MURWILLUMBAH ARTS TRAIL

https://www.murwillumbahartstrail.com.au

WHAT

 

 

https://www.murwillumbahartstrail.com.au

 

MURWILLUMBAH ARTS TRAIL

Now in its sixth year, the annual event is an exhibition of contemporary art that showcases artists from the Tweed Valley and surrounds, offering the community a chance to see artists at work, participate in art activities and purchase art from local artists.

Visit the historic town of Murwillumbah, the creative heart of the region and follow the trail through some of the most picturesque countryside in Australia to visit artists in their studios, historic halls and pop up galleries in the surrounding villages. Showcasing a diverse range of art forms including painting, printmaking, jewellery, sculpture, photography, fine glass and mosaics.

This is your opportunity to spend up to three days touring the stunning countryside from Cabarita Beach to Uki, enjoying the work of some of the best artists and makers in the area as they open their homes, studios and shared venues.

It’s a chance for fans, collectors, fellow artists, or those just curious about our bustling scene to get behind-the-scenes views of creative processes, learn about new artists in the area, and take advantage of studio sales.

Join the artists and makers, the crafters, musicians, poets, storytellers and all the other creative people of the Murwillumbah Art Trail on May 28th -30th 2021

Come and enjoy a free weekend of inspirational art, uplifting music, creative workshops, dazzling performances, artisan food and locally brewed beverages.

 

 

 

WHO

MAT is run by a talented group of people who put in the work to bring you this annual event. We gratefully acknowledge Tweed Shire Council funding with support from Tweed Tourism. It’s auspiced and supported by Creative Caldera, a not-for-profit incorporated organisation supporting local art and artists.

WHEN

Founded in 2015 by artist Anne Long

 

The Team

 Chairperson – Amelia Batchelor 

(or Mealie as she likes to be known as) is a multidisciplinary artist, working with a plethora of different materials within her sculptures and artworks. After owning her own studio out of town when she first moved to Murwillumbah 10 years ago, she now works and exhibits her art at the M-Arts Precinct in town. Mealie has also participated in the Murwillumbah Arts Trail since it’s 2015 beginning and is now a committee member, allowing her to immerse herself in the regional arts community and help an exceptional team to create and nurture this unique event every year.

Michelle Bradley – Secretary

Michelle ‘s former life nursing In Sydney saw her advance from it to settle in Murwillumbah three years ago. The arts culture was one of the many attractions of the region. Taking on a number of volunteering gigs locally saw Michelle volunteer for MAT18 which led her to joining the Committee in 2019 and she remains on the Committee today. She has now immersed herself in the many art classes on offer; life drawing, watercolour & acrylic painting & now exploring the world of oil painting.  Michelle is excited about MAT21 with the trail offering open studios and getting to know many more artists in this wonderful Caldera of creativity.


Nick Clow – Treasurer

Nick, a former Sydney finance professional, moved to Murwillumbah 5 years ago. He is passionate about the arts and is a keen classical musician himself. Having experienced and enjoyed the Arts Trail as a community-member, he resolved to get involved with the organisation of the event as a committee member.

Susan Togo – Vice President

Susan is currently studying a Diploma of Visual Arts in Murwillumbah has been following her passion for her creative practice for the past 30 years. Susan worked with the Arts Trail in 2019 and found the experience extremely rewarding and is keen to keep the Art’s Trail an annual event in Murwillumbah. Susan also runs the ‘Sketchbook Murwillumbah’ group which is held in conjunction with the arts trail.

Peita Gardiman – Marketing & Event Manager

Peita is a Marketing and Event Manager motivated by community engagement in the arts and supporting the creative industries. Peita has produced creative projects and programs delivered through various streams including public art projects, major events, artistic projects and community events. Peita is also the Founder of the Makers & Finders Market in Murwillumbah. Peita joined the Art Trail to use her extensive event experience to help support and grow the event into a recognised arts event in the Tweed.

 

WHERE

Murwillumbah, NSW

WHY

Visit the historic town of Murwillumbah, the creative heart of the region and follow the trail through some of the most picturesque countryside in Australia to visit artists in their studios, historic halls and pop up galleries in the surrounding villages. Showcasing a diverse range of art forms including painting, printmaking, jewellery, sculpture, photography, fine glass and mosaics.

 

 

 

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