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Noise, the media-based arts initiative that develops new work and profiles young artists and their work across the media, was launched on 23 June 2005.

Previously a month-long festival, this Australian-based initiative will now operate 24/7, creating opportunities to celebrate and showcase artists aged 25 and under.

Along with Australia, there are Noise projects happening in both Singapore and north west England. Noise Australia will also team up with arts organisations and artists in other parts of the world to expose the talent of young artists across international media platforms.

Young artists are invited to submit art in all forms, all year round, for the opportunity to be exhibited across television, radio, in print, online and more. Now in its fourth incarnation, Noise aims to build on the success of its predecessors–Noise 2003, Noise 2001 and LOUD 1998–which received over 30,000 submissions from young Australians.

Noise works with an extensive network of partners to showcase young artists and their work. Partners include:

  • Triple J
  • ABC
  • Channel [V]
  • National Gallery of Australia
  • National Museum of Australia,
  • Australians INFRONT
  • plus a host of magazines including IdN, Chik, Black + White, Cyclic Defrost, Frankie and many more.

Noise submissions received before 31 August 2005 will also be eligible for the Qantas Spirit of Youth Awards (SOYA).  SOYA offers young Australian artists the chance to win $10,000 in cash and flights, plus mentorships with industry experts.  SOYA presents a unique professional development opportunity for young artists.

SOYA 2004 Industrial Design winner, Nick Butselaar, is currently working in Paris with his SOYA mentor Marc Newson. Meanwhile SOYA Moving Pictures winner, Mark Robinson, will be shadowing director (and his SOYA mentor) Gillian Armstrong on her next feature film.

Noise is an Australian Government initiative, managed by the Australia Council.

Submissions for NOISE will be accepted from 23 June 2005.

Details on submitting artwork are available at



Brianna Roberts


(02) 9215 9030


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