TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN OPEN STUDIOS
Tamborine Mountain artists will open their studio doors to the public this weekend for Studios of the Scenic Rim. On May 19 and 20, visitors to Tamborine Mountain can join an open studio trail which takes in about 15 artist studios and artist collectives.
Studios of the Scenic Rim is a month-long celebration of local arts and culture and features artists and art studios right across the region. While the region grew on the back of rural production, it also boasts a strong and vibrant arts community which is showcased during the month of May.
Participating artists include sculptor Christopher Trotter as the artist in resident at Marks & Gardener Gallery and newcomers to the Studios Trail, Kate French and Fiona Rafferty.
The Open Studios trail also takes in the studios of Louise Grove Weichers, Marianne Halpin, Bec Andersen, David Kennedy and Daniela Kuratli, Margaret Smit, Margaret Goldsmith, Lorraine Brown and Denise Shellshear.
Entry to most studios is free and no studio is located more than 90 minutes from Brisbane or the Gold Coast. Most artists will have works for sale and are available to undertake commissions.
Tamborine Mountain is only 1 hour from Brisbane and 40 minutes to the Gold Coast. A plateau at 550 m, it is renowned for offering up four distinct seasons, so the landscape and the gardens will be different every time you visit. Best known for its beautiful rainforests and spectacular waterfalls, there are walks to suit most abilities. Tamborine Mountain is home to acclaimed artists, musicians and performers and boasts a bohemian coffee culture. Award-winning wineries, galleries, vintage outlets and a diverse range of other activities ensure there are plenty of things to suit the interests of all visitors.
courtesy of the Scenic Rim Regional Council