FOUND! Studio Dog

FOUND Fetch installation
Adrienne Williams + Raymon Singleton, FETCH., 2020

Installation of sticks, string, The Vault, Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery | Julie Hylands, SHAKE, Acrylic on Canvas, LED. [Image: Sabrina Lauriston]

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FETCH x 3 artists, 2020

Adrienne Williams + Raymon Singleton. Installation of found sticks, string | Raymon Singleton, SEADAWG, 2020 | Julie Hylands, SHAKE, 2020 [Image: Sabrina Lauriston]

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Finding FOUND!, 2020

A little brand with a big heart, and an army of volunteers behind it.

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Camp Dogs by artists of Aurukun and the Central Desert: Bruce Bell, Garry Namponan, Anne Dixon., 2020

Loaned by Robyn and Peter Hill | Background: Robyn Hill, William Spiers, and Lin Onus [Image: Sabrina Lauriston]

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Central exhibition in the Gallery space, 2020

Beloved studio companions and artist's statements spoke to the animals importance for the artist and their practice. [Image: Sabrina Lauriston]

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Marcus Bree, Guggenheim, 2020

Timber model development pieces, with dog floor vinyls | Background: Gabrielle McDonald, Mela Cook, John Honeywill, Lyn Barton, and Nick Olsen.

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Adrienne Williams, Sources of love and light: waiting for dinner, 2020

Ink, graphite and 23.5 carat gold leaf on Arches paper, 50 x 50 x 22 cm. [Image: Sabrina Lauriston]

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Nicole Jakins, Towards the light [a quiet, gentle flow], 2020

Background Installation of video and sculptural works by Susan Lincoln [Image: Sabrina Lauriston]

Gina Davey, Custodians of the soulful moon, 2020

Mixed media, 30 x 14 x 42.5 cm | wall works by Susan Hutton, Robert Brownhall, and Julie Paterson.

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Finding FOUND! across southeast Queensland., 2020

Presenting 40 works in the Gallery, 75 artworks in 55 cafes, businesses and shops locally, plus 9 independently curated exhibitions across SE Queensland.

Visit the Gallery, Walk the Trail, 2020

Pole-wrap signage was installed across Bundaberg and Bargara. Designed by Adrienne and generously printed by Bundaberg Regional Council.

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Portrait of Pirate guards the Akubras at Eric Lye Menswear., 2020

Oki Rose, Great Master indeed! Where’s my dinner?, acrylic mixed media on canvas 41cm x 51cm.

We loved Lulu's portrat in the window of Homeleigh House at Bargara., 2020

Donna Lamprecht, A short rest, oil and cold wax on cradledtimber panel, 30cm x 30 cm.

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Sunday Trail Walking Days, 2020

Pooch owners came to 4 trail walking Sundays, navigating via an online digital Storymap, footpath paw prints, and window didactics to find the art. [Image: Sabrina Lauriston]

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Support Dog, Bonnie, stole some hearts on Trail Walking Sundays, 2020

Bonnie and her human also work with Marcus Mission who aim to reduce the risk of suicide for men in Queensland.

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Working with Dogs and Digital!, 2020

The online FOUND! Storymap had over 3500 individual users across the two month life of the project.

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Finding the Trail Art and their stories on mobile, 2020

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MAP STOP #1: Tiel Seivl-Keevers, Siz and Ses, 2020

The Esri Storymap allowed map location, short texts , and important links to artists and business owners at each site enabling a contactless, socially distanced Art Trail.

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Andree Roberts at the FOUND! Student Art Prize, 2020

Andree from Marcus Mission, and many volunteers from the Mental Healthcare community contributed to the success of the Art Trail Sundays.

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A generous giving of time and resources to FOUND!, 2020

Leanne @doggogroomer and @MissMaizy Pet Therapy Dog joined the wonderful humans from Bargara Veterinary Surgery handed out free vouchers to passing pupsters.

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Adrienne Williams and co-curator Sunday visit the FOUND! Student Art Prize, 2020

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Adrienne Williams, Sunday, roaming the ridges of Mt Perry, 2020

Oil on canvas, 30 x 30 cm.

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We ALL loved the puppy life drawing sessions, 2020

Two sessions were run by Adrienne with Creative Regions. Donating her time, @littledaisydachshund made the perfect model. Check her insta or website Pawtfolio!

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Artist Talk at Side Gallery, Brisbane, 2020

Six Bundaberg artists joined a stellar crew for this group exhibition, Satellite: FOUND, co-curated with Laura Brinin. The gallery went all out with pawesome public events. [Link in Story]

FOUND! Studio Dog

EXHIBITION + ART TRAIL | Bundaberg and Beyond

Curated by Adrienne, this visual arts exhibition and community art trail ran through September and October 2020 in Bundaberg, Bargara, Maryborough, Hervey Bay and Brisbane venues.

Nobody imagined that 2020 was a year we would talk, so often, about isolation. That year, that word captured the zeitgeist – the ‘spirit of the time’.

FOUND! Studio Dog | Exhibition & Art Trail was a vehicle to discuss the lives of artists, the solitary nature of their work, and the loveable companions who guard their studios, or live in their memories.

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THE CENTRAL EXHIBITION | In this vast visual arts project Adrienne assembled the paintings, sculpture, photography, installation, and collage works of 40 artists at Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery, creating a major central exhibition to launch FOUND! Studio Dog and to reopen the Gallery following the first 2020 lockdown.

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THE ART TRAIL | With an additional 70 artworks positioned in 55 shop, business and café windows across Bundaberg and Bargara, FOUND! Studio Dog extended beyond the gallery walls, out into the heart of our community. People navigated with an online Storymap or using visual label prompts position near artworks.

Community Dog Walking Days were a welcome outing where locals and visitors followed the online Storymap around the Trail to view works and read their stories. Marcus Mission and Headspace Bundaberg generously gave us the opportunity to talk about the key role that animal companions can play in our physical and mental health.

Several thousand locals and visitors came out to walk the trail, visit the gallery and attend arts workshops in a year when we all needed some relief from so many kinds of isolation.

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PARTICIPATING ARTISTS | Adrienne Williams | Alice McLaughlin | Allan Watson | Annette Tyson | Ann Grocott | Bec McPherson | Bruce Bell | Catherine McCue-Boes | Cate Verney | Chris Lynagh | Darelle Martin | David Graham | Donna Lamprecht | Dylan Sarra | Emily Meredith | Emma Thorpe | Emma Woodbright | Evelyn Gee | Gabrielle McDonald | Gary Namponan | Gina Davey | Hayley Davis | Helen Henderson | Helen Richards | Helen Robertson | Helen Ross | Henri van Noordenburg | Jane Marin | Jay Feather | Janette Schultz | Jassy Watson | Jennifer McDuff | Jenny Neubecker | John Honeywill | John Olsen | Julie Appo | Jo Williams | Julie Hylands | Julie Paterson | Kate Barry | Lesley Kendall | Lin Martin | Lin Onus | Lyn Barton | Marcus Bree | Marlies Oakley | Marsha Johnson | Mela Cooke | Mick Brennan | Nick Olsen | Nicole Jakins | Oki Rose | Orinda Martin | Petrina McDonald | Poppy Derbyshire | Ranjan Patel Morris | Raymon Singleton | Robert Brownhall | Robyn Hill | Robyn Sweaney | Ross Driver | Ruth Walmsley | Sabrina Lauriston | Sandy Scarborough | Shane Foley | Susan Hutton | Susan Lincoln | Susie Hansen | Tiel Seivl Keevers | Wendy Talbot | William Spiers

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SATELLITE PROJECTS | 9 independently curated and staged exhibitions ran across south-east Queensland at: The Creation Station – Apple Tree Creek | Hazzard Gallery Bundaberg | Student Artworks – main street, Bundaberg | Earth Circle Gallery Bargara | Bundaberg Pottery Group | Art at the Marina Hervey Bay | Gatakers Artspace Maryborough | Art from the Margins Studio Fortitude Valley | Side Gallery Red Hill.

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This not-for-profit regional arts adventure could not have been possible without the generosity of all the artists who loaned their works, the business owners who provide the space, and the health organisations who gave their time and care at our public events.

Project development, storymap construction and teen workshops were generously supported by grants from the Regional Arts Development Fund, CQRASN, Arts Queensland and Cross Roads Arts, Bundaberg Regional Council and Bundaberg Regional Galleries.