Myella Art Retreat with Adele Outteridge

Myella Art Retreat with Adele Outteridge

Date: 19th March 2021 - 21st March 2021 Every day

Location: Myella Farm Stay 1591 Baralaba Rannes Road Kokotungo
​4702 Queensland Australia

Cost: $195 - $260/person

Time: 14:00 - 16:00

Myella Art Retreat

Relax, unwind and get creative!

The weekend will kick off at 9am on the Saturday morning. We will be walking the land and gathering items to draw and paint. We shall divide our time between exploring the surrounding environments, photographing, sketching, taking notes, collecting (eg rocks, fossils, leaves, flowers, feathers, bits of wood) and working in the ‘studio’ writing, developing images from preliminary sketches with any media including collage, reviewing photos, identifying insects and any other critters seen.  We shall gather all our drawings, notes etc. and bind a book or books (depending on time) using one or two possible structures, a Coptic bound journal and/or a sculptural concertina book.

About Adele Outteridge

Adele will be hosted as Artisan in Residence at Banana Shire Regional Art Gallery from 18 -31 March 2021.

Adele gained her BSc from the University of Melbourne in 1967 then worked as an Experimental Scientist with CSIRO. She studied with the School of Colour and Design in Sydney from 1984-88 and returned as lecturer, tutor. She taught at the Ku-Ring-Gai Art Centre from 1983-89. Adele now travels to all states and internationally lecturing and teaching. Her work in artists' books, printmaking, sculpture and drawing has been exhibited widely, is held in private and public collections and has appeared in major publications in Australia and overseas. You can find out about her studio at: -

Adele Outteridge in her studio

About CQ Shopfront

The CQ Shopfront Project has been designed and delivered by The Ideas Distillery with the aim of building the entrepreneurial skills of artists and makers in Central Queensland. Over 400 people have taken part in the project to date through the professional and skills development opportunities provided.

The CQ Shopfront Artisan in Residence program in the Banana Shire has been funded by Arts Queensland, the Regional Arts Fund, Flying Arts Alliance, Banana Shire Council and their RADF Program, CQ RASN and CQ University. We also thank Banana Shire Regional Art Gallery and Artisan for their support of this program. With their support we are able to offer this heavily subsidised weekend art retreat.

Accommodation & Meals

You will be staying in a double ensuite room. If you are travelling with a friend you might like to request one of the two bedroom spaces (depending on availability). We will all be treated to a spectacular sunset drive on the Saturday evening with our hosts at Myella. You can choose to arrive on Friday night for a two-night stay or Saturday morning for a one-night stay.

Meals are included. Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements.

Please check Myella Farm Stay's website Terms and Conditions for their COVID Safe protocols for staying at their venue. 

Booking Information

$260 per person: two-night stay (Friday and Saturday)

$195 per person: one-night stay (Saturday only)

Bookings and payments are through The Ideas Distillery website

PLEASE NOTE THAT the opportunity is open to Banana Shire residents only upon opening of bookings until Friday 19 February, 5pm. If there are spaces still available at that time, it will be opened up for out of region people to attend and promoted through social media channels.

Please Bring…

As many of you will already have appropriate materials at home we have made a list of things to bring with you to create your work over the weekend. A full list will be supplied when booking.


Friday 19 March: Check-in from 2pm

Saturday 20 March: Workshop 9:00am – 4:00pm, Evening Sunset Drive: 5:00 – 6:00pm

Sunday 21 March: Workshop 9:00am – 3:00pm


The Ideas Distillery


Phone: 0438 515 844


Banana Shire Regional Art Gallery


Phone: 4992 9500

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