Granite Belt Art and Craft Trail reveals 2020 line-up

Immersive art experience to give timely economic boost to region.

The Granite Belt Art and Craft Trail will boast an eclectic line-up of artisans for its 2020 open studios event. 

The trail will feature more than 30 artisans exhibiting at studios and galleries as well as taking up residence in community spaces.

Event founder Rosy Chapman said it would deliver a welcome boost for the region’s economy as well as bring the community together. 

“We hope that this event will support the Granite Belt in its best spring season yet,” Ms Chapman said.

“So many Queenslanders are looking to holiday here this year in support of regional economies.

“Many of our cellar doors are reporting that the majority of visitors are first-time visitors to the Granite Belt. This will be the year of road trip adventures for many Australians.”

The COVID-sensitive event will open at 10am on Friday 30 October and close on Sunday 1 November at 4pm.

Ms Chapman said the trail offered a fully immersive experience of the rich culture, talent, history and artefacts in the Granite Belt.

“We have an Indigenous collage artist; a contemporary dot painter; an Indigenous arts collective; potters; street art; fibre artisans including that wonderful Mongolian Ger; leadlight artisans; fine art photographers; a candlemaker; watercolourists; a precious metal jeweller; and many more,” she said.

“You can enrol in a class; you can watch a demonstration and you can get in and have a go.  It is a great opportunity to get behind the scenes of creativity and be engaged in art yourself.

“It’s an easy 10-minute drive from one venue to the next, so there is plenty to see and do close at hand.”

Click here to view the Granite Belt Art and Craft Trail map and list of artisans.

Pictured above: Watercolourist Louise Jenkins with one of her works.

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