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Image: Jilamara Arts booth at DAAF 2017 - By Dylan Buckee.

Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair 

DAAF was held 11-13 August and showcased the work of over 50 art centres from across Australia. Executive Director, Claire Summers, shares the highlights of this year’s fair.

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Photo Credit: Diesel Kang

On Craft Cubed 

Craft Cubed Festival is an annual celebration of the handmade and the biggest coming together of the craft and design sectors of its kind in Australia. By Olivia Poloni.

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Photo: 2015 Artspace One Year Studio Artist Mikala Dwyer, by Jessica Maurer.

NAVA Artist File:
Mikala Dwyer

In 2016 Mikala Dwyer was awarded one of NAVA’s inaugural Visual Arts Fellowships. Her solo exhibition A shape of thought is currently showing at the Art Gallery of NSW. 

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Photo by Daniel Boud, 2014 courtesy of Art Month Sydney and 10 group.

Q&A with Dr Dick Quan

Dr Dick Quan is a highly respected collector of Australian and international art. We caught up with him to find out what he enjoys about art fairs.


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Image courtesy Sydney Contemporary.

Q&A with Future Contemporary galleries

We chat to participating Future Contemporary galleries at
Sydney Contemporary.

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Wired In

Find out who's coming and going in the arts in September 2017.

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Government's response on copyright

The Australian Government has responded to the Productivity Commission’s report on IP arrangements in Australia by announcing they will seek further consultation with key groups. READ MORE

The Carstairs Prize

The new Carstairs Prize aims to support socially engaged art projects that embrace participatory and collaborative experiences, bringing participants into active dialogue with the artist(s).
Deadline: 9 September. APPLY HERE

Visual Arts Fellowship

Two $20,000 fellowships are open to individual mid-career artists and groups to undertake a self directed program of professional development. Deadline:
23 September. APPLY HERE


La Trobe Art Institute Emerging Curators Program - 7 September
Australia Council Arts Leaders Program - 12 September 
un Magazine 2018 - Editor - 15 September
2017 Digital Portraiture Award - 17 September
Parramatta Artist Studios - call out for studip applications - 18 September
Abbotsford Convent Studio Residency Program - 21 September 
Australia Council International Residencies - 3 October 

The Artist as Entrepreneur

A professional development forum for emerging and mid-career artists in partnership with the Print Council of Australia on 21 September. Free event. 

20th Anniversary Windmill Trust Exhibition

Celebrating 20 years of the Windmill Trust Scholarship, an exhibition featuring past winners will be held at MAMA, Albury and officially opens on Sept 23. READ MORE.

Advanced Arts Contracts

This 3-week NAVA online course led by Arts Law explores agreements and licences used in arts practice and how to negotiate for your rights. Enrol by
20 September. ENROL NOW


Channels Festival, VIC - 1-2 September
ANTIDOTE at Sydney Opera House, NSW - 2-3 September
Radiant Pavilion, VIC - until 3 September 
Going global – building an international profile by Guildhouse, SA - 6 September
Spring 1883, NSW - 6-9 September
2970° The Boiling Point Practising Democracy by David Pledger - 7-9 September
The Queensland Regional Art Awards - online until 11 September 
Fran Fest, SA - until 24 September 
Proximity Festival, WA - 26 September - 7 October 
CoLabs, NSW - 29 September - 8 October 
Chances with Glass - Neil Roberts at Canberra Glassworks, ACT - until 15 October


Giveaway: Mountain

We have 20 double passes to the Australian documentary MOUNTAIN (see trailer here) to giveaway to NAVA Members. In cinemas 21 September.

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Sydney Contemporary Exclusive Ticket Offer

Sydney Contemporary, Australasia’s largest international art fair, returns from 7-10 September with 90+ galleries from around the globe. They're offering NAVA subscribers 20% off tickets!

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Additional image credits
Government response on copyright: Photo: Tanja Bruckner, 2017.
Visual Arts Fellowship image: 2016 Fellowship recipient Michelle Nikou ‘No Vacancy’', 2010, powder coated ceramic, neon, Parker table, electrical components.
20th Anniversary Windmill Trust: Image: Sarra Robertson, Hiatus 1, mixed media, 600mm X 897mm.
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