Archive for September, 2010

Digital Odyssey officially starts in Gladstone

Digital Odyssey has officially started in Gladstone, presented in partnership with the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum. Setting up the project hub in the Gallery, Craig and Hiromi have got straight into workshops with the community on the HOME project. From 10am – 4pm Monday – Friday over the coming two weeks, locals are invited to get involved in the HOME project workshops, creating the HOME screen and being interviewed discussing what home means to them.

Craig will also be displaying a projection in the town of Gladstone, and will be photographing people for Who’s Average – more details to come.

For now, here are some key dates and information to get involved:

Digital Odyssey project hub and exhibition location: Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, Cnr Goondoon & Bramston Sts, Gladstone

Official opening of HOME project: Friday 1 Oct 2010, 6.00pm, by Cr Gail Sellers, Gladstone Regional Council

HOME installation display dates: 1-8 Oct 2010, 10am-5pm

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Digital Odyssey in Gladstone: Artist talk today at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery

CRAIG WALSH ARTIST TALK

When: 4.15 – 5.15pm
Where: Gladstone Regional Art Gallery
Address: Corner of Goondoon & Bramston Street, Gladstone

Craig, Hiromi and Kimyo have now travelled down from Mackay, to Gladstone, the next residency location on the Digital Odyssey tour.

This afternoon, Craig is presenting an artist talk at the gallery to inform locals about his practice and the Digital Odyssey residency. If you are in Gladstone today, come along to the Gallery from 4.15 to hear Craig talk, and find out how you can get involved in the upcoming workshops and public programs Craig and Hiromi will be holding starting from Monday next week.

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Digital Odyssey in Mackay

Images: Top to base: Local artist + Hiromi, workshop participants and community working on HOME project; the Incursion project and Connor and Donna.

This weekend Digital Odyssey wraps up in Mackay. Last week, I travelled up  there to work with team Digital Odyssey which included Craig and Hiromi, local artist Donna Robinson, Connor O’Brien who was back to assist with the HOME project and all the locals who participated in the Mackay workshops.

It was absolutely fantastic to be there, and the support of our local presentation partner Artspace Mackay, Arts Development Officer Fiona Bishop, local artists and other community groups was just amazing.

During the week, Donna took some excellent photographs documenting the Digital Odyssey process, which I will post on Flickr soon. For now, here is a tiny selection of the many wonderful images that show the HOME workshops and Craig’s Incursion artwork displayed in the corner of Riverside house.

Thank you to everyone in Mackay including the community, Donna for the photographs, Connor for his ongoing support, and to all the staff at Artspace Mackay for their generous support and hospitality including Ryan Bunker, Billie-Jo Obst, Alicia Stevenson, Anna Thurgood and Michael Wardell.

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