News from the sector
Director of Visual Arts/Craft appointed
Anna Waldman has been appointed the Director of Visual Arts/Craft. For the last 20 years, Ms Waldmann has worked with international, national and state art museums, galleries, craft organisations, contemporary art spaces and funding agencies on policy and program development, exhibition management, research and publications.
Visual Arts/Craft board appointment
Peter Bowles has been appointed to the VACB board until February 2008. An internationally renowned glass artist, Mr Bowles was born in Birmingham, England, and now lives in Perth where he is the co-founder and director of glass mad @ praxis galleries.
South Project - online forum
Recently launched, the online discussions generate a fertile source of dialogue for focus groups, debate on current issues and are research tools for artists and cultural workers. Visit The South Project online forum
oZmosis: a showcase of contemporary arts and design from Australia
A series of events will be held in Singapaore to showcase contemporary Australian art forms and include Asian Traffic, Dinosaur Designs and Contemporary Australia Studio Glass exhibition. Visit the Ozmosis website . Read article
National Design Centre announced
Details of Australia’s new National Design Centre was announced in Melbourne by Founder and Director, Kathy Demos. To occupy a prime position at Melbourne’s prestigious Federation Square, it will house a public gallery, information and education hub, retail outlet, and offer an annual program of exhibitions and events.
Australian Copyright Council
The Australian Copyright Council has updated their information sheets for visual artists, photographers, craft workers, graphic designers, fashion designers, illustrators, architects, galleries, museums who want to copy or use visual images, artworks or designs. Visit the Australian Copyright Council to download the information sheets
Crunching the Arts
In September 2004 in the lead up to the Federal Election, artists and arts workers from south-west Sydney met in a roundtable forum to discuss the current policies of the Labor, Liberal, Greens and Democrat parties. A follow up forum will be held at the Liverpool Regional Museum in June 2005. Email Casulapowerhouse for details