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Free Seminar at UQ Art Museum

In association with our exhibition Five Centuries of Melancholia, please join us for a program of talks and readings that explore melancholy as a concept that has impacted on visual art, poetry, literature, music and film, and the idea of melancholy as a temperament that is associated with creativity.

The year 2014 marks the 500th anniversary of Albrecht Dürer’s engraving Melencolia 1 1514. Curated by UQ art historian, Dr Andrea Bubenik, the exhibition Five Centuries of Melancholia takes its cue from the engraving in an exploration of five centuries of melancholy in art. From the Renaissance onward, melancholy has been invoked as a condition, perspective, and/or mood; melancholy has inhabited figures, objects and landscapes. In addition to Dürer, the international artists in the exhibition include Francisco Goya, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn, Jusepe Ribera and Odilon Redon, along with contemporary Australian artists such as Rick Amor, Destiny Deacon, Tracey Moffatt and Imants Tillers. Artworks are drawn from national and state institutions, and regional, university and private collections.

Working in collaboration with academic colleagues from the ARC Centre for the History of Emotions (Europe 1100 – 1800), and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at The University of Queensland, this CPD seminar provides an exciting opportunity to consider interdisciplinary connections and ideas that can be applied to senior teaching.  We welcome participation from Visual Art, English, Music, Film and Media teachers and other secondary school disciplines. Certificates of participation will be provided.

Confirmed presenters include: Dr Amelia Barikin, Dr Andrea Bubenik, Prof Peter Holbrook, Dr Eric Parisot, Ms Xanthe Ashburner, Dr Denis Collins and Dr Lisa Bode. More information on the seminar program will follow, including speaker abstracts and bios.

DATE: Saturday 30 August

TIME: 10.00am4.00pm


LOCATION: UQ Art Museum, University Drive, The University of Queensland

Refreshments provided

RSVP by 27 August

[email protected] 07 3365 3046



The International Teaching Artists Conference – Bursary Program

Apply for co-share funding to attend International Teaching Artist Conference, Brisbane, 1-3 July.  Three days of intensive inquiry for artists, arts educators, administrators and professionals.

 The International Teaching Artists Conference (ITAC2) is coming to Brisbane, 1-3 July. This will be an amazing event featuring global leaders and deliver great value to you through learnings, networks, market growth and partnership opportunities. Arts Queensland is supporting a bursary program for Queensland’s arts educators, artists, community arts or cultural workers to get first-hand experience and attend ITAC2. You can find out more and make an application here.

Applications close 13 June.

ITAC2 focuses on growing public value of arts and culture across multiple sectors and strengthening Queensland providers and practitioners to access global markets. ITAC2 supports building healthy, cohesive communities and driving creative solutions to challenges of our time. ITAC2 includes international speakers, a high level forum and a bursary program to support.



For our FNQ Members… Life Drawing Session in Cairns this Sunday!

Cairns Regional Gallery are holding a Life Drawing session on Sunday 10am – 12pm. Three more people are needed for it to go ahead.  Kristin Tennyson is the artist who will be aiding students with their drawing skills and we have a new female life model joining us.

The cost is $24 for a two hour session or $18 for students.  Please contact me to book on 40464800 or by return email.


Carley Clarke-Rushton
Public Programs Manager
Cairns Regional Gallery

PH: (07) 4046 4888    FAX: (07) 4031 6410
POST:    P.O. Box 7784 CAIRNS QLD 4870
LOCATION:    Cnr Abbott and Shields Sts CAIRNS QLD 4870
WEB:   www.cairnsregionalgallery.com.au