New Display: THE FLYWAY PRINT EXCHANGE
by Kate Gorringe-Smith
from BirdLife Southern Queensland
The Flyway Print Exchange is a print-media exhibition designed to raise awareness about the 37 species of migratory shorebird that spend the summer months (October – May) on our shores, but migrate annually to breed above the arctic circle in Siberia and Alaska. This migration route is the ‘East Asian Australasian Flyway’, and it links 23 countries from New Zealand and Australia up the coast of Asia all the way to the Arctic tundra.
In this exhibition you will see original prints by 20 artists from nine Flyway countries, all joined by the annual journeys of these wonderful birds.
RPAC Concert Hall Foyer - Level 2
Wednesday 24 May until Saturday 24 June
Extended Display: SHINING LIGHT - One Million Stars to End Violence project exhibition
The One Million Stars Exhibition has been extended and can still be enjoyed in the RPAC Concert Hall Foyer
Woven stars have been made by communities across the Redlands for the One Million Stars to End Violence project, a global community weaving project created by local artist, Maryann Talia Pau.
In 2016, Maryann received a Regional Arts Development Fund grant to run star weaving workshops across the Redlands to help bring people together to make a stand against all forms of violence and to inspire action and courage to create safety for everyone.
Beginning in 2012 as a personal response to the rape and murder of a young woman in Brunswick, Melbourne, Maryann was inspired to invite people around the world to take part in weaving one million woven stars as symbols of light, courage and solidarity to end all forms of violence, including violence against women, bullying and racism.
Redland Art Gallery became the 100th Star Weave Community, pledging to collect 10,000 stars by July. They reached their target in February and most of them are displayed in the RPAC Concert Hall. The stars will then go towards a major installation of one million woven stars as part of Festival 2018 for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, April 2018.
Local Super Star Weavers include: Redland Art Gallery staff and volunteers, Redlands Centre for Women, Salt Water Murris, Made in Minjerribah, Organic Market, Macleay Island, Yulu-Burri-Ba (Capalaba and North Stradbroke Island), Ormiston State School, Ormiston College, Wellington Point State High School, Birkdale South State School, Cleveland State High School, Victoria Point State School, WAVVS Cleveland, Redlands College, Soroptimist International Bayside, Joan Eyres, Older Women’s Network Capalaba and Headspace Capalaba.
For further information about the project visit: www.onemillionstars.net
Exhibition Location: RPAC Concert Hall Foyer - Level 1
Exhibition Duration: Friday 3 March until further notice
art wall displays coming soon are as follows:
|Redlands Creative Alliance Exhibition
||Thursday 29 June - Friday 4 August|
Coochie Art Exhibition
Monday 7 August - Saturday 26 August
|WANTOK Melanesian Display
||Monday 4 September - Saturday 30 September|
|Lisa MacDonald Display
||Monday 6 November - Saturday 2 December|
Please note: the dates for the above artwall displays may vary slightly to the dates provided above. The final dates will be provided closer to each actual exhibition.
Redland Performing Arts Centre is proud to provide a Community Arts Display Space (art wall) to celebrate arts within the Redlands Community.
The Community Arts Display Space at RPAC was the first of its kind for the Redlands and celebrates arts within the community by offering a free, self facilitated display space for local artists, schools and community groups to exhibit artwork of their choice.
The art wall is located on the second level of the RPAC Concert Hall foyer and is available for groups to display artworks for blocks of one month.