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Autumn exhibitions explore identity, portraiture and mindfulness

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Autumn exhibitions explore identity, portraiture and mindfulness

 

Four exhibitions celebrate diversity and provide a visual feast

Four new exhibitions interrogating ideas of self through the use of portraiture, movement and the body will be on display at the Tweed Regional Gallery from next week as part of the Gallery’s exciting Autumn exhibition series.

synergy: identity, portraiture and the moving body includes works by nationally and internationally recognised artists Atong Atem, Gerwyn Davies, Tim Georgeson and Sue Healey headlines the Autumn series, which opens at the Gallery on Friday 8 March.

Gallery Director Ingrid Hedgcock said she was delighted to offer an expansive showcase of artists across a range of mediums as part of the new Autumn series.

“We’re excited to unveil four different exhibitions that celebrate diversity in many forms and provide our patrons with an array of visual storytelling in a variety of different mediums,” Ms Hedgcock said.

“Shown together, the exhibition provides an artistic feast through the fierce synergies between sound and movement and the poetic language of dance through fantastic transformations and elaborate costuming.”

The exhibition explores personal and cultural forms of identity and will present contemporary photography alongside a multi-channel, large-scale projection and an installation of film and sound.

The captivating works of each artist are being shown together for the first time, highlighting the intersection between each artist’s individual practice, while presenting a collection of works that synergise in an interesting dialogue. Collectively the works interrogate ideas of self through the use of portraiture, movement and the body as a form of visual storytelling.

“This collection of work supports and challenges traditional notions of portraiture and contains powerful messages for everyone about expressing oneself and embracing and celebrating individual identities,” Ms Hedgcock said.

Patron Saint of Lap Dogs - Tweed Regional Galley Autumn Exhibition

Patron Saint of Lap Dogs

Panel discussion and opening event

The exhibition has been curated by the Gallery’s Curator – Exhibitions, Tina Wilson, with works selected from the extensive and impressive back catalogue of each artist.

A special ticketed panel discussion will be held before the opening on 8 March. The discussion will be hosted by celebrated Aboriginal journalist, broadcaster, documentary maker, sound artist and writer, Daniel Browning. Event ticket holders will have the opportunity to hear directly from the exhibiting artists and learn more about their artistic practice, as well as enjoy a private preview of the exhibition before its official opening.

Tickets for the panel discussion are on sale now via Humanitix.

A free official opening event will follow the panel discussion and includes celebration of two additional exhibition openings by regional artists who also explore portraiture and ideas of self.

Gold Coast artist Samuel Leighton-Dore will open his solo exhibition Looking Back There Were Signs. The exhibition includes his signature ceramic works alongside animation, and explores his adult diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, and the ways in which new diagnoses can recontextualise old ideas of self.

Regional artist Trish Tait will also open her solo exhibition Portraits of Sound that celebrates the transformative power of music through a series of oil paintings. Each of her works contain the portrait of a young musician who finds solace in the personal expression of music.

The opening of a solo exhibition by emerging artist Emily Ebbs, recipient of the 2022 Tweed Regional Gallery — National Art School Masters of Fine Art (Painting) Residency Award, will round off the multi-opening event. Emily completed a residency in the Gallery’s on-site Nancy Fairfax Artist in Residence Studio and will present her exhibition Slow, Motions. Her works were created by applying delicate washes of acrylic paint and scented oils to muslin and evoke the mindfulness, reflection and contemplation of her residency experience.

All four exhibitions will be officially opened to the public on Friday 8 March with Gallery doors open from 6.15 pm AEDT. Bookings are essential via the Gallery website. Guests are invited to enjoy a pre-drink with spectacular views from the Apex Dining balcony before the official opening commences. Dinner reservations are to be made online via the Apex Dining website.

synergy: identity, portraiture and the moving body will be on display from Saturday 9 March until Sunday 19 May 2024.

Looking Back There Were Signs by Samuel Leighton-Dore will be on display from Friday 8 March until Sunday 26 May 2024.

Portraits of Sound by Trish Tait will be on display from Friday 8 March until Sunday 26 May 2024.

Slow, Motions by Emily Ebbs will be on display from Saturday 9 March until Sunday 30 June 2024.

Tweed Regional galley Autumn Exhibition - Sue Healey still from On View

Sue Healey still from On View: Hong Kong, 2016-17. Digital projection. Image courtesy the artist ©The artist. BELOW: Atong Atem. Patron Saint of Lap Dogs, 2022, 90 x 60 cm. Image courtesy of MARS and the artist. Atong Atem is represented by MARS Gallery, Melbourne.

Public Programs (All times are AEDT)

Synergy Panel Discussion hosted by Daniel Browning 
Friday 8 March | 5 – 6 pm | $25 
Join Daniel Browning for a panel discussion with exhibiting artists Atong Atem, Gerwyn Davies, Tim Georgeson, and Sue Healey. Enjoy a drink on arrival and be the first to see the exhibition. Stay afterwards for our Autumn Opening Celebrations.
Tickets on sale Friday 16 February via: gallery.tweed.nsw.gov.au/whats-on

Autumn Opening Celebrations
Friday 8 March | 6.15 pm for 6.30 pm speeches | Free 
Join us for the opening celebrations for synergy: identity, portraiture and the moving body – a group exhibition with exhibiting artists Atong Atem, Gerwyn Davies, Tim Georgeson, and Sue Healey, Looking Back There Were Signs by Samuel Leighton-Dore, Portraits of Sound by Trish Tait, and Slow, Motions by Emily Ebbs. Bookings essential via gallery.tweed.nsw.gov.au/whats-on

Vinyl Listening Session with Trish Tait
Sunday 17 March | 2 – 4 pm | Free
Join Trish Tait at the Gallery for a relaxed afternoon in conjunction with the exhibition Portraits of Sound.  Listen to the artist’s selection of vinyl while creating your own record cover with materials provided. No bookings required.

Gallery Playdate
Wednesday 3 April | 9.30 – 10.30 am | Free
Fun, art-making session for children aged six months to five years and their carers. Based on the exhibition, Looking Back There Were Signs by artist Samuel Leighton-Dore. The session uses creative play to develop imagination and skill. Bookings essential via gallery.tweed.nsw.gov.au/whats-on

 

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Earth Frequency Festival 2024

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Earth Frequency Festival is a music, arts, lifestyle and environmental festival based in South-East Queensland, Australia, with a strong focus on arts, education, healing and community spirit.

While drawing from many cultural niches such as transformational festival, tribal gathering, doof and boutique festival, the aim of Earth Frequency Festival is to go beyond these traditional tags and to exist as a multi-faceted gathering focused broadly on creativity, connection, intention and inspiration.

From it’s origins as a small landcare party in 2005, Earth Frequency has now become one of Australia’s foremost transformational gatherings.

At Earth Frequency, you can always expect an amazing mixture of live and electronic music, performance, visionary art, workshops and lectures, a family and kids space, a fantastic food and markets area, and of course a positive community vibe.

Our aim is to create nothing short of a life changing, transformative experience! We aim to provide a meeting place – people from many different backgrounds, ages and walks of life come together with the shared interests of music, nature, technology, culture and peace.

Earth Frequency Festival is held each year at Ivory’s Rock Conventions and Events in Peak Crossing. Ivory’s Rock is a beautiful outdoor venue with top notch facilities, comfortable campgrounds, and it is conveniently located under an hour from Brisbane and just 20 minutes from Ipswich.

Nurtured by the setting of the beautiful Australian outdoors, we gather together once a year to celebrate life with music, art and other creative forms, and to educate, connect, heal and inspire.

EVENT DETAILS:

  • When: May 3-6
  • Where: Ivory’s Rock Conventions and Events, Peak Crossing.
  • Price: From $280
  • Tickets: www.earthfrequency.com.au

 

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Black Box – A new Australian Musical based on a true story

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Black Box – A new Australian Musical based on a true story

 

You don’t know him, but he may have saved your life.

Black Box is Queenslander Paul Hodge’s ground-breaking new musical based on the extraordinary true story of David Warren, the Australian inventor who created the black box flight recorder that is now on every plane around the globe.

Driven by the death of his father in an unexplained plane crash when he was eight, Black Box follows David as he fights for an invention that could record the final moments of a flight before it crashes – the black box. His obsession around this invention places his career, marriage and mind at risk. It’s a show about memory, and how we hold onto, and let go of, those we love.

Black Box writer and composer, Paul Hodge, said, “David’s invention was inspired by his love of music. I wanted to create a theatre form that was as inventive as David’s idea, which led to the use of recorded voices and music, in the same way the black box gives recordings, to immerse the audience in David’s sound world.”

Black box inventor David Warren will be played by internationally renowned singer and actor Michael Cormick, who has had leading roles around the world, including in Phantom of the Opera and Beauty and the Beast with Hugh Jackman. David’s wife, Ruth, will be played by Helpmann Award winner Helen Dallimore who as well as touring extensively throughout the UK and Australia was the original Glinda opposite Idina Menzel in the West End production of Wicked.

The auditory world that inspired David to create his life-saving invention shapes the audience’s experience at Black Box, which utilises pre-recorded voices and instruments to create a world of music and memory to tell his story. While Helen and Michael are on stage, the rest of the cast are present through a history-making audio experience.

Black Box is the first binaural musical with audience members wearing headphones that allow them to be totally immersed in a 360-degree world of sound.

Binaural recording uses two microphones, arranged at the position of human ears to create a 3D stereo sound sensation for the listener of actually being in the room with the recorded actors and instruments. This world-premiere production will be directed by David Berthold.

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Free healthy lifestyle program for families in Tweed, Coraki and Grafton

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Free healthy lifestyle program for families in Tweed, Coraki and Grafton

 

Families in NSW can access support to build healthy habits together, plus tips and assistance with getting active, healthy eating and wellbeing.

Go4Fun is a free 10-week after school program for children aged 7-13 and their families, which aims to support their health and wellbeing.

Parents and carers can now enrol their primary school aged children in the Term 2 programs in Tweed, Grafton and Coraki.

Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) Acting Director of Integrated Care and Allied Health Services, Kathryn Watson said the program is for kids and their families who want to get healthier together.

“For many families, the focus is on just getting by on a day-to-day basis, and many don’t have the money to invest in healthy lifestyle programs,” Ms Watson said.

“We know many parents can be overwhelmed by the amount of healthy lifestyle information available. Go4Fun helps by providing easy tips to make healthy changes and involves parents, carers and children in activities to help put these into practice.

“This free program allows families to have the chance to learn healthy habits, and have fun together.”

The program includes games, activities, prizes and a supermarket tour. It also helps families and children to connect with others in their local area.

“Families love that the program is free and that it helps their child’s wellbeing, including their sleep. It creates a space to connect and build relationships as a family,” Ms Watson said.

“For families who are not in the Tweed, Grafton or Coraki areas, the Go4Fun online program is always an option.”

Parents and carers can sign up to the program directly, and health professionals and GPs can also refer their patients.

Places are available for Term 2 in the following locations:

  • CORAKI
    Aboriginal Go4Fun
    Tuesdays 4pm-6pm, starting 30 April
    Location: Coraki Youth Hall, 75 Bridge St, Coraki NSW 2471
    To register for the Coraki program, call Coraki Campbell HealthOne on (02) 6683 9000
  • GRAFTON
    Go4Fun
    Tuesdays 4pm-6pm, starting 30 April
    Location: PCYC, 300 Powell Street, Grafton NSW 2460
  • TWEED
    Go4Fun
    Wednesdays 4pm-6pm, starting 1 May
    Location: Banora Point Community Centre, Cnr Leisure Dr, Woodlands Dr, Banora Point NSW 2486

For more information and to register your child, call 1800 780 900, visit here.

 

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