Calling all art-lovers. The Noosa Open Studios Art Trail 2021 is offering an exclusive chance to view over 100 artists in their private studios throughout the stunning Noosa region. Throughout the 10-day event from 1 – 10 October you’ll meet local artists, learn about their creative processes, see their unique pieces, and maybe invest in their artwork…
Start off “artober” with this distinguished arts experience!
Experience Noosa Open Studios
In just six years, Noosa Open Studios has grown to be Queensland’s largest open studious art event and this years’ experience offers even more creative diversity.
This free event provides local artists with opportunities, both creatively and financially, in return, giving you an immersive experience to meet over 100 of Noosa’s homegrown artisans. Join painters, potters, ceramicists, sculptors, and more. This is the perfect opportunity to take home treasured pieces and be creatively inspired among other art-lovers.
Whilst Noosa has cultivated into a thriving hub for artists, the region also offers pristine beaches, national parks and exceptional local restaurants. The art trail travels past unique gin distilleries, breweries and independent shops, so book a staycation and make a weekend of exploring our beautiful region.
Deckchairs on the green
Deckchairs on the green, a signature initiative established in 2020 by local artist, Yanni van Zijl, will be making a grand return at this year’s event. The art installation is a collaboration amongst the Cooroora Woodworkers local artists and artisans at The Sewing Project to create an array of hand crafted, sewed and painted deck chairs.
This year, 30 featured artists have joined to represent their artistic vison, executed in a safe outdoor environment. The deck chairs will be auctioned with proceeds supporting the staging of this year’s Noosa Open Studios Art Trail.
Come and view the exhibit on Saturday 25 September at Gympie Terrace, Noosaville or attend the live auction on Sunday 26 September at the Noosa Botanic Gardens.
Sunshine Coast artists in focus
Mitchell English incorporates his coastal lifestyle into his paintings, making you crave a day in the sun by the beach. Bring a piece of Noosa home with you with his unique paintings.
If you love vibrant hues and textured prints, Amanda Brooks may be your next favourite artist. You’ll find her Australian florals and landscapes on the Timbeerawah to Eumundi trail.
If sculptures are your style, then visit Kerry Norman, who’s mantra is ‘Creating Joy through Art’. Famous across Australia for her trademark sculptures, ‘Mortal Portals’, she delivers a strong message and a sense of fun and quirkiness to the sculpturing world.
Carol Watkins has a love of alternative and atmospheric firings. She relishes in the unpredictability of working with atmospheric effects and homemade glazes. If you love unique ceramics, she is one artesian not to miss.
Noosa art trails open days and times
This year the self-drive event has established five trails, each centred around various locations within the Noosa Shire. These locations include Noosa, Noosa beaches, Cooroy, Timbeerawah to Eumundi and Pomona to Cooroibah.
You can get up close and personal with artists from across the region and explore all the best art Noosa has to offer. You’ll also get to experience the Sunshine Coasts renowned beaches, restaurants, and cafés.
Wondering where to start? The Noosa Arts and Crafts, Wallace House, will be open from 9am-3pm daily where all the local artists work will be showcased, so you can get a feel for their unique styles.
Noosa accommodation – close to the action!
We offer a gorgeous selection of holiday homes, many of which showcase local artists. Our Noosa accommodation stretches along the Eastern Beaches, making it the ideal place to stay for art lovers that want to discover local artists with ease.
Pick from a great range of Noosa accommodation, many of which offer spectacular ocean views and private pools – and all our homes offer you a chance to experience Noosa’s exclusive events.
Ready to meet locals at the Noosa Open Studios?
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