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A Sense of Place
Yunbenun (Magnetic Island)

A Sense of Place

Jan Malkin

'An artistic journey from the north to the north.'

Follow artist Jan Malkin's journey from the north of England to North Queensland in her pop up exhibition A Sense of Place. The artist reveals a glimpse into her exploration of diverse subjects, styles and mediums through an emotional lens. Malkin has told her story through art and she will guide visitors along her journey in the Old School House. Information about the school will also be provided as the context of place is pertinent in the historical and beautiful setting.

About the Artist

Jan Malkin is an experimental artist based on Yunbenun / Magnetic Island. She is always searching for new ways to express herself and to capture the depth of feelings in colour, shapes and texture. Malkin has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in North Queensland and the UK and joined many art groups on her travels. In the Pilbara she was nominated for an Australia Day award for her contribution to art in the community.

Event Information

Pop Up Workshop Exhibition
Workshop Details

Belonging Workshop - Jan Malkin
$90 per person | 5hrs | 8 participants | 18+
10am-3pm Sunday 1 August 2021
10am-3pm Friday 6 August 2021
Discover your sense of belonging in this mindfulness and mixed-media art workshop. Artist Jan Malkin will lead a short meditation session to centre the participants and help them discover their own special place of being. This will be followed by a paper collage on canvas board art activity, lunch at Bungalow Bay Koala Village and an acrylic and mixed-media on canvas workshop. All art materials, tea, coffee and lunch will be provided.

Please note there are 14 steps up to the Old School House (next to Magnetic Island's Butterfly Walk) where the workshop will take place. Toilet facilities are at Bungalow Bay Koala Village, just a few minutes walk away.

Koala Workshop - Jan Malkin
Free | Drop-ins after 1pm | 8 participants | 5+ with parental supervision
Saturday 31 July, Monday 2 - Thursday 5 August, Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 August
Craft your own koala card in this workshop for youngsters with koala-fied artist Jan Malkin. Participants will cut, stick and create their pieces to take home for themselves or someone special.

Location Details

The Old School House, 13 Heath St, Horseshoe Bay.

Venue Accessibility

This venue’s conditions include:

  • Nearby accessible parking.
  • Nearby accessible public transport (bus stations).
  • Nearby street drop-off points.
  • Not wheelchair accessible, there are 14 steps up to the Old School House building.
  • An accessible entrance (both ramp and stairs) and no obstructions to the path upon entering.
  • Signage indicating it is a PUNQ program.
  • Venue is close to accessible public bathroom facilities that offer wider doors, adequate floor space to move around in the bathroom, and fixtures designed for comfort including hand railings and low-effort tap handles.
  • Quiet spaces available for participants, this location will have ambient or no music playing.
  • Venues have been strategically designed for clear pathways throughout with a focus on minimising clutter.
  • If participating in workshops, interactions, or artist talks at a pop up there will be an array of seating options provided.
Opening Hours

Saturday 31 July 10am-3pm
Sunday 1 August 12pm-3pm
Monday 2 - Thursday 5 August 10am-3pm
Friday 6 August 12-3pm
Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 August 10am-3pm

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COVID Safe Visits

PUNQ asks that visitors adhere to social distancing, visitor logs, and other COVID Safe directives and procedures as directed.

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Acknowlegement of Country

PUNQ 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.

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