Frothy Betty Studio Garden is a unique and eclectic studio, gallery and shop situated amongst a leafy green sanctuary with sea breezes. It has evolved over years of tinkering with found objects and mixed media combined with a love for gardening.
Creativity is an essential element to the rhythm of life. It is meditative, it is refreshing and energizing, it is a mindfulness practice and deeply relaxing. There is no need to force art or become fixated on trying to produce something specific. Once you start to feel with materials as an extension of your mind and body then art will naturally morph into shape.
By looking deeply at an object, sensation or emotion instead of through the labels or type cast of what we perceive the thing to be then we can truly express. Art is a wonderful way to learn and just be.
At Frothy Betty we embrace artistic experimentation and approach our art with a smile and a skip in the step.
"When you have no motive, you are free to observe" ― Krishnamurti
“Did I do anything wrong today," he said, "or has the world always been like this and I've been too wrapped up in myself to notice?”
“Arthur blinked at the screens and felt he was missing something important. Suddenly he realized what it was. "Is there any tea on this spaceship?" he asked.” ― Douglas Adams
Lizzy is a highly skilled community art facilitator. She is the founder and creator of Frothy Betty originating in around 1993. An old friend affectionately referred to Liz as Betty despite it causing much chagrin within her senstivitve soul. Lizzy used to request her Lattes to have extra froth... and so Frothy Betty was named.
Liz completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts at Queensland College of Art, majoring in Illustration and is a multi-disciplinary visual artist with a background in theatre, animation, illustration, exhibitions and children’s film and television.
Since 2009 Liz has developed her skills as a sensory play specialist, primarily focussing on collaborative arts projects in educational settings.
Liz’s sustainability ethos is demonstrated in her use of recycled and reclaimed materials, as well as the up-cycling of materials that would otherwise be destined for landfill.
Liz also holds certificates in Horticulture, Permaculture, small business management, post production for Film and Television and a Graduate Diploma in Migration Law! Life long learning is fun and rewarding.
Bec and Liz discovered each other while Liz was installing a set of modular totem poles in a local kindergarten where Bec's son was attending at the time. Bec managed the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden programme at the kinder, the concept of food, art and sensory experiences with artistic expression is something Bec is passionate about. Liz was very happy to meet another crazed sculptor with a love for power tools, willing to try different approaches to artist expression and they began to work together on sensory sculpture projects.
Bec holds a Bachelor of Visual Arts majoring in Sculpture and a Diploma of Education.
In the past Bec was a member of the Mothers Art Prodcutions team working as a sculptor and prop maker for Television and Theatre. Bec is a multi-discipinary artist and is currently delving into the process of intuitive painting, exploring sensory expression through paint and mixed media.
Guest Artists and Creative minds
Fashion designers, painters, story tellers, sculptors, tea ceremony makers, ceramicists, print makers! We invite creatives to contribute to the studio garden experiences throught the year. Keep checking back to see what's happening! If you're a creative practitioner get in touch with us to dicuss how to become involved.