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


09 PM | 28 May

Melbourne International Animation Festival

Returning to ACMI with an exciting, intriguing, inspiring, sometimes controversial, thoroughly comprehensive collection of animation. The best, new animation in the world will be brought to Melbourne audiences with over 300 films presented in a series of amazing programs and satellite events.

In addition there are two firsts for the 2007 festival – a second Australian Panorama created in response to the influx of fantastic Australian films received by MIAF this year, and the introduction of a Teen Program, enabling under 18s to view an edgy and ‘of the moment’ program created specifically for their age group.

When: 19-24 June Where: Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), Federation Square Information: www.acmi.net.au

09 PM | 28 May

AussieChix is Open! (Source…)

The worldwide LinuxChix community welcomes AussieChix. Following on the heels of Frances E. Allen being the first woman ever to receive the prestigious ‘Turing Award,’ AussieChix aims to highlight and encourage women in computing.

While the organisation has a key interest in free and open source software (eg Linux, Firefox and OpenOffice.org) the focus of the group is to show women in computing that they are not alone.

AussieChix has emerged from the amalgamation of the Sydney and Melbourne chapters of LinuxChix, and throws open its doors to women across Australia. AussieChix is not an exclusive club – far from it. It is free to join, and the only requirements are “Be polite, be helpful.” (Which makes us sound like the new millennium version of the Country Women’s Authority – next, a virtual lamington drive!)

AussieChix is a fun and encouraging environment, inclusive and conducive to networking. For beginners, administrators, programmers and hobbyists.

Chix should click on http://au.linuxchix.org or google ‘aussiechix.’ email:media@au.linuxchix.org