NorthSite Contemporary Arts have announced the next release of their School Holiday Program, following the success of the previous School Holiday Program delivered in January 2023.
The new set of School Holiday Programs include Street Art by North Queensland aerosol artist Wally Wallwork, Drawing in the gallery, Creating unique underwater-themed Bag Tags, Watercolour collage art inspired from the current exhibitions, Stop Animation workshop with James Collins and sculpting waves using air-dried clay with artist Susie Losch. These program will run from 3 April – 15 April 2023.
NorthSite’s Program Coordinator Katrina Iosia said, “These programs are a great way for kids to connect with new friends and develop creative thinking skills during the School Holidays.”.
PROGRAM BOOKING LINK: northsite.org.au/events/
Daniel Wallwork | Street art
Daniel Wallwork aka Wally, is a Cairns based professional artist and graffiti artist and one of Far North Queensland’s most dynamic and active youth arts workers and a long term creators of art in public, murals and legal street arts.
Honing his graffiti skills in FNQ since the early 1990’s and later helping to shape and pioneering the development of legal aerosol arts in Queensland, Wally has coordinated and completed many of the largest and most recognisable street art and mural projects across the Far North, including Cape York and beyond.
Through his lifelong passion and determination, Wally has developed a unique arts practice and small business in Cairns, actively sharing and using his skills and artistic vision to promote aerosol art and street art and their growing acceptance of both as contemporary art by the community.
This has included working closely with many local councils to guide policy and deliver hundreds of hands-on aerosol workshops, inspiring thousands of young people and community members all over Queensland.
Wally regularly works closely with many regional and remote communities to tell their stories by transforming walls, spaces and buildings with vibrant artworks that inspire community pride of and a sense of identity.
James Collins | Stop animation
James Collins is a passionate professional with over 20 years of experience in the Education and Technology sector, facilitating STEM workshops across Far North Queensland and the Torres Straits, which blend education, technology, and the arts. He has dedicated his career to fostering curiosity and innovation promote cultural storytelling, digital inclusion, and literacy.
Collaborating with industry leaders like Telstra, Puma Energy, and Arts Queensland, James has also partnered with local Councils, organisations, and schools to successfully implement projects that seamlessly integrate traditional knowledge and modern educational approaches, technology, and arts initiatives. This has enabled James to create lasting impact throughout communities, making him an inspiring figure in the world of learning and development.
Katrina Iosia | Water colour collage art, Bag Tags, Drawing in the gallery
Katrina Iosia is an arts educator and artist who trained in printmaking and studio practice and is highly regarded in the digital design and art fields. She’s recently relocated from Auckland, NZ to Cairns to deliver art education and experiences with NorthSite Contemporary Arts.
Susie Losch | Sculpting waves
Susie Losch is an artist based in North East Victoria, Australia. Susie has been making art for more than 25 years and her work is regularly exhibited in solo exhibitions and group shows, community art projects and installations.
Her practice involves the construction of assemblages from materials that have an intrinsic history. Through means of casting of combining incongruous forms and objects, the message is not strident but injected with subtle humour. Influenced by concept of play and the unknown, bodies of work emerge and are constantly evolving. They retain remnant memories, experiences and new observations from time spent travelling. Losch is currently exploring air as a minimalist matter to inflate and deflate sculptures into form and movement.