Art Atrium at Sydney New Modern and Contemporary Art Fair from 20 to 22 September 2013. Showcasing the work of Japanese artist Taro Yamamoto.
Art Atrium will be participating in Sydney Contemporary 13, Sydney’s new Modern & Contemporary Art Fair, to be held at Carriageworks from 20 to 22 September 2013. Art Atrium will be showcasing the work of internationally acclaimed Japanese artist, Taro Yamamoto, who participated in the highly successful exhibition, Kamisaka Sekka, dawn of modern Japanese design, at Art Gallery of NSW in 2012 and also renowned Australian artist, Brett Bailey, who had two successful solo exhibitions at Art Atrium over the last three years.
Simon Chan, Director of Art Atrium, is the recipient of the inaugural NSW Premier’s Multicultural Award for Arts and Culture after nomination by Australian Chinese Community Association. The award was presented by The Hon Barry O’Farrell, Premier of NSW and The Hon. Victor Dominello MP, at the NSW Parliament House. The award is in recognition of the achievements of an individual who has enhanced the cultural and artistic life of New South Wales through the promotion of cultural understanding, information exchange and artistic endeavours within or between communities of different cultural and/or linguistic backgrounds. The judging panel was made up of Australian fashion designer, Carla Zampatti AC, former cricket administrator, Dr. Harry Harinath, and Stepan Kerkyasharian AM, Chair of Community Relations Commission of NSW.
Online entries for Paddington Art Prize 2013 is now open and the closing date is on Monday 2 September 2013. Paddington Art Prize is a $20,000 acquisitive prize for a painting inspired by the Australian Landscape. Judges of the art prize in 2013 are Professor Ross Harley, Dean, College of Fine Arts UNSW, Del Kathryn Barton, Artist and John Firth-Smith, Artist. Marlene Antico, Founder of Paddington Art Prize, and Simon Chan are Co-Principal Sponsors of the art prize. Further details of the Paddington Art Prize and details of online entries can be obtained from the website www.paddingtonartprize.com.au
Yashian Schauble, Founder of Australia China Art Foundation, had invited Simon Chan, Director of Art Atrium, to join the Board of Directors of ACAF. Current Chair of ACAF is Dr. Geoff Raby, former Australian Ambassador to China. ACAF has developed an education based program of art as therapy, Arts Can Do, to bring artists to work with China’s migrant workers’ children in isolated villages and cities with the goal to help unlock the children’s minds, allowing them to develop normal emotional and cognitive responses to the world. Arts Can Do is supported by the Australian Government through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. During Art Basel Hong Kong, ACAF will host a cocktail party and fundraising art auction at the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong on Friday, 24 May 2013 between 6:30pm and 11:30pm. 50 artists have donated artwork for the art auction and Art Atrium wishes to thank the following artists for their contribution through Art Atrium : Brett Bailey, Cindy Chen, Jeanette Landstedt, Keith Lane, Li Baoying, Li Cui, Kaye Mahoney, Max Miller, Shorty Jangala Robertson (donated by Art Atrium), Patrick Shirvington, Danielle Sullivan & Wang Xu.