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Townsville, Queensland 4810 Australia
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April 2017

Through Skin

April 21 - May 28
Main Space, 482 Flinders Street
Townsville, Queensland 4810 Australia
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Responding to her experiences living in Darwin from 2005-13, Kennedy’s drawings and soft sculptures are at once sensual, mysterious and darkly beautiful. Using the meditative repetition of her drawing and sculptural processes, Kennedy creates glistening, organic forms that hint at desire and fear. Opening Launch: 6pm Friday 21 April 2017

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June 2017

Iconoclasts

June 2 - July 9
Main Space, 482 Flinders Street
Townsville, Queensland 4810 Australia
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Featuring: Adam Cusack, Nic Plowman, Louisa Ennis-Thomas, Julie Poulsen, Daniel Butterworth and Joel Rea These six artists explore the ideas, motifs and images from influential Australian artists, such as George Lambert, Ian Fairweather, Sydney Nolan and Albert Tucker, singling out works they feel they have a relationship with, examining them according to their own artistic practices. Opening Launch: 6pm Friday 2 June 2017

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Artist Floortalk: Iconoclasts group

June 3 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Main Space, 482 Flinders Street
Townsville, Queensland 4810 Australia
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The five artists; Adam Cusack, Nicolas Bruce Plowman, Julie Poulsen, Daniel Butterworth and Joel Rea will each discuss their own artworks featured in their group exhibition Iconoclasts. The artists have explored the ideas, motifs and images from influential Australian artists, such as George Lambert, Ian Fairweather, Sydney Nolan and Albert Tucker, singling out works they feel they have a relationship with, examining them according to their own artistic practices. Audience participation is welcome – ask questions and gain an insight…

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Joel Rea’s Media Ride

June 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Main Space, 482 Flinders Street
Townsville, Queensland 4810 Australia
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Social media is an ever shifting landscape, where clicks and likes are measured and reported, the following trends then acted on. However, there are few people outside of marketing and advertising that truly recognize the thinking which goes into promoting a brand or individual to a marketplace. So it’s remarkable that a skateboarding, 30 something artist could effortlessly navigate these peaks and troughs on his phone from his Gold Coast studio. Joel Rea is an artist whose popularity has risen…

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Bootcamp Drawing workshop

June 4 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Main Space, 482 Flinders Street
Townsville, Queensland 4810 Australia
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This bootcamp style workshop will focus on building your technical abilities in line, proportion, space and tone when drawing. Various approaches to drawing will be covered and the classes will involve demonstrations and practical exercises designed to build knowledge and confidence. The classes will expand your drawing knowledge in all areas and build skills for future practice. The workshop begin will Nicolas Bruce Plowman in a two hour session life drawing before moving onto the second session with Adam Cusack.…

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PechaKucha Night Townsville VOL.15

June 15 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Main Space, 482 Flinders Street
Townsville, Queensland 4810 Australia
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PechaKucha Night Townsville has enlisted a dynamic list of speakers for their 15th event. Come along and join in the conversation for bit of inspirational "chit- chat" All welcome! Speakers will give presentations of 20 images, each for 20 seconds. Interested in speaking?   20 slides x 20 seconds no long winded manifestos no pie charts... Contact pechakuchatownsville@gmail.com and submit your presentation.

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Brushes: the fourth treasure of the Chinese studio

June 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Main Space, 482 Flinders Street
Townsville, Queensland 4810 Australia
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Alan in Action

Dr Alan Dartnall’s career includes studying the natural history and taxonomy of sea stars, museum curation and display, scientific editing, and teaching both zoology and museum studies at tertiary level. Alan’s work on museum displays and exhibitions led to an interest in lettering and calligraphy.  This combined with his interest in material culture led to a fascination with the tools of calligraphy, especially brushes. In this talk Alan plans to share with you some of his knowledge of, and delight…

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July 2017

Sojourn

July 14 - August 20
Main Space, 482 Flinders Street
Townsville, Queensland 4810 Australia
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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.…

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August 2017

Saturation Point

August 25 - October 1
Main Space, 482 Flinders Street
Townsville, Queensland 4810 Australia
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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

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October 2017

Of structure and freedom

October 6 - November 12
Main Space, 482 Flinders Street
Townsville, Queensland 4810 Australia
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An exhibition by Christian Flynn and Arryn Snowball. Between structure and disorder there is life, ordered and unpredictable. The state of the universe shifts from one form to another in a perpetual dissolution and coalescence of new structures. Opening Launch: 6pm Friday 6 October 2017

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