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Call for Artists - Design our 2019 key art









If you're a budding artist and want to be part of the 2019 Revelation Film Festival we suggest you submit some of your ideas which will dictate the look and feel of the 2019 event.

We're looking for strong and distinctive approaches to the suite of materials which include:
-Poster/program cover
-Web banners

We'd love to see your work and we will provide a small fee plus two festival gold passes.

We can't wait to hear from you.

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Leslie Pearson and Kerrie Bedson to create ephemeral processional sculpture for Mountain to Mouth extreme artwalk




A Virtual Connection Turns Into An Artistic Collaboration – In Australia

Leslie Pearson (Fayetteville, NC) has been selected to work in collaboration with artist Kerrie Bedson on a major Australian ephemeral sculpture commission by the Arts and Culture Unit of the City of Greater Geelong. The Canoe Commission has been made possible by funding from founding partner Deakin University. As one of the unique ephemeral sculpture commissions now offered in Australia, Canoe will be the lead processional artwork of Mountain to Mouth 2018 – Geelong’s multi-award winning extreme arts walk, a 50-mile biennial journey of discovery over two days (4 to 5 May 2018).


Canoe will be the lead processional artwork of Mountain to Mouth 2018, Geelong’s award-winning extreme arts walk, a 50-mile biennial journey of discovery after two days (May 4-5). 


Pearson says the journey to creating Canoe started with a virtual connection, which has turned into an artistic collaboration.


“Artist Kerrie Bedson and I met about two years ago through Facebook,” Pearson explains. “Kerrie owns an arts and training space called The Studio at 54 in Victoria, Australia. We both have an affinity for working with natural materials, such as wood, found objects, bone, paper, wax and gut (also known as sausage casings).”


Pearson says that Bedson approached her about creating an ephemeral sculpture for the Mountain to Mouth experience, and both collaborated cross-globally on a concept and proposal, which was accepted. They’ve already begun work on prototypes and sketches, along with gathering materials.


“We are both very excited to finally meet in-person,” says Pearson, who will travel to Australia on April 14, and begin 10 days of work with Bedson to complete Canoe.


“We plan to cover the bamboo structure in gut, which will be very ethereal. Then it will be carried by foot for 50 miles to the final ceremony site and sent out into the water on fire. My favorite part is that the community members are writing prayers for healing and putting them into the canoe before it is set ablaze. It will be a beautiful, and for me, a spiritual experience.” 


To get an idea of the complete Mountain To Mouth experience, the journey begins in the You Yangs mountain range, crossing Geelong’s industrial heartland at nightfall and arriving in the city center to coincide with Geelong After Dark, a night of extreme and unexpected art experiences. At dawn the next day, the extreme arts walk continues through the city center to the Barwon River, then on to the rolling Bellarine farmland, along ocean beaches, and then to the river’s mouth at Barwon Heads by sunset. There will be songlines moving along with Canoe in its journey. Songlines have been used by indigenous cultures across Australia for centuries as ways to navigate the terrain.


As organizers describe it, “Mountain to Mouth 2018 is about land and people – and it’s about bringing these two together.”


Pearson adds, “Canoe will be involved in the three ceremonies, then set on fire during the final ceremony; therefore, the materials used to create the sculpture need to burn without toxic effect on the environment. Kerrie and I plan to use locally sourced bamboo, cane, and hog, beef and sheep intestines as the main materials. The masthead will be preserved and displayed as part of a permanent collection.” 


The Canoe commission has been made possible by funding from founding partner Deakin University. Pearson and Bedson will lead a workshop with a group of Deakin creative art students, and one student will be selected to work with them on the completion of Canoe.


Mountain to Mouth began in 2009 with a pilot Canoe event, and later incarnations in 2014 and 2016.


Check out this spellbinding video of the most recent Mountain To Mouth experience:

Art Exhibition 'Illusions'




art exhibition surreal original paintings Sydney Bondi artist Yelena Revis in Melbourne

A preview of paintings that are best seen live. Photos just don't do them justice!!!

27 April - 11 June 2018

Opening Reception: Friday 27 April 2018, 6 - 8 pm

Ryazanoff Gallery

117 Bridport Street

Albert Park  VIC  3206

Melbourne, Australia




INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ART, Art Maze Magazine Summer Issue




ArtMaze Magazine is pleased to announce an open call for the Summer International Issue!

ArtMaze Mag’s goal is to support the artistic community worldwide and promote the work of emerging artists working in various mediums.

ArtMaze Mag offers an opportunity to be published in print and digital issues bimonthly, as well as online on our website and social media.

Artists are welcome to submit works in any medium: painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, photography, textile, installation, mixed media, digital etc.

Artists or any art organisations on behalf of from all countries are welcome to submit.




Retrospect Galleries is the leading contemporary Art Gallery in the vibrant, artistic hub of Byron Bay, on the Eastern coast of Australia. Renowned for its representation of innovative, exploratory artists and artworks, Retrospect co-ordinates a creative annual program and a touring platform to many Art Fairs around the world.

ArtMaze Mag will be available in New York (McNally Jackson Books), Berlin (Do You Read Me?!), London (White Cube Gallery and MagCulture) and throughout the UK in select stores such as Magalleria (Bath), Magazine Brighton (UK) and at our online store 

Artists selected by the guest curator will receive a 1-page or 2-page spread including a brief bio, website, and 2-3 images in print and digital formats. All published artists will receive a digital copy of the magazine and will be promoted on our website and social media (handle @artmazemag).

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