2018 USQ Artsworx Season

Bought to you by a university grown from the community, our 2018 season invites you to cultivate the mind, body and spirit through the arts.

This year we encourage you to try something new, broaden your horizons and embrace the day-to-day with a sense of creativity, community and passion.

Little Village Sessions: Twilight on the Trail

A collaborative concert featuring Jen Mize and Mark Sholtez – 4 May 

Little Village is a collaborative concert between established Australian contemporary musicians, USQ Music staff, and USQ Music students.

Twilight on the Trail explores the music of the great cowboy crooners, including Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, and the Sons of the Pioneers.

Join multi award-winning recording artists Mark Sholtez and Jen Mize as they lead you on a journey through the dusty canyons, in an evening of iconic cowboy songs from the golden era of American popular music.

The Guitar Sessions

The Guitar Session (new in 2018) are a celebration of the influence and reach of one of the most popular instruments today: the guitar. Featuring prominent artists from a range of genres, these shows are an opportunity to experience the vast array of styles and music which can come from this diverse and far reaching instrument.

The three guitarests featured for 2018 are:

Other Music Events

Unforgettable: A Tribute to Nat King Cole – 17 March
Take a journey through the music and life of the legendary Nat King Cole

Something in the Water – 23 March
imaginative covers, swinging jazz and originals from the Staff and Students of USQ

Virtuoso Australian Music for Piano – 20 April
Two musicians, four hands, one piano

Classic Album – 8 June
Revisiting the touchstone albums, celebrated songwriters and memorable music moments from the past!

An Evening with Richard Gill – 20 July
Asking the question: is music indispensable in today’s educational programs?

Cabaret – 18 & 19 Oct
Enjoy the music you love performed by the talented USQ music students

Romeo & Juliet – Three Ways | 27 – 30 April
A trilogy of short plays each exploring a different theme from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

CloudStreet | 31 May – 2 June
A celebration of community and a look at family connection in working class Australia.

Red Racing Hood | 28 & 29 August
Join Red and Gran, on a medium slot car track, as they fight to overcome the Major and win The Grinalong Classic!

Love & Information | 6 – 8 Sep
7 sections & 100 characters in a play which asks us to question how meaning is constructed.

Round Heads & Pointed Heads |11 – 12 October
Money Calls to Money: A Tale of Horror

Unseen by Donna Davis | 30 Jan – 7 Mar
Exploring symbiotic connections in our ecosystems, with reference to plant roots and fungi hyphae.

Qld Regional Arts Award | 13 Mar – 11 Apr
In Flying Arts’ 45th year, entrants into the award were asked to respond to the theme the ‘Colours of Queensland’. Artists are asked to consider what brings colour, vibrancy and life to their local community or region, drawing on personal experiences and observations.

Ceramics A229 | 17 Apr – 9 May
The USQ Ceramics Studio on show.

Future Visions | 15 May – 6 Jun
The USQ School of Arts and Communication’s annual art award for Darling Downs / South east Queensland High School art students.

PHD/ DCA | 19 Jun – 18 Jul
A solo/group exhibition showcasing the work of Post-Graduate candidates in visual art.

Art Haus | 24 Jul – 15 Aug 
An annual exhibition highlighting the art practices of currently enrolled Visual Arts students (undergraduates and postgraduates).

Heritage Bank Photographic Awards | 18 Sep – 24 Oct
Top 50 entrants and winners from the Heritage Bank Photographic Awards

GraduArt | 9 Nov – 7 Dec
The final showcase of USQ’s graduating visual art students

Toowoomba’s very own arthouse film night! Enjoy a comfy seat, a glass of bubbles and, the opportunity to enjoy a significant and challenging film from cinematic history.

Friday at the Flicks offers a licenced cash bar, made to order cheese boards and a complimentary post show reception – giving you the opportunity to discuss the film while enjoying nibbles.

The 2018 Film Season

The Big Sleep | 23 Feb
When We Were Kings |16 Mar
Out of Africa | 18 May
Melancholia |15 Jun
Once upon a time in the west | 27 Jul
Road to Nhill | 17 Aug
Wings of Desire | 14 Sep
Little Miss Sunshine | 26 Oct
USQ Student Short Film Night | 9 Nov

Masterclass: Jazz, Pop & Rock

Vocal Masterclass with Branda Earle Stokes | 7 – 10 Jan

An intensive 4-day masterclass for singers and teachers of singing.

Guitar Workshops

Music theory with Helen Russell

A series of six workshops on music theory | 20 Mar – 18 Sep

Using your voice as your instrument music specialist, Helen will guide you through expressing musical information in a conscious way in order to internalise theoretical concepts – making music theory easy!


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