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1 week ago

CQ RASN

📣 CALL FOR ARTISTS! 📣

Restart Mackay is the creative collaboration of Woollam and Milton Picture Framers.

The art exhibition and prize is open to all artists over the age of 15 years and aims to connect our local creative arts community in a time of cancellations, closures and COVID-19.

Milton Picture Framers is offering a 15% discount off framing costs for all entrants.

SEE HERE FOR ENTRY FORM AND MORE DETAILS: www.restartmackay.com

We would like to thank our sponsors:
The Dispensary Mackay
New Pioneer Motors
Mackay Stickers & Signs
Bushman's Bakery
Alman Partners True Wealth
Graham Bowling Mortgage Choice Mackay
McKays Solicitors - Mackay
2MT Mining Products Pty Ltd
Brown & Bird
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1 week ago

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Over the next little while CQ RASN will be sharing some stories from our Tough and Tender Beauty 'at home' residency program that has been rolled out over the last 4 months across our region and has supported over 30 artists! Today we are hearing from Gladstone artist Kristel Anne Kelly....

"My experience with the Tough and Tender at Home Residency Program was inspiring at a time when creativity for me is hard to come by. Being part of the conversation, hearing others as they progressed through their work and sharing my own experiences while knowing I was safe at home was a truly lovely experience.

My project, creating a podcast called 'Inspiration in Isolation' was an outlier within the group as there's much less visual product to be shared. However, I felt included and also appreciated the positive feedback.

Weekly, we had speakers on various topics such as social media promotion or funding opportunities. This was priceless information tailored to us and I valued it highly.

During the residency, I interviewed a couple of people regarding their creative experiences during their isolation, as well as how they will be implementing these pursuits as restrictions ease.

In addition, I sourced a local singer and songwriter, Kasey Booth, to write music for the podcast. Kat Adamson created digital cover art to use for promotional materials.

My project is ongoing, with more interviewees scheduled and sound files heading off to my editor, Dave Beacon of High Lion Studios.

I look forward to hearing about the other projects from our group and will pass on details of mine once the podcast is published”

Podcast Cover Art 'Inspiration in Isolation'
Credit: Kat Adamson

Kristel’s residency was supported by Gladstone Regional Council.

#ToughandTenderBeauty #rasn #artsqld #cqrasn
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Over the next little while CQ RASN will be sharing some stories from our Tough and Tender Beauty at home residency program that has been rolled out over the last 4 months across our region and has supported over 30 artists! Today we are hearing from Gladstone artist Kristel Anne Kelly....

My experience with the Tough and Tender at Home Residency Program was inspiring at a time when creativity for me is hard to come by. Being part of the conversation, hearing others as they progressed through their work and sharing my own experiences while knowing I was safe at home was a truly lovely experience.

My project, creating a podcast called Inspiration in Isolation was an outlier within the group as theres much less visual product to be shared. However, I felt included and also appreciated the positive feedback.

Weekly, we had speakers on various topics such as social media promotion or funding opportunities.  This was priceless information tailored to us and I valued it highly.

During the residency,  I interviewed a couple of people regarding their creative experiences during their isolation, as well as how they will be implementing these pursuits as restrictions ease.

In addition,  I sourced a local singer and songwriter,  Kasey Booth, to write music for the podcast. Kat Adamson created digital cover art to use for promotional materials.

My project is ongoing, with more interviewees scheduled and sound files heading off to my editor, Dave Beacon of High Lion Studios.

I look forward to hearing about the other projects from our group and will pass on details of mine once the podcast is published”

Podcast Cover Art Inspiration in Isolation
Credit: Kat Adamson 

Kristel’s residency was supported by Gladstone Regional Council. 

#ToughandTenderBeauty #rasn #artsqld #cqrasn
#GladstoneRegionalCouncil

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This was such a great program! I really appreciated this opportunity.

Thank you Kathryn Adamson!

Amazing Kristel Anne Kelly ❤️

Yayy Kristel Anne Kelly, Kaycee Booth, Dave Beacon and High Lion Studio 💋🤘🥰

2 weeks ago

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Sign up today for this great opportunity from NAVA👇

'Writing Grant Proposals' is a 7-week online course designed to help artists identify well-suited funding opportunities, research, plan and write stronger #grant proposals 📝

Held from 22 September - 3 November 2020, this workshop series by the National Association for the Visual Arts gives participants one on one feedback to assist in developing clear writing skills for your artist biography and artist statement, and learning to make your professional CV and support material stand out from the rest! 💫

📅 Register By 14 Sep 2020

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Sign up today for this great opportunity from NAVA👇 

Writing Grant Proposals is a 7-week online course designed to help artists identify well-suited funding opportunities, research, plan and write stronger #grant proposals 📝

Held from 22 September - 3 November 2020, this workshop series by the National Association for the Visual Arts gives participants one on one feedback to assist in developing clear writing skills for your artist biography and artist statement, and learning to make your professional CV and support material stand out from the rest! 💫

📅 Register By 14 Sep 2020

https://visualarts.net.au/shop/products/writing-grant-proposals/

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2 weeks ago

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Resurged! and Liquid Gold – Week 4 Update from AIR's Michelle Gray and Raelene Bock.......

Our Resurgence piece has come together with the finishing of the paper bark shell around the wire skeleton branch. Monday saw us opening Michelle’s kiln together to see the end result of her work with the glass unfurling leaves that she had created on Sunday. We have selected the leaves and wired them together to create the regrowth of the new leaves from “knots” in our branch. The amazing contrast between the blackened and burnt branch and the bright new tender regrowth is exactly what we wanted to capture. Surprisingly the piece is leaving little “blackened ash” pieces as a trail, exactly like you would expect a burnt piece of timber to do. This piece continues to surprise us along the way.

Liquid Gold.....

Our next piece we wanted to create as part of our Tough and Tender Beauty Residency is Liquid Gold – a representation of the value of eventual rain after a long drought. So our first thought was ‘how do we make a cloud strong enough to hold glass rain drops, but still showing the swirls and energy within?’. Steel wool was Raelene’s first thought, with a reinforced mesh frame internally and a skeleton of chicken wire to create the roundness. The ominous feeling of an impending storm was enhanced by the addition of black spray paint underneath and in swirls to capture movement and energy within the structure. Stage one of cloud complete and we are happy with the progress and strength of the internal frame that will support our rain drops. Rain drops were filled with gold mica and after many trials with many golden mediums, the best result was achieved by the mica doing what it does best… adhering to the inside of the glass drop.

We have thoroughly enjoyed our residency and thank all involved (including #CQRASN, #CHRC, #CQU and each of the development advisors) for providing such a wonderful opportunity to grow our confidence and our practice in our art. Thank you to all of the other participants – you are all wonderful artists and we gained so much from meeting with you each week through our residency, and look forward to following your work into the future – best of luck to all of you. Ralene & Michelle

Instagram: Glassand_ and quirky.gardenart

Facebook: Quirky Garden Art
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Resurged! and Liquid Gold –  Week 4 Update from AIRs Michelle Gray and Raelene Bock.......

Our Resurgence piece has come together with the finishing of the paper bark shell around the wire skeleton branch. Monday saw us opening Michelle’s kiln together to see the end result of her work with the glass unfurling leaves that she had created on Sunday. We have selected the leaves and wired them together to create the regrowth of the new leaves from “knots” in our branch. The amazing contrast between the blackened and burnt branch and the bright new tender regrowth is exactly what we wanted to capture. Surprisingly the piece is leaving little “blackened ash” pieces as a trail, exactly like you would expect a burnt piece of timber to do. This piece continues to surprise us along the way. 

Liquid Gold.....

Our next piece we wanted to create as part of our Tough and Tender Beauty Residency is Liquid Gold – a representation of the value of eventual rain after a long drought. So our first thought was ‘how do we make a cloud strong enough to hold glass rain drops, but still showing the swirls and energy within?’. Steel wool was Raelene’s first thought, with a reinforced mesh frame internally and a skeleton of chicken wire to create the roundness. The ominous feeling of an impending storm was enhanced by the addition of black spray paint underneath and in swirls to capture movement and energy within the structure. Stage one of cloud complete and we are happy with the progress and strength of the internal frame that will support our rain drops. Rain drops were filled with gold mica and after many trials with many golden mediums, the best result was achieved by the mica doing what it does best… adhering to the inside of the glass drop.

We have thoroughly enjoyed our residency and thank all involved (including #CQRASN, #CHRC, #CQU and each of the development advisors) for providing such a wonderful opportunity to grow our confidence and our practice in our art. Thank you to all of the other participants – you are all wonderful artists and we gained so much from meeting with you each week through our residency, and look forward to following your work into the future – best of luck to all of you. Ralene & Michelle

Instagram: Glassand_ and quirky.gardenart

Facebook: Quirky Garden Art

2 weeks ago

CQ RASN

Ruby a go go! Update from Tough and Tender AIR Jayne and Pablo Centurion from Band Ruby Come Back... “This week sees our amazing opportunity taking part in this CQRASN at home residency comes to a close. We have been extremely lucky to have been a part of this and connected with so many other talented artists from many different fields. We hope to continue our communication and hopefully collaboration with these fellow artists into the future!

Resigned to the fact that it will be some time before we can travel. This week setting up new (semi) professional recording, writing and rehearsal spaces.

We have learnt quite a bit over the month specifically some very handy video tips, apps and websites to visit. Our glasses are still the bane of our video’ing existence!

The next step for us is to focusing on getting our assets ready to finally release our single and complete recording the EP. Keep an eye on our YouTube channel as this could be to be a good home for content we may or may not be including in our releases.

We don’t want to give too much away about our upcoming release. Titled ‘Wildflowers’, it takes the beautiful imagery of nature and its toughness as its metaphor. This song explores the ideas of fate, the mindset of isolation, and not really knowing where you stand, your purpose or your power. We can’t wait to release this one. Hopefully you will connect with moments of beauty, courage and tenderness in the song’s.

Keep a check on our socials as we continue our adventure. We hope to see you at one of our shows (that doesn’t get cancelled) or hit us up online.”

If you’d like to follow us, book us, tell us we’re amazing or just have a chat 🙂 check out the following link @rubycomeback 💫

#bananaregionalcouncil #musicians #artsqld #CQRASN #RASN #ToughandTenderBeauty
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Ruby a go go! Update from Tough and Tender AIR Jayne and Pablo Centurion from Band Ruby Come Back... “This week sees our amazing opportunity taking part in this CQRASN at home residency comes to a close. We have been extremely lucky to have been a part of this and connected with so many other talented artists from many different fields. We hope to continue our communication and hopefully collaboration with these fellow artists into the future!

Resigned to the fact that it will be some time before we can travel. This week setting up new (semi) professional recording, writing and rehearsal spaces.

We have learnt quite a bit over the month specifically some very handy video tips, apps and websites to visit. Our glasses are still the bane of our video’ing existence!

The next step for us is to focusing on getting our assets ready to finally release our single and complete recording the EP. Keep an eye on our YouTube channel as this could be to be a good home for content we may or may not be including in our releases.

We don’t want to give too much away about our upcoming release. Titled ‘Wildflowers’, it takes the beautiful imagery of nature and its toughness as its metaphor. This song explores the ideas of fate, the mindset of isolation, and not really knowing where you stand, your purpose or your power. We can’t wait to release this one. Hopefully you will connect with moments of beauty, courage and tenderness in the song’s.

Keep a check on our socials as we continue our adventure. We hope to see you at one of our shows (that doesn’t get cancelled) or hit us up online.”

If you’d like to follow us, book us, tell us we’re amazing or just have a chat 🙂 check out the following link @rubycomeback 💫

#bananaregionalcouncil #musicians #artsqld #CQRASN #RASN #ToughandTenderBeauty

2 weeks ago

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Exciting | Squeal | Surprise! Final words from this months AIR Rebecca Collis....
"I know that I have been as busy as a bee this month preparing & working towards getting this journey of Lolli & Pop in full swing.

It was so exciting to see my shoes with the logo on them it really is such a satisfying moment when you open that box & your work is there right in front of you I literally squealed with delight as we unpacked the box of goodness."

Being apart of this residency really gave me the confidence to launch myself & made me believe that yes this is definitely what I want to be doing. This weekend we will be taking some photographs of the products to go up onto our shopify store so we can finally launch! In the meantime I have been working on my next range the “Go Wild” let me introduce these gorgeous creatures that continue to surprise me each time I put them on shoes! From the top we have “Lynsey the lion, Koi Fish, Dapper Penguins, Pea & Arty of course!, Fernando, Willabee the Wallaby, Mumma & Albie, Lolli & Pop lastly Lola the lioness.

Stay tuned to my Instagram & Facebook page for a launch date.

Stay wonderful & colourful!

Bec x
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Exciting | Squeal | Surprise! Final words from this months AIR Rebecca Collis....
I know that I have been as busy as a bee this month preparing & working towards getting this journey of Lolli & Pop in full swing.

It was so exciting to see my shoes with the logo on them it really is such a satisfying moment when you open that box & your work is there right in front of you I literally squealed with delight as we unpacked the box of goodness.

Being apart of this residency really gave me the confidence to launch myself & made me believe that yes this is definitely what I want to be doing. This weekend we will be taking some photographs of the products to go up onto our shopify store so we can finally launch! In the meantime I have been working on my next range the “Go Wild” let me introduce these gorgeous creatures that continue to surprise me each time I put them on shoes! From the top we have “Lynsey the lion, Koi Fish, Dapper Penguins, Pea & Arty of course!, Fernando, Willabee the Wallaby, Mumma & Albie, Lolli & Pop lastly Lola the lioness.

Stay tuned to my Instagram & Facebook page for a launch date.

Stay wonderful & colourful!

Bec x

2 weeks ago

CQ RASN

An Experiment in Tulle! Update from AIR Hilary Coulter...

“For the final week I looked at many different ways of illustrating by embroidering on tulle. I wanted to try methods that played with textures and felt that tulle would send me in a completely different direction to my previous practice.
I started with a photo from a recent Leichhardt Club Garden Day where two visitors were having a chat while physically distancing the required 1.5m in front of a beautiful rose bush.
I developed my pattern and used a pencil to transfer some sort of outline onto the tulle. Even this was different as I couldn’t use my usual material marking pen. As I couldn’t mark a lot of detail on the tulle, a lot of the embroidery would end up being freehand.
After I had the silhouettes of the people complete, I started adding more outlines and contours of the bushes, trees and lawn, however I felt it started to look messy and a bit scrappy. I also did some experimenting with illustrating the roses using beads and metallic thread.
As I wasn’t really happy with the direction the work was moving it, I decided to start filling in some shapes, The effect is a bit ‘rougher’ than my previous work as its harder to be neat, however I liked being able to use different colours to give the effect of light and shade again.
I haven’t been able to completely finish the work, however I was quite happy with the technique I created for the grass – using the honeycomb pattern of the tulle I embroidered little star or flower shapes, which I think give a nice effect, similar to tufts of grass.

In the end it was an interesting experiment. I am happy with both of the works I created during the month. I do feel both of my works created during this residency are not nearly as abstract I thought they would be, which has surprised me, however that may be something to concentrate on in the future.

Also side note: Tulle makes for interesting photos! The shadow is its own artwork!
Thanks again to CQRASN, Banana Shire Council, Wanda, Julie and the other lovely artists for a wonderful month of creativity and learning, It has been great experience”

n
#toughandtenderbeauty #cqrasn #rasn #artsqld #embroidery
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An Experiment in Tulle! Update from AIR Hilary Coulter...

“For the final week I looked at many different ways of illustrating by embroidering on tulle. I wanted to try methods that played with textures and felt that tulle would send me in a completely different direction to my previous practice.
I started with a photo from a recent Leichhardt Club Garden Day where two visitors were having a chat while physically distancing the required 1.5m in front of a beautiful rose bush.
I developed my pattern and used a pencil to transfer some sort of outline onto the tulle. Even this was different as I couldn’t use my usual material marking pen. As I couldn’t mark a lot of detail on the tulle, a lot of the embroidery would end up being freehand.
After I had the silhouettes of the people complete, I started adding more outlines and contours of the bushes, trees and lawn, however I felt it started to look messy and a bit scrappy. I also did some experimenting with illustrating the roses using beads and metallic thread.
As I wasn’t really happy with the direction the work was moving it, I decided to start filling in some shapes, The effect is a bit ‘rougher’ than my previous work as its harder to be neat, however I liked being able to use different colours to give the effect of light and shade again.
I haven’t been able to completely finish the work, however I was quite happy with the technique I created for the grass – using the honeycomb pattern of the tulle I embroidered little star or flower shapes, which I think give a nice effect, similar to tufts of grass.

In the end it was an interesting experiment. I am happy with both of the works I created during the month. I do feel both of my works created during this residency are not nearly as abstract I thought they would be, which has surprised me, however that may be something to concentrate on in the future.

Also side note: Tulle makes for interesting photos! The shadow is its own artwork!
Thanks again to CQRASN, Banana Shire Council, Wanda, Julie and the other lovely artists for a wonderful month of creativity and learning, It has been great experience”

n
#toughandtenderbeauty #cqrasn #rasn #artsqld #embroidery

2 weeks ago

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CQRASN AIR Sarah Larsen has been assembling her media media works onto a scarf and we can’t wait to see the finished product! Here are some works in progress shots! Follow Sarah at @sarahlarsenart
#cqrasn #rasn #artsqld #toughandtenderbeauty #centralhighlandsregionalcouncil
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CQRASN AIR Sarah Larsen has been assembling her media media works onto a scarf and we can’t wait to see the finished product! Here are some works in progress shots! Follow Sarah at @sarahlarsenart
#cqrasn #rasn #artsqld #toughandtenderbeauty #centralhighlandsregionalcouncil

2 weeks ago

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2 weeks ago

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Exciting new opportunity for a CQ Curator 👇💫Make your mark as Curator of the brand new Rockhampton Museum of Art!
In 2021, Rockhampton Art Gallery will enter a new phase, as Rockhampton Museum of Art and move into a new 4711sqm facility in the heart of Rockhampton’s cultural precinct. This permanent full time new role will collaborate with the Museum of Art Director to lead the development and implementation of quality exhibitions and participatory experiences across in-house curated exhibitions, touring and permanent collections. With your knowledge and expertise, you will oversee the development, growth and conservation of the Rockhampton Museum of Art collection.
More information: bit.ly/2GpP7X7
Closing date for applications: Tuesday 6 October 2020 at Midnight (AEST)
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Exciting new opportunity for a CQ Curator 👇💫

2 weeks ago

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🌟Time to shine the spotlight on another fabulous CQ artist🌟
Will Blume is a multitasking whizz! He plays six instruments live, including 3 high energy didgeridoos.
Will was one of artists in residence as part of our Tough and Tender Beauty Artist At Home program. Check out this recent presentation and performance!👇
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2 weeks ago

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Language connects people to culture, country and each other and is critical to preserving the cultural knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Queenslanders can apply for a share in the Queensland Government’s $200,000 Indigenous Languages Grants 2020 to teach, learn and celebrate traditional and contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages.
Find out more at: www.datsip.qld.gov.au/ilg
#IndigenousLanguagesGrants2020
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Language connects people to culture, country and each other and is critical to preserving the cultural knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Queenslanders can apply for a share in the Queensland Government’s $200,000 Indigenous Languages Grants 2020 to teach, learn and celebrate traditional and contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages.
Find out more at: www.datsip.qld.gov.au/ilg 
#IndigenousLanguagesGrants2020

2 weeks ago

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Are you a local Indigenous artist?? JUST ONE WEEK remains to enter Central Highlands Regional Council's Indigenous Polo Shirt Design comp!!

Enter now for your chance to win $1,000 and achieve fantastic exposure of your work!! 👍🏽👍🏽

All artwork entered will be displayed at the Emerald Art Gallery and copies of the artwork will be available for viewing at all library branches. Members of the public can vote for their favourite entry at any of the locations.

Find more info and download an entry form here: bit.ly/38D5iuj
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Are you a local Indigenous artist?? JUST ONE WEEK remains to enter Central Highlands Regional Councils Indigenous Polo Shirt Design comp!!

Enter now for your chance to win $1,000 and achieve fantastic exposure of your work!! 👍🏽👍🏽

All artwork entered will be displayed at the Emerald Art Gallery and copies of the artwork will be available for viewing at all library branches. Members of the public can vote for their favourite entry at any of the locations.

Find more info and download an entry form here: https://bit.ly/38D5iuj