PUNQ: Pop-Up NQ Galleries

The week and a half from July 28 to August 6 was so full of good things that Townsville’s arty-musical people could hardly keep up. The Australian Festival of Chamber Music alone was a full-time occupation for some, with three or four events per day. It coincided with the Strand Ephemera exhibition and, as if that wasn’t enough, PUNQ.

Pop Up North Queensland, coordinated by Umbrella Studio, could also have been a full-time occupation, with exhibitions by about 40 artists in half a dozen venues around the CBD (map and list), workshops (puppet making, life drawing, petal couture, printmaking and more) and special events Continue reading “PUNQ: Pop-Up NQ Galleries”

Postcard Art auction

artworks on wall
Some of the artwork to be auctioned on Friday evening

North Queensland Conservation Council has a Postcard Art auction coming up soon – this Friday evening, in fact. The venue is the Umbrella Studio, 482 Flinders St, Townsville.

There are 130 works on offer, from perhaps 30 artists including Marion Gaemers, Jo Lankester, Bernadette Boscacci, Gai Copeman and Jan Hynes. The only guidelines were “postcard size” and a connection to the environment, so there is something for every taste.

It starts at 7 pm but you might want to get there a bit earlier to choose the works you want to bid for!

Fish print
Laura Castell (mixed media)
watercolour
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