Hobart based artist David Edgar will focus on drawing, community and geology in this year's Cradle Coast Campus Artist in Residency starting on Monday June 17.
During his month long Geo-encounters residency, Edgar will be based at the Makers Workshop in Burnie, but will be venturing out to various geologically signficant sites in the North West to find inspiration for his supersized charcoal drawings.
David Edgar is also looking for inspiration from students, artists and the general community about their favourite geological places in the region, and memories associated with those places. Click here to help David find your favourite wild sites in North West Tasmania.
Julie Irvin uses as ancient print process to bring the Tasmanian landscape alive in her Understory exhibition at the UTAS CCC Atrium gallery from June 20 until the 18th of July.
A life-long fascination with the Tasmanian landscape forms the basis for Irvin’s exhibition of prints which features ten large works produced collography, where textural materials are applied to a rigid board or “plate”. The artist originally learned her printmaking skills whilst studying at the Newcastle Arts School in the 1970’s before moving to Tasmania in the 1980’s.
The Primary Industry Centre for Science Education (PICSE) has been awarded $642,000 in Federal funding to help today’s students become tomorrow’s scientists.
The national program, titled Maximising Student and Teaching Engagement with Science Professionals to Address the Shortage of Qualified Science Professionals, received $642,000 through the Federally funded Australian Maths and Science Partnerships Program. It will be delivered through PICSE, a program driven by the University of Tasmania in collaboration with a range of national and regional partners.
PICSE Program Manager, Mr Gordon Stone, said the funding allows continuing support for encouraging students to pursue science based careers.
“Australia is extremely well-placed to capitalise on the ‘knowledge economy’, and science provides real opportunities for today’s young thinkers to become tomorrow’s thought leaders,” Mr Stone explained.
The PICSE project will expand a proven national program that addresses the shortfall of students, especially in regional areas, taking science from high school and into university by:
· Helping talented young people transition to higher-education courses in preparation for entering the professional science-based workforce.
· Providing an experiential suite of opportunities for students and their communities to engage in
· Making science pathways real and desirable for students.
· Increasing the knowledge and skills of teachers in delivering science subjects within the Curriculum, through engagement with local industry science professionals.
The PICSE National Office is based at UTAS Cradle Coast Campus in Burnie, North West Tasmania and the PICSE program operates through a range of Activity Centres based in regional locations around Australia.
UTAS and the Burnie City Council see the potential development of the West Park site and the Makers' Workshop as an opportunity to blend both the existing activity with world-class educational opportunities.
Click here to find out more about the proposed West Park educational precinct.
Manufacturing guru Göran Roos is returning to Burnie to conduct a workshop with engineering and manufacturing businesses to discuss future directions for the sector.
The workshop will build on the 'Manufuturing' event held last year at UTAS CCC, and the supply chain mapping work that has been undertaken by Enterprise Connect in conjunction with the University of Tasmania.
When: Wednesday May 15, 2013, 9am - 1pm
Where: UTAS Cradle Coast Campus, 16 Mooreville Road, Burnie
To register, email Sarah.Jones@innovation.gov.au by Monday 13th May.
The University of Tasmania will start a series of sessions on Monday (May 13) to discuss plans for the North West region and proposed campus expansion with the community.The sessions are designed to outline the university’s future expansion plans, and provide an opportunity for people to understand more about why the University is looking to expand in the region.
WHAT: UTAS community discussion sessions outlining vision for the North West region and proposed campus expansion
WHEN: Monday 13 May – 11am, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm
WHERE: The Point, West Park, Burnie
TO BOOK: Phone 6226 2521 between 10am - 5pm to register
Click here for more information.
Hobart artist David Edgar will be looking behind the scenes of North West landscapes during his UTAS Cradle Coast Campus Artist in Residency.
David Edgar’s plans include the preparation of a new body of large-scale charcoal drawings that explore the natural landscapes of the north-west area. David is keen to make connections with land owners and geologists in the area, and to hear from anyone who knows about any interesting regional geological locations.
Anyone wanting to share ideas or find out more about the residency can visit:
The lesser-known world of Tasmanian folk art will be exposed in a fascinating exhibition at UTAS Cradle Coast Campus by Devonport- based painter Victor Maloney.
A new report explores the relationship between social enterprises and local governments.
The scoping study was prepared by the Institute for Regional Development for the Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government.
A new report reviews private forest owners’ forest management objectives, including their intent to harvest their forests.
Authorised by the Director, Cradle Coast campus
20 May, 2013