Discover, Dive, Draw
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Discover, Dive, Draw
Kerrie Everett Horrocks and Tony Fitzsimmons
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Dive the Great Barrier Reef and draw underwater with Umbrella and artists Kerrie Everett Horrocks and Tony Fitzsimmons. This exceptional two-day workshop experience will take participants to the Great Barrier Reef to discover, dive and draw – on a boat, in the water and on shore at Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts
On the first day, participants will dive the John Brewer Reef and see the Coral Greenhouse of The Museum of Underwater Art (MOUA). The submerged artwork designed by artist Jason deCaires Taylor features life-like figures and sculptures of trees and coral gardens, making it a distinctive exhibit. Based at 16 metres in depth and reaching to 6 metres below the surface, the Coral Greenhouse is an experience suitable for beginners, including first time divers, and certified divers. Guided by the artists you will have the opportunity to draw from life underwater!
The diving component of the workshop will be operated by Adrenalin Snorkel and Dive, which is Townsville’s most experienced dive training and marine tourism operator. The journey can begin from Townsville or Magnetic Island and takes participants out to John Brewer Reef on the custom-built day vessel Adrenalin (see sample schedule here). Demonstrations and instructions on snorkelling and diving techniques will be provided.
Kerrie, who conceptualised the idea for Discover, Dive, Draw, has been a dive instructor for over a decade and regularly works with Adrenalin Snorkel and Dive. Tony started to dive with Kerrie as part of his growing interest in the Museum of Underwater Art.
On the second day, participants will be guided by Kerrie and Tony to complete their own artworks, inspired by their dive experience from the previous day. Attendees will draw in Umbrella’s gallery space amidst Tony’s paintings and drawings for A Coral Garden, which was inspired by his experiences with the MOUA. Participants will be guided through the drawing process, and all materials will be provided, including charcoal, graphite, pastel, inks, and watercolour.
Discover, Dive, Draw is a unique experience that combines and celebrates both our rich North Queensland environment and contemporary arts culture.
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Acknowledgement of Country
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. | Umbrella is supported by the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation and receives funds through the Australian Cultural Fund. | Townsville City Council is a strategic partner of Umbrella's program.