Workshops and masterclasses

To complement Artspace Mackay's diverse exhibition program, the gallery offers a great variety of public programs inspired by the artwork, artists, curatorial rationale, and even the gallery or organisation that tours the exhibitions. Workshops and masterclasses are a great way for members of our community to learn new skills, meet professional and nationally recognised artists, educators and curators, and to benefit in meaningful ways from the inspirational, often world class exhibitions that tour to our region.

Artspace Mackay also partners with many local practising artists who love to share their skills and processes through organised workshops and masterclasses for all age groups.

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Due to new COVID-19 rules, social distancing and upgraded hygiene measures are now in place at Artspace Mackay for the safety of visitors and staff. Hand sanitiser is available on entry, and events are spaced to allow participants to engage in adequate social distancing within all spaces.

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FLYING ARTS > EDUCATORS' PD 
FREE Webinar: Connecting Art with Language



3:30 - 4:45pm Thursday 22 October 2020
Register your online attendance: https://flyingarts.org.au/events/connecting-art-with-language

Co-presented by Deb Clark from the Mackay Aboriginal Language Group and Artspace Mackay, this webinar explores two best practice case studies of educational community projects that connected art with the Mackay Region First Nations Yuwi language. It provides educators and artsworkers with inspiration for developing creative programs and projects that integrate art and language.  The presenters highlight the practical, collaborative strategies they used to plan and develop their creative language projects, sharing their successes, challenges and ideas for further development. This webinar equips you with ways to begin the conversation in your own community, and tools to develop projects that have long-term, enduring outcomes.

YOU WILL:
– Take away ideas for developing creative programs and projects that integrate art and language.
– Learn how to create meaningful connections and partnerships within the community.
– See how to inspire and engage children and adults of all ages with this theme.
– Develop an appreciation of the benefits of working collaboratively and challenges you may face.

This is the third webinar in a trilogy on Place, Kin and Language, designed to address how to connect the Arts with the cross curriculum priority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures.

This event is part of a Flying Arts Mackay Hotspot of public programs that celebrate the exhibition opening of Jabu Birriny (land + sea) at Artspace Mackay. Join us in Mackay for a weekend of Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities uniting to share skills and knowledge. To register, and for more information visit www.flyingarts.org.au


ARTISTS & ARTSWORKERS
Consultations with Blaklash Creative



9am - 5pm Friday 23 October 2020
Artspace Mackay, Gordon St, Mackay
FAA Member $60 (Non-member $75)
Register online: https://flyingarts.org.au/events/consultations-with-blaklash

Take the opportunity to discuss your career or practice one-on-one with Troy Casey and Amanda Hayman of Blaklash Creative, respected arts industry professionals specialising in the curation of exhibitions, cultural events and bespoke creative projects that showcase Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices. 

Use these one-hour sessions to discuss matters most relevant to you.

Topics may include:
– Mapping your career goals, strategies and direction
– Discussing project or exhibition ideas
– Gaining feedback on your portfolio

Participants can attend either in-person or via Skype.

This event is part of a Flying Arts Mackay Hotspot of public programs that celebrate the exhibition opening of Jabu Birriny (land + sea) at Artspace Mackay. Join us in Mackay for a weekend of Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities uniting to share skills and knowledge. (http://flyingarts.org.au/exhibitions/jabu-birriny-land-sea)

PARTICIPANTS TO BRING:
– Questions, CVs or resumes, resources, artwork, portfolios or other items to discuss during your consultation. (A computer and internet access will be provided should you wish to use any online resources during your consultation)

To register, and for more information visit www.flyingarts.org.au


EXHIBITION DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM: MACKAY
Intensive workshop for Artists & Artsworkers



12pm - 5pm Saturday 24 Oct & 10am - 4pm Sunday 25 October 2020
Artspace Mackay, Gordon St, Mackay
FAA Member $170  (Non-member $190)

APPLY NOW for a bursary to help cover costs: https://flyingarts.org.au/flying-arts-alliance-bursary-program
Register online:
https://flyingarts.org.au/events/exhibition-development-program-mackay 

Master the art of developing your own exhibition and how to pitch your proposal to galleries. Facilitated by Blaklash Creative (www.blaklash.com), this is a weekend intensive of workshops to design, plan and manage your solo or group exhibition. Participants will receive course study materials prior to the workshop and will have the chance to gain feedback on completed proposals following the intensive.

LEARN ABOUT:
– Essential principles of exhibition concept, planning, design and development
– How to work with exhibition venues
– Marketing and promotion
– Logistics, contracts, legal issues, packing, handling and installation

PARTICIPANTS TO BRING:
– Notepad or laptop, lunch or snacks (there are several food establishments within walking distance of the venue if preferred. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.)

This event is part of a Flying Arts Mackay Hotspot of public programs that celebrate the exhibition opening of Jabu Birriny (land + sea) at Artspace Mackay. Join us in Mackay for a weekend of Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities uniting to share skills and knowledge.

To register, and for more information visit www.flyingarts.org.au