TRANQUIL SETTING: The three successful applicants will stay at the Takkarakka bush resort and explore art and nature.
TRANQUIL SETTING: The three successful applicants will stay at the Takkarakka bush resort and explore art and nature.

Wonderful chance to learn from the best in your field

THREE lucky Banana Shire or Central Highlands artists will earn themselves an opportunity to learn from some of the region’s best artists for free.

The Central Queensland Regional Arts Services Network (CQ RASN) is funding a scholarship for three artists from around the region to attend the first ever Carnarvon Creates three-day workshop.

Expressions of interest are now being sought for artists to learn from award-winning tutors at Carnarvon Gorge and the Takarakka bush resort.

Sharon Gimbert from the Emerald Art Group said successful applicants would have access to Andrea Chapman or Nickeema Williams, two of Central Queensland’s most renowned artists.

“This program is new and it’s something regional artists have been asking for,” Mrs Gimbert said.

“We’ve had interest from well outside our region already about Carnarvon Creates.

“There’s a lot of retreats offered outside our area but nothing to showcase our area.”

Successful applicants will get accommodation for four nights and meals provided as they take part in three days of tutored workshops.”

Banana Shire Council Mayor Nev Ferrier said artists in the Banana Shire should really appreciate the opportunity they had before them.

“The CQ RASN funds different projects across the region each year, Carnarvon Creates is one of these projects for 2020 and the scholarships are being offered to help assist artists from our region to attend,” Mr Ferrier said.

“This is a unique opportunity.”

For more information and to get a copy of the application contact the Banana Shire Regional Art Gallery or Julie Barratt at CQ RASN at j.barratt@cqu.edu.au