Art trail, performance and workshops celebrate Murwillumbah

The Illuminating Make Over Divas from The Shine Show. Photo supplied.

The Illuminating Make Over Divas from The Shine Show. Photo supplied.

Discover the culture of Murwillumbah and take the chance to explore the city through performance, art, history and architecture along the Murwillumbah art trail (MAT) – a five day event celebrating the town.

It begins with the opening night show The Shine Show on Thursday evening 25 May that promises to be a fabulous night of performance and shiny fun opening the third Murwillumbah art trail.

‘It is a six day event where artists come in and take over the town. There are 22 different sites this year,’ said MAT Organiser Natascha Wernick.

‘Many of the empty shops have been taken over by artists and there will be public art and chalk art on the streets.’

Opening night – The Shine Show!

‘A bold, colourful and dynamic performance The Shine Show includes storytelling, song, dance and film. You will leave feeling uplifted and shining from the inside out,’ enthused Natascha.

The Shine Show travels the world turning up where it is most needed. Their mission? To help people to find their “Shine”. It seems with the recent flooding in our shire, these ladies of the light are ready to spread their own brand of quirky love and salvation.

‘On the program for the night will be ‘Sponsor’s Private Selection’ Awards. This provides the opportunity for our Gold Sponsors to present an award to the artist of their choosing.  Tickets are $30 and include sumptuous canapés provided by The Modern Grocer, Beer by Stone and Wood and cocktails by Husk Distillers.’

Opening night  bookings and all other info available here.

Walking trail

Explore the art walking trail around Murwillumbah CBD that will provide inspiration, exploration and excitement as you follow the trail. 

For those of you who would like to discover a greater range of historical, architectural and artistic information about Murwillumbah then you can book into the MAT tour that will give you plenty of extra insights into the town and its history.

The art trail maps will be available the week before in The Echo you can download them here.


MAT organisers and artists are also offering a series of art workshops over the five days of the MAT.

Workshops include: Figurative sculpture with Marie France Rose; Painting acrylic stencils with Barb Suttie; Ceramic wall hanging flower vase with Marian Williams; Revamp – Gathering for lovers of beads with Michele Bevis; Glass mosaic with Jenny Sayer; Drawing on site event with Shirley Kennedy and Gondwana land participatory mural workshop. There will also be a children’s workshop: the Children’s Butterfly Trail making, painting and drawing butterflies.  

You can find out more about these workshop here

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