All-inclusive Australia Day Weekend Art and Culture Project in Eidsvold

Jan 22, 2019 | Front Page Feature, News

Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 January 2019.

North Burnett Regional Council Mayor Rachel Chambers has advised that the RM Williams Australian Bush Learning Centre in Eidsvold will feature workshops by renowned Aboriginal Artist Lionel Cubby over the 2019 Australia Day weekend, Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 of January 2019.

The workshops, funded through the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF), will entail two days of inclusive cultural learning for beginners through to experienced enthusiasts in the creation of Aboriginal artefacts and art. The project is all-inclusive, open for all people – indigenous and non-indigenous of all ages and cultural backgrounds.

Day 1, Saturday 26 January – “Men’s Business”. This day will be devoted to Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal men and boys to reconnect them to Country and pass on knowledge to younger generations and will entail boys and men travelling by bus onto Country and learning about different timbers and their uses. Men will learn to safely select and collect timbers, and the process of creating artefacts from the collected timbers.

Day 2, Sunday 27 January – Community Arts Day. This day is devoted to families and individuals that are Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal. Lionel will explain and demonstrate both traditional and contemporary styles and techniques of Aboriginal art.  All participants will have the opportunity to paint and share stories.  A sausage sizzle lunch will be held following the workshop.

For further information regarding the workshops please contact Lionel Cubby direct on 0487 154 917. To RSVP your attendance or to obtain an information flyer please contact the RM Williams Australian Bush Learning Centre’s friendly staff on 07 4165 7272 or email the Centre by Tuesday, 22 January 2019.

The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and North Burnett Regional Council

The Lionel Cubby workshops are proudly supported by North Burnett Regional Council.

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