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COMMUNITY | 2014 Brisbane Festival Art from the Margins Exhibition & Award


Once again Harbinger’s John Armstrong is participating in the judging for the 2014 Brisbane Festival Art from the Margins (AFTM) Exhibition and Award. This is the fourth year that John, a AFTM Committee Member, has been part of the judging panel and this year the exhibition will be held at Brisbane City Hall, opening on Thursday 11 September. More information is online at the Brisbane Festival website at http://www.brisbanefestival.com.au/whats-on/art-from-the-margins

As an initiative of Wesley Mission, AFTM aims to utilise the arts within a supportive environment, to create exhibition and professional development opportunities for the enrichment and social inclusion of people experiencing disadvantage and social isolation.

For several years, Harbinger Consultants has been developing an outsider art collection with works sourced from AFTM exhibitions, such as the work included above.

AFTM will also be presenting a forum on Outsider Art, which will be held on Saturday 13 September at Brisbane City Hall in the Sister Cities Room. The special guest speaker is internationally recognised expert on Outsider Art, Professor Colin Rhodes. He is Professor and Dean at Sydney College of the Arts, the University of Sydney, Director of the Self-Taught and Outsider Art Research Collection of the University of Sydney (STOARC) and Editor of Elsewhere: The International Journal of Self-taught and Outsider Art.

Professor Rhodes will be joined by a guest panel of local art experts including Brisbane artists Nicky Carey and Peter Rowe, Acting Deputy Director, Curatorial & Collection Development of the Queensland Art Gallery, Maud Page, Network Coordinator of Art Galleries for the Moreton Bay Regional Council, Claire Sourgnes, and Brisbane-based Art Therapist and Counsellor Justine Wake.

The Forum is ticketed and open to all. Bookings are essential. More information online at http://www.artfromthemargins.org.au


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