27 August: Early bird tickets are now on sale to the region’s largest art and cultural festival - Arts Ablaze - hosted by Scenic Rim Regional Council at the Ramada Resort.
Early bird tickets are now on sale to the region’s largest art and cultural festival - Arts Ablaze - hosted by Scenic Rim Regional Council at the Ramada Resort in the picturesque Kooralbyn Valley from the 2 to 6 October, 2019.
The five day celebration will welcome more than 500 innovators, creators and performers from around the globe which is funded by the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund.
Scenic Rim Mayor Greg Christensen proudly acknowledges the diverse cultural festival which will not only attract an expected 5,000 visitors to the region, but will also provide a platform for the local artistic community to prosper.
“The Scenic Rim is home to a multitude of creative folk and the Arts Ablaze celebration provides the platform for visionaries of all disciplines to showcase their talents, develop skills and to network with other artists,” he said.
“We’re extremely proud of the multicultural diversity in our region and bringing an event of this calibre to the Scenic Rim will not only benefit the professional development of our local artists, but will also enhance the region’s reputation as a destination for large-scale educational and artistic events,” he said.
The schedule showcases three days of conference-style events centred around: Transforming People, Place, Attitudes and Access.
Artistic highlights include projection works by Craig Walsh, performances by Goat Track Theatre Company, Opera Eagles Nest, The Music Doctors, Mzaza, The Ironing Maidens and ‘First Nation projects’ led by the local Mununjali community in collaboration with the cre8veunltd team.
Key panelists also include international Coralie Winn hailing from New Zealand plus Jeff and Julie Crabtree, authors of Living With A Creative Mind.
In addition to the conference schedule the event will showcase two days of weekend festivities open to the public including bespoke adult artisan workshops consisting of bamboo flute making, blacksmithing, shibori dyeing, basketry, rug making, lino printing, puppet making, silversmithing, Aboriginal art, didgeridoo making, and limestone carving.
The complimentary weekend celebrations, open to the whole community include live music, roving performers, market stalls, culinary delights, fashion and a Be Healthy and Active Program to name a few.
Children are encouraged to participate in the interactive creative workshops such as ‘Crazy Birds’ and ‘Junk Orchestra’.
Event organisers encourage those travelling from outside of the Scenic Rim to enhance their journey to Kooralbyn by experiencing the wonderful landscapes, wineries, cafes and boutique accommodation enroute.
To obtain more information regarding tickets and to secure Early Bird savings prior to 30 August, 2019 visit https://www.artsablaze.com.au/#registration
View the teaser video here.
Published: 27 August 2019