Placemaking and Fabrication - Tuesday 30 June

6.30-8.30 pm via this Zoom link

Instructions on using Zoom.

Arts Dinners Online delivers a professional development, networking and fun event so that people can participate in this from the comfort of their own home. 

View recordings here from previous 2020 Arts Dinner Online.

The Scenic Rim Regional Council partnering with the South West Queensland Regional Services Network and Arts Front to bring you these fun, online events

This event commences at 6.30 pm, via this Zoom linkwithWelcome from Aunty Gerry, followed by songwriter and performer, Josh Arnold (Small Town Culture).

Josh Arnold


Josh Arnold is a song writer, performer, music producer and film director with more than 20 years of industry experience and a production company, Small Town Culture.

For those who cannot attend (virtually) on the day, the sessions will be recorded. You can also share this event with your friends and family on Facebook. Go to the Facebook Events page here.

Following on from the welcome and performance, a panel discussion will dive into the theme of the evening, Placemaking and Fabrication. Our guest panel includes: Daniel Flood (State Library of QLD), Jen Mallinson (Sculptor Pambula), John Mongard (Landscape Architect, Brisbane), David Shaw (Street & Garden Furtniture Company), and Ben Tupas (Arts Producer, Toowoomba).


Daniel Flood has developed and delivered a diverse range of arts, media and technology community cultural development projects across Australia over the past 18 years. These projects have been delivered with government (local and state), GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) organisations and in the youth not-for-profit sector. He is currently Lead of the Applied Creativity team with the State Library of Queensland.  Daniel Flood
Jen Mallinson is Sculptor Pambula (NSW) and creates three-dimensional works that are unique and convey a sensitive aesthetic and abstract vision. Her fluid forms and expressive manipulation challenge the intrinsic solid nature of her chosen medium, Australian weathering steel (Corten) and stainless steel. Jen has taught at Summer Art Schools in Canada; exhibited in numerous sculpture shows and her work has won many awards. Jen Mallinson and Aqueous
John Mongard has lectured at QUT and undertook research in community design and sustainable planning. He is a Landscape Architect in Brisbane and the practice is focused on collaborative placemaking and has received national urban design awards through AILA, B.D.P, PIA, AITP and the Australia Council. John has facilitated community planning in over fifty towns throughout Australia and pioneered a return to local values based urban design. John Mongard
David Shaw has had an extensive career including being a Designer-Maker, University Lecturer, and In-house Designer for various manufacturers, Architects, and Interior Designers. David established Street & Garden Furniture Company (1991) and still remains as Company Director. In 2008, David was made a fellow of the Design Institute of Australia; and, in 2009, he was the Co-President of the Design Institute of Australia (Qld). David Shaw
Ben Tupas is an arts producer and multidisciplinary artist based in Toowoomba. Since 2018, he has been the Artistic Director of LIT Festival: Stories In Light, a biennial public arts festival that shares local stories through light-based art. As an artist, he works in the areas of video, photography and graphic design and is co-founder and member of Story Artist Run Collective, an artist-run initiative for Toowoomba-based digital artists. Ben Tupas