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Michael Pope

Artist / Teacher/ Arts worker in Townsville Australia

Michael loves all things visual art; from gritty Romantic paintings to travel sketching. He’s a teacher and the founder of the Townsville chapter of Urban Sketchers in Queensland, Australia.

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Theodore Gericault’s The Raft of Medusa

BY MICHAEL POPE
@ VOL 16 ON NOV 10, 2017

A powerful icon of French Romanticism, this painting by Theodore Gericault depicts the tragedy that unfolded following the sinking of the frigate Meduse (Medusa). 

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Urban Sketchers

BY MICHAEL POPE
@ VOL 16 ON NOV 10, 2017

Urban Sketchers is a relatively new phenomenon that’s getting people drawing together around the world. Townsville has a group too and it’s recently celebrated its first birthday!

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Naoshima, Teshima and Inujima: Art Islands of Japan

BY MICHAEL POPE
@ VOL 16 ON NOV 10, 2017

Michael Pope returns from exploring Naoshima, Teshima and Inujima Islands of Japanese to tell a story of renewal by art. They illustrate how the visual arts can transform communities, and reinvigorate economies.

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Art of the Reef

BY MICHAEL POPE
@ VOL 19 ON SEP 20, 2018

The marine world has served as a source of inspiration, a destination and even material debris from which to create art. Join Michael as he explores some of the big names as well as local ones whose work reflects the reef and the ocean around us.

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PAST VOL 19

Townsville @ Dancenorth
Sep 20, 2018

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PAST VOL 18

Townsville @ Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts
Jun 06, 2018

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PAST VOL 17

Townsville @ Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts
Mar 15, 2018