Studio Agnes has commenced work
The ‘Foot Steps and Foot Prints’ cultural history project, focussing on the Discovery Coast, is a living project. Progress and updates can be viewed @ 1770adventures.com.au. Professional and amateur artists are being contacted to share their creativity and stories from the Discovery Coast, Queensland. Jennifer Ryan, the project manager, explains the ‘why‘ question that she is often asked.
“The Foot Steps and Foot Prints projects overall aim is to reflect the culture of the area by showcasing the talents of locals, and to create a sense of ownership of the artistic community.”
Do the arts matter to individual Australians, and how do they impact our communities?
This question was on Jennifer’s mind as she grappled with building an on-line local history record (agneswateradventures.com.au) … and with the wisdom of starting with The Arts. One of the first blog posts asked how essential artists were to communities. You can read the article here.
Real research and’google’ reading informed her thinking, and Sheena Boughen‘s Four Winds story had an impact on the final decision. Perhaps now is the right time for this project. The Australia Council research results were posted on the Arts Hub news page, in an article written by Brooke Boland. It includes a graphic providing a breakdown of the 98% of Australians who engage with The Arts.
The twin towns of Agnes Water and 1770, and near by National Parks and recreation areas are well known as a unique tourist destination. If Studio Agnes, and the FootSteps and FootPrints project can reveal the sometimes hidden cultural identity of the area, through historical references, revealing of current and past artworks, and acknowledging human treasures, then tourists and locals will both benefit.
This Agnes Water Adventures – through time project delves into the people, the places behind the community of the Discovery Coast, and is a long term project. The FOOTSTEPS and FOOTPRINTS collectable card project is a short term, celebration scheduled to run during the Qld. September school holidays.
FOOT STEPS and FOOT PRINTS
Cultural History, Collectable Card Project
QLD, Agnes Water
SEP 16 – OCT 2 2017
1770 Adventures of the People Kind
Drawing from the generosity of past and present, professional and amateur, artists, and many local residents, the content of 1770adventures … of the people kind, will cover many decades, and tell fascinating stories of artists, musicians, performers and writers of The Discovery Coast, highlighting the impact that cultural materials have in the lives of our learning environments, and our daily lives.
Collectable Cards without an owner
We still have some cards not allocated to an artist. So, we‘re looking here and there and uncovering some names.
Our Thanks go to Many, including
The Gladstone Region Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Gladstone Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.