A symphony of creativity

Kate French
Kate French

Tamborine Mountain will burst into a symphony of colour and creativity during the Tamborine Mountain Arts Trail next month.

Held over the first two weekends of May – the Labour Day long weekend and Mother’s Day weekend – the event will bring together over 60 local artists, showcasing their talents across open studios, pop up exhibitions and an amazing outdoor sculpture trail in Main Street.

Presented by the Tamborine Mountain Arts Collective, the range of arts featured include painting, pottery, jewellery, sculpture, weaving and leather work as well as live music and performances.

Renée Martin, Arts Trail Convenor said the event promises an immersive experience for art enthusiasts, visitors and the local community.

On Saturday May 4, the Arts Trail will begin with a Welcome to Country by Wangerriburra Custodians Waylene Currie and Brendan Knight at 8.30am on Main Street, North Tamborine.

“Step into the heart of creativity, explore the hidden sanctuaries of artists’ studios across the Mountain.”

“The Art Trail presents a rare opportunity to meet the artists, see the creative process first hand and purchase a unique artwork directly from the artist,” said Renee.

Artists exhibiting include Maki Horiani, Kate French, Lilly Piri, Bronwyn Davies, Waylene Currie, Gaye Dell and Sam Suttie. 

The outdoor sculpture trail will feature unique pieces from Frederick Beel, Richard Howie, Colleen Lavender, Felicity Smith. 

Group exhibitions will be located at The Grand Chameleon, featuring ten artists and performers; The Escarpment Retreat which will be hosting six artists; and a Creative Arts group exhibition at the Heritage Centre.

Renee invites everyone to fully immerse themselves in this unique experience. 

“Locals, invite your friends and family to the Mountain and treat your mother to a special day! You can also win prizes, including a two-night stay in a romantic Villa at The Escarpment Retreat.”

Tamborine Mountain Arts Trail runs from Saturday May 4 to Sunday May 12.

For more information visit tamborinemountain.art or contact Arts Trail Convenor Renée Martin on 0405 090 097 or by email to create@tamborinemountain.art.

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