Finding Freedom | Call for entries

ASRC and Amnesty International are calling for entries of artworks for an exhibition during Refugee Week 2017 called F I N D I N GF R E E D O M - artworks which are aspirational about what we want to create for people seeking asylum.  Artworks should focus on the following ideas:

Seeking asylum is a basic human right and it is legal
All people have the right to live in peace and safety
Family, freedom and fairness are values we all share

Competition is open to all ages, 2D or 3D works. Judges and Prizes to be announced.
Entry form and more details at artisourartillery.com Contact action.qld@asrc.org.au

ENTRIES CLOSE June 1
ARTWORKS DUE June 9 at Jugglers Art Space
WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT EXHIBITION OPENING JUNE 16
Jugglers Art Space, 103 Brunswick St Fortitude Valley
Exhibition runs June 13-20.  10-4pm daily.

 

2017 Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing - Entries Open!

2017 Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing - Entries Open!

Entries Open Monday March 13th!

The 8th annual Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing opens for submissions on March 13th 2017. Submissions close at midnight on Monday June 12th, 2017.

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 2017.

For more information and online entry, see http://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.

For more information please contact Aaron Micallef (marieellis@jugglers.org.au)

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Brisbane exhibition showcases refugees' stories through art - ABC News Online

Brisbane exhibition showcases refugees' stories through art - ABC News Online

A Hazara refugee living in Brisbane has created an artwork for a new exhibition that illustrates his sense of still being in limbo.

Sha Sarwari fled Afghanistan as a teenager and journeyed to Australia by boat in 2000.He settled in Brisbane, started a family, and became an Australian citizen in 2006, but said he still felt out of place. "Even for me, living in Australia for the past 15 years, I haven't found my foothold in my life here," he said. "When I see my fellow refugees … it renews my memory that I don't belong here, I have to go back one day, so it doesn't let me settle."

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2016 Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing Winners Announced

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Congratulations to the Major Prize Winner of the 2016 Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing, Michael Armstrong, for his work “Traits of the Living (Dying)”! The Honourable Mention Prize was awarded to Hesam Fetrati for his work “Detention Centre” and this year a special Director’s Encouragement Award was presented to Elena Holzworth for “Pegged.”
The Finalists Exhibition remains open until the 27th August. Remember to vote for your favourite work in the People’s Choice Award, which will be announced at the closing event on Friday 26th August.


Thank you to all who attended the opening event! It was a fantastic evening.

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Curatorial Workshop with Matt Dabrowski

Curatorial Workshop with Matt Dabrowski

Join artist and GOMA installer Matt Dabrowski for a hands on and osmotic evening covering everything you need to know about installing, handling, curating and archiving your work.

Date: 14th of July, 6-9pm at Jugglers Art Space.

Workshop cost is $50.00+gst, and includes basic installation materials and light refreshments. Places are limited, so please book ASAP by emailing Jugglers

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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].

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

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

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 she generated significant awareness & fundraising for an organisation she is passionate about supporting. See details below-:

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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.

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Peregian Beach Water Tower Public Mural Project

Peregian Beach Water Tower Public Mural Project

Work has finished on Unitywater’s Peregian Beach Water Tower Mural. A big shout out to our dedicated team of artists and arts-workers; Travis Vinson, Joel Fergie, Peter Breen for their hard work & also the Peregian Beach community members who become involved over the course of the project. Mural based on an original artwork designed by local artist Colin Passmore and chosen as the final mural image by community vote.

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'Where The Wild Things Are' at Jugglers Art Space Inc

'Where The Wild Things Are' at Jugglers Art Space Inc

“Where the Wild Things Are” is a commissioned public art installation painted on the Tarragindi Guide Hut complex by well known Brisbane artist Johnny Beer [Gimiks Born] with concept, curating and project management by Peter Breen [Director – Jugglers Art Space Inc]. The launch of the installation on September 12 included Afrobeat, Lismore Lantern monsters and lantern making workshops by Tarragindi Memorial Kindergarten and Tarragindi Scouts. The project was a joint funded venture by Arts Queensland, Brisbane City Council [Moorooka Ward] and Jugglers Art Space Inc.

For further documentation of the artwork commission, visit: https://vimeo.com/140747855

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