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Media Release: Moree TAFE provides canvas for creativity

The Moree community has welcomed the news that the TAFE New England Moree campus has launched a series of creative interest courses for local residents.


The courses include Couture Garment Assembly Techniques and Introduction to Sculpture and Printmaking, which will commence at the Moree campus later this month.


The courses were designed to provide a platform for the Moree community who seek an outlet to explore and develop their creative interests. The artistic learning facilities at the Moree campus, which are used by the Certificate III and IV Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts students, provide the perfect learning environment for the courses.


TAFE New England Business and Creative Industries Head Teacher, Elizabeth von Gavel said “I am often approached by people within the Moree community who are disappointed that courses of this nature are not offered in our town”.


TAFE New England is excited to be able to offer innovative and creative course options that are available right here in Moree”, Ms von Gavel said.


Ms von Gavel currently teaches the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts course and her students’ artworks can be viewed and purchased at the Mehi Gallery located on the Moree campus. The Mehi Gallery has become a must-see on the Moree tourist list and is visited by tour groups on a regular basis.


Ms von Gavel will pass on her artistic skills and knowledge to new students who enrol in the Introduction to Printmaking or Sculpture course.


Well-known local fashion designer, Melinda O’Donoghue, will facilitate the Couture Garment Assembly Techniques course, with a view of affording her students the opportunity to create a one-of-a-kind garment for a special occasion such as the forthcoming Golden Triangle Bush Races carnival in May.


Members of the community who would like more information about the courses should visit or the campus which is located at 22-38 Frome Street.