Friday, February 15, 2019

Exhibition Opening

> Friday, February 22, 2019 at 6pm
> FIELD Engineers Gallery, Gallery Three and the Foyer, Artspace Mackay

Join us to celebrate the opening of OBSESSED: Compelled to make, ADC On Tour: An Australian Design Centre national touring exhibition and FOUNDATIONS IN DRAWING.

To be officially opened by Cr Greg Williamson, Mayor of Mackay Regional Council.

RSVP: (07) 4961 9722 or 

Join Gallery Director, Tracey Heathwood, for a free Exhibition Floor Talk prior to the opening 5.30pm Friday February 22. This is an Auslan interpreted event, all welcome.

Last chance to see!

The Wall: David Ray
Foyer Gallery
Until March 24

David Ray is a ceramic artist based in the Yarra Valley whose work often provides wry commentary on contemporary consumerism and the less celebrated aspects of Australian cultural life.

Kids Art Club:
Term 1

> Saturday, February 23 - Saturday, March 30
> 10am - 12pm: 6 to 8 years
> 1pm - 3pm: 9 to 12 years

Artspace is thrilled to announce that local artist Rosemary Payne will be our tutor for Term 1 Kids Art Club!

Rosemary is one of Mackay’s most popular artists, she loves teaching and has a wealth of art & design experience. $160 per child for six weeks (includes all materials).

Book in now 4961 9722.

Visual Thinking Strategies

> Sunday, March 10
> 10am – 2pm

One day introductory workshop, only $15 per person.

Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) is a powerful student-centred teaching methodology that has been proven to strengthen students’ oral communications, literacy and creative and analytical skills among students of all ages. PD certificates provided.

Speed Date the Collection

> Last Thursday every second month starting February 2
> 5:45pm for a 6pm start (until 7:15pm)
> Artspace Mackay

A creative & fun way to learn. Our informal Speed Date the Collection night is an opportunity for members of the community to ‘meet’ artists’ books from the Collection in an informal and fun way.
2019 dates: Thursdays > 18 April / 27 June / 29 August / 31 October

Art Youth 13+ Event Series

This exciting free event series is designed to provide opportunities for students 13+ living in the Mackay, Whitsunday and Isaac Regions to meet and be inspired by professional and emerging artists, curators, artsworkers, and educators.

Visit Artspace Mackay website for the program overview, key dates, and keep an eye out for the Art Youth 13+ logo on Artspace Mackay event flyers and advertisements.

Find out more
Save the date
BMA Kidspace 2019 dates announced!
Join local artists and performers for creative art activities designed for toddlers and their adults. 10am – 2pm (Music entertainment 12-1pm).

Tuesdays > 19 March / 23 April / 28 May / 25 June / 30 July / 27 August / 17 September / 22 October / 19 November / 10 December

with Art

> 15 Feb / 15 March / 12 April (2nd Friday of month due to Good Friday) 17 May / 21 June / 19 July / 16 Aug / 20 Sep / 18 Oct / 15 Nov / 20 Dec

An enjoyable opportunity to look and talk about art. Held on the 3rd Friday of each month, Conversations with Art is held in the Artspace Workshop Room.

It’s a free and enjoyable discussion led by Artspace staff as we look at images of traditional and contemporary artworks from Gallery and Museum Collections from around the world.

Art after hours

> Buff Diss Street Art Preview Event - 11 April 2019
> Foundation Premier Gala Event – 24 May 2019

For more information and booking details for these two exciting Artspace Mackay Foundation  fundraising events contact the Artspace Mackay Foundation on 4951 2299, email or phone Artspace Mackay 4961 9722.

Planning your estate and bequest:
Free seminar

> Thursday, March 14, 11am
> Artspace Mackay Foyer Gallery
> Free + morning tea provided

Join us for this informative free seminar event, presented by the Artspace Mackay Foundation. Topics include:
  • Making the most of your generosity – the tax issues
  • Thinking Estate Planning – Good Deeds, Wills and Charitable gifts
  • The Bequest Process
With guest presenters from J Hamilton & Associates and Bennett Partners Chartered Accountants.

2020 Libris Awards

Calling all artists to get creating!

Artspace Mackay’s biennial artists’ book awards, the Libris Awards will return in 2020 with $14,500 in prizes.

Entries open February 18, closing March 20, 2020.
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