Creativity: A gift or learned? - Margôt Tesch, Writer

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Four Events 2019
February, May, August, October

1:45 pm - Saturday Afternoon

Glenelg Station
1282 Cement Mills Road
Cement Mills  QLD  4352

Come to talk or come simply to listen.

BYO drinks and plate to share

Directions to Glenelg:

From Stanthorpe - head towards Texas. Detour to the right toward Inglewood. about 6ks along the road turn right into Inverary Road. Follow Spring Creek Road and turn right into Cement Mills Road. Glenelg is a couple of ks on the left.

From Warwick/Inglewood - Follow the Cunningham Highway until you get to the Gore Roadhouse. Turn into Cement Mills Road (opposite the Gore Store). Glenelg is about 12 ks on the right.

Glenelg Station 1:45 pm for 2:10 start Saturday, 16th February, 2019

We've all heard someone say "I don't have a creative bone in my body", or perhaps we've said it ourselves at some point. Is this true? Are some of us capable of creativity and some of us not? Or is it an inherent capability in all of us?

Definition of Creativity: the use of imagination or original ideas to create something; inventiveness

Discussion Point ONE - ​What is creativity?
​What does it mean to you? Does it only relate to artistic expression? Are there other forms of creativity? Where do creative ideas come from?

Creativity: A gift or learned

​Introducing our guest artist: Hilary Richardson
Hilary came to Queensland in 1987 with her husband Graham, writer and published poet. Hilary had a love of art from an early age and took up the art of fine porcelain painting, opening her own studio Brisbane Porcelain Arts in Springwood where she worked and taught her craft. In 1996 she won the prestigious Dangerfield Trophy Award and has a piece displayed in the Royal Queensland Art Gallery. Hilary has also used other mediums such as acrylics and water colours and is adaptable to many styles. She studied under Tony Champ at the Southport Art and Film Studies. 

Hilary loves flowers, plants and playing bridge. It's a thrill to have her share her creative ideas with us.

Discussion Point TWO - creativity in our own lives
In what way have we been creative in our own lives? Is creativity important for a balanced healthy life? How can we encourage ourselves to be more creative? 

How the event will run

How the event will run

1:45      Arrive and share a tea/coffee/wine and a quick chat
2:10       Introductions and checkin on rules of engagement
2:15       Discussion point ONE - What is creativity?
2:30       Introduce our guest: Hilary Richardson
3:30       Discussion Point THREE - creativity in our own lives
4:00       Finish formalities, group to enjoy refreshments as travel commitment allows

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