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Artist Talk: Writing Grant Applications

 

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Event at a glance

Date: Wed Jun 7
Time: 5.30pm to 7pm (Drinks and networking from 5.30, session starts at 6pm)
Where: Brisbane Business Hub, Level 2, 155 Queen Street, Brisbane
Cost: Free 

Artist Talk No. 3 (Topic TBC)


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Event at a glance

Date: Wed July 12
Time: 5.30pm to 7pm (Drinks and networking from 5.30, session starts at 6pm)
Where: Brisbane Business Hub, Level 2, 155 Queen Street, Brisbane
Cost: Free 

Past Events

Travelling Showcases 12th June – 14th August.

The Brisbane Portrait Prize is committed to promoting public access to the arts, so we’re bringing our travelling showcases back for 2023!

Our travelling showcases offer an exceptional opportunity to bring art to diverse audiences across the city. This year we will be showcasing works at Mt Ommaney Library, Brisbane Square Library and Sunnybank Multicultural Gallery.

Showcase Dates:

Mt Ommaney Library: Tue 13 Jun – Mon 3 July
Brisbane Square Library: Mon 3 July – Mon 24 July
Sunnybank Multicultural Gallery: Mon 24 July – Mon 14 August

Artist and Sitter Talk

Join us for a special Artist + Sitter talk featuring 2022 finalist Catherine Jorissen who painted Natalie Cook. The discussion will be moderated by Brisbane Portrait Prize board chair Anna Reynolds.

When: Friday, July 14
Where: Brisbane Square
Time: 6pm to 7pm

Artist Talk: How will AI influence the future of creativity?

In this session, we will explore the impact of AI on the future of creativity, with a focus on visual art.

With the rapid development of AI tools, artists can now collaborate with machines to create innovative and striking art.The technology offers endless possibilities, from enhancing creative processes to generating entirely new styles. While AI may challenge traditional notions of authorship and originality, it has the potential to redefine artistic boundaries, fostering a new era of creative expression and collaboration between human and artificial intelligence.

What is generative AI & how can artists leverage its power? How do we ensure that challenges around authorship and copyright are addressed? What other AI tools are on the horizon, especially those which could further disrupt the business of creativity? And what ethical considerations does AI raise for artists?

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Artist Talk: Fostering the Artist and Sitter Relationship

The topic of artists and sitters is particularly interesting, as it sheds light on the relationship between artists and those they portray in their work. This discussion featuring digital artist Beth Mitchell and painter Keith Burt will explore the unique challenges and opportunities presented by this dynamic, and how artists navigate this relationship to create impactful and authentic works of art.

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2022 Finalists Exhibition.

The Brisbane Portrait Prize Finalists exhibition ran at the Brisbane Powerhouse from September 29 to October 30, 2022.

The exhibition showcased the 60 artists who were selected as Finalists including 56 entrants from the main competition and 4 from the Next Gen competition. 

Using Art Prizes to help your career.

There are many Art Prizes in Australia and overseas. Winning one of these competitions can help put an artist on the map. Not only do many major awards offer the winners a significant cash prize – but they provide opportunities to capitalise on the exposure that follows.

But the benefits and exposure that art prizes offer are not only reserved for the winners. A clever artist, whether a finalist or not, can ride the hype that surrounds these prizes and use it to increase their own networks and exposure.

Join us this July as we bring together a panel of people with expertise and experience to discuss how you can best leverage art prizes to help your career.

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Event at a glance

Date: Tuesday July 26, 2022
Time: 5.30pm to 7pm (Drinks and networking from 5.30, session starts at 6pm)
Where: Brisbane Business Hub, Level 2, 155 Queen Street, Brisbane
Cost: Free 

Managing your digital presence – what to do, and importantly, what not to do.

There are many Art Prizes in Australia and overseas. Winning one of these competitions can help put an artist on the map. Not only do many major awards offer the winners a significant cash prize – but they provide opportunities to capitalise on the exposure that follows.

But the benefits and exposure that art prizes offer are not only reserved for the winners. A clever artist, whether a finalist or not, can ride the hype that surrounds these prizes and use it to increase their own networks and exposure.

Join us this July as we bring together a panel of people with expertise and experience to discuss how you can best leverage art prizes to help your career.

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Event at a glance

Date: Tuesday June 7, 2022
Time: 5.30pm to 7pm (Drinks and networking from 5.30, session starts at 6pm)
Where: Brisbane Business Hub, Level 2, 155 Queen Street, Brisbane
Cost: Free 

Copyright for Artists: The Essentials

Copyright is a powerful tool for artists, but one that is often not well understood.

As a visual artist, it can help you monetise your work, and control what happens to it even after you sell it. 

Understanding copyright is increasingly important for visual artists, as the digital world is built on reproduction. But what happens if someone uses your work without your permission? What is copyright infringement and how do you deal with it?

BPP Board Member and Gadens Director, Lara Cresser, covers: 

Date: Tuesday May 10, 2022
Time: 5.30pm to 7pm
Where: Brisbane Business Hub, Level 2, 155 Queen Street, Brisbane
Cost: Free 

Wendy Sharpe Artist Talk: Portraiture, Prizes and Me. 

Wendy Sharpe is one of Australia’s most acclaimed and awarded artists. In this lively, informative, illustrated talk, she will share her experience as a figurative painter with a career stretching back to the 1980s. Wendy will discuss her work as a finalist and winner in a long list of art prizes. She will also give a rare behind the scenes insight into her extensive experience as a judge of many art prizes. There will be plenty of time for discussion and questions! 

Sat May 7 | 10am to 12pm, 2022
Metro Arts, West End

Wendy Sharpe Workshop: Art Materials – An introduction. 

Wendy Sharpe will give a practical talk about art materials and their qualities. She will discuss oil and acrylic paint techniques and will demonstrate the use of gouache, pastel and other drawing materials. Wendy will also bring some private sketchbooks to give an insight into how she designs paintings. It will be a great opportunity to learn and ask the questions you have always wanted the answers to!

Sat May 7 |  1pm to 3pm, 2022
Metro Arts, West End