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Create Art to Educate.

Pick up a brush or pencil and enter our 8×8 art competition.

100% of proceeds from the event will go to Mission Educate.

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8x8 is an art competition with amazing prizes created by 14 year old Katura Halleday.

Artists and creatives of all ages and skill levels  donate a 8x8″ sized artwork to a 7 day exhibition starting on the 16th November 2019.

All artwork is for sale at $30 during the exhibition.

100% of the proceeds go to Mission Educate who provide an education to the children of Mozambique.



ARTABLE, a local art educator has kindly donated $500cash and $500 workshop vouchers to the

winner of the adult category and a prize pack for the winner of the children category.


Opening Night Party

16th November 2019  6-8pm

The Dust Temple, 54 Currumbin Creek Rd,

Currumbin Queensland

The 2019 Exhibition

16th – 22nd of November 2019

Sat-Sun 7-1:30 Mon-Fri 6:30-3


Hey, I’m Katura

I am 14 years old and I have two passions in life. 
One is art and the other is to bring education to developing nations.  

Through this project I want to utilise the arts to raise funds to educate children in Mozambique.

In 2018 I visited Mozambique with Mission Educate to met three girls that I sponsor at the King of Kings school.  I came home with a desire to do more.  The idea of an Art Competition was born…..

A special thanks to…

Our main sponsors

We were once like you, wondering if it was possible to learn how to paint and draw and wanting to add some creativity to our lives. We didn’t know back then what we all know now….that anyone can learn to draw and paint with the right teaching and tools. That art would add the most social, exciting and rewarding experiences for a lifetime. 
Contact us for workshops or retreat information.  

Dust Temple sidles amongst industry, in between the beauty of Currumbin Alley and the magic of its Valley. She was an old warehouse with great bones and layers upon layers of industrial incarnations. With an avid hand and a creative mind that works overtime, owner John Wilson turned her on her head and opened it up as a space to explore the workings of creative minds. Our gallery hosts local, national and international artists, musicians and poets. Studio spaces house artists, a ceramicist, a leatherworker and silversmith along with a boutique foundry. With true open ended creativity we are connected to one another allowing creation rather than reproduction and repetition leading us to be in a constant state of evolution. From daytime coffee meet-ups, to evenings spent in great company Dust Temple will house you in a space unlike any other on the Coast. You are always welcome to return to Dust.

Our major supporters

Gillian Grove- Our Judge

Artable founder and teacher Gillian Grove works behind the scenes to bring you the best art classes, workshops & travel experiences in Australia. Gillian is renowned for her ability to work in a range of mediums and styles and is highly sought after teacher for beginners.

John Turton

John Turton holds an array of awards, residencies and teaching experience spanning 4 decades. A master of capturing the essence of the Australian landscape

Manuela Pilz

Manuela has been a practising artist and teacher for more than thirty years working and exhibiting in the UK, Spain, and Australia. Her field of interest is life drawing and portraiture using oil or charcoal.

Lyn Diefenback

Lyn has been a professional artist for 25 years and a teacher of the craft of painting across Australia and the world for some 20 years.

Jan Lawnikanis

Jan’s beautifully presented work in various mediums has won many first prizes and other awards. Her commissions range from school theatre sets to a set for the QLD Conservatory of Music, 40 artworks for an apartment building, 15 artworks for an office floor…

Jenni Kelly

Jenni achieves a realistic expression in her creative freestyle painting leaving the viewer free to excise their own imagination. These paintings have an appealing sense of colour, freedom and movement with subjects close to nature. Jenni’ also a member of “Nature in the…

Want to get involved?

Enter our competition, attend the exhibition or help in your own way.





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