Little Bird Postcard Project exhibition

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Isaac Regional Council and Central Queensland Regional Arts Services Network (CQ RASN) are delighted to bring “The Little Bird Postcard Project” exhibition to the Coalface Art Gallery from Tuesday 1 June.

“The Little Bird Postcard Project” is a global, community-based arts project facilitated by Mackay artists Karen Hurford and Natalie Field.

Throughout history, humans have been fascinated and inspired by birds. Their diverse beauty making them a popular subject matter for artists across nations, cultures and social groups. Community members from near and far were invited to participate in the project by contributing a bird-themed, original artwork of postcard size. The project was open to all, irrespective of experience, background or ability and was designed to be easily accessible, inclusive and inexpensive.

To date, more than 1000 art works have been received from all over Australia and abroad.

Members of the public will have the opportunity to view the exhibition and meet artists Karen Hurford and Natalie Field at a special opening of the gallery to be held on Saturday 5 June at 10.00am until 12.30pm.

Karen and Natalie will speak about how the project came about and also facilitate a creative space where gallery visitors may make their own postcard shaped artwork to take home or leave on display as part of the exhibition.

Apart from the special “meet the artists” opening on Saturday 5 June, the exhibition will be open to the public during business hours Monday to Friday and will run until Friday 25 June 2021.

The “meet the artists” special gallery opening is part of the events program for the “Shine Bright Festival”. This festival is presented by the Central Queensland Regional Arts Services Network (CQRASN) in partnership with 14 regional councils.

The festival will shine a spotlight on regional talent through a curated program of events and will be celebrated across 14 diverse regions, from as far north as The Whitsundays, down to the South Burnett and out west to the Central Highlands.

To reserve your place at the special gallery opening on Saturday 5 June, you must complete the survey below or call 1300 ISAACS (1300 47 22 27).

Council is committed to maintaining safe event practices that comply with the Queensland Government framework for COVID Safe events.

“The Little Bird Postcard Project” exhibition meet the artists session will operate under a COVID Safe Event Checklist.


Isaac Regional Council and Central Queensland Regional Arts Services Network (CQ RASN) are delighted to bring “The Little Bird Postcard Project” exhibition to the Coalface Art Gallery from Tuesday 1 June.

“The Little Bird Postcard Project” is a global, community-based arts project facilitated by Mackay artists Karen Hurford and Natalie Field.

Throughout history, humans have been fascinated and inspired by birds. Their diverse beauty making them a popular subject matter for artists across nations, cultures and social groups. Community members from near and far were invited to participate in the project by contributing a bird-themed, original artwork of postcard size. The project was open to all, irrespective of experience, background or ability and was designed to be easily accessible, inclusive and inexpensive.

To date, more than 1000 art works have been received from all over Australia and abroad.

Members of the public will have the opportunity to view the exhibition and meet artists Karen Hurford and Natalie Field at a special opening of the gallery to be held on Saturday 5 June at 10.00am until 12.30pm.

Karen and Natalie will speak about how the project came about and also facilitate a creative space where gallery visitors may make their own postcard shaped artwork to take home or leave on display as part of the exhibition.

Apart from the special “meet the artists” opening on Saturday 5 June, the exhibition will be open to the public during business hours Monday to Friday and will run until Friday 25 June 2021.

The “meet the artists” special gallery opening is part of the events program for the “Shine Bright Festival”. This festival is presented by the Central Queensland Regional Arts Services Network (CQRASN) in partnership with 14 regional councils.

The festival will shine a spotlight on regional talent through a curated program of events and will be celebrated across 14 diverse regions, from as far north as The Whitsundays, down to the South Burnett and out west to the Central Highlands.

To reserve your place at the special gallery opening on Saturday 5 June, you must complete the survey below or call 1300 ISAACS (1300 47 22 27).

Council is committed to maintaining safe event practices that comply with the Queensland Government framework for COVID Safe events.

“The Little Bird Postcard Project” exhibition meet the artists session will operate under a COVID Safe Event Checklist.


  • This event is operating in accordance with the Queensland Government COVID Safe Event Checklist.  Please arrive early to sign in and register your contact details. 

    Members of the public will have the opportunity to view the exhibition and meet artists Karen Hurford and Natalie Field at a special opening of the gallery to be held on Saturday 5 June at 10.00am until 12.30pm.

    Karen and Natalie will speak about how the project came about and also facilitate a creative space where gallery visitors may make their own postcard shaped artwork to take home or leave on display as part of the exhibition.


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