MARSbattles next Friday
We’ve been pussy-footing around with the battles’ gentle cousin, MARSpresents for a while this year and now it’s time to go OTT. Four artists | eight rounds | one canvas | a referee | live music | bar | pizza FRIDAY, July 27 6.30pm - 9pm MARS Battles is a live art night where MARS residents DALE MUNDEY + MARGO ISAAC pit their skills against each other in a bid to...
MARS presents: Debbie Munro + Jesse Wright in 3D
live art - live music - pizza - drinks — free entry Thursday MAY 31, 6pm - 9pm upstairs Metro Cafe + Events, 15 Railway Street Toowoomba ‘MARS presents’ is a resident MARSian and a guest artist. Doing their thing live and mildly interactively. … It’s a calmer affair than our...
Our first opening in our new gallery - come, if...
M A R S retrospective OPENING: Saturday, May 26 7pm @ MARS gallery on theGRID: hybrid arts collective - 488 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba We’ve had the great pleasure of showing the works of many talented artists since our inception in 2009. Now as we’ve grown from the walls of metro cafe into our own gallery space,...
Affected in Europe: MARGO ISAAC SOLO
MARSian Lauren Johansen + guest Ian McCallum
Thanks to all those who made it on the cold Thursday night just gone. We’re getting into the swing of MARSpresents and looking to up the ante slightly come the final thursday of May. 6 - 9pm upstairs Metro Cafe + Events. live music | live art | pizza | beer | goodness More images and deets on our Facebook page: facebook.com/MARStoowoomba
MARSpresents Lauren Johansen + Ian McCallum
live art - live music - pizza - drinks — free entry Thurs / April 26 6pm - 9pm Upstairs Metro Cafe + Events - 15 Railway St, Tbar ‘MARS presents’ returns as a flow on from our Battles. It’s a resident MARSian and a guest artist. It’s a calmer affair than our battles, with more room for artists to do their thing as organically as possible infront of an audience...
our naked gallery
All we need now is to fill it up, which shouldn’t be a problem thanks to theGRID: hybrid arts collective’s residency program, Arts Queensland, our own MARSians and the Regional Arts Development Fund. Plus a couple of talented artists independently involved. Big things a-brewing and it’s. almost. time. Details on our first show soon. Check out our OPPORTUNITIES page for...
15 hours, 24 square metres of banner and one...
MARS was asked to create two six metre banners for the main stage of Easterfest this weekend. We had 24 hours to create them based on responses given by people interviewed for a short film. We did it after 15 hours of painting. It was frantic but they came up a treat on the main stage. Thanks to Easterfest, resident artists Debbie Munro, Margo Isaac and Lauren Johansen for their skills and...
Life by Colour - MARS resident Debbie Munro solo
Life by Colour 6pm Wednesday April 3, Firefly Cafe Toowoomba [ Ruthven Street, opposite Lincraft ] An exploration of colour-based emotion, driven by ‘everyday’ narratives, Life by Colour is 2012 MARS resident artist, Debbie Munro’s first solo exhibition. The works explore emotional connotations of base colours in relation to life stories familiar to many. “A lot of …my...
MARS + theGRID + Oh Darling Downs! →
we got our carnie on…
MARS presents Dale Mundey + Daniel Qualischefski
6pm - 9pm Friday, March 30 upstairs at Metro Cafe + Events 15 Railway St Toowoomba ‘MARS presents’ is a flow on from our Battles. It’s a resident MARSian and a guest artist. Doing their thing, across two canvases, live and mildly interactively. … It’s a calmer affair than our battles, with more room for artists to do their thing as organically as possible...
eaten by monsters - curing boredom for a bit
MARCH sees us working with the local council and theGRID: hybrid arts collective to deliver eight FREE two-hour visual arts / performance and new media workshops across the Toowoomba Region this month … for 10 - 25year olds. Here’s kind of what they’ll look like … THIS WEEK all 3.30pm - 5.30pm TUES 06/03 Wilsonton Community Centre WED 07/ 03 Crows Nest New...
so that was February
MARSbattles mark 01/ 2012: resident artist Lauren Johansen won the chance to resolve the piece after all four residents braved the circus that was. Our new gallery on theGRID: hybrid arts collective is coming along. We’ll be onsite March 16. We also received fantastic news that director Alison Mooney was approved Arts Queensland funding to deliver 8 onsite artist residencies on theGRID....
we’re back for 2012 and have four new MARSians keen to get their battle on. ARS Thursday FEB 23, 6pm - 9pm upstairs, Metro Cafe + Events - 15 Railway St, Toowoomba. four artists | eight rounds | one canvas | a referee | live music | bar | pizza MARS Battles is a tongue-in-cheek live art night where MARS residents pit their skills against each o…ther in a bid to...
Cultural offerings in Toowoomba are no longer restricted to reworked theatrical classics, Thursday night shopping and mid-week CBD dining. 2011 saw a solidification of our cultural scene with regular attendance at each of the town’s four independent artist run initiatives, open mic nights and alternative cultural events. Even the Mayor Peter Taylor got his paint on in November’s Celebrity Art...
2012 resident MARS artists got their preseason battle on mid-January at the Lockyer Valley Arts Festival - with the help of a local tattooist, Geoffrow, in a couple of rounds. Next up is MARS body Battles at Toowoomba’s Cube Hotel for Australia Day. We’re bringing back 2011 resident Ian McCallum to size up against fellow 2011-er Alison Mooney as they battle it out on flesh...
Exhibition subsidies on MARS
(our gallery under construction - approx 6m x 11m) Artists are invited to apply for month-long period exhibitions at the MARS gallery on Toowoomba’s new and exciting, theGRID: hybrid arts collective. Subsidies apply for successful applications received on or before 5pm Friday, March 30 2012. These applicants may exhibit their works between March 2012 and June 2013. Toowoomba...
Happy Year of the Dragon to you all (well, nearly). MARS is heading to its very own fulltime gallery this year on theGRID: hybrid arts collective in Toowoomba’s CBD. Home to 17 creatives across ten artistic disciplines including circus, dance, theatre, short film, urban arts, community arts, visual arts, photography, sustainable horticulture and screenprinting, theGRID is promising to...