2015 Creative Studio


Lines in the Sand Nature Art Actions 2015 on Minjerriba, North Stradbroke Island, Queensland Australia next all day creative studio is Monday  July 6, at Point Lookout Hall.



Quandamooka CULTURE TALK with Raymond Walker  (FREE)
9AM – 9.30AM (free entry)
Point Lookout Community Hall, East Coast Road

Raymond Walker is a tribal owner of North Stradbroke Island and eldest grandson of Oodgeroo Noonuccal-celebrated poet, author and artist . He is the culture man who along with his brothers has written song and dance that is performed on Country in recent times. Raymond shares legends and song with adults and children alike with this morning session.


STORIES IN SAND with Craig Tapp (FREE)

Tappy is of Noonuccal, and Ngugi descent. His most recent paintings on canvas are about the marine animals of Quandamooka (Moreton Bay). His jewelry design uses traditional and contemporary mediums such as local seed, bone and shell. Craig was one of the founding members of Salt Water Murris’-Quandamooka Inc

The Saltwater Murris-Quandamooka (SWMQ) Aboriginal Art Gallery is one of a handful of galleries in Australia that is owned and fully operated by Indigenous people. They welcome you with a diverse and inspiring display of traditional and contemporary art work by our Indigenous artists, who are all descendants of the Noonuccal, Ngugi and the Gorenpul clans of Quandamooka (Moreton Bay) Country.

Tappy has been working with Lines in the Sand since 2011. Now also working with island entities Straddie Camping and Quandamooka Yooloo Burra Bee Aboriginal Corporation he is available for work commissions and workshops.



10AM -12PM AND/OR 1-3PM
$15 each, $20 for 2 in same family, $25 for 3 or more in same family

  • T-shirt upcycling with Toni Cope
  • T-shirt stenciling (BYO t-shirts) with Mark Fulcher
  • Minjerriba NAture Jewellery with Delvene Cockatoo-Collins


T-shirt upcycling and stenciling at the all day creative studio is with Nava Faroo, Mark Fulcher and Toni Cope.

This is what Toni has to say…

As part of the Line in The Sands creative space  this year; Mark  and I will be holding a t-shirt recycling workshop. As a recycling enthusiast  I have always found my unique wardrobe from local thrift stores, thru friends clothes swaps and market suitcase rummages; feeling a liberating happiness at finding one of a kind pre-loved items  at a low prices.  I tend to find my closet expanding quicker than I wear them so I too donate as often as I pick up.  Recently while travelling and studying in Thailand I met a crafty creative individual who taught me how to makeover my old clothes into a new style therefore getting more trendy wears. We hadn’t coined a name for the design but it’s like clothes threading, so Nava and I will be sharing this with you. A bit about me and Nava; we went to school together in Thornlie in Western Australia and have been close friends ever since, also same shoe and clothes size we tend to share our wardrobe too. I moved to North Stradbroke Island in 2013 to find out about my history and Ancestors, being a descendant of the Quandamooka people and Noonucal clan. I found a paradise island and called Nava and told her she has to come over here, so she moved over 2 weeks later.

Mark showed me stencil art one afternoon when I decided to dress up like a mermaid  for Island Vibe festival, he is creative in all kinds of ways and this is one of many talents. We have continued to stencil  t-shirts, posters and our fridge, though we have in the past used spray paint in his workshop he will be using an acrylic medium for a less toxic option. Mark is a Brisbane based musician, whose sole job for a year was busking for loose change to pay the bills and lead a independent, off-the-grid lifestyle. After meeting Nava and I on Straddie one weekend he decided our cruisy island life suited him and commuted over regularly until he got a casual job here and finally moved over.

(Image credits: Toni and Mark on task and Toni at work at Coffee in Cylinders beach side)

Body Art with Amber Vicum


Amber is a long time resident of the island and can often be seen at the Point Lookout markets selling her unique bead work. She works with shells, bernie beads and other beach finds like washed up seeds. Add to this ochres and henna and you will be a walk away sensation. Bellies with bubbies inside will really appreciate the making of art on that round canvas.

ECO ART and CLAY with artist Virginia Jones

Young people will use basic techniques of clay working and found natural materials to create  ephemeral artworks.

In our contemporary world connections are often disregarded and destroyed. Information technology allows instant contact with the world but we are losing connections that are life giving. Consumerism and lust for power isolates humankind and disregards life cycles. Without connections to our earth and our place in time we live only for self gratification, our vitality sapped and surrounded by decay.

Clay invokes in the viewer many deep associations with the earth and cultural histories. It is the most reliable source of knowledge we have of ancient cultures and the movement of people. To work with clay demands intense involvement with time and the elements. Form, surface activity and interior space are the traditional concerns of the clay worker. Installation work considers other aspects, ephemeral nature, physical space and the viewer.



10AM – 3PM
Point Lookout Community Hall, East Coast road
$85 (includes materials)

  • Woven Sculptures
  • Wood Lithography


WOVEN SCULTPURE with artist Anaheke Metua

Join this Weaving Circle and discover a traditional technique that has been used across time and cultures in architecture, textile and basketry design.
In this masterclass students will be introduced to weaving with natural fibres that display the characteristics of strength, length, flexibility and durability.
By applying the technique, WARP and WEFT to Palm Infloresence, you will learn to weave, shape, form, influence, fashion and construct a Woven Sculpture.
Interwoven throughout the workshops we will explore the process of harvesting, preparing and storing natural fibres and topics of culture, community and creativity.


Anaheke Metua was born in NZ, a descendant of the Maori tribe, Nga Te Rangi, East Coast, Aotearoa, NZ.
Since 2005, she has developed and refined her skills and passion for weaving Contemporary Fibre Art and teaching Basketry.
As a well known facilitator and presenter of regular Weaving Circles, Anaheke has taught basketry to thousands of people throughout Australia. She has also been invited by indigenous communities across Australia to share her passion and skill in support of the reclaimation of their  country, culture and community.
As an exhibiting contemporary fibre artist and weaver, Anaheke demonstrates skill, technique, design and beauty inspired by the themes of Ethnobotany and the link between people and their place, as a source of physical & spiritual nourishment and sustainable arts practices.
Underpinning her work, Anaheke is a passionate advocate for womens health, wellbeing and empowerment and believes that when women work together they are creative, nurturing and powerful.

WOOD LITHOGRAPHY with artist Jennifer Sanzaro-Nishimura

Using drawn single and multi-plate printing and hand coloured processes

This workshop is intended to bring a creative thinking and a variety of methods and techniques together to introduce printmakers to the delightfully but uncomplicated process of wood lithography. This process uses the same principles as stone and metal plate lithography without the use of acids, etches or turpentine. It can be printed on either an etching or relief press and oil based relief inks can be used. The matrix is 3 ply Luan ply, and a simple three step process brings the matrix to the printing stage.

The aim of this workshop is to create one or two plates with different drawn images and print them individually, then experiment with overlaying them using different colours, adding water colours before printing or reduction printing.  Source images can be hand drawn, or photocopy transferred onto plates (but they will need to be drawn over), plates may be carved into with lino tools. This workshop is designed with the view of showing a number of printing methods and techniques that can be accomplished in a one day print workshop. The process is easy, the materials are inexpensive and the result is somewhere between a lithograph and a woodblock print.  It is a relatively new and contemporary method of making art to walk alongside the more traditional methods of printmaking and drawing.

The rationale for this workshop is to show a variety of ways of making wood lithographs; to use traditional 2D mark making, using additive and subtractive methods, overlays and hand colouring. By overlaying different images, the wood texture and different techniques will help participants develop some exciting new images, the only limit being one’s imagination and time.

The project is designed to incorporate new and old avenues of printmaking that are relatively cost effective, easy to set up and execute in a workshop situation and that can become a suitable medium for participants to use in their home studio.

It is envisioned that participants will be spontaneous, conceptual and experimental in their approach to this workshop. This workshop will take the participants on a visual explorative journey, using collected objects, drawings, photos and their own visual resources, that will open up new ways of seeing and new methods of exploration using simple cost effective materials that are easily available. They will use drawing and cutting techniques utilising traditional and contemporary methods that embrace the texture of the wood and the materials they are working with.

The participants may create a series of prints on paper with consideration to the dialogue created by the juxtaposition of their visual resources in the image they create, or they may choose to abandon themselves to complete randomness – with no intended outcome. Consider the effects of automatism, happy accidents and visual dichotomies. Consideration to cultural and environmental issues may be a source of inspiration, not forgetting that Digital photography may be used not only as a means of record, but also as visual source to make prints from.

1. Preparing the matrix
2. Drawing the images from objects or visual resources
3. Setting the image with gum Arabic
5. Paper preparation
4. Inking and printing the matrix

Methods:  Automatic marking, drawing, additive and subtractive methods, positive/negative methods, cutting, layering, hand colouring.
Tools:  Paint brushes, lino or wood cutting tools, Stanley knives, buckets, water, clean sponges, rags, ink rollers.
Materials:  Newsprint, Sakura solid marker crayons, casein powder, cloudy ammonia,  water, gum Arabic, oil based printing inks, water colours, printing paper – 200 -300gsm acid free paper, cooking oil for clean-up.