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Inspirational Docklands

05 Feb 2015

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Docklands is where Lyn Beattie gets her creative writing juices flowing.

Currently writing her second novel, Lyn is the writer-in-residence at the Mission to Seafarer’s Maritime Porthole gallery at Harbour Town.

A mother of four, Lyn found she wasn’t getting any writing done at her home on 8 ha of land in Panton Hill and now spends two days a week in Docklands.

“I visited about six months ago and really loved the feel of it,” Lyn said of Docklands.

“It’s a great atmosphere and I love the way there’s an understanding that by bringing art and artists into a new area they begin to being some more emotional aspects and heart and soul.”

Lyn self-published published her first book One Tree in the Garden last year is currently working on a sequel, which she believes will be part of a larger series.

“I don’t have a writing background. I actually have a science background, so this is a real shift for me,” Lyn said.

As part of her residency in Docklands Lyn will also be conducting a workshop and presenting her findings at Docklands Spaces initiative The Food Court.

“As part of my time here I’m also interest in how people explore concepts through art,” Lyn said.

“I’m gathering a group to look at the theme of home and sanctuary. I always find a harbour area feels to me like a bit of a sanctuary and as people make a new home in this area I wanted to explore that with a group of artists,” Lyn said.

The group will hold a celebration and presentation of art, dance, music and poetry around this theme on March 6 from 6pm to 8pm at The Food Court.

 For more information on the workshop or celebration contact Ms Beattie at (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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