1st Edition - February 2022
Welcome 2022
Welcome to BRICKS, our newly launched e-newsletter.

We hope to keep you updated regularly with our activities by sharing news on upcoming projects and events, stories and features from some of our community members, significant activities in our archives, and other information that are useful for artists and our patrons.
This special edition is dedicated to our first public activity in 2022, Women in Conversation. GCMAGIC has been actively observing International Women's Day every year. Since 2016, we have held activities related to women in the month of March. Women in Conversation is a series of events organised by GCMAGIC, and this series has become our signature label for March. These events also commemorate Queensland Women’s Week, International Women’s Day and Harmony Day.

We have exciting projects lined up from March to November 2022 that we will announce in future editions of the newsletter and in our social media links. In each edition, we will share some of our past projects esp. for those of you who may not be aware of our long history of projects.
Building and embracing community is at the core of our existence. We invite you to share your thoughts and feelings with us and join us in our continuing journey through the arts on the Gold Coast.

If you wish to know more, please send us a message at info@gcmagic.org.au or subscribe to our email list to receive GCMAGIC news/updates straight to your inbox.
In the meantime, enjoy reading through our newsletter. We look forward to hearing from you.
Yours respectfully,
Nasrin Vaziri
GCMAGIC will celebrate this year's International Women’s Day on 6 March. On this day, we have invited inspirational women guest speakers, who have not only contributed their wisdom and strength to the communities they work with, but have also become leaders and mentors of many women and men who are working towards a society that is diverse, equitable and inclusive.
Glennys Briggs
Guest of Honour - Arts
Glennys is an Indigenous visual artist and a Taungwurrung-Yorta Yorta woman from North Central Victoria. Her work reflects a strong connection to land, culture and history through the mediums of painting, sculpture, installation and sound, wearable art and possum skin cloak making, with her main focus on printmaking. Her artworks have been displayed in museums and galleries around the world. She is the manager of a gallery in Victoria now, and will talk about he experiences at the event.
Helen Saba
Guest of Honour - Business
Having started her career as an environmental scientist, Helen has always had a passion for property. With a masters in environmental toxicology, she has always been fascinated by the environmental impact of property. Helen used these skills as she developed and project managed her property portfolio. Also having run her own small businesses, her organisation and communication skills are second to none. Helen will share her business success with us.
Rita Anwari Sultani
Founder and Leader
WEL Organization
Leila Loei
Ms Australia World Ambassador
Featured Artists in the Special Group Exhibition
6- 23 March 2022, One Arts Gallery

As part of the celebration of International Women's Day on 6 March, GCMAGIC will launch a very special group exhibit celebrating women. The exhibition will be ongoing from 6 to 23 March at the One Arts Gallery. The exhibitors are all local female artists, whose passions are deeply integrated in their arts practice. The ‘Artist Talk’ session will allow participants to engage with the artists at the opening night.  
For more information about the exhibit, contact GCMAGIC.
Gayle Morris Reichelt
Gayle is passionate about colour and texture. She loves experimenting with new mediums.
Her works in this exhibition are Resin on 9mm MDF board. Some have embedded gemstones, and most of the works are multi layered. The beauty of resin is in its extraordinary vivid colours and fine detail obtained when colour pigments are added. 
Inessa Ivascanin
Inessa has a respected reputation built on 15 years of growth and development as an artist. Her pieces and accomplishments highlight her solid creative and professional capabilities.
Inessa believes, "Positive influence of art for mental or physical health is undeniable.”

Helen Holmes
Spray painter by trade , Helen is originally from the Central Coast NSW but has now resided on the Gold Coast for 32 years. Through her love for colour matching, she explores this medium fearlessly, using charcoal to add depth and line. Each piece is an emotive process which she rotates many times to find her subject.
Nafiseh Ebrahimenajad
Nafiseh started painting when she was 10 years old, trained by a private art teacher. While studying her Masters Degree in Brisbane, she followed her passion for art and exhibiting her works in galleries. She has also designed and illustrated two children's books.
Nasrin Vaziri

Community arts projects designer, visual artist and arts sociologist are the short description for Nasrin’s works and experiences. Her Women Collection in paintings have been exhibited in local, national and international galleries. In the last few years, Nasrin has started to produce ceramic pomegranates as symbol of life, love and women's freedom.
More March Activities

There are other interesting activities during our Women's Month:
  • Women, Arts and Mental Health
  • Impact of Arts in Women’s Health
  • Relaxation Workshops
  • Empowering Women Through Arts and Creativity
  • All About Pearls 
  • Mini Artistic Handcraft Market
More information will be posted on Facebook and Instagram.
International Women's Day 2019
‘I love creation more than life, and I must express myself
before disappearing.’
-Sonia Delaunay, multi-disciplinary abstract artist
“The only thing I have learned is to find strength in yourself.
No one can help you; no one can do anything for you,
you have to do the work yourself.”
-Marina Abramovic, performance artist
“The world is full of fictional characters looking for their stories.”
-Diane Arbus, photographer