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5 November, 2021

Fill Your Weekend With Beautiful Scenery And Inspiring Art

The Condamine Country Art and Open Studio Trail (CCART) returns this Saturday and Sunday 6 & 7 November with venues open from 9am to 4pm both days.

Donna Hey from Windyhaze Creations will be demonstrating the art of candle making at Loch Lomond.

Open Studio Trails offer the thrill of watching an artist create in the moment an inspirational and memorable experience with the added bonus of conversation and connection. 

CCART 2021 introduces three new studios in the east of the Southern Downs Region creating an easy driving loop starting at Swan Creek through Emu Vale and Killarney and lastly back to Warwick via Loch Lomond.

The Swan Creek School of Arts Hall, a destination in itself, will be the venue for Helen McConville’s and her quirky metal sculptures made from recycled metals.  

Frogs Hollow Retreat at Emu Vale will offer colour and creativity in the most delightful setting. Neighbours Dianne Kelly and Loretta Grayson are both very successful and popular artists. 

The Willow Gallery at Killarney will feature Dawn Head Rose and Jayne Deshon as resident artists as well as many other local artists represented in the artist run space.  Jayne calls herself a “slow stitcher” inspired by traditional Japanese needlework. 

Donna Hey is an expert candle maker with a purpose built studio “Windyhaze Creations” overlooking the magnificent Great Dividing Range. Every candle is individually hand poured by Donna who produces beautifully fragranced candles, melts and reed diffusers cased in an exquisite selection of jars.

The drive between the studios is considered an equal part of the delight of the Trail as you meander through small villages and flourishing countryside. 

In Warwick the place to begin the art adventuring is Warwick Art Gallery where you can collect all the information on the location of the artists and their studios.  Details are also on the Trail website

Warwick Art Gallery is located at 49 Albion Street - phone (07) 4661 0434

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