2016 Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing Finalists

Jugglers Art Space is pleased to announce the Finalists of the 2016 Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing.

We would like to thank all those who entered and supported this year’s Prize. We received over 200 entries from all over Australia and our judges have worked hard to select the 25 Finalists from a strong and diverse field of work.

Jugglers is grateful to the proud sponsors of this year’s Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing: Hopkins-Weise Family, Oxlades Art Supplies, The ARCS Group & 4 Pines Brewing Company.

Jugglers Art Space and this project are supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

Kind Regards,

Aaron Micallef
Administrator: Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing 2016

Peter Breen
Director: Jugglers Art Space

Jugglers 21/07/16


Perceptions endeavours to explore the difference between the actual and the perceived world. Furthermore, we feel it is our responsibility as artists to challenge the accepted norms of society. Through an eclectic mix of media and work a thought-provoking exhibition has been put together.

Featuring the work of eight emerging artists based in Queensland’s South East corner.

Kazmin Samia, Nicola Garrett, Carolyn Stubbin, Gail Johnston, Rachel North, Jacinta Giles, Morgan Louise Anderson and Mikkaeli Carleton work across a range of media including photography, printmaking, painting, mixed media, video art, small objects, sculpture and fine art. Their art practices explore issues such as human rights, gender equality, multiculturalism and identity to name a few.

The exhibition will be running from Saturday 16th of July to Friday 29th of July.
Opening night: Saturday 16th of July 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Jugglers 06/07/16

Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing - SUBMISSIONS CLOSED

Thank you to all those who have submitted for the 7th annual Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing. We have received an overwhelming amount of extraordinary submissions and support. There is no doubt that this will be an amazing event and experience for all those involved.

The Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing aims to encourage excellence in drawing as an important foundation for any arts practice. 25 Finalists will be chosen by a specially-selected judging panel and their works exhibited at Jugglers Art Space during August 2016.

The exhibition will be running from the 2nd to the 30th of August with an opening night on Friday the 5th from 6pm til 9pm.

For more information check out Marie Ellis tab to the right!

Jugglers 15/06/16

Tarkine in Motion

Tarkine in Motion brings together artists who were involved in a collaborative project designed to capture the wild and scenic landscapes of the threatened and remote region of the takayna/Tarkine in North West Tasmania, Australia.

Over Easter for the last two years 150 artists spent three days in the wild with one goal: capture the takayna/Tarkine and spread a message to the world to protect the threatened wilderness. Participants included videographers, writers, musicians, painters, print-makers, dancers and photographers. This is Tarkine in Motion.

“This exhibition is about the impact of the takayna/Tarkine on those artists and which awaits use all in its rainforests, wide button grass plains, mountain ranges and boisterous seashores.” – BOB BROWN

Bob Brown Foundation is campaigning to have 450,000 hectares of the takayna/Tarkine declared a national park and World Heritage Area.

Jugglers 15/06/16

Chris Inwood: Voyeur

Christopher R. Inwood is a 25-year-old autodidactic artist, whose exhibition Voyeur delves into the nature of portraiture and breaks its barriers through emersion into the relationship between artist and subject. Through his collection, Inwood examines personal relationships in an attempt to expose the fundamental reality of human experience, revealing the idealisation of third party voyeurism that is characteristic of contemporary western society.

Voyeur provides a unique experience into the portraiture of digital realism. The exhibition is embodied through a collection that comprises visual and auditory digital mediums as well as Inwood’s distinguished oil paintings. Voyeur invites you to experience the personal reality of the artist’s interaction with the interior, exterior and digital worlds.


Jugglers 15/06/16


Showcasing of various works by local talented emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.

Including a range of paintings, prints, sculpture, mixed media and jewellery pieces by featured artists:
Jeremy Anderson, Jordana Angus, Andrew Gall, Tori-Jay Mordey, Mandy Quadrio, Melissa Stannard, Kevin Williams, Kim Williams and Venessa Possum WIlliams Starzynski.

All money raised in the raffle goes towards Griffiths Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art graduates for their final end of the year exhibition.

The exhibition will be running from Thursday 23rd of June to Wednesday 29th of June.
Opening night: Friday 24th 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Jugglers 15/06/16

2016 Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing - Entries Open!

Image Credit
Winner of the 2015 Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing, Jeremy Eden, “Self Portrait in Plastic” 2015

Entries Open Monday March 7th!

The 7th annual Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing opens for submissions on March 7th 2016. Submissions close at midnight on Monday June 13th, 2016.

Major Prize Winner is awarded $4000 (acquisitive)
Honourable Mention is awarded to the value of $500
People’s Choice Award is awarded to the value of $500

The Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing aims to encourage excellence in drawing as an important foundation for any arts practice. 25 Finalists will be chosen by a specially-selected judging panel and their works exhibited at Jugglers Art Space during August 2016.
For more information and online entry, see www.jugglers.org.au/marie-ellis

Stay up to date with current Marie Ellis Drawing Prize news and read about our featured artists by following Jugglers Art Space on Instagram & Facebook.

Jugglers is grateful for the ongoing sponsorship of the Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing by the Hopkins-Weise Family.
Jugglers Art Space Inc. is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

Contact MEPD Coordinator Aaron Micallef: marieellis@jugglers.org.au

Jugglers 31/05/16

Arts and The Greens

Kirsten Lovejoy and Karen Anderson, Greens candidates for the seats of Brisbane and Griffith, in conjunction with Jugglers Art Space, presents a community forum on the Arts.

An opportunity for all local artists, visual, music, theatre, literature, poetry, and their organisations, to engage with the Greens in an informal setting to discuss the Arts and the impact of government policy on livelihoods in the sector. A free ranging discussion including:

The state of Arts policies in Queensland
Impact on livelihoods of funding uncertainty
Lack of infrastructure
Pathways from studies to a career in the arts

Come and have your voice heard!

Date & Time: June 2nd – 7pm-10pm

Jugglers 26/05/16

Untitled II: Group Exhibition

Three years after graduating from CATC Design School, the Creative Collective return with a new photographic exhibition, Untitled II.

Individual bodies of work document travel into the rural villages of Southeast Asia, Nepal, India and Canada in addition to a Swedish series shot entirely on 35mm film; visit what it means to have bad day and escape reality; explore contemporary fashion and portraiture; and the simplification of visual overstimulation confronting a person in the city that never sleeps.

Angela Elliott will join original Creative Collective photographers Rachel Dray, Roxy from Boyd Images, Ineka Morosini, Sarah Paddon and Jeremy Whish.

Opening night on Friday 27th of May from 6pm.
Exhibition continues until the 1st of June.

Jugglers 24/05/16

James Mulholland: Decoy

James Mulholland’s practice investigates the ‘nocturnal self’ that exists inside the young Brisbane male. Examining its formative relationship with crime scenes and ‘hooliganism’ that are culturally inseparable from the nightlife in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley, Mulholland produces large, graphic, drawn, re-interpretations of this imagery on paper. The authenticity of the young male “Deviant” that frequents in news worthy ‘crime narratives’ is placed under scrutiny and separated from his contemporary media driven myth.

Opening Night Friday 27 May 6-9pm.

Jugglers 24/05/16