Peace of Green Gallery

Peace of Green

Welcome to the Maleny Info Centre – Featured Things To Do or See :  This week is the Peace of Green Gallery.

Their shop is in the main street of Maleny, directly opposite the Maleny Visitors Information Centre and is open seven (7) days a week from 9.30 am til 5 pm.  Everyday a different artist is behind the counter waiting to provide insight into the original artworks created by the members. They include a wide range of mediums from hand blown glass to ceramics and mosaics, paintings, prints and silk art, woodwork, leather, jewellery and more.

Click to open the Peace of Green entry


Inspiration Choir

Welcome to the Maleny Info Centre featured Community Group, as listed in Discover Our Community on the website

Inspiration Choir

In our daily lives it is sometimes hard to remember that we are more than just minds and bodies. We are spirit also. Lift offers a place of elevated consciousness, a place to experience art and sound that enhances and enlivens our daily experience. That gives a lift! Lift will be home to Australia’s largest collection of spiritual and energy art. This is art created with the intention of healing and uplifting. Local, national and international artists will feature in the gallery.

Address: 926 Maleny-Montville Road, Maleny, Qld 4552

Phone: 07 5435 2303


For more information click here to go to the Lift Cafe website.

Maleny Wood Expo 2016

Maleny Wood Expo 2016 celebrates
20 years and has expanded to 3 days.

This year it is on Saturday 30th April to Monday 2nd May at the Maleny Showgrounds.  For more information checkout the  Maleny Wood Expo website

Maleny Wood Expo 2016

Started in 1996, the Expo was the brainchild of Queensland forester and passionate Landcare supporter, Ashley Sewell.  Designed to promote sustainable use of our beautiful native timbers through the work of local and regional wood artisans the Expo is now recognised as one of the best wood shows in Australia.

We invite you to join us for three days of clean country family fun at the beautiful Maleny Showgrounds.  View the amazing range of lovingly crafted timber products, and meet and talk to the craftsmen and women who’ve created them. With work by furniture-makers and toy-makers, musical instrument-makers and box-makers, whittlers, carvers and everything in-between, there’s something to suit every taste and budget.

Glimpse the skills of the timber cutters who ‘opened up’ the region, and catch up with the very best in both hand-crafted traditional and high tech tools. Smell the distinctive spicy aroma of newly milled timber and watch live demos of chainsaws, woodworking, trade tools and more. There’s hands-on woodwork for the whole family with WoodShed WorkshopsWoodwork for Women  and a creative space for kids to taste the delights of getting their hands in the sawdust and taking home their own masterpiece.

There are native plants and local Maleny produce to purchase, natural resource management displays and much much more.
Pull up a hay bale, enjoy great food and fabulous local music and have a great day!
All wood artisans and exhibitors are required to work in sustainably harvested native timbers, weed or recycled timbers.

Our Mountain Home – Sunshine Coast Hinterland Artists

Our Mountain Home – Sunshine Coast Hinterland Artists : is a showcase of works presented for your enjoyment and pleasure by thirteen Sunshine Coast Hinterland artists.

The Launch will be held at 10 am 2nd April 2016 at The Hub Gallery – Caboolture Regional Gallery, 4 Hasking Street, Caboolture.  Opening Hours:  Monday to Friday: 9 am – 4 pm, Saturday: 9 am – 3 pm.Arts Connect Logo

Works exhibited are from a range of disciplines and will bring the unique feel of the artist’s environment in the Glasshouse Mountains to our regional neighbours.

Works will be exhibited from Wednesday 30th March to Saturday 23rd April 2016.

Proudly supported by the Moreton Bay Regional Council.


Exhibitions etc – Arts Connect Inc

Exhibitions – Arts Connect Inc : Arts Connect Inc. encourages excellence within local arts practices through shared activities, workshops, collaboration and mentoring.

  • Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2015, in it’s ten year celebrations. Click here to find out more ..
  • 8 Day Tour of Norfolk Island 24th to 31 October 2015 – Plein Air Painting on Norfolk Island.  If painting is your passion you will love this 8 day tour to beautiful Norfolk Island, escorted by award winning Sunshine Coast artists, Lyn Fraser Roberts and Tricia Taylor.  Lyn and Tricia will source the most scenic spots on the island for you to enjoy and paint to your heart’s content.  Click here to find out more ..
  • SCULPTURE ON THE EDGE 2015 (SOTE), 12 September to 18th  October Click here to find out more ..
  • FLAXTON SAFARI – en plein air, 2nd October, 2015.  Beautiful Morning Sunlight at Spring Falls, Flaxton.  This area includes small lake, with waterlilies, bird life and bush.  A map of area will be provided.  Meet at 8 am – this is a 5-6 minute walk from the parking area.  3 hours of resource gathering, painting or photography.  Click here to find out more ..
  • OPEN STUDIOS (Maleny) – 31st October and 1st November 2015 with Heather Gall.  If you are thinking of a drive to the Hinterland, just for this weekend, I will be having a serious studio clearance on some artworks!   Christmas is just around the corner and I need to make more space!  I will be working on the day too and sharing a few tips!
  • MARY RIVER  SAFARI (Conondale) 14th November 2015 – en plein air
    The beginnings of the beautiful Mary River at Harper Creek (Private Property).  Hostess Jacky Lowry.  Meet at 9 am and follow in convoy to this selected spot or a jeep will be provided if there has been recent rains – (then it’s just half a minute walk from car park).  Followed by Afternoon Tea (provided).  Click here to find out more .. 

Fried Mudd Pottery Workshop


More than just Pottery Workshops…

In many ways, Kathy from Fried Mudd Pottery Workshops offers people a safe place to express themselves, and permission to let the child within play and have a bit of fun.

Participant’s leave feeling thrilled, excited and exhilarated at their creations – made with their own hands and with creativity sparked from within themselves. They often go away able to tell a new story about themselves; “Actually, I can be creative.”

Cathy’s style and approach to familiarising people with clay and what it can do, simplifying the process and then letting them feel their way, produces the magical transitions that make these workshops such special events.

Fried Mudd Brochur

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For more information, click here to go to the Fried Mudd website page.

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Book launch of “The Visions of Ichabod X”

Rosetta Books is excited to be hosting a free Morning Tea to celebrate the launch of “The Visions of Ichabod X” by Gary Crew and Paul O’Sullivan.

Saturday, 19th September
9.30 for 10am Start  
RSL Hall 
1 Bunya Street 


“The Visions of Ichabod X”  is a stunning picture book that encourages the reader to explore and discover the meanings behind a young boys futuristic visions. With a steampunk twist, this is a collection of exquisite illustrations with a thought provoking story that is a fusion of two great talents.

Gary Crew is Australia’s most awarded author for children and young adults.


Paul O’Sullivan is a talented artist. This is Paul’s first published illustrated picture book.

Paul will also be bringing some of his original artwork with him on the day for display, some of which will be available for purchase.


Ross Watkins, a local author and university lecturer, will interview Paul and Gary.

We estimate this will be a very popular event so bookings are essential at –
Rosetta Books
Ph: 5435 2134
or email us at

RSVP by 16th Sept 2015

Arts Connect Inc (ACI)

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Arts Connect Inc. (ACI) is a not-for-profit organisation that supports and promotes the practice and enjoyment of the arts across the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, South East Queensland. Our members are drawn from many areas representing artists, art lovers and patrons.  Our visual artists have a diverse range of skills and experience across many art forms.

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Our goal is to establish and promote the hinterland as a unique ‘arts destination’ and to stimulate a greater understanding of the arts within local communities.  We encourage excellence in arts practices through shared activities including Members’ Exhibitions and Workshops.  Members and friends of ACI also enjoy music, song, food and art at our Social Functions.

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Two major activities of ACI are Sculpture on the Edge (now a national competition set in the beautiful setting of Spicers Tamarind Retreat, Maleny) and our monthly trail of diverse Open Studios across the Blackall Range (commencing August 2015). Studios are open on the last weekend of each month, please visit our website for studio details and locations.

We appreciate support from SCRCouncil, RADF, our major sponsors and many local businesses.

Website:  Arts Connect Inc

Facebook:  Arts Connect – Facebook

YouTube:  Arts Connect – YouTube


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