TRANSFORMING OUR WORLD

Look forward to...

APIQ will be teaming up with not-for-profit organisations on community projects and artist residencies, including a major project as part of a popular Sunshine Coast festival. 

 

We'll also be producing work for our own touring exhibitions, publications, live events and performances, workshops and webinars.

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SUMMER WORKSHOPS

Previous Projects...

APIQ's 2021 SUMMER WORKSHOP PROGRAM

All workshops will be hosted at Protist Studios - situated within a nature refuge on the shores of Lake Weyba, just 10 minutes’ drive from Noosaville.  These workshops will book quickly as there are only 6 places per class. 
 

Nature Art Workshop Series
 

Experience nature like never before as we explore lakeside and Wallum bushland, to inspire creative projects in the arts, crafts and contemporary media.
 

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Organic Collage

 

Thu 14th Jan, 9am - 12pm

 

3 hour workshop with artist Bianca Tainsh.

Weyba’s landscape is a kaleidoscope of colours, shapes, and textures.  Our journey begins with a walk from water to Wallum, as we search for inspiration and collect a variety of natural materials.  Then we’ll head to the studio where we’ll mimic the natural patterns and shapes we encountered into unique designs.  We’ll then finish off our creative endeavours by photographing our organic collages and printing them as beautiful works on paper to take home. This is an enjoyable technique for any age or level of artistic ability.

Class includes materials, a high-quality print of your collage and light refreshments.  Kids under 12 to be accompanied by an adult.

$65 adults, $40 kids (6 -16 yrs) +BF
 

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Water Salt Sky

Sun 17th Jan, 9am - 12pm

3 hour workshop with artist Katie Harris-MacLeod.

This workshop blends the elements of the Weyba lakefront – salty water, iron rich pigments and organic life – to capture the ephemerality of the landscape in cyanotype.  An alternative take on a technique that uses light exposure to create silhouettes on a brilliant blue background.  Experiment as your blue canvas reacts to Weyba’s salty water and the ochre-pigmented rocks on her shores.  Alchemy meets nature to create unique works worth framing.  No experience necessary.

Class includes materials and light refreshments.  Kids under 12 to be accompanied by an adult.

$65 adults, $40 kids (6 -16 yrs) +BF
 

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Smartphone Art Hack

Mon 18th Jan, 9am - 12pm

 

3 hour workshop with artist Bianca Tainsh.

 

Let’s give our mobiles a higher purpose!  In this workshop we’ll begin by exploring the spectacular landscape of Lake Weyba.  Using our mobile cameras, we’ll capture all the different aspects of nature – water, sky, bark, insect, leaves, rock – creating a visual palette to take back to the studio.  There we will print and collage our image collection into a unique artwork as a memento of a wonderful morning immersed in nature. No skills necessary just let your imagination go wild.

Class includes materials and light refreshments. Kids under 12 to be accompanied by an adult.

$65 adults, $40 kids (6 -16 yrs) +BF
 

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Weyba Pigment Painting

Wed 20th Jan, 9am - 12pm

 

3 hour workshop with artist Katie Harris-MacLeod.

 

In this workshop we will learn how to create natural colour pigments by grinding rock and plant material from the shoreline and surrounding bushland of Lake Weyba.  This tactile process organically expands our experience and understanding of nature as we quite literally paint and sketch this unique landscape into rich, multilayered artworks.  This workshop will be great for any level of experience as the exploration of process, colour and texture will be our focus.

 

Class includes materials and light refreshments. Kids under 12 to be accompanied by an adult.

 

$65 adults, $40 kids (6 -16 yrs) +BF
 

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Weaving with Imagination

Sat 23rd Jan, 9am - 12pm

 

3 hour workshop with artist Bianca Tainsh.

 

A simple weaving technique with surprising outcomes. Create a unique gift or something special for yourself. We’ll start our journey with a walk in spectacular Wallum bushland, collecting materials and inspiration.  Back in the studio you may create something that captures the colours and textures of the bush, or you may choose to make a more colourful creation from salvaged materials and everyday plastics destined for landfill.  Beginner or not, this is a fun and social workshop that everyone will enjoy!

Class includes materials and light refreshments.  Kids under 12 to be accompanied by an adult.

$65 adults, $40 kids (6 -16 yrs) +BF
 

Eco-ethical You Workshop Series

Everything you do affects the world around you.  This can be an empowering realisation as it means that we can create positive change just by changing how we go about everyday life.  These workshops will guide you in living considerately to our planet and the people we share it with.

Gentle Living – Part 1

Sat 30th Jan, 9am - 12pm

 

How do we begin a new life journey as a planet friendly individual?  Attitude and planning are key.  This is a self-reflective workshop, as you identify what you’d like to achieve and how to put it into action.  You will be guided in how to take a positive and personally profound approach to living considerately in the world, and how to manage your time and your motivation.  Even if you are already sustainability conscious this workshop will help you to find a new vigour and confidence.

 

Class includes workbook and light refreshments.

 

$65 or $110 for both classes +BF

 

For bookings please contact Bianca at: 

apintegrityqld@gmail.com

Gentle Living – Part 2

 

Sun 31st Jan, 9am - 12pm

 

This workshop is a guide to all the different eco-ethical changes we can make to our everyday actions.  We’ll learn how to form good habits and make good choices, how to choose what kind of changes we want to adopt and how to put them into practice.  Food, shopping, waste, cleaning, transport, holidaying and more.  We will cover a lot of ground in this workshop, but you’ll have a helpful little guidebook to take home, including your own plan to introduce this insightful knowledge into your everyday life. 

 

Class includes workbook and light refreshments.

 

$65 or $110 for both classes

For bookings please contact Bianca at: 

apintegrityqld@gmail.com

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2020 has literally upended the world as we know it.  There has been so much trauma and change that it’s difficult to make sense of what it all means for our way of being.  The intention of the 2020 Survival Kit is not just a bunch of pretty pictures as a temporary distraction from all of this.  We wanted to do so much more, and each artist has created a work that offers a fresh perspective to this particularly crappy year.

 

Some of the works are uplifting and experiential.  Others are generous and offer the opportunity to extend this generosity through regifting the works.  And some offer new insights into how we might view our world or find new meaning. The 2020 Survival Kit is a little box of intrigue, and the dedicated effort that has gone into every part of it, even the packaging, has been done with creative endeavour and sustainable values.

APIQ's first project! A collection of eight works by APIQ artists. As we are unique individuals, so is each work. Created with a mind to transcend the mundane, to soothe the soul, intrigue and inspire. Gifting on the works to those suffering with 2020 fatigue is highly encouraged!

 

What you’ll find in the box – fine art, music, craft, contemporary art, indigenous art, dance, botanical activist art, and an interactive movement piece.  

Works by Gabrielle Quakawoot (aka Goldorang Bunjurla), Judy Williams and Shauna Bradley as ‘Heart Strings’, Bianca Tainsh, Jesse Higgins, Rose Feely, Sara Gauthier-Santerre, Courtney Scheu and Karina Seljak.

All proceeds go to the artists and to funding APIQ's future projects!

Our PROJECTS

We live and practice on Gubbi Gubbi country, their sovereignty never ceded.  To all First Nations people, we express our deep respect for your culture, your connection to country, and your fundamental knowledge of stewarding the land.  We look forward to the day when that knowledge finds its place in government agenda, and we all live together as respectable custodians on First Nations land.