September, 2011:

2011 ANZATA Conference

Here is a link to information about the next Australina and New Zealand Arts Therapy conference held in Brisbane. The conference will be held from the 11th – 13th of November 2011.

Personal Shrine making workshops



People have created shrines for thousands of years to celebrate and honour connection to spirit, nature, significant people and important life events; in short, anything which holds meaning and deserves remembrance, such as:

  • Worship and Prayer
  • Love and Gratitude
  • Mindfulness and Meditation
  • Healing and Wellbeing
  • Birth
  • Death
  • Relationships
  • Creative Visualisations

Our lives have become so busy that we often forget or/and have difficulties to make space for what is meaningful in our lives.

In this workshop you get to explore what really matters to you whatever that may be and create your own personal shrine to bring that into focus.

You will learn how to create a beautiful shrine from a pre cut cardboard template which is quick and easy to assemble. We use paint, collage, and found objects to decorate and embellish your sacred space.

We explore together colour, symbols and imagery to enhance the meaning of you shrine. These processes are accompanied by group sharing’s and reflective self explorations.

Shrine building is a creative process which will inspire you, hopefully in an ongoing dialogue, to focus and remember and engage with your hearts voice. These shrines can easily be repainted and redecorated again as your focus changes.

If you like to know more about shrine making and/or would like to purchase a shrine making kit visit:

Shrine Making Workshop Dates:

5th and 6th of November 11 @ The Twed River Art Gallery/Murwillumbah

For booking ring 02 66702790 or visit  Tweed River Art Gallery

26th Nov and 3rd of Dec @  Byron Community College/ Mullumbimby

9 am and 4:30 pm


For bookings contact:

Byron Region Community College (02) 6684 3374 or

Other dates are possible and groups can be tailored to specific needs.