Logan City Council Art Gallery: February/March 2014 – Exhibition Invitation

Exhibitions and Workshops

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February/March 2014 – Exhibition Invitation

Mayor Pam Parker and Councillors of Logan City Council cordially invite you and a guest to the official opening of our February/March exhibitions:

Exhibition titles
To be opened by
Alissar Chidiac, Creative Producer, No Added Sugar

Friday 21 February
6 pm for 6.30 pm

Free floortalk 5.30pm:
Join Alissar Chidiac prior to the opening for a guided walk through the exhibition.

RSVP (acceptances only) by
Wednesday 19 February 2014
Logan Art Gallery – Ph: (07) 3412 5519 or email
Entertainment and light refreshments will be provided

No Added Sugar: Australian
Muslim Women’s Arts Project

This project aimed to engage participants, artists and audiences in a dialogue about identity, self-determination and personal development and change. The artists engage with complex, often confronting ideas through a diversity of media and concepts that reflect the rich complexity of the Australian Muslim experience.

image: Fatima Killeen, House Warming (detail), from the series Conversations of Compromises, 2012, acrylic, lace, paper roses, found objects and wood

Mana Nowbar: Longing
This installation by Iranian born artist, Mana Nowbar is a series of charcoal and ink works on paper and canvas covering the outside walls of a wood structure in the shape of a house.

image: Mana Nowbar, Longing (detail), 2013, charcoal, pastel and ink.

Journey through myself: art by local Muslim women
An exhibition curated by Shamime Mustapha.

image: Shamime Mustapha, Untitled (detail), 2014, metal, tiles, mirror, ink and papyrus on canvas.

Workshops and public programs

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February/March 2014

Workshops for preschoolers
Workshops for children (ages 6-12, 8-14)
Workshops for adults and older teens
Workshops for all ages
Bead making with recycled materials with artist Fatima Ismail

Celebrate Islamic Culture through creative crafts. Join Fatima Ismail and create innovative African inspired beads and collages from an array of colourful recycled papers.

Saturday 1 March, 10am – 2pm
Places available: 15
For ages: Adultsand older teens
Paper art extravaganza with artist Rukayya Abdoola

Celebrate Islamic Culture through visual arts. Be inspired by Islamic masonry and intricate decorative buildings. Explore geometric shapes, repetition of images and pattern making. Create colourful creative 2 and 3 dimensional small scale artworks using special papers and cards.

Friday 7 March, 3.30pm – 4.45pm
Places available: 20
For ages: 6 to 12 years (carers to remain with children under 7 years)

Image: Made OF Australia, Disk, button badges and beads, 2013 ceramic Saggar fired stoneware

Access to the printing press for experienced printmakers

Use the workshop space and printing press to work independently and create your own prints. The gallery will provide access to the printing press, basic papers and water based printing inks. Experience in using a printing press is essential. This is a non-tutored session for experienced printmakers only. You will be working individually without tuition or technical assistance.

Wednesday 12 March, 10am – 4pm
Places available: 10
For ages: Adults
What to bring: Own print resources, special papers, mylar board etc
Concrete poetry with artist Shamime Mustapha

A celebration of Islamic Culture through the visual arts. Join Shamime Mustapha for a linguistic exploration of imagery. Create drawn artworks from text and creative use of calligraphy. Utilise organic forms within lettering. Choose your own themes: animals, people etc. and work in coloured
felt-tip pens.

Saturday 22 March, 10am – noon
Places available: 20
For ages: 8 to 14 years
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Free floortalk

Join Alissar Chidiac, Creative Producer, No Added Sugar, for a guided walk through the exhibition prior to the opening.

Friday 21 February, 5.30pm – 6pm
Places available: Unlimited
For ages: All ages
Decorative tile painting with artist Shamime Mustapha

Celebrate Islamic Culture through visual arts. Moroccan tiles are known for their beauty. Decorate your own single tile with intricate
pen work.

Tuesday 4 March, 11am – 1pm
Places available: 15
For ages: Adultsand older teens
Self reflection through mirrored mosaic with artist Shamime Mustapha

Create mosaic work on a mirrored tile. The mirror is a reminder of self reflection. Experiment with geometric stylisation and repetition of images together with organic flowing forms. Work with ready made mosaic tiles and fine Artline pens.

Tuesday 11 March, 11am – 2pm
Places available: 15
For ages: Adultsand older teens
Paper art: create cards or small scale works with artist Rukayya Abdoola

Be inspired by Islamic masonry and intricate decorative buildings. Explore elements of geometric shapes, repetition and pattern. Create personalised cards or small scale artworks from a selection of papers.

Friday 14 March, 10am – noon
Places available: 15
For ages: Adultsand older teens
Writing workshop with the editor of the Australian Muslim Times Rehana Bibi

Join Rehana Bibi, Editor of the Australian Muslim Times, who will share her knowledge of creative language skills and editing. Learn how to personalise text and understand the significance of language in culture. Equip yourself with the special skills in writing personalised speeches.

Wednesday 19 March, 10am – noon
Places available: 15
For ages: Adultsand older teens
Henna on hand

Music in the Gallery and free family fun day: A Celebration of Islamic Culture through the Arts

Celebrate the rich and diverse culture of Islamic arts through visual art, music, performance and food. Enjoy family activities, contemporary and traditional art and crafts, demonstrations and henna painting and displays.

Saturday 29 March,noon – 4pm
Places available: Unlimited
For ages: All ages
Exhibitions continue to 29 March 2014
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