ARTIST TALKS ARTIST TALKS

FEBRUARY 2020

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Tea With The Quilters

Join Noosa Arts and Crafts Association's Wallace House Quilters for a morning of tea, biccies and chatter in the space of their group exhibition A Life In Patches, curated by Loani Prior.

Hear the stories that accompany the stitched works first hand, ask questions about quilt making and enjoy some casual conversations with this local group of quilters.

Wednesday 5 February 2020
10.30am 
Free event. 

 

RSVP appreciated

 

 

JANUARY 2020

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Artist Talk with Richard Bell

Join artist Richard Bell in the space of his group exhibition Violent Salt, co curated by Yhonnie Scarce and Claire Watson.

Richard Bell creates satirical works that raise issues regarding stereotypical ideas of Aboriginal people, culture and art, and the forces that drive the production of Aboriginal art today. Bell was a political activist in the 1980s (and continues to be active in this regard) before becoming known for his appropriation paintings, videos and installations. Bell's work is deliberately provocative and bold, aiming to create discussion and reflection as an ongoing process of activism.

Saturday 18 January 2020
10.30am - 11.30am

Free event. 

 

RSVP REQUIRED  SOLD OUT

 

Image: Artist Richard Bell in the studio. Photo: Robert Nolan Neylan (Source: https://www.widewalls.ch/artist/richard-bell/)

 

 

Artist Talk with Abdul Abdullah

Join artist Abdul Abdullah in the space of his group exhibition Violent Salt, co curated by Yhonnie Scarce and Claire Watson.

'Abdul Abdullah is an artist from Perth, currently based in Sydney, who works across painting, photography, video, installation and performance. As a self described ‘outsider amongst outsiders’, his practice is primarily concerned with the experience of the ‘other’ in society. Abdullah’s projects have engaged with different marginalised minority groups and he is particularly interested in the experience of young Muslims in the contemporary multicultural Australian context, as well as connecting with creative communities throughout the Asia Pacific. Through these processes and explorations Abdullah extrapolates this outlook to an examination of universal aspects of human nature.' - Excerpt from Abdul Abdullah's website biography https://abdulabdullah.com

Thursday 23 January 2020
5pm - 6.30pm 
Free event. 

 

RSVP REQUIRED  SOLD OUT

Image: Artist Abdul Abdullah with his installation, Call Me By My Name, exhibited in Sydney. Source: Jacquie Manning (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-09/outrage-soldier-artwork-violent-salt-mackay/11746680)

 

 

DECEMBER 2019

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Curator Talk with Violent Salt co curator Claire Watson

Join Claire Watson in the space of touring exhibition, Violent Salt which she co-curated with Yhonnie Scarce.

Claire Watson is an independent curator, artist and arts writer. She is also the Senior Curator at Bundoora Homestead Art Centre in Victoria. Previous roles include Visual Arts Program Coordinator at Asialink and Curator at Gippsland Art Gallery. She has developed major curatorial projects, including Home - Reframing Craft and Doemsticity, Hatch Contemporary Arts Space for which she received the 2013 Museums Australia Award for Temporary Exhibitions. A regular writer on Australian contemporary arts practice; Claire has extensive experience in touring exhibitions having worked with Asialink's touring exhibition program as well as curating exhbitions to tour with NETS Victoria, Asialink and Next Wave.

Violent Salt is an Artspace Mackay Touring Exhibition that has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australian Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

 

Saturday 7 December 2019
10.30am 
Free event. 

RSVP appreciated

 

Image: Richard Bell, Kamilaroi, Kooma, Jiman and Gurang Gurang Peoples, You Can Go Now, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 180 x 240cm. Courtesy of the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane.

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2019

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Ash Keating
Art Peformance

Join us outside the Gallery to watch one of Australia’s foremost contemporary artists- Ash Keating, create his signature large scale works during an exclusive public performance in readiness for this year’s Floating Land Biennale. 

Meet BarRat and Heidi from Sea FM who will be recording their popular breakfast radio program live outside the Gallery, while Gallery Director and Floating Land Curator Michael Brennan unveils the first of artist Brook Andrew's anticipated Travelling Colony caravans.

Wednesday 9 October 2019
6am - 10am 
Free event. 

RSVP appreciated

Image/s: Ash Keating, Hume Response 2019 (detail). Photo: Dan Preston. 

 

AUGUST 2019

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USE Curator Lisa Bryan-Brown with Exhibiting Artist Elizabeth Shaw
In Conversation

Join curator Lisa Bryan-Brown in conversation with artist Elizabeth Shaw for an informal talk explaining the concept and development behind the exhibition 'USE', featuring selected works by members of the Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia (Qld branch).

Saturday 3 Aug 2019
10.30am 
Free event. 

RSVP HERE 

Image: Elizabeth Shaw, Nail Head Ring 2017, found nail, resused sterling silver, 30 x 22 x 10mm. Photo: Michelle Bowden Visuall.

 

 

A Morning with the Artists
Plates Thrown Against The Wall

Join us in the Gallery with Elke Lucas, Dennis Forshaw and Sandra Robertson for light refreshments, casual conversation and an informal walk of the Plates Thrown Against The Wall exhibition. Take the opportunity pick up a program for Noosa Open Studios while interacting with three of the exhibiting artists.

Tuesday 13 Aug 2019
10.30am 
Free event. 

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Image: (L) Elke Lucas, various ceramic works 2019

                (R) Dennis Forshaw, various ceramic works 2019.

Gerhard Herbst
Metalsmith Artist

Join Gerhard Herbst in the Gallery for a presentation on his work and artistic process.

For over 30 years Gerhard has been creating unique, challenging pieces that consistently redefine the jewellery medium. Gerhard’s innovative jewellery often stretches the boundaries in both function and design. His affinity with, and intuitive understanding of the sculptural form is the feature which is most apparent and influential in his work.

Saturday 17 Aug 2019
10.30am 
Free event. 

RSVP HERE 

Image: Gerhard Herbst, Monarch Bangle 2018, gold plate on copper (L) and sterling silver (R). Image courtesy of the artist.