Friday, January 14, 2011

Updated Artist Submission Forms

If you were having difficulty with the PDF artist submittal form, for the Endangered exhibition, try either of the formats below, just click on the links to download them. They will be easier you fill out on your computer and email back.

Why So Many Questions?

imageWe are planning to have detailed labels for each work (see example here). As well as showing the basic Title, Artist, Media & Price details. These will let you tell your story of  a threatened or endangered species. Optionally also provide a web link to guide the viewer to more detail if it is available on the web.

If your work is Not For Sale, just put NFS in price.

The Description can be used in anyway you like to tell the story or your work and what is endangered and perhaps why.(sorry 150 words max).

The external web link, could be your own web site or a place you feel those viewing you work may find relevant information. For example in the label above the web link points to a list of endangered fish species we should avoid eating, which is provided on the web site. Long web site links will be shortened with  We will do the shortening, you just need to put the full URL as the Web Link in your form.We will also create strange mosaic in the top corner, it is a QR Code, a new type of bar code that most modern web enabled mobile phones can scan and then be directly connected to that web page on the phone. These links are optional and if not supplied will not appear on your label.

So that we have time to prepare these labels and a simple catalogue list we request your completed submittal form by Sunday 30th January.

Email your completed  form to

Monday, January 3, 2011

“Endangered” - invitation to local artists

"Endangered" is a project of Planetary Healing Artists Association of Australia and the Dog's Bar St.Kilda. The exhibition will run from 6th. to 13th. February 2011.  

Thylacine skeleton, Australian Museum
Do you know half of the Australian animals are either in danger of being extinct or are extinct now.

Species extinction is among the most neglected issues arising in the context of global Climate Change. Yet, it is certain that the rapid climatic changes predicted for the 21st Century and beyond will disrupt ecosystems around the world and will add many more animals and plants to the list of species threatened by extinction.

The world is a precious place. Endangered speaks to our sense of what may be lost if we continue to pursue a lifestyle that neglects the vulnerability of our living environment. Look at the SKY, the AIR belongs to the Birds, Butterflies, Trees and YOU. Your actions keep all clean and healthy.

The exhibition will feature artworks of local artists. Each work tells a story of a species of flora or fauna faced by the threat of extinction. In creatively communicating their concern for the living things that we share our world with, the artists ask us to extend our horizon beyond our immediate interests. By contemplating the beauty and richness of the beings that may be lost, Endangered opens a space for our understanding that we are part of something much larger, which fills us with awe and is worth protecting.

Whatever you do even right this minute is either good or bad for the ENVIRONMENT for NATURE and for YOU.

Click here to get further details and an artist submittal form. You will also find details of application, drop off and Pick up dates over on the right hand columns.