Monday, September 19, 2011

Artist Information Session for 2012

Do you live in the western suburbs?
Looking for an affordable way to exhibit your work?
Need extra marketing support?
Want to create new networks?

Whether you have exhibited in Art in Public Places before or are a new artist wanting to find out some more information about the program, you are invited to attend the Art in Public Places information session.

Wednesday, 12th October 2011
Louis Joel Arts and Community Centre
5 Sargood Street, Altona
Light refreshments provided

RSVP to or call the Arts and Culture department on 9932 2001.
For further information contact Ilona Rayson, Arts & Culture Officer directly on 9932 1256.

Art in Public Places will run from 31st March until 29th April 2012.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

And the Winners Are...

Congratulations to the following winners of Art in Public Places 2011

Best in Show - Individual Exhibition, First Place
Emily Boyle (Duchess of Spotswood)

Awarded for artistic excellence, consistency of theme and presentation of work

Best in Show - Individual Exhibition, Second Place
Justin Tumilaar (Sassi Cafe and Bar)

Encouragement Award
Victoria Coleman (Safade)

Successful Partnership Award
Gas Central, Erin Hall & Satu Kristiina Kirk

The Starlet Award
John Gambardella (Breeze on Nelson)

Awarded for best self-promoter

The 2011 judges were: Michael Brennan (Footscray Community Arts Centre, Trocadero Art Space), Erika Gofton (local artist and tutor) and Councillor Michael Raffoul, Mayor of Hobsons Bay City Council.

The judges announced the winners at the Awards and Wrap Up Party, after deep collaboration and several days reviewing the exhibitions as part of the Artist in Businesses section of the program.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Meet the Filmmakers Behind the Documentary Film

Meet Alex Joseski and Jonathan Burton the talented young duo behind the documentary film of Art in Public Places 2011. They spent the six weeks scooting from one side of town to the other, making sure they captured the essence of the program by interviewing artists and businesses involve, as well as capturing the events.

The film premiered at the Awards and Wrap Up Party on Friday, 15th April to a full house. To check out the complete 20 minute documentary visit

Awards and Wrap Up Party 2011

A great night was had celebrating all the achievements throughout the six week Art in Public Places program.

some of the celebrating artists 

Local Businesses celebrating their achievements

Councillor Luba Grigorovitch and Councillor Peter Hemphill mingling with the artists

Art professionals Michael Brennan and Erika Gofton (below) along with Councillor Michael Raffoul, Mayor of Hobsons Bay City Council, took on the incredible task of visiting every artist in business exhibition judging the awards for Art in Public Places this year.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

See the Art in Public Places film

Chick on the link below to see artists and businesses speak about their experience with Art in Public Places program as well as see all the work and events involved this year.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Paint the Gardens Exhibition on Saturday

See all the work on display from the artists who have been busy painting the gardens over the past few weeks, or join into a painting workshop lead by Erika Gofton and Stefan Gevers

Paint the Gardens Art Competition
Saturday, 16th April
11.00am to 5.00pm
Williamstown Botanical Gardens

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Artist in Businesses Closing Events this Week

Karen  GingellSaturday, 16th April 2011
6.00pm to 8.00pm,
Muse Hair Gallery, 76 Douglas Parade, Williamstown

Deb Bain-King, Clive Bracey and Lance Lessels
Sunday, 17th April 2011
2.00pm to 4.00pm
Prince Albert Hotel, 149 Douglas Parade, Williamstown