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DEC 2019FEB 2020

members newsletter no. 79


DIRECTOR’S FOREWORD

IMAGE COVER Ian WALDRON

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Bloodwood Totem (indoor installation, detail) 2017 pvc, canvas, timber, acrylic, sand 200 x 200 x 60 cm Photo by Mick Richards.

IMAGE ABOVE Patricia PICCININI installation view Cairns Art Gallery Life Clings Closest exhibition 2019 Courtesy the artist/Peter Hennessey © Patricia Piccinini


Patricia Piccinini’s exhibition Life Clings Closest has attracted record crowds at the Gallery. Audiences have been particularly drawn to the new works that Patricia has created that are based on a research residency in Cairns where she met with leading scientists to investigate evolutionary theories and hybrid life and plant forms relating to the unique conditions of the tropics. The resulting works encourage critical global dialogue around the relationship between humans and nature and support the Gallery’s aim to examine the specificities of the local while sharing our stories globally. In 2020 the Gallery celebrates its 25th birthday and we have an exciting program of exhibitions and events planned for the year. In March we will be presenting the iconic Ned Kelly series of paintings by Sidney Nolan, and later in the

year we are thrilled to be the only venue in Australia, outside New South Wales, to present the prestigious 2020 Archibald Prize exhibition. This is the first time that a gallery in Queensland has been invited to host the touring Archibald exhibition, which is a wonderful 25th birthday present for the people of Cairns. As we approach the end of the year, I would like to thank all our members, friends and artists for their support of the Gallery and wish you all a wonderful festive season and new year ahead. Andrea May Churcher Director

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UNTIL 8 DEC FINAL DAYS!

EXCLUSIVE TO

CAIRNS ART GALLERY

PATRICIA PICCININI LIFE CLINGS CLOSEST

IMAGE LEFT Patricia PICCININI No Fear of Depths 2019 silicone, fibreglass, hair 120 x 110 x 150 cm Courtesy the artist © Patricia Piccinini

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ADULT WORKSHOP

UNTIL 12 JAN 2020

SATURDAY 7 DECEMBER,1 – 4PM DETAILS P. 38

CONCRETE ART DESIGN ARCHITECTURE CONCRETE: art design architecture is supported by Visions of Australia funding through the Australian Government’s Department of Communications and Arts and the South Australian Government through the Department for Innovation and Skills The Principal Sponsor for CONCRETE: art design architecture is Cement Concrete & Aggregates Australia, the peak body for the cement, concrete and quarry industry in Australia.

PRESENTING PARTNER

PRINCIPAL SPONSOR

GOVERNMENT SUPPORTERS

DESIGN SPONSOR

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DISPLAY SPONSOR

IMAGE RIGHT Durbach Block Jaggers Tamarama House 2015 Entrance staircase from upper floor Photo: Tom Ferguson


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ART NOW FNQ 2019

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13 DEC 2019— 2 FEB 2020

The Cairns Art Gallery’s biennial exhibition, ARTNOW FNQ, showcases the best and most exciting contemporary art by artists who live in or have cultural connection to Cairns and the region of Far North Queensland. This year’s guest judge is Max Delany who will be in Cairns to open the exhibition and to announce artists whose works have been selected for acquisition for the Gallery’s Permanent Collection. Max Delany is the Artistic Director and CEO of the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) and was formerly Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Victoria (2012–2016) and Director of the Monash University Museum of Art (2004–2012). He is a highly respected contemporary art curator and commentator on new directions in Australian and international art. This year 41 artists have been selected for inclusion in ARTNOW FNQ. For many of these artists the exhibition has been an exciting opportunity to develop a new body of work and take their creative arts practice in a new direction. In previous years, artists whose works have been acquired for the Collection include Francesca Rosa, Paul Bong, Toby Cedar, Shirley Macnamara, Claudia Moodoonuthi, Michael Marzik, Grace Lillian Lee, Daniel O’Shane and Vincent Babia.

IMAGE PAGE 7-8 Tamika GRANT-IRAMU Carving Memories: continued line, continued place (detail) 2019 vinyl cut on Hahnemuhle paper 300gsm 250 x 250 cm Edition 1/3 Courtesy of the artist and Onespace Gallery

ARTNOW FNQ 2019

ARTNOW FNQ 2019 artists:

Paul BONG, Andrew BONNEAU, Mollie BOSWORTH, Henry BRIM, Jill CHISM, Rosey CUMMINGS, Gertrude DAVIS, Lou DERRY, Geoff DIXON, Janet FIELDHOUSE, Jenny FRASER, Amanda GABORI + Dorothy GABORI, Marion GAEMERS + Lynnette GRIFFITHS, Tamika GRANT–IRAMU, Melanie HAVA, Naomi HOBSON + Coen Women’s Group, Hopevale Artists: (Madge BOWEN, Dora DEEMAL, Gertie DEERAL, Wanda GIBSON, Daisy HAMLOT, Grace ROSENDALE), Andrea HUELIN, Heather KOOWOOTHA, Grace Lillian LEE, Rosie LOWDOWN, Walter LUI, Arone MEEKS, Roland NANCARROW, Alair PAMBEGAN, Julie POULSEN, Brian ROBINSON, Francesca ROSA, Jimmy Kenny THAIDAY, Yixy RUAN, Syd Bruce SHORTJOE, Jennifer VALMADRE, Ian WALDRON, Jason WEGGER

EXHIBITION OPENING EVENT FRIDAY 13 DECEMBER, 6PM WITH MAX DELANY, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AND CEO, AUSTRALIAN CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART, MELBOURNE

IMAGE LEFT Roland NANCARROW No Borders for Migratory Birds 2019 acrylic on PVC, wood various courtesy of the Artist

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I AM THE OLD AND THE NEW 7 FEB-29 MAR 2020

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JOHN MAWURNDJUL

7 FEB–29 MAR 2020

I AM THE OLD AND THE NEW

John Mawurndjul is not simply Australia’s premier bark painter, he is one of our greatest artists of all time.

John McDonald, Sydney Morning Herald art critic

I am the old and the new is a major touring exhibition organised by the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA). It includes works selected from a retrospective exhibition that spanned forty years of the artist’s creative practice. The exhibition was developed and co– presented by the MCA and Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA), in association with Maningrida Arts & Culture. The old ways of doing things have changed into the new ways. The new generation does things differently. But me, I have two ways. I am the old and the new.

John Mawurndjul

IMAGE PAGES 11-12 John MAWURNDJUL The Artist at Work: Dolobbo bim (Bark Painting) (detail), photographic essay by Jenni Carter, first published in Crossing Country: The Alchemy of Western Arnhem Land Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2004, photograph: Jenni Carter

John Mawurndjul is a masterful painter whose works on bark and wood are experimental, intricate, and exceptionally beautiful. His work has always dealt with important cultural narratives. Ngalyod (the Rainbow Serpent), is an iconic subject matter that has remained a central theme in his work. However, over the last 20 years he has concentrated on more abstract works associated with the Mardayin ceremony, a now rarely performed sacred ceremony with clan identity and mortuary themes. Mawurndjul was born in 1952 near Mumeka, an important camp site for members of the Kurulk clan on the Mann River some 50 kms south of Maningrida. He grew up at Mumeka and surrounding Tomkinson, Liverpool and Mann Rivers seasonal camps. In the late 1970s he was tutored in painting by his elder brother Jimmy Njiminjuma and uncle Peter Marralwanga, who showed him how to use rarrk (cross–hatching).

IMAGE LEFT John MAWURNDJUL Ngalyod (detail) 2012 earth pigments on Stringybark (Eucalyptus tetrodonta) Museum of Contemporary Art, purchased with funds provided by the MCA Foundation, 2015 © John Mawurndjul / Copyright Agency, 2019, photograph: Jessica Maurer

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He initially painted on smaller barks and then on a larger scale, depicting important subjects and themes including the Ngalyod (the Rainbow Serpent), ancestral beings and significant sites in western Arnhem Land. During the late 1980s Mawurndjul started to produce large and more elaborate paintings with complex arrangements of figures. His work rapidly captured the attention of art critics and he won several notable art awards. During the 1990s he was represented in major international exhibitions, including Dreamings in New York (1988), Crossroads in Japan (1992), Aratjara: Art of the first Australians, Germany and the United Kingdom (1993–94), and In the Heart of Arnhem Land in France (2001). John Mawurndjul has been a major influence on contemporary Kuninjku artists and has led an exciting contemporary art movement in Australia. In 2000, his work was featured at the Sydney Biennale and in 1999, 2002 and 2016 he won the bark painting prize at the Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award. In 2005, Mawurndjul was honoured with a major retrospective exhibition at the Musée Jean Tinguely in Basel, Switzerland, and in 2006 he completed a large–scale commission for the new Musée du Quai Branly in Paris, France.

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IMAGE RIGHT John MAWURNDJUL Milmilngkan 2007 earth pigments on Stringybark (Eucalyptus tetrodonta) Art Gallery of South Australia, Gift of Susan Armitage through the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation, 2016. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program. © John Mawurndjul / Copyright Agency, 2019, photograph: Saul Steed


CHARWEI TSAI IN COLLABORATION WITH TSERING TASHI GYALTHANG

HEAR HER SINGING 7 FEB-15 MAR 2020 17


Charwei Tsai’s video installation Hear Her Singing 2017 was made in collaboration with Tibetan filmmaker Tsering Tashi Gyalthang. Commissioned by the Hayward Gallery, the work takes the universality of song to create a platform for refugees and asylum seekers currently living or detained in the United Kingdom. Through a series of film installations, the artist presents multiple voices of struggle, resistance and hope. For this project Tsai worked closely with two charitable organisations, the Bedford Creative Arts Music in Detention, and Women for Refugee Women, as well as with vocal leader Phoene Cave. She drew on the foundations of care and solidarity between the women and used vocal workshops to invite the groups to sing to each other and send each other messages via audio recordings, creating a point of exchange for women who have experienced similar journeys.

IMAGE ABOVE Charwei TSAI in collaboration with Tsering Tashi GYALTHANG Hear Her Singing 2017 video, 16min 28sec Commissioned by Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, London UK

Following the workshops, the Women for Refugee Women drama group were invited to sing their chosen songs in front of the camera as a dedication to the struggle of women in Yarl’s Wood and beyond. These personal and powerful songs include religious, political and pop songs as well as original material. Performed and filmed in various locations around the Royal Festival Hall, Hear Her Singing creates a presence for the women’s voices throughout the gallery space, and invites visitors to stop, listen and engage with the songs and the sounds of women singing.

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6 DEC 201919 JAN 2020

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DRAWN TO WATER CHILDREN’S BOOK ILLUSTRATIONS

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6 DEC 2019 19 JAN 2020

DRAWN TO WATER CHILDREN’S BOOK ILLUSTRATIONS

Drawn to Water presents original artworks from the Gallery’s Collection by three local artists, Anna Eglitis, Percy Trezise and Arone Raymond Meeks. Their works have been used to illustrate well known story books that present engaging and imaginative images of native animals and peoples of the region. Water, as a life force and a symbol of unity and togetherness, is a common thread in each story. In Sisi and the Cassowary by Arone Raymond Meeks, Sisi’s tribe live near the ocean but travel inland to the waterfall to swim. Her adventure begins when she surfaces from a deep dive and finds herself in an unfamiliar place. A media presentation of Sisi and the Cassowary in collaboration with Patty Preece and Dr Jan Cattoni - Creative Arts and Digital Media, CQU Cairns Campus has been developed for this exhibition. In Percy Trezise’s illustrated book, The Land of the Magpie Goose People, the children of the Kadimakara People must navigate around the Great Lake (Balanorga) and travel through many lands as they try to find their way back home. In their travels the children traverse many rivers and swamps while camping each night near creeks and lagoons.

IMAGE PAGE 19–20 Percy TREZISE Land of the Magpie Goose People 1997 gouache 30.0 x 56.0 cm Cairns Art Gallery Collection

In Creatures of the Rainforest, all the animals and plants that are illustrated by Anna Eglitis are reliant on water for sustenance and life. Their reliance leads to coexistence and dependency – the echidna drinks water from freshwater ponds while the mosquito flies above the waterlilies that grow in them, and the ibis and jabiru stand in the river looking for food where the barramundi swim.

ACTIVITY SPACE

The exhibition includes interactive spaces and hands–on activities to encourage reading, listening, talking and sharing of ideas.

IMAGE RIGHT Arone MEEKS The bird put its long neck from Sisi and the Cassowary 2002 gouache 39.5 x 34.5 cm Cairns Art Gallery Collection


WILLIAM YANG MY FAMILY IN NORTH QUEENSLAND 24 JAN–1 MAR 2020 23


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24 JAN—1 MAR 2020

WILLIAM YANG MY FAMILY IN NORTH QUEENSLAND

William Yang is best known as a photographer of people. Born a third–generation Chinese Australian, Yang grew up in Dimbulah on the Atherton Tableland and describes his upbringing as one in which his Chinese ethnicity ‘was suppressed and unacknowledged’. After studying architecture at Queensland University, Yang moved to Sydney to become a playwright, earning money as a social photographer. He met a Chinese teacher who encouraged him to embrace his Chinese heritage. As a result of this revelation, he went on a trip, in 1990, to Far North Queensland to talk to his relatives about the murder of his uncle, William Fang Yuen. In 1922 Fang Yuen had been shot by the white manager on

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one of his cane farms. William visited places around Innisfail, Cairns and Dimbulah, where his family’s history is set, all the time taking photographs. These ended up in a performance piece Sadness, which toured Australia and the world, and was later made into a film by Tony Ayres. In finding out about his own family history he realised that it was part of the history of the Chinese in North Queensland and Australia. Although he has lived in Sydney for most of his life he acknowledges a deep bond with the people and the landscapes of North Queensland, because this was where he grew up, where he was formed. He often returns to the North and calls this place his home.

IMAGE PAGE 25–26 William YANG My family in North Queensland 2001 60 gelatin photographs, 14 text panels Commissioned by Cairns Regional Gallery, 2001


17 JAN—9 FEB 2020

CAIRNS ART SOCIETY 72ND ANNUAL ART EXHIBITION

EXHIBITION OPENING EVENT

FRIDAY 17 JANUARY, 6.00PM

Cairns Art Society is a member–based art society that assists local artists to develop artistic skills and exhibit their works. Founded in 1931, it has more than 130 artist members and represents a wide cross–section of the Cairns artistic community. CAS actively provides activities that support local artists to develop their art hobby or profession, while enriching the visual arts culture of the Cairns region through exhibitions and art spaces. CAS activities throughout the year include monthly meetings, the annual Artists of the North exhibition, the annual ARTescape winter school, and the annual Open Art Awards for Member artists who are invited to submit entries for a public exhibition at the Cairns Art Gallery. Each year up to $9,000 is awarded in prizes across six categories and sponsors include local business and the Cairns Regional Council.

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2020 EXHIBITION HIGHLIGHTS

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6 MAR—14 JUNE 2020

SIDNEY NOLAN’S NED KELLY SERIES

A NATIONAL GALLERY OF AUSTRALIA EXHIBITION Sidney Nolan’s 1946–47 paintings on the theme of the 19th–century bushranger Ned Kelly are one of the greatest series of Australian paintings of the 20th century. Sidney NOLAN Ned Kelly, 1946 enamel on composition board, 90.8 x 121.5 cm National Gallery of Australia Collection Gift of Sunday Reed, 1977

18 SEP­—1 NOV 2020

2020 ARCHIBALD PRIZE Cairns Art Gallery is the exclusive Australian tour venue outside of New South Wales for the 2020 Archibald Prize, Australia’s oldest and most prestigious art award.

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CAIRNS ART GALLERY

FOUNDATION This year’s annual fundraising dinner was a wonderfully inspiring and enjoyable event, living up to all our high expectations. We were thrilled that internationally acclaimed Australian artist, Patricia Piccinini, could be with us on the night to share with us her fascinating and very personal stories about the creation of new works specifically for her major exhibition at the Gallery, Life Clings Closest. I always look forward to and enjoy the annual Foundation dinner as an opportunity to catch up with our many Members and invited guests, and to talk with them about the important role the Foundation plays in raising donations to support the purchase of major acquisitions for the Gallery’s Permanent Collection.

Life Member Rosemary Goodsall who has been a passionate advocate and supporter of the Gallery and the Foundation over many years. I would also like to thank Gallery sponsor, the Pullman Cairns International, for supporting the Foundation’s dinner this year, and for their imaginatively Piccinini-inspired desserts. Finally, I would like to wish you all a wonderful, safe and happy festive season and a prosperous New Year ahead. Lea Ovaska Chair, Cairns Art Gallery Foundation

This year’s dinner raised donations for the purchase of new works by artists from the region included in the Gallery’s major biennial showcasing exhibition, ARTNOW FNQ 2019. I would like to extend my sincere appreciation to everyone who generously donated funds this year, especially Ports North who donated $5,000, and

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MEMBERS Inspired by the works of one of the world’s most revered printmakers, David Hockney, the Gallery successfully applied to the Gaming Community Benefit Fund for a grant to support the purchase of iPads and software to support the delivery of new iPad based art workshops for all ages. The Gallery’s new program of tablet based creative workshops presents a great opportunity to take advantage of new technology as part of the exciting program of creative activities especially developed for the summer school holidays. Substantial discounts on bookings for workshops are available for Members throughout the year. In 2020 the Gallery has an impressive program of exhibitions planned that will include special members only events and creative learning programs. As Christmas and the new year approaches, we hope you will take advantage of great Members’ only discounts in the Gallery Shop, including gift memberships for family and friends.

MEMBERS SHOPPING WEEKEND 13 - 15 DEC 20% DISCOUNT ON ALL SHOP PURCHASES FOR GALLERY MEMBERS

We wish you all the very best for a happy festive season and look forward to celebrating the Gallery’s 25th birthday with our Members in 2020.

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booking essential www.cairnsartgallery.com.au Children under 6 years of age must be with an adult guardian * Artists and techniques are correct at time of printing Cairns Art Gallery may vary program content where necessary

CREATIVE LEARNING PROGRAMS

TUESDAY 17 DEC

CREATE A CHRISTMAS DECORATION WITH MICHELLE TORRENS, ARTIST Ages 7–9 years 10.00–11.30am Cost $14 ($17 non–members)

SCHOOL HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS MONDAY 16 DEC

Ages 9–12 years 1.00–3.00pm Cost $17 ($19 non–members) Use recycled materials to create colourful and unique keyring, bangle or Christmas decorations.

WEDNESDAY 18 DEC MINIATURE ASSEMBLAGES WITH JENNY MARTIN, ARTIST & TEACHER Ages 6–9 years 10.00–11.30am Cost $14 ($17 non–members)

MAKE A FESTIVE GARLAND WITH HAYLEY GILLESPIE, ARTIST Ages 5–8 years* 10.00–11.30am Cost $15 ($18 non–members) Use coloured paper, ribbon and tinsel to create a Christmas decoration with a tropical theme.

Ages 9–13 years 1.00–3.00pm Cost $17 ($19 non–members) Use felt, ribbon and found objects to make a brooch or miniature assemblage.

PAINT A GIFT TIN CONTAINER Ages 8–13 years 1.00–3.00pm Cost $18 ($21 non–members) Design and paint a decorative tin to hold a special gift at Christmas time.

PRINTMAKING WITH ADRIENNE SHAW, ARTIST & TEACHER Ages 4–7 years* 10.00–11.30am Cost $15 ($18 non–members) Learn age-appropriate, basic printmaking techniques by carving into foam to create images. Once printed, these can be turned into greeting cards or wall hangings. Materials and equipment are easy to use and have been tailored to the age group.

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THURSDAY 19 DEC

Ages 8–12 years 1.00–3.00pm Cost $18 ($21 non–members) Use foam carving techniques to make multiple small printing plates to explore layered printing techniques to create small artworks.


TUESDAY 7 JAN

MONDAY 13 JAN

WEDNESDAY 8 JAN

TUESDAY 14 JAN

ACRYLIC PAINTING WITH HAYLEY GILLESPIE, ARTIST Ages 8–12 years 10.00am–12.00pm Cost $19 ($23 non–members) Use acrylic paint to create a still–life painting on canvas– board to take home.

CERAMICS ANIMAL PLANTER WITH MARIAN WOLFS, ARTIST Ages 8 – 12 years 10.00am–12.00pm Cost $25 ($29 non–members) Pinching, coiling and slabbing techniques are used to create a ceramic animal planter pot which will be decorated with underglaze, and fired in a pottery kiln. Works will need to be collected at a later date.

THURSDAY 9 JAN

ORIGAMI WITH ADRIENNE SHAW, ARTIST & TEACHER Ages 4–7 years* 10.00–11.30am Cost $14 ($17 non–members) Ages 8–15 years 1.00–3.00pm Cost $17 ($19 non–members) Have fun and be creative while improving manual dexterity in this beginners origami workshop. Learn origami techniques to turn a flat piece of paper into a 3– dimensional object.

WATERCOLOUR PAINTING WITH HAYLEY GILLESPIE, ARTIST Ages 8–12 years 10.00am–12.00pm Cost $19 ($23 non–members) Use artist grade watercolour paints and paper to create a masterpiece painting.

ROLLED NEWSPAPER COASTER WITH MICHELLE TORRENS, ARTIST Ages 7–9 years 10.00–11.30am Cost $14 ($17 non–members) Learn weaving techniques to turn old newspapers into decorative coasters.

TUESDAY 14 JAN

WOVEN PAPER BASKETS WITH MICHELLE TORRENS, ARTIST Ages 9–13 years 1.00–3.00pm Cost $17 ($19 non–members) Create decorative baskets using recycled paper while learning weaving techniques.

WEDNESDAY 15 JAN

DIGITAL IPAD DRAWING WITH DANIELLE MITCHELL, ARTIST & TEACHER Ages 8–11 years 10.00–11.30am Cost $18 ($21 non–members) Use iPads to create illustrations inspired by the exhibition Drawn to Water and learn more about iPad drawing apps.

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WEDNESDAY 15 JAN

MONDAY 20 JAN

THURSDAY 16 JAN

Ages 10 – 14 years 1.00–3.00pm Cost $17 ($19 non–members) Create images of Australian animals while learning drawing skills and illustration techniques using pencil, pen and ink.

SIMPLE DIGITAL ANIMATION Ages 11–14 years 1.00–3.00pm Cost $19 ($23 non–members) Use iPads and drawing apps to create simple animations. Prior digital drawing experience is beneficial, but not essential for this workshop.

FASHION DESIGN WITH YIXY RUAN, ARTIST Ages 6–9 years 10.00–11.30am Cost $14 ($17 non–members)

DRAWING AUSTRALIAN ANIMALS WITH DANIELLE MITCHELL, ARTIST & TEACHER Ages 6–9 years 10.00–11.30am Cost $14 ($17 non–members)

TUESDAY 21 JAN

Ages 9–12 years 1.00–3.00pm Cost $17 ($19 non–members) Use textiles and beads to accessorise a 2D model and create a unique ‘fashion line’.

FUNKY FRIDGE MAGNET WITH CRYSTAL TRAETTINO–HAMS Ages 4–6 years* 10.00–11.30am Cost $14 ($17 non–members)

FRIDAY 17 JANUARY

Ages 7–10 years 1.00–3.00pm Cost $17 ($19 non–members) Create a funky, recycled, fridge magnet using a repurposed cassette and imagination

SPRAY PAINTING WITH YIXY RUAN, ARTIST Ages 6–9 years 10.00–11.30am Cost $15 ($18 non–members)

Ages 10–13 years 1.00–3.00pm Cost $18 ($21 non–members) Use environmentally and health friendly Sugar spray paint on paper to create artistic and imaginative images. Masks will be supplied, and participants should wear older clothing and footwear for this workshop.

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WEDNESDAY 22 JAN

ILLUSTRATION WITH JIM REA, ART TEACHER Ages 9–15 years 10.00am–2.30pm (with 30–minute lunch break) Cost $25 ($29 non–members) Illustrate a short story using small drawings and lettering techniques. This two–part workshop includes learning about and creating figure illustrations and lettering skills. Participants should bring lunch and a drink to this workshop.


GALLERY ART SCHOOL VISUAL ARTS ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS

The GALLERY ART SCHOOL offers visual arts enrichment programs designed for school aged children, from early primary school through to college.

CREATIVE TODDLERS

WITH CRYSTAL TRAETTINO–HAMS 2–5 years with parent or carer Cost $70 ($80 non–members) Tuesdays 10.00–10.45am 18, 25 February, 3, 10, 17, 24 March This program provides an early introduction to the arts and the Gallery for the very young. Children will experience a variety of creative activities relating to the Gallery exhibits in a social and friendly setting.

LEVEL 1

5–7 years with parent/carer optional Cost $75 ($85 non–members) Tuesdays 3.45–4.45pm Term 1: 18, 25 February, 3, 10, 17, 24 March Introduce art skills to children in early primary to encourage a love of art and creativity.

LEVEL 2

8–11 years Cost $200 ($230 non–members) Wednesdays 3.30–5.00pm Term 1: 19, 26 February, 4, 11, 18, 25 March Term 2: 29 April, 6, 13, 20, 27 May, 3 June Saturdays 10.30am–12.00pm Term 1: 22, 29 February, 7, 14, 21, 28 March Term 2: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 May, 6 June Artists and visual arts’ teachers share their area of expertise to challenge children with a special interest in visual arts. Students will learn fundamental art skills such as composition, line, tone, colour, shape and form.

LEVEL 3

11–16 years Cost $220 ($240 non–members) Mondays 3.30 – 5.00pm Term 1: 17, 24 February, 2, 9, 16, 23 March Term 2: 27 April, 11, 18, 25 May, 1 June Thursdays 3.30 – 5.00pm Term 1: 20, 27 February, 5, 12, 19, 26 March Term 2: 30 April, 7, 14, 21, 28 May, 4 June A program for students who take art and art classes seriously. This program may assist students working toward a folio of work for application to a high school art excellence program. Participants will further their skills in drawing and painting as well as working in other media.

DRAWING INTENSIVE CLASS

Grade 5–6 Cost $200 ($230 non–members) Fridays 3.30–5.00pm Term 1: 21, 28 February, 6, 13, 20, 27 March Term 2: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 May, 5 June Drawing & Painting Intensive Class is a twelve–week program delivered in the first semester of 2020. It focuses on teaching a variety of drawing and painting techniques and is available for children in Grades 5 or 6 at school. . 36


PREPARING FOR THE YOUNG ARCHIES COMPETITION

WITH ADRIENNE SHAW, ARTIST AND TEACHER AGES 8–14 YEARS Saturdays: 1, 8, 15, February 10.30am–12.30pm Cost $70 ($80 non–members) The Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), invites budding artists aged between 5 and 18 years to submit a portrait on paper to The Young Archies Competition. Cairns Art Gallery is offering a series of workshops to assist those who wish to enter the competition. During these intensive sessions, artist and teacher Adrienne Shaw will offer individual guidance and technical support and assist students in choosing one work to submit to AGNSW. Class numbers are limited to 10 participants and all material and postage costs are included The Young Archies is judged by the AGNSW’s community engagement manager and a guest judge and finalists are displayed at the AGNSW during the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prize exhibitions and online.

GALLERY KIDS ART CLUB

WITH HAYLEY GILLESPIE AGES 8–12 YEARS Saturdays: 1.00–3.00pm 2020 dates: 7 March, 4 April, 2 May, 6 June, 4 July, 1 August, 5 September, 3 October, 1 November Cost per session $12 ($15 non–members) Early bird offer for yearly booking: $90 ($115 non–members)

Creative kids will enjoy a program designed by artist Hayley Gillespie in the Kids Art Club. The two-hour Art Club sessions are a great way for kids to meet likeminded creative friends while being introduced to new ways of looking at and talking about art, craft and design. Topics include fashion, architecture, theatre and visual arts. Club sessions are held at the Gallery with some sessions taking place at other inner-city locations, parents will be advised of out of Gallery locations and will be required to take kids to and from these locations.

KIDS CREATIVE SPACE

14 December 2019–2 February 2020 Cost Free Enjoy hands-on creative activities for the whole family during the QAGOMA Kids on Tour Program ISLAND FASHION 2020. The kids’ creative space is accessible as a drop–in workshop area during Gallery opening hours. No bookings are needed, however adult supervision is required.

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ADULT ART CLASSES CONCRETE CASTING

WITH ANNA HORNE, VISITING ARTIST Saturday 7 December 1.00–4.00pm Cost $50 ($60 non–members) Visiting South Australian artist Anna Horne will direct participants in making sculptures cast in concrete and plaster, and using moulds made out of unexpected everyday materials to create objects that explore the materiality of concrete and visual concepts of light and heavy, soft and hard, familiar and strange.

STILL LIFE DRAWING AND PAINTING

WITH ADRIENNE SHAW, ARTIST & TEACHER Saturdays: 1.00–3.30pm (3–WEEK ART COURSE) 1, 8, 15, February Cost $90 ($110 non–members) During this three–week art course Adrienne will teach introductory drawing skills, including observation, drawing shapes, creating perspectives, using tones and encouraging participants to develop technical painting techniques.

DIGITAL DRAWING

WITH DANIELLE MITCHELL, ARTIST & TEACHER MONDAYS: 5.30–7.30pm (2–WEEK ART COURSE) 3, 10 February Cost $70 ($80 non–members) This is a beginner’s level course in digital drawing using an iPad. Suitable for those who want to learn a new skill, or those who want to complement their art, craft or design practice with a new technique.

BOTANICAL DRAWING AND PAINTING

WITH JULIE MCENERNY, ARTIST Mondays: 5.30–7.30pm (4–WEEK ART COURSE) 17, 24 February, 2, 9 March Cost $120 ($140 non–members) Julie McEnerny will share her botanical painter master skills to develop participants’ ability to represent botanical specimens artistically using watercolour pencils.

YOGA IN THE GALLERY

Mondays: 5.30–6.30pm 2, 9, 16 December, 3, 10, 17, 24 February, 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 March, 6, 20, 27 April Cost for a five–class pass $56 ($70 non–members) Individual classes $15.00 Conducted in the peaceful setting of the Gallery, participants will be guided through various yoga techniques, including learning postures, meditation and breathing techniques to improve core strength, mind and the body. Our qualified and experience yoga instructor Jeany Schall will guide the class, offering the highest and latest standards of modern yoga practice. 38


DIARY DATES DEC 6

EXHIBITION OPENS DRAWN TO WATER

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FINAL DAY PATRICIA PICCININI LIFE CLINGS CLOSEST

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WORKSHOP - ADULT CONCRETE CASTING DETAILS P. 38

EXHIBITION OPENING EVENT ARTNOW FNQ 2019 DETAILS P. 10

QAGOMA KIDS ON TOUR DROP IN CREATIVE SPACE OPENS DETAILS P. 37

13-15 MEMBERS SHOPPING WEEKEND 20% DISCOUNT ON SHOP PURCHASES FOR GALLERY MEMBERS 16-19 SCHOOL HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS DETAILS PP. 33-35

IMAGE LEFT: Arone MEEKS The bird put its long neck from Sisi and the Cassowary 2002 gouache 39.5 x 34.5 cm Cairns Art Gallery Collection

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FINAL DAY CONCRETE: art design architecture EXHIBITION OPENING EVENT CAIRNS ART SOCIETY 72nd ANNUAL ART EXHIBITION DETAILS P. 26

EXHIBITION OPENS WILLIAM YANG MY FAMILY IN NORTH QUEENSLAND

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IMAGE ABOVE LEFT: Charwei TSAI in collaboration with Tsering Tashi GYALTHANG Hear Her Singing 2017 video, 16 min 28 sec Commissioned by Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, London UK

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WORKSHOP - ADULT STILL LIFE DRAWING AND PAINTING DETAILS P. 38

WORKSHOP - ADULT DIGITAL DRAWING DETAILS P. 38

EXHIBITION OPENS JOHN MAWURNDJUL I am the old and the new

CHARWEI TSAI, in collaboration with TSERING TASHI GYALTHANG HEAR HER SINGING LEVEL 3 ART CLASSES START ART CLASSES FOR 11-16 YEARS DETAILS P. 36

WORKSHOP - ADULT BOTANICAL DRAWING AND PAINTING DETAILS P. 38 CREATIVE TODDLERS START ART CLASSES FOR 2-5 YEARS

LEVEL 1 ART CLASSES START ART CLASSES FOR 5-7 YEARS DETAILS P. 36

LEVEL 2 ART CLASSES START ART CLASSES FOR 8-11 YEARS DETAILS P. 36 FINAL DAY CAIRNS ART SOCIETY 72nd ANNUAL ART EXHIBITION

DRAWING INTENSIVE CLASSES START ART CLASSES FOR 10-12 YEARS DETAILS P. 36

IMAGE ABOVE: Percy TREZISE Land of the Magpie Goose People (detail) 1997 gouache 30.0 x 56.0 cm Cairns Art Gallery Collection

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MELANIE HAVA ORIGINAL WORKS ON PAPER

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MELANIE HAVA ORIGINAL WORKS ON PAPER

EXCLUSIVE TO THE GALLERY SHOP MELANIE HAVA b. 1982, Mamu,

Newborn Love 2019 Dancing Under the Full Moon 2019 Gathering Turkey Eggs with Grandma 2019 Cooling Down 2019 mixed media $595 each available at the Gallery Shop.

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