We Australians

happenings

6 September, 2012


MoNOW in AR
TLINK
magazine, September 2012 issue
Written by Sapna Chandu
read article ->->-> Manifestations of NOW • experimenting with strategy


13 July, 2012


DAS PLATFORMS FEATURES MoNOW
artists Jane Korman and Paul Yore
http://www.dasplatforms.com/das_cinema/monow-manifestations-of-now/

 

 

MoNOW ON AIR!
A selection of artist reviews, features, interviews…

April 17, 2012

Arts Hub | Zara Stanhope in conversation with Sapna Chandu
http://www.artshub.com.au/au/news-article/news/arts/manifestations-of-now-188799?sc=1

 


Desktop
Magazine | Interview with Paul Yore by Alison Copley
http://desktopmag.com.au/features/qa-artist-paul-yore/

 

 

9 April, 2012


Melbourne Leader  | Interview with Sapna Chandu and Bindi Cole
READ ARTICLE ->->-> http://melbourne-leader.whereilive.com.au/lifestyle/story/getting-under-aussie-skin/

 

 

21 April, 2012  


PETER TYNDALL renews protest against sketching ban, at the NGV.
****Free Pencil Movement continues…**** NGV RENEWS BANS
SEE BLOG (‘BLOGOS’) ->->->http://blogos-haha.blogspot.com.au/2012/04/ngv-renews-bans.html

 

 

19 April 2012

 


Nikos Papastergiadis (Chair)


PUBLIC FORUM
‘The Role of Art in 21st Century Australia’
A packed crowd in NGV Studio engaged in the broad question, coming away with few answers…but many more questions!
Highlights ->
->->->a performance by Peter Tyndall of a play by the same title
->->-> a journey through Hossein Valamanesh’s spellbinding oeuvre
->->->a rewrite of the title to ‘The Role of Art in Contemporary Australia’

 


23 April 2012



Jane Korman                                                   Dario Vacirca


ARTIST TALKS Sundays 15 & 22 April
<-> artists entertaining around 60 guests across the 2 Sunday afternoon sessions...

 

 

15 April 2012

 


EXHIBITION LAUNCH PARTY 14 APRIL 2012,
An amazing crowd for the last balmy evening of the summer…


INVITATIONS RELEASED!


 

 

 

 

WRITER’S CALLOUT  DEADLINE 16th January 2012

posted December 21st 2011

We are calling out to culturally engaged, audacious, poetic and progressive writers to take part in the We Australians Exhibition program in April 2012.

We are now taking proposals for  writing on contemporary expressions of Australian identity and culture, to include in our publication that will accompany the exhibition and be distributed nationally. The publication will be a  full colour, 40 page slightly larger than A5 size, 100 gsm, matt finished art book.

The We Australians.org publication will complement and further tease out the themes established by the artists in the showcased exhibitions. We are seeking out a variety of works, including poetry, creative writing, non fiction, interviews artwork and photographs.

We invite submissions which respond to new ways of representing Australian identity and culture. We would like to hear the sound of multiple voices to acknowledge the many contemporary contours of Australian culture and identity. Works may engage with topics such as:

‘multiculturalism is dead’, ‘revolution’, ‘empathy’, ‘reconciliation and harmony’, ‘politics of representation’, ‘Australian cultural tribes’, ‘national identity’…

Successful submissions will be included in a nationally distributed publication, and our online platforms, promoting new expressions of contemporary Australian culture and identity.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Send us a 250 word abstract of your existing work (<1 year old) or work you propose to submit, along with a 100 word bio to info@weaustralians.org  with publication submission in the title by January 16th 2012, with finished works to be completed by February 6th 2012.

POETRY: A maximum of 4 poems can be submitted, but limited to 2 pages length in total.

ESSAY WRITING: There is no limit to the number of essay submissions, but the maximum length is 1000 words.

ART & Photography: can be up to A5 size and can be in any media. It should be at least 300 dpi.

When submitting, please include in the body of the email your:

  • Name

  • Age

  • email address

  • Phone Number

  • Address

  • Bio of 100 words or less

Posted October 2011

We Australians.org is calling out to enthusiastic interns and volunteers! An exciting opportunity exists to collaborate with the We Australians’ team and gain experience in developing and delivering a high profile, large scale exhibition program during the period of November 2011- April 2012. The positions would suit students of arts management, as well as artists and people interested and experienced in arts management.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
We will discuss your personal interests to ensure you are working on aspects of the project you enjoy. Opportunities exist in areas such as:

 artist co-ordination

  • providing artists’ assistance and support with installation requirements and other logistical aspects of presenting artworks
  • ensuring artists are up to date with developments of the project

event production

  • assisting in the development of the Family Day concept and the performative art program to be held in the Fracture Gallery
  • micromanagement of the delivery of events
  • working closely with our producer Ilana Russell and curator Sapna Chandu

donations and sponsorship

  • be involved in creating our donations and sponsorship packages
  • liasing with Australian Busines Arts’ Foundation regarding donations via the Australian Cultural Fund
  • consultation with Artsupport
  • liasing with sponsors and donors

 marketing and promotion

  • posting and networking to evolve our social media profile
  • designing campaign newsletters (using mailchimp) and e-mail outs
  • writing press releases, researching appropriate strategic media outlets to promote our exhibition
  • assistance with the writers callout, research and contact of relevant magazines/media outlets for review and critical writing about the project.
  • collaborating with Federation Square and the NGV’s marketing departments (who will also be marketing this program of events
touring nationally
  • researching and making contacts with potential venues
  • assisting our curator in developing our touring exhibition
  • researching and developing logistical requirements for touring
  • consulting with NETS (National Touring Exhibition Scheme)

MORE INFO ABOUT OUR PROGRAM
OUR VENUES AT FEDERATION SQUARE ARE

  • NGV Studio (National gallery of Victoria)
  • NO Vacancy Gallery
  • BMW Edge
  • The Atrium Fracture Gallery, Air Gallery & Screen
  • The Big Screen at Federation Square’s main stage

OUR PROGRAM OF EVENTS

We have designed a program of events to encourage the participation of the arts community and general public in conversations about what it means to be Australian today.

  • a bold exhibition across public and private spaces at Federation Square
  • a compelling public forum in partnership with Kultour at BMW Edge
  • the publication of reviews, articles and artist interviews in online and offline media, including a lift-out distributed in partnership with Das Superpaper
  • a Family Day, marketed through inner city and suburban schools, with entertainment and activities to attract and engage both children and parents
  • an innovative live performance art program in the Fracture Gallery
  • a series of artist talks by exhibiting artists
  • a series of workshops with exhibiting artists

START DATE AND TIME COMMITMENT
We are looking for volunteers to assist in the development and presentation of the program

for the period November 2011 to the end of April 2012

Starting asap for a period of time that suits us both. Interns will get the most out of a 3 month position for 2 days/week. Please apply soon as we have a limited number of positions!

APPLICATION AND SELECTION
Please send your CV (max one A4 page), cover letter and details of two referees to info@weaustralians.org.

It would be useful to include any experience you may have using programs, such as Photoshop, AutoCAD, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, Final Cut or anything else you think is relevant.

Feel free to email us for further info.