Come along to the OPENING NIGHT of the art:women and future:colour group exhibitions part of the art:house | art + design festival held at Benedict House in Queanbeyan. Both group exhibitions open on 14 February 2009 from 6pm and feature local emerging artists, designers and photographers.
Opening Night festivities include:
: Exhibition Opening of art:women and future:colour group exhibitions
View the work of 20+ local artist, designers and photographers
: Tommy Murphy – guest speaker
“Ways to articulate your creative passion and process”
Critically acclaimed playwright Tommy Murphy comes home to Queanbeyan to be the Guest speaker at the opening night on Feb 14. Named one of the Top 100 most influential people by The (Sydney) Magazine, Tommy will speak about creativity in the real world.
: Omar Musa – performance
Local poet, rapper and National Poetry Slam winner Omar Musa will perform live tracks from his new album ‘The Massive EP’. Omar was a winner of the British Council’s prestigious Realise Your Dream award and recently returned from London and the US were he worked on his debut album launched on Sunday.
: Emma Knieriem – fashion parade
Local fashion designer Emma Knieriem will present her latest leisure wear with a mini fashion parade by the ‘Emma K Kittens’ accompanied by male AIS rowers.
: Benjamin Forster- video projection
Local Canberra artist Benjamin Forster will present a site-specific projection onto the historic exterior of Benedict House with the support of the BEAM Projection Group.
: Music by LuLu Swing
The opening of the art:women and design:life group exhibitions will be accompanied by live acoustic music by local musicians LuLu Swing.
art:house is a month long summer festival celebrating art + design in the local region. From visual art, photography, illustration and graphic design – the art:house festival aims to bring together emerging artists and designers in a program that will showcase and celebrate our regions creative talents.
Artist Floor Talk from 4pm – Artists from the art:women and future:colour exhibitions present a talk about their art practice and creativity in the region. This event is free!
Life Drawing from 5pm – Bring your sketch book/art supplies/small easel and learn the art of life drawing under the direction of Kate Shelton, Dip. Ed., B.A. (VisArt). Be creative over a coffee and network with like-minded people. $5 entry at the door