april, 2023

13apr(apr 13)10:00 am15(apr 15)3:00 pmThe Visual Field in RockhamptonIntensive for Young Artists


13 (Thursday) 10:00 am - 15 (Saturday) 3:00 pm(GMT+10:00) View in my time


Rockhampton Museum of Art

220 Quay Street

Event Details

Curious about a career in the arts after school or wanting to immerse yourself in the world of contemporary art? The Visual Fieldis a professional development program for young and emerging creatives (15-18yrs), delivered by Flying Arts Alliance and the Institute of Modern Art.

Meet artists and arts industry professionalsto explore career pathways and connect with likeminded teens. Gain real-world experience in engaging audiences on contemporary art by producing a piece of written or digital content. Participate in a range of activities during this three-day immersive, including exhibition tours, hands-on workshops, and panel discussions.   

Several participants will have the opportunity to receive mentoring from an arts industry professional to hone their arts review for publication by online arts magazine Lemonade.   

Highlights for The Visual Field Rockhampton program include:

  • Discussion between exhibition artist D Harding and RMOA’s First Nations Arts Officer, Melinda Mann
  • Hands-on textile pattern and print workshop with artist Nilofar Lovegrove
  • Curator’s tour of RMOA’s current exhibitions with curator Emily Wakeling
  • Artist talk and demonstration with printmaker Derek Lamb
  • Panel discussion on career pathways in the arts with Rockhampton Museum of Art, Flying Arts and the Institute of Modern Art staff
  • Mentoring and feedback on writing an exhibition review by arts professionals

Program materials will be supplied by Flying Arts and IMA. This weekend is fully catered with lunches and snacks.

Please bring:

  • A hat and sunscreen
  • Enclosed shoes
  • Materials for writing, photographing or documenting your experience
  • Face masks are optional, but encouraged

Are you a regional, rural or remote student? Limited bursaries are available to cover the cost of participation. For more information please contact Madeline Brewer at programlead@flyingarts.org.au or call 07 3216 1322.

Please note The Visual Field is operating in two locations in 2023. Are you looking for our Brisbane program that’s running in the June/July school holidays? You can find the page here.

Event Partner/s

Since 1975 the Institute of Modern Art has been the hub of Brisbane’s contemporary art scene, presenting an annual program of exhibitions, public programs, publications, and offsite programs by Queensland, Australian, and international artists. As one of Australia’s leading independent contemporary art spaces, their vision is to become a truly inclusive, sustainable, and future focused organisation. Through their artistic programs, which include exhibitions, publications, offsite projects, and public programs, they invest in the local, shape the national, and impact the international.   The IMA is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, and from the Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council for the Arts, and through the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian Federal, State, and Territory Governments.   


Rockhampton Museum of Art is a regional art gallery in Rockhampton, Queensland. They engage with their regional community and its visitors through programs that encourage participation and appreciation of the visual arts. Through combining regionally specific and world-class exhibitions, Rockhampton Museum of Art offer diverse educational opportunities, artist residencies and public programs to enhance access and enjoyment of visual art for Central Queensland. Rockhampton Museum of Art is funded by the Australian Government through the Building Better Regions Fund; the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and through the Building Our Regions program; and Rockhampton Regional Council. RMOA is owned and operated by Rockhampton Regional Council.