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Artist applications open for Woodford Folk Festival 2011/12


Expressions of interest are now open to Artists and Presenters for the 26th Woodford Folk Festival. Held annually between the 27th December and 1st January, the Woodford Folk Festival is one of Australia’s largest outdoor music events.

The festival invites interest from musicians, as well as artists, presenters and speakers for specialist programmes such as circus, vaudeville, the high profile environmental and health programmes, comedy, traditional folkloric, spoken word, workshops and visual arts.

Having endured their wettest year on record and sustained significant damage due to the Queensland floods, event producers the Queensland Folk Federation earlier announced that this year’s Woodford Folk Festival will feature a precinct dedicated to the prestigious International Indigenous festival, The Dreaming. Artists wishing to be a part of the Dreaming precinct can apply via the Woodford Folk Festival process.

All artists and presenters wishing to be a part of the Festival must complete an online Expression of Interest, now open online via the Woodford Folk Festival website: www.woodfordfolkfestival.com and will close at 5pm on Friday 20th May 2011. Applicants cannot be considered without a complete online application.


Artist Shaun Gladwell presents his work, MADDESTMAXIMVS: Planet & Stars Sequence (created as Australia’s contribution to the 2009 Venice Biennale), for two weeks only at the Institute of Modern Art. Influenced by his experiences in Australia’s landscape of the outback, his interest in extreme sports, and Mad Max movies, the work is a suite of videos accompanied by sound, photographic and sculptural works. Roadkill kangaroos are found on the side of highways by a black leather clad motorcyclist and given a ritualistic burial, a figure surfs a vehicle as it moves through desert roads, a masked individual rapidly paints and subsequently erases images of the universe in open arid settings, and a group of figures spin against natural rock formations. Continue reading MADDESTMAXIMVS: PLANET AND STARS SEQUENCE @ Judith Wright Centre June-July 2010

CAO FEI – UTOPIA (Visual Arts)

Utopia Second Life is a lab, a world lab, but it consists in a huge global economic system. It brings us business and democracy, at the same time with feelings and culture. We can’t avoid capitalism’s wave; at the same time, we can’t avoid Communist aspirations in our heart. This world is not only dualistic, we’re inconsistent. Communism is our Utopia, Second Life is our E-topia . . . SL is our mirror, it tells us the truth.—Cao Fei

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Lincoln and Austin Field of Vision (Visual Arts)

Lincoln Austin Field of Vision Lincoln Austin’s abstract sculptures meld the interests of minimalism and op art to explore the ways regular, repeated forms can generate optical illusions and effects.

The Ipswich-based artist is known for his small, intricate works, but this will change with the imminent opening of Brisbane’s new building, Northbridge, which features his massive wall relief, Once Again.

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SPLENDID! Call for young and emerging artists for new national arts project.

In collaboration with the Australia Council for the Arts and Lismore Regional Gallery, Splendour in the Grass is proud to announce the launch of SPLENDID – a mammoth arts initiative to workshop and showcase young and emerging Australian artists.

Ten young and emerging artists who work across the visual arts, theatre, dance, design, installation, architecture, digital art, text, sound and other creative areas will be chosen to undertake a three-week Arts Lab residency in Lismore in July 2009.
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