Transience will feature the freshest emerging and developing artists in Far North Queensland including Bexley Birrell, Nicola Bryars, Deborah Cameron, Dominic Johns , Ross Hucks, Kevin Mayo, Julie Mc Enerny, Tijn Melundiks, Caroline Mudge, Neil Parker, Simon Poole, Kristen Tennyson, Marcel Varna, Daniel Wallwork, Chedwa Whyte (assisted by Russell Milledge).
Artworks include Video projections / art, audio art, street art, installation, assemblage, sculpture, prints, paintings and drawings with several of the works being audience interactive and some works evolving during the course of the exhibition.
The exhibition will be officially opened by Tony Stephens CEO of Artworkers at 6:30 pm followed by live sound manipulation by Children in the Game and live video and vision manipulations by Synthetic Dimensions till 9:30pm.
There will be a licenced bar, Entry is free on opening night!
Artworkers will also be running two free artist information sessions regarding the services they can provide for Queensland based artists.
Transience opens 16th February 6:30pm till 9:30pm at the Cairns Regional Gallery cnr of Abbott St and Sheilds St and runs till April 1st
The Upholstery is financially supported by the Australian Government and the Queensland Government, through Arts Queensland, as part of the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy.
The Upholstery is also proudly supported by Artworkers, Justpurple New Media and the Green Ant Cantina, Lovegreen Photography and ZombieHill.com
Movin’ on south for the summer? Backpacking through our part of Australia? Maybe you’ve encountered a swarm of grey nomads? Or are just driftin’ around, job to job, house to house?
Welcome to Cairns, the remote northern outpost, where almost everyone is from somewhere else.
This Summer, the ever nomadic far northern ARI (Artist Run Initiative) The Upholstery Contemporary Arts, sets out to ‘take over’ the Cairns Regional Gallery and explore the good, the bad and the ugly of the ever growing global trend of the modern transient lifestyle.
Cairns has become a natural hub for this, not only due to its 2 season tropical climate (Wet and Dry), Tourism and an abundance of natural attractions, but also its remote geographic isolation.
In its five years of existence, the Upholstery has naturally reacted to this lifestyle, developing a distinctive style that is characterized and driven by life in a tropical environment and a proximity to the Western Pacific region.
Re-known for their transient form of exhibiting, The Upholstery appears from nowhere, transforms a space for one evening, hold some of the biggest art experiences in Queensland, then slip back away in to the suburbs to become a whisper till next time.
Tourists come here to find paradise, the ‘sea changers’ to move up to live the dream, drifters come here following the seasonal work and the homeless population swells in our tropical northern winters. Some call it Transience…. we just call it home!