FLYING ARTS NEWS
COMING UP THIS MONTH
November 29 (Friday) 9:00 am - February 21 (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 members from all across Queensland in the foyer and halls of the Judith Wright Centre of
Tiny Art, Big Impact! These exhibitions feature small artworks created by Flying Arts members from all across Queensland in the foyer and halls of the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Art, Brisbane.
Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm
Trish Callaghan, Murwillumbah
Trish Callaghan’s late evolving art practice was originally about land and sky. Trish had many years of successfully working in pastel and acrylic and has now added photography. She recently completed a Bachelor Degree in Fine Art and Visual Culture. This directed her to research new themes, during which time Trish discovered the epic story of Bridget Butler. All previous practice was abandoned and new skills taken up in underwater photography to complete a new body of work. Trish is now greatly interested in reflections, water, the Contemporary Sublime. and the history of the sublime, notably Julia Kristeva‘s abject (Costelloe, 2012). Artists whose themes include identity, life and death, such as Anselm Kiefer, Anne Judell and Bill Viola and Tamara Dean are of interest.
Preview Trish’s work in Seasonal Sittings of Tiny Art – Summer.
Karen Benjamin, Wellington Point
Karen Benjamin is an environmental artist living at Wellington Point, on Redlands Coast. She is constantly inspired by the diversity of fauna and flora surrounding the local area, but the perplexing amount of rubbish and pollution produced by man has influenced Karen’s art to become a call to action to protect the environment.Working with only natural and recycled materials Karen makes bold statements through her whimsical, thought provoking art. Traditional crafts such as sewing, weaving, knitting and folk art feature in non-traditional mediums such as plastics, vintage paper, and seedpods. In the past five years Karen has exhibited in over 50 exhibitions, has featured on national television,radio and numerous written publications. Karen conducts regular upcycling workshops as her main aim is to tread lightly on the planet. Reduce, reuse, recycle.
Preview Karen’s work in Seasonal Sittings of Tiny Art – Summer.
Stuart Carrier, Brisbane
Stuart Carrier is a Brisbane based artist. Self taught, he merges his love of drawing with acrylic painting, sculpture and paper art to create a world of super cute yet slightly menacing characters. Inspired by Japanese Kawaii culture, Stuart is also the creator of Midgetboy Universe an independent label producing private commissions, kids clothing, unique handmade greeting cards and gifts that retail in stores nationwide.
Preview Stuart’s work in Seasonal Sittings of Tiny Art – Summer.
Christine Holden, Boyne Island
Local award winning artist, Christine Holden, has been creating unique hand woven art works and public installations for many years, and is well known for her fibre works made from a unique blend of marine debris and recycled materials found and foraged. Her ‘ethical art’ reflects how important it is to look after our planet, and explores the possibilities of how something that most people see as rubbish can be turned into something of aesthetic beauty. Christine experiments with fibres recycled from nature and man-made materials that are gathered from local surroundings to create woven art pieces with a strong environmental message.
December 7 (Saturday) 9:00 am - January 22 (Wednesday) 5:00 pm
Lapunyah Art Gallery
80-86 Heeney Street, Chinchilla QLD 4413
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.
Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm, Saturday 9am – 12pm.
The Jabu Birriny exhibition was developed by State Library of Queensland in partnership with Yarrabah Arts and Cultural Precinct.
December 10 (Tuesday) 10:00 am - January 8 (Wednesday) 4:00 pm
USQ Arts Gallery
Artsworx Building, USQ Toowoomba Campus, West Street, Darling Heights QLD 4350
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
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
December 13 (Friday) 10:00 am - February 29 (Saturday) 5:00 pm
Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum
Cnr of Goondoon and Bramston Sts, Gladstone QLD 4680
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.
Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm
The Colour and Response Project has received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through the Arts Queensland Playing Queensland Fund.
Flying Arts is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation, the University of Southern Queensland and corporate partners and benefactors.
Flying Arts Alliance acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands and seas on which we work, live and create. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.
Support the work of Flying Arts by donating to the Art for Life Giving Fund. Donations above $2 are tax deductible.