8 artists to inspire art-making fun this Christmas

Looking to weave some cool, collaborative creativity into your summer holidays? These artists will help kick-start your fun.
a colourful paper sculpture of an old-school suspended mid-air.

Christmas is the time when we gather with loved ones to be merry. But family catch-ups and parties start to plateau when the interesting conversation and joyful banter runs out – right?

Instead of tuning in to another Christmas TV special when the fun dries up, why not pick up some art-making tools (and maybe salvage some gift wrapping before it goes in the bin?) and fill your free hours with art-making adventures?

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ArtsHub's Arts Feature Writer Jo Pickup is based in Perth. An arts writer and manager, she has worked as a journalist and broadcaster for media such as the ABC, RTRFM and The West Australian newspaper, contributing media content and commentary on art, culture and design. She has also worked for arts organisations such as Fremantle Arts Centre, STRUT dance, and the Aboriginal Arts Centre Hub of WA, as well as being a sessional arts lecturer at The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).