This is a lithograph of my partner before we broke up. Lithography is a printmaking technique using a stone, wax, ink, and water - plus some other chemicals that aid the process. Angela and I have been learning from a master printmaker - Jill O’Sullivan. The finished image above is only a proof. We did the final on nice paper :P I made an edition of 4 in black, and an edition of 3 in red. I had planned to give one to him and his family. I’m not sure now.
Here’s my special report on the Arts Hub rally today in Townsville.
Today Townsville’s arts community demonstrated a unified voice and direction in a public rally for an arts hub in the old TAFE building in the city. The TAFE building, currently owned by the Queensland Government is unoccupied and at risk of falling into disrepair. At the same time, many small arts organisations are looking for spaces to have their studios, galleries, markets and more. Many of the TAFE Building rooms are purpose built for arts and crafts, and the land has a significant courtyard for outdoor events and entertainment.
The community recognises the City Council’s long term plan for a cultural precinct, knowing this will take a long time to plan and bring the dream to life. The Arts community are proposing that the empty TAFE building be used as an interim arts hub right now, promising to look after it, not letting it fall into ruin.
Today’s Rally brought creatives from many disciplines, Visual Art, Craft, Design, Music, New Media, Performance, Textile, Sculpture and more. The demographics were also widely spread with young, middle-aged, and older people all represented. The Rally was organised in approximately 36 hours with over 50 people in attendance, many with large signs and banners, proving their dedication and support for this movement. Councillors and media were all present too, sharing and amplifying the message.