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Free Sculpture & Fiber Arts Workshops

Healthy Planet, brought to you by Plastic Boutique are offering free community workshops in Sculpture and Fiber Arts. The Plastic Boutique workshops are known to be inclusive and fun. We welcome all community members regardless of their skill level. Bookings are not required unless you are a group of 15 or more. To make a group booking, please email Margaret Burgess via [email protected] 

Margaret Burgess: Founder of Plastic Boutique, Artist in Residence and Artist Collective, Margaret will be hosting sculpture art workshops every Friday in August alongside Lian Meaney.

Lian Meaney: lead sculpture artist will be facilitating the sculpture workshops where participants will learn how to make armatures out of  foil for small birds and wire for larger birds. These three dimensional bird sculptures will then be dressed in feathers made from recycled fabrics and used in our large scale Healthy Planet installation consisting of 100 bird sculptures and forest canopy. 

Tracey Robb: Lead fiber artist will facilitate workshops recycling fabrics into the forest canopy, and some more elaborate methods for feathering some of the feature bird sculptures. Participants will learn different methods of fabric manipulation; sewing, using wire frames, crochet and weaving to create our massive forest canopy which will be displayed in the Fashion Mall in September/October. 

Creative community projects are a great way to get involved in something special and meet new friends. Feel free to pop into the Studio to join a workshop or enjoy a chat and a cuppa between 9.30am and 2pm on the following days in July and August. More workshops dates to be advised from early to mid September. 

Sculpture Workshops with Lian Meaney | 9:30am – 2pm
Sunday – Tuesday. 

Fiber Art Workshops with Tracey Robb | 9:30am – 2pm
Wednesday – Thursday. 

Sculpture Workshops with Lian Meaney | 9:30am – 2pm
Sunday – Tuesday. Plus Thursday evenings from 4.30pm - 8pm.

Sculpture Workshops with Margaret Burgess | 9:30am – 2pm

Fiber Art Workshops with Tracey Robb | 9:30am – 2pm
Wednesday – Thursday and Saturday. Plus Wednesday evenings from 4.30pm - 8pm.

Plastic Boutique thanks the following sponsors for their support:

Caneland Central, Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal, Artist Collective, Mackay Creatives, Star 101.9, Whitsunday Regional Council, Isaac Regional Council, Crossroad Arts, Artist Studio. 

This project was made possible by the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund, provided through Regional Arts Australia, administered in Queensland by Flying Arts Alliance. This project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.


Where to find us

Popup Studio Space, near Jamaica Blue opposite LJ Hooker.


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