september 25 (Wednesday) - 27 (Friday)
University of Southern Queensland
West Street, Darling Heights, Queensland, 4350
Design and execute a large scale collaborative mural at the University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba. Refine your skills in public art techniques, including working with aerosols, image transfers, tape works
Design and execute a large scale collaborative mural at the University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba. Refine your skills in public art techniques, including working with aerosols, image transfers, tape works and stencils. Make your mark on the street art capital of Queensland!
Registrations close Friday 30 August
Wednesday 25 September – Friday 27 September
(Residential arrival on Tuesday 24 September)
Year 9 – 12
Supervised accommodation provided on a twin-share basis near the University of Southern Queensland
Residential: $375 for 3 days (3 nights), fully inclusive*
Day Students: $275 for 3 days**
* Includes accommodation and meals, workshops and materials
** Includes lunch, workshops and materials
Tuesday 24th September
– Residential participants arrive
Wednesday 25th September
– Welcome and introductions
– First Coat studio tours and career talk with First Coat
– Tour of first coat festival works
– Concept development and mural design for the wall
– Creating shape techniques
Thursday 26th September
– Artist career talk
– Producing patterns for the wall techniques
– Aerosol spray techniques
– Technique for transferring pattern to the mural wall
Friday 27th September
– Artist career talk
– Finalising images on wall
– Stencil making workshop
– Completion of the wall
– Program wrap up
Travel Subsidies are available thanks to Brian Tucker. Students travelling more than 300km in each direction to attend the program may receive a subsidy of up to $250 to cover travel costs. Subsidies are limited in number and are provided on a needs basis. Please call Flying Arts Alliance on 07 3216 1322 or email the Scheduled Program Lead for more information.
Simon is a visual artist and educator who creates work for exhibition and large-scale mural painting. His practice investigates ways that abstract graphic forms can carry meaning in contemporary painting. He uses abstraction and translation to encourage visual connection and recognition in his work considering how painting can be used to highlight a sense of place and identity and build a visual experience of being in the world. Degroot works collaboratively with council, businesses, artists, school groups, and communities to facilitate public art projects for students while also creating large-scale public murals in his own practice. He has completed significant public work for: The City of South Perth, Bundaberg Regional Galleries, Queensland Rail, Cairns Regional Council, Brisbane City Council and The Brisbane Hilton.
Since completing his honors degree in 2004 in fine art at Queensland College of Art, Benjamin has held annual solo exhibitions, exhibited in many group shows, art prizes and numerous private and public collections. Benjamin’s practice revolves around the search for the sublime in optics and colour, borrowing from both additive and subtractive colour theories. His current practice involves Oil painting, LED artworks, installations, mural/large scale wall works and ceramics; all centered on his light based studies taken from many cities around the world. Benjamin has worked on collaborative mural painting projects for clients including Queensland Rail, QAG and GOMA.
Studying how painting can influence our understanding of space, Katie completed a Bachelor (Honours) of Visual Arts at the University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba. After this, she began studying and working as an optical vision therapist. This career change was a departure from the arts and a step towards a clinical understanding of visual perception. Alongside a team of behavioural optometrists, she trained individuals to more effectively navigate through space and interpret their surroundings. Returning to the studio, Whyte’s painting practice continues to explore this parallel between the process of deriving meaning from vision and the abstraction of painted forms.