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Arts trail injects over $600,000 into Granite Belt economy

The Granite Belt Art and Craft Trail, held over three huge days at the end of October, is reporting almost 3000 visitors through venues for 2020, compared to 1100 people in its first year. The open studios event ran as a collective of COVID sensitive events across 17 venues, from studios to small halls, breweries, [...]

By |2020-11-13T09:52:10+10:00November 13th, 2020|Art Trail News, Artists|0 Comments

Spring tourism booming in the lead-up to Granite Belt arts festival

Accommodation operators across the Granite Belt are reaching capacity in the lead up to the second Granite Belt Art and Craft Trail Open Studios event, with over 80 per cent of accommodation fully booked with just over a week to go before the event opens on Friday 30 October. (Source: Booking.com) Event founder Rosy Chapman [...]

By |2020-10-23T17:47:02+10:00October 22nd, 2020|Art Trail News, Media|0 Comments

Hills alive! Arts trail bounces to music

Visitors to the upcoming Granite Belt Art and Craft Trail are in line for a melodious experience, with the late announcement of a musical line-up to thrill both classicists, rock aficionados and ukulele-lovers. Arts trail founder and amateur musician Rosy Chapman toured the region last week with videographer Gabriele Truco shooting footage to promote [...]

By |2020-10-09T13:20:02+10:00October 9th, 2020|Art Trail News|0 Comments

Behind the Scenes with Pam Docherty

Pam Docherty converts leaves, flowers and things from the garden into precious metal and clay jewelry. She is offering workshops at Robert Channons Winery during the Granite Belt Art and Craft Open Studios Event 30 Oct to 1 November. watch this four-part series on her artistic process! Pam’s jewellery has found its way to [...]

By |2020-10-07T12:33:16+10:00October 7th, 2020|Art Trail News, Artists|0 Comments

Your creative escape! One huge weekend Fri 30 Oct to 1 Nov

Event founder Rosy Chapman reports that new and returning artisans are experiencing first-hand what the arts trail is doing for the Granite Belt’s economy and bringing the community together. “Our artisans are good to go! We have an Indigenous collage artist, a contemporary dot painter and an indigenous arts collective, potters, street art, fibre [...]

By |2020-10-07T13:30:20+10:00October 4th, 2020|Art Trail News|0 Comments

Granite Belt arts festival driving spring tourism post-lockdown

The Granite Belt Art and Craft Trail Open Studios event is set to capitalise on the winter tourism boom experienced across the region, building on the extraordinary publicity generated over the last few months as Queenslanders look to holiday here this year in support of regional economies. Arts trail founder Rosy Chapman was inspired by [...]

By |2020-09-28T09:18:23+10:00September 23rd, 2020|Art Trail News, Media|0 Comments

Arts trail injected with Tacking Tough Times funding

Thanks to the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal's Tackling Tough Times Together program, the Granite Belt Art and Craft Trail is one of 36 community-led projects that is celebrating the news that they will be sharing in $1.3 million of funding. Arts trail founder Rosy Chapman worked closely with member for Southern Downs, James [...]

By |2020-08-31T16:48:10+10:00August 28th, 2020|Art Trail News, Media|0 Comments

The Graniteers — Ukelele Group

The Graniteers are a dedicated local group of ukulele players who meet every Friday afternoon to sing and play. Winners and place getters in the public section of the National Busking Championships held in Stanthorpe over the past three years, the group is often seen and heard at local events. The uke is a very [...]

By |2020-08-31T07:38:45+10:00August 27th, 2020|Artists|0 Comments

Emily Coelli — Watercolourist

Emily Coelli is a young emerging artist who has a special interest in watercolour portraiture. Each intriguing image she paints eludes a magical, mystical feel and is achieved by using a fresh underworked technique. The images Emily paints also depict a surreal element, as she brings in unexpected imagery and colours to her portraits. What's [...]

By |2020-08-31T07:56:03+10:00August 27th, 2020|Artists|0 Comments
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