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14 June 2022 | Disability

Art Festival this weekend in Nambour!

Graceville Art Festival

An annual event of art, creative workshops and a mini market celebrating community inclusion kicks off on Saturday June 18.

The annual Graceville Art Festival will be held at St Luke’s Lutheran Church in Nambour and runs Saturday and Sunday June 18 and 19.

Graceville Centre in Nambour offers mental health and disability support, as well as offering onsite Supported Independent Living.

The theme of the festival is Create Together, Belong Together and embraces people from the wider community, Graceville clients and the local St Luke’s Lutheran congregation.

Sunshine Coast artist Deby Taylor is excited to see her work on display. About six years ago she had a stroke which prompted her to take a ‘now or never’ approach to painting.

“I had been doing art, dabbling for a few years … I’d had a stroke and just decided that now was the time, stop putting it off,” she said.

“My eldest sister was the artist in the family. So this will be a surprise for them to see me as an artist. My sister passed away quite suddenly and so that’s what’s behind the attitude to not putting things off. If I want to give something a go I will.”

Another keen artist at the event is Graceville Centre client Jason Rosendahl.

Jason has been painting for many years and loves to work in bold colours, drawing inspiration from what he sees around him and from his imagination.

He will be running an interactive mural workshop, where festival-goers can collaborate on a large scale artwork (9am-11, Saturday, free).

There are two sessions of the Paint & Sip Tea workshop (12pm-1.30 and 2pm-3.30, Saturday, $25/$10).

Sunday features Worship on the Green (9am) and a line dancing workshop (11am-12pm, free).

Click here for the program.

Phone 07 5441 4682 for more information.

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