An exciting project is being planned by the Potters Group to mark the 20th anniversary of our centre next year.
WATCH THIS SPACE
to follow its progress!
|Sat Aug 23 @ 8:00AM - |
|Sun Aug 31 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM|
Paddock to Plate
|Sun Aug 31 @ 2:00PM - 04:00PM|
Aurora Guitar Ensemble
|Fri Sep 05 @ 8:00AM - 10:00PM|
|Sun Sep 07 @12:00AM - 04:00PM|
Jazz in the Courtyard
|Sun Sep 07 @ 1:30AM - 04:00PM|
A Little Afternoon Music at Cougal Park
|Sat Sep 13 @ 8:00AM - |
Boonah Country Markets 25th anniversary
|Sun Sep 14 @11:00AM - |
Peace Keepers Day
|Sat Sep 20 @ 8:00AM - 12:00AM|
Tamborine Mountain Show
|Fri Sep 26 @ 9:00AM - 04:00PM|
Springtime on the Mountain
Welcome to the website of the Beaudesert Community Arts and Information Centre. The aim of our centre is firstly to provide a showcase for local art and craft. Amongst our talented contributors are painters, sculptors, textile artists, woodworkers, writers, musicians, paper artists and food providores. As most of our contributors also man the centre from time to time, you will meet them when you come to visit.
We also provide information for visitors to the area, and it is our staff members' personal extensive knowledge which helps people who come here from all parts of the world to enjoy our special region.
The centre is also a meeting place for community groups.
On the website you'll find out what's happening in the area, from our calendar and from our "What's on" page. There'll also be reports on recent events.
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Joan Smith is our featured artist for August. She is also the dedicated president of the Beaudesert Community Arts and Information Centre.
Joan is a textile artist. She started sewing in primary school, when Domestic Science was taught to all girls in Grades 7 and 8.
When she was a teenager, and later an adult, it was a financial necessity to sew for herself and later her family members. These days however sewing is a hobby, as ready-made clothing has become more affordable.
Joan learned patchwork and quilting 25 years ago; the items she created have become treasures for her family. Now she makes cushions, small bags, place mats and other useful items. She enjoys the challenge of creating beautiful things out of small pieces of fabric which would otherwise have been thrown away.
Choice of colour in textile work is important, and one of Joan's strengths is the vibrant colour of her applique pieces.
Joan's work can be purchased in our Lyrebird Gallery.
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Bluecare Jazz Day at Bigriggen
Congratulations to Bluecare on hosting a wonderful day of music and food at Bigriggen Park. This event has in the past been a fund-raiser for breast cancer. This year it was organised by Bluecare, with profits going to that wonderful organisation which helps so many in the community.
The Undecideds - Gary and Terry Moloney, Brian Ludwig and Rodney Tony - treated us to relaxing music amongst the trees of Bigriggen Park. The weather was perfect, with both shade and sun available. Bluecare provided a most delicious roast beef lunch, with fruit salad, icecream and custard for dessert.
More entertainment was provided in the form of a very funny skit by Bluecare members, and there were raffles, guessing competitions and market stalls.
It was a great way to spend a winter's afternoon, so if you missed out this year, make sure you mark it in your diary for next year!
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Tasting tables at our Beaudesert Information Centre
Our Information centre president, Joan Smith, was busy for the past two weekends giving visitors a taste of some of the special Scenic Rim products which we sell in the centre. In the gallery during Saturday's market there were a lot of people who sampled Greenlee's macadamias and delicious honey from Geoff Stone. There was a great variety of relishes from local producers Wendy Venz, Debbie Frandsen and Tony Ward. lemon butter from Gail Mulhern and jam from Shirley Shwarz. All of these products are available in our Information Centre, so come along and treat yourself!
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Eat Local Week children's workshop
Children from as far away as Kyogle came to the Boonah Cultural Centre last Wednesday to create works of art using food materials.
Each table had a special offering - on one, children were making art works out of different coloured pasta. On another, various fruit and veges were cut, dipped in ink, and printed onto paper. Others made 3-dimensional fruit and veges from paper.
These activities were lots of fun, and related to the Eat Local Week festivities.