December Exhibitions
Dec
7
7:00 PM19:00

December Exhibitions

Please join us for our final opening celebration of the year featuring 'More More More', our annual group show & 'Weather Lore' by Redcliffe based artist Belinda Sinclair. All are welcome!

Exhibition details here.

FRIDAY 7 December, 7 - 9pm 
Bar supported by Stone & Wood Brewing.

Exhibitions are on display from 4th - 15th December 2018.

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EVENT || Future. Now. Youth Forum
Oct
20
2:00 PM14:00

EVENT || Future. Now. Youth Forum

Future. Now. Youth Forum is an all ages event celebrating Toowoomba's young people, their ideas and the arts.

Saturday 20th October
2 - 9pm

ft.
- panel discussions surrounding environmental & social justice
- live music 
- mural painting
- theatre, movement and spoken word performances
- live screen-printing
& a group art exhibition.

Hosted at First Coat Studios, Future. Now. is a drug and alcohol free event, that provides a platform for Toowoomba's young people to engage in critical discussions around key issues. Through an interactive and creative program, Future. Now. champions all art forms and the intersection between them. 

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October Exhibitions
Oct
12
7:00 PM19:00

October Exhibitions

Please join us for the opening celebration of our October Exhibitions featuring 'ALTER' by Laurie Oxenford and 'NOT EVIL ENUFF' by Jake Twigg. 

FRIDAY 12 October, 7 - 9pm 
Featuring DJ Blindhorse & DJ Pump. 
Bar supported by Stone & Wood Brewing.

Exhibitions are on display from 2nd - 20th October, 2018.

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September Exhibitions
Sep
14
7:00 PM19:00

September Exhibitions

Please join us for the opening celebration of our September Exhibitions featuring 'Deeply Disturbed and Surprisingly Functional', by Brisbane-based artists Jacinta Giles and Annelize Mulder and 'Postcards from Italy', by local artist Fiona Cockfield. 

FRIDAY 14 SEPTEMBER, 7 - 9pm
RSVP: Stay tuned for details 

Bar supported by Stone & Wood Brewing.

Exhibition hangs from September 3 - 22, 2018

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HAPPENING || Creative Long Table
Sep
1
4:00 PM16:00

HAPPENING || Creative Long Table

Join FCS artists and friends for an afternoon into evening for our first Happening – a Creative Long Table. This is an open, potluck-style event for Toowoomba’s creative community.

BYO plate of food, drinks, partners, kids, friends, dogs etc. 

Saturday 1st September, from 4pm onwards.
Outdoors at First Coat Studios – 6 Laurel St, Toowoomba.

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August Exhibitions
Aug
17
7:00 PM19:00

August Exhibitions

Please join us for the opening celebration of our August Exhibitions featuring 'A Social Object.', a collaborative exhibition by seven local artists and '[our] coming of age', a debut solo exhibition by Kirsty Lee. 

FRIDAY 17 AUGUST, 7 - 9pm 
Bar supported by Stone & Wood Brewing.

Exhibitions are on show from 7th - 25th August, 2018.

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June Exhibitions
Jun
22
7:00 PM19:00

June Exhibitions

Please join us for the opening celebration of our June Exhibitions featuring a collaboration by Ian McCallum and David Usher, ‘Hot Box Healing (and Servo Sunsets)’ & 'Generasian' by Jennifer Spalding.

FRIDAY 22 JUNE, 7 - 9pm 

Pop-up food vendor ‘Dickies Delicacies’ will be available for you to indulge in for one night only. Serving classic ‘Hot Box’ treaties: Chiko Rolls, Potato Scallops and much, much more. 

Exhibitions are on show from 10th - 30th June 2018.

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Workshop || 15 Shades of Grey
May
31
6:00 PM18:00

Workshop || 15 Shades of Grey

Participants of this workshop will learn techniques for creating simple yet effective illustrations. Artist and illustrator Danish Quapoor will provide insights, hacks and tips to make the most out of humble materials (such as pens and paper). Participants will leave with their own original illustrations, and with greater confidence in their ability to simplify forms and illustrate in their own style.

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Workshop || Form & Function
May
30
6:00 PM18:00

Workshop || Form & Function

During this workshop, participants will learn hand building techniques to create their own clay sculpture, functional ware or a combination of the two. Be inspired by everyday forms like vases, bowls and urns to create your own abstract clay vessel that plays with ideas of function and form. Participants will be guided through the principals of using clay, with the creative freedom to extend their own ideas in a casual, creative environment. Cheese platter provided.

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Workshop || Heart-felt with Kitiya Palaskas
May
25
6:00 PM18:00

Workshop || Heart-felt with Kitiya Palaskas

This unique workshop experience will allow you to get back to basics and away from your screens. Incorporating empowering messages, typography, collage, and craft, Kitiya will show you how to make an elaborate, personalised wall hanging using her signature felt collaging techniques. While you cut and paste, she will lead a conversation about how it feels to be a creative person navigating the industry today. Think of it as craft with a side of self-help! Snacks and bevvies will be provided, and spaces are limited, so book now before it’s too late!

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May Exhibitions
May
18
7:00 PM19:00

May Exhibitions

Please join us for the opening celebration of our May Exhibitions featuring the group show 'A Tropical State' & 'MCM Incorporated' installation and performance by Lance Long.

FRIDAY 18 MAY, 7 - 9pm 
Cash bar supported by Stone & Wood Brewing.
8pm - onwards: LIVE MUSIC // Full Flower Moon Band - Toowoomba

Exhibitions are on show from 9th - 26th May, 2018.

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Workshop || Pattern Design Play
May
2
6:00 PM18:00

Workshop || Pattern Design Play

In this workshop you will create collages by drawing abstract patterns to then build layered compositions. No former experience or skills are required as you will be guided through a basic design process to create an artwork that is unique to your own style and taste.

Design play allows the participant the creative freedom to make mistakes, try new things and reconnect the brain, as it works as a mega catalogue of images and memories. This course will give you insight into the creative process of simply breaking down art making into a series of fun experiments.

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OPEN STUDIO
Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

OPEN STUDIO

Our OPEN DAY invites you behind the scenes of our Laurel St venue with an opportunity to meet the artists & makers calling First Coat Studios home in 2018. Join us from 10am - 1pm ft. Vinyl tunes by DJ Blindhorse, mural painting by studio artists & friends + more.
 

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March Exhibitions
Mar
16
7:00 PM19:00

March Exhibitions

Join us for the opening celebration of two art exhibitions in our March Showcase; 'Again & Again' - a group show curated by Laurie Oxenford & 'Glob of Past Tense' - a project space collaboration by Kristian Glynn (MEL) & Natasha Wills (TWBA).

FRI 16 MARCH, 7 - 9PM
Cash bar supported by Stone & Wood Brewing.

Both exhibitions are on show from 12th - 24th March, 2018.

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