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Exhibitions & Programs January to March 2014

Bundaberg Regional Galleries Charts 72 Churchill St, Childers (07) 4130 4876 Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday 9am to 3pm BRAG 1 Barolin St, Bundaberg (07) 4130 4750 Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday 11am to 3pm With thanks to these partners & sponsors:

Front cover image: Nigel Killalea, Little Falls Creek (2012) courtesy of Grafton Regional Gallery as part of JADA. Left image: Brad Marsellos, part of Sunken Houses series (2013)

Continuing Exhibitions from 2013 Silence II

Henri van Noordenburg & Eryn Mark Begley Continuing until 19 Jan 2014: Gallery One

Brisbane-based artists thematise different kinds of silence they encounter in their own lives through self-nude photography and hand-carved photographic surfaces, metalwork techniques and recycled and found objects in assemblages which aim to make the ordinary and mundane something valuable. Image: Composition I – VI (detail) Henri van Noordenburg

Shades of Time

Ariella Anderson Continuing until 19 Jan 2014: Gallery One

Reflecting a very personal journey this exhibition by local ceramic artist, Ariella Anderson explores the notions of seasons in our lives with a rich tapestry of sounds, colours and textures which weave Israeli culture, landscapes and treasures with the red soil, blue ocean and volcanic rocks of our local environment. Image: Installed Shades of Time exhibition in Gallery One at BRAG

The Central Queensland Project

Kelly Hussey-Smith & Alan Hill Continuing until 27 Jan 2014: Gallery Two When you think of Central Queensland what springs to mind? High visibility vests and the mining boom? Canefields, vast landscapes and farming? This economically powerful region is examined by two Brisbane-based photographers, who packed up in a van to explore the vastly changing and different Central Queensland region. Image: Montage of The Central Queensland Project by Kelly Hussey-Smith & Alan Hill

Soundscape of San Francisco

Froyle Neideck Continuing until 9 Feb 2014: CHARTS

Celebrating the diverse visual and sound experiences one can have in San Francisco, Sunshine-Coast based Neideck takes you on a discovery through the people and places of San Francisco. Be part of these special fragments and moments of time spent in this amazing city.

Image: Soundscape of San Francisco in Childers Arts Space (CHARTS)

Summer Exhibitions: Bundaberg Regional A r t G a l l e r y ( B RAG )

JADA (Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award) 2012 Grafton Regional Gallery Touring exhibition 22 January to 9 March: Gallery One

The JADA has been run by Grafton Regional Gallery since 1988 and this exhibition will see 50 drawings by 50 artists tour to Bundaberg. The quality of the works truly reflects the strength of regional arts practice and the complex and global nature of contemporary Australian drawing. The drawings reference national and international issues yet the artists continue to use the primary human activity of drawing to express this current transformation of culture locally and internationally; a transformation driven by technology.

Image: Thrown (Swirl 2), detail (2012), Christopher Orchard, charcoal on paper 139.8 x 187.8, courtesy of Grafton Regional Gallery

Exhibition Opening: Friday 7 February, 5:30 – 7:30pm Combined opening with Patricia Baldwin Seggebruchs’ Wax and Words in Gallery Two. Come and sit for a local artist and have your portrait drawn, participate in a short encaustic demonstration and hear a curated talk on the two exhibitions. Drinks and bites provided.

Special Event: Life Drawing with JADA & Art Plus Join Art Plus in Gallery One @ BRAG for JADA Life Drawing to celebrate this fantastic touring exhibition. Thursday 13 February and Thursday 27 February, 6:00 – 8:00pm $15 (pizza and wine included) BYO drawing materials, all easels provided. Bookings essential: Maximum of 20 participants. Contact Phil or Marlies at Art Plus on 4151 4665 or email

Wax & Words: A travelling journal in encaustic & text Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch 6 February to 6 April: Gallery Two

Since taking to the road in January 2013 with her husband, Wax and Words is an ever evolving and growing collection of words in wax which aim to share some of the wonder, awe, delight and also concrete experiences of life on the road, life lived to touch and inspire, life lived in risk of something bigger than what can be seen. Patricia will be an artist in residence for much of February and March, conducting encaustic (painting with beeswax) workshops for beginners and sharing her love of the written word.

Exhibition Opening: Friday 7 February, 5:30 – 7:30pm Combined opening with JADA in Gallery One. Join Patricia as she conducts an encaustic demonstration, have your portrait drawn by a local artist and enjoy drinks and bites provided. Image: Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch, encaustic (detail)

Literary Notions is a new series to be featured in The Vault @ BRAG throughout 2014. The series will see some of Australia’s best contemporary installation artists occupy the space using literature as their inspiration. Offered in conjunction with the Literary Notions installation series is a book club event. We are encouraging book club members to read the associated work of literature that inspired each installation and then join our social event to discuss the artists work in relation to the novel or play. The artists will facilitate the book club events. The 2014 book club dates are as follows, running from 5:30 to 7pm each time. 15 January Neil Jenkins in response to “A Wrinkle In Time” by Madeleine L’Engle 5 March

Alison McDonald in response to “The Day of the Triffids” by John Wyndham

14 May

Fintan Magee in response to “Long Long Way” by Sebastian Barry

25 June

Hossein Valmanesh in response to “When the Rain Stops Falling” play by Andrew Bovell

20 August

William Kentridge in response to “Confessions of a Zeno” by Italo Svevo

15 October Simone Eisler in response to “A Brothers Grimm Fairytale” to be confirmed by the artist. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. Proudly supported by:

Neil Jenkins 15 January to 26 February the vault

Taking the science fiction fantasy novel ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ by Madeleine L’Engle as its starting point, which engages with scientific theories about tesseracts (known commonly today as wormholes), Neil explores digital literary ‘cut-ups’ through an online and interactive installation as part of the Literary Notions series. The texts appear in a morphing, spiralling projected display that are interactive - jumping from one section of the book to another through common words and achieving tree like structures that take the narrative in unusual directions.

Other events with Neil Jenkins @ Bundaberg Regional Galleries: Artist in residence: 12 to 18 January Book club: Wednesday 15 January, 5:30 – 7:00pm Digital Workshop: Saturday 18 January, details to be confirmed

Alison McDonald 5 March to 27 April the vault

In John Wyndham’s 1951 science fiction book (and film) Day of the Triffids, his Triffids are described as a member of a race of predatory plants which are capable of growing to a gigantic size and are possessed of locomotive ability and a poisonous sting. Capturing this in essence, these Triffids too are fictitious, exotic and colourful looking overgrown plants that derive from single-use plastics, a material that grows to enormous quantities and slowly takes over the world.

Other events with Alison McDonald @ Bundaberg Regional Galleries: Book Club: Wednesday 5 March, 5:30 – 7:00pm Triffids workshop for Kids: Sunday 2 March, details to be confirmed Image: Alison McDonald, Triffids installation at Umbrella, Townsville, upcycyled PET Bottles

Sunken Houses Brad Marsellos & Heinz Reigler 12 March to 27 April: Gallery One

In January 2013 the Bundaberg region was struck with record-breaking floods. One of the most devastated and widely-affected areas was Bundaberg North. Nearly every home in the suburb was inundated and consequently damaged by flood waters. Over a 12 month period, photographer and Bundaberg resident Brad Marsellos has documented the aftermath of Bundaberg North through the houses, people and landmarks that still reside there. Heinz Reigler has created a soundtrack in response to the images and re-interpreted the emotions contained in the suburb and its residents.

Exhibition Opening: Friday 14 March, 5:30 – 7:30pm Be enveloped by a live performance of the Sunken Houses soundtrack by Heinz Reigler and take a journey through 12 months of rebuild and recovery through Brad Marsellos lens. Both artists will be in attendance on the night. Drinks and bites will be available.

Image: March: It happened weeks ago (2013) archival print on paper, Brad Marsellos. This project has received support through the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF), a Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and Bundaberg Regional Council partnership to support local arts and culture. This project has also received support from the Creative Recovery Network with the help of Creative Regions through the AFLOAT project.

Summer Exhibitions: C h i l d e r s A r t s S pac e ( CHARTS )

We are all one under the skin Christine Harrison 11 February to 30 March

We are all one under skin is a touring exhibition which showcases a culmination of on-site work developed through ethnographic research internationally to the end of 2012 by travelling artist Christine Harrison. The exhibition will include the cross-cultural mediums of Australiaochre’s, Turkey-prayer and ritual, China-ink & brush work, Egyptpapermaking and native materials, Barcelona-ochres and printmaking.

Exhibition Opening: Tuesday 11 February, 5:00 – 7:00pm Join us for an evening of celebration at Childers Arts Space for the first opening of 2014. Bites and drinks will be provided. Image: Aboriginal women: different tribes together (detail), 2012, Christine Harrison

Summer What’s On

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January Literary Notions Book Club The Vault, BRAG Novel: A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’Engle Artist: Neil Jenkins Wednesday 15 January, 5:30 – 7:00pm ������������������������������������������������������� Workshop: Neil Jenkins Digital BRAG Saturday 18 January Time & Cost: TBC, please contact Bundaberg Regional Galleries for more information (07) 4130 4750

February JADA/Wax & Words opening night celebration Gallery One, BRAG Friday 7 February, 5:30 – 7:30pm ������������������������������������������������������� We are all one under the skin opening night celebration CHARTS Tuesday 11 February, 5:00 – 7:00pm ������������������������������������������������������� Special Event: Gallery One, BRAG Life Drawing in JADA with Art Plus Thursday 13 & Thursday 27 February, 6 – 8pm $15 (pizza and wine included). BYO Materials. Capacity: 20 people. ������������������������������������������������������� Workshop: BRAG Encaustic for Beginners with Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch Saturday 22 February Time & Cost: TBC, please contact Bundaberg Regional Galleries for more information (07) 4130 4750

March A Day of the Triffids Workshop for Kids BRAG with Alison Mc Donald Sunday 2 March Time & Cost: TBC, please contact Bundaberg Regional Galleries for more information (07) 4130 4750 ������������������������������������������������������� Literary Notions Book Club The Vault, BRAG Novel: A Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham Feature artist: Alison McDonald Wednesday 5 March, 5:30 – 7:00pm ������������������������������������������������������� Special Event: CHARTS Sunday @ The Palace Sunday 9 March, 1:00 – 4:00pm Cost & Performers: TBC, please contact Bundaberg Regional Galleries for more information (07) 4130 4876 ������������������������������������������������������� Sunken Houses opening night celebration Gallery One, BRAG Friday 14 March, 5:30 – 7:30pm ������������������������������������������������������� Workshop: CHARTS Encaustic for Beginners with Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch Saturday 23 March Time & Cost: TBC, please contact Bundaberg Regional Galleries for more information (07) 4130 4876

Summer Artists

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Neil Jenkins Artist in Residence: 12 to 18 January @ BRAG Workshop: Saturday 18 January

Neil Jenkins is a UK artist based in Sydney whose practice is heavily engaged with electronic media, language, programming and networked communication. He is particularly interested in audio video work with interactive online pieces and installations that draw upon real-time data and visitor participation. The advent of the World Wide Web (www) brought with it amazing new possibilities for Neil who has been creating and self publishing artwork that exists purely in a virtual space and allows audiences to interact with the work, enabling them to influence the work’s ongoing appearance, but also eachother. The network has also enabled Neil to use real time data like news headlines, search engine requests, weather forecasts and more incorporated into his works. Neil Jenkins work has been exhibited internationally and featured in a number of media art festivals, publications and academic journals. Neil has also been a Senior Lecturer in Interactive Media. Neil will be the artist in residence while he installs and is in Bundaberg for the first of the Literary Notions book club series. Neil’s installation in The Vault will be shown from 15 January to 26 February 2014. Image: Screen shot of Exquisite Corpse, Neil Jenkins.

Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch Artist in residence: 1 to 28 February & 22 to 31 March @ BRAG WORKSHOP: Encaustic workshop for beginners on 22 February @ BRAG, 23 March @ CHARTS

Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch began painting more than eighteen years ago-always abstractly and evolving into encaustic from acrylic over eight years ago. Her love for the medium translates into her teaching, and students benefit from a passionate, engaging workshop experience filled with all the knowledge Patricia has acquired and developed in her foray into this rich and diverse medium. Her newest ‘experiment’ is moving to Australia for two years with her husband to reach, teach and inspire more. Patricia will be the artist in residence at BRAG for the duration of February and to coincide with her exhibition Wax & Words in Gallery Two from 6 February to 6 April 2014.

Summer Artists

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Alison McDonald Artist in residence: 2 to 6 March @ BRAG Workshop: Triffids for Kids on 2 March

A practicing artist based in Townsville, Alison regularly exhibits new works at home, interstate and internationally. A practice that sits at the junction of sculpture, consumer culture and environmental concern, the works invite the viewer to consider why the art forms created are made of what they are. The recycled materials are deliberately chosen to convey the intended connotations. Alison’s works have been shown in group exhibitions in Townsville, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, including Strand Ephemera, Sculpture by the Sea, and in various collections. Alison will be the artist in residence @ BRAG to coincide with her Triffids installation as part of the Literary Notions series in The Vault. Her work will be shown from 5 March to 27 April, 2014.

Heinz Reigler Artist in residence: 6 to 21 March @ BRAG

Heinz Riegler is an Austrian born artist living and working between Europe and Australia. Riegler has expanded his practice across an eclectic set of disciplines - adding video, installation, compositional and graphiteon- paper works. In recent years Riegler has exhibited an outdoor installation in the old town of Salzburg, curated and performed a three-month season of improvised live scores for Brisbane’s GoMA and collaborated with visual artist Allyson Reynolds for an interdisciplinary installation first exhibited at the Moreton Bay Regional Gallery. Furthermore, he has soundtracked a Theo Deutinger short film animation that debuted at the Netherlands Architecture Institute, created an award-winning audiovisual work filmed in the Austrian Alps as well as released a full length recording through Room40’s ‘A Guide To Saints’ imprint. Riegler has performed throughout Australia, Japan, Europe and the USA, he is an ARIA award winner and was twice short listed for Arts Queensland’s Grant McLennan Memorial Fellowship. Heinz will be the artist in residence at BRAG in conjunction with Sunken Houses, a photographic exhibition by Brad Marsellos in Gallery One from the 12 March to 27 April, 2014.

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