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Asia Pacific art activities come to Redland City

Exciting drop-in art activities for kids and families will come to Redland City when the Kids’ 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art Tour (Kids’ APT7 on Tour) visits Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba from 10am – 2pm on Wednesday 10 April 2013 at the Capalaba Library Artspace.

Redland City Council spokesperson for Arts, Culture and Innovation Cr Paul Bishop said the Kids’ APT7 tour was a great opportunity for families to experience contemporary art from the Asia Pacific region and interact with the artists’ activities.

“I encourage any parents looking for school holiday activities to come along to the free Kids APT7 event at Capalaba and give their kids a unique chance to view, and participate in, multicultural art projects,” Cr Bishop said.

“There will be a range of activities for kids to enjoy including drawing, mask-making and other interactive displays.

“We are delighted to be participating in the Kids APT7 tour, and it’s a great example of the fun activities happening in Redlands during Youth Week 2013, which runs from 5-14 April 2013.

‘It’s exciting to see our libraries and galleries being used as vibrant community spaces and learning places.”

Additional free workshops in cartooning with Phil Judd will also be offered on Friday 12 April 2013, featuring the comic art of APT7 artist, Hahan.  Numbers are limited and booking is required.

Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) Acting Director Suhanya Raffel said Kids’ APT7 on Tour, part of the Gallery’s flagship exhibition ‘The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT7), would be held at a record 75 venues throughout regional and remote Queensland in 2013.

“This exciting holiday program of artist projects and activities has been developed by QAGOMA’s Children’s Art Centre in collaboration with APT7 artists,” Ms Raffel said.

“The projects include a multimedia interactive that allows users to reveal information from a concealed image via screens of dots, a recipe shared by a Malaysian artist, a drawing activity using Farsi script, a mask-making project, and a short film in which lights and appliances come to life at night to hold parties.”

Artists represented in Kids’ APT7 on Tour are Daniel Boyd (Australia), Tromarama (Indonesia), Roslisham Ismail (aka Ise) (Malaysia), Parastou Forouhar (Iran), Uji Handoko Eko Saputro (aka Hahan) (Indonesia).

With the assistance of Principal Benefactor the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation, GOMA will provide Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba with a free activity booklet that guides children through artist Hahan’s creative processes, drawn from the Children’s Art Centre publication Hahan and friends which was developed in partnership with the artist.

For more detail on Kids’ APT7 on Tour please see qagoma.qld.gov.au/kidsontour

Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba is located at Capalaba Place, Noeleen Street, Capalaba. For workshop bookings and more information on activities and exhibitions, call 3829 8899 or go to www.more2redlands.com.au/ArtGallery

Dam management rethink needed to stop the floods

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams wants changes to the Leslie Harrison Dam management plan to prevent wet season flooding of Capalaba sporting facilities.

Councillor Williams fears for the future of the Capalaba Greyhound Club if the discharge policy for the dam does not change.

“The club has been flooded seven times in the past three years and now cannot get flood insurance,” she said.

”This club is a Redlands sporting icon. It is steeped in history but is battling for survival. Going under on a regular basis doesn’t help and I fear that unless things change the club is doomed.

“During wet weather we have flooding not only of this club but of adjoining sports fields and clubhouses. It is no coincidence that this flooding occurs after releases from the dam.

“We believe a proactive approach to dam management can overcome the problem but are having trouble convincing Seqwater.

“The catastrophic SEQ floods of 2011 were a wake-up call for us all and I would hope that strong partnerships, and sensible water storage management policies, are a result.”

Councillor Williams has enlisted the support of Capalaba MP Steve Davies, asking the MP to lobby Water Supply Minister Mark McArdle for change.

“When Council ran the dam we adopted, a ‘trickle’ release policy once the level reached around 90 per cent. There was no flooding under this policy,” she said.

“But Seqwater has a policy of no releases unless the dam is at 100 per cent. Rather than being proactive, they are being reactive – and unnecessarily risking our sports clubs and fields being flooded.”

Councillor Williams said Leslie Harrison was different to other major water supply dams in South East Queensland.

“Leslie Harrison is full at 100 per cent. Wivenhoe and Somerset can go well beyond. In fact, when Wivenhoe was released during the 2010-11 floods it was at 171 per cent,” she said.

“It is not a one size fits all!

“Council believes it prudent that Seqwater reduces the dam level from its present 90-plus per cent. As it is a shallow dam, it fills easily, and can quickly rise to capacity with heavy rainfall, necessitating a release of water.

“There is at least a perception that silting of Tingalpa Creek contributes to flooding and
the government currently does not dredge the creek.

“We are also concerned that Seqwater may be taking a higher percentage of bulk water
from North Stradbroke Island, because of the cost advantage of doing so in comparison
with Leslie Harrison Dam. We believe the appropriate percentage would be 60 per cent
from NSI and 40 per cent from the dam.

“If this was Seqwater policy, the dam levels would be reduced through use rather than
wasteful discharge.”

Exhibition explores the beauty of botany through textiles

The latest exhibition at Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba draws on the beauty of plants to create unique and inspiring textile and paper-based artworks.

On display from Monday 8 October – Wednesday 28 November 2012, Recollected Patterns: The botany of Walter Hill explores plants cultivated in the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens during colonial botanical botanist Walter hill’s curatorship (1855–81) through artwork by KT Doyle.

KT Doyle is a successful artist and designer, whose pieces have featured in national magazines including Home Beautiful, Vogue Living and Madison.

Doyle has been awarded a number of arts grants and prizes, and was named one of Design Quarterly’s Top Ten Faces and Forces of Design 2011.

In this exhibition, Doyle chose plants that had potential for patternmaking and the artistic merit of the botanical studies, with the aim of creating a new visual language based on these plants.

A floor talk will be held on 12 noon Tuesday 23 October 2012 with exhibiting artist KT Doyle.

The Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba is located at Capalaba Place, Noeleen Street, Capalaba and is open:

Monday, Tuesday and Friday 8.30am – 5.00pm
Wednesday 9am – 5pm
Thursday 8.30am – 7.30pm
Saturday 9am – 4pm

For more information on this exhibition and other exciting exhibitions happening at Redland Art Gallery, please call 3829 8899 or visit www.more2redlands.com.au/ArtGallery

Capalaba All Abilities Playground officially opens

To the delight of children and parents alike, the Capalaba All Abilities Playground was officially opened today.

The playground is Redlands’ first All Abilities Playground, and has been co-funded by Redland City Council and the State Government through the Queensland All Abilities Playground Project.

Redland City Council contributed $400,000, with the remaining $229,300 being funded by Queensland Government.

All Abilities Playgrounds are places where children of all ages and abilities can experience fun and challenging play alongside their friends and family members.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the official opening was a celebration of years of hard work, planning and building.

“This site has been a progression from a simple playground to the wonderful facilities we have today,” Mayor Williams said.

“As each new piece of equipment has been installed, it has been gleefully discovered by local families, and this park is already a much-loved and well-used facility.

“It is fitting that this playground has officially opened during Disability Action Week (9-15 September), because at its core, this project has been about ensuring all Redlands children have the opportunity to play.”

Redland City Deputy Mayor, Cr Alan Beard officially opened the site on the Mayor’s behalf and said it was an outstanding community asset.

“The playground is a wonderful example of different levels of government working with the community to create a truly inclusive play environment, Cr Beard said.

“I encourage families to experience the playground if they haven’t already.”
The playground uses a range of natural and built environments to encourage different types of play, and applies innovative approaches in design to break down barriers for children with a disability.

Key features include: Musical Forest Sand play area Natural plantings, mounds and hilly areas Giant climbing net Existing flying fox with a new harness seat Swings area, including a wheelchair-accessible Liberty Swing.

Facilities also include wide access pathways and perimeter fencing to a new shelter and
bench seating throughout. Another central feature is easy access to nearby amenities,
such as barbecue and picnic areas, and toilet facilities.

Koala death spurs call for a driver care

Redland City Council is calling for driver care after another young male koala was found dead, hit by a car on Redland Bay Road, Capalaba last week.

The Redland Wildlife Rescue volunteers were called after a resident saw the koala lying on the road side.

It is the beginning of the most tragic time of the year on the roads for local koalas and other wildlife.

During koala breeding season, from now until December, koalas are on the move with adults looking for mates and young koalas in search of their own home range.

Approximately 35 per cent of total koala deaths in the Redlands every year are attributed to car hits.

Council is urging residents to be especially aware of koalas and slow down when driving to reduce the number of koala fatalities this year, particularly on major roads, as these have high koala car hit incidents.

Experts say that one of the greatest tragedies of koala road mortality is that the victims are usually healthy breeding individuals.

Habitat loss leads to disease, and brings koalas into contact with cars and dogs, but there is a lot that residents and visitors can do to minimise these threats.

Drive carefully in areas where koalas may be trying to cross the road, particularly in areas with ‘koala warning signs’ and be aware of their movement even in key urban areas such as Cleveland CBD.

Koalas are most active between dusk and dawn so extra caution is needed during these times. They will also be seen moving around during the day and can be very active between 10-11am and 3-4pm.

Slow down on the roads, this will not only help save your life and others, but also the lives of precious local wildlife.

Scan the sides of the road for koalas when driving and watch for koala ‘eyeshine’ (reflections from an animal’s eyes) at night.

Call the Redlands 24 hour Wildlife Rescue Service if you see an injured koala on 3833 4031.

Getting immediate veterinary care for injured koalas can mean the difference between life and death.

If you see an injured koala while driving but can’t stop, check your odometer and record the distance to a known point so you can give wildlife carers a good indication of where the animal is.

If you do hit a koala please call for help, while it’s a horrible feeling, there is no penalty or fine for accidently hitting a koala while driving.

By reporting all injured or dead koalas to the Redland Wildlife Rescue you are helping to provide vital information to Council and the State Government to help save our koalas.

To learn more about how to protect our local koalas visit www.koalacentral.com.au or follow us on www.facebook.com/koalacentral.

All images are of the young male koala killed on Redland Bay Road, Capalaba last week.koala3 koala1 koala2

Exhibitions put Redlands artists in focus

Two new exhibitions at Redland Art Gallery put the spotlight on Redlands’ talented artists.

In Focus 2012 and Linkages: A Redlands Creative Alliance showcase, both showcase local artists’ works and are on display until 26 August at Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland.

In Focus 2012 is also being presented simultaneously at Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba until Wednesday 3 October.

In Focus 2012 celebrates the wealth of artists living and working in the Redlands, with this year’s artists creating postcard size artworks in response to the theme ‘Art in life’. Works include painting, drawing, mixed media, photography and sculpture.

In Focus 2012 will include works by The Fundamentalists Art Group, Macleay Island Art Complex,
Redland Yurara Art Society, Russell Island Community Arts, Salt Water Murris Quandamooka Art Group, Smart Arts and The Old Schoolhouse Gallery.

Linkages: A Redland Creative Alliance showcase includes artwork by Redlands Creative Alliance members, who express their creativity through a variety of mediums.

The Alliance promotes collaboration and communication between the Redlands’ arts and business communities, serving to broaden public awareness of arts and culture in the area.

Live performances will also be held in conjunction with the Linkages exhibit during August:

Sunday 5 August 2012
Blue Moon Theatre Company – Poetry readings
10am in the mall at the Cleveland Village Farmers Markets
11am Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland

Sunday 12 August 2012
Folk Redlands performance
10am In the mall at the Cleveland Village Farmers Markets
11am Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland

Public performances presented in partnership with Redlands Arts Council.

Dwell at Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba

The latest exhibition at Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba gives adults and children the opportunity to explore the suburban environment through art.

Dwell, showcasing Sue Beyer’s latest series of work, investigates the effect spaces and suburban settings have on an individual’s emotions and behaviour. Her pieces also consider how we use space in an urban context.

Dwell can be viewed at Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba from 21 June to 18 July 2012.

To coincide with this exhibition, Sue Beyer will run a series of free school holiday workshops for children aged 5 – 12 years old. The workshops encourage children to think differently about the places and spaces they experience every day, and make new discoveries.

Children’s workshops: Mapping Your World with Sue Beyer
Tuesday 3 July and Wednesday 4 July 2012
Session times: 10 – 11.15am, 11.30am – 12.45pm, 1.45 – 3pm
Capalaba Artspace
Capalaba Place, Noeleen Street, Capalaba

Participants should wear old clothes and enclosed shoes. All materials provided.

Bookings for children’s workshops are essential as places are strictly limited to 12 children per session. To reserve a place telephone (07) 3829 8484 or email gallery@redland.qld.gov.au

Please note that parents/guardians must remain with children for the duration of the workshop.

Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba is located at Capalaba Place, Noeleen Street, Capalaba and opens Monday, Tuesday and Friday 8.30am – 5pm, Wednesday 9am – 5pm, Thursday 8.30am – 7.30pm and Saturday 9am – 4pm. Admission free.

For more information on exhibitions, contact 3829 8899 or visit www.redland.qld.gov.au.