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Creative sparks to inspire new experiences

Five local artists are preparing to share their knowledge and passion with the community through a series of exciting art workshops on offer at Moranbah Library throughout 2019.

Aimed at sparking creativity and imagination in adult participants, the workshops will provide an opportunity to experience acrylic flow painting, beeswax wrap making, indigenous art, macramé and mixed media art.

Moranbah artists Lyn Busk, Gaylin Duin, Peata Munro, Sara Sheridan and Shawnnita Fairbairn will facilitate the individual workshops in partnership with Moranbah library during special ‘after hours’ sessions.

Mayor Anne Baker said the workshops were a chance for community members to meet, engage and create art in a space designed for inspiring imagination and creativity.

“Our Isaac libraries offer so much more than just books,” Mayor Baker said.

“The workshops being offered at Moranbah Library this year are yet another example of the ways in which our libraries’ staff continually seek to provide unique and interesting activities for the community to engage in.

“We know that creativity can help to connect and energise people, improve mental health and wellbeing and empower and strengthen our communities and networks.

“The Isaac region is very fortunate to have many talented local artists willing to share their work, experience and passion for their craft with others.

The first workshop of the series, acrylic flow painting with Lyn Busk, is being held at Moranbah Library on Thursday February 7 from 6.30pm – 8pm.  Cost is $66 per person and includes materials.

Proposed Workshop Dates:

Thursday, February 7             6.30pm – 8pm             Acrylic Flow Painting with Lyn Busk
Wednesday, February 27       6.30pm – 8pm             Beeswax Wraps with Gaylin Duin
Wednesday, March 13           6.30pm – 8pm             Indigenous Art with Peata Munro
Thursday, May 9                    6.30pm – 8pm             Macramé with Sara Sheridan
Wednesday, August 14          6.30pm – 8pm             Mixed Media with Shawnnita Fairbairn

Bookings for all workshops are essential and numbers are limited.

To book or find out more, call the Moranbah Library on 4846 4534 or drop in and see the staff during business hours.

For details on what’s on offer at Isaac Libraries visit or call Council’s 24/7 Customer Service Centre 1300 ISAACS (1300 472 227).


Image 1: 
Lyn Busk of Colour Kitten Art demonstrates the process of acrylic flow painting.

Isaac Regional Council Brand, Media and Communications                  4846 3589


8 January 2019