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

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

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

Alpaca Arts Collective — Barbara Balkwill and Stacy Krzewina

Barbara has been interested in fibre art in its various forms for a very long time. Breeding animals for their fibre has been part of her life for over 20 years. The main source of her raw material comes from her alpaca herd. These animals have an outstanding fibre that she uses in her creativity. [...]

By |2020-09-28T07:37:12+10:00August 27th, 2020|Artists|0 Comments

Judi Pidgeon — Watercolourist

Watercolour is my preferred medium, loving the results gained by the flow of water and paint. I have been tutored by many top Australian artists over the years and have a fascination with the effect of light and detail to capture and re-create the images. I have developed a style of painting with detail and [...]

By |2020-08-31T08:18:39+10:00August 27th, 2020|Artists|0 Comments

Anna’s Candles

Anna has been operating her candle business in Stanthorpe for nine years. She started candle making in Brisbane as a hobby and then moved to Ballandean where she started attending the local markets. From there, Anna eventually opened her own boutique store. What's on Anna will have a working display of the current day's production, [...]

By |2020-08-31T08:42:36+10:00August 27th, 2020|Artists|0 Comments

Granite Belt Arts Hub and Meeting Place

The Granite Belt Arts Hub is a not-for-profit collective of Indigenous and other artists who work together to share and showcase their work to art enthusiasts from the local area and beyond. These artists work across many mediums, from modern digital technologies to ancient crafts. Members range in age from young people to elders and [...]

By |2020-08-31T10:09:03+10:00August 27th, 2020|Artists|0 Comments

Jen Martin — Indigenous Artist

Jen's art style depicts her values, beliefs and relationship with all living creatures and features of environment. She is a traditional woman from the Southern Downs. Jen has learned and practiced her culture over the last 29 years from her elders. Her art practice is influenced by country, stories, songs, traditional learnings and being part [...]

By |2020-09-28T07:39:35+10:00August 25th, 2020|Artists|0 Comments
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