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Varuna's Publisher Introduction Program 2019: A Pathway to Publication

Would you like the opportunity to have your work read by one of Australia’s leading publishers, with a view to possible publication? The Varuna Publisher Introduction Program (PIP) offers just that, along with a seven-day residency at Varuna and a manuscript consultation with one of Varuna’s writing consultants. Read more

The Big Skies Collaboration | Skywriters Anthology 2019

The Big Skies Collaboration are now accepting submissions to the Skywriters Anthology, a royalty title in print and eBook formats (pdf, ePub and Kindle versions). It will be distributed under a global license held by the publisher, Interactive Publications Pty Ltd (IP). Creative writers and aspiring writers are invited to submit skystories about their own or other people’s (or other beings?) relationships with celestial phenomena, as experienced from within the fuzzy borders of the region defined as the 700 Kilometre Array (700KA) of inland New South Wales. Read more

Byron Bay International Film Festival | Byron Bay – a Meeting Place for Innovative New Realities

Most film-lovers would be familiar with Weta Workshop, New Zealand’s world-leading design and effects facility behind the ground-breaking other-world settings and characters in films including Avatar, King Kong and Lord of the Rings. Weta have also been deeply involved in developing content for the Magic Leap One, the upcoming Mixed Reality headset from one of the most well-funded start-ups in history, a technology that until now has been veiled in secrecy – and that most people know from the social media video of a whale breaching inside a basketball court. Read more

Mudgee's Sculptures in the Garden to Exhibit Biggest Ever Collection

Regional sculpture exhibition, Sculptures in the Garden has announced that this year will see an unprecedented amount of artists enter the exhibition. The annual two-day exhibition, being held at Rosby winery in Mudgee on the 6th and 7th of October, will have over 250 works for sale from exhibiting artists from right across Australia. Read more

2018 Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize | Kendal Gear Announced as Winner of People's Choice Award

Lismore Regional Gallery visitors have spoken, and their take on the Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize was that Kendal Gear's self-portrait was their winner. Since this national portrait prize opened at Lismore Regional Gallery 8 weeks ago, over 1,000 people have submitted an entry to the People’s Choice Award, which this year has been sponsored by Chandlers Betta Home Living, Lismore. Read more

Inaugural Youth Arts Symposium Set to Shake Up Australian Arts

Arts Front Under 30 (AFU30), a new national symposium, is bringing young artists from across the nation together in Newcastle, from 26–28 September 2018. Following a hugely successful public callout for participants, AFU30 will assemble a hundred artists under the age of 30, representing a diverse range of voices and experiences from across Australia. Read more