Women in the Arts 2013 - States of Play: Contemporary Women in Regional Arts Practice


Rochelle Summerfield - Promise

Rochelle Summerfield - Promise

The spotlight will be on regional artists for Cairns’ Women in the Arts exhibition this year. States of Play: Contemporary Women in Regional Arts Practice opens at Canopy Artspace and c1907 Contemporary Artspace in the CBD from 8th March.

More than 20 artists from 10 different regions have been selected to participate in this year’s exhibition in celebration of International Women’s Day. Organisers, Knock Knock Contemporary Artists’ Initiative will showcase works from interstate alongside works from local artists.

In its 3rd year, Women in the Arts 2013 features a cross-venue visual arts exhibition; hands-on arts and craft demonstrations and a forum for local and visiting artists focussing on ‘Networking Regional Arts’.

The States of Play exhibition will feature painting, drawing, print-making, sculpture and installations from across Australia and will be on display at Canopy Artspace in Grafton St, while an exhibition of digital media and photographic works can be viewed around the corner at c1907 Contemporary Artspace in the City Place.

‘With support from Arts Qld this year, we have been able to grow this event to bring new works, artists and fresh ideas into the Far North’s active arts scene.’ says 2013 exhibition curator, Raewyn Biggs.

Visual art and craft workshop sessions on Saturday 16th March will give participants the opportunity to learn new skills and exchange creative ideas. All are welcome to attend from 10.30 – 1.00pm.

The first 100 visitors to the exhibition venues will receive a free limited edition ‘art bag’ give-away as part of this year’s celebrations.

The official opening for the exhibition will be at Canopy Artspace from 6pm Friday 8th March, on the day marking International Women’s Day across the globe.

States of Play: Contemporary Women in Regional Arts Practice will be on display at both galleries until Saturday 23rd March.

This project has received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

The Regional Arts Development Fund is a Queensland Government and Cairns Regional Council partnership to support local arts and culture

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