Travelling west to Charleville, then further west to Quilpie, along a road lined with gibber stones. Road trains speed past and wedgetail eagles hover overhead. Away from light pollution the night stars form a canopy that is a topic of conversation with travellers from the city. Quilpie, an opal mining and cattle town has sculptures of cattle and sheep along the main street, stunning sunsets and night skies, and an active creative community. I was there to run a lantern making workshop for Flying Arts.