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Michael Pope

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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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