Catch up on the latest arts news
HAVE you spotted any weird and wonderful knitted items in strange places yet?
To celebrate the Portraits of a Tea Cosy exhibition at the Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery, Knitting Up a Storm has been launched.
What is Knitting up a Storm? A number of anonymous knitters and crocheters from the local region have been busy creating a wild assortment of knitted novelties and “yarn-bombing” cafes, shops and parks.
A number of knitting and crochet groups have been formed to celebrate their love of the art. Groups include: K1P1, who are based in the Childers region; Oakwoolers from Bundaberg and Oakwood; and the Ninja Knitters from Bargara.
You can follow Knitting Up a Storm via our website – brag-brc.org.au – under special events, which includes a tool called PlaceStories that is a unique interactive map and storytelling tool.
Our Knitting up a Storm Placestory will highlight locations and photos of the wonderful “woolies”.
Portraits of a Tea Cosy has opened at the Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery at Gallery 2 and runs until June 1.
DID you make it along to the opening of Speaking About Place at the Childers Art Space (Charts) last Saturday?
If not, the exhibition runs until May 25 and showcases photography from the Childers and Bundaberg regions, taken early evenings and using nocturnal light.
An exciting element of the exhibition includes work from a number of local photographers whom Doug Spowart and Victoria Cooper have been mentoring as part of the Nocturne Bundaberg Region project.
You can keep up-to-date with the developments online here: nocturnelink.com.
THE talk of the town for arts in Childers this week has been Pilotlight Productions bringing back community radio station 88FM.
President Tony Carey has promised the station will provide an opportunity for local artists to showcase their music and stories.
If you’d like to support the station, phone 0417 930 579.
ARE you aware of the emerging artist space at Charts?
This month, Patricia Deller-Smith (or Ginger as she is generally known) will be showing her Yarning About Landscape work.
If you, or someone you know, would like to apply for this opportunity, please phone Bundaberg Regional Council community arts officer Jenny Gilbertson on 4130 4750 or 0409 068 419, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
AS PART of RE:ACT Youth Month, Isis District High School will present the Youth Music Expo, open to students from Years 5 to 12.
The expo will be open to contemporary music, classical, solo and vocal performances, and will offer great prizes.
The event will be held at the high school stadium on Tuesday, April 29 from 6.30–8.30pm. For more information, contact Ralph Thurlow on 4192 1246.
Gold coin entry for non-students.
A QUICK reminder about a great professional development opportunity.
The National Gallery of Australia, Museum and Gallery Services Queensland and Alzheimer’s Australia are collaborating with Bundaberg Regional Galleries to formulate an Art and Alzheimer’s program for our region.
Anyone who is a local health care provider, gallery staff member or other interested individuals and would like to learn more and be part of this process are invited to attend a free two-day workshop in Bundaberg on April 23–24.
To reserve a place, contact the gallery by emailing email@example.com or phoning 4130 4750.
LASTLY, don’t forget to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your arts and culture news.
ART: Have you noticed a fewknitted goods around townlately?
COLOURFUL CREATIONS: Library mice produced by the K1P1 group for the Knitting Up a Storm Project.