FLYING ARTS NEWS
COMING UP THIS MONTH
March 12 (Thursday) - April 26 (Sunday) AEST
Lockyer Valley Art Gallery
34 Lake Apex Dr, Gatton, QLD
See the best art regional Queensland has to offer in the State of Diversity exhibition. Queensland is a state full of diverse ecosystems, wildlife, places, people and personalities. Artists were encouraged
See the best art regional Queensland has to offer in the State of Diversity exhibition.
Queensland is a state full of diverse ecosystems, wildlife, places, people and personalities. Artists were encouraged to explore the diverse elements and qualities that make up their own communities and locations within Queensland. This exhibition is an outcome of the 2019 Queensland regional Art Awards.
Open 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday, 9am – 12pm, Saturday.
Feature Image: Rose Rigley and Pamela Kusabs, Resource Removal (Detail), 2019, Paper, mixed media, copper wire, 14 x 68 x 12 cm
Flying Arts Alliance gratefully acknowledges The Booth Memorial Fund of Annie Tan (Yuh Siew), the Geoff Booth Foundation, David Crombie, Janet de Boer, private donors and the government, philanthropic and corporate supporters and Award sponsors who help make the Queensland Regional Art Awards possible.
April 3 (Friday) - June 2 (Tuesday)
The World Theatre
86 Mosman St, Lissner QLD 4820
Schoenheimer’s whimsical use of found objects and pieces of brightly coloured timber toys spark familiarity and joy. Seductive colour schemes tie her complex works together and are fundamental to both
Schoenheimer’s whimsical use of found objects and pieces of brightly coloured timber toys spark familiarity and joy. Seductive colour schemes tie her complex works together and are fundamental to both a delicious viewing experience and the creation of meaning.
In this exhibition we see a colourful collision of Schoenheimer’s sculpture and painting practices in a series of works known as the ‘Constructions’. Each work in the series comprises a painted triptych exhibited alongside an abstract sculpture. Faithfully reproduced as a realist painting, each abstract sculpture is then re-interpreted in two other, painted elaborations.
Through the genre of still-life painting, Schoenheimer poses questions about what it is ‘to make pictures’, mining a broad span of stylistic references throughout her work. The art historical journey on which Schoenheimer takes us spans one hundred years, multiple generations of artists, and fundamental shifts in philosophy yet, in layman’s terms provides a humorous and lively visual journey, the enjoyment of which requires little explanation. Schoenheimer’s whimsical use of found objects and pieces of brightly coloured timber toys spark familiarity and joy. Seductive colour harmonies tie her complex works together and are fundamental to providing both a delicious viewing experience and the creation of meaning in Iterate|Elaborate.
Leigh Schoenheimer is a multi-disciplinary, contemporary artist and former long-term art educator based in Brisbane, Australia. A painter and sculptor/object maker, her work investigates notions of perception and meaning. Informed by a desire to demonstrate the alternative logic of abstract and conceptual approaches to a wider audience, Schoenheimer’s colourful and often whimsical work references the imagery and styles of the many 20th century artists who re-wrote the rulebook on image making.
The Iterate | Elaborate exhibition was developed by Leigh Schoenheimer in partnership with Onespace Gallery, Brisbane.
(Thursday) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEST
There are numerous ways that artists can engage with local galleries and build rewarding relationships. Claire Sourgnes, CEO of Artisan and past coordinator of the Art Gallery Network of the
There are numerous ways that artists can engage with local galleries and build rewarding relationships. Claire Sourgnes, CEO of Artisan and past coordinator of the Art Gallery Network of the Moreton Bay Regional Council, outlines the range of possibilities for working together. You will:
– Gain insight into the different modes that artists and galleries can engage.
– Learn how to develop clear, constructive communication styles with institutions.
– Understand the importance of nurturing and evolving your relationships over time.
Working effectively with local galleries
Thursday, April 9, 2020 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
|FAA Members and Non-Members||FREE|
Claire Sourgnes is the CEO of Artisan in Fortitude Valley. Claire has 20 years experience working in commercial, government and artist-run galleries in Australia and Germany. Prior to this appointment, Claire was the Network Coordinator of the Art Gallery Network of the Moreton Bay Regional Council for 5 years. Managing three galleries, in geographically and culturally diverse areas, has provided her with the challenge and satisfaction of creating places of regional significance within South East Queensland, as well as delivering diverse, quality, and innovative programs to local residents and visitors.
Claire is passionate about her job and believes in the transformative power of art. She is committed to the demystification of the art gallery for communities that may not have had access to art previously, in addition to offering fresh perspectives to seasoned gallery visitors.
(Thursday) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEST
A connected art collective can bring artists together to stay focused and passionate for the challenging path they’re taking through the creative industries. Learn how to create a dynamic collective
A connected art collective can bring artists together to stay focused and passionate for the challenging path they’re taking through the creative industries. Learn how to create a dynamic collective which shifts your fellow creatives from being your competition to your colleagues, best friends and closest allies. You will:
– Explore how you can shift your mindset to embrace collaboration and how it can support your career and creative process
– Examine a range of programs and projects that have resulted in a dynamic art collective
– Look at professional development pathways you can employ to immediately to progress your career
Examples will be provided from the Fraser Coast Art Collective, which has experienced rapid industry growth and established a solid platform for artists in the region. Learn how they tapped into the talent, skills and opportunities within their local creative community and how you can do the same.
Sustaining a dynamic art collective
Thursday, April 16, 2020 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
|FAA Members and Non-Members||FREE|
Susie Lewis is the Director of Fraser Coast Art Gallery and Academy, an organisation developed specifically to raise the profile and professionalism of artists and programs developing on the Fraser Coast and is home to both Fraser Coast Art Collective and the artist run initiative ELEVEN. In her capacity as director, Susie has worked as an artist, curator, mentor and industry educator with a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) and has been nominated for an Australia Day Award for services to the Arts in her region. Susie has developed and co-ordinated projects that have led to record breaking numbers of viewers attending the opening of an exhibition at Hervey Bay Regional Gallery. Known for her relentless drive and determination to grow an industry that serves artists to develop sustainable careers, she has won several awards for her art work and contributions to her region
Karen M. Andersen creates abstract art birthed from her deep and seemingly unrelated interests in science, coastal living, and her challenges with depression and anxiety. Merged with her tertiary studies in fine art, biological and human sciences, small business, and specialised masterclasses (including working with renowned Australian abstractionist Ken Done), Karen has forged an award-winning art career with her work being held in collections across Australia, Britain, Europe, and the United States. Karen is highly valued in her role as Gallery Assistant for and is represented by Fraser Coast Art Gallery as a founding member of ELEVEN, Karen also is a co-ordinator of Australia Day Award nominated Fraser Coast Art Collective and President of the non for profit organisation Artists For Change.
(Sunday) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm AEST
TAFE QLD Southbank Campus
66 Ernest Street, South Brisbane, QLD, 4101
Create a five-year plan for your career (or multiple careers) and set the targets and milestones you want to reach. Having a realistic plan can greatly assist you to navigate
Create a five-year plan for your career (or multiple careers) and set the targets and milestones you want to reach. Having a realistic plan can greatly assist you to navigate the challenges and obstacles you face working within the arts industry and set you on the path to long-term success.
– Gain control over your narrative; increase your confidence
– Develop your emotional tools and business skills
– Achieve clarity and perspective about your career direction
– Renew your sense of purpose, drive and optimism
This workshop for artists, artsworkers, arts educators and creatives will ask you to be daring and dream big. Under the guidance of arts professional Heather Fairbairn, analyse and assess the state of your career/s, refine the essence of its narrative, and draft a realistic five-year plan with key milestones.
Participants to Bring:
– Laptop or pen and paper for note-taking, if desired.
– Lunch or snacks – there are several food establishments within walking distance of the venue if preferred. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.
Heather Fairbairn is an arts worker with a background in arts management, having held positions with the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, The Song Room, and Access Arts QLD. She is also is a British-Australian stage director, working across theatre and opera.
Having successfully forged a sustainable freelance arts practice, Heather has collaborated with companies including La Boite Theatre Company, Opera Queensland, Sydney Theatre Company, Arcola Theatre, Schaubühne Berlin, Royal Court Theatre, Royal Opera House (Covent Garden), Finnish National Opera, Théâtre des Champs Elysées, and Festival d’Aix-en-Provence. Her work has toured Europe to Belgium, Luxembourg, Spain, and Portugal.
Heather holds a Master of Fine Arts (Directing) from the National Institute of Dramatic Art, a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Drama & Creative Writing) from the University of Queensland, and a BTEC National Diploma in Performing Arts (Musical Theatre Performance) from the BRIT School for Performing Arts, London. She regularly lectures at the University of Queensland and on the NIDA post-graduate directing course.