ART FIX | Art entertainment for isolation

“This world is but a canvas to our imagination.”

– Henry David Thoreau

To photograph
#ABCmyphoto an open call for submissions from the ABC


Calling all photography fans. The ABC is on the lookout for the best photographs from across Australia each week. Share your views of the unique flora and fauna around you to be in with a chance of having your photo featured across the ABC network. Submit via instagram by tagging your photo with #ABCmyphoto or by uploading to the ABC website. 

Click here to see past submissions and find out more. 



To analyse the art market: 
Articker launched with Philips Auction House


Tech specialists and art enthusiasts Celina Imielinska, Tomasz Imielinski and Konrad Imielinski  have worked with Philips Auction House to present Articker, an analytics tool to provide insight into the question “who is up-trending?”

Having collected art information from public domains across the globe, they have created an alternative value system which quantifies each artist’s media, exhibition, and gallery presence to help suss out the art world’s next big names. 

Click here to read the full press release and find out more about this advancement in art analytics. 



To watch online
Virtual Art Music Awards 2020 with APRA AMCOS Australia


Excellence in Australian Art Music was celebrated earlier this week through a virtual awards ceremony. Opening with a musical welcome to country, audiences were greeted with a didgeridoo recital by Matthew Doyle. The hour-long ceremony, which will be available to watch until October 8th, showcases the broad diversity of Australian music-making across classical, jazz, opera, orchestral music, improvised and experimental genres.

Click here to find further information and to watch this celebration of Australian music artistry.



To play: 
Babble Dabble Do Art For Kids


With the school holidays at the end of this month fast approaching, Babble Dabble Do provides wonderful free resources for families and little ones. Their colourful YouTube channel is chock-full of exciting art-making guides and their website hosts wonderful creative materials and project ideas. 

Click here to find out more. 


To read (together): 
Texta the QUT Art Museum Book Club 

A book club for people who love art, the Texta Book Club hosted by the QUT Art Museum uses literature to unpack the subjects, themes and emotions of art. Conversation is never colourless, and is facilitated by the university’s brilliant Creative Industries Faculty. Sessions are held throughout the year on Tuesday evenings from 6:15pm  at various QUT Art Museum locations and are available online via Zoom for those who cannot attend in person. 

Click here to head to their website to see their schedule, sign up for the free Zoom book club meetings, or simply find an inspiring art read.


To visit (in 2021):
Brisbane lands mammoth European loan exhibition from the Met – article by Nancy Kenny for The Art Newspaper

Brisbane’s QAGOMA has announced that a major loan exhibition of 65 paintings from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has been secured. The collection includes masterpieces by Titian, Rembrandt, Raphael, Goya, Vermeer, Cézanne and others.

Most of the works included in this incredible show rarely leave the Met. European Masterpieces from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, which will be accompanied by a publication, is being organised by the Met in collaboration with QAGOMA and Art Exhibitions Australia. At present, Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art is the only venue planned for the show, so make sure to save the date.

The exhibition will run from 12 June to 17 October 2021.

Click here to read the full article on The Art Newspaper.