It has been a busy time for the Renew Townsville spaces in Flinders Mall. As the mall takes shape so have the projects and creative energies of the Renew Townsville members. Jo lankaster’s Brush and Press Studio has held a number of workshops through April and May and all participants have expressed their excitement at the outstanding results.
Cereal Box in collaboration withe Newcastle’s Electrofringe and JCU facilitated a workshop with Sydney sound artists and ToyDeath member Nick Wishart. A diverse group of circuit bending enthusiasts spent two days with Nick creating their new instruments and participated in an improvised performance on the Sunday afternoon.
The Organi Gallery has been busy facilitating its vast membership of creatives with their ever evolving space while also holding numerous workshops and information sessions for the local community. They were even lucky enough to host SBS’s very own Costa from Costa’s Garden Odyssey. The Food for Thought meetings have been hugely successful and appear to be going from strength to strength.
The ever busy Katelyn Aslett has been holding some great events in her space particularly her workshop in March when she shared her design secrets and lead an enthusiastic group through her felt making techniques which have lead her to such acclaim here and around the world. Her Sunday Tea Party was also a special event as Katelyn played host for the morning delighting her regulars and inspiring new traffic through her shop at the western end of the mall precinct.
There are too many opportunities, too many highlights and too many stories to share in just one post but we will endeavor to stay on top of what’s happening with Renew Townsville and their member spaces over the coming months and keep you in the loop.