Caspah Batchelor is looking for donations of art and craft supplies to be used in creative workshops at her art space in the Summerland Arcade in Lismore.
Caspah Batchelor is looking for donations of art and craft supplies to be used in creative workshops at her art space in the Summerland Arcade in Lismore. Cathy Adams

Making a space for creativity

ART from anything is the plan at a soon-to-be-opened community art and craft space.

Visual artist Caspah Batchelor is calling on the community to donate materials to be transformed into art at a new Wood- lark St workshop called Rewind Fastforward.

Inspired by similar spaces in Melbourne, Miss Batchelor is hoping the community will get behind the concept.

"We need things like buttons, felt, thread, wool, junk jewellery, glue, paper, paint, brushes, glitter and interesting objects that can be turned into art," Miss Batchelor said.

"All useful items will be considered."

The artworks will be based on the materials donated, which is the reverse of how art usually happens.

Miss Batchelor said the space was an opportunity for people to make art together instead of working in isolation.

"It will be like a creative circle of friends," she said.

The space will be launched in the school holidays, when workshops for children will be run every weekday.

The children's workshops will focus on making Christmas presents and wrapping paper.

Children from as young as three years old can attend, but children under five must be accompanied by an adult.

The cost of workshops will be $10 per child per hour.

Materials are included, but the children are allowed to bring their own materials as well.

Miss Batchelor said she would also be running some risque workshops for grown-ups.

Donations of materials can be dropped in to the workshop space at 98 Woodlark St, Lismore.

For information about workshops, contact Miss Batchelor on 0428747643.

For updates, join the Facebook group Rewind Fastforward.



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