mission to seafarers | emerging artists project

Call for submissions

“Come Sail Your Ships Around Me: Stories of Reaching Australia By Sea”

The Mission to Seafarers Victoria (MtSV), in conjunction with World Trade Centre Melbourne, is calling on emerging artists to submit works for the June exhibition “Come sail your ships around me: stories of reaching Australia by sea”.

There is no cost to exhibit and there will be an opening night launch for artists to meet other contributors and exhibition sponsors.

Dates:            Thursday 7 June – Wednesday 27 June 2012

Location:      Atrium Gallery, Concourse Level, World Trade Centre, Melbourne

The Mission to Seafarers Victoria encourage works of all media.

For application terms and conditions, or more information about Mission to Seafarers Victoria, please visit their website or contact Kellie Meddings, Marketing Manager, on (03) 9629 7083, or email at marketing@missiontoseafarers.com.au


which warhol is warhol’s?

15% of art is fake – can you tell which Warhol’s Warhol’s?

Remember the awesome Steal Banksy campaign recently run by the Art Series Hotels? This is what they bring us next…

From Tuesday 15th May 2012, Art Series Hotels are challenging people to guess ‘Which Warhol is Warhol’s?’ Guests staying at any of the Art Series Hotels (The Cullen, The Blackman or The Olsen) will get the opportunity to select the one they believe is real from a line up 10 (9 of which are re-productions by Tony Tetro), for their chance to win an original Andy Warhol masterpiece, worth $20,000.


Art Series Hotel Group have brought together the world’s greatest living art forger, Tony Tetro, with one of the world’s most forged artists – Andy Warhol – to ask which Warhol is Warhol’s?

The convicted forgery artist, Tetro, has been commissioned to produce nine replica Warhols that will hang in the hotels alongside a genuine one until 3 August 2012.

Guests staying at an Art Series Hotel (The Cullen, The Blackman or The Olsen) will be asked to pick the ‘real’ from the fake from a line up of 10. One fake will be revealed each week and given away as prizes, with an original Warhol given to one of the guests who picks Warhol’s Warhol.

According to Alan Bryce (author of Art Smart), up to 15 per cent of all art sold is fake or forged. In reflecting on this statistic, CEO of the Art Series Hotel Group, Will Deague said “Art Forgery is a serious issue facing the international art industry. At Art Series, we aim to not only make art more accessible for our guests but also help provide an education on art. This process would not be complete without highlighting the prevalence of this fraudulent behaviour. Tony Tetro is a prime example of how commonplace it seems to be to replicate the classics. Tetro and other forgery artists have made a business out of reproducing our art masters including Warhol, Picasso, Monet and even our own namesake artist, Charles Blackman. In running Which Warhol, we’re looking to profile this serious issue and stimulate discussion and debate around the production of replica art. What does it mean for the industry, how can you pick a fake from a real, what value do we actually place on art?”

Australian forensic art expert Robyn Sloggett says that art forgery is one of the easiest crimes to get away with. “In the industry we call them ‘problematic artworks’. The number of suspicious artworks is difficult to pin point as few result in legal action in the courts, compared to what we identify as independent assessors. This is usually out of embarrassment for the purchaser or it’s simply not worth pursuing because of the cost. One thing we do know, though, is that once a problematic artwork enters the market, it’s usually there to stay,” she said.


Tony Tetro offers some of his own personal tips.

  1. Provenance – History of the work. Find out the story behind the piece. What is its history? Does it match up to the artist’s history?
  2.  The fine details – Look out for the even spread of the paint. It should not have any dots. In the past this was not so easy to replicate but today printers can do it in a flash.
  3.  Do your research – Find out the style of the artist. Did they use stamps, watermarks etc. How did they look? It’s easy to fake a rubber stamp.
  4.  Put things in context- See if the objects painted fit in with the artist and his era.
  5.  Don’t always trust authenticity certificates – They can be faked too. Always buy from a reputable dealer.


Everyone is invited to get involved in the project and can win a night in the hotel by following @whichwarhol on Twitter or facebook.com/artserieshotels, and participating in the quizzes on art forgery.



and the people’s favourites are…

During our recent showcase exhibition, we asked gallery and website visitors to vote for their favourite work of art. This wasn’t done to offer huge prizes but to be able to provide feedback to aspiring and emerging artists about what works were liked most during this exhibition.

We have divided the voting into two categories.

  1. Votes received in the gallery, and
  2. Votes received in the gallery + email + facebook + twitter

And the winners people’s favourites are…

Category 1 | Gallery

People’s Favourite – Lovers by David Hurwitz







People’s Second Favourite – Nile by William Holt







People’s Third Favourite – Black with Black by Debbie Lloyd







Category 2 | Overall Peoples’ Favourite

People’s Favourite – Untitled (Melbourne) by Tim Anger







People’s Second Favourite – Beguiled by Dawn Lim







People’s Third Favourite – Lovers by David Hurwitz







Congratulations to all of our artists for putting on a great show and for showing the public that art comes in all shapes and sizes and that there is a piece of art for everyone.


people’s favourite

The one hundredth gallery showcase is on until Sunday 29 April.

We are currently exhibiting over 60 artworks by 23 artists and we would like you to take a minute to choose your favourite artwork. We don’t yet have a prize to offer to the artist/s with the most votes (sponsors welcome!), but it is another great way for us to provide feedback to our wonderful aspiring and emerging artists.

There are three ways for you to vote for your favourite artwork –

  1. Drop into the gallery to see the works in person and to cast your vote
  2. Click on the artwork that you like (http://100thgallery.com/gallery/showcase/) and then click the facebook ‘like’ button below it
  3. Click on the artwork that you like (http://100thgallery.com/gallery/showcase/) and then click on the tweet button below it

Voting closes at 6pm on Sunday 29 April and the people’s favourite will be announced shortly after.

one hundredth gallery is for everyone new to art

49 porter street prahran

between greville st and commercial rd

open | friday – sunday 11am – 6pm


TopArts salon des refuses

Way back on 9 December 2011, we put a call out to all art students in VCE whose work wasn’t accepted into TopArts.

Unfortunately, the response wasn’t strong enough so we won’t be proceeding with an exhibition in 2012 .

We still believe it is a good idea and would love to run the exhibition in 2013, so please help us get the word out!

TopArts2013 Salon des Refuses

Are you an art student in VCE whose work wasn’t accepted into TopArts? Or do you know an art student in VCE whose work didn’t make the cut?

If there is enough interest, one hundredth gallery would like to hold a TopArts 2013 Salon des Refuses in late February 2013.

Salon des Refusés is a French for ‘exhibition of rejects’. It was generally used to describe an exhibition of works rejected by the jury of the official Paris Salon, but the term is now used widely to describe works that they may be too avant-garde for the mainstream exhibition (regardless of the venue). one hundredth gallery will sponsor this exhibition and is now calling for submissions from interested artists.

Submissions need to be no more than a page and should include a photo of the artwork along with its dimensions, details, medium etc. Submissions can be emailed to charles@100thgallery.com by 5 January 2013. If you would prefer to have a chat, please call on 0413 00 1234 or come into the gallery during any of our opening hours.

We will exhibit as many works as we can and may rotate works to provide as many new artists with an exhibition opportunity as possible.


The image below is of Le déjeuner sur l’herbe (The Luncheon on the Grass) by Édouard Manet. It was rejected by the Paris Salon in 1863. It now hangs in the Musée d’Orsay in Paris.


want to paint an elephant?

sourced from Melbourne Zoo

Fifty elephant calves migrate to Melbourne

The streets of Melbourne will host a herd of 50 fibreglass sculptures custom-made in the shape of Melbourne Zoo’s famous Asian Elephant calf, Mali, as a major community event on Melbourne Zoo’s 150th birthday celebration calendar.

In August and September 2012, the life-sized sculptures will transform the city’s streets, parks, and public spaces into an open-air  visual extravaganza of colourful stories, art, and creativity.

Melbourne Zoo Director Kevin Tanner said the Zoo was calling on Melbourne’s business community to be part of the Mali in the City event by sponsoring a Mali sculpture.

“Come August, we will be locating 50 Malis throughout the City in celebration of our 150th year and to spread the word about why it is so important that we save animals from extinction,” Mr Tanner said.

The custom-designed herd of Malis will be on display throughout the City for 6 weeks. At the end of the year, the Malis will be auctioned, with all proceeds going to the Zoo’s conservation work to fight the extinction of animals in Australia and overseas.

From April 2012, sponsors will be able to select from the submitted designs, or they can even choose to commission their preferred artist. Sponsorships are $5,000 for a designed Mali or $4,500 for sponsors who wish to arrange their own artists.

Mr Tanner has also called on artists to be part of the project by putting forward their designs for the Malis.

“Each fibreglass elephant is a blank 3D canvas, and we want artists to create innovative, inspiring and environmentally conscious designs to grace our herd of Malis.”

The Zoo is delighted to announce that renowned Australian artist David Bromley will paint two sculptures and also serve as the Mali in the City Art Patron.

From now until the 16 April 2012 artists can submit designs, with successful submissions being commissioned in May 2012.

To sponsor a Mali or to put forward an artist’s Expression of Interest visit http://www.zoo.org.au/50-Life-size-Malis-to-descend-on-Melbournes-CBD




$4000 in prizes from ART-Town

by http://www.chapelstreet.com.au

The Chapel Street Precinct and ‘ART- Town’ sponsors are offering $4000 worth of Visual Arts Awards to Artists who participate in the 2012 ART-Town Competition.

ART-Town invites artists and the wider community to take advantage of the largest art gallery and studio in the world; the street.

Over two weekends the Chapel Street precinct welcomes 30 artists as they create artworks live on the street in four highly-visible locations; Grattan Gardens, the Colonnade, Yarra Lane and Windsor Shoe Repairs. ART-Town visitors and passers-by are treated to a rare glimpse into the artists’ creative process as they are inspired by their surroundings.

Challenging the notion that public art has to be permanent, the works created during Art Town’s live art weekends will then move to a temporary exhibition space at Chapel off Chapel.

Art-Town encourages online expressions of interest in this project from all artists, whether student, amateur or professional, and all forms of art will be considered for inclusion. The 30 artists selected to participate will be eligible for the ART-Town Artists Awards – as judged by preeminent art and community identities – which includes a $2000 first prize and a public-voted People’s Choice award.

Key Dates

  • Live Art Weekends – Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 February and Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 March 2012
  • Four locations; Grattan Gardens, the Colonnade, Yarra Lane and Windsor Shoe Repairs
  • Judging – Monday 5 March 2012

Exhibition opening night and Artists Awards ceremony

  • Wednesday 7 March 2012, 6pm at Chapel Off Chapel
  • Exhibition, Wednesday 7 to Monday 26 March 2012 at Chapel Off Chapel

The deadline for registration is Monday 20th February 2012.

Click here to download Expression of Interest Form

Contact: Project Co-Ordinator Margaret Kernich 0414 742 957

The Art Town public art project and exhibition is presented by Streets Ahead Promotions and supported by the City of Stonnington.


want to steal banksy?

by the Art Series Hotel Group

The Challenge

The art at Art Series Hotels is not for stealing. But this Summer, we’re shifting the goalposts and hiding a Banksy in one of our Hotels for you to steal. The $15,000 masterpiece is one of just a handful of signed and authenticated Banksy’s available in Australia. Find it, as it does the rounds of our hotels, and it could be yours…

The Bounty

‘No Ball Games’ is part of a series of historical note. In 2007 a group of bandits removed a section of a wall with an angle grinder because Banksy had stencilled around the ‘No Ball Games’ sign on it. The wall was later found on ebay for sale for 20,000 pounds. The lengths some people go to…

Art has a history of theft and heist, one which Melbourne features in. In 1986 Picasso’s Weeping Woman was stolen from the NGV and held for ransom. It was later found in a locker at Spencer Street Station – ransom unpaid. Banksy, being Banksy has also done the reverse, and has actually snuck his work into famous galleries to hang alongside more traditional curated art.

So now it’s your turn. We want to see if you can steal Banksy. We highly recommend against an angle grinder, but you will need plenty of guile and cunning.

No Ball Games will hang from 15 December. Book to stay at Art Series Hotels between 15 Dec and 15 Jan, follow us on Twitter and Facebook for hints on its whereabouts, and let the games begin.

Find the art and try and steal it. If you don’t get caught it’s yours to keep. If you do get caught then back up on the wall it goes.


new art awards 2011

Temporary Gallery is presenting the “New Art Awards 2011” in cooperation with Mark Bergin (Melbourne Design Awards and design100) and SKYS (St. Kilda Youth Service).

The Awards are a great marketing tool to increase awareness and to showcase your artwork, project or business.

ENTER NOW – Discount Art Warehouse is sponsoring one FREE entry per artist, project or business! Entries from all over the globe are welcome!



you can help create the new market face

by ArtsHub

The South Melbourne Market is seeking submissions from street artists for their ‘Off the Wall’ competition. Successful applicants will be commissioned to paint one of the roller doors at the Coventry and Cecil Street area of the Market.

Melbourne has long been known for its interesting street art which are living, breathing galleries that interchangeably decorate the grimy walls of some of the city’s now notable laneways. Places that used to be littered with junk are now littered with tourists trying to get a peek at the latest works by up-and-coming street art practitioners.

Through the ‘Off the Wall’ competition, the South Melbourne Market is now getting in on the action. Street artists, graffitists, neo-expressionists and industrial designers have been commissioned to create works that highlight the Market’s character as well as its longstanding relationship to the South Melbourne community.

The works are aimed to help strengthen the Market as a centre for the arts, community and education while at the same time looking to attract a younger, artistic and creative group of people who live and work in the local area.

The art also serves as an excellent way of hiding some of the less favourable features of the market, such as electrical cupboards.

The spaces that the winning artists will be invited to re-decorate are on a major thoroughfare to and from the light rail and the high density of foot traffic will offer valuable exposure.

‘Off the Wall’ are asking for submissions that draw on the theme Melbourne’s Markets vs the Major Supermarkets Duopoly and artists can work with brush, aerosol or stencil painting – so longs as they employ a media that is weather and wash resistant.

The commissions will offer a generous cash prize and will be judged by a panel of judges that includes local curators Claire Green (Greenwood gallery) and Tracey McIrvine (Gasworks Park Art).

The works will be produced during the South Melbourne Night Market in October-November.

‘Off the Wall’ application form and details of how to apply are available here.

Applications close 31 August 2011.