Shadows Beyond Illusion’ – an exhibition with TONY LAMONT. This exhibition of digitial prints uses elements of black and white chest X-rays as a jumping off point for highly coloured abstract images – both meaningful and decorative.

To be meaningful art should give a sense of where an artist is now, where they have been in the past, and a view of the history in which, willingly or otherwise, they have been a part.” – T.Lamont.

Exhibition Opening 6pm – 9pm Friday 5th FEB
Exhibition Duration 3rd FEB – 12th FEB
Visit XRAYPICS.WORDPRESS.COM for more information on Tony’s work.

Jugglers 19/01/16

The Stairwell Project Art Auction & Support Gig

The Stairwell Project Art Auction & Support Gig
Friday Jan 15th – 7pm to 10pm
The Stairwell Project has been a highly successful weekly live music and visual art experiment installation in the foyer and cancer wards of the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in the last half of 2015.
You can contribute and support the project by getting along to this gig, purchasing a ticket at the door, buying a beer, listening to the talented musicians and having the opportunity to buy at the auction a piece of art by such artists as;
Nic Plowman,
Sam Eyles,
Colin Passmore (featured in above image),
& Liesl Mott.
For more information please visit the Facebook Event!

Jugglers 05/01/16

“memento/momentum” - A solo exhibition by Jessica Row

Jugglers Art Space Inc presents a solo exhibition of selected works by Jessica Row – “memento/momentum”. Capturing poignant moments from the past five years, the artist uses printmaking, photography, video and sculpture to exhibit joy, adventure, heartbreak, loss and self-discovery.
Row’s work explores themes of identity, memory, mortality & belonging. She seeks to celebrate ordinary things and everyday people, connect with anonymous audiences and involve herself in moments that are not her own.

Exhibition runs from Monday 18th January to Friday 29th January 2016. Gallery open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 10am-5pm or by appointment.

For more information please contact Jugglers via info@jugglers.org.au or 07 3252 2552

Jugglers 04/01/16

'The X Show' - Jugglers' last exhibition for 2015!

Celebrating another amazing year at Jugglers; hosting over 100 events, supporting over 800 creatives, visited by over 4,000 audience!

Jugglers is reviving it’s annual tradition of hosting a Christmas Art Show to display artworks by some of our amazing artists-in-residence, staff, volunteers, board, friends & family!

Featuring: Holly Bates, Peter Breen, Kassandra Cronin, Diz, Rhiannon Dionysius, Madi Eadie, Guiseppe Filardo, John Fitzwalter, Bodhi Gardener, Paul Harris, Stephanie Leigh, Marissa Lindquist, Neil Lorenzo, Joy McDonald, Carmel McGregor, Kathryn McGovern, Aaron Micallef, Alina Michielsen, Leisl Mott, Rose Moxham, Jonny Popovich, Sophie Rose, Jessica Row, Nicola Scott, Phil Sheen, Aaron Veryard and more!

Opening night: Friday 18th December, 6-9pm with special guest Hanna Etta creating live graffiti during the event in Jugglers’ graffiti courtyard.

Thank you to all of our supporters (financial and otherwise) who have made all of our projects possible this year! We hope you can join us for a Christmas Party like no other!

We wish you & your loved ones a safe and happy holiday season & look forward to working with you again when we re-open late January 2016.

Kind Regards,

Peter Breen | Jessica Row | Nina Rae Smith
Director | Gallery Manager | Arts & EADP Administrator
Jugglers Art Space Inc

Jugglers 09/12/15