Take pART - Banksias and the Botanists 'Know your place'

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Take pART - Banksias and the Botanists 'Know your place'

Following the successful 2019 Gladstone Region Take pART project, the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum called on local artists to develop collaborative visual and performing arts proposals once again, during Take pART Act II.

Seven local artists expressed their interest for 11 project proposals, developing a variety of creative pop-up community arts opportunities.

Local artist Melissa Peacock, of A Country Arts Practice, has been working with the Discovery Coast Tourism and Commerce to present Banksias and the Botanists, Know Your Place, with partners from the Gladstone Community Linking Agency (GCLA) Art and Culture team.

When speaking about her innovative proposal, Melissa described how they could collaborate creatively online.

“I will create five handmade paper art packs, with the paper being made from locally sourced fallen plants. The packs will also contain watercolours and brushes and be posted to the applicants,” she said.

During this time, there will be an online feature where GCLA performers will give clues about five native plants around the Region.

Participants will use the clues to research the featured plant online, then use their paper and paints pack to create artwork based on their results.

Supported by Gladstone Regional Council’s Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF), Take pART Act II provides the opportunity for local artists to work together innovatively, making new connections across the region.

Keep an eye out for more of these exciting locally created arts opportunities throughout the year.

RADF is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Gladstone Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.