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January 29, 2014Call for Artists: Patina

Studio 2 are calling for artists to participate in the first exhibition at their new venue the Drill Hall Studio on 27 Mitchell Street, North Ward Patina: is the effect of wear on the surface of an object, resulting from great age, exposure or use which enhances the beauty of that object. Find out more information by downloading the Patina Call for Artists information sheet. Contact & Registration: Sue Tilley – sue@artetcetera.net | 0418 750 854


January 28, 2014Call for Artists: Through the Flower

Sylvia Ditchburn fine art gallery is inviting artists to participate in their next group show: Through the Flower – Aspects of the feminine, in celebration of International Women’s Day 2014. Click the link below to download your entry form. Through the Flower Entry Form


January 21, 2014Opening Speech: SYNTHESIS by Robin Rodd

SYNTHESIS I’m neither a scientist nor an artist, but an anthropologist caught between science and art. So, by way of introduction to this exhibit, I want to touch on a couple of ideas about the relationship between art and science, what synthesis in this context might mean, and why this order of synthesis matters. Synthesis involves transformation of disparate elements into a new whole. This exhibit has united scientists from a range of disciplinary backgrounds and artists working in a variety of modes to develop projects that present ‘scientific ideas’ through ‘artistic processes’. Each of these collaborations has taken on its own life as the contributors have worked out ways, over the last year, of thinking about, transforming and presenting ideas in novel ways. Here, the dialogue between different worlds, languages and backgrounds is a fertile ground for creative endeavor. Science, as a practice of seeking and legitimizing knowledge, and…
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January 20, 2014SYNTHESIS on the WIN Regional News

Check out this great news report about the groundbreaking exhibition, SYNTHESIS, that opened on Friday night. You can come see the exhibition in the flesh at Umbrella Studio on until Sunday 23 February 2014.


January 19, 2014NQ Arts Directory

The NQ Arts Directory aims to connect and promote creative practitioners, arts-based businesses and organisations between Townsville, Ayr, Palm  Island, Charters Towers and Ingham via an online portal. This directory will provide greater access to, and more opportunities for collaboration and communication between NQ creative arts professionals. To be eligible to have an entry in the directory you must be: an individual artist practitioner an arts administrator or arts worker any other individual who identifies as being of the arts ilk a community organisation that provides services, workshops, support and advocacy to the NQ arts community or a business that directly relates to the creative arts or provides direct support or service to the NQ arts community. If you would like to be part of the directory, download the NQ Arts Profile Entry Form and return it to: Community Information Centre Post: PO Box 1314, Townsville 4810 QLD | Fax:…
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January 17, 2014SYNTHESIS on the WIN Regional News

SYNTHESIS is a whole gallery exhibition of new works developed by combining scientific ideas with artistic process. Local artists include Jeremy Grant, Byron Howells, Ebony Wilson, Craig & Brendan Ridep-Morris, Zoe Beckett, Jane Laranang, Mitch Goodwin, Raul Posse, Dylan Howells, Arik Anijar, Farley Roth, Nathan Morris and Vivian Davey. Local scientists include Dr Alex Anderson, Dr Adam Perriman, Dr Ally Lankester, Ainslie Langdon, Alma Ridep-Morris and Clement Fay. Curated by Michelle Hall.


January 15, 2014Wanted: Tutor for iPad Art Lessons

I am looking for someone who will tutor me in creative drawing and painting on my iPad Air. I will only need only half a dozen lessons as I commence my Fine Arts Degree again in March. Tuition fees are negotiable and lessons could be at my house. (Mt Low, QLD 4818) Roslyn Close Email    (click here) Mobile  0417195265


January 8, 2014AFCM Student Membership

The Australian Festival of Chamber Music have sent us through this offer for students! Check it out below. Studying full time or part time? For the first time in 23 years the Australian Festival of Chamber Music is offering student membership. This means two free tickets to a concert of your choice at the Civic Theatre, heavily discounted tickets to any or all core concerts, access to our 3 week priority booking period plus the chance to meet the musicians teaching at the Winterschool. To become a valued student member join online at www.afcm.com.au/studentmembership. Annual Membership costs just $25 per student. AFCM Dates: 1-9 August 2014, Townsville North Queensland


January 7, 2014Call for Artists: Colours of the Coral

Colours of the Coral – a new, exciting exhibition is soon to open at the Museum of Tropical Queensland! On Saturday, March 1st, the Museum of Tropical Queensland is launching a new and permanent Coral display called ‘Colours’.  In recognition of this important exhibition opening, the museum would like to enhance the Great Gallery space for a period of at least one month, with … corals and associated marine life. Corals or fish, jelly fish, crustaceans etc, can be knotted, painted, knitted, sewn, crocheted or drawn, and will be hung, strewn, placed, glued and fitted in and around the Great Gallery. The fish will need to be larger than life as they will be hung up high above the gallery floor.  We will also be including just one very large prawn. We will need to have all pieces finished and ready to install by late February. If anyone is willing…
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