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Regional Arts Service Network - CQUniversity

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Explore a fresh perspective!

Thursday 22nd & Friday 23rd of February 2024, 9am – 4pm.
CQUniversity, Building 5, 6 University Drive, Bundaberg QLD 4670

Have you ever wanted to enhance a public space with unique artwork?

Have you got big ideas but don’t know where to start?

Across a jam-packed two-day program of guest speakers, you will have the opportunity to hear direct from artists who specialise in creating art for public spaces as well as representatives from leading arts organisations.

When you attend you will:
– Expand your understanding of what Public Art can be.
– Learn how to pitch your ideas and get them funded.
– Connect with key organisations and artists.
– Gain insights into how to plan art that connects with your community.
– Join conversations and share your ideas.

If you are looking to expand your career or enliven your business space or community, this event is for you!

The summit program will include:
· Two days of information packed sessions, presentations and conversation panels.
· 20 + speakers.
· Hands on art activities.
· Networking opportunities.
· VIP reception at Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery.

Day 1 Thursday 22 February Event
9:00 Registration
9.30 Welcome to Country and Bundaberg Regional Council opening Address.
9.45 Keynote: Culture, Country and Creativity: An in-depth conversation with Brian Robinson Brian Robinson, artist.
Facilitator: Rebecca McDuff.
10.30 Morning Tea
11.00 Workshop: National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA): The Code of Practice for the Visual Arts, Craft and Design Robyn Fernandez, National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) and Stephanie Parkin, Parallax Legal and the Chair of Indigenous Art Code Ltd.
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Conversation Panel: Not About Me Without Me : Ethical Considerations in Public Art. Panellists:  Libby Harward (Munimb-ja), Robyn Fernandez (NAVA), Brian Robinson (artist), Stephanie Parkin (Parallax Legal).
15:00 Afternoon tea.
15.30 Presentation:
Planning for the End: Lifecycle and maintenance of Public Art.
Shelley Pisani, The Ideas Distillery.
16.00 Presentation: Embracing the Temporary Presentation: Shane Rowlands, Moreton Bay Council.
16:30 End of day one.
17.30 VIP Reception at Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery.

Day 2 Friday 23 February Event
8.30 Registration
9.00 Opening address TBC
9.15 Keynote Presentation: Incredible Things, UAP Paul Gurney, Urban Art Projects (UAP). 
10.15 Presentation: A Sculptural Journey: From studio to public space. Simone Eisler, artist. 
10.45 Morning Tea
11.15 Presentation: Perfect Pitching Katie Whyte, artist.
11.45 Conversation Panel: Where Can I Get Help? Exploring Industry Support Darren Blackman (Flying Arts), Esther Rolfe (Creative Australia) and Trudie Leigo (RASN).
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Presentation Libby Harward, Munimb-ja.
14.00 Presentation: ‘You have to go to the pub’:
Designing a remote public art trail through place-based community engagement.
Presentation: Dr Sasha McKay, CQUniversity.
14:30 Presentation: The Role of Public Art in Disaster Recovery. Scotia Monkivitch, Creative Recovery Network.
15.00 Public Art Masterplan Rebecca McDuff, Bundaberg Regional Galleries
15.15 Event ends

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This event has been made possible thanks to the generous support of Bundaberg Regional Council, as well as Arts Queensland through the Regional Arts Development Fund and the Regional Arts Services Network and Arts Queensland.

The Regional Arts Services Network is an initiative of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. CQUniversity is serving as the Central Queensland provider from 2022 -2025.
We would also like to thank our event sponsor Art Plus.

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22-02-2024 @ 09:00 AM

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