Isaac's premier art space to busk in acrylic flow

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One of the region’s well-known arts and cultural champions is set to bring a rush of colour to Isaac’s premier art space this August.

One of the region’s well-known arts and cultural champions is set to bring a rush of colour to Isaac’s premier art space this August.

Coalface Art Gallery will showcase Lynnie Busk’s Going with the Flow: Acrylic Flow Art exhibition with the official opening on Friday, 31 July 2020 and free workshops in August.

Known for her passion for art, family and volunteering, the proud Moranbah artist is ready to exhibit her artworks to the public for the first time.

Isaac Regional Council Mayor Anne Baker said shining light on a local person’s achievements is the heart and soul of Coalface Art Gallery.

“Lynnie is a long-time resident of Moranbah with a real passion for the Isaac region,” Mayor Baker said.

“She gives her time generously and embodies the pure people power that energises our region. 

“I encourage everyone to visit the gallery during August and enjoy the fusion of colours portrayed in her art.

“This exhibition and the free workshops are part of building vibrant, resilient and diverse communities across the region and this is our Arts and Cultural Action Plan 2018-2022 in full swing.”

Ms Busk, who as a newlywed with her husband Noel settled in Moranbah in 1972, said she found her passion for art in late 2017 and hasn’t looked back.

“I am so hooked on acrylic flow painting as it marries together my passion for colour and my love of creativity. I regularly run classes and have shared my skills with around 200 locals so far,” the 67-year-old mother-of-three and grandmother-of-11 said.

The Going with the Flow: Acrylic Flow Art Exhibition will run from 3 August 2020 to 28 August 2020 at Coalface Art Gallery from Monday to Friday between 8.30am to 5pm.

The official launch, open to all community members across the Isaac region, is from 6pm on Friday, 31 July 2020. RSVPs need to be registered via https://speakup.isaac.qld.gov.au or by calling 1300 472 227 to operate in accordance with the Queensland Government COVID Safe Event checklist.

Moranbah Library will host two free adult art workshops with Ms Busk on Wednesday, 5 August 2020 and Thursday, 27 August both at 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Bookings are essential with limited spots available, call 1300 ISAACS (1300 472 227) to secure your place.

Going with the Flow art workshops are funded by the Regional Arts Development Fund which is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Isaac Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch said the Palaszczuk Government was proud to continue its RADF partnership with local governments with an investment of $2.08 million, through Arts Queensland, for the 2019-20 fund.

“This investment will support the delivery of hundreds of arts experiences and professional development opportunities across the state,” Ms Enoch said.

“Projects funded through RADF provide pathways for learning, contribute to the creation of jobs, foster creativity and boost cultural tourism.”

For more details on what’s on offer at Coalface Art Gallery and Isaac Libraries visit www.isaac.qld.gov.au/library-arts-culture or call Council’s 24/7 Customer Service Centre 1300 ISAACS (1300 472 227).

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Published: 23rd July 2020