Wednesday, December 22, 2010

FREE Kids Summer Festival Art Activities in Cooktown Sat 15 January

Rivane Neuenschwander I Wish your Wish 2003 | Courtesy: The artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York and Galeria Forte Vilaça, São Paulo.
A ground-breaking exhibition open from 13–23 January 2011 will mark the end of the first decade of this millennium.  Titled ‘21st Century: Art in the First Decade’  it will occupy the entire Gallery of Modern Art and focus exclusively on works created between 2000 and 2010. It will feature over 140 artists from more than 40 countries.

The 21st Century Kids Summer Festival over the summer holidays celebrates the unique ways we have lived our lives in the first decade of the 21st century, and asks us to imagine what the future of our world might hold!

The action-packed 11-day program features a series of exciting new media performances, artist-run workshops and activities, as well as a future-themed animation program at the Australian Cinémathèque.

 In Cooktown! 21st Century Kids Summer Festival on Tour
10.30am – 2.30pm Saturday 15 January 2011 in Elizabeth Guzsely Gallery
When all Queenslanders are invited to participate in a free day of activities being held at more than 50 regional and remote galleries simultaneously with the GOMA as a part of the 21st Century Kids Summer Festival to encourage children to explore and discover the fresh and imaginative ways that international artists consider their world in the 21st Century. Children and families are invited to participate in this one-day program of activities.

ARTISTS ACTIVITIES COMING TO COOKTOWN
Tony Albert Alien nation embassy 2008
Tony Albert invites all earthlings to become honorary citizens of the Alien Nation — but not before passing the citizenship test! Those who complete the test and become citizens receive a special Alien Nation citizenship certificate and card to show that they are part of the Alien Nation.

Justine Cooper The call of the wild 2006
This interactive game is especially for visitors under 5. Set in a natural history museum similar to those seen in Justine Cooper’s artworks, the aim of the game is to free trapped animals from the lockers and return them to their natural habitats.

Fiona Hall Fly away home 2010

Australian artist Fiona Hall has translated her interest in the migratory patterns of birds and nest-making into a hands-on activity. Young visitors make their own species of bird using templates and paper money created by the artist.

Romuald Hazoumè (MIB) Made in Brisbane 2010
Beninese artist Romuald Hazoumè travelled to Brisbane to conduct workshops with local high school students to create a large scale installation especially for ‘21st Century Kids’. As part of 21st Century Kids Summer Festival on Tour, visitors will have the chance to view this series of short documentaries which provide insights and highlights of this unique experience and the relationship built between the artist and students over the two week period.

Bharti Kher Nothing is ordinary 2006
Indian artist, Bharti Kher makes art with very small stickers called bindis, making pictures with them and sticking them on her sculptures. For 21st Century Kids Summer Festival on Tour, Bharti Kher has designed a special bindi for visitors to decorate themselves with before exploring the other activities.

Jorge Méndez Blake Discover Treasure Island 2010
In the Gallery of Modern Art’s Children’s Art Centre, Mexican artists Jorge Méndez Blake has created large murals based on Jorge’s favourite novel as a child - author Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale Treasure Island. For 21st Century Kids Summer Festival on Tour, children are invited to listen to a CD of swashbuckling sounds and draw a picture that illustrates what they are hearing.

Campbell Patterson Yes yes, no no 2010
New Zealand artist Campbell Patterson makes videos of himself that are funny, odd and fascinating. Campbell has created a list of challenges especially for children to do. Children are invited to watch his video, ‘Lifting my mother for as long as I can’, then complete the challenges and think of other funny activities they can perform.

John Pule Drawing words 2006
John Pule is an artist, writer and poet whose art works often combine words and images. Pule’s large-scale collarborative drawing project invites everyone to engage with Niunean legends and culture by responding to the artist’s word paintings.

Rirkrit Tiravanija Untitled (time sausage) 2010
The work of artist Rirkrit Tiravanija aims to bring visitors together and create living artworks in art galleries and museums. Tiravanija’s work for 21st Century Kids on Tour invites generations of children and their grandparents to share family histories, stories and images. Children and their parents or grandparents are invited to share family histories, stories and images.

Rivane Neuenschwander I wish your wish 2003
Inspired by a Brazilian tradition, Rivane Neuenschwander invites visitors to select and tie people’s wishes to their wrists. According to the tradition, the wish is granted when the ribbon eventually falls off.

Interviews with some of the artists can be viewed at http://21cblog.com/category/interviews/

‘21st Century Kids Summer Festival on Tour’ is a regional program of the Queensland Art
Gallery, supported by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State
and Territory Governments, administered by Arts Queensland. ‘21st Century Kids on Tour’ is
proudly supported by the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation. The Children’s Art Centre is
sponsored by Santos.




Sunday, December 19, 2010

FREE Kids Summer Festival Art Activities in Cooktown Sat 15 January

On Saturday 15 January 2011, locals are invited to participate in a free day of art activities as part of the 21st Century Kids Summer Festival.

'21st Century Kids Summer Festival on Tour' will encourage children to explore and discover the fresh and imaginative ways that international artists consider their world in the 21st Century.

Children and families are invited to participate in this one-day program of activities to be held at the Elizabeth Guzsely Gallery.

Activities for children art projects have been developed to offer children and families insights into contemporary international art created in the past decade.

See Queensland Art Gallery Gallery of Modern Art for more details on the proposed art activities and keep a look out on this blog or Facebook for updates as more information arrives!




















PHOTO: Participants at the In-flight workshop | APT6 Artists on Tour, Hopevale, Rossville | Photograph: Camilla Tunnell

Should be a fun day!
‘21st Century Kids Summer Festival on Tour’ is a regional program of the Queensland Art
Gallery, supported by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State
and Territory Governments, administered by Arts Queensland. ‘21st Century Kids on Tour’ is
proudly supported by the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation. The Children’s Art Centre is
sponsored by Santos.



Saturday, December 18, 2010

Project 4 Awesome to Donate to Cooktown Art!

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I made this Youtube video to spread the word about Cooktown Art with the hope we may have the odd person donate via our website at http://cooktownart.com.au/ 


 

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Roy McIvor Book Launch Invitation - Support A Local Artist!

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Nature's PowerHouse and Roy McIvor invite you to launch & book signing of “Cockatoo - My Life in Cape York” Saturday morning, 11th December at 11.30am, at Nature’s Powerhouse Cooktown Botanic Gardens. The book traces the story of Roy's family and community and history of HopeVale, and the Guugu Yimithirr people and includes reproductions of Roy's paintings.  Light refreshments will be served. 

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Third Life Drawing Class

Monday, November 29, 2010

Had two ten minute poses and a 20 minute pose again this week. 

It was soooo hot in the gallery at class this evening. Humidity and no breeze getting in. It was a real hot-house of artistic creativity!!

 

 

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Day Two Ross Franzi Painting Workshop


Saturday, November 27, 2010

Day One Ross Franzi Painting Workshop

Covered tonal values, lighting, composition and started a Seascape background.
Black and White Pic of Scene

Laying in Background



Glazing to send Background into distance

Thursday, November 25, 2010

In Cooktown this Week-End - Art Workshop 'Values in Pencil and Paint' by Ross Franzi

Previous Art Workshop with Ross Franzi

THIS WEEK_END join local Artist Ross Franzi of Black Cockatoo Gallery, Bloomfield for:

A Cooktown Art Workshop - 'Values in Pencil and Paint' 

At Elizabeth Guzsely Gallery  10-12am and 2-4pm Saturday & Sunday. 

Introduction to light effects, composition, painting backgrounds, subject and highlights.  How to get realism.  

Enquiries Ph 40696949.

Beginners and visitors welcome!


See Ross Franzi's Website http://www.blackcockatoogallery.com.au 

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

First Life Drawing Class - Gesture Drawing

First Life Drawing Class was doing Gesture Drawing at the Elizabeth Guzsely Gallery. We explored movement of the model in space, as we looked for a sense of the overall form and a way to suggest the essential feeling.
Marks had to be quick and deliberate to sum up the pose.  We tried to show different emotions in 5 to 30 seconds!? Yep! It sounds bizarre to do a sketch that quickly, but the sense of urgency it creates adds great energy to the drawing. You haven't got time to think about unimportant details.

Below is a sample done by me on the night.  We had nine artists attend and I wish I had photos of their drawings to show as they did so much better than myself!  Will try to get some to show after next weeks class which will cover contour drawing and perspective.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Elements Of Visual Art

Check out this SlideShare Presentation:

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

LIFE DRAWING CLASSES TO COMMENCE

LIFE DRAWING 
MONDAY 15th NOVEMBER 7pm-8.30PM
@ ELIZABETH GUZSELY GALLERY
$7.50 per person including model, materials & refreshments.  Members $5.00 only!
Beginners Welcome. Ph 4069 6949 for enquiries.

Friday, October 01, 2010

Proposed Life Drawing Classes Mid-November 2010

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Anyone interested in LIFE DRAWING CLASSES starting mid November 2010 ?? Drawing the human figure from a live model.  Draw form, light, tone and shadow; try out contour, gesture and tonal drawing through a series of weekly art classes.  

Contact Tracey Cass for details on 0740696949

Below is a Youtube video illustrating Life Drawing.  Naturally some of those attending our Cooktown classes will be at a less expert level to start with.  

If you have always been interested in drawing then give it a try!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Cooktown Art 'Cube'

Check out the Coktown Art Cube on the What Makes Me website by clicking the link below. 

Cooktown Art:  What do you think?  Is this a good way to spread the word about us?

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Elizabeth Guzsely Gallery Video Tour

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Cooktown Country Show Was Colourful & Fun

Cooktown Country Show Monday 23rd August 2010 is supported by Cook Shire Council to showcases the produce of the local pastoral and horticultural industries. A range of activities, competitions and stalls, food, fun and attractions for the whole family to enjoy.

Art, craft, photography, horticulture and baking entries inside.  Local produce display - fruit and veggies and home brew.  Horse events, riding demonstrations and cattle, goats, chickens and ducks.  Kids enjoy the Animal Nursery where they can pet and cuddle some cute farmyard animals or Side Show Alley with rides and attractions.  Community group’s stalls to find out about services they offer.  Also a watermelon and pie eating competition. Refreshments at CWA Tea House and all your favourite food stalls from the local markets.
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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Celebration Jean Haack's 80th Birthday! Congratulations!

Jean had a great suprise!









Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Happy Birthday Jean!

A truly dedicated member of the Cooktown School of Art Society, Jean Haack, will be celebrating her 80th birthday on 16th August 2010.  She will be on duty in the Elizabeth Guzsely Gallery as usual that Monday.  

Jean was involved when the Cooktown Art Society was formed in 1978 by a group interested in improving their artistic skills.  In 1977 Elizabeth Guzsely who had arrived in Australia as a refugee came to live in Cooktown.  With a Diploma in Fine Art from Hungary she had the expertise and agreed to hold art classes for all those interested. Various venues were utilised for the classes; the local school, the Shire Hall, and the first exhibition of paintings was held in the then rather dilapidated RSL Building. Elizabeth had a dream of a gallery space for Cooktown. 

The small group of artists worked hard to raise sufficient funds to achieve this seemingly impossible goal.  Then it was discovered in old cadastral maps dating back to 1874, that there was a piece of land, which had once housed a School of Arts. Cook Shire Council records indicated that the land was officially reserved for this purpose by Government Gazette in 1879. Negotiations with the Lands Department resulted in a name change for the artist’s group to the Cooktown School of Art Society and cleared the way for construction of the long hoped-for gallery building on the site.  In 1988 the Cooktown Art Society became incorporated as the Cooktown School of Art Society Inc and the Gallery was officially opened.  

What started with a small group of hard working people interested in art has continued to be successful over the last 32 years thanks to the individual efforts of people like Jean.  

Drop in to say hi and wish her the best.  We don't see many volunteers with the dedication of Jean nowadays!
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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Cairns Show 2010 Visual Arts Competition Results

The show also has more than 4000 competition entries in 26 categories including arts, crafts and livestock.  See the list of Visual Arts Winners Cairns Show 2010 Click link to view the list

Friday, July 23, 2010

Mareeba Art Society's 48th Annual Exhibition Results

PHOTO: "The Senate": a necklace by Jana Iriyadi
Water Colour Award.......................Ludij Peden
Oils Award....................................Marina Hooper
Acrylics Award..............................Narelle Boys
Sculpture Award............................Darryl Ely
Mixed Media Award.......................Elaine Seary
Drawing-any medium Award...........Mary McKenzie
Pastels Award..............................Louise Derry
Fibre Art Award............................Ann Leighton
Works in Clay-Wheel Thrown.........Lone White
Works in Clay-Hand Built..............Daly Alford
Woodturning Award......................Jim McConnachie
Works in Wood............................John Beasley
Jewellery Award...........................Jana Iriyadi
Glass Art Award...........................Esther Hodi
Mosaics Award, glass or ceramic..Joan Cairns
Photography-Portrait Award...........Eve Stafford
Photography-Scenic Award............Irene Shanks
Digital Art Award...........................Buck Richardson

Junior 6-11years
Art Award ...................................Sarah Harriman
Sculpture Award...........................Edward Phillips
Photography Award......................Edward Phillips
Encouragement Award..................Glen Cambage

Junior 12-17
Art Award....................................Joy Musch
Sculpture Award...........................Sarah Booth
Photographic Award......................Piper Lili Berry-Porter
Encouragement Award..................Hope Musch
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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Winners 32nd Annual Art Exhibition 2010 Photos of Art Works

Winners Art Works

Photo shows pastel by Louise Derry titled 'Roy'

Winner of Elizabeth Guzsely Memorial Award for 'Best In Show' and also Winner of the Peter Pini Memorial Portrait Award

Anyone using Facebook can view all the art entries photos in this album 32nd AAE Entries

Or view on Flickr 32nd Annual Art Exhibition Album

Thursday, June 17, 2010

32nd Annual Art Exhibition 2010 WINNERS of Art Awards

2010 Art Judge Paul Brinkman - Director Cairns Regional Art Gallery

ELIZABETH GUZSELY MEMORIAL AWARD "BEST IN SHOW" $800

Awarded to the artwork selected by the judge as the finest, most outstanding artwork entered in the exhibition, non acquisitive.

Winner: No 69 'Roy' - Pastel by Lou Derry

Section 1. COOK SHIRE AWARD $1,000
Framed painting depicting a recognisable scene within the Cook Shire. This award is open to Shire residents only and is Acquisitive. Any medium.

Winner : No 5 'Cooktown Waterfront' - Watercolour by Peter McGregor
Highly Commended:  No 6 'A Stroll Around the Lakes' - Oil by Trevor Maudsley

Section 2. ERGON ENERGY AWARD - CONTEMPORARY $500

Contemporary painting with any medium/subject, is open and non-acquisitive. Framed or unframed. Unframed works on gallery wrap canvas with painted edges.

Winner: No 11 'Grasslands' - Pastel by Lou Derry
Highly Commended: No10 'Earth Babes' - Mixed media by Christa Youngman

Section 3. HOPEVALE ART & CULTURAL AWARD Indigenous $400
Painting by a local indigenous artist, residing in Cook, Wugal Wugal and Hopevale Shires. Any subject, medium, non-acquisitive. Framed or unframed. Unframed works on gallery wrap canvas with painted edges.

Winner: No 32 'Fire' - Acrylic on canvas by Harold Bowen
Highly Commended: 
No 30 'Mungarruu & Garmbii (carpet snake and fruit bats) - Acrylic on canvas by Helen Gordon

Section 4. GREENFIELD MEMORIAL AWARD Black & White $300
Framed black and white, graphite, charcoal, pen & ink. Non-acquisitive, any subject open.

Winner: No 41 'Lure of a Beachcombers' Basket' - Graphite by Joanne Davis
Highly Commended: No 42 'Chubby' - Pencil by Elizabeth Josey

SECTION 5. COOKTOWN BOWLS CLUB AWARD Landscape $200
Traditional representational landscape painting in any medium, non-acquisitive, open. Framed or unframed. Unframed works on gallery wrap canvas with painted edges.

Winner: No 49 'Days End'- Pastel by Lou Derry
Highly Commended: No 52'Gently Flows the Normanby' - Oil by Trevor Maudsley

SECTION 6. WUJAL WUJA FAUNA & FLORA AWARD $200
Painting of animal and/or plant life in any medium, non-acquisitive, open. Framed or unframed. Unframed works on gallery wrap canvas with painted edges.

Winner: No 65 'Turtle - Breaching Over Sandbank' - Watercolour, mixed media by Michael Chatenay
Highly Commended: No 68 'Turtle' - Acrylic on canvas by Duka Gibson

SECTION 7.  PETER PINI MEMORIAL AWARD Portrait $200
Painted portrait of person or people in any medium, non-acquisitive, open. Framed or unframed. Unframed works on gallery wrap canvas with painted edges.

Winner and "Best In Show": No 69 ' Roy' - Pastel by Lou Derry
Highly Commende: No 71 'Rainy Day Girl Flicking Cigarette' - Watercolour mixed media by Michael Chatenay

SECTION 8. ENDEAVOUR LIONS YOUTH ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD $200
Open to high school age students only, painting with any subject/medium, non-acquisitive. Framed or unframed. Unframed works on gallery wrap canvas with painted edges.

Winner: No 74 'Grandpa' - Pencil by Zabrina Duncan
Highly Commended: No78 'Violets Love Dew' - Painting by Cheyenne Lee

SECTION 9. POBERAY MEMORIAL AWARD Miniature $150
Miniature Painting with any subject/medium, non-acquisitive. Maximum size of the painted image 10cm x 10cm, no larger than 20cm x 20cm with frame.

Winner: No 80 'Pink Ginger' - Acrylic by Christa Youngman
Highly Commended: No 83 'White Bowl' - Acrylic on Canvas board by Claudine Marzik

SECTION 10. COOKTOWN CREATIVE ARTS ASSOCIATION AWARD Textiles $150
Handmade textile art form, non-acquisitive. Hanging or freestanding works.

Winner: No 88 'Beachside' - Appliqued cotton by Wendy Ruscoe
Highly Commended: No 89 'Frond' - Hand dyed appliqued textile by Diana Burns

SECTION 11. CCAA & CSAS AWARD Handmade 3D Art-Form $300
Handmade 3 Dimensional art form, non-acquisitive. Hanging or freestanding works.

Winner: No 103 ' Mosaic Bamboo Mirror' - Glass and mosaic by Kim Fowler
Highly Commended: No 100 'Neptune's Garden II' - White stoneware by Gail Walker

Saturday, June 05, 2010

32nd Annual Art Exhibition Opens Tonight

Drop into the Elizabeth Guzsely Gallery at 7pm tonight for the official opening of the exhibition and art awards presentations by our Art Judge Paul Brinkman, Director, Cairns Regional Gallery.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

ENTRY FORMS - EXTENSION to 19th May

32nd Annual Art Exhibition 
Entries now closed
$5,000 plus in prize money up for grabs

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Giant Spotted Sea Cucumber Sculpture a Hoax ‹(•¿•)›

Is this what a Giant Spotted Sea Cucumber Sculpture would look like? 

Don't worry!  Not going to happen!

Nicole Jakins - RADF Committee - is asking local artists and Cooktowner's to give feedback on public art for the Community Events Centre.

Any ideas? What would you like to see as public art in, on or around the centre? Think of things for the grounds, landscape, walls, spaces etc.

Go to the Community Events Centre Blog to leave comments and suggestions.



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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Giant Spotted Sea Cucumber Sculpture for Events Centre ? ? ? ? ! ! ! No!

If you’re happy with the idea of installing a contemporary sculpture depicting a giant spotted Sea Cucumber outside the new Events Centre, then this message isn’t for you…

However if you’re not that fussed about this idea - then Cook Shire Community Events Centre would really be chuffed if you were able to give feedback on what public ....art you would like to see at the new centre.

This is an opportunity for local artists to have their say about possible art installations on the grounds and/or exterior walls/interior space of the building. Your feedback is vital.

Please…mull it over and get back to us. Email your ideas or make comments online at http://cookeventscentre.blogspot.com where the floor plans and concept designs for the centre are available. You can also jot down some notes [rough sketches would be fabulous] and slip them under the door of the Elizabeth Guzsely Gallery at 125 Charlotte Street.

Thanks for your time. Warm regards
Nicole Jakins Regional Arts Development Fund [RADF] Committee Member www.purpleshoes.com.au (in progress)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Judy Pomroy Acrylic Art Workshop Cooktown April 2010

Some of the acrylic paintings produced at Judy Pomroy's Acrylic Art Workshop in Cooktown. 

At the time these photos were taken the paintings were yet to be completed.  The close up pictures show what participants 'found' in a textured, coloured background created in stage one of the process.  When a decision was made the subject was blocked in and further enhanced by building up layers, contrast, highlights and form.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Judy Pomroy Acrylic Art Workshop!

The Judy Pomroy Acrylic Art Workshop held in Cooktown at the Elizabeth Guzsely Gallery was a great success.

All the art work produced was exciting and inventive.

Judy showed us how to use all types of acrylic mediums and painting techniques to create interesting and textural backgrounds as the basis for a found painting.

Have a look at more photos pf the paintings on Cooktown Art Facebook album.  The paintings are not completed at the time the photos were taken but it certainly gives you an idea.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Elsie Meyer and Betsy Carpenter Retrospective Exhibition

Now on at the Elizabeth Guzsely Gallery 125 Charlotte Street, Cooktown, an exhibition showcasing the paintings of Elsie Meyer and Betsy Carpenter.  Members of the Cooktown School of Art Society over many decades, Elsie and  Betsy passed away last year.  They are missed by fellow artists.  Over the years they contributed so much to the success of the art society and volunteered their time to run exhibitions and art workshops.  See the paintings of local scenes completed over the years at Cooktown Art on Facebook
Some paintings are for sale.
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