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Wednesday 28 September 2022
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Creative Industries | Writing artist texts and applying for exhibitions

11:30am-1:30pm Sat 15 October

Creative Industries | Writing artist texts and applying for exhibitions

$30-$40 | Daniel Qualischefski
Creative Industries | Writing artist texts and applying for exhibitions

Image: Daniel Qualischefski and participants at a previous Writing artist texts and applying for exhibitions session.

Join Umbrella's Gallery Manager and Curator Daniel Qualischefski for a session providing writing conventions for artist texts paired with strategies and advice for artists. Artist participants will be guided to represent their work favourably and appropriately. Daniel will guide participants through Umbrella's exhibition application web page, noting the similarities and differences with other galleries’ application processes. Participants will also be guided with standard information to include for artist CVs, biographies and artist statements, along with tips for exhibition statements and proposals. 

Participants are encouraged to bring their own notepads and pens or laptops and any relevant images of or texts about their artwork or CVs to make notes on. Umbrella recommends attending this workshop if you are considering applying for an exhibition at Umbrella (application deadline 30 October) or elsewhere, or promoting your artwork online.

Previous participants from Writing artist texts and applying for exhibitions sessions:
“Daniel is very knowledgeable and open, a great workshop host.”
“An excellent session on applying for exhibitions.”
“Daniel was very informative and had extensive experience with examples which made the workshop easy to follow and understand.”
“Information was thoroughly prepared and well presented.”
“The information was relevant and matched the content of the application process - well organised and wasn't too long.”
“Very engaging.- always good to hear professional artists' perspective and experience of the process.”
“I really appreciate Daniel’s teaching style. He is clear and confident about his knowledge while remaining highly accessible and friendly.”

Creative Industries | Photography for artists 
5:30-7pm Friday 14 October - $30 members / $40 non-members

Creative Industries | Writing artist texts and applying for exhibitions 
11:30am-1:30pm Saturday 15 October - $30 members / $40 non-members

Creative Industries | Photography & Writing sessions bundle
$50 members / $70 non-members

If attending in preparation for an exhibition application at Umbrella, it is recommended to take advantage of the Umbrella member price at this point (as membership is a requirement for applications). | Bookings close 11:15am Saturday 15 October 2022. | Each session is limited to 10 artists and will take place at Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts, 408 Flinders St, Townsville. Please note these sessions are scheduled according to fully booked classes. If less participants attend, the sessions may run slightly shorter than their scheduled finish time.

This session and the Photography for artists (5:30-7pm Friday 14 October) session both intend to build on artists' skills and knowledge to present and elevate themselves, their practice and their art professionally. Umbrella staff and guests regularly run Creative Industries professional development sessions for artists, with other topics including grant-writing, social media and basic website development.

Daniel Qualischefski is an arts professional who has worked in regional and contemporary galleries in south-east Queensland, Melbourne and most recently North Queensland. His roles have encompassed managing and coordinating exhibitions, marketing, public programs and collection management. Daniel holds a Master of Arts and Cultural Management from the University of Melbourne, a Bachelor of Visual Arts and a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Creative Arts), Honours from the University of Southern Queensland. He is passionate about contemporary (particularly Australian) art, making art accessible and engaging audiences with innovative exhibition designs, curation and programs. Daniel's curatorial interests lie in recontextualising collections and forging and showcasing collaborations. Daniel also creates multi-disciplinary artwork under the pseudonym of Danish Quapoor. He works primarily in a distinctive illustrative and flat-colour style in which organic, geometric and stylised forms float amidst sparse compositions. His practice includes ceramics, textiles, painting and drawing. The artist finds that making art informs his work in galleries (and vice versa).
Image: Daniel Qualischefski. Photographer: Amber Haines.

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Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts respectfully acknowledges the Wulgurukaba of Gurambilbarra and Yunbenun and the surrounding groups of our region; Bindal, Gugu Badhan, Nywaigi, Warrgamay, Bandjin and Gudjal as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we gather, share and celebrate local creative practice. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as the first people of Australia. They have never ceded sovereignty and remain strong in their enduring connection to land and Culture.


Umbrella is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy, and by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, state and territory governments.