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Ensō and Photo Haiku
Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Ensō and Photo Haiku

Al Green

'Imperfect circles.
Creative impermanence.
Reflect and respond.'

Discover artist Al Green's engagement with Zen traditions in his: Ensō & Photo Haiku pop up. This immersive exhibition will demonstrate the complementary relationship between the ensō, the haiku poem and the photo image when combined for display.

About the Artist

Al Green is an experimental mixed-media artist and photographer based in Townsville. He uses digital imaging, ink and words to explore his creative ideas. Green's recent work has gravitated toward Zen inspired themes, particularly those centred on impermanence and imperfection.

Event Information

Free Event Pop Up Workshop Artist Talk Demonstration
Workshop Details

Ensō Workshop - Al Green
$25 per person | 1hr | 8 participants | 18+
3:30-4:30pm Saturday 31 July to Sunday 8 August 2021
Clear your mind for creativity and let stress and worry evaporate in this simple painting workshop. The art form of ensō involves hand-painting an imperfect circle with a single, fluid action and in a single breath. Al Green will discuss the history and philosophy behind ensō and demonstrate the act. The artist will then guide participants to use brush and ink to create their own ensō.

Photo Haiku Workshop - Al Green
FREE | Daily drop-in | 8 visitors maximum | 18+
Explore the traditions and essential structural aspects of haiku poetry with photographer Al Green. Traditionally, wood-block prints were used to illustrate the words, however Green will guide participants to combine digital image-making processes with their haikus in this unique take on the art form. Participants should bring their own smart phone or digital camera.

Location Details

390 Flinders St, Townsville CBD, QLD 4810

Venue Accessibility

This venue’s conditions include:

  • Nearby accessible parking.
  • Nearby accessible public transport (bus stations).
  • Accessible third-party scooter options throughout CBD city centre (for travel).
  • Nearby street drop-off points.
  • Wheelchair accessibility.
  • 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 (in Flinders Square).
  • Quiet spaces available for participants, this location will have ambient or no music playing.
  • There are nearby animal rest facilities (in Flinders Square).
  • 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

Mon-Thurs 11am - 5pm
Fri 11am - 7pm
Sat 9am - 2pm
Sun 9am - 5pm

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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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North Queensland, Australia | Fri 30 July – Sun 8 August 2021

North Queensland, Australia
Fri 30 July – Sun 8 August 2021

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