Minjerribah/North Stradbroke Island/All Day Creative Art Studio/Mon April 13/Point Lookout Hall

Lines In The Sand: Nature Art Actions

Lines in the Sand North Stradbroke Island embraces locals and visitors, nature and art lovers, families, Indigenous and non-Indigenous art and culture. Ephemeral artworks are installed in beautiful island settings. Artists conduct workshops that engage people’s natural creativity and we host events, performances and conversations about art, culture and ecology.

When I was invited by my partner to a meeting by the members of “Lines In The Sand”, a yearly art event on North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah), I agreed with little hesitation. My artistic background with Destruction of Cats, coupled with the passion for nurturing creativity in the youth, made me a suitable candidate to run an event.

It seemed skills acquired from my time as a rebellious faux-journalist, urban explorer, and building re-decorator is now to be used for a nobler cause.

The medium I chose is ‘Stenciling’; producing an image or pattern by applying pigment to a surface over an intermediate object with designed gaps in it which create the pattern or image by only allowing the pigment to reach some parts of the surface. Then with the theme of North Stradbroke Island wildlife, I set about creating stencils to be printed onto t-shirts.[/vc_row]

Steven demonstrating the crinkled newspaper texture technique to his enthusiastic apprentice.
Steven demonstrating the crinkled newspaper texture technique to his enthusiastic apprentice.

With the help of fellow DoC hooligan extraordinaire Steven, the event went smoothly despite the overwhelming number of kids wanting a self-stencilled t-shirt.

Lines In The Sand will again be taking place on July 6th, 2015. If you live in the Redlands area or Brisbane city, be sure to check out the Lines In The Sand website for event details. Lines In The Sand facebook page is also available here if you would like to be kept up to date.