(LEFT) LOCAL ENTRY: Kathryn Neilsen with her entry in the Youth Section of Qld Regional Art Awards. (RIGHT) BIG NIGHT: Cast of “We Will Rock You” 3 (BOTTOM) TALENT: Art lovers look over the entries for the Black Snake Creek Art Awards.
LOCAL Ipswich artists who have entered the 2022 Queensland Regional Art Awards need your support for the People’s Choice award.
This annual arts prize and exhibition has our artists competing for major prizes and a chance to be selected for the Flying Arts Queensland Regional Touring Exhibition.
The competition is open to all established and emerging artists in regional and remote Queensland.
Flying Arts Queensland has been established for 51 years and is an arts and cultural development organisation supporting arts projects.
This award looks to showcase artwork while providing a platform for artists to further professional development and opportunities.
This year the Ipswich artists who have entered the competition include Rachel North, Mieke den Otter, Magenta Quinn, Lee Fullarton, Sue Hammond, Leanne Vincent, Kylie Stevens, Kate Roberts, Jane Du Rand, Grant Quinn, Glen Smith, Allison George, Beth Barrett, Debbie Chilton, Denise Cross, Melanie Sinclair and Kathryn Nielsen.
In the past 12 years there has been a number of Ipswich artists who have won major prizes and selected for this prestigious Art Awards.
We are hoping that this year we will see Ipswich artists dominate this competition, however with more than 176 entries from around Queensland it will be competitive to be selected.
The theme for the competition this year was “Reframed”, and artists are invited to explore the concept of
“Reframe”, asking them to enter work which draws upon experiences and observations, reflecting on the past years and responding to our changing world.
It would be great for the Ipswich community to get behind and support our local artists by voting for one of them in the People’s Choice Award.
Entries are now open for voting and close on September
To view the entries and vote visit: flyingarts.org.au/qraa-2022-reframe/
BLACK SNAKE CREEK FESTIVAL
The Black Snake Creek Festival is an annual event and has been running since 2006.
It has been put together and brought to the community by the Marburg and District Residence Association.
This events entertainment includes free children’s activities, markets, displays, food and drink stalls and live performers.
This year the theme of the festival is ‘Umbrellas’.
The coordinators of the festival wanted something that represents the last 12months.
The festival will be decorated with an eye-catching and colourful showcase with umbrellas hanging from the trees in the park to hand painted parasols on display at the art show which will be also available for purchase.
The highlight of the festival is the Art Awards and Exhibition.
The Exhibition runs for the week leading up to the main festival day September 18-24.
The competition is open to all artists from Marburg and surrounding areas.
The exhibition is held in the “Green Shed” at the Marburg Community Centre, 112 Queen Street.
Entries are open for the awards and can be handed in on delivery day of work September 11 or 12. It’s only $10 to enter and artists can enter up to three pieces of artwork across five categories.
The “Green Shed” will be open daily from 9am to 3pm and most artworks will be for sale and there will even be tea, coffee, drinks and light refreshments available for purchase.
For more details of the festival and the Art Awards go to the Black Snake Festival 2022 website.
WE WILL ROCK YOU
If you’re looking for an exciting, fun, uplifting night out, Ipswich Musical Theatre Company’s “We will Rock you” at the Ipswich Civic Centre this September is the ticket for you.
This spectacular production features, a live rock band, lighting and sound that would be the envy of most touring bands, fireworks and pyro special effects by Vulcan Fireworks that with blow your mind.
Combining the live performance of all of Queen’s greatest hits and a hilarious script by comic writer Ben Elton, this high energy, rock musical will have your feet stomping and fists pumping.
A cast of 32 of South East Queensland’s finest actors, singers, dancers and performers will be rocking the Ipswich Civic Centre stage in September including the colourful lead characters in the photo.
You can witness this amazing cast raising the roof of the Ipswich Civic Centre from September 10 to September 18.
EMPYREAL AT ARTTIME
The annual staff of Arttime art exhibition is now open and ready for viewing.
Each year a theme is decided on and then works are created accordingly. This year’s theme is Empyreal – of or relating to the heavens or firmament: celestial – sublime, these are the two meanings.