The Griffith Creative Arts Room

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1 AUG - 2 SEP 2018
10:00am - 5:00pm

The Griffith Creative Arts Room is an interactive space presented by Griffith University as part of its pre-festival programme line-up. The Arts, Education and Law Group at Griffith University, one of the best Creative Arts schools in Australia* and within the Top 50 Performing Arts Universities in the World^, will present an engaging interactive adventure including an immersive installation showcasing the intersection of creativity, technology and the human experience. The installation structure mimics natural forms translated into a digital aesthetic.

If you are interested in creative writing, games, 3D printing and design, creativity and the brain, film making, photojournalism or virtual reality, or simply wish to experience a clarinet or a cello up close, come and meet the Griffith Creative Team over the opening weekend.

Experience installations and exhibitions from the Queensland College of Art, the Griffith Film School, the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science, and the School of Education and Professional Studies.

It will also include the exhibition Cambodia: Witness to Change, an eight-year retrospective exhibition that highlights the ongoing documentary study of Cambodia by students of the Bachelor of Photography at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia.

On Saturday 4 August, George Town Festival Director Mr Joe Sidek will host the Grand Opening at 11:15am together with Professor Paul Mazerolle, Pro Vice Chancellor, Arts, Education and Law Group, Griffith University, officially inaugurating this exciting showcase for students and public alike.

The Griffith Creative Arts Room will be running for the duration of the festival with specially selected activities taking place as part of the opening weekend.

the Griffith creative arts Room schedule

Pre-Festival Programme

Activity Date Time

Ensemble Q: Workshops and Masterclasses
For musicians of all ages and levels.
More information and registration coming soon

1 Aug 2018
(Weds)
Information coming soon

Ensemble Q: Performance
Taking place at the Eastern & Oriental (E&O) Hotel.
More information and registration coming soon

3 Aug 2018
(Fri)
8:00pm

opening weekend: Saturday

Activity Date Time

Creativity and Neuroscience
A workshop for teachers.
Registration coming soon

4 Aug 2018
(Sat)
10:00am - 11:00am

Tricks of the Trade: Working with 3D Printing
A workshop for Art & Design teachers and Guidance Counsellors.
Registration coming soon

4 Aug 2018
(Sat)
10:00am - 11:00am

Griffith Creative Arts Room Grand Opening
Including music performances, introductions to artists, and more.
Free to attend

4 Aug 2018
(Sat)
11:15am - 11:45am


Art, Design and Innovation Talks
Career discussions for students interesting in pursuing a career in art and design. Families welcome.
Free to attend

4 Aug 2018
(Sat)
12:30pm - 1:30pm

Poetry Slam
More information coming soon.
Free to attend

4 Aug 2018
(Sat)
1:30pm - 2:30pm

A Guide to Audition Techniques
Music performances and a talk.
Free to attend

4 Aug 2018
(Sat)
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Film Screenings and Activities
The Griffith Film School presents specially selected films including works that combine the latest techniques of VR, motion capture, 3D animation, and live-action camera-work. More information coming soon.
Registration coming soon

4 Aug 2018
(Sat)
12:30pm - 5:00pm

opening weekend: sunday

Activity Date Time

Art, Design and Innovation Talks
Career discussions for students interesting in pursuing a career in art and design. Families welcome.
Free to attend

5 Aug 2018
(Sun)
10:30am - 11:30am
&
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Poetry Masterclass
More information coming soon.
Registration coming soon

5 Aug 2018
(Sun)
1:30pm - 2:30pm


Dry River Run: Music Performance and Talk
Professor Stephen Emmerson in discussion with Composer Paul Dean about his upcoming opera Dry River Run - with its world premiere in Brisbane, 1 September 2018.
Registration coming soon

About Dry River Run:

Against the stark background of Federation-era Australia, on the remote cattle station of 'Dry River Run', unfurls the epic drama of the Callaway family. Paul Dean and Rodney Hall's new opera evokes a world immortalised by Barbara Baynton and Henry Lawson, while evoking the raw beauty of the surrounding landscape. As the nation struggles to come to terms with its new identity, so too do the Callways as they struggle to face their darkest secrets.

5 Aug 2018
(Sun)
11:30am - 12:30pm

Film Screenings and Activities
The Griffith Film School presents specially selected films including works that combine the latest techniques of VR, motion capture, 3D animation, and live-action camera-work. More information coming soon.
Registration coming soon

5 Aug 2018
(Sun)
10:30am - 5:00pm

activities running during the festival

Activity Date Time

Exhibition: Cambodia - Witness to Change
Cambodia in-field documentary study programme.
Free to attend

4 Aug
- 2 Sep 2018
10:00am - 5:00pm

Why Study in Australia?
A Q&A with Associate Professor Sven Schottmann, Director, Internationalisation, Arts, Education and Law Group.
More information and registration coming soon


18 & 19 Aug 2018 10:00am - 11:00am

Future-Proofing Your Career
A talk by Associate Professor Sven Schottmann, Director, Internationalisation, Arts, Education and Law Group.
More information and registration coming soon

18 & 19 Aug 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Did You Ever Want to Run Away and Join the Circus?
George Town Festival Director Mr Sidek in conversation with Professor Ruth Bereson - 'Leading the Arts in Southeast Asia'.
Free to attend

25 Aug 2018
(Sat)
11:00am - 12:00pm

Teaching Creativity for the 21st Century
A talk by Professor Donna Pendergast, Dean of Education.
Registration coming soon

26 Aug 2018
(Sun)
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Griffith Creative Arts Room is part of the pre-festival Griffith University activities, which includes Regionally Speaking, a project that brings together arts practitioners from ASEAN to deepen their regional understanding and strengthen their collective voice as cultural advocates and leaders across the region, and Soft Power, the third in a series of Griffith Asia Institute Policy Dialogues.

Websites:

griffith.edu.au/arts-education-law
- queenslandconservatorium.com.au
- griffith.edu.au/qca
- griffith.edu.au/filmschool
- griffith.edu.au/school-humanities-languages-social-science
- griffith.edu.au/school-education-professional-studies

* 2017 Uni Reviews Rankings

^ 2018 QS World University Ranking by subject


Photo: 3D printed dress, designed by Dr. Sam Canning

DURATION
1 Aug - 2 Sep 2018
LANGUAGE
English
SPECIAL NOTES
Information coming soon

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