minus20degree calling for submissions

Heinz Riegler continues to take his work back and forth between Australia and Europe. Currently working in his native Austria on recordings for a major new LP release, Riegler is also part of the concept and organisation team of an biennial art and architecture festival in the Austrian Alps.

minus20degree is calling for submissions from artists for inclusion in the third edition of the festival which will take place 28 – 30 January, 2016.

Adrienne Williams wins Residency in the USA

Adrienne Williams is one of two Wide Bay artists chosen to undertake an Artist in Residence opportunity in New Mexico, USA, later this year. The residency is part of the larger project Wide Bay High Desert II where 6 Wide Bay artists and 6 New Mexican artists will exhibit artworks in each other’s regions and spend the year sharing their techniques and work practices on a communal Blog.

Susan Buret a year of exhibitions

Susan Buret has had a busy year with four solo and several group exhibitions. After returning from her residency at Cortijada Los Gasquez in Spain, in late 2013 Buret finished work on Navigating by the Stars her first solo exhibition in 2014 at the Photomedia Space at The Australian National University School of Art.

Nicola Moss residency and upcoming show

For four weeks in October and November 2014, Nicola Moss participated in the Grafton Regional Gallery Artist in Residence Program. The residency provided a thought provoking and rewarding experience coinciding with the 80th Anniversary of the Grafton Jacaranda Festival. For Moss, the curated environment of Grafton revealed many ideas of identity, community participation, ecology and heritage. Works in the studio developed through plein-air studies, hand cut paper works and photo documentation. Nicola will continue to update her website with completed works.

Jane Creenaune residency

Jane Creenaune has recently completed a short residency at Cowwarr Art Space in Gippsland, Victoria. During this time Jane worked on developing marble carving skills as an adjunct to her sculpture work. She was fortunate to have well-known Australian sculptor Clive Murray-White on site for advice. In October Jane will travel to China for a month-long residency based in Redgate's Beijing studios. Her project there will develop new work incorporating local products and technical skills.

Score for a Mineral Landscape

Developed during an extended Artist in Residency stay in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, composer/musician Heinz Riegler will exhibit new work in collaboration with visual artist Allyson Reynolds at the Focus Gallery (for new media) within the Caboolture Regional Art Gallery starting from June 22nd 2013. Titled Score for a Mineral Landscape, the exhibition will be anchored by a joint installation featuring new works by Allyson Reynolds alongside audio composed and recorded by Riegler.

Sasi Victoire Watermark at Tank Arts Centre

Cairns based printmaker, Sasi Victoire has just returned from a residency in Chiang Mai, Thailand and will be exhibiting the resulting works in Watermark at Tanks Arts Centre (Tank 4, 46 Collins Street, Edge Hill, Qld) from 19 April to 12 May. The residency provided the artist with the opportunity to be challenged in a foreign environment and bring new influences to her work. It is also an opportunity to forge links with staff and students of Chiang Mai University, through collaborative works.

Nicola Moss - Hill End and BigCi residencies

Nicola Moss has been accepted for two residencies this year. With one month each at Hill End and BigCi in the Blue Mountains later this year. Both locations offer ideal environments for Nicola's ongoing research and work exploring biodiversity and ecological values of the Australian landscape. Both residencies will involve engagement with local communities looking at impacts on the landscape and conservation projects.

Susan Buret and Nicola Moss at Montsalvat

Susan Buret and Nicola Moss will be artists in residence at Montsalvat Artists Colony, (Eltham, Victoria) during October. While there, they will continue to work on their collaborative project using pattern and layering across a variety of media to record their observations and impressions of weather conditions.

Nick Olsen set for UK residency

Nick Olsen is off to London this month to begin his Royal Overseas League Residency which includes a four week scholarship to work intensively at the Patrick Allan Fraser Foundation in Scotland. The work from this period will be exhibited at the annual ROSL exhibition in 2012. Nick's recent paintings will also be exhibited at the London Affordable Art Fair with Rebecca Hossack Gallery.

Drawn to India

Catherine Parker is currently organising Drawn To India, Rajasthan Artist Study Trip which takes place on 3 October – 5 November 2011. The two week tour visits traditional artisans from potters to weavers to woodblock printers with each day designed with specific art-making and cultural activities. It also coincides with the Festival of Diwali, one of the most celebrated festivals on the Indian calendar. Space is limited to 10 people.