Young Creatives Program - Cairns

01jun10:00 am02(jun 2)3:00 pmYoung Creatives Program - CairnsIntensive for Young Artists


1 (Saturday) 10:00 am - 2 (Sunday) 3:00 pm(GMT+10:00) View in my time


Cairns Court House Gallery

38 Abbott St

Event Details

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

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 two-day immersive, including exhibition tours, hands-on workshops, and panel discussions.   

This program is being offered as a free program thanks to the generous support of Creative Crunches.

Participants will have the opportunity to receive mentoring from an arts industry professional through group discussions and making sessions.

Highlights for the Young Creatives Program in Cairns include:

  • Exhibition tours and curator talks at the Cairns Courthouse Gallery and NorthSite
  • Visit to Cairns Art Gallery
  • Hands-on making workshop with Rose Rigley and local artists
  • Panel discussion on career pathways in the arts with Queensland University of Technology, Flying Arts and a selection of artists and artsworkers from Cairns
  • Mentoring and feedback on career paths, your practice and opportunities to discuss further professional development opportunities in your local area

Program materials will be supplied by Flying Arts. 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 Sophie Delaney at or call 07 3216 1322.

Additional Information

Your facilitators: Rose Rigley is a Cairns-based conceptual artist who values engagement, connection and collaboration. Utilising a broad range of media, including artist books, sculptural assemblage, and installation, the artist seeks to find the universal in the personal. Memory, loss and language overlay her artworks and inform her creative intentions. Collaboration is at the heart of Rose’s creative endeavours. As a regional artist, she recognises that  self-starting, motivated artists can group together towards a common outcome – a vibrant and sustainable community. These expansive projects, (both formal or otherwise), enrich and challenge all participants and can be thought provoking, engaging and  just FUN! Since 2012, Rose has worked closely with a broard range of individuals, artist groups, organisations and communities. 



Sophie Delaney is a Visual Artist and Curator who has extensive experience in exhibition/event management, programs and curation. Sophie studied a Bachelor of Fine Art (Visual Art) at the Queensland University Technology and graduated in 2023 with a Distinction. At the beginning of her degree, Sophie was awarded the prestigious three-year Excellence Scholarship for Elite Visual and Performing Arts. Upon graduation, Sophie was awarded the Milani Family Art Prize for her immersive VR and digital installation Am I Safe Here? (2023). Sophie grew up in regional Queensland and is currently the Programs Manager at Flying Arts Alliance. She delights in working alongside regional artists as this is where she had her start. Sophie is also the Founder and Curator of Emergence Collective; a non-for-profit art collective designed by and for emerging artists in Brisbane (Meanjin) established in 2021.