ART FIX | Art entertainment for isolation

“Art is something that makes you breathe with a different kind of happiness”

– Anni Albers

We can always rely on art to provide a consistent stream of inspiration and entertainment. We hope you enjoy this week’s edition of Art Fix



To cook:
Art Cooking by the Art Assignment



Art Cooking playfully explores the life, art and eating habits of famous artists, including Georgia O’Keeffe, Salvador Dalí and Vincent Van Gogh. Food has traditionally served as subject matter and inspiration, but with Art Cooking, the art informs the food. Eat like Andy Warhol or explore the delights of DADA cuisine (and do please send us pictures of your culinary craft).

Click here to visit their website. 


To explore
The Bundeena Maianbar Art Trail


The Bundaeena Maianbar Art Trail is set to open it’s doors once again on Sunday September 6th. Located just outside Sydney, the art trail enables visitors to explore luscious national parkland and various artist studio’s. Get to know painters, potters and sculptors, purchase artworks, enjoy the process of art-making and take in the local flora and fauna. Leave the city behind and enjoy a wholesome day of art and nature.

Click here to find out more, download the trail map and stay updated on future events. 


To enter: 
The Dobell Drawing Prize #22 at the NAS


Dobell Drawing Prize #21 Winner Justine Varga with her winning work. Photo: Peter Morgan

The National Art School in Sydney is currently accepting submissions for the Dobell Drawing Prize, a competition that celebrates drawing’s technical skill, artistic innovation and also aims to expand the definition of ‘drawing’ itself. Entrants are invited to apply by October 5th, with the winner announced at a finalist’s exhibition on March 25th 2021, where they will also be presented with their $30,000 prize. 

Visit the NAS website to find out more about this annual Australian art competition, read the terms and conditions and check your eligibility.

Click here for more information. 



To raffle:
Ceramics for Charity from The Ceramic School


A fantastic virtual fundraising platform has been created by The Ceramic School’s Joshua Collinson with artist Vipoo Srivilasa and curator Dr Wendy Gers. For just $10 a ticket, you gain access to an exciting variety of online workshops and are in with a chance of winning your very own original ceramic work. Bringing together artists and artlovers from across the globe, entrants are also invited to vote for the charity to which the proceeds will be donated. 

Click here to find out more about their next event. 

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To read: 

Germany Boosts Contemporary Art Acquisition Budget by 600% an article by Catherine Hickley for The Art Newspaper


Pictured above: Alicja Kwade’s The Day Without Yesterday I (2014) was added to the German federal collection in 2015 Photo: Sammlung zeitgenössischer Kunst der Bundesrepublik Deutschland website

The German government has unveiled plans to up their artwork spend to help artists and galleries overcome the economic impact of coronavirus. Boosting their budget from €500,000 to a whopping €3 million, the German federal collection is poised to acquire 150 new works.

Click here to read the full story.