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Newsroom Releases 2012 May New digs for items from old digs

14/05/2012
New digs for items from old digs
One of the objects unearthed during Townsville's Flinders Mall renovation has become a teaching tool for art students at JCU.

First published 14 May 2012

One of the objects unearthed during Townsville’s Flinders Mall renovation has become a teaching tool for art students at James Cook University.

JCU’s Dr James Brown and colleague Hilary Mangan decided to make a plaster cast of a concrete ornament belonging to the façade of an old printery in the area.

The resulting plaster replica led to one of the first drawings for an exhibition at JCU.

This exhibition began as collaboration with the JCU Archaeology Department as a way of engaging Dr Brown’s illustration students with rendering artefacts.

All the drawings featured in the show are demonstration pieces for Dr Brown’s students.

Each drawing focuses on use of different rendering techniques, ways of measuring proportions and mediums used.

The exhibition will be held at JCU’s eMerge Gallery until May 18.

For more details or interviews, contact Dr Brown on 0422 284 543, email gordon.brown@jcu.edu.au or visit his blog at http://www.printsandprinciples.com/

Media inquiries: Caroline Kaurila, JCU Media Liaison, tel: (07) 4781 4586 or 0437 028 175