Art Melbourne is on again for 2010

The Weekend Australian Art Melbourne returns to the Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton from 22-25 April 2010. Adding to Melbourne’s vibrant art scene, Art Melbourne 2010 showcases over a hundred galleries from around Australia and overseas with thousands of new artworks. Many of the artists are onsite to chat to and there will be an exciting range of entertainment and educational programs.

Here are the highlights include:

Friday Night Live – come straight from work and have a glass of wine, listen to live music and enjoy art in a casual and fun atmosphere until 9 pm.

Off The Wall – a major drawcard for Art Melbourne dedicated to the promotion of undiscovered artists. Selected by a panel of experts from hundreds of entries – the place to spot rising contemporary art stars of the future.

Allpress Printworks – a new feature which presents the work of some of Australia’s most celebrated artists limited edition etchings, featuring a working press demonstrating the editioning process and featured artist’s floor talks and signings.

The Studio – an initiative supporting self-representing/independent artists – find works you can’t find in galleries.

If you’re in Melbourne next week, You must come and visit  Artist Chris Chun  & Photographer Steve Hazael at the Studio section.

Chris Chun is  an artist/ designer who has an appetite for fun, adventure, great food, travel, new experiences and anything that makes him smile. He loves to learn new things and feel inspired pretty much everyday.

 Chris Chun Copyright

Medium: Mixed Media on Paper (ink, gouache, tissue paper, wax, gold leaf and Japanese origami papers) Artistic Influences: Anything beautiful, colourful and decorative from the C16th Japanese Woodblock Prints to Matisse. 
Education: B.A Textile Design RMIT 
Favourite food: Italian and Japanese
Music: that puts you in the mood? An eclectic mix of pop, bollywood, classical, disco, 70’s depending on what I am working on.

Steve Hazael is a photogragher based in ACT. The recurring theme in most of Steve’s images is movement. A sense of speed, a shift in time and the impression the observer is moving in relation to the subject.  A different view of the world & our surroundings is the aim of Steve’s photography.

 Steve Hazael Copyright
Medium: Digital Photography reproduced on watercolour paper; acrylic and mixed media on canvas or MDF.
Artistic Influences: An all consuming need to depict movement, speed and sometimes a dark mood; the rush of a journey; the colour of the Australian bush from a stretched (warped?) point in time & space. Education: TAFE NSW photographic courses 
Favourite food: Anything Kim puts together on any occasion! 
Music: Chris Duarte; SRV; Robben Ford; Buddy Guy; Vangelis; Jean Michel Jarre; Antonio Forcione; Pink Floyd… Jazz, Blues, Rock 
Hope to see you there!!
Vinh Van Lam
the authorVinh Van Lam
Vinh Van Lam, co-founder of ArtSHINE, is a visionary art coach and entrepreneur with a passion for fostering creativity. With a diverse background in art and business, he brings a unique perspective to empower emerging artists, enabling them to thrive in the dynamic art industry through the innovative platform of ArtSHINE.

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