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COMING UP THIS MONTH
August 30 (Friday) 9:00 am - November 22 (Friday) 5:00 pm
Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts
420 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, QLD, 4006
Tiny Art, Big Impact! These exhibitions feature small artworks created by Flying Arts artists Rebecca Lewis, Janet Ambrose, Jacqueline Sanderson and Jan Ward from all across Queensland in the
Tiny Art, Big Impact! These exhibitions feature small artworks created by Flying Arts artists Rebecca Lewis, Janet Ambrose, Jacqueline Sanderson and Jan Ward from all across Queensland in the foyer of Level 3 of the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Art, Brisbane.
Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm
Rebecca Lewis, Ipswich
Rebecca Lewis is a self-taught print maker with a particular fondness for Queenslander houses and the stories held within their walls. Living in Ipswich Rebecca is spoiled for inspiration, as almost everywhere you turn you’ll find a quintessential Queensland cottage, bungalow or stately home. In addition to lino printing, Rebecca is a big fan of screenprinting and combines these two techniques to produce a range of hand printed textiles and homewares.
Preview Rebecca’s work in Seasonal Sittings of Tiny Art – Spring.
Janet Ambrose, North Queensland
Janet Ambrose was born in South Australia to English migrant parents who encouraged a multicultural and creative life in their new Australian home. Influenced by her tutors, including Adelaide’s Jam Factory potter, Bruce Noske through the Stanley Street School of Art, who encouraged her distinct drawing style, and later by landscape and portrait artists Terry and Lorraine Lewitzka, Janet was inspired to confidently explore her unique way of looking at her subjects. Working with a diverse range of mediums and materials, Janet has never been afraid to experiment, keeping her work fresh and alive with movement and emotion. In recent years, she has been working predominantly in charcoal and oils paints, beautifully capturing the character, light, and life of her subjects, whether they be people from her local community or the vast landscapes that dominate the South Australian coastline, or the canefields and mountains of her North Queensland home.
Preview Janet’s works in Seasonal Sittings of Tiny Art – Spring.
Jacqueline Sanderson, Coolum Beach
Jacqueline Sanderson is a visual artist who has lived on the Sunshine Coast since 2007. Jacqueline is inspired by nature, people, and the lived experience and she describes herself as an eclectic artist and maker whose artwork is meaningful and good-natured. Jacqueline paints, and creates by reusing and transforming discarded and found objects from nature. She completed her BA in Visual Arts (QUT) in 1995 and is currently completing an undergraduate degree in Psychology at USC
Preview Jacqueline’s works in Seasonal Sittings of Tiny Art – Spring.
Jan Ward, Mackay
Jan Ward describes her work as mostly landscape based as “nature shows up some amazing lessons.” Jan likes to choose different mediums to describe different subjects, embracing imperfections, experiments, simplicity, abstraction and intuition. She seek to represent her own interpretation of the subject, not to replicate it. Her home in Mackay, not far from Town Beach, is a large inspiration for her work. She is particularly congizent of the difference between the rhythmic low and high tides, as she uses the environmental changes to inform her work.
Preview Jan’s works in Seasonal Sittings of Tiny Art – Spring.
September 21 (Saturday) 9:00 am - October 30 (Wednesday) 4:00 pm
Lapunyah Art Gallery
80-86 Heeney Street, Chinchilla QLD 4413
From dirt roads to rock pools, luscious rainforests to local festivals, Queensland is a state that inspires exploration. It’s full of diverse personalities, local legends and hidden gems valued
From dirt roads to rock pools, luscious rainforests to local festivals, Queensland is a state that inspires exploration. It’s full of diverse personalities, local legends and hidden gems valued by tourists and locals alike. Regional Queensland artists embraced a spirit of adventure to discover unique elements from communities around the state. This exhibition is an outcome of the 2018 Queensland Regional Art Awards.
Gallery Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday 9am – 12pm
September 27 (Friday) 9:00 am - November 9 (Saturday) 5:00 pm
Roma on Bungil Gallery
Hawthorne Street Roma 4455
The Colour and Response project consists of two exhibitions at each venue. The first exhibition, Colour II: Merv Moriarty, In the Field features works by Flying Arts founder, Merv Moriarty.
The Colour and Response project consists of two exhibitions at each venue. The first exhibition, Colour II: Merv Moriarty, In the Field features works by Flying Arts founder, Merv Moriarty. Each gallery will also present a local exhibition drawing on Flying Arts legacies, under the mentorship of Flying Arts curator Lisa Beilby.
Roma on Bungil’s response exhibition: From the Verandah
Just like backyard cricket, the ‘Hills Hoist’ clothesline and even the humble lamington – the verandah is an iconic feature of the Australian cultural landscape. It has found a permanent home within the urban and rural landscapes of the ‘sunburnt country’. Providing solstice from the harsh summer sun, the verandah is essentially an alfresco area for families to gather, sit down and watch the kids play in the garden or the world go by. A veranda provides the perfect stopgap between the backyard and the house, a sheltered area in which you can enjoy nature without succumbing to its whims!, It is a long held Australian tradition for the fun to take place on the family veranda.
This theme was chosen because the verandah so quintessentially typifies the Australian Outback where the artists that attended Marv’s workshops, lived and worked and were influenced by his tutoring. During his travels Merv would have sat on many a verandah enjoying the hospitality of his students and their families and taken the time to appreciate and to be influenced by, the colours of the outback views.
Image credit: Heather Chandler-Moore A Place to sit and Think 2019, oil, 60 cm x 66 cm
Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm, Saturday 9am – 12pm
The Colour and Response Project has received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through the Arts Queensland Playing Queensland Fund.
2 (Wednesday) 7:00 am - 6 (Sunday) 4:00 pm
Conference Room Gallery, Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley
1 Routley Drive, Kooralbyn, Queensland, 4285
Jabu Birriny (Land + Sea) celebrates the unique environment of Yarrabah and its ongoing importance to culture and people. The exhibition brings together stories rich in lineal, past and
Jabu Birriny (Land + Sea) celebrates the unique environment of Yarrabah and its ongoing importance to culture and people. 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.
The Arts Ablaze Conference will also be hosting two of the Yarrabah Art Centre artists, Philomena Yeatman and Eric Orcher, and the Manager of Yarrabah Art and Cultural Precinct (YACP), Darrell Harris. See the Arts Ablaze program for YACP workshops and artists talks during the conference program and come visit while you are at Arts Ablaze to see their beautiful exhibition and perhaps purchase some work from YACP market pop-up!
7 am – 4 pm
The Jabu Birriny exhibition was developed by State Library of Queensland in partnership with Yarrabah Arts and Cultural Precinct.
(Thursday) 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm AEST
Jasmine Upton and Dr Katie Burke provide examples and strategies for interpreting and connecting the Australian HASS/Geography and Arts curricula. Arts integration offers exciting possibilities for learning, and provides diversified learning
Jasmine Upton and Dr Katie Burke provide examples and strategies for interpreting and connecting the Australian HASS/Geography and Arts curricula.
Arts integration offers exciting possibilities for learning, and provides diversified learning opportunities for all students. As well as deepening engagement and enjoyment, it can provide alternative ways of knowing and meaning-making. In this session, Jasmine Upton and Dr Katie Burke provide an engaging and accessible approach to integrating the Arts curriculum authentically.
Participants will be provided with examples of effective integration of Visual Arts learning with Geography used in a year 3 context. It includes strategies for interpreting and connecting the Australian HASS/Geography and Arts curricula, and an opportunity to develop tools for planning and assessing within individual contexts.
ACARA has mandated full implementation of the arts curriculum by 2020, and this session will therefore prove particularly beneficial in considering creative strategies to connect Arts and Geography in the busy modern classroom.
Jasmine Upton: Jasmine is a passionate arts advocate and early-career educator within the primary sector, who has an extensive background in teaching dance and drama. Her Honours research project, Exploring Authentic Arts Education within the State Primary School Context, was the platform for her to initiate programs for integrating the arts across the curriculum, which is currently being adopted within her school. Jasmine has written and implemented units of work that integrate the Arts with other curriculum learning areas, and has witnessed first-hand the success and increased engagement of her students as a result. Jasmine is an effective communicator of strategies that empower other teachers to embrace and integrate the arts in their teaching through practical research-based strategies that honour authenticity in learning.
Dr Katie Burke: Katie is an arts educator in the pre-service teacher program at the University of Southern Queensland, where she has 13 years of experience in preparing teachers to deliver authentic and integrated arts learning. Katie is also a former home educator, and combined her love of the arts and alternative approaches to learning in her PhD, in which she investigated the arts teaching practice of home educators. Through this research she additionally developed an extensive website dedicated to providing strategies for integrating arts learning with all curriculum areas, called homeiswheretheartis.com.au. Her passion for the ways in which the arts and creativity can transform learning is applied to her own tertiary teaching practice to enhance student engagement, and she was recently awarded with three teaching awards at USQ for 2018, including a prestigious university level award.
Educator Webinars are sponsored by Eckersley’s Art & Craft.
(Sunday) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm AEST
TAFE QLD Southbank Campus
66 Ernest Street, South Brisbane, QLD, 4101
Learn how to mind your own business and set yourself up for success in this one-day workshop on administration for professional artists. Be ‘opportunity-ready’ and get the lowdown on: industry
Learn how to mind your own business and set yourself up for success in this one-day workshop on administration for professional artists. Be ‘opportunity-ready’ and get the lowdown on: industry standards and expectations; what makes a polished portfolio; social media necessities and communication etiquette; and skills for scheduling and project management.
This is a great session for emerging artists who want to know where to start. Providing the basic steps towards being a professional practicing artist, it also includes how to tackle the paperwork, such as invoicing and book keeping.
If you’re an amateur considering moving into the professional sphere, an educator fostering career pathways, or an arts graduate wanting to know what to do next, come and learn about the business administration essentials required to sustain an arts practice.
Resources and worksheets also provided.
$75 ($60 for Flying Arts Members)
Participants to Bring:
– Lunch or snacks (there are food establishments within walking distance of the venue if preferred)
– Pen and paper or laptop for note-taking
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.
Elysha Rei is a Japanese-Australian visual artist and arts manager based in Brisbane, with a passion for providing opportunities and professional development for artists and communities. Since completing a Bachelor of Visual Arts, Rei has exhibited work, curated exhibitions and managed cultural spaces across Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Thailand and the US. Rei’s experiences as an artist extend to independent exhibitions, art commissions and projects for clients such as the Westin, Museum of Brisbane, Onespace Gallery, Brisbane City Council, Artisan, Redland City Council, QIC, Engage Arts, First Coat International Street Art Festival and Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery. She has also held roles as founder and Co-Director of the artist-run initiative Made Creative Space Toowoomba (2011-13), Director of the regional art gallery Dogwood Crossing in Miles (2012-13), and founder and Director of the international artist residency Sam Rit Residency, in Thailand (2013-17). She now holds a Master’s in Business Administration and works as the Education and Public Program Coordinator at the Queensland State Archives.