Thursday, December 09, 2010

Artful-e: Issue 07

A Collation of Opportunities Sent Almost Every Week
from the good folks at Cairns Regional Council: Cultural Services & Facilities Branch
Cairns Festival HQ and Community Partnerships Team


EDITION SEVEN: Crawling & Reinventing the Fiftieth Festival
Electronic Alert for a Growing List of Creative People in and around Cairns
(578 of you, and ever-expanding)


Tomorrow late afternoon, December 10 from about 4:00pm, creative people and institutions in the CBD will give you a few dozen reasons to linger, go for a stroll, and engage with the creative fabric of your city. After work exhibition openings at Cell Art Space and Cairns Regional Gallery. Great food at Havana Music Cafe and 12 BC. Live music at KickArts, and here and there. Free theatre work at Tanks Arts centre at 7pm. And a massive gathering of local talent and visual communication at the Blunt Edge of Portraiture awards reception into the night. See the complete information about venues and features in the Endnote at bottom of this message. And click below to view and download your own Cairns Creative Crawl map and guide...

The idea of a regular art walk, with local cultural institutions and creative businesses working together, began to emerge a few weeks ago. Cairns arts leaders from the Festival, Arts Nexus, KickArts, and a few other places shared a lunch and began talking about what we could do on the same night, how we might invite our friends and supporters to expand their itineraries, and the ways we could add creative elements to the streets, lobbies, and addresses. Cairns Regional Council leaders also got behind the idea, and even more addresses and organizations asked to be part of the collective experience. Friday evening's Creative Crawl emerged from that cooperative spirit. And If it goes well, we will all work together to build an even more diverse and exciting experience for 2011. Many of them, actually, ending wiht a wallopping Crawl in August for the 2011 Cairns Festival (and then a break until December). If you are a business, organization, or a creative practitioner of any kind, and you might like to be part of the next Cairns Creative Crawl (in any way, shape, or form), please reply to this message and join in our plans.    

Bold projects wanted. Cairns Festival is calling for suggestions and ideas. Click below, and share your thoughts, wild ideas, bold projects, and suggestions for what makes a meaningful and interesting annual creative celebration...

Santa isn't the only one who brings good stuff this time of year. Cairns Regional Council has lined up a treasure trove of free and fun holiday opportunities, and you can peruse the upcoming festivities here...

FESTIVAL IDEA: Steve Keene Art
Imagine a painter so prolific that he stopped counting after the first 200,000 pictures. Now imagine that this artist makes his first visit to Queensland and sets up a shop-front studio space in Cairns. Our architecture, plant life, and environment inform his new work. In a fortnight, this artist sets out to paint 1,000 new pictures, each slightly different than the other. All of them about Cairns. And then imagine that you can buy them, as many as you can carry, for $2 or $3 each. The painter is called Steve Keene. What if we invited him to do that at Cairns Festival?

Read about Steve Keene's first and only visit to Australia, Melbourne in 2002, here

FESTIVAL IDEA: Combat Paper Project
A bold and creative group of paper-makers in a collective studio in Vermont, some of them recent war veterans, began inviting other former soldiers to bring their combat uniforms and pulverise and deconstruct them, and turn the pulp into new paper and powerful new works of art. The result tells of the modern-day war experience, and offers a cathartic release for the kind of trauma that only war veterans can know. What if Cairns Festival invited the Combat Paper Project to its first residency, exhibition, and workshop series in Australia?

View some of the Combat Paper works here

FESTIVAL IDEA: Mornington Island Dancers
What if our community found new ways to support traditional dance and the way it reflects our culture. What if we supported collaborative projects that combine deep-rooted traditions with contemporary dance and choreography? Perhaps this question will be answered, in part, by an upcoming project with the far North's Mornington Island Dancers...

Momo is the street art name of an artist that tagged an 8-mile version of his name, dripped in one long pink paint line, across the width of Lower Manhattan. He's designed a series of Adidas shoes for Japanese fashion house Y3. He recently joined 102 other artists to paint massive murals in an abandoned underground subway tunnel. He has completed uncommissioned public art, beautiful and colourful geometric forms, in major cities around the world. What if we invited Momo to be the Festival's artist in residence, and what if he installed ten murals on cane farm sheds or inside hotel rooms, in school classrooms, or on reef diving platforms? What if, while here, Momo developed collaborative projects with Cairns artists, specially for the Festival time?

Last week, Jaime Lerner's urban ethic was discussed. What really happened when this visionary mayor got going? Curitiba's household income was below the Brazilian average in the 1970s. Now it is over 65% greater than the national average. Today 99% of its citizens want to live there and no place else. 70% of people in Sao Paolo want to live in Curitiba. Lerner couldn't afford a subway, so he invented a new form of rapid transit bus, innovative shelters, and special lanes. It proved ten times cheaper than a light rail system, and much more flexible and expandable. The city population tripled in 20 years, yet car traffic fell by 30% over the same period. To make the city cleaner, Lerner started a program to give away bus tokens in exchange for rubbish. It worked. He initiated a recycling scheme with the city's children. They taught their parents, and now Curitiba has the highest recycling rate in the world. He built parks and employed sheep instead of lawn mowers to cut the grass...
More on the lessons of a liveable city here...

And so the story of Curitiba begins with its central street, Rua Quinze — the one that the old plan wanted to obliterate with an overpass. Lerner insisted instead that it should become a pedestrian mall, an emblem of his drive for a human-scale city.

“I knew we’d have a big fight,” he says. “I had no way to convince the store-owners a pedestrian mall would be good for them, because there was no other pedestrian mall in Brazil. But I knew if they had a chance to actually see it, everyone would love it.”

Lerner believed in implementing plans swiftly. To prevent opposition, he planned carefully. “I told my staff, ‘This is like war.’ My secretary of public works said the job would take two months. I got him down to one month. Maybe one week, he said, but that’s final. I said, ‘Let’s start Friday night, and we have to finish by Monday morning.’ “And they did – jackhammering the pavement, putting down cobblestones, erecting streetlights and kiosks, and putting in tens of thousands of flowers.” So, in just 72 hours, he converted the city’s downtown into Brazil’s first pedestrian mall.

“It was a horrible risk — he could easily have been fired,” said Oswaldo Alves, who helped with the work. But by midday Monday, the same storeowners who had been threatening legal action were petitioning the mayor to extend the mall. The next weekend, when offended members of the local automobile club threatened to “reclaim” the street by driving their cars down it, Lerner didn’t call out the police. Instead, he had city workers lay down strips of paper the length of the mall. When the auto club arrived, its members found dozens of children sitting in the former street painting pictures.

The transformation of Curitiba had begun.


All this talk of Curitiba. What is it made of?

FESTIVAL IDEA: Underwater Worlds
Cairns Festival began almost 50 years ago as a civic celebration of the new Green Island Jetty. We've evolved and morphed since then, but want to make sure that our upcoming 50th Festival includes a hefty focus on the reef, marine environment, and our important links to the water.  What if we combined piano recital and underwater film, outdoor projections of the marine world, the Cairns Underwater Film Festival, special dive excursions, music to listen to whilst submerged, installations and land art on local islands, creative excursions to the coral reef? Send us your ideas and aquatic dreams...

FESTIVAL IDEA: Fun in the Sun
We hear it often: bring back Fun in the Sun. What exactly might that mean, if we did? What if, on the opening Sunday of the 2011 Festival we invited the community to a massive water bomb fight in Fogarty Park? Cardboard barricades and fortresses would be in place. Bring your own super soaker. Everybody take your place: the volleys begin at high noon. Hoses and water cannons would blanket the area and perhaps a bagpipe band would play from the outdoor stage, or better yet, Far Northern Soul Collective. Three water balloons would contain a coloured dye. Be one of the lucky ones to be hit with a colour burst, and you win luxurious prizes for when you have cleaned yourself up. After the war everybody gets together for a tropical bbq and good time, sweeps the lawn to collect any bits and pieces on the ground. And the band, of course, plays on.

Study up on water balloon history and technique here

The Masterpieces of Oral and tangible Heritage of Humanity! Moxibustion, falconry, Armenian cross stones, oil wrestling, hopping procession, the Council of Wise Men, Andean Cosmovision, the Knowledge of Zafimaniry, and more! Check out all the intangibles here...

FESTIVAL IDEA: Rockwiz Goes Troppo
The SBS musical quiz show is a cultural phenomenon. It has about a million viewers, many of them cool and groovy and from across Australia, on any given Saturday night. It celebrates the past, present, and future of music near and far. Every show is filmed in the hipster sanctuary of the Espy Hotel overlooking St Kilda beach in Melbourne. It gets cold and un-cool in the winter there. What if we invited the entire Rockwiz cast and crew to spend a fortnight in Cairns, an escape from the Southern chill? What if we gave them the coolest (hottest) venue in town, the Tanks, and asked them to film 3 or 4 broadcast season shows up here: Rockwiz Goes Troppo. They add a bit of scenery, interviews, a trip to the reef and rainforest. A million people in Australia, on a few stay-at-home Saturday nights, can only dream of the music they will be making. But dream they will. 

Oprah, it seems, has left the building. bring on the rock and roll...

Get thinking about site-specific installations for lanes and side streets in Cairns...

We'll say it again! New input wanted. Cairns Festival is calling for suggestions and ideas. Share your thoughts on how to make the 2011 season even better here...

Crown Fountain in Chicago's Millennium Park can change the way you look at sculpture, water features, and public space (and it will look back at you too). 

See what they mean

En Zed hoping to hook itself a Prince, and a brand new honeymooning Princess. Will the government put in to buy itself some celebrity cache? Australia paid for Oprah, Television royalty. How much is a honeymooning future King of England worth? Read more...

Some folks will argue for more automobile infrastructure until they are blue in the face. Others will gently suggest that pedestrian malls can become the heart and soul of a great city. We all know what roads, highways, and parking lots look like. Here are a few links to images of a few good places for a promenade (most converted from early use intended for car traffic)...

Lincoln Road, Miami

3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica

Las Ramblas, Barcelona

Downtown Mall, Charlottesville, Virigina

Stroget, Copenhagen

Pearl Street Mall, Boulder, Colorado

Calle Florida, Buenos Aires
Queen Street Mall, Brisbane

Cairns Regional Council is offering free community workshops over the Christmas season. Check out these great upcoming opportunities to be creative and get into the holiday spirit! Note times and locations below...

Christmas Lantern Workshops
Turn recycled materials into stunning and wildly creative lanterns (recycled materials will be provided, but you may also BYO). The lanterns will then be put on display at the Esplanade into the new year...

Sunday 12 December in Fogarty Park: 3 pm to 6 pm (just before Carols by Candlelight) 
Monday 13 December on the lagoon lawns near night markets: 12 noon to 3 pm
Tuesday 14 December on the lagoon lawns near night markets: 3 pm to 6 pm
Wednesday 15 December on the lagoon lawns near night markets: 3 pm to 6 pm
Thursday 16 December on the lagoon lawns near night markets: 12 noon to 3 pm
Friday 17 December on the lagoon lawns near night markets: 3 pm to 6 pm

Butterfly Sculpture Community Collaboration.
Under the creative eye and guidance of Justin Hoskins, kids and adults are invited to partake in decorating a tropical sculpture that will be displayed on the Esplanade during the holiday season. Become a public artist, and add your creative flair to the cityscape...

Saturday 18 December on the lagoon lawns near night markets: 2 pm to 6 pm                              
Sunday 19 December on the lagoon lawns near night markets: 1 pm to 5 pm
Mon 20 December on the lagoon lawns near night markets: 1 pm to 5 pm

Carols by Candle Light
Thousands attend this annual evening of music and light, set for this Sunday in Fogarty Park. Arrive early to get a good seat for the concert: carols are sung from 6:30 pm until 9 pm, with some famous performers and top local singers and dancers in the mix.

Everything you ever wanted to know about the built environment in the Far North! 
The Cairns Style Design Guide describes in words, pictures and diagrams the tropical style that is the desired design direction for the City of Cairns. Cairns Style is a broad concept ranging from the overall pattern and rhythm of streets to the detail of window awnings and balustrades. Check it out as an on-line flip-book here...

Four artists from Wujal Wujal tell stories about their culture on canvas, artefacts, and pottery. The result is the striking "Where Rainforest Meets the Sea: Yalanji Country, now on view at UMI Arts, 335 Sheridan Street. Click here to learn more... 

An album of original Queensland songs, Cairns Museum, a series of musical workshops and an exhibition of tropical art works, and Clink Theatre are amongst the 18 projects supported by over $115,000 from the Cairns Regional Arts Development Fund grants for 2010. Click here to see who is in the money, and what they will do with the newfound dose...

Have a program that engages with 12-25 year olds? Want $20,000? Click here to read about Queensland's Youth Engagement Grants...

Look at all the live music and stuff coming up at the Esplanade and City Place. Drumming workshops, market days, Suave Swing, Junior See Poy Trio, lantern making, rock and roll dance...not to mention the busking. Who said the CBD lacked a vibrant core?

Many hands make arts work

And here's a good overview of what, exactly, they mean by Creative Industries...

Researching Innovation Strategies in Australian Local Government? Start here...

And who knew there was a ten year innovation agenda?

End of February is the next deadline for the Reef Hotel Casino Community Benefit Fund. Visit this link, and hatch your funding request plan soon...

In case you missed it, here's a link to the Cultural Precinct business plan...


Meet Caroline Stalker, urban planner from Architectus Brisbane, and the consultant who is working on the master plan for the Cairns CBD. She'll be asking for your input in February, but you can send her your thoughts, ideas, and urban impressions at any time here...

Ideas are being accepted for the 2011 Cairns Festival program, and anything is possible. The formal Expression of Information kit will be supplied early in the New Year, but that's no reason to delay your project and event proposals. The upcoming season marks the 50th festival, going all the way back to the 1962 opening of the Green Island jetty. For the 2011 program, we'll be exploring Cairns Past, Present, and Future...and we need artists and creative people to become fellow travellers in the Festival's Far North Time Machine. Those interested in proposing an element for the 2011 Cairns Festival should reply to this email, stop by the Festival HQ in City Place, or contact producer Eric Holowacz on 4044 3086 to set up a sit down and chin wag.

Always wanted to have a say, or three or four says, in the future of your community. Here's a website that asks many questions, and lets you answer them all.  Community Plan, Cultural Precinct, Flying Cars and Monorails: tell 'em what you have on your mind. Click, think, type...

Cairns Regional Council celebrates 125 years as a local government entity, and community events and opportunities are afoot. See item above and get your free tree, then click below and find out what other 125th activities are in the works...

One more time. Good ideas wanted. Cairns Festival is calling for suggestions, projects, ideas. Share your thoughts here...

Dirty Three declare the best festival in the world. Yes we are there yet...
and the festival website here

Melbourne creative visionary moving beyond the dance company he founded fifteen years ago...

Inventive, utterly mystifying, augmented realities and otherworldly choreographies. View some videos here...


We can't stop thinking about Woodford Folk Festival, which opens right after Christmas, as thousands of creative people come together on 500 acres of pure cultural expression. Here's a little bit about the coming of Woodford, as the 25th anniversary looms on the horizon Northwest of Brisbane...

Sydney's Vivid Live Festival guest curator announced, and he is a Modular Person.


Curator Shamim Momin and a roster of her favourite contemporary artists take over a Miami island for a one-day ephemeral art experience. What might she plan for an island in Far North Queensland? Shall invite Momin, curator of two previous Whitney Biennials in new York, to come up with something for the 2011 Cairns Festival?


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This issue of Cairns Artful-e is a melange of creative opportunities, links, happenings, ideas, and instructions. It began in late 2010 as a no-cost information conduit, powered by the community-minded folks at Cairns Regional Council's Cultural Services & Facilities branch. Have a look. The interest is building, and information wants to be free. Some of these items, it is true, will be of no use. Other bits might be revelations. Please let us know if you don't want to get this regular email transmission. Pester us if you are receiving it more than once at a time. Send us events and opportunities you want to have mentioned. Forward some or all to a friend. This is our earnest attempt to be helpful, and spread the news. Join us in giving thanks for so many of the creative things around us...for this diverse living, breathing culture we itemise above...

Here's the skinny on all the stops and happenings on Friday evening's Cairns Creative Crawl. Get out there...

Cairns Regional Gallery
Throughout his artistic career, Sidney Nolan returned intermittently to the theme of Gallipoli. The series of painting begun in 1956 is a powerful slice of Australia’s military history. At 6pm Cairns Regional Gallery will be launching the new travelling exhibition from the Australian War Memorial, Canberra titled Sidney Nolan: The Gallipoli Series. Presenting some of Sidney Nolan’s most famous artworks this exhibition is a must see for all those interested in iconic Australian art. An informative curators talk will be presented by Lola Wilkins at 5:30pm prior to the official launch by the Honourable Warren Entsch, member for Leichardt. This is a free event with complimentary nibbles and a cash bar.  Click here to visit the website and learn more about this stop on the Crawl!

Cell Art Space and 12 BC
Cell Art Space, 109 Lake Street, is a contemporary art space managed on a voluntary not-for-profit basis and run in the spirit of community cultural development. Cell Art Space was established in 2003 with the support of major sponsor Ergon Energy. Opening during the 10 December Cairns Creative Crawl is COLLECTIVE IMPRESSIONS, photographic works by Lou Davidson, and a warm and inviting reception a few doors down at 12 Bar Cafe in City Place. Lou Davidson’s images are created in-camera using movement, panning,hand-held long exposure, breaking the rules of traditional photography techniques, rather than being restricted by them. Free to express the memory of what she sees, hears, smells, tastes, feels and senses from her surroundings - without the clutter of unnecessary detail to soften and simplify the subject matter. Here's how she describes it...
“Collective Impressions is about seeing what I feel, how the ordinary can become extraordinary by creating blurred representational forms – recognisable even without the detail engaging the view to interpret; evoking memories, sensations and dreaming of a time, a place or beings. Even abstract form and colour gives way to an infinite variety of interpretations.” Click here to visit the Cell Art Space website and learn more about this exhibition and stop on the Crawl! 
Blunt Edge Awards & Reception
Are you ready for the Far North's answer to the Archibald Prize? See what 75+ local artists have been doing to their portrait subjects: each other. The Blunt Edge of Portraiture annual reception and award will kick off immediately after the 10 December Crawl, so set your coordinates for teh Pink Phoenix Studio at 82 Boland Street in Westcourt. Here's how co-founder Dom Johns describes the Blunt Edge phenomenon...
"In early 2007, Roland Nancarrow and I were enjoying a beer on his back deck whilst talking about the art scene in Cairns. We both agreed that there was a lack of opportunity for artists to exhibit in group shows and thought it would be a good idea if there was a show that enabled emerging artists to meet and work with more established ones. We got to talking about the traditional aspects of the arts in general, and it was a natural progression to end up at portraiture. As somewhat reactionary guys, we thought we could set up our own version of the Archibald and keep a distinctly “Cairnsian” flavor in the mix by excluding all the things that used to piss us off about establishment rules. As Roland was to describe it – Keep it BLUNT! (and have fun with it…)"
There are 84 artists this year, and they will be on view at Pink Phoenix Studio, 82 Boland Street from 7pm on Friday 10 December. End your Creative Crawl there, find out who won the coveted awards, and (please) keep it blunt! And look for a few satellite Blunt Edge exhibitions to follow over the holidays. Click here to visit the Blunt Edge website and learn more about this stop on the Crawl! 

Cairns Festival HQ
Here's a few reasons to stop by the Cairns Festivla HQ during the 10 December Crawl: Free posters, 2 for 1 Art-o-mat tokens (that's 2 original works of art from our retro-riffic vending machine for only $5!), plasma screens (thanks Michael Aw The Good Guys) showing a look back at the 2010 Festival (through teh lens of local photographer Colyn Huber), and a place to relax in our Project Space, designed for the Festival by local interior wizards, Zabu Cairns. 

Cairns Esplanade Plaza
After twilight on the Creative Crawl, head to the Esplanade to check out this year's artful Christmas tree. Local artist Kristin Tennyson attracted a lot of interest with her Australian inspired “kangaroo” theme last year.  Keeping the unique “Australian” Christmas theme going this year, “Cockatoos”  are the feature element.  Individually designed at different stages of flight, and laser cut in variations of reds, with accents of grey and black acrylic, the birds fly up the tree. The traditional star is replaced by the largest of the cockatoos, sitting proudly on top of the tree. Additional individually designed acrylic spherical “ornaments”  inspired by Australian flora  inter mix with the birds. Click here to visit the Cairns Esplanade website and learn more about this stop on the Crawl!

City Place Stage
Start your Crawl with live music on stage at City place, the much-maligned mushroom is the centre of it all. From 3 to 6pm, Pauline Bradshaw Duo will be on stage, featuring Julian Young on keyboards and Pauline Bradshaw on vocals. Don't miss 'em. Click here to view upcoming free muisc at City Place and learn more about this stop on the Crawl!

Circa 1907 Gallery   
From 4 to 6pm, stop in and view CINERAMA - Far North on Film, an exhibition by Annaliese Ciel Walker and the Cairns Historical Society. This a not to be missed opportunity to view and revel in the nostalgia of an assortment of local slides and film clips from the Cairns Historical Society collection. TV screenings will include 'Life in Cairns', 'The Cane Cutters', 'Amateurs', 'Fun in the Sun' and 'Ashton's Circus'. A free trip down memory lane. Walk in there for sure. Click here to visit the website and learn more about this stop on the Crawl!

Canopy Artspace and Arts Nexus
Stroll around the corner to 124 Grafton to visit impressive works by Far North Indigenous artists on view at Canopy. In the expansive 1,000 square meter (11,000 square feet) gallery, collectable contemporary works by internationally recognised artists such as Dennis Nona and Wynne Prize winner Joanne Currie hang along side those of emerging indigenous artists. Currently on display are works from Lisa Michl and Jeremy Geia. AAN is located in Canopy Artspace on 124 Grafton Street, Cairns. Then call in at the Arts Nexus office there, and become a member of our region’s leading arts advocacy network. The space will be open until 6pm for the December 10 Creative Crawl. Click here to visit the website and learn more about this stop on the Crawl!

Following releases on the infamous Mego label, Japan's Tujiko Noriko has captured imaginations with her wildly esoteric songs. An electronic chanteuse of the highest order, she has carved out a unique sonic universe in which beautifully melodic passages collide with eruptions of digital abrasion and disarmingly coy wordplay. On her most recent album 'U', Tujiko Noriko strikes out at a new sound, rich in deep bass, pulsing rhythms and emotive hot flushes of harmony. Inspired by the success of U, Noriko travels to Australia and is joined for the first time by her collaborators Lawrence English and John Chantler.  These will be the very first concerts in Australia by the Tujiko Noriko Trio, who have previously performed in both the UK and EU. promise to be an entirely compelling and beguiling lull into Tujiko Noriko's song cosmos. The free performance begins at 7:00pm. The Kickarts Shop and Bar will be open the entire time.

Mornington Island Painting Place: A selection of work from the artists working within the Mornington Island Art Centre. Thelma Burke, Karen Chong, Dorita Escott, Elsie Gabori, Sally Gabori, Amy Loogatha, Dolly Loogatha, Netta Loogatha, Paula Paul, Reggie Robertson, Ethel Thomas, Stephanie Toby, Joseph Watt, Darryl Williams, John Williams, Renee Wilson and Betty Yarrack. The exhibition continues to 5 March 2011.

Altered Species: Auto-inspired sculptures by Daniel Wallwork
Daniel Wallwork is a Cairns based artist whose practice extends on his trade skills as a professional spray-painter. His works playfully explore Australia’s iconic automotive and road cultures, their suburban roots and relative sub-cultures. Using high gloss automotive 2 pack paint, custom techniques and various industrial surfaces, Wallwork embraces various aesthetics and stereotypes of many automotive subcultures. Tapping into the visual language of the suburban ‘rev-head’, Wallwork brings another level to ‘auto-appreciation’ with his own minimal and colourful ‘auto-aesthetic’. While the materials and surfaces of car manufacture are used to fabricate his works, the ideas and the creative processes are often organic. Daniel allows the materials to influence shape and form. Seeing bumper bars stacked on top of each other at a smash repairer's brought to mind rainbow fish scales. The shiny and hard surfaces of rhinoceros beetles inspired Daniel to create his own series of high gloss hard black horn forms. In 2010 he continues this theme with his new exhibition Altered Species. Inspired equally by the butterflies and their chrysalis of North Queensland and his childhood superheroes, Daniel has applied the automotive aesthetic to create a series of unique altered species. The exhibition continues to 29 January 2011.  

Feature Wall: Cracker! The annual KickArts Shop Merchandising exhibiton
Innovative hand-crafted or designer cards, themed objects, decorative items, small works of art and contemporary gift must-haves will showcase creative talent during the KickArts Shop Annual Christmas Exhibition. The exhibition features work from: 3 GIRLS + a goat, A Common Thread by Maree GRENFELL, Bobby WEBER, Elly OAK, ERUB ERWER META, Heather KEIKO, India COLLINS, Julie DIMITRIJEVSKI Kristin TENNYSON, Kylie BURKE, Kylie JOHNSON, LOVE LUCY by Lucy DE VRIES, LUMA bands, MYE Family, Pocket Carnival, POLLI , Poppies for Grace, TUULIKKI TITINE, Vanessa R WILLIAMS....and the of course all the fantastic merchandise from all the regular KickArts Shop suppliers...there's over 100 of them! The exhibition continues to December 24. Click here to visit the KickArts website and learn more about all they have on during (and after) the Crawl!

Havana Music Cafe
Get into the Latin vibe, and check out lake Street's newest Cuban, Jamaican, and Trinidadian connection. For the Creative Crawl, Havana Music Cafe will offer a free sampling of its extensive Tentadores plates, everything from tostones and salt fish cakes to jerk chicken skewers, fish spring rolls, and goat cheese stuffed chili peppers. Guitarist Johannes Selhofer will fill the airwaves with tasty Latin sounds, making this a delicious stop on your crawl.  But pop in between 5:00 and 6:00pm, as a private party takes over from 6:30! Click here to visit their Facebook page and learn more about this stop on the Crawl!

Beautiful Art Spaces
Hayley Gillespie left her hometown of London and has resided in Cairns for the past 15 years, Drawing influences from the Far North's colour and life style and iconography of both.The Once Upon a Time shop at 44 Lake Street will celebrate all of Hayley's originals, prints and cards along with merchandise inspired from her images and products and toys that feature in the paintings themselves. "Our Philosophy is good old fashioned fun, jump back in time, throw away your batteries and play- no matter how old you are! Along side Hayley, Tania White, a creative, dynamic business woman, who has managed Australian department stores for many years. will be managing the shop.

OZI CHALK ART & Sign studio:  31 Lake Street
Maree and Christine are a dynamite pair of sisters who specialise in original, hand completed chalk menu boards.  They offer art classes in chalk art, Chinese brush painting and calligraphy.  Their latest product is spray-on stencil tattoos, allowing your body to be temporally coloured suiting your wildest fantasy.

ANGELA ARENA:  33 Lake Street
Angela has been sewing since the age of six and has won many awards for her sewing and creativity.  She designs, paints, works leather, carves wood, and is an occasional milliner.  She likes finding innovative different designs in traditional patterns. Click here to visit the website and learn more about this stop on the Crawl!