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March 2021

10:00 am — 12:00 pm

18 March

Training, Workshop

Call of the Running Tide ~ Weaving Workshop with Artist Rosey Cummings

Convergence (2019-21), Rosey Cummings, washed up mooring rope - deconstructed, woven using twining technique, photography Rosey Cummings During this workshop Rosey will discuss the evolution of her weaving and fibre arts practice including use of materials – particularly re-purposed found beach rope, concepts and her response to the natural environment. At the workshop you will learn the basic skills of string making and coiling which will enable you to begin to develop and explore your own creations and style. This…


April 2021

2:00 am — 8:00 pm

02 April — 04 April

Training, Workshop

Yandell Walton 3 Day Masterclass ~ Projection Art

3 Day Masterclass with Projection Artist Yandell Walton Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th APRIL 2021 (Easter Holidays). Host: Cairns State High School Limited Numbers Click here to participate This Masterclass is aimed at practising visual contemporary artists, seeking to further their skills and grow their practice for a gallery or public art context. Some experience working with projection is beneficial. You will be required to bring a working laptop that can run the current Adobe Creative Suite to use…


May 2021

9:00 am — 12:00 pm

19 May


Donna Davis ‘When a Tree Falls’ Aust Tropical Herbarium Tour & Workshop

'Field TransPLANT.....' Donna Davis, 2020-2021, single channel projection installation into esky, mixed media. Single channel video installation, image courtesy of the artist. Join Stuart Worboys from the Australian Tropical Herbarium and Artist Claudine Marzik for a morning tour of Smithfield Conservation Park, the Australian Tropical Herbarium specimen collection, and an afternoon session of learning how to prepare different plant specimens, for pressing and mounting. 8.45am Meet at Moka Bar Coffee Shop for coffee and introduction Moka Bar Coffee Shop, Building…


10:00 am — 3:00 pm

28 May


Donna Davis ‘When a Tree Falls’ Field & Studio Workshop

Donna Davis, Would You Love Me More, (Video still), 2021, 2 channel video installation. Image courtesy of the artist. Join Artist Donna Davis When a Tree Falls and Prof. Darren Crayn, Director of the Australian Tropical Herbarium, for a day exploring the intersections between art and science. 9:45am: Meet at NorthSite Contemporary Arts for a 10am start - Bulmba-ja 96 Abbott St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia Stage 1: In the field / The Esplanade Professor Darren Crayn will start…


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