AVAD5

About Australian Visual Arts Databases (AVAD)


Published Tuesday, 23 September 2003

A unique source of biographies on over 22,000 Australian visual artists, including over 5,900 indigenous artists.

AVAD5 - Australian Visual Arts Databases 2009 - available via subscription, AVAD 5th edition, brings a unique collection of information about the Australian visual arts to curators, researchers, librarians, gallery staff and students.

Click here to go to the subscription form.

Australian Auction Results database
Free Selected Australian Auction Results - A new free addition to the AVAD5 databases comprises of details provides recent results in selected Australian Auction Houses for Australian Artists. This is a free database.

This database has been compiled by Martin Shub for Discovery Media.
Australian Visual Arts Prizes
Australian Art Prizes - Another new free addition to the AVAD5 databases comprises of details about the major contemporary prizes for visual arts in Australia. Details include dates, prizes and contact information.

This database has been compiled by Martin Shub for Discovery Media.
NATSIVAD - A biographical database of Australian indigenous visual artists
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Visual Artists Database. This biographical database, compiled by researcher Belinda Scott on behalf of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. The team at artrightnow are currently updating the NATSIVAD database as new information comes to hand. This database currently has biographical details on more than 5900 indigenous artists.

Martin Shub is the Editor of the current edition (2002-2009).

Click here to read the introduction and acknowledgements.

OzBiogs
New! An invaluable compilation of all our databases
OzBiogs features over 22,000 biographical and bibliographic entries for Australian artists, rolling together the best content from Discovery Media's online databases in one simple search interface.

OzBiogs enables an immediate search across the following databases:
  • NATSIVAD (see above)
  • ARTEX (see above)
  • AustArt (Australian Art Journals Index): over 39,000 entries on Australian art. Access to articles on Australian art and artists published in journals held by the College of Fine Arts Library at the University of New South Wales, with an emphasis on contemporary art. (Note: also available online at http://austart.library.unsw.edu.au/AustArt)
  • Additional biographies sourced and researched by Discovery Media.
  • A survey of auction results from 2004 and 2005.
Martin Shub is the Editor of the Ozbiogs database.

Click here to read the introduction and acknowledgements.

ARTEX
An index to Australian exhibition catalogues
ARTEX is a listing of exhibition catalogues from public and commercial galleries in Australia, compiled by John Thomson, formerly of the National Gallery of Australia Research Library, Canberra. Information includes the exhibition title, dates, venue, text authors, publishing details and names of artists. Covers a wide variety of media.
Note: This database is no longer being updated - instead exhibition listings are now being entered in the Ozbiogs database.

Click here to read the introduction and acknowledgements.

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