tamborine mountain arts collective

tamborine mountain arts trail

Registrations & Get Involved

Saturday 4 May to Sunday 12 May

Are you an artist, an arts worker, a local business, or a performer looking for an exciting opportunity to showcase your talents and be part of an enriching artistic experience?

Tamborine Mountain Arts Collective invites you to register your interest in participating in the 2024 Arts Trail that will run on Tamborine Mountain in May 4-12th spanning Labour Day and Mother’s Day weekends, with additional workshops and events throughout the week.

A vibrant canvas

The Arts Trail offers the public a chance to discover beautiful Tamborine Mountain as it transforms into a vibrant canvas for the Arts Trail! Step into the heart of creativity exploring the hidden sanctuaries of artists’ studios, pop-up exhibitions, installations and outdoor sculpture exhibits.

The Art Trail celebrates a myriad of arts forms from painting, ceramics, jewellery and sculpture to live music and poetry; and provides a rare opportunity to meet and mix with artists in their studios and partake in artist-led masterclasses and artist talks.  

Recovery trail

This year, our journey under the theme ‘Recovery’ represents a collective step toward healing, fortifying our community bonds, celebrating creativity and resilience, and fostering mutual growth.

Get involved

In 2024, we plan to feature 50 Artist studios as well as a range of  exhibitions, workshops, performances, and other activities.

We’re wanting to showcase an extensive range of activities, including traditional and digital forms within visual and performing arts, storytelling, Artist Open Studios, exhibitions, workshops, and performances.

These diverse, immersive experiences are designed to nurture connection, learning, and collective rejuvenation. Together, let’s engage in this rich tapestry of artistic expression and community spirit, embarking on a path of recovery and shared growth.

For Artists

For artists, this event offers a chance to meet new audiences, inspire visitors, and share the meanings behind their work. A comprehensive online directory will provide a guide to studio locations, events & performances along with information about the artists involved. Join the community of artists, crafters, musicians, storytellers, and creative minds that make the Tamborine Mountain Arts Trail a notable event each year.

For Businesses

Take advantage of the Arts Trail weekend to boost your visibility and offerings. Keep your doors open to welcome visitors, host an artist, showcase performers, partner with a local artist(s) for in-store activities, decorate your shop front, etc. This is a great opportunity to engage with the community and support local art.

Key details

Thur Feb 29thExpressions of interest close
Sat Mar 9thInformation Session
Sat Mar 30thDeadline for print/online content
Sat April 6thInformation Session
Sat May 4thOpening Event
Sat May 4 Mon – 7thLabour Day Long weekend
Tues May 7 – Fri 10thWorkshop Week
Sat May 11 – Sun 12thMother’s Day weekend

 

  • Resident of Tamborine Mountain, Scenic Rim or surrounds
  • Provide evidence of Public Liability Insurance
  • Engage in promotion and marketing of your Open Studio       
  • Maintain visitor records
  • Complete an event evaluation survey after the event

Tamborine Mountain Arts Collective does not charge commission on sales or events. To assist with running costs, we charge a flat fee for Artists & Businesses that includes 12 month membership of Tamborine Mountain Arts Collective.

For TMAC members registration for the Art Trail is free!
Artist or individual registration (includes membership)$50
Business registration (includes membership)$100
Studio Signs – Optional (per sign)$25

We will be printing signs you can use around your property to highlight your Open Studios. Orders for signs will be completed be taken in early April.

Studios are required to maintain an up-to-date Certificate of Currency for Public Liability Insurance, covering the specific days and times they open to the public.

Don’t worry, it’s not that expensive – Duck for Cover is as little as $69 per annum depending on your specific requirements.

If you do not currently possess Public Liability Insurance, there are affordable options available from the following companies:

For all enquiries, please contact Renée Martin on create@tamborinemountain.art

Register

Whether you are an Artist, group of Artists, or Arts Collective, looking to open your own studio, to share space or wanting to take part in a group exhibition, we want to hear from you. Artist / Studio Registration
We invite expressions of interest from those interested in hosting workshops, conducting professional development sessions for artists, presenting artist talks, and organising engaging demonstrations. Please provide a description and other details about these activities in your expression of interest.

Workshop Registration

We seek expressions of interest from artists eager to create ephemeral art, both traditional and digital, as well as public art, installations, murals, and other inspiring outdoor art projects.

Public/Ephemeral Art Installation

We seek expressions of interest from performers of all types interested in participating or coordinating events. We’re also seeking local businesses or venues interested in hosting music, dance, poetry or other performances.

Register as a performer or venue

A tourism business looking to align a service or event or a tour operator interested in offering coordinated tours that highlight key attractions along the arts trail.

Submit Expression of Interest

We’re actively looking for committed volunteers who can play a crucial role in ensuring the success of our event, both during the setup phase and throughout the event itself. If you’re enthusiastic and eager to contribute to a memorable experience, we’d love to have you on board! Register as a volunteer