JA in BA

June 22, 2015

Julie recently spent 10 nights Tangoing and visiting galleries in Buenos Aires.

It is a beautiful and exciting city full of tango clubs, vintage stores and markets, cafes and restaurants, dog walkers, art galleries and belle epoc buildings.

Eugenio Cuttica Exhibition at  Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

Eugenio Cuttica Exhibition at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

Recoleta Cemetery

Recoleta Cemetery

Café Tortoni

Café Tortoni

The tango lesson

The tango lesson

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Public Art

Vintage market finds - coat & hat

Vintage market finds – coat & hat

One of many dog walkers

One of many dog walkers

Tango at the Sunday Markets, Dorrego Plaza

Tango at the Sunday Markets, Dorrego Plaza

Café Ideal

Café Ideal

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Julie’s Picks GCFF 2015

March 13, 2015

The 2015 Gold Coast Film Festival is on 9-19 April.
Check out the full program and get tickets on line at gcfilmfestival.com

Here’s what I’m attending so come join me!

28 March SAT 6.30p

On Location: GCFF Art Competition and Exhibition Opening Event

RQAS Gallery, Broadbeach  (Entries close 20 March)

1 April WED 9am-5pm Yr 11 & 12 Future Filmmakers seminar

9 April THU 7pm  (Red Carpet 6pm)

Opening Night Film Clouds of Sils Maria– and After Party

10 April FRI

12-3pm Women in Film Luncheon – join me at the JCCW table

 11 April SAT

1.30pm ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night’ Persian Fantasy/Horror

15 April WED

7pm ‘5 – 7’ USA in English & French. Join me for a complimentary pre-screening champagne 6-7pm at BCC Coolangatta, showing same night 6.30pm at Art Centre GC

 

MORE Julie’s Picks TO BE ANNOUNCED SO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS RSS BLOG FEED FOR AN UPDATE – COMING SOON!

 

There are loads more fantastic films including: Sci-Fi, Animation, Foreign Language,…. as well as Workshops, Trivia Night, and chances to meet producers, directors & actors.

 

For the full program log on to gcfilmfestival.com

I look forward to seeing you there!

 

Julie

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Monster opening Mad Dash at Sci-Port

January 9, 2015

‘How to Make a Monster’ is off and racing at Sci-Port Louisiana.

After the fun Monster Mad Dash opening event participants and their families visited the exhibition and received their prizes from our very own John Cox. If you have friends in the USA be sure to let them know that they can visit this fun & interactive exhibition until Easter Monday 2015. Find out more here:  Sci-Port

Happy Sci-Port visitors & runners:

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National Museum of American Illustrators

January 2, 2015

The National Museum of American Illustrators is located in Newport, Rhode Island. John has been a fan of American illustrators  JC Leyendecker, N.C Wyeth, Howard Pyle, Maxfield Parish, and Norman Rockwell for forever. We had visited the Norman Rockwell Museum in Connecticut 14 years ago so the opportunity to see the largest collection of work by the artists who inspired him was very exciting. Visiting in the off season meant we needed to book a private tour and it was worth every penny as we received a personal tour from the museums founder and director Laurence Cutler. We stayed much longer than we were meant to and had more fun than we could have imagined, but still, five and a half hours was just not enough time to take it all in.

Below is a photo of John & I in front of the original JC Leyendecker painting ‘The Dancers’, painted for a 1930’s Arrow Collars advertisement. John has owned a print of this since he was in his 20’s and had it framed for me for my 50th birthday party – the dance party of the 1/2 century! I got a little teary standing in front of the original. Also pictured is John & I with our gracious host Laurence Cutler (standing in front of a Maxfield Parrish) and us walking the Cliff Walk in the snow.

http://www.americanillustration.org/museum.html

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‘Energies 2014′ Exhibition Finishes Sunday

October 17, 2014

Ethan Cox is one of the selected artists chosen to take part in the exhibition ‘Energies 2014′ at the Gold Coast Arts Center.

The works are selected from all Year 12 students studying Art on the Gold Coast. The exhibition covers a broad spectrum of mediums and provides a snapshot of the current social, emotional and global views held by young people on the Gold Coast. Ethan’s piece is a video work entitled ‘Transitions’.

The exhibition closes this Sunday – to find out more go to: http://www.theartscentregc.com.au/whats-on/whats-on-items/energies-2014/

 
Ethan at GCAC art 2014 Transitions still

 

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A taste of Art in Belgium

August 2, 2014

We had the joy of walking and cycling past loads of art in Belgium. Here is just a small taste of what we experienced.

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Canopy – a must see

April 24, 2014

Today is the official cinema launch of Australian war film Canopy. The compelling story of an Australian fighter pilot shot down in combat who awakens suspended in the treetops of the Singapore jungle.

I had the absolute immersive pleasure of seeing the Australian Premier of Canopy at the Gold Coast Film Festival followed by a Q&A with first time feature film director Aaron Wilson. Also there where Alan Crabb, co-founder of Pozzible, the crowd funding group who helped them raise the funds to employ the sound technicians that ensure this incredible experience in cinema, and the Visual Effects team. It was a fantastic opportunity to explore the film making process of this ground breaking film.

Brisbane audiences can catch Canopy at Palace Centro this weekend. For other venues log on to www.conopythefilm.com and check it out at www.facebook.com/canopythefilm. Don’t miss it!

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Ethan’s Mr Peabody Thank you

March 30, 2014

Thank you to everyone who attended the fundraiser screening of Mr Peabody & Sherman today. With entry tickets and donations we made funds to put towards Ethan’s World Challenge expedition at the end of the year to Namibia & Botswana to conduct a building project for a disadvantage village.

Everyone had fun! Thank you

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Julie’s Picks GCFF 2014

March 25, 2014

It’s that time of year again!

The Gold Coast Film Festival is on 3-13 April with an amazing selection of Films, free seminars, art and film making competitions and so much more. Check out the full program and get tickets on line at gcfilmfestival.com

Here’s what I’m attending so come join me:

1 April WED 6.30p

Re-imagining the Movies Art Competition Opening Event

RQAS Gallery, Broadbeach – Dress Hollywood Glam

3 April THU 7pm  (Red Carpet 6pm)

Opening Night Film ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ – looks fabulous darings

4 April FRI  9am-5pm Yr 11 & 12 Film making seminar

7pm The Cure – Qld Showcase by local fimmaker David Gould

 5 April SAT

10am Meet the Producer – Ian Collie ‘Saving Mr Banks‘

11.15a Meet the Director –   Brad Peyton ‘San Andreas’

10.30a ‘Sunshine on Leith’ Australian Premier UK comedy

3pm ‘Laputa’ 2 screens – 1 Japanese, 1 English

7pm ‘Convenience’ UK comedy Q&A with actor/prod Ray Panthaki

6 April SUN 9am  Star Wars 501 Legion lead the Cosplay March from Kurrawa Park to Supanova at the GC Convention Centre – John, Ethan & I will be in costume

2.30pm ‘Any Day Now′ UK a gay couple who try to adopt a mentally handicapped teenager

4pm ‘Die Wand’ The Wall Austria/Germany

6.30pm ‘I Know That Voice’ (Australian premiere) John DiMaggio Q&A

7 April MON 7pm  ‘Big Bad Wolf’ Israel (Hebrew with subtitles)

8 April TUE  7pm  ‘Rock the Casbah’ Moroccan/French Omar Sharif

9 April WED 7pm ‘Fading Gigolo’ USA John Turturro writes,acts & directs

11 April FRI  7pm ‘The Polygon’ AUS/USA/KAZ Q&A with director Kimberley Joseph

9pm ‘Knights of Badassdom’ USA Pop culture comedy

12 April SAT 11.15a Crowdfunding Seminar with Pozible’s Alan Crabbe & dir Aaron Wilson

12.30p ‘Canopy’ (Australian premiere) first feature film by Aussie director, Aaron Wilson

5pm The Volcano (Eyjafjallajökull) French comedy dir by Alexandre Coffre

13 April SUN 10am Seminars: Transmedia & Creative casting

3.15p ‘All this Mayhem’ AUS An unflinching documentary account of drugs and the dark side of professional skateboarding OR

3.30p ‘Die Windpomp’ Sth Africa (World Premier) comedy

6pm Closing Night ‘Babadook’ Exclusive screening

There are loads more of fantastic films including: ‘Grease’ Sing-A-Long, horror, Sci-Fi, Anime … For the full program log on to gcfilmfestival.com

I look forward to seeing you there!

 

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Ethan’s ‘Mr Peabody & Sherman’ Fundraiser

March 19, 2014

At the end of 2014 our son, Ethan, & 11 other Benowa State High School students are visiting Botswana & Namibia to conduct a building project to help a disadvantaged community through World Challenge.
The trip consists of 1 week orientation during which they will spend 5 days on a trek with the Kalahari Bushmen (learning to survive on grubs and snake bites!…?), then a week living with, and doing a building project for, a disadvantaged village in Botswana, then a week doing 2 treks in Namibia. The kids plan & book all the treks, buses, accommodation, buy, carry and make all the food and materials for the building project, set up their own tents, etc.. There is a link to the World Challenge website at the bottom if you would like to know more. They need to raise $6900 each to go and Ethan has been cleaning bins @ $10 each, working at the Broadbeach Library (every 2nd weekend – he prefers this to bin cleaning) and is now staging this event:
Ethan’s ‘Mr Peabody & Sherman’ World Challenge Fundraiser.
The movie looks like heaps of fun.
BCC at Pac Fair Sunday 30 March 2.30pm – Adults at Kids prices! $12.50
Hope you can join us. Bring friends!
‘Mr Peabody & Sherman’ Trailer

Email or call me if you would like tickets or more information
info@johncox.net
0422 833655
Bring funny glasses and/or a bow tie if you have them. Thank you for your support!
Mr P

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