Jam-packed arts trail to delight day trippers and weekenders

Published 10:00am 1 June 2022

Jam-packed arts trail to delight day trippers and weekenders
Words by Ashleigh Howarth

A number of artists and creative minds from the Moreton Bay Hinterland are set to open their studios and galleries this June as part of the 8th annual Samford Arts Trail.

The trail returns in 2022 with a jam-packed itinerary, featuring stunning artworks from 45 hand-picked local artists and artisans at 27 of Samford’s and Dayboro’s finest venues.

Held every weekend in June, the month-long event gives day-trippers, weekenders and locals the unique opportunity to visit artists in their studios and shared spaces, where they can meet the makers, learn their techniques, and purchase goodies to take home with them.

There will also be several workshops where visitors can try their hand at being involved in the creative process themselves.

Artist Danielle Latta from Running Duck Studio in King Scrub is encouraging people to jump in the car and go and explore the region and support the trail.

“We have put together a cracker selection of artists, artworks and workshops for this year’s trail, which includes some of the well-known artists in the region as well as some new studios for people to visit,” Danielle said.

“One really cool studio people can visit this year is Helen Evans studio – she was awarded a prize in this year’s Moreton Bay Regional Art Prize.

“This year, there will even be more incentive for people to visit to Dayboro, with nine artists on the trail, including Pete Smit and his beautiful bronze statues.

“With all the beautiful colours in all the galleries, the trail is sure to brighten up people’s days after weeks of gloomy skies.

“There is nothing like surrounding yourself with a bit of creativity to make you feel alive, inspired and motivated.

“The drive is also so green and beautiful this year.”

Danielle told Moreton Daily her studio has some new works which she is excited for people to see.

Running Duck Studio is located inside a converted caravan which sits on Danielle’s hinterland property, located just minutes from Dayboro in the greenery of Kings Scrub.

Workshops

If you’re looking to let out your inner artist, you can register for one of the workshops that will be held by artists involved in the trail.

Workshops include rag rug making, amazing acrylic, an artist talk by Dianne Minnaar, gold and ink workshop, a talk by designer/builder Glen Pacholke, make your own folk art inspired pot plant, as well as create your own owl sculpture, pot or lantern.

You can book by contacting each facilitator directly or through the Creative Samford website.

A booking fee applies when you book online.

Event details

The Samford Arts Trail will be held on:

Saturday, June 4: 10am-4pm

Sunday, June 5: 10am-4pm

Saturday, June 11: 10am-4pm

Sunday, June 12: 10am-4pm

Saturday, June 18: 10am-4pm

Sunday, June 19: 10am-4pm

Saturday: June 25: 10am-4pm

Sunday, June 26: 10am-4pm

The full program outlining all the events of the trail can be viewed on the Creative Samford website or picked up from the Slab Hut in Samford Village 10-4pm each day.

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