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Creative upcycling everyone's cup of tea

Isaac residents are being invited to join in a series of workshops that promote recycling and creative design by reusing ordinary household items.

Participants will discover how to transform and ‘upcycle’ their old crockery into unique creations using a range of mediums and methods such as porcelain paint, collage and mosaic techniques.

Mackay-based artists Wanda Bennett and Lalune Croker will facilitate the free Communi-tea workshops over four Saturdays in October and November.

Mayor Anne Baker said the workshops were intended to support those impacted by severe weather events that had affected the Isaac Coast in recent years.

“Council is continuing to actively support recovery and resilience amongst the residents of Isaac’s coastal communities, especially those who were impacted by Tropical Cyclone Debbie in 2017,” Mayor Baker said.

“We know that creativity can connect and energise people and empower communities, providing an opportunity to improve the health and sense of wellbeing of residents.

“Workshops such as these also provide opportunities for cultural tourism that feeds creative industry development and can often bring a fresh perspective to our communities.

“Coastal residents are encouraged to take advantage of these creative workshops and to join in to learn new skills, connect with other community members and create some unique and memorable art.”

The Communi-tea worskhops are an Isaac Regional Council initiative, funded by the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) and the Department of Communities.

The Regional Arts Development Fund, is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Isaac Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

Workshops will be held from 10am – 3pm on the following dates:

  • Saturday, October 13 at Flaggy Rock Community Centre
  • Saturday, October 20 at Broadsound Centenary Hall
  • Saturday, November 10 at Carmila Memorial Hall
  •  Saturday, November 17 at Ilbilbie Community Centre

Morning tea and lunch is provided and workshops are free of charge but places are limited and bookings are essential.

To secure your place, contact your local library or call Isaac’s Arts and Cultural Development Officer on 4846 3432.

For more details visit or call Council’s 24/7 Customer Service Centre on 1300 ISAACS (1300 472 227).




Isaac Regional Council PR & Media Officer                                    (07) 4846 3589

8 October 2018