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Weekend Workshop 6-7 August

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Successful grant

ACT and other LAC members in our region are invited to develop concepts for a Symbolic Self exhibition in 2017. The Flying Arts Workshop will be held on the weekend of 6-7 August.

Via an online survey before the workshop, Stephen Clark will take participants through a creative planning process to identify ideas and images about past, present and future. He will represent these ideas to the group for creative response and further expansion in the first hour of the workshop. This will become the stimulus for creative responses to ideas about the future of arts and cultural development and key role of local arts councils (LACs).

Stephen Clark is a highly experienced consultant and advisor working extensively around the State in arts and cultural development.  Recently he completed six years as Executive Officer of Flying Arts Alliance. Stephen has spent many years regional Queensland to advance professional development in the arts sector. See

Then tutor Therese Flynn-Clark will assist participants to Tell their own stories. In Day 1 she will assist us to create a A3 mixed media artwork and On day 2 she will assist us to weave a sewn form and to develop skills to make 3D works that express our identity. Therese Flynn-Clarke uses a number of mediums which all reflect her deep connection to the natural world from where her inspiration is drawn. This earned her a position in the 2012 Double Vision Artist Exchange programme between Logan City Council, Qld and Onkaparinga Council, S.A. She creates work using recycled materials as well as plant fibres and won first prize for her large installation of ‘Moths of the Caldera’ in the Caldera Art Prize. Therese is a prolific and committed artist as well as a tutor and teacher, and a respected member of many community arts groups and events. <>

Registration Deadline Tuesday 26 July
Online survey and
creative planning
from 28 July
Response deadline Wednesday 3 August
Workshop: Day 1 Saturday 6 August
Workshop: Day 2 Sunday 7 August

Fill out and return this registration form with evidence of payment.


Good news from past president

One of our members and past President, Carol Walden, has been accepted as a delegate/volunteer for the World Peace and Friendship Mission – from Gandhi Ashram Sewagram in India on June 1 to Phoenix Settlement, Durban, South Africa on July 31, visiting 15 countries and participating in some 40 creative arts/peace programs. 
‘The peace mission will connect civil society with its nonviolent objectives and minimise human suffering produced by extremism and terrorism.
She will be sketching, photographing, blogging and posting to Facebook as often as possible during the mission. We will let you know how you can stay tuned in the next update. Link up and create peace around the world.

Congratulations Carol

Arts Council Toowoomba wishes you well and looks forward to hearing more on your return. 


Women in Harmony

Our member choir Women in Harmony launched their Decade of Harmony with a Circle of Singing.

Why do we love Toowoomba?

ACT proudly shares this video put together by Rob Sidor for our Blackboard project with funding from Toowoomba Regional Council.

Please let the committee know what you would like to see our Local Arts Council do in our community in the next year or so. Emailing with your ideas.




Blackboard memories




Two years ago our members were interacting with people in the CBD with our Blackboard project


Memories live in Splashing back

Remembering January 2011 and how ACT responded with Splashing back

compACT Exhibition Artists and images of their artwork

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Culliford Gallery


Changes to Membership Renewal Structure

PO Box 1421 Toowoomba Qld 4350



ABN 3118 237 1054


Dear Member,

As a committee we have made the decision to simplify the membership renewal structure. All memberships will now align on 1 July 2015, and this will now become the annual date for membership renewal.

To facilitate this for continuing members we will waive all renewal fees from 1 Jan 2015 (for this year only) and you will be asked to pay the annual fee of $20 as of 1 July. We value your involvement with Arts Council Toowoomba and hope you will renew your membership then!

New members only will be asked to pay a reduced fee of $10 in the interim, so if you know of any budget-minded creative types direct them to the website for the membership details, or the PO address above.

If you have any questions about this change, please contact me through the above email address.

In lieu of this adjustment committee requests that if any members who are rejoining in July 2015 would like to make a donation to ACT please visit our Donations page on the website.

We thank you in advance for doing so.

Warm regards,


Andrew MacDonald

Membership officer


Affiliated with Arts Queensland