From the sparkling beaches to sweeping hinterland vistas, it is no surprise that a plethora of artistic souls call Noosa home and draw inspiration from all the region offers.
Art lovers will love Noosa Open Studios, which provides the opportunity to get up close and personal to the artistic process with 69 talented Noosa artists opening their studios to the public during the 10-day event. As well as the 69 artist studios, there are also seven galleries participating.
Providing a rare opportunity to watch artists working in their own creative spaces, visitors to Noosa Open Studios can indulge their senses.
“The beauty of Noosa Open Studios is that it appeals to all art lovers with such a wide array of art on offer including ceramics, glass, mixed media, metal work, photography, digital media, sculpture and paintings in all media,” says Noosa Open Studios president Chris Bell.
A number of workshops also take place throughout the week that allow participants to learn new skills and techniques and perhaps pick up a few well-kept secrets.
As part of the event, the region has been conveniently separated into six locality trails to make it easy for visitors to find each of the studios.
Whether you choose just one of the trails in Noosa, Sunshine Beach, Mt Tinbeerwah, Eumundi, Cooroy or Pomona, or do all six, you are sure to find some amazing art creations. If you just love looking at art or are looking for the perfect piece to add to your collection or enhance a spot in your home or garden, you are sure to find what you desire on the trail.
Noosa Open Studios runs from August 16 to 25. All the studios and galleries are open on both weekends. Some studios will also be open during the week and others by appointment. For full details, visit noosaopenstudios.com.au.
Noosa Open Studios participating galleries
• Noosa Regional Gallery
• NACA Wallace House
• Halse Lodge
• Peter Phillips
• Butter Factory Arts Centre
• The Art Hub
• Pomona Railway Station Gallery