Art Tonic


A couple of years ago Wyong Council and ArtsNSW launched an exciting initiative aimed at creating a stronger sense of community and education opportunities for local creatives. The great news for the Coast’s burgeoning creative scene is that Art Tonic is back for 2016, bigger and better.


We would all agree that creativity contributes much to our society, culture and public spaces, but for many creatives it can be a solitary journey with few local opportunities to improve their practice and interact with the wider public.

This year Art Tonic has been revitalised to deliver a new and improved programme supporting the professional development of local creative practitioners. With free workshops, masterclasses and artist talks across a range of topics the programme addresses gaps in contemporary arts education while encouraging an inclusive and collaborative creative community. It also aims to broaden career prospects within the creative sector.

The programme will run until mid June and includes script writing, digital media, visual merchandising, visual arts and the community arts.

You can contact Wyong Shire’s Community Development Worker (Community and Cultural Programs) Madalyn Ward for further information on the number below or register via the website. Read on for a summary of what’s on offer.

Artist in Residency Programme

This year an Artist’s Residency will be offered as part of the Wyong Lakes Festival. Creative practitioners from across the globe are invited to take part in this innovative festival that celebrates the area’s lifestyle, and diverse culture, history and natural environment.

12th–20th November 2016.

Ph: 02 4350 5524.

Wyong Lakes Festival Website

Artist Talks

A range of Central Coast creatives have been invited to share their career progression and business model, giving you a real life glimpse into their practice and spaces.


7 June, 10.30am–12pm. A tour of Ashley’s studio. Click here to Register

Ashley Fiona’s Website


15 June, 10.30am–12pm. An introduction to the gallery space and Robyn Pedley’s arts practice.

Click here to Register

Bobbie P Gallery’s Website

Product Presentation and Branding Workshop

A hands-on workshop teaching a range of visual merchandising techniques presented by Julie Grant and Edwina Richards. Gain the skills needed to build your audience and present your product in a professional way.

Click here to Register

5 May, 10.30–2.30pm, The Entrance Community Centre Battley Avenue, The Entrance.

The Entrance Community Centre Website

Digital Set Design

A professional development masterclass for theatre makers and digital media artists. The workshop offers contemporary knowledge and skills in digital media, with specific focus on digital projections and electronic soundscapes. Facilitated by HoboTechno, practitioners in theatre, public art installations and performance spaces.

Click here to Register

18 May, 10am–1pm, The Art House, Wyong.

The Art House, Wyong Website

Community Arts Workshop

For artist looking to broaden their practice into the community arts. The workshop will focus on processes and practices, building partnerships, accessing and managing funding, working to project briefs, community engagement strategies and meeting deadlines. Facilitated by Octopod, one of NSW’s leading arts and culture organisations, specialising in public participation in the arts.

Click here to Register

16 June, 10am–2.30pm, The Entrance Community Centre.

The Entrance Community Centre Website
Art Tonic Wyong links and info

Art Tonic

Wyong Shire Councl has relaunched it’s innovative and exciting program, Art Tonic. Throughout April-June, Art Tonic will be provding a recipe towards success through a series of FREE Workshops, Masterclasses and Artist Talks in partnership with Industry Professionals from the Visual, Performance and Literary Arts. For more information visit the Art Tonic Website or contact Madalyn Ward on (02) 43505204 or

Art Tonic Website

Wyong Shire Council

Wyong Shire Council, 2 Hely St, Wyong NSW 2259, Australia PO Box 20, Wyong NSW 2259 Australia
Phone: (02) 4350 5555
Fax: (02) 4351 2098.

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