July Happenings

Thursday 20 July – General Meeting @ Stratford Library Meeting Room.
AGM followed by our normal meeting.

  • Remember:  Your membership is now due.
    You would have received an email from our President, Grant Phillips with information re our AGM.
  • July Competition:  Contrast (Print)
  • Cairns Show: If you have entered the show, remember you must drop off your entries on Wednesday 12 July 12pm – 6pm
    Collect your entries Saturday 22 July 9am – 11am

This month we have a wonderful Artist as our Guest Speaker:  Lenore Howard.
She is a well known Cairns Artist whose history includes newspaper photographer,  international media assistant for a British company in England,  TAFE art teacher and head of promotions for The Cairns Post daily newspaper.
Lenore maintains an art career that includes many solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally, and has works in the Queensland Art Gallery, regional galleries and private collections in Australia, Britain and the USA.

The topic will be:
GREAT THEMES RE-IMAGINED THROUGH THE ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Photography was a technique that entered the art world and was a profound catalyst that forever changed the scope of creativity.

 
It caused real concerns to some painters, became an essential tool to others, but ultimately freed artists to explore new ways of seeing and expressing.  All preconceptions of what ‘art was, and could be’ were questioned and continue to do so.
 
Great themes are eternal, and it was at an astonishing rate that photography became a commanding contemporary voice to those themes while creating the basis for astonishing different artistic movements.

 

Cairns Show July 2017

The Cairns Show is looming!
We encourage all our members to enter.
Here are important dates to remember:

  • Entry Closing date: Friday 4.00pm 30th June, 2017
  • Delivery of Exhibit: Dave Headrick Grandstand – 12md – 6pm Wed 12th July
  • Judging 10am Sunday 16 July (closed to public)
  • Cairns Show 19, 20, 21 July
  • Collection of Exhibit: 9 – 11am Saturday 22 July
  • View and download Schedule – Arts and Crafts pdf.
    See Section 26 Photography for rules and regulations.
  • Sections:
    Monochrome – People | Open | Scapes | Nature |
    Colour – People | Open |Scapes – Land & Seascapes |Scapes – Urban/Street | Animal Kingdom | Plant Kingdom | Macro/Close Up |
    Colour or Monochrome – Creative/Experimental |

 

June Happenings

Sunday 11 June – additional outing
2017 Cairns Airport IRONMAN – event calendar here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Explore the swampier side of Cairns!
Sunday 25 JuneOur Monthly Field Trip
Meet no later than 7.30am
Come and join us at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Location Details

  • Distance/length: Two sections: north 0.8 km, and south 1.2 km
  • Location: Just off the road to the Cairns Airport.
  • Walking Time: 30 and 40 mins, respectively.
  • Low Tide 3.53 am High Tide 9.47am
  • Information Pamphlet download here.

Afterwards you may wish to proceed to the front area around Cairns Hospital for more photography.  Birds on the Esplanade, architecture of buildings, skate park, foreshore.  But most of all meet at Muddies for morning tea around 10-11am.

May Happenings.

Thursday 11th May – Tutorial Night at Cominos House
How to better use your camera and/or your computer.  Bring your camera and manual. For members who need a hand with basic computing please bring your laptop.
Contact Grant  for members who wish to attend.  Starts 7pm.

Thursday 18th May – General Meeting Night at Stratford Library Meeting Room.
Arrive 6.45pm for a 7pm start.
May Club Competition:  Something Old (print)
May be a thing, building, person. Anything that portrays signs of ageing, delapidation or historical.

Sunday 28 May 2017 Field Trip
Hartley’s Crocodile Farm
Meet at 8.30am. Entry FOC
Familiarize yourself with the Day Schedule.
If you wish to have lunch, why not check out  LILIES MENU
We need numbers, so please let us know who wishes to attend.