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Choirs for Uganda

This is an event not to be missed – a choral festival featuring seven choirs on Sunday 20 August.choirs for uganda flyer

Exhibition invitation

Symbolic Self Invitation ART 1 FINAL

Symbolic Self Invitation ART2 FINAL

Symbolic Self Members exhibition

An exciting new exhibition for ACT members has been supported by an RAF Quick Response Grant to

allow members access to a professional curator.ACT Symbolic Self Logo Final

ACT hopes this will increase professionalism and lead to an outstanding exhibition.

Logo for Grant Ack


Early March 2017 Stage 1 Callout/EOI  to members 
14 March 2017 Members submit Concept/s
15 March 2017 Artists notified of selection
15 March – 28 April 2017 Selected artists create works and photograph/video pieces
4 April 2017 Progress meeting TRAG
28 April 2017 DEADLINE FOR photos/videos of selected works to or posted the PO Box 1421, Toowoomba Qld 4350
5 May 2017 Stage 2 Artists informed of selection to exhibit
6 May  2017 Text, images for Invitations to Graphic Design
12 May 2017 Artwork approved and to printer
17 May 2017 Deliver Invitations (300) to TRAG
19 June 2017 Delivery of Artworks 9.30 am
19 June 2017 Installation of works
25 June 2017 Sunday 1.30 am Opening event
3 July 2017 Documentation of exhibition by Ann Alcock
4-7 July School holiday workshops by Maryika and Jennifer
24 July Removal of works 8.45am

AGM with guest speaker


Wonderful post AGM conversations


After the meeting we enjoyed hospitality


Maryika, Jennifer and Carol


Jennifer and Titien

Betty and Anne

Betty and Anne


John and Mary-Kate


Alexis and guest speaker Claude


Anne and Marcus from PCYC


Anne, Ngaire, Allan and Betty

Arts Council Toowoomba Inc. celebrated our first decade.



 We have a new committee and look forward to a fabulous 2017.

Weekend Workshop 6-7 August

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Successful grant

ACT and other LAC members in our region are invited to develop concepts for a Symbolic Self exhibition in 2017. The Flying Arts Workshop will be held on the weekend of 6-7 August.

Via an online survey before the workshop, Stephen Clark will take participants through a creative planning process to identify ideas and images about past, present and future. He will represent these ideas to the group for creative response and further expansion in the first hour of the workshop. This will become the stimulus for creative responses to ideas about the future of arts and cultural development and key role of local arts councils (LACs).

Stephen Clark is a highly experienced consultant and advisor working extensively around the State in arts and cultural development.  Recently he completed six years as Executive Officer of Flying Arts Alliance. Stephen has spent many years regional Queensland to advance professional development in the arts sector. See

Then tutor Therese Flynn-Clark will assist participants to Tell their own stories. In Day 1 she will assist us to create a A3 mixed media artwork and On day 2 she will assist us to weave a sewn form and to develop skills to make 3D works that express our identity. Therese Flynn-Clarke uses a number of mediums which all reflect her deep connection to the natural world from where her inspiration is drawn. This earned her a position in the 2012 Double Vision Artist Exchange programme between Logan City Council, Qld and Onkaparinga Council, S.A. She creates work using recycled materials as well as plant fibres and won first prize for her large installation of ‘Moths of the Caldera’ in the Caldera Art Prize. Therese is a prolific and committed artist as well as a tutor and teacher, and a respected member of many community arts groups and events. <>

Registration Deadline Tuesday 26 July
Online survey and
creative planning
from 28 July
Response deadline Wednesday 3 August
Workshop: Day 1 Saturday 6 August
Workshop: Day 2 Sunday 7 August

Fill out and return this registration form with evidence of payment.


Good news from past president

One of our members and past President, Carol Walden, has been accepted as a delegate/volunteer for the World Peace and Friendship Mission – from Gandhi Ashram Sewagram in India on June 1 to Phoenix Settlement, Durban, South Africa on July 31, visiting 15 countries and participating in some 40 creative arts/peace programs. 
‘The peace mission will connect civil society with its nonviolent objectives and minimise human suffering produced by extremism and terrorism.
She will be sketching, photographing, blogging and posting to Facebook as often as possible during the mission. We will let you know how you can stay tuned in the next update. Link up and create peace around the world.

Congratulations Carol

Arts Council Toowoomba wishes you well and looks forward to hearing more on your return. 


Women in Harmony

Our member choir Women in Harmony launched their Decade of Harmony with a Circle of Singing.

Why do we love Toowoomba?

ACT proudly shares this video put together by Rob Sidor for our Blackboard project with funding from Toowoomba Regional Council.

Please let the committee know what you would like to see our Local Arts Council do in our community in the next year or so. Emailing with your ideas.




Blackboard memories




Two years ago our members were interacting with people in the CBD with our Blackboard project