Where it all started…
In late 2011, a number of conversations were happening amongst a number of individuals who shared a common vision: to create a place of connection and encouragement for artists of the Christian faith. In 2012, founders Helen, Hayley and Jess were excited to launch the first annual Sydney Artists Retreat.
It is our prayer that Sydney Artists Retreat will be a connection point for Christians working in and with the arts and who are keen to explore the synthesis between art and faith.
Sydney Artists Retreat strives to nurture creativity in Christian writers, painters, poets, playwrights, composers, performers, sculptors, dancers, singers, songwriters, photographers (to list a few) and artists and creatives in general. With the gift of time and inspiring space, as well as a supportive faith community, creatives and artists alike are invited to retreat for 4 full days to invest in the development of their gifts, skills, perspective and Christian faith.
We pray Sydney Artists Retreat will contribute to a growing network of Christian artists, existing for the purpose of support and collaboration. This is an open, respectful and non-denominational gathering.
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” – Ephesians 2:8-10
Sydney Artist Retreat is an annual Annandale Creative Arts Centre event, organised by members of the ACAC community. The people part of this collective really make Sydney Artists Retreat what it is.