June 21- July 23, 2019 Opening Event Saturday 22nd June 4pm
Hear my Voice First Nations Artists Foyer
Hear my Voice is an exhibition of local indigenous Australian artists to coincide with NAIDOC week.
With ambassador and exhibiting artist Jandamarra Cadd alongside Paul Calcott and Lyndon Davis this exhibition is about showcasing our established and emerging First Nation artists residing here on Gubbi Gubbi, Kabi Kabi Country. To give these artists a place and platform to share their work. While offering an opportunity to show their artworks to a greater audience and gaining more exposure.. Also giving them a visual voice to share their creative expression.. Whether it be derived from their traditional stories or individual based pieces or something they feel passionate about, this exhibition will hopefully instill confidence and validation for what they do .. And having it coincide with NAIDOC week will be even more special as this time and the theme for this year is very pertinent to this exhibition. The National NAIDOC Committee invites all Australians to walk with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in a movement of the nation for a better future, this year at BFAC we would like to honour our traditional custodians of the land on which we gather by holding this exhibition during NAIDOC.
“It’s time for our knowledge to be heard through our voice. – an Indigenous voice of this country that is over 65,000 plus years old.” NAIDOC Co Chair John Paul Janke
This project is proudly supported by Queensland Regional Arts Fund with a quick response grant through Flying Arts.
Shaped by Nature Alan Pirie & Fiona Cuthbert O'Meara Creamery
An interplay between polarity and perspective, microcosm and macrocosm, nature versus nurture which creates the pull for us to reach our highest potential.
'Shaped by Nature' is a dual exhibition of oil paintings by Alan Pirie (Lyn McRae finalist) and ceramic works by Fiona Cuthbert O'Meara (Taste of Art, Noosa's 3D prize winner).
Embracing the relationship between what it is to be "skilled" at one's craft and what it is that the materials we work with show the urgency to become.
These forms that emerge from our hands or paintbrush are the expressions and stories of our own relationship to the earth and ultimately ourselves.
A Class Act Students of Artist/Teacher Michael Winters Butterbox
This exhibition showcases the work of 9 of Michael Winters students who have attended the McGregor Summer School. Michael noted over the past few years that the work produced was of such high quality it deserved to be exhibited. AllMichael's classes are “Theme Driven,” in this case the classes had the titles "Inviting Picasso; Bonnard to Your Home.; Still Life ; and Life Stilled." Michael uses a range of highly creative, famous artists as “Creative Role Models” and the students produce work inspired by these artists. This exhibition showcases the best of the class work.
Images by :Jessica Malousis, Janna Pameijer, Philippa Friend, (left- right) Helen Saint-Smith, Jane Clark, Marianne Reardon, (top - bottom) Noni Metler,Susan Mears, Robyn Wight.
JOIN US to celebrate the
Saturday 22nd June 4pm.
All welcome, free event and cash bar available. Welcome to Country & Smoking Ceremony
NAIDOC Celebration: Thursday 11th July Smoking Ceremony, Welcome to Country, Storytime, Gubbi Gubbi dance group.
from 12 noon until 3pm.
Educational, cultural, celebration, bring your families and don't miss this event..
Opening Hours Tues – Sun 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
(closed Mondays, public holidays and sometimes between exhibitions)