Carnarvon Creates 2020

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Enjoy the tranquil atmosphre and cultivate your creativity at this amazing artist retreat at Takarakka Bush Resort in stunning Carnarvon Gorge National Park, an absolute hidden gem.

Join our brilliant tutors for three days of workshops followed by three days of immersion in the peaceful grandiose surrounds of nature.

Our experienced tutors cater for all levels of artistic skill in varying fields of arts.

Choose from either:

  • 3-day workshop – 3 days of tutored workshops
  • 6-day workshop – 3 days of tutored workshops & 3 days of individual immersive time to do your own art or explore the beauty of Carnarvon Gorge.


The multi award-winning tutors bring a wealth of knowledge and skills in a diverse variety of art practices and cater for all levels of artistic skill, including:

  • Watercolour
  • Sketching
  • Charcoal
  • Mixed media
  • Digital
  • Utilise natural materials
  • Artist journal

Participants will have the opportunity to exhibit work created at the retreat at two exhibitions. The first will be at the Emerald Art Gallery in April 2020 with another at the Bauhinia Bicentennial Art Gallery at Springsure in May 2020.

Carnarvon Creates 2020 is facilitated by the Emerald Art Group Inc. and has been developed in partnership with council and the Central Queensland Regional Arts Services Network (CQ RASN). It is proudly supported by Central Highlands Regional Council, CQ RASN, CQUniversity, the Queensland Government and the Rolleston Painting Group.

Central Highlands Regional Council Manager Connected Communities Suzanne Poulter said the event shows the vibrance and innovation in the arts and culture space in the Central Highlands.

‘Initiatives like Carnarvon Creates connect communities across the region, drive regional and economic development, promote health and wellbeing and deliver unique experiences for people,’ she said.

‘The retreat is open to anyone and provides a fantastic opportunity for rural and regional artists to advance and develop their skills and network.’

Event details:

Carnarvon Creates 2020

Date: 26 March – 2 April 2020

Location: Takarakka Bush Resort, Obriens Road, Rewan, Queensland

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