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June is a big month here at Flying Arts, with a diverse range of in-person artist workshops and educator webinars, exhibitions on the move, regional visits and much more! Here are some of the highlights, and as always, you can scroll down find out more:
- Receive a Participation Grant to take part in Artlands 2021, Australia’s largest regional arts gathering, thanks to the Australian Government, Regional Arts Australia (RAA), Arts Queensland and Regional Arts Services Network (RASN).
- Art Enquirer bursaries are now open for Year 11 and 12 students in regional Queensland to participate for free thanks to Creative Crunchers. Over five mornings, students hone their writing skills with industry mentors, resulting in a high quality publication produced by Institute of Modern Art (IMA).
- Have your artwork recognised with prestigious prizes in Queensland Regional Art Awards 2021. Get to the studio – the final month for discounted Early Bird entries!
- Only a few weeks before the award-winning artists and judges of the 2020 Queensland Regional Art Awards head to Charleville. Join us at Mulga Lands Gallery from 25 to 27 June to celebrate the opening of Decadence with a long weekend of events.
- Jabu Birriny (land + sea) touring exhibition is making it’s final stop in Atherton! Enjoy the stunning etchings, weavings and ceramic works of Yarrabah Arts and Cultural Centre artists, and try your hand at weaving at a workshop with artist Aunty Philomena.
Finally, as the end of financial year approaches, we ask that you consider a tax-deductible donation to Flying Arts. Your support, great or small, directly sustains and transforms lives across the state, often keeping alive opportunities for art practice and makes the dream of art as a viable career option a reality. Donate Now
Take control of your tax return this end of financial year! Our annual free tax webinar for artists and artsworkers is just around the corner, streaming online 17 June. Save your burning questions for accountant Matthew Tucker, principal of Creative Crunchers. Sign up now
Do you want to see your artwork in a gallery? Perfect your exhibition pitch and understand preparation process with our Exhibition Development Program. This program has launched the careers of alumni including Erin Dunne, Tamika Grant-Iramu and many more! Grab your ticket
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Art Enquirer Bursaries for Regional Qld Students
Thanks to the generosity of Creative Crunchers, we are offerring bursaries for students located in regional Queensland to participate in this year’s Art Enquirer program free of charge. Applications are open until Monday 21 June.
Participants will delve into the art world and hone their art writing skills with virtual studio visits and sessions with artist Tony Albert, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art Associate Curator Sophia Sambono, IMA Associate Director Tulleah Pearce, and more.
Regional Arts Fund
Artlands 2021 Participation Grants
Participation Grants are now available for regional Queensland arts practitioners and volunteers to participate in Artlands 2021 this September, Australia’s largest regional arts gathering.
There are three types of grants available, supporting either in-person or digital attendance: Get There, Get In, and Get Online.
Applications are open now until 5:00 pm, 28 June 2021. Apply Now
Last Month for Early Bird Entries: Queensland Regional Art Awards
June is the final month for discounted entry into the Queensland Regional Art Awards, with Early Bird entries closing 28 July. Make the most of the discount and enter your work across 11 specialty categories, including our new First Nations Artist Award, ‘The Merv’ Landscape Award and Photography Award.
Jabu Birriny (Land + Sea) exhibition comes to Atherton
Jabu Birriny, meaning ‘land’ and ‘sea’, celebrates the unique environment of Yarrabah and its ongoing importance to culture and people, located on the shore of Cape Grafton in Far North Queensland. The exhibition brings together stories rich in lineal, past and recent histories through vibrant prints, woven vessels and textured ceramics that embody their land and sea.
Make sure you see the dynamic responses to Country in Jabu Birriny at Tablelands Regional Gallery in Atherton from 29 June until 31 July as the final stopin the multi-year tour. See the Gallery’s website for further information on public programs, including weaving workshops with artist Aunty Philomena.
The Jabu Birriny exhibition was developed by State Library of Queensland in partnership with Yarrabah Arts and Cultural Precinct.
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For Schools and Communities
Case Study: Genesis Christian College
Our By Request Facilitator Emma Gardener recently visited Year 11 at Genesis Christian College in Brisbane to introduce their new visual arts unit ‘Art as Code.’
Emma guided students through exercises using ink to explore how visual language, symbol systems and art conventions can express ideas and feelings in images, objects and experiences. We love the expressive outcomes!
Do you want to bring an artist to visit your school or community? Ask us about how we can organise bespoke workshops anywhere in the state. Enquire Now
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Exhibitions on the Road