Programs

Throughout July and August

Career and study pathways

Various locations

QUT Precincts hosts a series of panel discussions for anyone interested in pursuing a career in the areas of visual arts and fashion. The panels are made up of QUT graduates, students, and lecturers who are available to answer any questions.

In 2015 we will take this program on tour to locations around Brisbane accompanied by staff from QUT Art Museum and QUT Creative Industries Faculty, alongside some of the talent featured in the ART/WORK video series.

For further information visit our dedicated Career and study pathways page.

Friday 10 July

School holiday workshop: Make your own tutu (for 12 to 16 year olds)

10am to 1pm QUT Art Museum

$26

While we often imagine fashion and costume design as beginning with a sketch, sometimes the most interesting forms emerge through creative play and allowing room for the unexpected! In this fun, hands-on workshop, participants will test their problem-solving skills and ability to improvise to create their own inspired tutu design. This program will begin with a tour of the exhibition with QUT Art Museum staff before exploring design-through-making in a series of engaging exercises on half-scale dress forms with Paula Dunlop, a Brisbane based designer/dressmaker.

Make your own tutu is hosted by QUT Art Museum in conjunction with Tutu reimagined, an exhibition that showcases designer tutus from the Australian Ballet.

What to bring: Something to snack on to fuel your creativity (bottled water provided)

Supervision: Parents/carers required to drop off and collect their children from the workshop venue

Enquiries: For more information, email precinctseducation@qut.edu.au

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Tuesday 18 August

Texta book club: Mao's last dancer by Li Cunxin

6pm QUT Art Museum

Texta is no ordinary book club; it's for people who love art. We use fiction (mostly) to unpack the subjects, themes and emotions of art. Conversation is never colourless, and is facilitated by our brains trust from QUT Creative Writing and Literary Studies. For our third book of the year we tackle Mao's last dancer by Li Cunxin.

One day, not so very many years ago, a small peasant boy was chosen to study ballet at the Beijing Dance Academy. His mother urged him to take this chance of a lifetime. But Li was only eleven years old and he was scared and lonely, pushed away from all that he had ever known and loved. He hated the strict training routines and the strange place he had been brought to. All he wanted to do was go home – to his mother, father and six brothers, to his own small village. But soon Li realised that his mother was right. He had the chance to do something special with his life – and he never turned back ...

Held in conjunction with the exhibition Tutu reimagined, join us for a brief tour of the exhibition followed by a glass of wine and generous amounts of healthy conversation.

Books can be purchased from the Gardens Point QUT Bookshop.

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Tuesday 20 October

Texta book club: Clean straw for nothing by George Johnson

6pm QUT Art Museum

Texta is no ordinary book club; it's for people who love art. We use fiction (mostly) to unpack the subjects, themes and emotions of art. Conversation is never colourless, and is facilitated by our brains trust from QUT Creative Writing and Literary Studies. For our final book of the year we read Clean straw for nothing by George Johnson.

In the sequel to his semi-autobiographical novel My brother Jack, George Johnston's Clean straw for nothing (winner of the Miles Franklin Award in 1969) is set against the backdrop of a Greek island, and follows the story of successful war correspondent and retired journalist, David Meredith, as he abandons his career for a life in exile with his beautiful wife Cressida. Johnston focuses on the developing relationship between David and Cressida, exploring the complex and reflective character of David as he questions the nature of success, sexual tensions, expatriation, and ill-health.

Held in conjunction with the exhibition 1969: The black box of conceptual art, join us for a brief tour of the exhibition followed by a glass of wine and generous amounts of healthy conversation.

Books can be purchased from the Gardens Point QUT Bookshop.

register

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