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Art Town 2016 Call for Artists Now Open

The Chapel Street Precinct and Art Town sponsors have $8,000 worth of visual arts awards up for grabs in 2016, including first prize of $5,000!

Expressions of interest are now open for emerging and established artists, photographers, filmmakers, fine art students and fashion design illustrators.

The deadline for expressions of interest is Monday 14 March 2016.

Selected artists will participate by taking to the streets of Windsor, Greville Village/Grattan Gardens, Chapel Street South Yarra/ Chapel Street North and Yarra Lane to create vibrant visual arts that embody the diversity of the Chapel Street Precinct community.

ART-Town reflects the Chapel Street Precinct community’s ongoing visual, artistic & design awareness in these diverse and vibrant, urban locations. The event will also foster new creative networks among artists, and the local business community.

ART-Town’ Dates:

Outdoor Art Sessions

Saturday 2 April 2016
Sunday 3 April 2016
11.00am-3.00pm

Saturday 9 April 2016
Sunday 10 April 2016
11.00am-3.00pm

Outdoor Art Session Locations

  • Windsor
  • Greville Village & Grattan Gardens
  • Chapel Street, South Yarra
  • Chapel Street North & Yarra Lane

Delivery of Submissions

Monday 20 April 2016

Judging

Wednesday 20 April 2016

Exhibition Opening Night and Artists Awards Ceremony

Tuesday 26 April 2016, 6.00pm-8.00pm
Chapel Off Chapel
12 Little Chapel Street, Prahran VIC 3181

Exhibition

Chapel Off Chapel
Tuesday 26 April – Saturday 14 May 2016

To participate, please complete the online expression of interest form. Then submit your form and support material by the Monday 14 March 2016 deadline.

From the expressions of interest received, 60 artists will be selected as “featured artists” and will be invited to produce works during the outdoor art sessions, enter selected work in the exhibition and be eligible to win the ‘ART-Town’: Artists’ Awards.

All enquiries should be directed to:

Margaret Kernich – Art Town Producer
C/O Chapel Street Precinct
PO BOX 96, Prahran VIC 3181  Phone: 03 9529 6331
admin@chapelstreet.com.au

 

WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT 2015 ART TOWN OPENING CEREMONY

Brand Me Baby, the interactive performance video and installation by Caitlin Telford and Nico Reddaway has taken out ART-Town’s first prize.

Brand Me Baby

Brand Me Baby

Brand Me Baby explores the blurring of the commercial and the personal in society and how this impacts on the increasingly exhibitionistic and voyeuristic behaviours.

Glad Rappers, a collaborative yarn bombing project has taken out second prize with their work, Picnic in the Park.

Glad Rappers – Picnic in the Park

Glad Rappers – Picnic in the Park

Nicole Buning has been awarded third prize for her intricate paper cuts and finely drawn architectural studies of the buildings and surrounds of the Grattan Gardens that makes up an artists book.

Nicole Buning – A Stage for Us

Nicole Buning – A Stage for Us

A special awarded honourable mention also went to Sam Deakins, with his painting “Chapel & Vine” with a view and atmosphere of the street that has not been captured before.

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Sam Deakins – Chapel & Vine

Over 130 artists took up temporary residency over two weekends 28 & Sunday 29 March and Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 April 2015.

They inhabited local spaces in the Chapel Street Precinct, from the Salvos store in Windsor, the sidewalk at Revolver, the window at Design a Space, portrait painting at the Melbourne Bowls Club, Windsor; Melbourne Polytechnic students collaborating on their mural; sculptors and painters at the Prahran market plus so much more.

The exhibition of 84 of these works is currently on show at Chapel off Chapel until Sunday 26 April.

Established in 2010, ART-Town is an initiative of the Chapel Street Precinct.

ART-Town is proudly produced  by the Chapel Street Precinct.

The ART-Town exhibition at Chapel off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel Street, Prahran; until Sunday 26 April.  Entry free and works will be for sale.  www.arttown.com.au

 

Chapel Street Precinct Announces 2014 Art Town Project Award Winners

Chapel Street Precinct Announces 2014 Art Town Project Award Winners - CopyMore than 80 artists took to the streets of the Chapel Street Precinct as part of the 2014 ART-Town Project 29 March – 18 May 2014.

The annual project and following exhibition provided a unique opportunity for artists to respond to the life and rhythms of the Chapel Street Precinct – being out in the open and seeing first-hand how the precinct evolves over the day – from the bustling traffic and push of the pedestrians to local characters of the area.

Congratulations to the following artists

1st Prize – $2000 Chapel Street Precinct Artist Development Award

Drasko Boljevic, with his Mixed Media Sculpture and Anamorphic 3D Projection  – Collaging Realities.

2nd prize – The City of Stonnington $1,000 Visual Art Award

Roma McLaughlin for her paper cut work ‘Prahran Promenade’.

3rd prize – The $500 Bank of Melbourne Prahran Award

Janette Bird’s work was inspired by the provocative merging of local history, contemporary street art and Prahran’s love of vintage design.

Winner of the Hydrocryl Painters Award.

Kelly Sullivan for her Painting & Collage community event at Salvos Store Windsor titled ‘You Are Here’.

Winner of the Art Almanac & Artist profile Subscription

Brett Ashby and his amazing Multi Media Installation & Aerosol Painting created in Prahran Skate Park.

2014 ART-Town Project was proudly supported by the Chapel Street Precinct, City of Stonnington, Leader Community Newspapers, Bank of Melbourne, Art Series Hotel Group, Art Almanac and Hydrocryl.

2014 Art Town artists take to the streets

ART TOWN ARTISTS TAKE TO THE STREETSIn the Chapel Street Precinct, creativity is a way of life, reinvented every day.

See art happen before your eyes when more than 80 artists take to the streets of the Chapel Street Precinct as part of ART-Town on the weekends of Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 March and Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 April 2014.

ART-Town has received close to sixty submissions from individual artists and groups including street artists, illustrators, painters, graphic artists, sculptors, photographers and others will be located throughout the Precinct including Chapel Street South Yarra; Prahran Market; Skate Park, Basketball Court, Chapel off Chapel Billboards; Greville Street and Grattan Gardens; Chapel Street North, Yarra Lane; and Chapel Street Windsor.

Artists will be located on the streets or in shop windows creating a work that responds to what they see around them.

Here are some highlights:

Chapel off Chapel Billboards:  The Invurt Crew – street artists Facter, Conrad Bizjak, Heesco, Jack Douglas, Unwell Bunny, and P-Yeah, painter Kate Birrell , Brett Ashby (painting & skateboarding) Drasko  Boljevic (chalk & fantasy sticker art, sculpture & installation), Adrian Duncan (skate park photography).  Sunday 30 March

Chapel Street, Windsor Station:  Melbourne Urban Sketchers, with up to 25 artists.  Saturday 29 March.

Prahran Market: Firestation Print Studio will see artists create beautiful images based on the market and the fresh produce. Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 March; Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 April.

Prahran Town Hall: Clare Davies & Kerri Griffin-Karasawa, will conduct open workshops based around the celebration of home, the rooms we live in and participants will create and decorate their own room.  These will then be installed in the Chapel off Chapel Gallery. Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 March

This is a unique opportunity for artists to respond to the life and rhythms of the precinct – being out in the open and seeing first-hand how the precinct evolves over the day – from the bustling traffic and push of the pedestrians to local characters of the area.

‘In the Chapel Street Precinct, creativity is a way of life, reinvented every day,’ says ART-Town Producer, Margaret Kernich. ‘This project gives locals and visitors to the precinct an opportunity to share in the creative process as the participating artists historically encapsulate the identity of this diverse, vibrant and rapidly changing precinct’.

The selected artists will also be vying for a number of Visual Arts Awards with a total prize pool of $4000.

The ART-Town exhibition at Chapel off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel Street from 11 April until 18 May 2014.  All works will be for sale.

Art Town 2010 – 2014 with visual artist Brett Ashby

Our very first Art Town first prize winner Brett Ashby fills us in on what he has been creating since 2010 and believe us, it’s a lot!

Lots has been happening with my art since the creation of Colonnade in 2010, showcased at the Olsen Hotel

My distinct style of photo-montage housed in painted works all started in 2006 in London and has traveled with me since. I returned and lived in London for 2 years between March 2011- December 2012. During this period, I showed my art across Europe, Asia and various locations.

The works continue to include video, solar, animation, photography, drawing and mixed media approaches on furniture, vehicles, glass windows and hand bags.

As 2014 has started my work has developed even further into B-Movement, where I practice a range of new techniques focusing on the ideas behind motion in art, ready to show in my hometown of Melbourne.

A small taste of this can be seen from a recent completed piece titled: Art Van on the URL below.

Arts Burst, Chapel Street, Windsor

Photographed: Brett Ashby

Art Town – Embrace the Spirit

Many of our artists embrace the spirit of Art Town so beautifully – creating their artwork out in public space so that the public can watch the art being made. And none more so than David Hurwitz – Art Town First prize winner in 2011, 2012, and 3rd prize in 2013.

He somehow still fits in the time to paint, along with all the demands of a busy home life.

“I have to really squeeze my painting time into a schedule these days but I am very inspired and enjoy the time I do get behind the easel. I am preparing to have an open studio/garden show at my house on 23rd March (one week before Art Town!), which will exhibit my latest series of paintings as well as the garden I have been working on equally passionately,” explains David.

Photographed: David Hurwitz – first prize-winning entry from Art Town 2011

ART-Town 2014 call for artists closing soon

ART-Town call for artists will close
Monday 3 March 2014.

ART-Town takes artists onto the streets of the Chapel Street Precinct, a much loved area; a hub of fashion, food and creativity.   The 2014 residencies will take place on the weekends of 29-30 March and 5-6 April 2014.

Emerging artists are encouraged to apply.

Selected artists will then take to the streets or in a local business and creatively respond to what they see around them.  It is open to all creative practices and can include sculpture, painting, drawing, photography and street art. 

This is a unique opportunity for artists to respond to the life and rhythms of the precinct – being out in the open and seeing first-hand how the precinct evolves over the day – from the bustling traffic and push of the pedestrians to local characters of the area.

Artists will be asked to produce an original artwork that reflects their experience over the weekend.

‘In the Chapel Street Precinct, creativity is a way of life, reinvented every day,’ says ART-Town Producer, Margaret Kernich. ‘This project gives locals and visitors to the precinct an opportunity to share in the creative process as the participating artists historically encapsulate the identity of this diverse, vibrant and rapidly changing precinct’.

The selected artists will also be vying for a number of Visual Arts Awards with a total prize pool of $4000.

Registration forms can be downloaded from www.arttown.com.au

At the conclusion of the street residencies, an exhibition of all work will be held at Chapel off Chapel, 11 April until 18 May 2014.  All works will be for sale.

Established in 2010, ART-Town is an initiative of the Chapel Street Precinct. 

Margaret Kernich, ART-Town Producer is available for interview.

ART-Town is proudly supported by the Chapel Street Precinct and City of Stonnington 

ART TOWN 2013: Project & Exhibition Winners Announced

We are pleased to confirm the ART TOWN 2013 1st Prize – $2000 Chapel Street Precinct Artist Development Award went to Troy Agyros for his painting Psychic Patina.

The judges credited the painting for its amazing technique, highly professional finish & presentation. The thoughtful & well-defined concept of the painting also proved to be a winner.
Thank you to Salvos Store Windsor for welcoming Troy, making him feel so welcome and providing an amazing source of reference from the stories that lie within.

2nd prize – The City of Stonnington $1,000 Visual Art Award
This artist has been an enthusiastic participant in Art Town over the past four years. His impressionistic style is always popular and was an immediate hit with the judges.
Congratulations to Peter Roccella for his painting ‘Treasure Chest’.

3rd prize – The Bank of Melbourne Prahran awarded artist David Hurwitz with a new bank account with $500 credited to it. The team at Bank of Melbourne Prahran hope this can help towards David achieving his dreams. David painting titled ‘Breakfast ’til 4′ captured the experience, mood & atmosphere of the Tyranny of Distance in Windsor and the painting has a stunning sense of the enjoyment of colour!

We are also pleased to announce the winner of the two Hydrocryl Painters Awards valued at $250 each and presented by Hydrocryl is Hilary Sen-han-li and Drasko Boljevic.

We would like to congratulate Mia Rappel for her win of the Art Town 2013, People’s Choice Award – presented by partner Art Series Hotel Group.

Mia’s installation of ‘Silk Waves’ – a soft sculptural work – was created at Cylk boutique in Chapel Street, South Yarra, where she created a beautiful temporary in-situ mini-workshop, in the window of the store.
The attention to detail, thoughtful research and approach, and her brilliant translation of the materials into a broader artistic statement, are features of Mia’s work, and it is wonderful to be able to watch her work evolve and develop.

Opening Night Invitation – ART TOWN 2013: Project & Exhibitions

Thursday 18th April 2013

The Chapel Street Precinct is pleased to extend an open invitation to the ART TOWN 2013 Exhibition Opening & Awards Ceremony.

The exhibition will exhibit works by established and emerging artists who created artworks live on the street and in select local businesses during the 2013 Art Town Live Art Weekends.
This will continue the Chapel Street Precincts initiatives to break down the walls of the gallery space, putting art into unexpected settings and getting new audiences to view the works and the neighbourhoods of Windsor, Prahran, Greville Village, South Yarra and Chapel St North with fresh eyes.

Exhibition Opening & Awards Ceremony – All Invited
Thursday 18th April 2013
6.00pm – 8:30pm
Chapel off Chapel
12 Little Chapel St, Prahran
Download Invitation

Chapel Street Precinct Launches ART TOWN 2013: Project & Exhibition

The Chapel Street Precinct is pleased to announce the launch of ART TOWN 2013: Public Art Project & Exhibition on April 6 2013 in the neighbourhoods of Windsor, Prahran, Greville Village, South Yarra and Chapel St North.

Over two weekends, artists vying for over $4000 worth of prizes who responded to the precincts “open call,” issued last year were selected to create artworks live on the street and in select local businesses including Prahran Market, Salvos Store Windsor, cylk, Ladro and Signed and Numbered.

“In the Chapel Street Precinct, creativity is a way of life, reinvented every day,” says ART-Town Producer, Margaret Kernich. “This project gives locals and visitors to the precinct an opportunity to share in the creative process as the participating artists historically encapsulate the identity of this diverse, vibrant and rapidly changing precinct”.

ART TOWN 2013 also challenges the notion that public art has to be permanent, with the works created during Art Town’s live art weekends moving to a temporary exhibition space at Chapel off Chapel.

Art Town Live Art Weekend
Saturday 6th April 2013
Sunday 7th Aprl 2013
11.00am – 3.00pm 

Saturday 13th April 2013
Sunday 7th April 2013
11.00am – 3.00pm

Exhibition Opening & Awards Ceremony – All Invited
Thursday 18th April 2013
6.00pm – 8:30pm
Chapel off Chapel
12 Little Chapel St, Prahran

Exhibition
Thursday 18th April til Sunday 26th May 2013

NICA Circus Showcase 2012

Thursday 22nd November – Saturday 1st December, NICA National Circus Centre.

Catch a glimpse of the circus stars of tomorrow from the National Institute of Circus Arts. Circus Showcase 2012 offers an immensely entertaining variety of high-level contemporary circus ranging from the most breath-taking aerials to hilarious comedy acrobatics and impossibly graceful tightwire routines. The National Institute of Circus Arts is proudly supported by the City of Stonnington.

For bookings and more information visit the NICA website.

Stormie Mills at the Cullen

The Cullen has always been a sanctuary for expensive art.

Stormie Mills became the first Australian street artist to have his run of a suite at The Cullen recently, leaving his mark by painting the characters he is renowned for on the hotel’s walls. He joins international street artists – the UK’s D*Face, Swoon from the US and Blek Le Rat of France – in having a dedicated suite.
Stormie also staying in residence at The Cullen as part of his recent Metro Gallery exhibition ‘Peoples and Places’. He often “explores the idea of isolation and the human condition, drawing on his time as a homeless adolescent for inspiration.” Stormie has come a long way since those dark days having now exhibited in London, New York, Tokyo and Miami as well as selling out shows across Australia.

The Cullen
164 Commercial Road, Prahran, 3181
www.artserieshotels.com.au

The David Bromley Chapel Street Studio Collection Auction

Sunday 18th November 2012 – 11am

When David Bromley discovered that the late Victorian Boom premises on Chapel Street, affectionately known in more recent years as the “Old Dan Murphy Building”, was available for lease, he jumped at the opportunity.
In its heyday, the grand three storey, multi-front building was the Prahran Arcade and then housed such diverse tenants as the Arcade Club Hotel, an operator of Turkish baths and, towards the end of the 20th century, a studio for the late Howard Arkley.
The space was dilapidated and it’s only inhabitants a flock of pigeons. It was very much a shell; with walls revealing through crumbling plaster, the bones of a grand old building that was yearning for some vision, some love and some fun!
So for more than five years, this grand but personal space has been seen by few, but has excited the curiosity of many. Now, David opens his doors to the public for this unprecedented auction.
In addition to the collection, David is now seeking expressions of interest for the leasehold of this landmark property at 280 Chapel Street, Prahran.
It is with mixed emotions that he offers another individual or corporation the rare opportunity to occupy what must surely be one of Melbourne’s most coveted spaces.

Having moved north to establish a new studio by the sea and with new creative visions to occupy him, this auction represents a final opportunity to secure a piece of the magic that is David Bromley’s world.

Enquiries
Nicole Salvo
Assistant Head of Art
t: 03 8825 5624

St Kilda Art Supplies

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Prahran VIC 3181
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