Educator, Artist & Artsworker PD, Workshop & Intensive

This October event series is a Flying Arts Hotspot of public programs in Mackay for educators, artists and artsworkers, 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. (

22 Oct

FLYING ARTS Mackay Hotspot > Educators' PD
FREE Webinar: Connecting Art with Language
3:30 - 4:45pm Thursday 22 October 2020
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Presented by Flying Arts Alliance and 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.

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23 Oct

FLYING ARTS Mackay Hotspot > Artists & Artsworkers
Consultations with Blaklash
9am - 5pm Friday 23 October 2020
Artspace Mackay, Gordon St, Mackay
FAA Member $60 (Non-member $75)
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Presented by Flying Arts Alliance, these consultations at Artspace Mackay give you 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 the one-hour session 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.

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24 & 25 Oct

FLYING ARTS Mackay Hotspot > 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)
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Presented by Flying Arts Alliance, this workshop will teach you to master the art of developing your own exhibition and how to pitch your proposal to galleries. Facilitated by Blaklash Creative (, 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.

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Contact: Artspace Mackay

Phone: 4961 9722