Creative Studios

The Creative Studios at the Caboolture Hub provide local artists, performers, musicians, makers, designers, filmmakers, writers and creative industry professionals access to low cost studio space to develop their creative practice.

The Creative Studios aim to support the growth and development of arts and culture within the Moreton Bay Region and showcase the region’s diverse creative community.

Four studios are available, giving local creative practitioners a studio to work on a creative project in a professional and supportive atmosphere.

Studios are available for up to six months at a low cost of $58.00 per month, inclusive of overhead costs such electricity, water and Wi-Fi.

Successful applicants will also have access to networking opportunities to support the development of their creative practice for the duration of their residency.

Expressions of interest (EOIs) are now open for residencies in the Creative Studios from July to December 2022.

EOIs close on 20 June 2022.

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For more information, contact the Cultural Activation Team on cultural.activation@moretonbay.qld.gov.au.

Meet the studio residents

Jennis Ardern

Jennis Ardern is a multidisciplinary artist. Known for her colourful landscape paintings and participatory installations. Her artworks are welcoming, using heightened, saturated, bright colours. Her fanciful, patchwork paintings evoke memories of child-like wonder by combining actual and remembered places.

Her artwork is spirited and peaceful. She invites viewers to explore their identification with natural landscapes. Her collaborative and interactive installations harness co-creation strategies. She invites viewers to touch or add to the artwork.

During this residency, Jennis will extend her existing body of work through experimentation. Developing nature-inspired assemblage using a mix of new, found, and recycled materials. This exploration will allow Jennis to transform her 2D painted landscapes into 3D sculptural artworks.

Community members can get involved in the creative process with her drop-in collaborative art sessions. Jennis has hand-cut plenty of coral and fish out of reclaimed Coreflute signage. Visitors to The Hub can revitalise this bleached reef, using paint to add colour and texture to the scene.

Studio days and hours:

  • 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM Monday to Friday
  • 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM one Saturday a month.

Jana Daniels

Jana Daniels is a writer, fine artist and student graphic designer. She has worked in the arts sector as an assistant in secondary education. She has ambitions to pursue art therapy for people from all walks of life and ages. 

Jana believes that the power of creativity is in us all. She desires to help people tap into that natural energy for guidance, direction and added enjoyment in their lives. Her art is viewable on Instagram @crookd_flaw. You can read her blog on creativity via her website crookdflawcreations.com.

During this studio residency, Jana will focus on building her freelance business, Crooked Flaw Creations, which offers services in illustration and graphic design. As well as therapeutic, educational and fun creative workshops/classes for the community. Jana also hopes to research and experiment with drawing illustrations for children's books and graphic novels. 

Studio days and hours:

  • 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM Tuesday
  • 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM Friday
  • 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Saturday.

From April: 

  • 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM Monday to Friday.

Larysa Fabok

Larysa uses a combination of traditional methods and digital tools in her artwork. Such as combining modelling and animation with photography and painted surfaces. Her influences come from nature and playing. She practices using art to release the inner child within. So that she can play, and satisfy her curiosity and interests daily.

The Artist's Way, Carl Jung’s Red Book, and his Active Imagination process, a rigorous, defined procedure for channelling creativity, influence her methods. Her story, Play Like a Rite, documents the process of using Active Imagination for health and holistic medicine.

During this studio residency, Larysa will use the Active Imagination process to channel a story of a child who grew up too fast, turning their back on all thoughts of playing. It is a story that she wishes she had found in a library book when she was a child. The book will be full of soft, glowing, beautiful pictures. It will hint at the unnerving horror of the life of an adult child in a dysfunctional family system.

Larysa will experiment with ways of producing this as a storybook. She hopes to also share her work-in-progress with the community and has an interest in facilitating workshops for people to explore their inner voices through pictures. To discover their own unique stories.
 
Studio days and hours:
  • 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Monday to Thursday
  • 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM Sunday

Anna Turnbull

Anna Turnbull is a ceramic, mixed media and textile artist. Her work encapsulates elements of the natural environment, drawing from the colours, textures and forms around the region. 

Her ceramic works emerge from a receptive walking methodology as a contextual and conceptual mechanism for the production of contemporary artworks. She describes herself as a walking artist concerned with coming to know a place through experience and sensory perceptions of Moreton Bay. 

During this studio residency, Anna will continue working on her latest series of contemporary ceramics inspired by a wayfaring methodology of walking around the foreshores of Deception Bay, Nudgee Beach and Redcliffe. She will have her ceramic wheel in the studio. 

Interested visitors to The Hub, are welcome to watch her work.

Anna's studio space will provide a constantly changing display of her current developing body of work. During April and May 2022, Anna will have an exhibition of her ceramics, Desire Paths: Reflective Walking in Deception Bay, The Hub Gallery.

Studio days and hours:

  • 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
  •  8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Wednesday
  • 10:00 AM to 1:00PM Sunday.