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Seniors’ creativity encouraged

Published: 2 August 2017

Seniors’ creativity encouraged

A group of Logan seniors is demonstrating that it is never too late to be creative.

The Logan Artworkers Networking Events (LANE) is hosting a special session at the Logan Art Gallery on 12 August dubbed “Creative Seniors”.

From 2pm to 4pm, participants will be able to listen to speakers from U3A and the Logan Artist Association about their opportunity for creativity. Senior artist Joan Macnaught will also share how she developed her idea into an exhibition Recollections from my childhood currently on show at the gallery.

The Bethania artist is presenting a series of pen, ink and watercolour works and a series of pastels that depict nostalgic scenes from her childhood growing up in rural Queensland in the mid-twentieth century in her exhibition.

City Lifestyle and Customer Services Committee Chairperson Councillor Steve Swenson said the LANE session provided a wonderful opportunity for Logan seniors to find out about the fantastic, creative programs offered in Logan by U3A and the Logan Artist Association.

“LANE has been developed through feedback from arts practitioners wanting to establish links with each other, to help build a stronger arts community in the city and participate in vibrant local projects,” Cr Swenson said.

“I encourage anyone who is interested to attend Ms Macnaught’s talk.

“The afternoon will also feature a tour of the current exhibitions at the gallery by
co-ordinator Michael Wardell from 3.30pm.”

LANE is held at Logan Art Gallery and explores a variety of themes to develop
and nurture creativity in the City of Logan so the community benefits socially and economically from the arts.

Bookings for the 12 August session are essential and can be made by phoning
3412 5519 or by emailing

The Auslan interpretation of both sessions has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Department of Communication and the Arts’ Catalyst - Australian Arts and Culture Fund.

Any arts practitioners wanting to be involved with LANE can call the Projects Officer at Logan Art Gallery on 3412 5426.