Burnett Heads - October 2022

ONE MONTH OF ARTS CELEBRATION IN BURNETT HEADS!

For many years the Lighthouse Festival has been a main stay in Burnett Heads. Originally developed as a way to promote and develop local talent and businesses, the event grew to be loved by many. Unfortunately though, like most good things, it came to an end in 2021. This year however we are introducing a new event. COTA or Celebration of the Arts. Not to be confused with the Council of the Aging, our event is here to celebrate art in all the forms it takes. Running each weekend for the entire month of October we kick off this year with Chalk the Sidewalk and close out the month with Art Workshops, providing something for all ages to enjoy.

Chalk the Sidewalk 2022

We’ll be encouraging children to Chalk the Sidewalk in the main part of the Burnett Heads Township, in the name of fun and art! Chalk artwork will be judged by our very own Jenni Kirkwood and John Layland with over $500 worth of prizes up for grabs.
 
Three age groups – under 6yrs, under 12yrs and under 18 yrs.
All entrants 14yrs and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Chalking the Sidewalk will commence from 11am.

Date: Saturday 1 October

Time: 11am to 1pm (Registrations from 10:30am to 12pm)

Cost: FREE

Location: Town Centre (in front of Plaza next to Post Office), Burnett Heads

Winners: Prizes will be awarded at approximately 1:30pm.

Chalk the Sidewalk 2022

We’ll be encouraging children to Chalk the Sidewalk in the main part of the Burnett Heads Township, in the name of fun and art! Chalk artwork will be judged by our very own Jenni Kirkwood and John Layland with over $500 worth of prizes up for grabs.
 
Three age groups – under 6yrs, under 12yrs and under 18 yrs.
All entrants 14yrs and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Chalking the Sidewalk will commence from 11am.

Date: Saturday 1 October

Time: 11am to 1pm (Registrations from 10:30am to 12pm)

Cost: FREE

Location: Town Centre (in front of Plaza next to Post Office), Burnett Heads

Winners: Prizes will be awarded at approximately 1:30pm.

Flickerfest

Celebrating 31 years, Flickerfest is Australia’s only Academy® Qualifying and BAFTA Recognised Short Film Festival, and the country’s largest Australian & International short film competition, screening the best of shorts from Australia and around the world, hand-picked from over 3,200 entries.

Flickerfest has gone to great lengths to curate it’s 2022 National Tour to bring you the Best of Australian Shorts ‘A Kaleidoscopic Carnival Of Short Films’. This programme is a specially curated selection of highlights from Flickerfest’s Australian Academy® Qualifying competition programmes in Bondi 2022.

*This programme contains mature themes & is not recommended for children under 15.

Classification: Children under 15yrs must be accompanied by an adult.

Date: Saturday 8 October

Time: 7pm – 9pm (opening from 6pm)

Cost: $20 +booking fee

More Info & Program: Flickerfest Website

Location: Burnett Heads Community Hall – Jack Norgate Oval, Burnett Heads

 

Lighthouse Presents is elated to announce Lighthouse Rock 2022, a rock festival that will bring together some of Australia’s most highly regarded rock n’ roll musicians in one of the most picturesque parts of Queensland.

Featuring Jimmy Barnes, Jon Stevens, Ian Moss, Choirboys, Swanee, Abby Skye, Jackson Dunn and Bundy’s very own Battle of the Bands Winner.

Date: October 15

Time: Gates open at 12:30pm

Cost: $119 +booking fee

Location: Lighthouse Field, Burnett Heads

This is an 18+ Event.

OCTOBER ART WORKSHOPS

As part of the October Celebration of the Arts, the Burnett Heads Progress and Sports Association supported by the Bundaberg Regional Council, is hosting 5 Saturday workshops lead by some of our local and regional artists/artisans. Learn a new skill and connect with the community.

All workshops will be held in the Burnett Heads Community Hall, Zunker Street, Burnett Heads.

View the workshop details below. Book quickly as workshop are limited to 10 participants and are suitable for all level of experience.

Any queries contact Gayle Mason on 0401 538 019.

‘SEA SHELLS’ ACRYLIC WORKSHOP
with Jenni Kirkwood

As a professional artist for 40+ years, Jenni began her career as a sign writer.

Mainly working in acrylics this workshop is a very simple process for beginners or advanced. You will learn many exciting techniques of colour mixing, harmonizing, shading, line drawing and much more.

When the 3 hour workshop is finished, you will walk away with one or two sea shell canvases to hang in your home or gift to someone dear to you.

Date: Saturday 8 October

Time: 9am to 12pm. Morning Tea Provided

Cost: $60 +booking fee (Limited Spots Available)

Location: Burnett Heads Community Hall – 19 Zunker St, Burnett Heads

Materials provided: 2 canvases, pallets, paints, water bowls, use of brushes, pencils, stencils.

Please bring with you an old towel for mopping up paint, and wear old clothes or bring an apron, if you are an excitable painter. 

SOLD OUT

If you are interested in this workshop, please contact Gayle Mason on 0401 538 019 as a second workshop can be scheduled for later in the month if numbers justify.

WATERCOLOUR PAINTING – The Basics – Technique, Tips & Tricks
with Colleen Helmore

Have you always wanted to try your hand at watercolours but didn’t know where to start? Do you want to enhance your watercolour skills? Local Burnett Heads artist Colleen Helmore is the perfect match for you!

Colleen has been teaching watercolour techniques for a very long time and has had paintings chosen for many major art events. Although basically a traditionally representational artist, she has over the years also added an impressionist edge to her art. 

She uses a very limited pallet of three primary colours of red, yellow and blue.  Developing secondary colours from these primary colours she will demonstrate how to build up a painting with colour harmony and develop atmosphere to a painting.

By the time you go home you will have a small water colour painting you will be proud of!

Date: Saturday 15 October

Time: 9am to 12pm. Morning Tea Provided

Cost: $60 +booking fee (Limited Spots Available)

Location: Burnett Heads Community Hall – 19 Zunker St, Burnett Heads

Materials provided: All materials provided

COILED RAFFIA BASKETRY
with Elaine Kirk

Have you ever wanted to learn how to weave with raffia?

Elaine will teach you how to create a unique coiled raffia basket and discuss other natural resources that can be used with this technique.  Elaine uses ethically sourced hand dyed raffia.

At the end of the workshop, you will have a finished article to take home.

Date: Saturday 22 October

Time: 9am to 12pm. Morning Tea Provided

Cost: $60 +booking fee (Limited Spots Available)

Location: Burnett Heads Community Hall – 19 Zunker St, Burnett Heads

Materials provided: All materials provided.

 

SOLD OUT

INDIGO SHIBORI DYEING
with Dana McCown

Dana is a well-known textile creative, educator and researcher with extensive knowledge and experience in indigo dyeing, and using Shibori techniques to get interesting textures and effects. Dana will be sharing information on the dyeing process during her workshop.

Participants will be provided with 6 cotton napkins to create a set using various techniques. If any students are quilters, they may like to bring cotton washed squares to use to create an indigo quilt afterwards. Some may like to dye a cotton t-shirt, but must be washed beforehand. NO SYNTHETICS. Silk scarves can be bought from Dana at a cost if desired.

Date: Saturday 29 October

Time: 9am to 3pm. Including a lunch break – Tea, Coffee, morning tea and sandwich lunch provided.  Please bring your own lunch if you have special dietary requirements.

Cost: $75 +booking fee (Limited Spots Available)

Location: Burnett Heads Community Hall – 19 Zunker St, Burnett Heads

Materials provided: 6 cotton napkins to create a set

Please Bring: An old towel for mopping up. A small bucket to transport finished products home – they will still be wet’. Please wear old clothes.

The Celebration of the Arts is brought to you by

Thanks also to the Baguette Ladies, Steve Burdee & Daniel Walshaw

 

 

 

Contact Us

Please feel welcome to get in touch with us no matter what aspect of the festival your enquiry relates to.

Burnett Heads Progress & Sports Association Incorporated

P.O Box 9041, Burnett Heads QLD 4670

By Email: burnettheadsprogress@yahoo.com.au

 

 

 

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