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  • Work with the Performance Space [#geekgirl]

    [Image via The Performance Space]

    [Image via The Performance Space]

    VOLUNTEER AT PSPACE

    Email admin@performancespace.com.au for more information on how to volunteer for Performance Space.

    Performance Space is committed to equality and diversity, through our program of activities and as an employer.  Our practices and procedures aim to reflect the varied needs, expectations and culture of all members of our community. We make every effort to ensure that no member of the community receives less favourable treatment in our recruitment or when accessing our services on the grounds of gender, gender identity, disability, race, religion or belief, age or sexual orientation.”

  • CEO Designer [#geekgirl]

  • New Archive of Digital Art [#geekgirl]

    ADA

    “The new ARCHIVE OF DIGITAL ART (former Database of Virtual Art) goes Web 2.0! Artists, scholars and scientists are invited to actively contribute to the archive and to work collaboratively on the documentation and analysis of digital art.

    The ARCHIVE OF DIGITAL ART has recently undergone an extensive turn in terms of technology and usability: In the course of a relaunch, the already established database and its team aim at evaluating and implementing cutting-edge web tools to align with the expanding needs of artists and scholars. New functionalities will be tested and implemented and will incorporated the invaluable input of a growing number of interested individuals. In return, artists, scholars and the interested public will benefit not only from the extensive efforts in documentation, which are accomplished by the ADA since its beginnings, but also from an improved, collaborative tool that reflects on the multifarious aspects of Digital Art.”

  • Omote: Real-time Face Tracking and Projection Mapping [#geekgirl]

    OMOTE / REAL-TIME FACE TRACKING & PROJECTION MAPPING. from something wonderful on Vimeo.

  • The Australia Council: New Funding Model

     

  • #PRISOM Makes the 2014 WA Premier’s Book Awards Shortlist [#w00T] [#geekgirl]

    #PRISOM

    #PRISOM

    On the good news front for today: the Shortlist of the Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards has just been announced. Check out the “Digital Narrative” category – excited to see ‪#‎PRISOM‬ listed as a Finalist alongside some fabulous Aussie works: “State Library of Western Australia CEO and State Librarian, Margaret Allen today announced the shortlist for the 2014 Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards.

    552 books were entered into the Awards over nine categories and it is the first year for the WA emerging writer’s category. The Awards had strong entries from WA publishing houses including Fremantle Press, Magabala Books and UWA Publishing and titles from notable authors Tim Winton and Shaun Tan.

    “From emerging writer Sally-Ann Jones’s book Stella’s Sea set at Cottesloe beach, David Whish-Wilson’s book Perth describing life by the Swan River and Sarah Drummond’s Salt Story about life as a fisherwoman in Western Australia, the Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards continue to attract the finest literary works created in Australia today,” Margaret Allen said.

    “The State Library of Western Australia is proud to provide a cultural environment that stimulates the human imagination. We are delighted to once again manage the prestigious Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards, which highlight the importance of literacy in Australia and showcase the abundance of talent in this country.”

    The shortlist includes Amanda Curtin’s Elemental, which delves into the complexity of you don’t know who you are until you know where you come from, and Tim Winton’s latest novel, Eyrie, asks how, in an impossibly compromised world, we can ever hope to do the right thing.

    Another contender is Kristina Olsson’s third title Boy, Lost: A family memoir which won the 2014 NSW Premier’s Literary Award and is shortlisted for the 2014 Kibble Literary Award. Three shortlisted titles Richard Flanagan’s The narrow road to the deep north, Tim Winton’s Eyrie and Evie Wyld’s All the birds, singing are also contenders for the 2014 Miles Franklin Award.”

  • Arts In Oz [#geekgirl]

    [Via artfacts]

    [Via artfacts]

  • The 101 Vagina Project is Looking For Artists [#geekgirl]

    “The 101 Vagina project is looking for artists who would like to bring their art / music / performance / poetry / education to be included in the exhibition space.

    Opening days/nights of the exhibition tour will play host to a mini Festival of the Vagina. The idea is to bring together local artists, educators, etc together in vaginal celebration.

    The exhibition and event are free for all to attend, though a donation will be sought from attendees to help cover costs like gallery hire etc. 101 Vagina will be covering the cost of the exhibition space etc, so though you may have your work for sale, we ask that you understand that the main focus of the event/exhibition will be the 101 Vagina book and exhibition.

    At the various venues I hope to have some spare wall space for art, floor space for sculpture and performance, etc. Some venues are smaller/larger than others, so I need to work with what’s available.

    Past events have included:

    • vagina crafternoon: make a vagina/vulva out of various crafty materials
    • muff muffins: decorate muffins (cup cakes) with toppings
    • musicians performing vagina songs
    • spoken word and poetry around vaginas and body image in general
    • vagina art and sculptures
    • Vaginal Mary confessional: confess your sins directly to her living breathing vagina under her nun’s habit
    • Speeches by sexuality educators, therapists, politician, plastic surgeon, etc”
  • The Girlie Werewolf Hall of Fame [#geekgirl]

    [From The Maroondah Art Gallery Website]

    [Image Credit: The Maroondah Art Gallery Website]

    [From the Maroondah Art Gallery] “The Girlie Werewolf Hall of Fame presents a sweeping visual survey of the female werewolf throughout the centuries, re-imagined as exquisite reduction linocut portraits by Melbourne-based printmaker Jazmina Cininas. The portraits draw on references as diverse as early modern woodcuts, Baltic folklore, Victorian gothic literature, comics and contemporary cinema, bringing to light the many overlooked yet fascinating narratives of female were-creatures.”

  • Hirsute Girly Armpits Ahoy! [#geekgirl]

    [(c) Ben Hopper Via The Daily Mail]

    [(c) Ben Hopper Via The Daily Mail]

    [From an article at the dailymail.co.uk] “A striking photo series of women showing off their underarm hair is challenging the conventional standards of beauty.

    London-based photographer Ben Hopper recruited dozens of models and actresses to grow out their body hair for the Natural Beauty series, with the aim of proving that women don’t need to conform to society’s expectations in order to be attractive.

    ‘The whole point is contrast between fashionable female beauty and the raw unconventional look of female armpit hair,’ the Israeli-born photographer told the Huffington Post.”