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Over 60 artists exhibit each year in the Murwillumbah Arts Trail. Photo supplied.

The Murwillumbah Arts Trail (MAT) has blossomed over the past five years bringing to the town an engaging, healing and dynamic experience of art and culture. They are now calling for artists who would like to exhibit in the 2020 MAT that will take place between Friday May 1 till Sunday 3. Artists entries close on Sunday, February 2, 2020.

Over a three-day period, this exciting event transforms the town of Murwillumbah into a vibrant and engaging arts experience, championing and celebrating the many diverse and talented artists in our region. The town and shops become the gallery and visitors are invited to follow the exhibition trail including established galleries, artists’ studios, shopfronts, cafes, theatres and historic halls,’ said the MAT team.

The MAT showcases over 60 artists each year from the region as well as providing the opportunity to participate in art activities and workshops.

‘Join the artists and makers, the crafters, musicians, poets, storytellers and all the other creative people of the Murwillumbah Art Trail. Make new friends, develop your skills, showcase your work and share your ideas with like-minded people. No studio? No problem – we will have a number of exhibition venues to present your work during the Trail,’ say the MAT team.

If you are wanting to offer a workshop or a creative service or have any questions please apply by emailing Peita at [email protected].


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  1. In the human body controlled by the brain, do you mind, there are fives senses before a body of art in a gallery: sight, taste, touch, smell and hearing. The eye is the primary sense of vision that eyes the balance the colour, the shades, the angles, the sensitivity, the objectivity and the story if there is one. Two eyes view the painting from both left and right eyes and puts that image into the left and right hemispheres of the brain so the viewer needs to be objective and not one-eyed in perspective in observing the hues and the concreteness of construction. Is there balance? Take the photo above. We as the viewer look straight at the middle of the upper backs of the people and the backs of heads and view as they do, so we the viewer take on the perspective of the people in the photograph. The brunette is slightly looking up, so we follow that gaze upwards to the big bold dark painting that is the centre of focus. The mind deciphers the meaning, whatever we decipher it as and puts the image into memory and then our gaze moves on. Where does it move on to? Since childhood we have been taught to read left to right in school, so our view moves right to a contrasting painting, with a swirl moving downwards, downwards, down the wall to the girl in an exotic theatrical dress, down and out to the right of the photo. All is recorded in our brain and if we wish we can recall it in memory. If we did not find the view attractive we do not recall it. We buy what we find attractive and we take it home and put it on the wall and then we use our other four senses to ecxperinec more. What is in the painting we experience in our lounge rooms; we smell it, we taste it, we feel it and we hear it. It is then ours, an inner experience, something of value, more than the money that was paid.


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