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Portrait of an Artist: Judith Wright

Fri 19 Jul · 6:30–7:30pm

Meet Queensland contemporary visual artist Judith Wright in conversation with Angela Goddard. Judith Wright is an established contemporary visual artist who lives and works in Brisbane, Australia. She came to her work as an installation artist with a background in dance. Judith’s practice, born from her early career as a dancer in the Australian ballet, is restrained and minimal. Her work, covering most media types from artist’s books so large the whole body is required to turn the pages, to installation and video work, resonates with an otherworldly quality. This event will feature a screening of Judith Wright's interview from the James C Sourris Collection of Artist Interviews, followed by a Q&A session with the artist. Portrait of an artist is a series of events that brings to life the James C. Sourris AM Collection of Artist Interviews, where esteemed local artists and their craft are captured in State Library’s collections. Learn more about the Portrait of an Artist series and revisit previous events featuring an astonishing line-up of Queensland artists. Learn more about Judith Wright's visual art. Generously supported by James C Sourris AM through Queensland Library Foundation.
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Circa Academy, Billie Wilson-Coffey 2024
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Circa Academy: Adventure Time Circus
Reserved for children aged 3 – 5. Roll up, roll up! It’s time for your little acrobat’s next big adventure! With games, obstacle courses, storytelling, creativity and fun movement activities Adventure Time Circus is the perfect introduction to circus for little ones. Celebrate your child’s individuality and foster creativity, expression and acceptance with one of the world’s leading circus companies – Circa. Spanning from early childhood play to pre-professional development, Circa Academy programs build physical and creative skills in a safe, non-competitive environment with some of Australia’s best trainers. This session has been created especially for children 3 to 5 years old with a participating guardian. Limited tickets available so book now to secure your spot. Bookings will open at 2.30 pm on Thursdays for the following week's session. Before you book: All children must be accompanied by an adult during these workshops. Ticket includes entry for 1 child and accompanying carer. First 5 Forever is a family-centred program providing free playful experiences to support Queensland families on their child’s journey through the first 5 years. The program is an initiative of the Queensland Government, coordinated by State Library of Queensland and delivered in partnership with local government. Subscribe to be the first to know about our future events. Privacy information We respect your privacy. Personal information we collect is used only for our internal activities and functions (Libraries Act 1988 (Qld)) and will not be disclosed unless required by law. For more information, please read State Library's privacy statement.
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Game Changers with Ben Williamson & Tyron Simon
Fans of Agnes, Bianca, hôntô, sAme sAme, LOS and Agnes Bakery won't want to miss this. Join us for Game Changers to learn about Anyday, a Brisbane based collective of restaurants founded by Ben Williamson, Tyron Simon, Bianca Marchi-Simon, and Frank Li. Don't miss this fascinating insight into creating cult status in hospitality. Meet two of the co-founders to learn how Brisbane’s most critically acclaimed establishments are building culture, taking out top award honours, and making Brisbane a hot international food destination. About the speakers Ben Williamson is one of the founding directors and executive chef of Anyday, a collective of restaurants including Agnes Bakery, Biànca, hôntô, sAme sAme, LOS and Agnes, winner of Gourmet Traveller's Restaurant of the Year 2023. Ben's culinary journey spans Brisbane, Perth, Sydney and Bahrain and is renowned for his innovation and use of different flavours and techniques. With six venues and counting, Ben and his Anyday co-founders are passionate about hospitality excellence and delivering world-class dining destinations for locals and visitors. Tyron "Ty" Simon is one of the co-owners behind Anyday, a collection of critically acclaimed venues including Agnes, Biànca, hôntô, sAme sAme, Agnes Bakery and LOS Bar. With Ty's 15 years of experience working and owning various bars and restaurants across Australia, Ty and the Anyday team currently lead more than 250 staff with a strong focus on keeping the company's core values of warmth, integrity and humility at the forefront of Anyday's future. About the facilitator Prof. Gary Mortimer is a Professor of Marketing and Consumer Behaviour at the QUT Business School. Prior to joining QUT, Professor Mortimer spent more than 25 years working with some of Australia’s largest general merchandise and food retailers. He is an active researcher in the areas of consumer behaviour and retailing. In 2020, he was appointed Chair of the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) Consumer Research Advisory Committee and more recently appointed Chair of Service and Creative Skills Australia, a new federally-funded Jobs and Skills Council representing the Retail, Personal Services, Arts, Tourism, Travel and Hospitality sector. Accessibility If you require accessible seating options please call 3842 9318 or email slqevents@slq.qld.gov.au Auslan interpretation has been planned for this event. About Game Changers Game Changers brings innovation leaders from business, technology, and creative industries to share their insights with aspiring Queensland entrepreneurs. This is your chance to ask how entrepreneurs and business leaders build companies, reinvent themselves, inspire teams, and envision success. Game Changers is a Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame initiative presented by State Library of Queensland and QUT. The talk will be live streamed and you can join the conversation online using #qblhof @slqld @QUT. Book for the livestream here. Alternatively, you can ask questions via slido.com; use the code #qblhof Subscribe to be the first to know about our program of events. Disclaimer: The views expressed by the speaker are their own and the promotion of products/services is not endorsed by State Library.
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