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Archive for May 2012

Vicki says:

I sincerely want to thank my Umbrella staff for taking such great care of everything while I was away. I am so appreciative of this opportunity and send my sincere thanks to the staff of Museum and Gallery Services Queensland. Also a huge thank you to the new friends at Aberystwyth Art Centre and others there for hosting me and looking after us so well.

Many great initiatives will result from Alison and my experiences, including artist exchanges for the next two years, as well as traveling exhibitions to and from Umbrella. I hope I can convey the ethos of Wales to Umbrella artists to apply for the residency opportunities.

Alison Mc Donald and I will present a talk at Umbrella about our experiences in Abber sometime in June, the date will be announced when she returns to Townsville.

You can follow Vicki on her own blog at http://vickisalisbury.wordpress.com/

M&GSQ’s 2012 Mentorship, Exchange and Fellowship Program is funded by Arts Queensland through the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF). RADF is a joint Queensland Government and Local Government partnership to support local arts and culture.

Go to the M&GSQ website, www.magsq.com.au for an announcement about all the recipients of the 2012 Mentorship, Exchange and Fellowship Program.

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Vicki announces some good news! Umbrella has been a invited to exhibit Compact Prints 2012 in one of the Aberystwyth School of Art galleries. So I will include Aberystwyth in its International touring schedule.

You can follow Vicki on her own blog at http://vickisalisbury.wordpress.com/

M&GSQ’s 2012 Mentorship, Exchange and Fellowship Program is funded by Arts Queensland through the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF). RADF is a joint Queensland Government and Local Government partnership to support local arts and culture.

Go to the M&GSQ website, www.magsq.com.au for an announcement about all the recipients of the 2012 Mentorship, Exchange and Fellowship Program.

Vicki Salisbury, Director, Umbrella Studio Contemporary Art, Townsville, is undertaking a M&GSQ International Fellowship with the Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales, UK. You can follow Vicki on her own blog at http://vickisalisbury.wordpress.com/

Vicki was fortunate to arrive in time for Artists in Residents, Alison McDonald, from Townsville and London Based artist Natasha Rosling to open their studios to present the works they created during their three month residency at the Arts Centre.

Vicki says “Natasha created a large scale installations from fabric, plaster, egg cartons, and paint. Her space was filled with colorful works and a real sense of fun. Alison’s work was created from plastic bottles, and inspired from sea kelp. Alison’s studio looked so elegant with artworks cleverly installed to make use of the unusual shape of the studio and light from a bank of low windows. Dozens of locals visited, including students, art centre lecturers, international and local creatives.”

Vicki says “So I look forward to making the most of my time here, building relationships for future Umbrella and international collaborations and opportunities for Queensland artists”.

M&GSQ’s 2012 Mentorship, Exchange and Fellowship Program is funded by Arts Queensland through the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF). RADF is a joint Queensland Government and Local Government partnership to support local arts and culture.

Go to the M&GSQ website, www.magsq.com.au for an announcement about all the recipients of the 2012 Mentorship, Exchange and Fellowship Program.

Historypin is a participant-built digital map that gives people around the world an opportunity to represent their photographic history in relation to landmarks. This online ‘citizen history’ develops a massive network of collections and stories.

Sarah Barns, the Australian director of Historypin is planning a big Australian presence on this site through the Australian Memory Project 2013. Follow the blog at blog.historypin.com/2012/04/19/what-might-a-new-map-of-australian-history-look-like/<http://mgnsw.us2.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=5f6901c10774f42920bbca91d&id=27c63175b2&e=620bb9ee6d>

Sarah’s previous work has included the production of the ABC’s Sydney Sidetracks in 2008 and co-production of the wonderful Unguarded Moments for the City of Sydney’s Art & About Festival in 2011. You can see Sarah’s presentation on Intangible presences: Re-locating archives for heritage interpretation using mobile media at M&GSQ’s 2011 State Conference in Mackay http://www.magsq.com.au/01_cms/details.asp?ID=849


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