popupart.com.au https://www.popupart.com.au Linking artists to market Sun, 02 Dec 2018 23:35:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 https://www.popupart.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/PUA-Logo_Tagline_blacksquare-150x150.gif popupart.com.au https://www.popupart.com.au 32 32 small works from a BIG PLACE – December update https://www.popupart.com.au/small-works-december-update/ https://www.popupart.com.au/small-works-december-update/#respond Sun, 02 Dec 2018 06:16:26 +0000 https://www.popupart.com.au/?p=1046 We have had an overwhelming response by artists to participate in the small works from a BIG PLACE exhibition – receiving in excess of 380 pieces of work [from 130+ artists]. From these 249 pieces were selected. Artwork selection was based on theme, style and how work from different artists could be exhibited to compliment …

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We have had an overwhelming response by artists to participate in the small works from a BIG PLACE exhibition – receiving in excess of 380 pieces of work [from 130+ artists]. From these 249 pieces were selected.

Artwork selection was based on theme, style and how work from different artists could be exhibited to compliment one another.

A minimum of 1 piece to a maximum of 3 from each artist has taken its place within the exhibition [see the online catalogue here]

This inaugural exhibition combines a variety of styles, themes and expertise – as was directed and outlined by artistic communities [of Macedon, Hepburn, Mount Alexander and Hepburn] in previous consultations.

A basic facility now exists for future shows and future exhibition themes may be up for discussion in 2019 – depending on what’s possible for us, moving forward.

The exhibition has so far successfully been placed at Riddells Creek Railway Station and Castlemaine Railway Station. The recent Community Gathering in Castlemaine attracted 100 + artists and supporters to celebrate the achievements of this project so far. This also provided a moment to acknowledge what’s possible for these communities now and looking forward, and how direct support makes a difference.

The next stop for the exhibition is Bendigo Railway Station, on show from 1st December to 10th December. Visit the exhibition and spread the word, with an emphasis on buying art to strengthen artists and our creative communities and enhance the ripple effect in this.

More information and links to share:
Project Media Release Article: https://www.popupart.com.au/find-your-art/
Project Information Page: https://www.popupart.com.au/small-works/
Artists Catalogue: https://www.popupart.com.au/artists/
Pop Up Art FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/popupart.jumpleads

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Get REAL for Christmas https://www.popupart.com.au/get-real-for-christmas/ https://www.popupart.com.au/get-real-for-christmas/#respond Tue, 27 Nov 2018 11:05:12 +0000 https://www.popupart.com.au/?p=1033 Take the opportunity this Christmas to buy real and handmade work from your local artists with these 5 easy steps: 1. Find the art you like Visit the small works from a Big Place exhibition [find out when and where to visit the exhibition here]. Take note of the number on the art you like …

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Take the opportunity this Christmas to buy real and handmade work from your local artists with these 5 easy steps:

1. Find the art you like
Visit the small works from a Big Place exhibition [find out when and where to visit the exhibition here]. Take note of the number on the art you like and locate the artwork number in the catalogue here.

2. Find the artist who made it
Find the artist contact details from the catalogue and link directly to the artist contact page.

3. Make a purchase you love
Contact the artist directly to purchase the art you like.

4. Frame it
Buy a frame yourself, or take it to a framer.

5. Keep it or gift it
Give it to your friends or family as a special Christmas gift. You might like it so much, you want to keep it for yourself!

Find out more by listening to the ABC Central Victorian radio interview, with radio presenter Derek Guille, Project Director Sharon Seyd and Central Victorian artist Helen Fraser:

 

Find out more at www.popupart.com.au/artists

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Find your art, find your artist https://www.popupart.com.au/find-your-art/ https://www.popupart.com.au/find-your-art/#respond Fri, 09 Nov 2018 02:56:27 +0000 https://www.popupart.com.au/?p=1003 Central Victoria hosts ‘small works from a BIG PLACE’: a visual arts exhibition that is a travelling feast of miniature art works, from a collective of 130+ Central Victorian artists. Curated and presented to a high standard, this exhibition is showcasing the work of over 100 artists. It will ‘pop up’ at different destinations along …

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Central Victoria hosts ‘small works from a BIG PLACE’: a visual arts exhibition that is a travelling feast of miniature art works, from a collective of 130+ Central Victorian artists.

Curated and presented to a high standard, this exhibition is showcasing the work of over 100 artists. It will ‘pop up’ at different destinations along the historical railway line from Melbourne to Bendigo from 8th November to the 10th December and then again in the first quarter of 2019 in Bendigo and Castlemaine.

As part of the exhibition, organisers are running a “Find Your Art, Find Your Artist” campaign

“We’re taking art to people where they live, to broaden awareness of the local artistic talent and encourage the buying of local art,” says local organiser Karen Corr. “With Christmas ahead, it’s an opportunity to buy real and handmade.”

The general public are encouraged to “find your art find your artist” by visiting the exhibition, finding the artwork they like, and contacting local artists via https://www.popupart.com.au/artists.

Artists represented cover a broad range of backgrounds and art forms:

Mari B-Li Donni is a multi-disciplined visual artist and art project co-ordinator who works predominantly in ceramics, but also alternates between photography, painting, sculpture and installation work.

“I spent many years working with community groups in creating projects that focused on self-expression and inclusion while at the same time extending the ‘art vibe’ outside of the City of Greater Bendigo. My drive and passion is to see the outcome of what can eventuate from pushing the boundaries whilst striving for uniqueness.”

Stephen Korp is a proud Wemba Wemba man and has been painting for 2 years now.  One of his recent paintings “The Black Saturday painting” was inspired by the devastating events of Saturday 7th February 2009. He describes his experience in the fires:

“During this time, I was employed as a firefighter and was travelling home after a week away fighting fires in North East Victoria and was redirected to Redesdale. For the next month after, I (along with many others) tirelessly worked on the fires.”

“The project is made possible by support from great partners” says Karen Corr. They are: the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund; City of Greater Bendigo and Macedon Ranges Shire Council. It is also supported by many other local organisations including V/Line, Mount Alexander Shire, La Trobe University and Bendigo Marketplace.

“Many artists would like opportunities to sell more work and grow their arts business practice” says Sharon Seyd, Project Director at Jumpleads NFP. “That’s why we created Pop Up Art; it supports artists to leverage individual effort into collective initiatives that share resources for exhibition, presentation, marketing, communications, and distribution of their work.”

Senator Jane Hume, who will be attending the community gathering at Castlemaine Station 6.30pm November 23rd to celebrate the exhibition and visual artists says: “We are pleased to support this innovative project that helps build the capacity of the local creative industries sector. I encourage everyone to visit the exhibition and engage with the local artistic talent of the Central Victorian region.”

 

small works from a BIG PLACE | Exhibition & Tour Dates

2018 Exhibition viewing:

Riddells Creek Station
Thursday 8th – Monday 19th November

Castlemaine Station
Wednesday 21st – Thursday 29th November

Bendigo Station
Saturday 1st – Monday 10th December

2019 Exhibition viewing:

Bendigo Marketplace

Tuesday 15th January – Tuesday 12th February

116-120 Mitchell St | Bendigo

 

Arnold Street Gallery

Thursday 14th February – Tuesday 19th March

189 Arnold Street | North Bendigo

 

Castlemaine State Festival | Open Studios Program

Thursday 21st March – Monday 1st April

Castlemaine VLine Station | Castlemaine

 

More information can be found at: www.popupart.com.au/small-works
For media inquiries contact Karen Corr: 0419 006 243 or karenc@makeachange.org.au

 

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small works from a BIG PLACE | September Update https://www.popupart.com.au/small-works-update/ https://www.popupart.com.au/small-works-update/#respond Sat, 22 Sep 2018 13:35:51 +0000 https://www.popupart.com.au/?p=926 A quick update from us to you! Applications have now closed for small works from a BIG place. The response has been beyond exciting: We’ve had 320+ EOIs – including 190+ artists, who have completed applications to exhibit. All this was received in just under 30 days! Over and above this, 63% have said they …

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A quick update from us to you!
Applications have now closed for
small works from a BIG place.

The response has been beyond exciting:

  • We’ve had 320+ EOIs – including 190+ artists, who have completed applications to exhibit. All this was received in just under 30 days!
  • Over and above this, 63% have said they would like to be part of an ongoing professional collective, while 23% would also like to contribute to the management of this collective.

All Central Victorian communities are well represented in the applications, with a few ring-ins as far afield as Torquay. Quality of artists – pretty darn good overall, with some amazing and heartwarming stories in the mix.

  • Applications closed at midnight Friday 21st September
  • Selection is on Monday/Tuesday 24th and 25th September
  • Applicants will be notified soon after – by Friday 28th September latest.

More soon, or we’ll see you at the exhibitions!
Cheers
Sharon & the Pop Up Art team

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Central Victorian Artists – get on board! https://www.popupart.com.au/get-on-board/ https://www.popupart.com.au/get-on-board/#comments Fri, 24 Aug 2018 01:59:48 +0000 https://www.popupart.com.au/?p=868 Professional, practising and emerging visual artists are invited to participate in a group exhibition “small works from a BIG PLACE”. “We’re working to broaden awareness and expand potential to sell artwork from this region to new markets” says local organiser Karen Corr. Artist applications are being requested now and will be open until 21st September. …

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Professional, practising and emerging visual artists are invited to participate in a group exhibition “small works from a BIG PLACE”.

“We’re working to broaden awareness and expand potential to sell artwork from this region to new markets” says local organiser Karen Corr.

Artist applications are being requested now and will be open until 21st September. “The project team is hoping to receive and select 100-200 small art works” says Kevin Pierce, who will be designing and building a special purpose facility to showcase the works.

small works from a BIG PLACE will be a travelling feast of miniature artworks from a collective of Central Victorian artists. Curated and presented to a high standard, this exhibition will ‘pop up’ at different destinations along the historical railway line from Melbourne to Bendigo in November and December this year.

Project Director, Sharon Seyd of Jumpleads NFP, says “artists will be selected according to curatorial policy, developed via community consultation, with the aim of building a professional arts marketing cooperative.”

“This model allows local artists to leverage individual effort into collective group initiatives, sharing resources for exhibition, presentation, marketing, communications, and distribution of their work.”

The project is made possible via an Australian Government Building Better Regions Fund Community Investment grant, and partnerships with the City of Greater Bendigo and Macedon Ranges Shire. It’s also supported by many other local organisations including V/Line, Mount Alexander Shire, La Trobe University and Bendigo Marketplace.

Maree Tonkin from the City of Greater Bendigo, says “visual artists are based all over Central Victoria and many artists would like opportunities to sell more work and grow their arts business practice.”

“We are pleased to support this project, as this group show is taking art to the people, allowing broad public interaction with local art and arts practice.”

To participate, artists need to submit an expression of interest by 21st September.
More information can be found at: www.popupart.com.au/small-works
Artist application and guidelines can be found at: www.popupart.com.au/artist-eoi

For media inquiries contact Karen Corr:

0419 006 243 or karenc@makeachange.org.au

Interviews, quotes, high resolution and additional images are available on request.

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small works from a BIG Place – more information https://www.popupart.com.au/small-works-big-place-more-info/ https://www.popupart.com.au/small-works-big-place-more-info/#respond Thu, 16 Aug 2018 06:53:04 +0000 http://www.popupart.com.au/?p=688 The project “small works from a BIG PLACE” is a travelling feast of miniature art works from a collective of Central Victorian artists. Small art works, curated and presented to a high standard, will ‘pop up’ at different destinations along the historical railway line from Melbourne to Bendigo. This group show is taking art to people, …

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The project

“small works from a BIG PLACE” is a travelling feast of miniature art works from a collective of Central Victorian artists.

Small art works, curated and presented to a high standard, will ‘pop up’ at different destinations along the historical railway line from Melbourne to Bendigo. This group show is taking art to people, allowing broad public interaction with local art and arts practice.

Creativity at the heart

Creativity and innovation are essential to the viability of regional towns. Supporting practicing artists provides a cornerstone for the development of creative communities. Showcasing art gives the audience fertile stimulus for thought, activates interaction and encourages imagination.

“small works from a BIG PLACE” aims to grow audiences and encourage local communities to invest in local art and artists.

Long term aim

Pop Up Art aims to coordinate and consolidate an arts collective of 200 Central Victorian Professional Visual Artists.

The works will be selected according to criteria developed via community consultations in 2013 + 2014. Participation, including council and community support, has been confirmed by the three neighbouring Shires of Macedon, Mount Alexander and Greater Bendigo.

Based in effective arts business practice, artists will be organised under one strong ‘brand’ that is linked to the destination of Central Victoria. This provides an opportunity for greater exposure for artists and the townships of this region, effectively telling the story of the diverse creative communities that enrich the region.

Beneficiaries and building capacity

“Small works from a BIG place” will contribute to collective foundations in order to equip the future delivery of new programs, initiatives and exhibitions. This can create the potential for ongoing opportunities to build upon creativity and innovation within local communities.

By providing business frameworks for best practice, this initiative will assist in building the capability of individual artists to become market ready.

“small works from a BIG PLACE” will strengthen amenity, connectivity, local interaction and create a community hub atmosphere at the V/Line stations, as well as actively support the regions arts community as a whole.

Get involved here…

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Feasibility and Consultation Reports https://www.popupart.com.au/feasibility-and-consultation-reports/ https://www.popupart.com.au/feasibility-and-consultation-reports/#respond Thu, 16 Aug 2018 05:27:54 +0000 http://www.popupart.com.au/?p=675 Research and development for a Pop Up Art social enterprise model has been undertaken over the past five years in partnership with Mount Alexander, Macedon Ranges and Hepburn Shires, City of Greater Bendigo as well as Regional Development Victoria. This has included extensive focused consultation with artists across the region, reported in the preceding Pop Up Art …

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Research and development for a Pop Up Art social enterprise model has been undertaken over the past five years in partnership with Mount Alexander, Macedon Ranges and Hepburn Shires, City of Greater Bendigo as well as Regional Development Victoria.

This has included extensive focused consultation with artists across the region, reported in the preceding Pop Up Art Consultation Report.

The Feasibility Report draws on the findings of that consultation, putting detail to the various aspects of the Pop Up Art model and the supply and demand contexts in which it positions itself.

It has been presented and approved by Mount Alexander, Hepburn  and Macedon Ranges Shires as well as Regional Development Victoria.

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Profile Building for Creatives https://www.popupart.com.au/profile-building-for-creatives/ https://www.popupart.com.au/profile-building-for-creatives/#respond Thu, 16 Aug 2018 04:21:38 +0000 http://www.popupart.com.au/?p=655 Profile Building for Creatives is an online course, designed to encourage artists to prepare their own professional resources, ready for new opportunities: It gives focussed support to provide guidance in the preparation of written, visual, digital & presentation materials (not inclusive of visual portfolios). A swag of useful promotional ‘tools’ that can be applied to …

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Profile Building for Creatives is an online course, designed to encourage artists to prepare their own professional resources, ready for new opportunities:

It gives focussed support to provide guidance in the preparation of written, visual, digital & presentation materials (not inclusive of visual portfolios). A swag of useful promotional ‘tools’ that can be applied to a variety of professional contexts. Specifically, the documentation necessary to respond to opportunities like: grants, selection to programs, applications, further education & training, art galleries etc.

1. Course inclusions

The course focuses on supporting artists to prepare the following

Written materials:

  • Artists Biography ( long and short version )
  • Artists C.V.
  • Artists statement
    Including suggested word counts

Digital visual materials:

  • Photo of artist in their place of work / or at work (biographical photographs)
  • Portrait of artist
  • 5 – 8 photos of artwork documenting their history
  • 3 – 5 photos of current work ready for sale

2. The Program is delivered as 6 units

3. Complete the course

Complete the course by simply clicking on the Unit links above and working through each unit. Let us know in the comments below how you go!

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