30/10/2013October news from Aberystwyth

Eight weeks into my residency, the time is flying and the weather is definitely changing with violent storms over the weekend a precursor to winter weather. The last few weeks have been busy with a trip to northern Wales to visit a new gallery space in Ruthin and then on to the Mostyn Gallery in Llandudno. Both beautiful spaces with interesting exhibitions by U.K artists. On the way home we stopped briefly at a slate quarry and Edel (Irish installation artist) and I took photographs and grabbed a few samples. We had both been intrigued by the slate hills we walked over a few weeks earlier on the coastal track from Aberystwyth to Borth. The track was very narrow and in many places on the very edge of steep cliffs overhanging the sea. When we reached a small cove we could see that the cliffs were composed of nothing but…
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22/10/2013Fiona Harding’s top 10 photography tips

We would like to thank the Townsville Bulletin for being our sponsors and also giving us their time to produce two great photography events in 2013. We had a massive turn out from budding photographers in Townsville wanting to learn the basic camera skills from Bulletin photographer, Fiona Harding. Fiona covered lots of simple and technical attributes to taking the perfect shot.Here are Fiona’s top 10 tips from her presentation… 10 Ways to Add Variety to your photos

21/10/2013Call for artists: Delights of the Tropics

Sylvia Ditchburn Fine Art Gallery is calling for artists to submit entries into the themed Christmas show. Artists are invited to submit art works that reflect the notion of delights of the tropics. Can be abstract, representational, colourful, fantasy, imaginative and/or quirky. Entries Close: Sunday 10 November 2013, $10 entry fee per artist. Delivery of Works: All artworks must be delivered to the Gallery by 1pm Sunday 24 November. Opening Night: 6pm Friday 29 November Exhibition Dates: 29 November – 24 December 2013. For exhibition & entry inquiries contact: or download your entry form here: Delights of Tropics Entry Form

09/10/2013Umbrella Artist Alison McDonald selected for Sculpture by the Sea 2013

Umbrella member  and artist, Alison McDonald was selected to exhibit in significant,  international art event. I mention this on the blog because her artworks were born at Umbrella Studio and continue to evolve. Those of you fortunate to have seen Flow installed and hanging from the east side of the Umbrella building, witnessed a major undertaking by a tenuous and visionary artist. Flow is a site specific installation that had its first incarnation in 2011, created from over 20,000 plastic bottle caps cascading over the side of the Umbrella Studio Building. This massive artwork was reworked to be located floating in the iconic water fountain on the Strand, as part of the 2011 Strand Ephemera. Again in 2012 Flow was recontextualized for McDonald’s bold, solo exhibition; Urban Legacy at Pinnacles Regional Gallery.  Flow will be reborn again in a dramatic setting with now 30,000 plastic lids. It is featuring in…
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08/10/2013Position Vacant! NQCC Part Time office manager

POSITION VACANT Part-time Office Manager with NQCC 10 hours/week, Level 1 Clerks Award ($17.41-$21.70/hr)   North Queensland Conservation Council (NQCC) is the regional conservation council in north Queensland, part of a network of such non-government environmental organisations covering Queensland. NQCC is responsible for the area from Bowen to Ingham and from the Reef to the border with the Northern Territory. The work of NQCC is to act as a voice for the environment, engaging in advocacy and education on the wide range of issues relevant to the area, and collaborating with local, regional, state and national environmental organisations in order to protect Queensland’s natural environment. NQCC is seeking a part-time Office Manager to assist the Coordinator with the work of the organisation. The tasks are many and various and the applicant will need to be exceptionally well organised, reliable, accurate and flexible, with a strong commitment to the work of…
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Seeking artists for Brisbane’s creative hub in the Valley

  CREATIVEMOVE is seeking Expressions of Interests from artists to be considered for two artwork commission opportunities for the redeveloped Brunswick Street Mall in Fortitude Valley. Read more at the link below… Seeking artists for Brisbane’s creative hub in the Valley : CREATIVEMOVE | Artist Services, Curatorial Projects, Strategic Engagement.

04/10/2013Opportunity to exhibit at markets!

The CitiHeart Lifestyle Market kicks off on Friday 25th October. We are currently seeking local artists, artisans, producers, performers, buskers and other creatives to be part of this exciting event and share their amazing talent with not only local residents but visitors who will be arriving in Townsville by cruise ship. Please share this and make sure you put this date in your diary!! -Townsville Citiheart