Hands on Art are excited to be running an art project for QLD Child protection week (QCPW) in September called “Shine a light for children”.

Our aim is promote the message and awareness of QLD child protection week with the creation of paper and bottle lanterns with as many people and children as possible across Brisbane and Queensland.

We want to spread the word and stay connection  to all that participate inviting them to display and light their lanterns during QCPW 3rd – 9th of Sept and think about all issues surrounding our children. It will be a fun, creative and cross-generational project that will also include a lantern installation at the Gallery.

How can you get involved?

The first part of the project is open to everyone – if you are at home with your family, a school, a community group, a playgroup, a childcare centre, a community centre, you are invited to create your own lantern making event. Making lanterns is FUN, creative and easier than you think.  Please download the brochure, we have provided 3 different types of lanterns that can be made to support a variety of ages, abilities and budgets.

The second part of the project is raising awareness through local business.

If you are a shop, store, community hall, or business we invite you to join us to support the cause. Hands on Art will be making A3 size ‘Stained Glass Window” art works from coloured cellophane and card that we would invite local business to display in their shop front windows during QCPW in September to support the cause. The design of the stained glass window will be simply the QCPW logo, a bright and inoffensive image that should compliment your shop window. We will produce and deliver the artwork and invite a donation towards material cost – suggested amount $10.00. To join the support email


Join Hands on Art at any of our FREE community lantern making workshops;

The Gap Farmers Market,

Mitchie Makers Market,

Hilder Road State School Carnival