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Leaf and Line
Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Leaf and Line

Michael Pope & Gerald Soworka

'Each night the forest grows and changes ~ witness the fig trees reclaim space.'

Walk amongst the trees in this pop up forest, crafted in large-scale performative drawing sessions by artists Michael Pope and Gerald Soworka. Leaf and Line reimagines Townsville's iconic fig trees as artworks twisting and growing around the walls, reflecting their inhabitance of Townsville's public spaces.

Join the artists 5-7pm Saturday 31 July, Tuesday 3 - Saturday 7 August; and 9am- 12pm Sunday 1 and Sunday 8 August 2021 for free drop-in viewings.

About the Artist

Michael Pope is a multidisciplinary artist and teacher based in North Queensland. Gerald Soworka is a visual artist who specialises in drawing and is committed to fostering observational drawing in the general populous. Together, they are involved in various facets of Townsville’s drawing scene including Life Drawing Townsville, Urban Sketchers Townsville and Murky Waters Studio.

Event Information

Pop Up Performance Live Event Workshop Demonstration
Drawing Performance Details:

Live Drawing Performance - Michael Pope and Gerald Soworka
FREE | 2hrs | 50 participants | 15+
5-7pm Saturday 31 July, Tuesday 3 August - Saturday 7 August; and 9am-12pm Sunday 1 and Sunday 8 August 2021
Walk amongst the trees in this pop up forest, crafted in large-scale performative drawing sessions by artists Michael Pope and Gerald Soworka. Leaf and Line reimagines Townsville's iconic fig trees as artworks twisting and growing around the walls, reflecting their inhabitance of Townsville's public spaces.

Workshop Details:

Everyone Can Draw - Gerald Soworka
$65 per person | 2hrs | 10 participants | 15+
5:30-7:30pm Wednesday 4 August 2021
Explore drawing concepts and techniques with a focus on trees in this two-hour workshop. Participants will be guided by Leaf and Line's Gerald Soworka, who has extensive experience facilitating and teaching drawing sessions. All materials will be provided.

Botanical Books - Michael Pope
$65 per person | 2hrs | 10 participants | 15+
5:30-7:30pm Friday 6 August 2021
Draw inspiration from natural materials including seedpods and bark in this still-life drawing workshop. Participants will use pens, ink and paper to craft a concertina book drawing that responds to things found on the forest floor. All materials will be provided.

Location Details

390 Flinders St, Townsville CBD, 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.
  • This venue is not wheelchair accessible as there are three steps down 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

Tuesday – Saturday: 5pm – 7pm (during PUNQ)
Sunday 9am – 12pm.

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

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

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