Arts E-bulletin October 2013 - Townsville City Council

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Arts E-bulletin October 2013 - Townsville City Council

Townsville Arts e-bulletinOctober 2013Community Information Centre Townsville IncWas this email forwarded to you? If yes, send an e-mail with the word SUBSCRIBE in thesubject line to cic@townsville.qld.gov.au . If no, this e-mail is sent to you because youare a registered user. If you do not wish to receive further e-mails from us, please send an e-mail with the word UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject line to cic@townsville.qld.gov.auIn this issueCalendarExhibitionsFestivals & SpecialEventsFilmMusicRadioTheatreWorkshops/Training/ConferencesDate ClaimersNews & SundriesOpportunities/Expressions of InterestGrants/ScholarshipsCompetitions &AwardsDance GroupsGalleries & MuseumsMusic GroupsTheatres & TheatreGroupsClubs and GroupsTownsville City Council is the Community Information Centre’s major sponsor.Editors: Sandra James & Teneale Grigg, Community Information Centre Townsville IncLevel 1 Northtown, Flinders St, Townsville, CBD PO Box 1314 Townsville 4810 Phone: 4771 4230mailto:cic@townsville.qld.gov.au http://www.townsville.qld.gov.au/townsville/infocentre1


Disclaimer: While every effort is made to ensure accurate and up-to-date information is provided, theCommunity Information Centre (CIC) accepts no liability for any errors, omissions or other mistakescontained in this e-bulletin.The CIC relies on organisations and individuals to provide accurate information and no specific endorsementis denoted by inclusion in this e-bulletin.Events are subject to change without notice. Please check with the relevant organisations for further details.CalendarExhibitionsArt on KingsShops 5-6/203 Kings Road Pimlico4725 0250 mailto:tas@beyond.net.au http://www.townsvilleartsocietyinc.org.au/art-on-kings/Open: 9am – 4pm (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday) 9am – 7.30pm (Thursday) and 9am – 2pm(Saturday and Sunday)The Gallery welcomes enquiries from budding artists, art lovers and supporters. 150 member artists displaytheir works at the Gallery and paintings are changed monthly. Artists are able to hold their own exhibitions.NewTo November 1 stA Mixed Media Journey by Escape ArtistsView into each artist’s personal and shared journey with mixed media. Exhibiting artists: Linda Huff,Jenny Finn, Dal Monaghan, Heidi Scharf, Robynn Morro, Kieran SturgeonOctober 11 th to 27 th58 th Townsville Art Society Awards and 2013 Townsville Open Art Award – See Perc TuckerRegional GalleryFull Throttle Theatre CompanyOld Courthouse Theatre, Cnr Sturt and Stokes Streets, Townsville Open: 11am – 4pm4721 5433 / 0418 747 096 mailto:admin@fullthrotttletheatre.com http://www.fullthrottletheatre.comOctober 11 th to 14 thGet Into IraqOpen exhibition by international visual artist Muayad Muhsin.Click here for information on An Evening of Oud MusicGallery 4848 The Strand 4724 4898 Open: 10am – 4pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday; 10am – 1pmSunday (or by appointment)ContinuingTo October 20 thPostcards from North & SouthPressNorth Printmakers in Townsville and Firestation Print Studio in Armadale, Victoria — twoAustralian printmaking organisations located 2755 kilometres apart — are collaborating in a postcardinterchange that will be exhibited simultaneously in the north and south.Museum of Tropical QueenslandFlinders Street East, Townsville4726 0600 http://www.mtq.qm.qld.gov.au Open daily 9.30am – 5pmDiscounted prices for Townsville locals – proof of residency required.2


NewContinuingOctober 26 th to January 27 th 2014Come Hell or High WaterThe exhibition uses stories, photographs and artefacts to illustrate how cyclones have influencedNorth Queensland over the past 100 years with a focus on how the community has prepared for,lived through, cleaned up and counted the cost after each disaster.To October 13 thI've Been Working on the RailwayThrough the 1950s, 60s and 70s, there were large scale developments of rail infrastructure acrossAustralia. In the hot and dusty environments of the inland north, it was a common to see TorresStrait Islanders, Australian South Sea Islanders and Aboriginal people working in the hot sun.This exhibition, developed by The Workshops Rail Museum in Ipswich, explores the little knownrailway stories of Aboriginal people, Torres Strait Islanders and Australian South Sea Islanders andtheir contribution to the development of rail across Australia; the camp life, the realities of the work,the hardships, the separation from their land, islands and family and the opportunities andchallenges of working on the railway.Today Torres Strait Islanders, Aboriginal people and Australian South Sea Islanders work across thefull spectrum of roles that make up railway activities.This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for theArts, its arts funding and advisory body.Click here for information on Discover More talkClick here for information on Museum Seeks Creative Input for New ExhibitionPerc Tucker Regional GalleryCnr Flinders & Denham Streets, CBD4727 9011 mailto:ptrg@townsville.qld.gov.auhttp://www.townsville.qld.gov.au/facilities/galleries/perctucker/Pages/default.aspxOpen 10am – 5pm (Mon – Fri) 10am – 2pm (Sat – Sun)NewOctober 11 th to October 27 th58 th Townsville Art Society Awards and 2013 Townsville Open Art AwardTownsville Art Society Awards exhibition is the region's most prestigious showcase for local artists.The exhibition includes acrylics, watercolours, oils, pastels, ink, pencil and charcoal drawings,printmaking, and miniatures showcasing the diversity of practice within the region.To be judged by Mandy Martin, a practising artist, who has held numerous exhibitions in Australia,Mexico and the USA. Mandy is currently Adjunct Professor, Fenner School of Environment andSociety, Australian National University.Sponsored by Townsville City Council, Pacific Plan Printing, Stockland, Townsville RSL, TopFrames, Dr Kerry Gillespie, McDonald’s Family Restaurants, Glencore (formerly Xstrata),Rydges Southbank, Richard and Jenny Lane, Darcy Engineering and Mine Surveying, TownsvilleYacht Club, Doo Town, Stephen Lane Photography, Award Picture Framing, BnD Quality PictureFraming.Opening: October 11 th @ 7pm by Cr Jenny Hill, Mayor of TownsvilleOctober 18 th to December 1 stTo the IslandsCurated by former Perc Tucker Regional Gallery Director Ross Searle, this exhibition explores workscreated by artists on Dunk, Bedarra and Timana islands between the 1930s and 1990s.Such artists of note included in the exhibition are Valerie Albiston, Bruce Arthur, Yvonne Cohen,Deanna Conti, Roy Dalgarno, Fred Williams, and Noel Wood.Exhibition launch: October 18 th with entertainment commencing at 6pm.Official opening: October 18 th @ 6.30pm by Chris Staines, Director QAGOMA (Queensland ArtGallery/Gallery of Modern Art)The Inaugural Philip Bacon Guest Lecture will follow immediately after the Official Opening3


ContinuingNovember 1 st to 17 thThe Barrier Reef institute of TAFE 2013 Visual Arts and Contemporary Craft StudentExhibitionIncludes works which highlight the diversity of the students' practice within the disciplines of drawing,illustration/design, printmaking and painting.Artist-in-SchoolsOctober 18 th to 20 thCalvary Christian College Year 11The Artist-in-Schools program connects the Townsville region’s high school students with localartists and is delivered as part of Gallery Services' Creative Classrooms initiative.Local artist Cassandra Roberts was invited by Gallery Services to participate in the program andwork with Year 11 students from Calvary Christian College and their teacher Andrew Hodgson.During Term 3, students explored mosaics to create compositions that explored personallymeaningful subject matters using mosaic tiles. The artworks on display are the culmination of theseworkshops.October 18 th to December 1 stWearable Art and Photography Project 2013This project is a collaborative exhibition showcasing the creative works of senior art students fromThuringowa, William Ross and Northern Beaches State High Schools.Following the success of the 2012 exhibition, a new group of Years 10 and 11 visual art studentsfrom Thuringowa and William Ross also explored themes associated with ecology, recycling and theenvironment in order to create a variety of amazing wearable art. Their research and remarkableinsight led them to work with recyclable materials ranging from newspapers, bottle tops, wrappingpaper, computer parts and other found objects; most works are a comment on the destructioncaused by wastefulness in our society.The wearable artworks were then photographed by Year 11 and 12 students studying photo-imagingat Northern Beaches State High School, during a one-day photo shoot held in July.To October 13 thBrides: Donna Beningfield‘A newly married woman or a woman about to be married’ as a definition of a bride originated in the12 th Century. However, in the past twenty years, the accepted notion of a bride has evolved and hastaken the form of objects ranging from a soft body pillow to the Eiffel Tower.Weddings now attract worldwide attention through social networking. In her new exhibition artistDonna Beningfield explores the cultural changes that the concept of bride has undergone through apsychological perspective and explores what personifies the modern day bride.To October 17 thKitsch 'n' Paste: Cassandra RobertsHousehold objects have been assembled and covered with kitchen paraphernalia, mosaic andpapier-mâché by local artist Cassandra Roberts, to form a multimedia exhibition of constructedfigures. Some have obvious human characteristics and others resemble the animal within.The viewer is invited to appreciate this strange land of forms, to trigger personal memories, and towonder about what journeys, histories and stories exist between the pieces on display.Click here for information on Perc Tucker Gallery Activities including Philip Bacon Inaugural LecturePinnacles GalleryRiverway Arts Centre, Thuringowa Central4773 8871 Fax 4723 0282 mailto:pinnacles@townsville.qld.gov.auhttp://www.townsville.qld.gov.au/facilities/galleries/pinnacles/Pages/default.aspxOpen: 10am – 5pm (Tuesday – Sunday)NewTo November 10 thSense of PlaceA screening program of contemporary Australian video art, showcasing the work of eight artistsunited by their investigation of cultural identity and the evolving concept of ‘Australian-ness’.4


Featuring Kate Murphy, Justin Shoulder, Sarah Goffman, John A Douglas, Brendan Lee, LaithMcGregor, Darren Sylvester, and Liam Benson, the exhibition reveals how contemporary Australianartists reflect their experiences and sensibilities in unique and fascinating ways through screenbased mediums.A dLux MediaArts exhibition toured by Museums and Galleries NSWTo November 10 thGreatest Hits Volume 3An Institute of modern Art (IMA) touring show of recent videos by Queensland artists. Curated byAnna Zammit, it is a sequel to two previous IMA shows, Greatest Hits / Previously UnreleasedTracks (2006) and Volume II (2009). The exhibition features works from Chris Bennie, CatherineSagin, Sean Barrett, Daniel McKewen, Alex Cuffe, Liam O’Brien, David Nixon, Sandra Selig andGrant Stevens.Opening (coinciding with Sense of Place): October 12 th @ 6.30pm by Chris Bennie, Artist andSenior Lecturer, Queensland College of Art, Griffith UniversityFloor Talk: October 12 th @ 7pm by Anna Zammit, Curator, Greatest Hits Volume 3Your Space – Thuringowa Library FoyerContinuingTo October 29 thEmbracing EightyTownsville artist Ailsa Reid will host a solo exhibition to mark her eightieth birthday. In this exhibitionReid exhibits a series of painted landscapes from her memorable trip down the Rhine River. Theartist was particularly enthralled by the mediaeval buildings and the castles on top of the highestpeaks overlooking the Rhine which feature in some of her works.School of Creative Arts JCU (SoCA) eMerge GallerySchool of Creative Arts, Building DA300, Main Campus, James Cook University4781 3142 http://www.jcu.edu.au/soca/JCUPRD_044204.htmlOpen: 8.30am – 4pm (Monday – Friday); closed weekends and public holidaysOctober 18 th to 29 thOn MedicationThis multi-media installation explores the experience of being on medication. Melbourne-basedartist Carlo Golin studies his stroke and lifelong need for medication. SoCA lecturer Dr Sally Pryorstudies what's said about medication, particularly on Twitter and sound artist Bill McDonald turns hisexperiences as a hospital patient into a powerful soundscape.Opening: October 18 th @ 5pm. Light refreshments provided.Click here for information on Northern Lights Film Festival (NLFF) – Call for EntriesSylvia Ditchburn Fine Art Gallery7 Metro Quays 86 Ogden Street 4724 3953 0419 790 245mailto:sylvia.ditchburn@bigpond.com.au http://www.sylviaditchburnfineartgallery.comOpen: 10am – 4pm Tuesday to Friday; 10am – 1pm SundayPaintings, prints, postcards, sculptures by Sylvia and local artists.To November 2 ndExhibition by Annette IrelandWatercolour paintings of tropical environs.Townsville Watercolour Group4723 5439 Geoff MaidensNewOctober 12 th & 13 th 10am – 4pm‘Under the Mango Tree’ – Annual Clothes-line Art ExhibitionThis exhibition of over 200 works by some of the north's leading watercolourists will be on display inthe lush garden setting of the Mo'sart Gallery at 14 Anderson Street Railway Estate. Matted andwith backing boards, works are hung on clotheslines throughout the garden just as they have been,each year, since this exhibition started in the garden of Del Baldock's home 28 years ago.5


Exhibitors include Ruth Banks, Julie Boyd, Helen Caldwell, Val Claussen, Gai Copeman, SallyGrattidge, Jenny Hyatt, Annette Ireland, Kerry Kelly, Geoff Maidens, Mary Morris, Pat Nelson,Marion O’Shea, Helen Radford, Helen Stuart and Jan Whebel.Enjoy a cup of teaSit and chat with the artistsSelect a painting and take it home – works are unframed so can be framed to suit any décorPurchase unique Christmas gifts for friends and familyFind a treasure in the bargain boxesCheck out the framed miniatures.TYTO Regional Art Gallery73 – 75 McIllwraith St, TYTO Wetlands Precinct, Ingham4776 4613 mailto:wwager@hinchinbrook.qld.gov.auhttp://www.hinchinbrook.qld.gov.au/web/guest/gallery-hinchinbrookContinuingTo October 19 thIngham Community Kindies: In My Night GardenExhibition displaying the colourful and creative artworks made by students of the Ingham CommunityKindy and the Lower Herbert Community Kindy over the 2013 school year, sharing their vividimaginations for all visitors.To October 19 thBloom'n LovelyBarbara Saxton-Horsley will be hosting a niche gallery exhibition focused on presenting the beautyof flora. Barbara’s flora works are as renowned as her architectural and landscape pieces. Throughdecades of working in this genre she has mastered the complexities and detail necessary toconvincingly depict plant life.Umbrella Studio of Contemporary Arts – Gallery and Studio482 Flinders St West, Townsville Open: 9am - 5pm (Mon – Fri), 9am – 1pm (Sun)4772 7109 http://umbrella.org.au/NewTo November 10 thCreative Generations – Excellence in Visual Arts and Design 2012 - 2013Main Space & Access SpaceThis touring exhibition is a vibrant collection of artwork by Queensland’s top high school visual artstudents, showcasing works on paper, sculpture, film, printmaking, photography and mixed media.The exhibition aims to recognise and promote excellence in senior visual arts education throughoutQueensland state and non-state secondary schools.Opening: October 11 th @ 7pmNovember 15 th to December 15 th2013 Members' Exhibition: ‘Natura’This exhibition will be occupy the entire gallery. The theme for the members' show, Natura, asksmembers to be inspired by the natural world – including plants, animals, the landscape, and otherfeatures and products of the earth.Click here for information on Umbrella Studio 2013 Members' Exhibition – Call for EntriesClick here for information on Umbrella Studio Workshop: Basic Camera Skills with BulletinPhotographersBack to Top6


Festivals & Special EventsGlencore Greek FestOctober 12 th (11am – late) & 13 th (10am – 6pm)This year there will be more Greek music, more cultural dancing, and more delicious Greek food than everbefore!The park will be filled with the unique sounds of both traditional and modern Greek music. There will beplenty of competitions, children’s entertainment, exciting rides and a fireworks display.Riverway Park, KirwanCost: freeFor information: 4775 1924 (AH) / 0417 739 749 Bill Malandris, Festival Coordinatormailto:bill@greekfest.com.au http://www.greekfest.com.au/Carers Week Market & Expo DayOctober 15 th 10am – 1pmEvent includes morning tea, lucky entry ticket, painting with Ruth, zumba, dancing displays, Indigenous artand The 1RAR Band.Sheriff Park, Love Lane, MundingburraFor information: 4773 5808 Carers QueenslandTownsville Women`s ExpoOctober 19 th 10am – 2pmThe event will include:stallholders from various businesses, community groups and organisationsa celebrity chefguest speakerslive demonstrationsmorning yogabreakfastplenty of give-awaysphotographic display of Active Women in Townsville – Hall of FameTownsville RSL Stadium, Murray Lyons Cres, AnnandaleCost: freePresented by Townsville City CouncilFor information: 1300 878 001 Townsville City CouncilQuayside at Wharf 10 Community DayOctober 19 th 10am – 4pmCelebrate the completion of Wharf 10, Townsville’s new $85 million cruise, military, and commercial shippingberth. Enjoy an action-packed day that will feature tours of Royal Australian Navy vessels and displays fromthe Australian Defence Force, tourism operators and port users. There will be plenty of entertainment for theyoung and young at heart, with prizes and giveaways, face painting, a jumping castle, slide and more!The award-winning Quayside Terminal will also be filled with exhibitors including Adrenalin Dive Townsville;Billabong Sanctuary; Experience Winton (Australian Age of Dinosaurs); Reef HQ aquarium; The Museum ofTropical Queensland; Tinaroo Lake Resort; And REEFVTSOther displays will include MRH90 helicopter; Unimog; Bushmasters; Artillery; Road train; Cranes; Reachstacker; Forklifts; Refined metalsTo get there is easy – just grab a free Sunbus transfer from Reid Park.Presented by Port of TownsvilleCost: freeFor information: 4781 1551 http://www.townsville-port.com.au/wharf10Author Talk by Tim WintonOctober 22 nd 6pmPenguin Books Australia in association with Mary Who? Bookshop and James Cook University present TimWinton, one of Australia’s finest writers, speaking about his highly anticipated new novel, Eyrie, a heartstopping,groundbreaking novel – funny, confronting, exhilarating and haunting.Sir George Kneipp Auditorium, JCU TownsvilleCost: $5 (to be reimbursed on the purchase of a copy of Eyrie) Bookings essential.For information: 4771 3824 Book online at https://alumni.jcu.edu.au/TimWintonLive7


Teddy Bears Picnic – Pregnancy Loss AustraliaOctober 26 th 10am – 1pmThe Teddy Bears Picnic is being held to raise funds and awareness of Pregnancy Loss Australia’sbereavement support services.Activities include:Magic showEntertainmentTeddy paradePrizesMega cent saleLots of market stallsActivities at family friendly pricesSausage sizzleExpressions of interest from market stall holders and businesses who may like to participate on the day ordonate a prize are welcome and appreciated.Sheriff park, Love Lane, MundingburraCost: freeFor information: 0438 240 006 Kerry Sutton mailto:kerry@pregnancylossaustralia.org.auDance for Daniel 2013 – FundraiserOctober 26 th 6.30pm (pre-dinner drinks)Live entertainment featuring local band Abbey Road and comedian Marty Fields to complement a first classevening of fun and fine dining. Auction, raffles and door prizes.Presented by Daniel Morcombe Foundation IncJupiters Townsville Grand Ballroom, Sir Leslie Thiess Dr, TownsvilleCost: $150 (includes 3 course meal with beverage package including beer, wine and soft drinks)For information: 0404 228 819, 0417 070 532 http://www.danielmorcombe.com.au/danceCommunity Music Gala in Support of the Salvation ArmyOctober 27 th 3 – 8pmEvent includes rides, markets, fireworks, silent auction, fashion show and live entertainment featuring The1RAR Band.Salvation Army Centre, 49-61 Beck Dr, CondonCost: gold coinFor information: 4723 5607 The Salvation ArmyChristmas Country Fair Craft MarketNovember 3 rd 8.30am – 2pmFifty high quality stalls, raffles and café.Junior assembly Hall, Holy Spirit School, Cranbrook – enter via Ross River Rd or Hatchett St.For information: 4773 4908 KathrynHome Hill Harvest Festival Parade and Mardi GrasNovember 9 thThis festival celebrates the end of the sugar cane crushing season in the Burdekin Shire. A week-longprogram of events culminates in a street parade and mardi gras at Home Hill. Around 5,000 peopleparticipate in the various festivities.Watson's Green, 29 Ninth St, Home HillPresented by Home Hill Harvest Festival CommitteeFor information: 4782 1050 Tonia RossatoDinner & Dancing Under the Stars – St Teresa’s Catholic Community Centre FundraiserNovember 16 th 6pmEvent includes raffles, cent sale, live entertainment by Jeff salter, lucky door prize and the opportunity tomeet members of the St Teresa’s community.Cost: $10 (includes two course meal) For catering purposes, tickets need to be purchased before the event.For more information and to purchase tickets: 4726 3 242; 0406 032 668 Joni McCourt, Project Manager,Indigenous Catholic Council mailto:jmccourt@tsv.catholic.org.auOut of TownTablelands Folk festivalOctober 24 th to 27 thFor information: http://www.tablelandsfolkfestival.org/8


MarketsTownsville Artist Markets – Pinnacles GalleryDecember 15 th (3 – 6pm)Please note: Date is subject to change.Pinnacles Gallery hosts these markets at the Riverway complex. The market features a wide range of stallsby dedicated artists and crafts people from the region – from small wares to stunning feature paintings.There is entertainment for everyone, including local musicians and roaming entertainment by La Luna Arts.New stall holders and entertainers are always welcome. Community and cultural groups are encouraged tobecome involved. A site fee of $10 applies. Stalls must be art or craft.For information: mailto:pinnacles@townsville.qld.gov.auhttp://www.townsville.qld.gov.au/facilities/galleries/pinnacles/Pages/ArtistMarket.aspxCarlyle Gardens Arts & Crafts MarketTo December 7 th 9am – 12noon on first Saturday of each monthResidents sell their handmade treasures including cards, soaps, jewellery, toys, pottery, embroidery, freshfruit and vegetables, preserves and much more.Carlyle Gardens Retirement Village, Beck Dve North, CondonFor information: 4773 1195 / 0477 987 772Cotters MarketSundays from January to December 8.30am – 1pmNorth Queensland's largest arts and crafts market with stalls selling pottery, jewellery, silk paintings,homemade sweets, fresh fruit and vegetables, plants and flowers.Flinders Street, CBDPresented by Combined Rotary Clubs of TownsvilleFor information: 0417 721 822 http://www.townsvillerotarymarkets.com.auMagnetic Island Markets9am – 1.30pm on second and final Sundays each month Easter to end of January (weather permitting)Horseshoe Bay ForeshoreBuses from the ferry terminal to Horseshoe Bay and all stops on the Island.For information: http://www.whatsonmagneticisland.com.auRenegade Handmade Indoor Market ExtravaganzaOctober 12 th ; November 9 th & December 14 th (8am – 2pm)Handmade arts, crafts and fashion all made by local artists.Aitkenvale School HallFor information: mailto:renegadehandmade@hotmail.comStrand Night MarketsMay to December 2 nd (first Friday of each month) 5 – 9:30pmThese markets offer a unique insight into the diverse North Queensland culture. They feature entertainmentand a wide variety of food, fashion, craft, jewellery, and home and leisure displays.Presented by Combined Rotary Clubs of TownsvilleStrand Park, North WardFor information: 0417 721 822 http://www.townsvillerotarymarkets.com.auWillows Rotary MarketsSundays, January to December 18 th 7am – 11amShopping Centre Carpark, Thuringowa CentralPresented by Combined Rotary Clubs of TownsvilleFor information: 0417 721 822 http://www.townsvillerotarymarkets.com.auBalgal Beach MarketsTo December 7 th (first Saturday of each month) 2pmStalls include fruit and vegetables, crafts, plants, cakes, hand-made soaps and oils, childrens clothes.Balgal Beach near the Fisherman's Landing CafeFor information: 4770 7227 Dick CharlestonCharters Towers Charity MarketsTo November 24 th 7.30 – 11.30amHeld on the 4 th Sunday of each month except August and December; on the 2 nd and 4 th Sunday in July.Centenary Park, Hackett Tce, Charters towers For information: 4787 17949


Back to TopFilmArtgaze Film Club0416 980 323 mailto:artgaze@gmail.com http://www.fullthrottletheatre.com/Annual membership is $35 and a 3 monthly renewable membership pass is available @ $15 (conditionsapply). Non-members pay $10 per screening with limited tickets available at the door. See website for moredetails. An initiative of Artgaze Lab Inc and Full Throttle Theatre CompanyHalloween Double Feature – members only (see above). Screenings will take place in the PerfumedGardens adjacent to the Old Courthouse Theatre.October 25 thBride of FrankensteinDirected by James Whale, this early American horror film is a sequel to Frankenstein (1931). Adisgraced Henry Frankenstein is coerced by the lonely Monster to construct a beautiful monsterbride to serve as his companion but of course it turns out she has a mind of her own. Stars BorisKarloff as the monster, and features Elsa Lanchester in the dual role of his mate and Mary Shelley.Colin Clive as Henry Frankenstein, and Ernest Thesiger as Doctor Septimus Pretorius. 1935EraserheadHenry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearablescreams of his newly born mutant child. Eraserhead is a 1977 surrealist body horror film written anddirected by American filmmaker David Lynch. Shot in black-and-white, it is Lynch's first featurelengthfilm, coming after several short works. Stars Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, and AllenJoseph.School of Arts Theatre4772 2549 mailto:info@soatheatretownsville.com.au http://www.soatheatretownsville.com.au/Cnr Stanley & Walker Streets, CBDOctober 18 th & 19 th 8pmWOW (World of Women) Film FestivalWOW is a short film festival that promotes and awards the talents of women directors, producers,writer, editors and cinematographers in the Australian film industry and internationally. It is a festivalthat offers emerging and established filmmakers the opportunity to screen short works giving athematic perspective of 'seeing the world through the eyes of women'Program 1 (October 18 th ): Australian Shorts FictionProgram 2 (October 19 th ): International ShortsCost: $20October 20 th 4.30pmBenvenuti al Nord (Welcome to the North) Presented by Dante Alighieri TownsvilleAn Italian movie with subtitles which follows the story line of Welcome to the South but is an hilariousstand-alone movie. Stars Claudio Bisio, Allessandro Siani, Angela Finocchiao and ValentinaLodovini. Lucky door prize and a special supper after the movie.School of Arts Theatre, Cnr Stanley & Walker Streets, CBDFor information and tickets: 4728 1167 mailto:dantetownsville@iinet.net.au; 4771 6559 SensoFashion, 39 Gregory St, North wardClick here for information on Back to the 80s with the 1RAR Rock BandClick here for information on Skitch Tease and Short+Sweet TheatreTownsville Cinema Groupmailto:info@cinemagroup.org.au http://www.cinemagroup.org.auFor information: 4779 2815 Bruce Gibson-Wilde Screenings at Warrina Cineplex from 7.15pmOctober 17 thBlancanievesA twist on the Snow White fairy tale set in 1920s Seville. Portugal/Germany/Brazil/France 2012(MA15+)10


SightseersChris wants to show girlfriend Tina his world, but events soon conspire against them.UK 2012 (MA15+)October 31 stTabuA restless retired woman teams up with her deceased neighbour's maid to seek out aman who has a secret connection to her past life. Austria/France/Germany 2009 (G)A Gun in Each HandA black comedy centred on eight men in their 40s, all with identity crises. Spain 2012 (M)November 14 thThe AudienceFor 60 years Elizabeth II has met each of her twelve Prime Ministers privately in aweekly audience at Buckingham Palace—a meeting like no other in British publiclife. UK (National Theatre) 2013Afterwards — drinks to encourage debate and celebrate another great TCG year!Townsville Classic Filmsmailto:townsvilleclassicfilms@live.com http://www.townsvilleclassicfilms.com.auSchool of Arts Theatre, Cnr Walker & Stanley Streets, CBDOctober 11 th 7.30pmThe Wages of FearIn the South American jungle supplies of nitroglycerin are needed at a remote oil field. The oilcompany pays four men to deliver the supplies in two trucks. A tense rivalry develops between thetwo sets of drivers and on the rough remote roads the slightest jolt can result in death. 1953 (PG)October 12 th 7.30pmThat Obscure Object of DesireJust after boarding a train, much to the surprise of his fellow passengers, a man pours a bucket ofwater over a young girl on the platform. Over the next few hours he explains (and we see inflashback) how he became obsessed by her (so much so that he failed to notice that she was playedby two different actresses, representing different sides of her personality), and how she tantalisedhim, but would never allow him to satisfy his desire for her. Comedy/Drama/Romance 1977 (R)October 13 th 6.30pmMon OncleMonsieur Hulot's brother-in-law is the manager of a factory where plastics are manufactured. Hisnephew grows up in a house where everything is fully automated and the boy is raised in a similarfashion. To take away the influence of the uncle on his son, his brother-in-law gets Hulot a job in hisfactory. Comedy 1958 (G)November 2 nd 7.30pmA Night at the OperaMayhem, Marx Brothers style all the way to the opening night performance of Il Travatore – in NewYork. Comedy 1935 (G)November 3 rd 7.30pmTaxi DriverTravis Bickle is an ex-Marine and Vietnam War veteran living in New York City. An insomniac, hespends his time working as a taxi driver at night. He's a loner who has strong opinions about what isright and wrong with mankind. One of his priorities is to be the saviour for Iris, a twelve-year-oldrunaway and prostitute whom he believes wants to be out of the profession and from under thethumb of her pimp. Crime/Drama 1976 (R)November 4 th 6.30pmDeath in VeniceIn this adaptation of the Thomas Mann novel, avant-garde composer Gustave Aschenbach (looselybased on Gustav Mahler) travels to a Venetian seaside resort in search of repose after a period ofartistic and personal stress. But he finds no peace there, for he soon develops a troubling attractionto an adolescent boy, Tadzio, on vacation with his family. Drama/ Fantasy 1971 (PG)Back to Top11


Strand Sunset Cinemahttp://www.strandsunsetcinema.com.auOctober 11 th & 12 th (5.30pm & 7.30pm)Enjoy a picnic with friends and family, connect with the community and experience a showcase oflocal talent and life in the tropics before a movie under the tropical stars.Strand Park, North WardTravelling Film Festival in Association with Screen Queensland4779 8568 Warrina Cineplex, 164 Dalrymple Rd, CurrajongFor information and to purchase tickets: http://www.sff.org.au/public/travelling-film-festival/tfflocations/townsville/November 15 th to 17 thFilms include Mystery Road, Valley of Saints, Gloria, The Rocket and Stoker.Back to TopMusicAusta NQ (Australian Strings Association North Queensland)November 1 st 7pmCelebration of Strings FestivalAn annual workshop which brings together hundreds of strings players from Townsville and regionprimary schools for a great concert celebrating the fun of string playing. From beginners toadvanced players, in five massive orchestras, the concert promises to be a hit, especially for anauditorium full of adoring families and friends.Enjoy the fun and festivity as these keen strings players strut their stuff on the big stage.Tickets will be sold as general admission, there will be chairs at floor level, elevated seating and D1for patrons requiring wheelchair and companion access.Performing children will be seated in their groups on the floor in front of the stage, no ticket requiredfor performers.Cost: $10; child 12years/under $5For information and bookings: 4727 9797 TicketShopBarrier Reef Orchestra – North Queensland Ensembles4722 2789 mailto:brotownsville@gmail.com http://www.nqorchestra.com.auOctober 24 th 7.30pmHats Off to Gilbert and SullivanThrill to the sound of fifty musicians, eighty choristers and twenty soloists under the artistic directionof Allan Cook.Presented by the Barrier Reef Orchestra, members of the Townsville Choral Society and NorthQueensland Opera and Music Theatre Group and featuring music especially arranged by ConcertConductor, Richard McIntyre OAM. Narrated by Bernie Lannigan.Townsville Civic TheatreCost: $45/$38; member North Queensland Ensembles $36; full-time tertiary student $32; schoolstudent/ child $32 Tickets at the TicketShop 4727 97974 th Sunday Music4789 1897 or 0427 351 273 Dave & Sue 4 Kawana Court, Kelso.Meets on the fourth Sunday of each month (except December) at 2pm. An emphasis on but not restricted toAustralian produced folk music, song and poetry.Friends of the Theatre Townsville Inc4723 7879 LynSunday Variety Concerts at PimPacOctober 27 th ; December 8 thPimlico Performing Arts Centre, Fulham Rd, PimlicoCost: $8/$6; FOTT members & students $512


Full Moon Drum CircleGregory Street Amphitheatre, The Strand 0414 803 666 Alex http://www.therhythmconnection.com/October 19 th ; November 16 thFull Throttle Theatre CompanyOld Courthouse Theatre, Cnr Sturt and Stokes Streets, Townsville4721 5433 / 0418 747 096 mailto:admin@fullthrotttletheatre.com http://www.fullthrottletheatre.comOctober 11 th 7pmGet Into IraqAn evening of oud music with two visiting accomplished musicians Adnan Baraky (Melbourne) andBarbod Valadi (Brisbane) supported by local music from Halelujah Baby , Drumbumba and thecollaborative efforts of Simon Self, Jarrah Jones, Ian Brunskill and more.Cost: $20 – tickets online or at the doorClick here for information on Get Into Iraq: ‘The Epic of Gilgamesh’Music in the City1300 878 001Take lunch, relax and enjoy live music in the Perfumed Gardens, Cnr Stokes & Walker Streets, CBD from12noon to 2pm. A free event presented by Townsville City Council – tables, chairs and picnic rugs will beprovided.October 18 thThe Royal Australian Navy Band – Sydney DetachmentThe Sydney detachment has a strong national and international focus and maintains versatile musiccapabilities specialising in the delivery of ceremonial music, traditional and contemporary windmusic, and popular music products.North Qld Opera and Music Theatre (NQOMT)4728 5681 or 4773 2335 http://www.nqomt.com.auClick here for information on Sweeney ToddClick here for booking information on Phantom of the OperaPalm Creek Plantation0417 275 457 Helen mailto:hhill@achacha.com.auOctober 20 thMargaret Roadknight in ConcertLunch @ 1pm (please take your own drinks); Concert @ 3pmHelp celebrate Margaret Roadknight's Career Golden Jubilee! Enjoy a catered lunch before theconcert or take a picnic to enjoy under the trees.Margaret has sung blues, jazz, gospel, folk, comedy, and social commentary songs in concert hallsand cathedrals, clubs and campuses, from Broome to Hobart, Beijing to Memphis, Paris to Auckland,Edinburgh to Tel Aviv, New York to Seoul, Amsterdam to Dublin, New Orleans to London,Vancouver to Nuku'alofa.Margaret's official website: http://members.iinet.net.au/~margretr/Places strictly limited – bookings essential.Cost: lunch and concert $50; concert only, $30PCYC Upper Ross4789 2145 Allambie Lane, RasmussenOctober 25 th 6.30 – 8.30pmBlue Light DiscoA fancy dress disco with a Halloween theme. Lucky door prizes – boy’s and girl’s bikes. Primaryschool children only.Cost: $513


School of Arts Theatre4772 2549 mailto:info@soatheatretownsville.com.au http://www.soatheatretownsville.com.au/Cnr Stanley & Walker Streets, CBDOctober 24 th 7.30pmBack to the 80s with the 1RAR Rock BandCost: $20 with $5 from every ticket going to Soldier On (http://soldieron.org.au/)The North Queensland Irish Association (NQIA)Irish tunes sessions on first Saturday of the month at Molly Malones Irish Bar and Restaurant, Flinders StreetEast from 5 – 6pm. Anyone interested in jamming should take a fiddle, tin whistle, flute, guitar, mandolin,ukulele, bouzouki, bodhran, bones, spoons or anything that can produce a lively dance tune.November 2 nd ; December 7 thThe Venue4724 2800 719 Flinders St, Townsville http://www.thevenuetownsville.com.auOctober 19 th 5pmMega Tribute EventFeaturing Roses & Guns and No Way, Get F@#?@D! with special guests Euphoria, Midlife Crisisand Three Mile Road (with more to be announced).Cost: $30 + booking fee An 18+ event.Townsville & Thuringowa Country Music Club4779 9368 (Dawn) 0417 199 744http://ttcma.webs.com/October 19 th & 20 th 9am2013 Townsville Country Music Talent SearchSt. Joseph's School, Ross River Rd, MundingburraCost: small cover chargeClick here for information on 2013 Townsville Country Music Talent Search – Call for NominationsTownsville Folk & Acoustic ClubBellevue Hotel, Allen Street, South Townsville mailto:secretary@tsvfolkclub.orghttp://www.tsvfolkclub.orgMeets Thursdays fortnightly – next session October 24 thTownsville Jazz Club0413 456 542 Marie Gibson (President) http://www.jazztownsville.comRegular sessions at the PCYC Wellington St, Aitkenvale on the 2 nd & 4 th Sundays each month from 5.30 to9.30pm.October 13 thBrian Snow QuintetOctober 27 thCounterpoint with Marilyn SheatherNovember 10 thStokes Nicholson Big BandTownsville Music & Performance Arts Space (TMPAS) & Full Throttle Theatre Company4724 5232 / 0466 711 985 Jacqueline Bisson http://tmpas.com http://www.fullthrottletheatre.com/Old Courthouse Theatre, Cnr Sturt & Stokes Streets, CBDOctober 18 th ; November 8 th ; November 29 th ; December 6 thTMPAS Open Mic NightLive music from 5pm, bbq at 8.30pmCost: free14


Townsville Ukulele ClubWest End Hotel Beer Garden, 89 Ingham Rd, West End 4721 1327 / 0418 745 727 Annie Frankcommailto:info@abraevents.com.auMeets Tuesdays weekly – beginners 1 st & 3 rd Tuesdays; regulars 2 nd & 4 th Tuesdays of each month.Back to TopRadioRadio Triple T 103.9FM Community RadioFor information: 4721 5333 http://www.triplet.com.auWeekly Program: http://www.triplet.com.au/programs.htmlInternational Sunday features a diverse collection of music, news, weather and current events in English aswell as the native language of the presenters on Sundays from 12noon – 10pm.Details at: http://www.triplet.com.au/programs_internationalsunday.htmlBack to TopTheatreBurdekin TheatreQueen Street Ayr4783 9880 mailto:burdekin.theatre@burdekin.qld.gov.au http://www.burdekintheatre.com.auOctober 12 th 8pmClub Mode – Attori – ‘Buble’s Way’Attori performs classic and contemporary favourites in the style of the highly successful Canadiancrooner Michael Buble. With slick sophistication, Attori retains the warmth and humour that madethe original hits so endearing …and they have the dinner suits, the attitude and the banter to match!The entertainers engage the audience with their charismatic onstage performance, comical wit,powerful vocals and wonderful harmonies. Attori sing and dance up a storm to great numbers suchas Viva Las Vegas, My Way, Moondance, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Me and My Shadow,Straighten Up and Fly Right, Sway, Fly Me to the Moon, Mack the Knife, NewYork, and That’s Life.Cost: $25Full Throttle Theatre CompanyOld Courthouse Theatre, Cnr Sturt and Stokes Streets, Townsville4721 5433 / 0418 747 096 mailto:admin@fullthrotttletheatre.com http://www.fullthrottletheatre.comOctober 12 th 7pmGet Into Iraq: ‘The Epic of Gilgamesh’A tale from Sumerian civilisation – Dramaturge Dr Niz Jabour, artistic Director of Full ThrottleTheatre. The Epic of Gilgamesh is one of the oldest poems written in history and will be read both inEnglish, accompanied by oud players, and in the traditional Sumerian language. It will be narratedby eleven well established Townsville performers. The evening starts with a short film introduction toIraqi history and the Epic Of Gilgamesh. Cost: $20 – tickets online or at the door.October 30 th to November 2 ndThe GrandWhen a mysterious young woman, Eugenia, arrives at The Grand Hotel seeking shelter one darknight, she is taken in by proprietor Matilda and trained in the art of fine hotel service. But Eugeniasoon learns that here, comfort means much more than welcome cocktails and clean sheets.In a world where sunshine can be blinding and nature encroaches indoors, these women drawincreasingly on games and dreams and memory as they wait for their guests to arrive. And all thewhile ambition creeps quietly behind closed doors and neon signs.A darkly funny show with more than a passing nod to Australian tourism’s heyday, don’t miss thisnew offering from Gold Coast Theatre Ensemble White Rabbit.Written by Victoria Carless, directed by Lisa Smith and featuring Anna Mowry and Tammy WellerCost: $30/$25; student $15 (Book online)15


November 9 thNorthern Lights Film Festival (NLFF) Screening Event and Awards presentationThis is the fourth year the School of Creative Arts (SoCA), JCU has hosted this exciting short filmfestival and as the quality and imagination of the high school entries have been so impressive in thepast SoCA has decided to make this year’s NLFF specifically a high school festival.Cost: free and there will even be popcorn provided.For information: 4781 3142 mailto:northernlights@jcu.edu.auClick here for information on Northern Lights Film Festival (NLFF) – Call for EntriesNovember 13 th to 17 th 7.30pmBlackrockBlackrock is Nick Enright’s Australian classic that delves into the undercurrent of a masculine,alcohol fuelled youth subculture in a fictional coastal community.It is Toby Ackland’s birthday party down near the surf club – and that means alcohol, drugs and fun.But by the morning a young girl is dead – raped and bashed with a rock. What is the aftermath?Who is responsible? Toby’s friends and family must all deal with the consequences of the tragedy.With devastating insight, Blackrock deals with the issues of violence and its consequences, personalresponsibility, loss and community. Rated MA15+Cost: $35/$25; members; students $15Riverway Performing Arts Centre20 Village Boulevard, Thuringowa Central4727 9797 TicketShop http://www.townsville.qld.gov.au/facilities/theatres/riverwayarts/Pages/default.aspxOctober 24 th & 25 th 7.30pmCabaret De FrivolitieA showcase of all things trivial by La Luna Youth Arts’ dance, drama and circus participants aged 15years+. Aerialists, comedy skits, sassy dances, a Mad Hatter’s circus tea party and random acts offutility on 3 stages.Recommended for an audience of 15 years+ as there is some coarse language and adult themes.Cost: $25/$18; child/school student $15; family 2A+2C $65November 12 th 7pmRadical Reels Tour – Banff Mountain FestivalThey're short, they're sharp and they're sure to shock: eleven of the most extreme, high-adrenalinfilms from the latest Banff Mountain Festival. Designed to keep audiences on the edges of theirseats, the film features daring footage of some of the most accomplished climbers, paddlers, speedriders, wing suiters, skiers, snowboarders and mountain-bike riders alive today. Each action-packedshort has been hand-picked from more than 300 entries in the Banff Mountain Film Festival (thelargest and most prestigious mountain adventure, culture and exploration festival in the world).To view the trailers and read about the 2013 films visit http://www.banffaustralia.com.auCost: $32; Group 20+ $27 per ticketPresented by Volkswagen AmarokSchool of Arts Theatre4772 2549 mailto:info@soatheatretownsville.com.au http://www.soatheatretownsville.com.au/Cnr Stanley & Walker Streets, CBDNovember 7 th to 9 th 7.30pmSkitch TeaseWearing nothing but a pair of fishnets and a strategically placed squeezebox, Liz Skitch parodies hermum, ex-boyfriends, empty-headed teenage girls, loud-mouthed tourists and more… Dripping withdouble entendre Skitch Tease has a rollicking old vaudeville feel; it’s naughty but nice – MarilynMonroe meets Judith Lucy with a pinch of Jerry Lewis.Cost: $25 – $30November 11 th to 16 th 7.30pmShort+Sweet TheatreNow entering its thirteenth year, this is the biggest festival of ten minute theatre in the world. Andthis is the second time held in Townsville.For three nights local actors, directors and playwrights will showcase 10-minute plays which arejudged and the audience gets a chance to vote too. The winner goes through to the Queenslandfinals in Brisbane and then maybe on to the national finals in Sydney. Cost: $2016


Spoon Lickers Children’s Entertainment & Production ProgramOld Courthouse Theatre, Cnr Sturt & Stokes Sts Townsville 48104724 5232/0466 711 985 Jacqueline Bisson mailto:spoonlickers01@gmail.comPromotes inclusion and participation in cultural diversity through social and cultural exchange using dance,song, world music, cooking, story telling, nursery rhymes and games.Meet every Sunday 1 – 4pmTownsville Civic Theatre41 Boundary St Townsville 4727 9797 TicketShop mailto:civic.theatre@townsville.qld.gov.auhttp://www.townsville.qld.gov.au/facilities/theatres/civictheatre/Pages/default.aspxOctober 11 th (8pm); 12 th (2pm & 8pm) (& 13 th cancelled)Sweeney ToddPresented by North Queensland Opera and Music Theatre Company.This musical thriller is a chilling masterpiece of murderous barbarism and culinary crime telling theinfamous tale of the unjustly exiled barber who returns to 19 th Century London seeking revengeagainst the treacherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife.Cost: $40/$35; full-time tertiary student $35; school student 15+ $35; group 10+ $40 per ticket + 1ticket free of charge with every 10 tickets booked.Please note: MA 15+ contains violence and adult sexual themesOctober 18 th 8pmArj Barker – ‘Go Time!’Since his last Australian tour in 2011, Arj has been touring constantly, both solo and with his oldpals, The Flight of The Conchords. Arj Barker is arguably Australia’s favourite American comedian.In recent years, he has spent more time in this country than in his own. His stand-up is bothinsightful and pointed, like a mind-reading thumb tack, if there was one of those.Cost: $ 44.90/$41.90; group 10+ $41.90 eachPresented by A List EntertainmentOctober 24 thHats off to Gilbert & Sullivan – Barrier Reef OrchestraClick here for informationOctober 31 st 7pmShining Stars VIIThe students of Wulguru State School present a variety of items to entertain young and old. Thenight will be filled with song, dance, music … and so much more!Cost: $21.50/$15; full-time tertiary student/secondary student $15; primary student/child $7; family(2ad+2ch) $50November 12 th & 13 th 8pmThe 39 StepsAdapted by Patrick Barlow from an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon.The 39 Steps is a fast-paced, side-splitting comedy for all the family, featuring 150 characters playedby four actors. Based on the 1935 Hitchcock spy thriller movie and novel by John Buchan, the stageproduction is currently the longest running comedy in the West End and winner of major theatricalprizes including Tony, Olivier, and Helpmann Awards.A rip-roaring night out for all the family.Cost: $47/$42; school student/child $25; group 10+ $42 eachNovember 14 th 7.30pmPeter Helliar & Tom Gleeson LivePeter Helliar has been one of Australia’s favourite comedians since he appeared on TV screens onRove. Whether as a live performer, as a host on The Project or as the creator and star of ABCTV’sIt’s a Date, Pete is always making people laugh.Tom Gleeson hosts the TV show This Week Live and has performed at major comedy festivalsthroughout the world. He is the comedian other comedians watch.Together, Pete and Tom will be bringing plenty of laughs to Townsville.Cost: Admit 1 $45, group price – buy 10 tickets, get 1 free (not available online)Presented by Token Events17


November 15 th 8pmAnh Do The Happiest Refugee Live!!Anh Do’s bestselling book The Happiest Refugee has made readers laugh and cry, and wasdescribed by Russell Crowe as ‘the most surprising and inspiring read I have had in years.’ Anh’snew stage show takes it a step further, combining stand-up comedy with real life stories, photos andfilmed pieces to retell his amazing story.When one of Australia’s most talented comedians delves deep into his own life’s joys and sorrows,the result is an unforgettable night at the theatre that leaves an audience uplifted and quite simplyexperiencing... happiness.Cost: $49.90/$44.90; group 10+ $ 44.90 eachPresented by A-List EntertainmentTownsville Little Theatre4724 3112 mailto:theatre.lover@townsvillelittletheatre.org.au http://www.townsvillelittletheatre.org.auNovember 6 th to 8 th (7.30pm) & 9 th (2pm & 7.30pm)Chase Me Up Farndale Avenue, s’il vous plait!Written by David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin Jr and directed by Alan Cooke.The French Farce has arrived at Farndale Avenue! The four ladies of the Farndale Avenue HousingEstate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society (F.A.H.E.T.G.D.S.) are a force to be reckoned with.Pimlico Performing Arts Centre (PIMPAC), Fulham Rd PimlicoBack to TopWorkshops/Training/Conferences/LGAQ (Local Government Association of Queensland), Flying Arts Alliance and ArtsQueensland – ‘Beyond RADF: Navigating the funding landscape’ – Online ForumOctober 18 th 2 – 2.45pmWith all levels of government tightening their belts, it can feel like there is little or no funding to be had. Ontop of this, both Arts Queensland and the Australia Council for the Arts have radically overhauled theirinvestment models. Linda Dreghorn from Arts Queensland will help you understand the regional fundinglandscape. Find out what funding is available to your council and community, and ask Linda your fundingrelatedquestions.For information and registration: http://lgaq.asn.au/events1/-/asset_publisher/4xhZ/content/beyond-radf-navigating-the-funding-landscape-18-october-2013/pop_up?redirect=javascript%3Awindow.close%28%29%3BPerc Tucker Regional Gallery Activities4727 9011 Cnr Stanley & Flinders Streets, CBD mailto:ptrg@townsville.qld.gov.auhttp://public.townsville.qld.gov.au/facilities/galleries/perctucker/Pages/default.aspxThe Inaugural Philip Bacon Guest LectureOctober 18 th 7.30pmPerc Tucker Regional Gallery is proud to partner with Philip Bacon AM to present the InauguralPhilip Bacon Guest Lecture ‘Locating a new horizon for QAGOMA’ to be delivered by Chris Saines,Director QAGOMA (Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art).The Philip Bacon Guest Lecture will become an annual event and a key feature of the TownsvilleArts Calendar, attracting distinguished speakers of vast knowledge and experience to the region.This landmark lecture series is only made possible through the generous financial support and visionof Philip Bacon AM.‘Well regarded art dealer, patron and philanthropist, Philip Bacon eschewed a career in the law whenhe abandoned a combined Arts/Law degree at the University of Queensland in 1968 in order tomanage the Grand Central Galleries in Brisbane and Surfers Paradise. He established Philip BaconGalleries, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane in 1974. In 1978 he became registered as an approved valuerfor the Taxation Incentives for the Arts Scheme, now known as the Cultural Gifts Program, joiningthe Australian Commercial Galleries Association the following year.The late1980s saw Bacon as Art Consultant to Expo 1988 and an adviser to the Estate of LadyTrout. In 1990, he was made a consultant and adviser to the Margaret Olley Art Trust, and is now aTrustee. In 1994 he became a member of the Advisory Council, Griffith University, QueenslandCollege of Art. From 1995 to 1996, Bacon was an adviser to the Trustees and Executors of theJohnstone Gallery Estate. Bacon become a Board member of the Brisbane Biennial InternationalMusic Festival in 1996, in 1998 he was made a Board member of the Brisbane Festival and placed18


on the Council of Advice for the Australian Chamber Orchestra. The following year saw Bacon as aboard member of the Brisbane Institute and a member of the Advisory Council, Griffith University,Queensland Conservatorium.In 1994 Bacon became a member of the Board of Opera Australia, a position he held till 2010. Hewas a member of the Council of the National Gallery of Australia from 1996 to 2003 and has been aTrustee of the Gordon Darling Foundation since 2000. He is a Founder / Benefactor of theQueensland Art Gallery Foundation and Perpetual Donor and member of the Board of theFoundation of the National Gallery of Australia, and the Board of The Opera Australia Capital Fund.Bacon was made a Member, Order of Australia in 1999 receiving in the same year a Doctor ofPhilosophy (honoris causa) from the University of Queensland. In 2002 Bacon received a Doctor ofthe University from Griffith University, and Doctor of the University from Queensland University ofTechnology in 2005. In 2009 he was named a ‘Queensland Great’, and also was announced asAbaF Goldman Sachs Philanthropist of the year. In 2012 he was appointed as a Trustee of theBoard of the Queensland Art Gallery, and in 2013 a member of the Arts Investment Advisory Board.He was named by The Australian newspaper as one of the fifty most influential people in the arts inAustralia, 2012.’ (Biographical details supplied by Philip Bacon Galleries, Fortitude Valley,Brisbane).Cost: freeFamily Fun Day for under 5s and their FamiliesOctober 20 th 10.30am – 12.30pmChildren can drop in for five minutes or two hours and make art in the gallery. However childrenmust be accompanied by an adult at all times. All materials are provided. Free Family Fun Days areheld at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery on the third Sunday of every month.Cost: FreeForward Thinking Fashion: teen art workshop with Cassandra PonsOctober 27 thWorkshop: 11.30am – 2.30pmFashion Parade: 2 – 2.30pmLocal designer and Make Amend fashion label owner Cassandra Pons will introduce a range ofbasic design techniques and skills throughout a series of engaging activities in this fashionworkshop. Participants will learn how to design and construct a stunning outfit from recycledmaterials which they can then model in the Gallery Fashion show on the same day, in front of friendsand family. For ages 12 to 17 years.Optional: Take a snack and any recycled materials suitable to use in the workshop.Perc Tucker Regional GalleryCost: free Bookings are essential.TAFE Art CoursesDigital Design CoursesThese two courses are specifically for art professionals to work on projects that will develop their own artbusiness. One day per week, eight weeks in total. Room 1.27, F Block, TAFE Pimlico campus.Build a website for a small business - SITXICT001AOctober 25 th – December 13 th 9am – 3.30pmIntroduction to Adobe Photoshop CS6 – CUVDIG301AOctober 25 th – December 13 th 9.30am – 3.30pmFor information and enrolment: 1300 1300 84http://www.barrierreef.tafe.qld.gov.au/course-search/static/course/7955.htmlThe following two courses are not art specific and will equip participants with skills to manipulate images inAdobe Photoshop CS6 or to design a website. Two day course over two consecutive weeks. Room 3.28, FBlock, TAFE Pimlico campus. Morning tea and USB stick providedAdobe Photoshop CS6 WorkshopNovember 7 th & 14 th 9am – 3.3pmDesign your own websiteOctober 18 th & 19 th 9am – 3.30pmFor information and enrolment: 1300 1300 84http://barrierreef.tafe.qld.gov.au/course-search/static/course/7287.htmlSponsorship & Fundraising Workshop – Volunteering North QldNovember 2 nd 9am – 12noonPresented by Gerard Byrne.Cost: free. Bookings are essential.Volunteering North Qld, 6/56 Charles St, AitkenvaleFor information: 4725 5990 mailto:training@volunteeringnthqld.org.auhttp://www.volunteeringnthqld.org.au19


Anti-Discrimination Commission Qld (ADCQ) – Introduction to the Anti-Discrimination Actfor Community OrganisationsNovember 5 th 9 – 11amTo help businesses and their staff better understand anti-discrimination law in order to assist in creating aworkplace that is fair and free of complaints of discrimination and sexual harassment.Level 2, St James PlaceADCQ, Level 2 St James Place, 155 – 157 Denham Street, CBDCost: $85.50For information: 4421 4000; mailto:training@adcq.qld.gov.au http://www.adcq.qld.gov.auMuseum of Tropical Queensland – Discover More TalkNovember 12 th 12noon – 1pmCyclones are a fact of life in North Queensland, but it's important not to become complacent about thepossible impacts a cyclone may have on our lives, infrastructure and environment. Dr Greg Connor of theBureau of Meteorology delivers a timely reminder of how to live with cyclones in this month's talk.Level One Theatrehttp://www.mtq.qm.qld.gov.au/Events+and+Exhibitions/Events/2013/11/Discover+More+TalkUmbrella Studio Workshop482 Flinders St West, TownsvilleFor information: 4772 7109 http://umbrella.org.au/Townsville Bulletin Series: Basic Camera Skills with Bulletin PhotographersOctober 20 th 11am – 12noonOne hour basic skills development workshop with Bulletin photographer Fiona Harding. Fiona hasworked as a photographer from the age of 17, when she was employed at a newspaper in herhometown of Brisbane aimed at university students. She graduated from the Queensland College ofArt, Griffith University with a Bachelor of Photography, and headed up North to start her career as afull time photographer with the Townsville Bulletin. Since those early days her job has taken heracross the globe, always to return to Australia.Citylibraries ActivitiesAitkenvale Branch: Cnr Petunia St & Ross River Rd – 4727 8310Flinders St Branch: Northtown – 4727 9666Thuringowa Central: Cnr Thuringowa & Hinchinbrook Drives – 4773 8811. Please note CitylibrariesThuringowa offers a free photocopying service for not-for-profit organisations.Facebook is a great way to keep up-to-date with newly released books, programs, video links, and eventshttp://www.facebook.com/pages/CityLibraries-Townsville/254424854642071Check out Library programs at: http://public.townsville.qld.gov.au/facilities/libraries/Pages/default.aspxView CityLibraries calendar of events and book online athttp://www.townsville.qld.gov.au/community/events/Pages/programs.aspxLearn Discover Connect has news about upcoming events, activities and resources, including workshopsand activities, author talks, lectures, displays, children and young people's activities,information about library services, learning partner events, book reviews, reader and learner resources. Pickup a hard copy at your library or the Community Information Centre or view at:http://www.townsville.qld.gov.au/facilities/libraries/services/pages/enews.aspxAdult Art Tasters Workshops – Character Illustration with Damian AnthonyCelebrate 75 years of CityLibraries with Gallery Services this summer across a series of illustrationworkshops with artist Damian Anthony. Character Illustration will cover simple DIY illustration exercises toimprove and enhance drawing skills. From scientific illustrations to graphic novels, the basic skills will beexplored in three workshops across three venues. For ages 16years +Cost: $15 per session All materials provided. Participants welcome to take their own drawing tools andmediums if desired.Bookings essential – places are strictly limited. Full payment required prior to each class.The Basics of Drawing: exercises to improve life-drawing and developing character in line-work todesign illustrations.November 16 th 10am – 12noonPerc Tucker Regional Gallery; Phone 4727 9011Composition / Negative Space: constructing the picture on the page by developing character lineworkand continuing illustration designs.November 23 rd 9.30 – 11.30amAitkenvale Library Meeting Room, Aitkenvale Library; Phone 4727 8310Colour/Less is more: exploring mediums and applications used in illustrationNovember 30 th 9.30 – 11.30am Von Stieglitz Room, Thuringowa Library; Phone 4727 8811.20


ABC Open ActivitiesFor information: 4722 3025 / 0427 316 066 Michael Bromage mailto:bromage.michael@abc.net.auThe monthly ABC Open writing group meets at Thuringowa Library – next session November 16 thfrom 9am – 12noon.Digital storytelling club meets to improve skills in photography, words, video, sound, music andonline strategy. It meets every two weeks at 6pm at ABC Local Radio in Wickham Street. Takecamera, phones, laptops, tablets, pens, paper, questions, ideas, etc.Details for upcoming meetings: https://open.abc.net.au/openregions/qld-north-20VV2Tn#upcomingeventsLife Drawing Sketch SessionsSaturdays 9.30am – 12.30 pmFirst Saturday of the month is for quick gestural poses for one to twenty five minutes. The next threeSaturdays are for long poses suitable for painting, sculpting, printmaking and more developeddrawings (plenty of room to move around and change perspective for those who want to do quickdrawings) Experience not necessary.6 Darling Rd JensenCost: $15 per session (easels, model and boards supplied). Please take your own materials.For information: 0401 429 021 Gerald mailto:canetoadhunter@hotmail.comTuesdays 6.30 – 9.30pmPercival's Life Drawing – sessions for short dynamic gestural poses.Everyone is welcome, no experience is necessary and bookings are not required but participants willneed to take their own drawing materials and paper. Please note that this is not an art class.Suitable for ages 16+ years, however under 18s will need their parents to accompany them on thefirst instance to sign a permission formUpstairs Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Cnr Denham and Flinders Streets, CBD (Denham Streetentrance)Cost: $15 per session (easels, model and boards supplied). Please take your own materials.For information: 0437 830 839 Kalven Lloyd; 0401 429 021 Geraldmailto:canetoadhunter@hotmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lifedrawingtownsvilleLa Luna Youth Arts Workshops – Term 4Riverway Arts Centre, 20 Village Boulevard, ThuringowaFor information: 4773 6377 mailto:info@lalunanq.comCircusWriggles & Giggles (ages 18mths – 2yrs); Rumble Tumble (ages 3 – 5years);Cirque de Play (ages 6 – 9years); Flip ‘n’ Trick (ages 10years+); Circo Massimo (Intermediate);Circo Acrobatico (Advanced); Aerials (ages 9+ years & adults); Circus Circuit (ages 10years);Adult Circus Class (ages 15years+)DanceShuffle & Shake (ages 3 – 5years); Hop It, Bop It (ages 8 – 12years); Move It, Groove It (ages13years+)DramaCurly Whirly (ages 3 – 5years); Zig Zag Theatre (ages 6 – 10years); Twisted Theatre (ages 11 -14years); Jagged Edge Theatre (ages 15years+)FilmShock House Films (ages 11 - 14years); Smash Cut Films (ages 15years+)MusicMini Musos (ages 3 – 5 years)Visual ArtsColour Me Crazy (ages 3 – 5years); Let’s Get This Party Crafted (ages 5 – 8 years); Move OverPicasso (ages 9 – 12 years)La Luna Youth Arts – Certificate 111 MediaCommencing in 2014 this course will be held on two afternoons per week from 4 – 6.30pm during schoolterms. A Barrier Reef Institute of TAFE qualification, it is essentially for young people who want to increasetheir digital video and imaging skills, using Photoshop and Avid Xpress Pro. The course covers the operationand maintenance of video cameras and microphones, effective lighting and sound recording, editing andeffects for video and stills as well as health and safety, developing and extending critical and creativethinking skills, developing and applying industry knowledge, and copyright. For those students interested ingraphic design, photography or filmmaking, it will provide a good introduction to their chosen industry. Uponthe successful completion of two semesters participants will have completed the requirements to obtain theCertificate.For information: 4773 6377 La Luna Youth Arts21


Townsville Concert Band (TCB)The Band practises every Monday evening during school terms from 6 to 7.30pm at Calvary ChristianCollege Mt Louisa.For information: 0408 088 675 Mark Purvis, Treasurer TCB mailto:mark.purvis@bigpond.com.auLatin VibrationsLearn salsa, zumba and samba.For information: 0422 198 368 http://www.latinvibrations.com.auDancenorth Open ClassesTo November 29 thA range of open classes for all abilities that are guaranteed to improve health, stress levels, posture,flexibility and confidence.Contemporary danceBalletPilates – beginners and intermediateYoga – beginners and intermediateDancenorth, School of Arts Building, Cnr Stanley & Walker Streets, CBDCost: $10per class/$80 ten classesFor information: 4772 2549 mailto:karin@dancenorth.com.au http://dancenorth.com.au/?p=535North Queensland Potters Association – ClassesPottery classes:Wednesdays: 6pm – 9pmThursdays: 9am – 12noonThursdays: 5.30 – 8.30pmFridays: 10am – 1pmSaturdays: 9am – 12noon; 2 – 5pmCost: $25 plus materials and firingMosaic classes:Learn the art of making colourful jigsaws using tiles and other media.Wednesdays: 9 – 11.30am; 6.30 – 9pmCost: $20; beginners $70 for three classes (all inclusive)For information: 4772 3458 North Queensland Potters Association, 15 Flowers Street, Railway Estatemailto:nqldpotters@yahoo.com.auJames Cook University Creative Arts CoursesJames Cook University’s School of Creative Arts (SoCA) offers the following programs:Certificate coursesDiploma of Creative ArtsBachelor of Creative IndustriesBachelor of New Media ArtsGraduate Diploma of Creative ArtsMaster of Creative ArtsMaster of MusicPhDFor information: 4781 3166 mailto:creativearts@jcu.edu.au http://www.jcu.edu.au/soca/State, NationalAustralian Film Television and Radio School Courses (AFTRS)http://www.aftrs.edu.au5th Annual Art of Good Health and Wellbeing International Arts and Health ConferenceCollege of Fine Arts (COFA), University of NSW, Sydney, AustraliaNovember 12 th to 14 th http://www.artsandhealth.org.au/AAANZ (Art Association of Australia and New Zealand)December 7 th to 9 thhttp://aaanz.info/Hosted by University of Melbourne, National Gallery of Victoria and RMIT22


Regional Arts National ConferenceOctober 16 th to 19 th 2014 Kalgoorlie – Boulder, Western Australiahttp://www.regionalarts.com.au/raa1/national-conference.aspBack to TopDate ClaimersLink to the Events Calendar on the Townsville City Council’s Websitefor additional eventsPlease advise the Community Information Centre if you find errors in, or have additions or changesto these events.NovemberLeonard Cohen in ConcertNovember 28 thFor information: http://www.tecc.net.au/view-what-s-on-calendar/all-events/concerts-liveperformances/leonard-cohen/28-11-2013DecemberCarols by CandlelightDecember 7 thFor information: 1300 878 001 Townsville City CouncilStable on the StrandDecember 18 th to 22 ndFor information: http://stableonthestrand.com.au/Woodford Folk FestivalDecember 27 th to January 1 stFor information: http://www.woodfordfolkfestival.com/New Years Eve CelebrationsDecember 31 stFor information: 1300 878 001Townsville City Council2014AprilThe Phantom of the Opera – North Queensland Opera & Music TheatreApril 2 nd to 13 thTownsville Civic Theatre – Early Bird Special of $5 off each ticket purchased prior to December 31 st .Cost after 1/1/2014: $55; Seniors Card $50; concessions/full-time tertiary students $45, groups 10+ $45;children aged 16 years and under $35; family (2ad + 2children under 16) $150 ($20 off family price prior to31/12/13]For information: 0412 790 050 http://www.nqomt.com.auFor bookings: 4727 9797 TicketShopJulyAustralian Vocal & Concerto CompetitionJuly 25 th to 29 thhttp://www.ausconcertovocal.com/AugustAustralian Festival of Chamber MusicAugust 1 st to 9 thhttp://www.afcm.com.au/23


SeptemberMagnetic Island Bay Dayz FestivalSeptember 5 th to October 5, 2014For information: 4758 1583; 4758 1125http://www.whatsonmagneticisland.com.auBack to TopNews & SundriesArts Queensland’s bloghttp://www.arts.qld.gov.au/blog/The Queensland winner of the 2013 Creative Partnerships Arts and Health Award is The PlayfulEngagement program for people living with dementia. Clark Crystal reflects on this work.http://www.arts.qld.gov.au/blog/index.php/the-role-of-theatre-and-play-in-dementia-care/Anyone wishing to be added to the Arts Queensland Resources Update circulation list should contact LindaDreghorn at: mailto:linda.dreghorn@arts.qld.gov.auLinda is the Grant Support Officer, Arts Policy and programs, Arts Queensland.Back to TopOpportunities/Expressions of Interest2013 Townsville Country Music Talent Search – Call for NominationsClosing date: October 14 thCompetitors entry forms and information can be found on the website http://ttcma.webs.comThe Talent search will be held on October 19 th & 20 th from 9am at St. Joseph's School, Ross River Rd,MundingburraCost: small cover chargePresented by Townsville and Thuringowa Country Music Association INCFor information: 0417 199 744 DarrylNorthern Lights Film Festival (NLFF) – Call for EntriesOctober 24 thThis is the fourth year the School of Creative Arts (SoCA), JCU has hosted this exciting short film festival andas the quality and imagination of the high school entries have been so impressive in the past SoCA hasdecided to make this year’s NLFF specifically a high school festival.It is absolutely free to submit an entry and the pooled prize money to be won is $1000, thanks to SoCA andthe Townsville Cinema Group. The films can be in any genre, the only real restriction is that they must beshort; between sixty seconds and six minutes in length.This year’s screening event and prize announcements will be held at the Old Courthouse Theatre (thanks toFull Throttle Theatre Company) on November 9 th .This event is free of charge, everyone’s welcome and there will even be popcorn provided!For information: 4781 3142 mailto:northernlights@jcu.edu.auUmbrella Studio 2013 Members' Exhibition – Call for EntriesClosing date: November 6 thThis year’s theme for the members' show is ‘Natura’. Members are asked to be inspired by the natural world– includes plants, animals, the landscape, and other features and products of the earth.Exhibition dates: November 15 th to December 15 thFor information: http://umbrella.org.au/exhibitions/2013-members-exhibitionFor information and to register an interest: 4772 7109 Angela Cheung mailto:design@umbrella.org.auCityLibraries Indigenous (Murri) Book ClubMeet with other Indigenous people to yarn about books and the ideas/characters in them.Meets on the third Thursday of each month from 6.30m – 7.30pm at CityLibraries Aitkenvale,Cost: free – all books are suppliedFor information: 4727 8317 Janeese Henaway, Indigenous Library Officermailto:Janeese.Henaway@townsville.qld.gov.au24


CityLibraries VIP Book ClubAny member of the community who is visually impaired, and their partners if they’re willing to participate, areeligible to join this club.Each month Vision Australia mails out an audio book copy of the title to discuss, and the meeting providesan informal and social opportunity to discuss the book and share information.Meets on the second Friday of each month from 10am – 11am at the Aitkenvale Library meeting RoomCost: freeFor information: 4727 8316 Jenna Galagher , Community Services LibrarianMuseum Seeks Creative Input for New ExhibitionThe Museum of Tropical Queensland is calling for creative north Queenslanders to be part of Made fromScratch, an upcoming exhibition celebrating everything handmade, from the carved, stitched and painted tothe welded, glued or strung craft or objects.This new exhibition, scheduled to open in April 2014, is an evolution of two recent successful communitydisplays, To Have and To Hold and Re-Collections, which brought together dozens of individual contributorsin 2012 and 2013.Museum of Tropical Queensland Director Peter McLeod said the Made from Scratch exhibition would shine aspotlight on the handiwork and methods of some very talented local craftspeople.To express an interest in participating: mailto:viv.moran@qm.qld.gov.au Viv MoranCulture Champions – Call for NominationsArts Queensland wants to shine a light on dynamic Queenslanders so they can be an inspiration to others.It’s about giving kudos to the State’s leading and emerging talent, and to the arts’ sector’s passionatesupporters. It’s also about unearthing people who do amazing work in their communities but get littlerecognition, and about engaging in ideas and discussions that celebrate arts for all Queenslanders. Pleasenominate a Culture Champions for a chance to be featured on the Arts Queensland website and socialmedia channels. Each person who nominates will go into the draw to win tickets to performances across theState, as well as arts memberships and publications.For further information and to nominate a Culture Champion: http://www.arts.qld.gov.au/culturechampions/For information and to offer suggestions: 0422 228 202 David Sclater mailto:djsclater@outlook.comAllegretto Choirs – Call for SingersBe part of a vibrant and exciting team of singers.Allegretto Voices – Year 6 to post school age young adultAllegro – adultsFor information: Kerry Rehn mailto:allegrettochoirs@bigpond.com http://allegrettochoirs.shutterfly.comNational2014 UTAS, Cradle Coast Campus – Artist in Residence ProgramNow in its fourth year, this twenty eight day, $5000 residency is open to Australian and International artists ofall disciplines with project ideas relevant to the NW Tasmanian region.For information and application form: http://www.cradle-coast.utas.edu.au/whats-newPromotion Opportunitieshttp://www.townsvilleholidays.infohttp://www.queenslandholidays.com.auhttp://www.australia.com and up to fifty other websites, through the Australian Tourism DataWarehouse (ATDW)http://www.art-in-tropical-australia.com/arts-events.html for arts events in North Queenslandhttp://www.townsville.qld.gov.au/community/events/Pages/EventsCalendar.aspx CIC’s EventsCalendar on the Townsville City Council’s websiteBack to TopGrants/Scholarships/SponsorshipsTownsville City Council’s Community Grants & Sponsorships and RADFFor information: 1300 878 001 http://www.townsville.qld.gov.au/community/grants/Pages/cultural.aspx25


RADF: Did you miss out on capacity building your community or developing your skills through the RegionalArts Development Fund (RADF) in the March round? Then act now because the next round closes onOctober 25 th for projects/programs/research/activities commencing after January 1 st 2014.Arrange a consultation with Townsville City Council’s RADF Liaison Officer now to discuss your ideas.Breakwater Island Casino Community Benefit Fund TrustClosing date next round: November 30 thFor information and application packages: 4721 1453http://www.olgr.qld.gov.au/grants/programs/breakwater/index.shtmlState, NationalGambling Community Benefit FundClosing dates: November 30 thProvides grants to Queensland based not-for-profit community groups to deliver services and activities toQueensland communities.For information and application package: 3247 4284http://www.olgr.qld.gov.au/grants/programs/community/index.shtmlAustralia Council for the Arts GrantsThe Australia Council funding guide is available at:http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/152509/Australia-Council-Arts-Funding-Guide-2013.pdfCreative Partnerships Australia – Plus1Through Plus1, Creative Partnerships will match dollar for dollar up to $50,000 in funds raised by artists andnot for profit (NFP) arts organisations for approved projects that build their development capacity and meetdefined criteria. For further information and to apply go tohttps://www.creativepartnershipsaustralia.org.au/how-we-can-help/matched-funding-program/Australian Children’s Television Foundation Fundinghttp://www.actf.com.au/funding/funding.htm#supportCommunity Broadcasting Foundation Fundinghttp://www.cbf.com.au/grantfinder.aspIan Potter FoundationA private philanthropic foundation for charitable purposes in Australia including support for the arts.http://www.ianpotter.org.auRegional Arts FundThis is a Federal Government program administered in Queensland by Artslink.http://artslinkqld.com.au/regionalartsfundThe Sidney Myer and Myer Foundation Fundinghttp://www.myerfoundation.org.auSmartygrantsAn online service for grantmakers. http://www.smartygrants.com.auBack to TopCompetitions & AwardsState, NationalQantas Spirit of Youth AwardsParticipants must be aged between 18 and 30 years to be eligible.For information: http://www.soya.com.au?soya-entries-open26


Artists’ OpportunitiesFor information on competitions, prizes, awards, exhibition opportunities and residencies:http://www.competitionsforartists.com/http://www.art-search.com.au/shows_events/art_competitions/http://www.artsconnect.com.au/callforartists/index.htmWriters’ OpportunitiesFor information on competitions, prizes and awardshttp://www.fawnsw.org.auFellowship of Australian Writers NSW Inchttp://competitionsforwriters.com/http://www.hunterwriterscentre.com/writing-competitions-with-a-deadline.htmlHunter Writers’ Centrehttp://www.qwc.asn.au/Queensland Writers Centre (QWCBack to TopDance Groups & SessionsDancenorthSchool of Arts Building, Cnr Stanley & Walker Streets, CBD4772 2549 mailto:info@dancenorth.com http://www.dancenorth.com.auExtensions Youth DanceLa Luna Youth Arts, Riverway Arts Centre, 20 Village Boulevard, Thuringowa4773 6377 mailto:dance@lalunanq.comLatin Vibrations0422 198 368mailto:iwannadance@latinvibrations.com.auhttp://www.latinvibrations.com.ausalsaEville0428 523 337 Elizabeth Zanettimailto:dance@salsaEville.com.au http://www.salsaEville.com.auBack to TopGalleries & MuseumsArmy Museum of North QueenslandJezzine Barracks, Mitchell Street North Ward0457 526 704 mailto:curator@gmail.com Open: 9am – 1pm (Wednesday to Friday) 10am – 2pm (Sunday)Collects and exhibits memorabilia associated with military units and their personnel from North Queensland.Artcetera Studio20418 750 854 mailto:mail@studio2townsville.org http://www.studio2townsville.org/Art on KingsShops 5-6/203 Kings Road Pimlico4725 0250 mailto:tas@beyond.net.au http://www.townsvilleartsocietyinc.org.au/art-on-kings/27


Open: 9am – 4pm (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday) 9am – 7.30pm (Thursday) and 9am – 2pm(Saturday and Sunday)The Gallery welcomes enquiries from budding artists, art lovers and supporters. 150 member artists displaytheir works at the Gallery and paintings are changed monthly. Artists are able to hold their own exhibitions.Artspaced Inc/a space not a place0447 954 001 Michelle Hall, Director mailto:artzspace@gmail.comBrush & Press Studio @ Artisans on Flinders345 Flinders Street4740 4890 / 0400 626 313 mailto:jo.lankester@gmail.com Blog: http://www.jolankester.comGallery 6203 Kings Rd, Pimlico4779 0079Exhibiting artists: Marion O’Shea, Val Claussen, Irene Senent, Sally Grattidge, Donna Maloney and TimStrickland.Gallery 4848 The Strand 4724 4898 Open: 4898 Open: 10am – 4pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday;10am – 1pm Sunday (or by appointment)Garage Press16 Victor St Cranbrook0422 416 632 Donna FoleyOpen to the public on the first Saturday of each month. Original prints by local printmakers are for sale.Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre4066 8300 237 Victoria Street, Cardwell http://art.girringun.com.au/The Centre represents artists from nine Traditional Owner Groups, the Nywaigi, Gugu Badhun, Warrgamay,Warungnu, Bandjin, Girramay, Gulgnay, Jirrbal and Djiru people. The traditional country of these groupscovers some 25,000 square kilometres from north of Townsville, south west to Clarke River, north to theMission Beach area, west to Ravenshoe and east to include Hinchinbrook and the Family Group Islands.Good Shepherd Art Gallery0437 630 611 Anne Walsh DirectorGood Shepherd Home, University Dr, Annandale Open: 9am – 5pm seven days a weekDisplays a range of artwork including oils, acrylics, watercolour and mixed media with subjects ranging fromlandscapes, seascapes, floral, fauna, people to abstract. All works are for sale.Maritime Museum42 – 68 Palmer St, South Townsville4721 5251Open: Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm (last entry 3pm); Saturday & Sunday 12noon – 4pm (last entry 3pm)MIArtspacePicnic Bay Mall, Picnic Bay, Magnetic Island Open every day from 10am - 3pmA cooperative gallery, with art and fine craft work by a dozen or so Magnetic Island Artists. Meet the artists,watch them work, have a chat. Shop for a variety of locally made art works.Museum of Tropical Queensland4726 0600 Flinders Street East, CBD Open: daily 9.30am – 5pm http://www.mtq.qm.qld.gov.auDiscounted prices for Townsville locals – proof of residency required.National Trust Heritage Centre4771 5873 5 Castling Street, West EndOpen: 10am – 2pm Wednesday; 1 – 4pm; Saturdays and SundaysThe only museum in north Queensland with three examples of Queenslander style houses.Worker’s dwelling (1884) – a simple cottage, fully restored and furnishedCurrajong (1888) – ‘grand’ villa residence, fully restored and furnishedFarmhouse (1921) – example of an early house occupied by north Queensland farmers28


NQ Potters Studio & Retail Outlet15 Flowers St Railway Estate 4772 3458 nqldpotters@yahoo.com.auFully equipped art studio run by members – also offers classes.Perc Tucker Regional GalleryFlinders Street, Townsville4727 9011 mailto:ptrg@townsville.qld.gov.auhttp://www.townsville.qld.gov.au/facilities/galleries/perctucker/Pages/default.aspxOpen: 10am – 5pm (Monday – Friday) 10am – 2pm (Saturday & Sunday)Performing Arts Historical Society of Townsville (PAHST)4728 5681 Ellen Read (Secretary) mailto:enquiries@pahst.com http://www.pahst.comThe Society is run by a small group of volunteers who have an interest in collecting and preserving thehistory of the performing arts in the Townsville region.To view the collection or donate items contact Gordon Hodgson (Historian) on 4775 1565Peter Lawson Fine Art Gallery16 Marine Pde, Arcadia, Magnetic Island 4758 1915 mailto:peterlawsonfineart@bigpond.comOpen: Tuesdays to Sundays 10am – 5pm Other times by appointment.Pinnacles GalleryRiverway Arts Centre, 20 Village Blvd, Thuringowa Central Open: 10am – 5pm (Tuesday – Sunday)4773 8871 http://www.townsville.qld.gov.au/facilities/galleries/pinnaclesRAAF Museum4752 1712 RAAF Base, Ingham Rd, GarbuttOpen: Tuesdays and Thursdays 9am – 12noon; Sundays 10am – 4pmSchool of Creative Arts JCU (SoCA) eMerge GallerySchool of Creative Arts, Building DA300, Main Campus, James Cook University4781 3142 http://www.jcu.edu.au/soca/JCUPRD_044204.htmlOpen: 8.30am – 4pm (Monday – Friday) Closed weekends and public holidayseMerge is a purpose built gallery primarily designed to be utilised as a teaching aid for the benefit ofstudents, emerging from the school’s New Media Arts program. The gallery also seeks to attract SoCA staffand artists from the wider tropical community to develop and exhibit art and design works with an emphasison excellence as a result of research.She Speaks Gallery1/142 Bundock Street, Belgian Gardens 0420 757 419 (text only) Anne Blower; 0438 805 879 Steve Vegarmailto:contactus@shespeaksgallery.com.auPottery, art, jewellery, skincare, sculpture.Sylvia Ditchburn Fine Art Gallery7 Metro Quays 86 Ogden Street 4724 3953 0419 790 245mailto:sylvia.ditchburn@bigpond.com.au http://www.sylviaditchburnfineartgallery.comOpen: 10am – 4pm Tuesday to Friday; 10am – 1pm SundayPaintings, prints, postcards, sculptures by Sylvia and local artists.Townsville Cultural CentreReef HQ Building Flinders Street East Open: 9.30am – 4.30pm Monday – Saturday4772 7679 mailto:melinda@cctownsville.com.au http://www.cctownsville.com.auTownsville Museum and Historical Society4775 7838 Cnr Hugh & Palmerston Sts, Currajong (access via Barbeler St – behind ambulance station)TYTO Regional Art Gallery73 – 75 McIllwraith St, TYTO Wetlands Precinct, Ingham4776 4613 mailto:wwager@hinchinbrook.qld.gov.auhttp://www.hinchinbrook.qld.gov.au/web/guest/gallery-hinchinbrookUmbrella Studio Contemporary Arts – Gallery and Studio482 Flinders St West Townsville Open: 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday; 9am – 1pm Sunday4772 7109 mailto:admin@umbrella.org.au http://www.umbrella.org.au29


Back to TopMusic GroupsAllegretto Choirsmailto:rehnfamily@bigpond.comAquapella World Music Choir4758 1717 mailto:beatlehmann@iprimus.com.auRehearsals every school term Wednesday 6.30-8.30pm at the Townsville Sailing Club, Mariners Drive –beginners welcome.Australian Concerto & Vocal Competition4728 9223 mailto:info@ausconcertovocal.com http://www.ausconcertovocal.comAustralian Festival of Chamber Music4771 4144 Level 1 Breakwater Terminal, Sir Leslie Thiess Dr, Townsvillemailto:info@afcm.com.au http://www.afcm.com.auBarrier Reef Orchestra – North Queensland Ensembles4722 2789 mailto:brotownsville@gmail.com http://www.nqorchestra.com.au4 th Sunday Music4789 1897 or 0427 351 273 Dave & Sue 4 Kawana Court, Kelso.Meets on the fourth Sunday of each month (except December) at 2pm. An emphasis on but not restricted toAustralian produced folk music, song and poetry.Kelso Country Music Club Inc0499 303 967 Thuringowa RSL, Kelso Drive Kelso mailto:petercjones007@bigpond.com3 rd Sunday of month Sunday Country 2pm – 7pm; 4 th Friday of month cabaret 7.30pm – 11pm)Magnetic Jazz Association4778 5918 mailto:magneticjazz@hotkey.net.au http://www.magneticislandjazz.orgOrganises the Great Tropical Jazz Party held annually on Magnetic IslandNorth Qld Opera and Music Theatre (NQOMT)4728 5681 or 4773 2335 http://www.nqomt.com.auTownsville & Thuringowa Country Music Club4779 9368 (Dawn) 0417 199 744http://ttcma.webs.com/Townsville Brass0413 652 776 Noel Pricemailto:noel_nthzone@bigpond.com http://www.townsvillebrass.orgTownsville Choral Society4779 2495 or 0418 781 766 Choral Society Hall, 485 Sturt Street, Townsvillehttp://www.tcos.org.au/Townsville Community Music Centre IncLevel 2, Civic Theatre Building, Boundary Street, Townsville4724 2086 / 0402 255 182mailto:admin@townsvillemusic.org.au http://www.townsvillemusic.org.auTownsville Concert Band (TCB)0408 088 675 mailto:mark.purvis@bigpond.com.auTownsville Jazz Club0413 456 542 Marie Gibson (President) http://www.jazztownsville.comRegular sessions at the PCYC Wellington St, Aitkenvale on the 2 nd & 4 th Sundays each month from 5.30 to9.30pm.30


Townsville Music & Performance Arts Space (TMPAS)4724 5232 / 0466 711 985 Jacqueline BissonOld Courthouse Theatre, Cnr Sturt & Stokes Streets, CBDTownsville Folk & Acoustic ClubBellevue Hotel, Allen Street, South Townsville mailto:secretary@tsvfolkclub.orghttp://www.tsvfolkclub.orgTownsville Ukulele ClubWest End Hotel Beer Garden 89 Ingham Rd, West EndContact: 4721 1327 / 0418 745 727 Annie Frankcom mailto:info@abraevents.com.auBack to TopTheatres & Theatre GroupsBurdekin TheatreQueen Street Ayr4783 9880 mailto:burdekin.theatre@burdekin.qld.gov.au http://www.burdekintheatre.com.auFull Throttle Theatre CompanyOld Courthouse Theatre, Cnr Sturt and Stokes Streets, Townsville4721 5433 mailto:admin@fullthrotttletheatre.com http://www.fullthrottletheatre.comLa Luna Youth ArtsRiverway Arts Centre, 20 Village Boulevard, Thuringowa 4773 6377 mailto:info@lalunanq.comProps Youth Theatre4723 9996 (H) Todd Barty mailto:pjtbarty@bigpond.comRiverway Arts Centre4727 9797 TicketShop 20 Village Boulevard Thuringowahttp://www.townsville.qld.gov.au/facilities/theatres/riverwayarts/Pages/default.aspxSchool of Arts Theatre4772 2549 Cnr Stanley & Walker Streets, CBD http://www.soatheatretownsville.com.auSpoon Lickers – Children's Entertainment & Production ProgramCourt Theatre, Cnr Sturt & Stokes Sts Townsville 48104724 5232 / 0466 711 985 mailto:spoonlickers01@gmail.comTheatreiNQ0467 245478 School of Arts, Cnr Stanley & Walker Streets, CBD http://www.theatreinq.comThe Outback Players Theatre Group Inc0407 600 720 mailto:info@outbackplayers.com.auTowers Players Inc – Charters Towers Local Theatre Group4787 1768; 0427 871768 mailto:towersplayers@aanet.com.au http://www.towersplayers.websyte.com.auTownsville Civic Theatre41 Boundary St Townsville 4727 9797 TicketShop mailto:civic.theatre@townsville.qld.gov.auhttp://public.townsville.qld.gov.au/facilities/theatres/civictheatre/Pages/default.aspxTownsville Little Theatre4724 3112 mailto:theatre.lover@townsvillelittletheatre.org.au http://www.townsvillelittletheatre.org.auBack to Top31


Clubs & GroupsFor other arts and cultural groups and clubs in Townsville link toCommunity Directory on the Townsville City Council website – click onBrowse by Category and then on Arts and cultural32

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