WELCOME TO ARTS ASSIST

Arts Assist is a not-for-profit community organisation that supports, nurtures and promotes artistic and cultural activities that benefit the community of Wyndham.

Launched on 27 March 2021 by local MP and Victorian Treasurer, Tim Pallas, the historic Werribee Water Tower has been brought back to life with the completion of a giant mural, now creating an impressive landmark for Werribee. Originally built to supply ‘town’ water to Werribee in 1914, the...

Do you have financial and investment management experience? Do you have an interest in the arts? Do you have an interest in making a difference to the local Wyndham community? If YES, Arts Assist is looking for you! Applications are now open to join the Arts Assist board as Director...

Do you have financial and investment management experience? Are you passionate about the arts? Are you interested in making a difference to the local Wyndham community? If YES, Arts Assist is looking for you! Applications are now open to join the Arts Assist board as Director / Treasurer.   Arts...

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Still available! Cash grants for music & performing arts workers. The grants are non-competitive, and available to anyone who is eligible. There's no deadline but do apply ASAP

Reposted from @supportact

We know that there are many of you out there in the music and performing arts industries who may be eligible for our COVID-19 Crisis Relief Grants, but haven’t yet come forward to ask for help.

Find out more about who’s eligible and how to apply at the link in bio.

#crisisrelief #musicindustry #performingarts #supportact
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Creative & Community Internships - a great opportunity for young people aged 18 - 25 looking for a career in the creatives industries. Quicksticks - applications close 24 Sept 2021

Reposted from @louisjoelartscommunitycentre

August 25 E-News -

Launch of our new Internship Program; Cafe Culture Book Club; stuff to do at home; habitat garden opportunity; social and financial support

https://mailchi.mp/63cb4f110aec/august-25-e-news
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Wow - the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize 2021! Entries close 29 Sept 2021

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It's no secret that the arts community has taken a hit during the pandemic. We're hoping to change that for one Australian artist with a $150,000 prize. Entries close 29 Sep.

#australianart #artprize #portraiture #fineart #australianartists #oilpainting #moranprizes #lockdown
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Congrats to Melbourne-based artist, Julia Ciccarone!

Reposted from @artgalleryofnsw

🎉 JUST ANNOUNCED: Congratulations to the Archibald Prize 2021 ANZ People's Choice winner, Julia Ciccarone, for her self-portrait 'The sea within'.

Two-time Archibald Prize finalist @juliaciccarone painted 'The sea within' at home during the 2020 Melbourne lockdown in response to ‘radical changes affecting culture and nature’.

Based in Alphington, Victoria, the artist painted herself lying barefoot, with wet hair and clutching paint brushes in her hand, wrapped in a blanket from her childhood, and resting her head on a suitcase her father brought to Australia from Italy when he migrated in the 1950s.

Speaking from home, once again in lockdown, Ciccarone said she was humbled and astounded to be this year's winner.

‘When I painted this work, life was intense and overwhelming. It’s hard to believe that we are still experiencing times of great uncertainty, more than a year on. I believe we share in a collective trauma. But the ocean – which features large in my life and art – is my healing place.'

‘Water is a universal symbol of the unconscious mind. Whenever I dive into the ocean, I am diving into my own subconscious, awake and aware,' said Ciccarone.

‘It brings me great joy to know that so many people connected with my work.’

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Proudly supported by Presenting partner @anz_au

Artwork: Archibald Prize 2021 ANZ People’s Choice award winner Julia Ciccarone 'The sea within' © the artist

#ArchibaldPrize #ArchieAtHome
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Here's a great opportunity! For anyone interested in kick-starting their career in the arts industry and aged 18-30 years. Expressions of interest close 21 Sept 2021

Reposted from @geelonggallery

Are you aged between 18 and 30 and looking to gain valuable experience in the arts industry? Well don’t forget to apply for the Geelong Gallery’s 2021 Youth Ambassador program.⁠

As part of the program, you will help us to deliver our highly anticipated upcoming exhibitions ‘Frederick McCubbin—Whisperings in wattle boughs’ and ‘Archie 100’. ⁠

This is the perfect way to kick-start your career in the arts industry and learn from seasoned professionals. ⁠

To learn more or submit your expression of interest, follow the link in our bio. Expressions of interest are due by Thursday 26 August for Frederick McCubbin and 15 October for the Archie 100 program.⁠


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Tickets now on sale!
Check out the performance of 'Testing Nothing' by a local youth drama group. Coming to Wyndham 3 & 4 Sept 2021!

Reposted from @essenceproductionsmelbourne

Trying to rehearse through Zoom for our new play Testing Nothing with our SAY IT OUT LOUD group. Much hilarity happened as we tried (and failed) going through the scenes which require tight synchronicity. Zoom lag made it impossible and created a really funny cacophony of delayed sounds. But it’s gonna be AWESOME!! We’re on September 3 and 4 AT WYNDHAM CULTURAL CENTRE. Tickets on sale www.wyncc.com.au. We’re thinking positively. It’s gonna happen!

@wyndhamculturalcentre @visitwerribeeandsurrounds #youth #youthleaders #youthdrama #wyndhamarts #testingnothing #sayitoutloud #wyndhamtheatrecompany
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Have you checked out the Sculpture Walk, in the grounds of Werribee Park? There's quite a few works from leading Australian sculptors!

Reposted from @visitwerribeeandsurrounds

Soon you can leave the roads and take the trails!

📷 @jeaneettte #werribeerivertrail #werribee #werribeesculpture #outdoors #mirror #werribeeriver #natureinstagram #natureinspiration #trails #naturewalks #nature #naturelovers #visitwerribee
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Looking for weekend inspo? Check out this beauty in Hoppers Crossing (at Hoppers Junction)!

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Close up on that gorgeous portrait, look at that smile..., painted by Julian Clavijo,in Hoppers Crossing, Victoria.

@juliancla #juliancla

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NOW OPEN - Iconic Photos of Wyndham photo comp. Open to anyone who works, lives or studies in Wyndham, with prizes foreach category. Get snapping!

Reposted from @werribee_river_association

Swamp Life in Wyndham. This stunning photo was part of last year's photo comp. This year's competition is currently on, and closes 1 September, with one of the prize categories being Birdlife. Email comps@werribeeriver.org.au⠀
#birdlife #photograpghy #nature #waterways #swamp #wetlands
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What a talented bunch!!
Congrats to all the winners of the Way Out West youth photo comp! Head on over to the website (link below) to check out all the fabulous entries.

Reposted from @youthinwyndham

Georgia Whalan has taken out this years Way Out West photography competition Grand Prize award! Congrats Georgia from the Youth Services and Libraries in Wyndham teams. 🏆

​Way Out West 2021 Winners:
• Grand Prize: Georgia Whalan 
• Way Out West Prize: Elianah Bogoevska - Remaining grasslands of Wyndham
• Best Landscape: Cameron Borg
• Best Black and White Image: Lucy Formosa
• Best Use of Colour: Kenodh Gamanayake - Splash of Emotions
• Best Portrait Winner: Keira Callaghan Hosemans

​Congratulations to our winners, highly commended and everyone who participated in this years' Way Out West Youth Photography Competition! 📷📸 ​

Check out all of the entries at:
​https://youthwyndham.com/wow
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