PUBLIC PROGRAMS GUIDE
6 M AY - 1 0 J U LY 2 0 1 6
TA L K S
The Annual Philip Bacon Guest Lecture
with Kim Sajet
Perc Tucker Regional Gallery is proud to partner with Philip Bacon AM to present the Annual Philip Bacon Guest Lecture to be delivered by Kim Sajet, Director of the National Portrait Gallery Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC. Sajet oversees a staff of eighty and a collection of about 25,000 objects. Join us for a lecture exploring portriature and identity.
PUBLIC PROGRAMS GUIDE
6 M AY - 1 0 J U LY 2 0 1 6
Date: Friday 24 June Time: 6.30pm for a 7pm start Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Cnr Denham and Flinders Streets, Townsville QLD 4810
Bookings Essential: (07) 4727 9011
The Percivals are nationally recognised portraiture exhibitions which include the Glencore Percival Portrait Painting Prize which was first held in 2007, and the DUO Magazine Percival Photographic Portrait Prize which was first held in 2014. Entries in both the painting and photographic exhibitions are open to all local, national and international artists. The entries received are greatly varied, including digital and film photography, acrylic and oil paint, watercolours and illustrations which incorporate portraiture in its myriad of forms. The Percivals aims to promote excellence within the genre of portraiture.
LEGO Portrait Workshops
Have your say: make sure you vote for your favourite Percivals work in the People’s Choice Award. Voting forms are available from the front desk at both Perc Tucker Regional Gallery and Pinnacles Gallery.
Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Cnr Denham and Flinders Streets, Townsville QLD 4810
ART AFTER DARK
Create your own portrait at The Percivals using 1x1 LEGO Bricks. Work with an artist to build a self portrait or one of a friend or family member.
Dates: Every Saturday from 7 May to 9 July Time: 10am, 11.30am and 1pm
with Street Artist Baby Guerrilla Coinciding with The Percivals and linking with the city’s growing street art scene, leading Australian street artist Baby Guerrilla will visit Townsville to create a new work. Baby Guerrilla’s iconic, large-scale paste-ups depict floating and flying figures, and adorn walls around the country. Of her practice, Baby Guerrilla states, “Over the past couple of years I have sought to create a series of works liberated from the constraints of the standard picture plane. My intention is to make my work appear to defy gravity and to evoke a sense of wonder, freedom and escape. I am interested in approaching space and perspective in new and innovative ways that engage beyond the parameters of a gallery or traditional art space.”
FREE drop-in LEGO workshops Bookings Essential: (07) 4727 9011
Art Escape This school holidays will be filled with fun and fabulous portraits. To help celebrate The Percivals join us and a local artist to create fun artworks.
Date: July 2016 Image: The Escape [detail], Chambers St, Footscray. Photo by Baby Guerrilla.
Dates: Week 1: Monday 27 June to Friday 1 July at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery Week 2: Tuesday 5 July to Friday 8 July at Pinnacles Gallery, Riverway Arts Centre
Families of Townsville with LensCap Crew
Time: 10.30am to 12pm Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Cnr Denham and Flinders Streets, Townsville QLD 4810 Pinnacles Gallery, Riverway Arts Centre 20 Village Boulevard, Thuringowa Central QLD 4817
Animal Life Drawing Love animals and art? Come and join us and Ranger Dan at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery for a night of Animal Life Drawing. With a multitude of animals, reptiles and birds, Ranger Dan and an artist will be on hand to help create some fun animal masterpieces. Date: Thursday 7 June Time: 6 to 8pm Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Cnr Denham and Flinders Streets, Townsville QLD 4810
Workshops are $10 Bookings essential: (07) 4727 9011 / (07) 4773 8871
Shop ‘n’ Play Join the Galleries during the school holidays to create your own personalised portrait. Work with a local artist to decorate props and pose in a photo to take home. Dates: Monday 27 June to Friday 1 July Time: 1pm to 4pm Free drop-in art workshops Willows Shopping Centre, Cnr Thuringowa Drive and Hervey Range Road, Thuringowa Central QLD 4817
$15 per person/$10 Friends of the Galleries Bookings essential: (07) 4727 9011
Paint and Pinot Whether you’re an art buff or artistically challenged, join us for a night where every participant will take home a fully finalised abstract expressionist masterpiece! Local artist and visual arts teacher Ebony Russell will guide you through the process of creating your own artwork using unorthodox methods of paint application. Date: Thursday 16 July Time: 6pm to 8pm Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Cnr Denham and Flinders Streets, Townsville QLD 4810 $15 per person/$10 Friends of the Galleries Bookings essential: (07) 4727 9011 Perc Tucker Regional Gallery Cnr. Denham and Flinders Streets Townsville QLD 4810 Mon - Fri: 10am - 5pm Sat - Sun: 10am - 2pm
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Pinnacles Gallery Riverway Arts Centre 20 Village Boulevard Townsville QLD 4817 Tues - Sun: 10am - 5pm
Roving Artists Townsville artists are bringing art to the people as part of The Percivals presented by Townsville City Council’s Gallery Services. Roving artists will stroll through the Cotters Markets in Flinders Street on Sundays from 10am-12pm offering to draw portraits of visitors for free. The artists include Percivals T150 winner Barbara Cheshire, Alison McDonald, Ashleigh Peters, Irene Rae, Lyn Scott-Cumming and Pru Terry. (07) 4773 8871 firstname.lastname@example.org www.townsville.qld.gov.au @TCC_Pinnacles PinnaclesTCC
Poster image: Lisa ADAMS Revelation [detail] 2015, 47 x 70 cm, Oil on canvas. WINNER Glencore Percival Portrait Painting Prize 2016
LensCap Crew and Gallery Services, Townsville City Council collaborate to take portraiture to the streets in 2016. Families of Townsville follows on from the highly successful Faces of Townsville project of 2014, this time tracing the history of some of the city’s founding families. LensCap Crew’s extensive research has unearthed interesting images and facts about each of the selected families, and ties with the city’s T150 celebrations. The project is accompanied by a small publication and map of locations of the works to assist you in exploring the streets of Townsville, from the CBD to the suburbs.
An Artist and Sitter in Conversation: George Fetting and Lee Lin Chin
Join esteemed portrait photographer George Fetting and SBS cult personality and journalist Lee Lin Chin for an in-depth look into the relationship between an artist and their sitter. Date: Wednesday 6 July Time: 6.30pm for 7pm Pinnacles Gallery, Riverway Arts Centre 20 Village Boulevard, Thuringowa Central QLD 4814 FREE event, Bookings Essential: (07) 4773 8871 Image: George FETTING Lee Lin Chin [detail] 2016, 120 x 80 cm, Archival pigment print on cotton rag. DUO Magazine Percival Photographic Portrait Prize Finalist 2016
Families of Townsville Join us at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery for the screening of a short documentary which tracks the Families of Townsville street art project. Gallery Services in partnership with the LensCap Crew have taken historical portraitaure to the streets, follow the project team as they trace the history of some of Townsville’s founding families. Dates: Thursday 30 June Time: 6.30pm
Exclusive Friends of the Gallery Workshop
with Artist Barbara Cheshire
Over two workshops Cheshire will guide participants in the art of creating portraits from contour drawing to finished painting. Participants have the option to do one workshop, or develop their portrait over both workshops.
Bookings essential: (07) 4727 9011 / (07) 4773 8871
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Dates: Saturday 18 June and Saturday 25 June Time: 1pm to 4pm
Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Cnr Denham and Flinders Streets, Townsville QLD 4810 FREE event Bookings Essential: (07) 4773 8871 Image: John Douglas.
Date: June 2016
Pinnacles Gallery, Riverway Arts Centre 20 Village Boulevard, Thuringowa Central QLD 4817