The idea for a national award for short stories, written by Australian women and featuring a strong female protagonist, was cooked up over a few glasses of wine in 1994 at a convenors’ meeting in St Kilda, Victoria. The purpose was to support and unearth new talent.
Held in the historical regional gold-mining town of Gympie in Queensland, Australia, the 10th Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival will be the best and biggest yet. Running from 5-8 October 2017, Heart of Gold celebrates well-crafted films from around the world that deeply resonate with the viewer. The four-day program includes industry masterclasses, a stunning opening night gala, awards night party and up to 30 sessions of shorts from all genres that best capture Heart of Gold’s vision to screen films that are heart-warming, thought-provoking and entertaining.
Unscene is a short film competition that gives emerging Australian filmmakers the opportunity to showcase their talent on the big screen.
WHAT IS NEBULA 2017?This is an opportunity for regionally based visual artists to spend 3 intensive days with 7 other practitioners in Adelaide during SALA Festival 2017. Successful applicants will participate in a specially chosen program of workshops, forums, networking opportunities and gallery visits aimed at creating networks and taking their arts practice to the next level. The program aims to cultivate relationships between artists from South Australia’s regional areas, and to connect them with metro artists, gallery directors and curators. Attendance is free.
SASA GALLERY CALL FOR EXHIBITION PROPOSALS DURING 2018
The Barossa Arts Council, through Creative Barossa, invites you to be involved in our 7th exhibition for people aged 15-30. We are offering young and emerging artists from the Barossa and surrounding areas an opportunity to show case your art pieces to the community, to experience perhaps for the first time exhibiting in a community exhibition and to possibly gain income if that is your aim, though it is not an obligation to sell your art pieces. The exhibition is open to all forms of static visual art – be it sculptured, stitched, formed, kiln baked, photographed, carved, drawn or painted.
Congratulations to Lami Saru, the Lyndoch Institute, and the Southern Barossa Alliance, who have won the major prizes in our 2017 Barossa Vintage Festival Shop Front & High St Challenge.