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Creativity, Nature and Spirit

“Why should we all use our creative power……………..? Because there is nothing that makes people so generous, joyful, lively, bold and compassionate, so indifferent to fighting and the accumulation of objects and money.” ~Brenda Ueland

Many of us wish we were more creative. Many of us are more creative, but feel unable to effectively tap that creativity. Be inspired and supported by the wonderful natural beauty of the Silver Wattle environment to give time to your creativity and the spirit through art making.

We invite you to allow your creativity to emerge through exploring and responding to the landscape. We will play with different mediums and share stories and experiences that enhance and enrich the inner spirit.

Course Cost: $768 Single $708 Double/Twin including accommodation and meals.

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To Register with a Meeting Pass, Register here. Please note, Meeting Passes are issued by your Regional Meeting and must be applied for before registering.

Course Leaders: Barbara Huntington, Brenda Roy, Jen Newton

Barbara Huntington: Creating inspired by the landscape has been the focus of my art practice for the last few years. Gathering windfall leaves for dyeing, observing marks on trees to incorporate into stitched pieces or inspired by seed and pod shapes in the making of 3D Felt pieces.

Sometimes just “being” in the landscape; absorbing its environment, listening, watching, has been sustaining and inspirational. I feel most connected to the spirit when in my garden or walking in the surrounding bush.

These feelings and impressions I take into the studio, not always successfully, but that’s ok. Often there is no finished article just a deep feeling of having connected with something within myself.


Jen Newton: I love beach combing, walking in the bush, working with natural fibres, nature’s offerings and recyclables.

My sculptures speak to a need in me to address environmental and ethical issues in a creative way that then in turn may speak to another.



Brenda Roy: is a Friend from Perth and a maker. Over the years she has enjoyed many forms of textiles, spinning weaving, dyeing and stitching. Currently she is balancing an obsession with toy making and experimenting with natural dyes.

Earlier Event: August 18
Winter Gardening Week
Later Event: September 25
Landcare Week