Luanna de Jersey printing merchandise. Image: Wei’num Arts

An update from Wei’num Arts and Crafts

There have been a number of changes at Wei’num Arts over the past months. Late last year, the art centre welcomed Justin Bishop, former Director of KickArts Contemporary Arts, who joined as Art Centre Manager. Justin has since been active in updating the governance policies and procedures for the centre, and realigning the exhibition and artwork production program. The centre has also welcomed new chairperson Luanna de Jersey. Luanna attended the IACA conference in May and learned much about the Queensland art centre sector.

There have been some wonderful opportunities for Wei’num artists to travel and experience some professional development. Local artists Marsha Hall and Margaret Mara spent two weeks in December in a print making workshop, developing intaglio works with printmaker Dian Darmansjah of Firebox Print Studio. Sandra Ase and Daphne de Jersey have been in residence in Cairns working on new paintings.

Wei’Num is also excited to announce that after CIAF, they will be exhibiting at Woolloongabba Art Gallery in Brisbane in late August and will also be represented at the Black Square Arts booth at the Sydney Contemporary Art Fair in September.

Main image credit: Luanna de Jersey printing merchandise. Image: Wei’num Arts

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