March 2021 Gympie Living article: A future of creativity

What are Anticipatory Aesthetics? Basically this is a way of thinking that offers us an adventure into possibility via a reflection on aspects of the human ‘everyday’ we take for granted. The creative or aesthetic part of our brain puts into order our understanding of the past, the present and the future and this can be used to understand and achieve a better existence in the future.

The role of creativity and principles of art in our future, based on Anticipatory Aesthetics, is the subject of a discussion being presented by Dr Marcus Bussey on Wednesday 17 March at the Creative Bites lounge chat session being presented by Creative Arts Gympie Region.

Dr Marcus Bussey is the Deputy Head, School of Law and Society and Senior Lecturer in History and Futures Studies at the University of the Sunshine Coast and is an educator and futurist with more than 35 years’ experience. He has taught widely throughout Australia having spent 5 years at a yoga based neohumanist school, 4 years in an urban community school run by a parent cooperative, 7 years in Montessori primary and high schools, and 16 years at USC where he currently teaches world history and the philosophy of history.

Come along to this informal yet informative discussion about the role of creativity and the arts in the future on Wednesday 17 March 2021, from 6pm to 8pm. Ticket includes light meal and a bar will be operating.

Find out more about this and other events and book online at

What else is happening in March?

Open Hub every Friday 12pm to 3pm in March. Come along to 13 River Rd with an idea, a project to work on, to have a look, or just to chat.

Wear Your Art workshop and Fashion Show with Cindy Vogels, Saturday 27 March. Learn how to make a statement and wear your art, comment on society or share your views through a creative wardrobe with Cindy Vogels, founder and designer at Racy & Lucky in a workshop from 2pm to 5pm. Come along to the Fashion Show with Cindy as MC from 5:30pm with free entry and bar operating.

Creative Arts Gympie Region is a volunteer-run, not-for profit organisation that provides a flexible forum for discussion, development, advocacy and action supporting the arts and artists of the Gympie region. Follow on Facebook for events and opportunities for creatives in the Gympie region @CreativeArtsGympieRegion and become a member and register for events online at 

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