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Phillip Doggett - Williams
Psyclone (here there)
SPA member Phillip Doggett Williams will be having an exhibition at QDOS Fine Art Gallery this month. The exhibition will be displaying news paintings, lithographs and screenprints.
Event details are as follows:
December 5 -18th, 2021
Opening: Sunday 5th December at 3:00pm
Address: QDOS FINE ARTS Allenvale Road Lorne
More info at: www.qdosarts.com
Hours: 9:00am - 5:00pm TFSSM (variants please visit website)
Saluhan Award the 2021 Carstiars Prize
The National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) is pleased to announce Saluhan as the recipient of the 2021 Carstairs Prize for socially-engaged arts projects.
Saluhan will use the $10,000 prize to develop Dialekto, a multidisciplinary arts project of free workshops and events in visual arts, sound, cooking and storytelling at Siteworks, led by Saluhan artists for local communities of colour. This will be followed by a curated group exhibition of participant works in 2022.
“We are thrilled to receive the Carstairs Prize in 2021 and thank NAVA for their generous support of our collective and their commitment to championing socially-engaged arts practice,” said Saluhan. “The funding will enable us to advocate for an alternative model of contemporary arts practice that considers creativity and connection as vital to the wellbeing of both our artists and our communities. Maraming salamat po.”
Formed in 2019, Saluhan is an emerging collective of Filipinx/o artists based in Naarm, led by Aida Azin and MJ Flamiano alongside Kenneth Suico, Catherine Ortega-Sandow, Bea Rubio-Gabriel, Rio Withall, Vader Fame, and Kuya Neil. Saluhan was created with a focus on facilitating collaborative projects that combine art, activism, and community development.
“Saluhan’s collaborative and interdisciplinary collective stood out with their intergenerational and multifaceted community project that will aid in the sharing of knowledge, skills and art,” said this year’s assessor, performance artist and 2020 Carstairs Prize recipient Shahmen Suku.
“NAVA warmly congratulates Saluhan on being awarded the Carstairs Prize in a round that received almost double the applications of the year before,” said NAVA’s Georgie Cyrillo, who manages the Carstairs Prize. “With thanks to the generosity of the donor, it is a privilege to support the work of Saluhan, who will in turn create safe and inspiring spaces for the communities around them.”
The Carstairs Prize, which was given a boost from $3,000 to $10,000 in 2021, offers assistance to an Australian artist or group to present a socially engaged art project that embraces participatory and collaborative experiences.
The aim of the funding is to bring participants into active dialogue with the artist in order to involve audiences beyond the art community. In recognition of the severe limitations in place due to continued physical distancing and the challenges this poses, applicants were encouraged to consider the digital and virtual space as a valid and essential arena for collaborative artistic endeavour.
This is the fifth year of the program supported by the donor of the previous Carstairs Residency Prize. Named after the Carstairs, the prize drew its name from an intriguing and eccentric blend of writers, poets, painters, pianists, and illustrators who immigrated to Australia from Fife, Scotland in the 19th century.
The Carstairs Prize is funded by a private donor and administered by NAVA. Providing this kind of philanthropic support can be a source of great satisfaction in making a valuable contribution to supporting living Australian artists. For more information about how you can make a tax-exempt donation to set up a new program shaped to your ideas and named for your family, legacy or artistic focus, please contact NAVA via firstname.lastname@example.org.
With more than 140 years of artistic experience between them, artists Sonny Dalimore, Phillip Doggett-Williams and Bart Sanciolo stage their third group exhibition titled 'Triptych III' at Gallery Elysium, Hawthorn. Their friendship dates back to art school days at RMIT circa 1972 to 1976 having studied under the late George Baldessin, Inge King, Vincas Jomantas, Andrew Sibley and many other distinguished artists.
Whilst the mediums of drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture remain consistent to their artistic practice and the modernist themes of the human form and landscape predominate their subject matter, stylistic differences emphasize their independent visions, perceptions and sensibilities. Most importantly, what the artists share in common is a commitment to the power of art to communicate authentic experience and its potential to enrich life.
Sonny Dalimore - Phillip Doggett-Williams - Bart Saniolo
Gallery Elysium, 440-444 Burwood Road, Hawthorn, 3122
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