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Council event — September 2017

A maximum of one month of previous events are available.

Meet Shamini Flint
7 Sep 2.00pm - 3.00pm Bribie Island Free
Shamini Flint, ex-lawyer and writer, will explain why she believes that dipping our toes into the bloody bath of crime fiction writing is a great way to explore the tensions (as well as the curries and the beer!) within modern Asian society.  Join Shamini Flint and Inspector Singh as she takes us on a journey through the back streets of Asia.
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Strathpine Teddy Bears' Picnic
13 Sep 9.00am - 12.00noon Strathpine Free
Pack your favourite teddy bear and get ready for a morning of family fun at the Pine Rivers Teddy Bears’ Picnic.
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BBQ & Bonfire Night
16 Sep 5.30pm - 8.30pm Wamuran Free
There will be plenty of sizzling entertainment with outdoor games, food and an exciting line-up of live music. There will also be free face painting, a jumping castle, children’s arts & crafts and outdoor games.
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Saturday 24 June - Saturday 16 September

Exhibition: Affinity - Whiteley Contemporaries and Peers
Caboolture Free
Affinity highlights Australian artists from the 1960s through to the 1990s, and how their lives intersected with Brett Whiteley, both professionally and personally.

Saturday 15 July - Saturday 16 September

Exhibition: Brett Whiteley - Other places (somewhere else)
Caboolture Free
Brett Whiteley (1939-1992) is regarded as one of Australia’s most iconic artists winning many major prizes and awards, and with works in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia; Tate Gallery, London; and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Friday 21 July - Sunday 1 October

Exhibition: Making Do
Bribie Island Free
During the Great Depression of the 1930s and the war years of the 1940s, ‘making do’ was a way of life for many families.

Friday 28 July - Sunday 24 September

Exhibition: Indigenous Australians at War - From the Boer War to the present
Whiteside Free
This award-winning travelling exhibition from the Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne, celebrates the courage, tenacity and resourcefulness of Indigenous Australians in the armed forces, from the Boer War to the present.

Self-paced activity: Kit bags and letters home
Whiteside Free
Servicemen and women had to pack a kit bag for their area of service. Learn about standard and personal 'comfort' items that ANZACs took with them to war, and write your own 'letter home'.

Saturday 29 July - Friday 1 September

Window exhibition: Oliver Armstrong
Strathpine Free
Oliver Armstrong is a very young artist with a very long career. 

Tuesday 1 August - Saturday 2 September

Foyer Exhibition: Lesley Shelley
10.00am - 4.00pm Redcliffe Free
Lesley is a professional multi-award winning artist, working mainly in oils. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Art and has taught painting for TAFE Pine Rivers.

Friday 11 August - Tuesday 12 September

Exhibition: STEEL - art design architecture
Strathpine Free
STEEL explores innovative ways that steel is being used by artists, designers and architects in Australia in the 21st century.

Tuesday 22 August - Saturday 16 September

Exhibition: Jacky Lowry - Western Wonders
9.00am Caboolture Free
Collagraph prints of plants from around Albany, Western Australia.

Wednesday 30 August - Monday 25 September

“Bits from Before” Exhibition - Christa Coetzee
9.00am - 4.00pm Redcliffe Free
The works in this exhibition are part of a three-year journey depicting segments of places, feelings, decisions.

Saturday 2 September - Friday 29 September

Window exhibition: Chantel Schott and Amber Kilkenny
Strathpine Free
Parallel Impression is a collaboration between two artists, Amber Kilkenny and Chantel Schott.

Saturday 2 September

2017 Moreton Bay Multicultural Fiesta
2.00pm - 6.00pm Strathpine
Considered by many to be the most significant multicultural event in the Moreton Bay region, each year the fiesta showcases talent, food and culture from across the globe and aims to bring awareness to how diverse the Moreton Bay Region is.

Create: Driftwood Craft Class for Adults with Sandra Skodnik
9.30am - 12.30pm Eatons Hill
Learn how to carve and decorate driftwood into a small take home sculpture with Sandra Skodnik, woodcarver and sculptor.

Saturday 2 September - Saturday 28 October

Exhibition: 15 Artists 2017
10.00am - 4.00pm Redcliffe Free
This annual award plays a pivotal role in the growth of the Moreton Bay Regional Council Art Collection. The $8000 acquisitive prize exhibits 15 Artists that reflect the collection’s focus of culture, identity, spirit and sense of place.

Monday 4 September - Saturday 30 September

Foyer Exhibition: Remembering Sandra Hines
10.00am - 4.00pm Redcliffe Free
A watercolourist, Sandra was a very active member of the Redcliffe Art Society (RAS) for the last eight years of her life, working tirelessly in different positons on the RAS’s Management Committee for seven of those years.

Monday 4 September

Monday painting group
10.30am - 1.00pm Strathpine Free
Every Monday the gallery hosts a free adults painting group where participants with a range of experience come together to paint and be inspired by the current exhibition.

Thursday 7 September

Meet Shamini Flint
2.00pm - 3.00pm Bribie Island Free
Shamini Flint, ex-lawyer and writer, will explain why she believes that dipping our toes into the bloody bath of crime fiction writing is a great way to explore the tensions (as well as the curries and the beer!) within modern Asian society.  Join Shamini Flint and Inspector Singh as she takes us on a journey through the back streets of Asia.

Saturday 9 September

Fire Management Workshop
9.00am - 3.00pm Bellthorpe Free
Join SEQ Fire and Biodiversity Consortium, the Rural Fire Service and Council Officers at the Fire Management Workshop in Bellthorpe. 

How to Look Good in Shorts: short story writing workshop (A Write Around Moreton Bay event)
9.00am - 12.30pm North Lakes Free
This workshop provides aspiring short story writers with the tools to source ideas and turn them into captivating short stories suitable for publication or competition entry.

How to: Market & network development for emerging artists with Katie Edmiston
9.30am - 12.30pm Caboolture
Understanding your product along with identifying and developing the right market, network and audience for your work is a key step in developing a successful arts practice and business. 

Tuesday 12 September

The Australian Army Band
Various times Redcliffe
The venue’s favourite entertainers, The Australian Army Band returns in September with a much anticipated Broadway Show.

Wednesday 13 September

Dance Showcase
6.30pm Redcliffe
The Dance Showcase is an annual evening celebrating Grace Academy Dance Troupes and the classroom work of Grace Lutheran College Rothwell Dance students.

Hannah Cutts: The Art of Visual Communication
10.30am - 11.30am Redcliffe Free
Join artist and designer Hannah Cutts as she discusses how her successful career in visual communication. 

Heritage Talk: I'll fight for white Australia! Queensland's Aborigines in the First World War
10.00am Whiteside Free
Rod Pratt, author of By cripes! I'll fight for white Australia! Queensland Aborigines in the first A.I.F. will discuss on a broad level how Queensland Aboriginals service fit into the current ANZAC myth.

Strathpine Teddy Bears' Picnic
9.00am - 12.00noon Strathpine Free
Pack your favourite teddy bear and get ready for a morning of family fun at the Pine Rivers Teddy Bears’ Picnic.

Friday 15 September

Create: Driftwood Craft Class for Adults with Sandra Skodnik
9.30am - 12.30pm Eatons Hill
Learn how to carve and decorate driftwood into a small take home sculpture with Sandra Skodnik, woodcarver and sculptor.

Saturday 16 September - Saturday 11 November

Exhibition: Disruptive Patterns
Strathpine Free
Camouflage has its roots in nature and art. This exhibition explores the work of three artists - Kathryn Blumke, Julian Thompson and Jemima Wyman - and their fascination with the hidden and the revealed.

Saturday 16 September - Sunday 1 October

School Holiday Programs - Libraries
Various times All Free
Check out all the fun for kids and activities for teens at libraries during the school holidays.

Saturday 16 September

BBQ & Bonfire Night
5.30pm - 8.30pm Wamuran Free
There will be plenty of sizzling entertainment with outdoor games, food and an exciting line-up of live music. There will also be free face painting, a jumping castle, children’s arts & crafts and outdoor games.

Monday 18 September

Monday painting group
10.30am - 1.00pm Strathpine Free
Every Monday the gallery hosts a free adults painting group where participants with a range of experience come together to paint and be inspired by the current exhibition.

Tuesday 19 September - Saturday 14 October

Exhibition: Aaron Butt: River Derwent, MONA
9.00am Caboolture Free
River Derwent, MONA is an exhibition of paintings and photographs depicting the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), its surroundings and its contents over two winter excursions.

Tuesday 19 September - Wednesday 20 September

Dunkirk
Various times Redcliffe
In May 1940, Germany advanced into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. Under air and ground cover from British and French forces, troops were slowly and methodically evacuated from the beach using every serviceable naval and civilian vessel that could be found.

Tuesday 19 September

Activity: Animals That Hide
10.30am - 3.30pm Strathpine Free
Animals hide in many different ways. Take a look at camouflage through the eyes of an artist and explore patterning, or make a hidden creature diorama.

Wednesday 20 September

Activity: Tiny Towns
10.30am - 3.30pm Strathpine Free
Children can construct cityscapes and other elements of built environments out of paper while developing their fine motor skills, maths, problem solving abilities.

Stephen Hart: Process + Public Art
10.30am - 11.30am Redcliffe Free
Sculptor Stephen Hart will discuss the development of his work in 15 Artists and how this informed his creative process for his recent public artwork. 

Workshop: Friendship bracelets
10.00am - 12.00noon Whiteside
Friendship bracelets are handmade and intended for a special person, and are often used as parting gifts. In this workshop we will explore various designs and techniques of knotting to create a gift and symbol of lasting friendship.

Thursday 21 September

Activity: Art-o-saur Dinosaurs
10.30am - 3.30pm Strathpine Free
Create them, build them, colour them. Everyone loves dinosaurs!

Workshop: Make your own Diary
10.00am - 12.00noon Whiteside
Army personnel who served during war time often wrote about their experiences. In this workshop we will investigate traditional methods of book binding to create our own diary.

Friday 22 September

Activity: Origami Challenge
10.30am - 3.30pm Strathpine Free
Origami can be quite challenging but it's easier when you know how. Learn how to make a boxes, planes, cranes and decorations.

Activity: Pattern Creations
10.30am - 3.30pm Strathpine Free
Make an amazing kaleidocycle (an intricate moving paper toy); colour or create mandalas, make dynamic collaged cards and bookmarks or explore tessellations Escher style.

The Beatlegs Cancelled
7.30pm Redcliffe
We apologise for the inconvenience but The Beatlegs have had to cancel their event due to sickness in the band.The Box Office will make contact with any ticket holders within 48 hours to refund you in full. Thank you for your understanding.

Workshop: Wooden Memory Box
10.00am - 12.00noon Whiteside
Memory boxes contain objects that help us to reflect on the past and recall people and events. In this program we will build our own wooden box for special keepsakes.

Monday 25 September

Activity: Patterns in Nature
2.00pm - 3.30pm Strathpine Free
Nature is full of patterns. Explore patterns and symmetry in a series of creative art activities with a focus on butterflies, spiderwebs, trees, starfish and snowflakes.

Monday painting group
10.30am - 1.00pm Strathpine Free
Every Monday the gallery hosts a free adults painting group where participants with a range of experience come together to paint and be inspired by the current exhibition.

Tuesday 26 September

Activity: Big Beautiful Bugs
10.30am - 3.30pm Strathpine Free
Children can appreciate the beauty of bugs with activities including making colourful textile beetles, or origami cicadas or a grasshopper sculpture.

Wednesday 27 September - Monday 23 October

“Clay on Display” Exhibition
9.00am - 4.00pm Redcliffe Free
Redcliffe Potters Group annual exhibition brings recognition to its club members, tutors, artists and students.

Wednesday 27 September - Sunday 22 October

“Whopping Works” Exhibition - Gabi Mika-McNaughton
9.00am - 4.00pm Redcliffe Free
Gabi is a Redcliffe-based landscape painter who, in 2014, won a National Art Prize for Women.

Wednesday 27 September

Activity: Big Beautiful Bugs
10.30am - 3.30pm Strathpine Free
Children can appreciate the beauty of bugs with activities including making colourful textile beetles, or origami cicadas or a grasshopper sculpture.

Activity: Flip, Fly and Flutter
10.30am - 3.30pm Strathpine Free
Art that moves. Make a hopping origami frog, or a flying dragon.

Thursday 28 September

Activity: Flip, Fly and Flutter
10.30am - 3.30pm Strathpine Free
Art that moves. Make a hopping origami frog, or a flying dragon.

Workshop: Toy Making
10.30am - 12.00noon Bribie Island
In this fun workshop the participants will make a variety of toys and crafty key rings. Bookings essential as places are limited.

Friday 29 September - Sunday 19 November

Exhibition: Signs of the Times
Whiteside Free
We are surrounded by signs and symbols. Over time, symbols have gone in and out of fashion. Some have endured, others faded away, and new symbols have emerged.

Friday 29 September - Sunday 8 October

Prima Presents - Spamalot
Various times Redcliffe
Join King Arthur and the knights of the round table as they fight to survive killer rabbits, the Black Knight, and the plague. Will they find the Holy Grail, and will they discover whether two swallows can carry a coconut?

Saturday 30 September - Friday 3 November

Window exhibition: Mental Health Week
Strathpine Free
The Art for Art’s Sake recovery art group was established in May 2012. As a group they specialise in giving isolated or marginalised individuals within our community a place to safely interact with others.

Saturday 30 September

Activity: Optical Illusions
10.30am - 3.30pm Strathpine Free
Optical illusions have intrigued and entertained for centuries. Discover some classics and learn how to make your own with this selection of activities at the gallery.


 Disclaimer:
This calendar is provided by Moreton Bay Regional Council as a community service. As community events are provided by organisers and may change without notice, we advise you to contact organisers directly to confirm details. While every effort is made to ensure this calendar is current and up to date, Council takes no responsibility for the accuracy of the listings, nor does it endorse any community event unless expressly stated.

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