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QUT PRECINCTS 2019 PROGRAMS FOR WIDENING PARTICIPATION

QUT has long-standing outreach, admissions and support programs for under-represented groups, with a particular emphasis on low-SES, rural and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. We are dedicated to increasing enrolments from students who may not feel that they have the opportunity to study at university.

QUT Precincts in partnership with QUT Equity provide programing as part of QUT's commitment to Widening Participation, servicing partner schools within the QUT catchment. In 2019, we will continue to deliver on-demand programs, subject to staff availability. QUT Precinct's Widening Participation program aims to build on students' awareness and aspiration in higher education and beyond. This is achieved through the following programs available for QUT Widening Participation partner schools:

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On-campus programs

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QUT BRISBANE ART + DESIGN (BAD) DAY OUT
[ART + DESIGN]

FORYears Levels 7 – 12
WHENFriday 17 May 2019
DURATION4 hours (9:30am to 1:30pm)
CAPACITY90 students
WHEREGardens Point Campus & City Botanical Gardens

Join us for a journey through art and design during the Brisbane Art and Design (BAD) Festival. Students will rotate through a number of activities and tours of:

  • BOTANICA (temporary Public Art and Design exhibition) in the Brisbane Botanical Gardens
  • Exhibition tours of QUT Art Museum
  • Artist talk by Artists-In-Residence Man & Wah and a mindfulness session in The Cube
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QUT STEAM EXPERIENCE DAY
[ART + TECHNOLOGY]

FORYears Levels 7 – 12
WHENThursday 17 & Friday 18 October
DURATION4 hours (9:30am to 1:30pm)
CAPACITY90 students
WHEREGardens Point Campus

This program aims to highlight the skills and synergies between art and technology across a range of activities. Students will rotate through a number of activities and tours of:

  • ROBOTRONICA exhibition tour of Swarm by Adam Donovan and Katrina Hochschuh
  • Circuit Break participatory workshop with littleBits
  • ROBOTRONICA activities at The Cube
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QUT STEAM EXPERIENCE DAY
[ART + BIOLOGY]

FORYears Levels 7 – 12
WHENTo be confirmed
DURATION4 hours (9:30am to 1:30pm)
CAPACITY90 students
WHEREGardens Point Campus

Join us for an immersive journey which highlights the synergies between art and biology.

Students will rotate through a number of activities and tours of:

  • Immersive art experience and artist talk at The Cube by Artists-In-Residence Man & Wah
  • Vascular system participatory workshop using microscopes with STEM Widening Participation
  • Art-as-knowledge nature journaling participatory workshop with QUT Precincts Widening Participation
  • William Robinson exhibition tour in conjunction with a geological lesson in nature
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PATHWAYS
[ART + DESIGN + FASHION]

QUT OPEN DAY

WHENSunday 28 July 2019

QUT Art Museum hosts a series of free panel discussions for middle to senior students interested in pursuing a career in the areas of visual art, design and fashion. The panels are made up of QUT graduates and lecturers who are available to answer any questions. These sessions are also a must for parents and teachers.

This year, these career focused discussions will occur during QUT Open Day, complementing QUT Creative Industries information sessions.

On-campus and in-school participatory workshops

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ARTWORK IN A BOX: ALFREDO & ISABEL AQUILIZAN
[MIGRATION + STORYTELLING + SUSTAINABILITY]

FORYears Levels 7 – 12
DURATION50 mins – 2 hours

Artwork in a Box: Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan features an original artwork by husband-and-wife team, Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan. Originally from the Philippines, Alfredo and Isabel immigrated to Australia with their five children in 2006. Through processes of collecting and collaborating, they create artworks that explore ideas of home, family, memory, sustainability, migration, and Australia/Asia relations.

Students will have the opportunity to create their very own artworks out of cardboard and form their own stories and experiences.

For more information, please download: Artwork in a box: Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan [PDF 3.9 MB]

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ARTWORK IN A BOX: WILLIAM ROBINSON
[LANDSCAPE + ENVIRONMENT + DRAWING]

FORYears Levels 7 – 12
DURATION70 mins – 2 hours 20 mins

Artwork in a box: William Robinson features reproductions of pages from the visual diaries of acclaimed Queensland artist William Robinson. These rarely seen works on paper reveal Robinson's process work and everyday observations, captured quickly through gestural marks and notes made using graphite and watercolours.

Following the exploration of William's diaries, students will embark on a series of drawing activities developed to work within the allocated time frame.

For more information, please download: Artwork in a box: William Robinson [PDF 2.9 MB]

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STITCH YOUR FUTURE
[STITCHING + SELF-REFLECTION + AFFIRMATIONS]

FORYears Levels 7 – 12
DURATION45 – 90 mins

In Stitch Your Future students will reflect on who they are now, and who they want to aspire to be in the future through stitching affirmations onto their very own patch.

Students learn embroidery skills whilst evoking conversations around their futures – even if they are undecided.

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STITCH YOUR STORIES
[ART + FASHION + SUSTAINABILITY]

FORYears Levels 7 – 12
DURATION2 hours

A workshop designed in collaboration with The Stitchery Collective where students learn processes of design thinking, abstraction and personal narrative to create their own upcycled t-shirt that expresses a story of their own. This workshop focuses on the history and idea of storytelling through clothing.

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WILLIAM ROBINSON: DRAWING LIFE
[LANDSCAPE + ENVIRONMENT + DRAWING]

FORYears Levels 7 – 12
DURATION50 mins – 2 hours

Although known predominantly as one of Australia's leading landscape artists, William Robinson has consistently explored the more intimate surrounds of his home through interior and still life subjects.

In this workshop, students explore the techniques and subject matter featured in Robinson's practice including his use of perspective, composition, application of media, and colour.

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DESIGNER FOR A DAY
[DESIGN THINKING + EMPATHY]

FORYears Levels 7 – 12
DURATION2 hours

A hands-on workshop where students can be a 'designer for a day' by exploring ideas, solving problems, creating prototypes, design thinking and career mapping.

Students will collaboratively respond to prompts and create, explore and design their own improvements for their school through the eyes of an architect, landscape architect, industrial designer, interior designer and fashion designer.

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CIRCUIT BREAKER
[ART + TECHNOLOGY + SUSTAINABILTY]

FORYears Levels 7 – 9
DURATION2 hours

Artists are some of the most experimental and innovative creators of technology – repurposing, tinkering and expanding our perceptions of this ever-changing field.

In this workshop students will learn how to use littleBits – electronic modules that snap together to create circuits – to design and build interactive artworks that make noise, light up and respond to movement. Students will learn about the basics of circuitry, motors and motion and be encouraged to experiment with materials, techniques and technologies to create a work that represents their artistic intentions.

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ART AS KNOWLEDGE
[VISUAL COMMUNICATION + ART/WORLD HISTORY]

FORYears Levels 6 – 12
DURATION50 mins – 2 hours

The human existence has been captured through the filter of artists from the beginning of communication between us – even before humans could speak we discussed, captured and shared the world through visual communication.

Through this program, student gain a brief understanding of world history through the eyes of artists, question these documentations, and make their very own artist book through drawing skills and basic book binding.

In-community programs

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THE SATURDAY CLUB

FORYears 10 – 12 and first year out of school
AVAILABLE7-week program, Saturdays from 23 February – 6 April 2019
COSTFree
DURATION7 weeks
CAPACITY15 students from across the Moreton Bay Region
WHEREThe Hub Caboolture + QUT Gardens Point

Based on the successful National Saturday Club across the United Kingdom, QUT's Widening Participation Program, MBRC's Cultivate the Arts and Caboolture Regional Art Gallery's Uplift Program are trialing an Australian model across the Moreton Bay Region and beyond.

The program will provide young people with: professional development, hands-on participatory workshops, career-mapping, self-discovery and confidence-building experiences – empowering them to achieve, believe and develop a sense of belonging and pride.

Throughout the 7-week program, participants will deliver an exhibition in conjunction with National Youth Week and Caboolture Regional Art Gallery through the Uplift Program. The exhibition will open during National Youth Week with a celebration event on Saturday 6 April where participants can celebrate their successes with their families, teachers and support network.

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WATCH THIS SPACE EXHIBITION: CABOOLTURE HUB

FORStudents, parents/carers, teachers, community
DATES4 April – 5 May 2019, 10am – 4pm, Monday to Saturday
WHEREThe Hub Gallery, Caboolture Hub

This exhibition, Watch this space, is part of Moreton Bay Regional Council's 2019 Uplift program. Participants can get involved in a series of workshops leading up to and during the exhibition. Please join us for the opening celebration event on Saturday 6 April at 11am.

WATCH THIS SPACE: SCHOOL ENGAGMENT

FORAll year levels
AVAILABLE2– 4 April 2019
DURATIONFlexible
CAPACITYNegotiable
WHERECaboolture Regional Art Gallery, Caboolture Hub

Join us in celebrating our young people with an exhibition tour of Watch this space and Soft Core, along with a participatory workshop at Caboolture Hub.

Contact details

All programs are subject to staff availability. For more information, please contact Pia Robinson, QUT Precincts Widening Participation Officer.

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