Past Sunshine Coast Event: VOL 18

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@ VOL 18 ON AUG 24, 2016

"The money, the things, the titles, the dates - they are all limitations the try to separate us. But we are one people, with one heart, and we are walking together."

In Kinship from PechaKucha Night Sunshine Coast Vol. 18Jandamarra Cadd shared some of his paintings, which depict aspects of the human condition and his vision of using art to create harmony, empathy, respect and understanding for all people. is an Aboriginal Australian Yorta Yorta and Dja Dja Warung descendent, and an inspirational man with many stories to tell. With his vibrant and expressive portraitures, Jandamarra’s art is a powerful medium to bridge the story telling divide between Aboriginal and mainstream Australia. After enduring a challenging childhood, painting has been a way of life that has enabled him to express his creativity. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, September 13th, 2016. 

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Weaving for the Soul

@ VOL 18 ON AUG 24, 2016

“I have shared my deepest essence, my creative energy, and so the world is dream into being”

In Weaving for the Soul from PechaKucha Night Sunshine Coast Vol.18 , René Bahloo explains her special interest as an artist in the practice and philosophy of weaving, using natural plant fibres. She shares her knowledge locally through a number of weaving circles and facilitates transformational journeys to remote Indigenous Australian and African communities, for deep connection to land, culture, healing and traditional weaving. Her sculptural installation pieces have been present at a number of conferences and have also been discovered contemplating life, the universe and everything. In her presentation Rene shares her passion for connecting culture, womens' business, personal growth and environmental awareness into the weaving of her life, and into the lives of others.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on September 27th, 2016. 

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Fragility, Flowers and Contemporary Portraits

@ VOL 18 ON AUG 24, 2016

"What I love about the medium is its innate honesty. A drawing lets slip its own history."

 In "Fragility, Flowers and Contemporary Portraits" from PechaKucha Night Sunshine Coast Vol. 18Greer Townshend shares her passion for and practice of drawing.  Her work is frequently underpinned by the concept of fragility, whether related to the process of memory, language or the self. Greer's practice combines portraiture and elements of nature, inferring an inherent connection between the two, and denoting life cycles. Greer will be talking about her take on ‘creating’ contemporary portraiture including her current fascination with all things 'flowering'.

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Memory Imprints of Papua New Guinea

@ VOL 18 ON AUG 24, 2016

"Memories were triggered and ideas for drawing came flooded back into my mind."

In Memory Imprints of Papua New Guinea from PechaKucha Night Sunshine Coast, visual artist Ulrike Sturm focuses on her work with artist’s books, printmedia, and visual narratives. As a teen Ulrike lived in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea (PNG). The impact of that amazing experience never really left her and she cherished the vivid childhood memories she had of those years. It is perhaps strange then, that she didn’t go back there for such a long time, only once until two months ago. Ulrike’s Pecha Kucha talk is therefore about her recent trip to PNG, what adventures she encountered, and how all this relates to her creative practice as a visual artist.  This includes her ephemeral vinyl artworks – many of which draw on memory and are destroyed at the end of the exhibit. 

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The Art of Abstract Comics

@ VOL 18 ON AUG 24, 2016

Kym Tabulo works in the field of abstract comics.  This is an emerging 21st century genre that combines the conventions of traditional comics with abstract painting.  Kym creates works on canvas and paper using a range of formats, scales, techniques and media. Her pioneering work experiments with the idea that dynamic, organic movement and growth can be conveyed in a single image or a sequence of images, to create a sense of movement that also suggests the passage of time. Her process is a combination of intuitive and planned art making. The intention of her work is to generate a visual rhythm rather than tell a story, however others may wish to invent their own story or find a theme. 

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Performing, Creating and Collaborating

@ VOL 18 ON AUG 24, 2016

"The great thing about collaboration is that it is driven by structure."

In "Performing, Creating and Collaborating" from PechaKucha Night Sunshine Coast Vol.18Christopher Allery has had a 20 year creative career that has focused on the art of collaboration. This began with an art show during his second year of his Bachelor of Arts (Visual Art). Staged at the Majestic Theatre in Pomona, Chris worked with fellow friends and fellow undergrads to create an immersive installation and performance incorporating found objects, artificial light, and original music which was performed on the Majestic’s grand piano. In this presentation, Chris shares collaborative relationships that he has explored have been fruitful but also stretched him sometimes painfully, but also professionally, and creatively. 

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Building a Creative Culture

@ VOL 18 ON AUG 24, 2016

Roland West and Brian Keayes are co-founders of Junction Alley Festival and founding members of Noosa Creative Precinct. They are building a new culture for Noosa Junction bringing life to hidden laneways and activating unused spaces. Their vision is to see the Noosa Junction transformed into a vibrant urbanised Creative Precinct, a living, breathing, reacting, agile, ever-evolving expression of the best of our local artists, musicians, makers and designers. 

Kym Tabulo
Artist in Mooloolah
René Bahloo
Artist, Weavery in Ilkley
Greer Townshend
Visual Artist in Brisbane
Jandamarra Cadd
Artist..Speaker..Activist in Sunshine Coast
Christopher Allery
multi-disciplinary Artist, GoMA - Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane/Cooroy
Ulrike Sturm
Visual Artist in Noosa Heads
Noosa Creative Precinct Inc.
Association, Self Employed in Noosa