Pacific Storms : Public Programmes

Pacific Storms opens today at Logan Art Gallery, Logan Central, Queensland, Australia.

The official opening is on Friday, 20 May 2011. Curator, Joycelin Kauc Leahy, will be conducting a floor talk at the Logan Art Gallery at 5.30 pm  prior to the official opening at 6:00pm

Public Programmes

Historical and cultural connections and experience of place with Krishna Nahow-Ryall.
The unique exhibition Pacific Storms documents works of artists from Pacific Island countries. Krishna Nahow-Ryall is an Australian South Sea Islander, born in Bowen Queensland. Her maternal family were Blackbirded (forcibly removed from their island homes in Vanuatu and brought to Bowen to work on the sugar cane plantations of Queensland). Krishna’s work is often conceptual, involves social commentary and is concerned with cultural identity, colonialism, slavery, exploitation and power. Please join Krishna for this exciting workshop focusing on an investigation of environment. Krishna will encourage you to investigate your environment through a variety of mark making techniques, such as rubbings (frottage), looking at impressions of surface textures of the natural environment. Friday, 20 May, 2011. 10am – 2pm. For adults. Number of places: 12.

Displacement (detail) | Mairi Feeger | Oil on canvas

Pacific Island Crafts with Papua New Guinean artist Rose Flood
The unique exhibition Pacific Storms documents works of artists from Pacific Island countries who question the present, highlight the now and draw attention to what lies under leis, sunshine and the stereotypical view of the Pacific Islands. Please join prominent local artist Rose Flood who will share her knowledge and skills in Pacific Island crafts. Rose will demonstrate the art of Lei making and grass skirt making and will encourage you to create your own lei and/or grass skirt. Friday, 3 June, 2011. 10am – 2pm. For adults and young people. Number of places: 15.

Pacific Storms: Painting on Masks for Preschoolers
The exhibition aims to capture the viewer and draw attention to the Pacific Culture in the contemporary sense as seen through the eyes of Pacific artists. After viewing this inspirational exhibition, children will be invited to create masks from paper and paint. Friday, 10 June, 2011. 10am – 11:30am. For preschool age and toddlers. Number of places: 12 plus carers.

Pacific Storms: Lei Making
Young visitors will be invited to look at traditional island crafts and will be encouraged to create a lei of paper flowers. Friday, 17 June, 2011. 3:30pm – 4:45pm. For 7 – 17 year olds. Number of place: 15.

In the Name of Capitalism 2 (detail) |  Daniel Waswas | Acrylic on canvas

Workshop bookings are essential. Bookings are limited to three sessions per person.

For more information see Logan Art Gallery’s workshop programme here.

See my earlier posts on Pacific Storms here and details of my artwork, an/other oceania, that I’m exhibiting at Pacific Storms here.

Pacific Storms
18 May – 25 June, 2011

Opening night: 20 May, 2011.

Curator, Joycelin Kauc Leahy, will be conducting a floor talk at the Logan Art Gallery at 5.30 pm on Friday 20 May, prior to the official opening at 6:00pm

Logan Art Gallery
Cnr Wembley Road and Jacaranda Ave,
Logan Central, Queensland, Australia

Phone: (07) 3412 5519 • Fax: (07) 3412 5350 • Email: artgallery@logan.qld.gov.au • Website: www.logan.qld.gov.au/artgallery
Opening hours: 10:00am to 5:00pm Tuesday to Saturday

Pacific Storms on the Coconut Wireless:

Facebook: Facebook Page, Facebook Group, Facebook Event page

Beyond Art:  Pacific Storms 2009

Source and images via Logan Art Gallery

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