Earlier this year Council called for Expressions of Interest from local creative people to conduct pop-up artist residencies. These residencies are an opportunity for artists to develop their creative work, sell their creative work, hold workshops and other activities while connecting with the community and visitors.

The residencies are for a four (4) week period and the artists selected for residencies receive a $1,000 award and all expenses paid for the premises occupied during the four (4) week period. The Old Holden Building has been selected for the residencies helping to utilise a currently vacant building in our main street.

The budget allowed for two local artists to be awarded with residencies. These were Marianne la Cour the well-known owner of “Colours on Grey” in Glen Innes and Peter Grimes Celtic Art. I recommend that listeners have a look at their websites to see what creative capers they can get up to and consider booking a workshop.

Marianne’s Colours on Grey workshops will feature watercolour and abstract painting and will run on Sunday, 6 June and Sunday, 20 June as well as on Thursday, 24 June 2021. You can book by going to her website: www.coloursongrey.com.au

Peter Grimes will hold drawing workshops including how to draw knots and also on design and colouring. There will also be a workshop on “Zoomorphics” so you will have to go to his website to find out what that means: www.petergrimescelticart.com Peter’s workshops will be on these Saturdays: 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th June 2021.

Book one of Peter’s workshop on EventBright www.eventbright.com.au and search ‘Peter Grimes’


For more information please contact Council’s Manager Economic Development, Margot Davis on telephone 6730 2403.

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