Emails to ALL of our Biblio-Art entrants were sent out last night. If you have entered and haven’t heard from us, please send us a quick email (firstname.lastname@example.org) – we’ve had some technical problems and don’t want anyone to be left out as a result.
This year’s exhibition will be another example of the incredible diversity that exists in the arts, and the wonderful imaginations of our artists! Challenging, nostalgic, beautiful and comic – this is not just a feast for the eyes, but for the heart and mind as well. We look forward to pulling it all together and meeting as many of our artists as possible at our opening evening.
The wonderful Fiona McQuie of Spice Culinary Addictions will once again be providing her spectacular array of nibbles for the occasion.
So for the diary: 6pm. 8 June 2013.
If you’ve been paying attention you might have noticed that we’ve had the same exhibition running since December, but there’s a reason for that. It’s been an exhibition that’s been slowly evolving – new works have been added, and others removed. It’s been a wonderful journey with Sam (artist) to chart this progress and to gauge reactions. Alice in Wonderland is such an evocative text, and the responses and interpretations are without limit. Many people already have a personal response to Alice, and are wary of being challenged by other interpretations, whilst many others again take great delight in noting new and diverse responses. Some people come in looking for artwork for a little girl’s room and go away muttering about the darkness of these works, disappointed that their children’s book Alice in Wonderland has been distorted into something other. People have been responding to this text across the generations. There’s Charles Blackman:
Then there’s photographer, Berit Hampel:
And the surrealist master himself, Salvador Dali:
It doesn’t take a lot of research to learn that there are countless Alice inspired works, and they all take the text in a different direction.
If you’ve visited Sam McCaw’s exhibition over the past few months, and would like to contribute to the exhibition, Sam would be thrilled to have your responses to her questionnaire, here. There will be a $50 gift voucher to one lucky respondent. This exhibition finally packs up at the end of May.
Aha! We have lined up one of our judges for this year, and that means we’re getting closer to the event! Artists, you have until end of April to get your work to a point where you can send us a photograph of it … and for those who haven’t yet entered, there’s still time! The end of April is a good six weeks away yet! We are still agog at the figures – Women, you rock! 80%+ of the entrants so far registered with us are women! Please remember, fellas, this isn’t just for the girls – it’s a competition for everyone! And do we need to remind you there’s $1500 up for grabs? Email us – email@example.com – to enter!