2012 events

QUT Alumni invited to visual arts showcase

27 November 2012 | 5.30pm for 6pm | QUT Art Museum | FREE

Ex post is QUT's inaugural triennial exhibition that surveys the wealth of talent that the University generates.

In partnership with QUT Alumni, QUT Art Museum would like to invite all QUT alumni to join us in celebrating QUT Visual Arts graduates' success through an exclusive gallery visit including a curator-led discussion on Tuesday 27 November at 5.30pm for 6.00pm start.

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QUT graduates and lecturers in conversation

Saturday 3 November | 1pm-3pm | QUT Art Museum | FREE

In conjunction with the exhibition Ex post, join graduates of QUT along with their ex-lecturers now peers, in a series of in-conversations and a panel discussion on QUT Visual Arts' approach to contemporary art education. Beer and pizza will be provided, BYO beanbag.

Ex post Triennial

Opening

Friday 2 November | 6.00pm for 6.30pm | QUT Art Museum | FREE

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Copyright: Copyright for writers and artists

Tuesday 23 October | 6pm-7pm | QUT Art Museum | FREE

Do you want to learn how to write about art? Are you a budding artist or writer? It is important to know what your intellectual property rights are and also how to be sure you aren't infringing on other's rights. Join industry professionals, Anne Fitzgerald (The Intellectual Property and Technology Law Clinic QUT) and the Australian Copyright Council, to discuss these issues.

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Texta book club

A book club for people who love to read art

Monday 8 October | 10.30am | The Day Nursery, Old Government House | FREE

Held in conjunction with the exhibition, Tales within historical spaces, this month we tackle The Bloody Chamber, by Angela Carter. From familiar fairy tales and legends Red Riding Hood, Bluebeard, Puss in Boots, Beauty and the Beast, vampires and werewolves, Angela Carter has created an absorbing collection of dark, sensual, fantastic stories.

The Bloody Chamber's interweaving of retold fairy tales demonstrates Angela Carter's narrative gift at its most mocking and seductive

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Tales within historical spaces

Louise Denoon in conversation with Beata Batorowicz

Saturday 8 September | 1pm-2pm | QUT Art Museum | FREE

Join Louise Denoon (Executive Manager, Queensland Memory, State Library of Queensland) in conversation with Polish-born artist, Beata Batorowicz, as they discuss the re-telling of history through fairytales and storytelling in relation to Beata's exhibition Tales within historical spaces.

Professional development for educators

Shadow puppetry workshop

Tales within historical spaces: Beata Batorowicz

Saturday 8 September | 10am-2pm | QUT Art Museum | $30

Teachers are invited to our professional development program held in conjunction with the exhibition, Tales within historical spaces with artist Beata Batorowicz. During this hands-on workshop teachers will design, direct and re-tell traditional fairytales through this shadow puppetry workshop. This workshop will be followed by an in conversation with Beata Batorowicz and Louise Denoon (Executive Manager, Queensland Memory, State Library of Queensland) as they discuss the exhibition in conjunction with the ideas and history storytelling.

This is an opportunity to view the exhibition, do some making and listen to the artist talk about the exhibition.

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#SM&B: Social media and blogging in the arts

Tuesday 4 September | 6pm-7pm | QUT Art Museum | FREE

Do you want to learn how to write about art? Join industry professionals Tess Maunder (The Maximilian) and Fiona Crawford (A Girl Called Fred) as they share their knowledge and experience of the use of blogging and social media in the arts sector. Learn why it is an important online tool and how to use it wisely.

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Texta book club

A book club for people who love to read art

Monday 3 September | 10.30am | The Day Nursery, Old Government House | FREE

Held in conjunction with the exhibition, Tales within historical spaces, this month we tackle Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer. Winner of the Guardian First Book Award in 2002, it tells the story of a young man who goes to the Ukraine in search of the woman who saved his grandfather from the Nazis. He is aided in his quest by a blind man, a randy guide dog and a very, very bad translator. It is funny, moving and gripping and you won't have read anything quite like it before.

open closed: Lincoln Austin, Sean Phillips and Arryn Snowball

The artists in conversation

Saturday 1 September | 2pm | QUT Art Museum | FREE

Lincoln Austin, Sean Phillips and Arryn Snowball are three Queensland artists working in different media, but with a shared sensibility. Join the artists as they discuss their parallel concerns and inspirations.

Tales within historical spaces: Beata Batorowicz

Opening

Friday 31 August | 6.00pm for 6.30pm | QUT Art Museum | FREE

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Lincoln Austin, Sean Phillips and Arryn Snowball

Opening

Friday 31 August | 6.00pm for 6.30pm | QUT Art Museum | FREE

Ikebana Demonstration

to celebrate Japan Week

Wednesday 22 August | 11am | QUT Art Museum

Ikebana is the traditional form of Japanese flower arranging. To celebrate Japan Week come along to QUT Art Museum for an Ikebana demonstration with Ms Misae Natsume from the Ohara School of Ikebana. Presented by QUT Art Museum and the Consulate-General of Japan.

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The pitch: Pitching to magazines and working with editors

Tuesday 21 August | 6pm-7pm | QUT Art Museum | FREE

Do you want to learn how to write about art? Join industry professionals Louise Martin-Chew (mc/k art consulting) and Sarah Follent (Eyeline Magazine) as they reveal their methodologies of pitching an idea or article to publishers and working with editors.

This program is in partnership with
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Texta book club

A book club for people who love to read art

Monday 6 August | 10.30am | The Day Nursery, Old Government House | FREE

Held in conjunction with the exhibition, Roy Lichtenstein: Pop remix, this month we tackle Metro by Alasdair Duncan. Liam Kelly is the very model of the modern male - boys want to be him, girls want to be with him. He and his group of loyal mates spend their days driving around town, drinking beer and very occasionally going to lectures. His good looks compensate, everyone agrees, for his superior attitude and private-school arrogance. Liam and his girlfriend Sara seem to be the perfect couple, but when she leaves for a European trip without him the facade begins to crumble. He sees six months of freedom ahead, unaware that the consequences of his bad-boy behaviour will threaten the image he has so carefully created. Metro is a satirical tale of morality, masculinity and money from the internationally acclaimed author of Sushi Central.

Professional development for educators: Mash-up lab

Roy Lichtenstein: Pop remix

Friday 27 July | 4pm-6pm | The Glasshouse, QUT Creative Industries Precinct | $25

Get an introduction to our student LABS by attending this Professional Development program. During this computer-based digital workshop, you will learn how to create your very own 'post-modern' comic mash-up using Photoshop and Comic Life, inspired by the artwork of Roy Lichtenstein.

For further information please download:
Professional Development for Educators Semester 2, 2012 (PDF 460KB)

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Back to basics: The how-to guide for writing an article or review

Tuesday 17 July | 6pm-7pm | QUT Art Museum | FREE

Do you want to learn how to write about art? Join industry professionals Timothy Morrell (independent arts writer) and Sarah Follent (Eyeline Magazine) as they breakdown the basics of writing an article and review for press, their formulas and dos and don'ts.

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Texta book club

A book club for people who love to read art

Monday 16 July | 10.30am | The Day Nursery, Old Government House | FREE

Held in conjunction with the exhibition, Marrka, this month we tackle The Secret River by Kate Grenville. In 1806 London thief, William Thornhill, is transported to Australia. Once there he earns his freedom and settles on what looks like empty land. But the land belongs to the Darug people, and they're prepared to defend it. He can't go back, but how can he go forward? The choice Thornhill makes will haunt him for the rest of his life. Inspired by the author's family history, The Secret River is a classic novel about our nation's past.

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Now: The current industry

Tuesday 3 July | 6pm-7pm | QUT Art Museum | FREE

Do you want to learn how to write about art? Join industry professionals Dr Anne Marsh (Monash University) and Sarah Follent (Eyeline Magazine) as they share their knowledge and experience of the contemporary art writing environment and how to break in.

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Roy Lichtenstein: Pop remix

Curator's tour

Saturday 30 June | 12pm-1pm | QUT Art Museum | FREE

Join Jaklyn Babington, Assistant Curator, International Prints and Drawings, National Gallery of Australia, as she talks about the life and work of Roy Lichtenstein.

Professional development for educators: Cartoon workshop

Roy Lichtenstein: Pop remix

Saturday 30 June | 10am-1pm | QUT Art Museum | $25

Teachers are invited to our first professional development program held in conjunction with Roy Lichtenstein: Pop remix. During this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to create your very own comic by award-winning artist/cartoonist Brett Lethbridge inspired by the artwork of Roy Lichtenstein. This is your opportunity to be first in to view the exhibition, do some making, and listen to the curator talk about the exhibition.

For further information please download:
Professional Development for Educators Semester 2, 2012 (PDF 460KB)

Roy Lichtenstein: Pop remix

Opening

Friday 29 June | 6.00pm for 6.30pm | QUT Art Museum | FREE

A National Gallery of Australia Exhibition

A short history of modern art

QUT creative short course

Commencing in June 2012

Are you interested in the origins and development of modern and contemporary art? This course will encourage you to engage with art's principles and ideas through lectures, discussion sessions and floor talks, while familiarising you with the art museum environment. The series will begin with a preliminary 'get to know you' event coinciding with a major Museum opening.

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Career pathways in the visual arts

Wednesday 6 June | 6pm | QUT Art Museum | FREE

Senior secondary students interested in a career in the visual arts are invited to come along to this free information session. Hear from four young QUT graduates, Sam Cranstoun, Rachael Parsons, Pia Robinson and Tess Maunder, as they chart the path that led to their exciting careers.

Texta book club

The Roving Party by Rohan Wilson

Monday 14 May | 10.30am | The Day Nursery, Old Government House | FREE

Held in conjunction with the exhibition, Marrka, this month we tackle The Roving Party by Rohan Wilson. John Batman, ruthless, singleminded; four convicts, the youngest still only a stripling; Gould, a downtrodden farmhand; two free black trackers; and powerful, educated Black Bill, brought up from childhood as a white man. This is the roving party and their purpose is massacre. With promises of freedom, land grants and money, each is willing to risk his life for the prize.

Perspectives

Artist Talk

Saturday 21 April | 11am-12pm | QUT Art Museum | FREE

Jon Cattapan travelled to Timor-Leste in July 2008 as an official war artist commissioned by the Australian War Memorial. Join Jon as he discusses his experience of the role of Australian peacekeepers in Timor-Leste and how it influenced his series of works in Perspectives.

Perspectives

Jon Cattapan and eX de Medici

Opening

Friday 20 April | 6.00pm for 6.30pm | QUT Art Museum | FREE

Texta book club

Benang by Kim Scott

Monday 2 April | 10.30am | The Day Nursery, Old Government House | FREE

Held in conjunction with the exhibition, Marrka, this month we tackle Benang by Kim Scott. Harley, a man of Nyoongar ancestry, finds himself at a difficult point in the history of his country, family and self. As the apparently successful outcome of his white grandfather's enthusiastic attempts to isolate and breed the 'first white man born', he wants to be a failure. But would such a failure mean his Nyoongar ancestors could label his a success? And how can the attempted genocide represented by his family history be told?

The Art of Fashion Photography

Sunday 1 April | 1.30pm-2.30pm | QUT Gardens Theatre Foyer | FREE

Art and fashion have always been closely aligned and nowhere is this more obvious than in the realm of fashion photography. Petrina Hicks (artist), Israel Rivera (photographer) and Kimberly Gardner (stylist) will talk about these ideas during this panel discussion chaired by Alison Kubler.

This program is held in conjunction with In the Spotlight: Anton Bruehl photographs 1920s-1950s and the Queensland Festival of Photography. Followed by light refreshments.

Contemporary art practice in Poland

Saturday 17 March | 11am | QUT Art Museum | FREE

Join Polish contemporary artists, Dr Malgorzata Warlikowska and Dr Maja Wolinska from the Media Art Department, Academy of Art & Design, Wroclaw, in conversation with Dr Beata Batorowicz as they talk about their individual practices and the current contemporary art scene in Poland.

Professional development for educators

Indentikit (In the spotlight: Anton Bruehl photographs 1920s-1950s)

Computer LAB workshop

Monday 27 February | 4pm-6pm | QUT Creative Industries Precinct | $25

Get an introduction to our student LABS by attending this Professional Development program. During this computer-based digital workshop, you will learn how to manipulate digital images using Photoshop and Quartz Composer to create your own digital portrait inspired by the artwork of Anton Bruehl.

For further information please download:
Professional Development for Educators Semester 1, 2012 (PDF, 275KB)

In the spotlight

Anton Bruehl photographs 1920s-1950s

Curator's tour

Saturday 18 February | 12pm-1pm | QUT Art Museum | FREE

Join Anne O'Hehir, Assistant Curator, Photography, National Gallery of Australia, who will talk about the life and work of Anton Bruehl.

Professional development for educators

In the spotlight: Anton Bruehl photographs 1920s-1950s

Artist workshop and curator's tour

Saturday 18 February | 10am-1pm | QUT Art Museum | $25

Teachers are invited to our first professional development program held in conjunction with In the spotlight: Anton Bruehl photographs 1920s-1950s. This is your opportunity to be first in to view the exhibition, do some making, and listen to the curator talk about the exhibition.

For further information please download:
Professional Development for Educators Semester 1, 2012 (PDF, 275KB)

In the spotlight: Anton Bruehl photographs 1920s-1950s

Opening

Friday 17 February | 6.00pm for 6.30pm | QUT Art Museum | FREE

The sum of all things?

Artist in conversation

Saturday 11 February | 2pm | QUT Art Museum | FREE

Join Courtney Coombs as she discusses her practise in conversation with Courtney Pedersen. Followed by light refreshments.

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