Thursday, 28 January 2016

'Bursaries or Bust …can the money be better spent?' MAT Event

Anne Morrison, Maelstrom, 2015, Acrylic on linen, Courtesy the artist & Despard Gallery

'Bursaries or Bust …can the money be better spent?'

This FREE event is the first in MAT's 2016 Program of Professional Development and we are hoping you will bring along your ideas for an evening of discussion and camaraderie. 

When: Wednesday, 10 February 2016, 4pm
Where:  Devonport Entertainment & Convention Centre, 145-151 Rooke St, Devonport
followed by exhibition viewing at Devonport Regional Gallery

RSVP: Essential by Monday 8 February 2016
T 03 6323 3719

Hear wonderful panelists 
Invaluable local arts workers discuss best ways to support fellow workers and then participate in a lively Q+A session
 Dr Ellie Ray, Director, Devonport Regional Gallery
 Wendy Morrow, Professional Development Officer, Arts Tasmania
 Belinda Cotton, Program Committee MA16 National Conference

Let's talk about
Ways to grow MAT membership to better represent your interests.
The professional development programs to be offered.
The amount of socializing in the program mix.

The official announcement of the 2016 MAT & Art Tasmania Bursary recipients.


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About the speakers

Wendy Morrow
From Sawtooth. Photo by Mel De Ruyter 

Wendy’s life has been in the arts. She has tertiary qualifications in Dance (Australian Ballet School) and Visual Arts (Sculpture) and has performed and taught overseas and with most professional dance companies and tertiary arts institutions around Australia. A recipient of an Australia Council Dance Fellowship in 2004 she continues to create solo and collaborative interdisciplinary work. Wendy has been the Professional Development Officer for Arts Tasmania since 2008.

Dr Ellie Ray
From The Advocate
'A gallery of warmth and intimacy'

Currently Director at Devonport Regional Gallery she previously worked part-time in a commercial gallery 12 years before she attended the School of Art University of Tasmania achieving First Class Honours.  Later she gained her Doctorate in Fine Arts, (Printmaking and Photography).  She has been a nurse and worked in amateur theatre and later professional theatre companies, where she designed and built stage sets. Curator of the Anne Morrison exhibition.

Belinda Cotton
From The Mercury 'Planetarium
to shine a light'
Science Week

Belinda is Public Programs Coordinator at the Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery in Launceston. Previously at the National Gallery of Australia ; Deputy Director of the New England Regional Art Museum in Armidale New South Wales (1990-99) and also Sotheby’s in London.  An associate member of the Australasian Registrars Committee,  BJ is also very active in Museums Australia  being a MAT Committee Member and on the Programming Committee for the 2016 Conference in New Zealand.  

Artist Anne Morrison
Born in Scotland in 1966, studying at the Glasgow School of Art, the Royal College of Art, and then the University of Tasmania, Morrison’s practice is one informed and enriched by travel, by exposure to foreign landscapes, ancient cultures, – the result is a sensitive and nuanced approach to painting – and the processes and metaphors that evoke the intimate connection between body and land. Morrison challenges preconceptions of how we see, experience and know the world, allowing us the opportunity to navigate and explore that binding connection through her work.  Anne now lives in Forth, Tasmania. She is represented in Australia by Despard Gallery, Hobart.

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