Workshops, talks and events for 2018

Dates Detailsonion skins in the blender
Saturday April 7 2018

$50 per participant

Half day workshop papermaking with botanical fibres (10 am – 1.30pm) Introducing multiple couching techniques

Venue: Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre

May 6 Garden Expo Gympie

Hempsel Building, Gympie Showground


Talk, taste and demonstration: “Paper From Permaculture:

Using fibres from edible plants in papermaking”

Saturday June 2

Relish Festival Maryborough


Half Day paper-making with edible plants: demonstration, tasting  and workshop

Gatakers Artspace Kent St Maryborough

Mary Poppins Festival M’bro

Sunday July 8, 2018

Gatakers Artspace Kent St Maryborough

Celebrate the Art of Storytelling!

Half Day Artist’s book making (TBC)

Write Haiku + use black ink calligraphy

Bind into artist’s book using Japanese stab binding

Sat & Sun July 14 and 15

Price: $85 both days + materials levy $15

2 day workshop wool felting techniques

Venue: Gympie Regional Gallery

Day 2 deals with advanced techniques including nuno-felting, 3-D techniques and cracked earth effects.

Friday Evening June 29   Opening of “Deeply Felt” wool felt exhibition at Wand’in’in at Eumundi. Runs until July 29


Monday June 23 or Sat 28 $30 + $5 materials levy Half day Wool Felting techniques

Eumundi Wan’din’in

Gympie Gallery Studio Trail Sunday June 24 2018 free entry Open studio demonstration & sales

At artist’s studio Gympie

Saturday Sept 29

Price: $50 per participant

1 day workshop papermaking with botanical fibres (10 am – 3pm) Covers collecting, cooking, pulping and couching.

Venue: Gympie Regional Gallery

Jan 12 & 13 weekend 2019

Price: $100 weekend or $50 single day

2 day (WEEKEND)

Day 1: Botanical papermaking and casting

Day 2: Inclusions, multiple couching & advanced techniques

Venue: Gympie Regional Gallery

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Susan Zela Bissett (Zela) is an educator, writer and artist with a lifetime involvement in environmental education and advocacy. Zela was born on Butchulla Country in Maryborough and has worked as an artist, educator, permaculture gardener, studio potter and consultant. She is passionate about sustainable lifestyles, maintaining habitat for wildlife and about unleashing the creativity in all of us.

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