In this issue we look at summer opportunities

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Ding Dong Merrily on High 

Before we head into the hedonism of the holiday season it’s a good time to look ahead though we can’t easily forget what’s happened over the last three years.

Tamara Winikoff on the current state of the arts in Australia and the takeaways for 2017. Read more. Photo: pixabay

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Navigating the summer

Jess Day selects the best of exhibitions around the country this summer. Read more.
Image: Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir aka Shoplifter, Nervescape V 2016, Installation view, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane. Commissioned for ‘Sugar Spin: you, me, art and everything.

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Support local makers

Where to find gifts and support local makers and emerging artists this Christmas? We asked craft and design centres and online galleries for their top picks. Read more.

Image: Tomo dish by Jordan Gower.

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Q&A with
Michelle Nikou

We had a chat to one of the NAVA Visual Arts Fellowship recipients. Read here.  
Photo: Michelle Nikou, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme, 2012–16, cement, sand, plaster, fibreglass, Boncrete, wood, neon, lead, steel, electrical components. Courtesy of the artist and Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney. Photo: Grant Hancock.

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Get gifting

Perfect for the professional artist! Gift a NAVA Xmas gift package which includes a
12 month NAVA premium membership, tote bag, badges, + first 20 receive summer bumper edition of Art Monthly Australasia. Available now here

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Has your ABN been cancelled? 

Read our guide which explains why your ABN may have been cancelled and how you can go about getting it reinstated. 
(Members' only, login to access). 

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NAVA Artist File: Lawrence English

Brisbane based artist, composer and curator, Lawrence English works primarily with sound, and considers the body as part of the equation for listening. View his Artist File here.

What's On

What's On



Inside NAVA 



NAVA Salon Sessions - Artist Roundtable - 15 December 2016, register HERE

Toowoomba is a hub of regional arts activity and on the cusp of further development and growth. This salon session allows artists to voice concerns, challenges and share ideas for future opportunities. Free event.

MTalks - Dwelling as a Political Form: The Work of Archie Moore
- 20 December 2016, details HERE

Come to MPavilion for the presentation of the 2016 MPavilion/Art Monthly Writing Award to Tess Maunder, who will be joined in conversation by Art Monthly editor Michael Fitzgerald. 

NSW Artists' Grant - due 21 January 2017, apply HERE

This NAVA grant is available to assist professional visual and media arts, craft and design practitioners residing in NSW to produce, present and promote their work. Artists residing in regional NSW and Western Sydney are encouraged to apply.

NAVA congratulates our recent grant recipients:
Australian Artists Grant, Round 4: exhibiting artists of Holiday Feelings; John A Douglas; James Farley; Lynn Mowson; Liam O'Brien; Eleanor Orchard; Justy Phillips, Margaret Woodward, Sarah Jones; Utako Shindo; Brent and Gabriella Wilson.
Eckerley's Prize: Milly Dent, Fan Dongwang 
NAVA Visual Arts Fellowship 2016: Mikala Dwyer, Michelle Nikou
NSW Artists' Grant, Round 4: exhibiting artists of Baby High Speed; exhibiting artists of The Correspondence of Imaginary Places; David Capra; Molly Morphew; Philip Soliman; Frances Belle Parker, Tracy Pateman, Cass Samms, Rochelle Summerfield; Shireen Taweel. 

In the news

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In Government
The new Labor Minister for Culture and Tourism in the Northern Territory is
Lauren Moss taking over from Gerald McCarthy, the Minister for Arts and Museums in the previous government. Read more.

Previous CEO of Arts NSW Mary Darwell has stepped down from the position after 7 years. Arts NSW is being reconstituted as a new entity to become known as Create NSW bringing Film NSW under the umbrella. Read more.

In Organisations
Three major philanthropic organisations – the Myer Foundation, Tim Fairfax Family Foundation and the Keir Foundation - have committed $1.65 million to establish an independent entity to run a three-year program to champion and promote the value of arts and culture to Australian society. Read more.

More Wired In news here

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