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tropical fish AND TURTLE workshops with Marion Gaemers and Lynnette Griffiths

BRUNSWICK SCULPTURE WALK
SEPT 28TH - 2ND OCT 2018

Why work when you can WORKshop?

As part of this year’s Brunswick Nature Sculpture Walk (BNSW), award-winning artists including Lynne Adams, Shona Wilson, Marion Gaemers and Lynette Griffiths are holding a range of masterclasses and hands-on workshops.

Combining themes of recycling, the environment, conservation, and sculpture, the workshops, run at the Tweed Regional Gallery and onsite at the BNSW, will teach participants a range of art techniques and skills, such as weaving, making art from recyclable materials and creating ephemeral artworks using the natural environment as inspiration.

Given the wealth of expertise the artists hold, as well as their passion for the creation of large-scale installations, the reuse of discarded materials and raising awareness of environmental concerns through artworks, the one-day workshops are not to be missed.

Not only will participants get the opportunity to create their own work of art, but they will also get the opportunity to help create a future where the need to reuse, recycle, and respect this Earth are forevermore.

Limited places so book in soon. For more information, or to register in one of these workshops go to: www.brunswicknaturesculpturewalk.com/masterclass.html.

Lynne Adams-Flower bed-2015 (left), tropical fish AND TURTLE workshops with Marion Gaemers and Lynnette Griffiths (right)

Building a character in fiction

The most effective characters in fiction are always flawed, multi-layered, and remind us of people we know. But how do you avoid clichés and one-dimensional fictional figures to create fully-fledged characters that readers can relate to?

In this practical workshop, Sarah will guide you through a series of exercises to help you create a fully dimensional fictional character. Story arises from character so the better you know your character the stronger your story will be. Bring an existing character you have written, or come ready to create a new one.

Sarah Armstrong has written three novels. Before moving to Byron Bay to write, she was a journalist at the ABC, where she won a Walkley Award.

Saturday 13 October, 10am–4pm | Byron Writers Festival Office, Level 1 – 28 Jonson St, Byron Bay | $115 / $95 Members or students | For details and to book go to byronwritersfestival.com/whats-on.


Apply now for 2019 courses in visual arts

This Byron School of Art offers year-long courses providing extensive grounding in the visual arts. Students can study for one, two, or three years, with course activities including drawing, painting, printmaking, 3d studies, design principles, art history, and critical thinking in contemporary practice.

Situated in a character-filled Art Deco building in Mullumbimby, this independent art school has quickly become a significant part of the vibrant community and includes two teaching studios, a print studio, exhibition space, and reference library.

Applications for 2019 close 31 October, with interviews held in November. ByronSchoolofArt.com 

 

Young animators shine on Ballina’s big screen

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