Women In The Arts 2013 presents States Of Play at Canopy and C.1907 Contemporary Artspace
THE spotlight will be on regional artists for Cairns' annual Women in the Arts exhibition this year.
States of Play: Contemporary Women in Regional Arts Practice opens at Canopy Artspace and c.1907Contemporary Artspace in the CBD from tomorrow, with both shows running until March 23.
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, including Far North Queenslanders Kylie Burke, Raewyn Biggs, Sheryl Burchill, Barbara Dover, Louisa Ennis-Thomas, Vide Freiburg, Margaret Genever, Marsha Hall, Laurel McKenzie, Julie Poulsen, Rose Rigley, Emma Rochester and Jenny Valmadre; alongside visitors Elysha Gould, Wendy Busch, Kate Cotching, Louise Daniels, Rochelle Summerfield, Skye Targett, Sam Vatovey, Carmel Wallace and Leanne Waterhouse.
In its third year, Women in the Arts 2013 is organised by Knock Knock Contemporary Artists Initiative and features a cross-venue visual arts exhibition; hands-on demonstrations and a forum focused 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 c.1907 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 Women in Arts 2013 exhibition curator Raewyn Biggs.
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.
In addition, a selection of free art and craft workshops will be held on March 16 from 10.30am-1pm.
The official opening of States Of Play: Contemporary Women In Regional Arts Practice is at Canopy Artspace on Friday, from 6pm, in celebration of International Women's Day. Digital media and photographic works will also be on display at C.1907 Contemporary Artspace. Both exhibitions remain on display until March 23. Entry is free.
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