Wrapt Retreat 2017 is here to inspire you

Some fabulous news!
Wrapt Retreat 2017 is here to inspire you.


Welcome to an exciting Wrapt Retreat for 2017. It promises to be another fantastic “Wrapt” event with a relaxing feel and a wonderful creative vibe. The Retreat will be held from Saturday 16 – Monday 19 June in Rockhampton. The Wrapt Retreat Venue is the Walter Reid Cultural Centre on the corner of Derby and East St, Rockhampton.

There are some changes to the Wrapt Retreat model this year but essentially the format is simple: three days, three tutors, great venue and a small class. It’s all about a quality experience, inspiration, fun and savouring creative – me time.

This year we have 3 talented tutors have been invited to share their talents with you. Jette Clover is an international quilter collage artist and curator based in Belgium. Fiona Dempster is a calligrapher book artist and printmaker from the Sunshine Coast and Penny Eamer is a multi talented artist, photographer and writer from Miles in SW Queensland. Penny and Fiona were both popular tutors at Wrapt in Rocky 2016.

The focus of the program is to provide quality, challenge, and something different for Queensland artists. The experience is also about inspiration, personal support and of course fun.

In 2017 accommodation is offered in a new way. The aim is convenience value and comfort. Wrapt has booked a Bed and Breakfast venue and 2 self contained apartments to accommodate you and save you the worry of finding somewhere lovely to stay. It’s a case of first in gets the prize. You will have privacy comfort and the friendship of fellow artists. Payment is for 4 nights from Friday to Monday. This means you can settle in on Friday afternoon ready for the 3 day class but leave on Tuesday morning.

Enrolment is all online but don’t worry if that seems daunting. You can call me and I will guide you through the process. Accommodation will be paid to me after enrolling online so I can tell you the choices.
CLICK HERE to ENROL NOW for the Wrapt Art Retreat – June 2017
This year Peta Lloyd artist “bricoleur” collaborator and friend has joined with me to manage the Wrapt Retreat and to add her talents enthusiasm and ideas. Peta brings a tutor’s perspective and as well as a student’s view. Peta was a tutor at the Wrapt Retreat at the Haven in 2015 and has attended all 5 Wrapt in Rocky events. Our shared goal is to make Wrapt rewarding and worthwhile for you.

It is summed up beautifully by Peta:

“I passionately believe in the power of creativity for personal growth and a feeling of achievement, a very real satisfaction is gained from learning something new or something old, with a new twist, in an environment that is safe, fun and inspiring, where your own unique creative personality is encouraged to blossom and grow.”

To quote artists from the Wrapt Retreat in 2015:

“I feel relaxed recharged and manic to do more work.”

Call or [email protected] at anytime.

Nanette Balchin and Peta Lloyd




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