Here are a few to go on with; more links and categories coming soon…

Well, I wrote that ages ago and nothing has happened since, so I can’t guarantee anything, but scroll down for:



Art Almanac – the essential guide to what’s on in galleries around Australia

ArtForum – the international art magazine coming out of New York.

Artlink – Australian contemporary art magazine; visual art, Australian artists, Indigenous art and more

Art Monthly Australia – reviews, events, opportunities, happenings

Modern Painters – an international source of commentary and analysis of contemporary art and culture

Six Years Later magazine – the Australian art magazine with no ads, just art and events


Countryscapes 2011 – Essential Energy (formerly Country Energy) annual landscape prize. Countryscapes 2011 is open to anyone who lives within Essential Energy’s network area and artists are encouraged to enter all artistic styles, mediums and contexts – ranging from observational to abstract, charcoal to traditional oil paint.

Fleurieu Art Prize – The Fleurieu Biennale began in 1998 and has since grown into an event that has won recognition both nationally and internationally. The Fleurieu Art Prize 2011 will be the seventh prize awarded since its inception offering a total prize pool of $90,000.

NSW Parliament Plein Air Art Prize – The NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize is an acquisitive art prize of $20,000, awarded for the best ‘plein air’ painting of a NSW subject by an Australian artist.

Lethbridge Small Scale Art Award – The Lethbridge Gallery has established a strong reputation for exhibiting works demonstrating exceptional detail and creativity. With the intention of fostering the next generation of artists, Lethbridge Gallery initiated the Lethbridge 10 000. This exciting art competition is open to national and international artists for small-scale artworks.

William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize – Established in 2006 to promote excellence in photography, the annual non-acquisitive William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize is an initiative of the MGA Foundation.

Heysen Prize – The Heysen Prize was established in 1997 to commemorate Sir Hans Heysen (1877 – 1968) and his unparalleled artistic contribution to the Adelaide Hills region and to the tradition of Australian landscape art.

Hutchins’ Art Prize – an acquisitive award for works on paper. Artists throughout Australasia may enter.

Paddington Art Prize – a $20,000 acquisitive prize for a painting inspired by the Australian Landscape.

Eutick Memorial Still Life Award (EMSLA) – the Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery’s own prize for still life artists, promoting excellence and innovation in Australian still life.

Portia Geach Memorial Award – annual Australian portrait prize for women, exhibited at the S. H. Ervin Gallery, Observatory Hill, Sydney.

Libris Art Awards – an initiative of the Mackay Regional Council through Artspace Mackay, these biennial awards seek to develop awareness of the Council’s significant collection of artists’ books, and to develop the collection further through the acquisition of new works by leading Australian artists working in this field. The Libris Awards are open to artists living and working anywhere in Australia.

Hazelhurst Art Award – the prize aims to promote excellence and innovation in the field of Art on Paper.

The A.M.E. Bale Travelling Scholarship and Art Prize – awarded to Australian artists who have demonstrated talent and achievement in traditional styles. The Art Prize is intended to encourage, support and advance classical training of emerging artists (in their early to mid-career) at any stage of life, who are pursuing the study and practice of traditional art and who desire to study the works of old masters.

The Anne and Gordon Samstag International Arts Scholarships – for graduates, of not more than five years standing, of a studio-based fine arts course at an Australian institution of higher education. Each scholarship includes a twelve month overseas study opportunity, including a tax-exempt stipend, return airfares as well as institutional fees for one academic year.


Ai Weiwei

Andy Goldsworthy

Antony Gormley

Damon Kowarsky

John Wolseley

Judy Chicago

Shona Wilson


Beyond Zero Emissions – acting on and educating about the implementation of climate change solutions that will rapidly reduce emissions and give our society and global ecosystems a chance of surviving into the future

GeneEthics Network – working for the rigorous application of the precautionary principle, scientific evidence and the law to all proposed uses of genetic manipulation (GM) technologies and their products

Alternative Technology Association – promoting energy saving and conservation to households

The Owner Builder – the website for The Owner Builder, the Australasian home builders magazine

The Green Directory – Australian online resource for locating genuine green business, products and services

Seed-saving and seed-saving resources – lots of valuable links and information on plant diversity, supplies, groups, etc

Earth Garden – Australia’s original magazine sustainable alternatives for country and city

Transition Towns – information about Transition Town and links to Transition Town initiatives in Australia


Adbusters – a global network of culture jammers and creatives working to change the way information flows, the way corporations wield power, and the way meaning is produced in our society

The Corporation – the film, resources, education, community

Democracy Now – a daily TV/radio news program, hosted by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez, airing on over 900 stations, pioneering the largest community media collaboration in the United States

The New Internationalist – renowned for its radical, campaigning stance on a range of world issues, from the cynical marketing of babymilk in the Majority World to human rights in Burma

INTERNET AND TECHNOLOGYopen source and open content

Creative Commons – a nonprofit organisation that develops, supports, and stewards legal and technical infrastructure that maximizes digital creativity, sharing, and innovation

Linux Australia – the organisation for Australian Linux users

WordPress – the free web software for creating websites or blogs

Ubuntu – the free, secure, intuitive operating system that powers desktops, servers, netbooks and laptops


Braidwood Greens – see regular media updates from elected Greens et al

Australian Greens – for Australian Greens national policies and links to state and territory Greens

Green Party of Aotearoa/New Zealand – news and ideas from our neighbours across the Tasman

Green Institute – events, projects, campaigns from this Australian Green think-tank

Global Greens – news about campaigns and from Green parties around the world


Bureau of Meteorology – all the latest weather information for Australia and the rest of the world

Federal MPs’ contact details – via Australian Parliament House website

Senators’ contact details – via Australian Parliament House website

Australian Electoral Commission – information about elections and electorates, enrolling to vote, changing your details, etc

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