Entertainment

Young artists wanted for ‘Splendid’ opportunity

Would you like to perform at Splendour in the Grass?
Would you like to perform at Splendour in the Grass? TRACEY NEARMYAAP

SPLENDOUR In The Grass is looking for the next generation of ‘fearless’ young and emerging artists to participate in its 2010 program.

The ‘Splendid’ program affords artists an opportunity to develop their critical thinking and experimentation in an intensive two-week residential arts lab in Lismore as well as having the opportunity to premiere the new work that is collaborative and cross art form at Splendour in the Grass 2011 – one of Australia’s largest music, arts and youth festivals.

A combined initiative of Lismore Regional Gallery, the Australia Council for the Arts and Splendour in the Grass, the challenge is extended to Splendid artists to create cutting-edge and contemporary art that will inspire, question, puzzle, amuse, seduce and otherwise intrigue 30,000 festival goers.

Splendid 2009 artist Kristy Ayre said the Arts Lab program had been a fabulous journey creatively and personally.

“It was a truly challenging, intense, fun, artistic experience but particularly, set up a fabulous new network of collaborators, friends and inspirations,” she said.

Selected projects developed in the inaugural 2009 Splendid arts lab will be on display to an audience of 30,000 at Splendour in the Grass 2010.

“For its 10th year Splendour is moving from its home of the last nine years in Byron Bay to the Woodford Folk Festival site in Queensland,” Jessica Ducrou, promoter and director of Splendour in the Grass said.

“This move has meant we have been able to expand our audience, and with it our arts and cultural program.

“Splendour sees the value in presenting the work of cutting-edge contemporary artists within the music festival context and we are very excited about the outcomes of Splendid”.

Splendid is one of six projects supported through the Australian Government’s $6.6 million ‘opportunities for young and emerging artists’ initiative.

Splendid 2010 applications are due on April 6 and forms are available at www.splendid.org.au


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

An emotional Mike Baird: 'There was great personal cost'

"After 10 years in public life, this moment for me has arrived."

A festival of love, sex and tantra this weekend

"Our aim is to liberate sexual energy, channel it in a positive way”

This is why we will keep writing shark stories

ONCE BITTEN: Evans Head resident Craig Ison with the board he was riding when he was attacked by a great white shark at Main Beach.

The media is constantly accused of sensationalising the shark issue

Local Partners

Mark Salling's child porn court date cancelled

Mark Salling's upcoming court hearing has been cancelled

Steve Carell pulls cruel prank on fans of the office

Steve Carrell decided to pull a cruel prank on fans of The Office

Married at First Sight: M'boro dad to feature on reality TV

LOOKING FOR LOVE: Farmer Sean Hollands, 35, from Maryborough will feature on the upcoming new season of Married At First Sight.

A bull riding accident put everything into perspective for Sean.

Cat Empire goes prowling down memory lane

FUN: Australian band, The Cat Empire. Photo contributed.

During a tour next month with Xavier Rudd.

Your chance to drive like Magnum P.I.

Tom Selleck in Magnum P.I. with his trusty 'side-kick' Ferrari.

FERRARI that appeared on classic detective show goes to auction.

Ocean Sleeper discuss being 'Six Feet Down'.

Ocean Sleeper make waves with their new EP. Photo Contributed

Gippsland band shines at Unify

Thousands of jobs part of $1b retirement village project

THIS YEAR: An artist impression of the new Aveo retirement village in Springfield.

Aveo Springfield unveiled this month, homes ready by July

KNIFE-EDGE: The housing tightrope we now face

Even the smallest interest rate rise will be hard for some to handle.

One if five home owners at risk, according to new analysis

Historical home leaves family's hands after 75 years

SALE CONFIRMED: The Gympie Regional   Realty team which sold the Ramsey property are (back) Mel Gastigar, Dorothy Palmer and Margaret Cochrane, with (front) home seller Terri-Jayne Ramsey.

Ramsey family played a huge role in Gympie's growth.

Pat Rafter's $18m Coast home proves hot property

PAT'S PAD: The Sunshine Beach home of tennis ace Pat rafter is on the market for a record price.

"It's a record for our company and for the Sunshine Coast.''

INTERACTIVE MAP: Which Northern Rivers towns boomed in 2016?

BOOM TOWNS: While Ballina properties continued to attract top dollar in 2016, it was areas to the south that experienced price hikes, including Wardell, Evans Head and Woodburn.

Click on our map to find the median sale price in your town

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!