Ian McCallum is an artist and sign writer, interested in offering creative opportunities outside of metropolitan areas. Heavily influenced by graffiti and street culture during his own youth, McCallum has developed avenues for young people to experience the same. We sat down with him to ask him about his art and his advise to young artist.
This time around, Flying Arts artist Mary Barron taught some more woven designs, using demonstrations and photos to help overcome the language barrier.
Mary Barron is the Flying Arts Artist taking part in the Sam Rit Residency and Cultural Exchange. The workshops have taken on a more casual format now, with participants dropping by to learn things as the weeks progress.
Jordan Hart completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts/Honors at the University of Southern Queensland in 2007. Whilst balancing a career as an arts teacher at Dalby State High School, Jordan also exhibits in regional and metropolitan art spaces. We sat down with Jordan to talk about his artwork, his influences, and the advice he would give to aspiring young artists.
Elysha Rei is a practicing visual artist, curator and art event coordinator currently residing in Brisbane. Her passion for the arts extends from making, exhibiting and curating art, to managing cultural spaces and community events. With a successful installation at the BrisAsia festival in her wake, she’s looking forward to presenting a workshop showcasing her unique paste-up style at the upcoming ArtizPUBLIC@Toowoomba.
The workshop participants have been busy lately preparing for a big local festival to bless the fertility and productivity of rice crops. After the festival, we completed another workshop. They’ve been really branching out with the techniques I had taught previously.
Flying Arts Artist Mary Barron catches us up on the Sam Rit Residency and Cultural Exchange progress. In this workshop, participants dipped previously prepared pieces in shellac and learned new techniques.
Today we made coiled newspaper jewelry: pendants and earrings. The participants are keen to each have a set of jewelry like mine to wear to the project event and exhibition of the creations from the workshops. We will be coating them with Shellac and making cords for the pendants in the next workshop.