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Fri 30 Jul

After
Site-Specific

Ongoing Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

After

Alison McDonald presents free site-specific work After on Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville), installed on the grounds of Townsville City Council Forecourt area on the corner of 103 Walker Street and Stokes Street.

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Botanica – Techno
Site-Specific

Ongoing Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Botanica – Techno

Diffraction Collective presents free site-specific work Botanica – Techno on Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville), installed on the grounds of the Perfume Gardens on the corner of Walker Street and Stokes Street.

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Both Ways
Billboard Exhibition

Ongoing Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville),Gudjal Country (Charters Towers),Warrgamay, Nywaigi & Bandjin Country (Hinchinbrook)

Both Ways

Using the ubiquitous and popular mode of commuter advertising, the billboard, the Both Ways exhibition explores First Nations and Pacific Islander histories of the lands traversed between Warrgamaygan Country (Hinchinbrook) through Wulgurukaba and Bindal Country (Townsville) to Gudjal Country (Charters Towers) featuring artists, Tony Albert, Gail Mabo, Mungalla Station, Jupiter Mosman and Libby Harward.

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Drop Bears
Site-Specific

Ongoing Yunbenun (Magnetic Island)

Drop Bears

Jan Hynes presents free site-specific work Drop Bears on Yunbenun (Magnetic Island), installed along the Magnetic Island Fort Trail.

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Site #272
Site-Specific

Ongoing Warrgamay, Nywaigi & Bandjin Country (Hinchinbrook)

Site #272

David Rowe presents free site-specific work Site #272 on Warrgamaygan Country (Hinchinbrook), installed on the grounds of a sugar cane field located at 272 Orient Road, Blackrock Intersection of Orient Road, Tokalon Road and Blackrock Road.

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The Mark
Site-Specific

Ongoing Yunbenun (Magnetic Island)

The Mark

Jenny Mulcahy presents free site-specific work The Mark on Yunbenun (Magnetic Island), installed on the grounds of the Magnetic Island History Museum and Craft Centre located on the corner of Granite and Barbarra Streets, Picnic Bay, Magnetic Island.

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Untitled (Gloves)
Site-Specific

Ongoing Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Untitled (Gloves)

Tania Lou Smith presents free site-specific video work Untitled (Gloves) on Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville), premiering on the Townsville’s Bulletin Square Screen on Flinders Street, Townsville, QLD Australia.

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Exhibition Opening: From the Desert to the Sea
Exhibition Opening

17:00 - 21:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Exhibition Opening: From the Desert to the Sea

Join us for the Exhibition Opening of: From the Desert to the Sea by local First Nations artist Stephen Oliver of Waanyi, Kuku Yalanji and Erub Island decent, represented by Big Eye Arts & Cultural Centre. Big Eye is an Indigenous community run art centre located in Gurrumbilbarra Wulgurukaba and Bindal Country (Townsville) that showcases, promotes and preserves Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art, Culture and Stories.

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Launch of PUNQ Festival
Festival Launch

17:00 - 21:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Launch of PUNQ Festival

Join us to celebrate the launch of Pop Up North Queensland Festival 2021.

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Sat 31 Jul

After
Site-Specific

Ongoing Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

After

Alison McDonald presents free site-specific work After on Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville), installed on the grounds of Townsville City Council Forecourt area on the corner of 103 Walker Street and Stokes Street.

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Botanica – Techno
Site-Specific

Ongoing Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Botanica – Techno

Diffraction Collective presents free site-specific work Botanica – Techno on Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville), installed on the grounds of the Perfume Gardens on the corner of Walker Street and Stokes Street.

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Both Ways
Billboard Exhibition

Ongoing Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville),Gudjal Country (Charters Towers),Warrgamay, Nywaigi & Bandjin Country (Hinchinbrook)

Both Ways

Using the ubiquitous and popular mode of commuter advertising, the billboard, the Both Ways exhibition explores First Nations and Pacific Islander histories of the lands traversed between Warrgamaygan Country (Hinchinbrook) through Wulgurukaba and Bindal Country (Townsville) to Gudjal Country (Charters Towers) featuring artists, Tony Albert, Gail Mabo, Mungalla Station, Jupiter Mosman and Libby Harward.

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Drop Bears
Site-Specific

Ongoing Yunbenun (Magnetic Island)

Drop Bears

Jan Hynes presents free site-specific work Drop Bears on Yunbenun (Magnetic Island), installed along the Magnetic Island Fort Trail.

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Site #272
Site-Specific

Ongoing Warrgamay, Nywaigi & Bandjin Country (Hinchinbrook)

Site #272

David Rowe presents free site-specific work Site #272 on Warrgamaygan Country (Hinchinbrook), installed on the grounds of a sugar cane field located at 272 Orient Road, Blackrock Intersection of Orient Road, Tokalon Road and Blackrock Road.

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The Mark
Site-Specific

Ongoing Yunbenun (Magnetic Island)

The Mark

Jenny Mulcahy presents free site-specific work The Mark on Yunbenun (Magnetic Island), installed on the grounds of the Magnetic Island History Museum and Craft Centre located on the corner of Granite and Barbarra Streets, Picnic Bay, Magnetic Island.

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Untitled (Gloves)
Site-Specific

Ongoing Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Untitled (Gloves)

Tania Lou Smith presents free site-specific video work Untitled (Gloves) on Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville), premiering on the Townsville’s Bulletin Square Screen on Flinders Street, Townsville, QLD Australia.

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From the Desert to the Sea
Exhibition Opening

09:00 - 15:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

From the Desert to the Sea

From the Desert to the Sea by local First Nations artist Stephen Oliver of Waanyi, Kuku Yalanji and Erub Island decent, represented by Big Eye Arts & Cultural Centre. Big Eye is an Indigenous community run art centre located in Gurrumbilbarra Wulgurukaba and Bindal Country (Townsville) that showcases, promotes and preserves Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art, Culture and Stories.

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Pottery Workshop - Fiona Banner
Workshop

09:00 - 11:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Pottery Workshop - Fiona Banner

Craft your own handmade pots and vases in this boutique slab-building ceramics workshop. Experienced ceramicist Fiona Banner will guide participants through a range of hand-building techniques to make vessels that can be decorated with textures or animal accoutrements. The pots can be left to dry and will be bisque fired (unglazed) for the participants to collect at a later date. Participants should bring their own hand towels and water bottles and are encouraged to bring their own aprons or wear old clothes. All other materials including the clay, equipment and firing will be provided.

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Conversations Exhibition - Rhonda Stevens
Artist Talk

10:00 - 15:00 Yunbenun (Magnetic Island)

Conversations Exhibition - Rhonda Stevens

Visit Rhonda Stevens' art studio Atelier Trois to to view her contemporary print and sculptural works for sale on the back deck, which will be spiced with casual artist talks discussing processes and inspirations that inform her work. Coffee and tea-making facilities will be available for visitors to use.

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Hand-building Flatware Workshop - Baylee Griffin
Workshop

10:00 - 12:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Hand-building Flatware Workshop - Baylee Griffin

Set the table with your own hand-built ceramic flatware. Join Baylee Griffin from the North Queensland Potters Association to create a range of handmade items including dishes, plates, trays, platters and salt dishes. Focus on the free-form and organic qualities that hand-building can offer without the need for a pottery wheel.

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Kokedama Workshop - That’s Natty
Workshop

10:00 - 12:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Kokedama Workshop - That’s Natty

Embrace nature and learn to make a Japanese moss plant ball in this short and engaging workshop. Participants will be guided by The Hub Creative Space's That's Natty.

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Monotype Printmaking Workshop - Rhonda Stevens
Workshop

10:00 - 12:30 Yunbenun (Magnetic Island)

Monotype Printmaking Workshop - Rhonda Stevens

Gather natural materials from the Yunbenun / Magnetic Island environment for this printmaking workshop, featuring professional guidance and assistance from artist Rhonda Stevens and her assistant Marlies. Stevens will introduce participants to the process of monotype printmaking through discussion and a demonstration, then encourage participants to create their own prints. Using found and modified environmental stencils, the participants will learn to ink and print, and discover the different tonal affects achieved with different surfaces.

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Relief Carving & Printing Demonstrations - Erin Ricardo
Demonstration

10:00 - 12:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Relief Carving & Printing Demonstrations - Erin Ricardo

Observe the process of relief printing as printmaker Erin Ricardo works on new linocut and woodcut prints. Visitors can watch designs being carved and printed, and hear about the artwork from the artist.

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Lantern Making Workshop - Karen Williams
Workshop

11:00 - 12:00 Yunbenun (Magnetic Island)

Lantern Making Workshop - Karen Williams

Prepare for the twilight lantern parade and make a paper lantern in this workshop with Beyond the Jungle's Karen Williams. Participants will make a lantern and decorate it in their own style.

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Wax Wrap Making Workshop - Nina Lavarini Dawson & Rachel Cook
Workshop

11:00 - 12:30 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Wax Wrap Making Workshop - Nina Lavarini Dawson & Rachel Cook

Learn how to make your own beeswax wraps as a great alternative to plastic for storing and covering your food. The Golden Bee collective's Nina Lavarini Dawson & Rachel Cook will guide participants through the steps to make the wraps in this informative and fun workshop.

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Cyanotype Workshop - Ann Vardanega
Workshop

12:00 - 13:30 Warrgamay, Nywaigi & Bandjin Country (Hinchinbrook)

Cyanotype Workshop - Ann Vardanega

Discover alternative printing techniques in this workshop with Ann Vardanega. The artist will detail the history of photography as a precursor of the workshop, providing context for the processes to be used. Vardanega will then guide participants to make two distinctive cyanotype prints each, using botanical samples and light sensitive papers.

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Shadow Theatre Workshop - Katyer Venter
Workshop

12:00 - 14:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Shadow Theatre Workshop - Katyer Venter

Create an easy shadow theatre and puppets and learn about the basics of storytelling in this enticing workshop. Artist Katya Venter will guide children and adults to fold, glue and assemble paper into the structure of a theatre stage. Participants will then combine different shapes to create two characters to play with and animate using shadows and a story. Participants can also take their theatre stage and characters home with them.

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Stencil & Stamp Workshops - Printmaking PUNQs
Workshop

12:00 - 14:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Stencil & Stamp Workshops - Printmaking PUNQs

Join this artist collective to learn and practice stencil and stamp techniques. Participants will explore the theme of North Queensland and 'place' to create artworks and prints that they can take home. Participants are encouraged to bring their own aprons or wear old clothes and must wear closed-in shoes. All other materials will be provided.

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Street Cyanotype Demonstrations - Erin Ricardo
Demonstration

12:00 - 14:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Street Cyanotype Demonstrations - Erin Ricardo

Visitors are encouraged to watch printmaker Erin Ricardo demonstrate the process of cyanotype printing in the light-filled window space and street-front area of Blue Print Studio. The artist will make drawings, stencils and collages, to then be used for cyanotype prints.

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Be the Artist Life Drawing Sessions - Gerald Soworka
Workshop

13:00 - 17:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Be the Artist Life Drawing Sessions - Gerald Soworka

Learn how to draw from a live model in Life Drawing Townsville’s regular Saturday afternoon sessions. Your experience will be guided and facilitated by local artist Gerald Soworka. Basic drawing materials will be provided however participants are welcome to bring their own. Life Drawing sessions happen every Saturday 1- 5pm in the courtyard at Murky Waters Studio.

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Beginners Art Workshop - Lynn Scott-Cumming
Workshop

13:00 - 16:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Beginners Art Workshop - Lynn Scott-Cumming

Pick up a sketching tool and learn the basics in this beginners' drawing workshop. Participants will be guided by The Hub Creative Space's Lynn Scott-Cumming.

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By The Power of Grayskull
Exhibition

13:00 - 17:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

By The Power of Grayskull

Enter a world that celebrates the 80’s cartoon He-Man by participating in Michael Pope's interactive exhibition at Murky Waters Studio. By the Power of Greyskull features a series of large-format black and white drawings of Masters of the Universe toys that visitors are invited to colour in. Revel in the preachy Regan-era goodness, the nostalgia of childhood toys and the stylised drawings (complete with bulging biceps and hairy loin cloths)! *squeal!

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Crocheting for Beginners Workshop - That’s Natty
Workshop

13:00 - 15:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Crocheting for Beginners Workshop - That’s Natty

Learn to crochet a granny square in this step-by-step workshop and discover the benefits of this repetitive and relaxing art-form. Participants will be guided by The Hub Creative Space's That's Natty.

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Introduction to Photography - Ann Vardanega
Workshop

14:00 - 15:30 Warrgamay, Nywaigi & Bandjin Country (Hinchinbrook)

Introduction to Photography - Ann Vardanega

Learn to use your camera in this introductory workshop with Ann Vardanega. The artist will cover the basics of camera settings, lenses and exposure. Participants should bring their own camera.

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Ensō Workshop - Al Green
Workshop

15:30 - 16:30 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Ensō Workshop - Al Green

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.

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Environmental Portraiture Workshop - Ann Vardanega
Workshop

16:00 - 17:30 Warrgamay, Nywaigi & Bandjin Country (Hinchinbrook)

Environmental Portraiture Workshop - Ann Vardanega

Learn to work with available light in outdoor environments in this portraiture workshop with Ann Vardanega. The artist will guide participants to direct poses, work with structures and backgrounds, and utilise camera settings (including exposure and depth of field). Participants should bring their own cameras.

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Live Drawing Performance
Live Event

17:00 - 19:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Live Drawing Performance

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.

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Glow and Sip Workshop - Kit Kolvin & Karen Williams
Workshop

18:00 - 20:00 Yunbenun (Magnetic Island)

Glow and Sip Workshop - Kit Kolvin & Karen Williams

Prepare to glow up with your own glow-in-the-dark mask to wear or display. Join artists Kit Kolvin and Karen Williams at the Jungle Club for this fun, hands-on workshop. Participants will use recycled materials to craft their fantastical creations. BYO drinks and enjoy the shifting light. Glasses and nibblies provided.

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Sun 1 Aug

After
Site-Specific

Ongoing Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

After

Alison McDonald presents free site-specific work After on Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville), installed on the grounds of Townsville City Council Forecourt area on the corner of 103 Walker Street and Stokes Street.

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Botanica – Techno
Site-Specific

Ongoing Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Botanica – Techno

Diffraction Collective presents free site-specific work Botanica – Techno on Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville), installed on the grounds of the Perfume Gardens on the corner of Walker Street and Stokes Street.

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Both Ways
Billboard Exhibition

Ongoing Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville),Gudjal Country (Charters Towers),Warrgamay, Nywaigi & Bandjin Country (Hinchinbrook)

Both Ways

Using the ubiquitous and popular mode of commuter advertising, the billboard, the Both Ways exhibition explores First Nations and Pacific Islander histories of the lands traversed between Warrgamaygan Country (Hinchinbrook) through Wulgurukaba and Bindal Country (Townsville) to Gudjal Country (Charters Towers) featuring artists, Tony Albert, Gail Mabo, Mungalla Station, Jupiter Mosman and Libby Harward.

More Info
Drop Bears
Site-Specific

Ongoing Yunbenun (Magnetic Island)

Drop Bears

Jan Hynes presents free site-specific work Drop Bears on Yunbenun (Magnetic Island), installed along the Magnetic Island Fort Trail.

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Site #272
Site-Specific

Ongoing Warrgamay, Nywaigi & Bandjin Country (Hinchinbrook)

Site #272

David Rowe presents free site-specific work Site #272 on Warrgamaygan Country (Hinchinbrook), installed on the grounds of a sugar cane field located at 272 Orient Road, Blackrock Intersection of Orient Road, Tokalon Road and Blackrock Road.

More Info
The Mark
Site-Specific

Ongoing Yunbenun (Magnetic Island)

The Mark

Jenny Mulcahy presents free site-specific work The Mark on Yunbenun (Magnetic Island), installed on the grounds of the Magnetic Island History Museum and Craft Centre located on the corner of Granite and Barbarra Streets, Picnic Bay, Magnetic Island.

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Untitled (Gloves)
Site-Specific

Ongoing Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Untitled (Gloves)

Tania Lou Smith presents free site-specific video work Untitled (Gloves) on Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville), premiering on the Townsville’s Bulletin Square Screen on Flinders Street, Townsville, QLD Australia.

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By The Power of Grayskull
Exhibition

09:00 - 12:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

By The Power of Grayskull

Enter a world that celebrates the 80’s cartoon He-Man by participating in Michael Pope's interactive exhibition at Murky Waters Studio. By the Power of Greyskull features a series of large-format black and white drawings of Masters of the Universe toys that visitors are invited to colour in. Revel in the preachy Regan-era goodness, the nostalgia of childhood toys and the stylised drawings (complete with bulging biceps and hairy loin cloths)! *squeal!

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Creations Workshop - Mike Carney Creative Industries Centre
Workshop

09:00 - 13:00 Gudjal Country (Charters Towers)

Creations Workshop - Mike Carney Creative Industries Centre

This workshop will cover basic video production/photography knowledge and explore stop motion animation using your smartphone. The workshop is intended for everyone aged 16+ to explore their interests and animate their work into a video. Attendees can enhance their creations through lighting, video/photos, and/or stop motion animation. Create something new to promote on social media (eg animate pottery to create a short video to share on social media instead of a still photo). To maximise learning, participants should bring their own smart phone, with the FREE "Stop Motion Studio'' app already installed (available for Apple or Android), and a tripod with phone tripod adapter (if you have one).

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Live Drawing Performance
Live Event

09:00 - 12:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Live Drawing Performance

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.

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Pinch Pot Workshop - Margaret Crawford
Workshop

09:00 - 11:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Pinch Pot Workshop - Margaret Crawford

Immerse your fingers into a ball of clay and pinch your own pinch pot. This simple form of handmade pottery enables participants to create ornamental or small functional ware. Margaret Crawford from the North Queensland Potters Association will draw on her wealth of experience to guide attendees.

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From the Desert to the Sea
Exhibition

09:30 - 13:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

From the Desert to the Sea

From the Desert to the Sea by local First Nations artist Stephen Oliver of Waanyi, Kuku Yalanji and Erub Island decent, represented by Big Eye Arts & Cultural Centre. Big Eye is an Indigenous community run art centre located in Gurrumbilbarra Wulgurukaba and Bindal Country (Townsville) that showcases, promotes and preserves Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art, Culture and Stories.

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Belonging Workshop - Jan Malkin
Workshop

10:00 - 15:00 Yunbenun (Magnetic Island)

Belonging Workshop - Jan Malkin

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.

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Conversations Exhibition - Rhonda Stevens
Artist Talk

10:00 - 15:00 Yunbenun (Magnetic Island)

Conversations Exhibition - Rhonda Stevens

Visit Rhonda Stevens' art studio Atelier Trois to to view her contemporary print and sculptural works for sale on the back deck, which will be spiced with casual artist talks discussing processes and inspirations that inform her work. Coffee and tea-making facilities will be available for visitors to use.

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Felted Soap Workshop - That’s Natty
Workshop

10:00 - 12:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Felted Soap Workshop - That’s Natty

Transform ordinary cakes of soap into delightfully tactile items for gifts or your own use. Participants will be guided by The Hub Creative Space's That's Natty to learn the techniques required for felting soap, including combining and compressing the loose fibers.

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Monotype Printmaking Workshop - Rhonda Stevens
Workshop

10:00 - 12:30 Yunbenun (Magnetic Island)

Monotype Printmaking Workshop - Rhonda Stevens

Gather natural materials from the Yunbenun / Magnetic Island environment for this printmaking workshop, featuring professional guidance and assistance from artist Rhonda Stevens and her assistant Marlies. Stevens will introduce participants to the process of monotype printmaking through discussion and a demonstration, then encourage participants to create their own prints. Using found and modified environmental stencils, the participants will learn to ink and print, and discover the different tonal affects achieved with different surfaces.

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Create a Magical Micro World Kids Activity - Karen Williams
Workshop

11:00 - 12:00 Yunbenun (Magnetic Island)

Create a Magical Micro World Kids Activity - Karen Williams

Combine the concepts of art and biodiversity in this creative and inspiring activity. Participants of all ages will be delighted by crafting their own diverse, tiny world by tinkering with found, recycled and natural materials. Participants will plant real seeds and in just a few days they will grow amidst their micro world art diorama.

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Stencil & Stamp Workshops - Printmaking PUNQs
Workshop

11:00 - 13:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Stencil & Stamp Workshops - Printmaking PUNQs

Join this artist collective to learn and practice stencil and stamp techniques. Participants will explore the theme of North Queensland and 'place' to create artworks and prints that they can take home. Participants are encouraged to bring their own aprons or wear old clothes and must wear closed-in shoes. All other materials will be provided.

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01: Preserve/Conserve – Invocation #3: Openness – Going with the Flow
Performance

11:30 - 13:30 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

01: Preserve/Conserve – Invocation #3: Openness – Going with the Flow

Jill Chism performs new work Preserve/Conserve – Invocation #3: Openness – Going with the Flow on Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville), presented on the shores of the Shelly Cove Trail, on the Old Jetty (Remains) beach in Cape Pallarenda.

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Street Cyanotype Demonstrations - Erin Ricardo
Demonstration

12:00 - 14:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Street Cyanotype Demonstrations - Erin Ricardo

Visitors are encouraged to watch printmaker Erin Ricardo demonstrate the process of cyanotype printing in the light-filled window space and street-front area of Blue Print Studio. The artist will make drawings, stencils and collages, to then be used for cyanotype prints.

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Wearable Art with Book Pages - Sonia Ward
Workshop

12:00 - 14:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Wearable Art with Book Pages - Sonia Ward

Make your own earrings and necklaces with simple cutting, folding and origami techniques with the guidance of experienced book artist Sonia Ward. Participants are encouraged to bring their own book/s (with pages and colours that appeal to them) to dismantle and repurpose. All other materials, tools and fastenings are provided.

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Pollinator Lantern Making Workshop - Nina Lavarini Dawson & Bernadette Boscacci
Workshop

13:00 - 15:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Pollinator Lantern Making Workshop - Nina Lavarini Dawson & Bernadette Boscacci

Bring to life and light up a paper lantern artwork in this unique workshop with the Golden Bee collective's Nina Lavarini Dawson & Bernadette Boscacci. Participants will craft a small wire frame and painted paper lantern in the shape of a pollinator of their choice. Participants can choose to leave their lantern on display or take it home with them.

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Faces of Townsville Workshop - Gerald Soworka
Workshop

14:00 - 16:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Faces of Townsville Workshop - Gerald Soworka

Learn how to get an accurate and expressive likeness in this focused portraiture workshop. Extend your skills and draw different faces and heads by working from a live model. Participants will work from the model and have the opportunity to model for each other to gain experience. Artist Gerald Soworka will draw from his wealth of experience to facilitate the workshop. Basic drawing materials will be provided however participants are welcome to bring their own.

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Pottery Workshop - Fiona Banner
Workshop

14:00 - 16:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Pottery Workshop - Fiona Banner

Craft your own handmade pots and vases in this boutique slab-building ceramics workshop. Experienced ceramicist Fiona Banner will guide participants through a range of hand-building techniques to make vessels that can be decorated with textures or animal accoutrements. The pots can be left to dry and will be bisque fired (unglazed) for the participants to collect at a later date. Participants should bring their own hand towels and water bottles and are encouraged to bring their own aprons or wear old clothes. All other materials including the clay, equipment and firing will be provided.

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Writing About Place Workshop - Lynn Scott-Cumming
Workshop

14:00 - 16:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Writing About Place Workshop - Lynn Scott-Cumming

Discover how words can reveal hidden insights into 'place' when you pick up a pen in this writing workshop. Beginners will be guided by Arts Townsville's Lynn Scott-Cumming to write through the eyes of a character and demonstrate meaning and establish details.

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Relief Carving & Printing Demonstrations - Erin Ricardo
Demonstration

15:00 - 17:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Relief Carving & Printing Demonstrations - Erin Ricardo

Observe the process of relief printing as printmaker Erin Ricardo works on new linocut and woodcut prints. Visitors can watch designs being carved and printed, and hear about the artwork from the artist.

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Ensō Workshop - Al Green
Workshop

15:30 - 16:30 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Ensō Workshop - Al Green

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.

More Info
Glow and Groove Workshop - Kit Kolvin & Karen Williams
Workshop

18:00 - 20:00 Yunbenun (Magnetic Island)

Glow and Groove Workshop - Kit Kolvin & Karen Williams

Prepare to glow up with your own glow-in-the-dark mask to wear or display. Join artists Kit Kolvin and Karen Williams at the Jungle Club for this fun, hands-on workshop. Participants will use recycled materials to craft their fantastical creations. Enjoy the shifting light and see your creation come to life.

More Info

Mon 2 Aug

After
Site-Specific

Ongoing Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

After

Alison McDonald presents free site-specific work After on Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville), installed on the grounds of Townsville City Council Forecourt area on the corner of 103 Walker Street and Stokes Street.

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Botanica – Techno
Site-Specific

Ongoing Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Botanica – Techno

Diffraction Collective presents free site-specific work Botanica – Techno on Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville), installed on the grounds of the Perfume Gardens on the corner of Walker Street and Stokes Street.

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Both Ways
Billboard Exhibition

Ongoing Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville),Gudjal Country (Charters Towers),Warrgamay, Nywaigi & Bandjin Country (Hinchinbrook)

Both Ways

Using the ubiquitous and popular mode of commuter advertising, the billboard, the Both Ways exhibition explores First Nations and Pacific Islander histories of the lands traversed between Warrgamaygan Country (Hinchinbrook) through Wulgurukaba and Bindal Country (Townsville) to Gudjal Country (Charters Towers) featuring artists, Tony Albert, Gail Mabo, Mungalla Station, Jupiter Mosman and Libby Harward.

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Drop Bears
Site-Specific

Ongoing Yunbenun (Magnetic Island)

Drop Bears

Jan Hynes presents free site-specific work Drop Bears on Yunbenun (Magnetic Island), installed along the Magnetic Island Fort Trail.

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Site #272
Site-Specific

Ongoing Warrgamay, Nywaigi & Bandjin Country (Hinchinbrook)

Site #272

David Rowe presents free site-specific work Site #272 on Warrgamaygan Country (Hinchinbrook), installed on the grounds of a sugar cane field located at 272 Orient Road, Blackrock Intersection of Orient Road, Tokalon Road and Blackrock Road.

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The Mark
Site-Specific

Ongoing Yunbenun (Magnetic Island)

The Mark

Jenny Mulcahy presents free site-specific work The Mark on Yunbenun (Magnetic Island), installed on the grounds of the Magnetic Island History Museum and Craft Centre located on the corner of Granite and Barbarra Streets, Picnic Bay, Magnetic Island.

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Untitled (Gloves)
Site-Specific

Ongoing Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Untitled (Gloves)

Tania Lou Smith presents free site-specific video work Untitled (Gloves) on Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville), premiering on the Townsville’s Bulletin Square Screen on Flinders Street, Townsville, QLD Australia.

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PUNQ Tour: Mungalla Station
PUNQ Tour

07:00 - 18:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville),Warrgamay, Nywaigi & Bandjin Country (Hinchinbrook)

PUNQ Tour: Mungalla Station

PUNQ and Mungalla Station have collaborated to create an exclusive bus tour, incorporating the PUNQ program with the Mungalla Station Experience. As you travel from Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville) and make your way to Warrgamay, Nywaigi & Bandjin Country (Hinichbrook) you will see PUNQ's Billboard Exhibition, Both Ways, and hear about the Nywaigi land title. You will also stop at David Rowe's art installation, Site #272, to venture into the tall, swaying cane through crop circle formations while touching on blackbirding and the history of sugar-can farm labor. After visiting some of the PUNQ pop ups around town, it will be time to head to Mungalla Station for a Kup Murri lunch, Mungalla's traditional style underground cooking of assorted meats and vegetables. You'll then enjoy the Mungalla Experience Tour before returning to Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville).

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From the Desert to the Sea
Exhibition

09:00 - 16:30 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

From the Desert to the Sea

From the Desert to the Sea by local First Nations artist Stephen Oliver of Waanyi, Kuku Yalanji and Erub Island decent, represented by Big Eye Arts & Cultural Centre. Big Eye is an Indigenous community run art centre located in Gurrumbilbarra Wulgurukaba and Bindal Country (Townsville) that showcases, promotes and preserves Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art, Culture and Stories.

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Craft Workshop - That's Natty
Workshop

10:00 - 12:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Craft Workshop - That's Natty

Discover your hidden talent and learn to craft in this skills-development workshop with The Hub Creative Space's That's Natty. The artist will guide participants through the craft of their choice during this fun and informative session.

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Taste and Create - Joanne Cassady
Workshop

11:00 - 13:00 Warrgamay, Nywaigi & Bandjin Country (Hinchinbrook)

Taste and Create - Joanne Cassady

Taste and Create is a unique painting class where participants learn the basics of Aboriginal art and culture. Each participant will create their own painting to take home, using acrylic paints on canvas. The workshop will also feature a cultural awareness session providing an introduction to understanding Aboriginal art and culture. The ticket price includes light refreshments, free entry to exhibition, and a lucky door prize.

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02: Preserve/Conserve – Invocation #3: Openness – Going with the Flow
Performance

12:00 - 14:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

02: Preserve/Conserve – Invocation #3: Openness – Going with the Flow

Jill Chism performs new work Preserve/Conserve – Invocation #3: Openness – Going with the Flow on Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville), presented on the shores of the Shelly Cove Trail, on the Old Jetty (Remains) beach in Cape Pallarenda.

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Street Cyanotype Demonstrations - Erin Ricardo
Demonstration

12:00 - 14:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Street Cyanotype Demonstrations - Erin Ricardo

Visitors are encouraged to watch printmaker Erin Ricardo demonstrate the process of cyanotype printing in the light-filled window space and street-front area of Blue Print Studio. The artist will make drawings, stencils and collages, to then be used for cyanotype prints.

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Relief Carving & Printing Demonstrations - Erin Ricardo
Demonstration

15:00 - 17:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Relief Carving & Printing Demonstrations - Erin Ricardo

Observe the process of relief printing as printmaker Erin Ricardo works on new linocut and woodcut prints. Visitors can watch designs being carved and printed, and hear about the artwork from the artist.

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Ensō Workshop - Al Green
Workshop

15:30 - 16:30 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Ensō Workshop - Al Green

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.

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Pollinator Lantern Making Workshop - Nina Lavarini Dawson & Bernadette Boscacci
Workshop

17:00 - 19:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Pollinator Lantern Making Workshop - Nina Lavarini Dawson & Bernadette Boscacci

Bring to life and light up a paper lantern artwork in this unique workshop with the Golden Bee collective's Nina Lavarini Dawson & Bernadette Boscacci. Participants will craft a small wire frame and painted paper lantern in the shape of a pollinator of their choice. Participants can choose to leave their lantern on display or take it home with them.

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Tue 3 Aug

After
Site-Specific

Ongoing Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

After

Alison McDonald presents free site-specific work After on Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville), installed on the grounds of Townsville City Council Forecourt area on the corner of 103 Walker Street and Stokes Street.

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Botanica – Techno
Site-Specific

Ongoing Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Botanica – Techno

Diffraction Collective presents free site-specific work Botanica – Techno on Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville), installed on the grounds of the Perfume Gardens on the corner of Walker Street and Stokes Street.

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Both Ways
Billboard Exhibition

Ongoing Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville),Gudjal Country (Charters Towers),Warrgamay, Nywaigi & Bandjin Country (Hinchinbrook)

Both Ways

Using the ubiquitous and popular mode of commuter advertising, the billboard, the Both Ways exhibition explores First Nations and Pacific Islander histories of the lands traversed between Warrgamaygan Country (Hinchinbrook) through Wulgurukaba and Bindal Country (Townsville) to Gudjal Country (Charters Towers) featuring artists, Tony Albert, Gail Mabo, Mungalla Station, Jupiter Mosman and Libby Harward.

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Drop Bears
Site-Specific

Ongoing Yunbenun (Magnetic Island)

Drop Bears

Jan Hynes presents free site-specific work Drop Bears on Yunbenun (Magnetic Island), installed along the Magnetic Island Fort Trail.

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Site #272
Site-Specific

Ongoing Warrgamay, Nywaigi & Bandjin Country (Hinchinbrook)

Site #272

David Rowe presents free site-specific work Site #272 on Warrgamaygan Country (Hinchinbrook), installed on the grounds of a sugar cane field located at 272 Orient Road, Blackrock Intersection of Orient Road, Tokalon Road and Blackrock Road.

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The Mark
Site-Specific

Ongoing Yunbenun (Magnetic Island)

The Mark

Jenny Mulcahy presents free site-specific work The Mark on Yunbenun (Magnetic Island), installed on the grounds of the Magnetic Island History Museum and Craft Centre located on the corner of Granite and Barbarra Streets, Picnic Bay, Magnetic Island.

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Untitled (Gloves)
Site-Specific

Ongoing Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Untitled (Gloves)

Tania Lou Smith presents free site-specific video work Untitled (Gloves) on Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville), premiering on the Townsville’s Bulletin Square Screen on Flinders Street, Townsville, QLD Australia.

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From the Desert to the Sea
Exhibition

09:00 - 16:30 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

From the Desert to the Sea

From the Desert to the Sea by local First Nations artist Stephen Oliver of Waanyi, Kuku Yalanji and Erub Island decent, represented by Big Eye Arts & Cultural Centre. Big Eye is an Indigenous community run art centre located in Gurrumbilbarra Wulgurukaba and Bindal Country (Townsville) that showcases, promotes and preserves Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art, Culture and Stories.

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Monotype Printmaking Workshop - Rhonda Stevens
Workshop

10:00 - 12:30 Yunbenun (Magnetic Island)

Monotype Printmaking Workshop - Rhonda Stevens

Gather natural materials from the Yunbenun / Magnetic Island environment for this printmaking workshop, featuring professional guidance and assistance from artist Rhonda Stevens and her assistant Marlies. Stevens will introduce participants to the process of monotype printmaking through discussion and a demonstration, then encourage participants to create their own prints. Using found and modified environmental stencils, the participants will learn to ink and print, and discover the different tonal affects achieved with different surfaces.

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Artist Talk - Margaret Crawford
Artist Talk

11:00 - 11:30 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Artist Talk - Margaret Crawford

Join the North Queensland Potters Association to hear from Margaret Crawford a discussion about ceramics and making artwork and functional ware from clay. The artist will talk about the different techniques and processes involved in producing pottery from handbuilding to wheel throwing, decoration and glazing.

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Conversations Exhibition - Rhonda Stevens
Artist Talk

11:00 - 15:00 Yunbenun (Magnetic Island)

Conversations Exhibition - Rhonda Stevens

Visit Rhonda Stevens' art studio Atelier Trois to to view her contemporary print and sculptural works for sale on the back deck, which will be spiced with casual artist talks discussing processes and inspirations that inform her work. Coffee and tea-making facilities will be available for visitors to use.

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Cyanotype Printing Workshop - Erin Ricardo
Workshop

12:00 - 13:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Cyanotype Printing Workshop - Erin Ricardo

Capture the beauty of natural, textured materials in this printmaking workshop with artist Erin Ricardo. Participants will use locally-found natural materials and objects to make cyanotype prints - a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue artwork. Participants are encouraged to bring their own natural items (such as feathers and plant material), along with aprons or wear old clothes. All other materials will be provided.

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Street Cyanotype Demonstrations - Erin Ricardo
Demonstration

12:00 - 14:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Street Cyanotype Demonstrations - Erin Ricardo

Visitors are encouraged to watch printmaker Erin Ricardo demonstrate the process of cyanotype printing in the light-filled window space and street-front area of Blue Print Studio. The artist will make drawings, stencils and collages, to then be used for cyanotype prints.

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03: Preserve/Conserve – Invocation #3: Openness – Going with the Flow
Performance

12:30 - 14:30 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

03: Preserve/Conserve – Invocation #3: Openness – Going with the Flow

Jill Chism performs new work Preserve/Conserve – Invocation #3: Openness – Going with the Flow on Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville), presented on the shores of the Shelly Cove Trail, on the Old Jetty (Remains) beach in Cape Pallarenda.

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Relief Carving & Printing Demonstrations - Erin Ricardo
Demonstration

15:00 - 17:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Relief Carving & Printing Demonstrations - Erin Ricardo

Observe the process of relief printing as printmaker Erin Ricardo works on new linocut and woodcut prints. Visitors can watch designs being carved and printed, and hear about the artwork from the artist.

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Ensō Workshop - Al Green
Workshop

15:30 - 16:30 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Ensō Workshop - Al Green

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.

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Live Drawing Performance
Live Event

17:00 - 19:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Live Drawing Performance

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.

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Wed 4 Aug

After
Site-Specific

Ongoing Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

After

Alison McDonald presents free site-specific work After on Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville), installed on the grounds of Townsville City Council Forecourt area on the corner of 103 Walker Street and Stokes Street.

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Botanica – Techno
Site-Specific

Ongoing Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Botanica – Techno

Diffraction Collective presents free site-specific work Botanica – Techno on Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville), installed on the grounds of the Perfume Gardens on the corner of Walker Street and Stokes Street.

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Both Ways
Billboard Exhibition

Ongoing Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville),Gudjal Country (Charters Towers),Warrgamay, Nywaigi & Bandjin Country (Hinchinbrook)

Both Ways

Using the ubiquitous and popular mode of commuter advertising, the billboard, the Both Ways exhibition explores First Nations and Pacific Islander histories of the lands traversed between Warrgamaygan Country (Hinchinbrook) through Wulgurukaba and Bindal Country (Townsville) to Gudjal Country (Charters Towers) featuring artists, Tony Albert, Gail Mabo, Mungalla Station, Jupiter Mosman and Libby Harward.

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Drop Bears
Site-Specific

Ongoing Yunbenun (Magnetic Island)

Drop Bears

Jan Hynes presents free site-specific work Drop Bears on Yunbenun (Magnetic Island), installed along the Magnetic Island Fort Trail.

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Site #272
Site-Specific

Ongoing Warrgamay, Nywaigi & Bandjin Country (Hinchinbrook)

Site #272

David Rowe presents free site-specific work Site #272 on Warrgamaygan Country (Hinchinbrook), installed on the grounds of a sugar cane field located at 272 Orient Road, Blackrock Intersection of Orient Road, Tokalon Road and Blackrock Road.

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The Mark
Site-Specific

Ongoing Yunbenun (Magnetic Island)

The Mark

Jenny Mulcahy presents free site-specific work The Mark on Yunbenun (Magnetic Island), installed on the grounds of the Magnetic Island History Museum and Craft Centre located on the corner of Granite and Barbarra Streets, Picnic Bay, Magnetic Island.

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Untitled (Gloves)
Site-Specific

Ongoing Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Untitled (Gloves)

Tania Lou Smith presents free site-specific video work Untitled (Gloves) on Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville), premiering on the Townsville’s Bulletin Square Screen on Flinders Street, Townsville, QLD Australia.

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Hinchinbrook Art, Food and Wine Tour
PUNQ Tour

07:00 - 18:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville),Warrgamay, Nywaigi & Bandjin Country (Hinchinbrook)

Hinchinbrook Art, Food and Wine Tour

Join Raven Tours for a bus tour travelling from Townsville to Ingham and back again. Audiences can relax and experience the scenic landscapes, art exhibitions and gourmet food and wine from the region.

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From the Desert to the Sea
Exhibition

09:00 - 16:30 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

From the Desert to the Sea

From the Desert to the Sea by local First Nations artist Stephen Oliver of Waanyi, Kuku Yalanji and Erub Island decent, represented by Big Eye Arts & Cultural Centre. Big Eye is an Indigenous community run art centre located in Gurrumbilbarra Wulgurukaba and Bindal Country (Townsville) that showcases, promotes and preserves Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art, Culture and Stories.

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Craft Workshop - That's Natty
Workshop

10:00 - 12:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Craft Workshop - That's Natty

Discover your hidden talent and learn to craft in this skills-development workshop with The Hub Creative Space's That's Natty. The artist will guide participants through the craft of their choice during this fun and informative session.

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Small Bee Sculptures Workshop - Rachel Cook & Bernadette Boscacci
Workshop

10:00 - 12:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Small Bee Sculptures Workshop - Rachel Cook & Bernadette Boscacci

Make a stylised and bee-autiful honey bee in this workshop with the Golden Bee collective's Rachel Cook & Bernadette Boscacci. The artist will guide participants through techniques to craft and decorate their own bee and hear about its importance to the health of the biosphere. A variety of recycled materials will be provided, however participants are welcome to bring their own. Participants can choose to take their bee home or leave it on display in the collective's pop up installation.

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Conversations Exhibition - Rhonda Stevens
Artist Talk

11:00 - 15:00 Yunbenun (Magnetic Island)

Conversations Exhibition - Rhonda Stevens

Visit Rhonda Stevens' art studio Atelier Trois to to view her contemporary print and sculptural works for sale on the back deck, which will be spiced with casual artist talks discussing processes and inspirations that inform her work. Coffee and tea-making facilities will be available for visitors to use.

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Taste and Create - Joanne Cassady
Workshop

11:00 - 13:00 Warrgamay, Nywaigi & Bandjin Country (Hinchinbrook)

Taste and Create - Joanne Cassady

Taste and Create is a unique painting class where participants learn the basics of Aboriginal art and culture. Each participant will create their own painting to take home, using acrylic paints on canvas. The workshop will also feature a cultural awareness session providing an introduction to understanding Aboriginal art and culture. The ticket price includes light refreshments, free entry to exhibition, and a lucky door prize.

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Stencil & Stamp Workshops - Printmaking PUNQs
Workshop

12:00 - 14:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Stencil & Stamp Workshops - Printmaking PUNQs

Join this artist collective to learn and practice stencil and stamp techniques. Participants will explore the theme of North Queensland and 'place' to create artworks and prints that they can take home. Participants are encouraged to bring their own aprons or wear old clothes and must wear closed-in shoes. All other materials will be provided.

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Street Cyanotype Demonstrations - Erin Ricardo
Demonstration

12:00 - 14:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Street Cyanotype Demonstrations - Erin Ricardo

Visitors are encouraged to watch printmaker Erin Ricardo demonstrate the process of cyanotype printing in the light-filled window space and street-front area of Blue Print Studio. The artist will make drawings, stencils and collages, to then be used for cyanotype prints.

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04: Preserve/Conserve – Invocation #3: Openness – Going with the Flow
Performance

13:00 - 15:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

04: Preserve/Conserve – Invocation #3: Openness – Going with the Flow

Jill Chism performs new work Preserve/Conserve – Invocation #3: Openness – Going with the Flow on Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville), presented on the shores of the Shelly Cove Trail, on the Old Jetty (Remains) beach in Cape Pallarenda.

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Relief Carving & Printing Demonstrations - Erin Ricardo
Demonstration

15:00 - 17:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Relief Carving & Printing Demonstrations - Erin Ricardo

Observe the process of relief printing as printmaker Erin Ricardo works on new linocut and woodcut prints. Visitors can watch designs being carved and printed, and hear about the artwork from the artist.

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Ensō Workshop - Al Green
Workshop

15:30 - 16:30 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Ensō Workshop - Al Green

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.

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Live Drawing Performance
Live Event

17:00 - 19:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Live Drawing Performance

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.

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Everyone Can Draw - Gerald Soworka
Workshop

17:30 - 19:30 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Everyone Can Draw - Gerald Soworka

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.

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Thu 5 Aug

After
Site-Specific

Ongoing Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

After

Alison McDonald presents free site-specific work After on Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville), installed on the grounds of Townsville City Council Forecourt area on the corner of 103 Walker Street and Stokes Street.

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Botanica – Techno
Site-Specific

Ongoing Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Botanica – Techno

Diffraction Collective presents free site-specific work Botanica – Techno on Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville), installed on the grounds of the Perfume Gardens on the corner of Walker Street and Stokes Street.

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Both Ways
Billboard Exhibition

Ongoing Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville),Gudjal Country (Charters Towers),Warrgamay, Nywaigi & Bandjin Country (Hinchinbrook)

Both Ways

Using the ubiquitous and popular mode of commuter advertising, the billboard, the Both Ways exhibition explores First Nations and Pacific Islander histories of the lands traversed between Warrgamaygan Country (Hinchinbrook) through Wulgurukaba and Bindal Country (Townsville) to Gudjal Country (Charters Towers) featuring artists, Tony Albert, Gail Mabo, Mungalla Station, Jupiter Mosman and Libby Harward.

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Drop Bears
Site-Specific

Ongoing Yunbenun (Magnetic Island)

Drop Bears

Jan Hynes presents free site-specific work Drop Bears on Yunbenun (Magnetic Island), installed along the Magnetic Island Fort Trail.

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Site #272
Site-Specific

Ongoing Warrgamay, Nywaigi & Bandjin Country (Hinchinbrook)

Site #272

David Rowe presents free site-specific work Site #272 on Warrgamaygan Country (Hinchinbrook), installed on the grounds of a sugar cane field located at 272 Orient Road, Blackrock Intersection of Orient Road, Tokalon Road and Blackrock Road.

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The Mark
Site-Specific

Ongoing Yunbenun (Magnetic Island)

The Mark

Jenny Mulcahy presents free site-specific work The Mark on Yunbenun (Magnetic Island), installed on the grounds of the Magnetic Island History Museum and Craft Centre located on the corner of Granite and Barbarra Streets, Picnic Bay, Magnetic Island.

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Untitled (Gloves)
Site-Specific

Ongoing Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Untitled (Gloves)

Tania Lou Smith presents free site-specific video work Untitled (Gloves) on Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville), premiering on the Townsville’s Bulletin Square Screen on Flinders Street, Townsville, QLD Australia.

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Beginners Mosaics Workshop - Fiona Banner
Workshop

09:00 - 11:30 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Beginners Mosaics Workshop - Fiona Banner

Learn how to mosaic a small and simple design. Explore the art of mosaic in this fun workshop. Participants will be guided by experienced ceramicist and mosaic artist Fiona Banner. Participants should bring their own timber backing and tiles. All other tools will be provided.

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From the Desert to the Sea
Exhibition

09:00 - 16:30 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

From the Desert to the Sea

From the Desert to the Sea by local First Nations artist Stephen Oliver of Waanyi, Kuku Yalanji and Erub Island decent, represented by Big Eye Arts & Cultural Centre. Big Eye is an Indigenous community run art centre located in Gurrumbilbarra Wulgurukaba and Bindal Country (Townsville) that showcases, promotes and preserves Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art, Culture and Stories.

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Bee Motel Making Workshop - Rachel Cook & Bernadette Boscacci
Workshop

10:00 - 12:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Bee Motel Making Workshop - Rachel Cook & Bernadette Boscacci

Recycle and craft natural and found materials to make a bee-spoke motel to hang in your garden or home verandah. The Golden Bee collective's Bernadette Boscacci & Rachel Cook will guide participants through the technical and conceptual skills to make the hotel hospitable for bees, wasps and frogs for nesting.

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Collagraph Demonstration - Rhonda Stevens
Demonstration

11:00 - 13:00 Yunbenun (Magnetic Island)

Collagraph Demonstration - Rhonda Stevens

Witness artist and printmaker Rhonda Stevens' processes first-hand at her art studio Atelier Trois. The artist will lead an informal conversation about printmaking and demonstrate her processes of mark-making and creating collagraph prints. Visitors will also be able to see the results of the processes on display in the pop up exhibition.

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Conversations Exhibition - Rhonda Stevens
Artist Talk

11:00 - 15:00 Yunbenun (Magnetic Island)

Conversations Exhibition - Rhonda Stevens

Visit Rhonda Stevens' art studio Atelier Trois to to view her contemporary print and sculptural works for sale on the back deck, which will be spiced with casual artist talks discussing processes and inspirations that inform her work. Coffee and tea-making facilities will be available for visitors to use.

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Cyanotype Printing Workshop - Erin Ricardo
Workshop

12:00 - 13:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Cyanotype Printing Workshop - Erin Ricardo

Capture the beauty of natural, textured materials in this printmaking workshop with artist Erin Ricardo. Participants will use locally-found natural materials and objects to make cyanotype prints - a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue artwork. Participants are encouraged to bring their own natural items (such as feathers and plant material), along with aprons or wear old clothes. All other materials will be provided.

More Info
Street Cyanotype Demonstrations - Erin Ricardo
Demonstration

12:00 - 14:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Street Cyanotype Demonstrations - Erin Ricardo

Visitors are encouraged to watch printmaker Erin Ricardo demonstrate the process of cyanotype printing in the light-filled window space and street-front area of Blue Print Studio. The artist will make drawings, stencils and collages, to then be used for cyanotype prints.

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05: Preserve/Conserve – Invocation #3: Openness – Going with the Flow
Performance

13:30 - 15:30 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

05: Preserve/Conserve – Invocation #3: Openness – Going with the Flow

Jill Chism performs new work Preserve/Conserve – Invocation #3: Openness – Going with the Flow on Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville), presented on the shores of the Shelly Cove Trail, on the Old Jetty (Remains) beach in Cape Pallarenda.

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Altered Book Cover - Sonia Ward
Workshop

15:00 - 17:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Altered Book Cover - Sonia Ward

Alter a hardcover book into a sculptural piece in this transformational workshop with Sonia Ward. Participants will be encouraged to add diverse media to their book, including paper, fabric and wool. Weaving techniques with wool will also be shown and used to transform the cover. Participants can use a hard cover book provided or bring one from their own collection. All other materials and tools will be provided.

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Relief Carving & Printing Demonstrations - Erin Ricardo
Demonstration

15:00 - 17:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Relief Carving & Printing Demonstrations - Erin Ricardo

Observe the process of relief printing as printmaker Erin Ricardo works on new linocut and woodcut prints. Visitors can watch designs being carved and printed, and hear about the artwork from the artist.

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Ensō Workshop - Al Green
Workshop

15:30 - 16:30 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Ensō Workshop - Al Green

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.

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Live Drawing Performance
Live Event

17:00 - 19:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Live Drawing Performance

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.

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World Interior
Performance

18:30 - 19:30 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

World Interior

Awaken your curiosity and join Dancenorth in an exploration of the space between you and me. Between nature and the body. Between what is said and unsaid. An immersion into place and time directed by Amber Haines and Kyle Page and featuring the Dancenorth Ensemble, World Interior is a trip into the unfamiliar - the step we take before knowing where we are going.

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World Interior
Performance

20:00 - 21:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

World Interior

Awaken your curiosity and join Dancenorth in an exploration of the space between you and me. Between nature and the body. Between what is said and unsaid. An immersion into place and time directed by Amber Haines and Kyle Page and featuring the Dancenorth Ensemble, World Interior is a trip into the unfamiliar - the step we take before knowing where we are going.

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Fri 6 Aug

After
Site-Specific

Ongoing Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

After

Alison McDonald presents free site-specific work After on Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville), installed on the grounds of Townsville City Council Forecourt area on the corner of 103 Walker Street and Stokes Street.

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Botanica – Techno
Site-Specific

Ongoing Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Botanica – Techno

Diffraction Collective presents free site-specific work Botanica – Techno on Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville), installed on the grounds of the Perfume Gardens on the corner of Walker Street and Stokes Street.

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Both Ways
Billboard Exhibition

Ongoing Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville),Gudjal Country (Charters Towers),Warrgamay, Nywaigi & Bandjin Country (Hinchinbrook)

Both Ways

Using the ubiquitous and popular mode of commuter advertising, the billboard, the Both Ways exhibition explores First Nations and Pacific Islander histories of the lands traversed between Warrgamaygan Country (Hinchinbrook) through Wulgurukaba and Bindal Country (Townsville) to Gudjal Country (Charters Towers) featuring artists, Tony Albert, Gail Mabo, Mungalla Station, Jupiter Mosman and Libby Harward.

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Drop Bears
Site-Specific

Ongoing Yunbenun (Magnetic Island)

Drop Bears

Jan Hynes presents free site-specific work Drop Bears on Yunbenun (Magnetic Island), installed along the Magnetic Island Fort Trail.

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Site #272
Site-Specific

Ongoing Warrgamay, Nywaigi & Bandjin Country (Hinchinbrook)

Site #272

David Rowe presents free site-specific work Site #272 on Warrgamaygan Country (Hinchinbrook), installed on the grounds of a sugar cane field located at 272 Orient Road, Blackrock Intersection of Orient Road, Tokalon Road and Blackrock Road.

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The Mark
Site-Specific

Ongoing Yunbenun (Magnetic Island)

The Mark

Jenny Mulcahy presents free site-specific work The Mark on Yunbenun (Magnetic Island), installed on the grounds of the Magnetic Island History Museum and Craft Centre located on the corner of Granite and Barbarra Streets, Picnic Bay, Magnetic Island.

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Untitled (Gloves)
Site-Specific

Ongoing Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Untitled (Gloves)

Tania Lou Smith presents free site-specific video work Untitled (Gloves) on Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville), premiering on the Townsville’s Bulletin Square Screen on Flinders Street, Townsville, QLD Australia.

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From the Desert to the Sea
Exhibition

09:00 - 16:30 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

From the Desert to the Sea

From the Desert to the Sea by local First Nations artist Stephen Oliver of Waanyi, Kuku Yalanji and Erub Island decent, represented by Big Eye Arts & Cultural Centre. Big Eye is an Indigenous community run art centre located in Gurrumbilbarra Wulgurukaba and Bindal Country (Townsville) that showcases, promotes and preserves Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art, Culture and Stories.

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Belonging Workshop - Jan Malkin
Workshop

10:00 - 15:00 Yunbenun (Magnetic Island)

Belonging Workshop - Jan Malkin

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.

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Craft Workshop - That's Natty
Workshop

10:00 - 12:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Craft Workshop - That's Natty

Discover your hidden talent and learn to craft in this skills-development workshop with The Hub Creative Space's That's Natty. The artist will guide participants through the craft of their choice during this fun and informative session.

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Conversations Exhibition - Rhonda Stevens
Artist Talk

11:00 - 15:00 Yunbenun (Magnetic Island)

Conversations Exhibition - Rhonda Stevens

Visit Rhonda Stevens' art studio Atelier Trois to to view her contemporary print and sculptural works for sale on the back deck, which will be spiced with casual artist talks discussing processes and inspirations that inform her work. Coffee and tea-making facilities will be available for visitors to use.

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Taste and Create - Joanne Cassady
Workshop

11:00 - 13:00 Warrgamay, Nywaigi & Bandjin Country (Hinchinbrook)

Taste and Create - Joanne Cassady

Taste and Create is a unique painting class where participants learn the basics of Aboriginal art and culture. Each participant will create their own painting to take home, using acrylic paints on canvas. The workshop will also feature a cultural awareness session providing an introduction to understanding Aboriginal art and culture. The ticket price includes light refreshments, free entry to exhibition, and a lucky door prize.

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Weaving Workshop - Bernadette Boscacci & Nina Lavarini Dawson
Workshop

11:00 - 13:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Weaving Workshop - Bernadette Boscacci & Nina Lavarini Dawson

Make a colourful basket, flower, platter or pollinator form in this enticing workshop with the Golden Bee collective's Bernadette Boscacci & Nina Lavarini Dawson. The artist will guide participants through basic weaving techniques to craft their artwork or functional vessel. A variety of natural, synthetic and recycled materials (such as plastic coated wire) will be provided, however participants are welcome to bring their own. Participants can choose to take their weaving home or leave it in the collective's pop up installation.

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Street Cyanotype Demonstrations - Erin Ricardo
Demonstration

12:00 - 14:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Street Cyanotype Demonstrations - Erin Ricardo

Visitors are encouraged to watch printmaker Erin Ricardo demonstrate the process of cyanotype printing in the light-filled window space and street-front area of Blue Print Studio. The artist will make drawings, stencils and collages, to then be used for cyanotype prints.

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06: Preserve/Conserve – Invocation #3: Openness – Going with the Flow
Performance

14:00 - 16:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

06: Preserve/Conserve – Invocation #3: Openness – Going with the Flow

Jill Chism performs new work Preserve/Conserve – Invocation #3: Openness – Going with the Flow on Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville), presented on the shores of the Shelly Cove Trail, on the Old Jetty (Remains) beach in Cape Pallarenda.

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Relief Carving & Printing Demonstrations - Erin Ricardo
Demonstration

15:00 - 17:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Relief Carving & Printing Demonstrations - Erin Ricardo

Observe the process of relief printing as printmaker Erin Ricardo works on new linocut and woodcut prints. Visitors can watch designs being carved and printed, and hear about the artwork from the artist.

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Ensō Workshop - Al Green
Workshop

15:30 - 16:30 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Ensō Workshop - Al Green

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.

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Shadow Theatre Workshop - Katyer Venter
Workshop

16:00 - 18:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Shadow Theatre Workshop - Katyer Venter

Create an easy shadow theatre and puppets and learn about the basics of storytelling in this enticing workshop. Artist Katya Venter will guide children and adults to fold, glue and assemble paper into the structure of a theatre stage. Participants will then combine different shapes to create two characters to play with and animate using shadows and a story. Participants can also take their theatre stage and characters home with them.

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Live Drawing Performance
Live Event

17:00 - 19:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Live Drawing Performance

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.

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Botanical Books - Michael Pope
Workshop

17:30 - 19:30 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Botanical Books - Michael Pope

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.

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Sunset Viewing - Don Roderick Assay Room Gallery
Live Event

17:30 - 19:00 Gudjal Country (Charters Towers)

Sunset Viewing - Don Roderick Assay Room Gallery

Bask in the ambience of the setting sun and soft lamp lighting in The Don Roderick Assay Room Gallery within the Stock Exchange Arcade. This unique setting is heightened by the ambience of the former assay room-come-gallery. Peacefully contemplate in this special viewing amidst the historical surrounds or drop in for clay and life drawing demonstrations as well as a poetry ready.

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World Interior
Performance

18:30 - 19:30 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

World Interior

Awaken your curiosity and join Dancenorth in an exploration of the space between you and me. Between nature and the body. Between what is said and unsaid. An immersion into place and time directed by Amber Haines and Kyle Page and featuring the Dancenorth Ensemble, World Interior is a trip into the unfamiliar - the step we take before knowing where we are going.

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Western Double Feature Film Screening - Tors Drive-In
Film Screening

19:00 - 23:00 Gudjal Country (Charters Towers)

Western Double Feature Film Screening - Tors Drive-In

Tors Drive-In will present a western themed Double Feature exclusive to PUNQ, playfully referenced to Charters Towers history. The Quick and the Dead (M) followed by Red Hill (MA) will be screened using their old school projectors with "reel" film.

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World Interior
Performance

20:00 - 21:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

World Interior

Awaken your curiosity and join Dancenorth in an exploration of the space between you and me. Between nature and the body. Between what is said and unsaid. An immersion into place and time directed by Amber Haines and Kyle Page and featuring the Dancenorth Ensemble, World Interior is a trip into the unfamiliar - the step we take before knowing where we are going.

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Sat 7 Aug

After
Site-Specific

Ongoing Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

After

Alison McDonald presents free site-specific work After on Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville), installed on the grounds of Townsville City Council Forecourt area on the corner of 103 Walker Street and Stokes Street.

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Botanica – Techno
Site-Specific

Ongoing Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Botanica – Techno

Diffraction Collective presents free site-specific work Botanica – Techno on Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville), installed on the grounds of the Perfume Gardens on the corner of Walker Street and Stokes Street.

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Both Ways
Billboard Exhibition

Ongoing Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville),Gudjal Country (Charters Towers),Warrgamay, Nywaigi & Bandjin Country (Hinchinbrook)

Both Ways

Using the ubiquitous and popular mode of commuter advertising, the billboard, the Both Ways exhibition explores First Nations and Pacific Islander histories of the lands traversed between Warrgamaygan Country (Hinchinbrook) through Wulgurukaba and Bindal Country (Townsville) to Gudjal Country (Charters Towers) featuring artists, Tony Albert, Gail Mabo, Mungalla Station, Jupiter Mosman and Libby Harward.

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Drop Bears
Site-Specific

Ongoing Yunbenun (Magnetic Island)

Drop Bears

Jan Hynes presents free site-specific work Drop Bears on Yunbenun (Magnetic Island), installed along the Magnetic Island Fort Trail.

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Site #272
Site-Specific

Ongoing Warrgamay, Nywaigi & Bandjin Country (Hinchinbrook)

Site #272

David Rowe presents free site-specific work Site #272 on Warrgamaygan Country (Hinchinbrook), installed on the grounds of a sugar cane field located at 272 Orient Road, Blackrock Intersection of Orient Road, Tokalon Road and Blackrock Road.

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The Mark
Site-Specific

Ongoing Yunbenun (Magnetic Island)

The Mark

Jenny Mulcahy presents free site-specific work The Mark on Yunbenun (Magnetic Island), installed on the grounds of the Magnetic Island History Museum and Craft Centre located on the corner of Granite and Barbarra Streets, Picnic Bay, Magnetic Island.

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Untitled (Gloves)
Site-Specific

Ongoing Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Untitled (Gloves)

Tania Lou Smith presents free site-specific video work Untitled (Gloves) on Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville), premiering on the Townsville’s Bulletin Square Screen on Flinders Street, Townsville, QLD Australia.

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Beginner Mosaic Workshop - Fiona Banner
Workshop

09:00 - 11:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Beginner Mosaic Workshop - Fiona Banner

Explore the art of mosaic in this fun workshop. Participants will be guided by experienced ceramicist and mosaic artist Fiona Banner to create a small mosaic work on a timber base. Participants should bring their own hand towels and water bottles and are encouraged to bring their own aprons or wear old clothes. All other materials and tools will be provided.

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From the Desert to the Sea
Exhibition

09:00 - 15:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

From the Desert to the Sea

From the Desert to the Sea by local First Nations artist Stephen Oliver of Waanyi, Kuku Yalanji and Erub Island decent, represented by Big Eye Arts & Cultural Centre. Big Eye is an Indigenous community run art centre located in Gurrumbilbarra Wulgurukaba and Bindal Country (Townsville) that showcases, promotes and preserves Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art, Culture and Stories.

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Conversations Exhibition - Rhonda Stevens
Artist Talk

10:00 - 15:00 Yunbenun (Magnetic Island)

Conversations Exhibition - Rhonda Stevens

Visit Rhonda Stevens' art studio Atelier Trois to to view her contemporary print and sculptural works for sale on the back deck, which will be spiced with casual artist talks discussing processes and inspirations that inform her work. Coffee and tea-making facilities will be available for visitors to use.

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Hand-building Flatware Workshop - Baylee Griffin
Workshop

10:00 - 12:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Hand-building Flatware Workshop - Baylee Griffin

Set the table with your own hand-built ceramic flatware. Join Baylee Griffin from the North Queensland Potters Association to create a range of handmade items including dishes, plates, trays, platters and salt dishes. Focus on the free-form and organic qualities that hand-building can offer without the need for a pottery wheel.

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Monotype Printmaking Workshop - Rhonda Stevens
Workshop

10:00 - 12:30 Yunbenun (Magnetic Island)

Monotype Printmaking Workshop - Rhonda Stevens

Gather natural materials from the Yunbenun / Magnetic Island environment for this printmaking workshop, featuring professional guidance and assistance from artist Rhonda Stevens and her assistant Marlies. Stevens will introduce participants to the process of monotype printmaking through discussion and a demonstration, then encourage participants to create their own prints. Using found and modified environmental stencils, the participants will learn to ink and print, and discover the different tonal affects achieved with different surfaces.

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Relief Carving & Printing Demonstrations - Erin Ricardo
Exhibition

10:00 - 12:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Relief Carving & Printing Demonstrations - Erin Ricardo

Observe the process of relief printing as printmaker Erin Ricardo works on new linocut and woodcut prints. Visitors can watch designs being carved and printed, and hear about the artwork from the artist.

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Lantern Making Workshop - Karen Williams
Workshop

11:00 - 12:00 Yunbenun (Magnetic Island)

Lantern Making Workshop - Karen Williams

Prepare for the twilight lantern parade and make a paper lantern in this workshop with Beyond the Jungle's Karen Williams. Participants will make a lantern and decorate it in their own style.

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Screen Printing Workshop - Nina Lavarini Dawson & Bernadette Boscacci
Workshop

11:00 - 14:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Screen Printing Workshop - Nina Lavarini Dawson & Bernadette Boscacci

Hand-cut and print a stencil of your own design onto a t-shirt that you can wear and cherish. The Golden Bee collective's Nina Lavarini Dawson and Bernadette Boscacci will guide participants through these processes. The screen printing materials and equipment will be provided, and participants can bring their own shirts or purchase one from the collective (featuring the golden bee logo on the back) at cost price.

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Cyanotype Workshop - Ann Vardanega
Workshop

12:00 - 13:30 Warrgamay, Nywaigi & Bandjin Country (Hinchinbrook)

Cyanotype Workshop - Ann Vardanega

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Shadow Theatre Workshop - Katyer Venter
Workshop

12:00 - 14:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Shadow Theatre Workshop - Katyer Venter

Create an easy shadow theatre and puppets and learn about the basics of storytelling in this enticing workshop. Artist Katya Venter will guide children and adults to fold, glue and assemble paper into the structure of a theatre stage. Participants will then combine different shapes to create two characters to play with and animate using shadows and a story. Participants can also take their theatre stage and characters home with them.

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Stencil & Stamp Workshops - Printmaking PUNQs
Workshop

12:00 - 14:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Stencil & Stamp Workshops - Printmaking PUNQs

Join this artist collective to learn and practice stencil and stamp techniques. Participants will explore the theme of North Queensland and 'place' to create artworks and prints that they can take home. Participants are encouraged to bring their own aprons or wear old clothes and must wear closed-in shoes. All other materials will be provided.

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Street Cyanotype Demonstrations - Erin Ricardo
Demonstration

12:00 - 14:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Street Cyanotype Demonstrations - Erin Ricardo

Visitors are encouraged to watch printmaker Erin Ricardo demonstrate the process of cyanotype printing in the light-filled window space and street-front area of Blue Print Studio. The artist will make drawings, stencils and collages, to then be used for cyanotype prints.

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Be the Artist Life Drawing Sessions - Gerald Soworka
Workshop

13:00 - 17:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Be the Artist Life Drawing Sessions - Gerald Soworka

Learn how to draw from a live model in Life Drawing Townsville’s regular Saturday afternoon sessions. Your experience will be guided and facilitated by local artist Gerald Soworka. Basic drawing materials will be provided however participants are welcome to bring their own. Life Drawing sessions happen every Saturday 1- 5pm in the courtyard at Murky Waters Studio.

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Beginners Art Workshop - Lynn Scott-Cumming
Workshop

13:00 - 16:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Beginners Art Workshop - Lynn Scott-Cumming

Pick up a sketching tool and learn the basics in this beginners' drawing workshop. Participants will be guided by The Hub Creative Space's Lynn Scott-Cumming.

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By The Power of Grayskull
Exhibition

13:00 - 17:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

By The Power of Grayskull

Enter a world that celebrates the 80’s cartoon He-Man by participating in Michael Pope's interactive exhibition at Murky Waters Studio. By the Power of Greyskull features a series of large-format black and white drawings of Masters of the Universe toys that visitors are invited to colour in. Revel in the preachy Regan-era goodness, the nostalgia of childhood toys and the stylised drawings (complete with bulging biceps and hairy loin cloths)! *squeal!

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07: Preserve/Conserve – Invocation #3: Openness – Going with the Flow
Performance

14:00 - 16:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

07: Preserve/Conserve – Invocation #3: Openness – Going with the Flow

Jill Chism performs new work Preserve/Conserve – Invocation #3: Openness – Going with the Flow on Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville), presented on the shores of the Shelly Cove Trail, on the Old Jetty (Remains) beach in Cape Pallarenda.

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Folded Book Page Sculpture - Sonia Ward
Workshop

14:00 - 16:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Folded Book Page Sculpture - Sonia Ward

Fold, origami, cut and illustrate book pages to make a sculptural form with multidisciplinary artist Sonia Ward. Participants are encouraged to bring either a hard or soft cover book that they wish to repurpose. Other materials and tools (including a limited supply of books) will be provided.

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Window Light Portraiture Workshop - Ann Vardanega
Workshop

14:00 - 15:30 Warrgamay, Nywaigi & Bandjin Country (Hinchinbrook)

Window Light Portraiture Workshop - Ann Vardanega

Learn to work with available indoor light and use it to your advantage in this portraiture workshop with Ann Vardanega. The artist will guide participants to direct poses and utilise camera settings (including exposure and depth of field). Participants should bring their own cameras.

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Painting in the Paddock - Kristina Fontana
Workshop

15:00 - 18:00 Warrgamay, Nywaigi & Bandjin Country (Hinchinbrook)

Painting in the Paddock - Kristina Fontana

Take home a canvas masterpiece when you paint and sip in the beautiful Herbert River Valley.  This workshop features an afternoon of great views, great company, a guided landscape tutorial and samples of the best authentic Italian deli food. All art materials and tools will be provided, along with a grazing table from JKS Deli and non alcoholic beverages. Participants will be notified of the location (based off of the paddock that has been freshly cut) by email / phone on day date 2021.

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Ensō Workshop - Al Green
Workshop

15:30 - 16:30 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Ensō Workshop - Al Green

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.

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Introduction to Adobe Photoshop Workshop - Ann Vardanega
Workshop

16:00 - 17:00 Warrgamay, Nywaigi & Bandjin Country (Hinchinbrook)

Introduction to Adobe Photoshop Workshop - Ann Vardanega

Develop the basic skills required to work with digital images and produce print-worthy photographs in this introductory workshop with Ann Vardanega. The artist will guide participants through the fundamentals of these processes. Vardanega will also offer portfolio reviews, advice and critiques of photographic work. Participants should bring their own laptop.

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Let’s Glow! Dress-Up & Parade - Kit Kolvin & Karen Williams
Workshop

16:30 - 19:00 Yunbenun (Magnetic Island)

Let’s Glow! Dress-Up & Parade - Kit Kolvin & Karen Williams

Step into Glow Land for this family-friendly community event! Make fun wearable art with these vibrant artists as they help participants glow-up recycled materials, then parade along the beach to the old heli pad.

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Live Drawing Performance
Live Event

17:00 - 19:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Live Drawing Performance

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.

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Twilight Illumination Night - Mike Carney Creative Industries Centre
Live Event

18:00 - 22:00 Gudjal Country (Charters Towers)

Twilight Illumination Night - Mike Carney Creative Industries Centre

Join artists, artisans and stallholders for digitally-mastered light projections, animated smart phone clips, music, food, drink, dances and demonstrations. Discover your hidden talents as you partake in creative activities with the stallholders, including a tissue lantern workshop.

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World Interior
Performance

18:30 - 19:30 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

World Interior

Awaken your curiosity and join Dancenorth in an exploration of the space between you and me. Between nature and the body. Between what is said and unsaid. An immersion into place and time directed by Amber Haines and Kyle Page and featuring the Dancenorth Ensemble, World Interior is a trip into the unfamiliar - the step we take before knowing where we are going.

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World Interior
Performance

20:00 - 21:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

World Interior

Awaken your curiosity and join Dancenorth in an exploration of the space between you and me. Between nature and the body. Between what is said and unsaid. An immersion into place and time directed by Amber Haines and Kyle Page and featuring the Dancenorth Ensemble, World Interior is a trip into the unfamiliar - the step we take before knowing where we are going.

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Sun 8 Aug

After
Site-Specific

Ongoing Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

After

Alison McDonald presents free site-specific work After on Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville), installed on the grounds of Townsville City Council Forecourt area on the corner of 103 Walker Street and Stokes Street.

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Botanica – Techno
Site-Specific

Ongoing Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Botanica – Techno

Diffraction Collective presents free site-specific work Botanica – Techno on Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville), installed on the grounds of the Perfume Gardens on the corner of Walker Street and Stokes Street.

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Both Ways
Billboard Exhibition

Ongoing Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville),Gudjal Country (Charters Towers),Warrgamay, Nywaigi & Bandjin Country (Hinchinbrook)

Both Ways

Using the ubiquitous and popular mode of commuter advertising, the billboard, the Both Ways exhibition explores First Nations and Pacific Islander histories of the lands traversed between Warrgamaygan Country (Hinchinbrook) through Wulgurukaba and Bindal Country (Townsville) to Gudjal Country (Charters Towers) featuring artists, Tony Albert, Gail Mabo, Mungalla Station, Jupiter Mosman and Libby Harward.

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Drop Bears
Site-Specific

Ongoing Yunbenun (Magnetic Island)

Drop Bears

Jan Hynes presents free site-specific work Drop Bears on Yunbenun (Magnetic Island), installed along the Magnetic Island Fort Trail.

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Site #272
Site-Specific

Ongoing Warrgamay, Nywaigi & Bandjin Country (Hinchinbrook)

Site #272

David Rowe presents free site-specific work Site #272 on Warrgamaygan Country (Hinchinbrook), installed on the grounds of a sugar cane field located at 272 Orient Road, Blackrock Intersection of Orient Road, Tokalon Road and Blackrock Road.

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The Mark
Site-Specific

Ongoing Yunbenun (Magnetic Island)

The Mark

Jenny Mulcahy presents free site-specific work The Mark on Yunbenun (Magnetic Island), installed on the grounds of the Magnetic Island History Museum and Craft Centre located on the corner of Granite and Barbarra Streets, Picnic Bay, Magnetic Island.

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Untitled (Gloves)
Site-Specific

Ongoing Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Untitled (Gloves)

Tania Lou Smith presents free site-specific video work Untitled (Gloves) on Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville), premiering on the Townsville’s Bulletin Square Screen on Flinders Street, Townsville, QLD Australia.

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By The Power of Grayskull
Exhibition

09:00 - 12:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

By The Power of Grayskull

Enter a world that celebrates the 80’s cartoon He-Man by participating in Michael Pope's interactive exhibition at Murky Waters Studio. By the Power of Greyskull features a series of large-format black and white drawings of Masters of the Universe toys that visitors are invited to colour in. Revel in the preachy Regan-era goodness, the nostalgia of childhood toys and the stylised drawings (complete with bulging biceps and hairy loin cloths)! *squeal!

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Live Drawing Performance
Live Event

09:00 - 12:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Live Drawing Performance

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.

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100 Pounandai Peaks Artist Talk - Baylee Griffin
Artist Talk

10:00 - 10:30 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

100 Pounandai Peaks Artist Talk - Baylee Griffin

Hear from artist Baylee Griffin about her body of 100 wheel-thrown and hand-carved ceramic vases. Griffin will speak about the creation of the work and their relation to the magnificent Hinchinbrook Island. The artist will also demonstrate on the pottery wheel, throwing the unique shape that is seen repeated throughout the installation.

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Conversations Exhibition - Rhonda Stevens
Artist Talk

10:00 - 15:00 Yunbenun (Magnetic Island)

Conversations Exhibition - Rhonda Stevens

Visit Rhonda Stevens' art studio Atelier Trois to to view her contemporary print and sculptural works for sale on the back deck, which will be spiced with casual artist talks discussing processes and inspirations that inform her work. Coffee and tea-making facilities will be available for visitors to use.

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Resin Cheese Board Workshop - That’s Natty
Workshop

10:00 - 13:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Resin Cheese Board Workshop - That’s Natty

Learn basic resin skills and create your very own cheese board in this workshop with The Hub Creative Space's That's Natty.

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Hear About Here Reading - Local Writers
Workshop

10:30 - 12:30 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Hear About Here Reading - Local Writers

Find inspiration in the North Queensland environment and the written word as you delve into this reading session with Arts Townsville. Audiences will be read Townsville-centric poems and prose by local writers.

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Stencil & Stamp Workshops - Printmaking PUNQs
Workshop

11:00 - 13:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Stencil & Stamp Workshops - Printmaking PUNQs

Join this artist collective to learn and practice stencil and stamp techniques. Participants will explore the theme of North Queensland and 'place' to create artworks and prints that they can take home. Participants are encouraged to bring their own aprons or wear old clothes and must wear closed-in shoes. All other materials will be provided.

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Street Cyanotype Demonstrations - Erin Ricardo
Demonstration

12:00 - 14:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Street Cyanotype Demonstrations - Erin Ricardo

Visitors are encouraged to watch printmaker Erin Ricardo demonstrate the process of cyanotype printing in the light-filled window space and street-front area of Blue Print Studio. The artist will make drawings, stencils and collages, to then be used for cyanotype prints.

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Draw the Little Stuff Workshop - Lynn Scott-Cumming
Workshop

12:30 - 14:30 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Draw the Little Stuff Workshop - Lynn Scott-Cumming

Learn to draw still life objects from the environment in this observational workshop with Arts Townsville's Lynn Scott-Cumming. The artist will guide participants to capture images to draw from, and facilitate discussions about the minutiae in nature. Basic drawing materials will be provided however participants are welcome to bring their own drawing tools and cameras or smart-phones.

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Beginner Mosaic Workshop - Fiona Banner
Workshop

14:00 - 16:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Beginner Mosaic Workshop - Fiona Banner

Explore the art of mosaic in this fun workshop. Participants will be guided by experienced ceramicist and mosaic artist Fiona Banner to create a small mosaic work on a timber base. Participants should bring their own hand towels and water bottles and are encouraged to bring their own aprons or wear old clothes. All other materials and tools will be provided.

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Expressive Figure Drawing Workshop - Gerald Soworka
Workshop

14:00 - 16:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Expressive Figure Drawing Workshop - Gerald Soworka

Capture the all-important gesture of the figure to make your drawings more animated and expressive. Participants will work directly from the nude model to better understand how the body moves and articulates, and how to better capture that dynamism in drawings. The workshop will be facilitated by Gerald Soworka. Basic drawing materials will be provided however participants are welcome to bring their own.

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08: Preserve/Conserve – Invocation #3: Openness – Going with the Flow
Performance

14:30 - 16:30 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

08: Preserve/Conserve – Invocation #3: Openness – Going with the Flow

Jill Chism performs new work Preserve/Conserve – Invocation #3: Openness – Going with the Flow on Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville), presented on the shores of the Shelly Cove Trail, on the Old Jetty (Remains) beach in Cape Pallarenda.

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Relief Carving & Printing Demonstrations - Erin Ricardo
Demonstration

15:00 - 17:00 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Relief Carving & Printing Demonstrations - Erin Ricardo

Observe the process of relief printing as printmaker Erin Ricardo works on new linocut and woodcut prints. Visitors can watch designs being carved and printed, and hear about the artwork from the artist.

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Ensō Workshop - Al Green
Workshop

15:30 - 16:30 Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Ensō Workshop - Al Green

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.

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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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