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29 October — 29 October

9:00 am — 2:00 pm


General Event, Workshop

Mask Making

NorthSite Art Studios

A pile of hand-made sculls bunched together on the polished concrete floor with a stanless steel wal is behind with two candles in red candle jars

Join artist Elizabeth Hunter in a 4hr mask-making workshop where you will create your own custom face mask.

In this workshop, you’ll develop skills and learn the process of creating plaster/ papier-mâché masks using the contours of our faces to create a wearable mask.

This exciting creative activity will provide you with the skills to create your own custom face mask; perfectly timed for Halloween and the Day of the Dead celebrations.

All ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

What’s provided
All materials to create your own custom face mask: plaster strips, glue, rice paper/tissue paper and vasoline.

What to bring
Face wipes (to remove vasoline after use), hair band to hold back hair and scissors.

9AM – 2PM with a 1hr lunch break

NorthSite Art Studios, 55 Greenslopes Street, Edge Hill, 4870

About Halloween and the Day of the Dead
During this period the veil between the living and the dead is believed to be its thinnest.
It’s a period that involves family and friends gathering to pay respects and to remember close family members and ancestors who have past.
It’s a time to be aware that death is our constant companion, and if acknowledged and embraced, the time of passing in our last rite of passage is one not to be feared.

About il carter cranio
The exhibition runs from 10 September — 5 November 2022, Main Gallery, Bulmba-ja Arts Centre.
For more information about the exhibition click here.

Bookings essential.

Location: NorthSite Art Studios, 55 Greenslopes St Edge Hill
(Old InkMasters / Djumbunji Press, next to the Rondo Theatre, opposite Cairns Chinese Friendship Garden)

A black table with several plaster masks scattered over the table. Three plastic sculls sit upside down on the table as a reference point for the activity of mask-making.

Image courtesy of Elizabeth Hunter


29th October 2022
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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NorthSite Art Studios
55 Greenslopes Street
Edge Hill, Queensland 4870 Australia
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NorthSite Contemporary Arts
07 4050 9498
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