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
View from the Gallery Veranda, don’t we live in a great part of the world!
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.
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.
FREE Kids Holiday Workshops
Learn to make Cyanotypes: BMA Artspace-to-go
Moranbah Community Centre Thursday 5 July, 10am – 12pm or 1pm – 3pm
Children aged 8-12 years
Working with light-sensitive coated papers, Mackay artist, Wanda Bennett will teach children how to create their own sunprints called Cyanotypes. Cyanotypes are special photographic paper prints in shades of blue (cyan) made using interesting objects, cyanotype paper and the sun. Bookings essential.
Cost: This is a free workshop sponsored by BMA, but bookings are essential!
Contact Artspace Mackay 4961 9722 for more information.
I’ve just completed the second day of a Free ‘Design your own Artist Website’ series of workshops, and am so pleased to finally have my own site. The site at this stage is definitely a work in progress, so they’ll be lots of changes happening over the next few weeks !! I’d love some feedback, so please feel free to try out the ‘contact me’ widget on the right hand side of the page and send me a message letting me know what you think! Continue reading