The team from Cross Road Arts having been keeping me busy creating a series of woven bird puppets for their latest project ‘ Beyond Boundaries ‘.
A big thank you to the Pioneer Valley Community for supporting this years River Rock to Mountain Top Lantern Parade. Despite the rain it was a wonderful Event. Photos from this years event have been posted in the lantern image gallery. A big thanks also to Donna Maree Robinson for such wonderful images of event.
Looking for something a bit different, reasonably priced and locally made? Check out the ’Out of The Box Shop‘ at Paxtons Creative Space & Upstairs Gallery, 10 River St Mackay. It’s an artist run initiative with lots of great work set in a beautiful location overlooking the Pioneer River. The Gallery has also just launched it’s new website, http://theupstairsgalleryatpaxtons.com/ check it out for news on up coming exhibitions, workshops and events
Thanks to some financial assistance from the Mackay RADF fund, I have been working with Pinnacle Playhouse Director Cheryl Mitchell and her wonderful cast to create a Giant Dragon Puppet for the Pinnacle Playhouse production of the ‘ Lucky Dragon’. ( Cheryl is pictured trying him out).
It’s a Fantastic family friendly show, Tickets are still available for the last shows this weekend 16th 17th November. For More details Visit the Pinnacle Playhouse Website or facebook page.
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Exciting news!! The Staff at Arts Qld have chosen this image from the 2010 Recycled Bike Lantern Project as one of their main RADF branding images. The Giant Fish Bike Lanterns were made for the 2010 River Rock to Mountain Top Community Festival Lantern Parade. The project was funded by the Mackay RADF program and was a partnership project with ‘Chanses R‘ recycling plant, Five Star Power and Art and Circus students from Mirani State High School . It was a collaborative project and was jointly design and created by Me, visual artists Tracey Johnson and Rosemary Payne and circus performer Tammy Stone. The frames are made from 6 recycled bike frames and the lanterns are powered by 2 solar panels and a Pedal powered dynamo. The fantastic photo was taken by Tracey Johnson
for more info on the project and photos of the bike frame visit the projects section of this site.
Looking forward, looking back:150 years of Mackay
Every day, until 25th Aug 2012