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Creative Arts and Craft in the North Burnett

May 16, 2019 | Front Page Feature, News

Councillor John Zahl recently presented cheques to successful North Burnett artists who received funding from Round 1 of the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) funding for 2018/19. The next RADF round is open now, please contact Council’s RADF Officer or visit for more information.

Mundubbera’s Lemon Jo’s Quilting Group has been funded $1,549.95 to access professional arts’ tutor, Terese Ahrens, to facilitate a two day Tuffet Workshop for the development of new skills in the art and craft of quilting within our region (A tuffet is a piece of furniture used as a footstool or low seat. It is completely covered in material and has wooden legs to give it more rigidity).

Pictured left to right in the photo are group members Marilyn Elstob, Lyn Carlyon (holding the “Tuffet”) and Debbie Green holding the cheque.

Quilters from Mundubbera, Gayndah and Eidsvold participated in the two-day workshop which was held 5 and 6 May, 2019 at Mundubbera RSL Hall.

Mundubbera Artist, Sue Lederhose received $12,599.63 to provide courses in the instruction of Creative Visual Art in Mundubbera, Monogorilbi and Gayndah throughout 2019. 

Sue is conducting multimedia art classes for children from Kindy age through to High School in Mundubbera; an intensive 15 week Absolute Beginners’ Watercolour Class for High School students and Adults in Gayndah; and classes at the Monogorilbi State School which will culminate in an end of year Art Exhibition and Wine and Cheese Night at the Monogorilbi Hall to showcase the students’ artistic creations throughout the year.

Cilla Pershouse, the creator of Blue Gum Farm TV Productions, has been funded $5,350 to bring her high quality Theatre Arts Masterclass and Showcase for Children to each town in the North Burnett from July to September 2019. Tuition will be provided by professional artists currently working in the industry across live theatre, film and television mediums.

This project offers performance and educational opportunities for rural and regional based children who otherwise would not have the chance to attend masterclasses of this quality on their own doorstep.