Flying Arts Artists + Facilitators are experienced in planning, coordinating and delivering arts projects and events. They can work with all sectors of the community to create and facilitate a wide range of project and community engagement activities. Flying Arts Artists + Facilitators present our comprehensive range of on-demand By Request programs that can be tailored to the needs of your School or Creative Community.
Andrea is a Grants Writer and Music/Arts Business Educator, with a Certificate IV in Community Culture. She has overseen Create & Connect and Creative Business Booster for Redland City, and is President of the Board of Redland Cities peak arts body RedArts. A project manager of local festivals, events and education, she is a founding member of Queensland’s music peak-body QMusic, as well as the Queensland Music Design Awards, and is on the committee of the Innovation and Business Skills Australia National Product Reference Group.
Anneke Silver is an Associate Professor of Visual Arts at James Cook University’s School of Creative Arts in Townsville. As an Associate Professor, she has taught drawing, painting and the history of art. She received formal training in the Netherlands and gained her PhD in Creative Arts in Australia. Anneke is skilled in a diverse range of media and selects the best medium to suit the style and concept of each piece. She likes capturing a sense of place from destinations all over the world. Her main love is the wide expanse of the Australian landscape which she approaches in conceptual ways in her arts practice. Anneke is represented in major public and private collections, has had over thirty solo exhibitions, countless group shows and has many public artworks in Queensland.
A genuine concern for reuse, the implicit value of resources and contemporary waste behavior remain strong personal inquiries that contribute to the development and strength of Cate’s arts practice.
The artist moves with playfulness and skill through gathered stories, found objects, discard and memorabilia in response to both her own journey and a broader social/conceptual framework.
Works include mixed media, public art and sculpture.
Cathryn is a facilitator, creative development coach, and educator. She is the Founder/Director of Maverick Minds, a creative professional development consultancy that designs artful learning experiences that provide a catalyst to shift your thinking, gain new perspectives and create positive change. Cathryn has extensive experience across the creative industries, arts, business, management, and education. With a visual arts and design background Cathryn brings a multi-disciplinary arts-based approach to her workshops. She uses a friendly non confronting creative coaching format to help people explore what is important to them and to develop confidence to live a more meaningful creative life. Cathryn holds a doctorate in Creative Industries.
Denise Chard is a practicing mosaic artist who resides in Toowoomba Queensland. She began her career as a leadlight apprentice in northern NSW in 1988 and was employed as a professional leadlight contractor as well as a tutor with Adult Education for several decades in Byron Bay and Brisbane.
After moving to Brisbane she became involved in mosaicing and conducted classes from her home studio.
She gained a Diploma of Visual Arts in Toowoomba majoring in glass and continues her practice of mosaic classes in her inner city Toowoomba garden studio. Further professional development has taken her to India and to intensive classes in the studio of a Brisbane mosaic master, Oz Mosaics.
In 2015 four of her ongoing mosaic students were selected to hold an exhibition as emerging artists at a Toowoomba regional art gallery. These four students have gone on to create their own working studios.
She has a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and in recent years has been working in partnership with fellow artist Lee FullARTon. Together they have managed three major public art installations within school communities.
Denise has solid experience in project management, from concept design to implementation through to delivering completed works within specified time and deadlines.
Whilst working as a teacher in a Primary school, Jeff established a first of it’s kind media education program, helping children from Prep to year 7 understand the media and create short films and animations. His recent work with ABC Open involves running workshops in video making, photography and writing, empowering people with minimal experience and technology to tell their stories. Alongside his work with the ABC, Jeff runs Tigermonkey Productions.
John Armstrong is an experienced project manager and has held executive and senior management roles in higher education, enterprise and government. John is a member of the Board of a Brisbane based arts and disability organisation, and is Director of Harbinger Consultants which services the arts and culture sectors across Australia. He is particularly active in curating and managing public art.
John has worked with many organisations to develop and facilitate strategy, policy and change, taking part in government initiatives in place-making, creative city and urban improvements. Formerly Project Manager of Campfire Group and Fire-Works Gallery, John has been responsible for cultural projects at an international, urban and regional level that facilitated intercultural exchange and professional development of Indigenous art and artists.
John has maintained a critically engaged visual arts practice for over 40 years with 36 solo exhibitions, 10 shared exhibitions and 26 group exhibitions and has been selected for inclusion in 50 curated exhibitions. He was the first Australian artist to receive a First Prize in a major international exhibition, the Sao Paulo Biennale in 1973. His artwork has been selected to represent Australia in four major international exhibitions, including the Biennale de Paris. Armstrong’s artwork is represented in 16 major public and teaching collections throughout Australia including the Australian National Gallery and most State Galleries.
Jude teaches Print media at Qld College of Art and drawing at Brisbane TAFE. She continues to make work as a way to respond to our ever changing environments and to share the experience of drawing with different communities and individuals.
Since moving to Queensland over 15 years ago, Lisa has worked for various arts organisations such as artisan, MAGSQ, Flying Arts, Youth Arts Queensland, Hands On Art and SpeakOut, at the same time maintaining her own business as a consultant – arts, community and cultural industries. Recently Lisa has completed a large-scale multi-arts multi age + cultural series of project and festival for a SEQ local government body.
Lisa has a strong interest in curating creative projects within cultural heritage and social history frameworks, recognising their importance as fabulous tools for the delivery of a variety of stakeholder satisfactions – great for community, great for professional purposes.
Nicole Voevodin-Cash is a Sunshine Coast based contemporary artist with a 30 year practice. She received a Diploma of Fine Arts in 1983 from Seven Hills College of Art (now Griffith University), a Graduate Diploma in Art Teaching in 1984 from the Brisbane College of Advanced Education (now QUT) and completed a Masters of Visual Arts in 2001 from Griffith University. She has taught and lectured in primary, secondary and tertiary institutions and was an Education Officer at the Queensland Art Gallery (GOMA) from 1999 to 2001, specifically working with the children’s programming during the Asia Pacific Triennial.
Nicole’s art practice encompasses installation, performance, film, digital technologies and sculpture, and has resulted in a number of Artists books and monotype catalogues of her practice, as well as having art installations in a diversity of public locations. Nicole has received Australia Council Grants to support her practice and to undertake international residencies, State government assistance in writing a monograph, attend conferences in Australia and New Zealand, and local council financial support for her professional development in the arts.
Having completed over 150 public commissions and community art projects since 1998, Pamela regularly collaborates with people in regional areas exploring artforms that reveal community identity and sense of place. Primary outcomes are often a public art installation or presentation/performance at a festival – typically murals, mosaic, and sculpture, but also incorporating other media and artforms such as lantern making and puppetry.
Extending her practice also into education, Renata has been offering private as well as public tuition services for almost 5 years. Working in her own home based studio as well as in the workshops of established art education institutions, Renata delivers approximately 40 classes per year. Being a recent recipient of the ArtStart grant, Renata is currently developing her website with an on-line store which will provide a new platform for promoting her hand-crafted jewellery as well as her own classes and short courses in silvermithing.
Raised on a farm near Dalby, she started using pastel on the beaches of Broome in 1990 and continues to use this very direct medium to create images of the Tweed Valley where she now resides, Fraser Island beaches, Dalby paddocks, and other remote parts of Australia. Her artistic vision comes from a childhood on the dry flat plains of the Darling Downs and thousands of kilometres of travelling and camping in the Australian outback. These life experiences have fuelled a love of low horizons, vastness and starry nights.
Sometimes the process of making the art is more valuable than the artwork I’m making. I find art to be a rewarding and relaxing past time; it’s a joy and a bonus if the artwork is enjoyed or admired by others.
Wendy paints in response to music, conversations and colours. What she feels, she paints, and she carries this way of working through to the workshops and classes she teaches.
Having completed a Diploma in Community Theatre, a Bachelor of Arts -Multimedia at RMIT University and Graduate Diploma in Education at Melbourne University, her work and training includes an extensive collection of skills. These range from 2D/stop motion animation, photography, video art and graphic design through to traditional skills such as painting, pen and ink, ceramics and printmaking, through to acting, creative movement and performance art. Initially with a vibrant foundation in collaborative and performing arts, she has progressed toward a love of more solitary forms of art making, painting large, textured canvases, sketches and paints with ink, and is now working within the realms of new media art, designing a range of unique, multidimensional dolls. Animals, symbols, rites of passage and elements of nature are recurrent themes throughout her work.