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Beach to Birrabeen...... artists response

Five talented RATS are gearing up for an exciting 12 month community art project. The project started on Fraser Island December 2016 where the RATS team joined the Fraser Island Defence Organisation for a 7 day Biobltz. 

For details of events and exhibitions of works produced during this project, please contact project cocordinator Kelli McGregor.
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The artists involved will each produce a boby of work in response to the landscape and the Islands natural habitat, works produces for exhibition will include some of the sketches, objects and works created during their time on the Island. Creative outcomes range from traditional landscape painting to mexed media works, prints, pressings, collage and installations.

USC has a long-standing commitment to research and education on Fraser Island, and also to the advancement of regional arts and therefore enthusiasic to endorse and offer support for the RATS 'Beach to Birrabeen' response of artworks and creative interpretations of the Bioblitz project.

In addition to the public cultural interest, the proposed collection of mulit-media artistic works wil have strong alignment with USC's curriculum and research. The university would be pleased to support the 'Beach to Birrabeen' - Artists Response' through the provision of exhibition venues at USC Fraser Coast (hervey Bay) and Southbank (Brisbane Campus) and inclusion in the USC Art Gallery exhibition program for 2017.

Schedule of 2017 events associated with the project:
April 1 & 2 Video production at Gatakers Artspace Maryborough
July 28 - September 3 - Display at Hervey Bay Regional Gallery Foyer Space
August 17, 18 & 19 - Biennial Fraser Island Conference at Exhibition USC Innovation Centre Sippy Downs Campus.
September 15 - October 22 - Exhibition Hervey Bay Regional Gallery.
November 8 - 18 - Exhibition at Aspire Gallery Paddinton QLD 
November 28 - Dcember 22 - Exhibition at USC Art Gallery Sippy Downs Campus

Participating artists.......
Kelli McGregor
See Kelli in the national television program "Colour in your life", Artist’s Palette magazine and International Contemporary Artists Vol IV which highlight her steady rise among the ranks of successful regional artists.
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Gina Davey
Gina is an Artist who has a wonderful understanding of the Natural world. Her attention to light and form is amazing. Gina was featured recently on the natioanal TV show 'Colour in your life'
Valerie McIntosh
Val's practice is based on drawing, the springboard for paintings, prints and artists books. Previously Val  taught visual arts with Wide Bay Institute of TAFE in both Hervey Bay and Bundaberg.

David Probyn
David’s medium mainly consists of pastel, oils and acrylics. He has a fascination with light and shadow and how they interact with each other and adopts the classical realism style.
Jo Williams

Jo describes her work as conceptual, spiritual and environmental based, she works through a diverse range of mediums such as installation, sculpture, painting and all drawing mediums."

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This project proudly supported by:



University Sunshine Coast
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