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Ad Wer: Story of the Stars from Eastern Torres Strait @ Pine Rivers Art Gallery

July 13 - September 9

Ad Wer: Story of the Stars from Eastern Torres Strait is a body of linocut print artworks by Tommy Pau based on the constellations and the science of astronomy used by eastern Torres Strait Islanders. This exhibition is touring Queensland during 2017 and 2018.



July 14 - August 20

Sojourn presents an eclectic selection of large-scale abstraction works by celebrated photomedia artist Shane Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald continues his exploration of the spectacular and sublime through a selection of works conceived and developed during his brief period of stay in Townsville. Sojourn showcases Fitzgerald’s ability to capture the symbiotic relationship between space, place and the ethereal. The works predominately extend towards evocative conceptual representations of landscape and psyche, and the viewer’s collective unconsciousness through explorations in nature and the natural realm.…


Return to Sumida/ON:TIME

July 14 - August 20

Using video to explore notions of time, form, and abstraction, Sue O’Malley creates narratives that draw the viewer in to real and surreal moments of life. Opening Launch: 6pm Friday 14 July 2017


Social Media and Content Marketing for Artists

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Blogging, Facebook, Instagram, eNewsletters etc for Artist Promotion (and SALES!) This is a five hour course run by Alex Christopher for artists with an established website who want to learn how to use social media to engage people with their artmaking. We will go over content marketing principles, the basic programs you can use, and we will also create a 12 month plan for what you can post about. Not knowing what to say and share is a main reason…


Prints, Pottery & Impressions

August 25 - October 1

This exhibition displays artworks developed from the 2017 PressNorth Printmakers artist in residence program by Margaret Crawford. The artist undertook a three month residency in the Studio Downstairs at Umbrella Studio. Crawford's artwork has predominately been inspired by North Queensland environs. In this body of work she has used iconic images of landmarks, birds and flowers of Townsville. Her impressions have been produced using both print and pottery. The pottery has been designed and produced to complement the prints in…


Our Island Home

August 25 - October 1

Three Magnetic Island-based artists, Julie Stark, Mardi Saker & Michelle McGuinn, band together to exhibit in the Access space for their first joint exhibition, showing artworks in various media inspired by their island community and environment. Opening Launch: 6pm Friday 25 August 2017


Saturation Point

August 25 - October 1

With an aim of involving the viewer in a visual discourse that invites new connections to sculptural experience and picture making, Bruce Reynold’s latest exhibition includes relief sculpture, relief prints and imagery painted directly onto the gallery wall. The imagery largely consists of decorative forms derived from studies of caves in Mogao, China, and the relief works of Rome, Italy. Opening Launch: 6pm Friday 25 August 2017


Artist Floortalk: Bruce Reynolds

August 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Bruce Reynolds will discuss his artworks in his exhibition, Saturation Point. Audience participation is welcome – ask questions and gain an insight into the concept and development of the exhibition.


Lamplighters Visual Art Development Course

September 2 @ 10:00 am - September 16 @ 4:00 pm

This workshop is across two Saturdays: 10am - ­4pm Saturday 2 September 10am - ­4pm Saturday 16 September Dive Deeper into your Practice Build a Rich Body of Work Take part in insightful Group Critiques Focus on the foundations and Conceptual Development of your work This is a course for all artists and creative types. Over two days across two weeks learn about the blueprint to building a rich body of work around a topic or theme of your choice.…

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Paper Making Workshop

September 3 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

This workshop is designed to teach the basics of paper making. From this workshop you will have the skills to continue to explore this technique in a direction to suit you. The workshop will cover: making pulp from used paper using white and coloured paper making single sheets of paper A5 – A4 size embossing and embedding inclusions into the paper sheets. All materials and tools included, however if you have some nice paper or leaves / flowers that you…

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