Sunday, November 7, 2010

Barbara Licha, Jan Fieldsend and Nicole Ellis are part of a group exhibitionShelf Life 2010

Barbara is part of the group exhibition of over 100 artists in variety of practices.  All works are priced under $2000.  For more details for this exhibition, just click on the Title of this blog entry.

The exhibition is held at      Delmar Gallery   144 Victoria Street Ashfield

Exhibition Dates    14th November – 5th December 2010

Gallery Hours    12.00 - 5.00pm Wednesday - Sunday

Friday, October 15, 2010

Barbara Licha selected for the Blake Prize 2010

Fallen Angels
This is Barabara's entry to this year's Blake Prize.  It has been selected for Director's Cut.  Below is a message to Barbara from The Blake Society Ltd:

Dear Barbara Licha ,

Congratulations! Your work, The Fallen Angels, has been selected for the 2010 Blake Prize Director's Cut Exhibition. This is an online exhibition and will be displayed on the Blake Society's website from Wednesday 6 October 2010  until Saturday 15 January, 2011.
Best wishes
The Blake Society Ltd

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Barbara Licha selected for Sculpture at Sawmillers

Installation view of Barbara's entry to the event.
Barbara's submission was selected to be included amongst the 52 finalists.

Catalogue to the event can be accessed here

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Monday, August 30, 2010

3 UP members in Marrickville Contemporary Art Prize

Three UP members have been selected as finalists in the 2010 Marrickville Contemporary Art Prize - Kristine McCarroll, Barbara Licha and Geoff Levitus. Winner to be announced at the opening at Chrissie Cotter Gallery, 10 Pidcock Street, Camperdown on Friday 3 September, 6-9pm.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Sydney Fringe Festival 2010

Mark Dubner : Vile
An Exhibition curated by Geoff Levitus

Opening night: Friday 10th September
6-9 pm

Images from the Exhibition

The artists' studios at Ultimo Project Studio will be open to the public on the 18th and 19th of September.

Find us with the map!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Barbara Licha: Passage

Exhibition Opens on 20th August 2010, 6 - 8 pm

Exhibition continues from 20th August - 3rd September
Hut 24, 142 Addison Road, Marrickville 2204 

Gallery hours Monday-Sunday, 12 - 6 pm
or by appointment 0417344875 

Sunday, August 1, 2010


"Where is Osama?" by Kristine McCarroll

SHOW US YOUR POLITICS! is a group show of work that is a response to the oppressive world you live in! Dangerous and insightful comments on sexism, racism, homophobia, patriarchy, institutions, capitalism, corporations and environmental destruction! 
Art to inspire, annoy, educate, and empower! “To be truly radical is to make hope possible rather than despair convincing”

Exhibiting artists include Kristine McCarroll (Ultimo Project) , Deborah Kelly (Gallery Barry Keldoulis) and The Kingpins.

The show is open everyday until will be on until Saturday 14 August from 11 am to 6 pm.


Official opening of the inauguration exhibition for this Salon will take place on the 21st of August, Saturday 3pm at ESP Gallery.

Exhibition Dates 18th August - 05 September, 2010
Gallery Hours    Wed 11-4pm       Thurs-Fri  3-6pm      Sat-Sun 11-4pm

It features 43 Contemporary female artists practicing in Sydney's Inner West, including Kristine McCarroll from the Ultimo Project.

This will be the first of an annual art event.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

JADA 2010: Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award

Entries are accepted of Drawings made in 2009/2010.

Entry closes on 6th of August.

Images of past entries can be seen here.

Entry form can be accessed here.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Clouding the Issue

Exhibition Opens  
on Friday July 23   
6-8 pm

Exhibition continues on Saturday and Sunday 
10am - 4pm

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Australia's Silent Film Festival

The Red Rattler and Silent Film Australian Ltd are screening the program Avant Garde : Silent film and Music on the Edge  in our neighbourhood for the Festival this year.

August 8   Silent films with Mauro Colombis on piano

September 26    Silent Comedies for Adults ... Modernism and Laughter  

October 24    Women and the Silent Screen

November 21    More treasures of early cinema with an edge

Click here for full descriptions of the program.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Barbara Licha's sculpture is included in the artsCape Biennial 2010

Barbara's entry to the event: Chaos and Order.

26 June—11 July 2010, Clarkes Beach Reserve, Byron Bay Australia

There are over 65 regional, national and international artists represented this year.
A 16 day outdoor sculpture event.  The aim of artsCape event is to promote the visual arts and cultural development in the Northern Rivers region of Australia.

Some of Barbara's work are also displayed at the participating gallery Retrospect Galleries.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Peats Ridge 2010 : Calling for Artists

Peats Ridge Arts and Culture Team are looking for bold artworks and performances that will enhance the festival experience. Preference will be given to engaging works that may:
  • Be site specific or enhance the natural landscape and festival site
  • Draw attention to issues relating to the environment, lifestyle or culture
  • Showcase Peats Ridge as presenting innovative works and supporting talented artists
  • Reference principles of sustainability and support the Peats Ridge objectives of protection and education about the environment and social change through art.
Go to the link (click on the heading of this entry) for application.  Deadline: 30th September.

    Saturday, June 19, 2010

    Kristine Tribolet-McCarroll in Chemical Agents with "Artists of 17th Parrallel"


    A work about 
    Agent Orange 
    and the never ending traumas it causes to the Vietnamese people,  Vietnam vets and their families.

    120 x 120 cm

    Ink jet prints 
    Mother and legless child on "voile" 
    (front and back layers) 
    Stenciled aircraft silhouettes
    on middle layer  on orange organza  
      (each 10 cm apart)

    Add-on hand embroidery 
    on one side only
    (not visible on this picture - sorry!)

    Wednesday, June 9, 2010

    Barbara Licha in Green at Brenda May Gallery

    Barbara Licha is in a curated group show titled Green at Brenda May Gallery.
    It show cases works expressing artists' concern for the environment.

    Exhibition dates 8 June to 4 July 2010
    Backyard, 2010. 50 x 50 x 50 cm

    Sunday, June 6, 2010

    CALL FOR SCULPTORS: Toyota Community Spirit Gallery Indoor Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

    The annual Indoor Outdoor Sculpture exhibition is open to all Victorian based sculptors of any level of experience from emerging to established artists. The exhibition is designed to showcase the diversity and excellence of sculpture practice in Victoria. There is no cost to apply, no commission on sales and a small fee is available to successful applicants to assist with transport and installation. All successful applicants to the Toyota Community Spirit Gallery program are eligible to apply for the $10,000 Toyota Community Spirit Artist Travel Award.

    For more information and application forms download documents here from the links below (you must download both documents):

    Applications close 23 July 2010.

    Wednesday, May 12, 2010

    Open Studio Day, Sunday 16th May

    Some Ultimo Project Studio artists will be opening their studios to the public as part of the Open Day Program organised by Juan Carlos Rios, the Cultural Development Worker of Addison Road Centre (ARC).

    Art works will be exhibited at the UP Space Gallery.

    The Open Day program is a community event, other organisations within the Centre will also be opening its doors to the public.  Click here to get more information from the Centre's website.

    The Addison Road Centre is located in the heart of Marrickville at 142 Addison Road. The 428 bus stops at the front gate. Petersham station is a short walk down Crystal Street. Parking is available. 

    Part of the map of Addison Road Centre. UP Space Gallery and studios building is marked in blue.

    Thursday, May 6, 2010

    Annie Aitken : Symbiosis

    18th May - 6th June

    18th May, 11-6

    Opening Drinks 
    19th May, 6-8

    Click here to see more of Annie Aitken's work.

    Sunday, May 2, 2010

    Forensis Flow: You Are Here

    Studio members Sue Pedley and Gail Kenning collaborated in this multimedia installation at SLOT.

    38 Botany Rd, Alexandria, NSW

    19 April - 23 May

    This site responsive work explores systems, patterns and structures of places. Using data collected over a period of time, this material will be digitally sutured into transparencies, turning SLOT into a light box. The exhibition will be accompanied by an online work – an animation relating to the projected images.

    The project is part of a wider project connecting art venues from SLOT to Alice Springs, to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam and Beijing, China over the next two years. SLOT is the first in the chain of installations.

    The 3 moving images accompanying this installation are available with these links:

    you are here       you are here 2       you are here 3

    Thursday, April 29, 2010

    UP Space Gallery Now Calling for Proposals

    UP Space Gallery is established by the artists' collective, Ultimo Project Studios Inc.  It is an Artist’s Run Space and a not-for-profit organisation.  Its inauguration began last year with the group’s Salon Show.

    The aim is to provide a space to enter into a dialogue of visual arts for both unrepresented professional artists and emerging artists.

    We are now calling for proposals from curators and artists.  Click here to access the application form, or, click on the UP Space Gallery icon on the sidebar.

    Exhibition Opening night at the UP Space Gallery. Photographed by Warren Coleman.   

    Inside the gallery.

    Monday, April 26, 2010

    Studio Members' Residency in Beijing

    Jan Fieldsend with her work from her residency in BeiGao studio 3 and 4.

    Therese Kenyon and Jan Fieldsend have recently returned from an artist in residence program with Redgate Gallery in Beijing. They are working towards an exhibition in 2010/11 showing new work influenced by their time in China.

    Therese Kenyon with her work at the exhibition.

    Saturday, April 24, 2010

    Barbara Licha selected for the Alice Prize

    Suspended, 2009. Galvanised wire. 76 X 36 X 25 cm
    Barbara was amongst the 52 artists pre-selected for this year's Alice Prize.

    The work shown will be exhibited along with other 52 finalists' work.

    Exhibition Opening: Friday 30 April, 6.00pm

    Exhibition date: 1 May - 6 June
    Araluen Arts Centre
    Northern Territory

    Wednesday, April 21, 2010

    Call for artist submissions: headland 2011 (NZ)

    Contact E-Mail :
    Deadline : Saturday, 1 May, 2010
    State : International
    headland Sculpture on the Gulf Waiheke Island, NZ
    Next year’s headland Sculpture on the Gulf 2011 will be the fifth biennial exhibition set along Waiheke’s spectacular coastal walkway during summer 2011 from January 28 to February 20.

    All work for headland is selected especially for the exhibition. The selectors’ panel for 2011 all have national experience and include Trish Clark, Chairperson  for the Advisory Panel for Public Art; Heather Galbraith, Senior Curator/Manager Curatorial Programmes at the City Gallery, Wellington, Te Whare Toi and James McCarthy, Executive Director, Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts.
    Selected international artists are eligible for financial assistance
    Information and application forms are on the website
    Artists are invited to talk over their ideas with director, Juliet Monaghan.

    Tuesday, April 13, 2010


    The John Fries Memorial Prize 2010 is an award of $10,000 and a solo exhibition at Viscopy's contemporary art space, Blackfriars off Broadway.

    This annual prize is open to all artists resident in Australia whose work is not represented in the collection of  a regional, state, territory or national public art gallery.

     Artists of all ages and disciplines, whether members of Viscopy or not, are eligible to enter.

    The prize has been donated by the Fries family in memory of former Viscopy director and honorary treasurer, John Fries, who made a remarkable contribution to the life and success of Viscopy.

    Completed entry applications must reach Viscopy by 5pm Monday 24 May 2010. For more detailed information please go to where you can download an entry form with conditions.
    Viscopy is Australia and New Zealand's not-for-profit copyright collecting organisation for the visual arts providing copyright licensing services on behalf of our members to a wide and varied customer base. We represent approximately 43% of Australian and New Zealand artists and their beneficiaries and 40,000 international artists and beneficiaries in Australian and New Zealand territories through reciprocal agreements with 45 visual arts rights management agencies around the world.

    Tuesday, March 9, 2010

    runway calling for proposals and submissions for ISSUE 16 | DISAPPEARANCE

    Emerging and early career practitioners are particularly encouraged to submit. Submissions should address the theme of the issue, however lateral approaches are encouraged.


    Download the submission guidelines for ARTISTS

    Download the submission guidelines for WRITERS

    Sunday, February 28, 2010

    Fletcher Jones Art Prize | Deadline: 30 April

    The Fletcher Jones Art Prize is an acquisitive painting prize, conducted by the Geelong Gallery on a biennial basis. The prize continues the tradition of the Geelong Contemporary Art Prize and is worth $30,000.

    Exhibition dates: 24 July to 12 September 2010

    For more information and application form click on this link.

    Thursday, February 11, 2010

    Wednesday, February 3, 2010

    Off the Wall 2010

    Off the Wall will showcase a selection of works from ten of the best up-and-coming artists from a variety of backgrounds working in a broad range of mediums.  Hand-picked from over 300 entries by a panel of judges, comprising leading art experts, Off The Wall is the best place to spot fresh, contemporary talent.

    Art Melbourne 2010 will mark the tenth Off The Wall. We have helped over 220 artists gain representation since 2006 and have helped launch some very successful careers by spotting significant emerging talent. This really is the Art World equivalent of “So you think you can dance”!

    The selection panel for Art Melbourne 2010:
    • James Makin - Director James Makin Gallery
    • Ken McGregor - Art manager and author
    • Jane Scott - Director Tarrawarra Museum of Art
    • David Larwill - Artist
    • Alex McCulloch - Director Metro Gallery
    • Cash Brown - Artist, curator and consultant

    The only criterion for selection is the artist must not have formal representation in the city of the event in which they apply; all mediums and age groups are eligible.

    Off The Wall is generously supported by Art Almanac, who provide stunning colour catalogues at each event and advertise the event in their essential Australian gallery guide.  The 2010 Off The Wall is dedicated to the loving memory of Janice McCulloch, who not only was the Editor in Chief of Art Almanac and great supporter of Off The Wall and all of the artists involved, she was also an extremely avid collector of emerging Australian art, a wonderful mother and very dear friend.

    Important Timelines:
    Art Melbourne 2010 deadline March 1, 2010

    The actual event date is 22-25 April 2010

    Art Sydney 2010 deadline July 1, 2010

    The actual event date is 21-24 October, 2010

    Please be patient while we update this page, in the mean time go to for more information.  Click on the red dot for application forms.

    Wednesday, January 13, 2010

    Barbara Licha : Sculpture 2010

    Barbara  has been selected for the event Sculpture 2010 with this work.

    Sculpture 2010  is an annual event held in January with selected Sydney galleries to promote sculpture as an art form.

    This year the curated sculpture group show is held at Brenda May Gallery.

    Exhibition dates: 13 - 31,  January.

    All the galleries at 2 Danks Street will host a gala event on Wednesday 20 January, 6-8pm.

    Click here for full catalogue for the art works selected for the event.

    More images of Barbara's work can be seen on her blog: