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School holiday fun in the Redlands

Comics and cartooning, movie-inspired fun and local Indigenous culture headline a jam-packed program of events on offer for kids across the Redlands these school holidays.

Redland Mayor Karen Williams said Council was again offering an extensive program of free events and activities over the next two weeks designed to engage and inspire young people of all ages.

“Redland Libraries, Redland Art Gallery and IndigiScapes have a fantastic line-up of activities on offer these school holidays, with events for environmental enthusiasts, bookworms, aspiring artisans, tech buffs and more,” she said.

“Sample bush tucker, try Indigenous dance and art, and hear the stories of our Traditional Owners at Seek, Unearth, Explore Quandamooka Country, a free family fun day at IndigiScapes on Friday 1 July.

“At the libraries, kids can find Nemo and Dory, make a Lego maze, design and create a smartphone case using a 3D printer, and demonstrate their superhuman hearing abilities during Roald Dahl Day, which coincides with the release of The BFG film.

“From squishy circuits to sticker art, electronics to holiday rhyme and storytime, there’s something for everyone.”

Cr Williams said Redland Art Gallery’s school holiday program included a workshop held in conjunction with their exhibition Gathering Strands, on display at the gallery until 24 July.

“Some of our exhibiting Indigenous artists will host a workshop for kids to learn their craft and weave natural fibres,” she said.

“They can also craft polymer clay creations or create a cartoon character with award-winning cartoonist Phil Judd, while teens can enjoy a zine-making workshop hosted by comic enthusiast Jeremy Staples.”

Activities in the Redland City Council school holiday program are free of charge. Click here for event details and booking arrangements.

Families can also enjoy a thrilling circus escapade of CIRCA – Carnival of the Animals, super sparkly fun at The Fairies – Let’s Party Tour or a heartwarming, bilingual early-years theatre experience at I See You at the Redland Performing Arts Centre,

Islands inspire new art exhibitions

Works drawing on the natural beauty of our islands and their unique ecosystems will feature in two new exhibitions to open this week at Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland.

From Sunday 24 April to Sunday 5 June 2016, Ground/Passage: Poetic mapping of Russell Island by Sharon Jewell will be exhibited alongside Medicinal Plant Cycles: Renata Buziak.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the exhibitions featured a fascinating collection of artworks inspired by environmental elements of Russell Island and Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island).

“Award-winning artist and QUT lecturer Sharon Jewell has created a fascinating perspective of Russell Island, the island that she has called home for the past decade,” she said.

“Developed from her intimate view of the island, the materials used in Ground/Passage Poetic mapping of Russell Island have been carefully selected to maintain a strong sense of the island’s identity.”

Cr Williams said the art featured in Medicinal Plant Cycles: Renata Buziak was inspired by natural science and cycles of decay and renewal of plants, as well as the passing on of knowledge and the cycle of time and seasons.

“Informed by extensive discussions with the island’s Quandamooka community, the images illustrate the constant flux of nature, revealing the beauty of decomposition and transformation,” she said.

“Created using time-lapse photography, the images of medicinal plants are based on a fusion of organic and photographic materials in a process of decomposition that Buziak terms the biochrome.

“The exhibition also includes time-lapse videos recording the blossoming and movement of fungi and microbes and excerpts from conversations with several Quandamooka People recorded during research for the exhibition.”

Join the official opening of Medicinal Plant Cycles: Renata Buziak and Ground/Passage: Poetic mapping of Russell Island on Friday 22 April at 6pm.

To RSVP, please call 3030 4163 or email by Thursday 21 April 2016.

A free morning tea and artist floor talks will be held on Sunday 24 April from 11.30am.

Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland is located on the corner of Middle and Bloomfield Streets, Cleveland. Click here for more information about the gallery and its exhibitions.


Renata Buziak



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.