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Emerging local artists

The IMA: Institute of Modern Art is inviting artists who are 6 years out of art school, who have not yet exhibited at IMA and who were born or are living in Queensland to submit their portfolios to be considered for showcasing at the 2012 Fresh Cut exhibit at the IMA. All you need to do is submit your portfolio by 28 March via:
• email [robert@ima.org.au]
• post [IMA, PO Box 2176, Fortitude Valley BC QLD 4006]
• or drop it off at the IMA office [420 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley BC QLD 4006]
Note: They will not be returned.

This annual exhibition has been running since 1997 and is a great platform for emerging artists to mingle and share their work and views.

Are you ready to put yourself out there? Hurry as you only have 7 days to enter!

Yours with Art Exhibitions,
Amber van Sloten

Institute of Modern Art – Let the Healing Begin with Art

Brisbane’s Institute of Modern Art’s current exhibition Let the Healing Begin is on display until the end of April. The Brisbane art lover can embrace the notion that art makes us better people, it can even heal our souls… The website states:

“In the art world, ‘art therapy’ is the butt of endless jokes. Nevertheless, contemporary art is riddled with therapeutic subtexts and strategies. The Institute of Modern Art’s current show, Let the Healing Begin on exhibition until 30th April 2011, features works that address therapy and tackles this directly. Some of the works endorse therapeutic imperatives, some satirise them, others are undecided. The line-up is a mix of local and international artists, dating from 1967 until now.”

This Thursday 7th April 2011 features a panel discussion Talking Cure where Justin Clemens (ex-Secretary, Lacan Circle of Melbourne), Dani Marti (artist), Mike Parr (artist), Scott Stephens (Online Editor of Religion and Ethics, ABC), and chair, Miranda Wallace (Queensland Art Gallery) discuss the show and will tease out the relationship between art and therapy.

“The show was prompted by the work of Melbourne artist Stuart Ringholt, who is known for his autobiographical book Hashish Psychosis: What It’s Like to Be Mentally Ill and Recover. He is represented with a selection of works, including portrait mirrors with circles painted on them and collages of faces, which suggest problems in recognising and relating to self and to others.”

To discover more about this exhibition, visit the IMA website.

Yours in Art
Angie Rapisarda