BSA Open Day and 2019 Long-Course Applications Open

Corrie Furner's  This is Not a Still Life,  from the exhibition  Let Her Rip  curated by Natalie Bull and Zoe Robinson-Kennedy

Corrie Furner's This is Not a Still Life, from the exhibition Let Her Rip curated by Natalie Bull and Zoe Robinson-Kennedy

2019 applications for the Byron School of Art are now open. The BSA offers a series of year-long courses that provide an extensive grounding in the Visual Arts. These are structured programs incorporating drawing, painting, printmaking, 3D studies, design principles, art history and critical thinking regarding contemporary practice.

Students can study for one to three years, beginning with the Visual Arts Foundation, leading on to Visual Arts Practice in second year, and then to the Research & Portfolio Course in third year. Course activities include studio work, field trips, gallery visits, guest lecturers, and group exhibitions. 

The BSA will also be hosting an open day on October 14. From 11am to 2pm, you can drop in and walk through the studios and exhibition space in Mullumbimby, view current students' work and participate in the open drawing studio. It's a great way to find out more about the BSA and what they offer in terms of Visual Arts Education. For those interested in the Long-Course applications, there is an information session at 12pm.

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  • 2019 Long-course info session 12 - 12.30pm

  • Exhibition of current students' work

  • Information session on BSA Project Space 12.45pm 

  • Open drawing studio - all welcome

  • Live music from 2pm with M.E. Baird, local Singer-Songwriter, Artist, Educator and friend of the BSA

    Applications for the 2019 intake must be received by 31 October, with intake interviews to be held in November. For more information visit the BSA website and look under LONG COURSES, where you may also apply online. If you have any questions, email admin@byronschoolofart.com or phone 0487 362 141. 

Art In the Pub: Marion Gaemers and Lynnette Griffiths on the Art of Collaboration

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Art in the Pub: BAM's Sharne Wolff and Jane Denison on Australian Art and Walking

Join us at the Courthouse Hotel for Art in the Pub, as BAM Associate Editor Sharne Wolff and contributor Jane Denison speak about From Here to There: Australian art and walking.

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CUBE to exhibit Noel Hart glass works

CUBE, the smallest gallery in the Southern Hemisphere, is located in Mullumbimby.

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July 10 sees a change over of art in the CUBE. Artists Noel Hart and Curator Dev Lengjel met at 2pm in the council admin in Mullumbimby to change over the exhibition from Jennifer Grainger to Noel Hart.

Noel Hart is a multi-disciplinary visual artist who has lived in the rainforest of Huonbrook, west of Mullumbimby for 30 years. In that time he has developed a unique visual language utilising blown glass in an expressive painterly manner. This work has been exhibited internationally
for the last 20 years.

The colours in the glass reference either species of parrots which are at risk of extinction, or, if they do survive the present onslaught, the colours of speculative as yet unevolved species.

We're Closer Than You Think: Northern Rivers Artists

Part of ArtState 2017, We’re Closer Than You Think brings together artwork by several artists based in the Northern Rivers. The exhibition questions the notion of regionality and the perception that artists working outside of metropolitan areas are hindered by location.
 
In various stages of their career and working across a range of disciplines, each artist in the exhibition was chosen for inadvertently refuting the relationship between location and success, population and production, and that the quality of their practice is determined by these imaginary borders.

Be quick! We’re Closer Than You Think will be open until Friday 8 December.
 
Co-curated by Natalie Bull and Zoe Robinson-Kennedy.

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Image: Helle Jorgensen, The lofty thoughts generator and processor. Photo by Michelle Eabry.

Artists

Skye Baker
Amanda Bromfield
Kylie Caldwell
Ben Crawford
Michael Cusack
Karla Dickens
Kathryn Dolby
Penny Evans
Stephen Garrett
Natalie Grono
Charlotte Haywood
Helle Jorgensen
Jenny Kitchener
Mahala Magins
Robert Moore
Jess O’Connor
Kat Shapiro-Wood
Amber Wallis
Christine Willcocks
 

Location

The OLD Gallery
(next to Palate Cafe)
131 Molesworth St
Lismore, NSW 2480
 
 

BSA ArtState Exhibitions: APOLLO & Nine

Byron School of Art is presenting two exhibitions as part of ArtState: Nine, at the BSA Project Space, and APOLLO in Lismore.

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Diana Miller's Quilted Earth, acrylic on linen

Also, BSA Alumni are showing throughout Lismore, including at the old Lismore Regional Gallery site.

FRIDAY 1 December 6 - 8pm : Opening of Nine

BSA PROJECT SPACE
112 Dalley St, Mullumbimby
Exhibition runs from 1 - 13 December
Open six days, closed Sundays, 10am to 2pm
or by appointment 0431 034 892

 

 

Showing as part of ArtState Lismore 2017


Apollo

AMAC
James Guppy
Alex Hudson
Travis Paterson
Melissa Poole
Zuzana Kovar & Nicholas Skepper
Christine Willcocks
 


An assembly without the limits of the square

30 November - 3 December 2017
 

James Guppy's  Touching her back , acrylic on canvas, 2016  

James Guppy's Touching her back, acrylic on canvas, 2016  

Apollo is a group show from the Byron School of Art BSA Project Space.  It is a re-pairing of works and an assembly without the limits of the square: both documenting a number of past exhibitions and responding to the semi-submerged toy theatre where the exhibition is housed.
 

NORTHERN RIVERS CONSERVATORIUM OF MUSIC
Downstairs Studio, 152 Keen Street, Lismore
Thursday 12pm - 3pm | Friday 10am - 8pm
Saturday 10am - 8pm | Sunday 10am - 3pm

Art Piece Gallery's Inaugural 30x30 Art Prize Winners Revealed

Saturday evening revealed the (joint!) Winners of the inaugural Art Piece Gallery 30x30 Art Prize: Kat Shapiro Wood, and Vanessa Stockhard.

The $6000 prize will be divided between the two artists. As expected, a huge crowd turned out to witness the announcement. The previous day, judges Susi Muddiman OAM and artist Amanda Penrose Hart, winner of the 2017 Gallipoli art prize had considered all 230 pieces, and after much deliberation, decided to equally divide the First Prize between two artists. The exhibition of finalists will be on view at the gallery until January 22 2018.

The Winners:

Joint First Prize

Kat Shapiro Wood  Hover, encaustic on board, 30 x 30 cm

Kat Shapiro Wood
Hover, encaustic on board, 30 x 30 cm

Other awards:


Best Still Life in Show
Nick Coulson
Still Life with Jug, Hallway and Windows I
acrylic and graphite on board
30 x 30 cm

Highly Commended Awards
Gaia Barnatan
Head in the clouds
photocollage
30 x 30 cm(framed)

Clare Purser
Fassifern Valley III
oil and mixed media on board,
30 x 30 cm(framed)

Gaia Barnatan,  Head in the clouds

Gaia Barnatan, Head in the clouds

People's Choice Award
Kindly sponsored by The Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce
This is a newly added prize of $500.00 and is only available
by voting in person, at the gallery.

This new, national, non-acquisitive prize is for a 2D work of art in any medium measuring 30x 30 cm.

Vanessa Stockard  Pleasure and Pain, acrylic on board 30 x 30 cm (framed)

Vanessa Stockard
Pleasure and Pain, acrylic on board
30 x 30 cm (framed)

Nick Coulson  Still Life with Jug, Hallway and Windows I

Nick Coulson
Still Life with Jug, Hallway and Windows I

Clare Purser ,  Fassifern Valley III

Clare Purser, Fassifern Valley III

Art in the Pub: Annique Goldenberg's Arctic Residency

Join us Monday 27th November for the last Art in the Pub for 2017

 

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Chandeliers and other Ocean Ornaments

Chandeliers and other Ocean Ornaments is a group show with new work by Sabine Bosche, Lisa Black, Zimmi Forest and Megan Puls at Art Piece Gallery.

Join us for the opening party: Friday, November 3 at 6-8pm

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Art Piece Gallery

70 Burringbar Street, Mullumbimby

 

Paper Cuts at BSA this Friday

Join us on Friday at the opening of Paper Cuts, an exhibition by members of c.a.s.e.  
Ten artists, ten different responses to a 10-metre length of fabriano paper. 

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BSA Art Club: Byron School of Art announces classes for young people

Following numerous requests from parents of aspiring young artists, Byron School of Art have announced they will be offering weekly after-school classes commencing next term for young people who love art.

Afternoon Art Club invites school-aged artists to the BSA studios in Mullumbimby for creative afternoons, exploring art materials and techniques under the guidance of artist and qualified art teacher, Jacqueline Smith.

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“Each week new ideas and processes will be introduced as we develop skills in a range of art forms including drawing, painting, collage, printmaking, sculpture and design,” said Jacqueline. “I like to encourage students to keep a visual diary to explore their own interests as well, it’s wonderful to see their work progress”.

Byron School of Art is offering two after-school classes commencing in October (Term 4); one for 9-12 year olds on Wednesday afternoons 3:45pm to 5:30pm, and another for 12-15 year olds on Thursday afternoons 4:45pm to 6:30pm. All classes will take place in Byron School of Art studios at 112 Dalley St, Mullumbimby. Bookings are essential. For more info visit byronschoolofart.com.

BSA Art Club for Young People
9-12 year olds: Wednesdays 3:45pm-5:30pm (11 Oct - 13 Dec)
13-15 year olds: Thursdays 4:45pm-6:30pm (12 Oct - 14 Dec)
Cost: $280 for 10 class course.
Byron School of Art, 112 Dalley St, Mullumbimby.
Bookings essential: byronschoolofart.com, email admin@byronschoolofart.com or phone 0487 362 141.
 
About Byron School of Art

Byron School of Art is an independent, not-for-profit, contemporary art school based on an international model of Artists teaching Artists in a studio-based learning environment. Courses are run by nationally recognised professional artists, who bring to the school a passion for their practice combined with extensive teaching experience.

A Fabled Object opening at Byron School of Art

 A Fabled Object is a small object group show curated by Susie Duggin & Meredith Cusack.

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Exhibition Opening Friday 22 September, 6am - 8pm
 
BSA PROJECT SPACE
112 Dalley St, Mullumbimby

Exhibition runs from 22 September - 4 October
Open Monday - Saturday, 10am to 2pm
or by appointment 0431 034 892

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Who Cares? Art Piece Gallery hosts exhibition to highlight aged care & dementia

This week, Art Piece Gallery in Mullumbimby is hosting Who Cares, highlighting aged care and dementia. Caring for the elderly either at home, in a facility or in a community is often unseen, removed from the broader view.

The project is a collaboration between artists and Care Workers from the community and is an exhibition to validate and honour their Care work and the many aspects they hold in this role. Our wish, as artists is to highlight the challenges and sacred nature of this work and the essential role of the individuals on the ground.


All the artists involved have worked or are working with the elderly and the issues around ageing. It is our hope that this exhibition will inspire more progressive community dialogues and interaction.  Who Cares... will be open at Art Piece Gallery until September 22.

Kylie Stoddart,  The time my mother accidentally crocheted a mobious strip , NFS

Kylie Stoddart, The time my mother accidentally crocheted a mobious strip, NFS

Kylie Stoddart
The effects of dementia on my mother's life were often frightening and confusing. The pathways in her mind began leading her on a 'wild goose chase' making her unable to differentiate between past, present, or dream-like states. At other times though, there was a stillness, a childlike rapture, which during moments we shared together, brought many wonders and delights. In this state of revery, all the losses gave way to a whole new landscape; absurd, humorous, dotted with all manner of characters, and so, in celebration of her imagination, I forge on, seeking the nature of her vision in all its beauty.

Julie Barratt, detail from the artist book  with/out end ,  $860

Julie Barratt, detail from the artist book with/out end,  $860

Julie Barratt

Who Cares
I care.
 
As daughter and primary carer to my 83 year old blind mother I am constantly looking for the beauty amid the medicalization of ageing
These two states don’t exist in isolation
Walking daily in the pristine landscape I worry about the next pill…
Dressing a wound or sitting for hours in the doctor’s clinic I yearn for the quiet and solitude of the landscape…
These artworks speak to these two states and the general unease I feel in this position of daunting responsibility.

Julie Barratt,  with love  (detail)  $480

Julie Barratt, with love (detail)  $480

Cal Mackinnon
The works are home style portraits of the care workers. The format reflects the 'at home' atmosphere most of the care workers try and create for the elderly residents.

 

 

 

                                           

Byron School of Art Open Day - Sept 17

Byron School of Art is opening the doors of its beautiful studios and exhibition space in Mullumbimby on Sunday 17 September, 11am-2pm, for visitors to come and discover all the School and Project Space have to offer.

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Byron School of Art teachers and Directors Michael Cusack, James Guppy, Emma Walker and Christine Willcocks, all practising professional artists themselves, will be on hand to discuss the various courses, workshops and masterclasses on offer and will present an information session about year-long courses at 12pm. Printmaking demonstrations, stringmaking with Helle Jorgensen and an open drawing studio will run throughout the day. There will also be activities for kids and a chance for parents to hear about the new BSA Kids program of after-school classes starting in October.
 
“Our Open Day is a great opportunity for art lovers of all ages to find out more about the courses and classes on offer – for the absolute beginner to established artists wanting to deepen their practice – and chat to the artists who will be teaching them,” said BSA Director and teacher Christine Willcocks. “It’s also for anyone just wanting to come and see the current exhibition and check out the busy creative space that is Byron School of Art. Plus there will be some hands-on activities and demonstrations on the day. For those who want to know more about the year-long courses, don’t miss the info session at 12pm.”
 

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The Project Space gallery will be open, exhibiting the ‘Dirty Filthy Painting Group Show' (9-20 Sept), featuring the work of some of the best abstract painters in the country such Miles Hall, Terri Brooks, Julie Fragar and 2014 Archibald winner Fiona Lowry as well as some international artists who have never shown in Australia, including David Quinn, Helen O’Leary and Robert Dunne. These artists will be joined by a line-up of talented local artists like the well-travelled Paul McNeil; artists new to the region such as Brent Hallard, who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience; and young guns of the art world who used to call Byron home, like Josey Kidd Crowe and Sally Anderson. The Dirty Filthy Painting Group Show opens on Saturday 9 September and will be on show at Byron School of Art until Wednesday 20 September.
 

 

 Byron School of Art Open Day
Sunday 17 September, 11am-2pm
112 Dalley St, Mullumbimby
For more information visit www.byronschoolofart.com

 

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About Byron School of Art
Byron School of Art is an independent, contemporary art school based on an international model of Artists teaching Artists in a studio-based learning environment. BSA offers courses for emerging and established artists as well as an encouraging platform for the complete beginner. Students are guided in developing a strong work practice that is open to critical and creative thinking and grounded in technical and practical abilities. The courses are run by nationally recognised professional artists, who bring to the school a passion for their practice combined with extensive teaching experience.
 
Long Courses
Byron School of Art offers a progressive series of year-long courses that provide an extensive grounding in the Visual Arts. They are structured studio programs incorporating drawing, painting, printmaking, 3d studies, design principles, art history and creative thinking. Students can study in this program for one to three years, beginning with the Visual Arts Foundation Course, and leading on through Visual Arts Practice, to the Research & Portfolio Course in their third year.

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Many students relocate to Northern NSW to take part in BSA Long Courses. All course activities include studio work, field trips, gallery visits, guest lecturers, group exhibitions and more. Enrolments are now open for 2018, with intake interviews held in November.
 
BSA Kids
After many requests and enquiries, and plenty of research and consideration, BSA is very pleased to be offering Art Classes for young people who are serious about visual art.

BSA Afternoon Art Club is the perfect opportunity for children who love art to develop their skills and knowledge with a trained artist and teacher. Jacqueline Smith will be teaching two afternoon classes each week during school terms for children aged 9 -12 years and 13 -15 years starting 4th Term 2017 (11 & 12 October).

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Each week a new technique or idea is introduced, with activities building upon these in response to students' interests. Students will work independently and as a group on focused, structured art activities as well as on their own projects.
 
Short Courses
Byron School of Art taps into the extraordinary wealth and depth of artistic talent in the Northern Rivers to offer short courses, workshops and masterclasses taught by an impressive roster of leading professional artists across a variety of mediums including life drawing, painting, portraiture, basket weaving and sculpture.  Byron School of Art also offers a 10-week Visual Arts Introduction Course held one day per week, that introduces students to the fundamentals of contemporary art through observational drawing, design elements, materials, colour theory, and more.
 
Exhibitions at BSA Project Space
Byron School of Art houses a curated exhibition space, BSA Project Space, which exhibits shows by emerging and established artists and has a full exhibition calendar until the end of the year. Check the BSA website for details of upcoming exhibitions and fortnightly openings.
 
Art in the Pub
Art in the Pub is an artist talk presented by Byron School of Art in partnership with c.a.s.e. inc. every month at the Courthouse Hotel in Mullumbimby. Previous guest speakers include Lindy Lee, Jenny Watson, Guy Maestri (in association with Tweed Regional Gallery) Art Gallery NSW Director Michael Brand and Sebastian Smee (both in association with Byron Writers Festival). Free admission, inspiring conversation, great food, cheap drinks and a warm community.
 
For more information visit www.byronschoolofart.com

Photographs by Sarah Gray

 

SHOW ME YOUR PRIVACY - A Data Collection and Interpretation Project About Love curated by Tory Bauer

Opening tonight at the Byron School of Art Project Space!


Featuring Alain de Botton, Amac, Beci Orpin, Claire Snel, Craig Rochfort, James Adams, Jeet Pavlovic, Anna-Karina, Kate Berry, Max Doyle, Mish Lockwood, Nathaniel Russell, Paige Miller, Paul McNeil, Toby Porter and Shea Caplice       

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We give feedback about the service at a restaurant, rate our stay at a hotel, or the cleanliness of the facilities at an airport - but imagine if we received feedback from our ex-lovers.  Could we improve ourselves both as partners and humans? 

Well that's what Tory Bauer did. She created a 'Relationship Satisfaction Feedback Survey' and sent it to 9 ex-boyfriends (going back to her first crush as a teenager) as well as her current partner.  She then invited artists to interpret the data and Show Me Your Privacy is the result.

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Opening Night
Friday 25 August, 6 - 8pm

Exhibition runs 26 August - 6 September

BSA PROJECT SPACE
112 Dalley St, Mullumbimby
Open 10am to 2pm. Closed Sundays
or by appointment 0431 034 892


"A beautiful exercise that correctly taps into a huge gap in our knowledge of ourselves: we simply don't learn enough from the failures of our past relationships, and therefore don't manage to develop as we should. With a feedback form like this, which should be made available to all, we have the chance to learn from - not just suffer through or enjoy - love". Alain de Botton (Philosopher and founder of The School of Life)    

c.a.s.e. presents Art in the Pub | Miles Hall

The wildly popular Art in the Pub series will host artist Miles Hall on September 4. The event is free but we recommend arriving early, as it is usually packed.

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Congratulations Robyn Sweaney, 2017 Wynne Prize Finalist

Robyn Sweaney has been announced a Finalist in the 2017 Wynne Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

"Time and tide is from a series of paintings that I am currently working on about the Australian coastal landscape. These paintings are about time past and the promise of slowing down in the future; the anticipation, contemplation, sunlight and shadows, still salt air and silent static moments.

Time and tide  2017, acrylic on linen, 40 x 50 cm. Image courtesy Anthea Polson Art.

Time and tide 2017, acrylic on linen, 40 x 50 cm. Image courtesy Anthea Polson Art.

Approaching the landscape as a living vessel of memory, the work considers how certain places conjure images from the past, tempered with the transient shadow of the present. They express personal embedded ideas about my own experiences of place and of those that have been here before.” Artist Statement: Robyn Sweaney, 2017

Read Robyn Sweaney's full interview in BAM Spring '16 Issue

"We were delighted to host Robyn's Fade to Blue exhibition in 2016 which formed part of this body of work," said Anthea Polson Art, on the Gold Coast. "Robyn is extremely accomplished and throughout her career has won or been a finalist in a significant number of prestigious Australian art prizes. We encourage you to consider Robyn for your own collection."

Art Piece Gallery Announces new 30x30 Art Prize

Art Piece Gallery (Mullumbimby) has announced the inaugural Art Piece Gallery 30 x 30 cm Art Prize. This acquisitional prize is launched in the gallery's 10th year, and is intended to become an annual event.


"I hope the $6000 first prize will support the winner in their artistic endeavour and encourage entries of a high calibre. There will also be three Highly Commended awards, including a Best Still Life Award, sponsored by still@thecentre Byron Bay," said Nadine Abensur of Art Piece Gallery. "I'm also pleased to say that Susi Muddiman, director of The Tweed Regional Gallery has agreed to judge the prize, together with Amanda Penrose Hart, Winner of this year's Galipolli art prize."

"I am confident that the art piece gallery 30x30 art prize will take its place in the thriving artistic life of The Northern Rivers and attract artists from the capital cities and elsewhere," said Abensur. "Please share with your artist friends and even enter yourself, if you're game!"

Visit their website for entry form and terms and conditions.