02 AM | 29 May

Realise Your Dream _ Awards


Applications for the 2007 Realise Your Dream awards are now open. Enter now for your chance to win one of the six creative industry prizes we have on offer.

The prizes offer Australians aged 21-28 with skills in the creative industries a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work with British leaders in their respective fields. Each prize includes a tailor-made work experience programme in the UK, a return flight and $8000 to cover living expenses while you are there.

The British Council will use its creative contacts in the UK to set up a personal tailored work experience programme for you in the UK. Visit the Winners’ Gallery section for examples of past experiences.

This opportunity is open to Australians working in: industrial and object design, design, fashion, moving image, advertising, words, production, direction, architecture and music.

The Realise Your Dream application process has two key steps as follows:

1. Applicants must complete the online registration form

2. Applicants must produce a three-minute DVD that explains their dream and how a short professional trip to the UK will help achieve it. This DVD must be sent to: Realise Your Dream Application, c/o British Council Australia, PO Box 88, Edgecliff, NSW, 2027

Both requirements must be completed by Tuesday 31 July 2007. (DVDs will be accepted if postmarked Tuesday 31 July 2007).


02 AM | 29 May

Stelarc at the EAF

STELARC AT THE EAF PLACE: Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide DATES: 1 – 30 June

The Experimental Art Foundation will exhibit a selection of iconic body-tech performance from artist Stelarc’s most recent works including Blender, Walking Head, and Extra Ear: Ear on Arm. Extra Ear is a surgically constructed left ear inserted into the artist’s left arm. When the lengthy procedure is completed the ear, along with a transmitter inside Stelarc’s mouth willform a headset that is able to receive and transmit Bluetooth signals (speak and hear). For more information about the exhibition contact EAF or visit the website.

E: info@eaf.asn.au URL: http://www.eaf.asn.au/2007/stelarc.html

02 AM | 29 May

Arlene Texta Queen

Western Exhibitions presents The Paul Nudd Curatorial Experience, showcasing three artists who captivate Paul Nudd’s fevered imagination: Arlene TextaQueen from Australia, Jason Villegas from Texas and Aaron Wrinkle from California, with an opening reception on Saturday, June 2, from 6 to 9pm.

Arlene TextaQueen’s “Textadnudes”, life-sized felt-tip marker drawings of nude women in the natural environments, overturn the voyeuristic and aesthetically detached tradition of The Nude, conveying an intimate exchange between artist and subject. Initially conceived as drawings for a Manga-esque soft-porn website, TextaQueen depicts female (and very rarely, male) friends in intimate spaces such as bedrooms and baths. Their unique character shows through their chosen attire and environs, such as a puppy suit or as a walrus riding queen, whether drinking champagne in the toilet or as two tangled nudes on a tandem bicycle. Arlene TextaQueen has exhibited widely in Australia, including the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney and the Mori Gallery in Sydney and has been an artist-in-residence at the International Studio & Curatorial Program in NYC. TextaQueen received her BFA from the University of Western Australia, Perth.

Gallery Address 1821 West Hubbard Ste 202 Chicago IL 60622

09 PM | 28 May


The exhibition is in cooperation with the 5 days off festival www.5daysoff.nl and features works by Australian artists, David Haines & Joyce Hinterding as well as Erich Berger, Usman Haque & Rob Davis, Informationlab (Ursula Lavrencic & Auke Touwslager), Olga Kisseleva, Brandon LaBelle & James Watts, Semiconductor and Theodore Watson.

The artists investigate the invisible world of sound waves and frequencies and electromagnetic fields. In all cases they touch on issues concerning the radiation that is ever-present, but imperceptible to our senses. They make use of technologies that are present around us, but invisible, and by playing with electromagnetic waves and different frequencies their works surprise us with an abundance of information and possibilities. When: 2 June to 14 July Where: Netherlands Media Art Institute, Montevideo / Time Based Arts, Keizersgracht 264 1016 EV Amsterdam, The Netherlands Information: www.montevideo.nl and www.5daysoff.nl T: +31 (0)20 6237101

09 PM | 28 May

Human Rights Arts & Film

Are you a socially aware film-maker? Do you want excellent exposure? The best entries will be screened alongside internationally renowned features at the RMIT Capitol Theatre in November. Over $5000 worth of awards and prizes are also up for grabs. We are looking for evocative and memorable features, documentaries and shorts that address one or more of the following themes; right to livelihood, right to life, liberty & security and human rights in Australia. The HRAFF has been established to create awareness of human rights in the broader community & foster a stronger human rights culture in Australia.

Closing date: 31 August Screening: November 2007 Information: films@hraff.org.au