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November 15, 2018

TWT Excellence Prize offers $5,000 bursary to A&D ANNUAL 18 graduating artist

The second annual TWT Excellence Prize has increased to a $5000 bursary awarded to the top graduating artist presenting work in the University of NSW Art & Design’s ANNUAL 18 Graduate Exhibition, Australia’s largest and most diverse national showcase of graduate contemporary art, design and creative media.

The winner will be announced on Tuesday 27 November at an advance preview of the A&D ANNUAL 18, ahead of the public opening of the exhibition that features work by 200 graduating students across seven venues at UNSW Art & Design.

The second annual TWT Excellence Prize has increased to a $5000 bursary awarded to the top graduating artist presenting work in the University of NSW Art & Design’s ANNUAL 18 Graduate Exhibition, Australia’s largest and most diverse national showcase of graduate contemporary art, design and creative media.

The winner will be announced on Tuesday 27 November at an advance preview of the A&D ANNUAL 18, ahead of the public opening of the exhibition that features work by 200 graduating students across seven venues at UNSW Art & Design.

The 2018 judging panel also includes UNSW Deputy Head of School (Design) Dr Mark Ian Jones; UNSW Senior Fine Arts Lecturer Debra Phillips; and Art Initiatives Manager at TWT and Bridging Hope Charity Foundation, Ariel Zhang.

Inaugural TWT Excellence Prize winner, Jessica Long, won the prize in 2017 for her video work titled Apartment Block No. 10, a four-minute video work that paid homage to Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window and featured 10 sequences of apartment night-life.

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November 14, 2018

CARRIAGEWORKS AND ENSEMBLE OFFSPRING PRESENT LONE HEMISPHERES

Carriageworks and Ensemble Offspring present Lone Hemispheres, a one-night-only program of seminal works by revolutionary architect, mathematician and composer Iannis Xenakis, alongside newly commissioned solo compositions by Berlin-based Australian Cathy Milliken, and Sydney composers Elizabeth Younan and Michael Smetanin. The works will be performed on Tuesday 4 December by Véronique Serret (violin), Claire Edwardes (percussion) and Zubin Kanga (piano).

Ensemble Offspring founding member Claire Edwardes said, “The music of Iannis Xenakis is unashamedly bold, and Ensemble Offspring is also unashamedly bold.

Carriageworks and Ensemble Offspring present Lone Hemispheres, a one-night-only program of seminal works by revolutionary architect, mathematician and composer Iannis Xenakis, alongside newly commissioned solo compositions by Berlin-based Australian Cathy Milliken, and Sydney composers Elizabeth Younan and Michael Smetanin. The works will be performed on Tuesday 4 December by Véronique Serret (violin), Claire Edwardes (percussion) and Zubin Kanga (piano).

Ensemble Offspring founding member Claire Edwardes said, “The music of Iannis Xenakis is unashamedly bold, and Ensemble Offspring is also unashamedly bold. To champion Xenakis, we have programmed three new works written to complement three classics by Xenakis for piano, violin and percussion. Lone Hemispheres is a celebration of a 20th-century genius and master alongside the newest of the new sound worlds – all the while featuring Ensemble Offspring core members as virtuosic soloists. Xenakis composed hard-hitting music that is ecstatic and cathartic in its power and often deeply expressive. The performers of Xenakis’s music must be almost supernatural in their skills and a live performance allows listeners to witness a seismic musical event. It is summed up most succinctly by UK music writer and critic Tom Service who describes Xenakis’s work as – ‘a musical happening of cosmic intensity’.”

Image: Who Dreamed it, Ensemble Offspring 2017 at Carriageworks.

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November 7, 2018

CALDERA ANNOUNCES INSTALLATION ARTISTS – MYSTERY ARTWORKS TO BE UNVEILED VIA DIGITAL MAP

Image- MUFFY, OneJessa

Sydney, Australia: Caldera, a boutique multi-sensory art experience featuring burlesque performances, experimental music and art from the underground has announced a program of visual artists to create site-responsive installations. Eleven cross-disciplinary and interactive artists will utilise the 130-year-old industrial metalwork shop of Eveleigh Works to stage a series of artworks responding to Caldera’s provocative themes. Audiences will be given a code to a digital map as they enter Eveleigh Locomotive Workshop and are encouraged to explore the industrial space, with eight sessions offered over four-nights, from 29 November – 2 December 2018.

Image- MUFFY, OneJessa

Sydney, Australia: Caldera, a boutique multi-sensory art experience featuring burlesque performances, experimental music and art from the underground has announced a program of visual artists to create site-responsive installations. Eleven cross-disciplinary and interactive artists will utilise the 130-year-old industrial metalwork shop of Eveleigh Works to stage a series of artworks responding to Caldera’s provocative themes. Audiences will be given a code to a digital map as they enter Eveleigh Locomotive Workshop and are encouraged to explore the industrial space, with eight sessions offered over four-nights, from 29 November – 2 December 2018.

Artistic Director Laurence Rosier Staines describes, “Caldera is a night of fire and art in an industrial cathedral. The artworks we’ve selected will feature metal, optical illusion, digital necromancy, hair, line painting, fire, steam and ephemera. They all work towards a larger theme, which may become apparent as guests follow the digital map and uncover them, hidden among the steam hammers and blast furnaces.”

The artists chosen to feature work at Caldera include: Anji Brice, OneJessa, Cyma Hibri, Harry Hock, Ben Lang, Brooke Ellen Louttit, Duncan Maclean, Alireza Mirzaeisabet, Emily Parsons-Lord, Gwen Taualai and Meng-Yu Yan

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