Aphrodite Art School

Artist Julianne Holland's Aphrodite Art School at River Fest

Artist Julianne Holland

We spend our lives critiquing the things around us, and it’s not uncommon that we pass these judgements onto ourselves and the things we create.

But local artist Julianne Holland is committed to taking the judgement out of art, so that people can create art as if no one is watching.

Julianne, owner of Aphrodite Art School, teaches a range of art classes and interactive experiences on the Capricorn Coast but will be swapping out her coastal view for a view of the Fitzroy River as one of this year’s featured artists at the Rockhampton River Festival.

Those who have already had the privilege of attending one her classes know she is more than just an average art teacher - her creatively crafted range of classes inspires her students, no matter their age or ability.

According to Julianne, there’s no such thing as ‘bad’ art which is something she hopes to convince those of who attend the two workshops she is offering at the festival.

One of her workshops will reflect upon the connection participants have to the local area by creating a collage inspired by the Fitzroy River (Tunuba) and the important role it plays in connecting local communities.

Julianne will also lead participants in crafting oversized flowers that will become part of Carla O’Brien’s famous ‘Neon Flower Garden' installation which will be exhibited at the festival.

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Workshops at River Fest

Aphrodite Art School will offer two art workshops for members of all ages and abilities.