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Creative Workshops with University of North Carolina Visual Arts Lecturers

Held on the 10th Jun 2019 to
14th Jun 2019

at 10am to

Add to Calendar 2019-06-10 10:00:00 2019-06-14 16:00:00 Australia/Sydney Creative Workshops with University of North Carolina Visual Arts Lecturers

Artwork titled 'Terrain' by Maja Godlewska

Artwork titled 'Terrain' by Maja Godlewska

The Cradle Coast campus has offered an annual arts residency as an integral part of its arts and public programs since 2011.This flexible residency provides Australian and international artists with opportunities to work on a project related to the Cradle Coast region, and creates opportunities for local communities, staff and students to engage with relevant, high-calibre artists, makers, curators and researchers.

This year, our artists have come from the USA; Maja Godlewska and Marek Ranis are both Associate Professors in Visual Arts from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte campus.

As part of their 2019 project, the artists are hosting drop-in workshops in Burnie, where staff, students and the whole community are invited to collaborate on their project: Landscape: A Place Remembered and Imagined.  

"We encourage the whole community to contribute their ideas and memories of their favourite landscapes, to add to the production of a vast paper scroll of landscapes, which will feature drawings, photographs, collages and other mixed-media techniques," said Maja Godlewska.

"No special skills are required, just a willingness to have-a-go - these will be informal, drop-in workshops which will provide opportunities to try new creative techniques and art materials, whilst contributing to a truly international arts exchange,"  said Joanna Gair, Arts and Public Programs Coordinator, UTAS Makers' Workshop. 

Dates: Monday 10 - Friday 14 June (incl. public holiday)
Time: 10-4pm each day
Who: Everyone - all ages, families welcome (no art skills required)
Cost: Free
Bring: Family photos, particularly those featuring landscapes and/or nature stories and memories of events in your favorite North-West Tasmanian environment. All art materials will be provided

About the artists

Maja Godlewska

Maja Godlewska (PL/USA), Associate Professor of Art (Painting) at the Department of Art and Art History, College of Arts+Architecture, UNC Charlotte, NC, U.S.A; MFA in Painting, Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Wroclaw, Poland in 1990. Her media include painting, drawing, installation, photography, performance art and hybrid forms; her critical essays on art and social phenomena have been published in Polityka and in Format in Poland. Godlewska’s work has been exhibited internationally in more than 100 solo and group shows, including recent On the Basis of Encounters, Greenlease Gallery, Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO, The Ultimate Landscape, New Gallery of Modern Art, Charlotte, NC, Self, c.r.e.t.a. rome, Rome, Italy and ARTchipelago, French Institute, Mauritius. Godlewska has been a recipient of grants and fellowships, including Fulbright Fellowship, North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship Awards, several Charlotte Arts and Science Council grants, Kosciuszko Foundation Fellowship and Tempus Mobility Grant from the European Union, as well as numerous University Research Grants; she participated in artist-in-residence programs in the United States, Chile, France, Spain, Iceland, Greenland, Mauritius and South Korea. Her work is represented in the Southeast by the New Gallery of Modern Art in Charlotte, NC.

Marek Ranis

Marek Ranis (PL/USA) an Associate Professor of Art (Sculpture) at the Department of Art and Art History, College of Arts+Architecture, UNC Charlotte; a multi-media environmental artist. Through film, installation, sculpture, photography, paintings and social practice projects Ranis has been exploring a dramatically changing polar environment, climate migration and the experiences of Arctic Indigenous communities, as well as growing cultural diversity in the Northern regions. He is a recipient of numerous grants, fellowships and residencies, including UNESCO Aschberg Fellowship, American-Scandinavian Foundation Grant and NC Artist Fellowship Award. Ranis presented his work in more than hundred individual and group shows nationally and internationally. His work was recently recognized by United States State Department: his essay about his Arctic experience was included in the book publication Our Arctic Nation as a voice representing North Carolina. Marek is continuing his work in Alaska and Arctic Norway as an artist and a researcher and a Curator at Large at the Anchorage Museum, Alaska.