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Marion Gaemers, 2018, Octopus, Beach Ephemera & Milk Crate, Dimensions

Legacy: Reflections on Mabo

5 July - 11 August

Legacy: Reflections on Mabo - presented as part of the North Australian Festival of Arts (NAFA). Join us for the world premiere of this landmark exhibition by Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts. Please note the exhibition will be held in a temporary location at 398 Flinders Street (ex-Pop-Up Percivals). Legacy: Reflections on Mabo celebrates the man behind the game-changing Native Title Act, Eddie Koiki Mabo, and the ongoing influence and impact he has had on Australian society and culture. Curated by…

Drawing Room

PUNQ | “A Taste of Portraiture” with The Drawing Room – Tony Fitzsimmons and Gerald Soworka

26 July @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

From 6pm will be a two hour free art taster outlining the portrait drawing procedure, with the facility of a model.   All basic materials and easels provided, BYO favourite pencils, charcoal, etc.   Topics covered will be planning, composition, materials and procedures, and drawing for a purpose: either with the aim of a fully rendered portrait drawing, or drawing for painting, procedures for each will be discussed, while we draw a portrait from our in studio model.   As…

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Weaving Workshop with Marion Gaemers

28 July @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts to learn weaving techniques with local artist Marion Gaemers. You will make your own animal (like the turtle pictured) and get to take it home with you!  The workshop will be run in conjunction with Legacy: Reflections on Mabo, and will be held in Umbrella Studio’s pop-up gallery space at 398 Flinders St (ex-Pop-Up Percivals).  All workshop materials will be provided.  Marion Gaemers is an exhibiting artist in the landmark Legacy exhibition. She has been making and exhibiting work since 1988, and is a lynchpin of Townsville’s artistic community. The artist…

WINTER ROSES

PUNQ | “Winter Rose Zen” Workshop with Al Green

2 August - 9 August

"The dry tropics are rather unique in that roses still bloom in winter - It’s a subject I discovered last year.   Working at last light through vintage lenses I found that roses emerging from gathering darkness displayed a unique character.  Perhaps because of imperfections in the glass, light was transformed into something special and infinitely variable. We will explore this idea, in a series of participative workshops, with vintage lenses from around the world and across time. We’ll start…

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PUNQ | “Drawing For Life” Workshop with The Drawing Room – Tony Fitzsimmons and Gerald Soworka

2 August - 11 August

Join The Drawing Room in their daily life drawing sessions. These workshops will run daily from 2 August to 11 August, from 5pm to 7pm. 

DIFFRACTION-COLLECTIVE

PUNQ | “B.Y.O. VINYL” with the Diffraction Collective

2 August @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Bring down your vinyl to 267 Flinders Mall, have a spin and a boogie to everyone's favorite sounds from home. Diffraction Collective will have GOAT ON FIRE on the wheels of steel helping guide your selections for everyone to hear.

WINTER ROSES

PUNQ | “Winter Rose Zen” Workshop + GIFT with Al Green

3 August - 11 August

"The dry tropics are rather unique in that roses still bloom in winter - It’s a subject I discovered last year.   Working at last light through vintage lenses I found that roses emerging from gathering darkness displayed a unique character.  Perhaps because of imperfections in the glass, light was transformed into something special and infinitely variable. We will explore this idea, in a series of participative workshops, with vintage lenses from around the world and across time. We’ll start…

DIFFRACTION-COLLECTIVE

PUNQ | “Music & The Art of Rebellion” with the Diffraction Collective

3 August @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Artists talks from some of Diffraction Collective's most dedicated crew. Catch Dr. Robin Rodd talking about DIY, Subculture Art Movements, Interventionist and Anti – Capitialst Art. Robin will also be spinning some of his favorite tracks that relate to the art movements discussed. Documentary of A BAND CALLED DEATH (2012) Rated PG 15+ 1h 36min. Screening 6:50pm Electrifying rockumentary and epic family love story. A Band Called Death chronicles the fairy-tale journey of what happened three decades later, when a…

Drawing Room

PUNQ | “The Drawing Roam” Workshop with The Drawing Room – Gerald Soworka

5 August @ 4:30 pm - 7 August @ 5:30 pm

Join Gerald on a roaming drawing workshop through the PUNQ 2019 venues. Have the combo of a guided tour with a mobile drawing workshop. This workshop will run Monday 5 August and Wednesday 7 August from 4.30pm to 5.30pm.

Elise Higginson

PUNQ | “Craft Like a Mother: Abstract Painting” Workshop with Elise Higginson

7 August @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

For mums with young bubs, time to get out of the house! Come along and create a work of abstract art with Dynamic Abstract Arts' - Elise Higginson. Dynamic Abstract Arts is located in Northtown Shopping Centre, 280 Flinders Street, Townsville CBD. On the PUNQ map this is in shop D.

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