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Sixty Artists on show for First Murwillumbah Art Trail

Sustainable Artfluences

The image of  artist, Margaret Olley on the The Graffiti Wall is just one of the works to be featured in the inaugural Murwillumbah Art Trail. Image and photo credit: Basix 

Murwillumbah based artist Annie Long is thrilled that the inaugural Murwillumbah Art Trail will feature 60 established and emerging artists of the Tweed Valley and surrounds. The art trail, Sustainable Artfluences will be held from 11 – 16 June.

‘This is really my first large scale curation and I’ve only been able to do this because of community support and funding through the Country Art Support Program,’ she said.

CASP is an Arts NSW devolved funding program administered by Regional Arts NSW on behalf of the NSW Government.

The Murwillumbah Art Trail received a $5,000 CASP grant that has been used mostly for pop up exhibition spaces. Established spaces including the Tweed Art Gallery and Margaret Olley Centre have also been included on the trail.

‘This is reflects the breadth of the work from emerging to more established artists that will be exhibited,’ she said.

Annie said the impetus for the event came from the community.

‘There are a lot of artists in this beautiful Tweed Valley area and there was a call for a more grass roots event. Also Murwillumbah has some beautiful Art Deco buildings and this is a chance to show them off.’

Art practices featured in the trail range from sculpture to video art and printmaking to graffiti.

As well as the exhibitions there will be workshops and activities including the Community Chalk Art Footpath Mural to be created on Saturday, 13 June from 9am-12pm.

The art trail event also ties in with the Foodie Friday Food Trail to be held on Friday, 12 June from 6pm – 11pm. Foodie Friday.

Annie said the event was timed to coincide with the culinary event to give people the opportunity to sample a great range of local produce and art.

Full details of all events here.