Arts Trail returns for 12th year

Published on 16 July 2018

Artist Kathleen Rhee with some of her work

Council invites artists, galleries and workshops to participate in this year’s Arts Trail event. 2018 is the 12 year anniversary of this highly anticipated arts event which continues to grow from year to year. Last year over 30 venues were involved, profiling 50 artists with hundreds of visitors making their way across the region to peek into the creative spaces of our makers.

Council would love to hear from anyone who may be interested in getting involved in this year’s Trail. Maybe you have been thinking about participating, but have never taken the plunge – well this is the year to jump on board!

The Arts Trail will be spread over two weekends in October-November, giving visitors ample time to get around to all the venues. The first weekend will be centred on Queanbeyan and Bungendore on 20-21 October. With the Australian International Timber and Woodworking Festival, Wood Dust, on in Bungendore on the same weekend there are lots of reasons to visit. The second weekend will focus on Braidwood and surrounds on 3-4 November.

The event was created to support and promote the region’s many artists and makers. Many artists work in isolation in studios and workshops in the region with even their neighbours unaware of what creativity is taking place right under their noses. This event allows visitors to see how and where artists work, discuss methods and inspiration and watch demonstrations of techniques such as glass blowing, printmaking, botanical watercolours, industrial sculpture, clay work and more.

Please contact Team Leader Culture, Arts and Museums Georgina Perri on 6285 6170 if you would like to find out more about the Arts Trail event.