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Propagate the Arts Professional Development

Propagate the Arts delivers professional development opportunities to support local artists and arts and heritage workers and volunteers. Delivered in diverse locations and spaces across the Western Downs, creating a culturally vibrant region and inspiring the upcoming generation of artists with a range of creative workshops, networking events, industry guest speakers and more.

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If you have an idea for a workshop, require assistance or would like to know more about all things arts and culture, please feel free to contact one of our friendly officers, located in Chinchilla, Dalby, Miles.

Call: 1300 COUNCIL (1300 268 624)

Email: arts@wdrc.qld.gov.au

Upcoming Events

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Past Events

Hats on Deck

with Milliner Johanna Guerin

During this delightful workshop, Milliner Johanna Guerin  guided  participants through the creative process of making their very own Free Form Fascinator using materials including feathers and sinamay.  Participants enjoyed a high tea in the setting at the beautiful Laurels of Chinchilla and all materials were included.

Regional Art Services Networking Event

To continue the Regional Arts Services Network in South-West Queensland, a series of networking events and functions were held in the Western Downs region for all artists and arts workers to connect and discuss their practices. Local musicians entertained participants at MyAll 107 , with a program of guest speakers and presentations as well.  It was a great networking opportunity for participants to connect with other creatives from the region.

Conservation Workshops

With Melanie Fihelly

Presented at Pioneer Park Museum and Miles Historical Village Museum AICCM accredited conservation and restoration specialist Melanie Fihelly workshopped:

  • Preventative conservation practices and routines
  • Housekeeping practices for historic sites and collection storage areas
  • Cleaning collection objects
  • Making housing and storage supports

Visual Thinking Strategies for Arts Appreciation

With Rob Natoli

Join experienced artist and arts educator Rob Natoli as he guides participants to view and think about art works in new and personal ways to derive meaning and enjoyment from engaging with art.

Polyplate Lithography

With Dr Jenny Sanzaro-Nishimura

Participants learned a print making technique from master printer Dr Jenny Sanzaro-Nishimura. No experience was necessary and all materials were supplied.