Here is this week's Messenger column, Banksias to Beach.
Bribie Island Community Arts Centre comes alive in July when they celebrate the Inaugural Banksias to Beach, Bribie Island Arts Festival 16th to 25th July.During the 10 days of the festival 18 fabulous tutors from all over Australia will be conducting almost 30 workshops the workshops. Even if you don’t feel like hands on experience there is still plenty to see and do.
Artist Demonstrations will be scattered throughout the Centre, artists will be presenting short workshops and demonstrations in a variety of art mediums, such as paint, sculpture, fibre art, mosaics, photography, gem work and woodwork.Creative Community Collages - find your creative voice exploring texture and design with ‘Tree Wrap Art’ and our own ‘Wish Fish’.
The Matthew Flinders Gallery will be host to the 12th Annual Matthew Flinders Art Competition Entrants Exhibit as well as the Festival Tutors Exhibition. The Bribie Woodies will be open during the festival with their woodturning, carving, pyrography and marquetry.
The Open Day Bonanza on Sunday 25th July will feature our wonderful Art and Craft Fair with locally handcrafted pottery, jewellery, fabric art, lead lighting, paintings, woodwork, embroidery, quilting and gem work, as well as home grown goods, a sausage sizzle and a Devonshire Tea. Entertainments will be provided by Juggling Workshops, the Silvertones, Cheerleaders, plus many more.
If you would like more information about the festival or the Bribie Island Community Arts Centre phone 3408 9288191. The centre is open Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm at Sunderland Drive, Banksia Beach Qld 4507.