Opportunities for August

Check back to this page for rolling updates of things you can do, win and participate in for the month of August 2015. 

Village Roadshow Entertainment Group & Animal Logic Internship

The internship is open to Australian film business undergraduate students and recent graduates, who “demonstrate significant potential in their areas of expertise”.

The program involves working with Village Roadshow Pictures and Animal Logic executives in Los Angeles to gain hands-on experience in developing, acquiring, packaging and producing feature films for the international market.

Village Roadshow Pictures was a major financier of Mad Max: Fury Road, American Sniper and The Lego Movie among others.

Valued at $20,000, the internship will run from January-March 2016 with living and travel expenses for the three-month term covered while the recipient gets invaluable work experience in the Hollywood studio system.

Applications must be submitted to Australians in Film by AEST Friday, October 2 at 10am.

For more information visit www.australiansinfilm.org.

Cayte Latta Memorial Award for Visual Art

Have you created an artwork with a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Intersex (LGBTI) theme?

Now in its ninth year, The Honour Awards will present AUD$1000 to the winner of the competition.

Named in the honour of the late leading LGBTI activist Cayte Latta, the award recognises visual art that expresses, interprets or explores issues or themes affecting the LGBTI community. Eligible mediums are: photography, painting, drawing, video, filmmaking, printmaking or graphic design.

Nominations close Wednesday, August 26 at 5pm.

For more information and to nominate a work, visit www.honourawards.com.au

High Visability

High Visibility is the latest original artistic endeavour to hit the streets of Perth aiming to blurr the lines of how the individual expects to engage with art. For the past few weeks, and running until August 27, every Wednesday at the Perth Train Station you can expect to find a lovely lady in a high visibility vest standing timidly and touting “free art?” as you walk by.

My suggestion is, don’t just walk by, it’s free art! What more could you want?

The artwork comes in the form of a neatly folded A3 page, featuring a limited edition print by a differing artist every week. This project will surely reinvigorate your Wednesday morning, and if you’re anything like me, it will invent the challenge to ‘catch ‘em all.’

As the weeks progress, you can expect to see Paper Mountain’s gallery space evolve with the addition of the weekly artwork. As part of the Winter Arts Festival this project, curated by Melissa McGrath, is a refreshing take on street art, a subtle notion to remove the artworks from a wall and instead deliver them straight to your hand, throwing a splash of colour in an otherwise dreary winter commute and challenging your perception of the value of art.

For more information on the weekly artwork visit: http://high-visibility.tumblr.com/

Words by Olivia Gardner

PERF: an exhibition of new artworks by Alex Maciver

Words by Sameera Afzaal of DYNAMIQUE BLOG

Through a diversity of styles and media, Alex Maciver brings a thought-provoking exhibition to Melody Smith Gallery in Carlisle this month. A showcase of two-dimensional and three-dimensional pieces, this collection of sculptures will tickle any art lover’s fancy. The exhibition is juxtaposition in its entirety, pulling away from its surface value, meaning is found in the lines, form, shape and texture within this beautiful and brilliant display.

PERF’s opening night, presented by Coveted Events, was a collaboration between Citizens of Arcane and Alex Maciver. Maciver, a Perth based artist, is a graduate with BA (Hons) in Fine Art from Duncan of Jordanstone, Dundee University, UK. Having been involved in many artist-run initiatives, his first solo exhibition I May Live on as a Ghost was part of 2013 Fringe Festival. Rising to prominence, his works feature in both public and private collections, including City of Fremantle. Citizens of Arcane are an up and coming Australian clothing and accessories label manufacturing quality crafted apparel with a futuristic edge for men and women.

This proved to be a brilliant collaboration for the opening; as the aesthetics of both artists complimented one another. Models dressed by Citizens of Arcane were spray painted on-site in front of the audience. The night came to life when models walked out as a trio and dispersed to stand on platforms resembling the shapes of artworks in the exhibition. It was visually stunning and further complimented the uniqueness of this exhibition, providing an alternative to modern fashion and art collaboration.

The collaboration with Citizens of Arcane was unfortunately only for the opening night, however, PERF will run at Melody Smith Gallery until the 26th July 2014.

PERF is sadly the last exhibition to cross the threshold of Melody Smith Gallery’s innocuous doorstep as Ms Smith intends to relocate to Sydney in the following months; it is a great loss to the Perth arts industry and our sincerest wishes go with her on her endeavour to the east coast.

For more on Alex Maciver and his works visit his website at: www.alexmaciver.com