Six artists and arts and cultural groups will be developing skills from bushcraft to millinery via drawing and lapidary, with funding from the Regional Arts Development Fund.
Here’s the rundown of who’ll be doing what with support from the latest RADF round from the Rockhampton Regional Council.
Funding towards attending an intensive summer millinery workshop in Melbourne
CQ Contemporary Artists
Funding towards bringing two professional visual arts tutors (one formerly from Rockhantom) to town to deliver workshops in 2019
Funding towards travel to meet with mentor artist Todd Fuller, and to attend the Dobell Prize and affiliated drawing symposium at the National Art School
Photo: detail from Summer Storm in Orange, Erin Dunne, 2018, ink and acrylic on paper
Funding towards specialist tuition in carving bone, shell or stone, including extra training for locals to become accredited judges of the artform
National Seniors Australia
Funding towards creative community-based arts workshops for over 50s, called The Journal Project - Connecting Community through Story Telling and Art.
Funding towards their Deadly Skills Program: engaging youth in traditional bush craft and skills, culminating in an exhibition
Photo: stone knife with a dacite blade with hand drill ember, by Rocky Instincts.