SCHOOL WORKSHOPS SOLD OUT Supported by the Doug Hall Foundation EVERY DOG HAS IT’S CLAY with Dion Parker Artist Dion Parker will work with students to teach expressive sculpting to create a stylised clay animal sculpture that will exude an individualised expression. WORKSHOP TIMES: Monday 17th September 9.30am – 11.30am 12.30pm – 2.30pm Tickets $15.00
ARTIST TALKS

ARTIST TALKS | FREE

SCHEDULED ARTISTS TALKS SATURDAY 14 – SUNDAY 22 SEPTEMBER Join us for insightful talks with artists at their sculptures during SWELL.  Discover more and engage in creative conversations with the artists. Where | Artist Sculpture Sites Time | Visit the Information Hubs for Artist Talk times Cost | FREE
GUIDED TWILIGHT SCULPTURE WALK
TAKE PART IN A TWILIGHT WALK Join us on an artistic expedition with guest curators to guide you through the sculptures and enlighten you with their insights and perspectives. Discover more, engage in creative conversations and indulge in the experience of SWELL as twilight transforms the landscape. Date     | Sunday 15 September and Sunday

FREE SWELL SOUNDS MUSIC

PRESENTED BY CITY OF GOLD COAST DIVISION 13 & DIVISION 14 WE’RE CRANKING IT UP A NOTCH IN 2017! From noon on the weekends join us at The Green Stage for SWELL Sounds. With 12 FREE live music acts playing on the weekends, SWELL Sounds is presenting a stellar line-up of musicians and bands to
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RISING BLUE LINE INSTALLATION

ART AS ACTIVISM, IT GETS YOUR ATTENTION, AND IF YOU GET SOMEONE’S ATTENTION, IT LEADS TO CONTEMPLATION, TO CONVERSATIONS, WHICH IN TURN CAN LEAD TO CHANGE.   Emerging artist David Paynter uses installation methods to highlight his passion for the natural environment, sustainability and socially resilient communities. David became troubled to learn that large areas
MASTERCLASS WITH PHILLIP PIPERIDES
MODELLING FROM LIFE WITH MASTER SCULPTOR PHILLIP PIPERIDES Philip Piperides is renowned in Australia and internationally as a leading craftsman with extensive experience in modelling, casting and finishing. Within his own foundry, Phillip meticulously controls every step of the process of bronze sculpture making. His virtuosity at modelling and his innovative patinas, through remarkable variations, convey
SUNDAY SESSIONS. LIFE DRAWING
ADULT WORKSHOP  |  LIFE DRAWING Life Drawing is a traditional form of practising art. Drawing from life prompts the viewer to consider the three-dimensional dynamics that make up the human form in its various shapes and postures. Whether you draw in line, shadow or with a distinctive mark, we invite you to this extraordinary experience
SUNDAY SESSIONS PLEIN AIR PAINTING
ADULT WORKSHOP  |  PLEIN AIR PAINTING Plein air painting is about leaving the four walls of your studio to experience the process of painting in the landscape. French Impressionists coined the term over 100 years ago to describe painting in the outdoors to capture natural light, atmosphere and now… sculpture. Award-winning artist Seabastion Toast will
VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE SCULPTURE

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE SCULPTURE

Be part of the People’s Choice, vote for your favorite sculpture and go into the draw to win some great prizes. Kids can also vote to win!
SCAVENGER I CHRISTOPHER TROTTER Artist Christopher Trotter has been a part of SWELL since the inaugural exhibition way back 2003! Over the years, Christopher has created over 40 public artworks, exhibiting his work internationally and extensively across regional Queensland. After numerous contributions to SWELL over the past 15 years we are proud to announce that Christopher has accepted our invitation to develop an engaging new work for Northerly SWELL! WELCOME SCAVENGER! “The Scavenger is a whimsical, creative and interactive piece that takes a look at the classic Australian culture of ‘ making do’. Through the creative recycling of waste material from a broad cross section of industries, “The Scavenger” has become a spiritual/fishing/aquatic themed Mad Max machine promoting creative solutions to future generations. Waste [symbolised by the scrapmetal] continues to be dumped into our oceans and waterways.” CHRISTOPHER'S WORK WILL BE INSTALLED AT HELENSVALE BRANCH LIBRARY FROM THE 15TH OF AUGUST TO THE 17TH OF SEPTEMBER

NORTHERLY SWELL 2017. FREE

SCAVENGER I CHRISTOPHER TROTTER Artist Christopher Trotter has been a part of SWELL since the inaugural exhibition way back 2003! Over the years, Christopher has created over 40 public artworks, exhibiting his work internationally and extensively across regional Queensland. After numerous contributions to SWELL over the past 15 years we are proud to announce that