Wrapping up 2016, and a taste of 2017.
Wrap up the year in style
You are invited: Shift Exhibition Launch
RSVP now for the launch of Shift, the exhibition resulting from Flying Arts’s Curator Development Program 2016. This exhibition features the works of Flying Arts Artists Duke Albada, Chris Bennie, Joachim Froese, Sharmila Nezovic and Jude Roberts.
When: 8 December 2016 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts
Light refreshments provided, cash bar available.
Flying Arts Gift Guide
Are you still stumped on what to give as gifts this Christmas? Let us do the hard work for you!
Consider one of our Publications:
- COLOUR: Mervyn Moriarty, A Retrospective Exhibition Catalogue
- So You Want to be an Artist (& Still be able to eat)
- From River Beds to Shearing Sheds – 30 years with Flying Arts
Take out Flying Arts Membership for you or a friend. All financial members receive:
- 2 x $25 rebate vouchers for standard Flying Arts workshop fees
- Discounted entry fees to the Queensland Regional Art Awards and a number of workshop offerings
- Discounts with a number of our retail partners
Donate to Flying Arts and give the gift of Art for Life:
- Help us fulfil our vision of a creative life for all Queenslanders.
- Your donation will help us continue offering services, programs and professional development all around Queensland.
The gift that keeps giving: Professional Development
Join us for a unique immersion experience in contemporary art practice across galleries in Brisbane, and work with established industry mentors to hone your writing skills. Your essays will be published in a high quality publication, produced by the Institute of Modern Art.
This program is for students completing Year 12 in 2017.
Dates: Friday 12 March – Saturday 13 March
(Residential students to arrive Thursday 11 March)
Exhibition Development Program – Cairns
Master the art of proposing exhibitions of your work and increase your chance of selection by galleries with our specialist Exhibition Development Program.
Join an experienced curator in an intensive weekend of workshops to design, plan and manage your solo or group exhibition.
Dates: 4 – 5 March
A few highlights of 2016
This year Flying Arts turned 45 – and what a year it has been! Here are just a few numbers to highlight the wealth of activities, projects, workshops and events we’ve been a part of this year:
179 Queensland Regional Art Award Entries
83 By Request Workshops
23 Artist Professional Development Opportunities
20 Exhibition Stops
13 Educator Professional Development Opportunities
8 Small School Mentorships
8 Queensland Regional Art Award Prize Winners
6 Connecting Arts with School Curriculum Seminars
5 45th Anniversary Celebration Events
2 Young Artist Development Programs
1 Curator By Request Project
1 Science Week Cross Curriculum Collaborations
1 Middle School Pilot Program
1 International residency…
And a kookaburra in a banksia tree!
The Year in Pictures
“There has been much problem solving and collaboration along the way and several of the artists have mentioned their keenness towards future collaborations – I strongly feel there will be many projects or exhibitions that will be an offshoot from our involvement in #Tag and Release.”
– Julie Hylands, #Tag and Release Participant
“I have a new confidence that the off-beat and non-commercial works which I create have a place in the art world and so do I. That reward of confidence is beyond anything else and is pivotal to my going forward as an artist.”
– Rose Rigley, winner of the 2015 Queensland Regional Art Awards,
and recipient of the Blackall Cultural Residency 2016
“[I gained] New ideas and confidence in my abilities to teach art”
– Participant of Connecting Arts with School Curriculum seminar, Cloncurry
“The program was really good! I learnt lots of new things and it was really interesting being able to listen to different artists and their careers. It has really opened my eyes.”
– Participant of ArtizDIGITAL, the other 2016 Young Artist Development Program
Thank you all for an incredible 2016!
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New Flying Arts Memberships
Members are an important part of the Flying Arts family. You can join Flying Arts as a Standard Member at any time. Accredited Membership and Public Liability Insurance is available to sole traders engaged in activities related to professional practice on a pro rata annual basis. Next round closes 15 December for insurance beginning 1 January.
All members are entitled to a great range of Member Benefits.