Archive for July, 2008


Friday, July 11th, 2008

Arts NSW, in conjunction with the Asialink Centre, continues to fund residencies in Asia for artists, writers and arts managers. Grants of up to $12,000 are offered to enable Australians to undertake three to four month residencies in Asia with a host organisation. Residencies are professional development opportunities for Australians to promote cultural understanding, information exchange and artistic endeavour between
Australia and Asian countries. Residencies are offered in the following areas: arts management, literature, performing arts, visual arts/crafts.

Criteria for selection include: professional experience, standard of work as shown through support material, relevance of the residency for future professional goals, ability to carry out the residency and fulfil expectations, potential to apply outcomes of the residency in Australia, previous experience working in, or commitment to working with Asia.

Residencies are open to all Australian citizens, or permanent residents who have at least three years professional experience in their field. Closing 5 September


Friday, July 11th, 2008

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board
Skills and arts development grants to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and arts organisations to develop ideas and skills, not necessarily with a public outcome. Applications might include mentorship programs involving the sharing of artistic and cultural skills and knowledge support for arts workshops, professional development projects, conferences or seminars, management planning and development. Deadline: 15 July

Presentation and Promotion - visual arts
Projects supported by this category include exhibitions, publications and conferences, and support for significant international visitors. Such projects should have a rigorous curatorial framework, aligned with
suitable audience development strategies. A project can have multiple parts and may span more than 12 months. National Deadline: 1 August

Skills and arts development - visual arts

Skills and arts development grants promote excellence in the arts by providing professional development opportunities for craftspeople, designers, media artists, visual artists, arts writers and curators. National Deadline: 1 August

Visual arts - Emeritus award and medal
The visual arts emeritus award and medal recognise the special achievements of Australian visual artists and arts writers who are making an outstanding contribution to the development of Australian art. National Deadline: 1 August


Friday, July 11th, 2008

Melbourne International Film Festival and Greyspace, in association with OtherFilm presents Intermission: Who is Miss Roder? Artists from London, Chicago, Brisbane and Melbourne chart the extremity of analogue and digital performance, with influences including expanded cinema, noise, video mixing, and contemporary performance. Each work explores performance within cinema through various means—from the prepared
screens of Guy Sherwin, the responsive environment played by Jon Pak, to the ritualised actions of Ben Russell. Intermission: Who is Miss Roder? will leave a lasting memory of captured images in a woven narrative that brings gesture, intervention, and feedback to the fore of the cinematic experience.

Program 1: Signs in the debris  Friday, August 1, 9.30 pm – 11.30 pm
Stilted and banal, the consumed rituals of a cruel world Vijay Thillaimuthu, SONE, Dirk de Bruyn, Ben Russell

Program 2:
The sleight of hand  Saturday, August 2, 4.30 pm – 6.30 pm
Illusionist constructions, light, and distorting lenses Abject Leader, Guy Sherwin with Lynn Loo

Program 3: And, is she here? Saturday, August 2, 9.30 pm – 11.30 pm Codes
and intrusions—tensions in public place and personal space Jon Pak, Steven Ball, Botborg

45 Downstairs 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
1st and 2nd of August