NQCC's biennial Postcard Art fundraiser is back! On show at Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts from Friday 10th September 6pm, all postcard-sized artworks will be auctioned off at the end of the exhibition 9th October 6pm, with all funds supporting our work here in North Queensland!
About the exhibition
Every two years, artists from North Queensland and all around the country (and overseas) support North Queensland Conservation Council by donating a small artwork to our exhibition. Using a postcard as a size guide, these artworks include paintings, sketches, photographs and prints, as well as small 3-dimensional artworks.
The exhibition is displayed at Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts in Townsville's CBD and also online for several weeks. Then, each artwork is auctioned off to the highest bidder, with all proceeds supporting the work of North Queensland Conservation Council.
This year's theme
"Nature: the wonder and the tragedy".
To be a nature-lover has come to mean living out a tragic love story. How do we balance the overwhelming wonderment of our natural world with the heartache of its immense suffering? Conservation is key. This exhibition supports the work of North Queensland Conservation Council.
Please contact Tiff with any queries.
Email: [email protected]
Ph: 0428 987 535
- Sign up as a volunteer to assist with volunteering at our art auction.
- Help us to spread the word. Let your artistic friends know about our exhibition and encourage your art-loving or nature-loving friends to place a bid on their favourite artwork.
Photo credit: AMCS/HSI/N.McLaughlan
Help North Queensland Conservation Council and the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) to urge Queensland's Fisheries Minister Mark Furner to abandon shark culls within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and to instead move to non-lethal methods. Sign this petition to help reach 10,000 signatures! *Warning: graphic image below*Read more
On Friday the 21st of June, NQCC celebrated our biennial Fundraising Postcard Art Auction for 2019!
Approximately fifty art/environment lovers attended the event at Umbrella Studio (Townsville City), where each of the seventy works generously donated by artists from near and far were auctioned off for prices ranging from $10 to $105. The pieces were postcard-sized (though some were a little larger) and environment-themed. This event saw our five-week long exhibition, titled "Insights Into Our Environment" come to an end. Luckily for you, the artworks are still available to peruse in our online gallery.Read more
Guest post by Tiffany Kosch, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at James Cook University
Southern corroboree frogs (Pseudophryne corroboree) are considered Australia’s most iconic amphibian due to their bright black and yellow coloration. What most people may not realize is that this frog is nearly extinct in the wild. Surveys conducted this year at Kosciuszko National Park found less than 50 frogs remaining. This beautiful frog is susceptible to the amphibian chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis). The chytrid fungus was introduced into the corroboree frog habitat in the 1980’s causing this species to decline steadily until the present day where it would be extinct if not for human intervention. Luckily for corroboree frogs, their declines were noticed right away by scientists, and a captive breeding and reintroduction program was initiated by the Amphibian Research Centre, Taronga Zoo, and Zoos Victoria. Earlier this year, the corroboree frog captive breeding program released over 2000 eggs into the wild.
Southern corroboree frog. Photo: Corey Doughty
Here is a directory of different groups providing volunteer opportunities with on-ground conservation or environmental projects in the local region:
Conservation Volunteers Australia projects in Townsville region – check this website to confirm correct dates, meeting location and contact details. Projects include Creekwatch (water quality testing and surveys), Friends of Cape Pallarenda Quarantine Station and native revegetation nursey.Read more