Artists’ relish spotlight of Art and Craft Trail
ARTISTS from Warwick and surrounds have praised the inaugural Condamine Country Art and Craft Trail, bringing the region’s bustling art community together.
Warwick painter Nikki Malone said the demonstrations were an opportunity to share her knowledge and help people to pick up a brush.
“It’s a great opportunity and I suppose it forces you to put yourself out there; sometimes you need something to give you a bit of a kickstart to do something like this,” Mrs Malone said.
“It was a bit scary before everyone started arriving, but everyone’s been really friendly, and it’s been lovely to talk art with people who are like-minded and people who want to get into art.”
More than 30 people attended Mrs Malone’s studio on Saturday.
“I think it’s good for Warwick because it brings a sense of community to the arts community,” she said.
“It’s given people a reason to travel to Warwick and while they’re here they’ll ask where is great to eat or what is good to see, and it’s nice for everyone to share in the excitement.
“It’s good for the whole community.”
While it’s just the first year the trail has run in Warwick, Mrs Malone was eager to see it make a come back in years to come.
“I would love to do it again next year and it’s something you would start to plan for,” she said.
“This year has been hard to plan for because of all the COVID stuff we don’t really know what’s happening and we weren’t sure how many people would come.
“Once it’s an annual event, it’s something people will put on their calendar.”