TCFQ will host a series of arts-based workshops. Each workshop will have a different theme with the first in March on life as a flowing river. You can choose to attend all the workshops or just a selection. No art skills are necessary as the faclitators will guide you through a variety of art-making processes. Each workshop will include conversations about paintings and other creative arts processes. There is no fee; just bring your energy and hopes!
The workshops are held in the TCFQ Office immediately after a Saturday Support Group meeting at 44 Newdegate St Greenslopes. The support meetings will run from 10:00 to 11:00 and the workshops from 11:00 to 12:30. If you wish to stay on and join others for lunch to continue discussion on the theme please bring a plate to share. These Workshops are free for financial members of TCFQ.
Space at the workshops is limited so registration is essential. You can register using the form below, or by phoning the office on 07 3540 9949
We look forward to seeing you there!
Donna McDonald’s life is characterised by her restlessness and creative energies. She is constantly engaged with the question of what it means to be alive, purposeful and joyous in this chaotic world of ours. Throughout her professional life of forty-plus years as a social worker, policy advisor, university academic, arts-based researcher and writer, Donna advocated for inclusive practices. Now, the central themes of Donna’s work as a creative arts practitioner are the experiences of women, enduring sorrow, and how we find our sense of purpose in life. Donna is currently working on a series of ceramic figurines, “Women of Grace and Sorrow”.
For more information on Donna see www.donnamcdonald.com
Matt Armstrong says his work connects to the beauty and simplicity of the Australian landscape influenced from a childhood growing up in and around Dubbo New South Wales. Now living and working in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, he uses various mark-making techniques; using brushwork, palette knife, rough charcoal, acrylic, and ink lines, to suggest landscape movements, patterns, changing light and shadows. For Matt, art-making is a personal journey of discovery, and he hopes that in sharing his paintings they bring joy and an inspiration to think differently about our environment.
For more information on Matt see https://armkeitstudio.com/
Ildi Putnoki is a counsellor who works for the organisation StandBy – Support After Suicide across Brisbane and surrounds, and is passionate about walking alongside people on their grief path.