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Due to the extreme weather conditions USC is closed until further notice. The opening of the 2016 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award has been postponed until Thursday 6 April, 6.30pm. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Opening event – 2016 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award 

Thursday 6 April, 6.30pm, USC Art Gallery

RSVP online or phone 07 5495 4645

You and your guests are invited to join us for the official opening of the 2016 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award to be opened by Hamish Sawyer, Gallery Curator, Caloundra Regional Gallery.

Refreshments provided.

Your Art & Your Rights - Arts Law seminars

The Arts Law Centre of Australia presents a series of free arts law and professional development seminars for visual artists, writers and musicians, in conjunction with USC, the Sunshine Coast Council RADF Program (Regional Arts Development Fund) and Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance.

Monday 10 April, Lecture Theatre 3, Building I
RSVP to engagement@usc.edu.au or phone 07 5430 1127 

Presenter Suzanne Derby is the Senior Solicitor at the Arts Law Centre of Australia.
Seminar schedule

  • 11am: RADF information clinic (bookings essential)
  • 2pm: Copyright 101 
  • 4pm: Contracts and Business Basics 
  • 6pm: Legals for Writers: publishing deals and defamation 
  • 7pm: Legals for Musicians: bands and co-writing

Deeper conversations – Drawing in the digital age with Dr Jonathan McBurnie

Wednesday 12 April, 6.30pm, USC Art Gallery

RSVP online or phone 07 5495 4645

In conjunction with the 2016 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award, join Dr Jonathan McBurnie, Director, Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts as he talks about the continued vitality of traditional drawing technique and technologies in the face of rapid digital advancement.

Refreshments provided.

Deeper conversations is generously supported by Chris Harris of Ord Minnett, Private Wealth, Buderim.

Public lecture – Positive exposure: change how you see, see how you change

Wednesday 26 April, 11am, Lecture Theatre 7, USC Sippy Downs campus
RSVP to engagement@usc.edu.au or phone 07 5430 1127 

Rick Guidotti worked as a high profile fashion photographer for 15 years in New York, Milan, Paris and London. His clients include Elle Magazine and Yves Saint Laurent. Reflecting on beauty, ethics, and diversity in 1988 he founded Positive Exposure, a non-profit organisation based in New York celebrating genetic diversity and challenging the stigmas associated with physical, behavioural and intellectual difference.

Deeper conversations – Adam Cusack in conversation

Wednesday 3 May 6.30pm, USC Art Gallery

RSVP online or phone 07 5495 4645

Join the 2016 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award winner, Adam Cusack, in-conversation with Megan Williams, Manager, USC Art Gallery as they discuss his hyper-realistic and at times surrealist drawings.

Refreshments provided.

Deeper Conversations is generously supported by Chris Harris of Ord Minnett, Private Wealth, Buderim.

Opening event – How the light gets in: Contemporary photographic practice

Thursday 11 May, 6.30pm, USC Art Gallery

RSVP online or phone 07 5495 4645

You and your guests are invited to join us for the official opening of How the light gets in: Contemporary photographic practice.

Refreshments provided.

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