Thursday, August 31, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Enjoy An Outdoor Art Session From A Bean Bag

The Blueprint Exhibition concept began as a way to activate the wall in Foodspace Café while highlighting emerging artists.

The concept is now being taken to the streets – specifically to Second Lane (off Gregory Street), where Blueprint 2.0 will launch this Friday night (September 1).

A free outdoor art gallery launch, with artist Autumn Skuthorpe, will run from 4.30pm to 6.30pm.

Skuthorpe is an experienced Māori wahine inclusive arts practitioner who proudly celebrates the voices and stories of our region.

On opening night, you can meet the artist, watch a “free wall” live community art session and relax on a beanbag with friends in the open-air lounge area.

There will be hot food by Hibiki Bar and Karaoke, drinks available at the Can Bar and a live acoustic session by Jamesley.

Also in the City Centre, Stephanie De Vries from Emu Creek Art is completing two complementary murals on the riverfront – one on the playground wall next to Red Dog Brewery and the other on the ground of the River Wharves precinct.

She will be painting between September 18 and 25 at River Wharves and October 1 and 6 at Bluewater Quay and is happy to chat to people about her work as she paints.

Autumn Skuthorpe Dingo 2023 (pictured) will be one of the five artworks featured in Blueprint 2.0 (image courtesy of the artist)

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