Brushes at the ready! Council proud to support Goondiwindi Creative Getaway weekend
Brushes at the ready! Council proud to support Goondiwindi Creative Getaway weekend

Brushes at the ready! Council proud to support Goondiwindi Creative Getaway weekend

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Goondiwindi Regional Council is proud to support the Goondiwindi Creative Getaway, a packed two-and-a-half days of creative workshops and artistic activities on all this weekend at the Goondiwindi Waggamba Community Cultural Centre.

After enormous success last year for the Getaway’s first event, this weekend promises to be even bigger and better with fun and relaxed sessions available for a wide variety of crafts, including barb-wire art, lino printing, resin art, fabric painting, wire wreath art, paint along sessions, leadlight, eco printing, carved wooden spoons and bangles.

The fun kicks off this Friday evening, with morning and afternoon sessions available through Saturday and Sunday. Catering options are available for morning tea and lunch, as well as a dinner on Saturday night with the company of fellow Getaway creators.

Tickets are available now, but with some sessions already sold out, you’ll have to be quick if you want to secure one of the final spots! For tickets and more information, visit

Council is proud to support the event through an allocation of $3,500 through the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF). The RADF is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Council to support local arts and culture in the Goondiwindi Region.

Cr Phil O’Shea holds Council’s portfolio for arts, and said the weekend will be a great opportunity to discover a new creative hobby or hone your existing skills.

“This is the second year of the very-popular Creative Getaway and the second year Council has supported the event,” Cr O’Shea said. “We’re very proud to have this event in the Goondiwindi Region because it’s such a unique opportunity, especially in a regional area, to have so much expertise and creative people under the one roof at the same time,” he said.

“Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced crafter, this weekend is a mix of all ages and abilities and will be lots of fun, with a very welcoming bunch,” he said.

Highlights of the weekend include ‘Balls for Blokes,’ an evening with the company of like-minded men making barbed wire balls for the garden (with a pizza dinner), and the sold-out fabric lampshade workshops with local interiors expert Glenda Rival.

The event also aligns with Queensland Mental Health Week (QMHW), an annual awareness week that aims to shine a spotlight on individual and community mental health and wellbeing.

“These types of events are also so important for mental wellbeing, it’s an opportunity to get out and meet friendly new people who are all about just having a go and perhaps discovering a new creative outlet along the way,” he said.

5th October 2022 at 12:00 AM