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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Arts NSW Visual Arts Fellowship

Arts NSW

2015 NSW Visual Arts Fellowship (Emerging)

Applications are now open for the 2015 NSW Visual Arts Fellowship (Emerging) valued at $30,000.
The NSW Visual Arts Fellowship (Emerging) is offered by the NSW Government to enable a visual artist at the beginning of their career to undertake a self-directed program of professional development.
Activities could include:
  • travel
  • mentorships or internships with recognised professional artists;
  • residencies;
  • short-term courses, workshops or other training at recognised institutions / organisations;
  • research, and;
  • the creation of new work.
As part of the assessment process, a shortlist of up to 12 artists will be selected to participate in an exhibition at Artspace, Sydney.
Applications close midnight (AEDT Sydney) Monday, 18 May 2015.
 
Arts NSW

Monday, April 13, 2015

Renegade Edward Snowden Monument Erected (and Quickly Removed) in Brooklyn Park

by Benjamin Sutton

The Edward Snowden bust in Fort Greene Park (photo by Sally Thurer/Instagram)
The Edward Snowden bust in Fort Greene Park (photo by Sally Thurer/Instagram)

In the wee hours of Monday morning, three artists and a team of helpers illegally installed a bust of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene Park. The faux-bronze bust, designed to blend in seamlessly with the adjacent Prison Ship Martyrs Monument to soldiers of the Revolutionary War, was placed atop a previously empty plinth, with Snowden’s last name affixed beneath the bronze eagle at the column’s base.

“If this thing gets taken down right away we’ll certainly be disappointed, but we think it’ll be worth it thanks to the internet,” one of the artists told Animal, which filmed the pre-dawn installation. “The fact that a risk was taken, the fact that an image comes out of that event that can be passed around can never be undone. So you can rip the statue out, but you can’t erase the fact that it happened and that people are sharing it.”

Read on at HYPERALLERGIC

Saturday, April 11, 2015

"Piano" by D. H. Lawrence (1885 - 1930)

Softly, in the dusk, a woman is singing to me;
Taking me back down the vista of years, till I see
A child sitting under the piano, in the boom of the tingling strings
And pressing the small, poised feet of a mother who smiles as she sings.

In spite of myself, the insidious mastery of song
Betrays me back, till the heart of me weeps to belong
To the old Sunday evenings at home, with winter outside
And hymns in the cosy parlour, the tinkling piano our guide.

So now it is vain for the singer to burst into clamour
With the great black piano appassionato. The glamour
Of childish days is upon me, my manhood is cast
Down in the flood of remembrance, I weep like a child for the past.


for more reading on this poem, go to
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Friday, April 10, 2015

Gidean Haigh on ESPNcricinfo on Richie Benaud

If we don't remember him as an elite legspinner, a thinking captain or one of cricket's true professionals, it's because of the phenomenal work he has done as a commentator, writer and observer.           

"Did you ever play cricket for Australia, Mr Benaud?" In his On Reflection, Richie Benaud recalls being asked this humbling question by a "fair-haired, angelic little lad of about 12", one of a group of six autograph seekers who accosted him at the SCG "one December evening in 1982".
"Now what do you do?" Benaud writes. "Cry or laugh? I did neither but merely said yes, I had played up to 1963, which was going to be well before he was born. 'Oh,' he said. 'That's great. I thought you were just a television commentator on cricket.'" Autograph in hand, the boy "scampered away with a 'thank you' thrown over his shoulder".

Continue reading at http://www.espncricinfo.com/magazine/content/story/417141.html

Thursday, April 09, 2015

regime books news

Remember All My Universes

Artists Natalie Scholtz and Kate Leslie, both dear friends of Regime Books, are opening their exhibition Remember All My Universes at the Moores Building this Friday night, April 10 from 6pm to 8pm. Get down to the Moores Building (46 Henry Street, Fremantle) before April 26 to see this incredible exhibition from these two kickarse painters. Invite here.

The Australian Poetry Podcast

Co-hosts of our very own OzPo podcast (and Regime poets), Robbie Coburn and Nathan Hondros, have three podcasts in the bag. Guests include Regime Editor Andrew Burke, Vic Premier's Prize Winner Jill Jones and and Rochford Street Press poet and critic Mark Roberts. To hear all the latest in Australian Poetry and Poetics find us here: Australian Poetry Podcast or on iTunes.

Regime Magazine's Poetry Issue

Edited by renowned poet Andrew Burke, Regime 05 boasts 111 poems by the best poets at work today. New work from Andrew Taylor, Andy Jackson, Annamaria Weldon, Jill Jones, Judith Rodriguez, Geoff Page, Amanda Joy, Andrew Lansdown, Merv Lilley, and a long poem by Martin Harrison.

Copies are limited, so please order now.