Issue#2 June 2013
BRISBANE’S ARTIST HIVE MONTHLY E-ZINE
IN THIS ISSUE... CURRENT PROJECT:
CALLING THE PAST ARTIST FEATURE:
ANGELA RYDER ALSO IN THIS ISSUE:
PRETTY UP YOUR COMPUTER
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artist hive Artist Hive is a Brisbane-based creative consultancy that offers professional services to corporate, council, media, education and business people who need art solutions. At Artist Hive we are all about linking our hive of qualified, creative contractors, arts workers and established artists to the people who need them.
The Admin Team David Hooper Creative Director Pepper Baldwin Admin Manager Ruth Dunn Buzz Editor Karina Nikolaychuk Faculty Liason Ian Pearce IT Consultant Luke Darlington Social Media Manager
Contact Us Post: PO Box 508 Sherwood Qld 4075
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artist hive background Artist Hive was originally a collective action project ‘CBD Gallery’(CBD, 2005-8) founded by our group of artists on Elizabeth street in Brisbane’s CBD. This gallery hosted scores of large experimental art exhibitions, events and collaborations. This group became our first Artist run Initiative, ‘Brisbane Local Arts Collective’ (BLAC, 2008-12), when we moved from our gallery space. Under this banner we designed, initiated and produced dozens of community engagement public art works for Council, Corporate and local culture sector businesses, including and combining chalk, mural and workshop projects. These two groups have been remodelled and rebranded as the ‘Artist Hive’ (EST 2012). This is a membership based business model designed to create opportunities, incomes, and career development for its member artists.
Partners & Network Associates CALLING THE PAST
YOUTH ARTS QUEENSLAND
BOGARTS MARY ST
BIRD GALLERY/ BEAN CAFE
BRISBANE SQUARE LIBRARY
ECKERSLEYS ART SUPPLIES
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RACECOURSE RD FESTIVAL
Calling the Past 4 ARTIST HIVE, JUNE 2013
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CONTENTS 8. A Word from the Hive 12. Artist Feature with Brisbaneâ€™s Angela Ryder
16. Sneak Peek: Racecourse Rd Winter Lights Festival
18. Calling the Past
12 16 19. Map: Calling the Past locations 20. Urban Exhibitions 21. Exhibition Calendar 23. Industry Partners
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27. Artist Picks 28. Free Computer Wallpaper!
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a word from the hive Dear Reader, We are back again for the very colourful June issue of The Buzz! The Buzz gives you something fun and interesting to read, and helps you stay savvy with Artist Hive’s artists and latest projects. In this month’s issue we have lots of exciting content, including the Racecourse Road Winter Lights Festival, an interview with Brisbane’s Angela Ryder and Artist Hive’s involvement in Calling The Past! So settle in, grab a coffee or a cup of tea, and enjoy the June issue of The Buzz! Ruth Dunn Editor
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Nice Skull by Angela Ryder 9 ARTIST HIVE, JUNE 2013
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Winter Festival Flashback: The Red Paintings perform on the Queen St Mall 2008. http://theredpaintings.com/
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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT “Art is stupid. I like
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NGELA YDER 13 ARTIST HIVE, JUNE 2013
Interview with Angela How did you first become interested in art? It’s just something I've always done. There was never becoming interested. It’s just who I am. Where did you train as an artist/who taught you? Currently I'm studying through Open Universities for my Bachelor of Fine Arts. That is pretty much to get a piece of paper saying I am an “artist”. I find it much more inspirational to paint with other people or alone depending on my mood. What is inspiring you at the moment? Whatever catches my eye. What has been your biggest challenge as an artist and how have you overcome this? Having to explain the meaning behind my work, and other questions I get asked. I am really running with the Art is Stupid thing. It isn’t even that I think art is stupid. I love it. I Just don’t know how to deal with all the other stuff that seems to come with being an artist. Overcoming it? I guess I am still working on it. What is the most important thing to you as an artist? Enjoying what I do. Always trying new things and never settling into a particular style for too long. What projects are you involved with at the moment? Uni and trying to find the time and space to paint. Where do you see yourself heading in the future? I don’t know. I haven't thought that far ahead. Hopefully heading many places.
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On June 15, Racecourse Road Winter Ligh food, wine, lanterns, craft, art and music! local musicians, performers and artists to the community. The days entertainment w tion, live art show and lantern parade.
Urban Exhibitions See local artists display their work in local and mysterious treasure hunt puzzles, you local retails venues! Art Workshops Everyone will be welcome to participate in which will help to decorate the surroundin hand-made decorations. Chalk Art Colourful Chalk Artworks will adorn the streets, form part of the ‘Great Treasure Hunt Puzzle’, and give helpful directions to different areas of the Festival. The public will also be encouraged to participate with chalks and artist facilitators available on hand so everyone can have a go! Live Art Battles 16 Artists will be selected from registered artists to compete in a round robin and series of quarter and semi final art rounds throughout the Festival. Painting next to the stages to 40 minute sets of live music, and with a full audience, artists will be going head to head to win shares of $1000 cash prize monies as well as a holiday and other prizes. – judging commencing after the Lantern Parade. Busking Competition The Busking Competition will run throughout the course of the day. Winners will be announced at 8:30pm at the Lido Cafe and presented with a $500 prize.
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hts Festival will celebrate winter with fine ! The Festival provides an opportunity for showcase their talent and connect with will be ongoing with a busking competi-
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n these simple and creative workshops ng trees with beautiful and colourful, Food and Craft Stalls This year, Racecourse Road will hold scores of food and craft stalls! These stalls will include chilli, cheese, chocolate, mulled wine, boutique beers, international cuisine, lights, beanies, scarves and local handicraft. Lantern Parade Summon your creativity and get involved with a lantern making workshop! A lantern making workshop at St Augustineâ€™s between 3.00pm and 6.00pm on the day of the festival and is open to everybody. The cost is $10 per lantern, including materials and guidance from professional lantern artists. All participants are welcome to proceed with the groups in the parade.
Details When: Saturday 15th June from 3 pm to 10 pm Where: Racecourse Rd, Ascot For More Information go to: http://racecourseroadfestival.com.au/
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Artist Hive was very excited to be involved in the 'Calling the Past project' designed and initiated by the team at callingthepast.com. We saw this as an opportunity to get local artists work and contact details out into the public domain and to experiment and challenge conventional notions of art and place. Really we are just always seeking participation in projects that can highlight and profile our member artists and give rise to opportunities and sales. Creating opportunities for local artists to make some money that's what we love to do!
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PHONE BOOTH LOCATIONS Tesltra Booth 127 Edward St Brisbane Tesltra Booth Corner of Mary and Edward Streets Telstra Booth 171 Charlotte St Tesltra Booths 212 Elizabeth St Telstra Booth 144 Elizabeth St Telstra Booths 112 Elizabeth St Telstra Booth outside the State Library South Brisbane Telstra Booth outside the QPAC South Brisbane Telstra Booth at the South Bank Markets Telstra Booth at the South Bank Food Court Telstra Booth at the College of Art Telstra Booth Maritime Museum Telstra Booth at the South Brisbane Train Station
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Urban Exhibitions thinks outside the art gallery and builds relationships with cafes, bars and small venues, working together to select and exhibit quality local artworks. This allows venues to choose stimulating and attractive visual decor which is renewed every month with a fresh exhibition. Itâ€™s as simple as chatting with our friendly program manager, who will coordinate artists and artworks to best suit the venue.
Brisbane Square Library The Hideaway
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Westpac Head Office
Supporting the local art community, Urban Exhibitions provides emerging and independent local artists the opportunity to exhibit their work, develop their market and self-fund their career development. Artist Hive promotes Urban Exhibitions through social media and other marketing and media channels, harnessing local support and building attendance on opening nights and throughout exhibitions. This means more customers for the venues and more exposure for the artists!
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Artist-Hive has a long history with Eckersleyâ€™s Art store in Edward St. Our artistâ€™s work is displayed in their venue and they sponsor our ongoing creative collaborations from time to time. Other projects on the books included street frontage live art, urban guerilla chalk art promotions and larger chalk art collaborations.
Specifically representing visual artists, Artist Hive is very happy to be working together with Youth Arts Queensland's 'Roundtable initiative' incorporating many peak body organisations in Queensland representing youth and arts. A meeting with the State Arts Minister is scheduled for the 20th of June where we will be making a submission to the Minister concerning new directions, assistance and programs for the arts and youth in Queensland. 22 ARTIST HIVE, JUNE 2013
Creative Drinks and Artist-hive have been involved in a few collaborative programs recently including a group show/ networking evening at Barsoma in the valley a few weeks ago featuring Travis D Hendrix, 5 other Artist Hive artists and 50 artworks. We were also happy to be approached to participate in the recent Spencer laneway program, and look forward to future collaborations together.
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Artwork by Mace R. 24 ARTIST HIVE, JUNE 2013
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The Butterflies, Celeste Gillies
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Best place to... Have CoffeeMy kitchen. I’m an artist. I’m poor. ShopMy favourite shop would have to be the Art Shed. Wind downSleep Grab a snackMilk Bar in Ashgrove Get inspiredWhy not?
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Pretty Up Your Computer
Head on over to the artist-hive.com ‘news’ page to download this wallpaper! Artwork by David Hooper
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Like our Facebook page to get the latest news, updates and event invites! facebook.com/artisthive If you would like to read more about Artist Hiveâ€™s Artists and projects go to: www.artist-hive.com/
ARTISTS WANTED At artist hive we promote art and artists not only online, but in real venues; we provide contract opportunities for our members as professional arts workers in private and public spheres; as well as offering a range of professional development opportunities. If this sounds like something you are interested in we want to hear from you! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Some artistsâ€™ work sold this month. Above: Work by Alice Ginger Gould
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