Peoplescape – Canberra

I participated in the original Peoplescape installation at Parliament House for the 2001 Centenary of Federation, & this year, from 25 March to 26 April, The University Of Canberra will create UCPeoplescape on the Bruce campus Concourse, to mark its 45th birthday during the 2013 Centenary of Canberra:
http://www.canberra.edu.au/100/exhibitions/uc-peoplescape

Here’s the excerpt from the 2001 Peoplescape book of my Mary Reiby figure, do you know anyone else who also participated?

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Copyright & Resale Royalty Seminar

Come along to Hunter Arts Network’s Copyright & Resale Royalty Seminar on 14 May at Newcastle Art School

Invitation to Hunter Arts Network Professional Development Night Copyright Agency 14 May 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Invitation to attend a Professional Development night

Guest speaker Tristan Chant from Copyright

Tuesday 14 May 2013

Doors 5.30pm

Time 6pm – 7pm

Newcastle Art School (TAFE), 590-608 Hunter St, Newcastle, on-street parking & parking at rear (turn left at Worth Place)

COST:   $10 FOR HAN MEMBERS & INDIVIDUALS FROM AN ORGANISATION (MAX 2 PER ORGANISATION). NON-MEMBERS $15

Join us after the presentation for tea/coffee/nibblies & networking

 

DON’T MISS OUT ON RESALE ROYALTIES:

The resale royalty scheme started on 9 June 2010. A 5% royalty is payable on certain resales of artworks for $1,000 or more (including GST). Artists are being urged to register and/or ensure that their contact and payment details are up to date, so that they can easily be found and paid if a royalty is collected for them. The scheme applies to living artists, and artists who have died in the last 70 years. Copyright Agency manages the scheme who collects an administrative fee up to 10% of the royalty collected.

Topics that will be covered include:

– Resale royalty

– Basic copyright

– Copyright Agency/Viscopy membership

– Copyright Agency Cultural Fund

 

Copyright Agency is a not for profit rights management organisation, who enables the use of text and images in return for fair payment to writers, visual artists and publishers. This includes managing the Viscopy business: services to artists and users of images.

 

Tristan Chant is also a practicing artist and curator so this presentation is based on how to apply the above to an artist’s professional practice.

 

REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY MONDAY 13 MAY 2013

We need to know numbers so please contact Margo Humphries before the above date:

Email: margo@kasarndesigns.com

Mob: 0411176089

Please provide your full name, mobile & email address

 

Free Art Friday & Seascape & Beyond Fundraiser THIS WEEKEND

Free art tomorrow in Newcastle! I’ll be dropping this painting in a street somewhere & the finder can keep it for FREE – stayed tuned for Free Art Friday clues!

Margo Humphries is dropping this painting in Newcastle tomorrow for a lucky finder to keep for FREE!

Here’s the other painting I’ve submitted for this weekend’s Seascape & Beyond Art Exhibition & Fundraiser, to be held at Merewether Surf Club, the opening night is tomorrow 6.30-8.30pm:

“Seashells” by Margo Humphries entered in this weekend’s Seascape & Beyond Exhibition

Free art scattered around Newcastle yesterday – The Herald 8/3/13

I had an exciting day yesterday after I participating in Free Art Friday – Newcastle. We encouraged Hunter Arts Network artists to leave their artworks around the streets for anyone to find & keep for FREE! I dropped four drawings, at Charlestown square, Merewether Pedestrian Underpass, Obelisk & Civic Park Fountain & I heard from this finder soon after, they sent me a lovely email! I haven’t heard from the other finders yet. I was stoked that Charlestown square shared my photo of the drawing I left in their carpark & appearing in this article in The Herald! http://www.theherald.com.au/story/1350835/free-art-scattered-around-newcastle/?cs=303

Margo Humphries Church drawing at Newcastle Obelisk yesterday

Autumn Art Bazaar next weekend

Come & visit me next Sunday 10 March on the grounds of Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery where I’ll be exhibiting at Art Bazaar for the first time! I’ll be in the Moray and Agnew Lawyers tent. Here’s some of my works that I will be displaying:

art bazaar fb cover

 

 

Following on the great success of four seasonal art bazaars in 2012, Autumn Art Bazaar is returning to the grounds of Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery on Sunday 10 March 2013 from 10am – 3pm.

The Gallery and Lake Macquarie Council loved hosting last year’s event and are keen to build the crowd numbers year upon year. Enjoy a great day out in the gallery grounds while taking in the beautiful lake views.

Art Bazaar features a variety of premium handmade products from over 100 local Hunter Arts Network (HAN) artists including fashion, jewellery, accessories, fine art, photography, sculptures & homewares. HAN is a non-profit membership of Artists, Designers, Jewellers and craft people from the Hunter region.

2013 is the second year of seasonal Art Bazaars which has stimulated the arts community and increased public awareness of the Hunter’s diverse artistic culture, successfully displaying the many individuals, groups, organisations and businesses.

The Hunter’s premier artisan & design marketplace, Art Bazaar, is the ideal platform for the community to invest in locally produced visual arts, craft & design, including professional practitioners, who will have their work showcased in a supportive and creative atmosphere.

Shoppers will enjoy meeting the artists & designers who have carefully created for the reputable event providing access beyond the boundaries of the gallery. The warm & friendly setting allows for stallholders to always be approachable to chat about their work. It is an affordable opportunity for both the public & the creative people of Newcastle & the Hunter. Enjoy the atmosphere of a world class Gallery and meet the Artisans of the Hunter. “Newcastle has a fantastic art scene however not everyone will enter galleries, so Art Bazaar provides the perfect setting for people to see established and emerging Artists in a great environment” said Leah Fawthrop, President of HAN. “Our Artisans practice in a variety of mediums and we also include designers – originality, quality and variety is the key to HAN membership.”

Art Bazaars are FREE entry & there’ll also be demonstrations, loads of parking, food/drinks & ATM’s.
Bring your family along, enjoy inexpensive children’s art activities in the gallery and a barbeque lunch prepared by the Gallery Society. All funds raised by the Gallery Society go towards the purchase of artworks for the gallery’s collection.

Art Bazaar Major Sponsor is Moray and Agnew Lawyers

http://artbazaar.com.au/markets/autumn-art-bazaar

Seascape and Beyond art exhibition

I have entered my Sea Shells painting in this year’s Seascape and Beyond art exhibition and fundraiser on 22-24 March, at Merewether Surf Life Saving Club. Entries close 28 February. Proceeds from this not for profit art exhibition will again be donated to beyondblue: the national depression initiative, and a $5,000 Honours scholarship at the University of Newcastle for research into suicide prevention. Click here for the entry form:

http://seascapeandbeyond.wix.com/seascape-and-beyond#!2013-exhibiting-artists/c1meu

sea shells by Margo Humphries

Colour in Your Life February Competition

Entries are now open for the Colour in Your Life February Competition

To enter submit one artwork on the CIYL Facebook page with the title, medium & artist name.

Only one entry per artist

1st PRIZE: is a hand embellished limited edition print of Graeme’s; ‘Blue Moon’, valued at over $800.00

2nd PRIZE: Yes, we are offering a second prize for the February competition in the form of Chroma Art Products, valuing $250.00.

Here’s my entry, “Rainforest Vivid”, Acrylic, click here to visit the Facebook page to like my work to help me win!

rainforest - vivid

Hunter Arts Network – new profile

Here’s my new profile on the Hunter Arts Network website! I am now a committee member as well 🙂

http://hunterartsnetwork.org/artists/margo-humphries/

Embarrassed Watermelon by Margo Humphries
Embarrassed Watermelon by Margo Humphries

About the Hunter Arts Network

The Hunter Arts Network, better known as HAN, is the peak professional body for the Visual Arts, Craft & Design sectors in the Hunter region.

To represent, promote and develop visual arts, crafts and design with an emphasis on professional practitioners. Our key objectives are:

  • Advocate on behalf of members
  • Promote communication and collaboration between visual arts, crafts and design groups in the Hunter
  • Promote members’ work to established and emerging markets
  • Provide professional development, occupational opportunities and educational services to members
  • Maintain organisational strength and relevance
  • Ensure traditional and contemporary media are represented

Rising from the idea that Newcastle and the Hunter are FULL of creative people producing high quality art, craft and design-based work, Newcastle City Council spent some years facilitating the establishment of HAN to give representation to these people. NCC’s Cultural Development Champion, Stacey Anderson, worked with the community of practitioners to shape the structure and objectives of HAN.

The annual cost for membership is:

  • $50 for an individual
  • $80 for a gallery, business or community organisation

Winter Art Bazaar Maitland

There is an amazing event coming up next month – the Hunter’s premier artisan bazaar is being held at Maitland on the long weekend. Art Bazaar is held quarterly by the Hunter Arts Network.

When Hunter Arts Network (HAN) holds their first Winter Art Bazaar there will be over 70 designers & artists spread out on the expansive grounds of the impressive Maitland Regional Art Gallery (MRAG), High St Maitland on Sunday 10 June. The Art Bazaars are FREE entry & there is also demonstrations & live music.

Art Bazaar is the ideal platform for the community to invest in locally produced visual arts, craft & design, including professional practitioners, who will have their work showcased in a supportive and creative atmosphere. TAFE students from the School of Fine Art, are also participating giving them great experience in the commercial realities of the art world.

The popular event has grown & evolved & there is now one Art Bazaar every season, an increase from only one per year. HAN’s first Autumn Art Bazaar in the grounds of Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery was a resounding success for the stallholders, the public and HAN. “We have developed a loyal following which is attracting large crowds to each Art Bazaar every season & the Autumn Art Bazaar received fabulous feedback”, said Leah Fawthrop, President of HAN, “all participants need to go through a formal application process assessed by a panel of Art Professionals in order to participate – this way HAN can guarantee a very high standard.”

Shoppers will enjoy meeting the artists & designers who have carefully created for the reputable event providing access beyond the boundaries of the gallery. It is an affordable opportunity for both the public & the creative people of Newcastle & the Hunter.

There’s the chance to win one of five lucky door prizes. One prize will be drawn every hour. Win marvelous art & dazzling jewellery which has been hand-made by our talented artists & designers.

Enjoy the atmosphere of a world class Gallery and meet the Artisans of the Hunter.  There is an onsite café that will be open serving breakfast and lunch and will also have an extra food stall available in anticipation of the crowds. Only a 30 minute drive west of Newcastle, please make Winter Art Bazaar Maitland, your destination this long weekend.

Winter Art Bazaar

Presented by Hunter Arts Network

Sunday 10 June 2012

Grounds of Maitland Regional Art Gallery

10am – 3pm

Contact Leah Fawthrop on 0408 653 605 or president@hunterartsnetwork.org

When Hunter Arts Network (HAN) holds their first Winter Art Bazaar there will be over 70 designers & artists spread out on the expansive grounds of the impressive Maitland Regional Art Gallery (MRAG), High St Maitland on Sunday 10 June. The Art Bazaars are FREE entry & there is also demonstrations & live music.

Art Takes Times Square

I have added my portfolio to Art Takes Times Square. Click here to “Collect Me” to help me win. You can sign in with Facebook

The prize is $10,000 & a show in the most immense exhibition of art in New York City: Art Takes Times Square

There’s also a prize of $2,500 & a weekend getaway for one “Collector”

5% off

To celebrate Earth Day, every purchase until 26 April on redbubble with code “EARTH2012” receives 5% off + another 5% will be donated to The Nature Conservancy’s “Adopt An Acre” program, helping to leave a sustainable world for future generations.

Arctic Voodoo by Margo Humphries
Margo Humphries is a contributor to Redbubble. The online art store is offering 5% off all purchases until 26 April 2012. Click here to buy from Margo’s portfolio

Kevin’s Very First Adventure – Illustrated Children’s Book

Valentine artist Kristine Lockett launched Kevin’s Very First Adventure last week. The illustrated children’s story looks at Australia’s iconic wildlife as there “isn’t a whole lot out there that focuses on Australian Wildlife”

Kevin's Very First Adventure
Australian Wildlife Illustrated children's book

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kevin’s Very First Adventure is a delightful tale about the joy of making new discoveries and a wonderful introduction to the characters of the Australian bush. Written and illustrated by talented debut writer Kristine Lockett, it’s the perfect gift for 3-6 year olds in Australia and around the world.

Buy Got Naden T-Shirt

So it hasn’t even been a week since his capture & I’ve already designed a Naden T-shirt.

All things aside this bloke must be pretty clever to survive in the bush for 7 years on the run, we could learn a few bush survival skills from him.

If you think this is unethical should I donate all or part of the net profit from these shirts to some sort of victims of crime charity? Does anyone recommend any beneficiaries like this?

I recently entered one of my other T-shirt designs in Redbubble’s competition for New York band The Big Sleep for their gig at SXSW in Austin, Texas on 15 March 2012. I was pleased that my entry, The Line Up, received enough votes by Redbubble members to make the TOP 20. The band selected the winning Tee from this final cut.

Recently, Sydney artist Rodney Pople recently won the $35,000 Glover Prize for his controversial Martin Bryant painting saying that as an artist he saw it as his role to sometimes bring issues up that were uncomfortable.

Another member on Redbubble last year was selling Ivan Milat kids clothing

Buy Got Naden T-shirt
Buy Got Naden T-shirt by Margo Humphries – Click here to purchase on Redbubble

Durex Naked Box Contest

Durex, the international condom manufacturer, is running “Naked Box”, a global online design contestthat will give a young Australian designer the chance to have their artwork featured on Durex condom packs and sold throughout the world. Design enthusiasts are able to enter the contest by logging in to www.facebook.com/Durex.Australia, uploading their own design or creating their own artwork directly on the sites using sexy tools such as the Frisky brush, Vibro pencil, Kinky Curves, Love Bucket, Lube Spray, Massage Oils, Ribbed Roller and of course the Durex Rubber for sorting out mistakes.

I have entered the contest & you can vote for my entry by clicking on my design below & entering my DESIGN ID: 15222

My Durex Naked Box Contest Entry – Click here to vote for my design ID 15222

My T-Shirt Design Made it to the Top 20

I recently entered Redbubble’s T-shirt design competition for New York band The Big Sleep for their gig at SXSW in Austin, Texas on 15 March 2012.

I am pleased with this week’s announcement that my entry, The Line Up, received enough votes by Redbubble members to make the TOP 20. Redbubble received 174 entries in total.

The designs in the final cut were presented to the band to make the selection for their limited edition tee. Although I wasn’t the overall winner I was glad that they got to see my design.

Click here to view the challenge winners in the top 20
My entry was voted into the Top 20. Click here to view the challenge winners in the top 20

Editorial in Australian Women’s Art Register Bulletin – Mattara Festival Art Trail 2011

The latest edition of Australian Women’s Art Register’s Bulletin was sent out last week & I have been featured in one of the editorials!

In October 2011 I was selected as one of the 10 artists in the Mattara Festival’s Inaugural Outdoor Art Exhibition & my work “Look up in the Sky Tonight”, was draped over Newcastle Panthers.  My painting was reproduced by Insane Signs on a canvas that was 4.8metres high by 8metres wide!

The 10 buildings selected throughout Newcastle formed an artist trail, guiding you through the city, as Newcastle becomes an outdoor art gallery

The artworks in artist trail were selected as they embody the lifestyle, spirit and community of Newcastle & paid homage to local artists and celebrate the 50th anniversary of Mattara.

The art trail ran from 1 – 9 October 2011

Explanation of my Artwork & How it sits within Mattara’s theme: My slightly surreal artwork loosely explores the relationships that we have with each other, where we belong and what we do. This is represented by mystical characters floating and coming together. They are surrounded by a built environment. The result is a painting that is both intriguing and otherworldly. My artwork is abstract enough to allow the viewer to perceive these are urban beings that are connecting. These beings also take on the form of large hands that are reaching out to each other, which links to Mattara, meaning hand.  Also like Mattara, these denote the hand of friendship.  There is a sense of convivia and automation in the painting which can relate to both the warm and welcoming community and industry found in Newcastle. The artwork leaves you with the feeling that the built environment surrounding the beings has come to life with them.

The Australian Women’s Art Register was established by artists in 1975 to record and promote the work of Australian based women artists. The Register now holds a collection of national significance with images dating back to 1840. Our documentation of the cultural heritage of Australian women artists and women’s art practices is being used world wide by public organisations, universities, teachers, students, curators, artists and the general public.

I am in the current Bulletin of Womens Art Register for my painting selected for the Mattara Festival
This is me standing in front of my painting after it was installed on Newcastle Panthers for the Mattara Festival

Vote for my T-shirt Design

Voting is still open for the t-shirt design competition I entered for New York band The Big Sleep. I am entering this in Redbubble’s competition for the band’s limited edition tee for their SXSW gig in Austin Texas on 15-3-12.Voting closes on 5 March 2012.

For my t-shirt design entry for The Big Sleep SXSW Austin Texas I sourced dolls from op shops, removed the bodies, sewed the doll heads onto pink straps & photographed them

You will need to sign up here first www.redbubble.com then click here to vote:

http://www.redbubble.com/groups/redbubble/challenges/44178-the-big-sleep-sxsw-t-shirt-design-challenge

This is what it looks like:

SXSW tshirt 2012 Margo Humphries The Line Up small

Vote for my T-shirt Design for New York band The Big Sleep! Entries close 5 March 2012. Click here to sign up to vote