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Photo: Tanja Bruckner, 2017. 

The Power of the Collective

NAVA's Deputy Director, Brianna Munting discusses industrial relations in the visual arts.

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Photo by Tanja Bruckner, 2017.

Galleries commit to paying artists 

When organisations make a commitment to paying artists, we celebrate them.

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Tarryn Gill with Cat Stevens. Photo by Pet Photo Booth.

NAVA Artist File:
Tarryn Gill

Western Australia-based multidisciplinary artist working across photography, sculpture, installation, film, drawing and performance.

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An update on the Countess

Q&A with the
Countess Team

We caught up with the Countess Team to discuss the impact their research has had on the contemporary Australian visual arts sector.

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From the Archives...

For this month’s edition of Art Wires, we dug into NAVA’s archives on the issue of industrial representation for visual artists.

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Wired In

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

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Fair Pay for Artists

Artists are often working for free or underpaid whilst everyone around them is being paid. Some in the industry believe that the opportunity for artists to have their work exhibited is a sufficient reward in itself. Industrial fairness requires that this must change. GET INVOLVED.
Photo by Tanja Bruckner, 2017. 

The Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship for Emerging Artists

4 x $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to emerging artists to assist with the cost of overseas travel. Deadline: 6 May 2017.


Australian Antarctic Arts Fellowship deadline 5 May 2017
4A Beijing Studio Program deadline 8 May 2017
Copyright Agency Create Career Fund  deadline 11 May 2017
Olive Cotton Award for Photographic Portraiture $20,000 deadline 12 May 2017
Ian Potter Cultural Trust $7,000 deadline 19 May 2017
Windmill Trust Scholarship for Regional NSW Artists $10,000 deadline 10 June 2017

NAVA Members can access over 200 opportunities on our website - more here

NAVA: in conversation

We've launched an exciting new fortnightly podcast series featuring artists, curators and organisations discussing the critical issues and ideas within our sector! The first episode has dropped and features conversations from Cementa17. LISTEN VIA ITUNES

Bar Talk

The next NAVA Organisation Member networking event for industry peers will be held in Melbourne: 
5-7pm Thursday 18 May 2017
ACMI Cafe & Bar, Melbourne Vic


Abstraction: celebrating Australian women abstract artists, Geelong Gallery
Art + Climate + Change Festival, Melbourne, Vic
Hatched: National Graduate Show, PICA, WA
Glover In Arcadia, Rosny Farm, Tas
The Dust Never Settles, UQ Art Museum, Qld
THE LONG PADDOCK, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, NSW



Annual General Meeting for Members of the National Association for the Visual Arts Ltd, 10-11am Friday 26 May 2017.

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Manage your money

We've just updated the Money section of our website. Learn more about artists' fees, grants and funding opportunities, selling your work, managing your income and taxation.

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Sarah Waterson's beautiful work 'Hothouse' exhibited at the Scout Hall at @cementafestival. #cementa17 #navainconversation @sarahwaterson12

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