Archive for Cairns

KickArts Gallery exhibition on now

In the aftermath of cyclone Yasi the staff at KickArts Gallery have pooled their efforts and the exhibition Craig Walsh – HOME is now open to the public in Gallery 2. Although the cyclone has meant changes to the scheule and Craig was not able to get to Cairns, we are very pleased that the exhibition has been able to go ahead. It will run from

7 Feb – 12 March

at  96 Abbott Street

Cairns QLD Australia

Opening hours: Tues – Sat 10am to 5pm

Free Entry
Thank you so much to the team at KickArts for making this happen in such difficult circumstances.

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Cairns school workshop

Love the fangs! Images: Craig Walsh masterclass with REACH (Regional Excellence in Arts and Culture Hubs) students from the Cairns region, 2010 single-channel digital projection Trinity Bay SHS, Cairns, Queensland Images courtesy and © the artist. Photos: Craig Walsh

Late last week Craig held a short but highly successful half day workshop with secondary students from the Cairns region, who are all part of the visual art and media group REACH (Regional Excellence in Arts and Culture Hubs). REACH is a fantastic education initiative, which brings together students from different high schools in and around Cairns, with an interest and talent in media arts, to participate in programs which provide further education and skills development in this area.

Organised by Janelle Williams Visual Arts Head of Department at Trinity Bay SHS, the workshop was held in the Trinity Bay SHS art department. Following the workshop, images that the students had worked on during the day were processed by Craig, and students were then invited back to the school to view them projected in the school grounds during the evening.

Thanks go to Janelle for all her fantastic work making sure the stars were aligned for the workshop to happen, and biggest congratulations and thanks to the participating REACH students for all their hard work and enthusiasm! We hope it was a wonderful and inspiring day!

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Who’s Average photo call – Cairns Night Markets, this Saturday

Who’s Average project Sturt Reserve Murray Bridge, South Australia Image courtesy and © Craig Walsh. Photo: Mick Bradley

What: photo call for Who’s Average Project
Where: Cairns Night Markets, 71-75 The Esplanade, Cairns, Qld
When: 5.00pm – 10.00pm Saturday 17 July, 2010
Who: YOU!

This Saturday night Craig will be setting up at the Cairns Night Markets to document people for the Who’s Average project. If you are in Cairns get down to the night market from 5pm to be part of this Australia wide artwork!

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Craig Walsh Masterclass, Bonemap’s Emerald End Art Camp, Mareeba


Images from top: Emerald End Studio, Masterclass, projection artwork by Craig Middleton, Kyle Wilson, Rebecca Youdell and Russell Milledge, 2010 from the Digital Odyssey masterclass, Emerald End Art Camp, Mareeba, Queensland Images courtesy and © the artists. Photos 1-4 Craig Walsh 5+6 Kyle Wilson

Check out the amazing images from the recent masterclass held at Bonemap’s Emerald End Art Camp in Mareeba, Qld. Participants worked well into the night creating works responsive to the local environment, which were then projected in and around the camp including the nearby creek.

The masterclass was extremely successful – for the participants as well as the ticks living in the scrub who thought all their Christmases had come at once! Lucky the trusty first aid kit was at hand (well done Annemarie!). Big thanks to all the participants including Russell Milledge and Rebecca Youdell, Elizabeth Dunn, Riley Grycewicz, Craig Middleton and Kyle Wilson, for all the excellent work created and help documenting the artwork displays. Video from the masterclass by local videographer Leigh Harris coming soon!

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Craig Walsh Masterclass

Craig Walsh in collaboration with the Raukkan community with projected image of David Unaipon, from the Digital Odyssey workshop in partnership with Carclew Youth Arts and Country Arts SA, 2010 duel-channel digital projection Raukkan, South Australia Image courtesy and © the artist. Photo: Craig Walsh

Today is day two of a three day intensive masterclass Craig is holding with 9 artists from the Cairns region. The masterclass is being held at Bonemap’s Emerald End Art Camp in Mareeba, just out of Cairns in the Atherton Tablelands. With Coordination assistance from experienced Digital Media Program Manager Annemarie Kohn, and technical support from established Graphic artist Steven Thomasson, the masterclass is a highly intensive technical and creative learning experience for all participants. Our sincere thanks go to Russell Milledge and Rebecca Youdell, co-owners of the Art Camp and founders of hybrid media group Bonemap, for generously allowing the Digital Odyssey masterclass to be held at their amazing venue. Check out more information about Bonemap here.

Images and video footage of the masterclass are being taken and will be displayed on the website in the coming weeks. For now though, displayed above are images from the first Digital Odyssey masterclass held in the town of Ruakkan, South East of Adelaide near the mouth of the Murray River, with 6 members of the local Aboriginal community. Raukkan was the home town of preacher, inventor and writer David Unaipon (of the Ngarrindjeri people) and his imagery and writings offered rich material which was interpreted and incorporated into the many projections created as part of the masterclass.

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Be part of Digital Odyssey in Cairns

A collaborative multimedia installation HOME, 2010 Capel Haberdashery shop, Winton, Queensland Image courtesy and © Craig Walsh. Photo: Craig Walsh

We want you to be part of the art!

When: 24 – 30 June | 10am – 4pm daily
Where: Crate59 contemporary art gallery | 59 Sheridan St, Cairns

Digital Odyssey is about to commence in Cairns, and we are inviting the local community to get involved in the construction of the collaborative screen for the Cairns installment of the HOME project.

Craig and Hiromi will be setting up in the artist run gallery Crate59, and we would love Cairns locals and visitors to visit the gallery to contribute materials and get involved in the making of the screen. Your participation could be as brief or as long as you want. You can even just drop in for a coffee to have a chat and find out more about the Digital Odyssey project.

Items donated can relate to what ‘a sense of home is’, or could be textiles and objects constructed specifically for the project. When the screen is complete, it will be hung and large-scale videos of people discussing what home means to them them will be projected onto its surface.

So, bring materials, objects, creative skills and ideas. Drop in to Crate59 during the day between 24 – 30 June and get involved!

Digital Odyssey will run in Cairns until 18 July and is presented in Cairns in partnership with the Cairns Regional Gallery, with the support of Crate59 and other local arts organisations.

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