Redland artists receive RADF grants


Projects covering visual arts, writing, music and heritage are among seven projects to receive funding in the latest Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) grant round from Redland City Council, announced Mayor Karen Williams.

“In this round of funding from the Regional Arts Development Fund, a Queensland Government and Council partnership, the Redlands will see innovative and creative local projects receive $45,753 of funding,” Cr Williams said.

Projects that have received RADF funding in this round include:

1. Treena Christie The Light Haus: To design and develop the concept and guidelines of an architectural limited life pavilion competition. $9,500
2. Josephine Ellis Wild Life Stories Project: To plan and design a program to capture wild life and flora from the Redlands through a multi seasonal calendar. $3,120
3. Tania Davidson Residency Mentorship Program: Emerging Artist in Residence program working with professional artist to develop new media installation. $5,238
4. Tricia Dobson Cleveland BUZZ: working with artists, community and traders to establish a program for Bloomfield St Cleveland. $11,810
5. Donna Cameron Mosquito Woman: Employing an editor and indigenous cultural consultant to develop a novel based on North Stradbroke Island. $3,285
6. Carl Saffigna Italian Immigrants in the Redlands: Collection, preparation of transcripts, writing and editing of a series of oral histories into a book format. $8,300
7. Michael Bulloch Fin Monumental Ephemeral Sculpture: Workshops leading to a construction of a Sculptural work on North Stradbroke Island. $4,500

In addition, local artist Dianne Little has had her RADF project Russell Island Jetty Mosaic selected as one of the key promotional images for the statewide RADF program.

Postcards and posters featuring Dianne Little’s work can be found on both the Redland City Council and Arts Queensland websites.

Cr Williams said Dianne Little’s mosaic project was highly successful, drawing together dozens of island residents in a celebration of local community through a unique artwork.

Postcards and posters featuring Dianne Little’s work can be found on both the Redland City Council and Arts Queensland websites.

Cr Williams said Dianne Little’s mosaic project was highly successful, drawing together dozens of island residents in a celebration of local community through a unique artwork.
“We are very proud to have one of our local artists representing Redland City for the RADF program,” Cr Williams said.

The Russell Island Jetty Mosaic can be viewed at the ferry terminal at Russell Island.
Arts Minister Ros Bates said the Regional Arts Development Fund supports more than 3000 arts and cultural projects each year in communities across the state.

“The Newman Government allocation in 2012-2013 is $2.083 million on top of another
$1.5 million from Queensland councils. This means more than $3.5 million is available for
arts projects across the state,” Ms Bates said

“The Regional Arts Development Fund is a statewide partnership between the Queensland
Government and local councils, and shows our support for local arts and culture.
“Regional Arts Development Fund projects are local projects selected by communities in line
with their cultural priorities.”

Ms Bates said the Regional Arts Development Funding delivered on the Newman
Government’s Arts for all Queenslanders election promise to ensure that all Queenslanders
have access to arts by bringing it to the regions.

For more information on RADF go to www.redland.qld.gov.au.