Creative teaching talents wanted for SUNfest 2019

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SUNfest 2018 Stop Motion Animation workshop with Flying Arts Alliance Inc's artist Sue Loveday, Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum. Front: Lauren Porteous, Casey Llewellyn; Back: Sue Loveday, Tamzyn Hayden, Robbie Smith. Photographer: D. Paddick.

Creative teaching talents wanted for SUNfest 2019

Tutors keen to bring fun and creativity to the Gladstone Region’s summer youth school holiday program, SUNfest 2019, are invited to apply now.

Gladstone Region Deputy Mayor Chris Trevor said prospective tutors or presenters interested in running youth workshops or other activities should submit Expressions of Interest.

“SUNfest is a varied program of affordable events providing our young people aged between 11 and 17 with a chance to create, do and learn a new skill in a holiday atmosphere,” Councillor Trevor said.

“People with a creative skill or the ability to harness our youth’s energy in a hands-on learning environment are encouraged to put their names forward now.”

Gladstone Regional Council’s Events and Entertainment team will manage SUNfest, which is scheduled from Monday, January 14 to Thursday, January 24.

The Gladstone Region Youth Council will also have input into the event.

Cr Trevor said each year hundreds of youths participate in SUNfest activities.

“The program offers interesting workshops, fun events, activities and outings allowing our youth to learn new skills, be entertained, make new friends or challenge themselves,” he said.

“Popular activities return every year while we’re always looking to add something new to mix it up.”

Potential tutors or presenters are encouraged to submit a SUNfest Expression of Interest by September 7, with information available at

SUNfest queries can be directed to Vernetta Perrett or Di Paddick at Council on 4976 6983 or email