Artist Trudy Brooks at the Garden Maleny

Trudy Brooks is back in the Garden Maleny Haus Gallery for the month of December 2017.  Trudy’s work was incredibly popular last time she showed here – so feel free to drop by and have a look.  An original painting is a fantastic idea as a Christmas present for the person who seems to have everything.

Trudy’s love of art developed while studying at high school and teachers’ college.  She was born in England but has spent most of her life living in a variety of areas throughout Queensland.  During this period, she took the opportunity to attend as many workshops as possible.  These included programs organized by the Flying Art School and the University of Southern Queensland’s McGregor Summer School.

Trudy’s love of art developed while studying at high school and teachers’ college.  She was born in England but has spent most of her life living in a variety of areas throughout Queensland.  During this period, she took the opportunity to attend as many workshops as possible.  These included programs organized by the Flying Art School and the University of Southern Queensland’s McGregor Summer School.

In 2017 Trudy was selected as a finalist in the Moreton Bay Region Art Awards and the Redcliffe Art Society’s Exhibition of Excellence.  She was also selected to have a solo exhibition in the foyer of the Redcliffe Art Gallery.

In 2016 Trudy was a finalist in the Moreton Bay Region Art Awards and the Stanthorpe Art Festival.  She was also awarded first prize for mixed media in the Redcliffe Art Society’s Exhibition of Excellence.

 

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Handmade in Maleny – Christmas Fair

Hosted by the Maleny Arts and Crafts Group Inc.

From Friday 24th to Sunday 26th November 2017 from 9 am
at the Maleny Community Centre Main Hall, 23 Maple Street, Maleny Qld 

Handmade in Maleny features local crafts including fashion – clothing, accessories and jewellery, homewares, woodcraft, pottery and fine art all made by local artisans. This is your opportunity to support local artists by purchasing unique, locally made Christmas gifts for friends and family. The Christmas Raffle Prize this year is a beautiful blanket box and hand knitted cushions. Raffle tickets are now available from the MACG Gallery in Maple Street and will also be on sale at the Fair with the prize being showcased. The winning ticket will be drawn Sunday afternoon at the fair.

Horizon Festival – Art St Maleny

Art St Maleny – part of the amazing
Horizon Festival of Arts and Culture

There are events covering the Sunshine Coast and the Hinterland from 25th August to 3 September 2017.  Click here to find out more about Art St Maleny.

 Art St Maleny is a collaborative  celebration that, together with Maleny Music Festival, will bring art into public space through local cafes, parks and venues to celebrate the creative energy of the Maleny community.  Art St presents a series of events, workshops, public art installations and opportunities for visitors to engage their senses.

From Friday to Sunday 1st to 3rd September, 2017 : –

Maleny Music Festival – at the Maleny Showgrounds.  Maleny Music Festival website

Eat Our Art! – Local cafes celebrate food as a medium for creativity making delicious signature arty dishes using food as a paintbrush and the plate as the canvas.

Traditional Maori Basket Weaving Workshop with Alice Spittle – daily at Tesch Park, Coral Street,  10 am to 4 pm Cost $69 (includes materials).

Forest Art Trail – Designed to educate children about native wildlife, follow the map along a wonderful forest walk to discover 15 art features created from nature’s gifts, recycled materials and other creative recourses – daily on the Obi Boardwalk connecting Maleny Showgrounds to Coral Street.  Cost – Free.

Pick up a fabulous A4 black brochure from the Maleny Visitor Information Centre and check out our comprehensive Events Calendar (covering the whole of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland)  Click here to check out the Maleny Visitor Information Centre’s Events Calendar.  

If you can’t get a hold of the Horizon Festival of Arts and Culture brochure you can see it online Click here to see the brochure which covers all the events, and includes, days, dates, times, location, and cost(s).

This is a huge Arts and Culture Festival – there has to be something to suit you!

The Horizon Sunshine Coast is presented by the Sunshine Coast Council and supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and Tourism and Events Queensland. 

 

 

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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 http://maleny.qld.au/discover-community/

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

Email: info@experiencealift.com

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 ..