Murwillumbah Arts Trail gets ready for its sixth birthday

Artists in action on the Murwillumbah Arts Trail. Photo supplied.

Ninety artists will be displaying their creativity at this year’s sixth annual Murwillumbah Arts Trail (MAT) that will be taking place in early May.

The arts trail will guide people across Murwillumbah, allowing them to discover art, meet the creators and engage with the arts at a range of sites including Proudfoots Lane, the MArts Precinct, The Citadel, Johnny Francos, Caldera Wildscapes Gallery, Gallery DownTown and the Tweed Regional Art Gallery.

‘We are delighted to have so many talented artists exhibiting in the Murwillumbah Arts Trail once again. MAT20 will see artists open their doors to give art enthusiasts a rare glimpse into inspiring spaces, the personalities behind the art and their art making,’ event manager, Peita Gardiman said.

If you are interested in getting an sneak peak at what is on offer a head to to check out the artists’ online gallery.

‘As a first time participant, I am really excited to be part of the Murwillumbah Arts Trail. The interaction with collectors, visitors and fellow artists helps me to reflect upon my practice and encourages me to keep going.  My studio-gallery at the M-Arts Precinct will be open throughout the three days,’ said Helen Otway.

Murwillumbah Arts Trail. Photo supplied.

What’s on offer?

Throughout the MAT20 that will be held between May 1 till 3 May there will be workshops, demonstrations and activities at the MArts Precinct, the Levee wall, Proudfoots Laneway and public spaces around the CBD. Youth group Doublemask Theatre will be doing a series of performances, there will be pop up spaces to showcase local artists and their skill in a range of art forms, including painting, textiles, sculpture, woodturning, pastels, glass and steel art and site inspired art as well as artist talks and presentations.

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