How about a weekend being creative in the light filled studios at Brisbane Institute of Art? T-shirt fundamentals, monoprinting, botanical art, fibre and woven sculpture, silversmithing, introductory drawing and iPhoneography are just a few of over fifty weekend workshops being held at BIA. More than 40 artists provide a rich program of exhibitions, art classes and workshops in the friendly and supportive creative environment at the institute. A structured art program is available that offers students the freedom to explore their own interests. The offerings range from figure drawing and still-life painting, to sculptural assemblage and digital photography. The visual arts provide an excellent hands on starting point for life-long learning with broad linkages to areas such as design, history, psychology and philosophy. Classes and workshops are offered during the day, evening and on weekends. Everyone is welcome.
Brisbane Institute of Art, 41 Grafton Street, WINDSOR Ph. (07) 3857 5377
This exhibition of works by Stephen Newton is a response to over 10 years of visiting Moreton Island conducting art camps for BIA. The exhibition is in two parts, a selection of some 30 works on paper and an installation comprising limestone carving, pumice stone, a wardrobe incorporating a soundscape, and large works on paper in the form of maps. "The installation explores new ways of responding to Moreton Island with particular emphasis on Cape Moreton lighthouse as a metaphysical axis mundi" (Stephen Newton). We hope you can join us at Metcalf Gallery >>> for the opening at 2pm on Saturday 17 January. The exhibition continues until Tuesday 27 January.
"Drift", Stephen Newton 2013
The annual exhibition is open to all artists from SE Queensland and Northern NSW with a $5000 prize awarded for a 2D work including painting, drawing, printmaking and photography.
TARAGO by CHRISTIAN FLYNN